Cannabis buds at an indoor grow operation. Image: WeedWorthy.com

An Oregon electric utility said on Thursday that residents growing light-craving marijuana plants indoors have sparked a wave of small-scale outages, prompting the company to offer expert help in setting up their home-growing operations.

Pacific Power said it has grappled with increased outages since July 1, when Oregon law changed to allow adults over 21 to grow up to four marijuana plants apiece for recreational use.

Voters in Oregon and Alaska last year approved marijuana use and possession under state-regulated frameworks that will usher in retail pot shops in 2016 similar to those already operating in Washington state and Colorado.

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Courtney Sherwood ~ Reuters ~

 

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