The law went into effect a year ago this month, making it legal for Vermonters over 21 and without a medical marijuana card to tend to six cannabis plants, four immature and two mature, in their backyards and basements.

In the past, Leigh Girouard's gardening experience was limited to the basics – tomatoes, zucchini, the occasional onion.

Now, however, she is digging into a new project: cannabis.

Girouard is among the first-time marijuana and hemp growers taking advantage of Act 86, Vermont’s recreational pot law.

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Elodie Reed ~ Vermont Public Radio