At his midtown hydroponics gardening store, Chris Corsello saw many of his customers face a similar dilemma: They wanted to ask his advice but not tell him what they were growing.
“They’d hem and haw,” Corsello said. “You’d sort of look at them sideways and ask, ‘What kind of plant are we talking about?’ ”
Neither side would say, he said. Confirming the plant was marijuana could have put Corsello and his customer in jeopardy.
Proposition 64 changed that, and a lot more, by making California cannabis gardening and recreational use legal as of Jan. 1.
“Indoor growers can now come out of the closet,” said Corsello, who owns J Street HydroGarden in Sacramento.