Should home sellers stash their pot plants before the open house?

Part one of a two-part series on marijuana and the real estate market.

You’re putting your home on the market. The photographer is coming. The open house is set. You’re tidying up and spot your marijuana plants. Should you remove them?

The answer depends on whom you ask and isn’t as (um) cut and dried as you might think.

The passage of Question 4 in November 2016 made it legal for people 21 or older to use marijuana for recreational purposes in Massachusetts. Each person may grow up to six plants, with a limit of 12 per household. But it’s still a federal crime, and the disparity has led to confusion in states like Colorado, where recreational marijuana has been legal since 2012.

OK, so it’s legal here (and in some form in 26 other states — soon to be 29 — and the District

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