What you offer doesn't reflect the reality of what's happening in CO, Dr Fever, & does not reflect the CO state constitution wrt personal growing.
The first thing you need to understand is that it's constitutional. The legislature can't touch it w/o a vote of the people.
Anybody 21 or older has the right to possess 6 marijuana plants w/ only 3 flowering at any time. Period. It must be in an enclosed locked space out of public view. Proximity to schools or the presence of children in the home is immaterial. Whatever they grow they can keep on the premises. Anybody can possess up to an ounce on the street and can share & give away cannabis in increments of 1 ounce or less. Disposal of chemicals & cannabis trash is the same as for any other home gardener. Med patients can often obtain extended plant counts from their physician, basically a pay to play deal. As a recreational grower, you pay nothing & are not required to file any paperwork w/ the state at all. Totally incognito.
Anybody in compliance w/ that is not subject to DEA enforcement under current guidelines. Commercial providers in compliance w/ state law are not subject to DEA enforcement, either, whether they be medical or retail.
There are, in fact, 2 different sets of rules & regulations for medical providers vs retail providers. Counties & municipalities have the right to limit or disallow caregiver, medical or retail operations.
Section 3 defines personal growing & limitations thereof
That's why there are 2 retail marijuana shops unmolested within a few blocks of our home here in Denver & over 100 throughout the state.
To be legally growing marijuana in CO you either need to have the capital to go big, work the caregiver angle or content yourself w/ growing for friends & family on a non-commercial basis. Here in Denver, you can be fined for toking on public property. You can be arrested for dealing or providing pot to underage persons, stoned driving, holding too much on the street, stuff like that. They are *not* looking to bust home growers who mind their own business & don't do any of the above.
Nobody's getting busted except for the dumbshits, the unlucky & the big boys using CO law as cover for interstate operations. The DEA wants those guys & CO authorities will serve 'em up to protect our legal cannabis entrepreneurs. It's their job.