DIY cigarettes? Some smokers start growing tobacco
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As the first link shows, some people have decided to grow their own tobacco. From what I can gather it is legal to grow your own tobacco as long as you don't sell it and only grow it for your own use. It also seems like a lot of trouble to grow tobacco though, much more than growing other plants.
Cigarettes costing over $6 for premium brands in most of Western Washington.
Going up steadily around the rest of the country.