3 Key Facts You Should Know About Legal Marijuana Growing

Did you know that cultivating a garden makes you happier? There’s a substance in soil, Mycobacterium vaccae, that mimics the neural stimulation of drugs like Prozac. Growing things can also help lift people’s spirits by connecting them to a great sense of purpose. 

If you’re 420 friendly, you may be considering growing your own marijuana plant. You can tap into the benefits of being in the garden and then also enjoy the feeling you get after you’ve used your crop. 

Happy feelings aside, if you’re going to pursue marijuana growing, it’s important that you do so legally. This handy guide will help you grow your plants on the right side of the law. Put down your gardening tools and read on!  

  1. Is It Legal in My State?

It is currently legal to grow the cannabis plant in 18 of the United States. Those states are: 

  • Colorado
  • Washington
  • Alaska
  • Oregon
  • California
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Nevada
  • Michigan
  • Vermont
  • Illinois
  • Arizona
  • Montana
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • Virginia
  • Connecticut

In addition to these states, the territories of Washington D.C. and Guam allow recreational cannabis growth. Back in 2020, there was talk about 8 states that may legalize soon. Those states were Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Arizona, and Florida. 

Comparing that list to the previous one, you can see that New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Arizona went ahead while their legislation. Missouri, Florida, and the Dakotas did not.  

  1. Who Can Grow It?

Even if marijuana growing is legal in your state, there are restrictions on who can grow it. For example, in California, only people above the age of 21 can grow plants. Anyone younger than 21 who plants, cultivates, harvests, dries, or processes the plants faces a variety of fines and imprisonment. 

In some states, you are only allowed to grow marijuana if you are growing it for medicinal purposes and have the express permission of a doctor. Take the time to do the research for your state as the rules vary widely from state to state.   

  1. Legal Marijuana Growing Tips

If you’ve decided it’s legal in your state, here are some marijuana growing tips to get you started. A “grow-tent” is an ideal set-up for people with limited space. It contains your plants and allows you to manipulate variables such as temperature and humidity. 

Avoid overwatering and overfeeding your plants. Marijuana roots prefer a cycle of wet/dry. If you lift your bucket and it feels light, you can water again. 

Prune your plants regularly until they begin flowering. Depending on the shape of plant you are aiming for, you’ll prune with different methods. 

Now You Know About Legal Marijuana Growing

After reading through these tips, you know about legal marijuana growing and how to get started. If you’ve determined it will be legal for you to grow your own plants, get out there and get your green thumb working! You’ll find great satisfaction in helping something grow. 

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