how to grow medical weed at home

They also cite information from the Marijuana Policy Project: 15 of the 19 states that have legalized recreational marijuana and nearly half of the states with medical marijuana programs have home-grow provisions. No state with such a provision has attempted to repeal it.

A bipartisan duo of state senators wants to amend Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program to allow patients to grow the plant in their own homes.

Laughlin’s and Street’s proposed amendment, once introduced, will replicate the home-grow provision for medical marijuana patients that they included in their more comprehensive adult-use marijuana legalization bill earlier this year. Laughlin in February became the first Republican in the General Assembly to support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Some 633,557 patients and caregivers are registered under the state’s medical marijuana program and 367,925 people hold active patient certifications, or about 2.6% of the state’s population, according to Pennsylvania Health Department data presented to the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board in August.

Cultivation, the legislation states, must occur in an “enclosed, locked space” out of public view, that’s not accessible to an unauthorized person, including people under the age of 21. Medical marijuana dispensaries would sell seeds to patients for home cultivation. Neither the seeds, the plants nor the cultivated cannabis they produce could be sold or given to another person.

The bill would also address issues of convenience, he said, especially for medical marijuana patients who do not live near a dispensary.

The proposed amendment would allow medical marijuana patients to grow up to five adult marijuana plants, measuring more than 5 inches high, for personal use without a cultivation center license. They could possess up to 30 grams of the cannabis they cultivate.

Pennsylvania lawmakers approved the commonwealth’s medical marijuana program, Act 16, in 2016, but did not allow patients to grow cannabis at home.

Laughlin and Street in a news release noted that the current law has many “inefficiencies” that are reflected in “mounting data” from the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board and the Pennsylvania Health Department.

At homes with residents under 21, any marijuana grow area must be enclosed and locked in a separate space that minors can’t access.

Coloradans can grow marijuana in their homes for personal use.

The laws are different for medical marijuana consumers.

Don’t forget that counties and municipalities can pass stricter laws. For example, Denver limits a home grow to 12 plants, even if there are three or more adults over age 21 in the residence. Be sure to check your local laws for specific details.

Marijuana plants must be kept in an enclosed, locked area that can’t be viewed openly. This means the plants can’t be outside.

Up to six plants are allowed per Colorado resident over age 21, with as many as three plants flowering at one time.

At homes without residents under 21, extra precautions must be taken to make sure any visiting youth don’t have access to marijuana plants.