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How to grow medical cannabis hydroponics

Date: September 15, 2021
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Medical marijuana patients 18 years and older will be able to grow up to 3 mature and 3 immature plants at home starting October 1, 2021, with a cap of 12 total plants per household. All adults over age 21 will be able to grow under the same rules starting July 1, 2023. Plants must be grown indoors and must not be visible from the street. People who choose to grow their own plants must do so in their primary residence and where individuals under 21 can not access the plants.

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“(Growing) is the true windfall,” Langevin said. “A little more freedom is never a bad thing.”

“I think we can adapt and start carrying more products,” Hart said.

Hart thinks some of these customers may gain a general interest in gardening.

“I don’t personally know much about growing it, but we’ll see an increase in business,” said Jessica Hart, a manager for Hart’s Greenhouse and Florist, which is in Canterbury, Brooklyn, Norwich and Preston.

Jennipher Pickford, manager of the Norwich Agway, said she’s had customers looking for cannabis growing products for a while, though the same products can be used for traditional gardening. Some of the popular products include Fox Farm Ocean Forest soil, Coast of Maine Grower’s Blend fertilizer, along with fish and bat guano based fertilizers, and hydroponic equipment.

“If people have success with it, and get used to growing things then maybe we’ll see an increase in more vegetable gardening,” Hart said.

“The guy coming here has no clue what he wants, and needs to be told, and if he’s told wrong, plants don’t lie,” Glaude said.

Hart said Hart’s Greenhouse will also be ready when anyone can grow plants personally in 2023.

“You have to go searching for it,” Pickford said. “It’s not like ‘boom, here’s a bag with a marijuana plant on it.’”