Earlier this year, Loftis began sharing office space with another marijuana-related business in an old commercial strip center on East Sunshine Street, within sight of Wonders of Wildlife. There, using folding chairs and a portable plastic table, he meets with clients who expect to qualify for patient or caregiver ID cards.
But another common question is “how do I grow my own marijuana?”
Meet Josh Loftis
In keeping with the complex life cycle of the cannabis plant, Missouri rules allow registered home cultivators to keep another six plants in the vegetative state, the phase of intense growth that young marijuana plants go through for several weeks before they flower.
Loftis opened the meeting by asking his client (first name: Craig) about what kind of space he had for a home grow operation.
‘How do I grow my own?’
“Better yet, you run it through the Magic Butter Machine and put it in the freezer,” one person suggested, prompting a second wave of laughter. (Edibles are typically made with marijuana-infused fats, often dubbed “cannabutter” when made from dairy. Retailers like Amazon and Walmart sell herbal-infusion machines for home use, often for less than $100, sometimes for much more.)
As things stand, the state has not defined what may apply when growing marijuana on a rental property. So, if you are growing marijuana on your property, feel free to make your own rules. However, do note that some state rules apply when growing weed indoor or outdoor.
A stationary structure that is enclosed on all sides, except at the base, by chain-link fencing, wooden slats, or similar material that is anchored, attached, or affixed to the ground and that cannot be accessed from the top. Also, in which the plants are not visible to the unaided eye from an adjacent property when viewed by an individual at ground level or from a permanent structure at any level. And that is equipped with locks or other security devices that restrict access to only the qualifying patient(s) or primary caregiver(s) who have informed the department that this is the space where they will cultivate marijuana.
According to state law, you must note that you can only grow marijuana in an enclosed, locked facility that makes the plants invisible to an unaided eye. If you provide the needed information accurately and qualify by the state’s standards, you will be sure to get your license duly.
Where and How to Grow Marijuana Indoors in Missouri
According to Article XIV:
Bearing in mind that your cultivation license expires at the same time as your qualifying patient or caregiver medical marijuana card, it’s best to apply for or renew your cultivation license around the same time as your MMJ card. In doing so, you get to maximize the usage of your Missouri cultivation license and medical card.
Let’s look at Missouri marijuana laws, how to apply to grow medical marijuana, and how to grow cannabis at home.
Where and How to Grow Marijuana Outdoors in Missouri
For rental properties, things can be a bit tricky. The property owner and the rules they may have set will determine if you can or cannot grow marijuana on site. To be on the safer side, you should discuss with the property owner or manager before moving into the property. If they do not allow for cultivation, then you can decide whether you still want to rent.
According to the state law:
If you decide that growing medical marijuana is not a good option for you, Green Health Docs can help. We offer medical marijuana card certification in numerous states, and our licensed physicians can answer all your questions and help you to get approved. Green Health Docs has clinics located in multiple states across the country, and GHD even offers telemedicine evaluations. Contact Green Health Docs today. We are here 7 days a week to help.
Rules For Growing Medical Marijuana at Home in Missouri
You can apply for your home cultivation at the time of your Missouri medical marijuana application. Please note: there is an additional $100 fee for this special ID. You can read more here. Make sure to mention these three things when you apply:
Rule Five: Labeling
1. A detailed description of the cultivation area, like “unused, locked closest in patient’s bedroom.”