Medical marijuana was officially legalized on August 1, 2019. However, unlike many states that boast a loose network of dispensaries that are licensed according to certain guidelines, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) will be responsible for overseeing the production and processing of medical marijuana.
Colorado was the second state to legalize weed for recreational use via Amendment 64, which came into effect in December of 2012. Adults over the age of 21 are allowed to grow up to six plants with three mature and flowering at any given time. Medical marijuana growers must adhere to the same law although a caregiver can claim up to 5 patients and grow up to 36 plants.
Growing Marijuana: Massachusetts
Marijuana for medicinal purposes became legal for sale in May of 2019. Patients and designated caregivers must apply for and be approved for MMJ cards. There are currently a little over 30 dispensaries in this state. As legalization across the country looms, this number may increase.
Weed was legalized for medicinal use in Montana in 2004. If you are a registered cardholder, you are allowed to grow a maximum of 4 mature plants, including four seedlings. You are allowed to have in your possession up to 1 oz. of marijuana, eight grams of cannabis concentrate and up to eight vape cartridges.
Growing Marijuana: Hawaii
Still, some, like the state of Iowa, criminalize marijuana use for both medicinal and recreational purposes but allow individuals to use and purchase CBD oils. In some U.S. territories like Guam, it has only been recently approved for recreational use (it was approved for medicinal usage back in 2015).
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.
Can I grow cannabis at home?
“It is time for us to evolve in this space,” said Kloba, the prime sponsor of the bill to allow home growing.
Marijuana growing would also be banned in homes that provide day care services or host foster children.
The measure passed out of the House Commerce and Gaming Committee on Friday. It would still need to pass both chambers of the Legislature — and not be vetoed by the governor — to become law.
Timothy Nadreau, a research economist at Washington State University, said he studied how allowing marijuana home growing would affect state revenue. He concluded that cannabis tax collections would most likely continue to increase if HB 1019 passed, in part because home growing could boost people’s interest in cannabis products.