17 States Where Home Grown Marijuana Is Legal
February 9, 2020
LOS ANGELES CA, November 8 ( Dr Cyberspace ) — by Robert Bishop — Yes, there are 17 states where home grown Marijuana is legal, and that doesn’t count the District of Columbia. Home grown marijuana is legal due to the legalization of either medical marijuana or recreational marijuana in each state.
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As of March 2019, 33 states and Washington, D.C., had passed laws legalizing or decriminalizing medical marijuana. As of July 2019, 11 states and the District of Columbia had legalized marijuana for recreational purposes; nine through statewide citizen initiatives, and two through bills approved by state legislatures and signed by governors.
Missouri was left off of this list but could be added next year. The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is responsible for issuing licenses serving the medical cannabis space. Initial applications for cultivation are currently being evaluated by DHSS which must process all applications by December 31, 2019.
Home Grown Marijuana Is Legal In Alaska
According to the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development — ALCOHOL & MARIJUANA CONTROL OFFICE — The state of Alaska allows for the in-home production and possession of marijuana for personal use. Alaska’s Marijuana Law specifies that it is lawful for a person over 21 years of age to possess, grow, process, or transport not more than six cannabis plants. Only three or fewer of the cannabis plants can be mature, flowering plants.
You may also possess the marijuana produced by the plants on the premises where the plants were grown. If more than one person over 21 resides at the residence, a maximum of 12 cannabis plants may be grown. In that case, only six or fewer of the cannabis plants may be mature, flowering plants.
Arizona Allows HomeGrown Marijuana
The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) allows a qualifying patient to cultivate marijuana if a medical marijuana dispensary isn’t available. If the qualifying patient lives more than 25 miles from the nearest dispensary they can grow their own cannabis plants.
The Arizona Department of Health Services will allow the individual or their designated caregiver to grow up to 12 plants in an enclosed area. The limit of 12 marijuana plants remains even if more than 2 qualifying patients reside in the same household.
Home Grown Cannabis Is Legal In California
The Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) regulates commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis in California. If you are 21 or older you can plant, harvest, dry, and process up to six cannabis plants at home. If you’re 18 or older with a qualifying physician’s recommendation, you can possess up to six mature or 12 immature cannabis plants.
You can be allowed more only if the physician’s recommendation specifies a higher amount. The same holds true with a valid county-issued medical marijuana identification card, or if you are a Primary Caregiver.
HomeGrown Marijuana Is Legal In Colorado
Coloradans can grow up to six marijuana plants per household for each resident over age 21, up to 12 plants. An individual can raise up to 6 plants with 3 plants flowering at once. The marijuana plants must be kept in an enclosed, locked area that can’t be viewed openly. Marijuana plants cannot be grown outside. At homes with residents under 21, the home grown marijuana must be locked in a space that minors can’t access. Home grown marijuana or marijuana products cannot be sold, only the licensed marijuana industry can sell marijuana products in Colorado.
Hawaii Allows Home Grown Marijuana
Only REGISTERED patients and caregivers who are in compliance with the medical cannabis program can grow cannabis plants. If you are growing medical cannabis you must register, then you can grow a maximum of 10 plants.
You may name an 18-year-old to be your caregiver and they may grow medical cannabis on your behalf. This individual cannot be a caregiver for anyone else at the same time.
Home Grown Marijuana Is Legal In Maine
Maine marijuana laws allow persons over 21 to cultivate up to 3 flowering marijuana plants, 12 immature plants and unlimited seedlings. Adult Mainers may possess all of the marijuana produced by the plants.
Massachusetts Allows Home Grown Marijuana
If you live in Massachusetts and are over 21, you can grow up to 6 cannabis plants in your home. A household may grow up to 12 cannabis plants for 2 or more adults. But if you have more than one ounce of marijuana in your home, it must be locked away.
Home Grown Marijuana Is Legal In Michigan
Michiganders over 21 years of age may grow 12 marijuana plants that must be kept in a locked enclosure. Primary medical caregivers over 21 may assist with a patient’s medical marijuana use. The primary caregiver may only assist 5 qualifying medical marijuana patients. State registered caregivers may therefore grow up to 60 cannabis plants for medical marijuana patients plus 12 cannabis plants for themselves. Qualified caregivers must have no felonies within the last ten years, and no violent felonies ever. The caregiver can also never have been convicted of a felony for illegal drugs.
Montana Allows Home Grown Marijuana
A registered cardholder in Montana who has named a provider may possess up to 1 ounce of usable marijuana. A registered cardholder who has not named a provider may possess up to 4 mature plants, 4 seedlings, and the amount of usable marijuana allowed by the department by rule. If registered cardholders are growing marijuana for their use only, they do not need to have a background check or register as a provider.
Home Grown Marijuana Is Legal In Nevada
Nevadans over 21-years-old may legally grow cannabis plants at home if there is no state-licensed retail marijuana store within 25 miles. Adults may grow up to 6 cannabis plants per person, but no more than 12 plants per household. Cannabis plants must be grown within a closet, room, greenhouse, or another enclosed area with a lock or security device. Cannabis plants must not be visible from a public place. The grower must own the property or have the legal owner’s permission for cannabis growing.
New Mexico Allows Home Grown Marijuana
In New Mexico a qualified medical marijuana patient or primary caregiver with a valid personal production license issued by the NM Department of Health is authorized to possess home grown marijuana. New Mexicans may possess up to four mature female cannabis plants. In addition they may possess up to a total of 12 seedlings made up of both female and male cannabis plants. The law also specifies that a qualified patient or qualified patient’s primary caregiver may possess that qualified patient’s harvest of cannabis.
Home Grown Marijuana Is Legal In Oklahoma
State Question 788 Legalizes Medical Marijuana. A medical marijuana patient license allows Oklahomans to legally buy, use, and grow medical marijuana. Home grown marijuana is only allowed for medical cannabis cardholders. You are allowed to grow 6 mature cannabis plants and 6 seedlings. Multiple card holders living at the same residence could each grow up to the limit.
Oregon Allows Home Grown Marijuana
Oregonians over the age of 21 have been allowed to enjoy home grown marijuana since 2015. Recreational marijuana users may grow four marijuana plants per residence, regardless of the number of people who live there. Unless, you are a patient registered with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, then you can grow 6 cannabis plants.
Home Grown Marijuana Is Legal In Rhode Island
Qualifying medical marijuana patients who register with the Rhode Island Department of Health can grow 12 mature cannabis plants indoors. Caregivers for qualifying medical marijuana patients may also grow 12 mature cannabis plants indoors.
All caregivers must be over 21 and may assist up to 5 medical marijuana patients at a time. Caregivers and patients wanting to begin growing marijuana indoors will use the same form to apply for permission.
Vermont Allows Home Grown Marijuana
Vermonters over 21 years old are allowed to grow marijuana. However, the amount of marijuana that a Vermonter may grow depends upon whether it’s recreational marijuana or medical marijuana.
For recreational use, 2 mature marijuana plants and 4 immature marijuana plants may be grown simultaneously per household. Medical marijuana users who are registered cardholders may grow 2 mature marijuana plants and 7 immature marijuana plants.
Home Grown Marijuana Is Legal In Washington
In 2012, the state of Washington passed laws legalizing recreational marijuana for Washingtonians over 21 years old. Those laws failed, however, to legalize home grown marijuana for recreational use. Only if you are a Licensed “producer,” can you legally cultivate cannabis plants for recreational use in Washington.
Licensed producers are only allowed to be growing marijuana in an enclosed area. A greenhouse or other structure may be used for licensed cannabis cultivation. But if a producer is growing marijuana in a field, the plants must be hidden from public view. Applicants for a producer’s license must also submit to random criminal history checks.
District of Columbia Allows Home Grown Marijuana
In the District of Columbia, it’s legal for someone over 21 to grow 6 cannabis plants with three being mature. The cannabis plants must be grown within the person’s residence.
Home grown marijuana is legal in 17 states and the District of Columbia. The laws in each state vary widely. There could be eight more states in 2020 that will allow cannabis cultivation at home. Read our article on the “8 States That May Legalize Recreational Marijuana in 2020,” your state may be next. Visit Dr Cyberspace regularly for the latest in hemp news, cannabis cultivation and rapidly changing cannabis laws.