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Up To Code

Posted by Anonymous on 02/11/2018

Up To Code

Growing cannabis is a full-time job and someone has to do it. Why not you? The biggest concern these days is not the issue of “Will I get caught?” but “Am I up to code?”. Times have changed, and yes, if your state does not allow the personal growing of marijuana plants, you will still have the fear of getting caught, but, if you live in California, where personal marijuana cultivation IS legal, or where it is legal to mass-cultivate it, then all you need to worry about is the rules of cultivation and how they apply to you.

If you are a personal grower in California, the most important thing you need to know is that you cannot have more than 6 plants TOTAL on your property, regardless of what stage they are in. If you have 4 mature plants and 2 plants that are about six weeks away from flowering and you go and get 2 baby plants from your co-op, then you had damn sure better be cutting down 2 of those mature plants quick, fast, and in a hurry, or you will be in trouble. Six plants is six plants, period. If you are stumped and need help counting to six, I'm sure your local beat cop would be happy to help you out with that.

The next thing to know is that you need to grow your plants out of public view and in an area where it can be secured (translated-under lock and key). If your backyard can be seen from the sidewalk, or even if your neighbors do not approve, it is time to get a permit and install a privacy fence, maybe a nice 6 foot cedar fence with the lattice at the top, and a lockable gate? Or, you can always grow your plants inside your garage or a spare bedroom, as long as you are able to keep that under lock and key as well. Some people find it easier to grow indoors because it is nothing to lock a door to a room, whereas trying to lock a gate can get tricky, not to mention, if somebody really wants your plants, they can jump a gate and if it is indoors, nobody knows it is there unless you tell them. Some cities have banned outdoor cultivation, so make sure to check local laws and regulations.

And the last 2 are pretty common knowledge... You have to be a 21-year-old adult with a legal, legible ID card, and you cannot have more than 28.5 grams in your possession at any given time. You are still not allowed to smoke it or consume it in any fashion in public, even with California's recreational law that passed, but some cities will have lounges eventually. Each city has their own laws and regulations to follow so be sure you are familiar with your local codes and statutes and follow them to the letter or you will have a reason to be paranoid.

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