From Danny Danko’s observation based on traveling to cannabis fairs and pot gardens across the globe for years, more people are growing cannabis for personal use as they discover the benefits of creating their own “homegrown” versions.
“Police crackdowns push regular consumers away from the black market while economic downturns convince more of them to become self-sufficient smokers. The same pressures have driven pot seed breeders and advanced cultivators to create new hybrids, growing techniques, and stealth products to stay one step ahead of the authorities,” Danko wrote in High Times.
The real secret for growing cannabis for yourself is quite simple, Danko says. All it takes is the property environment, which includes humidity, pest control, lighting, and air movement. When all those requirements are met, people can produce many ounces of marijuana for a fraction of what it would cost to buy it from a dispensary.
Cultivating Cannabis for Yourself
“Can I cultivate cannabis if I have a recommendation for medical cannabis?” Yes, you can, as long as you do not sell the marijuana or distribute it. But what about those who don’t have a recommendation for medical marijuana? In that case, it’s legal for adults over the age of 21 to cultivate cannabis, but they cannot sell it.
To grow cannabis for non-medical purposes you:
- Must be 21 or older
- Cannot grow more than 6 plants
- Have to cultivate the cannabis at your personal, full-time residence
- Cannot grow the cannabis in your front or side yard where it's visible to the public
- Can grow it inside your home in what’s called an “accessory structure,” such as a garage or a greenhouse
- Cannot grow the cannabis inside the normal living space of your home unless you do not have any other feasible alternative
“If I can’t sell cannabis, who can?” Under California law, only licensed dispensaries have the right to sell cannabis and other cannabis products. It is illegal for everyday people to sell or give away cannabis.