How to Grow Cannabis : Step 1 Legal Planning
Are you looking to start growing some cannabis for medical use? But you’ve never grown anything? Should you ? Well we have partnered with Growersnetwork to give you the low down!
Warning This Article is for educational purposes only. We do not claim any responsibility for any legal or financial repercussions of your decisions. Always consult with a lawyer or attorney before making a decision that could have a legal consequence!
If you’ve never grown weed before, you might confused by the amount of information and ideas floating around the internet. People are talking about things like hydro, media, lights, nutes, pH, etc., etc. It’s a lot to take in, and Wholesome Bud Company & Growers Network are here to help you sort it all out with our new How to Grow Cannabis series. We’ll join you on your quest to advance in your growing knowledge and skill, and hopefully turn you into a professional (should you so desire, of course).
Now you may be thinking to yourself… “How hard could it be?” It is just a plant after all. Some soil, some water, and bam, you’ve got yourself a growing plant. You’re not wrong. You could grow like that, and you may even get some decent marijuana out of it. But if you really want to make a grow the best cannabis possible, we need to add a little science to our grow.
Can I Grow?
The first thing you need to consider when you want to grow your own cannabis is… are you allowed to in the first place? While everybody wants to feel a little bit like a rebel, Growers Network & The Wholesome Bud Company doesn’t want anybody getting behind bars, so you should check to see if you’re allowed to grow in the first place. The following is written primarily with the Missouri in mind, but similar steps also apply if you live in a different state or country.
There are several places on the internet you can find information regarding what your state’s (or country’s) perspective on marijuana is, but you also need to check if your city and county (or region/territory) will allow you to grow personally. Many municipalities, for example, won’t allow you to grow if you happen to live within a certain distance of a dispensary. If you can’t find the information, then you need to speak directly with a city or county clerk and find out. We also highly recommend you speak with attorney or lawyer to get approval in an official way.
Editor’s Note: If you’re looking for a relatively simple way to determine if you are allowed to grow, consider checking out the Department of Health and Senior Services website. They have information relevant to medical marijuana regulations in Missouri.
For example, The Wholesome Bud Company is headquartered in Springfield Missouri. Missouri allows medical cannabis only. According to Missouri state law, if I have a medical certification granted to me by a doctor, and a homegrowers medical card, I can grow up to 6 flowering plants, 6 nonflowering plants, and 6 clones at a given time in an enclosed facility. (Source). In our next article we will talk about practical planning when developing a home grow operation!