As of November 2016, it is now legal for everyone to grow marijuana in Massachusetts! If you want to get started, make sure you’re clear on the rules.
In this overview, I’ll explain what you need to know to grow marijuana at home in Massachusetts legally. Let’s start with a short list, followed by more details.
- The minimum age to grow is 21
- You can have no more than 12 marijuana plants
- You can have no more than 6 flowering marijuana plants
- You can keep the entire harvest of your 6 plants, and give away up to an ounce
- You must grow within your primary residence
- You can grow for someone else, but they must be at least 21
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Massachusetts Growing Laws In-Depth
If you’re confused by any of those rules, here’s a little more detail:
- You must be 21 to grow your own marijuana. At 21 you’re officially an adult. At that age, you can drink, go to a casino and now, grow marijuana. If you’re still underage, wait a couple years to stay legal.
- You are limited to 12 plants. Marijuana plants can be flowering or nonflowering. Plants that aren’t producing buds yet are considered immature, they’re in the vegetative stage.
They need 18 hours of light and 6 hours of complete darkness per day to remain immature. Once the days get shorter, your plants will begin producing flowers.
When growing indoors, you can control that light cycle. By shortening it from 18 hours of light to 12 hours of light, you can trigger the plants to start flowering.
⦁ You are limited to 6 flowering plants. Like I talked about in the previous section, the flowering stage is triggered by light. It lasts about two months. Make sure you harvest your plants on the right cycle so that you never have more than six flowering at a time.
⦁ Keep your entire harvest, and give away up to an ounce. You’re expected to keep your entire harvest, not to sell it. If you would like, you’re welcome to give some away to any adult, but you can’t give away more than an ounce.
⦁ Grow within your primary residence. Make sure you only grow within your own house. Do not plan to grow marijuana in your office or at your mom’s place. If you own a second home, whether it’s an apartment or a cabin in the woods, you cannot use that space to grow. You can grow in your garden or in a greenhouse but ensure it is properly secured and your plants are not visible with the aid of binoculars or from the air.
⦁ You can grow for someone else, but they must be at least 21. If you have a friend who’d like to grow marijuana but doesn’t have the space or time to do so in their own residence, you can help them out and grow at your home. However, make sure your friend is 21 or older.
As you can see, most adults in Massachusetts should be able to grow their own marijuana. And for those who cannot, there is probably someone that can help you out.
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