Do you have a Green Thumb? Are you interested in the cleanest and strongest marijuana? Growing your own plants allows you to grow strains which you find most effective for the ailments you treat. Another aspect of homegrown Marijuana which is enticing is that it enables you to grow your plants ensuring you are using the cleanest and most healthy ingredients possible. You can control the soil, fertilizer and any chemicals that are used during the growing process. Learn more about the Why’s and How’s of Cultivating Cannabis on our informational posts. With the new laws, registered qualifying patients can apply for a 3-year personal cultivation license for $50. Adult use cultivation licenses must be renewed yearly and costs $100.
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Medical Marijuana home cultivation
Can I be authorized for both personal cultivation and patient cultivation?
No. Patients/consumers will only be authorized to have one cultivation authorization.
PLANT COUNTS (Both Patient & Consumer)
6 flowering marijuana plants
6 nonflowering plants under 14 inches tall or more, and
6 non flowering plants under 14 inches tall (clones)
Consumer Personal Cultivation Possession Limits Consumer personal cultivation ID card holders must keep any amount of cultivated marijuana above their allowed 3 ounce possession limit at their residence in an approved enclosed, locked facility.
Patient Cultivation Possession Limit
Under the new law, approved Patient ID card holders who are cultivating marijuana for medical use or whose primary caregivers are cultivating marijuana on their behalf, may be in possession of up to a 90-day supply of dried, unprocessed marijuana or its equivalent, as long as any amount in excess of the patient’s 60-day supply remains in an approved enclosed, locked facility
Can a qualifying patient under the age of 18 obtain a cultivation license?
No, unless the qualifying patient under the age of 18 is emancipated. Only a parent or guardian who holds a primary caregiver identification card may obtain a cultivation license for a non-emancipated qualifying patient under the age of 18.
Only two individuals, who both hold valid qualifying patient cultivation identification cards, may cultivate medical marijuana in one space. Only 12 flowering marijuana plants may be cultivated in that space, as well as 12 nonflowering plants and 12 clones.
Caregivers and home cultivation
How many approved caregiver ID cards can one individual hold?
The new law allows for an individual to be a licensed caregiver for up to six (6) separate patients.
What is a primary caregiver?
Someone who is:
- Twenty-one (21) years of age or older;
- Responsible for managing the well-being of a Qualified Patient; and
- Designated by the qualified patient on the primary caregiver’s application for an identification card or in other written notification to the Department.
- Primary caregivers are individuals who have been authorized by the qualified patient to purchase and possess marijuana on behalf of the qualified patient.
- They may also be authorized to cultivate medical marijuana plants on behalf of the qualified patient.
How many caregivers can a patient designate?
- Patients can designate up to two caregivers.
- Only one caregiver may cultivate for a patient
Is my licensed caregiver authorized to sell medical marijuana?
- No. Caregivers who sell medical marijuana are in violation of Article XIV and rules. The potential consequences for this include revocation of the caregiver license and prosecution by law enforcement for violation of other applicable laws.
Primary caregivers cultivating marijuana for more than one qualifying patient may cultivate each respective qualifying patient’s flowering plants in a single, enclosed locked facility subject to the limits of subsection 3, paragraph 12. Therefore, if a Primary caregiver has 3 qualifying patients, that he holds caregiver/cultivator licenses for, he may grow all of the plants in one single room as long as they are marked with each patient’s names And when the Caregiver also is a patient who holds a cultivator license for themselves the Caregiver’s plants may be grown in the same room as the patient’s and as long as the total plants do not exceed twenty-four flowering plants.
Caregivers cannot SHARE a grow area if it contains another patient’s plants.
Cultivated Cannabis Possession Limits
Patient/Caregiver Purchase and Possession Limit
Under the new law, an approved Patient ID card holder, or a Caregiver ID card holder on behalf of a licensed patient, may purchase up to 6 ounces of dried, processed marijuana or its equivalent within a 30-day period, unless a physician or nurse practitioner certifies the patient for a greater amount. A patient ID card holder, or caregiver ID card holder on behalf of a licensed patient, may be in possession of up to a 60-day supply (12 ounces, unless the patient has a physician or nurse practitioner certification authorizing more than 6 ounces in 30 days).
Possession limits of an approved caregiver ID card holder
Approved caregiver ID holders may possess a separate legal limit for each qualifying patient under their care, for up to 6 patients; and a separate legal limit for themselves if they are a qualifying patient. All marijuana in the caregiver’s possession shall be stored separately for each qualifying patient and labeled with the qualifying patient’s name.
The legal limit for any licensed qualifying patient is a 60-day supply, unless that patient or the primary caregiver on behalf of that patient is licensed to cultivate. Approved cultivators may be in possession of up to a 90-day supply of dried, unprocessed marijuana or its equivalent, as long as any amount in excess of the patient’s 60-day supply remains in an approved enclosed, locked facility.
Consumer Purchase and Possession Limit
A consumer may purchase up to 3 ounces in a single transaction, and be lawfully in possession of up to 3 ounces of dried, processed marijuana or its equivalent.
What number on my edible medical marijuana packages do I use to ensure that I am within my possession limits?
There are often several numbers on an edibles package, including the total weight of the package, which includes all of the contents of the package. Sometimes there will even be an intended or approximate THC content of the package, which is usually a round number integrated into the package design. The number that matters for possession limits is the total THC in the package, not the total weight of the package or an approximate amount noted as part of the package design. The exact total THC in the package can be found on a label with other important information, such as dosage amounts, instructions for use, and all active and inactive ingredients. Total THC for edibles will be listed in milligrams.