A quick blog post today on who can grow marijuana in California. We have heard that there is some confusion!
Since Medical Marijuana is legal in California, it’s easy to think that cultivation or marijuana is as minor offence.
However, unless you are legally entitled under state laws, growing, planting, harvesting, processing, or drying marijuana can land you in jail. The penalties can be severe, reaching up to three years in local jail.
The only people that can legally grow cannabis in California are licensed medical marijuana users, their primary caregivers, and licensed collectives.
Patients do not need to have their valid Medical Marijuana Card on them in order to cultivate marijuana, but they do need to be registered with the state. That said, it will help a great deal to prevent your arrest if you are carrying your MMD card or paperwork.
Medical marijuana patients and primary caregivers may cultivate up to six mature plants, 12 immature plants, or a greater amount with a doctors recommendation.
Be careful out there, and make sure you’re legal with the state before you grow!