Growing 101

Now that recreational cannabis use is legal in Michigan… The question of ‘how to grow cannabis’ is a big topic in the state. However, there are a few restrictions you must follow in order to legally spread those seeds.

Let’s go over the cannabis growing legislation that Michigan residents must follow on their way to personal cannabis before you start your home grow in your native state.

Counting Crops

One limitation you’ll face when growing cannabis in Michigan is the number of plants you can produce. Any inhabitant over the age of 21 is allowed to grow up to 12 plants per household, according to the law. This means that even if two adults dwell in the same house, the limit is still 12 people (and not 24).

This is a significant benefit for Michigan home producers, as other legalized states only allow up to six plants per household.

If you reach the age of 12 or are detected driving beyond the limit, you will receive a civil violation or a fine. However, if you have more than 25 plants, you’re in a criminal area. Don’t forget that if you’re cloning, the mother plants are also taken into account.

The law also stipulates that if you grow your own cannabis in Michigan, you are allowed to keep as much of the harvest as you like. That is, there is no limit to how many flowers a home grower can have in their home, grown from their own plants.

Residents of Michigan who do not grow their own cannabis can lawfully possess up to 10 ounces of flower in their homes. However, any amount greater than 2.5 ounces (which is lawful to have on one’s person in public) must be locked up and protected.

Away From Sight

In Michigan, the next cannabis growing law you’ll have to observe is keeping your plants hidden. Indoors, this is simple, but depending on your location, it can be a little more difficult. Regardless of whether you keep your plants indoors or outside, they must be locked and secured.

Plants cannot be seen to the public without the assistance of binoculars, aircraft, or other ‘optical aids,’ according to Michigan law. Fences, tents, and greenhouses with lockable doors are excellent solutions for meeting the criteria outside.

It’s time to focus

Any cannabis connoisseur knows that the best stuff comes in the form of concentrates. Or the slimy, nasty resin from your own plants. Is there a limit to how much concentration you may keep from your homegrown Michigan plants? No, that is not the case. However, there are a few cannabis-growing laws that Michigan farmers must follow.

The use of ‘volatile chemicals’ to break down your homegrown flower into DIY extracts is strictly prohibited. This would include butane-based operations, intense heat, and potentially hazardous laboratory equipment.

No sales are permitted

While recreational stores are springing up all across the state, don’t expect your own home to be one among them. Home growers in Michigan are unable to benefit from the sale of their own produce. It is prohibited to sell cannabis products “without state and local licensing,” according to the law.

Gifting cannabis products to adults over the age of 21 is not, however. As a result, Michigan residents are permitted by law to “donate” the following amounts for free:

15 grams of concentration or up to 2.5 ounces of useable flower

Problems with Tenants

There may be additional concerns if you are renting the home or place where you hope to grow. In Michigan, landlords or property owners can now restrict or regulate “the consumption, cultivation, distribution, processing, sale, or display of cannabis and cannabis accessories…”

In contrast, no lease or agreement can prevent a renter from having up to 10 ounces of cannabis in their house. Alternatively, ‘using cannabis in a non-smoking manner.’ This means that eating edibles is legal in leased or rented spaces.

Produce Your Own

Michigan is leading the way as home grow state because of its progressive cannabis regulations. If you’re just learning how to cultivate cannabis in Michigan, you now have a better understanding of the cannabis growing laws to follow so you don’t get yourself into any legal trouble.

You may see your crop develop lawfully as long as locals follow the simple regulations we’ve discussed.

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