People over the age of 21 can grow up to six marijuana plants in their homes (with a maximum of 12 plants per household), so long as they are kept in a locked location and out of public view.
December 28, 2018
Whatever your reasons are, Massachusetts state laws allow you to take things into your own hands when it comes to marijuana — green thumb included.
If you want to grow good weed, you'll have to work for it.
Maybe it’s the convenience of having it in the house, or perhaps you like to do things yourself.
If you’re thinking about growing your own marijuana, there’s plenty to know — where to get seeds, the equipment needed, and, of course, what to keep in mind when tending to your crop.
If that doesn’t work, it doesn’t hurt to ask around. Groups of local home growers often set up trades to exchange seeds and diversify the strains they grow. Check to see if your local grow store has any information, or look on social media sites such as Facebook or Instagram for cannabis seed or plant exchanges.
At the moment, there is no legal way to purchase seeds or starters in Massachusetts. Neither state-licensed cannabis retailers nor anyone else can legally sell them. Under state law, however, gifting is allowed. So if you know someone who is already growing, perhaps you can persuade them to clip you off a clone.
While these restrictions may induce eyerolls, breaking the state’s home cultivation law could cost you. In addition of a fine up to $300, you could lose your plants—so keep them locked up and out of sight!
Where Can You Grow?
If you own your home, you’re good. For those who rent, keep in mind that landlords can set their own policies and may legally restrict cannabis cultivation. Check your lease to see if anything is written, and if you’re unsure, ask your landlord.
There are also online outlets that advertise cannabis seeds. These businesses are generally based in other countries and operate in a gray area of the law.
First, extraction. The law prohibits the production of “cannabis-based extracts or concentrates at home by means of any liquid or gas, other than alcohol, that has a flashpoint below 100 degrees Fahrenheit.” This is meant to prevent home-extraction using volatile compounds such as butane, which can be incredibly dangerous if used incorrectly.
If you’re dedicated to growing outdoors during the warmer months, we can help with that, too. Plan to find a space that is more discreet than where you keep your prize rose bushes.
Whether you’re searching for flowers, concentrates, topicals, edibles, marijuana seeds, medicinal CBD, or cannabis accessories, Massachusetts is open for business.
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Before these new cannabis laws, marijuana seeds were illegal whether they were being used or not. Now, residents can buy and trade Massachusetts Marijuana Seeds.
Marijuana Use In Massachusetts
Similar to alcohol, residents and visitors alike are not allowed to consume cannabis in public. If you’re caught doing so, you’ll be swiftly fined. Additionally, when traveling in a vehicle, you must keep all marijuana products locked in either the glove compartment or trunk.
Massachusetts stipulates that all commercial marijuana producers must provide identification tags to track their products from marijuana seed to product. This means that once a grower plants a cannabis seed, its’ long road to a final marijuana-based product is traced along its journey. This makes it much easier for MA regulators to pinpoint cannabis products that are surfacing via the black market.
As previously stated, residents are allowed to cultivate marijuana seeds in Massachusetts, as long as they aren’t easily visible or accessible. Cannabis extracts have become widely popular for cannabis enthusiasts, but many dangers remain for DIY extract artists. Massachusetts is lenient in this regard, thus allowing you to extract cannabis with alcohol. Any other method, such as butane are illegal.
Consuming marijuana in national parks are also off limits, as is being near schools. The safest place to be when enjoying marijuana-based products is in a private residence.