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1Nov

Good tiny marijuana varieties for H601-C

By | November 1, 2017

Do you know the tiny varieties?

Most of the tinny cannabis plants are with hybrid strains that come from mixtures between sativa, indica and ruderalis. Of these three varieties the smallest one is indica, which is robust with dark green leaves.

In some cases of “auto flowering tinny plants” possess the gen of auto flowering that provides a ruderalis variety, its growth and blooming is early, for this reason, these plant won’t be very tall.

Be careful because some plants start to bloom in 27-30 days, in this period of time, most of them don’t achieve the 60 cm.

It is true that not all tiny varieties are auto flowering, a lot of bank seeds have made an effort mixing hybrid marijuana plants with regular to create small sizes, auto flowering and a good cannabis heart production.

The result:

Small marijuana plants, with compact branches and buds, with a fast flowering period and ideal for the interior and exterior cultivation in small places.

The production is inferior because of its size and it needs a higher light exposition. Even though the inferior production, it has been popularized thanks of the comfortably and now is the favorite of the cultivators of the big cities.

Introducing you the most famous 10 tiny marijuana varieties that can be a good fit to grow with H601-C.

1.- Night Shade “Smell of forest”

Know it

This plant has a height of 50-60cm. it comes from the mixture of varieties that come from Himalaya.

Its aspect is compact and wide, and is ideal for the cultivation in small places.
Even though its size, it produces huge hearts with pine smell, and regardless of the short blooming, it has a spectacular efficiency.

Fact sheet

This variety is a creation of Barney’s Farm. It is a feminized seed that comes from the Cachemira and Nepal.
Its composition is most indica and blooms with only 8 weeks in the exterior.

It has a production of 550 gr/m2 and the THC levels are of 22%.

Thanks of these features have been prized with several cannabical awards.

Effects of its consumption

The effect that the indica varieties produce is a relaxing buzz that provides you a peace moment.

Its pine smell is really powerful and calming.

2.-Lowryder #2, “super resin”

Know it

This marijuana plant measures from 30-60cm.

Is a succeeding variety of Lowryder, a famous strain that became an emblem of The Joint Doctor bank.

The strain is the result of the mixture of Santa María varieties with unusual features; like its abundant resin production and its exotic flavor

It is an auto flowering tiny plant which produces an improved performance and has a big stability.

It produces big hearts regardless of its high, and is more aromatic than the original Lowryder.

It is a skill that comes from the mixture of three generations of Lowryder.

Fact sheet

It is a hybrid indica/ original sativa from Brazil which has been mixed with three other generations.

A feminized and auto flowering seed with a harvest of only 9 weeks.
The medium production is 150 gr / m2 and has high levels of THC (15.1%)

It doesn’t need big cares to bloom; it will mature fast with a natural light and outdoor.

Effects of its consumption

The smoke of this plant will make you fly.

Its flavor is penetrating, you have to taste it! Don’t doubt!

3.- Betty Boo “nice bonsai”

Know it

We could say that is like a bonsai, because is perfect for little spaces.
This newness is from The Joint Doctor farm. We can say that is one of the fastest plants in the market.

Its aspect is spectacular; it produces a dense mass of resinous flowers that are really compact.

Its finding was thanks to an accidental pollination between Mazar and Lowryder # 2.

Fact sheet

Feminized seeds coming from the mixture between Indica, Sativa and Ruderalis.

The harvest is 200 gr for m2 in only 8 weeks. Its index of THC is really high, 17%.

Effects of the consumption

Sweet aroma and sensational buzz. This plant is a show for the senses, cultivate it, observe it and smoke it later, like the beautiful Betty Boop.

4.- White Dwarf , “the discretion”

Know it

This marijuana strain variety is characterized by its small and discrete size. Is ideal for small places and it harvest in only 2 months.
Is the result of the Buddha Seeds investigations and comes from the mixture of two powerful indica varieties.

Its name is dedicated to Warhammer magazine fans, for this reason we can deduce that is a cannabis rarity, discrete and easy to hide as those players.

Its natural resistance against plagues and the short cycle of growth make it perfect for inexperienced cultivators.

A safe bet.

Fact sheet

This variety is feminized and auto flowering. With blooming and harvest periods of 2 months.

It is ideal for the interior and exterior cultivations.
It contains a fantastic 18% of THC.

Effects of the consumption

White Dwarf a penetrant aroma with a sweet flavor.

Do you dare to play their role play?

5.-G14, “powerful sedative”

Know it

The plant is short because measures from 40-80cm.

This variety is a mix obtained from the mixture of different and known plants with indica genetics.

Is the most stable and compact cannabis strain fruit of the Fast Buds bank investigations which thanks of its adaptability, is perfect for novice cultivators.

It is perfect for the lovers of Hash, since its aroma and flavor are really strong.

Fact sheet

Is a feminized strain, auto flowering that comes from the mixture between indica and Ruderalis.
It was obtained during the mixture of Lowryder with G13 Hp.

It blooms in only 8 weeks in the exterior, and regardless of its height, it has an optimal production of 400-500 g/m2.

This plant is especially for a medicinal use.

Effects of the consumption

This marijuana variety is a wise choice for a medicinal use, it fights with anxiety, the muscle aches and helps those who have insomnia problems.

6.-Super Bud “Mass production”

Know it

The Super Bud of the Green House Seeds bank seeds is an indica variety that has a really fast blooming.

Is an excellent election to cultivate in small places because it doesn’t need big cares and can live in dryness areas.

Thanks of its features, size and levels of production, is one of the favorite marijuana plants for the commercial production.

Fact sheet

It is an indica feminized seed that comes from the mixture between Bud and Skunk.

It can Bloom in only 8 weeks and will be ready at late September in areas of the Northern Hemisphere with a production up to 1000 gr for plant.

Its levels of THC are elevated, with an index of 17.33%.

Effects of the consumption

It has almost narcotic effects, for this reason is specially indicated for medicinal use. It can fight against the miss of appetite and the problems with getting to sleep.

7.-Mazar, “Pure energy”

Know it

This variety of Bulk Seeds bank is the fruit of the mixture of the Afganas with Skunk genetics.

It has a big efficiency and produces a 100% indica resin.

This cannabis strain doesn’t need big cares and will be ready in the medium of October, then is a good election for the novice cultivators that want to plant in spring in the North hemisphere.

Fact sheet

We can find this seed in its feminized and auto flowering version and the experts think that is ideal for the hydroponic cultivation.
It blooms in only 8 weeks and can produce 400 gr/m2 of marijuana hearts.

It has a 19% of THC.

Effects of the consumption

It has a good flavor and a big power, and thanks to the components of Skunk variety is really energetic

8.-Mohan Ram, “Tinny exotic”

Know it

The adult plant of this variety is compact, short and seems a Christmas tree.
It is underlined by its easy cultivation and excellent production.

This marijuana plant is the fruit of the mixture between White Widow and SAD S1 seeds.

Is a big discovery of Sweet Seeds bank seeds since it has White Widow’s fresh and flower features, and the production of powerful and resinous SAD glasses
Is ideal for novices cultivators or with shortly time because it doesn’t need big cares and is really resistant against plagues and changes of temperature.

Fact sheet

It is a feminized variety with 85% of THC. It comes from the mixture between White Widow and SAD S1 variety.

It blooms in only 8 weeks and has a production 400-500 gr /m2.
Is ideal for the interior, exterior and hydroponic cultivation, for this reason has been awarded with several cannabical cups.

Effects of the consumption

The flavor is exciting, since it has exotic hues terpenes. It is ideal to have a good time and disconnect of the routine, White Widow base will make you laugh, whereas SAD S1 will provide you a powerful buzz.

9.- Northern Light, “good harvest”

Know it

This tinny plant is one of the favorites by the interior cultivators, since its proportion between the leaves and the hearts is really good.

Almost all the modern interior varieties contain its gens for its resistance, its size and production levels.

Its hearts are compact, and show exceptional resin levels.

Fact sheet

We can find this variety in different versions; regular, auto flowering and feminized.

Its production oscillates between 400- 500 gr / m2, and is ideal to cultivate in the interior or in the exterior.

It has an elevated level of THC, 20% more and less.

Effects of the consumption

Although it hasn’t a remarkable flavor because the terpenes aroma is really neutral, it has a lot of body.

It has relaxing, purity and sobriety effects.

10.-Bubble Gummer, “The good chewing gum”

Know it

This plant is the fruit of different experiences of the cultivators. Its origin is in the Indiana EE.UU.

Its aroma and features have made it famous thanks to the chewing gum smell, from here its name.
The cultivators adore it thanks to its sweet aroma.

Fact sheet

It is a feminized variety fruit of the mixture between Sativa and indica, but with bigger indica presence.

It normally doesn’t achieve more than 80cm, and then is ideal for interior cultivations.

It blooms with only 8 weeks and has high production levels.

Effects of the consumption

Its chewing gum aroma is unmistakable; its taste is really sweet and the buzz produces an euphoria difficult to forget.

3Jul

Medical marijuana rollout sparks interest among Arkansas entrepreneurs

By | July 3, 2017

Posted: 4:07 p.m. Monday, July 03, 2017

 

The state began accepting applications Friday from those wishing to grow and sell marijuana for medical use, but when the drug might make into the hands of patients is still anyone’s guess.

That will depend on how many apply for a limited number of licenses.

The only piece of the timeline set for the birth of this new industry is Sept. 18. By 4:30 p.m. that day, all dispensary and cultivation applications must be hand-delivered to the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division in Little Rock. Only then will the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission begin reviewing the applications.

“There’s been a good deal of interest from entrepreneurs and others who might be looking to start a business,” said Jake Bleed, a spokesman for the state Department of Finance & Administration. “That’s based on phone calls we’ve received and the typically strong public attendance at meetings of the commission. Whether that translates into a large number of applications for licenses remains to be seen.”

Among those interested entrepreneurs is Glenn Ellis, owner of Delta Liquors in Blytheville. “Arkansas has an opportunity to be the first at something here in the Bible Belt and to set an example for how best it can be done,” he said.

He plans to seek a license to open a dispensary and expects a long wait for it.

What happens after the September deadline is uncertain, Bleed said. The commission hasn’t scheduled its next meeting, but it will eventually circle back to rules for ancillary businesses like transporters, distributors and processors.

A deadline will not be set for the commission to award licenses, he said. Thirty-two are available for dispensaries, five for cultivation facilities. The commission set those limits, though the constitutional amendment approved by voters in November allows up to 40 licenses for dispensaries and up to eight for cultivation facilities.

The amendment required the state to begin accepting applications by June 1, but the Legislature extended that to July 1.

The applications for dispensaries and cultivation facilities are similar and will be scored using the same 100-point scale to determine who gets a license. (See How to Score 100 on Marijuana Business Applications in Arkansas.)

The commission divided the state into eight zones, and a maximum of four dispensaries can be located in each zone. Dispensary applicants will be scored against other applicants seeking to operate in the same zone.

There are no zones for the five cultivation centers. Bleed said they could all be in the same county if that’s where the highest-scoring applications hail from.

The applications, rules and regulations for dispensaries and cultivation facilities are available on the commission’s website, MMC.Arkansas.gov, along with answers to questions asked by applicants and email addresses (but not phone numbers) for the commissioners, who were appointed in December. No commissioners responded to an email requesting an interview.

Blytheville Dispensary Plans
Although there has been speculation about the identities of individuals intending to apply for dispensary and cultivation licenses, few have been named. Ellis, the Blytheville liquor store owner, isn’t shy about his plans to seek a license to open a dispensary.

He expects licenses to be awarded no sooner than December and sales to begin in spring 2018 at the earliest.

Ellis wants to build a 1,250-SF dispensary called Missco Compassionate Care behind his current business, at 1045 E. Main St. He said he could expand its processing space later, if all goes well and the market matures in 18 months, as he expects. Three or four employees will be needed to run the store.

Ellis also hopes to max out the permit to grow marijuana that comes with a dispensary license: 150 plants plus 50 maturing flowering plants. He said he will be able to cater to specific markets by customizing medication, while the cultivation facilities will likely grow only two or three of the best-selling varieties.

The commission set a “high bar” for the minimum requirements, but did an “outstanding job” and none of the requirements is unreasonably restrictive, Ellis said. “I feel like this is really an opportunity for us to set a high bar for other neighboring states and states in this region that at some point in the future, in all likelihood, will have a similar measure passed in their state,” he said.

One of the hurdles the commission has set concerns financial stability, Ellis said. Dispensary applicants must prove they have $200,000 in assets and at least $100,000 in liquid assets. The dispensary application fee is $7,500.

Those applying to grow marijuana will be held to an even higher standard: $1 million in assets (or a $1 million surety bond) and at least $500,000 in liquid assets. Their application fee is $15,000.

Ellis believes that license holders should go above and beyond the commission’s requirements, rather than simply comply. “What the state needs from these 32 dispensary owners is true partners in this,” Ellis said. “This is a new business for Arkansas, and there’s a learning curve for all of us, for the Department of Health, for ABC and the Marijuana Commission.”

The Arkansas State Board of Health is setting up a system the dispensaries will use to verify customers have a current registry identification card to purchase the drug. That agency is creating the rules and regulations for patients, their caregivers and testing laboratories.

So far, only one testing company has announced its intention to open. Former Windstream executive Brent Whittington and pharmacist Brandon Thornton announced last month that Steep Hill Arkansas would test marijuana for Arkansas’ dispensaries and cultivators.

Late Nights of Rule-Making
Randall Bynum of Dover Dixon Horne PLLC in Little Rock is representing a client — anonymous for now — who hopes to open a cultivation facility in Blytheville. Bynum has been monitoring the commission’s work since February.

He expects few businesses to apply in the early days of the application period because there’s no advantage in doing so.

Developing the rules and regulations for applicants was a “long process and required a lot of meetings and some late nights for the commissioners,” Bleed said. “But in the end, we feel the commissioners adopted a good, solid set of rules for the state. … The commissioners work together quite well and have developed a good sense of teamwork.”

Attorney David Couch, architect of the amendment, said he was also pleased with the commission’s work, though he intends to challenge the restriction that only patients living in Arkansas may obtain a registry card — essentially a prescription to buy marijuana.

Couch said state agencies exceeded their authority by adding that restriction. While he understands their concern about people crossing state lines with the drug, the attorney believes out-of-state patients seeking treatment at nationally known hospitals like the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital should have access to medical marijuana.

Cities Enact Moratoriums
Couch is also prepared to challenge temporary moratoriums on all marijuana-related businesses that the governments of Siloam Springs and Hot Springs approved. These, he said, are unconstitutional.

The Siloam Springs moratorium has another problem: It extends past the deadline for submitting applications, which must certify that the proposed location meets local zoning requirements.

“This is the applicant’s obligation,” DF&A spokesman Bleed said in an email. “We can’t comment on where applicants should plan to do business or the risks associated with specific locations.”

Couch said the amendment he wrote allows municipalities and counties to set zoning restrictions on marijuana businesses, but it deliberately prevents them from unreasonable restrictions. A city, town or county could only ban the businesses through a local-option election.

He encourages those wanting to apply for a license to operate a dispensary or cultivation facility in either Hot Springs or Siloam Springs to do so. If they hit a roadblock, Couch said he’d help them file a legal challenge.

This is one reason he included zoning in the amendment, he said. It states that cultivation facilities must be at least 3,000 feet — more than a half-mile — from schools, churches and day care centers. Dispensaries must be at least 1,500 feet away from such places.

Officials of the two cities have told reporters the moratoriums were adopted to give local governments time to discuss the finer details of zoning regulations. Other cities are considering zoning regulations, but without implementing a moratorium. One example is Texarkana, where the city’s planning commission held a workshop last week to focus on that, according to the Associated Press.

16Jun

Senators introduce bill to end federal medical marijuana prohibition

By | June 16, 2017

Sessions asked Congress in May to allow the Justice Department to prosecute businesses and individuals in states with medical marijuana laws

Congress took a step toward easing its stance on medical marijuana on Thursday.

U.S. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), Corey Booker (D-New Jersey) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) introduced a bill that would end the federal prohibition of medical marijuana and take steps to improve research.

The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States, or CARERS, Act would effectively change the Controlled Substances Act, allowing the possession, production and distribution of medical marijuana in states with established marijuana laws.

Twenty-nine states, as well as the District of Columbia, have already legalized marijuana, but the CARERS Act would prevent the federal government from prosecuting businesses and individuals in states where medical marijuana is legal, since federally marijuana is still illegal under the Controlled Substances Act.

“The reintroduction of the CARERS Act is the first of many steps we hope this Congress will take to end the federal prohibition of medical marijuana,” Don Murphy, director of conservative outreach for the Marijuana Policy Project, said in a statement. “Polls show overwhelmingly strong support for medical marijuana, and it spans the political spectrum.

“The federal government should not be meddling in state laws that allow it or obstructing research into its many medical benefits.”

The introduction of the bill comes days after news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote a letter to leaders of Congress asking that they undo protections for the industry under the Hinchey-Rohrabacher Amendment. That amendment, which is tied to the federal appropriations bill, prevents the Justice Department from using federal funds to enforce federal prohibition in states with legal marijuana laws.

Don’t miss:The marijuana industry could be worth $50 billion annually by 2026

The act, which was first introduced in 2015, would also allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana to veterans in states where its legal and it would give researchers more access to cannabis to conduct studies, which has been an issue in the industry.

Marijuana is made up of a multitude of cannabinoids — the two most prominent being tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). While THC is the main psychoactive component, researchers believe CBD has potential medical uses. The CARERS Act would remove CBD from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s list of Schedule I drugs, according to Leafly, which would allow states to import it.

Soruce: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/senate-introduces-bill-to-end-federal-medical-marijuana-prohibition-2017-06-15

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3May

What’s the Best State to Legally Grow Marijuana?

By | May 3, 2017

Where’s the best place in America for you as an individual to legally grow marijuana?

As of early 2017, an individual can legally grow marijuana in California, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, Nevada, Alaska, Arizona, Massachusetts, Michigan, Maine, the District of Columbia (D.C.) and Hawaii.

In most states where state law allows you to legally grow marijuana plants, you’re limited to 4-6 plants total.

Anyone who’s a serious marijuana grower knows 4-6 plants total just isn’t enough.

If you grow from non-feminized seed, for example, you have to plant double the number of seeds that you intend to carry into bloom phase, because half or more of those plants could be males.

Or maybe you’re into marijuana cloning.

You maintain at least one marijuana motherplant, and take multiple cuttings to ensure a minimum number of healthy, rooted clones. You need to grow more than six plants.

But there are several states you can legally grow marijuana and have a productive, worthwhile grow op. Let’s take a look…

 

CALIFORNIA: Until the California legislature destroyed Prop. 215 (the landmark medical marijuana law passed by voters in 1996), medical marijuana growers in California had the best deal of all.Prop. 215 was great for growers until Senate Bill 420 came along to limit you to a maximum of six blooming plants or a maximum of 12 grow phase plants.You’d get a doctor’s recommendation and government-issued card, but once you did, and especially if you were a designated caregiver for other patients, you could legally grow dozens of cannabis plants.Read here to see how Governor Jerry Brown and the Legislature ruined Prop. 215.In California, your best bet is to qualify as a medical marijuana grower.

Qualified California medical marijuana growers are allowed to have a maximum of eight ounces of cured cannabis.

Some California counties have outright bans on cannabis cultivation.

Under new medical cannabis laws, a California medical marijuana patient is only allowed 100 square feet for cultivation.

If the patient is a caregiver cultivating for a maximum of five other patients, the grower is allowed 500 square feet of cultivation space.

The California law allows a grower to be given compensation for actual out of pocket expenses related to growing.

In theory (and nobody is yet sure how the new California medical marijuana laws will be enforced), you could fit about 20 full-size cannabis plants into a 100 square foot grow op, and about 100 full-size marijuana plants into the 500 square foot space.

In Washington, D.C., for example, where voters approved the Initiative 71 marijuana law in 2014, you can only grow a total of six marijuana plants, but only three can be in bloom phase!

If you share a home with other qualified growers in D.C., the total plants per home can’t exceed 12, no matter how many people legally grow marijuana there.

If you want to get paid for your marijuana, you can’t.

Initiative 71 only allows a maximum one-ounce transaction, with no compensation provide to the cannabis grower.

And if you’re into making bubblehash, dry sift, live resins, dabs, or other “hashish,” it’s illegal in D.C. just like it is in most states where marijuana is supposedly legalized.

In Colorado, things aren’t much better for people who want to legally grow marijuana at home.

If you qualify for a medical marijuana certification, you can only grow six plants total.

If you grow for recreational use, you can grow six cannabis plants, but only three can be in bloom phase.

Possession of an ounce or less of hashish or cannabis concentrates is legal in Colorado, but anything more and you’re guilty of a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the weight.

Nor can a Colorado home marijuana grower legally sell marijuana.

In Washington State, there are two ways you can legally grow marijuana.

One is to register with the state’s medical marijuana program, which was enacted in 1998.

You have to get a doctor to certify that you suffer from one of the following conditions: cachexia, cancer, Crohn’s Disease, Glaucoma, Hepatitis C, HIV or AIDS, chronic pain, muscle spasms, nausea, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), seizures, or TBI (traumatic brain injury).

Registered medical marijuana patients can legally grow marijuana, but only a total of six plants.

You can legally possess a maximum of eight ounces of cannabis produced from your marijuana plants.

If the health care professional agrees that you need more marijuana than that, you might be allowed to legally grow as many as 15 marijuana plants, and possess up to 16 ounces.

If you’re a qualified medical marijuana patient who chooses not to participate in the state’s official registry of medical marijuana patients, you can only grow a total of 6 plants and possess no more than 6 ounces of marijuana.

In neighboring Oregon, your best bet to legally grow marijuana is to qualify for the state’s medical marijuana program.

Oregon’s program was written with input from marijuana growers, which is why it has a smarter approach to plant numbers.

In Oregon, a qualifying patient can grow a maximum of six bloom phase medical marijuana plants, and at the same time have a maximum of 18 grow phase plants.

You can possess a maximum two pounds of medical marijuana.

If you don’t qualify for the Oregon medical marijuana program, you’re allowed to grow a maximum of four plants, and possess a maximum of eight ounces of your own homegrown marijuana.

New Mexico has a medical marijuana law that was first activated in 2007.

There’s a long list of qualifying medical conditions, and if you do qualify, you’re allowed to grow 16 plants… but only four can be in bloom phase at the same time.

You’re allowed to possess six ounces of cured cannabis.

Nevada’s marijuana cultivation and possession laws are a mess.

Your best bet is to qualify for the state medical marijuana registry, but the list of qualifying medical conditions is way too short.

You’re allowed to grow a total of 12 marijuana plants that can all be in bloom at the same time, but the law adds in a stupid restriction that you can’t legally grow marijuana if you’re within 25 miles of a state-licensed medical marijuana dispensary.

But the law says if you cultivate marijuana strains that the local medical marijuana dispensary doesn’t have, you’re allowed to grow marijuana even if you’re within 25 miles of the dispensary.

In Maine, you’re allowed to grow a large number of young seedlings and clones, but can only have six plants blooming at any one time.

See here for more details on Maine.

In Massachusetts, you’re allowed to grow six plants total. Read here for a detailed explanation of Massachusetts marijuana growing laws.

In Michigan, qualified medical marijuana patients are allowed to grow a total of 12 marijuana plants, and they can all be in bloom at the same time.

However, you’re only allowed to possess 2.5 ounces of cured marijuana.

In Hawaii, there’s a list of 10 medical conditions that qualify you for medical marijuana status.

You’re allowed to grow seven plants, and possess four ounces of cannabis.

Alaska has legalized medical and recreational marijuana growing. You’re allowed a total of six plants, but only three can be in bloom phase.

You’re allowed to possess one ounce of cannabis.

Arizona has a medical marijuana law that allows you to grow 12 plants, but only if you’re more than 25 miles away from a state-licensed marijuana dispensary.

There are some important overall facts to note when it comes to the best states to legally grow marijuana:

  • In almost every state, including most of the ones mentioned in this article, there are still severe penalties for people who grow, possess, or sell marijuana without a medical marijuana qualification.
  • In all 50 states, police can arrest you for growing marijuana regardless of whether you’re a legal grower or not. If you’re arrested, you have to go to court to seek dismissal of the charges or to win acquittal at trial.
  • State marijuana laws are subject to interpretation and revision. They’re frequently changed, rescinded, altered, or otherwise tampered with by lawmakers or by legal precedents that come from court decisions.
  • In almost all states where you can legally grow marijuana, the laws place dumb limitations on how and if you can legally grow marijuana outdoors.
  • Each state has laws governing cannabis concentrates, medibles, tinctures, hashish, butane honey oil, and other cannabis products. In most cases, those products are strictly regulated and may be illegal.
  • Landlords, employers, courts, and others are legally allowed to discriminate against marijuana growers and users. The limited exception to this is Hawaii, which passed anti-discrimination laws. Read here for more about the Hawaii protections.
  • The advice in this article about where to legally grow marijuana is mainly intended for black market home marijuana growers who have less than ten lights. If you want to be a state-licensed, large-scale commercial grower, you have to have a lot of money to pay the fees and comply with the regulations.
  • State legalization laws favor large-scale, big-money, commercial marijuana growers.

The members of the BigBudsMag.com staff have grown cannabis in all the states on this list, other than Alaska.

Our consensus opinion is the best states to legally grow marijuana in are California, Oregon, Maine, and Michigan.

We favor Oregon, Michigan, and Maine the most, because you can legally grow marijuana there with enough plants to do motherplants, breeding, cloning, and growing multiple cannabis strains.

In Michigan there are only a handful of legal marijuana dispensaries and most of those are in Ann Arbor, so the retail price and demand for marijuana are high.

Michigan, Massachusetts, and Maine have very cold winters, so you can use your indoor grow lights to help heat your house.

Wherever you choose to legally grow marijuana, remember full legalization doesn’t exist anywhere in the United States.

Real marijuana legalization would mean you can grow marijuana as legally as you grow tomato plants.

Trump’s choice for attorney general indicated during recent Senate testimony that he’ll enforce federal marijuana law in legalized states. Read here for more details on that.

Source: http://bigbudsmag.com/whats-best-state-to-legally-grow-marijuana/

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2May

Texas House set to hear medical marijuana bill

By | May 2, 2017

Posted: 4:53 p.m. Monday, May 01, 2017

A Texas House committee has scheduled a hearing Tuesday on a bill that would legalize marijuana in the state as a medical treatment option for a wide range of health conditions, including chronic pain, cancer, autism and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The hearing – in the House Public Health Committee, chaired by state Rep. Four Price, R-Amarillo — marks a victory of sorts for advocates of medical marijuana in Texas. Last week, about two dozen supporters rallied at the state Capitol and urged Price and state Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, to hold hearings on two medical marijuana bills that have been languishing in their committees for weeks.

Price’s hearing Tuesday over House Bill 2107 will take place in room E2.012 in the Capitol. The meeting begins at 8 a.m., but it’s unclear when the HB 2107 hearing will start because the Public Health Committee is holding a number of other hearings as well.

Senate Bill 269, which is in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, is a companion bill to HB 2107. Schwertner, who chairs the committee, hasn’t scheduled a hearing on SB 269.

Two years ago, Texas lawmakers approved what’s known as the Compassionate Use Act, legalizing oils made from cannabidiol for medical purposes. Cannabidiol, commonly called CBD, is found in marijuana plants but doesn’t produce euphoria or a high.

However, that law, which has yet to have any impact because the first Texas CBD dispensaries won’t be licensed until this summer, restricts the compound’s use only to certain patients suffering from a rare form of epilepsy, and only after they’ve first tried two conventional drugs that prove to be ineffective. Advocates for medical marijuana have said the Compassionate Use Act is so restrictive it’s useless for most people.

The Compassionate Use Act “currently only permits patients suffering from intractable epilepsy to access specific types of medical marijuana that have been found to be ineffective for some patients,” said Heather Fazio, Texas political director for the Marijuana Policy Project, in a prepared statement heralding Tuesday’s committee hearing. “It also requires doctors to ‘prescribe’ medical marijuana, which is not possible under federal law.”

Fazio called the act “unworkable” in its current form.

The Marijuana Policy Project is a national non-profit group focused on reforming marijuana laws.

HB 2107 would legalize medical use of all parts of the marijuana plant in Texas – including tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which does induce a high for users – for any doctor-corroborated debilitating health condition.

Source: http://www.mystatesman.com/business/texas-house-set-hear-medical-marijuana-bill/Gn4mOJCpPqLReErD9wcEvO/