Massachusetts legalized adult-use cannabis in 2016, but it took more than two years before retailers across the state could begin legal sales. Even today, fewer than a dozen adult-use shops operate in the Bay State.
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Who Can Grow?
Here’s where it gets a little tricky. Sure, you can head down to your local grow store (more on that in a future article) or even online and stock up on lights, fans, and a grow tent… but what about the plants themselves?
Are you an adult 21 and over? You can grow up to six plants in your home. Married? Living in sin? Got a couple roommates? A household that consists of more than one 21+ adult is allowed to grow up to 12 plants. But that’s it! No more, regardless of how many grad students you can stuff in an old Victorian.
But the Massachusetts cannabis law also contains a section that allows for folks to grow their own cannabis at home—and that provision kicked in immediately as the new law took effect. Whether you’re wanting to avoid long dispensary lines or are just curious about flexing your green thumb, here’s what you need to know if you want to grow cannabis at home.
Although this option is only available to people living in states with medical and adult-use legalization, buying marijuana seeds at the dispensary is far more straightforward. However, your options are more limited.
Even one weed plant can produce a lot of buds come harvest time, so make sure you grow a strain you like. Note strains you enjoy when you pick something up at the dispensary or smoke with friends, and look for seeds of it when you want to start growing.
How to look for quality genetics when buying marijuana seeds
Seeds can come feminized, meaning you can just put them in soil and start growing for buds. These seeds are guaranteed to be bud-producing females and growing them cuts out the step of having to sex out plants and discard the males.
Breeders talk about “unstable genetics,” meaning that a seed’s origin is unknown. Make sure that when you buy a packet of seeds that it or the breeder who produced them can list where the seeds came from and how they were crossed and/or backcrossed to get the seed that you hold in your hand. If you can’t get a seed’s history, it could be anything and the result of poor breeding practices.
Because US federal law still prohibits cannabis, it can be hard to find information on seed banks and breeders. Breeders who have a long history and positive reputation are usually a good place to start. To get an idea of what well-established breeders look like, check out:
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Although Massachusetts has taken its time in unveiling the laws surrounding cannabis dispensaries, the time has finally come that pot shops are up and running. It’s only been 6 short months since the first dispensary opened its doors to residents and tourists. Similar to other legal states, Massachusetts is sure to see increased revenue from cannabis sales as more shops open their doors.
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Simply provide a photo clearly showing any seeds that germinated unsuccessfully and those will be replaced hassle free, no questions asked.
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.
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