Before you even think about growing marijuana in the US, it’s important to know the legality of what it is you want to do. However, cannabis laws in the US can be pretty complex, which the legality of growing or using changing from state to state. As such, it’s important to take a look at your own local laws.
If you look at only the federal laws around marijuana, you can end up confused about its legality. It’s classified as a dangerous Schedule I drug, putting it in the same category as heroin, but we know that it’s nowhere near as dangerous. As such, the states have been given the freedom to interpret how to apply this federal law, which has led to the legalization of marijuana in several states.
That legalization can include not only making it legal to buy and to use marijuana, but also making it legal to grow marijuana. It’s important to know which you’re talking about if you want to fall within the bounds of the law.
With the infographic below, we’re going to take a look at each state’s stance on growing marijuana from a legal standpoint. We will look at where you can legally grow marijuana, where you cannot, and where you can only legally grow marijuana for medical patients.
It’s important to do your research beyond looking at the color-coded map below, however. Make sure you click the infographic to read more on how each state handles the legalization of growing marijuana to be extra safe.