Growing marijuana outdoors is great because you won’t need to spend a ton of money on it and you can rely on the power of the sun. If you have access to a sunny spot in a private yard or even a balcony, terrace, or rooftop, you can grow weed outside. You will be tied to the sun and the seasons and local weather, but you won’t have to spend a bunch of money on equipment and utilities like indoor growers.
Benefits of growing weed outdoors
You also want to consider privacy and security. A lot of people want to conceal their gardens from judgmental neighbors and potential thieves. Tall fences and large shrubs or trees are your best bet, unless you live in a secluded area. Also, most state laws require that you keep cannabis plants concealed from the street.
Types of outdoor grow spaces
You may need to put all of your plants in containers if you don’t have great soil. Also, if you’re unable to perform the heavy labor needed to dig holes and amend soil, containers may be the only way for you to grow your own cannabis outdoors.
A simple conviction under HS 11358 does not negate a defendant’s gun rights.
A defendant can beat a charge under this statute with a legal defense. Common defenses include:
HS 11358 only applies to the cultivation of marijuana. This means it is always a valid defense for a defendant to say that:
5.3. Unlawful search and seizure
Cultivation laws were harsher prior to Proposition 64. Fortunately, this initiative allows people convicted under prior cultivation laws to apply for:
A person that unlawfully cultivates this drug may:
2.1. Penalties under HS 11358
Possession laws are set forth in Health and Safety Code 11357 HS.