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Growing medical marijuana

Date: September 15, 2021
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Can I grow cannabis at home?

Medical marijuana patients 18 years and older will be able to grow up to 3 mature and 3 immature plants at home starting October 1, 2021, with a cap of 12 total plants per household. All adults over age 21 will be able to grow under the same rules starting July 1, 2023. Plants must be grown indoors and must not be visible from the street. People who choose to grow their own plants must do so in their primary residence and where individuals under 21 can not access the plants.

Perhaps the biggest advantage to home cultivation is the accessibility. “The glaring advantage for doing home cultivation is that you’ll have access sooner,” said Tiger. “You could have your own product coming out within maybe 3 or 4 months.”

Once approved for home cultivation, patients could theoretically begin growing their own marijuana immediately. But how exactly would one do that?

The Cole memo was a statement issued by then Deputy U.S. Attorney General James M. Cole to all U.S. attorneys. The memo was an update of guidance from the Department of Justice acknowledging the passage of laws relating to medical marijuana in several states.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Since medical marijuana became legal in the state during the summer of 2021, South Dakota’s medical cannabis program has been moving slowly forward. The application period for dispensaries and cultivators in the state opened November 1, and the first medical cards were issued a few weeks later.

In simple terms, the memo outlined the fact that several states were legalizing marijuana, and that the view of the DOJ was that the federal government should not expend resources on fighting the regulated use of marijuana in these states, instead focus on what they deemed to be more serious violations of laws regarding marijuana and drug trafficking.