Adults 21+ Can Grow Cannabis In Certain California Counties

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Did You Know?

In November 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64, also known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), which legalized the recreational use and cultivation of cannabis for individuals aged 21 and older.

If you would like to cultivate and sell cannabis, you need to have a license. Click here for more information about licensing.

Cannabis Businesses

Commercial cultivation and sale of cannabis require a license from the California Bureau of Cannabis Control, which regulates the industry. California has also established regulations to ensure the safety and quality of cannabis products. These regulations include testing requirements for pesticides and other contaminants, labeling requirements for product potency and ingredients, and restrictions on advertising and marketing to prevent the targeting of minors.

Illegal and Legal Cannabis Cultivation

California's cannabis industry has created job opportunities and generated tax revenue for the state. However, challenges such as illegal cultivation, black market sales, and the uneven implementation of regulations still exist. Every county has different guidelines and restrictions. To safely cultivate, please go to your local county website for more information.

Prop 64 guidelines

Under Proposition 64, adults are allowed to possess, transport, and use up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and up to 8 grams of concentrated cannabis. They can also grow up to six cannabis plants for personal use, as long as they are kept in a secure, private location.

For more information about Proposition 64, click the link below.

Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Marijuana Act

Tips for Growing Cannabis

1. Choose the right strain: Different strains of cannabis have different growth requirements and produce varying effects. Research and select a strain that suits your growing environment, experience level, and desired effects.

2. Provide adequate lighting: Cannabis plants require strong and consistent lighting to grow properly. If growing indoors, invest in high-quality grow lights that provide the appropriate light spectrum and intensity for each stage of growth.

3. Maintain proper temperature and humidity: Cannabis plants thrive in specific temperature and humidity ranges. Aim for an average temperature of 70-85°F (20-30°C) during the day and slightly cooler at night. Keep the humidity levels around 40-60% during vegetative growth and lower to 40-50% during flowering.

4. Provide proper nutrients and feeding schedule: Use high-quality soil or nutrient-rich growing mediums to ensure your cannabis plants receive the necessary nutrients. Follow a feeding schedule appropriate for each growth stage, starting with a balanced nutrient formula and adjusting as the plants develop.

5. Monitor and control pests and diseases: Regularly inspect your plants for signs of pests (e.g., spider mites, aphids) or diseases (e.g., powdery mildew, mold). Implement preventive measures like adequate ventilation, cleanliness, and organic pest control methods to avoid infestations and diseases. If necessary, respond promptly with proper treatments to protect your plants.
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