How to Legally Grow Marijuana in Arizona

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Chitral Hays -- not his real name -- is Jackalope Ranch's resident expert on medical marijuana in Arizona. In Perfectly Blunt, Hays delivers news, reviews, and must-know info.

Now that you're a card-carrying medical marijuana patient, you'd probably like to try your hand at growing your own weed, like our neighbors in Colorado, California, and Washington can. Well, hold on a sec. There are a few rules you need to consider before you can legally grow marijuana in Arizona, the most important stipulation being you must live more than 25 miles from the nearest dispensary. Seeing as 95.2 percent of Arizonans are within that range (you can check a map here), it's not likely that you'll be able to do this. However, if you are outside those boundaries or you're just, uh, curious about what the state's grow-it-yourself guidelines are, here's how to get started growing your own ganja.

See also: How to Get A Medical Marijuana Card in Arizona in 4 Easy Steps

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Once you have permission, you need to figure out where you're going to cultivate your marijuana. It can't just be out in your garden -- it will need to be in a locked, enclosed area that's away from public view. That could either be a greenhouse, a shed or a one-inch thick gated enclosure with 10-foot walls made with solid metal or concrete. Next, you gotta figure out how to get seeds. The Health Department refuses to "advise anyone on where to obtain the means to grow marijuana," but a farmers market, as we've already covered, is a good bet.

If you can make it through all this red tape, your determination is truly admirable.


Location Info

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Hydro Discount Arizona

710 E Union Hills Drive, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

The Grow Shop Phoenix

1733 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

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17 comments
_McShyster_
_McShyster_

 "You can then trim and dry the buds and never have to pay for your own medicine again, (assuming you save your seeds and replant them or keep your plants healthy until they die)"

Written by an IDIOT who's obviously never actually grown marijuana.

"resident expert" = pathetic poseur


_McShyster_
_McShyster_

What pathetic self-defeating stupid stoners would exclude THEMSELVES from growing within 1963 (one thousand nine hundred sixty three !! ) SQUARE MILES! of a greedy profiteering big $$ dispensary.?

Who wrote Arizona's absurd MMJ law ?? ... Prohibitionist Scumbags? ... or Greedy Big $$ Dispensary Cartels ??


dtmac
dtmac

The No25 Mile Rule lawsuit in Superior Court, (Judge Cooper) is supposed to have a hearing on Thursday, 11-14-13 for an injunction to the 25 mile rule prohibition. 

dtmac
dtmac

Step one should be "Move to Colorado". 

or, Sign the Safer AZ petition and vote in Nov. 2014

_McShyster_
_McShyster_

What kind of Journalistic FRAUD is PNT attempting to pull on its readers by promoting this inexperienced pseudononymous know-nothing "Chitral Hays" as a self-declared "marijuana expert" ?

This is worse than the scam that Westword pulled with William Breathes -- aka. Bongsucker Billy -- though they at least had the honesty and integrity to not claim he was an "expert" by any definition, merely a simple stoner with zero experience growing, producing, processing, distributing, marketing or dealing.



_McShyster_
_McShyster_

@dtmac 

Colorado's pot laws are equally pathetic and absurd.

Oregon has the best, allowing 24 plants per patient and 1.5 POUNDS per patient.


timdlittle
timdlittle

@dtmac Im going with rally and vote. we did it once. I bet this time we can put a nail in it.

dtmac
dtmac

@_McShyster_There is no way that Colorado's mmj laws can be called as pathetic and absurd as Arizona's. It is legal for adults 21 years or older to possess and to grow in Colorado, all adults, not just a few patients.

dtmac
dtmac

@_McShyster_ There is no way you can justify calling Colorado's mmj laws as pathetic and absurd as Arizona's. All adults over 21 can grow. 

dtmac
dtmac

@_McShyster_Safer AZ is not the same as A64, for you to insist that it is either makes you a liar, or too lazy to read it. Safer allows for transfer of not more than 1 oz. to another legal age adult FOR renumeration ( that means you can be compensated with money). What dispensary do you own? You seem very afraid to have all adults in AZ. able to grow 12 plants and keep their harvest. Kinda messes up you profit margin huh?

_McShyster_
_McShyster_

@dtmac = doomed to REPEAT the same FAILURES of Colorado's pathetic dysfunctional A64.


stupidstuka
stupidstuka

Why repeat Colorado's mistakes with paltry possession limits and miniscule plant counts that instantly put every grower over the possession limits and deny consenting adults the right to sell even one gram while denying 10s of thousands of adults under 21 any legal protection whatsoever?

How fucking stupid are Arizona stoners?

dtmac
dtmac

@_McShyster_Why be satified with the AMMA when we can legalize with Safer AZ. in 2014? Why pay 300.00 a year for a card that only allows for cultivation if you live in the middle of nowhere? Why be satisfied with only 40K patients having some legal protection, when we have a chance to expand it to include the entire adult populace? A64 was a lot of things but to say it excludes private use and grows is a complete lie. Nothing in A64 changed the CO. medical mmj program. 


dtmac
dtmac

@_McShyster_ In AZ. the penalty for possession of just one ounce of marijuana can be a felony that carries a potential penalty of 18 months in jail and a $150,000 fine.

_McShyster_
_McShyster_

@dtmac 

Colorado's worthless A64 did NOT remove a single criminal FELONY marijuana statute from Colorado law.

Colorado's worthless A64 did NOT remove a single criminal MISDEMEANOR  marijuana statute from Colorado law.

Colorado's worthless A64 does NOT allow ANY private sales between consenting adults, not even a single gram, maintaining FELONY criminal charges.

Colorado's worthless A64 only allows 3 (three) pathetic flowering plants -- six total including seedlings and new clones -- maintaining FELONY criminal charges if anyone dare sprout 7 or more seeds.

Colorado's worthless A64 did NOT allow any individual to process their own concentrate oil, maintaining severe FELONY "drug manufacturing" charges if a single gram is processed.

Colorado's worthless A64 explicitly excludes EVERY ADULT under 21 years old from ANY LEGAL PROTECTION whatsoever -- not a single gram, joint or plant.

The pathetic single ounce that A64 allows for possession was ALREADY decriminalized in Colorado over a decade ago -- in fact under the old statutes ANYONE of ANY AGE could possess up to 2 (two) ounces and not face any jail time, only a paltry $100 fine.

A64 is a worthless turd that fools and tools falsely claimed was "legalization", when it fact is was an attempt by the Greedy Big $$ Dispensary Cartels and the insatiable Tax Pigs at COMMERCIALIZATION of Cannabis -- at the expense and exclusion of PRIVATE Individual Users, Growers and Caregivers.


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