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Should you grow weed if you live in Delaware? Of course, you should, but be smart about it. The state has a medical marijuana program. The state has decided to create a medical marijuana program that does not let patients grow weed in Delaware. Instead, they will be required to purchase their medicine from a dispensary.
For a long time the problem was that nearly four years after the law was passed there were still no operational dispensaries in the state. Now there are two, with plans for more to come, but the development is slow. Many medical marijuana patients in Delaware have to drive 45 minutes just to access their “local” dispensary. Luckily Delaware also has a reciprocity policy that lets its patients legally smoke weed in other states.
Medical marijuana Delaware
The medical marijuana program does not let its patients grow weed in Delaware, but the state’s marijuana law has no specific guidelines. Possession of 1oz or less is a civil penalty with a $100 fine, while possession of between 1oz and 175g is considered a misdemeanor. There is a bigger problem if the state believes that the marijuana is going to be sold. In that situation, it becomes a felony with up to eight years in jail (as long as the amount of weed in question is less than 1500 grams).
What the law doesn’t explain is what happens when that weed is in the form of plants. In many states, the plants are weighed and used by their weight to determine the charge. Delaware, however, doesn’t have marijuana charges based on weight. So, it is unclear whether growing marijuana is any different from having an ounce in your pocket.
What is clear, however, is that manufacturing any amount of weed to sell is a serious charge. If you were to grow 4000 grams or more, you could get up to 25 years in prison. Therefore, it is important that any marijuana grow only be for personal use.
Growing in Delaware
If you are going to grow weed in Delaware, it is a good idea to keep your grow very small and private. This is because a large grow will likely look like a manufacturing grow operation, rather than your personal stash. Also, since it is not legal to grow, even for medical use, it is not a good idea to show off your grow. Keep your plants stealth and grow only as much as you need.
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Delaware may not have an operational dispensary in your area for a while, but until it does, you can enjoy the best weed by growing your own. Download my Marijuana Grow Bible, buy your seeds and get started today!
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