Growing Marijuana In Kentucky

June 7, 2021

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Who doesn’t want to grow weed in Kentucky? The bluegrass state is the perfect location for growing the best marijuana from high-quality I Love Growing Marijuana seeds. There is only one problem though- growing less than five plants is a misdemeanor. So, if you are looking to enjoy a personal supply of high-quality THC, you will need to be private about how you grow it.

Keep it private

Kentucky has a history of keeping things private. During alcohol prohibition, Kentucky kept quality alcohol flowing despite the law.  It’s easy to do the same during marijuana prohibition. It simply takes a little bit of know-how and self–restraint. By self-restraint, I mean resisting the urge to grow 20 plants just because you can.

Download our free Grow Bible for more information on growing in Kentucky or anywhere else in the world!

I have been growing marijuana for many years, not because it is okay in the Netherlands, but because I love growing marijuana. It is a beautiful and powerful plant that is unique and rewarding. Because my government doesn’t always agree with my passion for growing, I’ve had to learn how to be creative. Over the years, many people have asked about my secret. Instead of answering each person, I have written those tips in an eBook, that I call The Marijuana Grow Bible. It’s a free download, and it’s really easy to read. If you want to learn how to grow weed in Kentucky like how I grow around Amsterdam, it is definitely where you should start.

Kentucky Laws

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I frequently tell home growers that they do not need to grow a lot of plants to have a good supply of marijuana. Kentucky is one of the states where you definitely do not want to do this. In addition to increasing your risk of getting caught, and increasing your charge from a misdemeanor to a felony, if you grow weed in Kentucky you are also required to pay a marijuana tax – but only if you have five plants.

Normally I don’t bother talking about taxes when it comes to growing marijuana, but Kentucky is a special situation. Their marijuana tax penalty is $2000/per plant if you are caught with 5 or more plants. If you pay the tax prior to getting caught you only need to pay $1000/per plant. This is in addition to court fees and a maximum fine of $10,000. It is a bit excessive, especially since there is no tax for four plants, the maximum fine is $500 and it is only a misdemeanor.

I love growing marijuana, but with fines like that even I would stick to growing 4 plants (at a time). Besides, if I kept it small and they caught me, I’d most likely get probation the first time, and I could keep my money.

It’s always best to grow your own weed plants discreetly for personal use. Get started by buying high-quality seeds in our seed bank.

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In December 2016, Kentucky introduced its Cannabis Compassion Act of 2017 to the Kentucky State Senate. The effort is endorsed by the Kentucky Nurse’s Association and supported by the governor.

The proposed law permits home growing of up to twelve plants. Marijuana would be approved for more than 25 conditions, including substance use disorder, ADD, and anxiety.

Did you know that marijuana is not legal in Jamaica? Learn how its people appreciate cannabis in our free e-book.

FAQs About Cannabis Growing in Kentucky

Can I grow cannabis in Kentucky?

If you grow weed in Kentucky, it is only a misdemeanor if it is less than five plants. Should you exceed that, you’ll be required to pay a marijuana tax.

How much is Kentucky’s marijuana tax penalty if I’m caught growing 5 more plants?

Their marijuana tax penalty is $2000/per plant.

What’s your experience with marijuana where you live? Please share with us in the comments.

It’s just a plant, after all …


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  1. By ridgerunner ,15 Sep 2016
    thes hills in ky. grow the best pot around. going to try my hand at one or me some white widers comming
  2. By How To Obtain Medical Marijuana In Ky | Try New and Inovative Ideas to Buy Weed ,17 Feb 2017
    […] Growing Marijuana In Kentucky – I Love Growing Marijuana – Growing marijuana in Kentucky is not legal but growing less than five plants is a misdemeanor. So keep your operation small and private. Growers in Kentucky […]
  3. By Bryan Blair ,03 Dec 2017
    Fuck you Kentucky. I'm going to stay the fuck away from your shitty police state.
  4. By Randy Holbrook ,20 Jul 2018
    Why can’t kentucky have Medical weed it’s proven to cure cancer and help Vets and 30 States have Medical weed not Kentucky Whythe money there looseing and our kids needs that mo ey and our homeless but yet it’s going […]Read More
  5. By Stu ,01 Oct 2018
    Does kentucky have a state supplament to go with your disability
  6. By James mullins ,05 Feb 2019
    I'm a resident in Kentucky I thank the people of Kentucky should be the ones to grow marawana a lot of the countys don't have work no more dont let the big industry grow let the people of Kentucky the […]Read More
  7. By KYJP ,19 Apr 2020
    KRS 218A.1423 defines “marijuana cultivation” as having the intent to transfer or sell. If you have 5 or more plants, the courts consider it having intent prima facie. So technically, couldn’t you argue that your 4 plants are for personal […]Read More

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