Jenny Bloom

November 20, 2020

If you are looking to grow weed in New Jersey, you will need to be prepared. While New Jersey has a medical marijuana program, the law does not let patients grow their own weed. Instead, they must purchase expensive marijuana from state- licensed dispensaries that often lack variety. Patients who don’t grow their own weed are forced to smoke or eat a strain that may not best treat their condition. Plus, who doesn’t want to know what they are actually smoking or eating?

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New Jersey laws

New Jersey laws

New Jersey is one of the few medical marijuana states that make growing any amount of marijuana a felony. If you grow weed in New Jersey, the stakes are high, and I am not just referring to Atlantic City. New Jersey has a mandatory minimum of three years in jail if you have one plant. The mandatory minimum makes it even more important that you understand how to grow discretely. New Jersey is harsher on growers than they are those that sell. These are the unfortunate facts about a state that has the nerve to call itself the garden state.

Other marijuana charges, such as possession, aren’t as bad as the growing charges- especially since New Jersey has a conditional release program. First-time offenders are often issued probation over jail time.

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Medical marijuana

Medical Marijuana

Although you can’t grow weed in New Jersey for medical purposes, you can still use it. New Jersey approved ALS, cancer, Crohn’s disease, glaucomaHIV/AIDS, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, PTSD, seizure and/or spasticity disorders as well as any terminal illness as an allowable reason for using marijuana.

Get your medical marijuana card at marijuanadoctors.com

While it seems like New Jersey is a reluctant participant in medical marijuana, at least it is not sticking its head in the sand about the benefits of this wonderful plant. However, until the garden state lets marijuana grow in its precious dirt, we have to continue to be smart about it. Download the Marijuana Grow Bible and learn how you can grow weed in New Jersey, and enjoy more than two ounces per month.

Don’t get caught

Just because you want to grow weed in New Jersey, doesn’t mean you are going to get caught. Throughout the world creative marijuana growers use a variety of techniques to grow in secret without having cops take their stash. It simply takes a little bit of knowledge to know how to do it.

To learn how to get the most from your cannabis plants, read Robert’s guide on marijuana growing, the Marijuana Grow Bible. You can get it for free at the above link. Whether you need to grow in a closet or outside, it has plenty of tips for keeping your grow stealth until you can collect the beautiful bounty.

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Congratulations New Jersey for being the first in the tri-state to approve recreational marijuana. The state legislature is currently deciding how a legal New Jersey will look, but hopefully, it will include home growing. Question 1 becomes active on January 1, 2021.

It’s just a plant after all …


Marijuana legislation can be complicated, but Jenny Bloom is always up for the task. Although not a lawyer, her experience as a reporter and PR specialist helps her understand legalese – especially when it relates to growing marijuana. A passionate supporter of legalization and home... [read more]


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  2. By Patrick ,05 Mar 2018
    Are there any legal marijuana growers in the state of New Jersey? Public companies?
  3. By Nick ,01 May 2018
    Has the law changed since this article?
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    Can you update this to reflect the recent legalization?
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    Will you be able to grow your own marijuana at your house in New Jersey

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