Growing Marijuana In Kentucky

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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.

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.

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    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.

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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.

    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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      7 comments on “Growing Marijuana In Kentucky”

      1. 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 use and you have no intent to transfer or sell? This would make your efforts lawful, would it not?

      2. 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 marawana I thank it only fare come on give me a thumbs up you no I’m right

      3. 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 in wrong hands and you no it or is is it to easy to turn your head while others states are liveing it up I’m moveing out of Kentucky it should have being first state to legal it still not and want I don’t understand land of the free but our Vets and people can’t do it legal but 30 other states can timeto move even Canda Legal it who don’t want billions Kentucky don’t if they lived on 8000 year it be legal years ago right Congress I live on less then 8000 year and disable who cares not Mitch or Congress or we have it

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