Growing Marijuana In New Jersey

If you are looking to grow weed in New Jersey, you will need to be prepared. While New Jersey has a medical and recreational marijuana program, the law only lets businesses grow weed. Instead, you must purchase marijuana from state-licensed dispensaries.

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New Jersey Laws

Currently, 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, that’s not a reference to Atlantic City. With recreational marijuana, businesses may grow plants, but not the residents..

New Jersey laws

New Jersey has a mandatory minimum of three years in jail for 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.

Since recreational marijuana is legal, possession of small amounts is legal. Before that, New Jersey had a conditional release program. First-time offenders received probation instead of jail time.

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, glaucoma, HIV/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.

Medical Marijuana

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.

FAQs about growing weed in New Jersey

Can I legally possess weed in New Jersey?

Since recreational marijuana is legal, possession of small amounts is legal.

Do New Jersey laws allow growing marijuana for medical purposes?

Growing weed in New Jersey for medical purposes is not allowed, but you can still use it. New Jersey approved ALS, cancer, Crohn’s disease, glaucoma, HIV/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.

What’s your experience with marijuana in New Jersey? Please share it with us or leave questions below!

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Jenny is ILGM's unstoppable force when it comes to quality control for all the content on the blog. In the meantime, she manages to write many of the articles herself as well. She's not a lawyer but is well-read on all the latest marijuana legislations, which she always keeps up to date!... [Read full bio]

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