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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 does not let you grow your own weed. Instead, you must purchase expensive marijuana from state-licensed dispensaries or wait for recreational dispensaries to open. Those who don’t grow their own weed may smoke or eat a strain that isn’t ideal for them. Plus, who doesn’t want to know what they are actually smoking or eating?
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. Perhaps the state relaxes the law, now that recreational weed is legal. However, as of now, growing in this state is quite risky.
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. These are the unfortunate facts about a state that has the nerve to call itself the garden state.
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.
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.
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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, you must be careful. For those interested in the challenge, download the Marijuana Grow Bible and learn how to grow weed in New Jersey.
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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 discreetly. 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.
Recreational dispensaries are expected to open in 2022.
FAQs About Growing Weed in New Jersey
Since recreational marijuana is legal, possession of small amounts is legal.
Grow weed in New Jersey for medical purposes is still 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.
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It’s just a plant after all…