Colorado law permits adults 21 and older to grow up to 6 marijuana plants, with no more than 3 being mature plants. Homes with two or more adults can have no more than 12 marijuana plants. A first-time offense of possessing more than 12 plants is a level 1 drug petty offense, punishable by up to $1,000.
1. How much marijuana can I grow in Colorado?
But if there were more than 24 plants, a subsequent illegal cultivation offense is a class 3 drug felony. The sentence is two-to-four years in Colorado State Prison and/or fines of $2,000 to $500,000. But the prison term becomes four-to-six years if there are aggravating factors. Examples are if the defendant was:
5. How many plants can you grow in Colorado legally with a medical card?
No. Colorado law prohibits people under 21 years of age from growing or possessing recreational marijuana.
At homes with residents under 21, any marijuana grow area must be enclosed and locked in a separate space that minors can’t access.
Marijuana plants must be kept in an enclosed, locked area that can’t be viewed openly. This means the plants can’t be outside.
Don’t forget that counties and municipalities can pass stricter laws. For example, Denver limits a home grow to 12 plants, even if there are three or more adults over age 21 in the residence. Be sure to check your local laws for specific details.
Up to six plants are allowed per Colorado resident over age 21, with as many as three plants flowering at one time.
Coloradans can grow marijuana in their homes for personal use.
The laws are different for medical marijuana consumers.
At homes without residents under 21, extra precautions must be taken to make sure any visiting youth don’t have access to marijuana plants.
Businesses (or individuals) can be separately licensed to transport marijuana from one business to another, like from a Cultivation Facility to a Products Manufacturer.In addition, Colorado has recently began issuing retail marijuana delivery licenses pursuant to which delivery directly to homes and businesses will be permitted.
Marijuana Product Manufacturer
The fee for a medical license is $2,500. The fee for a recreational license is $6,500.
How to Start Growing Cannabis Legally
While possession and cultivation of marijuana are legal at the state level in Colorado, counties, and localities are given substantial discretion on how to implement marijuana legislation. Each town and county can decide to ban recreational marijuana businesses if they so choose. As of April 2017, 272 of Colorado’s municipalities had decided to prohibit the sale of recreational marijuana within their jurisdiction.