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Everything should be cleaned up, dried, and curing well before the Winter Solstice. Now’s a good time to make your own cannabutter, topicals, or tinctures with all that trim from the harvest. Kick your feet up, relax, and hunker down for the cold, it’s been a long growing season!

Seedling stage length: 2-3 weeks

Important dates for growing marijuana outdoors

Be very careful to not overwater the plant in its seedling stage—its roots are so small, it doesn’t need much water to thrive.

The flowering stage is the final stage of growth for a cannabis plant. This is when plants start to develop resinous buds and your hard work will be realized. Most strains flower in 8-9 weeks, but some can take even longer, especially some sativas.

If you need to determine the sex of your plants (to discard the males), they will start showing sex organs a few weeks into the veg stage. It’s imperative to separate males so they don’t pollinate the females.

“You’re in the weed harvest window when most of the pistils have darkened and curled in,” notes Grow Weed Easy, which offers a photo gallery to illustrate.

Hemp grows outdoors, but you can grow marijuana outdoors or indoors (with the use of plant grow lights).

3. The number of marijuana plants you can legally grow varies depending on where you live.

In recent months CBD, a shorthand way to describe the chemical cannabidiol, has become a popular ingredient in everything from cosmetics to detox drinks. Its proponents tout its ability to relieve everything from inflammation to anxiety. With research to test its efficacy in various dosages, CBD has been approved by the FDA to treat epilepsy, to relieve chemotherapy side effects (including nausea), and to counteract weight loss and lack of appetite for people with AIDs.

State law varies when it comes to the legal amount of marijuana you can grow. For instance, in Alaska you can grow up to 12 plants in a household of at least two adults who are older than 21. In Colorado, the limit is six plants. In Washington, you can only grow backyard marijuana for a medical use. In Alabama, possession is a felony for repeat offenders.

If humidity levels are too high, plants can develop bud rot (humidity levels below 50 percent are essential).

Your child’s involvement in marijuana may have just been a passing curiosity, or it may be more than that. Before you react, you need to assess just what your child’s level of involvement is with marijuana.

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Indoor Marijuana Grow Operation

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If you look closely at a marijuana bud, you will see the fine “hairs” and leaves that make up the bud after it is dried.

If you find plants around your home that look similar to the marijuana plant in the photo, someone in your household is trying to grow their own weed. The plants have changed considerably in recent decades as they have been bred to produce more buds.