Want to Grow Your Own Cannabis in Missouri? Now is the Best Time of Year to Start.
Updated: May 24
One of the great things about cannabis being legal in Missouri for anyone who has their medical marijuana card is the ability to grow your own medicine. When you add a cultivator license onto your card for an additional fee, you are legally allowed to grow plants for your own personal use (or for the use of your patients if you are a caretaker).
If you’ve been thinking about growing your own plants outside, NOW is the time. Missouri is a state that has all four seasons, and it’s important to plan your grow schedule in advance so that you can harvest your cannabis before the weather gets too cold.
Growing Your Own Cannabis is Rewarding
There is something special about growing your own medicine. Sure, you could take your medical card into your nearest Missouri medical marijuana dispensary and walk out with an array of cannabis products. For convenience and variety, or to get advice from a marijuana professional, dispensaries are the way to go. But, there are also a lot of benefits to growing your own medical marijuana.
When you grow your own medical marijuana in Missouri, you get the pride and therapeutic benefits of cultivating and harvesting your own plants. You can make sure your supply never runs out, and you’ll save money by avoiding the retail mark-up that dispensaries charge.
You can experiment with different plant varieties and may even be able to create your own unique, high quality strain. You will know exactly what types of pesticides and products were used in the growing process, and can rest assured that you are fully aware of what you are putting into your body. Plus, you’ll learn a lot as your knowledge of cultivation increases over time.
What Do I Need to Legally Grow Marijuana in Missouri?
When getting your Missouri medical marijuana card, you are steps away from being able to grow your own cannabis. When you complete your HIPPA-certified telehealth evaluation with one of the helpful physicians at Missouri Marijuana Card, your next step is to simply submit your application and select that you also want to grow your own plants. At that point, you’ll be asked to discuss the security measures you intend to have in place for your grow-area.
The next step you’ll need is a safe grow-area. You need to make sure that the grow-area is secure, and that you are the only one who has access to your cannabis plants. If you’re planting outside, that means you’ll need to make sure the space where your plants are placed is secure. Once you have that, you’re ready to get started growing your own medicinal cannabis.
Why Grow Outside?
There are benefits to growing your medical marijuana outside. One is that you’ll get the added bonus of spending some time in the sunshine while you do your gardening. Growing outside is also cheaper, because you’re using the natural rays of the sun rather than electricity.
There are some things to consider before growing outside, including making sure your space is secure, selecting the right soil, and avoiding common mistakes. We’ve got you covered with some basics to begin your journey growing cannabis. Check out our handy guide on How to Get Started Growing Your Own Medical Marijuana.
Why Now is the Perfect Time to Start Planting Medical Marijuana In Missouri
There are a few factors to take into consideration as you are choosing when to plant your medical marijuana. If you are planting indoors, using grow lights, you can plant year-round. But, you’ll want to plan carefully when growing your marijuana outside in Missouri.
According to A Pot for Pot’s state by state guide to growing marijuana outdoors, once Springtime is here and there is no longer a danger of frost, you are hitting the ideal time to plant your cannabis.
With climate change affecting the seasons, the chance for frost seems to be getting later and later each year. It does, however, look like we are in the clear, and now is the perfect time to begin cultivating your medical marijuana.
In addition to making sure the last frost is over, you’ll want to make sure you don’t plant too late. Your cannabis plants need time to experience a full growth cycle, which won’t happen if you plant them too late in the season and a frost comes before they have reached maturity.
Spring is the ideal time to start your outdoor grow. By planting at this time of year, your plants will grow tall in the early months and into the first half of summer. In some years, March and April are great times to plant, but this year saw some later frosts, so now is a great time to get started.
Relief to get started with cannabis? We can help.
If you’re ready to experience the natural relief that cannabis provides, all you’ll need is a Missouri medical marijuana card. If you don’t have your card yet, we’re here to help. Our doctors are standing by to take you through a quick and easy evaluation to see if you qualify. Schedule an appointment with a marijuana physician online by CLICKING HERE, or give us a call at (877) 303-3117 to talk to a patient support representative.
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