Category: Marijuana

After germinating the marijuana seeds that you ordered from koalitymedicinals.com you will then plant the emerging seedling into the soil, or another growing medium. If planting in soil, you may plant the seed tap-root end down, in the soil 1/8 inch or so deep, and very lightly pack the soil over it.

If growing in a hydroponic setup, many marijuana growers will use Rockwool cubes to root their seedlings and clones in. When using Rockwool cubes, poke a small hole in the top slightly larger than the sprouted seed and place the seed tap-root down in the hole. Then take a very small piece of Rockwool and cover the hole in the same way you would with soil. This is said by some to make the young seedling “breakthrough” making it stronger from the very beginning.

Keep the growing medium damp for a couple of days and supply 16-18 hours of uninterrupted fluorescent light per day and you should see your young marijuana seedlings emerge.

The first little round leaves called the cotyledon will emerge after 2-3 days followed by the first set of true leaves that have the signature ”spiked-leaf” look to them.

During this time pay close attention to the climate. Keeping the light at the right distance, and the growing medium at the right moisture level can be crucial for success here.

If you let the roots of your young seedling dry out, they will shrivel and quickly die. If you overwater them they will also have problems like root rot and die.

As you can imagine, a young marijuana plant at the seedling stage is very fragile, like a baby. You must nurture your baby plants very much the same way you would a child and that means lots of careful eye-balling and attention.

During the 3-6 weeks of the seedling stage, you will want to pay attention to how close you are keeping the lights from the tops of your seedlings. If you are using a small fluorescent or T5 light, you may get away will keeping the light very close to the tops of your seedlings, while if you try the same with a metal halide or high-pressure sodium bulb, you will surely kill your seedlings.

Most marijuana growers these days seem to be using fluorescent lighting on their seedlings. Ideally, these types of lights can be placed about 10-12 inches from the tops of the young marijuana seedlings. At this height, the lights are not too hot or bright for the seedlings, but they are powerful enough to promote shorter, stockier growth. Keeping the light too far away will cause the seedlings to use all their energy “stretching” by growing tall-skinny main stems in order to get closer to the light.

The stretching of marijuana seedlings to reach the light that is placed too far away usually results in the young seedlings falling over and eventually dying, or best case scenario they will be sickly looking, tall, skinny, under-yielding plants that you won’t enjoy growing.

After years of lobbying, now there are some states and the District of Columbia that allow you to use and buy weed online. There are some states that may join the club soon. Here is the list of states that have allowed the use of marijuana and the relevant laws.

Alaska

Ballot Measure No. 8 approved on November 3, 1998, and went to effect on March 4, 1999, removed state-level penalties on the use, possession, and cultivation of marijuana by persons with prescription in the hope the patients will benefit from its medical use. Measure 2 allows Alaskans aged 21 and above for creational use.

California

It is legal to use cannabis in California for medical purposes, but by January 2018, Californians, under Proposition 64, adults can possess up to an ounce for recreational use and may grow up to 6 plants individually or more for commercial purposes.

Colorado

Just like California, it is legal in Colorado to use marijuana both for medical and recreational purposes. Colorado Amendment 64 legalized the sale and possession of marijuana for recreational purposes, with allowance for private cultivation of up to six marijuana plants with no more than three being mature. In the first year of the implementation of the law, the sales reached $700 million.

Maine

It is also legal in Maine to use marijuana both medically and for recreation. One can grow up to six marijuana plants but a license is needed to grow more. The Ballot Initiative 1 in 2016 was approved and legalized the use of marijuana with certain restrictions in Maine. Maine imposes a 10 percent tax on commercial marijuana sales. The state has the option to regulate businesses that are related to marijuana.

Massachusetts

Question 4 was passed in 2016 paving the way for the use of marijuana for recreation. The measure means people in Massachusetts may use marijuana for recreational purposes by July 2018. There is a 3.75 percent tax on marijuana, 6.25 percent state sales tax, and a two percent local option tax for a total of 12 percent tax on marijuana sales.

Nevada

On July 1, 2017, Nevada started to allow dispensaries to sell marijuana for recreational purposes. In 2016, Nevada allowed the use of marijuana for recreational purposes after Question 2 was approved by a majority of the voters. Now, anyone above the age of 21 and able to show a photo ID may purchase marijuana for recreational purposes.

Oregon

Voters in Oregon approved what was called Measure 91 providing the mechanism for the legal possession and setting limits to the sale of cannabis in the state for recreational use. The state governor signed into law the sets the cannabis sales tax at 25 percent. Recreational use of marijuana in Oregon took effect on October 1, 2015.

Washington

Legalized by the Washington Initiative 502 in 2012, it is legal for anyone over 21 years old to carry an ounce of marijuana for recreational purposes as long as they obtain a permit. Licenses are needed for all sellers, distributors, and producers of marijuana. The personal growth of the plant at home is illegal except for medical marijuana purposes.

District of Columbia

The Ballot Initiative 71 legalized the recreational use of cannabis. However, commercial production and sale are not allowed. A person in DC may cultivate and possess marijuana for personal recreational use.

The law took effect on February 26, 2015, about 30 days of Congressional review.

There you have it, these are the states in the US that allow recreational use of marijuana. There are other states that do allow medical marijuana.