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growing weed outdoors in las vegas

Growing weed outdoors in las vegas

Common defenses to Nevada charges of cultivating weed include:

1. May I cultivate my own marijuana in Las Vegas, Nevada?

Usually not for a first offense. And it is often possible to get criminal charges reduced or dismissed through a plea bargain.

2.2. Violating other cultivation rules (NRS 453D.400)

Even though Nevada recently legalized recreational marijuana, courts still take cultivation crimes very seriously. And growing 50 lbs. or more of pot is prosecuted as trafficking, even if it is just for personal use.

It is illegal and dangerous to drive under the influence of cannabis. Any amount of cannabis consumption puts you at risk of driving impaired.

Possessing Cannabis

Under NRS 453D.100 a private property owner is not prohibited from restricting the smoking, cultivation, processing, manufacture, sale, delivery, or transfer of cannabis on their property.

Property Owners

Cannabis can only be consumed on private property (at home, for example), and as long as the property owner has not prohibited it.

Growing weed outdoors in las vegas

As far as timing when to sprout your seeds, a general rule of thumb is on or around the Spring Equinox. If you’re not growing from seed but instead buying clones, they’ll already be in the seedling stage when you get them so you don’t have to worry about germination.

In cooler climates, growers should wait on putting plants in the ground until there is no danger of overnight frost, and plenty of sunshine. As Bill Cook, master grower at Kanna-Wise eloquently put it, “a heavy freeze is killin’ your trees.” An old gardener’s rule of thumb is to move plants outside after Mother’s Day, and they should definitely be outside and/or in the ground by the Summer Solstice.

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Early spring: germination stage Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

Are you thinking about growing your own cannabis? New to being a plant parent? Wondering when you should plant your cannabis seedlings outdoors?

Spring to early summer: seedling stage

If you aren’t working with exclusively female plants, you’ll need to get rid of the males before they have a chance to pollinate the females (and wreck your harvest). “Even feminized seeds can have up to 10% males in the mix so it’s important to inspect your plants every day as they start to show their sex. Also important to note is that a stressed female plant can produce male branches or ‘hermaphrodites’, so even if you know she’s a girl, you have to check daily,” advised Sara Rotman, a veteran grower and founder of Wellfounded Botanicals.