In California, where the growing of medical marijuana is permissible by law, there are a number of alternative treatments options available to acute and chronic pain sufferers. One of those options is to grow your own marijuana medicinals from clones.
Clones, for those who are unfamiliar with the terminology, are exactly what they sound like. A marijuana clone is an exact genetic replica of a particular plant. For growers of their own medical marijuana, the use of clones can be extremely advantageous. The use of clones from existing plants guarantees not only a very specific type of harvest (Sativa, Indica, or hybrid strain), but it also guarantees an all-female growing room or crop. Female plants, in regard to marijuana, by the way, are more potent than their male counterparts.
What are some of the other benefits of medical marijuana clones? When growing from clones, rather than seed, you have an easy head start on growing your own medicine. As mentioned earlier, your clones will produce an identical plant, so you know what you will be getting in terms of type and potency. Additionally, when you receive clones from a reputable medical marijuana dispensary (such as the P.R. Collective in Long Beach), you can rest assured that your growers have provided you with an early generation that has much of the same attributes and potency as the mother plant (yes, subsequent generations can lose some potency). Lastly, your clones have a shorter crop season – allowing growers to get to harvest in as little as 70 days (depending on plant type and a number of other grow factors, of course). All in all, there are numerous benefits to growing your own medical marijuana from clones provided by a reputable dispensary. More than any other aspect, the cost is much lower with the home-grown variety.
But is it legal? In the state of California, yes. Under Proposition 215 (the California Health & Safety Code 11362.5), patients are entitled to grow marijuana in whatever amounts may be necessary for their own medical use. There are some guidelines set forth by the SB 420 legislative statute: 6 mature or 12 immature plants and 1 /2 pound (8 oz.) processed cannabis per patient. Of course, individual cities and counties in California may have higher (but not lower) limits on plants and processed cannabis. If you’re interested in growing your own medicine from clones,
you’ll want to check out the growing limits for your area via the following online listing of Medical Marijuana Cultivation & Possession Guidelines.
For those interested in securing medical marijuana clones from a San Pedro or Long Beach Medical Marijuana collective, our P.R. Collective medical marijuana dispensary has clones available. You can check our Clones Menu for current offerings.
The PRC Medical Marijuana blog articles are meant for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for actual medical advice. PRC is a Long Beach Medical Marijuana collective that serves patients in the South Bay, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates, Harbor City, Wilmington, and Palos Verdes Estates areas. All new patients are required to call or come in 24 hours in advance of their first visit. You may phone (310) 832-2420 between 9am and 8pm every day.