Many states permit residents to grow marijuana for their personal use, and we decided to look at just how easy it is to grow cannabis — known as pot or weed — at home. Trevor Hughes, Austin Humphries, USA TODAY NETWORK
Experts say starting marijuana from clones — cuttings taken from another plant — is the best way to start growing cannabis. It helps ensure that the plants are all female, and jumpstarts the growing process.(Photo: Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY)
As of March 1, Alaska, California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada have legalized recreational marijuana use, as has the District of Columbia. Vermont has legalized it as well, but that law doesn’t go into effect until July 1.
The exact rules vary in each state. And remember — marijuana possession remains entirely illegal under federal law.
In this attached video, you’ll see a pot plant go from a cutting to a mature bush in about four months, along with an explanation of