Setting Up Your Grow Room
The proposed rules state that a registered patient may grow up to 12 marijuana plants, and the plants must be kept in an enclosed and locked facility. For the average person that means in a separate locked spare bedroom, a separate room in the basement with a locked door or a closet with a lock on the door.
You probably won’t be able to grow 12 plants in a closet, unless you have a really big closet. You can get 12 seedlings to start in a regular closet, but once they start to grow, your average closet will be too small.
You could build a “closet” in one of your bedrooms. Pick an interior wall so no one can break in through an outside window, frame it with 2×4′s the same way you would if you were building an interior wall. If you don’t know what I mean, you’re going to need help from a carpentry experienced friend.
Whatever room you choose will need some ventilation, fans and vents should be included in your plan. A bathroom venting fan should be enough for a small room or closet.
If you search online for growing room instructions, you will find many sites with expensive and elaborate instructions. Do not be discouraged by these, they are written for commercial growers who plan on growing hundreds or even thousands of plants.
You will only be growing 12 plants, and that can be done fairly inexpensively.
I will be writing a series of articles on how to grow your 12 plants without spending a fortune.
In the meantime, collect some seeds, save what you might have on hand, and ask your friends and relatives to donate seeds to you. You will need more than 12 seeds, because not every seed you plant will grow.