Pot-grow­ing class

Los Angeles Times - - SATURDAY - By Jeanette Maran­tos home@la­times.com

Cal­i­for­nian gar­den­ers can mix mar­i­juana with their marigolds th­ese days, thanks to the pas­sage of Propo­si­tion 64. It al­lows in­di­vid­u­als 21 and older to grow up to six plants, as long as the plants are not ac­ces­si­ble to the pub­lic and as long as their mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties haven’t re­stricted cul­ti­va­tion.

In Los An­ge­les, the law is en­forced as writ­ten, said Los An­ge­les Po­lice Depart­ment Ram­part Di­vi­sion Of­fi­cer Joel Certa. He cau­tions that other ju­ris­dic­tions may have dif­fer­ent rules, how­ever, so check with your lo­cal law en­force­ment agency.

As­sum­ing you’ve got the green light, how do you pro­ceed?

En­ter Fig Earth Sup­ply, a Mount Wash­ing­ton nurs­ery, with its first classes in “Cannabis Cul­ti­va­tion for the Home Grower.”

“The world and its mother wants to grow this stuff, but they don’t know what to do,” says Conor Fitz­patrick, chief of op­er­a­tions. The classes June 13 and 14 are fo­cused on the ca­sual grower and lim­ited to 15 stu­dents, he said. Twelve peo­ple signed up the first day so based on that re­sponse, more classes are be­ing heldJune 27 and 28.

The classes cost $95 apiece ($175 for both) and will cover ev­ery­thing you need to get grow­ing, Fitz­patrick said, from choos­ing the right plants and prop­a­gat­ing or grow­ing from seed to pest man­age­ment and har­vest tech­niques.

Fig Sup­ply won’t be sell­ing mar­i­juana plants or sup­plies, Fitz­patrick said, but the in­struc­tor will bring a few plants for de­mon­stra­tion pur­poses.

Ed­uardo Ver­dugo AP

GROW up to six plants at home in Cal­i­for­nia.

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