Is growing Marijuana legal in the UK?

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indi is a plank (c: asked:

I’ve heard that it is legal to grow it, as long as you’re not smoking it – is that true? 🙂


  1. Bruce Lee says:

    It’s legal if you contact your mayor or whoever’s in charge of your neighborhood and ask for a license. You have to have a reason like “I’m growing it for a recipe or medical condition”.

  2. John says:

    Yes it is;
    Hemp grown for fibre is planted closely, resulting in tall, slender plants with long fibers. Ideally, according to Defra in 2004, the herb should be harvested before it flowers. This early cropping is because fibre quality begins to decline as flowering starts and, incidentally, this cropping also pre-empts the herb’s maturity as potentially a source of drug material. UK licence conditions actually oblige farmers, however, to allow some flowering so that flower material can be tested for its drug potential