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Growing Marijuana for Personal Use#

Growing Marijuana for Personal Use

In Fort Collins, persons may grow their own marijuana for medical or recreational uses, subject to the following limitations:

  • Marijuana cannot be grown (cultivated) openly or publicly.
  • Marijuana cannot be grown in detached outbuildings (sheds, greenhouses, etc.)
  • In no event can more than 12 plants of any size, or 6 mature plants, be grown or kept within, or on the same legal parcel as, any single-family dwelling.
  • Marijuana cannot be grown in a two-family (ex. a duplex), multi-family (ex. apartment building), or single-family attached dwelling (ex. a townhome sharing a common wall with another unit).
  • All marijuana must be grown and kept in a locked and enclosed space.
  • No. Home-grown marijuana, no matter the form, may not be sold to others.
  • Marijuana cannot be grown outdoors in the City of Fort Collins. Marijuana plants must be kept in an enclosed, locked structure with a permanent roof and solid exterior walls.

See Chapter 12, Article IX of the City Code for all of the local regulations relating to the cultivation of marijuana for personal use.