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How Much Marijuana Can You Consume??


How much marijuana can one person consume in a year? It seems like a straight forward question. I’d imagine if you are a rookie smoking for the first time, you probably don’t consume much out of your metal pipe or ‘customized’ soda pop can. On the other hand, I’d assume a staff member at a medical marijuana clinic in California could probably eat enough cannabis brownies to sedate a large rhinoceros. This is a question that many states have had to tackle when setting limits on their medical marijuana programs.

Take for instance the State of Montana. Their medical marijuana program allows 6 plants of any size, and you can possess up to one ounce of dried marijuana. This would be an example of a broken system, due to the fact that if the grower harvested even one good sized plant it would yield well over one ounce. So by cutting down their plant or plants, patients in Montana are felonies waiting to happen. This is how it was in my state, Oregon, before patients pointed out the obvious problem of having too much medicine.

In Oregon, the current legal limit per medical marijuana patient is 24 dried ounces, or 1.5 lbs. However, that doesn’t mean you can only have that amount once per year, it means that is your limit at any given time. There are people that I have met at the clinic that are yielding 14-22 ounces per plant (Oregon law permits 6 mature plants per patient) every 10 week cycle. That works out to 436.8 — 686.4 dried ounces a year. Now consider the fact that Oregon has a low limit level compared to some other programs in the nation. There are programs that permit up to 99 plants, and when grown outside, can yield several pounds per plant. These growers can also possess up to 10 pounds at a time. THAT’S A LOT OF MEDICINE! Attached is a great article from NPR about marijuana activity in Humboldt County, CA where medical marijuana limits are the highest in the nation. To quote a medical patient from the article ‘”I grow as much as I can consume in a year,” he says smiling. “That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.”

to read the NPR article click here


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  1. An ounce, elementarily speaking, in American standard measurements is 1/16 of a pound. Or 0.0625lbs.

  2. it all depends on the medical condition. Some people have to make concentrates or cook with it to ingest it which means they may need alot more. Most people dont have to do this though.

  3. patrickhoran on

    i suppose any attention is good attention when you get no attention….cut UR hair

  4. And it is wise to take a week or two vacation before you start this regiment and have enough food so you don’t have to drive.

  5. If you want the easiest way to stop smoking cigarettes, buy 1/2 ounce of high quality buds.

    Every time you have the urge to smoke, start smoking the marijuana. If you keep smoking marijuana you will fall asleep.

    When your 1/2 ounce is gone (assuming you didn’t have to share it) your physical nicotine addiction will be gone.

    And since marijuana does not cause physical addiction, you will now be a non smoker if you so choose.

  6. disabled cannabis user on

    Oh my, I read every thing but some one writing about thier personal consumption, well 1 or 2 did. I am a medicinal user. I have through the course of my profesion, been gored through the groin, twice crushed my lower back, and fractured my neck 3 times. I use about 1 and 1/4 ounces a week, more or less, for instant relief through smoking or vaporizing, and an addtional 1/4 lb a month to make tinctures and or oil or butter depending on my stock of supplies. I regularly harvest 4 to 4.5 lbs a year total from my outdoor and my indoor gardens. that is between 2.5 to 3 lbs short for the year. I make up the shorfall with donations from my collective. At 50 to 70 $ an eigth I could never be able to afford to buy my meds from a dispensary. Thankfully, cannabis helped me to reduce my pill use to softer stuff with less or no side effects. From 7 pills to 2. Now if only we could farm hemp and I could get the flour and oil and fibre from this crop too…thanx

  7. cut UR hair–>>> = CLUELESS!!! obviously, no one you love or care about had every had a chronic or terminal illiness, i’m both very happy for you and sad. happy becasue you haven’t had to experience athe anguish of suffering. i truly believe that 95% of all cannabis consumption is of medicinal value. i wish i’d known then what i know now, i would have started smoking a long time ago!!!

  8. 420saleonnow420 on

    seem like you dont even no the answer to your own question mate uh oh uh.. alot more than before. dikhead get ur facts right then come bak to us.

  9. Boys, Boys, Boys …. quite !!!
    i’m trying to mellow out with a joint !
    Even Butt hairs need love…
    it’s not their fault they are down there
    not being so useful.

  10. ive smoked for six years and find marijuana a way of life . and for some like CUT UR HAIR to come on here and throw there opinion out not even know what pot is like is ignorant and obvously doesnt have a life

  11. You are really exposing your huge ignorance . Tell me did “GOD” tell you to do this . You just seem like someone who says they speak to god . People like you are the scary , hateful , and sadly uneducated .

  12. Cut UR BUTT Hair , must have no or very sad life , to spend all his time , thinking how to disrupt other peoples lives . Hey moron , nobody is making you use marijuana . You sound like the so called straight guy that spends all of his time pointing out the gays . So you may as well smoke a little herb , and maybe then you’ll hit the all male steam room , maybe then you will find some happiness. It sounds to me you must never be happy with yourself . SHRINKS work for some types of humans. Maybe you ! TROUBLE MAKER !

  13. Okay honestly, Cut UR Hair, you need to do some serious thinking here. You’ve never smoked Marijuana in your life, obviously. You’ve never even wanted to, probably. And believe me, I was in the same boat as you at one point.

    But in the past month, I’ve spent 700 CDN Dollars, on Marijuana, Items associated with Marijuana, and Food, to cure my munchies.

    Seriously. Sure, I wasted my money pretty damn fast. But fuck. This month just flew by, nothing terribly bad has happened like the past few months, which have rather sucks, I’m a happier person overall, and I’ve got enough friends to support me in doing it.

  14. This is seriously a blog about drug abuse. How much marijuana can you consume?? Really? What the hell was the author talking about using a pop can to smoke drugs? That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard. These are probably the same pop cans that are being used to cook mobile meth.

  15. I am waiting for the state of Virginia to legalize the medicine I’ve been using illegally for the past two years. I was born with a rare joint disorder(Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome) that causes me a great deal of pain everyday. There is no cure or procedure that can be done to stop the pain. Doctors have given me diferent kinds of pain killers and other pills to try and help, but they make me nauseous and I don’t like how physically addictive these chemicals can be. Marijuana makes the pain bearable and helps me carry out a normal life. It does not make me nauseous and after being a daily user for 2 years I have felt no negative effects.

  16. I will check this blog everyday, and I don’t care if it takes my entire life, Cut UR Hair, YOU WILL BOW TO ME!!!!! I will make you my gimp like on Pulp Fiction. You say the same racist shit that I hear from every Glenn Beck wanna be

  17. If everyone thinks I am so dumb, answer me this; how many large marijuana busts has there been in the last year? A lot more than before, and always illegal immigrants behind it. They are taking over America.

  18. Wow Cut UR Hair, so far your comments have been pretty ignorant. What sort of logic is behind your calling out of “stoner idiots” on a blog that is meant to educate people about marijuana? Seems like a waste of everyone’s time to me.

  19. As long as there are stoner idiots in the world, I will be here to call them out…On this blog or any blog….

  20. I don’t have a card but I know I can smoke a ton. I try not to smoke my brains out everyday since I have to pay for it but I am not a rookie.

  21. I plan on following this blog because I really like the topics. To Cut UR Hair – does this mean that I have to read your dumb ass comments everyday??? Go back into your racist hole and die already.

  22. I will be honest, when the author throws around numbers for ounces of dried marijuana, I am not quite sure how much that is. Is an ounce like a ‘lid’? But either way, it sounds like a lot too me. Even one ounce seems like too much for one person. Drugs are bad, and medical programs are just a front for Cartels to corrupt American citizens.

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