Growing Marijuana & Making Marijuana Products at Home
When growing or producing cannabis products at home,
taking a few precautions can help keep you and your family safe.
Growing cannabis indoors often requires high-powered lamps, temperature controls, and increased ventilation. Some of the equipment can overload your electrical circuits and may start a fire.
To reduce the risk of electrical fires, have a licensed electrician confirm that your equipment follows all fire codes.
Cannabis Oil Extraction
When making cannabis concentrations at home, it is illegal to extract cannabis oil using flammable materials like propane and butane, that have a flashpoint below 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Those gases release vapors that can trigger explosions. Consider safer extraction materials such as alcohol.
Producing edibles at home, like cannabis-infused beverages or baked goods, can be difficult. For example, it can be difficult to spread cannabis evenly throughout the product. As a result, it can be challenging to control the potency and dosage throughout the edible—and its impact on users.