How are plants counted?


One would think that a plant is a plant is a plant. Of course that may be true in the normal world, but not in the pot world. It’s more like the front of a large store in the spring, where the cost of plants varies with the size, and sometimes with the rack it is on.
With cannabis plants, in Colorado, under state law, plants are counted in at least three different ways depending upon where you look. Constitutionally, a plant is an “immature plant” if it is not flowering, not over 8″ tall, and in a container not more than 8″ by 8″ by 8″, and open at the top. I’m not sure why open at the top matters. Easier for LEOs to measure??
In the 1/1/2018 Colorado Statute, a plant is a not-yet-flowering cannabis plant in a container less that 4″ by 4″ by 4″ and not more than 4″ tall.
Criminally, a plant can be a clone with a root system that has started to develop.
The most basic 6 plant limit consists of 3 plants in veg or mothers, and 3 flowering. Generally flowering means buds are showing at nodes.
So a plant can be anything from a clone with a root system developing to a plant over 8″ in a pot, open at the top, not over 8″ by 8″ by 8″
The complications, as if that was not enough, comes in determining how many plants you can grow, which generally depends on where you are located and which LEO is bothering or busting you.
Lafayette Colorado limits not only count, but also size of grow, as well as total grow wattage! Why leave anything out? They did not prohibit pot businesses in town.

While I’ve run into LEOs that weigh plants they cut down, including some that weigh containers and dirt. That is simply wrong