Matt, a cannabis caregiver located in Mesa County, Colorado, walks through his rooms of plants, caring for each as if a child, preparing them for his patients. With only one dispensary in Mesa county, the state allows him to grow for more than the legal limit of five patients.
With the state's approval, Matt cares for more than the five patient limit, growing what he says is just enough to provide medicine for each person.
With a background in mechanics, Matt designs and makes most of the equipment he uses to grow his medical marijuana.
Matt's dog looks up at her owner as he gets ready to go into his marijuana grow, where dogs aren't allowed.
Matt uses solar energy to help with the cost of growing more than 60 cannabis plants for his patients.
A medical marijuana caregiver in Mesa County, Colorado, who asked to not be identified, holds the top of one of his cannabis plants. His four-level warehouse acts as his home and business.
Devin Noonan, a cannabis caregiver in the state of Maine, prepares several indoor cannabis plants for transport to his outdoor grow.
Noonan, 26, has been cultivating cannabis plants for two years in his backyard just outside of Augusta, Maine.
Devin Noonan becomes distracted by his two German Shepards while watering cannabis plants in his greenhouse just outside Augusta, Maine.