The state just doesnt look at it from your view. They dont care if you grow from seed or clone. Im sure its base on regular seeds, and they gave it a 50/50 male to female ratio as standard. They dont care if you only get 4 females out of the 12. If you can veg 12 clones and keep 6 to flower, I would keep the 6 best and grow 6 huge trees.