New York’s Home Cultivation Regulations

As part of New York’s Cannabis Control Board (CCB) meeting on September 20, 2022, the CCB passed a resolution to permit the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) to adopt revised regulations for home cannabis cultivation. To be clear, pursuant to the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), home cannabis cultivation is currently limited to medical cannabis.

Here’s our breakdown of the now-approved regulations. Generally speaking, these regulations are similar to what we’ve seen in other states that allow medical and homegrown cannabis

Who Can Cultivate Cannabis at Home?

Home cultivation is limited to:

Certified patients who are 21 years old or older, but only for personal use; and Designated caregivers who are 21 years old or older, but only for certified patients who are either younger than 21 or physically unable to cultivate cannabis themselves. The regulations note that patients can only have one designated caregiver grow on their behalf.

Where can “Home Cultivated” cannabis be grown?

Only at the authorized person’s private residence.

How many plants can be grown at home?

Certified patients can grow up to three (3) mature plants and three (3) immature plants at any one time. Designated caregivers can grow up to

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