Housing Situation

Your housing situation plays a pivotal role in determining whether home cultivation is a viable option. If you rent your home, review your lease agreement to determine if cannabis cultivation is permitted. Some landlords may prohibit cultivation activities on their property. Homeowners should also consider factors such as space availability, ventilation options, and neighborhood regulations before proceeding with cultivation.

Federal courts have found that the medical use of cannabis does not qualify patients for protections provided to patients under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Fair Housing Act (FHA). This means that individuals do not have protected rights to cultivate medical cannabis if landlords do not want cannabis grown on their rental property. 


Cultivating cannabis can require a significant initial investment in equipment, supplies, and utilities. Assess your financial situation and ensure you have the resources necessary to sustain your cultivation endeavors.

Suitable Location

Ensuring a suitable cultivation environment involves adequate space, proper ventilation, and security measures to prevent legal issues and promote a safe growing environment. Here are some factors to consider when determining if you have a location that will work for your home garden:

Space: Ensure you have adequate space to accommodate your cannabis plants. Consider factors such as the number of plants you intend to grow and their growth characteristics (e.g., height, width). Indoor cultivation may require less space but necessitates artificial lighting and ventilation, while outdoor cultivation offers more room but is subject to environmental factors.

Privacy: Opt for a location that provides privacy and security for your plants. Considerations include shielding your plants from view to prevent theft or unwanted attention.

Ventilation: Proper airflow is essential for healthy plant growth and preventing mold and mildew. Choose a location with adequate ventilation or invest in fans or exhaust systems to maintain optimal air circulation.

Lighting: Whether you opt for indoor or outdoor cultivation, access to natural or artificial light is crucial for plant photosynthesis and growth. Evaluate the availability of sunlight or invest in high-quality grow lights for indoor setups.

Accessibility: Ensure your chosen location is easily accessible for maintenance tasks such as watering, pruning, and harvesting. Accessibility will also be important during adverse weather conditions or emergencies.