Home Cultivation Laws 

The rules and regulations surrounding home cultivation laws vary from state-to-state including restrictions on obtaining seeds or clones, plant counts, harvested amounts, and zoning requirements. In some cases, patients and caregivers are required to register with the state above and patient registration. 

Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Washington D.C. permit home cultivation for both recreational adult use and medical purposes. 

Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois, Missouri, and Oklahoma allow home cultivation for qualifying patients and their caregivers. 

Use these resources to learn more about these laws, including plant limits & other requirements.   

Other Legal Considerations 

Cannabis use and home cultivation have been used as ammunition for child custody during divorce proceedings and by child protection services as evidence of an unfit home. Cannabis cultivation may be a violation of probation or parole and can complicate immigration proceedings. 

Home cultivation laws do not supersede nuisance laws. Consider these tips to prevent unnecessary legal entanglements: 

  • Garden Safely: Ensure compliance with legal requirements and maintain appropriate documentation. Practice discretion to avoid attracting unnecessary attention.
  • Be a Good Neighbor: Avoid potential conflicts with neighbors by being mindful and respectful of potential concerns, including odor, visibility of plants, paraphernalia, etc. Building positive relationships with neighbors can help mitigate potential issues and prevent unnecessary law enforcement involvement.
Make sure you know your rights and how to use them!