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New York allows medical marijuana to be grown at home.

Updated: Feb 8, 2023

Beginning October 5th, 2022, NYS certified patients and designated caregivers who are at least twenty-one years old and registered with the Office of Cannabis Management can grow cannabis at home, following the historic adoption of Part 115 regulations on October 5, 2022. To read the rules and regulations, click here.


To improve cannabis access and support certified patients and designated caregivers, the Office has developed downloadable tools to help individuals learn more about home cultivation:

  • Medical Home Cultivation Guide

A breakdown of the rules and basic cultivation information to help patients and caregivers get started learning about cultivating cannabis.

  • Medical Cannabis Home Cultivation Fact Sheet

A two-page, visual fact sheet with key information and safety tips for home cultivation.

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the Personal Home Cultivation of Medical Cannabis Regulations

A list of frequently asked questions on the personal home cultivation of medical cannabis regulations.

Only certified patients and designated caregivers who are twenty-one or older and registered with the Office of Cannabis Management are able to grow at home.

To become a certified patient or designated caregiver, click here.

For questions on the above materials or about medical cannabis home cultivation, please email medical@cannabis.ny.gov

Documentation of a medical condition & of your New York State residency or temporary New York residency while seeking medical treatment here is required. We can work with you to obtain the required documents. Once your documents have been submitted and reviewed by a physician, we can schedule your appointment.




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Dani Sage
Dani Sage
Feb 25
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Growing at home is amazing! If you already love your houseplants or garden it is a bit of a learning curve but so rewarding! Most people can accomplish it and you can use the flowers and trim to cook with and there are so many benefits. Juice leaves is a hot new trend but I have been doing it for ages! It is important to remember that not everyone is legally allow to grow marijuana in NY. Only medical certificate holders and caregivers are allow to grow mmj at home. I really love the other article about growing Blueberry strain. It is such a short growth height it makes for growing in side very convenient.

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