New York: State Regulators Finalize Home Cultivation Rules for Qualified Patients

New York, NY: Qualified patients and their designated caregivers can begin home cultivating marijuana next month, following the adoption of rules by state regulators.

Under the new rules, patients and caregivers registered with the state may grow specified quantities of marijuana on their own private property. Individual patients are limited to no more than three mature plants and three immature plants. Caregivers with multiple patients are limited to growing no more than six mature plants and six immature plants at any one time.  

The new rules will take effect on October 5, 2022. State regulators initially announced their intent to authorize limited home grows nearly one year ago.

Nearly 125,000 New Yorkers are currently registered in the state’s medical marijuana access program.

State lawmakers in 2021 approved separate legislation, The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), legalizing and regulating marijuana possession and sales for adults. Regulators just recently began accepting applications from those seeking licensure to establish retail cannabis facilities. 

Additional information is available from the New York State Office of Cannabis Management.