New York’s Cannabis Control Board (CCB) has released details of proposed regulations for home cultivation of adult-use cannabis.
The promise of home cultivation has been looming since the state approved the legalization of adult-use cannabis in 2021, but has been waiting for a concrete framework to be published by regulators before being implemented.
While the CCB was initially set to hold a meeting to hammer out this framework on Wednesday (January 23), this was postponed last minute.
Despite this, the proposed rules were published this week giving potential home cultivators the first insight into what to expect. Once these are approved, a 60-day public consultation period will take place before they are implemented.
The proposals would allow anyone over the age of 21 to grow up to six cannabis plants, including three mature and three immature plants, and these must be in a secure location and not in public view.
Individuals will only be allowed to cultivate at a single location, and can possess up to five pounds of trimmed, dried flower from their own plants.
Landlords will not be able to prevent tenants from growing cannabis, and will be able to determine whether to install oder mitigation policies, however those residing in federal or federally subsidized housing will not be able to cultivate at home.
Selling home-grown cannabis will be illegal, but it can be shared or gifted.