Jenny Bloom

December 12, 2019

Although New York does not allow legal growing of marijuana, it also doesn’t have a strict anti-grow law. So while you can’t technically grow your own, you also won’t be facing life in prison over this misdemeanor. Also, since New York medical marijuana users are only approved for extracts and pills, you’ll probably only find quality marijuana seeds online.

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Medical marijuana

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New York is home to one of the largest cities in America with a medical marijuana program. Their program, like the state, is expansive and covers a large variety of conditions. New York patients with cancer, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, Huntington’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuropathies and Spinal cord damage can use marijuana to treat their disease, making legal marijuana a possibility in New York. Unfortunately, this program only approves marijuana in the extract and pill form. They have ignored the benefits of the whole plant.

Whereas the medical marijuana program does not allow patients to grow marijuana in New York, recreational usage has been decriminalized. Beginning the end of August 2019, marijuana users carrying less than 25 grams only face a $50 fine. If you use it in public, there is a $200 fine.

Also read: New York Updates their Medical Marijuana Law.

New York laws

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New York considers cultivation a misdemeanor, but they also charge for possession if caught growing plants. Still, if you are growing a single plant, you could possibly face misdemeanor charges and fines, rather than the jail time you could face in other states. It all depends on how much you grow. With a single plant, however, there is still a chance for up to a year in jail, but it is not a mandatory minimum. Therefore, compared to other states, if you plan to grow marijuana in New York, you are less likely to get in trouble.

Interesting fact: marijuana is not legal
in Jamaica, either; yet it’s enjoyed by many.
Learn how Rastafarians appreciate ganja in our free ebook.

Many people like to grow more marijuana than they need. This is unnecessary and risky- especially in states like New York. There is no reason to grow multiple weak plants, when you could grow one very potent plant.  If you can get in more trouble based on the amount of plants you have, why risk having more than you need?

Growing in New York

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Growing just a few plants can be tricky if you don’t know what you are doing. If you only grow two plants, you have to be certain at least one survives. With the plant protector and THC Booster, you can protect and support your plants so that they are able to yield strong marijuana. You can grow a reasonable amount of potent weed without appearing like a drug dealer.

Keeping your grow room stealth is also going to be important if you plan to grow marijuana in New York. The Marijuana Grow Bible has all of the information you need for doing just that.  Before you plant a single seed, download the book and read it from the front to end.

Download my free Grow Bible for more information about growing in New York or anywhere else in the world!

It isn’t legal to grow marijuana in New York, but it has been decriminalized. If you are a patient, or just love smoking weed, growing marijuana in New York doesn’t have to make you a criminal. The easiest way is to keep your garden small and your supply out of sight.

Latest Updates

December 2016 – New York Updates their Medical Marijuana Law

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  1. By sean

    ,11 Nov 2016
    Thanks for this educational information Robert I really love you and your team! You guys are top notch. I'll be shopping with you till I can't shop no more!
  2. By CJT

    ,27 Dec 2016
    Robert, I have a few questions for you if you wouldn't mind contacting me back.
  3. By Balsey Dean De Witt, Jr.

    ,08 Jul 2019
    You need to update this, now the fine is $50, NOT $100!

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