• 9 Comments

Jenny Bloom

April 5, 2021

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.

Please note: ILGM is NOT a legal adviser. Information contained in this website is intended as general introductory information only. The information contained on this website is not legal advice. It should not be construed as legal advice and should not be relied upon as such.

medical marijuana new york

Cheap cannabis seeds are never part of our inventory. Instead, check out these great deals on the best quality feminized marijuana seeds.

Seeds Deals

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.

new york marijuana laws

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?

new york cannabis growing

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.

FAQ about growing marijuana in New York

Is it legal to grow marijuana in New York

It is not legal to grow marijuana in New York.

What’s included in New York’s medical marijuana program?

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.

What are the best cannabis strains to grow in New York?

These strains are best to grow in New York: Grape Ape, Zkittlez, AK-47 autoflower, Blue Dream, Sour Diesel.

Latest Updates

December 2016 – New York Updates their Medical Marijuana Law

View other states

Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | DelawareFlorida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | MichiganMinnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New MexicoNew York |North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | PennsylvaniaRhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | WashingtonWashington DC | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming

Marijuana legislation can be complicated, but Jenny Bloom is always up for the task. Although not a lawyer, her experience as a reporter and PR specialist helps her understand legalese – especially when it relates to growing marijuana. A passionate supporter of legalization and home... [read more]

Helpful links

Grow Guides

Grow Guides

Symptom Checker

Symptoms

Outdoor Calendars

Outdoor Calendar

Marijuana Seeds

Seeds
9 Comments

Please Post Your Comments & Reviews

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  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!
  4. By Glenn ,21 Oct 2020
    I grow in very small containers, chip dip size it keeps the Palin plants grown on my d Upstairs deck..
  5. By SMH NYC ,29 Mar 2021
    Legalization is coming in New York, yay! I plan on growing my own medicine in Brooklyn. It'll be time to update this page soon. :-)

World Icon

200 grow guides

500 Helpful Articles

Group Icon

35,000+ Daily Visitors

500,000+ Grow Bible readers

Plant Icon

1500 Strain Reviews

100 Strains For Sale