Cannabis Control Board approves home growing for medical cannabis patients

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — New York State’s Cannabis Control Board Thursday approved a big step in the growing of pot at home.

Up to three mature medical cannabis plants and three immature medical cannabis plants will be allowed per person, with a cap of six mature and six immature plants within any private residence.

For now, home cultivation will only be allowed for certified medical cannabis patients and designated caregivers on behalf of those patients.

This follows the decision made at the control board’s first meeting earlier this month to allow those in the medical cannabis program to use whole flower marijuana.

There will now be a 60-day public comment period for people to weigh in.