The cannabis laws and regulations are different in every state.
Since marijuana is not federally legal, it’s up to each state to set their own rules.
If you move to a new state, it’s important to know and understand the laws. I previously lived in a state where recreational cannabis was legal and I knew it was going to be difficult to move somewhere new. I was growing two plants for recreational use, but I also had my medical cannabis card. If you have a qualifying condition, it makes sense to have the medical cannabis card. You don’t ever have to pay taxes on marijuana and those hefty taxes can add up. When I moved to be with my girlfriend, I moved to a medical marijuana state. I figured it would be legal to grow my plants there too, since I had a medical marijuana card. Unfortunately, growing is still not legal in this state and I had to kill my harvest. I had two very large indica plants with strong roots and the potential to yield 2 pounds of cannabis. When I was moving into the apartment, someone saw the plants and called the apartment manager. She gave me the bad news and told me about the law. She didn’t force me to kill the plants, but she told me that we were in violation of our lease. It made me sad and sick to my stomach to destroy my seedlings, but I didn’t know what else to do. It’s so hard to believe that in 2020, cannabis is still illegal in some places.