According to the privacy judgment of 2018, you can grow and use as much Cannabis as you want in a private space as long as it does not harm others.
If you grow in a rented space, you need to be extra vigilant and be very aware of imposing smells and too many visible plants. There is no law against visibility or quantity of plants, but you do not want to invite trouble with your ladies. You have to keep them private just like you would your sex toys . You need to check the lease agreement / paperwork to make sure your private garden is not classified as mutual space – this is in fact possible, but it has to be documented clearly, not just assumed by word of mouth. Also it has to clearly state in the lease that you cannot grow Cannabis or any plants for that matter, and even then you could contest that.
Craig then also advised: Anyone who is growing cannabis in a sectional title unit will have to be particularly careful. Not because it is illegal, but because the neighbouring owners may not agree with the situation. They, and the body corporate, can then cause problems for the grower. Be discreet as possible is the key. You may be able to win a lengthy court battle with the complex, but you may have lost your plants and soured the relationships with your neighbours and body corporate. Even though it is legal for an adult to grow cannabis for personal use does not mean that is socially accepted by all. When living in close quarters to others, like in a sectional title unit, it is advisable to be discreet as possible and be considerate to the neighbours concerns. Until such time as the legal situation is set out more clearly, it is best to err on the side of caution.
We’d like to thank Craig Harvey for helping all the many people referred by us and also for giving us this sound advice.