Well in California just about any place you live except Rancho Cordova with its $27,000+ a year Jim-Crow-Cannabis medical garden tax is fair for indoor growing but if you can manage to be in Northern California out in the "Off the Grid" places then you may be able to have a garden that looks like these http://california2012.org/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=126
However, I would Secure a job first and housing before I made a move in this economy. Maybe you have skills that are unaffected but just some good advice to test the waters first.
Oh and Welcome to RIU
Measure O Rancho Cordova for those who do not believe a 5x5 is taxed at $27,000 a year http://california2012.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=50