Hi @Bobbi, I understand your problem with neighbors, I have the same problem.
I have a possible solution that may make it way easier to move the plants around that a neighbor I had as a child used. He made (I'm sure you can buy one) a flat cart that was only about 6 inches off the ground. He would move his vegetable containers around the lawn and put them in the sun, or shade, as needed. That might help a little with the lifting and all. He never took the containers off the cart all year.
It is a shame that the government makes it so hard to grow a plant that god put on this earth. There must be a reason for it being there or it would never have existed.
Sorry I can't be of more help. Good luck on your grow. Jerry