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legal to grow marijuana in california

All marijuana over 28.5 grams must be kept in a locked space on the private residence grounds and not visible from a public place (HS 11362.2(a).)

No. Cities can control, regulate, or even prohibit commercial cultivation. Still, the local government cannot prohibit the personal cultivation of up to six marijuana plants within a person’s private residence (H&S11362.1(a)(3). A private residence is defined as a house, apartment unit, mobile home, or similar dwelling (H&S 11362.2(b)(5). Indoor cultivation is also allowed, providing it is fully enclosed, secure, and not visible from a public place (H&S 11362.2(a)(2).)


The AUMA also allows each municipality (city) to prohibit possession and ingestion in buildings owned by the city and to allow ether to maintain a drug-free workplace by allowing the prohibition of use, consumption, transfer, transportation, sale, display, or growth of marijuana in the workplace (H&S 11362.45(f-g))

The AUMA prohibits smoking marijuana:

Federal officials may enforce federal law notwithstanding a validly issued medical prescription. Federal law is implicated by the Commerce Clause, the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, and the Equal Protection clause.


Legal to grow marijuana in california

Marijuana is legal for adults to use in 18 states and Washington, D.C. Medical marijuana is legal in 37.Most recently, New Mexico, Virginia and Connecticut legalized recreational cannabis.

Cannabis status by state

State license issuance began in 2018, but data isn’t available for that initial year because they were issued as temporary licenses. Data sets begin in 2019, when 12-month annual and provisional licenses began to be issued, using the online licensing systems. Licenses remain active for one year, at which point they can be renewed for an additional 12 months. This list displays counts of when the licenses were first issued, but not each time one was renewed.

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Licensed to grow, manufacture and sell

Recreational cannabis sales began in January 2018, and while many have played by the rules, the illegal growth and sale of the plant continues to undermine those following the rules.

More than 1.11 million illegal plants were seized in 2020.

You can report an illegal business anonymously online at

Since its establishment in 1983, the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting has had more than 110 law enforcement agencies involved, making it one of the largest law enforcement task forces in the U.S.