Understanding Cannabis Laws

In recent years, the state of California has seen a major shift in its stance on cannabis. Once a Schedule I substance with no medical value, cannabis is now legal for medicinal and recreational use in the Golden State. This change has had a major impact on cities like San Diego, which have had to adapt their own laws and regulations regarding the drug. Manzuri Law a San Diego cannabis law firm can help you understand the laws.


So, what exactly are the cannabis laws in San Diego? Well, let's take a look.


First and foremost, it is important to note that California's laws take precedence over any local ordinances. This means that, while cities like San Diego can enact their own regulations, they cannot prohibitions on activities that are legal under state law.


With that said, let's take a look at the main laws and regulations regarding cannabis in San Diego.




Adults 21 and over are legally allowed to possess up to 28.5 grams of cannabis flower or 8 grams of concentrated cannabis (such as hashish). It is important to note that these limits are per person, not per household.




Adults 21 and over are legally allowed to cultivate up to 6 cannabis plants per residence (not per person). These plants must be kept out of public view and must not be visible from a neighboring property.




The sale of cannabis is currently illegal in San Diego, except for licensed dispensaries that are allowed to sell medical cannabis. The city is currently working on regulations that would allow for the sale of recreational cannabis, but these have not been finalized yet. If you have any questions about cannabis laws, you can contact the San Diego cannabis law firm Manzuri Law.