How many plants can you grow in San Diego?

Since we teach people to grow cannabis plants at home, this is a common question we receive. Let’s review cannabis plant count numbers in San Diego, CA.

Anyone over the age of 21 can grow 6 cannabis plants. If you have your doctors recommendation, then you can grow “as much as you need according to your condition.”

There is also something called a daily plant purchase limit pursuant to the Department of Cannabis Control. Adults over age 21 can buy 6 cannabis plants per day, or 12 cannabis plants per day if you have a doctor’s recommendation. When a doctors recommendation lists a higher plant count than 12, it is ultimately up to the plant seller to honor that or not. 

What about your right to grow indoors in San Diego? Renters are subject to their contracts with their landlords. Landlords have the legal right to forbid cannabis cultivation, as well as smoking. People have always done things to protect their property, even if the prohibited behavior is not illegal. Landlords prohibit smoking, pets, and yes, even growing cannabis. 

Currently, you can not grow cannabis outdoors in San Diego, except in the Chula Vista and Oceanside areas. 

Prop 64: Recreational Marijuana Cultivation Rights

Under Prop. 64, anyone in California over the age of 21 may grow 6 plants per parcel of land. With your homegrown cannabis, you are able to use it personally, or gift it to your friends and family. You may not sell it for profit. Only licensed cannabis businesses are legally able to sell cannabis in San Diego, CA. You may not grow cannabis at home and sell it to your local dispensary. 

Prop 215: Medical Marijuana Patients Cultivation Rights

As per the CA Supreme Court’s People vs. Kelly ruling in 2010, regarding Prop 215, medical marijuana patients are entitled to have and cultivate whatever amount of marijuana / cannabis is necessary for their personal medical use. According to Proposition 215, residents of the state of California who become medical marijuana patients are legally allowed to cultivate and possess marijuana for medicinal purposes.

We don’t see anything for Prop 64 to negate from Prop 215.


***This content was written to inform you of Green Carpet Growing’s understanding of cannabis laws that affect home-growers and does not constitute any legal advice in any form. We are not lawyers or attorneys. However as citizens, we study the laws to the best of our ability, that affect the legal rights of home growers. Please contact us if you feel there are any errors in our content as we would be happy to correct any misinformation.