In 1996, the State of California became the first state in the nation to legalize medical cannabis when voters passed Prop 215 or The Compassionate Use Act. That distinction is now shared with 27 other states. Under the Compassionate Use Act, qualified patients and their caregivers are allowed to cultivate cannabis for personal use, subject to local laws.
Personal: Non-Medical Use (Recreation) Use
On November 8, 2016, California voters passed Prop 64 or the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) , allowing adults 21 years or older to legally grow , possess and use cannabis a for non-medical purposes. California is currently one of only seven states where recreational cannabis is legal. Residential cultivation for recreational use is limited to six plants per household.
City of Woodland: Personal Use & Cultivation for Medical & Adult Recreation
The City of Woodland regulates the cultivation of cannabis in residential properties as provided in Ordinance 1622 on September 5, 2017.
Ordinance 1622: Article 21.5 of Chapter 25 of the Zoning Ordinance (PDF) On September 5, 2017 the City Council adopted amendments to Article 21.5 to: (a) provide that any person within the City of Woodland may cultivate cannabis inside of any residence or enclosed and secure secondary structure that meets certain requirements specified in the ordinance, consistent with state law that permits indoor cultivation of cannabis for medical and non-medical purposes; and (b) prohibit all outdoor cultivation of cannabis.