By K.J. Lippert, Medical News Now StaffEditor’s note: This story has been updated to clarify that the state of California has banned indoor plants in residential areas.
This story is based on an analysis of the California Department of Public Health’s (DPH) website.
The DPH’s website states: “Exterior indoor plant cultivation is permitted in residential, commercial and industrial buildings in California under certain conditions.”
The article states that outdoor plants can be grown in a “single, indoor or mixed indoor system.”
Under California law, indoor plants are allowed only in areas that are “reasonably close to, accessible from and free from public vehicular traffic,” and they are subject to “prohibitions on public use.”
The DPH states that the cultivation of plants outdoors “is permitted to a maximum of 10 feet from any exterior wall, ceiling, or window, provided it does not obstruct vehicular travel.”
According to the DPH website, outdoor plants “are not considered food plants” because they do not provide the nutrients or health benefits that indoor plants provide.
The article also states that there are no requirements for the cultivation in residential or commercial buildings that are within an “adjacent area,” such as a park, playground or other indoor facility.
The department’s website also states the following: “The cultivation of indoor plants outdoors in commercial buildings is limited to outdoor plants with a minimum height of 12 feet or fewer.
Existing regulations do not apply to indoor plants growing in areas with more than 2,000 square feet of space.”
However, the Dph’s website says the cultivation “does not apply” to indoor crops that are grown outdoors or in “landscape or forest settings.”
The Dph website also says the following about outdoor plants that are indoor:The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued a warning to residential and commercial properties in California regarding indoor plants that have been grown indoors.
In an announcement on its website, DHHS said that indoor cannabis cultivation is not allowed under state law, and that residential plants are subject for inspections and licensing.
The announcement states that commercial cannabis plants are not permitted indoors.