Chapter 7. Illegal Use Or Possession of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 11. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 7.

"Lawful possession of an explosive," as used in this chapter, means possessing explosives in accordance with the stated purpose and conditions of a valid permit obtained pursuant to the provisions of this part, unless such person is specifically excepted from the permit requirements by the provisions of this part.
Every person not in the lawful possession of an explosive who knowingly has any explosive in his possession is guilty of a felony.