Virtual Forum Answers Common Questions About Commercial Cannabis Licensing
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) are hosting a free online commercial cannabis cultivation permitting workshop.
"This online workshop allows cultivators to learn more about the regulatory requirements of commercial cannabis cultivation from a location of their choice," said Jennifer Nguyen, CDFW's Acting Cannabis Program Director. "There is no better time to understand more about state compliance, reducing environmental impacts and setting up your grow for success."
The free workshop is ideal for new and existing commercial cannabis cultivators. Those interested in attending can follow the link below and register. The online workshop is limited to 200 participants so early registration is recommended.
Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 12:30p.m.
Registration link: www.wildlife.ca.gov/cannabispermitting
CDFA's CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division will provide an overview of the licensing process for commercial cannabis farmers, including the required application attachments. SWRCB will review the cultivation policy, water rights and water quality relative regulations, and other important information. CDFW will cover Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements and how to limit environmental impacts.
Other participating cannabis regulatory agencies include the Department of Pesticide Regulation, the Franchise Tax Board and the Employment Development Department.
Questions can be submitted at the end of the final presentation.