Tuesday, 28 June 2022

State agencies to host free online commercial cannabis permitting workshop March 4

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division and State Water Resources Control Board are hosting a free online commercial cannabis cultivation permitting workshop on Thursday, March 4.

It will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. via webcast.

The free workshop is ideal for new and existing commercial cannabis cultivators and consultants. Those interested in attending can use the link below to watch the webcast – no registration is required. Closed captions will be provided.

Questions can be submitted in advance of the event by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Cannabis Webcast” as the subject line. Questions not answered during the webcast will be forwarded to the appropriate agency for a response.

CalCannabis will provide an overview of the state’s cannabis cultivation licensing program and review the requirements for commercial cannabis farming.

CDFW will cover permitting, use of the online notification system and compliance requirements. The State Water Board will review the cannabis policy and permitting process for both the Division of Water Quality and Division of Water Rights. Other regulatory agencies will also present.

For more information about becoming a licensed commercial cannabis farmer and for an overview of the California Cannabis Track-and-Trace/Metrc System, visit the CalCannabis website at www.calcannabis.cdfa.ca.gov, call 833-CALGROW (225-4769) or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To report suspected illegal cannabis farming or related complaints, call the CalCannabis toll-free hotline: (833) WEED-TIP (933-3847).

To learn more about CDFW’s cannabis program, visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/cannabis or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To report environmental crimes, such as pollution, water diversions and poaching, please call the CalTIP hotline at 888-334-2258 or text information to tip411 by texting “CALTIP” followed by a space and the message.

The CalTIP app can also be downloaded via the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store.

To learn more about the State Water Board’s role in cannabis cultivation permitting, please visit www.waterboards.ca.gov/cannabis.

For permitting and compliance assistance, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 916-341-5580 (Cannabis Cultivation General Order), or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 916-319-9427 (cannabis cultivation water rights).

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