Are You Ready for the New Regulations? Cannabis Farmer’s Compliance Workshop in Briceland
Press release from the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department:
On Saturday July 16th, the County of Humboldt is holding a Cannabis Compliance workshop in the Octagon at Beginnings in Briceland.
Staff from the Planning & Building Department will be on hand to answer questions about the Humboldt County Commercial Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance (CMMLUO – Ord. #2544)
Adopted by the Board of Supervisors on January 26, 2016, the ordinance (CMMLUO) establishes land use regulations governing the Commercial Cultivation, Processing, Manufacturing and Distribution of Cannabis for Medical Use. The Ordinance is the first of its kind in the State of California and was developed consistent with the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA), which was signed into law by… Governor Brown on October 9, 2015.
The County Ordinance provides a pathway for existing and new operators to achieve compliance and become eligible to pursue state licensing pursuant to MMRSA. The ordinance includes a registration deadline of August 23rd for existing operators to declare their cultivation sites. The last day to apply for a permit for commercial activities is December 31st, 2016.
Staff from the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) will also be on hand to answer questions about the Board’s Cannabis Cultivation Waste Discharge Regulatory Program (CCWDRP), which was established under the Waiver of Waste Discharge adopted by the RWQCB in August of last year (Order # 2015-0023). Compliance with the Order is requirement under the County’s Ordinance.
Staff from the Department of Fish & Wildlife will be in attendance to present on common activities that are subject to permitting under section 1600 of the Fish & Game Code –which governs activities which occur in the bed, channel, or bank of surface water features, including rivers and streams. Compliance with Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code is now mandatory for MMRSA licensees.