State Water Resources Control Board Invites You To Learn About Cannabis Cultivation Regulatory Program

This is a press release from the State Water Resources Control Board:

Come learn about the State Water Resources Control Board’s (State Water Board’s) Cannabis Cultivation Regulatory Program.  On October 17, 2017, the State Water Board adopted a Cannabis Cultivation Policy – Principles and Guidelines for Cannabis Cultivation (Policy) and General Waste Discharge Requirements and Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges of Waste Associated with Cannabis Cultivation Activities (Cannabis General Order).  State Water Board staff will hold seven workshops throughout California in December 2017 to share information related to the State Water Board’s Cannabis Cultivation Regulatory Program.

At the workshops, staff will provide an overview of the:  (1) Cannabis Policy, which establishes the requirements for the Cannabis Cultivation Regulatory Program; (2) Cannabis General Order, which implements the Cannabis Policy requirements; (3) Cannabis Small Irrigation Use Registration Program, which provides a streamlined option to obtain an appropriative water right to divert surface water to irrigate commercial cannabis crops; and (4) online application portal for enrollment under the Cannabis General Order or to obtain a Small Irrigation Use Registration certificate.  Please see the attached flyer for details.  Please note that several venues are in the process of being confirmed and updates to the flyer will be released as necessary.  For additional information, please visit the State Water Board’s website at Cannabis Cultivation web portal at:

If you have questions regarding these workshops, please contact the Cannabis Registration Unit at (916)-319-9427 or by email at  




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