Workshops on State Water Board’s Cannabis Cultivation Regulatory Program on the North Coast

Water and marijuanaPress release California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region (1):

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. 


Scheduled workshops in the north coast include:


December 6, 2017

Ukiah Valley Conference Center

Cabernet Room

200 South School Street

Ukiah, CA 95482


December 15, 2017

Adorni Center


1011 Waterfront Drive

Eureka, CA 95501


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 State Water Board Cannabis Registration Unit at (916)-319-9427 or by email at  

• Policy Overview 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 (noon)
• Break for Lunch (on your own) 12:00 (noon) – 1:00 p.m.
• Overview of Statewide Cannabis General Order
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
• Overview of Cannabis SIUR Program 1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
• Online Cannabis General Order/SIUR Application
Portal 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.



  • Sign up! Sign away your water rights to your own water on your own land! Pay fees and taxes! then realize you will lose everything anyways! While a few well-funded operations make millions and billions! What is not to love about “legalization”?

  • Maybe the picture is sweet Garlon being poured on some dope head’s ‘organic’ plant?

  • Sign up for small irrigation use, what a joke! Pretty soon we will need a permit to water the flowers on the back patio.

  • do not call on the devil he will appear anyways

    dont do it, if you give them your name and info, thats when they start messing with you!
    let them do their own foot work. don’t do it! they ruined me and my operation. i was fine before i thought i should step forward, now I’m out on the street and all i got left is a smartphone and the clothes I’m wearing

  • Morphing of Mission

    It’s very sad that Fish and Game are now the enforcement agency for all grows, permitted or not. State Water Board has officers but Fish and Game are the enforcers. This is sad because my neighborhood formerly worked with Fish and Game by providing access and support for a fisheries study. My neighbors have all revoked access out of concern that some minor violation might be found and trigger over-reaction and punishment (They are NOT huge greed growers by a long stretch). But the current situation makes everybody rightly concerned about Fish and Game and really does make them the untrustable enemy for a lot of folks. My concern is that wildlife and fish will suffer. Yes- get the biggest and worst violators but they don’t do that, and their fines are draconian…so they are not to be trusted. As a former wildlife biologist it saddens me.

    • Fish & Game…aka straight Running Game… They should raid Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Beijing — pollution and global warming from elsewhere (killing fish) used to blame the dirty doper. Sad. These agencies are here to make sure the locals property rights are secondary to the lobbyists and big money folks who don’t like competition. They just want the water/$$$…. Can’t lock free landowners up so now it’s blame them for the inevitable shift in ecosystems from climate change… If anything, these firebreaks are needed (along with water storage) to fight the coming draught-based wildfires (which, like everything else, will be blamed on private property rights, and stoners)… Especially armed stoners — that really scares the piss out of elites! California is not an island, just politically and in a reality-altered bubble capacity. One of the first state governments to subjegate the populace to corporate rule in the name of Liberalism… Robots are not that liberal when they come for your job.

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