State Water Board Issues Draft Regulations for Cannabis Cultivation

July 11 - The State Water Resources Control Board will accept public comments on a Draft Cannabis Cultivation Policy – Principles and Guidelines for Cannabis Cultivation (Cannabis Policy), a Draft Cannabis Cultivation Policy Staff Report, and Draft General Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges of Waste Associated with Cannabis Cultivation Activities (General Order).

The Notice, draft documents, and other information are available on the State Water Board’s Cannabis Cultivation webpage.

The Board will hold two staff informational workshops (July 20, 2017 - Eureka and July 27, 2017 – Sacramento) to present information and answer questions. In addition, a workshop is scheduled for August 2 in Sacramento to provide information on the draft documents and receive public comments.

The comment period ends at 12:00 P.M. (noon) on Wednesday, September 6.

On October 17 the State Water Board will meet to consider adoption of their final Cannabis Policy, Cannabis General Order, and General Conditions for Statewide Cannabis Small Irrigation Use Registration.