Cannabis cultivation workshop in Santa Barbara
Considering cannabis cultivation commercially? You should attend one of the free commercial cannabis cultivation workshops hosted by CDFW.
Recently, CDFW and other law enforcement agencies have increased the number of raids on illegal cannabis operations in California’s Golden Triangle. Yet, there is a legal way of growing marijuana commercially. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) will show you how to do it legally in Santa Barbara on Sept. 25, 2019.
The workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 10:00 am at
10 a.m to 1:30 p.m. at 105 East Anapamu Street
in Santa Barbara. The presentation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Attendees will have opportunities to discuss their individual projects with agency staff after the official presentation ends.
This free cannabis workshop is meant as an introduction to growing cannabis legally for new and existing pot growers. Representatives from the CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division will not only provide an overview of the licensing process but also discuss the scope and nature of the required application attachments.
Also represented at the workshop will be the Department of Pesticide Regulation, the Franchise Tax Board, the Employment Development Department and representatives from the county cannabis program.
The State Water Resources Control Board will discuss and review with attendees regulations regarding the cultivation policy, water rights and water quality and other important information.
CDFW will explain Lake and Streambed Alteration agreements and how to limit environmental impacts. Moreover, local CDFW staff will be available to explain the California Endangered Species Act and the impact of proposed cannabis operations on threatened or endangered species.
Workshop attendees will have access to computers to apply for water permits. State agencies strongly suggest that commercial cannabis growers obtain the necessary permits before starting their individual projects. This course will prevent common mistakes pot growers make and, thus, avoid enforcement actions by CDFW and other state agencies.