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Marijuana Cannabis Cultivation Program Public Scoping Period Opened Sept. 1

Scoping Workshops Scheduled Statewide

September 2, 2016
The California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) is developing regulations to establish cannabis cultivation licensing and a track and trace system, collectively referred to as the Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program (MCCP).
 
The overall purpose of CDFA’s licensing program is to ensure medical cannabis cultivation is performed in a manner that protects the environment, cannabis cultivation workers, and the general public from the individual and cumulative effects of these operations, and fully complies with all applicable laws. In addition, the program has been set up to establish a track and trace program to ensure the movement of medical cannabis items are tracked throughout the production chain.
 
The agency is preparing a Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) to provide the public, state and local agencies, and permitting agencies information about the potential environmental effects associated with the adoption and implementation of statewide medical cannabis cultivation regulations.
 
The official public scoping period runs from Sept. 1–30 and provides CDFA an opportunity to obtain public input regarding the upcoming environmental analysis and regulation development.
 
The Notice of Preparation and Public Notice is available online.  
 
Written comments can be emailed or mailed to:
California Department of Food & Agriculture
Attn: Amber Morris
Medical Cannabis Cultivation Comments
1220 N St. Ste. 400
Sacramento, CA 95814
 
Scoping Workshop Schedule
 
The public is also invited to attend eight scoping workshops across the state to learn more about the MCCP and submit formal comments for the record. All workshops will be from 4–7 p.m.
 
Sept. 13: Sacramento
Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J St. Rm 202
Sacramento, CA 985814
 
Sept. 14: Redding
Red Lion Hotel (Sierra Room)
1830 Hilltop Dr. Redding, CA 96002
 
Sept. 15: Eureka
Red Lion Hotel (Pacific Room)
1929 4th St.
Eureka, CA 95501
 
Sept. 20: Oakland
Oakland Marriott (Skyline Room)
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
 
Sept. 21: San Luis Obispo
Courtyard by Marriott (Grand Ballroom)
1605 Calle Joaquin
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
 
Sept. 22: Coalinga
Harris Ranch Garden Ballroom
23505 West Dorris Ave.
Coalinga, CA 93210
 
Sept. 27: Pasadena
Pasadena Convention Center (Ballroom F)
300 E. Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
 
Sept. 28: Desert Hot Springs
Miracle Springs Resort and Spa (Mirage Ballroom)
10625 Palm Dr.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240


 
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