Free Online Commercial Cannabis Permitting Workshop Feb. 21

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) are hosting a free online commercial cannabis cultivation permitting workshop.

The free workshop is ideal for new and existing commercial cannabis cultivators. Those interested in attending can follow the link below and register. The online workshop is limited to 200 participants so early registration is recommended.

Workshop Details:
Friday, Feb. 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Registration link:

CDFA will provide an overview of the state’s cannabis cultivation licensing program and review the requirements for cannabis farming. CDFW will cover Lake and Streambed Alteration agreements and how to limit environmental impacts. The State Water Board will review the cannabis policy, permitting process and other important information. Other regulatory agencies may participate as well.

Questions can be submitted at the end of the final presentation.

To learn more about CDFW’s cannabis program, visit or email To report environmental crimes, such as water diversions, pollution and poaching, call the CalTIP hotline at (888) 334-2258 or text information to “TIP411” (847411).

For information on the California Cannabis Track-and-Trace Metrc System, visit CDFA’s web page at, call (833) CALGROW or (833) 225-4769 or send an email to To report suspected illegal cannabis cultivation or related complaints, call (833) WEED-TIP or (833) 933-3847.

To learn more about the State Water Board’s role in cannabis cultivation permitting, visit For permitting and compliance assistance, email or call (916) 341-5580 (Cannabis Cultivation General Order), or email or call (916) 319-9427 (cannabis cultivation water rights).

Media Contacts:
Janice Mackey, CDFW Communications,,
Rebecca Forée, CDFA’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division,
Edward Ortiz, State Water Board,