Cannabis Program News

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  • August 15, 2019

From permitting workshops to illegal marijuana grows, link opens in new tab or windowCDFW answers questions about its cannabis program and enforcement activities.

Categories: Enforcement, permitting
  • August 15, 2019

Like many agricultural crops, cannabis cultivation has the potential to impact fish and wildlife and the resources they depend upon to thrive. To help farmers of all types reduce environmental impacts, link opens in new tab or windowCDFW is offering some wildlife friendly tips.

Categories: General, permitting
  • August 14, 2019

Wildlife officers shut down a massive “black market” marijuana grow operation that was discovered deep in the woods of the Cosumnes River Preserve. The grow link opens in new tab or windowcontained 150,000 plants and numerous environmental violations.

Categories: Enforcement
  • August 14, 2019

A four day marijuana eradication operation in Mendocino County uncovered numerous environmental violations. Learn link opens in new tab or windowmore about what was accomplished during the multi-agency effort.

Categories: Enforcement
  • March 28, 2019

A search warrant related to link opens in new windowblack market marijuana grows and an unlicensed marijuana delivery service was served by multiple agencies Tuesday in parts of San Luis Obispo County.

Categories: Enforcement
  • March 28, 2019

A Fairfield woman has been convicted of using a banned pesticide link opens in new windowat a black market grow in Lake County. The grow contained 850 plants that were not permitted by Lake County or licensed by the state.

Categories: Enforcement
  • March 8, 2019

CDFW and the Trinity County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant in Hayfork on Feb. 22 link opens in new windowthat yielded 455 pounds of black market marijuana and several firearms.

Categories: Enforcement
  • March 7, 2019

Wildlife Officers seized link opens in new window455 pounds of processed marijuana, 1,540 grams of Butane Honey Oil (BHO) and equipment for a BHO lab at a black market operation in Trinity County.

Categories: Enforcement
  • March 6, 2019

CDFW and their state partners are presenting at two free cannabis permitting workshops in March 2019. link opens in new windowThe workshops, being held in Clearlake and Laytonville, are ideal for cannabis cultivators, consultants and anyone interested in the topic.

Categories: General, permitting
  • February 25, 2019

Read about a cannabis cultivation study titled link opens in new window"Cultivating Cooperation" (PDF) from the Jan/Feb issue of Outdoor California.

Categories: General
  • February 21, 2019

Humboldt County Code Enforcement uses a variety of tools to actively identify, investigate, and notice property owners who have unpermitted cannabis operations on their property. If you intend to legally cultivate cannabis in Humboldt County in 2019, you will need both an approved county permit and a state license. However, if you do not have both approvals when you are cultivating, link opens in new tab or windowyou are in violation and are likely to receive notices from Code Enforcement in 2019.

Categories: Enforcement, General, permitting
  • February 19, 2019

Last week, Governor Newsom announced an expansion of efforts by the California National Guard to target the link opens in new tab or windowblack market marijuana grows in Northern California.

Categories: Enforcement, General
  • February 8, 2019

CDFW and partners will present at several link opens in new tab or windowupcoming cannabis permitting workshops in Northern California. CDFW will address topics that include how to begin the notification process, lake and streambed alteration agreements, and limiting environmental impacts. State water boards will cover water quality and water rights.

Categories: General, permitting
  • January 28, 2019

Categories: General, permitting
  • January 23, 2019

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Categories: Enforcement, General
  • January 16, 2019

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and Orange County Parks completed a clean-up of a black market marijuana grow at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. link opens in new tab or windowRead the full story.

Categories: Enforcement
  • November 16, 2018

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) are hosting free cannabis permitting workshops in Palm Desert, Adelanto and Needles from December 4-6, 2018.

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Categories: General, permitting
  • November 16, 2018

On Nov. 6, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife served a search warrant on a black-market marijuana cultivation operation at the 1700 block of Hidden Valley road in Trinity County. The property contained an unpermitted water diversion, water pollution violations, over 900 unprocessed growing marijuana plants and 5,069 pounds of untested black-market marijuana bud.

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Categories: Enforcement, General
  • October 25, 2018
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Residents who received letters from the State Water Board in the Redwood Creek and Salmon Creek watersheds, and other interested parties, are invited to attend this event. Cannabis cultivators can complete a Sate Water Board Small Irrigation Use Registration and apply for coverage under the Cannabis Cultivation General Order.

The Mateel Community Center

Date: October 30, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Address: 59 Rusk Lane, Redway, CA 95560
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Who Should Attend?

Residents who received letters from the State Water Board in the Redwood Creek and Salmon Creek watersheds, and other interested parties.

Questions

If you have questions regarding these workshops, please contact the Cannabis Registration Unit by email at CannabisReg@waterboards.ca.gov or by phone at (916) 319-9427.

Categories: General, permitting
  • October 5, 2018
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Law enforcement officers with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently conducted a successful outdoor raid on a black-market marijuana cultivation site in the White Slough Wildlife Area in San Joaquin County. In all, wildlife officers removed approximately 1,700 plants at the site.
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Categories: Enforcement

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