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CDFW to Hold Technical Workshop for Cannabis Cultivators in Sonoma County
  • January 20, 2022

One-on-One Support Offered for a Variety of Cannabis-related Projects

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is holding a cannabis technical assistance workshop on February 9 in Sonoma County.

This pop-up technical workshop is ideal for new and legacy farmers as well as cannabis consultants. CDFW’s cannabis permitting, engineering and grant staff will be available to discuss general and complex cannabis construction activities, notification package assistance, compliance questions and cannabis grant program opportunities.

“The technical assistance workshop held in November was extremely helpful in solving some complex issues related to various cannabis projects,” said Lily Gross of Lily Gross Consulting. “Getting answers to questions on the spot with face-to-face connections and solving problems all in one meeting was a great use of my time and will help my clients’ projects. I look forward to utilizing these resources as needed.”

Cultivators and consultants from neighboring counties are welcomed.

Meetings are by appointment only and times will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Once someone is scheduled for a meeting, a confirmation email will be sent with instructions on what to bring to the appointment. Participants are encouraged to bring digital photos and other project paperwork.

More details are below:

  • When: Wednesday, February 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Dry Creek Inn, 198 Dry Creek Rd., Healdsburg
  • How: Meetings can be scheduled by emailing Please be sure to include “Technical Pop-Up” in the subject line of the email and include your preferred time and topic in the message. No walk-ins will be allowed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“Our technical assistance program is proving to be a valuable tool for those meeting with us one-on-one,” said Jeremy Valverde, CDFW’s Cannabis Program Director. “We want to help cannabis farmers and industry consultants find solutions with their cannabis projects.”

If you are unable to attend this workshop, or if you have additional questions, please email CDFW at You can also visit to learn more about permitting and Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements. For more details on CDFW’s cannabis grant program, just visit


Media Contact:
Janice Mackey, CDFW Communications, (916) 207-7891

Categories: Cannabis

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