Cannabis Program

Cannabis leaves
Deer in field
Desert Stream
Redwood trees

Updated: We have postponed the release of the new user interface for the Environmental Permit Information Management System (EPIMS) to ensure a smooth transition for all EPIMS users. Please check back for updates on the timing of this release.

We are excited to announce a new user interface for EPIMS (PDF) (opens in new tab) coming in 2024. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to improve our system for your benefit.

Report Illegal Cannabis
Grows on Public Lands

Call 888-334-2258 or Text to 847411 (TIP411)

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California is unique and diverse with the highest level of biodiversity in the entire nation. CDFW has a public trust responsibility to protect and conserve California’s fish and wildlife resources.

Cannabis cultivators, like other project proponents, must comply with Fish and Game Code. Working together, we can ensure environmentally-friendly cannabis cultivation.

Cannabis Restoration Grant Program (CRGP) Announces Upcoming Funding Opportunities for 2021 and Beyond

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Cannabis LSA Workshops, September 13, 2023 & September 28, 2023 (Video)

CDFW hosted two online workshops to review how licensed cultivators can stay up to date with their Lake or Streambed Alteration (LSA) agreement and what to do when it is expired or when the project authorized by the agreement is complete.

Online Commercial Cannabis Permitting Workshop (Video)(opens in new tab)
July 22, 2020 Presented by CDFW, Department of Cannabis Control (formerly CalCannabis) and State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board).

Learn About the Cannabis Program

Cannabis farm overlooking a valley


close up of fish


Enforcement team in cannabis field


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Carbon Footprint

CDFW Cannabis Program
P.O. Box 944209, Sacramento, CA 94244