Public Meetings across California for Growers: Licensing, Seed-to-Sale Tracking, Environmental Impact Report

Jay Lauren

Eight Public Meetings Just Announced by the CA Department of Food and Agriculture & the Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program: Grower Participation Needed.

Meetings in September to discuss Cultivation Licensing, Seed-to-Sale Tracking, Environmental Impact Report.

The CA 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. An additional MCCP purpose is to establish a track and trace program to ensure the movement of medical cannabis items are tracked throughout the production chain. Public participation is a critical part of the regulation development and environmental review process. CDFA welcomes public participation throughout the planning and environmental review process of cultivation licensing in CA.

Eight Public Meetings / Scoping Workshops will be held to provide the public and regulatory agencies an opportunity to ask questions and submit comments. For complete details, please download the MCCP brochure.

All public meetings will be held from 4-7pm. The dates and locations are as follows.
Sacramento, Tuesday, September 13: Sacramento Convention Center, (Room 202), 1400 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Redding, Wednesday, September 14: Red Lion Hotel (Sierra Room), 1830 Hilltop Dr, Redding, CA 96002
Eureka, Thursday, September 15: Red Lion Hotel (Pacific Room), 1929 4th St, Eureka, CA 95501
Oakland, Tuesday, September 20: Oakland Marriott (Skyline Room), 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
San Luis Obispo, Wednesday, September 21: Courtyard by Marriott, (Grand Ballroom) 1605 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Coalinga, Thursday, September 22: Harris Ranch (Garden Ballroom), 24505 West Dorris Ave, Coalinga, CA 93210
Pasadena, Tuesday, September 27: Pasadena Convention Center, (Ballroom F) 300 East Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101
Desert Hot Springs, Wednesday, September 28: Miracle Springs Resort & Spa, (Mirage Ballroom) 10625 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

Please share this link – industry involvement is needed to provide input on California’s legal and regulatory changes ahead.