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A free workshop to provide information about cannabis cultivation licensing in California and related topics will be held from 9-11 a.m. on July 22. 

The workshop is sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division and State Water Resources Control Board are hosting a free online commercial cannabis cultivation permitting workshop. 

New and existing commercial cannabis cultivators and consultants may find the workshop of value. Those interested in attending can watch the webcast at No registration is required. Closed captions will be provided. 

Questions can be submitted in advance of and during the event by sending an email to with “Cannabis Webcast” as the subject line. Questions not answered during the webcast will be forwarded to the appropriate agency for a response. 

CalCannabis will provide an overview of the state’s cannabis cultivation licensing program and review requirements for commercial cannabis farming. CDFW will cover permitting, using the online notification system (EPIMS) and how to reduce environmental impacts. The water board will review the cannabis policy, permitting process and other important information. Other regulatory agencies will also present. 

For more information about becoming a licensed commercial cannabis farmer and for an overview of the California Cannabis Track-and-Trace METRC System, visit the CalCannabis website at, call 1‑833-CALGROW (1-833-225-4769) or send an email to 


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