California State Water Board Accepting Comments on Cannabis Regs

California’s new cannabis regulations are being crafted by numerous state agencies. The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has issued two documents for review, the Cannabis Cultivation Policy and the General Order. Comments on each document are due Sept. 6, 2017, by noon Pacific time.
The Water Board has also posted a Staff Report that provides the rationale for the draft policies. The Water Board will also accept public comments on this report.
The State Water Board is scheduled to hold two public hearings on October 17, 2017, in Sacramento, to receive oral comments regarding (1) the Cannabis Policy, and (2) the General Order. The public hearing will be webcast at
Review the Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment for more details on submitting a comment. Draft documents and other information are available on the State Water Board’s Cannabis Cultivation webpage at
Please direct all questions to the following staff regarding the proposed:
Cannabis Policy—Peter Barnes, (916) 445-9989 or
General Order—Kevin Porzio, (916) 341-6914 or