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State Cannabis Permitting Partners to Speak at the Emerald Cup in Sonoma County

December 9, 2019

Roundtable talks, suggestion box, and more at annual cannabis event (Rain or Shine!)

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and the State Water Resources Control Board will be at the Emerald Cup in Sonoma County on December 14 and 15. All three agencies will be participating in two roundtable discussions on December 14, and hosting an information table with cannabis-permitting materials, wildlife-friendly literature, and a suggestion box on December 14 and 15.

“We are thrilled to be participating in this event,” said Jennifer Nguyen, CDFW’s Acting Cannabis Program Director. “Our cannabis permitting team along with our sister state agencies will be speaking on two panels, connecting and listening to the cultivator community, and sharing wildlife-friendly practices.”

Roundtable topics and times

Saturday, December 14, 11:15am to Noon

Regulator to Cultivator: Keeping an Open Dialogue

State agencies, cultivators and industry stakeholders all have an investment in today’s cannabis market. Keeping the lines of communication open during California’s historic transition to a regulated commercial cannabis market is crucial. While a regulated market offers many new and exciting opportunities for California’s cannabis industry, there are also many challenges to work through by engaging in conversations and receiving feedback from each other.

Saturday, December 14, 1pm-1:45pm

Environmentally Friendly Cannabis: What Industry Experts Have to Say

With the passage of Proposition 64, thousands of new cultivators are entering the regulated cannabis market. Many are unaware that seemingly harmless farming activities can have big impacts on the environment. Learn more about the state’s role in protecting California’s natural resources and how some traditional cultivators are raising the bar with their wildlife-friendly practices.

Please note, times are subject to change based on conference schedule adjustments.

Learn more at the Emerald Cup website.


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