Cannabis water rules get Fresno hearing Thursday

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Aug 172015
 
Cannabis water rules get Fresno hearing Thursday

A workshop on proposed cannabis water rules is scheduled in Fresno on Thursday. The workshop begins at 1 p.m. the Fresno office of the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. (Event link, map.) The new rules will require large-scale growers to obtain a permit, or “water discharge requirement,” showing compliance with state and local regulations. The rules are designed to address environmental impacts for reported problems that include water diversions and sediment discharges in [read more …]

Cannabis water rules set to hit Central Valley

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Jun 112015
 

Water regulations aimed at cannabis farmers in the Emerald Triangle could soon find their way to the Central Valley. Cris Carrigan, director of the State Water Board’s Office of Enforcement, described the agency’s “Cannabis Cultivation Enforcement Initiative” at a January meeting of the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board in Santa Rosa. The Regional Water Board is set to adopt an expansive set of regulations in August as an outgrowth of a pilot program [read more …]

Oct 172011
 

SANGER — This summer, California narcotics officers have pulled millions fewer pot plants from the state’s remote forests than in past years. The reason, investigators say, is that drug traffickers have come down out of the mountains to plant pot in plain sight in backyards and on prime farmland, where California’s medical marijuana law makes them tougher to bust. Historically, growers of large-scale illicit pot gardens relied on the cover and isolation of California’s wildernesses [read more …]