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State Water Board adopts environmental standards for cannabis cultivation


Last updated 10/29/2017 at Noon

SACRAMENTO – The State Water Board announced it has adopted a new statewide policy establishing strict environmental standards for cannabis cultivation in order to protect water flows and water quality in California’s rivers and streams.

Commercial cannabis cultivation is expected to grow significantly and spread to new areas of the state following adult use legalization. If left unregulated, cannabis cultivation could pose serious threats to water quality and fish and wildlife by diverting water or releasing fertilizers, pesticides and sediments into waterways.

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