Cannabis

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As California’s landscape begins to formally include cannabis cultivation, the resource conservation districts are a perfect vehicle to help growers reach compliance with all the regulatory requirements and to adopt conservation practices such as erosion control, pollution reduction, water use efficiency, soil health, etc. The goal is for RCDs to serve as a conservation advocate and trusted consultant to provide technical expertise to cannabis producers.

The Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District (CSLRCD), Upper Salinas-Las Tablas RCD and Cachuma RCD held two workshops to acquaint growers with the regulations. They also introduced a self-certifying tool, Growing Responsible and Socially Sustainable Cannabis (GRASS-C), that helps to navigate through the permitting requirements as well as ensure cannabis operations are developed with minimal impacts to natural resources.

Partners:

CA Association of Resource Conservation Districts

Funders:

Resource Legacy Foundation

RCD Contact:

Hallie Richard, hrichard@coastalrcd.org

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