State Water Board Goes After Marijuana Growers
The State Water Resources Control Board has sent warnings to 270 cannabis businesses in Humboldt, Mendocino, and Trinity counties that have not enrolled in the State Water Board’s Cannabis Cultivation Program, as reported by Marijuana Business Daily.
“Specifically, there is no record of a water right that would allow seasonal storage for cannabis cultivation use on the property and/or no record of any person having obtained coverage under the General Waste Discharge Requirements and Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges of Waste Associated with Cannabis Cultivation Activities1 (Statewide General Order) or having obtained individual waste discharge requirements (individual WDRs) for activities associated with cannabis cultivation on the property,” the letter states.
The businesses have been given 30 days to comply by obtaining proper permitting.
You can read a copy of the letter here.
According to Marijuana Business Daily, there were 2,300 cannabis licenses obtained in the Emerald Triangle last year.