Act Now to Save Light Deprivation Cultivation
As a California cannabis grower, you likely rely on light deprivation to produce high quality, high-yield cannabis crops. You know that “light depping” reduces costs, energy consumption, and environmental impact. Yet a new proposed regulation to enforce the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) threatens light dep practices. In fact, the regulation stands to prohibit light deprivation greenhouses altogether.
Three California agencies have proposed changes that will affect nearly every aspect of the cannabis industry. We have provided three essential agency links to help you. Each agency has published a full list of its proposed cannabis regulations. These cover everything from light deprivation limitations to cultivator licensing limits to increased labeling requirements.
These permanent regulations will go into effect after the 45-day public comment period, which ends August 27th, 2018.
Comment Now Before It’s Too Late
You, as a stakeholder and cannabis cultivator are called upon to provide expert comment to the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) on the proposed cannabis cultivation regulations now. All public comments must be submitted by mail or email by Monday, August 27, 2018 at 5 p.m. (PST). Your perspectives are critical!