CDFW has profiles of cannabis cultivators who use best practices and tips for managing your cultivation site in a wildlife-friendly way.
Cannabis cultivators must have:
If you want to grow cannabis and sell it in California, you will need a cultivation license. The type of cultivation license you need depends on:
Cultivators grow all of the cannabis plants that are harvested, sold as flower, and made into products. Their operations look like other agricultural operations in California. Cannabis cultivation is a multi-step process that includes:
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is developing an appellations program for cannabis. Appellations are special names reserved for cannabis:
Cannabis cultivators have a responsibility to protect the environment and be responsible stewards of the land. That’s why it’s important to understand how your operations may impact the environment.
Use of pesticides
There are different licenses if you:
All agricultural operations in California are required to get permits and follow rules set by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the California Water Boards. These rules help protect water quality and conserve water resources.
This is opposed to six plants each. 2
Cultivation laws were harsher prior to Proposition 64. Fortunately, this initiative allows people convicted under prior cultivation laws to apply for:
2.3. Re sentencing under Proposition 64
Health and Safety Code 11358 HS is the California statute that defines the crime of illegal cultivation of marijuana. Although adults 21 and over are now permitted to grow up to 6 cannabis plants, the law makes it a misdemeanor offense to grow in excess of these limits. A conviction is punishable by up to 6 months in jail.
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