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California Department of Food and Agriculture

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California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #18-023
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SACRAMENTO, March 15, 2018—The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division will host seven public workshops throughout California starting on March 27. CDFA will provide guidance on how to complete the annual cannabis cultivation license application, including information on business-entity structure documentation, bond forms, criminal history, fees, local-authorization documents, and diagram requirements. 

The workshops will be in an open-house format to allow participants the opportunity to ask questions about their individual applications. CalCannabis will be joined by staff from the State Water Resources Control Board and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

All workshops are scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., except the Weaverville location, which is from noon to 3 p.m. The workshops are free and pre-registration is not required. The dates and locations include:

1) Tuesday, March 27—Riverside County

University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert Center

75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert 92211

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

2) Wednesday, March 28—Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Veterans' Memorial Building

112 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara 93101

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

3) Thursday, March 29—Monterey County

California State University, Monterey Bay, at Salinas City Center

1 Main Street, Salinas 93901

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

4) Monday, April 2—Yolo County

West Sacramento Galleria

1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento 95691

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

5) Wednesday April 4—Mendocino County

Ukiah Valley Conference Center

200 South School Street, Ukiah 95482

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

6) Thursday, April 5—Humboldt County

River Lodge Conference Center

1800 Riverwalk Drive, Fortuna 95540

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

7) Friday, April 6—Trinity County

Veteran’s Memorial Hall

103 Memorial Drive, Weaverville 96093

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information on CDFA’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division, or to sign up for email alerts for updates as they become available, please visit the CalCannabis website at


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