Meetings & Events

What Meetings & Events Can I Attend?

The Bureau of Cannabis Control, CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch and other state agencies regularly schedule meetings, workshops, public hearings, and other events for those interested in becoming involved in California’s regulated cannabis industry. Public attendance is welcomed at these events. Details for these events, including dates and times, are listed below. Click here for an archived list of previous meetings and events that have already taken place.


Go-Biz Community Reinvestment Grants Program Workshops

Join the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) for a workshop on the new California Community Reinvestment Grants program. This program will provide grants to community based non-profit organizations and local health departments to support the following activities for communities disproportionately affected by past federal and state drug policies:

  • Job placement
  • Mental health treatment
  • Substance use disorder treatment
  • System navigation services
  • Legal services to address barriers to reentry
  • Linkages to medical care

GO-Biz will discuss the parameters of the program and solicit input and feedback from workshop attendees with respect to the development and implementation of the program. Representatives from local health departments, community based-nonprofit organizations, community leaders and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend.

Space is limited based on venue capacity so please RSVP at your earliest convenience. For questions regarding this event, please email us at CalCRG@gobiz.ca.gov or call 1-877-345-4633.

Date City Information
October 15, 2018 Sacramento Details and Registration
October 15, 2018 Stockton Details and Registration
October 16, 2018 Fresno Details and Registration
October 16, 2018 Bakersfield Details and Registration
October 17, 2018 Long Beach Details and Registration
October 17, 2018 Los Angeles Details and Registration
October 19, 2018 San Bernardino Details and Registration
October 19, 2018 Moreno Valley Details and Registration
October 24, 2018 San Francisco Details and Registration
October 24, 2018 Oakland Details and Registration
October 31, 2018 Salinas Details and Registration
November 2, 2018 San Diego Details and Registration
November 7, 2018 Los Angeles Details and Registration
November 29, 2018 Humboldt County Details and Registration
Pending Imperial County Pending Identification of a Venue

Cannabis Cultivation Permitting Workshops

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will host four workshops throughout Northern California focusing on permit requirements and processing. State Water Board and CDFW staff will be onsite to answer your project-specific questions. They will also have computers onsite to help setup your online account and apply for your water quality permits and water rights.

State Water Board and CDFW staff will provide a brief presentation of their cannabis programs including: (1) Cannabis Policy, which establishes the requirements for the Cannabis Cultivation Regulatory Program; (2) Cannabis General Order (water quality permit); (3) Cannabis Small Irrigation Use Registration, which is a streamlined option to obtain a water right to divert and store surface water for commercial cannabis crops; and (4) CDFW’s Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement for Cannabis.

The primary focus will be answering questions and providing technical assistance with State Water Board and CDFW permit applications. Registration is not required for these events. Please see this flier for details.

Cannabis Cultivation Permitting Workshop Dates and Locations:
  • August 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 103 Memorial Drive, Weaverville, CA 96093
  • August 29, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 1800 Riverwalk Drive, Fortuna, CA 95540
  • August 30, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 59 Rusk Lane, Redway, CA 95560
  • September 5, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 200 S School Street, Ukiah, CA 95482
  • September 18, 2018, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
  • September 20, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 1428 Abbott Street, Salinas, CA 93901
  • October 16, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 59 Rusk Lane, Redway, CA 95560
  • October 30, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 59 Rusk Lane, Redway, CA 95560

State Water Board website: https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/cannabis/

CDFW website: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/conservation/cannabis