California Grants $20M To Cannabis Farmers For Environmental Conservation And Licensing

By Joana Scopel, Benzinga on March 16, 2023

California Department of Fish and Wildlife allocated over $20 million to help cannabis farmers restore and conserve their properties and become fully licensed, according to local media.

The Cannabis Restoration Grant Program funds projects such as upgrading road crossings, cleaning up illegal grow sites and conserving water resources. Most environmental problems are found at unlicensed cannabis grows, including water diversion, habitat destruction, pesticide use, wildlife poaching and trash near waterways, said program director Amelia Wright.

According to Casey O’Neill, who owns HappyDay Farms in Mendocino, farmers are encountering challenges as they try to understand and comply with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act.

– Read the entire article at Benzinga.