California Will Use Marijuana Tax Dollars To Support Cultivator Environmental Clean-Up, State Announces

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Marijuana Moment reports California officials on Thursday announced that they are soliciting concept proposals for a program aimed at helping small marijuana cultivators with environmental clean-up and restoration efforts. Applications for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Cannabis Restoration Grant Program will be released this fall and remain open through the spring of 2023. Rather than going directly to cultivators, however, the $6 million in potential funding—which comes from marijuana tax revenue that the state has generated—must go to government agencies, California nonprofits or Native American tribes who would then work with the growers on the remediation efforts. “We expect our new qualified cultivator program will help with remediation projects that may be unaffordable for many smaller cultivators, and also promote environmentally sustainable practices,” Jeremy Valverde, CDFW’s cannabis program director, said in a press release. “We hope this support will help cultivators progress from provisional to annual license status.” Read full report California Will Use Marijuana Tax Dollars To Support Cultivator Environmental Clean-Up, State Announces   Also See Announcements https://wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Watersheds/Cannabis-Restoration-Grant August 30, 2021 Qualified Cultivator Funding Opportunity – CRGP is now accepting concept proposals in preparation for the Qualified Cultivator Funding Opportunity, Proposal Solicitation Notice (Solicitation). The Solicitation is scheduled for release in fall of 2021 and will be open for applying until spring of 2023. A link to the project consultation request form and more information can be found in the Concept Consultation Request Notification (PDF)(opens in new tab). CRGP anticipates holding a virtual public workshop in fall of 2021 to go over the concept proposal opportunity and Solicitation. Watershed Remediation and Enhancement Solicitation – CRGP plans to announce awards for the Watershed Premeditation and Enhancement Solicitation soon! Please check back! Overview California’s fish and wildlife are severely impacted by illicit cannabis cultivation practices including unlawful water diversions for irrigation,…

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