Category Archives: News

SCGA Chair of the Board on the Cannabis Advisory Committee

SCGA is proud to announce our Chair of the Board will be sitting on the Cannabis Advisory Committee, serving the community for a two year term!   Tawnie Logan said, “The Ad Hoc said it was incredibly difficult to select 20 from over a hundred applications, and I believe it. There are so many talented and active men and women in our community, I’m honored to share in this work.”   ‘We have a lot of work ahead of us, my focus is to help reconcile the changes between our cannabis ordinance which was based primarily on 2015 legislation to…

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A Message From Executive Director, Tawnie Logan

Friends, Three years ago, big changes were at California’s door, signaled by legalization in Colorado and Washington. SCGA was founded with the intention of unifying the cannabis community through education and representation while working to preserve our core values in the face of rapid change.  Once legislation passed in 2015, we set out to ensure that Sonoma County operators would have access to the regulated marketplace. That intention was no small feat; many of you know I had to lay down my shovel, and take my hands out of the dirt to focus on shaping policy for our future.  Together,…

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CalCannabis Releases Draft Program Environmental Impact Report for Public Review and Comment

From CalCannabis “Hello CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Stakeholders: The public comment period for the proposed medical cannabis cultivation regulations closed on June 14, 2017, and we sincerely appreciate your participation. Today we are excited to announce the release of the CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing *Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for public review and comment.* This environmental report can be viewed here. The Draft PEIR provides information about the potential environmental effects associated with the adoption and implementation of statewide cannabis cultivation regulations. Additional information on the PEIR can be found by reading this Frequently Asked Questions handout on the environmental review process.…

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Gratitude for our Volunteers and Supporters

The Sonoma County Growers Alliance recently celebrated its 2nd full year of operations — advocating, educating and collaborating with regional government and the cannabis community to support balanced commercial cannabis policies. SCGA has made incredible progress and established a significant presence in the community. Over the past two years, there have been many individuals, board members, volunteers, staff and a growing membership who have put in the time and kept the focus necessary to solidify SCGA’s place and carry out its mission. The Alliance has laid the foundation of commercial cannabis advocacy and is expanding its service as your local…

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CGA Update On Governor’s Trailer Bill

From Hezekiah Allen: Yesterday, I attended a short briefing in the State Capitol. Staff from the Assembly, the Senate and the Administration presented the recently amended budget trailer bill. The presentation was succinct and elegant. Discussion was minimal. The trailer bill includes a license for delivery services. It establishes a Cannabis Cooperative Association. It creates a new, temporary license for events. It adds language that makes it unlawful to monopolize any part of the trade or commerce related to cannabis. It expands the scope of the appellations so artisan manufacturers can enjoy the benefits and varietals can be recognized and…

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Webinar: CDFA’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing

Registration Now Open for the Listen-Only Webinar for the Public Comment Hearing: 1-3pm, Wednesday, June 14 To register for the listen-only webinar for the public comment hearing on the state’s Proposed Medical Cannabis Cultivation Regulations, click here. Please note that comments may not be submitted via the webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with directions on how to join the webinar. This is the last of four public comment hearings held by CDFA’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, and this final hearing will be from 1-3pm (PST), Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in downtown Sacramento. If you would like to attend the hearing in person,…

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Public Comment: California Department of Public Health’s Proposed Regulations on Medical Cannabis Manufacturing

Attend a Public Hearing and submit comments* verbally or in writing. The public hearings will be held: June 8, 2017 10:00 am, 50 D Street, Rm. 410A/410B, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 June 13, 2017 10:00 am, 1350 Front Street, Auditorium, San Diego, CA 92101   Comments on the Department of Public Health’s proposed regulations on medical cannabis manufacturing can be made in the following ways: Send a letter by mail to: California Department of Public Health, Office of Regulations, 1415 L Street, Ste. 500, Sacramento, CA 95814 FAX: (916) 440-5747 Email: regulations@cdph.ca.gov www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CEH/DFDCS/Pages/OMCS.aspx

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BMCR Public Comment Sessions: PUBLIC HEARING

BMCR Public Comment Sessions: PUBLIC HEARING The Bureau will be holding public hearings at the dates, times, and locations listed below at which time any person interested may present statements or arguments orally or in writing relevant to the action proposed. The locations listed below are wheelchair accessible. At the hearings, any person may present statements or arguments orally or in writing relevant to the proposed action described in the Informative Digest. The bureau may need to set a time-limit for each comment. Persons who make oral comments at a hearing may also submit a written copy of their testimony at…

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County of Sonoma: Dirt to Dispensary Workshop series every Wednesday

County of Sonoma: Medical Cannabis Land Use Ordinance Dirt to Dispensary Workshop Series SIGN UP to receive the County of Sonoma Cannabis Updates! Sonoma County Cannabis Program Overview Wednesday, May 3, 3pm-5pm This kick-off workshop provided an overview of the Workshop Program, including the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance, Cannabis Health Ordinance, and Cannabis Business Tax Ordinance. The attached presentation includes considerations for cannabis businesses such as zoning, separation criteria, and operator criteria as well walk attendees through the permit process. The workshop will also include an introduction to business planning basics. Workshop #1 Overview Presentation Outdoor Cultivators: There are three…

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