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Regulation of Cannabis Cultivation: Impact on the Environment and Personnel
This event is organized by the California Association of Environmental Health Administrators
Why is this workshop needed?
There is a need for clear, objective information about environmental and safety issues associated with
regulated and unregulated/black market cultivation of cannabis. Inspectors are concerned about their safety
and the protective equipment needed when they inspect regulated and unregulated sites. Community
members frequently raise issues of environmental impacts associated with regulated and unregulated sites.
There is a lack of clear information about the status of the state’s emerging regulatory program. Policy makers
need objective information and dialogue with subject matter experts in order to formulate regulations
pertaining to cannabis cultivation.
Who is the intended audience?
The intended audience for this workshop is policy makers, regulators, law enforcement officers, public health
professionals, and community members that seek clear, objective information about the impact of regulated
and unregulated/black market cannabis cultivation.
What information will be presented?
Dr. Gabriel will share the results of his extensive investigations into the environmental and ecological impacts
of unregulated/black market grows.
Ms. Chavez, Ms. Amodeo, and Mr. Perea will share information about how cannabis cultivation is regulated at
the state level and the status of regulation state regulatory activities at this time, along with a discussion of
the current issues and challenges being experienced by state regulators.
Dr. Butsic will share issues, challenges, and opportunities associated with cannabis regulation from a broader
public policy perspective.
Throughout the workshop, attendees will be encouraged to write their questions and issues of concern on
sheets of paper that will be available at each table. The panel, composed of all of the speakers, will address
the questions and issues raised in a dialogue format from each of their perspectives. In addition, the panel
will be asked to share best practices for inspector and worker safety at regulated cultivation sites
894 6 Mile Road
Murphys, CA 95247
Fee: Registration before May 15: $75
Registration after May 15: $100
Included: Continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks, plus REHS contact hours
Payment: There are two alternatives for paying the registration fee:
(1) Check: Mail a check payable to: California Association of Environmental
Health Administrators, PO Box 2017, Cameron Park, CA, 95682
(2) Online Payment: Log on and pay at www.ccdeh.com
Mail: Complete the registration form and send it to:
Post Office Box 2017
Cameron Park, CA, 95682
Questions: For questions about payment of fees or other aspects of the workshop, contact Brad
Banner at (209) 754-6632, or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.