cannabisPRESENTATIONS POSTED... folder 2019 Cannabis Workshop Presentations and Final Agenda

Workshop Title:  Regulation of Cannabis Cultivation, Impact on the Environment and Personnel

Date:  May 30, 2019  

Sponsors:  CAEHA, CACEO, CEHA

Location:  Ironstone Vineyards 1894 6 Mile Road Murphys, CA  

CEUs Available:  Earn 7.5 REHS CEUs  

Cost:  $100 - Fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks, plus REHS contact hours 

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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, 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.

Agenda:

PRESENTATIONS:   folder 2019 Cannabis Workshop Presentations and Final Agenda

8:30 a.m.           Welcome

                             Jack Garamendi, Chair, Calaveras County Board of Supervisors

8:40 a.m.           Cannabis Cultivation - Hidden Dangers

                             Kristalynne Anderson, Environmental Health Director

                             Trinity County

10:30 a.m.        Break

10:45 a.m.        Status Update on Regulation of Cannabis Cultivation

                             Tabatha Chavez, Assistant Chief, Compliance and Enforcement

                             California Department of Food and Agriculture

Noon                  Lunch

12:45 p.m.        Status Update on Regulation of Cannabis Cultivation

                             Rachel Kubiak, Senior Environmental Scientist

                             California Department of Pesticide Regulation

                             Griffin Perea, P.G., Program Manager, Cannabis Regulatory Program

                             Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board

                             -and-

                             Peter Barnes, Senior Environmental Scientist

                             California Water Quality Resources Control Board

2:15 p.m.          Break

2:30 p.m.          Cannabis, Regulate and Revitalize

                             Shivawn Brady, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

                             Sonoma County Growers Alliance

3:00 p.m.          Impact of Legalization & Regulation of Cannabis    

                             Van Butsic, Ph.D., Berkeley Dept. of Env. Science, Policy & Management

4:00 p.m.          Panel: Questions and Answers

                             Facilitator: Justin Malan, Executive Director, California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health

                             Kristalynne Anderson, Trinity County Environmental Health

                             Van Butsic, Ph.D., Berkeley Dept. of Env. Science, Policy & Management

Shivawn Brady, Sonoma County Growers Alliance

                             Peter Barnes, California Water Resources Control Board

                             Griffin Perea, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board

                             Kyle Stoner, California Fish and Wildlife

                             Tabatha Chavez, California Department of Food and Agriculture

                             Rachel Kubiak, Department of Pesticide Regulation

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

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