Rural Environmental Issues

Environmental considerations and regulation issues are triggered by recreational and medical use of cannabis, and its cultivation, production, and sale. Federal and state law overlap and conflicts.

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Clean Water Demanded from Pot Farms

By Nick Cahill

The North Coast Regional Water Quality Board approved the marijuana monitoring program for growers that produce large amounts of marijuana in Humboldt, Mendocino, Sonoma and other counties. Northern California marijuana growers will have to enroll in the nation's first regulatory program to monitor the impact of large-scale cultivation on groundwater supplies.

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