Marijuana Watershed Protection Act Passes State Assembly

Thursday, June 4, 2015

(Sacramento) - Currently, there are few environmental regulations for medical marijuana growers, which have caused unimaginable environmental damages to the North Coast region of the State. Realizing this, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) wrote the Marijuana Watershed Protection Act (Assembly Bill 243) creates a regulatory structure around a product that has never been regulated. AB 243 requires all nine Regional Water Quality Control Boards in California to develop environmental protections to address wastewater discharges from medical marijuana farms. Learn more in this Assembly Access video.