As California prepares for another summer of historic drought, the Department of Cannabis Control encourages cannabis licensees affected by the ongoing statewide drought emergency—including cultivators seeking to conserve water—to request disaster relief.
Under DCC’s disaster-relief authority, licensees may request temporary relief from certain DCC regulations. Licensees seeking disaster relief are encouraged to submit a Request for Disaster Relief (Form DCC-8101) to DisasterRelief@cannabis.ca.gov. Disaster relief may be offered to licensees who are unable to comply with DCC licensing requirements due to a disaster, such as the ongoing statewide drought emergency. Licensees should be prepared to identify the specific DCC regulations from which they are requesting relief and to explain why the relief is needed in light of the relevant disaster, such as the drought.
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