California ‘Green Pot’ Bill: State Water Laws To Apply To Marijuana

CALIFORNIA: A bill currently moving through the California Legislature would ensure that the state’s marijuana growing operations comply with state environmental and water laws.

AB 243, authored by Assemblyman Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg), is set to be heard Friday in the Assembly after successfully passing the Appropriations committee last week, according to the Eureka Times-Standard.

Wood’s bill would require commercial marijuana growers in California to obtain a permit from either a state or local authority that would specify exactly how many plants are being grown and where. The bill would allow local governments to set their own limits on the number of plants a grower could cultivate, but sets a general limit of 99 outdoor plants and six indoor plants.