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Marijuana companies face new regulations, oversight tied to water use

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In other states where legal marijuana growing and scarce water resources have intersected, such as Oregon, there are greater calls to ensure marijuana growers are adhering to water-related rules.

Newer legalization states, meanwhile, are including water and other environmental provisions in their regulations.

For example, regulations that Massachusetts recently adopted require growers to keep records of their water and energy use and to meet certain environmental standards.

“This issue is not going to go away,” said Perry Salzhauer, an attorney with the Green Light Law Group in Portland, Oregon, who has several cultivation clients who have had to obtain water-rights permits.

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