California is looking to help minimize the environmental impact from unlicensed cannabis grows through a new financial commitment.
According to the Record Searchlight, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has set aside more than $20 million.
The money will be used to help growers with restoration and preservation projects on their properties.
That includes "upgrading road crossings and culverts, cleanup and remediation of illegal grow sites and many other important projects that benefit the environment.”
The agency is trying to mitigate problems like water diversion tactics, habitat destruction, banned pesticide use, wildlife poaching and trash near waterways.
The CDFW will also seek to get grows licensed so they can work closer with regulators.