On January 1, 2023 the State redefined Mixed-Light and Outdoor licenses. The Division of Cannabis Control in Calaveras County will follow the definitions specified by the State.
If your cultivation permit or application is not utilizing any artificial light you would then be classified as “outdoor”. This type of permit would also allow for light deprivation and still be classified as “outdoor”.
As soon as you introduce any type of artificial light at any point in time, it then would be classified under mixed-light (either tier 1 or tier 2 depending on wattage per square foot).
If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Cannabis Control directly.
STATE DEFINITIONS BELOW FOR REFERENCE as of January 1, 2023
“Mixed-light cultivation” means the cultivation of mature cannabis in a greenhouse, hoop-house, glasshouse, conservatory, hothouse, or other similar structure using a combination of:
(1) Natural light and either of the models listed below:
(A) “Mixed-light Tier 1,” without the use of artificial light or the use of artificial light at a rate above zero, but no more than six watts per square foot; or
(B) “Mixed-light Tier 2,” the use of artificial light at a rate above six and below or equal to twenty-five watts per square foot.
“Outdoor cultivation” means the cultivation of mature cannabis without the use of artificial lighting in the canopy area at any point in time.