Most heating and air-conditioning contractors know the primary ventilation rate for California cultivation areas is the same as the requirement for indoor spaces in any state, 15 cfm. After that, contractors would do well to call up the real estate slogan: Location! Location! Location!
It’s not just local codes; in 2020, everything about working with weed is different.
- In devising their facility codes and permit requirements for cultivations, localities may use some of the same templates and language for cannabis facility codes, but cities and counties also add their own requests, some stricter or more flexible than others.
- Understanding the cannabis-specific design requirements can impact a contractor’s bid for a project and help avoid “inadvertent violations and their consequences.”