Richard Parrot

Richard Parrott is the Director of the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division. As the Director, Richard oversees the implementation of the cultivation licensing, compliance and enforcement programs for medicinal and adult-use cannabis. He has over 30 years of state government experience primarily working for the State Board of Equalization overseeing the administration of 30 different tax and fee programs. Richard is excited about the creation of this new program for the Department and is looking forward to working with all stakeholders to ensure that cannabis cultivators understand what is expected of them in order to comply with state laws and regulations.