California Releases Environmental Impact Report on Cannabis Cultivation

June 14 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture CalCannabis Licensing Program has issued a Cultivation Licensing Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for public review and comment. California is the first state to conduct a full Environmental Impact Report on cannabis cultivation.

The Draft PEIR provides information about the potential environmental effects associated with the adoption and implementation of statewide cannabis cultivation regulations. Additional information on the PEIR can be found by reading the Frequently Asked Questions handout on the environmental review process.

The release of the Draft PEIR triggers a 45-day public review and comment period to allow agencies and interested parties the opportunity to provide input on the environmental analyses, mitigation measures, and alternatives associated with statewide cannabis cultivation. Public and agency comments on the Draft PEIR are a critical part of the environmental review process.

The formal comment period for the CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Draft PEIR ends on July 31, 2017, 5pm (PST).

Written comments can be mailed to:

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Attn: Amber Morris
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
Program Environmental Impact Report
1220 N Street, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95814

Comments also may be emailed.

Four workshops will be held to provide the public and regulatory agencies an opportunity to ask questions and submit verbal comments on the Draft PEIR.


Tuesday, July 11- Weaverville

Weaverville Veterans Memorial Hall
101 Memorial Lane
Weaverville, CA 96093

Thursday, July 13 – Quincy

Plumas County Fairgrounds
204 Fairground Road
Quincy, CA 95971

Tuesday, July 18 – Monterey

Monterey Marriott
350 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940

Thursday, July 20 – San Diego

Hilton Mission Valley
901 Camino del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108

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