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Environmental & Resource Protection

Cannabis Regulations Environmental Review

The County of Santa Cruz is undertaking an Environmental Impact Review of its proposed rules for commercial cannabis cultivation and manufacturing, which will assess demands on County services and potential impacts on the environment and local community due to the regulation of cannabis cultivation in a manner consistent with State law and the preservation of the health, safety and welfare of the community.

We are interested in public feedback and comments on what potential impacts should be studied during this process. Below is some information about the proposed ordinance, the EIR process and how to make your voice heard. In addition, an open house meeting regarding the EIR and related issues will be held February 27, 2017 at the Simpkins Family Swim Center, 979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, from 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

All comments are due by March 15, 2017.

If you would like to submit comments on issues you feel should be addressed during the EIR process, email us here by March 15, or write to:

County of Santa Cruz Planning Department
c/o Matt Johnston
701 Ocean St., 4th Floor
Santa Cruz, CA 95060