Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance (Phase II)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance (Phase II)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Phase II of an ongoing effort to develop a Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance. The current phase (Phase II) of the Ordinance works to control nuisance impacts within neighborhoods through the regulation and restriction of the outdoor cultivation of medical marijuana for personal use on parcels that are five acres of smaller in size. It also establishes an expedited abatement process for addressing violations of the Ordinance.

Contact Information
Steven Lazar
Humboldt County
3015 H Street
Eureka, CA 95501




Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15308,15321, Class 8, 21
Reasons for Exemption
The Ordinance is not a project as defined in section 15378, and will not result in a direct/indirect physical change to the environment. If considered a project the ordinance still may be found exempt as it can be seen with certainty that it would result in a significant effect on the environment. Additionally, the Ordinance qualifies for use of the cited categorical exemptions as it includes provisions for specialized enforcement pursuant to established nuisance criteria, and will assure greater protection of the environment than continuance under the status quo / baseline regulatory condition.
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