Commercial Cannabis Cultivation and Manufacturing Regulations and Licensing Program

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Cruz County
Document Title
Commercial Cannabis Cultivation and Manufacturing Regulations and Licensing Program
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
countywide commercial, industrial, agricultural, and residential land uses

Document Description
Consistent with state law, the proposed program would regulate commercial cannabis cultivation and cannabis product manufacturing within unincorporated areas of the county. The Program would regulate how, where and how much cannabis and cannabis products may be commercially cultivated and manufactured to provide a reliable and high quality supply, while also protecting the environment and neighborhood quality. The EIR reviews potential environmental impacts of adoption of a new Santa Cruz County Code Chapter 7.128 regarding licensing of commercial cultivation of cannabis, and adoption of a new SCCC Chapter 7.132 regarding licensing of cannabis product manufacturing. Associated county zoning ordinance updates and GPA to support the program would also be adopted.

Contact Information
Kathy Previsich
Santa Cruz County
701 Ocean Street, rm 400
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone : (831) 454-2580


Santa Cruz
Total Acres
State Highways
1, 17, 9, 129, 152
Watsonville Municipal
San Lorenzo River, Soquel Creek, Pajaro River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (commercial cannabis cultivation and manufacturing)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Other Action Other Action: ordinance
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Fiscal Impacts Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Food and Agriculture Department of Housing and Community Development Department of Water Resources Resources Agency California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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