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
Agency Name
Santa Cruz County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (commercial cannabis cultivation and manufacturing)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, ordinance
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire

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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