Presented by The Environment, Land Use and Real Estate Section and Cannabis, Alcohol and Regulated Industries Section of the Barristers Club
The Intersection of CEQA & the Cannabis Industry
How the California Environmental Quality Act Can Mitigate the Environmental Impacts of Legal Cannabis in California
||Tuesday May 26, 2020
Laura del Castillo
William P. Parkin
framework for regulated cannabis in California, known as the Medicinal and
Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA”) and state licensing regulations
expressly require compliance with the California State Environmental Quality
Act (“CEQA”). The cannabis industry and local agencies have grappled with how
to demonstrate compliance with CEQA while environmentalists have seized the
opportunity to use CEQA as a way to mitigate the environmental impacts of the
industry. This panel brings together cannabis industry and environmentalist
perspectives to discuss whether CEQA compliance can achieve environmental
protection from the impacts of this newly regulated industry or whether the
cost of compliance will become a barrier for the industry. The panel will
provide an overview of CEQA and discuss how this often litigated area of law
has been applied to the emerging cannabis industry.
Overview of CEQA
CEQA Compliance for Local Agency cannabis ordinances
CEQA Compliance for Cultivation Licenses
Recent case law interpreting CEQA in the Cannabis Context
Clare Ellis, Hunton Andrews Kurth
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Event Code: B201241
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