CDFA Announces Public Review and Comment Period for the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for …

June 24, 2017 – SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has prepared a Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) outlining potential environmental effects associated with the adoption and implementation of statewide cannabis cultivation regulations. CDFA is developing regulations for statewide medical and adult-use (non-medical) cannabis cultivation licensing, as well as a track-and-trace system. This system will record the movement of cannabis and cannabis products through the supply chain, from cultivation to sale.

(Left) A new cannabis strain being studied by the CalCannabis staff at an indoor medical cannabis dispensary in California.

The Draft PEIR, released in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), triggers a 45-day public review and comment period to allow agencies and interested parties the opportunity to provide input on the environmental analyses, mitigation measures, and alternatives associated with statewide cannabis cultivation. The Legal Notice for the Draft PEIR is available at ... read more at: http://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/news/local-news/10220-cdfa-announces-public-review-and-comment-period-for-the-draft-program-environmental-impact-report-peir-for-california-cannabis-cultivation