Santa Barbara County publicly introduced its draft environmental impact report on proposed land use and licensing rules to regulate the production of cannabis in unincorporated areas during a special meeting Tuesday in Santa Maria.
After releasing the draft environmental impact report for review Oct. 2, county officials have held meetings to solicit comments.
The draft report details potential impacts of a proposed program that would regulate when, where and how cannabis could be cultivated, processed, manufactured, tested, distributed and sold, as well as who could be licensed to conduct the processes at the various stages.
County decision-makers will use the final EIR to make its decision about the future of the cannabis industry in Santa Barbara County.
The report identified 12 potential impacts of cannabis operation to the county, and those impacts then were put into two classes.
Source: Cannabis Business Times