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The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) on the proposed program to regulate commercial cannabis cultivation and manufacturing is available for review. The 60-day comment period closed as of 5 PM October 31, 2017. All comments will be addressed prior to the release of the Final EIR. A public hearing before the Planning Commission is expected in December and a Board of Supervisors hearing will follow in early 2018. Click here for more information regarding environmental review of the proposed cannabis regulations.

Dan Peterson and Loretta Moreno joined Christopher Carr on The Cannabis Connection for a conversation on Santa Cruz County Cannabis Policy. Listen to the interview by clicking here:

On November 8, 2016 the voters passed a Cannabis Business Tax. Information on the tax ordinance and how to pay your tax is available here.

On August 2, 2016, The Board of Supervisors adopted the Cannabis Dispensary Licensing Ordinance, adding Chapter 7.130 to the Santa Cruz County Code. A copy of the final ordinance can be viewed here.