Local Regulation of Cannabis in California

363 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2023

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Eric Biber

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Haley de Genova

University of California, Berkeley

Daniel Froehlich

University of California, Berkeley

Joanna Hossack

University of California, Berkeley

Taewon Park

Independent

Moira O'Neill

University of California, Berkeley - Institute for Urban and Regional Development; University of Virginia, School of Architecture

Date Written: October 2, 2023

Abstract

This report details findings and analysis from a study titled Local Regulation of Cannabis in California. This study examines how jurisdictions approve commercial outdoor and mixed-light cannabis cultivation projects and details entitlement and cannabis permitting processes. This study analyzes how enforceable climate policies operate in relationship to the approval of commercial outdoor and mixed-light cannabis cultivation projects in eleven counties and the timeline and process for approved projects. 

Keywords: cannabis, environmental regulation, regulation, land-use law, environmental law, agriculture, water

Suggested Citation

Biber, Eric and de Genova, Haley and Froehlich, Daniel and Hossack, Joanna and Park, Taewon and O'Neill, Moira, Local Regulation of Cannabis in California (October 2, 2023). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4590229 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4590229

Eric Biber (Contact Author)

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )

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Haley De Genova

University of California, Berkeley ( email )

310 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States

Daniel Froehlich

University of California, Berkeley ( email )

310 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States

Joanna Hossack

University of California, Berkeley ( email )

310 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States

Taewon Park

Independent ( email )

Moira O'Neill

University of California, Berkeley - Institute for Urban and Regional Development ( email )

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Berkeley, CA 94720
United States

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