Cannabis and CEQA
Senator Laird’s SB 1148, which provides that the California Environmental Quality Act does not apply to the issuance of a state license to engage in commercial cannabis activity has been referred to Senate Business Professions and Economic Development and Senate Environmental Quality. By removing a mandatory CEQA analysis on every cannabis business, the bill could make it easier for farmers to include cannabis as part of their business, and for local jurisdictions to establish cannabis manufacturing and retail industries more readily.