1-Hour Program

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Why You Should Attend

Following legalization of recreational cannabis in California in 2016, a newly legalized, but long-established and widespread industry was suddenly subject to a wide variety of regulations. Among these is the requirement that commercial cannabis businesses comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”), which requires review obligations of an unprecedented scale.

CEQA potentially requires environmental review of every state and local jurisdiction decision to create a regulatory and licensing program for cannabis, as well as every decision to issue cultivation, retail, manufacturing, and other cannabis business licenses.

This episode will closely examine the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) and its intersection with cannabis law. This includes emerging CEQA and other litigation risks facing both cannabis businesses seeking permits and public agencies seeking to permit or ban commercial cannabis.

What You Will Learn

The program will present practice tips for both public agencies and business developing CEQA compliance strategies. After completing this program, participants will be able to:

  • Obtain an overview of CEQA
  • Understand the Cannabis licensing process in California
  • Learn about major CEQA challenges for cannabis licensing process
  • Identify how to best manage CEQA challenges for the cannabis industry and learn about CEQA compliance

Who Should Attend

Attorneys working in the Cannabis/Real Estate/Environmental industries should find this program to be informative.

Program Level: Overview

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

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