Cannabis Cultivation in Santa Cruz County

Image: Monterey Herald

Image: Monterey Herald

Registration for the County’s new cannabis cultivation program closed on November 6.  This registration process is voluntary; however, we anticipate that only the owners of registered cannabis cultivation sites will be eligible to apply for a local license when they become available. The goal is to allow existing growers to register, receive feedback from the County on the degree to which their cultivation site conforms to the proposed regulations, and allow the County to collect information for the evaluation of the environmental impacts associated with cultivation activities in Santa Cruz County including existing conditions, impacts and recommendations for appropriate regulation of cannabis cultivation. For more information visit: https://scccannabis.co.santa-cruz.ca.us. Read more about the cannabis cultivation issue in Santa Cruz County in this recent Santa Cruz Sentinel article.