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Bureau of Cannabis Control to Hold CEQA Study Results Workshop in Long Beach

SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) will hold a public workshop in Long Beach to receive comments regarding the recent release of its California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Initial Study and Proposed Negative Declaration (IS/ND) for its regulatory licensing and enforcement program (Proposed Program) for commercial cannabis distributors, retailers, testing laboratories and microbusinesses.

The overall purpose of the Proposed Program is to establish a regulatory licensing and enforcement program that ensures medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activities are performed in a manner that protects the environment, commercial cannabis industry workers, the general public and complies with applicable laws.

Based on the findings of the IS/ND, the Bureau has determined that the Proposed Program would not have any significant effects on the environment.

The Bureau recently made the IS/ND available for public review and will consider public comments regarding the content of the IS/ND. The formal comment period for the IS/ND for the Proposed Program began on September 6 and ends at 5 p.m. on October 6.

WHERE: Long Beach Marriott, 4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Salon A/B, Long Beach, CA

WHEN: Monday, September 18, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Bureau will also host community workshop meetings in Fresno on September 20 and Sacramento on September 21. Both meetings will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

More information on the workshop meetings, Initial Study results and Notice of Intent can be found at:

Comments may be emailed to:

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