CDFA’s Medical Cannabis Program Environmental Impact Report (September 2016)The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is the lead agency that oversees California’s agricultural industry. CDFA drafted a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the implementation of the Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program (MCCP) to adhere to the requirements of the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Control Act established in late 2015. This act specifies CDFA’s responsibility to develop a system that monitors the production of medical marijuana and medical marijuana products. This program involves establishing a licensing system that will “track and trace” medical cannabis operations to ensure regulatory compliance. CDFA’s program will preserve the safety of the environment, the well-being of cannabis cultivation workers, and the health of the general public.
CDFA is opening a public comment period on the draft ending September 30, 2016.