Rural Environmental Issues

Environmental considerations and regulation issues are triggered by recreational and medical use of cannabis, and its cultivation, production, and sale. Federal and state law overlap and conflicts.

California Commercial Cannabis Real Estate and the New MAUCRSA Rules

California released almost 300 pages of new regulations for medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis businesses that will impact cannabis businesses regarding real estate and land use. The regulations address mitigation of the environmental impacts of cannabis cultivation, the permitted diversion and discharge of water relating to cultivation, licensing, and renewable energy requirements.

Oregon Considers Regulation of Pesticides in Marijuana Industry

By Noelle Crombie

This article advocates that states with regulated marijuana markets should require agriculture agencies and universities to develop data-driven recommendations for pesticide use in cannabis cultivation and should educate marijuana growers about how to manage pests that threaten their crops.

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