Land Use & Zoning

Land Use & Zoning

All local cannabis and hemp permitting begins with selecting the right property for the intended use.  Unlike with most other types of businesses, the property location of a cannabis or hemp business can come with many other land use and zoning requirements not imposed on other types of businesses. Before you spend time and money on a property that might not meet local or state requirements, consider these few things first:
• CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) issues
• License type for the planned cannabis or hemp activity
• Distance from sensitive uses like schools
• Availability of parking for customers and employees
• Street set-back requirements
• Complex environmental laws unrelated to cannabis or hemp
• Complex environmental laws related to cannabis or hemp
• Local political sentiments
• Neighboring business friendliness to legal cannabis or hemp business activity

As we say, land use and zoning matters can be as much about local relationships as they are about the property itself.