PROFILE

Eric Biber
Co-Director
Faculty
UC Berkeley School of Law
portrait photograph
Eric Biber researches environmental law, natural resources law, land use law, administrative law and property.

Publications

2022

Polson, M., Butsic, V., Dillis, C., de Genova, H., Grantham, T., Herrera, L.R., Hossack, J., Laudati, A., Martin, J.V., Parker-Shames, P., Petersen-Rockney, M., Sorgen, J., Starrs, G.

This report presents multiple pathways for consideration by state and local governments, in their efforts to improve cannabis cultivation policy.

2023

Polson, M., Bodwitch, H., Biber, E., Butsic, V., Grantham, T.

ScienceDirect

There are many barriers to participation in California's regulated cannabis industry. Is there a way to achieve environmental objectives, farmer compliance, and an equitable transition away from illegal markets?

Photo of cannabis plants in an indoor farm greenhouse being cut by an inspector due to non-compliance with regulation.

2021

Bodwitch, H., Polson , M., Biber, E., Hickey, G. M., Butsic, V.

Journal of Rural Studies

Despite legalization, illicit cannabis production continues in California. Surveys reveal that small farmers face outsized burdens to compliance.

outdoor grow within hillside forest

2021

Dillis, C., Biber, E., Bodwitch, H., Butsic, V., Carah, J., Parker-Shames, P., Polson, M. and Grantham, T.

Land Use Policy

How has legalization shaped patterns of farm location, size, land ownership, and regulatory compliance in California?