Santa Barbara County Commercial Cannabis Regulations

Introduction

On February 27, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors adopted a series of ordinances that regulate commercial cannabis operations within the County's unincorporated area. The ordinances categorize cannabis operations into eight permit types, and allow each license type in certain zones throughout the County's unincorporated area.

On May 1, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors adopted the Cannabis Business License Ordinance, which added a local commercial cannabis business license to the County Code, added an acreage limit of 186 acres to the Carpinteria Agricultural Overlay District, and a limit of 8 retail licenses for the County.

POPULAR TOPICS

STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS

A step-by-step guide to legally running a cannnabis-related business in Santa Barbara County

zoning and permitting

ZONING & PERMITTING

Where and how you can start a commercial cannabis operation depends on which zone your parcel is located in.

BUSINESS LICENSING

The annual permit/license process and related requirements established for commercial cannabis

STATE LICENSING

Temporary licenses issued by the State of California licensing authorities are required for all applicants and permit types withn the County.

tazes

LOCAL TAXES

A summary of tax requirements specific to the Cannabis Industry

news and events

NEWS & EVENTS

News and upcoming events related to cannabis licensing and regulation in Santa Barbara County

FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS

Questions related to commercial cannabis operations in the County

other resources

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Intergovernmental Links, Board of Supervisors documents and other archived materials


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Informational Meeting for Current and Prospective Cannabis Licensees – September 17, 2018

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