Santa Barbara County Commercial Cannabis Regulations
On February 27, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors adopted a series of ordinances that allow 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.
The Ordinance is in effect for the Inland area of the County (Land Use and Development Code). The Ordinance for the Coastal Zone (Article II) will not be in effect until it is certified by the California Coastal Commission.
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 a complete outdoor cannabis cultivation ban in the coastal zone, an acreage limit of 186 acres to the Carpinteria Agricultural Overlay District, and a limit of 8 retail licenses for the County.
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