Cannabis Retail Process

Thursday, April 1, 2021: The following is a preliminary ranked storefront retail location list by Community Plan Area (CPA). These rankings are a result of the Phase 3 merit-based selection process. Five of the six identified CPAs are included here. The Orcutt Community Plan Area is undergoing a legal challenge and the County is complying with a stay order issued by the Court on March 12, 2021. The preliminary ranked list for this CPA will be released once allowed by the court.  

Per County Ordinance 50-7.d.3.vii: Any accepted applicant will have five business days after posting on the County's website to file a written scoring protest with the County Executive Office. Scoring protests will be considered by the County Executive Office and all decisions of the County Executive Office are final. Following the resolution of any protest, the County Executive Office will create and post on the County's website the final ranked storefront retail list for each Community Plan Area.

Phase 3 consisted of an on-site visit to the proposed retail location, review,  score, and ranking of the Neighborhood Compatibility Plan that each applicant submitted. Per the ordinance, only the number one ranked applicant in each of the CPAs is invited to start the land use entitlement and business license application process. 

For general inquiries please contact:
Cannabis Info


The Planning and Development Department will follow the standard process of public noticing for each associated permit. Inquiries related to the land use entitlement permitting process and noticing per Community Plan Area should be directed to: Petra Leyva
Supervising Planner, Cannabis Program, 805-568-2071,

County Seal    Preliminary Ranked Cannabis Storefront Retail List by Community Plan Area
Rank Applicant Name Address
Toro Canyon/Summerland
1 3823 SCL, LLC dba The Roots Carpinteria 3823 Santa Claus Ln, Carpinteria, CA 93013
2 Haven XV, LLC (Toro Canyon/Summerland) 3825 Santa Claus Ln, Unit B, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Eastern Goleta Valley
1 Island Drift, LLC dba The Annex 4235 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
2 HPC of Santa Barbara, LLC 4860 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Isla Vista/Goleta
1 The Farmacy IV 6555 Pardall Rd,  Goleta, CA 93117
2 Coastal Retail IV, LLC 901 Embarcadero Del Mar, Unit No. 104, Goleta, CA 93117
3 Embarcadero SB OPCO LLC 939 Embarcadero Del Mar, Goleta, CA 93117
4 Haven XVIII LLC (Isla Vista) 6560 Pardall Rd, Unit C, Goleta, CA 93117
5 Jiva SBC, LLC 6580 Pardall Rd, Suite B&C, Goleta, CA 93117
6 Alta Vida Inc. dba Kindly 6578 Trigo Rd, Unit A-B, Goleta, CA 93117
Santa Ynez
1 The Farmacy SY dba SBDANK 3576 Madera Drive, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
2 Haven XI, LLC (Santa Ynez) 3640 Sagunto St, Unit 100, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
3 MOM SY, LLC 3561 Numancia St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Los Alamos
1 Haven X LLC (Los Alamos) 520 Bell St, Los Alamos, CA 93440
2 Honalee Management dba Cottonwood Roots 315 Bell St, Los Alamos, CA 93440
Disclaimer: This is a preliminary list that does not grant any rights, permits, licenses, or privileges. The County reserves the right to make any changes to this list and may amend terminate or delay the cannabis storefront retail licensing program at any time.  The County anticipates releasing a final list following the protest period and at that time may invite the highest ranked applicant in each Community Plan Area to apply for a land use entitlement. 

View results of the Neighborhood Benefit & Compatibility Survey. 

August 6, 2020 Update:

The County of Santa Barbara hosted six virtual community meetings in July to receive feedback and answer questions about the amended Cannabis Business License (Chapter 50) regulating cannabis retail storefront licensing.

Before the Board of Supervisors meets on August 18, County staff is seeking additional feedback via a survey with an interactive map about what might constitute community benefit and compatibility for the Neighborhood Compatibility scoresheet. 

Chapter 50 (b) limits the number of storefront retail licenses to no more than one in each of six community plan areas. In June and July, County staff received hundreds of written responses about the business application criteria (not applicants or specific sites).

Note that CPAs are located in the unincorporated county and do not reflect zoning and permitting within the incorporated cities of Buellton, Carpinteria, Goleta, Guadalupe, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and Solvang.

To review the community meeting presentation and videos of each meeting, see below.

The public can continue to submit feedback using the survey link above or by sending questions or comments in writing via e-mail to, or leave a voice message at (805) 568-2777. 

Retail Application FAQs

Visit the Retail Storefront FAQs

Helpful Links:

 Watch Video of Six Virtual Community Meetings Held July 1-16, 2020:

Isla Vista CPA
Community Meeting
When: 5:30 p.m. Wed., July 1, 2020

Watch the Video
Community Meeting Presentation – English / Spanish

Santa Ynez Valley CPA
Community Meeting
When: 5:30 p.m. Thurs., July 2, 2020  
Watch the Video
Community Meeting Presentation – English / Spanish

Toro Canyon/Summerland CPA
Community Meeting
When: 5:30 p.m. Wed., July 8, 2020
Watch the Video
Community Meeting Presentation – English / Spanish 

Orcutt CPA
Community Meeting
When: 5:30 p.m. Thurs., July 9, 2020
Watch the Video
Community Meeting Presentation –  English /  Spanish

Eastern Goleta Valley CPA
Cannabis Community Meeting
When: 5:30 p.m. Wed., July 15, 2020 

Watch the Video  
Community Meeting Presentation – English / Spanish 

Los Alamos CPA
Community Meeting
When: 5:30 p.m. Thurs., July 16, 2020

Watch the Video  
Community Meeting Presentation – English / Spanish 



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