Cannabis Retail Process



Retail Application FAQs

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August 6, 2020 Update:Survey Image

Take Our Neighborhood Benefit & Compatibility Survey

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  cannabisinfo@countyofsb.org, or leave a voice message at (805) 568-2777. 

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
FAQ                      
Community Meeting Presentation – English / Spanish
 

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

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

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

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

Watch the Video  
FAQ
Community Meeting Presentation – English / Spanish 

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

Watch the Video  
FAQ
Community Meeting Presentation – English / Spanish 

 

 

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