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County launches cannabis regulation and licensing website

By Spencer Cole

There's now another resource prospective cannabis business owners in Santa Barbara County can utilize to get their operations up to snuff. 

The new website,, offers a step-by-step guide to legally running a marijuana-related business, along with maps for zoning and permitting, as well as information on business and state licensing. The site also has information about local taxes and their requirements specific to the cannabis industry along with news and events related to licensing and regulation in the county. 

There's also a section for frequently asked questions. 

On Feb. 27, the county Board of Supervisors adopted a series of ordinances that allow commercial cannabis operations within its unincorporated area. The ordinances categorize cannabis operations into eight permit types, and allow each license type in certain zones throughout the unincorporated area.

The ordinance in effect for the inland area of the county is called the Land Use and Development Code, while the ordinance for the coastal zone will not be in effect until it is certified by the California Coastal Commission.

On May 1, supervisors adopted a cannabis business license ordinance that added a local commercial cannabis business license to the county code, 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 eight retail licenses for the county.

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