Board of Supervisors Ad Hoc Committee

on the Future of Cannabis Operations in Santa Barbara County

The County established an Ad Hoc Committee of the Board. The Ad Hoc Subcommittee with staff will develop a permanent ordinance related to the regulation of medical and recreational cannabis. The Committee consists of First District Supervisor Das Williams, Fifth District Supervisor Steve Lavagnino, and staff from the County Executive Office, Agriculture Commission, Planning & Development, Public Health/Environmental Health, Sheriff's Office and District Attorney. 

The public is invited to attend a meeting to ask questions and provide input to the Ad Hoc Committee of the Board of Supervisors regarding the regulation of medical and recreational cannabis.

Latest News and Updates

Cannabis

The County Planning and Development Department is conducting two meetings for the public to comment on the scope and content of issues to be addressed in the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance and Licensing Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The meetings will be held on July 26 in Santa Barbara and July 27 in Santa Maria. For more information,  see the advisory.

The Ad Hoc Committee of the Board of Supervisors regarding the regulation of medical and recreational cannabis held a meeting on Friday, June 30. View the media advisory and the flyer.

The first meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee was held on Tuesday, April 25. View the meeting presentation and the flyer

Intergovernmental Links

State Cannabis Regulatory Agencies

DRAFT State Medical Cannabis Regulations

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