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

County Planning and Development staff will give an update on progress of the Cannabis Land Use and Licensing Program to the County Planning Commission in Santa Maria on September 13. The public is encouraged to participate. Please see the media advisory and flyer.

The public is invited to attend a meeting in Carpinteria on August 25 to provide input to the Ad Hoc Committee of the Board of Supervisors and ask questions regarding the regulation of medical and recreational cannabis.Please see the flyer. Topics for discussion include the future of business licensing, land use permitting, and fees and taxation.

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 flyer.

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

Calendar of Events

Date Meeting/NextStep Location Resources
8/25/17 Cannabis Ad Hoc Committee of the Board of Supervisors Public Meeting 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Carpinteria City Council Chambers, 5775 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria 93013

Call: (805) 568-3400

Email: cannabisinfo@countyofsb.org

9/13/17 County Planning Commission
Staff will provide a program update

9 a.m.
Betteravia Government Center, 511 East Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria
Remote testimony available at the County Planning Commission Hearing Room, 123 East Anapamu, Santa Barbara

Email for Public Comments: dvillalo@countyofsb.org

Agenda

9/19/17 County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Program update on the County Cannabis Ad Hoc Committee's progress
9 a.m.
Betteravia Government Center, 511 East Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria
Remote testimony available at the County Administration Building Board Hearing Room, Fourth Floor, 105 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara

Email for Public Comments: sbcob@co.santa-barbara.ca.us

Agenda

Intergovernmental Links

State Cannabis Regulatory Agencies

DRAFT State Medical Cannabis Regulations

Other Resources