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Santa Barbara County board of supervisors considers higher level permit for cannabis cultivation

 

While a land use permit is currently required for most cultivation operations, an amended ordinance would require a conditional use permit for all cannabis cultivation applications submitted in certain zones.

Leaders in California’s Santa Barbara County are considering a new ordinance that would require a higher level of permit for those looking to grow cannabis in all unincorporated inland areas, according to the Santa Maria Times.

The Planning Commission voted 5-0 on May 11 to recommend that the Board of Supervisors adopt an ordinance amendment proposed by the Planning and Development Department that would require a conditional use permit for all cannabis cultivation applications submitted in Agriculture 2 and Manufacturing zones, the news outlet reported.

Currently, a land use permit is required for most cultivation operations, according to the Santa Maria Times.

The amendment would automatically shift applications for land use permits that have not received final approval to applications for conditional use permits, the news outlet reported.

The changes would also apply to existing cannabis cultivation operations with approved land use permits if operators request changes “that would substantially deviate from approved operations, have additional adverse environmental impacts, or require added mitigation measures,” according to the Santa Maria Times.

The proposal would not require conditional use permits for “minor or beneficial changes” to existing cannabis cultivation operations with approved land use permits, the news outlet reported.

To Read The Rest Of This Article By Melissa Schiller on Cannabis Business Times

Published: May 16, 2022

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