Santa Ynez Valley News, November 7, 2019

More than a year after Prop. 64’s passage, marijuana rules are a patchwork throughout the [Santa Barbara] county.

We’re not sure how this problem can be resolved, other than somehow unifying the rules. We are sure that something must be done, if state and local governments want to eliminate black-market operations.

If they don’t, the tax-revenue benefits of legalizing marijuana will be devoured by black-market profiteers undermining the legal market, and law enforcement agencies spending big bucks trying to stop them.

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Santa Maria Sun, November 6, 2019

How much time do you think Santa Barbara County has to waste on appeals to cannabis projects? 

If the county Planning Commission’s nine-hour hearing on Oct. 30 is any indication, apparently county staffers just have a ton of idle time to spend listening to people whine about cannabis. Yeah, guys. Nine hours. On one item. 

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Santa Barbara Independent, November 5, 2019

There’s a long history of people putting weed in wine. You basically just add a bunch of heated cannabis flowers to fermenting wine, let it sit for five days, strain out the leaves, then allow the batch to age another 8 to 12 months. There’s a little more to it than that, but it’s pretty simple. And totally illegal.

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Noozhawk, November 5, 2019

The first year of voter-approved cannabis tax revenues brought in $6.7 million for Santa Barbara County, which is higher than expected, and the Board of Supervisors decided not to spend the surplus yet.

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Green Entrepreneur, November 4, 2019

Carpinteria, Calif., once blossomed with chrysanthemums, lilies, and hydrangea, but the market for American-grown cut flowers started to wither under the spell of cheaper imports.

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Lompoc Record, November 2, 2019

Flush with cannabis tax revenues that came in more than $1 million higher than estimated for the 2018-19 fiscal year, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors will consider a range of purchases and projects to spend the money on at Tuesday’s meeting in Santa Barbara.

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Santa Maria Times, October 31, 2019

After a nearly eight-hour public hearing where 45 individuals spoke, the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission delayed a decision on an appeal of a permit for a cannabis cultivation operation near Buellton.

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Santa Maria Times, October 21, 2019

A series of videos has been released by a coalition of legal North County cannabis growers to emphasize their agricultural roots and commitment to science and pesticide-free farming, drum up community support and promote economic vitality, a group spokeswoman said.

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Santa Ynez Valley News, October 18, 2019

“This video is part of a series of videos has been released by a coalition of legal North County cannabis growers to emphasize their agricultural roots and commitment to science and pesticide-free farming, drum up community support and promote economic vitality, a group spokeswoman said. The videos produced by Good Farmers Great Neighbors can be viewed on YouTube here.”

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Santa Barbara Business News, October 18, 2019

“We believe it is our responsibility to share our values and passion for sustainable farming, healthy living and community support with the public at large in Santa Barbara County,” said Sara Rotman, co-chair of Good Farmers Great Neighbors. “We embrace our neighbors and community-minded leaders engaged in building a better tomorrow for the people of Northern Santa Barbara County.” 

The group hopes the videos released this week will demonstrate their work to collaborate with other farmers and businesses for the betterment of the county. The videos can be viewed here

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