Hi Friend, The COVID-19 crisis has wreaked havoc on our communities. We are grateful to see community members coming together to support one another during these difficult times. As COVID related layoffs and furloughs have forced over 20,000 people to file for unemployment in Santa Barbara County alone, our cannabis farmers recognize their responsibility to […]

Hi Friend, This week, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors held a budget workshop amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to help the public get a better understanding of the current economic situation and potential hardships ahead.One area of relatively good news to come from the workshop was the consistent and reliable revenue from the County’s […]

Hi Friend, Thousands in our community are hurting. Many who have never needed assistance from their local food bank before find themselves dependent on this important resource. Over one million workers in the State of California have filed for unemployment. In our own Santa Barbara County, more than 80,000 workers have been impacted by the […]

Hi Friend, The Right to Farm is being threatened by some at the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission. At a hearing tomorrow, the County Planning Commission will be taking up changes to the ordinance that could impact the right to farm. They are considering restrictions on one crop, cannabis, which sets a dangerous precedent on […]

Hi Friend, With your support and perseverance, on Wednesday we at Busy Bee’s Organics finally received unanimous county board approval for our farming project. Though this is a momentous win for our family farm, workers, and the broader cannabis farming community, our victory is overshadowed by the uncertainty that the Covid-19 pandemic exerts over every […]