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Leafly, November 24, 2018
Despite the cannabis industry’s “big-ag feel,” cannabis cultivation takes up less than 1% of agricultural land in Santa Barbara County. Other regional farms, including vineyards and cattle ranches, average a whopping 440 acres. Farmer Robert Haugen splits his cultivation land between crops, with 20 acres of pinot noir grapes and 11 ½ acres permitted for cannabis—although he uses only half that land for production.