Posted by Hassan on 03/12/2018
Cannabis operators from as far away as Richland, Michigan, are looking to set up shop in downtown Santa Barbara. As California rolls out a legal cannabis market, some Southern California jurisdictions have been slow to establish permitting processes, which could be propelling prospective operators to Santa Barbara. Up to three retail shops will be permitted within city limits. Other businesses such as wholesale manufacturing and delivery services are also eligible to receive licenses in the city. Applications here are due March 30. They cost $5,600.
Voters on Nov. 8 approved Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, 56.5 percent to 43.5 percent, according to the Secretary of State’s Office. The law went into effect the next day. People age 21 and older can use the substance in private homes and at businesses licensed for on-site marijuana use. Individuals can grow up to six plants in their residences as long as they’re locked up and out of sight. Possession can’t exceed 28.5 grams, or about an ounce. For concentrated marijuana like hash, possession can’t exceed eight grams. Use is barred in public places.