A grand jury delivered a blistering critique of Santa Barbara’s weed-lovin’ Board of Supervisors, accusing the body of ignoring public input and significant environmental impacts, in addition to growing far too rapidly.
Santa Barbara Independent
- The grand jury report says, “Instead of a balanced approach carefully evaluating how the cannabis industry would be compatible, both as to amount of acreage and location, the board simply opened the floodgates.”
- Despite having just 1.8% of the state’s land, Santa Barbara County issued 35% of cultivation licenses, as of last summer.
- Nevada has a new governing body, a five-member Cannabis Compliance Board, which will take on marijuana-regulation responsibilities previously handled by the Department of Taxation.
Cannabis Business Times