California Cannabis Licensing Rolls Into New Phase With New Year
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California Cannabis Licensing Rolls Into New Phase With New Year

"If they haven’t already made an application for a land use permit, they should do so immediately,” a Santa Barbara County official said.

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January 9, 2019

The arrival of 2019 brought changes in the California cannabis licensing process, the potential for Santa Barbara County cannabis ordinance amendments, continued efforts to oust illegal operations and vague talk about hemp as a local crop.

For the county’s cannabis growers with temporary permits, time is growing short to apply for a county land use permit, the first step on the path to an annual state license.

“My recommendation is, if they haven’t already made an application for a land use permit, they should do so immediately,” said Dennis Bozanich, deputy county executive officer, who’s had his finger on the pulse of cannabis regulations for the past couple of years.

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