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Marijuana Acreage Could Top 1000 Acres In South Coast County, Report Shows

An increased effort to determine who is growing marijuana, where they are growing it, and how much land is being used for that has revealed a fast-moving trend.

Santa Barbara County supervisors will discuss that Tuesday, as a new report reveals that in areas like Carpinteria, Orcutt, Buellton and Tepusquet marijuana fields cover nearly 400 acres of land.

The report estimates that figure will almost triple, heading up to 1100 acres.

More than 100 sites in Santa Barbara County have over an acre of pot.