Residents Living Near South Coast Cannabis Farms Grow Concerned About New Neighbors

Jan 31, 2019

They say they were caught off guard.

Longtime residents of areas including the Carpinteria Valley and near Solvang say new cannabis farms have popped up, bringing with them new concerns.

Among them are the visual impacts of the hoop-shaped greenhouse buildings, along with specific odors.

Many of the residents spoke out to the Board of Supervisors this week.

Meanwhile, the Santa Barbara County Supervisors themselves are dealing with mixed permitting and licensing issues on the local and state levels in an attempt to develop a conforming set of rules.

Some operators say they are working to comply and accomodate the concerns of the community.