Carpinteria Cannabis Farm Gets Green Light
Graham Farrar (Photo: Glass House Farms)
By edhat staff
Santa Barbara County supervisors unanimously approved a cannabis farm project in the Carpinteria Valley during an appeal on Tuesday.
Project applicant Graham Farrar stated cannabis will be planted in a pre-existing greenhouse for his new greenhouse project at 3561 Foothill Road. "We’re only shifting from one flower to another within an existing greenhouse infrastructure," said Farrar.
Neighbor's and Carpinteria residents had appealed Farrar's approval complaining of intrusive odors and environmental reviews.
A neighbor’s appeal of the project application was denied by supervisors who stated Farrar demonstrated full compliance with all applicable county cannabis regulations.
Farrar currently grows cannabis in the Carpinteria-based Glass House Farms and is president of Cannabis Association for Responsible Producers (CARP) Growers. He is also scheduled to open Farmacy, Santa Barbara's first fully-licensed, adult-use cannabis storefront on Saturday, August 24.
The Farmacy SB is located in the former home of The Video Shop on the corner of Mission and De La Vina Street. The location will also offer local delivery via online ordering beginning in September.
For cannabis regulations as a whole, the Santa Barbara County Supervisors changed their cannabis ordinance to require odor-control systems earlier than the current permitting system.
In a 4-1 vote, Supervisors reaffirmed a cap on cannabis cultivation at 1,575 acres throughout the county. This is outside the Carpinteria Valley which is capped at 186 acres. Supervisor Peter Adams opposed this ruling.