On December 5, 2017, the Santa Barbara City Council adopted an ordinance adding Chapter 9.44 Commercial Cannabis Businesses to the Santa Barbara Municipal Code to regulate and permit Commercial Cannabis Businesses in the City. In July 2018, the City awarded the maximum three (3) Storefront-Retail permits.
The City will be soliciting commercial cannabis applications for Indoor Cultivation, Manufacturing, Distribution, Retail-Delivery Only, and Testing permits in November 2018. Register with PlanetBids to receive notifications regarding this solicitation.
To Apply for a Commercial Cannabis Permit: The City periodically solicits applications for Cannabis Permits through PlanetBids in order to review, obtain, and submit applications and to be notified of upcoming solicitations. When registering, use category code 45300. Once registered, search Bid Opportunities using this category code to find the application.