One of the most ambitious — and controversial — cannabis cultivation projects proposed in Santa Barbara County is scheduled to come before the Planning Commission for approval Wednesday.
The Herbal Angels cannabis cultivation project, proposed for 2761 Cebada Canyon Road in Lompoc, is slated for a public hearing at the commission’s meeting set for 9 a.m., but only virtual participation will be allowed.
The site currently contains an avocado orchard and a legal nonconforming cannabis cultivation operation; however, the County Sheriff's Cannabis Compliance Team raided the site in December 2019 and seized multiple boxes of cannabis products that allegedly were being illegally produced there.
Herbal Angels is seeking approval of a minor use permit, conditional use permit and development plan for approximately 16 acres of cannabis cultivation in hoop structures, which includes about 4 acres of hoop houses already on site, as well as mixed-light cannabis cultivation and a wholesale nursery operation in approximately 1 acre of greenhouses.
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