US (CA): County Planning Commission denies appeal against Glass House Farms project

The Santa Barbara County Planning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday, February 1, to deny an appeal against a cannabis cultivation project in the Carpinteria Valley, thus granting approval to the project.

The Concerned Carpinterians group appealed the project at Glass House Farms, owned by Graham Farrar and located at 5601 Casitas Pass Road in Carpinteria, citing concerns related to odor and parking.

Sandra Weil, who spoke on behalf of Concerned Carpinterians, said there have been 538 odor complaints related to the cultivation project. However, Farrar said that many of those complaints cannot be verified, with several being the exact same complaint from one person multiple times per day.

“I’ve been before the Board of Supervisors talking about the odors, and we have been told that it really doesn’t affect us,” Weil said. “I am one person who has been affected by it, and I can say that I, today, am representing residents that live nearby this facility and those who live a distance away.”

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