SANTA BARBARA - MARIJUANA IN THE CITY
In this article we talk about some interesting facts about the city with a focus on the main issue, Marijuana.
We address the important and frequently asked questions about MMJ:
- Where can I buy good legal weed in town?
- How can I become a legal Medical Marijuana patient?
- Where can I find a Cannabis collective in town?
- How can I get a 420 Medical Marijuana Doctor evaluation?
- Is there a nearby place I can get a Cannabis ID card?
- Can I get Marijuana delivered to my home?
- Where is a nearby dispensary with lab tested Marijuana?
- Can I grow weed at home?
- What are the latest laws concerning permits and ordinances?
- How can I get a Doctor's recommendation and growers permit?
- Where can I find a good Medical Marijuana lawyer in the city?
About SANTA BARBARA
With a population of about 95,000 (2016) people, Santa Barbara is the 83rd largest city in California. With its Mediterranean climate, the city is promoted as the "American Riviera".
In addition to being a world class tourist attraction, the city has one of the most robust economies in America, with activity in many sectors including; service, education, technology, health care, finance, agriculture, manufacturing, and local government.
The service sector accounted for a third of local employment. Education is big, with several colleges and institutes of higher learning in town. Behind the city lies the Santa Ynez Mountains, the Los Padres National Forest and just off the coast are the pristine Channel Islands National Park. What can you say? Santa Barbara is a paradise.
Early Santa Barbara land ownership evolved similarly to most Californian cities. Natives camped in the area on and off prior to 1770, then the Spanish arrived and set up Ranchos, raising beef and a bit of fruit and veg for the next fifty or so years, then lands fell to Mexican and finally into Anglo American hands after a winner take-all war.
Santa Barbara fell bloodlessly to a battalion of American soldiers under John C. Frémont on December 27, 1846, during the Mexican-American War, officially becoming part of the United States in 1848. In the 1850's the town was fully controlled by Jack Powers, a charismatic gambler and highwayman.
"He was eventually driven out of town, but only after intimidating and defeating the sheriff and a posse of 200. He eventually fled the area, and after a brief career running a ranch in the Mexican state of Sonora, he was murdered in a fight over a woman, and his body was fed to a pen of starving pigs."
Sadly, wood construction replaced adobe as American settlers moved in, so much for the theory of evolution. During the Gold Rush years, Santa Barbara was haven to bandits and gamblers, it was a dangerous and lawless place. It wasn't until 1870 that English became the official language, really.
The rancho period ended with the drought of the 1860's, when most of the cattle died and ranchos were broken up and sold off for a pittance to mostly Anglo-Americans and the left overs from the gold rush.
In 1887, the railroad finally got to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles and went through to San Francisco fifteen years later. Santa Barbara developed quickly now that it was easily accessible by land or sea. With the discovery of oil in the 1890's, the future was set and there would be no turning back.
Did you know? The first offshore oil development in the world was in Santa Barbara. Oil production continues to this very day.
And did you know? Santa Barbara housed the world's largest movie studio of the silent film era (1910-20ish). Flying A Studios, produced approximately 1,200 films in Santa Barbara, with 100 surviving.
In the 1920's, the genesis of the Loughead Aircraft Company was established in what was to become one of the greatest aircraft manufacturers in the world.
Santa Barbara played its part in World War II, housing the Marines and Naval reserve. Local hospitals also serviced the wounded in the Pacific theatre. In an interesting side note, a Japanese submarine fired a few shells up the coast and many Santa Barbara residents fled the city! Home of the brave? Land of the free?? Property values promptly sunk to historic lows.... while the reality was, it was a greatest of times to buy land. The Japanese had no chance to win the war after what-so-ever after they failed to capture Pearl Harbor and bomb the Panama canal.
After the war, many of the servicemen returned to Santa Barbara to live, and the permanent population grew by 10,000 nearly "overnight". After 1950, there was abundant water supplied from the new man-made Lake Cachuma, setting the table for future growth.
Many "clean-ish" industries like aerospace firms such as Raytheon and Delco Electronics, moved to town in the 1950s and 1960s, bringing employees from other parts of the U.S. In 1975, the city passed an ordinance restricting growth to a maximum of 85,000 residents, through zoning restrictions. Growth in the adjacent Goleta Valley would be shut down by denying water meters to developers seeking permits. As a result of these changes, urban growth slowed and caused land prices rose sharply.
Voters approved the City's connection to State water supplies in 1991, allowing the city and its outlying areas to resume modest growth. A slower growth rate preserved the quality of life and prevented the urban sprawl that is notorious of the LA basin. It has become a fact that almost no one (only 5%) that lives in Santa Barbara can afford to buy a house in Santa Barbara. While the quality of life is preserved somewhat, the reality is that most people have a long work day and waste too much of their quality time commuting and in traffic jams. What can you do?
Suggestion, construct a bullet train line from LA, Duh. Give the finger to big oil in the process. In fact, California could have been gridded with electric trains a century ago.
Today, the top 10 employers in Santa Barbara are:
- University of California, Santa Barbara
- County of Santa Barbara
- Cottage Health System
- Santa Barbara City College
- Santa Barbara Unified School District
- City of Santa Barbara
- Raytheon Electronic Systems
- Sansum Medical Foundation Clinic
- Santa Barbara County Education Office
- United States Postal Service
The Latest Cannabis Ordinances, MMJ Permits, Marijuana Zoning, Meetings and News
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CONFLICT BETWEEN CITY HALL AND CITIZENS Pot War Flares Up Council Persuaded to Allow Some Cultivation
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"I would say that when we looked at this as a whole, we just took into consideration what we believe to be the characteristics of what Thousand Oaks is," he said. "We felt that was the direction that best fit our city."
"This ordinance doesn't regulate pot; it eliminates it," Todd Lundy told the Thousand Oaks City Council earlier this month.
Important Advisory and Disclaimer: Before acting on any marijuana related issue under discussed here or otherwise, it is strongly recommended that the reader confirm the ultimate accuracy of their information source. In many cases, your City Hall official website provides the important information most people want, permits, startups, ordinances and other MMJ matters. If you are involved in a serious matter that involves marijuana; criminal, or business; we advise you to contact a lawyer that specializes in California Cannabis Law and move forward intelligently..
|SANTA BARBARA CITY POLICE - THE MARIJUANA FILES|
10 firearms, 3.5 ounces of methamphetamine, 2 ounces of cocaine, and ¼ ounce of heroin, some marijuana were seized.
The joint operation also involved the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office from November 2015 to April 2016 at several locations throughout the city of Santa Barbara and unincorporated areas. Undercover BATFE agents and informants, along with a police narcotics unit made controlled purchases of illegal drugs and firearms from suspects.
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