Santa Barbara County pot grow in line to be largest in California

December 24, 2022

Farming First cannabis site


A Santa Barbara County cannabis farm could become the largest contiguous outdoor cultivation site in California. [Pacific Coast Business Times]

Farming First Holdings obtained permitting for a 134-acre outdoor cannabis farm located near Los Alamos. Previously, Glass House Brands’ 125-acre operation in Camarillo had the potential to be the largest marijuana farm in the state.

Thus far, Farming First has only cultivated 22 acres. The company planted its first harvest in July.

Farming First is currently launching its first two sun-grown marijuana retail brands in stores. The brands are called Venterra Farms and High Fidelity.

The company controls the cultivation, processing and distribution of its cannabis products. Farming First does not operate any dispensaries but plans to work with cannabis sellers across California.

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California, along with other states of our nation, need more ethically and outdoor grown organic cannabis. Anything we can do to promote that will benefit the nation; one more step in achieving the freedom and health benefits Americans deserve. Criminalizing cannabis production and use is one of the worst mistakes the government of the United States ever made, ranking just below condoning slavery and genocide of Native Americans.

Does California still have growing permits for 3 or more times the amount actually sold in the state?

Nothing to be proud of.

Those proposed high-intensity agricultural structures look like a giant industrial white scar against the iconic pastoral beauty of northern Santa Barbara County. It will be even more egregious at night when those grow-houses are brightly illuminated like a hundred monstrous fluorescent tubes flooding un-natural light high up into the star-obscured night sky and washing a perpetual sickly glow across the valley & hills in the formerly natural nocturnal environment.

Marijuana isn’t legal In just three (3) states Idaho, Nebraska and Kansas. I guess it needs to grow somewhere.

Talk about a waste of water!

Feel the same way about beer? Doubt it.

The water for beer, does not have pesticides, herbicides, any number of chemicals designed to increase growth, petroleum products from machinery, and likely fecal matter all draining into the watershed, creeks and ocean.