Opinion: Sorting the ins and outs of new Ventura County cannabis law
By Amy Steinfeld and Jack Ucciferri Ventura County was among nearly three dozen California jurisdictions to amend its cannabis policies as a result of last month’s voter initiatives. Ventura residents approved Measure O, which will open up portions of the county to commercial cannabis businesses, including cultivation, processing and distribution. At this time, no retail Read More →
Goleta’s Frinj takes coffee off state’s crop fringe and up to new levels
Coffee, South Coast’s newest emerging agribusiness; Goleta bean grower boosts state’s once-fringe crop, while shaking up traditional practices by shortening supply chain and bringing greater return to farmers.
Kate Farms secures $51 million round to finance expansion
Plant-based meal replacement company nets $51 million investment.
Santa Barbara County wineries drop bid for BID
County’s vintners association scraps its BID plan over process dividing the community
Ventura County voters say yes to cannabis in early returns
Preliminary election results looks like Ventura County has been given the green light for cannabis production.
Santa Barbara County wine group abandons bid for BID
The Santa Barbara County Vintners Association has abandoned its two-year effort to establish the world’s first wine business improvement district, or BID, as an answer to its longstanding problem of lagging behind other wine regions in marketing spending. Vintners Association Executive Director Alison Laslett said in an Oct. 29 letter to members, co-signed by the Read More →
Ventura County hit with lawsuits over General Plan
More than half a dozen groups have sued Ventura County in response to the county’s recently adopted 2040 General Plan. The plan went into effect Oct. 15, 30 days after it was passed by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. Several of the groups that filed suit against the county are oil and energy interests Read More →