Santa Barbara Awards 2 Non-Storefront Cannabis Business Permits

The city of Santa Barbara has awarded two non-storefront marijuana retailer permits.

Matt Fore, senior assistant to the city administrator, said Wednesday at a public hearing that the permits go to Coastal Manufacturing, LLC, to operate at 819 Reddick St., and Santa Barbara Manufacturing and Supply Company, LLC, at 400 East Gutierrez St. 

The permit is for manufacturing, distributing and delivery service — which allows a retailer to sell and deliver cannabis products to paying customers.

“This authorization that we are giving to these companies does not mean they can go out to their building today, unlock the door and start the business,” Fore told about 14 people gathered inside the Santa Barbara Public Library’s Faulkner Gallery. “The city’s work and oversight as it pertains to these operations have just begun.”

The permits are valid for 12 months, Fore said. There’s an annual review to ensure

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