The Santa Rita Hills of Santa Barbara County will soon see the largest cannabis farm in the world. After heavy lobbying from the marijuana industry the county has opened its doors to big business pot farms.
However, not everyone is happy with the development. Residents and wine producers are concerned about the smell the plants produce. And avocado farmers are concerned they will be held liable if spraying their crops taints near by cannabis crops.
Some also have questions about the way the county has legislated the industry. After the marijuana companies and their lobbying groups won every significant measure the companies wanted. Including tax on the operations being decided on gross revenue instead of licensed square footage. So far revenues have been far less that consultants had predicted.
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