Support the Pilot Program for 

Indoor Cannabis Cultivation

in Ventura County!

The Ventura County Pilot Cannabis Cultivation Program will put before voters an option to form a small-scale pilot program with regulatory and oversight framework in place to ensure responsible cannabis cultivation in unincorporated Ventura County, utilizing existing pre-existing permanent greenhouse facilities only.

Ventura County Pilot Cannabis Cultivation Program

In 2016 the Adult Use of Marijuana Act was approved by California voters, legalizing possession, use and cultivation of non-medical marijuana for those 21 and over and provided a framework for state and local regulation of commercial cannabis activity. This new law empowered local governments to determine their own laws for regulation this industry.  Following the passage of the Act, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors banned commercial cannabis cultivation. 

The Ventura County Pilot Cannabis Cultivation Program allows limited, local cannabis cultivation 

 

  • Commercial cannabis cultivation & commercial cannabis nursery cultivation in pre-existing permanent greenhouse facilities   

  • Up to 500 acres of total commercial cannabis cultivation, or 100 total acres for commercial cannabis nursery cultivation, representing only 0.42% of Ventura County’s total farmland

The Ventura County Pilot Cannabis Cultivation Program mandates sustainable cannabis farming practices   

  • Requires cultivation sites to have an Energy Conservation Plan  

  • Requires the use of the state’s Track and Trace system to maintain information about the cannabis, inventories and activities for oversight purposes

The Ventura County Pilot Cannabis Cultivation Program ensures oversight   

  • Mandates commercial cannabis licenses for cultivation, nursery cultivation, processing and distribution    

  • Requires background checks on those with 20% financial interest

The Ventura County Pilot Cannabis Cultivation Program complies with existing laws 

  

  • Activity is permitted in proper zoning and in full compliance with SOAR    

  • Requires usage in full compliance with local and state laws    

  • Requires sites to have a Site Security Plan 

The Ventura County Pilot Cannabis Cultivation Program creates setbacks to minimize impacts  

  • Mandates setbacks from schools and other sensitive sites  

  • Allows for indoor cultivation only, no outdoor activity 

  • Requires licensee to employ the best available odor mitigation technology 

The Ventura County Pilot Cannabis Cultivation Program sets important restrictions 

  • No smoking, ingesting or consuming of cannabis on             premises

  • No products, graphics or other materials showing cannabis or products will be visible outside

  • No alcohol may be stored, sold, dispensed or consumed and licensees cannot possess an alcoholic beverage license for the premises

  • No selling, storing or consuming tobacco or nicotine products on premises

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Paid for by Ventura County Citizens for Responsible Cannabis,

sponsored by Glass Investments Projects, Inc.

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