ORCUTT, Calif. – Santa Barbara County announced the final rankings for proposed cannabis storefronts in Orcutt.
The ranking was based off of an on-site visit to the proposed retail locations, reviews and more criteria.
A total of fiver applicants were on the list. The county said the top ranked location is on Clark Avenue near Highway 101. It will be the only business eligible to apply for a permit.
If the first applicant on the list falls through, then the second will be next to move forward with its application process.
The county cannabis principal analyst said if everything goes smoothly, the cannabis shop could open six months from now.
“On our end, you know, we are going to do our best to turn things around,” said Santa Barbara County Cannabis Principal Analyst Brittany Heaton. “But it does go back and forth a little bit.”
The county said the list is good for a total of five years.
Every year, the other four applicants will be called and asked if they would like to remain on the waiting list.