City of Goleta Cannabis Laws

Goleta Cannabis Laws

Current Cannabis Laws in Goleta

The cannabis laws of the City of Goleta are evolving. This page is intended to give you a general idea about the current cannabis laws and is not intended as legal advice. Please see the Goleta City website for the most up-to-date information.

Goleta Ordinances Related to Cannabis

Here are resources specific to Santa Barbara Cannabis Laws:

Goleta Cannabis Laws - Infographic

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In general, here are the current cannabis laws in Santa Barbara:

Recreational Cannabis

The City of Goleta has banned all recreational cannabis storefronts and delivery services while it works out an official cannabis ordinance. T

Medicinal Marijuana

The three medical marijuana dispensaries that have been operating in Goleta have been grandfathered in and are currently allowed to continue to operation while the city develops its cannabis ordinances. New storefronts and services are not allowed right now.

The two licensed  medical marijuana dispensaries operating in Goleta are:

Organic Greens Collective

Santa Barbara Care Center


Delivery Services

It seems there is still a process whereby a delivery service can get licensed in the city of Goleta. With the passing of Proposition 64 the city’s licensing of delivery services may change. For more information see Goleta’s official city website page about delivery licensing.

Cannabis Cultivation for Personal Use

Prop 64 states that adults over 21 years old can have up to 6 mature plants. Currently there are no restrictions in Goleta as to how many of your 6 plants you can grow outside. This may change with new ordinances.

Personal Possession Limits

Prop 64 limits personal possession of cannabis for adults over the age of 21 to one ounce of weed or eight grams of concentrated cannabis in public.

For Further Reading

To read more about the cannabis laws in the City of Goleta, check out these resources:

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