Santa Barbara County filed the jurisdiction’s first nuisance lawsuit against a cannabis company after receiving eight complaints from neighbors about odors from the growing operation.
The lawsuit claims that Island View Ranch and Island Breeze Farms created a “continuing public nuisance” since at least March 2019 and should be shuttered, according to the Santa Barbara Independent.
Such a lawsuit could embolden other communities to similarly crack down on marijuana operations.
Already, federal racketeering lawsuits based on such nuisance claims have become a business liability risk for state-legal marijuana
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