Ask A Tourist: Cannabis Farming in Carpinteria Valley

Posted on September 20, 2019

Labor Day Weekend is prime time for visitors to enjoy Carpinteria Valley. We wondered if tourists noticed that Carpinteria flower growers have switched substantial portions of local farms to...

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Whitney Collie Unpacks Track & Trace

Posted on September 11, 2019

Legal cannabis must be accounted for down to the plant. When it’s tested for pesticides and other contaminants, the State of California can trace the plant all the way...

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Meet Lucas, a local cannabis farmer

Posted on September 5, 2019

Lucas Hathaway’s family came to Carpinteria long before legal cannabis. Both sides, the Romeros and Hathaways, have been in Carpinteria Valley for over 100 years. At age 29, Lucas’...

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Air Quality and Santa Barbara County Cannabis

Posted on August 29, 2019

Air quality is something cannabis farmers think about a lot. Some neighbors love the floral scent of cannabis. Some consider it a nuisance and would describe it as “skunky.”...

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Q&A with Sofia Van Wingerden, a CARP cannabis farmer

Posted on August 13, 2019

Sofia Van Wingerden has deep roots in local agriculture. She’s a third generation Carpinteria greenhouse farmer, but to fully trace her family’s farming history, you have to rewind all...

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