It could be another six months before a county-approved cannabis dispensary opens its doors.

The county decided to allow six retail cannabis dispensaries in six specific unincorporated areas, and chose operators in April.

The Farmacy, which runs a Santa Barbara dispensary and owns several cannabis-related businesses throughout the county and the state, was the top-ranked applicant for two of the six locations, and has already received land-use permits, said Brittany Heaton of the County Executive Office.

The company is still working on its business license applications, and hopes to open by mid-2022, Heaton told Noozhawk last week.

The Farmacy’s Isla Vista cannabis dispensary location on Pardall Road has an approved land use permit from Santa Barbara County. It still needs a business license before opening.  (Giana Magnoli / Noozhawk file photo)

The Farmacy’s dispensary locations at 3576 Madera Drive in Santa Ynez and 6555 Pardall Road in Isla Vista are realistically four to six months from opening, she said.

The other four dispensaries going through the Planning & Development permit process right now include:

» 4235 State Street, application by Island Drift LLC, doing business

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