Can Santa Barbara County become cannabis king? Economist says growing pot offers opportunities

Canada LegalNews USACan Santa Barbara County become cannabis king? Economist says growing pot offers opportunities
8
May
2019

Santa Barbara County could become one of the nation’s leading cannabis sources, providing an opportunity for those already being squeezed out of other crops by competition and costs, based on an economist’s review of issues delivered Tuesday at the North County Economic Summit in Santa Maria.

Peter Rupert, executive director of the UCSB Economic Forecast Project, made no forecasts for what’s in store for the county, because all forecasts are more or less a shot in the dark.

“Do economists guess?” Rupert said. “Of course they’re guessing, because nobody has enough data to really make a forecast.”

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