Local control has prevailed throughout Santa Barbara County, as cities have decided to retain the right to impose their own marijuana regulations, rather than accept Sacramento’s policies.

The decisions follow a state initiative known as the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act, enacted by the Legislature in September and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown.

The act creates a state licensing system for cultivation, manufacture, retail, sale and distribution and testing of medical cannabis, which is overseen by the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation, a division of the California Department of Consumer Affairs.

Staff Writers Abby Hamblin and April Charlton contributed to this report. 

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