Das Williams

1st District Supervisor, Santa Barbara County

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1st District Supervisor, Santa Barbara County representing California's 37th District, which includes parts of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties

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The meteoric rise of cannabis is thanks to a close relationship between the industry, its lobbyists, and local political leaders.

Santa Barbara grows a third of California’s pot, thanks to political loopholes

The meteoric rise of cannabis is thanks to a close relationship between the industry, its lobbyists, and local political leaders.

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“I don’t think that the county did everything perfectly,” says County Supervisor, Das Williams, in response to an explosive article in the   Los Angeles Times   that shed light on how,…

Das Williams responds to criticism that he is soft on cannabis cultivators

“I don’t think that the county did everything perfectly,” says County Supervisor, Das Williams, in response to an explosive article in the Los Angeles Times that shed light on how,…

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The late Elliot Roger is suspected of shooting 13 people last Friday in Isla Vista, killing himself and six others.

After Isla Vista: New Gun Control Proposed for California

The late Elliot Roger is suspected of shooting 13 people last Friday in Isla Vista, killing himself and six others.

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