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Cannabis helping Humboldt’s bottom line

Cannabis helping Humboldt’s bottom line

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s budget is in the black and with $17.7 million in cannabis excise tax revenue expected for the fiscal year, the county is pursuing a cannabis marketing program and a grant program to help communities that have been negatively impacted by legalization. The county’s favorable budget scenario

Four-day ABC hearing details charges against Sidelines, Toby & Jack’s

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union EUREKA/ARCATA – A four-day administrative law hearing into alleged drug violations at two Plaza bars took place week before last in a conference room at the Eureka DHHS office, directly over a Domino’s Pizza outlet. During the hearing, an undercover officer for the state’s Dept. of Alcoholic Beverages Control

1,957 Humboldt County cannabis permit applications being reviewed

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s planning director has reported that there are 1,957 Humboldt County cannabis permit applications being reviewed and the process has been “chaotic” but is improving. At its Aug. 16 meeting, Planning Director John Ford gave the county’s Planning Commission a cannabis permitting status report. Ford began by

County OK’s ‘historic’ cannabis ordinance

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s cannabis industry is advancing to its next phase with the Board of Supervisors’ adoption of a new commercial production ordinance. At a May 8 hearing, a majority of supervisors voted to approve inland and coastal versions of the new ordinance along with an Environmental Impact Report.

5th District rivals face big crowd, many questions

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The two candidates for Fifth District Supervisor squared off during a forum last week in McKinleyville and tackled issues including incorporation, illegal cannabis grows and a controversial highway interchange project proposed in the Trinidad area. More than 160 people filled Azalea Hall April 23 for the forum, sponsored

Madrone: Sundberg swayed by MJ money

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The issue of Fifth District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg’s campaign contribution connections to the cannabis industry has been raised as he seeks re-election, with his opponent, Steven Madrone, saying that it’s a “very serious conflict of interest”  Implying that Sundberg’s campaign financing will sway his decision-making, Madrone is asking

At this rate, Humboldt may never be the Napa of cannabis

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –The Board of Supervisors and those involved in the cannabis industry are questioning why the Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau isn’t promoting cannabis-related tourism. Lack of effort to capitalize on the county’s reputation for quality cannabis was noted after a presentation by the bureau at the April 3

Tougher cannabis cultivation regs demanded

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – As Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors prepares to approve a new commercial cannabis production ordinance, the Friends of the Eel River watershed protection group, the Yurok tribe and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have called for holding off on further permitting. The extent of county permitting

McK’s second cannabis dispensary approved

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – Once a target of federal pressure, the Hummingbird Healing Center cannabis dispensary will re-establish itself in McKinleyville’s business center. A conditional use permit for Hummingbird was approved by the county’s Planning Commission at its March 15 meeting. Hummingbird will sell medicinal and adult use cannabis products out of

Warning of ‘trainwreck’ for cannabis industry

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A cannabis attorney has told Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors that if a backlog of permit applications isn’t caught up with, the local industry will face a “trainwreck.” The county’s cannabis cultivation permitting backlog was highlighted as supervisors approved extending a temporary permitting program at their Feb. 27

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