Tag Archives: Cannabis

Zoning change by Supes opens up large timberland parcels to cannabis production

Zoning change by Supes opens up large timberland parcels to cannabis production

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union ​HUMBOLDT – County supervisors have deferred action on controversial General Plan rezoning items but a new timberland zoning designation has been approved with a focus on larger parcels. ​That will allow what planning staff recommended against – opening up smaller and mid-sized timberland parcels to cannabis grows. ​Under the pressure

Cannabizzes may need to post warning signs

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The county’s Board of Supervisors has advised against using cannabis during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and the idea of requiring dispensaries and farms to post warnings on it has gained traction. ​A resolution approved at the August 20 supervisors meeting declares that “women in Humboldt County who are contemplating

Humboldt takes aim at unlicensed growers, Planco OKs McK subdivision

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union  HUMBOLDT – ​Humboldt County’s planning director has reported that 452 commercial cannabis permits have been approved to date but about 500 interim permit holders are operating without state licenses. ​Planning Director John Ford updated the Planning Commission on the permitting scenario at its Aug. 1 meeting. ​The county’s has a

‘Equity’ program for cannabis industry advances

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –  Moving forward on a three-pronged cannabis economic support strategy, Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors has approved an assistance program for cannabis farms and businesses.   Supervisors approved an urgency ordinance creating a Local Equity Program (LEP) at their March 19 meeting. The urgency stems from a looming deadline

Massive multi-violation cannabis operation raided in Samoa

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office SAMOA – On Jan. 10, 2019, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served a search warrant on the 900 block of Vance Avenue in Samoa.  Phillip Morgan Likos, 36, was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of manufacturing a controlled substance.

Cannabis dispensary, manufacturing may come to downtown McKinleyville

Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The Humboldt County Planning Commission may issue a conditional use permit Thursday, Jan. 10 that would allow a company to open a medical cannabis dispensary and manufacturing facility in downtown McKinleyville. The commission meets at 6 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at 825 Fifth St. in Eureka. Calyx

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