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Supes change cannabis tax rules

Supes change cannabis tax rules

 Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Continuing to respond to the evolving needs of the cannabis industry, Humboldt County supervisors are changing the timing and conditions of cannabis excise tax payments.  At its March 26 meeting, the Board of Supervisors voted to adjust the timing of the tax payments to coincide with harvesting and

‘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

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

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