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Planco hearing on Bottoms grow continues Thursday

Planco hearing on Bottoms grow continues Thursday

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA BOTTOM – It was as though two vastly different projects were under discussion March 18 during the Humboldt County Planning Commission’s consideration of its final agenda item.  One project was a smart, well-regulated and scrupulously managed agricultural enterprise that would help support a major local employer, make large

Kim Puckett: The case against the Arcata Land Company cannabis project

Note: Area residents and others concerned about the proposed 23-acre Arcata Land Company cannabis grow and processing facility have organized in opposition. Below is one of the letters submitted to the Humboldt County Planning Commission in anticipation of its first hearing on the matter, Thursday, March 18. – Ed.  Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021 To:

Sprawling Bottoms cannabis project goes to county Planning Commission

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA BOTTOM – ​When the county Planning Commission meets this Thursday night, the final project on its agenda may draw considerable participation, if the volume of advance online discussion is any indication.  Attend the Public Hearing March 18 at 6 p.m via zoom (https://zoom.us/j/97637777152) Password 200525 or by telephone.

Arcata Bottom mega-grow in the works

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Major changes to the pastoral Arcata Bottom ranchland west of town, including industrial and housing developments, continued to roil online fora last week. Already on edge over the unexpected annexation of agricultural/residential land into the City of Arcata, the revelation that a massive industrial cannabis project is

McKinleyville grow op approved

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – ​A Fortuna-based company’s indoor cannabis operations in McKinleyville will be expanded, as the county’s Planning Commission has approved a permit for an additional 1,300 square feet of growing area. ​The commission’s December 3 meeting included approval of a conditional use permit for indoor cultivation at a business park

Tax perks incentivize proper pot farm practices

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union ​HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s management of cannabis farming will soon include a reward-oriented approach to encourage solar energy use, road upgrades and smaller-scale cultivation. ​Giving excise tax reductions to improve environmental protection was outlined at the November 19 Board of Supervisors meeting. Although the incentives, if widely pursued, could reduce

Planning Commission: Ban hemp, totally

Cannabis farmers fear genetic dilution from cross-pollination Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Described as a menace to Humboldt County’s prized cannabis crops, industrial hemp will be totally banned if the advice of the Planning Commission is followed.  In an Oct. 17 public hearing, the commission voted to recommend banning not only cultivation of

More tax on pot biz? City Council: ‘Meh’

Steve Robles Mad River Union ARCATA – While considering different ways of generating revenue at last week’s Arcata City Council meeting, city officials decided to avoid weighing another tax on what some consider a considerably overburdened industry – cannabis.  After discussing the ways such a levy would be assessed with city staff, board members quickly