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Hemp ban here to stay

Hemp ban here to stay

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union After nearly two years of temporarily banning industrial hemp farming, Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors has approved an ordinance that permanently prohibits it. ​The context of the ban is the county’s commercial cannabis industry and the potential of hemp cross-pollination. But there’s recognition of hemp’s value as a source of

Hemp – banned, but teachable?

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s Planning Commission is advising prohibition of industrial hemp farming but there’s a notable exception – College of the Redwoods would be able to cultivate hemp for educational and research purposes. ​The viability of industrial hemp in the county’s unincorporated areas came under the commission’s deliberation at

Cross-pollination worries compel Supes to downsize hemp farming

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A mapped hemp farming zone includes 6,000 acres of the greater Arcata area but it’s now off the table as county supervisors are focusing on smaller-scale medicinal hemp production. ​The ongoing debate on how to regulate hemp continued at the Nov. 19 Board of Supervisors meeting. Up for

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

County planners warned about industrial hemp

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Hearing opposition to allowing industrial hemp production, Humboldt County’s Planning Commission appears poised to recommend extending a temporary ban on it. ​Potential risks to the cannabis industry were highlighted as the commission held a workshop on hemp production at its Oct. 3 meeting. ​The 2018 federal farm bill

Hemp on hold again

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A temporary ban on hemp cultivation has been reinstated in Humboldt County after a brief lapse that saw hemp growers flood the agricultural commissioner’s office with applications for state registration.  But those applications are voided by the reinstated ban and the county will proceed with developing regulations for