Tag Archives: Cannabis

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

MCSD takes vague stand on Mercer Fraser pot factory

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE/GLENDALE – McKinleyville’s town board has weighed in on a controversial county decision to rezone riverfront property in Glendale to heavy industrial and to permit a 5,000-square-foot cannabis manufacturing factory at the site. The McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors convened Feb. 7  to consider backing an appeal filed

Big Bottoms pot plant planned

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – For years, Sun Valley Floral Farms has been asked whether they’d get into the cannabis cultivation business once the drug was legalized. The answer has been, consistently and adamantly: no. That’s still the case, despite what might seem like an ideal and highly profitable extension of the

Water district fights rezone in Glendale

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union GLENDALE – Citing potential threats to the drinking water supply of the county’s major cities and several communities, the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District will appeal a cannabis manufacturing permit approval. At its Jan. 17 meeting, the district’s Board of Directors voted to file an appeal of  county Planning Commission

Arcata Main Street releases downtown cannabis survey results

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Downtown business advocacy organization Arcata Main Street (AMS) has released the results of a recent member survey asking about possible cannabis sales downtown. The City of Arcata is developing a retail cannabis ordinance, one which could allow adult use sales in various kinds of retail establishments. Currently,

The future of cannabis is here, and it comes with a tote bag

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Nine days after recreational cannabis became legal, Arcata now has a dispensary fully empowered to sell both “adult use” and medical marijuana. Around the corner though, its neighbor and only competitor in town is still awaiting its permits, and remains closed. Humboldt Patient Resource Center (HPRC) got

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