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

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

With recreational cannabis legalized, why did Arcata’s dispensaries close their doors?

Note: On Tuesday afternoon, Humboldt Patient Resource Center received its Adult Use permit, allowing it to sell recreational cannabis starting Wednesday, Jan. 10. See the story update here. – Ed. Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – “Why in the heck are Arcata’s cannabis dispensaries not open as of Jan. 1?” asked the note slipped

Arcata tweaks laws for new cannabis era

Hello standardized tracking, goodbye ‘marijuana’ Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The City Council last week introduced a pair of companion ordinances that bring Arcata into conformance with state cannabis law. According to a staff report, the ordinances, nos. 1496 and 1497, tweak the Land Use Code and Arcata Municipal Code in various

Cannabis prices to jump as recreational use becomes legal

Patrick Evans Mad River Union ARCATA – Medical cannabis patients and recreational consumers are in for a shock Jan. 1, 2018. Cannabis prices will jump as California’s cannabis legalization takes effect and the state begins collecting taxes on cannabis retail sales, cultivation and manufacturing. The average cost of an eighth of an ounce of cannabis

Arcata’s cannabis dispensaries going recreational

Patrick Evans Mad River Union ARCATA – Recreational cannabis cultivation and sale is close to being approved for two dispensaries in Arcata and for businesses in Arcata’s Medical Marijuana Innovation Zone (MMIZ). The Arcata Planning Commission unanimously passed a proposal for a set of amendments to the city Land Use Code Tuesday, Nov. 29 that

Humboldt, land of 15,000 grows

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Humboldt County’s new commercial marijuana ordinance estimates that there are up to 15,000 grow operations here and environmental review can only be done for the minority that come into the regulatory system. At its November 16 meeting, the county’s Planning Commission held

Supes approve interim cannabis permitting

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – As the state licensing of recreational use marijuana nears, Humboldt County is bridging a regulatory gap by allowing existing growers to gain interim local permits. At its Nov. 14 meeting, the county’s Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to introduce an interim permitting ordinance. Growers whose permit applications for

Top planner: County, state ‘out of sync’ on permitting

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The county’s planning director has told the Planning Commission that local and state oversight of marijuana permitting is “completely out of sync” and “Humboldt County has lost its position as lead agency because people are going to the state agencies first.” Prioritization of county permitting is covered in

Bringing growers into compliance

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s push for compliance with commercial marijuana regulations now includes streamlining the violation abatement process. Changes to the county’s public nuisance codes were approved at the Oct. 24 Board of Supervisors meeting. They include giving the county’s planning director the authority to enter into compliance agreements with

‘Significant concerns’ over interim cannabis permitting

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Over the strong objections of the county’s environmental advocates and the state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW), the Planning Commission has voted to allow hundreds of existing marijuana growers to continue cultivating before they finish the permitting process. At the Oct. 19 commission meeting, the county’s planning

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