Tag Archives: Cannabis

Big Bottoms pot plant planned

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

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