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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

Sheriff’s organization begins campaign against unpermitted grow houses

Humboldt Deputy Sheriff’s Organization EUREKA – The Humboldt Deputy Sheriff’s Organization (HDSO) on Tuesday, Aug. 22 started a public organizing and outreach effort to combat unpermitted marijuana grow houses in residential neighborhoods. “The Humboldt County marijuana grow-house epidemic has been going on for over a decade. We know that when you want to really dig in

Mad River Current for Wednesday, Aug. 9: Gloomy weather, pie dispute in Trinidad & a cannabis celebration in Arcata

Grey skies are gonna clear up, put on a…. Wait. Hold that happy face for a moment. We have conflicting reports from the National Weather Service regarding this blanket of grayness that we’re under. The seven-day forecast for Arcata says there will be fog before 11 a.m., then clouds and then it will gradually become

Another pot grow raided in Humboldt County

From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office: On Wednesday 07/26/2017, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office’s Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served two search warrants that covered three private parcels to investigate an allegation of illegal cultivation of marijuana. The private parcels in question had no applications on file with Humboldt County Building and Planning and no permits

Planners grapple with deluge of pot grow applications

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Commercial marijuana permit applicants have responded to the county’s call for completing their paperwork and the Planning Commission is gearing up for what one commissioner described as “a big iceberg heading our way.” In a report to commissioners at their July 13 meeting, Planning Director John Ford said

Today’s Mad River Current: Who gets busted for growing pot, who does not and how much pot can you legally have?

Humboldt County is estimated to have between 8,000 to 10,000, and maybe even more, marijuana grows. Pot is everywhere. Piles of shake are sometimes left on the side of the road. Buds get dropped in tip jars. You can drive around and see and smell marijuana plants. There’s a grow there and a grow here,

Dec. 30 is the last day to file a cannabis permit application

County of Humboldt If you are planning on operating locally as a cannabis cultivator in 2017 you must submit your application to the Planning & Building Department’s Cannabis Services Division no later than Friday, Dec. 30. This deadline also applies to individuals seeking permits for other commercial cannabis activities including: manufacturing, processing, wholesale distribution, or

Pot program to ensure quality, Humboldtness

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The county is supporting an experimental program for tracking and tracing medical marijuana, eyeing an ultimate goal of protecting the Humboldt brand, providing detailed information to consumers and ensuring that local products comply with state requirements. At the March 1 Board of Supervisors meeting, Jeff Dolf, the county’s

Don’t let the cannabis industry write its own rules

California Cannabis Voice Humboldt (CCVH) has written a draft ordinance that would regulate the marijuana industry and has submitted it to the Board of Supervisors. The next step in this process should be for the supervisors to take the draft ordinance and shove it in a “public input” folder along with all the other letters

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