Humboldt County Vets Capping Cannabis Farms, Applying Retroactive Rules

Nine existing farms would be affected by this

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday sought to tackle some of the more contentious issues that have arisen in its bid to expand the local cannabis industry.

These issues included capping the number of marijuana farms and whether to impose new rules — and costs — on some cannabis farms that have already been approved through the legal process or are in the process of being approved.

“It’s like getting your house halfway built and then realizing you have to move it,” 1st District Supervisor Rex Bohn said about the retroactive rules.

The board had previously discussed the draft cannabis ordinance — which would increase the scale and scope of the industry — in March. While the board had previously hoped to pass the new industry rules Tuesday, the board’s review is set to continue at its May 8 meeting.


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