‘Get Permitted,’ Humboldt Sun Growers Guild Urges Farmers
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Dear Cannabis Farmers of Humboldt County,
As your neighbors, friends, and fellow community members we urge you to get compliant and apply for your cannabis cultivation permit.
We know a lot of you have been on the fence about getting permitted. Whether it be old stories of flip flop policy and fears of the upcoming regime change our country is facing, feeling confused and overwhelmed, or just some good ‘ol stubborn outlaw mentality; we understand your concerns. We are venturing into unknown, unfamiliar and at times scary territory. Realize that these sentiments are felt on both sides. County officials share this community with us and are doing their best to make policy that works for everyone. They are just one breath ahead of us. We ask questions they do not always have the answer to and are also venturing into unknown territory. Know that they do understand how important you are to this community and what you contribute to our local economy.
We urge you to get on board in this new era of legalization and medical regulation. We believe it is in your best interest to become compliant, add security to your future and continue the legacy that this county is so well known for.
The minimum requirements for acceptance of your application with the county are simple and you STILL HAVE TIME to get your application completed and submitted to the county. If you have an existing cannabis farm in the inland zone the time to act is NOW! You have until Friday DEC 3Oth at 4 pm to submit your permit application for commercial cannabis cultivation. After this deadline, no new permits will be issued to existing or new farms until a full Environmental Impact Review has been conducted. No one knows how long this will take or what the outcome will be.
We don’t want to see you lose your livelihood over hesitation. It is unknown what the full repercussions of non-compliance will be but we assure you they know where and who you are and someone will eventually come knocking. Some of you may be willing to take this risk, heck you already have been for years.
We have a different vision. We see this as an opportunity for the cannabis farmers of Humboldt County to unite. We can push for policy that benefits us and our community. You can demand a better price for your product and increase profit margins, rather than continue to deal with falling prices. This is also an opportunity to legitimize your business and provide over the table the jobs to our community. You can come out of the woods and market your product as a legitimate business and actively educate the rest of the state about the benefits of clean sun grown cannabis.
We do not want our community to end up dealing with another boom to bust situation as we have in the past. This is a new era and we see this as an opportunity for our community. We thank you for being an integral part of the Humboldt community and whatever you choose to do we wish you the best for your future and your family.
-the Humboldt Sun Grower’s Guild