Public Workshop in Willow Creek on Proposed Revisions to the County’s Commercial Cannabis Land Use Ordinance, etc.

Humboldt Cannabis iconPress Release from the County of Humboldt:

On Wednesday, Oct. 18 beginning at 5:30 pm, Supervisor Ryan Sundberg and the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department will be hosting a public workshop in Willow Creek on proposed revisions to the county’s Commercial Cannabis Land Use Ordinance (CCLUO), and the associated Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR).

A sampling of the principal changes to County code being considered in the ordinance include:

  • Repeal of the current permit application deadline (12/31/16) to allow for submittal of applications for commercial cannabis activities, including cultivation
  • Broadening the scope of the current regulations to encompass commercial cannabis activities for recreational users authorized under the recent passage of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA)
  • Providing for a greater diversity of areas where cannabis cultivation will be allowed to expand or occur
  • Developing performance standards for controlling odor and other impacts from cannabis activities
  • Special requirements/limitations for projects located within spheres of influence or community areas

More detail about the policies being reviewed at the hearings and the DEIR is on the county’s website.

In the matter of Proposed Amendments to Humboldt County Code Regulating Commercial Cannabis Activities

DATE:    Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

LOCATION: Trinity Valley Elementary School Gymnasium

730 N. Highway 96

Willow Creek, CA 95573

Cannabis EIR web page



  • I don’t think a school is the proper setting to be discussing drug dealing, the jail is a much better place for this topic.

  • I hope people speak up in favor of NOT allowing any new grows. Its such bullshit they might consider allowing new grows when they can’t get a grip on all of the illegal grows. They should protect the people getting permitted, jumping through major hoops and paying lots of money. People are already starting to withdraw their applications. Why go legal?

  • The fact is, outdoor weed is much better for the environment than folks think. Fire breaks, water ready to put out fires, co2 consumption, etc… There just isnt a need to tie up everyone in the tpz and “get them out of the hills” when the “legal” market is a big zoning scam — this guy over here gets to be rich and everyone else starves… what they should do is only allow big grows on tpz before it all burns down…. prime ag, lawyers, red tape lovers, crony capitalists and lobbyists be damned

  • Ive talked to a number of farmers who are unaware of how many steps it takes to get complete, some need Cultural Resource Studies, additional water storage, replace or upgrade/install a new septic, get all your electircal inspected, etc. This all will take a lot of work. Its true we need to not ever allow any more permits, 2000 farms in humboldt is all we need. There is too much black market weed being sold, it needs to be shutdown first.

    • It’s all so stupid. Thanks for screwing it all up people.

    • Ie humboldt is not a necessary location to start a marijuana business there are warehouses and endless Wall Street money for top shelf production close to LA .Growing under the sun i.e. outdoor ,good luck getting any shelf space it’s not what consumers want and there’s plenty of prime ag land closer to population centers with existing water allocations .
      But hey lets all continue to fantasize like the supervisors wet dream of pot solving this county’s debt and do more forest conversions …

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