First Two Complete Annual State Cultivation Licenses Issued to Humboldt County Farm
Carstensen said he had been growing for years and his parents were growers as well. “A lot of our neighbors were thinking about doing it,” he explained. “We met up with Robin [Collins] from Green Road and started.”
Still, he said, “We had a lot of difficult things we had to do. We had to have archaeological studies done and on and on.”
Saxon, Carstensen’s partner, who is the General Manager at Green Roads and who has worked extensively in the permit process noted, “This has been such a hard process for our community. I hope this gives everybody a little hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel.” Or, possibly, for the many growers trying to wallow through the system, there is hope for a license at the end of the tunnel.
Carstensen added, “I am sure there are companies that have millions and millions of dollars backing them and we’re this small farm out in Humboldt that got our license.”