Letter Sent Out to Cannabis Cultivators in the Permit Process Late Friday by the Humboldt County Planning Department
Commercial Cannabis Interim Permit Holders
RE: Zoning Clearance Certificate for Interim Permit
This message is to alert you to the fact that too many Interim Permits are not in compliance with applicable state and county requirements. As a holder of a Zoning Clearance Certificate for an Interim Permit, you signed a Compliance Agreement with Humboldt County where you agreed to maintain existing conditions and to comply with the terms of the agreement and all applicable state and county laws. Your Interim Permit may be at risk of revocation if you are not in compliance with these requirements. The Department is observing too many Interim Permits with one or more of the following violations:
Expansion of cultivation area beyond that which was authorized in the Interim Permit;
Utilizing a water diversion that does not have a Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement (LSAA) on file with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife;
Not participating in the Commercial Cannabis Track and Trace Program administered by the Humboldt County Agricultural Commissioner;
Lack of a state license from the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
If any of these situations apply to your Interim Permit, it is imperative that you take action immediately to ensure that your Interim Permit is not at risk of revocation. If your Interim Permit is revoked, your Zoning Clearance Certificate, Special Permit or Conditional Use Permit application is also at risk.
John H. Ford, Director
Planning and Building Department