CanniFest Returns to Halvorsen Park in September

Press release from Humboldt Green Events:

Cannifest '24 logoWe are excited to announce that in partnership with the City of Eureka, Humboldt Green Events will be producing Cannifest 24′ on September 7/8 at the beautiful Halvorsen Waterfront Park.

We are excited to welcome those from near and far to experience a weekend packed with recreational opportunities, friendly competitions, networking activations, amazing exhibitors and artisans, the best cannabis on the market, world class music and a big dose of culture that only Humboldt County can offer.

This weekend promises to deliver the energizing experiences that we had at Cannifest 23′ and more- while exhibiting a strong message of UNITY.

We are excited and working hard daily to provide an inclusive and safe experience for all to come out, connect and become inspired! There are so many ways to get involved which can be found on our website.

We are also grateful to have once again received the support of the Humboldt Lodging Alliance which will help us focus on our out-of-the-area Marketing push to encourage cannatourism and stimulate the local economy. We appreciate their faith in our event and look forward to collaborating with their team to ensure that this event continues to grow and brings travelers back year after year.

We look forward to once again shining the light on this amazing community that we are so proud to be part of!

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Entering a world of pain
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Entering a world of pain
2 months ago

Cool. Are they gonna import some “artists” from Jamaica to promote ganja, misogyny, homophobia and racism in the name of Unity?

laura cooskey
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laura cooskey
2 months ago

They should spell it Cannafest, with an “a” instead of an “i”– canni reminds me of cannibals, while canna suggests cannabis.

Farce
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Farce
2 months ago
Reply to  laura cooskey

Well…it does represent cannibalism of what once was a real culture and a real unity! Now it is grow bros become marketing reps for brands seeking consumers. Gross display of arrogance ripe with posers and misinformation presented by used car salespeople…illegitimately riding on the once-proud name “Humboldt”. But don’t get me started!

Mr. Clark
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Mr. Clark
2 months ago
Reply to  Farce

That some hard fact truth.
You just dont see all the growdozers like a few years ago…..another fact of economics I suppose…

Two Dogs
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Two Dogs
2 months ago
Reply to  Mr. Clark

Diesel shops are hurting bad.

Eurmaneka
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Eurmaneka
2 months ago
Reply to  Farce

Yeah, I hear you. I had aa Kool aid stand as a kid , Coke and Pepsi ran me off.

Mr. Clark
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Mr. Clark
2 months ago
Reply to  laura cooskey

Haitian themes and BBQ

Two Dogs
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Two Dogs
2 months ago
Reply to  laura cooskey

Most of this canni culture won’t be able to afford a canna beans soon.

Alikat
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Alikat
2 months ago
Reply to  laura cooskey

Right?! It looks misspelled.

Monkey Balls
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Monkey Balls
2 months ago
Reply to  laura cooskey

Cannafest registered trademark. Dead show. Live trademark.

laura cooskey
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laura cooskey
2 months ago
Reply to  Monkey Balls

Sometimes just adding punctuation can make the difference and allow the variation. Canna-fest with a hyphen might have flown.

Monkey Balls
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Monkey Balls
2 months ago
Reply to  laura cooskey

Never. Confusingly similar test. Mc-Donalds. Gator-ade. Won’t work.

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
2 months ago

Given the fact the following people in “Eureka” publicly opposed Measure A, i.e. Eureka City Council, Kim Bergel-Mayor of Eureka, Eureka Chamber of Commerce and Humboldt County Visitors Bureau. And in the South end of the County there are already scheduled “Cannabis” events, e.g. Northern Nights Jul 19 – Jul 21, 2024 and Reggae on the River Aug 2 – Aug 4, 2024, I guess “Eureka” doesn’t care much about the County carbon footprint…

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Mr. Clark
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Mr. Clark
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

Humboldt and the failed city councils of Eureka and Arkata are still counting on big weed dollars for tax revenue. At the same time the growers are tax exempt…..

Thatguyinarcata
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Thatguyinarcata
2 months ago
Reply to  Mr. Clark

“Growers are tax exempt” has to be one of the funniest bits of nonsense that gets posted here regularly.

Farce
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Farce
2 months ago

Right! They were only exempt for one year. And then they were allowed to delay their next taxes for a couple years. So they could roll up whatever profits they could before not paying. Oh- now they get to make a “payment plan” so yeah it will be another year of profits before their licenses get pulled if that ever happens before HCGA claims poverty again and the supes let them all slide….again. So I guess that’s not exactly “exempt”. But it’s damn close!!

Thatguyinarcata
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Thatguyinarcata
2 months ago
Reply to  Farce

A single local tax that exclusively targeted growers was waived. They still pay income tax and aren’t able to write off any business expenses, so they pay more income tax than any other small business owner. The product is subject to large excise taxes and special additional sales taxes which acts as a tax on growers, and the enterprise is filled with fees that are much higher than any comparable enterprises.

Growing cannabis legally is one of the most heavily taxed occupations in the world.

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
2 months ago

And all the growers that became legal knew, up front what the price would be. Nobody twisted anyone’s arm, they knew what they were getting into. Now, the legal grows and people like yourself are de-crying the blues and making this same disingenuous remark over and over again, “most heavily taxed occupations in the world”…

https://www.urban.org/policy-centers/cross-center-initiatives/state-and-local-finance-initiative/state-and-local-backgrounders/marijuana-taxes

Thatguyinarcata
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Thatguyinarcata
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

I am simply pushing back on this idea that legal grows are somehow exempt from taxes. And yes, the California legal cannabis industry is one of the most heavily taxed industries in the world.

I know that cannabis gets you all worked up Ed, but that doesn’t change the reality of the situation.

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
2 months ago

Well, Thank you for knowing “cannabis gets you all worked up Ed”, you could have been talking about pickled pig feet and I would have set your facts straight, which are exaggerations and playing the victim of your own demise…

Thatguyinarcata
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Thatguyinarcata
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

You didn’t set any facts straight. You posted a link that explained that cannabis business is subject to additional state and local taxes. And they didn’t even mention the various taxes that are couched as fees paid to various agencies or the fact that cannabis businesses cannot write off any expenses on their federal income taxes which means they pay a higher income tax rate than any other business.

Your comments on cannabis threads let us all know you get worked up by the topic. You get so frazzled that you post a link discussing some of the special extra taxes cannabis businesses pay and think you’ve somehow refuted the idea that cannabis is a heavily taxed business

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
2 months ago

Again, the growers that applied for their county permit and state license all knew how much in tax they will pay, correct?

Thatguyinarcata
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Thatguyinarcata
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

Yep, and I’ve never suggested otherwise. I responded to someone who claimed that growers were “tax exempt” and corrected that claim to clarify that growers are heavily taxed.

For some reason you linked a page outlining some of the extra taxes growers pay and acted like you’d “corrected” the notion that growers are heavily taxed. Now you appear to be shifting to something about whether or not growers were informed about the tax rate before starting, which has nothing to do with the reality that its a heavily taxed industry.

It’s OK to admit you’re wrong instead of doubling down sometimes Ed. Although I realize that cannabis is a topic that’s too emotional for you for that

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
2 months ago

Thanks for answering my yes or no question and as to the original persons comments, you knew what s/he meant, which was delay of paying Measure S tax. But that did not stop you from your style of BS.

https://humboldtgov.org/2856/Cannabis-Excise-Tax

https://kymkemp.com/2023/10/27/scary-deadlines-coming-for-humboldt-county-cannabis-growers-in-arrears-on-measure-s-taxes/

Thatguyinarcata
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Thatguyinarcata
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

Having a single, industry exclusive, local tax delayed is a far cry from being “tax exempt”. This isn’t a difficult concept.

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
2 months ago

Only for you it is, my deepest apologies…

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Earthquake weather again this morning
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

Note that due to the Space-Time Continuum, in Counties like Humboldt that started licensing PRIOR to the State licensing roll out, it was impossible by citizens wishing to exercise their supposed legal right to cultivate and trade in weed to predict fee and penalty schedules, as well as overall State production capacities in advance. There were enormous regulatory penalties for sitting around waiting to see how the law as applied played out on the ground. There are many examples of fees’ costs rising without explanation,like various Track and Trace programs coming and going, taxes like the State “Cultivation” tax coming and going without any effect on cultivator’s wholesale price, the one acre cap, etc., etc….

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Earthquake weather again this morning
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

Cite source please.

Earthquake weather again this morning
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Earthquake weather again this morning
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

No

Al L Ivesmatr
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Al L Ivesmatr
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

Hey. Pickled Pigs feet are actually really good. A Mexican delicacy. Salty, vinegary, porky, fatty, tasty! Go get some.

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
2 months ago
Reply to  Al L Ivesmatr

But not as good as chicken feet 😉

WTF?
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WTF?
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

If you don’t like to eat pig feet, you just haven’t had them cooked right.

Earthquake weather again this morning
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Earthquake weather again this morning
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

Cite the fee schedules where they were listed in the proposition language from 2016.
Find em yet?
Tell us again how predictable the cost would have been…this includes Waterboards, CDFW, DCC, various counties, etc, right?
I’m just too stupid to have noticed before voting on prop 64 I guess.
Thanks for the excellence.

Eyes Open
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Eyes Open
2 months ago

It’s my understanding farms do get the right offs, but retail/wholesale doesn’t.

Thatguyinarcata
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Thatguyinarcata
2 months ago
Reply to  Eyes Open

As far as I know no cannabis business can write off business expenses on their federal tax forms.

It’s possible that something has changed, I don’t stay on top of all the income tax questions because it’s not relevant to me. It’d be great if that had changed

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
2 months ago

I would suggest, that if you want to be a legal cannabis grower in California and don’t want to pay taxes, form and incorporate as a 501c3 tax exempt organization, who’s organization’s mission or most significant activities are:

“TO PROMOTE AND EDUCATE ABOUT ORGANIC, REGENERATIVE FARMING PRACTICES”

One example of this is:

https://sunandearth.org/certified-partners/

They do business and have partners/members in California and Humboldt County. Cannabis is all they do:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/15A-akC3sEroqMVuD-AfMGx9oUQmmkCY9/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yZosxH9okoPPN6TsMnQNv63fmYmm4T03/view?usp=sharing

They also “RECEIVED $52,146 GRANT FROM THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE.”

They are exempt from paying state and federal tax and right off all expenses, including payroll tax. I’m sure they are not the only one…

Thatguyinarcata
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Thatguyinarcata
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

I really don’t understand why this topic seems to disable your basic faculties Ed. Sun and earth doesn’t grow or sell any cannabis. They provide 3rd party verification that a given cannabis brand follows particular farming practices.

I know that you’ve spent some time in the recent past looking at this organization because we discussed it in this comment section. So I’m not sure why you’re choosing to misrepresent them in some misguided effort to associate cannabis growers with tax exempt status.

As far as I recall, non profit organizations value engage in the production, distribution, or sale of cannabis. Growers can’t even donate product without some kind of recompense.

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
2 months ago

Sun and earth doesn’t grow or sell any cannabis.”

And you know this how?

Did you read their Federal 990 tax return, the words cannabis or marijuana never appeared once. And why is that?

Did you read their SOS Statement of information? It lists Casey O’Neill (of Happy Day Farm) in Laytonville as “Chairperson of Board, Board Director” for SUN AND EARTH CERTIFICATION, INC. 

If you buy a cannabis product with their seal on it, they are selling a cannabis product in California, including Humboldt County. They are certifying and selling a cannabis product that meets or exceeds their standards for “regenerative organic cannabis” cultivation.

EastForkCultivarsSunEarthCertified
Thatguyinarcata
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Thatguyinarcata
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

My goodness Ed, it’s honestly sad to watch you trash your own reputation with the way you engage this topic. You present as an incredibly obtuse dolt whenever weed comes up.

Does the USDA sell any food? Does Oregon Tilth, Non GMO Project, or the group behind the Kosher seal?

Of course not. They sell a verification of certain behaviors that actual food and agriculture product producers can pay for for marketing purposes.

Sun + Earth is no different. In fact, their no different than the cannabis control board that sells verification (legally required in their case) that cannabis products have met their licensing and purity standards.

Why do you insist on lying repeatedly about this topic? It honestly makes me question all the claims you make when I see such blatant dishonesty repeatedly from you

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
2 months ago

It is amazing to read your false analogy and false equivalence:

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is the federal executive department responsible for developing and executing federal laws related to farming, forestry, rural economic development, and food, founded by Abraham Lincoln in May 15, 1862.

Sun+Earth is a non-governmental organization, paid by cannabis growers to certify their own growing practices to meet Sun+Earth standards, which is not for the production of food for public safety and heath concerns. Founded on Earth Day 2019.

I’ll be here all week and twice on Sunday, its great to sharpen my debate skills to your never ending fallacies and hoping you have learned a thing or two as well.

Sorry about the speech impediment, Keep on Truckin’

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Thatguyinarcata
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Thatguyinarcata
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

The usda also operates the national organics program which provides third party verification that growers and food product manufacturers are following a set of criteria that qualifies as “organic”. Growers and manufacturers who meet those standards (and pay the inspection fees) are able to display the ubiquitous green circle that denotes the product as “usda organic”. There are private, as well as state government, programs authorized to do the inspections and dole out this emblem as well.

This is exactly the same thing that Sun + Earth does. If they are selling weed by selling this verification then the usda nop is selling food by offering its verification and the associated label seal

Kris
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Kris
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

I can assure you that Sun+Earth Certified, a nonprofit, third-party regenerative organic cannabis and hemp certification does *not* sell cannabis products. The farms, brands, and manufacturers that it certifies certainly do sell cannabis products, and you’re correct that the Sun+Earth board of directors includes some farmers, but if Sun+Earth sold cannabis, it could not call itself a third-party certifier.

The examples provided by Thatguyinarcata make the point clearly. I’ll add to the list the third-party certifiers that contract with OCal to certify “organic” cannabis in California. It would be a conflict of interest for those certifiers to also sell cannabis.

Of course, if you have an axe to grind, there’s really no way to prove a negative, but there are very few cannabis certifiers with the integrity and ethics of Sun+Earth. Why would an organization who stands for workers’ rights and community investment risk its third-party status to sell cannabis, especially in a depressed market like what exists in California today?

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
2 months ago
Reply to  Kris

How can someone, only known as “Kris”, “assure” anyone of anything? Where on the Sun+Earth website do they call themselves a “third-party certifier”? They cannot even use the word cannabis or marijuana on their 990 tax return. Lets start with who you are, what do you bring to the table to legitimize your comment?

Thatguyinarcata
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Thatguyinarcata
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

Ed, you’re just making up lies about a non profit (again due to your irrational response to the topic of cannabis) and then demanding that people prove that your lie is false.

Please point me to a place where I can buy cannabis from sun + earth

Farce
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Farce
2 months ago

You have no friends? Outdoor soil grown weed is everywhere around here. I bet the homeless people could even gift you some…I would certainly sell you some- oh wait, I’d never sell you anything because you’re like a narc

Thatguyinarcata
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Thatguyinarcata
2 months ago
Reply to  Farce

Sorry you’re having a bad day man.

I hope lashing out on a comment section helped

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Earthquake weather again this morning
2 months ago
Reply to  Farce

You are being silly. Obviously not every dirt farmer is working for whatever certification group.

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
2 months ago

Gaslighting and character assassination is all you’re about. You said, “Sun and earth doesn’t grow or sell any cannabis.” and I asked, you know this how?

Sun+Earth Board Members grow and sell cannabis, talk to them, some are local to Southern Humboldt and Northern Mendocino. Talk to Chelsea Sutula @ SESPE CREEK COLLECTIVE.

And, Sun+Earth is not just a “non-profit”, they are a state and federal tax exempt organization in California.

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Thatguyinarcata
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Thatguyinarcata
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

So what you really mean to say, but keep mis stating, is that Sun and earth has board members who also own separate weed selling businesses?

That’s not really how corporate boards work Ed. But you know that. You’re just choosing to misrepresent it for your own emotional reasons

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
2 months ago

NO, that is not what I meant to say, again putting words in my mouth…

Here is what Sun+Earth told the IRS on their 990 tax return, why they exist, their exempt purpose and mission as a federal tax exempt organization:

“TO ADVANCE EDUCATION AND SCIENCE CONCERNING SUN-GROWN, ORGANIC, REGENERATIVE FARMING PRACTICES AND TO LESSEN THE BURDEN ON STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND COMBAT COMMUNITY DETERIORATION BY PRESERVING AND PROTECTING THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC THROUGH DEVELOPMENT OF STANDARDS FOR THE CULTIVATION OF AGRICULTURE THAT WILL PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND PROTECTION WHILE TESTING AGRICUTURAL PRODUCTS FOR COMPLIANCE WITH SUCH STANDARDS AND CERTIFYING SUCH COMPLIANCE”

What Sun+Earth could not tell the IRS; was that their whole mission as a tax exempt organization was to promote the cultivation and sale of cannabis, use revenue (money) from cannabis growers in multiple states to promote their cannabis product, and convince the general public that their brand of certified cannabis was what it states in the quote above. And why did Sun+Earth deceive the IRS, because; Marijuana is a Schedule I controlled substance under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA; 21 U.S.C. §801 et seq.) The IRS would have never allowed them to become a 501c3 tax exempt organization, since their only revenue source came from cannabis…

Thatguyinarcata
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Thatguyinarcata
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

Yeah, they don’t mention cannabis when interacting with the federal government. Shocking.

They also aren’t lying. They don’t certify anything about finished cannabis. They certify farm behavior. Their standards could be applied to food products, but the market for food farmer certification is crowded and the market for cannabis farmer certification is wide open.

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
2 months ago

I never said they lied, I believe you just said that…

The Real Guest
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The Real Guest
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

🤔🧐,

Guess again…

“They also aren’t lying.”…

…is what he actually said…

How do you, even possibly, equate TGIA saying…,

“They also aren’t lying.”…,

…with TGIA saying,

…”they lied”…???

(They’re opposites…)

🤷‍♂️🤦‍♂️

Perry Mason must just be shaking his head…

Thatguyinarcata
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Thatguyinarcata
2 months ago
Reply to  The Real Guest

Something in Ed goes off when cannabis is the topic and he refuses to engage honestly. It’s honestly made me question all of his claims in other topics since I see such a remarkable willingness to lie and obfuscate when he’s worked up

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
2 months ago

Wow, its hard to find the words that would not be edited out…

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Earthquake weather again this morning
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

It’s just a stretch, or maybe a pet peeve to worry about Sun Earth certification. They actually seem to encourage practices you might see as an improvement to status quo weed growing. There are much more blatant violations of Federal law. There are fully unregulated actors shipping bad weed out of State. For profit, and in violation of tax law. There are mega Churches (and churches’ hospitals?) fully taking advantage of not for profit tax loopholes for individuals’ personal enrichment. (Ironically, the same reason they say Team J-Naz kicked the corrupt priests out of the Temple 2000 years ago.). Financially these operations dwarf this eco groovy farm certification group.

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
2 months ago

Sorry, I just notices what you said:

“Yeah, they don’t mention cannabis when interacting with the federal government. Shocking.”

“interacting”? They signed a federal tax return that stated:

“Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this return, including accompanying schedules and statements, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, it is true, correct, and complete. Declaration of preparer (other than officer) Is based on all information of which preparer has any knowledge.”

That is a little bit more than “interacting”. I guess they had their fingers crossed when they did not mention the words cannabis or marijuana = farming in their mission statement on their tax return, right?

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Thatguyinarcata
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Thatguyinarcata
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

How is that more than interacting? It’s quite literally interacting.

And again, despite your heightened emotions about the issue, every quote that you’ve posted from their paperwork appears to be accurate and true. Can you point us to the lie or lies?

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
2 months ago

Despite what comfortably numb posted above, when did I ever assert “lie or lies”. The word I did use was “deceive”, so no, I cannot point you to the lie or lies, but Thanks for asking…

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Earthquake weather again this morning
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

And you’re being silly too. You just acted like you couldn’t let your brain allow input from somebody solely on the fact they used a first name. You then act like you can PROVE so&so certification sells weed because somebody can’t PROVE they don’t! By that logic Chevron must sell weed too!

Kris
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Kris
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

If it matters that I share my “credentials,” I have been supporting PR for Sun+Earth Certified since it was founded in 2019. I personally know and work with the director, several board members, and one of their certification inspectors. Besides statements on its website and LinkedIn account, indicating the organization’s third-party status, Sun+Earth practices what it preaches: shifting the cannabis industry toward a cleaner, healthier, and more ethical future. Rather than pick fights in the comment section of this outlet, you could try doing some homework to educate yourself on the irreproachable work this organization has accomplished in its short existence. There’s certainly plenty of media and praise, and no investigative stories revealing conflicts of interest or unethical behavior. It makes me wonder what your motivations might be…

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
2 months ago
Reply to  Kris

Two wrongs don’t make a right.

“We certify cannabis that is grown under the sun, in the soil of Mother Earth, without chemicals by fairly paid farmers. Sun+Earth aims to create a world where cannabis is grown for the well-being of all people, farmers, and the planet.”

That statement is made on the home page of the Sun+Earth website: https://sunandearth.org/

So its a double standard, do as I say, but not when it comes to telling the IRS what I do.

If as you say, “Sun+Earth practices what it preaches”, they just forgot to fill-in the blanks to the IRS of what those “practices” are, correct?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oG-HoiASmbkW33MlaiDtlcGXPVPJKTpN/view?usp=sharing

Farce
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Farce
2 months ago

Oh wow- They have to pay income tax?! Imagine that!! It’s so unfair and stuff…

Thatguyinarcata
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Thatguyinarcata
2 months ago
Reply to  Farce

They have to pay more than any other business owner. Doesn’t seem very fair. And to the point of this discussion, which you seem intent on ignoring, it certainly makes the statement that growers are “tax exempt” pretty laughable

Kym Kemp
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2 months ago
Reply to  Mr. Clark

I can assure you the growers pay taxes.

WTF?
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WTF?
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

Humboldt sure does care about the carbon footprint! Have you ever heard of Adgenda 21, or Adgenda 2023, or I.C.L.E.I? All of those carbon goals are being woven in to the county General Plan, since 2007. The county pays $600 a year to get access to the climate propaganda material and gets tips on how to implement it all. Virginia Bass and Mike Wilson have both been the county’s designated I.C.L.E.I chairperson to help bring the county into line with UN carbon goals. Follow the breadcrumbs…

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
2 months ago
Reply to  WTF?

Humboldt Green is the event promoter for “CanniFest”, which is a for-profit LLC, sales/marketing and consulting firm for the commercial cannabis industry in Humboldt County and, the Humboldt Lodging Alliance is producing the event.

Humboldt Lodging Alliance can be seen here, with their latest 990 tax return, they seem to be doing good financially ($3.85M total assets 2022).

https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/453088873

And, you need to read about an Ice Skating Rink proposed for Garberville in Southern Humboldt:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1epoGIoD9xUdlKytTjd2lxbEtb-oDPjci/view?usp=sharing

Maybe Garberville can form a Cannabis themed Hockey team…

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Farce
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Farce
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

Wow- Humboldt Lodging Alliance is a 501(c) non profit making a million bucks?! What are they spending their profits on? I mean besides bloated salaries and extravagant parties (like many non-profits)…
And really! An ice-skating rink for a month and a week will make Garberville wealthy again?! I see the SoHum crippled logic remains strong- based on hopes and fairy dust and now add desperation….
Humboldt Lodging Alliance….sounds like a group feeding off what remains of Humboldt weed hype. I’m sure there will be many pseudo-scientific speakers hyping actinomycetes or appellation or terroir or such bullshit that the marketers can then include in their sales pitches to the uneducated enthusiasts across the nation. It’s all pretty …sick – not in the good way. Almost like a convention of predators. No place for honor or truth that’s for sure…

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
2 months ago
Reply to  Farce

Here is the Ice Rink proposal in Garberville by the Southern Humboldt Business and Visitors Bureau:

https://humboldtlodgingalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Humboldt-Lodging-Alliance-Tourism-Project-Application-.pdf

FOUNDING BOARD MEMBERS: ● RIO ANDERSON ● JOSHUA SWEET ● TRENT SANDERS ● LAURA LASSETER 

These guys can’t even get their act together for this project:

https://kymkemp.com/2022/11/18/residents-implore-state-to-fund-gateway-project-for-southern-humboldt-hub/

I guess this is the best of the best, the cream of the crop. What ever happened to promoting the Redwoods, Wild & Scenic Rivers, the Pacific Ocean Coast and National/State Parks in Humboldt County?

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Bozo
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Bozo
2 months ago
Reply to  Farce

>”501(c) non profit making a million bucks”

Heh… Non profit <> Not making money !

Farce
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Farce
2 months ago
Reply to  Bozo

Read the document. Sounds like a million came in. Yes- non profits make all the money disappear so they end up with no profit. Sometimes they do it by paying huge salaries that eat up the money. Some actually get the money to the cause they said they were working towards. I’ve thought of setting up a non-profit where I get a big salary…but I’m way too honest. Just like how I could never be a consultant for those weed permits. What a scam!

Country Joe
Member
2 months ago

We’re looking forward to attending Cannifest 2024…

Bozo
Guest
Bozo
2 months ago

Expand the festival !

Make it a festival promoting brain-altering chemicals !
Include Fenatnyl, Nicotine, Cocaine, Heroin, Meth, Booze, Mushrooms, LSD, Peyote etc…

Go for it. You are going to end up with 70% of the county there !

Yee hah !!!

Farce
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Farce
2 months ago
Reply to  Bozo

We could get all the druggies to come to Humboldt and stay!! Oh wait- we already did that…

Zipline
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Zipline
2 months ago
Reply to  Bozo

Is it the same elsewhere or just a Humboldt County thing…..all the fundraisers and “festivals” seem to encourage substance use/abuse? Drive to our party, get drunk/high then drive home?

Earthquake weather again this morning
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Earthquake weather again this morning
2 months ago
Reply to  Zipline

Like the Rodeo? Many events serve alcohol. Cannifest actually kept the beer service low-key, and inconvenient due to regulatory restrictions. Beer consumption was limited to within the beer gardens at the far extremes of the event, not allowed in the main event area.

Dude
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Dude
2 months ago

Geeze Louise, ed voice and farce…. y’all need to stop arguing in bad faith, think critically and maybe get some sleep.

Rob Garrett
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Rob Garrett
2 months ago

They may indeed invite some artists from Jamaica again and I’m sure they will sing the praises of ganja. However you are misinformed if you think any of the artists at Cannafest promote misogyny, racism, or homophobia. Perhaps when they import the reggae artists we could export you and your ignorance?