Eureka City Council to consider cannabis track and trace contract

EUREKA – Eureka might be the fourth local government to adopt the SICPA cannabis track and trace program.

As its name suggests, the program uses stamps with QR codes to trace products from cultivation to retail sales.

According to the staff report, this cuts down on illegal sales and counterfeiting. Both Humboldt and Mendocino counties as well as Rio Dell already use SICPA.

If approved, Eureka’s contract would run through the end of 2018. Staff would then decide to continue or adopt the state system which launches this January.

And council will also hear a report on the state of housing in Eureka.

Staff will share barriers to development and options moving forward. The report points out that the city is built out to its borders and creating new units will likely mean allowing construction in areas like in gulches and on hillsides where it has been prohibited. It could also mean allowing denser construction in residential areas.

The meeting begins Tuesday at 6:00p.m. at City Hall.