Humboldt County Supervisors to vote on cannabis policies

EUREKA – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is talking cannabis at their meeting Tuesday.

Supervisors may vote to give the Planning and Building Department the authority to review less than three acre cannabis cultivation sites for compliance.

This action would relieve this work from fire protection agencies.

Also, supervisors are considering exempting some excise taxes from cannabis growers who got a late start this year.

At this point, those who are getting permits now are being asked to pay excise taxes for the full year.

This decision would exempt payments for those months they weren’t growing, but would also mean 1.5 million less in projected taxes for the county.

Also on the agenda, supervisors will discuss prohibiting cannabis activity on the coastal zone until proper ordinances have been adopted.

This temporary rule aims to keep growers from receiving approval through the state without first having county permission.

The Board of Supervisors will also hear and give responses to multiple Grand Jury reports regarding the jail, law enforcement, managing waste, rural policing and workforce development.

The meeting starts Tuesday morning at 9AM in the Humboldt County Court House Supervisor’s Chambers.