Eureka’s recreational cannabis regulations, Brainard annexation moving forward

EUREKA – City of Eureka has adopted recreational cannabis regulations ahead of a state deadline.
Working off the medicinal marijuana ordinance passed last year, council added language that prohibits outdoor growing. The ordinance will also make it easier for businesses that currently operate under a medicinal cannabis license to transition to recreational permits.
The city chose not to impose inspection and permit requirements for personal cultivation.
Council also approved the annexation of seventy-five acres along the Highway 101 Safety Corridor known as Brainard.
The plan would connect the property to Eureka’s water and sewer service. The process is expected to take at least five months.
Development Services Director Rob Holmlund said, “the property owner is interested in seeing development on the site as is the city. It’s a 75 acre industrial site that could have a lot of jobs on it. By connecting to water and sewer and annexing to the city we can see new jobs created in the future.”