THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY COLLECTIVE STILL HAS 90 DAYS TO OPERATE
Eureka, CA- The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors have decided to wait 90 days before they decide whether to revoke the Humboldt County Collective’s medical marijuana dispensary permit.Located in Myrtletown, the Humboldt County Collective re-opened its doors in May after the Humboldt County District Attorney shut it down. JoAnne Hammans and her husband now run the operation and this is what she said, ”We agreed to re-open the collective because of my concern that the members of the collective have a safe and legal access to their medical marijuana."The Humboldt County Planning Commission has requested that the collective be closed after they noticed some areas of concern in the collective’s annual monitoring report. According to county planning staff they also uncovered high payroll expenses and over 40 thousand dollars of unexplained cost. However, one resident feels that if the collective were closed, patients would be the ones affected. He said, “You cannot take the actions of criminals and place it on others. This speaker also felt that people have the right to choose what kind of medicine they use. He said, "Its a matter of choice of medicine.”However county planning staff wants to remind the community that their decision isn’t about medical marijuana, it’s about permits. County Planning Representative Davina Smith told us, "Today is really looking at the issue of the permit. What are the conditions of the permit adhere to. Its not medical marijuana right or wrong."According to county planning staff, if the collective closed residents would still have access to other dispensers in Arcata and Southern Humboldt.