Category Archives: Cannabis

Unlicensed Mendo cannabis cultivators face raids, while Supervisors work to help licensed growers

At their July 16 meeting the Mendocino Supervisors heard from Sheriff Allman about ongoing police sweeps against unlicensed cannabis cultivation sites. The Board also discussed five recommendations from a Board committee to improve conditions for licensed cultivators and grow the … Continue reading

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Mendo cannabis cultivators and Supervisor Williams express frustration with permit backlog, state agencies

At the Mendocino Supervisors May 7 meeting both cannabis cultivators and 5th District Supervisor Ted Williams expressed frustration with the massive backlog of county cannabis cultivator permits, at least 70% of which are estimated by county staff to be held … Continue reading

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Mendocino County moves forward with long awaited Coastal Zone cannabis regulations

On April 23 the Mendocino Supervisors discussed proposed new regulations for cannabis cultivation and cannabis facilities on properties located in the California Coastal Zone. The Board disagreed about minimum lot size requirements for cultivation, and cannabis product manufacturing on agricultural … Continue reading

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Mendocino Supervisors complain of slow cannabis cultivation permitting pace, extend hemp and GMO moratoriums

At their April 9 meeting some Mendocino Supervisors expressed frustration that over 70% of the applications to cultivate cannabis received by the county in the last 2 years are still being processed. On the prompting of the cannabis industry, the … Continue reading

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Will Mendocino County help cannabis cultivators impacted by its sunset provision?

Mendocino 5th District Supervisor Ted Williams has pushed for an indoor cannabis cultivation use permit to help cultivators on small residential parcels, who will lose their permits in 2020 under the county’s sunset provision. But so far a majority of … Continue reading

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Mendocino to bill cannabis cultivators for $3.5 million in taxes, due by May 31

In April Mendocino County will send out a total of $3.5 million in substantial tax bills to most permitted cannabis cultivators. The bills will average over $3700 per cultivator, and will be due by May 31. Dan Young reports.

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Mendocino puts in place 45 day moratoriums on cultivation of industrial hemp, GMOs

Mendocino County has temporarily banned the cultivation of both industrial hemp and all genetically modified organisms including those created through new gene-editing technologies such as CRISPR. Both temporary bans are meant, at least in part, to serve the interests of … Continue reading

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Ft. Bragg to loosen regulations and expand cannabis business opportunities

The Fort Bragg City Council are considering a raft of changes to loosen the city’s cannabis business rules. These include lifting a ban on cannabis retail in the Central Business District, and allowing cannabis testing labs and distribution companies to … Continue reading

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Mendocino moves forward with CRISPR crop ban, industrial hemp moratorium

On February 5 the Mendocino Supervisors moved forward with a temporary moratorium on industrial hemp cultivation and a permanent ban on genetically edited crops, including cannabis. The Board also briefly discussed but took no action on both state cannabis licensing … Continue reading

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Mendocino Supervisors form two cannabis ad hocs on cultivation ordinance and economic development

The Mendocino Supervisors have formed two new ad hoc committees to develop cannabis policy. One will center on issues with the county’s current cultivation ordinance, while the other will seek to develop a strategic plan for cannabis-related economic development. Dan … Continue reading

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