Humboldt County Supervisors Create Permanent Moratorium on Hemp

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to place a permanent moratorium on the cultivation of industrial hemp in Humboldt County. The Board’s decision was the culmination of over two years of research and deliberation on the regulation of hemp in Humboldt, including two public town halls and nearly ten hearings on hemp at the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. Throughout that process, HCGA has consistently advocated to ensure that cannabis farmers would not be negatively impacted by hemp-related issues in including cross-pollination and the introduction of pests and pathogens, including by supporting the moratorium at Tuesday’s meeting. Read HCGA’s full letter to the Board of Supervisors.

Photo credit: Terra Carver. Pictured: public-meeting gad fly and “agent of chaos” Kent Sawatzky carries a bag of hemp out of the Supervisor’s hearing (2019). 

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