Policy Committee Approves HCGA Policy Strategic Plan

On February 24, HCGA’s newly-seated policy committee approved a 2020 policy strategic plan designed to preserve, protect and enhance Humboldt County’s world-renowned cannabis industry.

The strategic plan sets out major five policy priorities for 2020:

  1. Reduce and streamline taxes.
  2. Protect the integrity of appellations and county of origin.
  3. Reduce regulatory burden on independent businesses.
  4. Reduce barriers to cannabis cooperatives.
  5. Ensure the viability of Humboldt businesses in interstate commerce.

While HCGA’s policy positions will continue to expand and evolve throughout the year, the strategic plan sets a basic framework for our advocacy in the coming year. HCGA’s full policy strategic plan is available [[here]].

HCGA Hemp Position AB 45 and SB 235

Policy Committee voted unanimously to adopt a position on hemp with three principles: 1) there should be testing parity (for pesticides, heavy metals, etc). between hemp and cannabis, 2) the state should close legal loopholes that allow high-THC products to be sold as “hemp,” and 3) the quantity of active cannabinoids in hemp products should be physically labeled on hemp products.

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