Humboldt County, California Considers Permanent Ban On Industrial Hemp 

 January 14, 2021

By  Stratis Hemp

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Citing concerns about cross-pollination of cannabis crops, the Humboldt County, CA board of supervisors met in December and extended a moratorium on industrial hemp cultivation to May 10, 2021. Then, on January 7, Humboldt's planning commission held a hearing to make the moratorium permanent.

The commission unanimously voted to forward an ordinance that would permanently ban industrial hemp cultivation to the board of supervisors, according to the Lost Coast Outpost.

The College of the Redwoods campus on Tompkins Hill Road in Eureka, Calif., would be granted an exception “for research and educational purposes,” according to the Jan. 7 planning commission agenda item.

According to an exhibit to the resolution for the permanent ban, “These regulations which prohibit Industrial Hemp cultivation except at the CR Tompkins Hill Campus for research and educational purposes are in the public interest because they reduce potential impacts to the legal cannabis industry through cross pollination and the introduction of new pests and pathogens from Industrial Hemp."

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