MELLOWED OUT: Planning Department Creates New Cannabis Services Division to Deal With Weed-Related Stressors



Earlier in the week, we told you about how the Humboldt County Community Development Services Department and its planning staff were wigging out a little bit over the rising tide of weed-related work flooding into the office since the passage of the county’s commercial cannabis ordinance.

Well, today — resolution! Apparently that emergency meeting Wednesday resulted in an agreement to reorganize the planning division and to create a new “Cannabis Services Division,” which will specialize in all marijuana matters.

Interim planning director Rob Wall told the Outpost that the idea has been kicking around for a while. “It was something we were discussing earlier on, but we were in kind of a wait-and-see mode with this industry,” he said. “We just didn’t know what was going to come through the door.”

Now that they know that there’s a whole

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