New cannabis planning division to be created to cut workload

Responding to workload concerns of its staff, the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department is set to create specialized division to deal with all things relating to the county’s commercial medical marijuana program.

Interim department Director Rob Wall announced on Friday that the new Cannabis Services Division will include five staff members that will be solely dedicated to answering questions, processing permits, and researching properties seeking to join the county’s newly regulated medical cannabis industry.

“We are maneuvering staff right now, kind of a soft opening right now, reassigning staff and hope to be up and running by July 1,”

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