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Statement of Purpose

The Humboldt Medical Marijuana Advisory Panel is a community-based nonpartisan policy group created to foster comprehensive approaches to legal marijuana policy, integrating health, safety, economic, and regulatory issues in Humboldt County, California and the United States.

HuMMAP speaks for the interests of legal marijuana growers, patients, caregivers, distributors and support services across Humboldt County. Join us!

Latest Marijuana News

Phase I medical marijuana ordinance to be presented at County Planning meeting Thursday, August 18th.

Clicking the link above or here, you can read the text of the County’s draft of Phase I of the medical marijuana ordinance. This will be presented to the Planning Commission Thursday night at 6pm in the County Board Of Supervisors’ chambers in Eureka. Both the Humboldt Growers Association (HGA) and HuMMAP will be giving [read more …]

New DRAFT HuMMAP Medical Marijuana Ordinance submitted to Planning Commission staff.

HuMMAP’s latest proposal for a medical marijuana ordinance for Humboldt County can be seen by clicking the link above, below the header image or by clicking here.

This is the draft ordinance that has been submitted  to the Planning Commission staff. The next Planning Commission meeting will be this Thursday, May 12th at 5:30pm [read more …]

County introduces deeply flawed marijuana ordinance—your comments needed at Planning Commission meeting.

Elements of Humboldt County government have decided to cold-shoulder the public by enacting our first medical marijuana regulations. An ill-conceived draft ordinance will be discussed again at 6pm this Thursday, February 3rd at the Planning Commission meeting in the Supervisors’ chambers at the Courthouse in Eureka.

Citizens should come tell the Commissioners that this draft ordinance [read more …]

Good medical cannabis ordinances for Humboldt to learn from.

Here are three constructive medical marijuana regulatory models that solve problems we haven’t addressed here in Humboldt, from Washington state, San Franciso and Sebastopol. We invite all readers to share other exemplary models  with us here, and we’ll make sure the county  learns about them. Here’s what progress looks like so far:

Washington state regulates MMJ [

Meeting This Monday 6pm. Be Part Of The Conversation!

HuMMAP will host an update and conversation this Monday evening at the Garberville Vets Hall, to begin community discussion of how Humboldt county should regulate its medical marijuana industry. Regulations will be enacted this year. HuMMAP has advocated countywide public hearings on what they should contain, and will continue to represent public and industry desires [read more …]

Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Endorses Proposition 19

October 19, 2010
Contact: Charley Custer, HuMMAP 707-223-4014
Ellen Komp, CaNORML Emerald Chapter 707-223-5755

Going further than a “no position” endorsement recommendation by Supervisor Mark Lovelace, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors today voted 4-0 to endorse Proposition 19, the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 that will be on the Nov. 2 California [read more …]

Economics Of Legalization

By Charley Custer
Originally published in the Arcata Eye

Many Humboldters enjoy making up facts about marijuana, and I won’t spoil the fun with certainties on the subject. But we don’t have to guess how big the elephant is in our grow rooms. Researchers at HSU’s Schatz Energy Research Center have highlighted a growing divergence in Humboldt’s [read more …]

“Cannibis cooperation will help bring sanity and prosperity.”

Originally printed in the Arcata Eye, Wednesday, July 14th.
By Charley Custer

What’s going to happen to the economic base of Humboldt County? Everyone thinks they know: timber’s on life support, fishing’s kaput, our steady-Eddie government jobs threaten to become minimum wage, and—lest we forget—our county’s elephant-in-the-closet economic foundation is facing the crisis of legalization. What’s a [read more …]

Summer Arts Report

HuMMAP tabled at the Mateel’s Summer Arts festival with a map blow-up from the national NORML website. It really caught people’s attention. Click the link and take a close look. Encourage your neighbors to check it out as well and post your comments below.

The map shows current and proposed marijuana policy changes across the nation. [read more …]