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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

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 …]

Humboldt County's real economic index.

The Humboldt Economic Index has been used as a measure of economic activity across the county for over a decade, but it has never included our county’s prinicipal economic activity—pot production. Erick Eschker, Director of the Humboldt Economic Index and Professor in the Department of Economics at
Humboldt State University, is working to make the index [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 …]

“Taking the next step for California”

The following article was posted on June 30th, 2010, in the New Times – Volume 24, Issue 48

BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER TOM AMMIANO

What if California could raise hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenue to preserve vital state services without any tax increases? And what if at the same time, we could, without any new expense, [read more …]

“Changing World Of Cannabis” on KMUD today 5pm

Today at 5 the first of a three part radio documentary on the changing world of cannabis will be aired on KMUD. (Click here to download and listen.) This first installment looks at the initiative, views on it from CaNORML director Dale Gieringer and medical activist Frank Lucido, a look at the legal medical industry, [read more …]

Pot-Farmer’s Market in Yolo County?

A smoky farmer’s market model for Yolo County

By ERIN TRACY
From the Daily Democrat

The sale and distribution of medical marijuana in unincorporated Yolo
County is an issue never formally addressed by the Board of Supervisors,
but the subject is gaining popularity.

“We are rural; the trendy stuff that hits San Francisco and L.A. will
eventually trickle to Yolo County, it’s [read more …]

Weed Workers Unionizing

Related NYT article

San Jose union begins organizing pot workers

Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Staff Writer

Friday, May 28, 2010

A major California labor union is organizing medical cannabis workers in Oakland, a move that analysts say will help efforts to legalize marijuana and open the door for the union to organize thousands more workers if state voters [read more …]