HSU Cannabis Carbon Accounting and Modeling Project

By Education

HSU Student Project With Humboldt Green

Humboldt Green and iGrow have been supporting three students in the Environmental Studies program during the Fall semester at Humboldt State University. The students presented their senior capstone project yesterday, Cannabis Carbon Accounting & Modeling.

They developed a Cannabis Carbon Accounting Model in Excel that will help…

○ Direct Cannabis cultivation towards climate responsibility
○ Help cultivators understand their emissions
○ Identify areas where cultivators can reduce their carbon footprint
○ State and local governments gauge cultivation emissions to help inform for development of regulations

We want to give a huge thank you to the students for their efforts in developing a tool that will assist farmers, agencies, investors and our community to make smart choices in reduction of energy use in cannabis operations. Great work Jenna, Cheyenna, and Wyatt!

Emergency California Cannabis Regulations Now Online

By Education, Government

The Bureau of Cannabis Control released the following information about Emergency California Cannabis Cultivation Licensing Regulations. 1 Degree Consulting empowered by Humboldt Green is available for all of your cannabis consulting needs. We’re here to help you with local & state licensing. Contact our office at 707.443.3140 to set up a Phase Zero appointment to go over your companies needs.


November 16, 2017
Contact: Alex Traverso,


SACRAMENTO – California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities announced today that proposed emergency licensing regulations for commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis have been posted online and are available to the public for review.

The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control, Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch, and Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division each developed the new regulations to reflect the law defined in California’s Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA).

The regulations and their summaries can be viewed by clicking the following links:

Bureau of Cannabis Control:

CA Department of Food and Agriculture:

CA Department of Public Health:

On June 27, 2017, the Governor signed MAUCRSA, which creates one regulatory system for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis.  Prior to that law’s passage, state licensing authorities had released proposed regulations to govern the implementation of the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act.  The public hearings and comments from a broad cross section of stakeholders that were informing that regulatory process have also been taken into consideration in the drafting of these proposed emergency regulations.

The licensing authorities expect the emergency regulations to be effective in December 2017.  The implementation date for the issuance of the state commercial cannabis licenses remains the same:  January 1, 2018.  However, California will only be able to license those businesses that are in compliance with all local laws. 

In addition, the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency will hold a workshop with state-chartered banks and credit unions next month to discuss regulatory and compliance issues, as well as potential approaches to banking cannabis-related businesses.  

For information on all three licensing authorities, please visit the state’s California Cannabis Portal at

Canndor Herbarium Project

By Consulting, Education


The Humboldt Green team collecting cannabis samples for the Canndor Herbarium Project.

Humboldt Green has been working with the Canndor Herbarium Project collecting specimens from Humboldt County farms. We’ve been traveling to local cannabis farms in search of flower for the library of specimens.

If you are a cannabis farmer that would like to contribute a sample of your genetics to the Humboldt Herbarium, contact Humboldt Green and we’d be happy to send out one of our green consultants from 1 Degree Consulting to collect a sample.

The 1 Degree Consulting team herbarium samples from a local Humboldt County cannabis farm.

All farms that contribute samples will have access to the library of data specifically for the Canndor Herbarium. Humboldt Green will highlight your farm’s contribution on our social media channels and help promote your brand to our audience. Contributors will gain discounted services from Humboldt Green, 1 Degree Consulting, Northcoast Horticulture Supply, and Canndor.

Keep Humboldt green and help preserve the diversity our our rich horticulture. Submit your sample by contacting 1 Degree Consulting empowered by Humboldt Green at or by calling our office at 707.443.3140 to set up an appointment for us to come out to your farm.

Canndor Herbarium Project cannabis flower samples.

Canndor Herbarium Project cannabis flower sample press.

2018 California Cannabis Tax Information

By Education, Government

2017 Cannifest 215 Vendor Area. Eureka, California. Humboldt County

The Bureau of Cannabis Control released the following information about California Cannabis Taxes scheduled to begin January 1, 2018.

“If you sell cannabis or cannabis products, you must register with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) for a seller’s permit. Cannabis cultivators, processors, manufacturers, retailers, microbusinesses, and distributors making sales are required to obtain and maintain a seller’s permit as a prerequisite for applying for a license with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the California Department of Consumer Affairs, or the California Department of Public Health.

Distributors of cannabis and cannabis products must also register with the CDTFA for a cannabis tax permit to report and pay the two new cannabis taxes to the CDTFA. The cannabis tax permit is in addition to your seller’s permit.

Beginning January 1, 2018, two new cannabis taxes are in effect:
• A 15 percent excise tax is imposed upon purchasers of cannabis and cannabis products. Retailers are required to collect the excise tax from the purchaser and pay it to the cannabis distributor.
• A tax on the cultivation of cannabis that enters the commercial market is imposed upon cultivators. Cultivators are required to pay the cultivation tax to either a distributor or a manufacturer depending upon the nature of the transaction.

The cultivation tax rates are:

  •  $9.25 per dry-weight ounce of cannabis flowers
  •  $2.75 per dry-weight ounce of cannabis leaves

All cannabis businesses making sales are required to:
• Register online with the CDTFA for a seller’s permit.
• File sales and use tax returns electronically and pay any sales and use tax to the CDTFA. Even if none of your sales are subject to sales tax, you are still required to file a return and report your activities on your return to the CDTFA.

In addition, if you are a cannabis distributor, the following requirements apply to you:
• Prior to January 1, 2018, register online with the CDTFA for a cannabis tax permit. (Registration will be available in November 2017.)
• Beginning January 1, 2018, collect the excise tax from retailers you supply.
• Beginning January 1, 2018, collect the cultivation tax from cultivators or manufacturers that send or transfer cannabis and cannabis products to you.
• File both your cannabis tax and sales and use tax returns electronically and pay any tax amounts due to the CDTFA.”

If you need help filling out paperwork, contact One Degree Consulting empowered by Humboldt Green for all of your cannabis consulting needs. You can reach our consultants at 707.443.3140 or by email at to set up a Phase Zero cannabis consultation.

Humboldt County Growers Anonymous Survey

By Education

Humboldt Green and New Frontier Data are working together to better understand how California’s evolving cannabis law will impact Emerald Triangle Growers. They have come up with an anonymous survey for Humboldt Growers to contribute valuable data.

These findings will shed new light on the most influential cannabis producing region in the world, and help industry newcomers better understand the investment and business opportunities available in this prosperous region.

We invite you to take part in this ground-breaking effort by taking a brief survey to share your voice and insight. Click here to take the Humboldt Cannabis Growers survey.

This study is by you and for you, so you will be the first to receive the entire report and its findings for free once completed.

Please note that all of your responses are completely anonymous, and the study will only report aggregate responses to protect the privacy and confidentiality of our survey takers.

Humboldt Green and New Frontier Data thank you for joining us on this effort!


Ganjyard to Collect Community Data!

By Education, Events

Join Humboldt Green and be a part of the community at both the Summer Arts & Music Festival at Benbow & Oyster Fest! We will be asking the community for input on their local neighborwoods with our Ganjyard Appellation Project. This will enable us to push for local views reflected in what California’s cannabis appellations.

What is an Appellation?

Appellations are legally defined and protected geographic and other identifying indicators that will protect small farmers in rural regions. By creating appellations, we can protect the names we cherish from being abused by out-of-area companies. For instance, words like “Humboldt” and “Alderpoint” would be reserved for only those who grow in those areas. Also, processes like “Sun Grown” or “Rain Grown” can also benefit from legal protection in the same way was “fair trade”

So come out on either of these two community events and put a pin in our map of Humboldt. The questions we are asking are:

  • What do you call your neighborwoods
  • What makes your appellation unique?
  • What do you think would help protect the environment of your appellation?

Be a part of the future!

Pesticide Training for Cannabis Cultivators

Pesticide Training for Cannabis Cultivators

By Education, Government

Humboldt County’s Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance and current State law require that cannabis cultivators and employees that apply pesticides in cannabis cultivation operations do so in compliance with relevant pesticide use laws and regulations.

On May 31st the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation will offer pesticide use compliance training for the commercial cannabis cultivation industry. Humboldt County’s Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance and current State law require that cannabis cultivators and employees that apply pesticides in cannabis cultivation operations do so in compliance with relevant pesticide use laws and regulations.

The training will cover the following topics in detail:

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Terpenes video screen capture

The Terpenes panel video at the Spring Kickoff 2016

By Education

The Terpenes panel features Kevin Jodrey of Wonderland Nursery and The Ganjier; Samantha Miller of Pure Analytics; and Patrick Smith of Green Bicycles. Humboldt Cannabis College brought these leading experts to ‘Spring Kickoff 2016’ at the Mateel Community Center in Garberville, California to discuss the best methods of building and and maintaining a plant’s terpene profile. Research continues to show the importance of terpenes and the complex ways they impact flavor and effect. Learn to help your plants express their full terpene potential and grow better medicine.

Special Thanks to Kerry Reynolds and Cannabis Consciousness News (CCN) for the video.  Another video powered by Humboldt.Green

Man holding plants in soil in his hands

KMUD Radio Discussion

By Education, Media

Here is an amazing hour of radio from KMUD radio’s The Environment Show, hosted by Natalynne DeLapp, Executive Director of EPIC.  This discussion is about Cannabis Compliance and how to bring living soils & regenerative farming practices into your farm.  Also, the Cannabis Farmer’s Workshop Series is discussed. This conversation is joined by Jesse Dodd of Biovortex & Dan Mar of High Tide Permaculture.  About half way in, they are joined via phone by our very own Stephen Gieder of Humboldt Green.

The next Cannabis Farmer’s Workshop series is at the Bigfoot Golf & Country Club, Saturday March 19th.