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Humboldt County CalCannabis Appellations Project Public Workshop

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The California Department of Food and Agriculture will be holding a CalCannabis Appellations Project Public Workshop in Humboldt County on Wednesday, September 12th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Sequoia Conference Center, Room B located at 901 Myrtle Avenue in Eureka.

The CDFA is looking for feedback from the cannabis community to help establish a framework for the CalCannabis Appellations Project. You can attend the workshop and share your suggestions. Your feedback will help to establish appellations of practices, standards and varieties applicable in a specific geographic region in California.

Visit the CalCannabis website for more information about the Appellations Project.

Mad Plants Beyond the Thunderclone Kinetics Machine

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The Kinetics Grand Championship takes place over the Memorial Day Weekend. Human powered art vehicles race over land, sand and sea for fifty miles all for the glory!

This year, Northcoast Horticulture Supply, Humboldt Green, House & Garden and Sensational Solutions have teamed up to sponsor the Mad Plants Beyond the Thunderclone Kinetics machine. Kinetics team leader Scott Cocking of Sideshow Designs shared several photos with us of the machine in progress.

We can’t wait to check out the finished machine at the Kinetics Grand Championship starting line on the Arcata Plaza on Saturday, May 26th. Help us cheer the Mad Plants team on to the finish line! The NHS crew will be out documenting the Kinetics team during the race. If you happen to snap a picture and post it to social media, use the hashtag #madplantskgc so we can find it and share it.

KINETICS GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP RACE DETAILS

Race Day 1: Saturday, May 26

Arcata Plaza 9:00 AM to Noon *There will be TWO Noons this year with so many teams.

Manila Dunes Community Center Kinetic Festival Noon to 3:00 PM

Dead Man’s Drop 1:00 PM

Halvorsen Park Finish Line Party 1:00 PM till Dark

Day 2: Sunday, May 27

Wharfinger Building 9:34 AM

Eureka Natural Foods 12:00 PM

Loleta Hill 1:30

Day 3: Monday, May 28

Eel River Crossing Under Fernbridge 10:00 AM

Finish Line 1:00 PM

Check out the Kinetic Grand Championship website for more details about the event.

Fresh Strange Fridays – Next Show June 8th at The Jam

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Things at The Jam Arcata are about to get Fresh and Strange. Humboldt Green is producing Fresh Strange Fridays after Arts! Arcata on Friday, June 8th. Enjoy music, comedy, art and media celebrating the Humboldt commUnity. There will be infused drink and food specials and a Fancy Pants Dance Off. Headlining Fresh Strange Friday is Ideateam. Also taking the stage musical guests LIFE (Lyrics In Full Effect) & Sasquatch Josh will be bringing the hip hop. Crack a smile with local comedians Kim Hodges and Will Toblerone. James Shelton will be doing a live painting during the event. The live art painting will be auctioned off at the end of the night to support the local non-profit Community Pride and Peace. Fresh Strange Friday is a great way to enjoy a night out, get involved in the commUnity and support local artists. Hit up Fresh Strange Fridays at The Jam located at 915 H Street in Arcata on Friday, June 8th starting at 9:00 PM. This is a 21 and over event. Tickets are $13.00 at the door.

 

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Humboldt Green Has High Hopes for Cannifest

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As the weekend of what would have been Cannifest’s 4th year approaches, Humboldt Green Events has high hopes for the state of temporary cannabis events in Humboldt County, despite having to manifest a new location and date for Cannifest 2018 due to new regulations.

Under the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), temporary cannabis event licenses are only issued for events held at County Fairgrounds or District Agricultural Centers. Humboldt Green reached out to Redwood Acres Fairgrounds and Humboldt County Fairgrounds to hold Cannifest 2018 since they are basically the only two venues in Humboldt that are currently legally allowed to host cannabis events. Unfortunately, it worked out that Cannifest cannot could not be held at either of these State approved locations.

What happened to this year’s Cannifest?

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka has been the home of Cannifest for the past three years. With the new policies and regulations surrounding cannabis use at festivals, Redwood Acres informed Humboldt Green Events that their organization is postponing cannabis events for the remainder of 2018. The venue has also evolved into a growing business park that is frequented by children. Under the current regulations, if a cannabis event were to be held at a Fairgrounds location, no one under 21 would be allowed on the premises during the event. Since Redwood Acres is frequented by families, it’s not currently a venue that we would be able to produce a 21 and over cannabis event at.

On our quest to find another State approved venue, Humboldt Green Events also approached the Humboldt County Fairgrounds to hold Cannifest 2018. The Ferndale Chief of Police responded to our request and stated that the Humboldt County Fairgrounds resides within the jurisdictional boundaries of the City of Ferndale. The City of Ferndale, by ordinance, does not allow the sale of marijuana or its by-products. Ferndale High School is also less than 1,000 feet away from the Fairgrounds. Under the current regulations, all cannabis events must be at least 1,000 feet away from school property. The Humboldt County Fairgrounds also has a no-smoking policy.

New California State Regulations on the Horizon

The silver lining in manifesting a new location for Cannifest has been the recent support from California State Assemblymember, Bill Quirk with Assembly Bill-2020 and Assemblymember, Jim Wood with Assembly Bill-2641. Both bills are in support of special temporary cannabis event permits that would allow consumption and sales at farmer market events and festivals. The aim of both bills is to make it easier venue-wise for temporary cannabis events to take place in order to discourage black market underground events that are not taxed by the State of California. The temporary cannabis event licenses would only be issued for venues approved by local jurisdictions. Producers of events would also be limited to four temporary cannabis event licenses per year.

Back in March, Humboldt Green Events sent a letter in support of AB-2020 to Assemblymember Quirk’s office. A portion of our letter was highlighted in the Times-Standard article titled Capitol Tracker: Cannabis banking, special event bills advance. In the letter, we shared with Assemblymember Quirk that by making a change to the limited venues where temporary cannabis events are allowed to take place, the State of California could provide greater opportunities to small cannabis businesses allowing an emerging industry the same opportunities granted to others, which in turn would provide financial support to local and regional economies.

AB-2020 Cannabis: local jurisdiction licensees: temporary event license was amended in assembly on April 19th, 2018 and was published to the California Legislative Information website on the cannabis holiday 4/20. According to Times-Standard, the bill was passed 13-1 by the Assembly’s Committee on Business and Professions and re-referred to an appropriations committee.

AB-2641 was introduced by Assembly Member Jim Wood back in February. The Times-Standard, reported that the bill would allow for the Bureau of Cannabis Control to grant a temporary license for special events in jurisdictions where the events have been approved at county fair events if locally approved.

What does all of this mean for Cannifest? The power of manifestation works! The cannabis community has been manifesting the path to keeping California Green and helping small businesses in the industry continue to grow by allowing for a State temporary event license to be issued for any venue expressly approved by local jurisdiction. This is huge news and a step forward for Humboldt Green Events to be able to provide the Humboldt community and beyond, a fully regulated and legal cannabis event at any venue approved by local government. This would allow Humboldt Green Events to hold Cannifest at some magical location in Humboldt or even take Humboldt’s Manifest Cannabis Festival on the road. The variety of venue options in California are endless, but each location depends on the opinion of local government and whether temporary cannabis events would be considered beneficial for their surrounding community.

Back in the beginning of 2018,  when we realized we were unable to produce Cannifest 2018 at Redwood Acres scheduled for May 5th and 6th, we felt that we had somehow let our community down despite the fact that the postponement of Cannifest was out of our hands. The cannabis community was really supportive of our announcement about having to manifest a new date and location for Cannifest. We were really hoping to be able to hold the festival at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds instead and be able to keep the May 5th and 6th dates, but come to find out our only other venue option was also not cohesive for cannabis events. The news of the two bills introduced regarding temporary cannabis events is really a blessing for our entire community that has been struggling to find its place in the current state of legal cannabis business. So many of our small farms that produce craft cannabis and little mom and pop shops would greatly benefit from the opportunity of being able to sell their products at temporary cannabis events like farmers markets and festivals. The introduction of the two bills are really important to the livelihood of all types of business in the cannabis industry in Humboldt and beyond in the greater State of California.

What can I do? Participate in democracy!

How can you help make Cannifest, farmers markets and other cannabis events a possibility? Call your elected officials and ask them to vote in favor of AB-2020 and AB-2641. Locate your local California representative here. If you live in the Humboldt area, Jared Huffman US Congressman serving California’s 2nd District is your representative. You can contact him by email or by phone at (707) 981-8967.

The Green Team at Humboldt Green Events appreciates your love and support as we continue to adjust in this new legal cannabis frontier. Stay tuned for updates about our next move with Cannifest on our Facebook or Instagram pages.

– The Humboldt Green Team, Producers of Cannifest

 

Humboldt Green Week Andre Nikatina Live Ticket Giveaway Official Rules

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Win two tickets to see Andre Nikatina Live at the Mateel in Redway Saturday, April 14th. Ticket Giveaway will be promoted on the Humboldt Green Week Facebook page. You must Like the page, Like the Ticket Giveaway Post and comment on who you would take with you to the show to participate. Contest runs Tuesday, April 10th to Friday, April 13th. Winners will be announced on the Humboldt Green Week Facebook page in the comments.

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.

  1. Eligibility: The “Two Tickets to Andre Nikatina Live at the Mateel” is open only to those who are 18 years or older as of the date of entry. The Campaign is only open to legal residents of Humboldt County in California and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Humboldt Green, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Humboldt Green as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.
  3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on Tuesday, April 10th at 12:00 PM PST and end Friday, April 13th at 12:00 PM PST. All online entries must be received by April 13th at 12:00 PM PST.
  4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by Liking the Humboldt Green Week Page, the “Two Tickets to Andre Nikatina Live” Facebook post and leaving a comment about who you would take to the show with you. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Humboldt Green. You may enter only once. You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple identities in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Humboldt Green.
  5. Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive two tickets to Andre Nikatina Live at $50.00 for the pair. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Humboldt Green. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Humboldt Green’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Humboldt Green to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
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  11. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF the United States AND California, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in [your state/province] having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
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Humboldt Green Week April 18-22nd

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Humboldt Green Week is a manifestation of culture advancing the ideals of our community while building bridges, honoring the environment, supporting the local economy, and promoting music, art, and solutions through action. Join us in showcasing a week of gatherings to celebrate Earth Day and this special place we call home. Humboldt Green Week 2018 runs from April 13th to the 22nd.

Humboldt Green Week 2018 kicks off this Friday! There’s over 50 events including music, art, comedy, dancing, family fun activities, clean-ups plus free classes/workshops and more. Get up, get green and get involved! #HGW2018

Cannifest Announcement: Manifesting New Date

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While navigating the recent changes in our Industry both at a state and local level, Humboldt Green would like to advise all of our supporters that we are currently unable to produce CANNIFEST 2018 in May due to lack of policies written by the Humboldt County Planning Division, Redwood Acres Fairgrounds and Humboldt County Fairgrounds.

In establishing our desire to host a fully regulated and legal event, it is clear that even with applying for our Cannabis Event Organizer License from the state, there are other elements that would need to happen first which are out of our control.

Cannabis events in general will take on a new identity this year such as all attendees will be 21 and over, all licensed vendors and only dispensaries may sell to consumers. Knowing this, we have done what we could to gear up, but it seems that the county is not ready-which in turn, has slowed us to a halt.

We will continue to work towards the goal of producing events both locally and afar that shine light on the small farmer, the environment and our community of educators and innovators.

We appreciate all of your support as we readjust. Stay tuned for an update soon.

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Call to the Community – Humboldt Green Week 2018

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Humboldt Green Week 2018 takes place Friday, April 13th through Sunday, April 22nd. Enjoy music, art, educational workshops, classes, store sales and fun events celebrating the environment and our community throughout the Humboldt area during HGW.

Humboldt Green is currently searching for musicians, artists, performers, non-profits, environmental and community groups as well as local businesses to participate in Humboldt Green Week 2018. Become a sponsor of Humboldt Green Week and have a hand in bringing people together to build bridges in our community. Are you an educational center that has something to share with the youth? Guided walks, child yoga classes, drawing instruction, drum circles, museum visits would all be great additions to the 2018 calendar.  Let us help promote the great things you have to offer. Humboldt Green Week partners with local Non-Profit Organizations to celebrate the great work that is being done in Humboldt County. If your NPO is interested in tabling space at one of the many HGW events, please contact our Green Team staff. If you would like to submit an event or be involved in Humboldt Green Week in any way, please fill out Humboldt Green Week Contact Form and one of our Green Team staff members will reach out to you for more details.

Please share and help spread the word about our call to the community for the upcoming Humboldt Green Week.

 

10th Annual Sustainable Living Exposition

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Plan It Green Humboldt and AgDynamix are hosting the Sustainable Living & Preparedness Expo- 10th Anniversary Saturday, October 14th  from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm at the Arcata Community Center. This all-ages event is FREE and celebrates sustainable living and all things green.

There will be demonstrations and exhibits from local Green businesses showcasing their products and services. Learn about alternative energy, soil testing, aquaponics, environmentally friendly vehicles and much more. Local Non-Profits Permaculture Guild, Northcoast Environmental Center and the Green Party of Humboldt will also be at the Expo sharing information. Locally Delicious will offer organic and locally produced healthy lunch and snacks at the event.

Participate in one the the Sustainable Living Workshops including Residential Independent Power & Energy Storage, Winterizing Your Soil, Brick Oven Construction and DIY Rain Catchment Systems.

New for this year, Plan It Green has partnered with AgDynamix and is expanding information offered at the Expo to include Emergency Preparedness and Green Agriculture – How to Green Your Grow.

With raging fires popping up all over California, it is  important to make sure that your family is prepared for any kind of emergency. The Sustainable Living Expo is offering Emergency Preparedness Workshops in partnership with the Humboldt C.E.R.T Coalition.  The workshops will focus on community and personal emergency preparedness. Workshops include Tsunami Hazards on the Northcoast, Mobile  Apps For Accurate Information Anywhere and How to Make a Survival Kit. This year’s theme is Building Community Resiliency by Preparedness. Take advantage of these free workshops and make sure your family is prepared for any kind of natural or man-made disaster.

Help show your support for the development of a sustainable community and take advantage of the workshops and all of the great information provided by local businesses who provide green goods and services to our Humboldt community at the 10th Annual Sustainable Living Expo.

 

Yes We Cann Parade Award Ribbons & Hullabaloo Shirts

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The Humboldt Cannabis Community showed up by the hundreds to support the Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo in Arcata on August 12th. We would like to recognize the enthusiastic spirit of our parade participants and hand out the very first Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo Community Awards to floats and groups that walked in the parade. As a thank you to everyone who made it out to the Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo, we would like to gift you with a commemorative Hullabaloo t-shirt.

2017 Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo commemorative shirt.

Come and collect your Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo Community Award and commemorative t-shirt at the Eureka Northcoast Horticulture Grand Opening Event from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, September 9th. Stop by the Humboldt Green booth and check in with our friendly staff for your parade participant gift. Bring your family and friends to the NHS Grand Opening for FREE barbecue, live music by Kindred Spirits, a vendor showcase and up to 30 % off sale on gardening products (Eureka store only). The Eureka NHS is located at 852 W Wabash Ave across from Costco.

Congratulations to the Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo Community Award Winners!

Parade Group Award Name
Bella Vista Hoopers Best Dance Team
Cannabis Hype Squad Dopest Dudes
Cannifest Float Flashiest Float Award
Community Pride & Peace Most Whimsical Botanical Float
Dynasty One Most Inspiring Band
Emerald Scientific Spirit Award
Environmental Excellence Group Most Dedicated
Farms & Farmers Humboldt Green Award
Fire Mountain Farms & Errl Hill Best Balloon Decorations
Four Legged Friends of Cannabis Top Dog Award
Honeydew Compassionate Use Project Best Use of Windsocks & Flags
Horvath Plumbing Best Local Business Participant
Humboldt CBD Best Parade Chant & Hottest Vehicle
Humboldt Glass Blowers Most Humboldt Award
Humboldt Greens Community Outreach Award
Humboldt Normal Positive Participator
Humboldt Sun Growers Guild High Five Award
Kiskanu Best Decorative Golf Cart
Mad Farmer Team Awesome Award
Move to Amend Ripple Effect Award
Object Heavy Funkiest Band Award
Old Town Horse & Carriage Best Parade Leader
Patients & Advocates Most Enthusiasm
Redwood Women’s Foundation Best Floral Float Award
Royal Gold Soil Best Family Float
Silverhammer Best Rock N’ Roll Band
SkullFACE Best Parade Signs
Space Gem Candy Most Cosmic
Terp Pimpest Ride
The Green Machine Parade Pyro Award
True Humboldt Best Fundraiser Awarness Award
Weed For Warriors Project Best Hand Made Signs

We will have one Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo Community Award available to each group who participated. Your team leader or a member of your group is welcome to pick up the award. All individual participants can pick up their shirts or have your team leader grab them for you. If your group participated in the parade and we do not have you on the awards list, please let our staff know when you visit the Humboldt Green booth at the NHS Grand Opening on Saturday the 9th and we will provide you with an award.

Congratulations again to all of our Community Award winners and thank you to everyone who participated in the Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo event! We’ll see you at the parade next year.