County Level Advocacy

HCGA represents the interests of our membership to state and local government. We lobby for sensible public policy, collaborate with regulators and key stakeholders, and support responsible research on issues facing the cannabis industry. HCGA members contribute to these efforts via transparent, democratic committee processes.

What We Do for You

HCGA engages Humboldt County government officials, organizations, groups, nonprofits, businesses, and associations. We track, monitor and participate with the development or modification of local regulatory and policy affairs.

HCGA Humboldt County
Advocacy Accomplishments

MAY 2017

HCGA advocated for workable solutions for applications in violation of the Commercial Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance. The Supervisors agreed that a one-size-fits all approach to addressing violations was not in the best interest of the burgeoning industry.


HCGA successfully advocated for an amendment to the County’s Measure S Cultivation tax that would prorate taxes for new, expansion and Retire, Remediate and Relocation cultivation sites.



HCGA actively engaged the public process that developed the second installment of the Commercial Cannabis Land Use Ordinance (Ordinance 2.0), participated in all twenty public meetings, drafted comments and delivered testimony. Nearly all of our comments were incorporated into the newest iteration of the CCLUO.


The County adopted Interim Permits finding that “is in the best interest of the County of Humboldt” to provide access to state licensure in time for the January 1, 2018; this was the top policy priority HCGA in 2017.

MARCH 2018

Successfully advocated for amendments to the cultivation tax ordinance “in order to bring clarity, transparency and leniency," including reduced the penalties for nonpayment of cannabis cultivation taxes; allow growers to reduce the size of their gardens; and grant refunds on 2017 cultivation taxes paid by permit holders who didn’t wind up growing any crops last year — and can prove it.


Cell:  707-599-6670

427 F Street, Suite 213

Eureka, CA 95501

The Humboldt County Growers Alliance is a California mutual benefit, not-for-profit, trade association that is funded and owned by, and for its members

(EIN #82-0658286).