Here’s a — cough! — joint press release from our state reps in the legislature, Assemblymember Jim Wood and Senator Mike McGuire:
North Coast legislators Assemblymember Jim Wood and Senator Mike McGuire are pleased the North Coast Regional Office of the Bureau of Cannabis Control is open for business starting today, providing a one-stop shop for local residents to do business with the state.
Wood and McGuire successfully fought for the North Coast Regional Office to be included in last year’s budget.
“The cannabis industry is a big part of the North Coast’s economy and sending licensed farmers on a five-hour drive to pay their taxes is simply not acceptable and not a good way to do business,” Senator Mike McGuire said. “This office will provide Northern California residents with the cannabis tax and licensing services they need all in one place, close to home. I’ve been grateful to work with Assemblymember Wood to get this office open and serving the public.”
The temporary office, located within the Humboldt County Courthouse, will provide residents with a one-stop shop to apply for state licenses, pay fees and ask questions.
“Humboldt has always been the heart of this industry and I am pleased that the new Eureka office will be there to support them,” said Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa). “The bureau needs to understand the sometimes unique issues and challenges of the North Coast cannabis industry and I look forward to them providing valuable guidance.”
The temporary office is currently located within the Humboldt County Courthouse (825 Fifth Street, Room 130, Eureka, CA) until the Bureau of Cannabis Control opens a permanent office later this year. The office will be open Mondays: Noon to 5 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Fridays: 8 a.m. to Noon.