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Humboldt Growers Association Launches Membership Drive

[Press Release.]

In 2010, the Humboldt Growers Association (HGA) was formed by local medical cannabis farmers who saw a need to give input on critical decisions being made at the county-level. These decisions affect many aspects of our community, including patient access, our local economy and public safety. It is clear that input and involvement is needed from those who know the industry best—the growers.

The HGA is a non-profit, member-based business association that promotes the sustainable cultivation of medical cannabis in Humboldt County. We work to develop programs and policies that promote safety and sustainability for legal cultivation of medical cannabis. Regulation of medical cannabis is occurring—our county officials are working on it right now—and we need the medical cannabis-growing community to have a voice in this process.

The HGA has acted as an educational resource for the County throughout the public process by providing input, changes, insights, and additions to the Humboldt County Planning Commission’s draft ordinance for medical cannabis cultivation in the unincorporated areas.

The HGA represents Humboldt’s medical cannabis growers and patients both locally and on a state-wide level. By representing and promoting our local farmers on a statewide level, the HGA is working to ensure that Humboldt’s cannabis farmers can successfully have a place in the larger medical cannabis market.

“We’re excited to get the community involved and have launched our membership drive to ensure that this important work continues. We strive to keep the growers’ voices heard in the inevitable changes happening, which takes extensive time, materials, and research. We cannot achieve these goals without the support of our members. Please join us and be a part of Helping Humboldt Grow.” – Joey Burger, President of the HGA Board of Directors

To become a member, please visit humboldtgrowers.org or email info@humboldtgrowers.org.

  1. Mike Buettner
    June 14, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Still haven’t fixed their crooked logo.

  2. High Finance
    June 14, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Be among the first to join and show everybody how stupid you are !

  3. Mitch
    June 14, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I think the logo is great — looks like someone in this group has finally figured out that Absolut doesn’t show potatos and Marlboro doesn’t use a picture of tobacco leaves or even one of dead people. (If pot leaves turns out to be a must, they can always be placed just above the A and N of “Association,” in place of the diamonds.)

    I think a variant of that logo with Humboldt Grown instead of Humboldt Growers would make an ideal label for members to put on their packaging. And it would make a great embroidered shoulder patch, if you don’t have a Sheriff’s shield or police shield to put there. Put it on a khaki shirt and you’ll look like a park ranger!

    I’m surprised the North Coat Growers Association (the Farmers’ Market people) doesn’t have “issues,” with the Humboldt Growers Association name, but I guess there’s not much it can do.

  4. Alison Sterling Nichols
    June 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Mike, the HGA actually fixed the logo because of your graphic insights before! Hmm, looks like the old one was perhaps accidentally on the press release, I’ll get the new, improved one to Heraldo for a new, non-landslide version. They appreciated the tip and had it redone :)

    215 was passed in ’96. It’s really pretty amazing that Humboldt (of all places) is not ahead of the curve on an innovative County-wide ordinance of this legal and compassionate use of our well-known growing abilities in this county. The County is currently drafting ordinances and making decisions that will impact many lives and communities here – regulation is happening whether Humboltians like it or not. Many counties around the state are actually way ahead of us on this. Mendocino is actually the only county in the state with *permitted* outdoor medical cannabis grows and the HGA want the medical cannabis patients and growers in Humboldt to have this same right. That makes sense to me.

    The HGA has been working to bring the voices of people who are most familiar with medical cannabis cultivation to the County table – because even though this can (obviously) be a very controversial issue in Humboldt, we can either choose to let those who know cultivation best to have a voice at the table – or not. I’d personally prefer that those who know it best give input and help make the decisions.

    I’ve lived in Humboldt County for 17 years. We all know that people can be very cynical about 215 because of it’s over-utilization to grow “legally.” However, one reason I support the work of the HGA and have recently been working for them is because I was taking care my father 11 years ago when he died of cancer. He was a minister, and while open-minded, he was not a pot-smoker. The benefits of his use of edible medical cannabis during his intense radiation treatments was profound – it’s the only thing that made it so he could reduce his nausea enough to eat. He was so grateful for that, despite the counter-full of pharmaceuticals he was having to ingest. I also have a very close friend who recently endured 5-days-straight of chemo at Stanford every 3 weeks for 6 months. His Stanford caregivers TOLD him to integrate medical cannabis into his medicine to keep his nausea down and weight up, and he did and it was pivotal in his care and survival of that intense treatment.

    Let’s not forget the intent of 215, the patients are real – I think we forget that here, unfortunately.

    In my opinion, it’s better to participate than to avoid the process completely – Humboldt will get lost with outrageous massive indoor scenes in other counties and we will have missed an opportunity to help people and to utilize what has largely built our reputation.

    Of course, it’s also an opportunity for an incredibly diverse and innovative market that could circulate more legal cash through our local economy – so those I’ve spoken to who might not believe it’s medicine at least do see the obvious financial benefits to Humboldt.

    The HGA is very open to hearing comments and input. Drop a line to info@humboldtgrowers.org if you’d like to give input or get involved or check out http://www.humboldtgrowers.org … this is one issue we could all work together on to help move Humboldt forward, what an opportunity!

    And thanks Heraldo for the post!

  5. June 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    My fault. I posted the HGA logo I had on file. It’s fixed now.

  6. Mitch
    June 14, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    OK, I’m stumped. What’s the difference?

  7. tra
    June 14, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Still looks crooked to me, too.

  8. Anonymous
    June 14, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Definitely crooked to my eyes, but I didn’t see it before so it may be improved.

  9. Mike Buettner
    June 14, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Trees are leaning to the right.

  10. Plain Jane
    June 14, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I didn’t even notice that until you pointed it out, Mike.

  11. June 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Well, there are a lot of leaners around here.

  12. Mike Buettner
    June 14, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Better like this:

  13. 69er
    June 14, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Good boy, Mike, that makes it all better. :D

  14. June 14, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Ok, I’m going with Mike’s version.

  15. Mitch
    June 14, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Lordy, lordy. For a frightful moment, I thought the Humboldt Growers Association might be tryna co-opt the right. Phew!

    Could you make them trees lean to the left? Just by a pixel or two? Would that be so wrong?

  16. Mitch
    June 14, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Now that you’ve got us all giving things closer examination… that’s not a clearcut in the background, is it?

  17. Mr. Nice
    June 14, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Heraldo spreading the good word. They take money orders as donations y’all. $50 minimum, it ain’t even more than your weed habit. Lick the stamp. Send that shit in.

    Re that logo, they should do like a fat ass clock pointing at 4:20 tilted sideways and shit. What is up with all them trees? Ain’t nobody growing mad trees in the hills… But really, looks like they went and photoshopped the county seal and stuck the Humboldt Grower Association where Humboldt County supposed to go.

  18. Mr. Nice
    June 14, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Damn fuck WordPress Heraldo. Can you fix that shit or not?

  19. Mr. Nice
    June 14, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Shit went and keyed my real, valid email address in as my name.

  20. June 14, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I got you covered and shit.

  21. Mr. Nice
    June 14, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Shit fixed itself. Prolly shouldn’t put another bullshit post in just to say that. My bad.

  22. June 14, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Naw, that had to be fixed all manual and shit. Clicks of the mouse and typing involved. Hell yeah.

  23. Mr. Nice
    June 14, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Good looking out bruh bruh.

  24. June 15, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Humanoids have grown, smoked, eaten and generally used cannibis for eons……so, who is stupid enough to join yet another ORGANIZATION?

    Dummies, vasals, minions, brainfed foddered, sheeple people, etc….basically, The Stupid.

    Then, to try and indoctrinate any old-timers…..good luck on that since only the back-stabbing types will join-up for greeds and personal popularities.

    Jeffrey Lytle
    McKinleyville – 5th District

  25. Oldphart
    June 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Just wondering if Amber and her boyfriend wanna become members? 500 pounds of pot!! Now thats growing. All for medicinal reasons of course.

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