US (CA): County Supervisors Set to Consider Appeal of Sun Valley’s 8-acre cannabis farm in Arcata Bottoms

Decision-time approaches for Sun Valley Floral Farm’s controversial proposal to develop an eight-acre cannabis farm in the Arcata Bottoms.

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will hear an appeal of the Planning Commission’s 5-2 approval vote, back in April. The project has drawn vociferous objections from a subset of Arcata residents and some cannabis industry folks.

As previously reported, the proposal – technically put forward by Arcata Land Company, LLC, which is controlled by Sun Valley – would include eight acres of cannabis cultivation, in both mixed-light greenhouses and light deprivation structures, along with 30,000 square feet of the nursery. Water would be supplied by an existing well, and Sun Valley has agreed to purchase 100 percent renewable grid power through Redwood Coast Energy Authority.

The grow op would be located adjacent to Sun Valley’s existing flower cultivation operations and employ up to 80 full-time workers.


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