Category: Op-Ed


Letter to the Editor: Potential Extinction of Tax-Paying Legal Mendocino Cultivators Must Be Addressed By Mendocino County

“This is not the same old gripe about the inefficiencies of County government, which is quite common here in Mendocino. The sad fact is that concurrent factors combine with these local problems to create what amounts to an existential crisis for most of these small local tax-paying cannabis businesses. The recent cannabis market crash, exorbitant local and state cultivation taxes, the looming deadline for state Provisional licenses, the shifted CEQA burden, drought, fire and Covid all are contributing to make this an extinction-level event.”