Community Leadership

Into the light

As we legalize and legitimize the industry, things are getting better socially. Cannabis farmers had to invent many ways to create community because of the outlaw nature of the agriculture. What makes cannabis such a special industry is that it is rooted in community. Now that they are coming out of the hills and filing for business licenses, they bring their unique energy and perspective into the light. Their voices have been heard from Board of Supervisor meetings and city councils to nonprofits and academia. We now join in addressing environmental, safety and many local issues that are in search of innovative solutions.


Ken Hamik – Hummingbird Wellness
Andy Mills – Eureka Police Chief
Karen Diemer – City Manager for the City of Arcata
Dani Burkhart – Emerald Family Famrs & Treasurer of the Humboldt County Cannabis Chamber of Commerce
Estelle Fennell – 2nd District Supervisor of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors.

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