Fortuna passes 45-day ban on hemp cultivation

The Fortuna City Council unanimously passed a hemp cultivation moratorium during a special meeting Friday morning.

The ordinance was passed 4-0 with Councilmember Mike Johnson absent. The move in Fortuna follows closely on the heels of a similar vote at the county level.

“The county moratorium does not apply to incorporated areas,” Fortuna city attorney Ryan Plotz told the council, explaining why the urgency ordinance was spurred.

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