Humboldt County’s cannabis industry has made it through another year of legality, a feat for a marketplace swarmed by regulatory costs and state bureaucracy since its inception.
For a handful of pot dispensaries in Eureka and Arcata, the trek has been worth it. Several of the city’s marijuana shops said the past year has brought good returns. They cited strong relations with local growers and said most businesses are on good terms.
The dispensaries did echo concerns with the state’s fledgling track-and-trace program, which became fully implemented this past summer. The stores also said the ever-increasing supply of dispensaries has been a problem.