Illegal hemp cultivation in Hollister. Photo provided

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Illegal hemp cultivation abated

Cultivator had previously been given a 10-day notice to cease operations. No arrests were made.

While the hemp growing season is over, the signs on a fence along Comstock Road remain. Photos by Noe Magaña.

Agriculture

County Planning Commission adjusts hemp ordinance setbacks

Proposed changes include requiring cultivators to obtain conditional use permit.

While the hemp growing season is over, the signs on a fence along Comstock Road remain. Photos by Noe Magaña.

Agriculture

Supervisors put temporary moratorium on hemp cultivation

Residents and business owners complain about odor and security.

Joseph and John Wynn sat through discussion of their cannabis project at the Sept. 3 Hollister City Council meeting. They were ready to show a slide presentation for the project, but were not asked to do so. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Cannabis and smart glass projects moving forward

John Wynn’s 200-acre cannabis campus would be complemented by a 40-acre electromagnetic glass manufacturing operation.

Skip Spiering, representing the San Benito Hemp Campus, spoke at the June 19 San Benito County Planning Commission. Photos by Heather Graham.

Agriculture

San Benito Hemp Campus aims to reuse existing ag facility

Planning Commission unanimously approves development.

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Business / Economy

Q and A: Peter Hernandez on hemp

County supervisor shares his concerns, suggests getting creative to counter odor nuisance.

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Agriculture

Supervisors split on hemp moratorium

Motion to temporarily halt plans for industrial cultivation fails. Board will revisit the issue April 16.

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Agriculture

San Benito County forms committee for hemp cultivation ordinance

Ag Commissioner says local farmers are interested and have inquired about purchasing property.

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Agriculture

Federal Farm Bill legalizes industrial hemp farming

Cultivation in San Benito County could begin soon.