Cannabis Permit Applications
Recent legalization of cannabis in California and neighboring states, and subsequent increases in demand, are leading to the rapid transformation of the cannabis production sector in the state. Changes in cultivation dynamics are likely to influence future land use patterns. In this context, we are exploring links between policy changes and land use practices. With collaborators at Kansas State University, we have collected a preliminary set of data regarding cannabis growing operations and associated permit applications in Humboldt County, with the goal of evaluating patterns or spatial trends in the demand for land permits pertaining to cannabis production.