Cannabis Business Attorney in Humboldt County, California

The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore has donated hundreds of hours of pro-bono legal services to the cannabis social equity movement, helped dozens of businesses procure or maintain state and local commercial cannabis licenses and permits throughout California, and successfully closed millions of dollars in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions for cannabis investor and operator clients.

A California attorney for over 20 years, established as a California cannabis law leader focused on Humboldt county, Shay Aaron Gilmore provides proven legal solutions for investors and operators to launch, fund and grow ventures in compliance with the cannabis industry’s ever-changing laws, regulations and policies.

The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore Practice Areas in Humboldt County, California

The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore supports the ongoing success of our Humboldt County cannabis industry clients in the following practice areas, providing our Humboldt County operator and investor clients with customized knowledge and cost-effective legal counsel tailored to reach their specific goals:

Shay volunteers as an active member and leader of the industry’s top trade and professional organizations like the National Cannabis Industry Association, the California Cannabis Industry Association, and the International Cannabis Bar Association. Shay founded the Cannabis Practitioners Group of the California Lawyers Association, and he is a longtime member of California NORML’s Legal Committee. The Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal, California’s highest-circulation legal news periodical, has named Shay to its list of the Top 20 Cannabis Lawyers in California. Shay has been recognized by Super Lawyers® Magazine as a Northern California Super Lawyer in Cannabis Law and in Business & Corporate Law, and as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Northern California across all practice areas.

Arcata, Eureka, Rio Dell and Humboldt County Cannabis Business Resources

Whether you are new to the California cannabis industry or are an established California operator or investor expanding your business or investment into Humboldt County, understanding the legal requirements and regulations impacting the local cannabis industry is vital to your success. Here are just a few local resources for cannabis businesses to use in answering questions regarding cannabis legislation, enforcement and regulation in Humboldt County jurisdictions.

If you have specific questions or concerns in the City of Arcata, the City of Rio Dell, the City of Eureka, or in unincorporated Humboldt County, The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore can provide customized legal solutions for your cannabis business and investment needs.

Contact The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore today!

Contact our Humboldt County cannabis law specialists today by phone at (415) 846-6397 or online so you can fully and compliantly align your business and/or investment interests in the California cannabis industry with the rules and regulations specific to the City of Arcata, City of Rio Dell, City of Eureka or Humboldt County.

Frequently Asked Questions

You must first obtain approval from the local government (e.g., the City of Arcata, the City of Eureka, the City of Rio Dell, or Humboldt County) with jurisdiction over the physical location of the premises to be listed on the state cannabis license. Step 1 in how to get a cannabis license in California is to complete local permitting processes, which vary depending on the physical location of the cannabis business premises you want to license.  

The process of getting a cannabis growers license varies by local jurisdiction, which will control the types of cultivation licenses that can be issued. For example, in the City of Arcata, medium outdoor (10,001 square feet to 1 acre of canopy) cultivation licenses are not permitted, but Humboldt County does permit medium outdoor cultivation within the unincorporated area of the county.

Humboldt County does not currently have a process for obtaining a hemp growers license.

Humboldt County does not currently have a process for obtaining a hemp growers license.