California’s cannabis licensing agencies are set to open a new office in Eureka this summer and will be moving into the Times-Standard building on Sixth Street.
The Bureau of Cannabis Control, Department of Food and Agriculture and California Department of Public Health will be opening a new office on the first floor of the building at 930 Sixth Street in July, according to Bureau of Cannabis Control spokesman Alex Traverso. These agencies are involved with permitting cannabis businesses ranging from cultivation to testing.
“This was done as a way to provide a location for folks to pay fees easily (rather than driving to Sacramento) and have resources available to them,” Traverso wrote in an email to the Times-Standard.
No cannabis will be stored in the building.
The Times-Standard’s staff will continue to work in the building, with advertising, circulation, and the newsroom moving to newly renovated offices on the second floor later this year. The newspaper will continue to print at the Times Standard building with no changes planned for the production and distribution departments, which currently occupy the basement and a portion of the first floor.
The state is leasing space in the nearly 51-year-old building from the Eureka-based Carrington Company, which purchased the 49,546-square-foot building in 2015.
This reporter’s attempts to reach the Carrington Company for comment were not returned by Friday afternoon.