By: Nazy Javid
EUREKA, Calif. – – The City of Eureka is considering zoning off an area for marijuana extraction businesses to exist.
In the past, Humboldt County has had a problem with illegal hash oil lab explosions. The homemade labs can lead to fires when butane, one of the key ingredients, ignites.
The City of Eureka is trying to combat this problem by providing a safe place to make more concentrated cannabis.
“What’s referred to as ‘Extraction Alley’ is about a three block area in the City of Eureka,” said Eureka’s City Manager, Greg Sparks.
It is an industrial area on West Fourth Street. The City Manager said the city has already received approximately ten applications for cannabis-related businesses interested in moving to the area.