After more than three years of providing Eureka with organic, carefully curated cannabis products, the Humboldt Patient Resource Center (HPRC) will shutter its downtown location at the end of this month.
Sure, there are nearly two dozen recreational cannabis dispensaries in Humboldt County, several of which are just down the street in Eureka’s Old Town, but HPRC brought something new to the table.
“At the time when we moved in, there were only two dispensaries in Eureka,” Mariellen Jurkovich, the director of HPRC, told the Outpost this week. “We got involved with the City of Eureka because they were looking for something different to offer. Many local dispensaries are pretty much just focused on recreational rather than medical cannabis, which we were doing.”
Along with providing patrons with medical-grade cannabis products, HPRC sought to foster a healthy community through its wellness center, The Connection, which hosted a variety of free classes and events.
“Not everybody can afford to take a yoga class or go to HealthSport, so it was a really great place for people to exercise and maybe take care of some of their anxiety in getting