Arcata is a very liberal community...many things are tolerated to the extreme! Sounds good? Maybe so...until you try to walk around town and your rights are abused in the name of others freedoms. Arcata is a place very much on its own! If you were to drive 5miles in any other direction the attitudes get very different! Hard to explain...one just needs to experience it!
Palm Trees in the Redwoods? I have never figured this out!
For better or worse, Arcata and Humboldt County is known for the 'Humboldt Homegrown' and while it is definately not legal here...it seems to be tolerated!