Great column this week, Grant! Kevin Jodrey wrote an article recently on CBDs as well http://www.theganjier.com/2014/05/27/why-c…
If the Journal applied this tenant, they would be bankrupt after one issue.
the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13
1000s of my friends and family have grown 30-99 plants for 20 years, thanks for keeping prices high and NORCAL wealthy...#1 crop in cali = $15 Billion Untaxed...
"any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death" - cali secret 420
from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new
20 years behind us southern states and NEW YORK (CBD = Can't Be Done), sad and scary....nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states and more blacks are in prison then were slaves before the civil war...even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice...no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol...not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…
Deaths by Alcohol: Millions
Deaths by Tobacco: Millions
Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
Deaths by Guns: Millions
Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever...they are killing my American family while denying freedom
love and freedom forever
AMERICA'S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS! 33
"The week in Weed" is a writer's column; NOT news (journalism), but a personal write-up of local interest based on news stories. The author is free to play with English (the language) as he/she sees fit, and to mix it up with any number of opinions, sarcasm, humor, and you name it.
It seems some people don't get that and expect something from the front section of the Wall Street Journal. Sorry folks, but you need to get those humorless sourpuss monkeys off your back. It looks to me that Mr. G is neither pro or con, but does love to stir the pot (pun intended.) If you are offended, please subscribe to the Reader's Digest instead of the NCJ.
Meanwhile, why NOT give away free pot to the poor and needy who do not have the ability to grow their own? After all, it is exceedingly easy to grow and the retail price is extremely inflated. Marxism notwithstanding, giving to the needy is as American as apple pie (add dope and it's a medicine!) My own opinion is that all medicines should be free to everyone :)
And apple pie, too :)
P.S. His father IS proud of his unbiased, professional journalism (and mom, too.) If you have ever read Mark Twain's essays about the news you would know what I mean.
Personally, I like a soupcon of sarcasm with my pot politics. Well done, Grant!
Gee, this 'article' reads more like a ranting blog rather than real reporting.
What I learned is the writer seems to be pissed about something and doesn't particularly write well.
Seems to be some odd opinion piece mixed up with a few 'facts'?????
NCJ, I expect better from you.
I'm sure your mother is very proud of your unbiased, professional journalism.
That was beautiful. Thank you for that thoughtful piece, Linda. I agree the secrecy has to go. That starts with regulation and actual legalization. California's laws as written don't actually protect patients nor do they regulate an industry that so desperately needs it. The time is now to change that. That's why cultivators are coming together in Humboldt and other counties-- so real reform can happen that will end the need for secrecy.
And then she became all too aware of what a Faustian bargain her community had struck...
My my, what a change commercial pot growing has done to Humboldt society. I do remember coming here in 1975 to find a most beautiful rural homestead community in Salmon Creek. People were happy and we had barn dances and good times. You could walk anywhere in the hills without worrying about being shot for trespassing on a neighbor's grow operation. Then the prices went sky with sensimilla and CRIME arrived, the Criminal Attitude along with it of Secrecy and the complete ruination of the homesteader community welcome that you find in rural Humboldt County before pot growing took over everything.
I moved here 10 years ago. I found it very difficult to make friends. If you did not grow up here , you are not invited to peoples homes. So I became pro active and joined Kmud. Now I have friends.
Times change, Linda... Moore Fuel is now a grower's supply... The price of pot is so low that diesel dope is history and multi dep is the new norm... Far less gunfire in the hills as everyone is busy covering and uncovering 5 or ten 100 foot cloches... every day... 2 or 3 runs a season... That's a lot of work... takes workers... Workers need money... Gotta put in more deps... Moore is a smart guy, he see which way the money flows.. Still plenty of profit if you work it... High overhead though... Not many ripoffs... Trimmers do most of them... Gotta have lotsa trimmers... Drive to town and pick up a few... A whole new scene...
Oh, Linda, I am so sorry. Sad because life doesn't have to be this way.
This whole take on locality is bullshit. Who's hangin' with murderers? Not me, not anybody I know. None of it related or relative, especially to marijuana. To me this whole article says "don't let Linda know too much about you or your doings because she rolls with a bad crowd."
...very bad photoshop job with the mist, too.
Thank you for writing these important perspectives about So. Hum shadows. I have tried to get the sociology department at H.S.U. to consider adding Drug War Post Traumatic Stress and it's impacts on the marijuana counter-culture as an important subject of study. As a mostly white middle class, educated, progressive and financially stable group of activists and artists the Humboldt experiment was able to finance and forward its many goals in the arts, politics and the environment. No good deed goes unpunished. The Drug War was just a Co-Intel Program to kill it off. Like A.I.M. and the Black Panthers we got too influential and had to be stopped. Viewed this way it is easy to understand what happened and where the blame should be placed for the failure of our values to be seen in the third generation.
I will hope being local also means standing together and speaking loud and clear. Thank you for the column.
This is so achingly accurate. Thsnk you, Linda.
Linda, my heart breaks and bleeds with yours. I am no longer recognized on the porch and, yeah, that feels odd on the rare occasions that I venture home but it does not hurt nearly as much as being reminded every quarter mile of a childhood friend that is dead, in prison, on the run or so lost in the game and the drugs that I am grateful if they don't recognize me. I am not quite certain when it changed but it did....and unless you grew up in the 'before' picture, there is no way to understand how tragic and shadowed the 'after' picture is.
Luck to you, Linda.
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