@Rimson: Yes, I have a letter from one of the inmates at Sheridan, but I haven't gotten permission to print it.
Ryan, Can the men write letters? Maybe a written response is better than none. I believe they can write while in prison! Perhaps the warden can redact their answers... at least you'd have something. Good for you for following up on our guys in prison... which reminds me: Whatever happened to Bill Byron, the dispensary operator who sent mega pounds to PA and his dispensary was raided by state DOJ agents.... any follow up?
"And, sure, some of the flat-billed, dready thugs who have invaded the region are rude little turds." Best Week in Weed yet!
One of the ways we can shift the conversation about the legalization of cannabis is to recognize that the use of the noun "Prohibition" is now confusing in the media without a qualifier. Alcohol Prohibition in the United States only lasted 13 years before it was repealed in 1933. Marijuana Prohibition on the Federal level is now 76 years old and clock is still ticking. More importantly, the black hole Marijuana Prohibition created is still sucking up taxpayer's dollars and people's lives. It's probably the most failed public policy in the history of this country. Even slavery didn't last this long before the States began to abolish it.
@narf1: "I hope most of this is sarcasm..."
are you for real? that's the lamest bunch of crap I've ever heard. I hope most of this is sarcasm. but I have a feeling it's not, you are just a little dork who thinks he's cool and clever when really you don't know shit about the majority of what goes on in this county. open your mind and get a clue
Ryan, Is this supposed to be journalism, schizophrenic op-ed, or just "clever"?
poor fool only has 37 plants, sheriff should feel sorry for him and drop a bundle or two.
Right! If the funds used are to pay regular time for individuals to address the issues on National and State public lands that would be great. It would also be great that when these grants are received they are used to during regular hours to address the meth and cocaine problems within our cities, but will it?
When this funding address the needs of the user or arrest, book em, and place more costs towards an already strained legal system? Probably not.
The community has to address this, not by requesting more law enforcement to fight this alone, but to address local health, education, housing and employment issues. Until this is done, we are too dependent on the government to solve our problems that began at home!
Thanks, Scott. It's been corrected.
Though The Nation is indeed august, and very much a New York-based periodical, the suggestion that author Seth Zuckerman is an 'outsider' to Humboldt County does not bear up well under scrutiny. Seth still owns his place in Petrolia; more to the point, he invested many years in building the Mattole Restoration Council's programs and reputation.
Statistical analysts at the University of Georgia headed by D. Benjamin Crowley in a study titled, "Chemical Compounds, Civilization, and the Environment" estimated that within a generation Marijuana would be legalized nationwide while the frivolous consumption of fossil fuels will begin making many parts of the planet uninhabitable for most forms of life.
Travel isn't what it used to be.
Maybe this is the secret behind the nice people of McKinleyville! LOL :D
Were these water thefts ever tracked to pot growers? Wasn't it determined a water truck would have been necessary to steal the schools' water?
I personally witnessed a water company truck siphoning from a water hydrant in Garberville one day a few years ago, am told that's not uncommon.
Is this being investigated, or just blamed on pot growers (like the Yosemite fire almost was, until it turned out to be a deer hunter).
It all boils down to this: Some people care, some people don't. Some people have a conscience, some people don't. I'm glad to see the careless profiteers getting raided.
In honor of this article, I present to you...Copperhead Road.
Well my name's John Lee Pettimore
Same as my daddy and his daddy before
You hardly ever saw Grandaddy down here
He only came to town about twice a year
He'd buy a hundred pounds of yeast and some copper line
Everybody knew that he made moonshine
Now the revenue man wanted Grandaddy bad
He headed up the holler with everything he had
It's before my time but I've been told
He never came back from Copperhead Road
Now Daddy ran the whiskey in a big block Dodge
Bought it at an auction at the Mason's Lodge
Johnson County Sheriff painted on the side
Just shot a coat of primer then he looked inside
Well him and my uncle tore that engine down
I still remember that rumblin' sound
Well the sheriff came around in the middle of the night
Heard mama cryin', knew something wasn't right
He was headed down to Knoxville with the weekly load
You could smell the whiskey burnin' down Copperhead Road
I volunteered for the Army on my birthday
They draft the white trash first,'round here anyway
I done two tours of duty in Vietnam
And I came home with a brand new plan
I take the seed from Colombia and Mexico
I plant it up the holler down Copperhead Road
Well the D.E.A.'s got a chopper in the air
I wake up screaming like I'm back over there
I learned a thing or two from ol' Charlie don't you know
You better stay away from Copperhead Road
Common rule, "It takes ten (10) ataboys to wipe out one Oh Shit!"
Agree with fool me once shame on you...fool me twice shame on me with regards to the DOJ. No launching of fireworks on this. It's still federal law and we still have that Haag. Humboldt. Gray Area. It works....NOT.
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Dec 12, 2013
vol XXIV issue 50
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