Big Brands

Big Brands

(June 23, 2016) Microsoft made some tech industry-sized waves this week with the announcement that it's diving into the marijuana business. Before you get too excited, don't expect to find any Windows 10...

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Worldly Weed

(June 16, 2016) After Grant Scott-Goforth's parting shot last week debunking the racist connotations of the word "marijuana," it seemed only fitting to follow up with another column blatantly pandering to the...

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'Marijuana' Isn't Racist

(June 9, 2016) Last year, I watched a room full of white people cheer as a white grower told a panel of white lawmakers that the word "marijuana" was racist. It wasn't...

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Bye, Bye Night Sky

Light pollution in Southern Humboldt

(June 2, 2016) Dear neighbors, We live in a lonely place. When I was a kid, I'd sit on our porch with only the radio for company and let the big dark...

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Greeting the Pot Czarina

(May 26, 2016) A line of more than 100 eager attendees snaked out of the entrance to Arcata's D Street Neighborhood Center to meet the chief of California's newly formed Bureau of Medical...

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Dude, Where's My Impairment Test?

(May 19, 2016) The American Automobile Association's name cropped up in several articles this month on the topic of driving while under the influence of marijuana. On the basis of headlines alone, the...

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Leaving Humboldt in the Dust

(May 12, 2016) The sleepy, dusty desert east of Los Angeles may be looking like a threat to Humboldt County's marijuana industry. While the arid landscape may seem inhospitable to plants, two...

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Cannabis in the Centennial State

(May 5, 2016) The Colorado Department of Public Safety released early findings on the effects cannabis legalization has had on law enforcement, commerce, health and juveniles. The study, mandated as part of the...

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Butane Hash Oil

It's the bomb

(April 28, 2016) Whether it be oils, shatter, wax or honeycomb, the marijuana concentrates market is exploding. And in the eyes of some, that's a very literal problem. Potent concentrates now make...

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High Enough?

(April 21, 2016) If you spent your 4/20 crumbling up buds, rolling them up in papers and puffing away, you're going the way of dinosaurs, according to industry insiders. "Nobody smokes flowers...

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Farmers Marketing

Behind cannabis branding

(April 14, 2016) Fertilizer magnates have had a presence in Humboldt County for more than a decade, but other industries ancillary to The Industry are also beginning to bud and flower. Creatives and...

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CBDs Go There. Down There

(April 7, 2016) Every drug, yes, every drug, from alcohol as a rudimentary anesthetic to methamphetamine as a weight loss supplement, has medicinal applications. Cannabis retains a strange space in our medical landscape:...

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A Proxy War

(March 31, 2016) A Harper's Magazine writer recently reiterated a stomach-turning admission of racist societal control concocted by the Nixon Administration. That scandal plagued presidency was the first to declare war on...

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Piecemeal Nullification, Dude

(March 24, 2016) In what can only be considered a decisive win for marijuana enthusiasts, the United States Supreme Court this week struck down a challenge of Colorado's recreational use law. Attempting...

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Drug Mules and Dogs

(March 17, 2016) My cousin's mule, Festus, was Humboldt County's most wanted creature on four legs in the summer of 1995. For Festus had eaten close to $60,000 in outdoor cannabis, and a...

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Not Feelin' the Bern

(March 10, 2016) Marijuana advocates are not donating money to presidential campaigns at anywhere near the level of other causes, according to a recent International Business Times report. The article starts by...

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Recent Comments

  • Re: Big Brands

    • Not surprising in the least. Bill Gates is a longtime legalization advocate. Microsoft money has…

    • on June 24, 2016
  • Re: Worldly Weed

    • I once heard the English language described as being "organic and hospitable." Works for me.

    • on June 21, 2016
  • Re: Worldly Weed

    • i disagree with your last idea. ive always used the word marijuana. learned much later…

    • on June 17, 2016
  • Re: Worldly Weed

    • Great article linda, I guess I am a word nerd, I love words and their…

    • on June 16, 2016
  • Re: Worldly Weed

    • Great article.
      Ms Stansberry is a terrific journalist.
      Thanks.

    • on June 16, 2016
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