'Slightly Less Awful'

'Slightly Less Awful'

(March 23, 2017) U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions tossed some more shade on marijuana last week, adding to growing concerns that a federal crackdown is looming for the $7 billion industry. Speaking about...

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The Strain Name Game

How to trademark THC

(March 16, 2017) Quibbling over how we can brand cannabis using Humboldt as a signifier of the sticky icky is not new. In August of 2016 the county launched its track-and-trace program,...

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Quick Withdraw

Smokers stymied in the Silver State

(March 9, 2017) Attendees at this year's High Times Cannabis Cup in Las Vegas, Nevada, were dealt a double blow of disappointment last weekend when organizers announced at the last minute there would...

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Quick Withdraw

Smokers stymied in the Silver State

(March 9, 2017) Attendees at this year's High Times Cannabis Cup in Las Vegas, Nevada, were dealt a double blow of disappointment last weekend when organizers announced at the last minute there would...

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The Smell Test

(March 2, 2017) What's that smell? It's a question that apparently carries a lot less legal significance than it once did. Up until recently in California, a whiff of the sticky icky...

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Inebriation by Automation

(February 23, 2017) When former President Barack Obama struck a somber tone in his farewell speech last month, it's unlikely many in the hills of Humboldt took much notice. "The next wave...

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Gubernatorial Advice

(February 16, 2017) Fresh off a report that legal recreational marijuana sales reached $1.3 billion in his state last year, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper dropped by Sacramento to advise California lawmakers on...

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Weed and Prejudice

Airing out the Van Duzer

(February 9, 2017) It is a truth universally acknowledged that a musical group visiting Humboldt County must be in want of getting very, very high. Who hasn't been to a show here where...

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Market Forces

(February 2, 2017) Forbes just released its retrospective on 2016 in the cannabis market and, if you've got resin on your fingers and dirt under your nails, the news isn't good. America's preeminent...

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The Gateway Nug

How do we define addiction?

(January 26, 2017) There's a reason people find the phrase "gateway drug" so polarizing. It was popularized in the Reagan era, a time notorious for both misinformation and backward attitudes toward drug treatment...

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The Cannabis Conundrum

Where drugs and medicine collide

(January 19, 2017) When I began my brief career as a drug and alcohol counselor (2010-2012), I had learned to define sobriety along some pretty stark lines: Either you were abstinent from all...

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Cloudy Sessions

(January 12, 2017) Humboldt County marijuana growers hoping a typo would grant them a reprieve from paying the twice-yearly excise tax overwhelmingly passed by voters in November are going to be disappointed. When...

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So You Want to Start/Stop Smoking Weed

(January 5, 2017) So You Want to Start Smoking Weed Kids, put this down. Your brains don't finish developing until you're 24, and while statistically you're probably going to start getting high long...

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All the Fake News You Can Smoke

Making headlines (and resolutions) last in the new year

(December 29, 2016) As babies born at the beginning of the millennium prepare to take their driving tests, the rest of us, collectively feeling our age and lack of accomplishments, might be crafting...

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Puff, Puff, Pence

(December 22, 2016) On Dec. 20, the Humboldt County chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws signed onto a letter to Vice President-Elect Mike Pence, asking him for "clarity"...

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Ruff Trip

Pot meds for pets

(December 15, 2016) If, like me, your knowledge of pets plus pot ended in high school with your dumb cousins blowing second-hand smoke into their dog's ears, prepare to recalibrate. Animals, ranging from...

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