Ho Ho, No

Ho Ho, No

(September 29, 2016) No, say several residents of the North Pole. No to pot businesses. On Oct. 4, residents of the Fairbanks, Alaska suburb will vote on Proposition 7, which would effectively ban...

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Storming the Castile

(September 22, 2016) California's new Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation launched a series of stakeholder meetings Sept. 19, beginning a seven-stop tour to gather input that will skip the North Coast entirely....

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Week in Weed

Eureka Goes to Pot

(September 15, 2016) It looks like medical marijuana businesses will soon be welcome in Eureka. And in the eyes of patients, those in the industry and even some proponents of good governance,...

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Under the Tuff Gong

(September 1, 2016) Big Numbers The Aug. 23 deadline to register existing commercial cannabis activity with the county of Humboldt has come and gone, and the planning and building department is staring...

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Not Even From Around Here

Who's afraid of the Bulgarians?

(August 25, 2016) I get alarmed calls every week about the Bulgarians. They're paying exorbitant sums for property in Petrolia, Bridgeville and Alderpoint, I'm told. They're jogging along rural roads with automatic rifles...

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Growing Pains

(August 18, 2016) The backlash came fast and fierce. "Get ready for some hate mail," warned one Facebook commenter about 30 minutes after the post went live. Within hours, the boycott calls began....

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Cannabis reducto ad absurdum

(August 4, 2016) Damn, but we love our views. We love them so much that, back in 2011, some of us successfully levied this love into stopping the big baddies at Shell Energy...

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Insert Sensationalist Weed-related Headline Here

(July 28, 2016) The longer I work in media, the more tempted I am to write a guide for the general public on how media works. And, given that I've only worked...

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The Naked Truth

(July 21, 2016) This week's Republican National Convention was marked by the appearance of 100 naked women holding mirrors, a photography project by Spencer Tunick. Tunick has positioned the naked bodies of people...

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Pot Not the New Almond

(July 14, 2016) How much marijuana is being grown in Humboldt County? We've all heard some store porch supposition on the subject, but there's little actual data to back it up. A recent...

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(July 7, 2016) Union leaders are talking about normal union concerns in a dimly lit Arcata bar. There are cocktails all around. They talk about safety, protecting jobs, keeping wages high, changing laws...

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The Sweet Spot

(June 30, 2016) It was Benjamin Franklin who famously wrote in a 1789 letter that "in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Well, California pot...

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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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Recent Comments

  • Re: Not Even From Around Here

    • I think this is one side of the argument. But I see a different side…

    • on September 23, 2016
  • Re: Week in Weed

    • Talk about too little, too late. By this time next year pot will be legalized…

    • on September 18, 2016
  • Re: Week in Weed

    • Slim down with pot? News to me and the rest of my fat, smokin' buddies…

    • on September 15, 2016
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