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Re: “Green Your Weed

Boycott indoor crap, BUY SUN-GROWN ONLY!!!

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Posted by humboldtrick on 04/18/2019 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Smoochy Woochy Poochy Headaches

The fact that " the city of Fortuna have banned recreational Broccoli cultivation and/or dispensaries, meaning that without delivery services, a majority of the state would have to commute to purchase legal Dirt Grass." This is effectively preventing seniors, many of whom do not have transportation, but DO have legitimate medical needs and prescriptions, from accessing cannabis used for pain and sleep medication. This is discriminatory and just wrong!

Posted by Toni Brockington on 04/11/2019 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Supes Pass Hemp Moratorium

So for years, the local hippies tout the miracles of hemp, for clothing, for paper, for housing. But the second they get to grow "killer bud" legally, hemp is the devil, polluting their drug farms. Here is a tip if you are tired of smelling your neighbor's weed. The ban is on INDUSTRIAL weed. If you aren't trying to sell it, I can't see a problem with sprinkling a few hemp seeds around your property. It doesn't stink like the neighbor's bud, and a few years of that might get them to grow elsewhere. Hemp pollen can travel for MILES!

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Posted by Drew Weaver on 04/04/2019 at 11:49 AM

Re: “The Tax Man Giveth Back

This was where my letter last week about all the hard to adopt guardian dogs, now homeless because their owners could not afford the tens of thousands of dollars to begin a cannabis growing license and had to move to the city should have been . The poor dogs are just collateral damage from the Sheriff Department zealous enforcement against Mom and Pop grows. Someone needs to apply for some money to build a safe haven for these animals.

Posted by Dav on 03/28/2019 at 8:25 AM

Re: “On Murder Mountain

I am currently watching this series on Netflix. I am starting episode 5 this evening.

While I admit one can take different aspects of the show and make a case for any number of issues, the more important point is that the program is inaccurate on so many key points they are not even worth mentioning here.

I moved to the area in 1989. My house and 40 acres are a short drive from the Nonagon. I was the Music Director at KMUD as well as a programmer for many years. I was a volunteer fire fighter and first responder in the area. I have also worked as a real estate agent in Southern Humboldt/Northern Mendocino. Hell, I was even on the Board of Directors for Little League.

I had never heard of the area being called Murder Mountain. It was always known as Rauncho. But, I am assuming that was not sexy enough for the title of the show. Because of the very title, I think all should be circumspect before jumping to any judgements.

I will wait until I finish the show in its entirety before coming to some final conclusions.

A couple of things jump out though:

It is painful to watch so many of the locals involved in the program take on the sensationalized point of view of the director.

If you are such a good person, good friend to many and a good son, why in the hell would you get involved with a known violent drug addict when so much money was at stake in illegal activity?

And, why is there so much anger and blame directed at law enforcement in the show? Pot was illegal until recently.

Folks in the hills in Southern Humboldt depended upon the cops not doing their jobs by letting them grow weed. Nearly everyone got away with it. It is self righteous to hold them to a high standard in this case when everyone counted on them to not do their jobs adequately for so long.

Posted by Michael Davis on 03/21/2019 at 1:39 AM

Re: “On Murder Mountain

I did censor your comments because they were off topic and accused people of crimes. While you have a First Amendment right to free speech, we as a company have a right to manage our comments section in a manner consistent with our values and policies. I'm not saying you can't rant off topic or make wild accusations, I'm just saying you can't do it on the Journal's website.
Professor, the point made in the column was that I can't recall a single instance of someone arriving in town on a bus only to be immediately trafficked or mugged by waiting predators, as the officer suggested is commonplace. Obviously human trafficking exists in our community.
As to your views on journalism and journalists, that's a shame. I read newspapers for information, believing an informed citizenry is essential to a functioning democracy. An entertained citizenry? Not so much.

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Posted by Thadeus Greenson on 02/03/2019 at 11:40 AM

Re: “On Murder Mountain

I absolutely agree! Murder Mountain was a great docuseries. It exposed a part of the pervasive pattern of corruption that exists within the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office.

See the comments located at the bottom of this story:…

In my opinion, the comments are evidence of censorship and deceit by Thadeus Greenson.

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Posted by JermaineHopkins on 02/03/2019 at 10:39 AM

Re: “A Low Barr and a Cashed Bowl

Wow Thad, you've outdone your already impressive record as a writer with this one. Kudos. Aside from the many excellent points made your ending was the icing on the cake.

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Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 01/24/2019 at 10:36 AM

Re: “On Murder Mountain

Entertainment value.

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Posted by The Professor on 01/19/2019 at 11:17 AM

Re: “On Murder Mountain

15 years of covering local news and can't recall a single story about sex trafficking eh? There is this story from 1 whole month ago.
The Murder mountain series actually did give an analysis of how so many people can and have disappeared here. They pointed out the huge area of steep rugged terrain, the annual influx of temporary residents, and the areas general appeal to those who WISH to disappear from society. Did you actually watch the show?
Then you go on to tell us that you dont ever leave out crucial facts to a story because journalism requires trust from its readership, and we might never trust you again if you didn't tell the whole story.
Here's some news for you. We don't trust you, or any other journalist for that matter.
Journalism isn't about reporting facts anymore. Its about creating stories, twisting truths, and pushing agendas. And you and the Journal are no diffrent. People read your bs for same reasons we read any other newspaper or watch television news. For entertainment value.

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Posted by The Professor on 01/19/2019 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Don't Bank on It

There's a Federal lawsuit in Oakland where a judge is considering this problem right now, at least for the medical side of the industry.

Posted by Updates Out-Bubble on 01/06/2019 at 8:15 AM

Re: “The Green Wave

What we are observing is the takeover of a racket via hyper-regulation.
Cannabis is quite possibly the most useful, and therefore profitable, plant on Earth; while being utterly non-toxic. Government has no valid reason, or authority, to decide who gets to benefit and profit from this incredible plant, and who cannot. Cannabis prohibition is not being ended, it is merely turning into Prohibition 2.0 via hyper-regulation.

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Posted by Lynn Kempen on 11/17/2018 at 6:28 AM

Re: “Blood Sucking Flies Coming for your Cannabis

I love any sport to fill my desired activities such as Paragliding, Rock Climbing, Sky Diving, and etc . I am also a very humble and God fearing person, i like pets especially dogs my favorite breed is Mini Pinscher

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Posted by Marwix Upwarham on 11/03/2018 at 4:22 AM

Re: “Homeland Insecurity

Good writing. Thanks.

Posted by Brian Hill on 10/16/2018 at 6:28 PM

Re: “In Case of Emergency, Break Glass

Perhaps instead of trying to reform gun laws we should just increase the production of glass bongs and recycling bins.

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Posted by Gloria Picchetti on 09/20/2018 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Reefer Madness and Bongzilla

Thadeus, you should read the study you and a gazillion other medias regurgitated last week about weed and schizo. It's garbage. You should also read others' regurgitations of that study amd see for yourself how nobody, including yourself, questioned any aspect of it. It's this very propaganda at work. 180,000 "subjects" (actually a mail order gene pool) and nobody questioned how many drink alcohol????? Nobody! Let alone to what degree? Let alone what other meds they're on???? chidhood traumas etc etc etc etc etc etc. Whereas you wrote that indeed correlation is not causation, you, and the gazillion other overworked and underpaid reporters took it at face value and left it at that. The study was even published by a website that does nothing but fearmonger weed in those ways. Make parents think their kids will go crazy if they or their children smoke. Make people think they might be prone to serious mental disorders. Make people actually think that they are genetically predetermined to smoke weed. It's a full frontal example of the propaganda mentioned here. Ask yourself how 14 federal agencies can successfully fearmonger weed in this day and age, there you go. Glowing success.

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Posted by Art Spelling on 09/06/2018 at 9:06 AM

Re: “The High Price of Freedom

Your duly elected representatives didnt think environmental protection measures were unreasonable when they enacted them.

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Posted by Dwain1 on 08/25/2018 at 7:25 PM

Re: “The High Price of Freedom

I think its easy to forget that in addition to freedom of faith and expression, freedom to bear arms, freedom to love and marry anyone you please, and womens reproductive freedoms, the Fourth Amendment protects us from unreasonable search and seizures. Unfortunately, this has not protected private landowners in California from losing control of significant portions of their ownership to unreasonable environmental protection measures. However, not only are such takings based on bogus environmental concern, the people making these calls have little field experience and even less knowledge of the laws they are charged with upholding.

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Posted by HONEST ANSWER1 on 08/25/2018 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Reaching Hmong Growers

Thank you for this important perspective which opens the door to all kinds of questions of access to opportunities and how our community responds.

Posted by thewayofcollage on 08/19/2018 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Pot POW

So...pots legal in most states now! Have they released Brett yet? If not...whats the holdup? Save prisons for the real criminals! This is one very talented individual, let him spend his time doing something productive like making music! I will be one of the first to attend his concert if PRISON doesnt ruin his musical abilities or stamp out his natural beauty!

Posted by Tatia Dominguez on 08/11/2018 at 4:51 PM

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