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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

Re: “Emergency No More

Both the lack of a 1 acre acreage cap AND the restrictions on light dep for outdoor permits will have severely negative consequences on the very small family farms that are the economic foundation of Humboldt County. Please go to the Adorni Center next Tuesday, from 1-3 pm, to protest this farm-unfriendly regs to the reps of California's Dept of Food and Ag!

Posted by FredKrissman on 07/21/2018 at 9:05 AM

Re: “The Marijuanapocalypse

Is it really a crisis? If so, why did it happen? They had six months to plan for and transition to compliant stock. Sounds like they did little until the last moment. if it's a crisis now it's because they simply decided to make larger profits by continued ordering and stocking cheaper non-compliant merchandise.

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Posted by Bill Taplan on 07/07/2018 at 3:36 PM

Re: “North Coast Left Out of Governor's Pitch to Crack Down on Illegal Cannabis

come on it is all about the tax money
U need to learn how to kick back to brown He,s just like his daddy good old pat

Posted by Terry Sawyer on 05/18/2018 at 1:56 PM

Re: “North Coast Left Out of Governor's Pitch to Crack Down on Illegal Cannabis

Legality to me means you have a nice potted pot plant in your home. You cut some off to smoke as will or needs be.

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Posted by Gloria Picchetti on 05/17/2018 at 1:24 PM

Re: “My Hometown Has Changed. Or Maybe I have.

Thank you Linda.

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Posted by Goldie1 on 05/12/2018 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Dude, Am I Stoned?

A better question would be, "Am I stupid?"

If you need an app to know when you are stoned, you are in worse shape than we thought.

Better you should explore life without drugs, for a change...

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Posted by Taurus Balzhoff on 04/28/2018 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Cannabis Convention and Visitors Bureau?

Sundberg's district has really gone to crap the last 8 years. Dirtiest beach, record crime, roads falling apart...

Posted by Fred Fletcher on 04/05/2018 at 11:14 PM

Re: “The Economics of Land Use

Good write up, Thadeus.

Posted by Tall Trees on 03/26/2018 at 6:00 PM

Re: “The Economics of Land Use

I find the Board's (Ok, Rex Bohn's) position to be disingenuous at best & ignorant at least. He's been a staunch advocate of the Williamson Act which gives special ranchers & farmers an 80% tax break! Why? Because Bohn wants to incentive certain favorite activities. The Board absolutely has the power to promote "shitty houses" or really good ones. This same Board gave a rancher the 80% tax break for 100 cows to defecate freely into Elk River's only domestic water supply--the river. Cow feces kill salmon & other living things (like people) but Bohn has lots of rancher friends who couldn't compete in the free market w/o government-sponsored subsidies & incentives. Maybe Bohn needs grower friends, too?

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Posted by Ranunculus on 03/25/2018 at 11:49 AM

Re: “The Economics of Land Use

This isn't real life agriculture. In 'real life' ag you aren't restricted to produce, you can rotate crops, your water isn't regulated anywhere close to water is for cannabis, you do not need to fear law enforcement coming up to you and your family with guns drawn, you don't need to fear liens on your property because your crop failed and you didn't produce any product to pay your permit fee/tax, your farming practices are not governed by the building and planning department, the rules don't change as frequently as the seasons pass, etc......

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Posted by tworedogs on 03/24/2018 at 5:10 PM

Re: “The Economics of Land Use

Every small grower needs to unite with like minded and hire a lobbyist to address our concerns to the state and county. The fees and taxation is insane, considering what sin taxes are placed on products with far more potential detriment to our society. Alcohol for instance. The county and state I believe, are trying to penalize us all for the years that no taxes were paid to the county and state. In the near future, with pressure from a "collective" effort, we can get the fees and taxes down to an equitable level.

Mom and pop operations will be a thing of the past, if we dont organize and push.

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Posted by Ozzie Marks on 03/24/2018 at 10:31 AM

Re: “The Economics of Land Use

Do they set the same restrictions for these walnut farmers?? about those fields along the freeways that go as far as the eye can see. How about the wine vinyards in Napa..those places look pretty huge...everyone of them...and they don't produce anything but a beverage the kills hundreds of thousands of people annually, in more ways than one. Bullshit..

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Posted by JNetixx on 03/23/2018 at 8:15 AM

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