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Re: “Up in Smoke

I don't know what you really want. Pot growers benefit from an inflated price by the fact that marijuana has been illegal. I would hope growers and sellers are putting away money and planning on the fact that they operate in a black market with little protection. The same would be true for a self-employed person. They don't get employer insurance or automatic social security deductions but they benefit from setting their own wages and generally making more money. Also, orchards of any type take years to establish while pot farms can operate on an annual basis. Loss of crop effects these industries differently.

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Posted by guy incognito on 10/20/2017 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Way. Too. Much. Weed.

Water resources need to be protected as well. I think that restricting water in an industry that is as volatile as this one is might be a very good way to stem the tide of overproduction. It's a much more valuable resource than pot production justifies useage of.

Posted by Carolyn Filby Furman on 10/12/2017 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Way. Too. Much. Weed.

Market forces will continue to prevail. Thus, the price that buyers are willing to pay will continue its long decline. As a result, the Humboldt County economy will continue to decline and its social and community problems will continue to increase.

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Posted by vkqw4721 on 10/06/2017 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Way. Too. Much. Weed.

Yes, oh the irony!

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Posted by Tall Trees on 10/06/2017 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Things Stay the Same

Pot doesn't belong in a factory farm. A loner plant in your home is sufficient.

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Posted by Gloria Picchetti on 09/14/2017 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Things Have Changed

They could have stopped this decades ago by demanding water carrying capacity certification for any and all new development, but all those "good people", homesteaders, low-impact, back to the earth, rural lifestyle, liberal, progressive, etc, were too damn greedy.

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Posted by Gerald Gates on 09/12/2017 at 8:53 PM

Re: “Things Have Changed

She reported a neighbor with whom SHE SHARES A WATER SYSTEM? Not smart. If u stir s*** up you get nervous wreckage. People need to mind their own business.

1900sq ft grow and she still not happy? And has to bitch about the neighbor??... Whatever. Probably gonna end up bringing the heat on herself.

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Posted by Anon E. Mouse on 09/11/2017 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Things Have Changed

Wow! This sounds like a very unhappy woman.
Maybe she could ask her neighbors for advice so that she can get a better "bottom line "

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Posted by Starshine essence on 09/07/2017 at 8:50 PM

Re: “Things Have Changed

Does North Coast Journal have permission to publish this photo? Due to the slanderous nature of this article, I'd be worried about a lawsuit.

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Posted by Anonymous1984 on 09/07/2017 at 7:09 PM

Re: “Things Have Changed

To me the point of decriminalization of pot is to let the police and courts deal with real crime and to relive the suffering of illnesses and disorders. Who intended it to become a factory farm for vegetation? One plant in your kitchen will stone and/or pacify a family for life.
I apologize for any distress my comment brings to the residents of Humboldt County. I am an outsider and should probably just shut up. Good luck.

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Posted by Gloria Picchetti on 09/07/2017 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Bring Me the Numbers

Good for you. As always, you express what many of us are thinking.
Pot-good? Pot-bad?
I'm in the 'good' grouping.

I am a life long(since being able to vote and think) pot head. It's funny to remember the sticks and seeds for which we once paid $10 or 15 a lid. We were happy to find any pot at all. I'm referencing the early 70's....and living in Little Rock, AR. Slick Willy Clinton was already a notorious sex fiend.

Most of us know what pot does or doesn't do for us as individuals. What about how smoking pot(only edible we knew was awful tasting pot brownies) relates to our health and bodies?

Just three days ago I had 3 stents inserted into my heart. I'll live but I can't look at my existence the same way anymore.
My point being that in the months and months leading up to the surgery, I participated in a lot of tests while seeking the cause of my situation.

One test was lung capacity. Results? I'm just a little above average for my age group. Geezers in their 70's.
At age 71 I was thrilled to see the results.
Given the results, I turned to the young woman administrating the test and said....See? Life long pot smoking doesn't fuck up one's lungs.
I thought that was funny as has everyone to whom I told the story. Her? Not so much.
This is scant evidence but it's what I have to offer.

Just like alcohol, pot's not for everyone. But, it does seem to be the drug of choice for millions. After all these decades of those millions smoking pot since forever, isn't that enough empirical evidence to shut down squirrely Jeff? Was he 'educated' by the old propaganda film, Reefer Madness? Sure seems as though that's the case.

I want a sideline seat should dumbass Sessions sends in the troops to squash our pot. We'll have another 'civil' war.

Smoke 'em if ya got 'em.

Posted by Mr. Geezer on 08/24/2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Stay Grounded

Posted by Travels on 07/24/2017 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Stay Grounded

TSA officials at the airport are extremely helpful, patient, and have only the passengers best interests in mind. They are many things, all positive, but being ornery is not a trait that I have ever witnessed them exhibiting. Get your facts straight. Oh, and you owe them an apology.

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Posted by JRWhitmore on 07/23/2017 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Emergency!

Marijuana consumers deserve and demand equal rights and protections under our laws that are currently afforded to the drinkers of far more dangerous and deadly, yet perfectly legal, widely accepted, endlessly advertised and even glorified as an All American pastime, booze.

Plain and simple!

Legalize Marijuana Nationwide!

The "War on Marijuana" has been a complete and utter failure. It is the largest component of the broader yet equally unsuccessful "War on Drugs" that has cost our country over a trillion dollars.

Instead of The United States wasting Billions upon Billions more of our yearly tax dollars fighting a never ending "War on Marijuana", lets generate Billions of dollars, and improve the deficit instead. It's a no brainer.

The Prohibition of Marijuana has also ruined the lives of many of our loved ones. In numbers greater than any other nation, our loved ones are being sent to jail and are being given permanent criminal records which ruin their chances of employment for the rest of their lives, and for what reason?

Marijuana is much safer to consume than alcohol. Yet do we lock people up for choosing to drink?

The government should never attempt to legislate morality by creating victim-less marijuana "crimes" because it simply does not work and costs the taxpayers a fortune.

Marijuana Legalization Nationwide is an inevitable reality that's approaching much sooner than prohibitionists think and there is nothing they can do to stop it!

Legalize Nationwide! Support Each and Every Marijuana Legalization Initiative!

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Posted by Brian Kelly on 07/14/2017 at 1:31 AM

Re: “RSVP: I Will Not Attend Your Weed Wedding

Linda, I agree. Worst thing about marajuana (Well, I have a list) is getting behind someone at the super market that stinks like month old dirty bong water. I cannot imagine that at a wedding.

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Posted by Anthony Westkamper on 07/10/2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “RSVP: I Will Not Attend Your Weed Wedding

Linda writes, "click-hungry headline artists in desperate lifestyle sections elbow for the attention of a declining readership. No, I am not above said behavior. But that's my professional life."

How about a career based on integrity instead?

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Posted by Free the weed, it's common sense. on 07/09/2017 at 5:15 PM

Re: “RSVP: I Will Not Attend Your Weed Wedding


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Posted by Clarevida on 07/08/2017 at 9:58 PM

Re: “RSVP: I Will Not Attend Your Weed Wedding

Hey! Guess what?? Unless you are the one getting married, weddings are NOT. ABOUT. YOU. So stop patronizing us with your judgement. If you're tired of hearing about cannabis, then kindly remove yourself from our "tacky" lives.

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Posted by Crystal Dafoe on 07/08/2017 at 9:22 PM

Re: “RSVP: I Will Not Attend Your Weed Wedding

how 'bout "feminized souvenir seeds" -- i ran across on seed purchase searches. Avg. $10/seed

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Posted by toktok on 07/08/2017 at 2:35 PM

Re: “RSVP: I Will Not Attend Your Weed Wedding

We used to smoke pot. We got stoned. Story pretty much over.
Now it is an idealized and idolized pop cultural gasbag. I'm way over it. It's not cute or special or mother earthy or anything else. It's legal and I'd love to try some skin cream to see if it helps the pain of my old arthritic hands. But it's a plant guys...not the second coming.

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Posted by Carolyn Filby Furman on 07/08/2017 at 12:24 AM

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