Battle Cry

Battle Cry

(May 18, 2017) In a May 11 press release, the newly assembled Humboldt County Growers Alliance announced its mission as a trade association of local cannabis farmers and business owners who have pledged...

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Puff, Puff, Savings?

(May 11, 2017) If Congress really wants to reduce Medicaid costs, there could be a pretty simple solution: Legalize marijuana. A new study out of the University of Georgia investigating the association between...

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Rules, Sessions and Stinky Weed

(May 4, 2017) The three state agencies tasked with regulating California's medical cannabis industry released 114 pages of draft rules that are designed to make the industry cleaner and safer, if a bit...

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How to Not Fuck Up Humboldt

Trimmigrant guides attempt to codify small town values

(April 27, 2017) Every year, hundreds of people travel to the Emerald Triangle in hopes of making a few grand trimming cannabis during harvest season. Some use that money to finance further...

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Cannabis and Carbon

(April 20, 2017) You may drink your locally sourced tea out of a Mason jar, have gone vegan and hung up your car keys in an effort to combat climate change, but have...

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Farmer to Farmer

Landowner group takes a belated stance on pot

(April 13, 2017) The Buckeye Conservancy, a local nonprofit that represents large landowners in Humboldt County, has released an official position paper on the cannabis industry, censuring the "commercial farming, production and...

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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana and Firearms?

(April 6, 2017) North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman is co-sponsoring legislation introduced to the House last week that would remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act and regulate it like alcohol. The...

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Counterpoint

A medical journal takes Jeff Sessions to school

(March 30, 2017) Almost on cue, the Drug and Alcohol Dependence journal has published a groundbreaking study indicating that states with medical marijuana programs are seeing substantially lower rates of opioid addiction and...

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'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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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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