Davos Won't Save Us

Davos Won't Save Us

(January 23, 2020) The global elite jumped on their Gulfstreams this week to descend on Davos, a small town of about 11,000 residents in the Swiss Alps, for the 50th annual World Economic...

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The Need to Study Weed

(January 16, 2020) The head of the federal government's medical research agency told C-SPAN recently that cannabis' status as a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act prevents scientists from researching its...

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'A Very Groundbreaking Thing'

(January 9, 2020) Want to invest in a cannabis farm? Well, all you have to do is buy some stock. Santa Cruz-based Goldenseed has become the first cannabis farm in the nation to...

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New Laws and Greening the Senate

(January 2, 2020) If you spent New Year's Eve rolling around town smoking joints in the back of a party bus, you may have had a rude awakening after the clock struck...

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State Agency Recommends Cannabis Tax Overhaul

(December 26, 2019) When it comes to California's cannabis tax system, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office just sent a crystal clear message to the state Legislature: You're doing it all wrong. In a...

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The Ridgeline Force is Strong

(December 19, 2019) The Emerald Cup — essentially the World Series of California cannabis — was held this past weekend and Humboldt County represented. Hard. Local farms and manufacturers fared well in a...

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Willie's Wagon and Carbon Footprints

(December 12, 2019) OK, Humboldt, please take a breath. We are pleased to announce that rumors of Willie Nelson's sobriety have been greatly exaggerated. The weed world (at least the portion of...

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FDA: CBDon't

(December 5, 2019) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a stern warning this week about the potential dangers of cannabidiol, the cannabis-derived compound sweeping the nation. Commonly known as CBD, the non-psychoactive...

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Death, Taxes and McConnell's Obstruction

(November 28, 2019) In case you thought the U.S. House of Representatives couldn't impeach and chew gum at the same time, the House made history last week and it had nothing to do...

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Supes Punt on Hemp Ordinance

(November 21, 2019) The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Nov. 19 not to take up a hemp cultivation ordinance and indicated it instead intends to extend an existing moratorium for another...

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One Plant, Two Names, Multiple Laws

Supes set to wrestle with hemp ordinance in age of cannabis

(November 14, 2019) Sitting in the lobby of his brand-new storefront on Arcata's H Street, Humboldt CBD CEO Joshua Hanna opens a jar and rolls a golf ball-sized cannabis bud into his...

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Unlicensed and Open for Business

(November 7, 2019) The California Attorney General's Office announced earlier this week that, under its leadership, the multi-agency Campaign Against Marijuana Planting has eradicated almost 1 million cannabis plants from 345 unlicensed grow...

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A Year's Work on Life Support

(October 31, 2019) In the midst of harvest season, the Humboldt County Growers Alliance has announced that the county now has the most licensed cannabis businesses of any California county. In fact, an...

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California Cannabis Enters the Blast Zone

(October 24, 2019) This Trump-Ukraine scandal has tendrils stretching all over the place. You may have missed it — what, with the president not only openly admitting on television to soliciting foreign help,...

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Blackouts and Tokage Fees

(October 17, 2019) When darkness cast its PG&E-sized cloud over Humboldt County on Oct. 9, some among us were not willing to go quietly into the night. "Even though the lights aren't...

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Ryan's Law

(October 11, 2019) There's a bill sitting on Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk that could radically change end-of-life care options for some patients in California hospitals. Senate Bill 305, which passed both chambers of...

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