Up in Smoke

Up in Smoke

(October 19, 2017) When surveying the neighborhoods reduced to ash in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties over the last week, I think most of us probably felt an acute vulnerability. The devastation was...

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What We Get from Oregon

(October 12, 2017) Central Oregon, my friend and I agree, is a little eerie. It's not the people; it's the landscape. The land on either side of Interstate 5 is too flat, too...

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Way. Too. Much. Weed.

(October 5, 2017) California just has too damn much marijuana. Like, way, way too much. The California Department of Food and Agriculture recently commissioned a study attempting to quantify how much weed the...

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Return on Investment

America arrested more people in 2016 on marijuana charges than for murder, rape, aggravated assault and robbery combined

(September 28, 2017) Twenty-nine states have now legalized marijuana in some form, including seven that have passed laws legalizing recreational adult use, and a host of recent polls show that about 60...

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All Aboard

(September 21, 2017) Legal recreational marijuana is barreling down on the Golden State, with retail sales slated to begin in January. And — along with all the edibles, smokeables and topicals one can...

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Things Stay the Same

Stepping off secrecy in Southern Humboldt, Part 2

(September 14, 2017) Cody King made a hard decision. The lanky 28-year-old, born and raised in Honeydew, who came of age when CAMP helicopters still buzzed the hills, told himself there was nothing...

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Things Have Changed

Stepping off secrecy in Southern Humboldt, part 1 of 2

(September 7, 2017) Erika Morlan made a hard decision. Fed up with the noise from the generators and fans, the odor of diesel exhaust, the rapidly disappearing meadow around her home, she...

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Who Owns Your Pot?

(August 31, 2017) Who owns that marijuana plant you've been tending on the hill? You might think it's the property of the landowner, the one paying you to garden for her. Maybe you...

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Bring Me the Numbers

(August 24, 2017) Data is a lovely thing. Many is the evening I've passed in the Journal office, whistling over a warm, freshly-printed batch of documents, a fistful of various-colored highlighters, Post-It notes...

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Gold Bars and Budget Amendments

(August 17, 2017) Things were looking pretty bleak for Anthony Pisarski. A 2012 multi-agency raid on his SoHum property found more than 300 marijuana plants in a pair of greenhouses, loaded guns...

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Happy Birthday, Prohibition!

(August 10, 2017) On Aug. 2, 1937, the Marijuana Tax Act passed. Although later laws would codify punishment for cannabis smokers, sellers and cultivators, House Resolution 6385, drafted by Harry Anslinger, the first...

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A Snowball's Chance in D.C.

(August 3, 2017) U.S. Sen. Cory Booker introduced a bill Aug. 1 that would legalize marijuana federally. "Our country's drug laws are badly broken and need to be fixed," the New Jersey Democrat...

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DEU Do's and Don'ts

The sheriff's office releases enforcement guidelines on cannabis

(July 27, 2017) The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office wants you to know the circumstances under which it will rip up your weed. On July 11, the agency eradicated 5,491 plants near Hyampom at...

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Stay Grounded

(July 20, 2017) Can we all slow our collective roll just a little bit? I know weed is now legal in the Golden State, with new businesses and products popping up at a...

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(July 13, 2017) Most stoners know the feeling: The last bag is empty, the dealer's dry and there isn't a roach to be found. It's an emergency! Well, that's basically the scenario in...

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RSVP: I Will Not Attend Your Weed Wedding

(July 6, 2017) I'm over the word "infused." I am over reading about cannabis-infused cocktails, bread, baking soda, bath salts, olive oil, etc. I get why these products are potentially useful but can...

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Recent Comments

  • Re: Up in Smoke

    • I don't know what you really want. Pot growers benefit from an inflated price by…

    • on October 20, 2017
  • Re: Way. Too. Much. Weed.

    • Water resources need to be protected as well. I think that restricting water in an…

    • on October 12, 2017
  • Re: Way. Too. Much. Weed.

    • Market forces will continue to prevail. Thus, the price that buyers are willing to pay…

    • on October 6, 2017
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