Vaper Beware

Vaper Beware

It's time to put down that vape pen. Seriously.

(September 12, 2019) Shortly before the Journal went to press Sept. 10, news broke that the nation had recorded its sixth death from a mysterious outbreak of lung disease related to vaping or...

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Reefer Madness, 2.0

(September 5, 2019) For the first time since 1982, cannabis was issued its very own health advisory by the Surgeon General's Office last week, which declared the need to raise the "national alarm"...

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A Reckoning in Rohnert Park

(August 29, 2019) It seems something was very rotten in the city of Rohnert Park. Lawyers representing the city agreed Aug. 20 to pay a Texas man $415,000 to settle a federal lawsuit...

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The 2024 Tipping Point

(August 22, 2019) It's no secret that California's recreational cannabis market has limped out of the gates. Eighteen months into this grand legalization experiment in the world's fifth largest economy, sales and...

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'Illicit Markets' and Cultural Insensitivity

(August 15, 2019) I got an email a couple of weeks ago from a source who works for a cannabis advocacy organization informing me that, "across the industry," folks in the weed world...

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Sheriff's Office, National Guard Begin Week of Warrants

(August 8, 2019) Humboldt County's Marijuana Eradication Team, working with the National Guard, is in the midst of serving multiple search warrants on unpermitted grows in a multi-day crack down on the illicit...

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Flower Service Comes Tableside

(August 1, 2019) A recent audit by the California Department of Finance on the state's nascent cannabis regulatory framework found the newest arm of the Golden State's bureaucracy is suffering some growing pains....

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No Show

(July 25, 2019) The high-powered U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs met July 23 for what was hailed to be a landmark hearing. Lawmakers, industry executives and advocates lined up...

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Collateral Damage

(July 18, 2019) It would appear Humboldt County remains a cannabis trendsetter. Leafly is reporting that Humboldt County's controversial strategy of dealing with illicit grow operations through civil code enforcement abatement notices...

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Attorney: Cannabis Church Lawsuit Could Have Far-Reaching Effects

(July 11, 2019) I read "A Sack of Sacrament" in the July 4 North Coast Journal with interest, as you might imagine since the Redwood Spiritual Healing Ministry's lawsuit against Humboldt County raises...

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A Sack Full of Sacrament

(July 4, 2019) A Southern California lawyer and church leader has filed a lawsuit against the county of Humboldt and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, alleging they violated his client's rights...

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The Cannabis Cup Runneth Over

(June 27, 2019) Seriously, though, California has way too much weed. I mean, even if you ignore all the black market stuff out there, the Golden State just has too much weed,...

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Village Down and Holding in Prison

(June 20, 2019) Make sure and pour a little bong water out this week for Reggae on the River and its Cannabis Village. We hardly even knew ye, Cannabis Village! For reasons that...

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This is Not a Weed Tampon

(June 13, 2019) I'll admit to eye rolling at some cannabis marketing. I'm pretty sure when that CBD burger came out you could actually hear my eyes click into my head like a...

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Ready, Set, Grow!

(June 6, 2019) By and large, growers are a proud bunch. If you've spent much time hanging out with Humboldt County cultivators, you've almost assuredly been treated to ribbing — most of it...

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The Black Market's Legacy

(May 30, 2019) Fifty dollars worth of weed. That's reportedly what led four young men to arrange via Snapchat a meeting with a 16 year old on the dark Arcata street. According to...

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