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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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End This Insanity

(June 29, 2017) Burnt marijuana — it's a smell everyone on the North Coast knows well, whether you're a habitual smoker or never touch the stuff. It hangs in Old Town's doorways and...

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Game Changer

State bill brings sweeping changes for cannabis industry

(June 22, 2017) With little fanfare, state lawmakers passed a landmark bill last week that will have reverberating impacts on the state's budding marijuana industry. Attached to the Legislature's votes on the state...

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A Cannabis Chasm

(June 15, 2017) Community Development Director Rob Holmlund found himself navigating some strange territory last week while taking the Eureka City Council's input on the future of recreation marijuana in the city....

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Home-court Advantage

(June 8, 2017) Get your shovel ready — the days of buried cannabis cash may soon come to an end. Congress is set to consider a bipartisan amendment that would allow federally regulated...

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