Just in Time for Harvest 707 Cannabis College Starts Classes in Southern Humboldt

When Kellie Dobbs attended Oaksterdam, that political and financial powerhouse which specializes in teaching students  to produce buds indoors, she came away disappointed.    First, she felt the classes didn’t teach her anything she didn’t already know and, second, she was interested in growing in a more environmentally friendly fashion–outdoors in the sun.  Coming from Humboldt,  she was exposed to some of the best growers and most vibrant marijuana culture around.  Why not start a college here?  So, with help, she did.

Dodds can’t wait for the first classes at 707 Cannabis College to begin. She intends to be there.  “I want to meet everybody personally…I’m just thrilled that we can freely provide education and some classes…”  Hungry to develop an industry that enriches and spins off of the already impressive marijuana culture in the area, Southern Humboldt has welcomed the school almost unanimously.  Dodds says that she is thrilled and “so grateful for the support.”

The first classes have been announced for the September 10th, 11th, and 12th. Friday the 10th will be a seminar on curing and storage tentatively from 4-7pm.  I plan to attend that one to get a feel for the school and to learn more about the industry.  The teacher will be Kevin Jodrey, Cultivation Director of Humboldt Patient Resource Center with a guest appearance by Joey Burger from Trim Scene Solutions who will demonstrate the Single Chamber Vacuum Sealing Machine.  The class is costs $50.   It will be held at  Inner Chi behind the Redwood Times in Garberville.

The Saturday and Sunday workshop will be held from 10-5 in Garberville. The “Foundation Class” as it is called will cost $250.  It will have three teachers. Bruce Briscoe will teach horticulture techniques for outdoor with a small percentage of time devoted to indoor growing. Ellen Komp, Deputy Directory of Cal-NORML will teach about the history, law and politics surrounding cannabis.  Wendy Reed will teach about the health aspects.

UPDATE:  the Friday class will only be two hours long.

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  • Thought everyone who lives in SoHum knows how to grow pot, except those freaks who drive toyotas with 707 stickers with pit bulls who spill diesel in creeks and dump their garbage in holes or along the road, and pump creeks and springs dry-

    Wouldn’t Arcata be a better place for something like this? Just think there will be no base to draw from, and this seminar is several years too late.

    Also, I wonder if CAMP will fly over and call in an airstrike on the building- seeing how those inside may be committing thought crimes against Big Brother & The Bank.

  • This is what we’ve come to – we need college to teach people how to grow weeds. Hilarious and tragic at the same time.

    A far cry from this guy – ◼ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Borlaug

    But, if this university is to do any good, better have classes on how to file your taxes, how to comply with business regulations, how to do your employee withholding – pot is about to be legal.

  • This is what we’ve come to – we need college to teach people how to grow weeds. Hilarious and tragic at the same time.

    A far cry from this guy – ◼ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Borlaug

    But, if this university is to do any good, better have classes on how to file your taxes, how to comply with business regulations, how to do your employee withholding – pot is about to be legal.

  • This is what we’ve come to – we need college to teach people how to grow weeds. Hilarious and tragic at the same time.

    High quality cannabis is harder to grow than weeds.

    Cannabis is called weed because the wild-type Cannabis sativa plant grows gregariously, quickly, and thrives in adverse conditions using little nutrients compared to other species. In as little as one season, hemp will kill nearby weeds through light deprivation. These factors are why hemp cultivation is such a useful device for crop rotation.

    Cultivated hemp generally has a hollow pith and grows very spindly with relatively high internodal spacing when compared to psychoactive cannabis varieties. In contrast, psychoactive cannabis is very dense with thickened stems to carry the weight of heavy flowers. Psychoactive varieties are relatively simple to grow as far as summer-fall flowering crops go, but are labor-intensive. Labor is the chief reason opium poppies are favored in Afghanistan even though cannabis is more valuable a crop per acre, uses less nutrient resources, and requires much less upfront investment.

    Don’t dismiss the idea of a cannabis school as tragic or ironic. The misinformation surrounding the age-old cannabis cultivation is by itself enough to warrant the existence of a school.

    But, if this university is to do any good, better have classes on how to file your taxes, how to comply with business regulations, how to do your employee withholding – pot is about to be legal.

    I wouldn’t expect a farming class to include information about taxation, farmer’s market rules, seller’s licenses, etc. Why should a bud growing class have this information? You appear to know something about these things yet I don’t suppose you had to learn to grow pot at the same time.

  • This is what we’ve come to – we need college to teach people how to grow weeds. Hilarious and tragic at the same time.

    High quality cannabis is harder to grow than weeds.

    Cannabis is called weed because the wild-type Cannabis sativa plant grows gregariously, quickly, and thrives in adverse conditions using little nutrients compared to other species. In as little as one season, hemp will kill nearby weeds through light deprivation. These factors are why hemp cultivation is such a useful device for crop rotation.

    Cultivated hemp generally has a hollow pith and grows very spindly with relatively high internodal spacing when compared to psychoactive cannabis varieties. In contrast, psychoactive cannabis is very dense with thickened stems to carry the weight of heavy flowers. Psychoactive varieties are relatively simple to grow as far as summer-fall flowering crops go, but are labor-intensive. Labor is the chief reason opium poppies are favored in Afghanistan even though cannabis is more valuable a crop per acre, uses less nutrient resources, and requires much less upfront investment.

    Don’t dismiss the idea of a cannabis school as tragic or ironic. The misinformation surrounding the age-old cannabis cultivation is by itself enough to warrant the existence of a school.

    But, if this university is to do any good, better have classes on how to file your taxes, how to comply with business regulations, how to do your employee withholding – pot is about to be legal.

    I wouldn’t expect a farming class to include information about taxation, farmer’s market rules, seller’s licenses, etc. Why should a bud growing class have this information? You appear to know something about these things yet I don’t suppose you had to learn to grow pot at the same time.

  • How about Rose and Mr. Nice each teach a class?

    🙂

  • How about Rose and Mr. Nice each teach a class?

    🙂

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