Reefer Madness–The Environmental Costs Of Pot

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv5IgrDksLk&hl=en_US&fs=1&] Marijuana won’t make you crazy but the ways people grow marijuana might.  Pesticides, diesel spills, invading public lands, stealing water are all part of irresponsible growers’ behavior. Some growers work to be as light on the earth as they can. But others don’t. Consumers are the ones who can change that behavior. As often as possible, they must …

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Allison Jackson Secures Correctional Officers' Endorsement

Correctional Officers AFSCME Local 168 Endorse Jackson for DA District Attorney candidate Allison Jackson added another key group to her list of supporters. The Humboldt  County Correctional Peace Officers Association AFSCME Local 1684 voted recently to endorse Jackson in her bid to be the next Humboldt County District Attorney. HCCPOA President Terri Bittner said the organization’s approximately 90 members want

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SoHumBorn Sunday:The Ride Part 1-3

In December 2008, a Southern Humboldt blogger began posting fictional tales of the marijuana culture. Some people were appalled. Most were enthralled. For three months her stories gripped the online community and then, abruptly, she was gone. Even though SoHumBorn pulled her blog, for months her stories were available in the cached version but eventually they, too, were swallowed into

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Good News isn't Sexy: The Untold Story of How Many Growers are Willing to Sacrifice

The first story out of Humboldt County about the possible effects of the Tax Cannabis initiative painted growers as anti-legalization (and, of course, some are).   However, a large number–over half in my experience–are pro legalization.  HuMMAP  (Humboldt Medical Marijuana Advisory Panel), an organization of growers and business people, consists almost entirely of people who–for various reasons– see the need for

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Medical Marijuana Patients Lose Right to Drive?

Under the newest federal guidelines, anyone who has THC in their system can be convicted of impaired driving which has roughly the same penalties as drunk driving–jail and losing one’s driving license.  I’ve been hearing about this but haven’t had time to investigate.  A reader posted the following as a comment on another post.  If anyone has anymore information, please

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First Fawn

Too dark, too far and too fast for a good photo (the baby and mom hopped across the Avenue yesterday evening as quick as they could with the little guy just learning how to control his shaking legs)  but with this pic, I get to claim first fawn sighting this year–focus be damned!

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