Sovereign Nation or Subject to Local Laws?Round Valley Marijuana Raids Bring Activists and Tribes Together

Reportedly, the arrest of tribal council chair and his wife and daughter as well as others in a series of raids on the Round Valley reservation last September  turned up the heat on long simmering tensions between native people and law enforcement. In a meeting of the Round Valley Tribal Council set for January 4th, the issue of tribal sovereignty

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Humboldt's First Lady of Legalization Lists the Most Under-reported 2010 Marijuana Stories

Ellen Komp, Cal NORML’s Deputy Director and denizen of SoHum listed the most under-reported pot stories of the year for Cannabis Culture. 10. Medical Marijuana Smoker Wins the Iditarod For the first time, Iditarod mushers were tested for marijuana this year, possibly a policy targeted at three-time champion Lance Mackey, a cancer survivor open about his use of medical marijuana

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A Cannabis Carol With Scenes from the Emerald Cup and the Lost Coast Ganja Cup

[slideshow] T’was two months after harvest, when on sites by the Coast, Gathered hundreds, nay thousands, who loved marijuana the most. The buds had been taken from trimmers with care, In hopes that a cannabis cup soon would be theirs. The growers were nestled all snug in warm threads While visions of winning danced in their heads. And my friend

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Humboldt Pot-astrophe Adverted?

Apparently in response to subtle federal pressure, yesterday Oakland suspended plans for several large warehouse grows. Oakland City Attorney John Russo had warned the City Council repeatedly that federal law enforcement officials were skeptical of the city’s plans because they appeared to be in violation of state and federal laws. Reporting from a closed-door meeting with the city attorney, the

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Board of Supervisors to Discuss Mj Ordinance

  On Tuesday, Mark Lovelace will present a report to the Board of Supervisors (BOS) about the issues surrounding marijuana that eventually the county will need to grapple with.  According to Lovelace, these issues will include “grow houses, dispensaries, outdoor cultivation, testing and labelling, transportation, certification, pesticide and herbicide use, edibles, and many other issues.” Because the marijuana situation in

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