SFGate (The Chronicle Online) Perks Up at the Mention of Post Pot Economy

Tuesday night’s meeting at the Mateel Community Center is drawing attention outside of Southern Humboldt.  This morning’s Times Standard had a nice article  by Donna Tam about the local forum concerning the economic repercussions of marijuana legalization.  KMUD talk show host, Anna “Banana” Hamilton  is working to form a coalition of local business people, growers, county officials, etc. to meet

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SoHumBorn Sunday: ToothFairy

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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Our Town

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D91i86CjMIA] A friend sent this to me saying, “I watched it thinking of our home and the changes & struggles we may be facing. I cried a little… I’m afraid. I see a culture and a way of life being pushed out & I can’t be angry because it’s righting a wrong.  [But] I don’t want this to be “our

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Bravo! Humboldt County Tourism Site is Promoting Humboldt's Marijuana Premiership to the Cannatourist

Because marijuana is still illegal in most aspects, using Humboldt’s premier status in the field to advertise to the cannatourist is difficult to say the least.  But it isn’t impossible. Humboldtcounty.com, an unofficial tourist information site for our area, has a discreet example of how to appeal to the marijuana tourist as well as to the ecotourism movement as a

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The Fog of Prohibition

The fog of prohibition is lifting but many people still have to deal with the reality of marijuana’s illegality.  Last week, a 35 year old Garberville woman, Aurora Hathor-Rainmenti, was arrested in Fremont Co.,  Idaho.  She was stopped for speeding and a drug dog sniffed out a small baggie that she kept in her glove compartment.  Although, Hathor-Rainmenti had a

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SoHumBorn Sunday: Cheap Lesson

The Woodrose 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

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Legalization of Marijuana: What Could Happen?

Tom Ammiano’s bill has been modified and I haven’t found the State Board of Equalization’s analysis of it.  However, much of the analysis of his older bill still holds true. Here are some excerpts I found interesting. According to the report titled Marijuana Production in the United States (2006), an estimated 22.3 million pounds of marijuana was grown in the

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