Unzipping the Medical Marijuana Controversy: Mendocino Sheriff and Supes talk Zip Ties

Marijuana Starts Daily Photo With the beginning of the outdoor grow season, Mendocino Sheriff Tom Allman has pushed his zip-tie plan for medical marijuana to the front of the agenda.  Monday, in a special meeting, Mendocino County Supervisors will discuss selling plastic ties imprinted with serial numbers and “Mendocino County MMP” (Medical Marijuana Program.)   According to Allman, “People this year

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Hacker Creek Property Seized by Clean-Up Company

Jim Crook of Northcoast Environmental Construction on the Hacker Creek Property last year Several days ago, Northcoast Environmental Engineering seized the property where the 500-1000 gallon diesel spill at an illegal marijuana grow occurred last May.  Part owner Jim Crook explained, ” This is the first time in 18 years of going down there I’ve gotten stuck [with the cost

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La, La, La

Sent by a reader who was amused by my statement that marijuana is going to be legalized and we can stick our fingers in our ears and sing, “la, la, la” or we can have a plan. I’m kind of a La, la, la type of person myself usually but this time, the fallout threatens Humboldt County and the culture

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Mexican Congress Debating Legalizing Marijuana

For the next three days, the Mexican Congress is debating the pros and cons of legalizing Marijuana.  Although the debate is not expected to end with action, the discourse indicates that world opinion is turning against prohibitive drug laws.  In February, Cesar Gaviria of Colombia, Ernesto Zedillo of Mexico and Fernando Cardoso of Brazil, each former presidents of their countries, urged

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Press Release

PRESS RELEASE 04/09/2009 HUMBOLDT COUNTY DRUG TASK FORCE Eureka and Dinsmore Humboldt Marijuana Seizure On 04/08/2009, the Humboldt County Drug Task Force assisted by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement served search warrants at three remote parcels of land near Dinsmore and a residence located on Mitchell Heights Road, Eureka. Agents went to the remote

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Get a Free Sample–High Times Gives High Profile to Humboldt Diesel Grows

High Times, a prominent and well known marijuana magazine, opens the door onto indoor environmental concerns.    An article in the preview of  the May issue grabs the diesel problem up and spotlights it.  On page 46, an anonymous local activist appears discussing Hacker Creek Spill and the effects of diesel and indoor grows on the environment.  The ethics of growing

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Power Lunch–Marijuana Debate

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALc0wVFfIKs] Thoughtful questions answered, for the most part, intelligently.  Thumbs Up from this reviewer. What does anyone know about the decriminalization of marijuana in Alaska?  This was brought up by anti marijuana debater, Former DEA head, Asa Hutchinson.  If legalization (in effect) didn’t work once, why? I’d like to know more. According to one questioner, 10 billion dollars were spent

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Strawberry Creek Forever: Celebrating (?) 48 years of Marijuana Guerrilla Grows in Humboldt County.

Who was the first marijuana grower in Humboldt?  There are nearly as many different stories about how Humboldt became known for illegal ganja gardens  as there are chrome laden pickups in Garberville.  However, here is my candidate for the first grower: The trickling waters of Strawberry Creek, just outside of Dows Prairie (not too far from the Arcata Airport), washed

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