Ganja and Gunfights: Another Grower Dies in a Mendocino Garden

Today, in an incident disturbingly similar to one three weeks ago, another grower was killed in Mendocino.  The man, Hispanic and in his 20’s, apparently “displayed” a weapon and was fatally shot.  And, within the hour, at a nearby garden, law enforcement reported that 4 armed men shot at other officers.  The officers returned fire but all the suspects escaped.

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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

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Dennis Peron Suffers Seizure While Raided by Partner of Officer who Shot Him 32 years Ago

Yesterday evening, Leland Cole, founding member, and the present director of The International Cannabis Patient’s And Caregiver’s Clemency Project, reported on Facebook that Dennis Peron was raided in San Francisco.   According to a story in the online version of the Examiner, Peron–one of the main founders of the medical marijuana movement, “who was recovering from a stroke, suffered a seizure

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CAMP in Humboldt

Humboldt County  Sheriff Press Release The Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) concluded its first week in Humboldt County yesterday after eradicating more than 33,500 marijuana plants in four days. Monday teams eradicate 17,500 plants from 12 gardens near Groves Prairie (near Willow Creek). Tuesday 5,100 plants were eradicated and a loaded AK-47 rifle was recovered at a garden near Friday

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Putting Marijuana on the Table

For years,  our officials have acted as if this county’s marijuana economy were a shameful secret. Recently, more people in our local government (Mendocino’s as well as Humboldt’s) are talking about cannabis more positively. Thank God,  I’m feeling hopeful we’re going to figure out a way to adapt to the changes that are already happening.

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