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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Notes

Just a note or two: Cristina Bauss has written a wonderful new piece based on information from Emma Worldpeace that compares the drug use and death rates of Southern Humboldt youth to those of youth statewide.  The statistics are staggering! Below is just a piece from what Cristina (and Emma) had to say! “Compared to other Humboldt County census areas,”

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When Marijuana is Legalized…Let's Think Proactively

Professional Clippers abound in the Emerald Triangle Legalizing marijuana has become a question not if but when (probably not in the next year but, almost certainly in the next twenty).  The problem for Humboldt and the Emerald Arena is societal acceptance in the form of laws means economic breakdown.  Or does it?  Can this area capitalize on its marijuana expertise?

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Searching for Answers: A SoHum Forum on Creating a Healthy Environment for Teens

Searching Daily Photo As a community with roots deep in the illegal marijuana trade, questions have always been asked about the effect of this on our growing youth.  On the one hand, our community produces delightful, independent, service oriented young people like Emma Worldpeace and on the other hand, youth who die in seemingly horrifically large numbers.  In an effort

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