Supes Give Thumbs Up to Prop. 19

Humboldt County Supervisors voted 4-0 with Jimmy Smith abstaining to support Proposition 19. Earlier this week, 3rd Dist. Supervisor Mark Lovelace recommended that the board not take a position on the initiative which legalizes marijuana. According to the Times Standard, ”Proposition 19 provides only for legalization without regulation, which is a recipe for chaos,” the document said. “Lacking concurrent action

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Got Pot? Be Compassionate

Some growers have been unable to sell last year’s cannabis.  I’ve heard of people dumping out pounds.  I want to urge everyone to think of Sweetleaf. While I was at the International Cannabis and Hemp Expo at the Cow Palace, I met the two men pictured above.  They talked to me about their program. …we give away free medical marijuana

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Prop. 19 Reading the Law

  Is Prop. 19 bad for the Emerald Triangle or good for it?  The question is raising hackles between good friends and dividing the county.  I just thoroughly reread the law, researched the pro and con positions, and wrote a piece for The Reporta. In it I quote the law and give my reasons for my opinion.  I urge you

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Big Bud Business May Suffer From Feds Under Prop 19

Some of the biggest concerns of growers in the Emerald Triangle revolve around the fear that large corporations will annihilate the small marijuana farms of the area–destroying the economy and reducing the quality of the product available to consumers.  However, Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent warning to California that it will “vigorously enforce” federal anti marijuana laws may be good

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Laundering Bud Money

  Ad on BudBay seeks to clean up the bud business (snigger–before making a hash out of it?) 420 trade for washingmachine I have some very fresh bud i would like to trade for a washing machine(please no junk-must work), or ? 215 patients only: Available is Purple Urkle and Sour diesel.   __________   Hat tip to Highboldtage for

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High Times Discusses 19's Impact on the Emerald Triangle

…how do you vote when the issue at stake pits your own (and your neighbors’) economic interests against the continuing human misery that is the status quo? “Growers who are against legalization are harvesting bad karma,” Richard Lee says flatly. “When somebody else gets busted, that’s the subsidy that keeps prices high… High Times editor (and incidentally editor also of

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The Indoor Pot Story

“Today, indoor-grown pot is king. A weed that grows naturally in the sun has been tamed into an industrial product that is branded like soda pop and as subject to fashion as women’s shoes.” The LA Times is running an excellent story today about the economic and social impacts of indoor grows and how consumer demand is creating a “crop”

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