Humboldt Pot Growers Look towards the Future

Like so much about the North Coast, the marijuana was covert, implied rather than stated. The large sign at Saturday’s Cannabis Forum proclaimed Humboldt Medical Advisory Panel as the host of the event. Scattered across the background were marijuana leaves followed by the words “legal, sustainable, compassionate” but the designer had forgotten to include an important component—the sign should have

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$40 Per Ounce

Will buds soon be worth less than leaves are now? One of the  owners of the new mega marijuana factory farms just legalized in Oakland is looking forward to a day of being the Trader Joe’s of weed.  Jeff Wilcox says, “The new Two Buck Chuck will be $40 an ounce pot.” I doubt with taxation that prices will drop

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Forced to Work on Pot?

The controversy over children and the marijuana industry continues. Here is the story from the Ukiah Daily Journal. A fly-over and a 14-year-old’s report of being forced to tend a marijuana garden led authorities to converge on a Robinson Creek Road home Friday, according to Robert Nishiyama, commander of the Mendocino Major Crimes Task Force. Authorities are seeking the home’s

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VA Softens Stance on Medical Marijuana

In states where medical marijuana is legal,The Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs will begin next week allowing veterans to use the plant without fear of also losing access to their other prescriptions.  Under current rules, former military personnel could face the loss of pain medications if found to be using any form of illegal drug.  Because cannabis is against federal law

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Out in the Open–Growers Converge for a Meeting in Arcata

Times change fast!  Saturday’s meeting at the Bayshore Grange in Arcata will gather together in one room growers and people who have a wealth of information to share with them.  Last year this could never have happened. Anna Hamilton, who garnered international attention with a meeting she put together last March entitled What’s After Pot, is organizing this new gathering

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Cannabis and Police Logs

Just in time for the big grower’s meeting at the Bayside Grange this Saturday, The Arcata Eye is putting out its second issue devoted largely to cannabis issues. I have a piece on the struggles of new cannabusinesses and county officials trying to navigate untested waters where no other business has gone before.  I haven’t got my hands on a

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