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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Marijuana Culture on the North Coast: KSLG Interview with Eric Sligh, Sohumborn, and me

Are marijuana growers like the wealthy rabbits in Watership Down whose riches come at the cost of a Farmer’s snare snatching one of them every once in awhile? Two weeks ago, Sohumborn-an anonymous blogger who writes exciting stories centered around the marijuana culture, Eric Sligh-publisher of Humboldt Grow magazine, and I discussed this and other hot button cannabis related issues. 

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Jerry Brown's More Stringent Marijuana Laws Now Being Enforced?

Take note Humboldt County, apparently, Attorney General Jerry Brown’s new policies are being implemented.  In spite of growing within the guidelines posted on the Mendocino County Sheriff’s web site, Laurel Krause was arrested last Friday at her home just outside of Fort Bragg and booked on two felony counts. Krause claims in a letter to have been growing one less

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Obama at Odd's with Bush's DEA Appointee?

DEA Photo from Wikimedia Commons Recent raids by the DEA in Los Angeles on 4 medical marijuana dispensaries have outraged patient activists and prompted a response by Whitehouse spokesman, Nick Shapiro.  He explained, “The president believes that federal resources should not be used to circumvent state laws, and as he continues to appoint senior leadership to fill out the ranks

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Blowing Smoke?: The CNBC/High Times Medicinal Marijuana Slideshow

Photo From Grow Magazine CNBC recently did a story on cannabis culture entitled Marijuana, Inc. Their promo site includes a very interesting slide show. Included are photos of many different strains of pot with descriptions of price and medicinal value attached.  I highly recommend this piece for both complete neophytes and growers alike.  The information comes from industry insider, High

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Lost in the Mist: Marijuana Growers have No Recourse Against Violence

Lost in the Mist Daily Photo Unfortunately, in the midst of the morass of law enforcement, the reason laws were made is often lost.  Basically, rules are supposed to create safety for people–for society. And law enforcement officials are there to keep retribution from leading to a Hatfield/McCoy situation. Just recently, marijuana growers have increasingly become the victims of violent

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A Twist on Crooks Masquerading as Cops

Twist A new variation on crooks masquerading as cops (here and here are others) apparently has happened  recently and locally at least once. The scenario goes roughly like this. Someone knocks on the motel door demanding, “Security! Open up now!” When the occupant opens the door, he is faced with a gun. After being thoroughly intimidated, he is told that

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The Last Butterfly of Summer

Against the worn black leather jacket that he insists has “street cred,” his grandfather’s rifle is a branch of rich brown wood matching the forest around him.  His friend let him out of the old Ford at Hayden’s Ruff this morning and he planned to meet up with his dad and little brother this afternoon but he’s missed the pickup point somehow.  He hasn’t seen a

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