Juicing Raw Cannabis

Reflection Marijuana contains many compounds.  One of which is CBD. Put into simple terms that even I can understand, THC is the high and CBD is the relaxation (this misses nuances but will do for a beginning understanding.) And CBD is one of the major cannabis compounds that is effective against cancer.  Some doctors are now working under the premise

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Tokin' and Travelin'–New Studies on the Effects of Driving while High

Driving and getting high–keeping them separate keeps you safe in my opinion. However, for people worried that legalization shouldn’t happen until there is a definitive way to tell if a driver is intoxicated on marijuana, new studies show that the effects of smoking pot don’t change the driving skills of most people. “Investigators reported that volunteers performed virtually the same

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Cannabis Workers, Local 420?

Trimmers worried about pesticides in the pot? Dispensary workers needing health insurance? Unemployed looking to find a new industry? Dan Rush, special operations director for the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 5, in Oakland is working with his Union to organize cannabis workers.  The SanFrancisco Chronicle points out, The 26,000-member United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 in San

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420 Friendly Tourism Coming To Emerald Triangle

Cannabis tourism is coming here now. People are doing more than talking about marijuana tourism.  They are buying properties and getting business licenses. Now there is this from Marijuana, Inc and its head, Bruce Perlowin who is a well-known figure in the cannabis world… … the counties in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California are greatly concerned regarding the impact

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Poisoned Pot

What most buyers don’t know is how often the pot they smoke is contaminated with pesticides–pesticides that have never been tested for the uses some desperate growers put them to. A new publication the Bay Citizen has an excellent article about this problem. According to the story Pesticides not meant for use on consumable crops are available in “grow” shops throughout

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Reefer Madness–The Environmental Costs Of Pot

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv5IgrDksLk&hl=en_US&fs=1&] Marijuana won’t make you crazy but the ways people grow marijuana might.  Pesticides, diesel spills, invading public lands, stealing water are all part of irresponsible growers’ behavior. Some growers work to be as light on the earth as they can. But others don’t. Consumers are the ones who can change that behavior. As often as possible, they must …

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SoHumBorn Sunday:The Ride Part 1-3

In December 2008, a Southern Humboldt blogger began posting fictional tales of the marijuana culture. Some people were appalled. Most were enthralled. For three months her stories gripped the online community and then, abruptly, she was gone. Even though SoHumBorn pulled her blog, for months her stories were available in the cached version but eventually they, too, were swallowed into

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Good News isn't Sexy: The Untold Story of How Many Growers are Willing to Sacrifice

The first story out of Humboldt County about the possible effects of the Tax Cannabis initiative painted growers as anti-legalization (and, of course, some are).   However, a large number–over half in my experience–are pro legalization.  HuMMAP  (Humboldt Medical Marijuana Advisory Panel), an organization of growers and business people, consists almost entirely of people who–for various reasons– see the need for

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Medical Marijuana Patients Lose Right to Drive?

Under the newest federal guidelines, anyone who has THC in their system can be convicted of impaired driving which has roughly the same penalties as drunk driving–jail and losing one’s driving license.  I’ve been hearing about this but haven’t had time to investigate.  A reader posted the following as a comment on another post.  If anyone has anymore information, please

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