9 Members of Congress Send Letter to White House Asking for Med Marijuana Crackdown to End

  According to the Huffington Post, 9 members of Congress have sent a letter to the White House asking for the current crackdown on medical marijuana to end. Although most of the nine signatories on a Friday letter to the White House were California Democrats — including Reps. Barbara Lee, Pete Stark, Lynn Woolsey and Sam Farr — the group

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The Future of Medical Marijuana in Doubt After Fed Raids

The Sacramento Bee has a strong piece this morning by Peter Hecht outlining the very real effects of the latest federal crackdown on medical marijuana in California.  There is an excellent description of the raid on Matt Cohen of Northstone Organics in particular and the resulting chill that spread across those growers who are attempting to work with law enforcement. 

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Garberville Gold

Farmer’s Market Ernie’s started a new blog, Garberville, to discuss the wonderful and not so wonderful parts about the town of Garberville.  Currently, the major point seems to be the homeless/transient problem. We have been having town meetings lately, because tempers are beginning to flare and we need some solutions. The homeless have become an unbearable burden to some, and

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Missing Woman

UPDATE: Jaymie Ritchey’s body found. According to KMUD News, Jaymie Ritchey has been missing since Wed., Oct. 19th, 2011.  She was last seen on Redwood Drive hitch-hiking to Garberville around midnight or 1 am.  Jaymie previously worked at Redway Liquor, but not for the last couple of years. Jaymie is described as a 40 year old female with red, shoulder length

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Banks–The New Targets of the Federal Crackdown Against Medical Marijuana?

In what appears to be an effort to destroy the burgeoning medical marijuana industry, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag sent a warning letter to Chase Bank.  The letter threatens the bank (which holds the mortgage on a piece of property that currently contains a dispensary) may face charges and any money they have received in the past from the property may

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Photos of Children with Marijuana Plants Result in Charges

Stanislaw Kopiej UPDATE: The  Times Standard’s Thaddeus Greenson notes that the son of Stanislaw Kopiej, Stacio Kopiej, was arrested earlier this month and charged with transportation of marijuana. In Humboldt’s latest big bust,  where an entire United Nations’ cast of characters were arrested, Stanislaw Kopiej and his wife, Nathida, “face charges of felony child endangerment after officers reportedly found pictures

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