Cannabis Lobbyist For Humboldt Growers Association Profiled in Sacramento Bee's Blog

  Humboldt Growers Association lobbyist, Max Del Real, features in the latest post on Weed Wars–The Sacramento Bee’s Marijuana blog. Below is an excerpt. The smooth-talking Del Real, a product of Sacramento’s Jesuit High School who graduated from UC Berkeley with an English degree and a specialty in rhetoric, also emerged as perhaps California’s best known marijuana industry lobbyist. Del

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A Cannabis Carol With Scenes from the Emerald Cup and the Lost Coast Ganja Cup

[slideshow] T’was two months after harvest, when on sites by the Coast, Gathered hundreds, nay thousands, who loved marijuana the most. The buds had been taken from trimmers with care, In hopes that a cannabis cup soon would be theirs. The growers were nestled all snug in warm threads While visions of winning danced in their heads. And my friend

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Humboldt Pot-astrophe Adverted?

Apparently in response to subtle federal pressure, yesterday Oakland suspended plans for several large warehouse grows. Oakland City Attorney John Russo had warned the City Council repeatedly that federal law enforcement officials were skeptical of the city’s plans because they appeared to be in violation of state and federal laws. Reporting from a closed-door meeting with the city attorney, the

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Solstice Son Swims

As the sun shrinks behinds clouds on the shortest day of the year, my solstice son celebrates his birthday every year by swimming in our pond.  He tests himself against the cold, plunging into icy waters (sometimes literally breaking ice to immerse himself) and rising ready to meet the next year. He doesn’t linger but he exits laughing then rushes

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