Local Environmental Groups Support Proposed Bill to Protect Lands Against Trespass Grows

Local environmental groups have sent a letter in support of a proposed bill before the House of Representatives. The bill, “Protecting Lands Against Narcotics Trafficking Act of 2013” or the “PLANT Act,” will put in place new penalties for those convicted of causing environmental damage while growing on public lands or trespassing on private lands. (See here for more information.) Environmental

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Growers–‘Excellent Stewards of the Lands’

Frog in an organic medical marijuana garden (photo taken August 2010 by Kym Kemp) Marijuana growers’ associations throughout the state are pushing back against the image of cannabis farmers as environmental nightmares and offering plans on how to protect the natural world. The Chair of the Emerald Growers Association, Kristin Nevedal–a Humboldt County resident, co-wrote a piece with Nate Bradley, executive director

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Stories of People Who Are Just Trying to Help–This American Life Does Mendocino Sheriff Tom Allman

The extremely popular radio show, This American Life, takes on the story of Mendocino Co. Sheriff Tom Allman’s attempt to bring order to marijuana growing.  Here’s their description. Under California law, it’s legal to grow marijuana for medicinal purposes if you have a doctor’s recommendation. A few years ago, Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman was trying to find a way

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Grants Available for Humboldt Organizations to Improve Community Health

Humboldt Area Foundation Press Release: Mental health, substance abuse, homelessness, dental care, and healthcare reform. These are all issues that greatly impact our communities and many organizations are working hard to address them. Union Labor Health Foundation has grants available to help Humboldt organizations make an impact in community health.  They are accepting Community Health Grant proposals through September 3.

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