Pot Growers High on List of Terrorist Threats–Federal Agencies Spend Well Over $500,000 in an Exercise to Defend Against Them

In response to the chilling possibility that pot growers pose a terrorist threat, twenty Federal Agencies prepared for the fearsome farmers of the Emerald Triangle taking over the Shasta Dam this last Wednesday. In a move surely inspired by paranoid fantasies, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Critical Infrastructure Crisis Response Exercise Program spent 18 months and $500, 000 planning and

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Storm is a Comin'

A storm is coming to the North Coast.  According to the National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Outlook, VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW IS EXPECTED ON THURSDAY… WITH ACCUMULATING SNOW REMAINING ABOVE PASS LEVEL. AS COLDER AIR ARRIVES…SNOW WILL FALL BELOW PASS LEVELS… POSSIBLY BELOW 2000 FT FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. SNOW WILL IMPACT HIGHWAYS 3…36. ..199 AND 299. PLEASE STAY

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American Medical Association Says Cannabis Has Medical Benefits

A century ago, all western physicians were knowledgeable about cannabis.  It was a common medicine mostly used in extracts and tinctures.  Doctors prescribed it as a sedative, a pain reliever and to stimulate appetite. Before that Chinese and Indian doctors used (and still do use) the plant.  But since 1937, when marijuana was basically outlawed, doctors have shied away from

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Trimmer Alleges Kidnapping and Sexual Assault

  Growers worry about trimmers stealing and being violent.  Trimmers worry about the same issues.  A young Ukiah man alleges that after he wrecked a vehicle belonging to his grower/employer that he was kidnapped and sexually assaulted. According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat Deputies learned of the alleged crimes when the victim went to a Mendocino County hospital Friday

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County Cannabis Cognescenti Begin to Shout Like Horton's Who's

Prop. 19 didn’t pass–so why the gathering of the cannabis cognoscenti at a the Hempfest forum at the Mateel Community Center?  Initiatives for 2012 are already being written, that’s why.  Next year at this time signatures will be scribbled onto petitions and by March 2012 at least one initiative to legalize marijuana will be on the ballot.  The conversation on

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County Cannabis Cognescenti Begin to Shout Like Horton's Who's

Prop. 19 didn’t pass–so why the gathering of the cannabis cognoscenti at a the Hempfest forum at the Mateel Community Center?  Initiatives for 2012 are already being written, that’s why.  Next year at this time signatures will be scribbled onto petitions and by March 2012 at least one initiative to legalize marijuana will be on the ballot.  The conversation on

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