Toking Tourists and a Marijuana Museum Here in Humboldt

Bud with Grape Leaf Frequent Photo “You can hang a grow light in a SoCali basement as easily as in a Humboldt grow house, but you can’t replicate a redwood forest terroir in a concrete jungle.” HighlikeMe The excerpt above comes from an excellent post by the new Humboldt blogger Highlikeme.  In it s/he makes the argument that if Humboldt

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Welcome, Stranger: Is Humboldt Hospitable?

When the Back to the Landers showed up in Southern Humboldt thirty years ago, they were met with suspicion and hostility.  Today they are pillars of the community–starting health clinics (Redwoods Rural), gathering places (Mateel Community Center), and businesses (Garden of Beadin).  But some of us the old timers while married to them or good friends with them– deep down, 

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Will Napa Valley be just a side trip on the way to the Emerald Triangle?

Bright Spot Frequent Photo Could the Emerald Triangle’s Marijuana business overshadow Napa Valley as one of the foremost tourist venues in California?  An article in the Daily Caller (a Conservative news site), cites Aaron Smith, head of the Marijuana Policy Project based out of Washington, DC, ““[Legalization] will launch the birth of legal multi-billion dollar industry, that some think could

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Welcome to Arcata–Pot City

Pot City Sent to me by a Friend After “Intervention In-Depth: Pot City USA” aired, locals couldn’t help but get into the spirit.  Marijuana tourism being one possible way to maintain financial stability here in Humboldt if weed becomes legal, we think that Arcata might consider posting the above signs on Highway 101. ——————————————————————- The Times Standard had a generally

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One Step Closer to Legalizing Marijuana?

Sign of the times now but, as the song says, “The times, they are a changin’.” By Elaine Hamby Yesterday, Attorny General Eric Holder announced to new guidelines for Federal prosecutors  in relation to “ Investigations and Prosecutions in States Authorizing the Medical Use of Marijuana “. In it, the prosecutors are told they “ should not focus federal resources

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How Long Until You Earn a Million with Marijuana and Other Things You Can Learn Online

Sticky Fingers: Trimming Marijuana Frequent Photo When I started writing about marijuana, my heart would thump as if I could be arrested for merely mentioning the word.  And my worry wasn’t only that I would offend law enforcement but that I would offend my Humboldt neighbors.  And, in fact, I have had gentle complaints that I give out too much

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