HumboldtHomegrown.com

HumboldtHomegrown.com is already taken. Garbervilleganja.com is not.  But, how much longer will cannabis themed domain names remain open?  Today’s New York Times has a wonderful article on the hot properties of marijuana based domain names. According to the article, …buying and selling Internet domain names can be a profitable business. The industry is estimated to be worth billions of dollars.

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19 Won't End Blackmarket

“We’re seeing more and more of the marijuana cultivated in California being exported where there is a market that will pay more,” says Bill Ruzzamenti, a former special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration who now heads a regional agency that monitors drug trafficking in California. Ruzzamenti says the pot cultivation boom in California began soon after voters legalized medical

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"To the Connected Shall Go the Spoils."

The best analysis of the Emerald Triangle outlaw culture that I’ve read so far is found in the November/December issue of The Washington Monthly. It’s detailed and nuanced but incredibly readable.  Excellent research is interspersed with delicious anecdotes that those of us who have lived here forever will recognize as true to the spirit of the place. “My neighbor over

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Supes Give Thumbs Up to Prop. 19

Humboldt County Supervisors voted 4-0 with Jimmy Smith abstaining to support Proposition 19. Earlier this week, 3rd Dist. Supervisor Mark Lovelace recommended that the board not take a position on the initiative which legalizes marijuana. According to the Times Standard, ”Proposition 19 provides only for legalization without regulation, which is a recipe for chaos,” the document said. “Lacking concurrent action

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Got Pot? Be Compassionate

Some growers have been unable to sell last year’s cannabis.  I’ve heard of people dumping out pounds.  I want to urge everyone to think of Sweetleaf. While I was at the International Cannabis and Hemp Expo at the Cow Palace, I met the two men pictured above.  They talked to me about their program. …we give away free medical marijuana

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Prop. 19 Reading the Law

  Is Prop. 19 bad for the Emerald Triangle or good for it?  The question is raising hackles between good friends and dividing the county.  I just thoroughly reread the law, researched the pro and con positions, and wrote a piece for The Reporta. In it I quote the law and give my reasons for my opinion.  I urge you

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Big Bud Business May Suffer From Feds Under Prop 19

Some of the biggest concerns of growers in the Emerald Triangle revolve around the fear that large corporations will annihilate the small marijuana farms of the area–destroying the economy and reducing the quality of the product available to consumers.  However, Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent warning to California that it will “vigorously enforce” federal anti marijuana laws may be good

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Laundering Bud Money

  Ad on BudBay seeks to clean up the bud business (snigger–before making a hash out of it?) 420 trade for washingmachine I have some very fresh bud i would like to trade for a washing machine(please no junk-must work), or ? 215 patients only: Available is Purple Urkle and Sour diesel.   __________   Hat tip to Highboldtage for

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