An Outside Look at the Emerald Triangle's Trimming Industry

An excellent piece on trimmers who come here from outside the area in the Williamette Week.  Marijuana is big business in Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties, popularly referred to as the Emerald Triangle. A Mendocino County-sponsored report says cannabis accounts for two-thirds of the economy of that county, with economic gains of more than $1 billion annually.  That’s a tremendous

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Lost Coast Ganja Cup Results

    Humboldt’s own cannabis cup was held yesterday in Fortuna. In a change of course, this year’s Lost Coast Ganja Cup (LCGC)was held in January rather than December. Ten judges tested indoor and outdoor entries for appearance, cure, smell, taste and effect. And, the 50 people gathered there were able to vote on  People’s Choice awards. The results were

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Zip the Ziptie Program or Else, Feds Tell Mendocino

UPDATE 12/5/2012: Mendocino Board of Supervisors seeks outside Counsel to deal with Federal subpoena of Ziptie Program records. ————— A flurry of rumors scuttled across Mendocino and spread throughout California this last week. First the Press Democrat announced the pioneering Mendocino ziptie program suspended. Then the Ukiah Daily Journal and the Times Standard declared it hadn’t been suspended. Today, Michael

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9 Members of Congress Send Letter to White House Asking for Med Marijuana Crackdown to End

  According to the Huffington Post, 9 members of Congress have sent a letter to the White House asking for the current crackdown on medical marijuana to end. Although most of the nine signatories on a Friday letter to the White House were California Democrats — including Reps. Barbara Lee, Pete Stark, Lynn Woolsey and Sam Farr — the group

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