Marijuana Farmers Slide off the Mantle of Secrecy: A Grower’s Guild is Born

Placards invite like-minded individuals to sit together at Tuesday night’s meeting known as What’s After Pot. Last night, the Redway Mateel  Center in the southern heart of Humboldt County held a precariously balanced collection of  about 200 people–each of them worried in their own way about how marijuana legalization would change their area. Gathered around long tables with placards defining

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Grocery Shopping Humboldt–Choose Carefully–The Dynamics have Changed Since Last Year

Last year, I priced groceries at the SoHum, Fortuna, and Eureka Safeway and Ray’s stores. And found little difference between the prices within each chain and only minimal differences between the Safeway and the Ray’s stores.  Then, I went to Winco and took the exact same list of groceries (right down to 8.9 oz box of Cheerios) and priced the

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SFGate (The Chronicle Online) Perks Up at the Mention of Post Pot Economy

Tuesday night’s meeting at the Mateel Community Center is drawing attention outside of Southern Humboldt.  This morning’s Times Standard had a nice article  by Donna Tam about the local forum concerning the economic repercussions of marijuana legalization.  KMUD talk show host, Anna “Banana” Hamilton  is working to form a coalition of local business people, growers, county officials, etc. to meet

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SoHumBorn Sunday: ToothFairy

In December 2008, a Southern Humboldt blogger began posting fictional tales of the marijuana culture. Some people were appalled. Most were enthralled. For three months her stories gripped the online community and then, abruptly, she was gone. Even though SoHumBorn pulled her blog, for months her stories were available in the cached version but eventually they, too, were swallowed into

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Our Town

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D91i86CjMIA] A friend sent this to me saying, “I watched it thinking of our home and the changes & struggles we may be facing. I cried a little… I’m afraid. I see a culture and a way of life being pushed out & I can’t be angry because it’s righting a wrong.  [But] I don’t want this to be “our

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Love That KHSU

Several times over the years , someone has heard my name on the KHSU pledge drive.  “Hey,” they ask, “What are you doing that for?  People don’t have to pay.”  And you don’t.  No one makes you dish out any money.  You can just turn on the news to excellent national coverage  and listen without cost. But nothing is really

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