Cancer & Cannabis: The Blame Game

Cancer & Cannabis: The Blame Game

In general the medical industry today tells the average American they are at fault for their own health woes, as if all the poisons polluting the world had nothing to do with any of it. The rhetoric seems to be, if you have Lobular Carcinoma it’s because you took Hormone Replacement; you have Ductal Carcinoma because you drank more than three glasses of alcohol a day, you had children after 30 or you didn’t have…

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Legalization is Coming

Legalization is Coming

I believe that November 2016 will be our Rubicon moment with the California voters passing an initiative to make cannabis legal for recreational purposes, whether it’s age 18 (cigarettes) or 21 (alcohol). That said, I’ve got some serious concerns about the future of the Emerald Triangle (Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino Counties). My biggest fear with cannabis legalization is corporations getting involved. The insanely high profit margins will naturally attract huge capital and some of the…

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Cut It Short To Grow It Long

Cut It Short To Grow It Long

Hypothetical situation. You are a hard-working farmer. You are so hard-working that you are in the midst of harvest and planting at the same time. In the midst of slashing scissors, sticky scales, and scrawling salary sums there are potted plants waiting to be put into their homes. The trim crew needs more food, the soil your buddy bought is too low in nitrogen and there are still more holes to dig. The green desert…

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Gentleman’s Blaze

Gentleman’s Blaze

Gentlemen’s Blaze is an online glass gallery that started out as a side hobby on Tumblr. It was, and still is, a website that showcases high-end smoking devices, blazers, and suits. The founder, Preston Chavez, always had a passion for cannabis and the arts. Over the years Chavez realized that a cannabis gentlemen’s club was not only a sophisticated notion, but that it also satisfied a niche of smokers. That’s when he decided to combine…

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My Bust: Ronzo’s Story…

My Bust: Ronzo’s Story…

“It could have been worse,” said Swain’s Flat Outpost Garden Center owner, Ronzo. A local logger for fifteen years, he was mentored by original “back to the land” hippie settlers and has ably paid forward all that guidance, amassing and sharing a wealth of botanical and farming expertise. For 30 years he’s been championing the beauty of Humboldt County and the organic farming methods that can sustain that beauty while providing a living for mindful…

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High Society Apparel

High Society Apparel

Like the plant itself, cannabis clothing companies are beginning to bud all over the place. From stoner chicks to gentleman stoners, there is something in store for everyone. SOME GIRLS GET HIGH – This New York based clothing line is the sister company to Tree Shurts, an all-American, handmade, underground distributor. Some Girls Get High identify themselves as the ultimate Bud Bunny in cannabis apparel. Clothing prices range $30-$60; somegirlsgethigh.bigcartel.com BONG BEAUTIES Bong Beauties is a fun,…

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The Bud Sisters

The Bud Sisters

Dr. Joyce Centofanti and Pearl Moon of “The Bud Sister’s™ met in 1981 while both were studying ceramics and performance art at the University of Montana in Missoula. Pearl, who refers to herself as “the older sister,” is a native of Montana. She said she taught her “younger sister from Southern California,” Joyce, about herbal remedies and living a holistic life. “No matter where we were in our lives, we always found time to spend together,” Dr. Centofanti…

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Cancer & Cannabis: Chemical Culprits (Part I)

Cancer & Cannabis: Chemical Culprits (Part I)

The spider web-like mass found in my right breast the summer of 2012 had me thinking about my mom, the farm she was raised on, DDT, Rachel Carson, and Cannabis – in that order.   I saw the configuration while proactively peeking over the shoulder of both the mammogram and ultra-sound technician. While waiting for the biopsy I decided to do some research and easily found an image of a nearly identical mass on the…

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Shock Troops and Short Seasons

Shock Troops and Short Seasons

Cannabis growers in central Mendocino County were spooked by rumors of unidentified, military-style, armed men descending from helicopters to destroy gardens all over the region last summer and fall. Whoever these guys were, all reports agreed that they ignored legally posted medical grow notices and showed neither badges nor warrants.  Just swooped in, cut down every plant and left. No inventory; no conversation; no identification. Tensions ran so high that an August 31 meeting between County…

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