Gallegos Goes Green

Gallegos Goes Green

Gallegos Goes Green By Jami Elring | Bob Doran    For 12 years, Paul Gallegos prosecuted people for breaking the law. Now he advises them on how to be in the marijuana business lawfully.    The former Humboldt County district attorney is going green as an attorney that helps growers legitimize their cannabis business.    As the district attorney, Gallegos worked to enforce marijuana laws. He knows the rules, knows the harms and knows the…

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Pot Talk: Happy Day Farms

Pot Talk: Happy Day Farms

Happy Day Farms HappyDay Farms is a small family farm in Northern Mendocino. In addition to producing high quality, small-batch medicinal “Craft Cannabis,” HappyDay Farms pumps out produce year-round, they grow flowers and they raise meat chickens and layers. HappyDay also operates a CSA program. So HappyDay Farms interfaces with the community on these two fronts — by providing the community with more traditional agricultural products, like meat, produce and flowers, and by providing qualified…

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SPACE GEM CANDY

SPACE GEM CANDY

SPACE GEM CANDY Emily Hobelmann In just under two years, a local Humboldt businesswoman named Wendy has launched a successful branding and marketing campaign for Space Gem Candy, a medicinal cannabis product line that includes organic fruit strips made with fresh fruit, coconut oil and medicinal THC/CBD; hard candies including gems and lollipops; and sour and sweet “SpaceDrop Gummies” made with pectin instead of gelatin. “All of my products are vegetarian and made with love,”…

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Ask an Attorney

Ask an Attorney

Question: What real difference does it make in court to have your 215 card if you’re apprehended for growing? A: The short legal answer is that having a 215 provides an affirmative defense for your lawyer.  An affirmative defense means, in lay terms, that it does not stop the officers from taking your plants or your processed product, but it provides the lawyer with a defense in court as to why you had the cannabis in…

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DIY Greenhouse Hoop

DIY Greenhouse Hoop

Build Cheap. Build Easy. Grow Your Garden. A do-it-yourself greenhouse project for the price conscientious gardener   By DJ Hayes | Image by Christina Morales   The word “greenhouse” conjures images of delicate glass temples, housing beautiful plants like the conservatory of flowers in Golden Gate Park of San Francisco.  While you can certainly purchase a ready-made greenhouse from a garden store, the price can be thousands of dollars. Making your own greenhouse can help keep the…

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Making Light Of Time

Making Light Of Time

Making Light of Time When to transplant By Connor Callahan | Cover Image by Dakota Rains   Those of you who drive Highway 36, 299 or the 101 on the regular, may have noticed an increase in enclosed trailers on the road, and U-Hauls as well. That’s because it’s the springtime push, and people are taking cannabis plants they’ve started in town under grow lights out to the hills to be planted for this season’s…

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Spring Time Push

Spring Time Push

Spring Time Push – Connor Callahan – There is an old saying in the growing community, “You can’t come back from a bad start.” As the days get longer and the nights get warmer, marijuana farmers are racing around the hills of the Emerald Triangle laying the groundwork for their season of growing yet another billion dollar crop. In case you haven’t noticed, diesel trucks are congesting the 101, 36, and 299 and they are…

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My Journey: A Life Gone To Pot

My Journey: A Life Gone To Pot

My Journey: A Life Gone To Pot – Sharon Letts – I grew up in the 60’s and came of age in the 70’s on the beach in Southern California. Drugs were no stranger to the cultural environment, with drinking being the social norm of the day. At times our home was one big cocktail party, but thankfully, alcohol wasn’t a draw for me. Nor was tobacco at 13, mushrooms at 15, acid and assorted…

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Kind Solutions

Kind Solutions

Kind Solutions Northern Humboldt’s Medical Marijuana Delivery Collective by Janet Riddle On a seemingly very long and dry  Tuesday afternoon, I decided to place my very first 215 delivery order from Kind Solutions delivery service. The easiest way to describe ordering from Kind Solutions is that it’s similar to ordering a pizza: Call, give an address, and place an order with a $40 minimum and legal 215 prescription. I have to admit, after my first…

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