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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My Bust – Paradise Ridge

My Bust – Paradise Ridge

My name is John Matthews. I owned 120 acres of Paradise Ridge and Bear Creek valley in the Whitethorn/ Shelter Cove area of Humboldt Co Ca. I grew weed on my property for my own medical purposes. I have been a consumer of marijuana since the early 1970s. I found that it helped me with my severe disability of PTSD and a thought disorder I was diagnosed with in 1975 that led to me being put…

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CCVH

CCVH

California Cannabis Voice Humboldt The conversation started in June of 2014 with a group of 35 people, stakeholders in our community. There was diversity in the crowd. We had business owners, small farmers, environmental proponents, county agency staff, state agency staff and people concerned about the future of Humboldt. We all came together for a common cause, a land use ordinance that the County Board of Supervisors could support. The ordinance would set the ground…

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Humboldt Heritage Farms

Humboldt Heritage Farms

Humboldt Medicine Series  After suffering through a diagnosis of Lupus in 1996 Humboldt Heritage Farms principal, “Jane,” began medicating for symptoms on the advice of then California physician Dr. Todd Mikuriya by vaporizing dried Cannabis flowers, then making infused medibles (medical edibles) and tea to ingest. She eventually healed her body, keeping her off what can be a long list of pharmaceuticals, through what is known as a damaging and progressive, multi-symptom illness with no…

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Light Deprivation

Light Deprivation

Light Deprivation By DJ Hayes | Images by Kym Kemp, Perrl Productions & Victoria Voss  In the grand forum of cannabis cultivation there is a method in the spotlight, or rather it’s only in the spotlight for controlled periods of time. Light deprivation, or light dep, is a relatively new trend that you shouldn’t be in the dark about. Light deprivation techniques are gaining popularity and the reasoning behind it is easy to see.  …

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Building Your Cannabis Brand

Building Your Cannabis Brand

Building Your Cannabis Brand  Matthew Owen Can you name me one Humboldt, Trinity or Mendocino County grower that is asked for by name when purchasing cannabis? Neither can I, and that’s the problem.   If you don’t have a name brand with market awareness then you are simply producing an agricultural commodity, and its game over after November 2016 when the corporations enter the industry.   Recently I picked up Luke, my SoHum friend, and…

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