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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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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Opportunity Found

Opportunity Found

Opportunity Found   By Oriana Landt   Have you heard of Social Funding? It is known by other names too – crowd funding, peer to peer funding, micro patronage, etc. They are all based on the same concept and have subtle but important differences.   They all give the public the chance to start projects, businesses, programs that they feel they need or want! It is a chance for individuals to seek and find start-up…

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Pepsi Blue and the Ferndale Police

Pepsi Blue and the Ferndale Police

Pepsi Blue and the Ferndale Police by Nathan Butler In the summer of 2004, I had perhaps one of the strangest encounters with the police of my life. It began, as so many things to do, with an ending. I was just coming back from Centerville beach with a few of my buddies in my friends car. We were on our way out of town when lights began to flash from behind. None of us…

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Under the penalty of perjury

Under the penalty of perjury

Eureka Ca., Mercer-Fraser parking lot- September 2010: I had just left the Co-Op with a tall, half-price VooDoo along with a couple of espresso shots. This meant it was prior to 8:00 A.M. Walking towards Third St. I noticed the Eureka Police Department POP-Unit searching a vehicle. I walked over to the Mercer-Fraser parking lot, just on the other side of J&L Towing. I stood there doing nothing for several minutes except watch EPD do…

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The Protestors Play Too Much Soccer…

The Protestors Play Too Much Soccer…

Another nationwide protest orchestrated by the Commander-in-Chief of the student movement, Camila Vallejo transpired a block from my house.(1) A week after a 10-hour meeting with the President and his Minister of Education, the two opposing sides came to an agreement on nine of the twelve systematic changes proposed by the broad grassroot coalition of students. But since nine is not twelve, the strikes continued. Both sides are deeply seated in intransigency, and apparently the…

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