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Historic California Collective Looks to the Future 

Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana “It takes connecting to heal each other, it takes a village to heal the village, and it takes that village to heal a nation.” – Valerie Corral, WAMM   In 1993, a full three years before Californians voted to approve Prop. 215, which authorized cannabis as medicine in the state, Valerie […]

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Up in Flames

Is the Federal Government More Destructive than Wildfires? In the federal government’s latest failure to protect citizens, the wildfire devastation is compounded by the desolation of no access to disaster relief, banking services, loans or mainstream crop insurance.   Picture this: you are a small-scale cannabis farmer in Mendocino, Sonoma, or Napa County, California. You’ve […]

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The Neverending Hunt

Emerald Essence’s Search for Tomorrow’s Strains Emerald Essence has been quietly winning awards at California cannabis competitions over the last couple years for their sungrown flower and oils, but Vince Sims — CEO, COO and Lead Cultivator — said he’s not a “trend chaser” when it comes to the kinds of cannabis he grows on […]

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Solful

Tucked comfortably into the corner of a shopping center in Sebastopol, California Solful is both a retail dispensary and a friendly hub for customers. You’ll know you’re in the right place when you see two large, bright blue birds sharing a cherry just outside their store — a metal art piece crafted by local artisan, […]

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Oov Lifestyle Demystifies Cannabis for Women

Written by Dennis G Freeman Cannabis remains a mystery for many Californians. There is a gap in education, especially in the mainstream. People interested in the subject need a safe and comfortable space to gather, share resources, have an open dialogue, and participate in a sheltered environment. Oov Lifestyle is demystifying cannabis and helping newcomers — […]

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Talkin’ Bout My (Re)Generation

An Inspiring Visit with the First-Mover Millennials Behind Mendocino’s Award-Winning Moongazer Farms   Agriculture is at the foundation of human civilization, but something went badly wrong along the way – with both. Is it possible that in adopting better farming practices we could re-discover principles applicable to our human inter-connections too? The spiritual founder of […]

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The Plight of the Small Farmer

The Plight of the Small Farmer Persecution in the Face of Legalization Written by Sharon Letts   America was fed by small, ten-acre truck farms. They were local, you knew the farmer, and you knew where your food came from. In many rural areas the truck farmer still exists. While the local food movement began […]

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CANNABBUTZ

Can Canna-Kibbutzim Restore Zion’s Vision of Agrarian Utopia?   It sounds like a quiz show brain teaser: what links late 19th Century Russian anarchist theory with Rastafarianism, 1970s hippie communes, the foundation of the modern state of Israel, and a new agricultural movement there today? The surprising answer is cannabis. Thanks to an astonishing legal […]

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United Abroad

U.S. Companies Turn Eyes to Israel for Cannabis Research   Innovations in cannabis abound in the U.S. as state legalization becomes a reality, but there is a limit to what can be researched under federal prohibition. How can you fully test a drug that isn’t federally legal? Take your research to a country that has […]

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Reggae on the River

Can the Changing Cannabis Culture Breathe New Life Into the Event and the Community Center Behind It? Reggae on the River’s roots run deep in Northern California. What started in the early 1980s as a rebuilding fundraiser for The Mateel Community Center in Redway, California has become one of the longest running, most well-known reggae […]

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