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The Medical Patients’ Voices Must Be Represented In Cannabis Legalization

  A review of recent headlines pertaining to cannabis legalization in a number of states, and even within some of the biggest national cannabis advocacy groups, reveals an emphasis on huge financial gain. There is a conspicuous absence: the voice of medical patients within the cannabis community are missing or underrepresented. Recent coverage highlights the […]


So You Wanna Be Legal?

“…only 83 out of an estimated 10,000 growers in Humboldt County have come forward so far.”   While many cities, counties and even the state of California have become increasingly tolerant of cannabis over these past eight years, there is still the elephant in the room — yes, the federal government.    In 2009, then U.S. Attorney […]


Seeds Turn Into Amazing Strains

Seeds come in many forms. I was very fortunate to find many seeds of vast knowledge on this trip around the sun. When you bury seeds, you may think they are gone because you do not see them any longer. Soon though, those seeds will grow. The more of them you bury, the bigger the […]


Humboldt County’s Commercial Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance

Welcome to the brave new world of commercial medicinal cannabis in California. With legislation looming in the state, Humboldt County has become ground zero for the future of regulatory cannabis production. North Coast residents have enacted two major sets of laws in the past six months, and now, Humboldt County folks will face a third […]


Medical Marijuana Ordinance

Humboldt is one of the few counties in California on course to complete a “Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance” by the March 1, 2016 state deadline. Most cities and counties are “just saying no” and voting for a cannabis moratorium, which means they will default the state guidelines. Politics is like sausage. Enjoy the final […]

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Dents in Mexico’s Prohibition

Pro-Pot Court Ruling Leads to Cannabis Possession and Cultivation Permits for Four Mexicans Dramatic transformation in cannabis policy is a safe prediction for 2016 not only for the U.S., but for our neighbors to the North and South as well. Canada’s newly-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent a mandate letter to his Attorney General in November […]

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The biggest state’s rights battle since slavery is going on in America right now, and it’s still all about freedom. Four states have legalized and 23 states plus Guam have adopted medical cannabis laws. None of those places have accessible banking services for these legal operations. Imagine leaving work with your weekly or monthly wages […]


Status Quo Grow

The California state legislature stirred things up recently when they passed four cannabis bills, consequently signed into law by our governor. This sent local jurisdictions (county and city) planning commissions on a fast track to complete local cannabis laws by the March 1, 2016 deadline for permits, inspections, zoning for indoor and outdoor grows, allowed […]

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Ask An Attorney

This is the cozy holiday time of year where farmers everywhere put the same thing on their Xmas List: to move their product. Sounds simple enough, but the problem lies in the risk.  What can a member of the cannabis industry do to lessen their risk?  Well, until we have not only clear guidelines from […]

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The ABC’s of Cannabis

Alcohol prohibition in the United States was supposed to improve health, reduce crime and solve many social problems. Instead, it was an abject failure. See any similarities to the war on cannabis? When the 18th Amendment was repealed in 1933, the United States alcohol industry (beer, wine and spirits) was in shambles. Thousands of moonshiners […]

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