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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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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 When the 18th Amendment was repealed in 1933, the United States alcohol industry (beer, wine and spirits) was in shambles.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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Seasons Ending: Change is in the Air

It’s that time of year when we are almost finished, and we can’t help but think of what our season will look like next year. SO MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT AB266 It’s time for the cannabis community to come out of the shadows and into the light.  While California may become a legalized state next year, right […]

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Kathleen Bryson is here to answer your legal questions. Send your questions to, Question:  “If I am caught by law-enforcement at a grow operation, what is the best thing to say – or not to say – to the police? What rights should I be aware of?” Answer: When captured by the enemy: only give […]

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Interview with the Rule of Law

Cannabis Crackles A few days ago, illuminated only by the light of a series of candles in the furthest, most ominous nook of the the Emerald’s new Eureka office, The Rule of Law was kind enough to join me for an in depth interview about their controversial policies, their knack for profiteering, and the fact […]

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