Cannabis art show, “Growing,” opens June 2 in Ukiah (press release) – The Mendocino Voice

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MENDOCINO CO., 5/24/17 — “Growing,” the first art showing focusing on “art, life, and cannabis” in Mendo opens next Friday, June 2 as part of the First Friday event in Ukiah. Presented and organized by the Arts Council of Mendocino County, the curators decided to create a timely opportunity for residents and local artists to “consider the role of cannabis …

$1.5 Million For Exactly What? – Anderson Valley

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by John Hardin, May 24, 2017 With great fanfare, Gov. Jerry Brown, and Assemblyman Jim Wood announced that the Governor’s new state budget allocates 1.5 million dollars of state funds to clean up environmental damage caused by illegal marijuana grows here in the Emerald Triangle, aka Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity Counties. Jerry Brown got it right when he said “These …

Cannabis cultivation permits trickling in – The Mendocino Voice

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UKIAH, 5/24/15 — At the regularly scheduled Mendocino County Board of Supervisors meeting, officials from the Department of Agriculture and Planning and Building Services updated the board on the recently adopted Mendocino County Medical Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance. A building permit amnesty deadline has been extended, while a water rights deadline looms. Arif Kever, the assistant commissioner for the Department of …

HARDIN: What's $1.5 Million Worth to the Emerald Triangle? – Lost Coast Outpost

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John Hardin / Today @ 6:42 a.m. / Op-Ed HARDIN: What’s $1.5 Million Worth to the Emerald Triangle? With great fanfare, Gov. Jerry Brown, and Assemblyman Jim Wood announced that the Governor’s new state budget allocates 1.5 million dollars of state funds to clean up environmental damage caused by illegal marijuana grows here in the Emerald Triangle, aka Humboldt, Mendocino …

Pot Convictions Go Up In Smoke With California Legalization – KPBS

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Jay Schlauch’s conviction for peddling pot haunted him for nearly a quarter century. The felony prevented him from landing jobs, gave his wife doubts about tying the knot and cast a shadow over his typically sunny outlook on life. So when an opportunity arose to reduce his record to a misdemeanor under the voter-approved law that legalized recreational marijuana last …

New cannabis festival to be launched in July – Ukiah Daily Journal

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For about a decade-and- a-half, a steadily increasing number of growers and patients have attended Mendocino County’s Emerald Cup, California’s premier annual weed competition in the heart of the Emerald Triangle, enjoying the festival’s heady mix of enthusiasm, camaraderie, and, of course, cannabis. One ingredient, however, has generally been missing from the winter event: sunshine. Tim Blake, who founded the …

New cannabis festival to be launched in July – The Willits News

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For about a decade and a half, a steadily increasing number of growers and patients have attended Mendocino County’s Emerald Cup, California’s premier annual weed competition in the heart of the Emerald Triangle, enjoying the festival’s heady mix of enthusiasm, camaraderie, and, of course, cannabis. One ingredient, however, has generally been missing from the winter event: sunshine. Tim Blake, who …

From the Chief: Growing marijuana? – Ukiah Daily Journal

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Last November, California voters approved Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), which legalized some recreational uses of marijuana for adults. Since the law passed, many people have become confused about exactly where the line is between legal and illegal, sometimes mixing up medical marijuana regulations with recreational marijuana regulations. Right now in Sacramento, the Governor’s Office and …

Man Arrested With 70 Pounds of Marijuana, Says Mendocino Sheriff's Office – Redheaded Blackbelt

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This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty: On 05-03-2017 at approximately 12:40 A.M., a Deputy was on uniformed patrol when he observed a sedan traveling in the area of North Highway 101 at Reynolds Highway in …

Emerald Triangle getting $1.5 million for marijuana cleanup in state budget – The Willits News

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Gov. Jerry Brown is setting aside $1.5 million in the state budget to fund the cleanup of illegal marijuana grow sites in Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties, according to a press release from Assemblyman Jim Wood’s office. “Our beautiful pristine forests have become havens for these illegal grow sites,” said Wood, who represents the three counties. “These illegitimate growers have …

Emerald Triangle getting $1.5 million for marijuana … – Willits News – The Willits News

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Gov. Jerry Brown is setting aside $1.5 million in the state budget to fund the cleanup of illegal marijuana grow sites in Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties, according to a press release from Assemblyman Jim Wood’s office. “Our beautiful pristine forests have become havens for these illegal grow sites,” said Wood, who represents the three counties. “These illegitimate growers have …

Emerald Triangle getting $1.5 million for marijuana cleanup in state budget – Ukiah Daily Journal

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Gov. Jerry Brown is setting aside $1.5 million in the state budget to fund the cleanup of illegal marijuana grow sites in Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties, according to a press release from Assemblyman Jim Wood’s office. “Our beautiful pristine forests have become havens for these illegal grow sites,” said Wood, who represents the three counties. “These illegitimate growers have …

Bud & Breakfast – Anderson Valley

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by Mark Scaramella, May 10, 2017 Yes, marijuana inns furrowed the burdened brows of County leadership last week: “Mendocino County Board of Supervisors Cannabis Workshop, Tuesday, May 2, 2017.” Er, what’s a marijuana inn? It’s a B&B but instead of ceramic figurines of Marie Antoinette and Safeway croissants you get Bob Marley and fatties. Good ones, primo bud & breakfast. After …

Local marijuana market day shows off branding – The Willits News

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Saturday’s Spring Market Day north of Laytonville was more than just a farmers’ market for medical marijuana. According to organizer Tim Blake and vendors, the event was an opportunity for Mendocino County’s small-scale, outdoor cannabis farms and their appreciative patients to reinforce the community bonds of the region’s most famous industry, an indispensable asset at a time of rapidly growing …

Guide to medical cannabis cultivation regs in Mendocino County – Ukiah Daily Journal

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To find out what is needed for the permit application and the standards all legal cultivators must meet, visit co.mendocino.ca.us/agriculture/Cannabis.htm and click on the link to the ordinance. The year-long drumroll has come to a halt, as applications for existing medical cannabis cultivation to become legal in Mendocino County are now being taken. After Dec. 31, any cultivator without a …