HARDIN: The Failure of Humboldt County's Medical Marijuana … – Lost Coast Outpost

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John Hardin / Today @ 7 a.m. / Op-Ed HARDIN: The Failure of Humboldt County’s Medical Marijuana Permit System Today, more than six months after the deadline to apply, the Humboldt County Planning Department has received fewer than 200 completed cannabis cultivation permit applications from the entire county. That means that more than 2,000 permit applications remain far from complete. The …

Illegal Pot Grows: Dangerous for Species, Agencies and Recreationalists – Courthouse News Service

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To let light in for the illegal crop, growers “girdle” trees, essentially strangling the tree, causing leaves and branches to die, while concealing the marijuana plants below. Credit: USFS, Region 5 CARLSBAD, Calif. (CN) – If while hiking in the pristine wilderness of a northern California wildlife refuge you run into a dump site, back out quickly and quietly and …

Suit hits city's restrictions on recreational pot growers – Napa Valley Register

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FONTANA — A lawsuit filed against the Southern California city of Fontana claims an ordinance makes it unreasonably difficult and expensive for adult residents to grow up to six marijuana plants for personal use under the state’s voter-approved Proposition 64. The American Civil Liberties Union of California and the Drug Policy Alliance sued Monday in San Bernardino County Superior Court, …

Napa County and its cities discuss coordinating marijuana policies … – Napa Valley Register

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Elected leaders meet to talk about marijuana Representatives from Napa County and city governments met Wednesday, May 31, at Napa Valley College for what was billed as a “Napa Countywide Cannabis Roundtable.” They heard presentations and then had a discussion. They want to meet again and dive deeper into some aspects of Proposition 64, such as possible environmental effects from …

Food, wine and marijuana: Changing the culinary, cannabis culture – Summit Daily News

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In the years since recreational marijuana legalization in Colorado, Philip Wolf, founder of Cultivating Spirits, has set his sights on the industry at large, hoping to spread his business of cannabis, food and wine tours outside of the Mile High State. Wolf’s idea to blend marijuana with a wine-pairing experience came to him while he was visiting Barcelona, Spain. He …

The Weed of Wrath – cozine

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By Hal Walter Marijuana. Most folks are either decidedly for it or against it. Me? I’m mostly a weed spectator though I lean toward the libertarian viewpoint that a person has the right to do whatever to their own body so long as it doesn’t harm others. Like it or not, marijuana is now legal for both medical and recreational …

The Weed of Wrath – Colorado Central Magazine – cozine

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By Hal Walter Marijuana. Most folks are either decidedly for it or against it. Me? I’m mostly a weed spectator though I lean toward the libertarian viewpoint that a person has the right to do whatever to their own body so long as it doesn’t harm others. Like it or not, marijuana is now legal for both medical and recreational …

Make cannabis more available – Napa Valley Register

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Thank you for this Sunday’s editorial (“Make rules to fit reality.”). Finally. There is so much misinformation and prejudice circulating and influencing our local politicians and health care professionals in Napa County that I am in awe of the ignorance. In a county where we openly pride ourselves on the growth and manufacturing of a product that is notably deadly …

Things to do this week in Sonoma County – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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There’s lots of fun headed our way this weekend! First up is the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, taking place at a variety of venues throughout Healdsburg over the next week. Also happening is the Great Russian River Race at Johnson’s Beach. Plus, there’s the High Times US Cannabis Cup at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. All this and more is in our …

Cannabis growers overcome the powerful scent – North Bay Business Journal

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Cannabis stinks, its opponents claim, comparing the scent of buds at harvest to skunks.But beyond its fragrant nose, cannabis enterprise carries an aroma welcome even to many who shun pot: the smell of money. Cash gushes from the emerging industry. It’s expected to soar to billions of dollars a year in California, with Santa Rosa’s CannaCom Valley at the heart …

Make rules to fit reality – Napa Valley Register

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Like it or not, we are living in an era of legalized marijuana and we think it is high time that Napa County’s policymakers adjust to this reality. California voters spoke loudly last year, approving Proposition 64, permitting the recreational use of marijuana for adults. This came 20 years after voters approved the medicinal use of marijuana. Napa County voters …

Make rules to fit reality | Our View: Napa Valley Register Editorial … – Napa Valley Register

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Like it or not, we are living in an era of legalized marijuana and we think it is high time that Napa County’s policymakers adjust to this reality. California voters spoke loudly last year, approving Proposition 64, permitting the recreational use of marijuana for adults. This came 20 years after voters approved the medicinal use of marijuana. Napa County voters …

Sonoma County staff cut 3000 marijuana plants from public land – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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Sonoma County law enforcement cut down about 3,000 marijuana plants this week from public land near Glen Ellen, sheriff’s officials said. The illegal cannabis farm was found hidden on about a half-acre in the Calabazas Creek Open Space Preserve, a 1,285-acre ranch north of Glen Ellen along the border with Napa County, according to the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and …

3000 pot plants removed from Sonoma County open space – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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Sonoma County law enforcement cut down about 3,000 marijuana plants this week from public land near Glen Ellen, sheriff’s officials said. The illegal cannabis farm was found hidden on about a half-acre in the Calabazas Creek Open Space Preserve, a 1,285-acre ranch north of Glen Ellen along the border with Napa County, according to the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and …