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Jewel Mathieson: Fearless Activist

She called herself “a breast cancer survivor, dancer, award-winning storyteller and poetry slam champion.” Jewel Mathieson was all those things and much...

Cannabis and the County

A sense of frustration characterizes the mood of the Sonoma County cannabis community, but cultivators are also smiling more now.

Ivan Escobar is in Heaven

Ivan Escobar works in cannabis heaven, or as they say south of the border, Estamos en la gloria. Born in Michoacán, 21-years-old,...

Sonoma Patient Group covers the North Bay

“Drive!” Kevin McEachern tells his team. The delivery manager at the Sonoma Patient Group (SPG), the oldest and longest-operating cannabis dispensary in...

Marijuana Act reverses Nixonian law

Cannabis groups come and go, but NORML, the granddaddy of cannabis organizations, has been around ever since 1970. The National Organization for...

Growth Mindset

Alex Rowland has lived most of his adulthood in the U.S., but for his first seven years or so he called the...

Red, White, Blue—and Green

He doesn’t want me to use his real name. His employers might be unhappy to read about his adventures in the marijuana...

In Praise of Dr. Marilyn Hulter

If, as Dr. Marilyn Hulter says, “Marijuana is God’s gift to mankind,” then surely the good doctor herself is the Goddess’s gift...

Top Cop’s Kerfuffle

Down on the corner and out there in the streets they’re calling it “Ravitch’s kerfuffle.” Jill Ravitch, the Sonoma County DA, mocked...

A cannabis ‘Cinderella Story’

When it comes to cannabis, Erich Pearson doesn’t take “No” for an answer. That approach has got him to where he is...