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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...

Bogart That Joint, My Friends

Mr. Gonzo himself, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, famously observed, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” These days are definitely...

Cannabis and community

Change, especially in the cannabis world, doesn’t happen suddenly, but rather in stages. Herman Hernandez, a long-time community activist and a savvy...

Agriculture Clash

Once you meet Ken Norton and his pals in the Sonoma County Cultivation Group, you won’t forget them. They’re a trip. SCCG...

F*@%! Corona

Biodynamic farmer Mike Benziger and medical doctor Thomas Cowan combine forces to boost human health. With COVID-19 lurking everywhere, they’re on high...

Home Baked

Poet George Sterling called San Francisco “the cool, grey city of love.” Journalist Gary Kamiya borrowed Sterling’s phrase for his book about...

Pot Pilgrimage

On a wild and crazy three-month sabbatical in Israel—before the coronavirus put a dent in international travel—Dr. Jeffrey Hergenrather, who calls himself...

Elevated With Legacy

Soon after California’s Department of Public Health lodged cannabis-industry laborers on the state’s “essential workforce,” and therefore not required to stay at...