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Do you live in Humboldt? These idiots just got $170,000 more in federal money to pay them overtime for stealing your pot.

​The Humboldt County, California Board of Supervisors accepted $170,000 from the federal government for “marijuana related law enforcement work” last Tuesday morning, despite one man’s advice to the contrary.

“Respect the sacred herb,” Tad Robinson said during the public comment portion of the meeting. “Say ‘No DEA, this is not what we want our law enforcement to do in Humboldt County.'”
The funding, from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, will be used to pay Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies overtime “for the eradication of marijuana.” The money will also pay for the salary and overtime of reserve officers, reports Donna Tam at the Redwood Times.

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Ken and Kathy Prather, owners of medical marijuana dispensary Tehama Herbal Collective in Corning, California

​Hundreds of people are signing up as litigants in a class action lawsuit to be filed against Tehama County, California, for its recently approved medical marijuana cultivation regulations.

Many of the potential litigants, medical marijuana growers and patients, met in Red Bluff on Thursday to fill out forms naming themselves as plaintiffs in a lawsuit being backed by California NORML, reports Julie R. Johnson of Tri-County Newspapers.
Kathy Prather, co-owner of Tehama Herbal Collective (THC), a marijuana dispensary in Corning, said the lawsuit will be filed against Tehama County because of its recent ordinance regulating medical cannabis cultivation.

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Deputies haul away marijuana after raiding what patients described as a medical marijuana grow operation

​Two medical marijuana patients were arrested last week by Saginaw County, Michigan sheriff’s deputies and federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officers.

According to arrested couple, the marijuana they grew was for medical purposes in accordance with Michigan’s medical marijuana law, but the sheriff’s office said they were not following state guidelines, reports WNEM.
Hundreds of marijuana plants, guns and other possessions were seized in the raids last week.
John Roberts, 48, of Thomas Township, protested the arrest and said the growing and use of marijuana by patients is legal.

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Patient Donna Will tends to her garden at her Tehama County, California home. Both Will and her partner, Jerrey Doran, are medical marijuana patients and also grow for other patients.

​Tehama County Supervisors on Tuesday will consider starting a $40 registration fee for medical marijuana gardens.

The fee wouldn’t be set at the Tuesday vote, but the vote could establish a May 4 public hearing where the board would consider the fee, reports Geoff Johnson at the Red Bluff Daily News.

Supervisors on April 6 already approved a medical marijuana cultivation policy prohibiting growth within 1,000 feet of schools, churches or bus stops, linking the number of plants allowed to parcel size, and requiring medical marijuana growers to register their gardens with the Tehama County Health Services Agency.

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Jorge Cervantes’ “Indoor Marijuana Horticulture” has sold more than 600,000 copies and launched untold thousands of beautiful victory gardens

​The International Cannabis & Hemp Expo (INTCHE) has announced the first U.S. appearance of internationally renowned, best-selling author Jorge Cervantes. Cervantes is scheduled to speak at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 17th on the main stage of the Expo.
Cervantes is a world-renowned expert on indoor, outdoor, and greenhouse cannabis cultivation. With more than 30 years of cannabis growing knowledge and hands-on experience, his numerous books, articles, photographs and instructional DVDs have been sold worldwide.
In 1983 Cervantes penned Indoor Marijuana Horticulture–a book that became an instant best seller, and quickly became known as “The Bible” among growers.  Now in its fifth edition, the book has sold more than 600,000 copies and has been printed in Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish and Italian and will soon be available in Russian.
Cervantes writes regular columns and feature articles in some 20 cannabis magazines written in 10 languages.

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“What poop?”

​A medical marijuana activist and grower has accused King County Sheriff’s detectives of smearing feces in his Kirkland, Washington home during a search last month.

Steve Sarich said this week that deputies searching his house March 15 “smeared human excrement (poop) on the wall behind his bed and nightstand,” according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Department, reports Joyce Chen of The Tacoma News Tribune.
​The allegations were made in emails sent by Sarich to the Sheriff’s Office on April 2 and April 5, the department claimed in a press release.

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The historic California Theatre in downtown Dunsmuir, Calif., may have a new neighbor — a marijuana nursery — on Dunsmuir Avenue if Mayor Peter Arth has his way.

​The mayor of Dunsmuir, California has proposed the establishment of a medical marijuana nursery in the downtown area.

The proposal was brought to city officials by Mayor Peter Arth Jr., who plans to finance the project, along with Green Collar Compassionate Collective owner Leslie Wilde, who will lease the nursery in order to harvest medical marijuana for her patient members, reports Ami Ridling of Mt. Shasta News.
Arth and Wilde are applying for a historic site alteration permit for the facility, and will present their plans to the Dunsmuir Planning Commission in May.

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Deputies claim popular writer Tom Stienstra, 55, had a “sophisticated cultivation operation” in his barn in Weed, California

​Well-known outdoor author Tom Stienstra has been arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office.

Stienstra, 55, was busted March 25 after deputies served a search warrant at his home in Weed, California, and found what they claimed was a “sophisticated cultivation operation” in his barn, sheriff’s department spokesperson Susan Gravenkamp said in an email to the Redding Record Searchlight.
Deputies claimed they found 31 immature marijuana plants, 29 mature plants and 11 pounds of dried marijuana, Gravenkamp said.
Much of the processed marijuana was packaged, according to Gravenkamp. Deputies also claimed they found scales, packaging material and other “paraphernalia” at Stienstra’s barn and inside his home, she said.
Stienstra, an outdoor writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and syndicated newspaper columnist, is also an author of books on hiking, camping and the outdoors. He has a weekly TV show in KBCW/KMAX in Sacramento, and a weekly radio program on San Francisco’s KCBS.

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A juicy bag of primo local product, Humboldt County Kush. How will legalization affect the Emerald Triangle’s booming pot economy?

​In what is being described as an unprecedented event, residents, local business people, officials, and industry leaders plan to meet in Humboldt County, California Tuesday night to talk about the potential economic effects of the legalization of marijuana, reports Donna Tam of the Eureka Times-Standard.

“It’s time to talk about the elephant in the room,” said organizer Anna Hamilton.
Shelter Cove resident Hamilton said she is “intimately involved” with the marijuana business and has seen the market get worse due to changing pot laws.

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​A Santa Rosa, California man was arrested twice Wednesday night — first when he was pulled over for expired registration and police found marijuana and $55,000 in the car, and later when he bailed out of jail and came home to find a squad of detectives raiding his house, where they seized pot plants, a stolen handgun and “other evidence,” according to police.

Early Thursday, Stephen Elliott, 41, was still in the Sonoma County Jail with a bail of $25,000, according to jail personnel, reports Mary Callahan at the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
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