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The Siskiyou County board of supervisors meeting was met with a full house when considering the outdoor cannabis cultivation on Dec. 8, 2015. Photo by Lauren Steinheimer.

Siskiyou County Volunteers File Cannabis Referendums to Repeal Cultivation Ban

17 days, over 4,000 signatures, hundreds of petition forms, and one determined cannabis community: That’s what it took to file two referendums repealing a set...
Tiered farming

A Self-Guided Process for Determining Cannabis Farm Tier Status

North Coast Regional Water Board Cannabis Cultivation Program The North Coast Regional Water Board’s Cannabis Cultivation Regulatory Program (Order R1-2015-0023) seeks to address water quality...
Cannabis and veggie farming as we age

Cannabis Farms Need the Agricultural Cooperative Model

What is a Co-op? “A cooperative (coop) or co-operative (co-op) is an autonomous association of people who voluntarily cooperate for their mutual social, economic and...
707 Cannabis College led a workshop on water dip for trimmers. Photo by Jose Quezada.

How Centralized Processing Could Help Small Cannabis Farmers

My next proposition may seem outlandish, and I offer it for discussion: Centralized Processing. I have come to believe that it could provide the...
Formerly known as Emerald Growers Association, the new name California Growers Association is meant to be more inclusive of the state cannabis industry.

New Name, Renewed Direction: Why EGA is Now California Growers Association

Cannabis industry participants must be aware and active in four realms of public policy: Legislative Regulatory Electoral Local But cannabis isn't alone in its need for engaging these areas. Industries...
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Transitioning More Than Farm Practices: Power in the Ballot Box & Building the House...

Daylighting the conversation as we move out of Prohibition will have profound impacts on the future of our industry. Small farms engaged in qualitative...
Green Bell Pepper grown on the HappyDay Farm CSA. Photo by HappyDay Farm.

Growing Your Own Food is a Rebellious Act — A Cyclical Perspective

The calendar now reads September, but it has already felt like fall. I keep thinking about the way we box ourselves in with matrices....
Tomato on HappyDays Farm

Heritage Cannabis’s Stark Contrast to Mono-Crop Farm Culture

Traditional farm economics goes like this: purchase almost nothing, produce almost everything. A deliberate set of policies moved us away from the ways humans...

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