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Allison Edrington

As part of the Ganjier Media's founding team, Allison served as the first editor-in-chief of TheGanjier.com and executive producer of events like the Golden Tarp Award and the Ganjier Spring Kickoff. She owns Eris & Edrington Writing Company and has provided media consulting services for businesses and political candidates. She is also the Cannabis Editor for The Clever Root magazine. As a “recovering journalist,” she has contributed to major publications including The New York Times, The SOMM Journal, and Skunk Magazine. She has previously worked as a staff writer for daily newspapers, covering local elections, Humboldt cannabis policy, city government and criminal court cases.

Emerald Cup Embraces Responsible BHO with New Partnership, New Competition

The single source for Southern Humboldt Concentrates live resin oil. Photo by Kim Sallaway.

California’s defining cannabis competition has in the past shied away from accepting oils made using butane and CO2 due to safety concerns. Now with the augment of better testing and the clear potential these oils have to be clean and potent, the Emerald Cup is going all in to support the best producers in the state. The Emerald Cup has...

Ganjier Spring Kickoff Draws Over 1000 to Humboldt for Seeds and Education

Photo by Jose Quezada. Left to right: Dave Royal, Hollie Hall and Cuauhtemoc Villa.

"You put the seed breeding panel at 11 a.m. -- you expect those stoners to get up early!" -- one actual response someone had to seeing the 2nd annual Ganjier Spring Kickoff's education schedule. Yes, we did expect folks to get there early and they didn't disappoint! We packed more than 8 hours of education into Saturday just for farmers and ganjapreneurs, and their hunger...

Frenchy to Host Lost Art of the Hashishin Workshop & NCIA Fundraiser Feb. 28

Frenchie at the Aficionado booth sharing his aged hash and wisdom.

The primary goal of Frenchy Cannoli's work is to promote appreciation of traditional hashish as it is made in producing countries. Come spend a day with Frenchy learning the ancient art of sieving, and at the same time participate in a fundraiser for a cause that should be near and dear to all our hearts; supporting the National Cannabis...

Schedule Announced for Spring Kickoff!

From the heart of the Emerald Triangle comes the 2nd annual Ganjier Spring Kickoff, an all-day event at the Mateel in Humboldt will feature top quality seeds, reliable exhibitors and 8 hours of panels and education. Local and state regulations are fresh off the press in California, and the details are being worked out across the state. Many farmers and entrepreneurs...

Humboldt Board Passes Cultivation Ordinance

Untrimmed Candyland flowers worth showing off at the Mecca Cup 2015. Photo by Allison Edrington.

Update 1/26/2016: The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors passed the cultivation land-use ordinance on a unanimous 5-0 vote, followed immediately by applause from the assembled audience. Original story: Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will have on Tuesday what is likely to be the final public hearing for a medical marijuana cultivation ordinance that has been months in the making. Fast-tracked to keep...

2 State Legislators to Host Humboldt Community Forum on Medical Cannabis Jan. 29

Sacramento Capitol

Press release from Senator McGuire's office: Sacramento, Calif. -- Assemblymember Jim Wood and Senator Mike McGuire, authors of the recently signed Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act, will host a Forum to provide residents with an opportunity to hear how the new statewide regulations and license program will roll out over the next two years and how those new statewide...

List of Cities, Counties Banning Commercial Cannabis in California (UPDATED 1/25/16)

The Fortuna City Council voted to ban cannabis commercial activity on January 19, 2016.

Update 1/25/2016 from the California City & County Ban Watch page: URGENT BAN WATCH UPDATE: There has been an enormous increase in cities and counties that have enacted or introduced a ban on either personal cultivation, commercial cultivation, processing, manufacturing, testing, dispensing, delivering, and even consumption in some instances, since our last post. We now believe that 43% of the...

Editorial: California Binges on Cannabis Bans — Why Local Control is Here to Stay (Part 1)

Across California, city and county officials are enacting bans on commercial and personal cannabis cultivation, as well as dispensaries and other facilities. Others like Arcata are embracing the future of a burgeoning industry with the approval of an "innovation zone," but even in the Emerald Triangle some cities like Fortuna are approving bans. As the state transitions to an actually...