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Going Organic-Ish


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These days it’s easy to shop at your preferred grocery store and buy products labeled USDA Certified Organic. It’s the label that verifies food was produced through organic methods approved …

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Weekly Roundup


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In its first meeting of 2017, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors called for proposals from companies offering track-and-trace programs for commercial applicants

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Envisioning the Future of Cannabis Tourism


Matt Kurth

I’m Matt Kurth, and I run Humboldt Cannabis Tours. I’ve led tours of Humboldt County cannabis businesses for major organizations like CNN, PBS, and the National Cannabis Industry Association. I …

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Weekly Roundup


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Confinement of medical and recreational marijuana to a legal gray area prohibits a robust understanding of cannabis industry jobs. Federal agencies don’t account for marijuana employment data, so experts must …

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Weekly Roundup


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A California company is helping bring medical marijuana south of the border. As Mexico passes its first MMJ legislation, partnerships between governments and private companies are bringing CBD and THC …

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Q&A with Kym Kemp, Part Two


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Kym Kemp is a blogger, journalist, and a local to Southern Humboldt. Her website kymkemp.com, covers regional news, especially the cannabis industry. We sat down with her to ask about …

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Weekly Roundup


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DEA publishes rule to clarify concentrates as Schedule 1 substance. More intriguing to some was the agency’s use of the archaic spelling, “marihuana” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/12/16/marijuana-or-marihuana-its-all-weed-to-the-dea/?utm_term=.68ba21ef8ffb   Last chance to go legit …

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Weekly Roundup


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Recreational marijuana is now legal to sell, buy, and grow in Massachusetts Read More   Legalization advocates attempted to bring weed to Trump’s Attorney General pick Read More   Weed …

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Healing people, helping soil


Sarah Schuette

Humboldt County has a funny way of becoming a part of you. I still remember the first time I saw this place. Almost everyone can relate to the desire to …

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Buds I have trimmed


Heather R

The Emerald Tribune wants to share the stories of people in the industry, in their own voice. Heather’s story about how she got into trimming will be familiar to a …

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The Photo


AJ Owen

This aerial photo of a cannabis farm has been shared on hundreds of news outlets and websites since it first appeared after being taken in 2010. It was photographed by …

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Engineering a New Path


Kendra Miers

What do you do when your career and the culture conflict? If you’re like our author, you look for new opportunities in a growing industry, based on the values you …