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The Tyranny of the Local

The waiters and waitress at my favorite pizza place in Santa Rosa wear T-shirts that say, “Support Local Produce.” The menu repeats that slogan; it also appears in big letters…

Emily! Live!

Emily! Live!

Dreamers, schemers, dealers and profiteers go to Humboldt County to grow, sell and transport marijuana. They’ve gone there to smoke it, steal it, write and make movies about it. They’ve…

Rave On

The Weather Underground wasn’t as crazy as it seemed, though at the time it seemed anything but sane. On March 6, 1970, three members of a Weatherman cell or collective…

Peddling Weed To Those In Need

Peddling Weed To Those In Need

Do New Yorkers smoke weed? Yes, indeed, and apparently lots of it, though most of the New Yorkers on the new web series “High Maintenance” don’t seem to know where…

‘Search for Truth: The Seeker Begins’

‘Search for Truth: The Seeker Begins’

Self-published novels don’t have to be self-indulgent. Bryan Radzin’s one and only self-published novel describes the cross continental adventures of a young, idealistic California journalist who unearths a global conspiracy…

Tooch Colombo, The Last Great California Hunter

Tooch Colombo isn’t like me, most of my friends and family members. When he wants to eat meat he doesn’t go shopping at Safeway or Whole Foods. At the age…

Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman: A Medical Marijuana Grower’s Best Friend

It’s still early in the year, the nights are cold, and outdoor pot farmers are just beginning to think about germinating seeds and planting starts. Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman…

Up In Smoke: Cannabis Initiative Post Mortem

I spent Election Day at Prop 19 Headquarters in Oak­land, California, and witnessed the final, tumultuous hours of the campaign to legalize marijuana. Not legalize it once and for all.…

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