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Posts published by “Jim Shields”

Pot Pollution Of Water Sources

The Laytonville Water District regularly tests for nitrates in our water, and we have never tested positive for it.  That’s because here in the Long…

Drinking Water Tax In The Works

There’s a bill in the state Senate that if approved would impose for the first time in California a tax on public drinking water for…

The Marketplace & Enforcement

It seems Mendocino County is unaware that state resource agencies are charged under state legislation legalizing marijuana to actually enforce state resource laws. These are…

Re-Opened Cannabis Ordinance Nearly Wrapped

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors last week) August 8, concluded a month-long series of meetings on cleaning up, tweaking, and amending its three-month-old Cannabis…

Local Control Of Pot?

I think a lot of us who were players to one degree or another in this ever-evolving new marijuana world came into it with our…

“Enforce Your Pot Ordinance”

Two weeks ago, the Board of Supervisors held its second meeting eliciting public comment and discussing proposed changes to the county’s newly created cannabis ordinance.…

Reeling In Outlaw Pot Grows

Sheriff Tells Supes: “The Free Reign Of Marijuana Has To Be Reeled In.” For the past month, I’ve written a series of columns focusing on…

Mendo Pot Ordinance Enforcement

Two weeks ago, we ran a story on Calaveras County’s current marijuana dilemma. Calaveras, which like Mendocino County is rural, and not heavily populated, has…

Mendocino County’s Reefer Madness

People kid me about how much I write and talk about pot in my newspaper, Mendocino County Observer, and on my radio show. The reason…

Playing By The Rules

The county is holding meetings this week in Laytonville, Ukiah, Fort Bragg, and Boonville to publicly unveil its newly-minted “Track and Trace” system that will,…

Pot Economics 101

Ever since the legalization of med-pot in the fall of 2015 and the voter-approved legalization of so-called recreational pot (“rec-pot”) last November, I’ve used this…

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