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row Magazine started a little over a year ago with the goal of broadening the dialogue concerning marijuana. It has been clear for some time that marijuana has made a drastic impact on most of the communities in Northern California. Unfortunately, the regular news media is only able to deliver a very brief snapshot of the issues surrounding marijuana as well as the people affected by it’s legal, political, economic and social circumstances. The goal of this magazine is to tell the story of the people who grow marijuana, as well as those who want it out of their neighborhoods. We want to take a closer look at some of the vital questions regarding marijuana: Should it be legal? Should you be able to grow marijuana regardless of where you live? What are the environmental impacts of growing marijuana? What are the economic and social impacts of living in an area where marijuana is the most valuable commodity?


Special Section

These photos were taken at the end of July. Our grow photographer was in the air to see what was happening in Southern humboldt county. The idea of flying around over Sohum in the middle of the season didn’t really sound like a good idea, but the results were too amazing not to publish.

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Sohum stands for Southern Humboldt. The climate in Southern Humboldt County is very different from coastal towns like Arcata and Eureka. While outdoor growing is extremely difficult near the pacific coast, the inland mountains of Southern Humboldt provide an ideal climate for outdoor gardens. All of the following photos contain one or more marijuana gardens.





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These pages contain pictures of outdoor marijuana gardens, taken in the summer of 2008 over Humboldt County.



Gardens that are usually hidden from sight by manzanita bushes are clearly visible from above. Open areas such as this provide an ample amount of sunlight, a crucial element for marijuana growing.






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Dare to Tell Your Kids

The Truth

Quandaries of a Thinking Parent

by Sandee Burbank



consider a loving, trusting relationship with my children to be one of the most important aspects of my life. My parents, in their effort to “protect” me, told me half-truths and mistruths. How betrayed I felt when I learned that they had not always been honest with me! This was a feeling I did not want my own children to experience. I soon learned that if I told the truth and tried to prepare my kids for their eventual role as responsible adults, my message to them often conflicted with messages they heard via the media, movie Images, commercials or others with different political or social agendas. These conflicting messages reached their ears even though they were home-schooled, and despite the fact we had no commercial television at home. We struggled with how to protect our children from these lies and partial truths, without putting them at risk of losing respect for authority. How could we teach them to question the values that modern consumer society holds dear, without alienating

its “party till you puke” motto. It was a weak stomach, not high morals that kept me out of trouble with alcohol. Even though I yearned to fit in with the crowd, I didn’t like being sick, which was inevitable if I drank even small amounts. I watched as my friends and other students tried a plethora of legal and illegal drugs, even banana peels, in an attempt to get high. Many had problems with alcohol. Most had problems because they didn’t know what drug they were getting, had no idea of dosage or what to expect. I was astounded at their willingness to risk the unknown, given my own self-protective instincts, which kept me from such experimentation. It wasn’t until the late sixties that I smoked marijuana after observing no ill health effects on the marijuana users I knew. I was pleasantly surprised as it relaxed me, but was not nearly as heavy or injurious feeling as alcohol. At this point I started to question the law. Still I naively believed there must be a health threat since the laws were so harsh.

In America, approximately 275 people die everyday from using properly administered prescription drugs, but we do little to teach people to recognize if they are in trouble, and when and where to seek help.

them from the rest of the community? Bombarded with psychologically manipulative advertisements, which often form rather than reflect social values, how could we explain why “ wants “ are different from “needs “? Our public school was a mess, with a lack of discipline, rampant bullying and name-calling. My own experience with school made me want to be able to offer other options to our family. I didn’t want my kids spending hours doing “busy work” while their minds yearned to soar. My desire was not to structure learning into tight time periods, but instead to allow constant access to their natural curiosity and hunger to explore our universe. As a home educator I felt I could teach my children truth and reason, with a strong emphasis on personal responsibility. A dilemma presented itself when we began to discuss drugs with them. The confusion I experienced when trying to explain the drug war to my kids eventually led to a twenty-year involvement in drug education and drug policy reform. When I was growing up in the forties and fifties, there wasn’t much talk about drugs, but of course they were everywhere, even then. Some of my earliest memories are the smells of cigarette smoke and coffee greeting me every morning. I probably owe my life to the antibiotic medications that I was given as a child, when I suffered recurrent upper respiratory infections, possibly brought on by the excessive smoke. My family did not use alcohol at all, even to discuss it. It was just considered bad. When I graduated from a small mid-western school in 1962, I only knew of a couple of people in the whole school who smoked cigarettes and no one who drank alcohol. That was soon to change as I entered college in the sixties, with

During the ‘70s, I started to see negative effects of drug use on people I cared about. My grandmother was over-medicated on prescription drugs, a neighbor suffered cirrhosis of the liver from excessive alcohol use, an uncle had emphysema from years of heavy smoking and a friend was dependent on over-the-counter nasal inhalers. By 1980 I had my own children who looked to me to teach and protect them. To prepare them for the decisions they would face regarding these legal drugs I sought to better educate myself on the subject. I needed good information and found it at the University of Oregon, Drug Information Center (UODIC), directed by Mark Miller. Working with the academic staff of the UODIC and nationally ranked UO Health Education Dept., Mr. Miller developed the nationally acclaimed Drug Consumer Safety Education (DCSE) curriculum and presentations. The unbiased health approach of the DCSE recognized that our society’s virtually exclusive focus on illegal drugs has obscured a terribly important fact: that negative side affects are far more likely to be experienced by people improperly using the many legal, readily available drugs than people using illegal drugs. The general lack of awareness about problems of tolerance and dependence in regard to legal drugs makes it hard for people to participate in an “informed consent” process when they: * go to the doctor for the more than 100,000 available prescription drugs; go to the pharmacy for the more than 350,000 over-the-counter medications; * use alcohol, nicotine or caffeine; * are exposed to thousands of chemicals, compounds or Continued on Next Page


Continued from Previous Page impurities in commercial and industrial products found in: insecticides, herbicides, food additives, cosmetics, household chemicals and industrial chemicals; * misuse and abuse the dozens of controlled substances out there. Don’t get me wrong here. Drugs are wonderful tools. I’m grateful for pain medications on a regular basis. However, like most, I have also experienced serious complications from using both over-the-counter and some prescribed medications. But a drug is a drug is a drug. All drugs can be dangerous for some people. A person can have an allergic reaction the first time they use a drug or the hundredth time. The basic guidelines developed by the DCSE curriculum evaluate a drug for its risks before using it; teach how to determine if one is having problems, and how to decide when/where to seek help if needed. A result of my efforts to become really informed about drugs was to form the organization Mothers Against Misuse and Abuse (MAMA) with a mission to educate about drug consumer safety. Those of us who want youngsters to avoid problems with drugs might want to look at our own drug use. Ask yourself: does my behavior teach that all drug use choices are serious decisions, requiring careful consideration? Do I use drugs excessively and exhibit unacceptable social behavior? How do I help my kids evaluate the drug-taking behavior they observe in others; friends, classmates, family members and other adults? While I felt we had found an excellent way to teach our youngsters about all drug use, it became increasingly hard to explain the law to them. I was seeing increasingly harsh efforts toward the prohibition of marijuana. The government had taken to spraying poison on marijuana crops. Marijuana, which I knew from personal experience was relatively mild when compared to alcohol, carried penalties for simple possession that were Draconian. I was astonished that the government would go so far to supposedly protect our citizens’ health from marijuana use, yet use the taxes from the sale of other drugs with dangerous health effects (alcohol and tobacco) to provide basic services. As my children grew up during the eighties, these laws became more and more severe. Not only would people go to jail for merely possessing small amounts of marijuana, but they were denied jobs and had their personal property taken away, even their homes. Then I got a phone call from a crying woman whose children had been taken from her because she cultivated three marijuana plants. Her call was followed by other calls with similar stories. I was shocked, then outraged. How could anyone rationalize tearing a family apart to protect them from a growing plant? What’s next, I wondered, the Fat Police to monitor our food intake? If you believe what you hear and see in the media, the War on (Some) Drugs is designed to help protect the health and welfare of our citizens. One could conclude that the health threat posed by the few illegal drugs must be much worse than legal drugs, but I learned that nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, legal drugs cause far more deaths and health problems than illegal drugs. And the negative impact of prohibition itself, not the drugs prohibited, has been the origin of crime, violence and untold suffering for families across our nation. Educating myself about the federal and state laws, I grew to believe that the laws about marijuana had less to do with protecting health, and more to do with power, control and money. How could I explain this to my children? In addition to my efforts through MAMA to educate about drug consumer safety, I now knew I must do what I could to change the law.

And so our children learned about government and the law as I took them with me to public hearings and meetings. I had to explain to them why legislators often didn’t appear to be listening to the citizens who had traveled great distances to give testimony. My kids stood with me on street corners as I collected signatures for state initiative petitions to change the law. They helped me set up booths and information tables. They helped their father take care of our farm while I would be gone attending a conference or on a road tour, sometimes for weeks. Truly educating your kids about the realities of this world demands that you pay a price. How do you explain the terrorism of the War on Drugs to a child when they see neighbors lose their property because they were growing a few marijuana plants? How to explain about the father of a friend who was locked up for years for non-violent drug crimes, sending his family into financial chaos and despair? How do you keep a child from losing respect for such heavy-handed authority and government? As a person who spoke out against prohibition at the height of the “Just Say No” hysteria, I knew I could be targeted. I had to worry about police breaking down my door. I knew of cases where over-zealous law enforcement had set people up by “finding” drugs planted by police in the first place. I taught my children about this possibility when they were very young and I trained them how to hide. Really! After a friend told of being held naked at gunpoint while police searched her house for non-existent drugs, I was never naked again in my own home without something nearby to cover myself with quickly. As the children matured they became more involved in the issues. My daughter Jennifer, now 21, started touring with me in 1998 when we traveled around Oregon, making public presentations and meeting with local groups, individuals and the media. We have toured in several states and Jennifer helps me staff MAMA’s information tables and serves as technical support. She avoids the use of any drug, even caffeine, and volunteers a great deal to help others learn about complexities of drug use. Recently voted to the MAMA Board of Directors, she is the youngest board member in MAMA’s 20-year history. Our son Jacob, 23, will have an occasional beer with his friends, and has educated them about the responsibilities and dangers of alcohol use. He and his sister hold strong feelings about the War on Drugs. One of his bumper stickers says, “I love my country, but I fear my government”. He helps with musical events designed to register young people to vote and encourage thought about the effect of prohibition. We chose to tell our children the truth. We told them our national drug policy is based on bad laws and we have worked very hard to change these laws. We introduced them to our sheriff and invited him into our home. We wanted them to see he was not a bad person, but we warned them that the police do enforce these bad laws. We worked to educate our children and others to reduce the harm of drug use. We tried to set a good example for our children and the community when we did decide to use a drug, treating it as a serious decision, avoiding over-intoxication or objectionable behavior. We spoke the truth and stood by our values. It was not without consequence, negatively impacting our income and alienating us from some people in our community. But even though people might not agree with us, they grew to respect our position. And our children respect us for taking that position.


Drug Nation Our family is in agreement that there is still much to do to improve our national drug policy. The government has been disastrously negligent in providing consumers reliable information about the dangers of all drugs and education about how to reduce personal risk. Instead, our government has instituted harsh criminal penalties for certain drugs, while simultaneously being in bed with corporations that produce other drugs. One can’t help but perceive a conflict of interest when the very government agencies charged with regulating drug companies are dependent on taxes from the sales of those products. As a nation we continue to subsidize and collect taxes from the tobacco industry, yet we know that 1st and 2nd hand smoke will kill near 475,000 of our fellow Americans just this year. But when the tobacco industry was recently forced to give millions to the states, only a small percentage was set aside for tobacco abuse prevention and treatment. Thus national co-dependency continues. The same holds true for alcohol, a very powerful drug. Only a tiny percentage of taxes collected from alcohol sales goes to the prevention and treatment of alcohol abuse. Now these are both legal drugs, heavily advertised and readily available. In America, approximately 275 people die EVERY DAY from using properly administered prescription drugs, but we do little to teach people to recognize if they are in trouble, and when and where to seek help. Doctors are pressured by patients to prescribe drugs they have seen advertised. Insurance companies, HMOs, pharmaceutical companies and doctors have entered into complex agreements to promote the prescription of certain drugs. Obviously money, rather than the best interests of the patient, dictates these arrangements. This is especially dangerous among the elderly, who are even less likely to have the tools and resources to educate themselves about ways to reduce the risks from prescription drugs. Finally, we continue to spend billions of dollars each year fighting the War on Drugs. But we have failed to reduce the supply or abuse of these drugs, especially among children and other vulnerable populations. We have failed to protect the health of our citizens. We have failed to reduce the violence and crime associated with drug prohibition. Politicians have used the War on Drugs to advance their careers, calling for ever more of the same failed policies and attacking those who question the status quo by calling them “soft on drugs”. Those brave enough to speak out against the failed policy seriously jeopardize their careers. A clear example of this is what happened to former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, fired by the Clinton administration days after advocating for a study of the possible consequences of legalizing drugs. Meanwhile, ordinary people are likewise afraid to speak out publicly against the War on Drugs. Many parents, especially those who depend on jobs in “drug free” workplaces, live in fear of speaking the truth to their colleagues, let alone their children. Advertisements, paid for by US taxpayers, even encourage parents not to be “too honest” with their children about their own past drug use.

about terrorism. As a parent and drug policy reform activist with a 20-year history, I am especially well prepared to discuss this issue. But my enemy is more familiar than unknown foreign terrorists. My enemy declared war on my fellow citizens and me. My enemy is Drug Prohibition, and the crime and suffering it causes, and sadly, my own government is waging the war. How can we stop this terrorism and develop drug policy designed to protect the health and welfare of our citizens? It will not be easy breaking away from the vast amount of money in the drug war industrial complex. Beside the money involved in the jail building, staffing and maintenance, the court system, and electronic monitoring, there are so many other political and economic interests with a stake in the status quo. There are the drug makers and sellers, drug-testing companies, drug treatment industry, even phone companies, which callously make excessive profits on jail phone calls to and from the literally millions of people incarcerated over the years for drug-related “crimes”. We can begin to make a change, though. MAMA Says we could start by: * Judging all drugs by the same scientific standard; * Educating people to evaluate a drug to reduce the risks; * Providing accurate scientific information and teaching people to recognize if they are having problems and where to seek help; * Teaching people the skills they need to find happiness in life, such as adult literacy, parenting skills, decision-making skills, anger management, etc. * Using tax dollars collected from sale of drugs for prevention and treatment on request for those who have problems. I would like to believe that logic will prevail, that we will analyze our national drug policy and make these kinds of voluntary changes to better protect the health and well-being of our citizens, rather than lining pockets of corporations and giving so much power to politicians. But experience tells me these changes will not happen quickly, even though we are starting to see other more enlightened countries leading the way. Faced with the current situation, parents are best able to protect their families by educating themselves, using critical thinking skills for their own decision-making, and setting a role model their children are proud to emulate. My own children report that the process we DARED use to teach them about drugs has served them well. They are responsible and involved members of the community, both considerate and respectful, and the loving, trusting relationship with them that I so value is very strong. Sandee Burbank works to bring common sense to public policy in a variety of ways. As Director and founder of Mothers Against Misuse and Abuse, she has worked for 20 years educating about drug use and advocating for drug policy reform. Sandee’s hands-on approach has involved her in recreational planning, foster parenting, parent education, ecological conservation efforts, and legislative issues. Media coverage, including national television and publication stories regarding her work with MAMA, helped gain her international recognition and national and state awards.

Since the staggering tragedy on September 11th there has been media discussion regarding how to talk to your children


Federal Agents Raid HUMBOLDT

“Southern Sweep� Hits Northern California


n June 24, while fires raged in California, 450 law enforcement officers from the California Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement (BNE), plus FBI, IRS, US Postal Service and others descended on Humboldt and Mendocino counties for "Operation Southern Sweep." Callers to local radio stations reported huge convoys of unmarked vehicles -- as many as 200 -- with the bulk of them heading towards Shelter Cove at the coast, not far from where a fire line was breached and firefighters were visiting local residents to warn them of possible evacuations. The California Department of Justice soon confirmed that DOJ had begun an investigation in 2006 of a "large, commercial growing operation," and had brought in federal agencies due to the financial complexities of the case. Raids were staged in several areas including Miranda, Redway, Whitethorn, and Salmon Creek, and 29 search warrants were served. Officials said the locations were all connected to single 2,000-acre parcel of land in Lost River some called "Buddahville."

News of the operation had leaked the week before with rumors the DEA had booked a large block of hotel rooms in Eureka. Reportedly truck rentals were up that week as some growers scrambled to relocate their crops. Pre-raid rumors suggested Pacific Gas and Electric Co. had released records of local homes with large energy usage, but PG&E spokeswoman Jana Morris told the Eureka Reporter the company never volunteers records of any customers, although it must cooperate if authorities present search warrants. Nonfederal agencies involved in Operation Southern Sweep, include California Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement (BNE), California Highway Patrol, California National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP), California Department of Fish and Game, Eureka Police Department, Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, Mendocino County Sheriff's Office and the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office. CA DOJ/BNE task forces included the North and South Butte Interagency Narcotic Task Force, Tehama Interagency Drug Enforcement, Glenn Interagency Narcotic Task Force, Shasta Interagency Narcotic Task Force, Sis-


kiyou County Interagency Narcotic Task Force, Humboldt County Drug Task Force, Mendocino County Major Crimes Task Force, San Jose Unified Narcotic Enforcement Team and the Madera County Narcotic Enforcement Team. A joint DOJ/FBI press release from June 25 said although there were no building permits issued for the Lost River property, aerial photos revealed building and grading taking place. Property owners, who had purchased the property collectively in a process that reportedly took years in escrow, were told by officials they couldn't return to their property until Saturday, leaving animals and vegetable gardens unattended. Reports by locals of roadblocks and children put at gunpoint were unconfirmed by officials. Fires began after a spectacular dry lightning storm over the weekend that started hundreds of fires in remote locations,

many of which were unstaffed and still burning at the time of the operation. Locals were left wondering why law enforcement efforts weren't directed at heroin or methamphetamine, or at the huge pot plantations being grown in Mendocino National Forest, where the environmental impact have been great. News of the operation came as Congress cut $500 million from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program to support drug task forces across the country. On July 2, San Francisco-based U.S. Attorney Joseph Russoniello filed two complaints for forfeiture identifying more than 20 parcels where federal agents reportedly found nearly 80 marijuana gardens and more than 12,000 plants during Operation Southern Sweep. No criminal charges have been filed to date, according to the FBI. ●

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G. W I C K

The Process of


A Dummies Guide to Getting Hooked on Opiates.

Pharmaceutical irresponsibility meets crooked Doctors meets broken down populace meets death on the streets. Vicodin and how it’s quickly cracked the top of the list as narcotic enemy number one and why nobody seems to care.


or a thousand different reasons I could list, you have gotten addicted to vicodin. Somewhere between a legitimate ailment assuage or recreational dickingoff, you crossed that line: the point of difficult, and sometimes, no return. How did this happen?

1.) You build a tolerance and you are human, which therefore makes you a pre-disposed greed fiend who wants more of everything you find pleasurable. 2) You begin to build a tolerance, and if the source is steady, you take more. Then the story follows like so: Things started at one a day, or two, only in the afternoon or before bed. Then one morning, or after a laborious day, you compromise the directions and take an extra half, maybe say screw it and take a full second. 3.) Hot damn!-- That extra little bit was a nice kick. Greedy little devil on your shoulder enjoyed it too. He and you decide that the next day, or if you have some will, the following day.... you’ll splurge again. You do it and bam-- same effect: warm, relaxed, comfortable, everything is well in the world, you can think of no worries but maybe finding more vicodin. 4.) You run that cycle for a week, etc etc. flirt with the tolerance-turbulence and continue to up the dosage to chase that high and avoid the increasing lows you are feeling when the dewdrops aren’t available for ingestion. This continues until one day you either realize it on your own because of recognizable side-effects (mood-effects, cravings, loss or gain in appetite, depression, anxiety withdrawals, constipation or dyspepsia, and many other easily deniable side-effects for the addict.) Until it happens, and 5) You are addicted. You wake up one day and don’t have the little crutches. Your’ stomach turns as a chill, breaking panic falls over your entire body. Sweats appears on your neck and stomach muscles palpitate. You crave and contemplate, call the dealer, or instead sit in temporal shock over the state you’ve allowed yourself to reach, and at that critical, fleecing moment, a next line is reached: do you find HUMBOLDT GROW MAGAZINE VOLUME 1 ISSUE 3

more pills? Or do you begin shaving that cold turkey? The strong survive, and the weak die. At best, you suffer a terrible spell of withdraws and relapses until the finality of spiritual mutilation and years of inclement economic weather forecast force you into some cataclysmic re-birth back into the world of functionality-- your new real world landing.

A Story of Addiction New York is a beautiful city in the springtime. All the primer grey atmospheres and mellow gold foliage begins to shift from purple to red, and the city’s personality seems to rise with the temperature. I thumbed a cab from JFK Airport and found a cheap bed at a mid-town Manhattan hostel. From there I stored my gear in a locker and immediately hit the streets, the day was still young as my flight was scheduled early for such enjoyable purposes. That Tuesday afternoon in New York was a montage of sights and strolls and pub crawls. The evening was sublime: Kings of Leon live at the Radio City Music Hall, a concert during which I found a Peruvian gem and ended the night long after the band stopped playing. From the rear-view, that first 24 hours of travel and urban perambulating was near perfect. It was only the following morning, and day, and then night, that I would come to realize I was not yet capable of moving to New York-- both physically, or mentally. I awoke the following morning on the top bunk of my hostel flop-bed. The sun felt hot and my stomach unsettled. But: this stomach-meets-a-bad-morning syndrome is normal for me, and for many other semi-alcoholic, liver and stomach abusers. So I rolled off the terrible surface I’d slept on, washed my face, and took to the streets with a slight shudder... a hang-over, I presumed. Yet in all my experience a hang-over can be defeated. Moreover, I hadn’t even over-stepped my drinking boundaries too heavily the night before out of fear that I might need to perform between the sheets. So the following day, when coffee, fruit, sunshine and the raw energy one has while visiting a foreign place, were all unable to settle the stomach palpitations and frayed nerves, a new problem loomed on the horizon. At that point, I just didn’t understand it. I was addicted to Vicodin. Unknowingly, addicted, to Vicodin. The entire afternoon I suffered slight temple-headaches, nausea and tight nervous pangs, and for most the day and night, honestly believed I was just hung-over. Ergo, the power of denial. For three weeks prior to my planned move to NYC I been taking Vicodin, a powerful hydrocodone product mixed with acetametaphine. I was introduced to the drug by workers at the restaurant I was employed. After learning a little about the drug, enjoying its fuzzy affections and talking around the watercooler it became apparent to me that almost every server, or bartender, anywhere near my age, was also addicted to Vicodin, or Xanex, or Oxycodone, or some mixture of the above. I would

learn, as it was, that entire staff of this rich little suburb just north of Houston, employed some thousand plus servers, of a sort, but, who were, in reality, nothing more than a gang of zombified pill addicts. And yeah...I fell into that pool too. Joined the gang. In order to take my edge off-- the crutch, comparing yourself to others-- I began to take one to two before my bar tending shifts. And by god, albeit if I wasn’t still a full functioning, if just a little mellowed, hell of a bartender. I felt relaxed, but on top of things; but, most importantly, I didn’t hate my customers! Which is the Cassandra of the restaurant lifestyle, the most powerful temptation about these types of drugs (benzos, opioids) for anyone involved in customer service is that you can take them, still function, and you don’t want to strangle the old snags and greasy dirtbags that you serve all day. It is, at first, a blessing. But then.... it is, the end. The beginning of your Road to Perdition by means of Vicodin. Only those with extremely strong mental faculties and a high temperance, will and hatred towards drugs can avoid slowly compromising a new addiction. These pills are just, that, “pleasant.” The equivalent of a Benny in the fifties or a quaalude in the sixties, today, Vicodin is all the rage, and everywhere across the country, people die from the new fad. Not a day goes by that someone doesn’t overdue it, doesn’t take there last sip of syrup or just mix one two many cocktails. The cheapest way to save a thousand bucks, the in-home survival kit to kicking the jellies. The lesson today will focus on how you how can Continued on Next Page ➤


Continued from Previous Page

The Process of


A Dummies Guide to Getting Hooked on Opioids.

kick the habit of pill-addiction, and how to do so, by your own volition. Let us begin. For those who are addicted to vicodin, oxycodone, somas, xanex, valium, percocets, or any concoction of benzos and opioids, or solely one specific pill, this addiction is, I would presume, probably only the beginning of your drug habits? Do you smoke weed, maybe do powders, take the occasional meth hit, take anti-depressants, smoke cigarettes or use caffeine? If you do, you are in the majority with the other pill addicts. Welcome to your circle. Being simultaneously addicted to a string of stimulants, depressants and “other” narcotic agents, if continued for a substantial period of time (depends on the subject: two weeks to two months, usually, is enough) categorizes you as being on the Class D level of addiction-withdrawal symptoms. Class D.!.... Right there with the Lady H and her slaves. The crass nut being cracked here is that 1.) these jelly tots are highly addictive, and 2.) that you if are going to make a clean break, because of the presumable size of your multi-faceted addiction, understand that you are in for blood churning, bowel moving visit from the Satanic Doctor of Need. It will be something similar to that of a heroin addict. (In both cases, you are essentially waning yourself of morphine) So we must be prepared for this visit. This is a death-club, boy scout moment. You have to get your gear and boots in line or you are going to be in for a scene out of Trainspotting-- broken stereo blazing and the tube pulsating all it’s technicolor horror in full blood. After you make a strong, “real” commitment to kick the jellies for good, it will be only a matter of hours before you could be reduced to a begging glutton pleading and sweating under a box fan. We must come to the battle prepared. Junkie scouts: This is what you need.

Your’ Shopping List: Two Bottles of cheap wine (to be administered with the benzos, as necessary): The Jesus Juice is easier on the system and more affordable way to achieve intoxication. A recovering addict will have a weak stomach, so beer consumption is overwhelming as volume...matter....and liquor is too hard on the liver. Wine, in small doses, possibly taken in conjunction with a benzo-- zanex, clonzopam...anything ending in PAM, really-- can effectively take the edge off if you are a weak recovery addict in the midst of a nearing relapse into worse grounds. Two-Gallons of vanilla ice cream: There is something childish and innocuous between Junk and ice-cream that is unexplainable. It is a great fallback food providing the suffering junkie with dairy and sugar as well as the feeling of being full.

Ice cream is also easy on the stomach and delicious. Three Fans: Two cheap box fans, one decent circle fan to be placed directly next to bed. You will need all the air you can get. Sometimes good air circulation, keeping the temperature low, is the main variable in keeping nausea and sleeplessness at heed. A musty room stinking of vomit and B.O. is not conducive to convalescence. Two Gallons: Pedialite. Pedialite has many electrolytes, a super gatorade of sorts. The product was originally intended for use on babies suffering from diarrhea, which is, curable so long as the little tyke gets rehydrated. After Hollywood picked up the bottle and began using it’s hydrating properties as a hangover ailment the sales began to sky-rocket. Keep some of this baby-anti-diaherrea near the bed as to avoid shitting out of your mouth or ass. Three Buckets (Bedside). To catch the fluids culminating from out the junkies putrid orifices. Chicken Noodle Soup: Another nostalgic, easy to handle food. Soups, salads with light dressing, fruit in moderation, ice cream, these are the vital food-matters which can most aptly keep nutritional levels, as well as eating, tolerable. Apples, Bananas, Fruits...But, as aforementioned, monitor the acidic intake because it may only increase the withdrawal’s dyspepsia if you go too citric. Six sticks of mozzarella cheese: Sometimes when the pipes are leaky a little cheese can do the sick good to clog things up. Keep some hard cheese around if everything else is soft. 12 pack domestic beer: 12 pack imported beer. Just in case you say fuck it and throw that shitty wine you bought in the backyard. Candles: Electric light, even soft light, is difficult for the recovering opiate addict. Heavy light can cause headaches and nausea. Candles are easier on the eyes and also have relaxing properties that aid the recovery process, particularly in the evenings. Toothpaste: All dental objects apply to the cleaning of gross matter which may protrude from the mouth. 5 Toothbrushes Mouthwash


“Icy-Cool” Tylenol: This is a headache medicine that also has a relatively noticeable chill-effect on the outside of your forehead. The effect is nice when you are overheating. Ten cases: Water....water....water. Drink it and throw it up, then drink some more. Pedialite is just the quick-bandage. Only the real deal, H2O in large continual doses will truly keep the hydration levels high. Two packs of wash clothes (to be soaked in freezing cold water jug located next to bed). Have these close by and if you feel a spell coming on the freezing water rag can be good for resettling your equilibrium. The spins can be fixed by putting a leg on the ground, keeping your body cold, and also by keeping your face and head chilled. Two bottles of Pepto and Immodium: Even with the water, pedialite and whathaveyou, dehydration will invariably set in because of the and vomiting one will incur. After you’ve prepared with the goods, the process of waning begins. This step is the most difficult step of the entire process because it requires the most mental fortitude from you, the addict, at your most vulnerable time. In order to wane successfully, you are required to regiment, meaning that you truly, wane: that 15 turns to 10, turns to 8, 8 turns to 6, 6 turns 5, to 3; or 8 turns to 5, turns to 2, and so on, etc etc....rainbows, euphoria.....and your crystal. This process will not be easy. At times, impossible, or so it seems. You will want to jam a fistful of benzos in you if you have an opioid addiction, and you’ll want to jam a fist of opioids in you, if you have a benzo addiction. In both cases, this is simply because your coming down fast and the mental stress-physical paralysis becomes too much. That is when you really have to decide if you can only take the specified amount; if you can stick to a plan and follow the rules. It will take a week, maybe two or three, but it is possible to beat the jellies without an IV in your arm and the pricey medical bill that comes in the mail after. (Obviously, I am not implying that you wait till mid-convulsions before you put the Immodium down and call the hospital. I am not an official expert

John Deiker is currently living and writing in the Los Angeles area

A list of common

Opioids Natural Opiates morphine codeine Semi-Synthetic Opiates hydromorphone hydrocodone oxycodone oxymorphone desomorphine Fully Synthetic Opioids fentanyl pethidine methadone

diacetylmorphine(Heroin) nicomorphine dipropanoylmorphine benzylmorphine ethylmorphine

tramadol propoxyphene

Oxycontin Oxycontin is a commonly abused opioid in the United States. OxyContin ® was introduced as a longer lasting dosage of oxycodone, which is prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. Marketed by Purdue Pharma L.P., Oxycontin was the first product capable of giving 12 hours of pain relief, making it the longest lasting oxycodone product on the market. Since 1996, Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) data indicate an increasing number of emergency department mentions and deaths associated with oxycodone. The number of OxyContin ® prescriptions in the United States in 2000 was approximately 5.8 million. This makes OxyContin ® the number-one prescribed Schedule II narcotic in the United States. Prescriptions dispensed for all other common opiod analgesics such as codeine, hydrocodone, morphine, and hydromorphone have risen 23 percent during this same period. The supply of OxyContin continues to soar. Sales of OxyContin hit $1.2 billion in 2003.



Club DIRECTORY This is most likely a very incomplete list. If you own or know of a club that should be in the directory, please let us know. Send any information to HUMBOLDT GROW MAGAZINE VOLUME 1 ISSUE 3

North Coast

Central Valley & Foothills to Redding

Humboldt Patient Resource Center, 980 6th St. Arcata 707826-7988 Open 10-5 M-Th, 10-5:30 F.

Mantis Cannabis Allliance (MCA)- Butte Co Deliveries (530) 9650589

Arcata iCenter, 1085 K St. Arcata (707) 496-9769 Open M-W 10-6; Th-F 10-8, Sa 11-8, Su 12-5.

A.B. Alliance Butte Co. Deliveries (530) 354-3388.

Herban Legend, 17851 N. Hwy 1, Fort Bragg (707) 961-0113; M-Sa 11am-6pm. Caregiver Compassion Group, 2425 Cleveland Ave #140 Santa Rosa (707) 537-7303. Organic Cannabis Foundation - 3386 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa Open 10-6:45 M-F; 10-4:45 Sa. North Bay Collective, 3200 Dutton Ave. #112, Santa Rosa (707) 569-1420 or (707) 799-0006. Open M, Tu, Fr 12-5; W-Th 12-8; Sa 12-4. Peace in Medicine, 6771 Sebastopol Ave (Hwy 12), Sebastopol (707) 823-4206 Open Tu-Sa 10:30-7; Su-M 10:305. Sonoma Alliance for Med MJ (707) 522-0292 - Advocacy & education (Does not distribute). Sonoma (Guerneville): Marvin’s Gardens 707-869-1291 Sonoma Co. Compassionate Services Delivery 707-972-7818 Green Parcel Service Sonoma Co. Deliveries (707) 921-9843. Hours 9-6 M-Sa. Organic Medical Delivery Santa Rosa Deliveries 707-4807851. Hours 9-4 M-Sa. NorCal Organic Herb Marin/Sonoma/Mendo Deliveries 707540-5194 Lake Co D & M Compassion Center, 15196 Lakeshore Blvd, Clearlake (707) 994-1320 Triple M Collective, 21297 Calistoga St, Middletown (707) 281-6273. Open 10-6 (10-7 summer). The Patient’s Choice, 9440 Main St., Upper Lake (707) 2759564 Open M-Sa 10-6. Alternative Solutions Collective,12867 E. Hwy 20, Clearlake Oaks (707) 998-1100 Open Daily 10-7. Patients Resource Compassionate Care Coalition, 9781 Point Lakeview Rd #2, Kelseyville (707) 277-8300. Open Su-Th 117, F-Sa Noon-8. LaCoMeDel - Lake/Napa/East Sonoma Deliveries (707) 9874585. NorCal Medical Cannabis Collective - Chico Deliveries (530) 354-2226

Eddies Medical Edibles Chico Deliveries (530) 521-5497. HGCanCan Paradise/Chico Deliveries (530) 588-3651 or (530) 3277404 Hours 10-6 M-F, 10-4 Sa. MMCA, Cameron Park (El Dorado Co.) (530) 677-5362 Golden State Patient Care Collective, 233 Hwy 174, Colfax (530) -346-2514. M, Tu, W, Sat 10 - 5; Th-Fr 10-6. City of Trees Patient Center, 2494 Beverly Ln #3, Redding (530) 223-2301 or (530) 383-6714. Will’s DH Collective, Deliveries only, Redding (530) 221-3006. Shasta Patients Collective Redding Area (530) 262-2099 (not a dispensary, but a collective for seriously ill patients). NorCAL Medical Cannabis Coop (Delivery Service) Redding/ Anderson (530) 262-0323 Compassionate Use Co-Op of Redding Deliveries (530) 917-3499. Hours M-Sa 8-5. Atlantian Alliance Sac’to Valley & Foothills Deliveries (530) 3542243 Mt Shasta Herbal Deliveries Mt Shasta Deliveries (530) 339-5712 Open 11-5 daily. Californians for Safe Access (CASA) (530) 355-8347 Susanville and (530) 527-7367 Red Bluff Yuba County Cannabis Buyers’ Collective (530) 749-7497 City and County of Trees Deliveries Woodland (530) 383-6714. Dale’s Delivery Service (Nevada City - Roseville) (530) 277-1810. M-F 10-6pm, Sa 11-3pm. Green Re-Leaf Glenn Co. deliveries (530) 965-1619 Tu-Sa 9am-7pm. Pure Purple delivery Modesto/Valley (209) 456-0680 Daily 9am9pm. Stanislaus/Central Valley Co-op: Primary Caregivers & Consultants (209) 818 - 2932 High Flight Deliveries - Stockton/Tri-Valley area, (209) 346-4489 10% discount for seniors & terminally ill Purple Remedies, Modesto/Central Valley Deliveries (209) 7352130. Open daily. Continued on Next Page


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Frosty Purple Rx Deliveries Modesto/Tri-Valley (209) 570-3997 Open 9-9 daily. Central Valley Caregivers, Modesto Deliveries (209) 346-8645 Up In Smoke Modesto Deliveries (209) 489-5148. Hours 9-9. Eddie’s Medical Edibles Deliveries Chico EdMedDelivery@gmail. com

East BaY Berkeley Berkeley Patients’ Group (2747 San Pablo Ave): (510) 540-6013 www. Berkeley Patients’ Care Collective (2590 Telegraph Ave): (510) 5407878

Contra Costa Co.

ME Delivery (510) 758-3269 Holistic Solutions, 2924 Hilltop Mall Rd, Richmond (510) 243-7575 ***CLOSED BY DEA RAID May 28, 2009 Maricare Wellness Center Contra Costa Deliveries (800) 420-CARE


Alameda County - Hayward/Tri-Valley

Garden of Eden, 21227 Foothill Blvd Castro Valley (510) 881-2160 Open 9-9 daily; no new patients after 7 pm.

MedSac916: Sacramento (916) 806-2314 Canna Care, 320 Harris Ave #G Sacramento (916) 925-1199 Daily 10-8.

We Are Hemp (San Lorenzo) 913 East Lewelling Blvd (510) 276-2628 M-Sa 11-8.

MedSac916: Sacramento (916) 806-2314

HPRC Deliveries (888) 389-6360.

Marconi Medical Center, 2105 Marconi Ave, Sacramento (916) 5651943. Open M-Sa 10-7, Su 10-5.

Collective Wheels of Compassion East Bay - Tri-Valley Deliveries (510) 688-7096. Daily 9-7.

Doctor’s Orders, 1704 Main Ave, Sacramento (916)564-2112 Open M-Sa 10-6, Su 10-3.

California Choices, Alameda Co. Deliveries (510) 225-4034 www.

Nor Cal Alternative Healing, 515 Broadway, Sacramento (916) 4483590. Open M-Sa 10-7. Sacramento Healing Center, 2014 10th St, Sacramento (916) 9300939. Open 10:30-7 M-Sa. Hugs Alternative Care, 2035 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento (916) 4523699. Open 10-8. Mendomeds, 277 Arden Way, Sacramento (916) 349-8873 or (916) 349-8263. Open M-Sa 11-7, Su 11-4. Sacramento - End of the Rainbow deliveries: End-of-the-Rainbow@ 916-369-6000 or 916-698-6249. Sacramento/Solano/Central Valley/San Jose/Santa Cruz deliveries: Growth Unlimited 1-888-MED-CANN

Official city ID cards & patient info available at the Patient ID Center/ Coop Store: 1733 Broadway (510)832-5346


City Licensed Clubs

Coffee Shop Blue Sky - 377 - 17th St. (510) 251-0690. Open M-F 9 - 8; Sa 10- 8, Su 10 - 6 CARE - 705 Broadway. Open M-Sa 9-7:30, Su 10-5.

Sam’s Deliveries - Sacramento area Delivery(916) 717-4848. Hours 10-6.

Purple Heart Center - 415 Fourth. St. (Jack London Sq) (510) 6257877. M-Sa 9-8, Su 10-7.

Dawn’s Deliveries - Sacramento area Delivery (916) 519-5328.

Harborside Health Center - 1840 Embarcadero. (510) 533-0147 Open 11-8 daily.

Farmacy Collective & Delivery Call for info (916) 410-9000. Open 10-6 daily. Frosty Purple Rx- Sacramento area (60 Mile Radius) Delivery (916) 613 7856 open daily 9-9.

MedBud4U East Bay area deliveries: (415) 559-2937 www. Meds 2 U Bay Area deliveries (510) 706-5715


San Francisco

MendoHealing Coop SF deliveries (inc. clones) (415) 308-9201. Meds 2 U Bay Area deliveries (415) 574-8819

Listings and reviews of SF Cannabis Clubs www.

Marin - North Bay Marin Alliance for Medical MJ, Fairfax (415) 2569328

SF Medical Cannabis Clinic #1, 122 Tenth St (at Mission) 415-6264781 Open M-W 11-7; Th - Sa 10-7; Su 11-6.

We Deliver Marin/N. Bay Deliveries 707-869-8477.

CannaMed Care Center, 1222 Sutter St (415 )885-8007. Open 2-9 M-Sa, 2-8 Su.

NorCal Organic Herb Marin/Sonoma/Mendo Deliveries 707-5405194

Alternative Herbal Health, 442 Haight St. (415) 864-1300. Open 11-8 M-SA.

South Bay & Peninsula MHT Corp., San Mateo - San Jose deliveries (650) 726-2070 or (866) 240-9121.

The Vapor Room, 609A Haight St. Open M-F 10:30AM - 8:30PM; SaSu 12 - 8PM

Auto-Med RX - West Santa Clara Co. deliveries (408) 509-4905 Open M-Sa 2-8.

The Patient Place 4811 Geary Blvd 415-386-4367.

Mobile Meds RX - East Santa Clara Co. deliveries (408) 661-2366

Love Shack (502 14th St. at Guerrero) (415) 552-5121

San Jose & Santa Cruz area deliveries: Growth Unlimited

Ketama, 14 Valencia St. Open 11-8 M-Sa, 12-6 Su. Green Door, 843 Howard St. (415) 541-9590 www.GreenDoorInfo. com Open 11-8 everyday

Santa Cruz + Central Valley

Alternative Patient Caregivers, 953 Mission St. #108 (between 5th & 6th) (415) 618-0680 (11-7 M-F, 11-5 Sat).


Alternative Relief Co-Op 1944 Ocean Ave.(415) 239-4766 natural herbs & tea (noon - 7 pm M-Sat). Deliveries to in-patients in SF hospitals.

My Green Heaven Ministry, Millbrae

San Francisco ACT-UP (1884 Market St): (415) 864-6686 www.

Frosty Purple Rx - San Jose/Peninsula deliveries (415) 375-1431. Daily 9am-9pm

Sweetleaf Collective (415) 273-4663 - For low-income AIDS, cancer patients

Seventh Heaven - Santa Clara Co deliveries (650) 669-6986.

The Hopenet Coop, 223 Ninth St. (415) 863-4399 Open M-F 12-7, Sa 12-5. The Divinity Tree, 958 Geary St. (415) 614-9194 Open 11-7 except Tues. Mr. Nice Guy, 174 Valencia St.(415) 865-0990 Open 10-10 Su -Th; 10-midnight F-Sa Emmalyn’s 1597 Howard St. #A 415-861-1000 Daily 10-8. Good Fellows Smoke Shop, 473 Haight St. (415) 255-1323 Daily 10-10. Sanctuary, 669 O’Farrell (415) 885-4420 Re-Leaf Herbal Center, 2980 - 21st St. (415) 235-3307. Open 12-8 M-Sa. Grass Roots Clinic, 1077 Post St. (415) 346-4338 Open 10-7 M-Sa, 10-5 Su. 208 Valencia St. (at Duboce, inside Cafe) 415-621-0131. Open M- Sa 8am -10 pm, Su 8- 8. BASA Collective: 1326 Grove Street (no phone). Open M-Sa 9am10pm, Su 9- 9.

The Purple Buddah South Bay deliveries (408) 985-3662.

408 Delivery Service. San Jose/408 Area deliveries (408) 425-8641 Collective Wheels of Compassion Peninsula Deliveries (650) 9219702. Daily 9-7. Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical MJ: (831)425-0580 (NOT a dispensary, but a collective for seriously ill Santa Cruz patients in hospice care) Greenway Compassionate Relief, 140 Dubois St #D (831) 420-1640 Open 11-6 M-F, 10-6 Sa. Santa Cruz Patients Collective - specializing in high-grade organic 115 Limekiln St (831) 425-SCPC Open M-F 11-7; Sa 10-7. Med Ex Delivery Service: (831) 425-3444. Hemporium Deliveries (831) 295-9381.

Central Valley South

(All Bakersfield dispensaries closed voluntarily till further notice pursuant to DEA raid on Nature’s Medicinal July 16, 2007) Tulare Alternative Relief, 219 North M St. #106, Tulare (559) 6882001. Open M,Tu, F 10-6; W-Th 10-4:30. (Note, many clubs in this area have closed due to DEA pressure. Call ahead to confirm whether they are open).

Nor-Cal, 1545 Ocean Ave. (415) 469-7700 Green Cross - SF deliveries (415) 648-4420. Open 10-7 daily. www. Frosty Purple Rx SF deliveries (415) 375-1431 Open 9-9. www.

Compassion Center of Santa Barbara County - SBC Collective, 119 N. Milpas St #C, Santa Barbara, 805-963-9797 Hours 12-5 M-F, 11-3 Sa.


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Central Coast Santa Barbara Ventura South Bay 420 Collective Delivery Service - San Pedro and South Bay beach cities - (310) 908-7764; FAX (866) 619-5942 harpincsb@ SB420 Meds SBd/Riverside/Orange Deliveries (951) 742-1829. Hours 12pm-7pm.

Santa Barbara Patients’ Group, 3128 State St. (805) 845-5245. Open 12-9 Tu-Sa. Hortipharm Caregivers, 3516 State St., Santa Barbara (805) 5632802. Open 10-9 daily. Sacred Mountain Medicine, 27 Parker Way, Santa Barbara (805) 965-3900. Open M-Th 10-7, F-Sa 10-9. Natural therapies; Deliveries available. Alternative Medicine Group, 100 E. Haley St, Santa Barbara (805) 560-6500. Daily 10-8. Patients Helping Patients - SLO Area Deliveries for homebound patients - (619) 540-1572, FAX (866) 655-1759 Santa Barbara Care Center, 5814 Gaviota St, Goleta Deliveries (805) 845-4291. Mon-Sun 11-8

Southern CA Deliveries Pain Free Society of California deliveries to West LA, Hollywood, Orange, Riverside, San B’dno (310) 925-1346 Open 8am-midnight. Dispensary at Your Door, Orange/Palmdale/Riverside/San B’dno deliveries (949) 929-6626. Open 8am -11pm. Free meds to terminally ill.

After Hours Collective San Diego & OC Deliveries (949) 903-3876. Hours 24/7 daily. Inland Discount Caregivers Riverside/SBdno/High Desert Deliveries (760) 868-3683 Hours: 8-8 Mon. - Sat. inlanddiscountcaregivers@ High Desert Compassionate Care Victorville/High Desert Deliveries (760) 486-0252 Open M-F 10-4, Sa 10-3. Clones R Us LA to SD Deliveries (714) 658-8447. The Serenity Wellness Program San Diego deliveries (619) 6659587 Open 10am-8pm. OC Green House OC Deliveries 949-241-1340 Daily 9-9. FRNDS, Riverside/SBd/Orange/SD Deliveries (951)265-8703. Open 10-10. Top Grade Cannabis OC Deliveries (949) 836-1151. 24/7. The Green Square OC Deliveries (714) 265-1100 www.thegrnsqr. com . Spiritual Primary Caregivers LA & OC Deliveries (562) 536-2502 Open 8am-9pm daily. Los Angeles Medical Caregivers, LA, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lancaster Deliveries (323) 823-5519. Open M-Sa 10 - 7.

Los Angeles Cannabis Club, Delivery (213) 281-3061 M-Sa 10 am midnight - same day delivery.

Mercury Collective OC Deliveries (949) 228-2987 Hours 10-11 daily.

LA Area Herbal Delivery Inc. (323) 469-9073. Open 9am - 3am. Guaranteed same day delivery.

O-Zone OC/SBd/Inland Empire Deliveries ozonedelivery@yahoo. com FAX (641) 795-0345. Open 9-9 daily. www.ozonedeliveries. com

CVWC (Canejo Valley Wellness Center) Deliveries (818) 921-4700 West LA Deliveries (310) 746-8542. Open 10-10 daily.

Green Givers Delivery OC, S. Cal (626) 429-0142 www.greengivers. org

Cannabliss Inc LA- LB-Riverside-SBd-Imperial Deliveries 714-4229279; Fax 714-616-5444. Open 9-9 daily.

Herb Depot, 24/7 Deliveries 714-925-3026

Chinatown Patient Collective Los Angeles/Chinatown Deliveries (213) 621-2977.

High Quality Medical Marijuana Deliveries LA, Santa Clarita & SF Valleys, 818-224-0986. Daily 9am-9pm. Holistically Yours - LA - Lancaster - High Desert Deliveries (661) 722-6712 Hours 10-8.

Private ID cards available through Los Angeles Patient ID Center: 470 S. San Vicente, LA (323) 852-1039. Open M-F 10-6; Sa 10-5.

Caregivers Medical Resource Deliveries LA /Val ley Area (323) 252-7449 Open 10-8 daily. organicmedsdelivery@ Doctors Favorite Green Meds - LA area Deliveries 310-226-2991. Hours 9-8; - LA area Deliveries 310-569-1570. Rubin Electric - Orange County (714) 394-1978 www.rubinelectric. net (electrical work only). Just In Case Delivery,OC/SD deliveries (714) 864-0663 Daily 10am9pm http://justincasedelivery. Orange County Discount Delivery, O.C. deliveries (949) 872-8072


Los Angeles Area, Downtown & West - W. Hollywood - Valley East LA - S Bay/Long Beach

Quality of Life Activities (QOLA) Silverlake - Los Angeles Call for info: (323)-644-1209 Hours: 10-7 M-Sa. Higher Path Holistic Care Silverlake 2227 Sunset Blvd (213) 4841001 or (866) 420-PATH. Open 12-9 daily. Purelife Alternative Wellness Center, 1649 So. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles (310) 246-9345 Herbal Remedies Caregivers, 5204 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles (323) 913-0931. Free samples for first time patients.

Downtown & West LA

The Holistic Caregivers, 1321 E. Compton Blvd, Compton (310) 6294386; for deliveries phone (310) 764-4740. Open M-Th 9am-8pm; Fr-Sa 9-9; Su 11-5. Northeast Collective Group, 4253 Eagle Rock Blvd. #G, Eagle Rock / Los Angeles (323) 255-2526. Eagle Rock HErbal Collective, 4729 Eagle Rock Blvd, Eagle Rock/Los Angeles. (323) 257-4420. Open M-Sa 11-9, Su 11-6. Highland Park Patient Collective, 5716 N. Figueroa Ave, Highland Park (626) 610-3145 Open 10-10 daily.

Mary Jane’s Collective, 7805 Sunset Blvd #211, Los Angeles (323) 874-7805. Open daily. Heaven on Earth Healing, 4517 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles (323) 661-8894. Open Su-Th 10-8, F-Sa 10am-12am. Downtown Patients’ Group, 928 E. 12th St, Los Angeles (213) 7473386 Open 11-10 daily. Green Earth Collective, 5045 York Blvd., Los Angeles (323) 9829042. NHI Caregivers, 5065 Hollywood Blvd #201, Los Angeles (323) 6652499

Green Goddess Holistic Care Collective, 5711 - 1/2 N. Figueroa Ave, Highland Park (323) 259-3111. Open 12-10 daily. www.

Korea Town Collective, 3567 W. 3rd St, Los Angeles (213) 384-2403. Open M-Sa 11-10, Su 12-10.

T.H.C. Vermont , 14102 S. Vermont Blvd, Gardena (310) 527-4341. Open M-Th 10am - 7pm, F-Sa 10-8, Su 11-5.

Euphoric Caregivers, 1155 N. Vermont #202, Los Angeles (323) 6649900. Daily 11-7.

Inglewood Wellness Center 318 S. Market St. Inglewood (310) 6744444

Absolute Herbal Pain Solutions, 901 S. La Brea #3, Los Angeles (323) 932-6263. Open 10-9 daily.

Green Sun Collective , 5589 Manchester Ave. Los Angeles (310) 338-1394. Open M-W 10 - 7, Th-Sa 10-9. Arts District Healing Center, 620 E. 1st St. Los Angeles (213) 6879981 Open M-Sa 11am -10 pm.

Nature’s Herbs, 1713 W. El Segundo Blvd, Los Angeles (323) 7771319. Open M-w 10-7, Th-Sa 10-8.

“@ Downtown” Wellness Center, 312 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles (213) 746-3355. Open Tu - Su 10am-6pm. Downtown Collective, 1600 S. Hill St. #D, Los Angeles (213) 7465420 Open Tu - Sa 11-8, Su 12-5. KUSH Collective, 1111 S. La Brea Blvd, Los Angeles (323) 938-KUSH Open 11-11 M-Sa. La Brea Collective, 812 S. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles (323) 939-3374. Open 12pm -12 am dailly.

Chinatown Patient Collective, 987 N. Broadway, Los Angeles/ Chinatown (213) 621-2977. Open M-Sa ~11 am - 8 pm, Su ~12 6pm. Also Deliveries. California Patients Alliance, 8271 Melrose #102, Los Angeles (323) 655-1735 Living Earth Wellness Center, 4207 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles (323) 936-5000. Open 12-8 daily. Culver City Collective, 10887 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles (310) 8385888. Open 11-8 daily.

Apothecary 420, 330 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles (323) 836-0420.

Cali’s Finest Compassionate Co-op, 8540 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles (310) 838-5800 Open 12pm-10pm.

Hollywood Holistic, 1543 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles (310) 4810660, Open 12-7 M-Sa.

Robertson Caregivers BeverlyWood, 2515 S. Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles (310) 837-7279. Open M-Sa 1-9, Su 12-5.

T.H.C. Crenshaw, 4427 1/2 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles (323) 2915420. Open 10-7 M-Th, 10-8 Fr & Sa.

The Healing Touch, 4430 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, (323) 644-7300 Open M-Sa 11-8, Su 12-6

Canna Care Relief, 1716 S. Sepulveda Blvd #105, Los Angeles (310) 473-4105 Open 10-7.

Herbal Nutrition Center (HNC), 1435 S. La Cienega Blvd #G, Los Angeles (310) 855-9484.

Purple Heart Compassionate, 5823 B West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles (323) 938-8880 Open 11-7 daily.

Hazelwood Patients Collective, 4619 1/2 York Blvd, Los Angeles (323) 258-4573 Open M-Sa 10:30-8:30, Su 12-6.

The Natural Way of L.A., 5817 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles (323) 9364300. Open M-Sa 10-8, Su 11-6.

Hyperion Healing, 1913 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles (323) 953-1913 Hours: Su, M, We, Th 12-7; Fr-Sa 12-8. Closed Tues.

Herbalcure Cooperative, 11318 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles 310.312.5215/ 866.LOVE.420 Open M-Sa 12-8, Su 12-7. www.

Herbal Healing Center (HHC) Co-Op, 1051 S. Fairfax Blvd, Los Angeles (323) 934-4314. Hours M-Th 10-8, F-Sa 10-9, Su 12-6.

City Compassionate Caregivers, 606 E. 4th St., Los Angeles (213) 617-0447. Open 10-8 daily.

Soto Street Collective, 1260 S. Soto #1, Los Angeles (323) 262-8288. Open 11:30-8 daily.

S.L. Caregivers, 3003 W. Olympic Blvd #201, Los Angeles (213) 4871700 Open M-Sa 10-8, Su 11-7.

Medical Caregivers Association, 4344 Eagle Rock - also deliveries Eagle Rock (323) 551-5874. Open 11-8 M-Sa. Continued on Next Page



(LA area deliveries) M-Sat 10-8; Su 12-7.

Los Angeles Cannabis Club, Los Angeles - also deliveries - 5589 W. Manchester Ave (213) 281-3061.Daily 10am-midnight www.

Zen Healing Collective, 8464 Santa Monica Blvd, W. Hollywood (323) 656-6611. Open M-Sa 12-8, Su 12-7.

Hollywood Patients’ Collective (Kush Mart), 1617 Cosmo St.#110, Hollywood (323) 464-6465. Open 10am -11pm daily.

West Hollywood Center for Compassionate Healing, 8921 Sunset Blvd. @ San Vicente (park across street at Hustler) W. Hollywood (310) 626-3333 open to midnight.

Hezekiah Inc., 6051 Hollywood Blvd #202 (at Gower), Hollywood (323) 683-8017 Open M-F 8-8, Sa 10-6.

The Farmacy Venice, 1509 Abbot Kinney Venice (310) 392-3890 M-W 11-9, Th-Sat 11-10, Sun 12-7.

Hollywood Compassionate Collective (HCC), 1110 N. Western Ave #204, Hollywood (323) 467-7292. CLOSING JULY 31, 2007. www. M-F 11-7; Sa 12 -8 pm; Su 12-6pm.

The Farmacy Westwood, 1305 Gayley Ave. Westwood (310) 208-0820 M-Sat. 12-8.

Canto Diem, 5419 Sunset Blvd. #5, Hollywood (323) 465-4420 Open M-We 12-8; Th-Sa 12-9; Su by appointment only

Valley Patients Group, 8953 Woodman Ave #101 Arleta (818)3320736 Open M-Th 12:00-8:00p.m Friday 10:00-9:00,Sat-Sun 8:00a.m8:00p.m

Hollyweed, 1607 N. El Centro #24 (upstairs) Hollywood (323) 4699073. Open 11-9 daily. City of Angels Wellness Center, 1617 Cosmo St #213, Hollywood (323) 466-2295. Open M-Sa 11-9. Su 12-9. Eden Therapy Caregivers, 6757 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood (323) 463-8937. Daily Noon-10pm. SouthWest Caregivers, 4616 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles (323) 6603776. Open M-F 11:30-9, Sa 12-7. PCH Collective 22609 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu(310) 456-0666 Open M-Sa 12-8, Su 12-6 Green Angel of Malibu 21355 Pacific Coast Hwy #100 Malibu (310) 317-6298 Open Su-Th 11-8; Fr & Sa 11-9 . Marina Caregivers, 730 Washington Blvd. Marina Del Rey (310) 5744000. Open M-F 11 am - 11pm; Sa 12-10; Su 12-8. Organica, 13456 Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey (310) 578-2945. Open 11-11 daily. Beach Center Collective, 310 Culver Blvd, Playa Del Rey (310) 8214420. Open Su-Tu 11-7, We-Sa 11-8. Alternative Caregivers Discount Dispensary - 122 S. Lincoln Ave #204, Venice (877) 219-3809. Open M-Sa 12-8. Supplemental Organic Solutions, Inc., 328 S. Lincoln Blvd, Venice (310)-450-9141 Open 11-7 daily. Ironworks Collective, 4100 Lincoln Blvd Venice/Marina (310) 3058425 Open 10-9 M-Sa; 11-6 Su. Venice Beach Care Center, 410 Lincoln Blvd, Venice (310) 399-4307 Open M-Th 12-8, F-Sa 11-10, Su 11-7. www.venicebeachcarecenter. com

San Fernando Valley

Arleta Herbal Center, 8942 Woodman Ave. #B2, Arleta (818) 894-HERB (4372) Open 11-9 daily. D.E.C. Medical, 8717 Woodman Street #D Arleta (818) 439-1175. Open 10-9 daily. Also Deliveries. Herbal Solutions Collective, 22122 Sherman Way #206, Canoga Park (818) 704-1300 Open M-Th 11-8; F-Sa 11-9; Su 12-7. Holistic Alternative, Inc, 21001-12 Sherman Way, Canoga Park (818) 703-1190. Open M-Sa 10-8, Su 11-6. Platinum Club, 21220 Devonshire St. #203, Chatsworth (818) 998CLUB(2582). Open M-F 10-8; Sa 11-6. Alleviations, 15928 Ventura Blvd #234 *** By Appointment Only*** Encino (818) 788-1001 Open 11-10 Kind Meds Collective Care, 17049 Ventura Blvd (back), Encino (818) 908-9580. Open 11-10 M-Sa, 11-5 Su. Caregivers Earth Ordinance, 17050 Chatsworth St #243, Granada Hills, (818) 530-2614 Open M-Sa 11-8, Su 12-6 www. Golden State Collective, 10369 Balboa Blvd, Granada Hills , 818-3572500 Open 11-10 M-Th, 11-11 F-Sa, 12-8 Su. NoHo Caregivers, 4296 Vineland North Hollywood (818) 754-0834 Open 11-8 daily. Patients Against Pain, 6240 Laurel Canyon #B, North Hollywood (818) 752-7274 Open M-Sa 11-7, Su 12-7. Divine Wellness Center, 5056 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood 818-508-9948.

NILE Collective, 1501 Pacific Ave, Venice (310) 392-9900. Open 11-7 daily.

Valley Holistic Caregivers, 13106 Sherman Way, North Hollywood (818) 255-5511. Open 11-8 daily.

B. Green, 1434 Westwood Blvd #10 ***By Appointment Only *** Westwood 310-234-6634 Open 11-10.

Cannamed of Northridge, 9349 Melvin Ave. #9 (818) 882-4849 - 10 am -7 pm M-Sa.

Pain Free Society of California deliveries to West LA, Hollywood, Orange, Riverside, San B’dno (310) 925-1346 Open 8am-midnight.

San Fernando Valley Patients Group, 8805 Reseda Blvd, Northridge (818) 734-2778, Open 11-9 daily.

Crescent Alliance for Sickle-Cell / Nigritian Kief Society (Sister Somayah) Los Angeles (323) 232-0935

Today’s Health Care, Inc., 18118 Parthenia St, Northridge (818) 7002842. Open daily 11-7.

West Hollywood

Northridge Caregivers, Inc., 8672 Lindley Ave, Northridge (818) 7721990. Open M-F 10-8, Sa-Su 11-7.

LA Patients and Caregivers Group - 7213 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood (at Formosa) (323) 882-6033 www.LAMedicalMarijuana. com AHHS (Alternative Herbal Health Services) 7828 Santa Monica (@ Fairfax) West Hollywood (323) 654-8792 call for hours. Medical Marijuana Farmacy 7825 Santa Monica Blvd (323) 848-7981

Valley Health Center, 19015 Parthenia St # 110, Northridge (818) 7721096. Open 11-7 daily. Medical Caregivers Clinic (MCC), 6657 Reseda Blvd #202, Reseda (818) 776-9586 Open 11-8 daily.


Nature’s Natural Collective Care, 6951 Reseda Blvd, Reseda (818) 344-1102. Reseda Discount Caregivers, 6102 Reseda Blvd, Reseda (818) 7570434. Open daily 10-9. Los Angeles Valley Caregivers,6657 Reseda Blvd #202, Reseda (818) 654-9731 Open M-Sa 11-8, Su 12-7 Greenhouse Herbs, 5156 Sepulveda Blvd. - upstairs (sorry, no elevator) Sherman Oaks (818) 386-1343. Open M-Sa 10:30- 8, Su 10-7 Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, 14542 Ventura Blvd #201, Sherman Oaks (818) 728-4883. Open 12-8 daily. Valley Independent Pharmacy, 13650 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks (818) 345-5477 Open M-F 11-10, Sa 12-10, Su 12-9. Studio City Caregivers, 3625 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles (323) 8501847. Open M-Sa 11-8, Su 12-5. Green Aid Pharmacy, 3441 W. Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles (323) 436-0259. Kush Valley Collective, 11626 Ventura Blvd, Studio City. Open 10-10 Daily. California Organic Treatment Center, 11644 Ventura Blvd, Studio City (818) 506-5948. Open 11-8 daily. Alternative Medicine Group, 10964 Ventura Blvd, Studio City (818) 762-5886 Open 10-8 daily. The Wellness Earth Energy Dispensary (W.E.E.D.), 12021 1/2 Ventura Blvd (in rear) Studio City 818 980-2266.

9900 Open M-Sa 10-9. Delta-9 Caregivers, 7648 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys (818) 997-1003 Open M-Sa 2-8. Balboa Caregivers, 16900 Sherman Way #6, Van Nuys (818) 902-0201 California’s Choice, 6722 White Oak Ave, Van Nuys 818-881-1489. Open 11-7 daily. Green Dragon Co-Op, 14546 Vanowen St, Van Nuys (818) 442-0054. Open 10-8 daily. Safe Harbor Patients Collective, 5953 Hazeltine Ave., Suite B (in back), Van Nuys, (818) 902-0015. Open 11-7 Daily. The Wilshire Clinic, 6741 Van Nuys Blvd #A, Van Nuys (818) 997-0633. Open 10-8 daily. Redmoon, Inc, 14350 Oxnard St, Van Nuys (818)) 997-6912 Open M-Sa 10-8, Su 10-6. Westside Caregivers Club, 22148 Ventura Blvd. #A, Woodland Hills (818) 887-2106. New Age Compassion Care Center, 19973 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills (818) 610-8019. Open Su-Th 12-8, F-Sa 12-10. Topanga Caregivers, 6457 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills (818) 716-9200. West Valley Caregivers, 23067 Ventura Blvd #102, Woodland Hills (818) 591-5899. The Grasshopper 215, 21142 Ventura Blvd,Woodland Hills (818) 3485874. Open M-Sa 11- 10, Su 12 - 9.

East Los Angeles Area

Holistic Care of Studio City, 818-985-5551. Open M-Sa 11-8, Su 11-6.

Cal Medical Caregivers Assoc., 15838 Halliburton Rd. Hacienda Heights (626) 336-2652 Open 11-7 daily.

VNC Holistic Care, 8879 Laurel Canyon Blvd #C, Sun Valley (818) 2392806. Open M-F 11-9, Sa 12-8, Su 12-6.

Apothecary Collective, 5405 Alhambra Ave, Los Angeles (323) 2224420. Open 11-8 daily.

Valley Independent Pharmacy, 19459 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana (818) 345-5477 open 10-7 daily.

420 Grand Caregivers, Inc, 2802 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles (213) 7481992.

Compassionate Patient Resources Center, 19237 1/2 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana (818) 343-3690.

The Holistic Coop, 2607 E. 1st Boyle Heights/ LA (323) 540-6700.

Wellness Caregivers of Tarzana, 18663 Ventura Blvd #230 (rear), Tarzana (818)-300-0035. Open M-Sa 11-8. Toluca Lake Collective, 10628 Riverside Dr. #1, Toluca Lake (818) 7528420 Open 10am -9pm. C.C.C.N. 4664 Lankershim Blvd, Toluca Lake (818) 980-MEDS Open 11-9 daily. Foothill Awareness Center, 7132 Foothill Blvd, Tujunga 818-352-3388. Open 11-8 daily. TLMD, 12458 Magnolia Blvd., Valley Village 818-761-9581. Open 9am-9pm.

Colorado Collective, 1121 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles (323) 550-8043. Open Su-Th 11:30-8, F-Sa 11:30-9. Natures Cure Patient Collective, 4577 Valley Blvd, Los Angeles (323)225-1815. Open 11:30-8. Soto Street Collective, 1260 S. Soto St. #1, Los Angeles (323) 262-8288 Open M-Sa 11-8, Su 11-6. South Gate Herbal Healing, South Gate (562) 634-1354. Health and Wellness Center, 8714 S. Norwalk Blvd, Whittier (562) 6990130 Open 12-9 daily. A.M.C.C., 628 E. Shoppers Ln, Covina (626) 332-0505. Open 11-7 daily.

Valley Village Caregivers, 4843 Laurel Canyon, Valley Village 818-5051330. Open M-Sa 11-8, Su 12-7.

Imperial Health Center, 10647 Imperial Hwy, Norwalk (562) 863-9167. Open 11-7 M-F, 11-6 Sa-Su.

Southern California Caregivers, 15333 Sherman Way #Q, Van Nuys (818) 988-0699 Open 10-7 daily. Deliveries, disabled access.

Northern Lights Nursery Covina/Azus/Glendora/La Verne/San Dimas Deliveries (626) 272-3158. Open: M-Sa 9-9.

Mother Nature’s Remedy Caregivers, 17302 Saticoy St, Van Nuys (818) 345-MEDS Hours 2:15 - 10 pm Tu-Su.

Discounted Caregivers, 993 S. Glendora Ave. Unit 2 West Covina San Gabriel/ Orange Co. Deliveries (626) 337-8310 Mon - Sat 11am to 8pm.

California Collective Center, 14532 Friar St. #A, Van Nuys (818) 7818865; open 11-7 daily. Strain - Balboa Caregivers, 7207 Balboa Blvd, Van Nuys (818) 908-

Long Beach and South Bay

420 Highway Pharmacy, 18710 S. Normandie Ave. #D, Gardena (310) 808-0420. Open 10-8 daily.


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South Bay Collective, 1151 W. Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 4-A, Harbor City, (310) 530-1628. Open 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM daily. Herbal Solutions, 5746 E. 2nd St., Long Beach (562) 434-5075 Open daily 11-8. Patient Research Center, 757 Pine Ave., Long Beach (562) 495-9500 Quality Discount Caregivers, 1150 San Antonio Dr, Long Beach (562) 988-8889 Open 11-8 daily.

Orange County Orange County Independent Collective 24602 Raymond Way # 206 Lake Forest 949-770-4420. Open M-Sa 11-7; Su 11-3:30. Visions, 24412 Muirlands Blvd #C, Lake Forest

Cancer Help Center, 3381 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach 562-424HERB

A1 Smoke Shop, 22359 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest

CCLB, 4010 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach (562) 492-6091. Open 10-7 M-Th, 10-8 F, 10-7 Sa.

OC Collective and 215 Patient Bakery - Call first (714) 758-3500 Anaheim.

Herbal Discount Center, 1206 E. Wardlow Rd, Long Beach (562) 9972929. Open 10:30-8 daily.

Orange Co Patient Group, 2315 E. 17th St. #4, Santa Ana (714) 5472525. Open M-F 10-7:45, Sa-Su 11-6:45.

Long Beach Vapor Lounge, 1088 Redondo Ave, Long Beach

Alternative Medical Caregivers, 13912 Ponderosa St #H, Santa Ana (714) 667-0800 Open 11-7 daily.

Southern California Herbal Network, 600 S. Pacific Ave. #104, San Pedro (310) 547-4500. Open M-Sa 11-8; Su 11-6. Natural Wellness Caregivers Group, 1111 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro (310) 514-9665 Delta-9 Torrance Herbal Collective, 1321 W. Carson St, Torrance (310) 618-3582. Open M-Th 10-8, F-Sa 10-9, Su 11-6. Green Cross, 1658 W. Carson St. #B, Torrance (310) 533-9363 Open 10-8 daily. South Bay 420 Collective Delivery Service - San Pedro and South Bay beach cities - (310) 908-7764; FAX (866) 619-5942 harpincsb@

SoCal Collective Group (SCCG) Santa Ana. Phone first for membership verification: (714) 571-0789 Open 11-8 daily. Unit-D, 11471 Brookhurst St. #D, Garden Grove 714-590-9100. Open M-Sa 11-8; Su 12-6. Medical Collective of Garden Grove, 13252 Garden Grove Blvd #209 (714) 663-1420 Open M-Sa 11-6:30. Green Shield of California, (714) 257-9561 N. Orange Co. - Open 12-8 daily. OC Caregivers Newport Beach 949-764-9006.

Palos Verdes Delivery Service (310) 541-0608.

A.R.C. Collective - Orange Co. deliveries (714) 999-9696.

Med/A/Cab delivery service - Long Beach and mid-cities (562) 2565066 open 11-7 everyday.

Freeway Farmacy delivery Beach cities El Segundo to Huntington Beach (310) 349-9135

Low Cost Deliveries - downtown Long Beach & surrounding area (562) 276-0684 Hours 10-10 daily.

Northern Lights Church (statewide support group) Laguna Beach (949) 222-4209 or www.

Diamond Delivery - Long Beach to North Orange Co. (562) 331-5415 Spiritual Awakenings Deliveries - San Pedro - (310) 793-6556 Daily 12pm-8pm.

Alternative Primary Caregivers Collective. Call for Pre-verification & Address. South OC. (866) 699-2451 / (949) 458-1371. Open 10-8 daily.

Long Beach Collective Delivery (213) 864-2441 www. Open 9am - midnight.

OCCC (Orange County Caregivers Collective, S. Orange Co. Call first for verification and address: (949) 370-2480 orangecountycc@yahoo. com.

Midnight Society L.B. Deliveries (310) 634-6224 Hours: M-W 10am2am; Th-Su 9:30 pm - 2 am.

Natures Wellness Collective, 830 E. Lincoln Ave, Orange (714) 9982420.

Holistic Alternative, Inc. Long Beach-San Pedro deliveries (951) 4792996. Open 10am-10pm.

Cannabliss Inc,Deliveries Garden Grove714-422-9279. Open 11-7 daily. Southern California Caregivers - OC - Please call for address. (949) 243-5638. Hours M-F 10-7, Sa/Su 11-6.

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Healthy Living Hospice Centers. Call for Pre-verification & Address. Santa Ana (866) 575-5430. Open 10-8 daily. South Coast Caregiver - S. Orange County Deliveries (949) 606-2467 Herb Depot, Orange Co. Deliveries 714-925-3026 www.herb-depot. com. Open 9am -10 pm. Pacific Health Care Orange Co.Deliveries (714) 904-9915 www. Pain Free Society of California deliveries to West LA, Hollywood, Orange, Riverside, San B’dno (310) 925-1346 Open 8am-midnight. Just In Case Delivery,OC/SD deliveries (714) 864-0663 Daily 10am-


9pm http://justincasedelivery. Orange County Discount Delivery, O.C. deliveries (949) 872-8072 The Modest House Collective (949) 439-2867 www. Orange County Deliveries OC deliveries (949) 903-3876. Hours 24/7 daily. Top Shelf Green OC deliveries (714) 277-5843 Hours M-F 11-7 After Hours Collective San Diego & OC Deliveries (949) 903-3876. Hours 24/7 daily.

Riverside San Bernardino Imperial Palm Springs 760-325-9988. Welcome to the Light Twentynine Palms (760) 366-1352 and (619) 497-1561. By appointment only: M-F 8-5.

Clones R Us LA to SD Deliveries (949) 689-1769

California Caregivers Association of Riverside, 7201 Arlington Ave #D Riverside (951) 907-0593.

The Serenity Wellness Program OC &SD deliveries (619) 665-9587 Open 10am-8pm.

Right Here Now, Deliveries Riverside (951) 880-8848. Open M-F 9-6;

OC Green House OC Deliveries 949-241-1340 Daily 9-9.

Medical Marijuana Caregiver Deliveries Meds & clones RiversideCo. (951) 403-2768

Dispensary at Your Door, Orange/Palmdale/Riverside/San B’dno deliveries (949) 929-6626. Open 8am -11pm. Top Grade Cannabis OC Deliveries (949) 836-1151. 24/7. www.

Riverside Medical Relief Organization, Corona/Lake Elsinore/ Riverside/Moreno Valley/Temecula/Perris/Coachella Deliveries 949302-7772. Open 9-8.

The Green Square OC Deliveries (714) 265-1100.

Inland Empire Herbal Caregivers Delivery service San Bernardino Co. (951) 537-0235.

Spiritual Primary Caregivers LA & OC Deliveries (562) 536-2502 Open 8am-9pm daily.

Mojave Care Group, High Desert (760) 713-0129 (use e-mail if phone not working).

Compassionate Caregivers and Consultants Southern OC Deliveries (949) 374-9479 Open 10-9 daily.

KGB Meds (San Bernardino - High Desert delivery service) (760) 248-7387 Hours: 8am - 7pm.

All-Cities Delivery Service OC Deliveries (949) 786-9020 Open 24/7.

Dank Meds (San Bernardino deliveries) (760) 246-7396 www. Open Mon-Sat. 8am - 8pm.

Saddleback Medical Caregivers OC Deliveries - (949) 689-2452. Daily - 24/7 AAAA OC Deliveries (949) 400-9612 Open 10am-8pm Daily. AKO OC Deliveries (714) 262-5523 Open 7-7 M-Sa. The Kind Delivery Service - OC Deliveries (949) 278-3879 Open 9am-10pm Daily. Mercury Collective OC Deliveries (949) 228-2987 Hours 10-11 daily. O-Zone OC/SBd/Inland Empire Deliveries ozonedelivery@yahoo. com FAX (641) 795-0345. Open 9-9 daily. www.ozonedeliveries. MBN Collectives OC Deliveries (714) 227-0698 Hours 9-7 daily. http://mrbignutsproductions.ccomom /id3.html Herbal Run OC Deliveries Safe Ontime Supply OC Deliveries (714) 673-5769 Open 12-9 daily.  STN Herbal Healing OC/Inland Empire Deliveries (714) 468-2208 Open 9-9 daily. The Green Square OC Deliveries (714) 265-1100 www.thegrnsqr. com Palm Springs Community Caregivers, 333 N. Palm Canyon Dr #118,

Holistic Alternative, Inc. Riverside - San Bernardino deliveries (951) 479-2996. Open 9am- 7pm. Pre-register at www.holisticalternative. org Green Ease Collective Yucca Valley/Big Bear/Hemet/Temecula deliveries (760) 364-4380. Desert Co-Op Deliveries Palm Desert (760) 406-1268 Kush Valley Collective, Murrieta/Temecula Deliveries (951) 3037225 Valley Medical Group, Riverside Co Deliveries (951) 216-5906 WC Deliveries, Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Perris, Hemet, Moreno Valley, Fallbrook Deliveries (909) 784-6411. www. Kush Connection, Murrieta/Temecula Deliveries (951) 775-4538 SJ Caregivers - LA/Orange/Riverside/SBdno Deliveries (951) 2242412 FRNDS, Riverside/SBd/Orange Deliveries (951) 265-8703. Open 1010. Palm Springs Meds, Palm Springs area Deliveries (760) 464-2591 Open M-Sa 11-7. Southern California Safer Choice, Palm Springs/Palm Desert Deliveries (760) 222-7301. Inland Empire Deliveries - Riverside/San Bernardino/East OC (951) 515-9213 Open 9-9. Continued on Next Page


Arrow Primary Caregivers Riverside/S B’dno/O.C. Deliveries (877) 455-0777. Riverside Safe Access Riverside Co. Deliveries (714) 661-6476 Daily 11-7. The Kush Shop Deliveries - Inland Empire 951-210-0703. Open 10-6 Daily. SB420 Meds SBd/Riverside/Orange Deliveries (951) 742-1829. Hours 12pm7pm.

Caring & Compassionate Therapeutics Riverside & Surrounding Deliveries (951) 250-5553. Hours 9am-6pm. Real Deal Kush Collective Deliveries Riverside Co. Deliveries (951) 313-3329 Daily 9-9. Inland Discount Caregivers High Desert/Riverside/San B’dno Deliveries (760) 868-3683. Open 8-8 M-Sa. High Desert Compassionate Care Victorville/High Desert Deliveries (760)

486-0252 Open M-F 10-4, Sa 10-3.

Clones R Us LA to SD Deliveries (949) 689-1769

Economical Medical Marijuana Delivery Service, Riverside Co. Deliveries (866) 486-4020

T.H.C. “The Healing Center”- Riverside /OC/SD/SBd Deliveries (951) 2341624 12pm-12am Daily. Palm Springs Deliveries (760)799-5641 Inland Empire Discount Riverside Co. Deliveries (951) 216-0712. Noon10pm daily.

SoCal Caregivers Riverside/S.D. Deliveries (951)239-5047. Open 24/7 http:// Specializing in elderly, low-income. Affordable Quality Caregivers, Riverside Deliveries (951) 663-8611 Hours M-F 9-5 (Verification), M-Sa 7-7(Deliveries).

Simply Mary Jane Riverside/San Bernardino Deliveries (951) 743-5564

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Redwood Park, Arcata, CA 4:20, 4/20 submitted by Jaime G. HUMBOLDT GROW MAGAZINE VOLUME 1 ISSUE 3

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Anonymous Letter These photos were anonymously sent to Humboldt Grow with the following note: “Choppers flew over this crop at least ten times! They dropped real low to check out the plants. They liked them so much that they left them alone”.



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Photo Issue 2008 was a year the residents of Humboldt and Mendocino won’t soon forget. Operation southern sweep (see pg. 28) caused a panic that swept the area while a freak lightning storm caused forest fires that raged around every garden. Measure B in Mendocino County passed, dramatically lowering the legal plant count there, only to have People vs. Kelly throw all plant counts out the window and declare SB420 unconstitutional. Finally at the end of it all, Eddy Lepp is convicted of conspiracy and cultivation of marijuana. Despite the fireworks, we were able to get a few photos.









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Trimmer Stories

Personally, I get a kick out of seeing all of these crazy kids wandering up and down the 101 chasing their dreams of easy money and good times in Northern California. Most of the trimmers I have met looking for jobs by the side of the road in Southern Humboldt have a hell of a time finding a job, and when they do, they rarely receive the amount of money they anticipated.

I understand that the trimming season brings in some bad folks too. I was robbed in 2005 by a kid I picked up in Garberville. He asked for a ride to Willits. No problem. He said his name was Jack Straw. He Came all the way out here from Kansas. He said he had a degree in Chemistry and was going to make large quantities of hash for a big grower in the hills around Willits. While stopping in Laytonville he managed to take everything of any value from my truck and dissapear.



I remember hearing tales from friends during my highschool years of growers lining trails of coke and or speed on the table to keep pickers on the job. I wonder how good the trim was under the influence.


In the News Legalizing Marijuana Tops Obama Online Poll December 15th, 2008 Be careful what you wish for. Last week, the website — the official website of the Obama Transition Team — asked the public to provide them with a list of the top public policy questions facing America. Visitors to the site were then asked to vote on which questions should take priority for the incoming administration. According to the website, “participation … outpaced our expectations. … Since its launch … the Open for Questions tool has processed over 600,000 votes from more than 10,000 people on more than 7,300 questions.” Ironically but perhaps not surprisingly the top question for the new administration — as chosen on and voted by the general public — was one most politicians seem utterly unwilling to talk about. “Will you consider legalizing marijuana so that the government can regulate it, tax it, put age limits on it, and create millions of new jobs and create a billion dollar industry right here in the U.S.?” To anyone thinking the #1 question was some kind of fluke, consider this: More than a dozen of the top 50 vote-getting questions pertained to amending America’s drug policies. For example: Question #7: “Thirteen states have compassionate use programs for medial Marijuana, yet the federal government continues to prosecute sick and dying people. Isn’t it time for the federal government to step out of the way and

let doctors and families decide what is appropriate?” The public’s demand for the Obama administration?” Question #13: “How will you fix the current war on drugs in America? and will there be any chance of decriminalizing marijuana?” Question #15: “What kind of progress can be expected on the decriminalization and legalization for medicinal purposes of marijuana and will you re-prioritize the “War On Drugs” to reflect the need for drug treatment instead of incarceration?” Following the poll, the Obama Transition Team posted the following reply, “Over the next few days, some of the most popular questions selected by the community will be answered by the Transition team, and their responses will be posted here on the site.” So will Obama’s team respond to the demands of the electorate and initiate an honest, objective, and long-overdue review of U.S. Marijuana policies? Or will the incoming administration — like the outgoing one — hide their collective heads in the sand? It was just over a month ago when statewide marijuana law reform initiatives in Massachusetts and Michigan prevailed with more votes than America’s soon-to-be 44th President — once again reaffirming the widespread popular support for changing our nation’s antiquated and punitive pot laws. It wasn’t clear that either the national media or the incoming administration were listening then. Are they listening now? By National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Deputy Director Paul Armentano ●

2,700-year-old marijuana found in Chinese tomb OTTAWA – Researchers say they have located the world’s oldest stash of marijuana, in a tomb in a remote part of China. The cache of cannabis is about 2,700 years old and was clearly ``cultivated for psychoactive purposes,” rather than as fibre for clothing or as food, says a research paper in the Journal of Experimental Botany. The 789 grams of dried cannabis was buried alongside a light-haired, blueeyed Caucasian man, likely a shaman of the Gushi culture, near Turpan in northwestern China. The extremely dry conditions and alkaline soil acted as preservatives, allowing a team of scientists to carefully analyze the stash, which still looked green though it had lost its distinctive odour. “To our knowledge, these investigations provide the oldest documentation of cannabis as a pharmacologically active agent,” says the newly published paper, whose lead author was American neurologist Dr. Ethan B. Russo. Remnants of cannabis have been found in ancient Egypt and other sites, and the substance has been referred to by authors such as the Greek historian Herodotus. But the tomb stash is the oldest so far that could be thoroughly tested for its properties. The 18 researchers, most of them based in China, subjected the cannabis to a battery of tests, including carbon dating and genetic analysis. Scientists also tried


to germinate 100 of the seeds found in the cache, without success. The marijuana was found to have a relatively high content of THC, the main active ingredient in cannabis, but the sample was too old to determine a precise percentage. Researchers also could not determine whether the cannabis was smoked or ingested, as there were no pipes or other clues in the tomb of the shaman, who was about 45 years old. The large cache was contained in a leather basket and in a wooden bowl, and was likely meant to be used by the shaman in the afterlife. “This materially is unequivocally cannabis, and no material has previously had this degree of analysis possible,” Russo said in an interview from Missoula, Mont. “It was common practice in burials to provide materials needed for the afterlife. No hemp or seeds were provided for fabric or food. Rather, cannabis as medicine or for visionary purposes was supplied.” The tomb also contained bridles, archery equipment and a harp, confirming the man’s high social standing. Russo is a full-time consultant with GW Pharmaceuticals, which makes Sativex, a cannabis-based medicine approved in Canada for pain linked to multiple sclerosis and cancer. The company operates a cannabistesting laboratory at a secret location in southern England to monitor crop quality for producing Sativex, and allowed Russo use of the facility for tests on 11 grams of the tomb cannabis. Researchers needed about 10 months to cut red tape barring the transfer of the cannabis to England from China, Russo said. The inter-disciplinary study was

published this week by the British-based botany journal, which uses independent reviewers to ensure the accuracy and objectivity of all submitted papers. The substance has been found in two of the 500 Gushi tombs excavated so far in northwestern China, indicating that cannabis was either restricted for use by a few individuals or was administered as a medicine to others through shamans, Russo said. “It certainly does indicate that cannabis has been used by man for a variety of purposes for thousands of years.” Russo, who had a neurology practice for 20 years, has previously published studies examining the history of cannabis. “I hope we can avoid some of the political liabilities of the issue,” he said, referring to his latest paper. The region of China where the tomb is located, Xinjiang, is considered an original source of many cannabis strains worldwide. Dean Beeby THE CANADIAN PRESS ●

Jury Finds Eddy Lepp Guilty, Judge Allows Bail SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- A federal jury this afternoon found medical marijuana provider Charles “Eddy” Lepp guilty on all charges. This includes one count for conspiracy to distribute or to possess with the intent to distribute, and another


count for manufacture or possession with the intent to distribute. With regard to both counts, jurors made the finding that the offenses involved at least a thousand marijuana plants. The decision came following a fastpaced trial that played out over the course of three mornings in a modest San Francisco courtroom. It involved relatively unrestricted language about the medical and religious use of marijuana, but before deliberations the jury was told to disregard this rhetoric and apply federal law as instructed. As such, the verdict was a predictable outcome. The jury tipped their hand after about two hours of deliberation, when they sent a question regarding the quantity of marijuana involved. In an oddly-worded inquiry that came in at 4pm, the jurors asked if they “needed to prove” there were more than 32,500 plants. “Love that language,” Judge Marilyn Patel commented with a smirk. When the jury gathered to hear her reply, she set things straight verbally. “First of all it’s the government that needs to prove,” she emphasized before going on to remind the jury that they only needed to determine whether or not there were over a thousand plants involved in the offense. Long-standing estimates put the amount of marijuana seized during Lepp’s August 2004 bust at approximately 32,500 plants, and jurors heard references to this figure during the trial. They also heard a different number – 25,000 plants – referring to the amount to which both parties had stipulated for trial. In the end, the boundary to be considered was only a thousand plants, allowing for quite a lot of wiggle room in the findings. Continued on Next Page ➤

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Whatever the number, it was a bad sign for Lepp, since quantity was only to be considered by the jury if they had already come to a guilty verdict. His only hope was that the jurors might have confused their instructions, a theory that was viable given the complexities of the case. After all, the jury had spent the entire morning hearing rebuttal witnesses who testified about a sales sting that wasn’t even part of the charges in the trial. These rebuttal witnesses were called because the government accused Lepp of lying on the stand when he denied selling marijuana, and when he implied that the marijuana on his property was solely for medical and religious use. Judge Patel instructed that testimony about the sting was to be considered only for purposes of determining the defendant’s truthfulness, but it was still a baffling situation for the jury. It was a matter the judge ultimately had to clear up during deliberations, when a question indicated that the jury was contemplating how the sting applied to the criminal charges. Jurors eventually saw their way through the confusion and presented a clear set of guilty verdicts at approximately 5:30pm. The convictions thus delivered, Judge Patel thanked and excused the jurors. “It’s not easy,” she said about jury service. “It’s a very serious and very important responsibility.” However damning the guilty verdicts may be for Lepp, their announcement was not the emotional climax one might expect. It took another issue to bring courtroom anxieties to a head: the matter of Lepp’s freedom. After the last juror exited the courtroom, the judge turned to the attorneys and asked the hot question. “Is there any reason why Mr. Lepp may not remain out on bail?” Assistant U.S. Attorney David Hall immediately made a motion for remand, initiating a tense struggle with the defense that would push towards evening. “I believe it’s mandatory under these circumstances,” the prosecutor commented about revoking Lepp’s bail. “There is no discernable issue on appeal, and the defendant is going to do some time.” Defense attorney Michael Hinckley responded with a list of factors intended to convince the judge that his client’s situation was extraordinary: the fact that Lepp has been out on bail successfully

for four years, the grief from his wife’s recent death, and the need to regroup in preparation for an important sentencing hearing. Hinckley also pointed out that the policies about remand are often bent for far less compelling circumstances. “This rule exists and is not applied everyday in this building,” he noted. “I believe ten years is the mandatory minimum,” Hall countered. “The stakes have changed for [Lepp]. The risk of flight is higher now.” The defense was not prepared to accept that characterization. “When we proceeded to trial, his chances were slim at best…and he has not fled,” Hinckley said of his client. The judge couldn’t seem to swallow the assertion that Lepp knew his odds of winning were slim. “There was a sense that he could beat all of this, and that hasn’t happened, obviously,” she commented. The defense had another issue to raise, however, and it turned out to be a crucial one. “It appears to us that he is safety valve eligible,” Hinckley said, referring to a mechanism that would allow the judge to sentence below the mandatory minimum. The prosecutor appeared to agree about Lepp’s qualifications, but noted that there was one significant problem. To be eligible for safety valve consideration, a defendant must give a truthful statement about the elements of his offense, and Hall believed that Lepp lied during his trial testimony. “The statement he gave on the stand would not be a truthful recitation of his involvement,” Hall maintained. Judge Patel seemed content to resolve the issue of eligibility later, after Lepp’s post-conviction interview with a probation officer. For the meantime, the judge was more interested in assessing whether Lepp was a flight risk. On that matter, Hinckley pointed out that Lepp has left the country multiple times while out on bail, but always come back and surrendered his passport on return. With a smile, Judge Patel recalled an invitation she had made to Lepp during previous court appearances – an offer that he go to Amsterdam and never come back. “I’ve invited him to leave before and he never left,” she said. “He never took up my invitation.” “I won’t take advantage of it now,” Lepp broke in from the defense table, his voice in low tones of sincerity. “I promise you.”

It appeared to be enough for Judge Patel. Finding that Lepp was safety valve eligible, not a flight risk, and not a risk to the community, she agreed to let him stay out of custody…but on strict conditions. He would not be allowed to leave the Northern District of California, and he would be required to be in a situation where he was not around marijuana at all. This last restriction would prohibit the growing of marijuana and the using of it for any reason, in his “environs.” If he violated that, Judge Patel promised, Lepp would be “back in custody before you can say ‘boo.’” But almost as soon as she had made that pronouncement, Lepp was requesting permission to leave the state to speak at Portland Hempstalk during the coming weekend. “Is this for medical marijuana advocacy?” the judge asked him bluntly. When Lepp answered in the affirmative, the judge made her wishes known. “I want you to be truthful about what happened here,” she said about Lepp’s depiction of the trial. “Let them know it’s not without problems and jeopardy to one’s liberty,” she urged, ostensibly referring to the possession, cultivation and distribution of marijuana. Judge Patel then set a date and time for sentencing: December 1st, 2008 at 9am. “Mr. Lepp should be prepared to surrender for sentencing,” she warned. But Lepp had other ideas. Outside of the courtroom, he was his unsinkable self as he spoke enthusiastically for his chances on appeal. “There’s still a very real chance I won’t go to prison,” he told the waiting cameras. Written by Vanessa Nelson Tuesday, September 02 2008 ●

Atty. General Brown Issues Medical Marijuana Guidelines for Law Enforcement and Patients SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released guidelines that, for the first time since Californiaís Proposition 215 was


passed in 1996, clarify the stateís laws governing medical marijuana and provide clear guidelines for patients and law enforcement to ensure that medical marijuana is not diverted to illicit markets. ìCalifornia voters approved an initiative legalizing medical marijuana, not street drugs. Marijuana intended for medicinal use should not be sold to non-patients or on illicit markets,î Attorney General Brown said. ìThese guidelines will help law enforcement agencies perform their duties in accordance with California law and help patients understand their rights under Proposition 215.î This landmark document marks the first attempt by a state agency to define the types of organizations that are legally permitted to dispense marijuana. Brownís guidelines affirm the legality of medical marijuana collectives and cooperatives, but make clear that such entities cannot be operated for profit, may not purchase marijuana from unlawful sources and must have a defined organizational structure that includes detailed records proving that users are legitimate patients. ìWe welcome the Attorney Generalís leadership and expect that compliance with these guidelines will result in fewer unnecessary arrests, citations and seizures of medicine from qualified patients and their primary caregivers,î said Americans for Safe Access Attorney Joe Elford. ìNo one benefits from confusion over the law. These guidelines will help patients and law enforcement better understand Californiaís medical marijuana laws.î In 1996, California voters approved Proposition 215, an initiative that exempted patients and their primary caregivers from criminal liability under state law for the possession and cultivation of marijuana. In addition, The Medical Marijuana Program Act (MMA), enacted by the Legislature in 2004, intended to further clarify lawful medical marijuana practices by establishing a voluntary statewide identification card system, specific limits on the amount of medical marijuana each cardholder could possess, and rules for the cultivation of medical marijuana by collectives and cooperatives. According to Americans for Safe Access, California has more than 200,000 doctor-qualified medial cannabis users. Several law enforcement agencies have requested that the Attorney General issue guidelines regarding the lawful possession, sale and cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes. These

law enforcement agencies believe that individuals and cartels, under the cover of Proposition 215, have expanded illegal cultivation and sales of marijuana, which has led to an increase in drug-related violent crime. Most researchers agree that the U.S. marijuana crop has seen a sharp increase in the past decade. A report, ìMarijuana Production in the United Statesî by drug-policy researcher Jon Gettman, estimated that in 2006, more than 21 million pot plants were grown in California at a street value of up to $14 billion. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer, President of the California Police Chiefs Association, praised Brown for establishing these guidelines. “Since Proposition 215 was passed, the laws surrounding the use, possession and distribution of medical marijuana became confusing at best. These newly established guidelines are an essential tool for law enforcement and provide the parameters needed for consistent statewide regulation and enforcement.” The guidelines encourage patients to participate in the California Department of Public Healthís registration program to obtain a medical marijuana identification card. The identification card protects the holder from arrest for marijuana possession and is one of the best ways to ensure the non-diversion of medical marijuana. Collectives and cooperatives are advised to keep files on their patients with documented verification of their qualified status. ●

Medical marijuana legalized in Michigan Michigan residents suffering from an array of chronic conditions, from cancer to AIDS to Alzheimer’s, will now be able to seek relief from medical marijuana. State voters on Tuesday approved a measure to legalize medicinal use of the plan. Michigan is the first state in the Midwest and the 13th nationwide to legalize medical marijuana. “This is a victory for the patients and their stories resonated with voters,” Dianne Byrum, spokeswoman for Michigan Coalition for Compassionate Care, told the Detroit News. “The scare tactics from the opposition were over the top and not believable.”


Proponents of the measure say medical marijuana will be able to help up to 50,000 residents ease their suffering. It was subjected to expected opposition from law enforcement organizations. Nearly two-thirds of Michigan voters supported the measure, which was one of nearly a dozen Marijuana reform initiatives on ballots across the country. Massachusetts voters decriminalize marijuana Massachusetts voters have approved Question 2, which eliminated criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of cannabis. The new law, which will take effect in 30 days, calls for a $100 fine and confiscation of the substance for those caught with an ounce or less with no reporting against a person’s criminal record. Those under 18 caught with cannabis will pay a larger fine, up to $1,000, and participate in a drug awareness program and perform community service. Governor Patrick, the attorney general and district attorneys across the state were among opponents of the initiative, saying that decriminalization would promote drug use, cause a rise in violence and workplace safety hazards, and increase the number of car accidents and youths driving under the influence. “The people were ahead of the politicians on this issue,” said Whitney Taylor, chairwoman of the Committee for Sensible Marijuana Policy. “They want to focus our limited law enforcement resources on serious and violent crimes. They recognize under the new law that the punishment will fit the offense.” More pro-pot measures approved According to the Marijuana Policy Project, local initiatives in California, Arkansas and Hawaii also passed. Voters in Berkeley voted to expand areas where medical marijuana distributors could operate. In Fayetteville, Ark., and Hawaii County, Hawaii, voters told police to make marijuana possession their lowest priority. In several Massachusetts cities, voters directed their state representatives to vote in favor of medical marijuana legislation. ●


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