Book Review: “Cannabis for Capitalists: Production Horticulture Tools, Materials, Techniques & Resources”

My editor handed me a book to review, but not a printed version, rather a thumb drive in a padded envelope. I was told that this USB unit has an expiration date, encouraging visions of a smoking time bomb after I insert it into my aging laptop. Speaking of smoke, ‘Cannabis for Capitalists’ really is Read the full article…

Happy Hempy New Year 2014!

I started 2013 with a basement full of weed and an empty bank account. I don’t know of any Seattle grower that actually got rich from growing pot this year. I think a lot of us unemployed corporate types that got laid off saw the opportunity to work for ourselves until the state could figure Read the full article…

What's An MMJ Gardener To Do Under 502?

I remember telling my therapist that I was going to start growing and selling weed on my own, and I needed her assistance in making sure I wasn’t too crazy. I was burnt out on corporate life, the kids had grown up and moved out, and I desperately needed to make some major life changes. Read the full article…

The Fall Of Cannaculture: Will Hot Kush Girls Fade And "Marlboro Pot" Emerge?

If it happened to Rock ‘n’ Roll, will it happen to cannabis? For the past 75 years, cannabis has been an underground, countercultural phenomenon. From the beatniks of the ’50s, to the hippies of the ’70s, to the rastafarians of the ’80s and ’90s, cannabis has always represented an alternate way of life. A rebellion against Read the full article…

Beets to Cannabis

My mentor, the Queen of Weed, taught me more in 5 days than I had learned in my off and on passion with marijuana in 30 years. More off than on, because of the unavailability. After being in Seattle and seeing her garden, I now daydream of being a pot farmer.

Ladies, Take Root!

There is an ugly side to the Seattle cannabis movement. There are lawsuits and name calling, and narking and threats. People from other states probably think we lavish each other congratulatory back slaps with the passage of I-502. (That, in addition to smoking the very best weed in the entire universe, of course.) But no. Read the full article…

R.I.P. Sweet Friend

My friend of ten years died today. He had liver cancer, was 52 years old, and survived by a confused wife, five kids, and one grandchild. Cannabis did not save his life, because he wouldn’t try it. When he told me last year that he had liver cancer, I immediately told him about Rick Simpson Read the full article…

Hot Hot Harvest

I can’t believe its harvest time already. I find it a little peculiar how many men volunteered to help this time. Maybe they thought Helen from Redneck, WY was coming back to give them a few rounds on the sit and spin. Triming Buds with Benefits, a Love Story.  Sorry fellahs, it’s just me and Read the full article…

Trimming Buds With Benefits: A Love Story

One of the challenges of being a pot farmer is finding labor to help with trimming buds at harvest. You need a good pair of hands, and people who can keep their mouths shut. I had visions of blindfolding everyone before bringing them into my lair, but opted instead for hiring retired, old people who Read the full article…