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

An essential toolkit for growers and their staff's that promotes consistency and reduced risk. Targeted at production scale growers, smaller growers can benefit from these tools as well.

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!

MJ Tupperware Party

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…

Bonnie and Clyde Of The Green Rush

Call me crazy, but I fell more in love with Jack that day. He took care of business, and of me.

We met at the Baltic Room in 2009. Jack is an average-looking white dude, bald and shorter than me, but there was instant and overpowering chemistry. I would never have guessed that he had a basement full of weed. I rented out my house and moved in with him three months later. It was love Read the full article…

R.I.P. Sweet Friend

When he told me last year that he had liver cancer, I immediately told him about Rick Simpson Oil. I begged him … please… I don’t want to lose you.

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…

What Universe Am I On?

Farmer, Activist and Author Farmer Tom at MMJ Universe.

It’s criminal that not everybody can take a stroll through a Cannabis Farmers Markets.Walking through the MMJ Universe greenhouse this morning was like walking through heaven. Sweet billowy clouds of pot smoke fills the air, friendly growers and processors display their wares, doling out free samples at every table: smiling people offering me marijuana on Read the full article…

How Hempfest Changed My Life

Grower/Activist Eve Baretta: Seattle Hempfest changed my life

This weekend I spent two days immersed in all things marijuana – from politics to music, the search for police-donated Doritos and the wide wide world of vaping – I didn’t just get high, I became an emblazoned advocate for our RIGHT to get high.

Mighty Mites

Eve Baretta in Bug Suit

Sometimes the heat brings out the nastiest of little creatures – spider mites.It’s been over 80 degrees in Seattle this week, making my green garden warmer than normal. It seems no matter how many times I sulphur my basement, sterilize the equipment, bleach the garden floors, walls, buckets — those little fuckers manage to find Read the full article…

Trimming Buds With Benefits: A Love Story

Trimming with Louis CK

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…