Meadowlands

Meadowlands Mixes California Legislators with Public Consumption

Meadow’s camping event created a casual environment for the California cannabis industry before the pending July 1 regulation deadline.

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Chiah Rodriques
CBD Misconceptions

With the growing awareness of CBD as a potential health aid there's also been a proliferation of misconceptions. Find questions and responses to common misinformation.

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Courtney Bailey
Outdoor Cannabis Farmers Facing Unprecedented Crisis in CA

The relationship among farmers, state-regulated distributors, environmental agencies and the state licensing process is described as confusing, contradictory and most disturbingly for the Mendocino Generations farmers, geared toward “big cannabis” producers who can easily afford teams of accountants, attorneys, administrative assistants, consultants, social media specialists and marketing agents—all necessary to operate within the sphere of legal recreational cannabis.

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Chiah Rodriques
Cannabis industry hit hard by California wildfires

Over the past few weeks, Northern California has suffered its worst ever wildfires, which have left 42 people dead and 100,000 hectares up in smoke. As well as destroying vineyards, the fires also severely damaged many of California's legal cannabis farms. But unlike their counterparts in the wine industry, most cannabis farmers are not insured because their crop remains illegal under federal law. Our correspondent reports.

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Chiah Rodriques
What the California Fires Mean for the Weed IndustryCalifornia's thriving cannabis industry wasn't spared by the destruction.

Ashley Oldham, one of only a few dozen legal pot growers in Northern California's Mendocino County, was sound asleep in the early hours of October 9th when she woke to the sound of her neighbor banging on her door. He'd driven through flames and jumped her fence to tell her that she needed to get out, that a fire was headed straight for her home and cannabis farm.

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Chiah Rodriques
Facebook- VIDEO: Ashley Oldham at Frost Flower Farms, as she tries to get back to her garden after her house was destroyed

We've been following one of Mendocino's permitted cannabis cultivators, Ashley Oldham at Frost Flower Farms, as she tries to get back to her garden after her house was destroyed. Ashley received the fifth permit issued by Mendocino County. The story is developing but we'll post an article longer soon. (There's a typo in the video; we were in a huge hurry 😣). Here's an update from Saturday morning:

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Chiah Rodriques
California cannabis growers reeling from "most financially trying, stressful year ever"

“This time of year, everyone’s harvesting. And now, the annual paycheck that we’ve been working all year to earn may have been burnt to a crisp or will soon dry out due to lack of water.”

The stresses felt by cannabis farmer Ahren Osterbrink, a Redwood Valley resident evacuated since the onset of the Mendocino Lake Complex fire, are feelings mirrored by countless farmers.

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Chiah Rodriques