This week’s edition of The Mendocino Wire — where we report what others reported — includes motorcycles, guns, groundwater, and gauntlets, plus a bunch of stories about how the upcoming election will shape cannabis. Happy reading!
Three Motorcycle Events Scheduled in Mendocino Forest – The Chicoer
Upcoming events on November 13 and November 20 based at the Nail Track OPV Play Area. The events are amateur “enduro” events and prioritize navigating a course on paths, roads, trails, and natural terrain over speed.
An American Genocide – The North Coast Journal
A serious look at the bloody history of white settlement and the genocide of Native peoples on the North Coast.
The Press Democrat looked at some data about Mendocino series last week, noting that Mendonesians are fond of guns, less fond of school, and most shockingly, grow enough weed that Sonoma County has set up a “guantlet.”
Gun sales data reveal popularity of guns in Mendocino County – The Press Democrat
Lake, Mendocino county schools have two of worst truancy rates in California – The Press Democrat
Marijuana, cash seizures on Highway 101 mark the arrival of pot harvest – The Press Democrat
Wine industry wants greater say in Sonoma County groundwater regulation – The Press Democrat
Wine growers want more control of water, and interesting story about how the oldest fight in the West is now going underground.
A Lonely Mendocino Outpost Yields Wines of Uncommon Authority – The Sacramento Bee
The Sacramento Bee visits Halcon Vineyards.
Cultivating Support for the Marijuana Industry – Sacramento Magazine
A profile of some of the cannabis lobbyists working in Sacramento these days.
Humboldt County’s Pot Seal of Approval – Capital & Main
Humboldt recently implemented a county-wide cannabis “track and trace” program that comes with a county seal of approval.
The Rise of Marijuana ™ Patent Pending – PBS Nova Next
An examination of the current patent issues facing the cannabis industry as more and more states legalize cultivation.
Cannabis and Elections:
The Los Angeles Times talked to some of our more famous local cannabis growers, providing contrasting views of what the future might bring.
Some pot-growers fear a big business takeover if it becomes legal. Not these two – The Los Angeles Times
These 76-year-old twins have grown pot for decades. Here’s why they oppose legalization – The Los Angeles Times
The Quiet Money Race Behind California’s Pot Legalization Measure – Fortune Magazine
Fortune takes a look at the biggest donors for and against California’s Prop 64, which would legalize “adult use” if approved this November.
California Pot Farmers Divided on Legalizing Recreational Marijuana – CBS San Francisco
A discussion with farmers up and down the North Coast.
This Election Could Determine the Future of Pot in America – Rolling Stone
An overview of the different cannabis legalization ballot measures all across the country that will be going before voters this November.