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    The Marijuana Users Bill of Rights

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    In mid-August I attended Seattle Hempfest. It was the first Hempfest since the implementation of I-502, which passed by popular vote in 2012 and “legalized” marijuana in the State of Washington. What Washington has is not legalization and it is clear to me we must define what legalization really means to users of marijuana through a Marijuana Users […]

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    3 Reasons to Use Light Deprivation Techniques

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Three reasons I encourage outdoor gardeners to use light deprivation techniques are: Exposure to UVB light increases THC production. Harvest happens before cooler, damper Fall weather sets in. Plants are harvested before law enforcement typically comes around. The amount of THC a plant produces increases as it receives more UVB light. UVB light is highest […]

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    Thursday, March 6, 2014

    I heard the news today, oh boy… And though the news was very sad, I just had to laugh…   Of course everybody understands that I’m talking about Governor Brown of California, who just announced that he would wait and see how the Colorado and Washington legalization laws work out before he would sign a […]

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    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    California is about to suffer from a marijuana shortage that will drive prices sky-high in the next year throughout the whole country. The reason: the record-breaking drought the state has been experiencing for the last three years. This year has been the worst. Where I live, in Oakland, we usually receive 17–21 inches of water […]

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Ignoring the Big Donkey in the Room

A couple weeks ago, Mitch Jesserich, the host of Letters & Politics, a Pacifica radio show, had author Paul Dickson as a guest. Dickson is an historical non-fiction author and was discussing the 1932 presidential election between incumbent Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt (FRR). On the show, the author mentioned that during the election FDR espoused more […]

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To listen to the TV pundits or read news accounts of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s “trial”, you would think that he is some kind of nut. He’s violent, cunning, ruthless and dangerous, because he’s not nuts. The U.S. is producing a mock trial. All the rights of defendants guaranteed by the Constitution are being denied in […]



In the San Francisco Bay Area dawn arrived today at 6:01 and dusk fell at 8:17pm. The total daylight period was 14 hours and 16 minutes long. In two weeks it will be a total of 14 hours and 48 minutes. For most hybrids, especially most Sativa-Indicas the dark period is not long enough to […]


Richard Lee, Oaksterdam and the Feds – HAPPY 420!

Probably everybody who is reading this blog has seen the Kony 2012 video that went viral, amassing 28 million hits in its first day. When we say “viral”, we think of something spreading instantaneously over a wide swath of demographics. However, some things spread more like cancers. They don’t necessarily infect a large swath of people, […]

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Ask Ed Marijuana Grow Tip #41: Spring Has Sprung

Has spring sprung in your area? Do the evenings stay above 50 degrees and does it get up into the seventies during the day? If it does, you can start a spring crop. You’ll grow the plants vegetatively for a month or two, and then place them into flowering. The plants won’t be very large […]

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A Simple Message to Obama About the Oaksterdam Raids and My Friend Richard Lee

On Monday, April 2, Oaksterdam University in Oakland was raided by over 100 DEA, IRS, and US Marshals. Oaksterdam provides training to the medical cannabis industry, and is fully compliant with state and local law. I’m asking for your help now in letting President Obama know that the public does not approve of this show of […]