Hemp: to Grow or Not to Grow?

Hemp has been in the news a lot lately, and with the push to legalize Marijuana there’s a related effort to remove the restrictions on growing Hemp.  That’s because Marijuana and Hemp are close cousins - but Hemp is missing the psychoactive ingredient THC and unlike cousin Mary Jane, you won’t get high no matter …

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Seniors support Marijuana?

The CBS News show Sunday Morning reports that the movement to fully legalize marijuana is being fueled in part by our senior citizen community.  Grandma and Grandpa are not just reliving the 60’s; they are finding out that cannabis is good for arthritis pain or diabetic nerve pain, and to sleep, with very little risk …

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Central California’s Blossom Trail

For Valley people, February and early March is a special time of year, that time between the cold fog and the amazing heat of summer. it’s suddenly spring with blue skies and wild floral displays.  It’s amazing how fast blossom time sneaks up on us; but careful observers could see bud swell beginning a month ago, …

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The First Thompson Seedless Grapes

Recently I was up by the Sutter Buttes, on the Colusa highway, or state route 20, when I noticed one of those historical markers placed by the Clampers.  I always check those markers; you learn amazing things.  For instance, I once learned that the bandit Joaquin Murrieta did not die at the intersection of highway …

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