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This cartoon appeared in the Kittitas County Daily Record [Kittitas Cannabis Alliance]

This cartoon appeared in the Kittitas County Daily Record
[Kittitas Cannabis Alliance]

By Heather Hjorth

 

“They don’t dress like us – they wear suits and kinda gangsta”
~ a comment from a pot prohibitionist at Tuesday’s meeting in Kittitas County, Washington State, as reported from the Kittitas Cannabis Alliance Facebook Page

[Note: I did wear a suit to the meeting as a show of respect because I planned to address the board. ~ Heather]

 

An offer to try to be “good neighbors” elicited such derision from the prohibitionists that the moderator had to remind attendees to mind their manners, Ellensburg, WA (October, 7 2014)

An offer to try to be “good neighbors” elicited such derision from the prohibitionists that the moderator had to remind attendees to mind their manners, Ellensburg, WA
(October, 7 2014)

A citizen’s board waded through a full agenda before getting to a discussion of proposed changes to zoning laws which could effectively ban cannabis production and processing in Kittitas County, Washington. Unfortunately, rational presentation and identification of relevant issues was precluded by the tone of the evening.

Citizens from SOARS (Save our Agricultural and Rural Spaces) were out in quantity, with an informational board, flyers, signature sheets and stickers for attendees set up outside the armory. SOARS represents a varied group of anti-cannabis activists whose concerns range from economic (Timothy Hay) to moral (remember Reefer Madness?). Read Full Article →

Like many who have grown their share of marijuana, I’m skeptical of claims that make the noble art of cannabis cultivation seem, well, too easy. Nurturing this weed through its vegetative cycle and then through flowering requires an attention to detail and a tuned-in way of being aware of the plant’s needs, and no product can replace that.

But I was nonetheless intrigued when an Ideal 420 Soil representative offered to send me a sample bag of their growing medium to try. At that point, I had no excuse; I had to ask myself, “What’s the harm in giving it the once through?”

“We cover the science of soil, so growers can focus on what truly matters: the plants themselves,” Ideal 420 Soil tells us. “Our product has been perfectly balanced in its elemental ratios; therefore, nothing but water is needed or necessary. In fact, we kindly ask that you allow the system to thrive by not adding any outside products.”

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