Into the Emerald Triangle

Travels with OC potrepreneur B. Lucky to California's marijuana breadbasket

"I almost thought they were going to blindfold me and my guys when we came up here," he jokes. "Then we figured, once we finished the job, they wouldn't let us leave and just feed us to the pigs. In this business, it's all connections; it's all word-of-mouth and grassroots. It keeps the money among the bros, so everybody has a vested interest."

Looking west at the setting sun, Red clutches a cigarette between the tobacco-stained knuckles of his left hand and waves at the open space where five or so redwoods used to stand along the gulley until a few hours ago, when he chopped them down. "We did good," he tells Lucky, belching loudly. "Now you can see all the way to the ridgeline, and the good thing is, we put all the debris down there in the gulley so you don't have to haul that anywhere—and it'll stop anybody from hiking up that fjord and finding this fucking place. Nobody can get through that mess."

Lucky isn't looking at downed trees so much as the wide-open sky.

"That's just beautiful," he says. "Look at all that light, bro."

The official start of outdoor marijuana-growing season may still be a week away, but on this corner of America's Emerald Triangle, summer has just begun.

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concernedparentandtaxpayer
concernedparentandtaxpayer

Jesus said to do unto others as we would have them to do unto us. None of us would want our child thrown in jail with the sexual predators over marijuana. None of us would want to see an older family member’s home confiscated and sold by the police for growing a couple of marijuana plants for their aches and pains. It’s time to stop putting our own family members in jail over marijuana. The current proposal before Congress, bill HR 2306, will allow states to decide how they will regulate marijuana. Email your Congressperson and Senators at http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Ele... and ask them to sign on as a CO-SPONSOR of HR 2306. For more info, here’s the USA Today articlehttp://content.usatoday.com/co... And a big THANK YOU to the courageous, freedom-loving legislators, governors, and countless others who are working so hard to bring this through! You’re doing a great patriotic service for all of America!

concernedparentandtaxpayer
concernedparentandtaxpayer

Jesus said to do unto others as we would have them to do unto us. None of us would want our child thrown in jail with the sexual predators over marijuana. None of us would want to see an older family member’s home confiscated and sold by the police for growing a couple of marijuana plants for their aches and pains. It’s time to stop putting our own family members in jail over marijuana. The current proposal before Congress, bill HR 2306, will allow states to decide how they will regulate marijuana. Email your Congressperson and Senators at http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Ele... and ask them to sign on as a CO-SPONSOR of HR 2306. For more info, here’s the USA Today articlehttp://content.usatoday.com/co... And a big THANK YOU to the courageous, freedom-loving legislators, governors, and countless others who are working so hard to bring this through! You’re doing a great patriotic service for all of America!

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Advocate for Disability Rights
Advocate for Disability Rights

In response to Concerned Citizen's letter, this issue has become very unsettling for the naïve and willfully ignorant.

In the early days of our nation, the hemp plant (a.k.a. cannabis) proved a valuable resource for hundreds of years, instrumental in the making of fabric, paper and other necessities. It is important for citizens to understand that prior to the early 1930’s many of the medicines available to the public were sensibly based on cannabis. It was only after William Randolph Hearst demonized marijuana (because the growing of hemp was cutting into his paper-production profits), that “reefer madness” became the nouveau hysteria. To be clear, society was deprived of this relatively harmless medicinal herb to satisfy the greed of an extremely wealthy and influential newspaper magnate.

Some say they are concerned with abusers. Can anyone describe what a cancer patient or one with AIDS looks like? What about someone who suffers from multiple sclerosis, chronic pain or migraines? Has our population taken up practicing medicine without a license? The reality is that we don’t know what condition people are using medicinal cannabis for any more than we can identify why they might be filling a prescription for Prozac, Vicodin or Morphine (highly addictive drugs) at the local drug store. And, it is not up to us to decide upon medical treatment for another person—that must remain between a doctor and their patient.

Are there abuses? In fact, prescription pain killers, sleep aids and psychotrophic drugs top the list of drug abuse in this nation. Over 100,000 people die from side effects of “legitimate” prescription drugs every year in the U.S. Yet, do we ban or severely restrict pharmacies? Abuses happen in all facets of society, but to deprive people of needed a medication because of those who may misuse it is cruel and inhumane.

When Proposition 215 was passed by the compassionate voters of California in 1996, they asked the state and federal governments to implement a plan to provide for the safe and affordable distribution of marijuana to all patients in medical need of marijuana. The government has been sorely negligent in this endeavor. The dispensaries and growers have filled in that gap. So, Concerned Citizen if you are angry, call and write to your government officials demanding that they fill this critical need and end the quagmire that they have cultivated.

The one thing that is dreadfully certain in this whole scenario is that each and every one of the readers of our letters will die someday. How they die and how much they or their loved ones will suffer may depend on their access to medical marijuana. Be very careful about what you condemn today, especially that which you may be crying for tomorrow.

Diana LejinsAdvocate for Disability Rights

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Ego
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i'm studying horticulture at fullerton college and know exactly what Dave is talking about :]

Concernedcitizen
Concernedcitizen

This article is about an illegal drug trafficker who hides under the guise of medical marijuana, and "Lucky" should be prosecuted for trafficking over state lines and owning, leasing, or making a property available for the sole intent to "sell or distribute" drugs. Nick you should be ashamed of yourself for spending time with someone who violates state laws as well as federal laws. Lucky claims to be a director of a large Orange County medical marijuana club, then goes on to say that he has "140 pounds sitting in New York right now that's turning to powder because it's not the right strain. I can't move it for any price. Its a quarter of a million dollars worth of shit sitting in Manhattan that nobody can touch, and thats just so fucked up."No whats fucked up is that Nick Schou knows who this person is and won't turn him over to authorities.... (you should be subpoena to find out who is in charge of this large drug trafficking operation)This whole article seems to describe the Continuing Criminal Enterprise law.... and for those who don't know what that is, heres the definition...its a United States federal law that targets large-scale drug traffickers who are responsible for long-term and elaborate drug conspiracies...

Ego
Ego

you are the problem Nick Schou is the solution

 
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