Pot Law Chaos Confab

“Chaos” is how Julia Carrera, consultant to a new medical marijuana trade group, described the state of current marijuana laws. At a workshop in Laytonville Saturday on the 2014 growing season, Carrera, an inspector for the Small Farmers Association, painted a bleak picture of the contradictory laws and practices related to marijuana. Most Mendocino County […]

Defense Attorney Calls Pot Laws ‘Huge Mess’

Criminal defense attorney Eugene (Ed) Denson untangled a complex web of marijuana laws at the Long Valley Garden Club in Laytonville March 9. The Alderpoint lawyer’s presentation was the second the Cannabis Renaissance: Navigating Our Future, created by three garden club members — Jude Nagle, Jon Spitz and Patricia Kovner. “We want to bring this […]

I Have Always Been Afraid Of Men

When I was a child, I wrote “I hate Daddy” on the flowered yellow wallpaper above my bed in my room in Baltimore. When my friends asked why and how I’d gotten away with this, I would shrug. Neither my mother nor my father had ever mentioned the graffiti. As to why I’d written it, […]