Humboldt County grows some of the finest cannabis in the world – now, the world-renowned weed-growing appellation is lending its name to a premium vodka infused with the distinctive, piquant flavour of fresh cannabis. Using hemp grown by Orhempco Inc., located in Southern Oregon, the spirit’s “unique botanical character,” as Humboldt Distilleries puts it, is […]

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s first legal harvest of marijuana is stored in multiple vacuum-packed, 441-gram bags in a freezer on the outskirts of Tallahassee. Each is the result of months of careful growing, monitoring, coaxing, and finally cultivating, scores of plants in a hidden farm overseen by horticulturalists and protected by armed guards. This is […]

SANTA ANA — Three Santa Ana Police Department officers caught eating snacks during a raid on a marijuana dispensary with two of them making fun of a disabled woman are no longer working for the agency. Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, the department’s spokesman, confirmed Thursday that Brandon Matthew Sontag, Nicole Lynn Quijas and Jorge Arroyo were […]

Pot leaf emblem.(Photo: Courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org) Every month, a handful of comatose and semicomatose dogs are rushed into the VCA Salem Animal Hospital, their eyes stupor-like and their legs splayed. Sometimes they dribble urine and begin to vomit, as veterinarians keep a close eye on their reactions. In some cases, the animals inhale the vomit, contract pneumonia and die. […]

SANTA ANA — Three Santa Ana Police Department officers caught eating snacks during a raid on a marijuana dispensary with two of them making fun of a disabled woman are no longer working for the agency. Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, the department’s spokesman, confirmed Thursday that Brandon Matthew Sontag, Nicole Lynn Quijas and Jorge Arroyo were […]

More than a season, summer in Sacramento seems downright timeless. There’s just something about those warm evenings when the Delta breeze carries a familiar scent that leaves you guessing whether it came from a block away or out of some childhood memory. It’s magic without the illusion, though, because summer always keeps its promises of […]