Rolling Papers

Smoke the Vote

Cannabis users and cannabis activists—the entire U.S. cannabis world—are giddy with success right now. In five states, blue as well as red, all the...

The Healer Is In

“Who’s the chica?” my nosy neighbor asked when he saw Natasha Khallouf climb into her car and take off. I wanted to tell him...

Marijuana Measure Divides

In August 2020, after years of dickering, the city of Sonoma finally voted to allow SPARC—which has a marijuana farm in Glen Ellen and...

Eddie Alvarez Runs for Council

A local environmental group recently endorsed Eddie Alvarez, though it also called him “rough around the edges.” Alvarez is running for a position on...

Former Agricultural Commissioner Has Island Fever

Tony Linegar retired as Sonoma’s Agricultural Commissioner at the start of 2020. He now lives with his wife, Krista, on Oahu, though he keeps...

BJ Hughes’ Instagram cannabis success

Bobby James Hughes III, known to friends as “BJ,” went online for the first...

Novel Puts Pot Farmer in Dystopia

Alison Stine’s new thriller takes place in a world racked by climate chaos. The...

Rolling 101

I roll joints, though I’m not an expert. So, on a recent Saturday afternoon,...

A Farm and a Dispensary Bloom in Sonoma

Mike Benziger has grown many things in his life, but not this.  “We’re not growing...

Mendelsohn Raises the Bar

Lauren Mendelsohn, 29, grew up back East. She graduated from the UC Irvine School...

Chuck Ross’ Secret Ingredient

Chuck Ross, 42, the man behind the fledgling company, F.A. Nino’s, has found a...

Aaron Keefer Grows Veggies & Pot

The “No Pot on Purvine” signs are gone and so are some of the...

Jewel Mathieson: Fearless Activist

She called herself “a breast cancer survivor, dancer, award-winning storyteller and poetry slam champion.”...

Cannabis and the County

A sense of frustration characterizes the mood of the Sonoma County cannabis community, but...

Ivan Escobar is in Heaven

Ivan Escobar works in cannabis heaven, or as they say south of the border,...

Sonoma Patient Group covers the North Bay

“Drive!” Kevin McEachern tells his team. The delivery manager at the Sonoma Patient Group...

Marijuana Act reverses Nixonian law

Cannabis groups come and go, but NORML, the granddaddy of cannabis organizations, has been...

Growth Mindset

Alex Rowland has lived most of his adulthood in the U.S., but for his...

Red, White, Blue—and Green

He doesn’t want me to use his real name. His employers might be unhappy...

The Modern Witch’s Guide to Magickal Self-Care

A “cottage witch,” according to Witchipedia, is “a witch whose magickal practice focuses mainly on the home.” Add to that 36 sustainable rituals to...

The Healer Is In

“Who’s the chica?” my nosy neighbor asked when he saw Natasha Khallouf climb into her car and take off. I wanted to tell him...

Marijuana Measure Divides

In August 2020, after years of dickering, the city of Sonoma finally voted to allow SPARC—which has a marijuana farm in Glen Ellen and...

Eddie Alvarez Runs for Council

A local environmental group recently endorsed Eddie Alvarez, though it also called him “rough around the edges.” Alvarez is running for a position on...
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