The race to complete Sonoma County’s other harvest is on

Growers are scrambling to get the cannabis harvest completed before bad weather threatens their crops.

Cannabis Appellations? They’re coming.

Used by the Wine Industry to differentiate growing areas, cannabis appellations are on the horizon
Humboldt

Humboldt County Marijuana Gets Legit: County Launches Tracking To Ensure Pot Products Make The...

Humboldt County will begin stamping and tracking marijuana that's been proven to have been grown there. This will help protect the name, track sales and taxes, as well as thwart black market products.
Butte Fire

Medical Marijuana Helps Calaveras County Recover After Disastrous Fire

The Butte fire in Calaveras County scorched over 70,000 acres of land, destroying livelihoods. The recent ordinances allowing more medical marijuana cultivation helps boost taxes.

Media Campaign Pushing Support For California Marijuana Farmers

Flow Kana, a medical marijuana wholesaler based in San Francisco that helps medical marijuana growers sell directly to patients, has started a media campaign...

Trimmigrants headed to the Emerald Triangle for harvest season

Editor's Note: Marijuana Empire is a Press Democrat blog about the booming business opportunities and evolving medical marijuana culture in Northern California. PD Staff writer...

Calling all growers: fire prevention tips

What would Smokey the Bear say?

Marijuana grannies

A prosecutor's words, not mine.

April Showers Bring May… Marijuana?

The calls have begun to trickle in. And I'm not talking about my phone call to a narcotics sergeant on Wednesday to talk about the beat.

The indoor pot garden’s carbon footprint

The lights, fans, air conditioners, etc. required to grow pot indoors apparently draw a ton of electricity.

Most Popular

‘Trimmigrants’ Are Looking For Easy Summer Work; Some Marijuana Growers Are Looking For Something...

In the Emerald Triangle, a lot of money can be made as a seasonal trimmer on marijuana farms during the late summer harvest. But for young women, the risks are high, and sexual abuse is common.

10 Things That Might Surprise You About Prop 64

How will you vote on Prop 64 this November? Before you answer, do you really know what’s actually in the 62-page proposition? It’s a lot...
Marijuana Car Accident

Legal Doesn’t Mean Safe: Fatal Car Accidents Rise in States With Legal Marijuana

The AAA safety foundation recently released a report that found a strong correlation between states with legalized marijuana and an increase in fatal car accidents.

Did a Russian River pot grower overstep?

That's the question a Sonoma County Superior Court judge may face as the case of three West County pot growers begins.

Trimmigrants headed to the Emerald Triangle for harvest season

Editor's Note: Marijuana Empire is a Press Democrat blog about the booming business opportunities and evolving medical marijuana culture in Northern California. PD Staff writer...

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Are wine and weed on a collision course in the North Bay?

Can the North Bay's biggest agricultural industries find common ground? Caston thinks so.

High Art: You’ll feel stoned just looking at this

Trippy art winners of Natural Cannabis' yearly 'High Art' contest
pot party

Philly smoke sesh busted with 22 arrests. Bummer.

The war on drugs rages on. Californians roll their eyes.