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Too High to Fail

Hemp Is on its Way to Your Car Battery and Many Things You Haven't Yet Imagined

Doug Fine | Posted 12.20.2014 | Green
Doug Fine

Get ready for an entire hemp market sector that will be included in the top-of-the-hour business wraps. The reality of hemp on the ground as its first federally authorized crop in the 21st century is harvested has exceeded even my most sanguine expectations.

Thomas Jefferson's Favorite Plant Is Back in American Soil

Doug Fine | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Doug Fine

The crop is more valuable today than it was then. We should be waving flags and holding parades for the farmers ready to plant the crop that Thomas Jefferson called "vastly desirable." I know I'm ready. To cheer, and to plant.

After the Drug War, Support Your Local Cannabis Farmer

Doug Fine | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Doug Fine

Why does Mark, like many of today's American black market cannabis farmers, dread the above-ground acceptance of his industry?

Too High to Fail

Doug Fine | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green
Doug Fine

The first time I met with Sheriff Allman, in his office full of valor citations and flanked in the hallway by framed photos of every other county sheriff since Mendocino's 1850 incorporation, he told me that, in his view, "maybe five percent" of medical cannabis claims were legit.