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Legalize industrial hemp

Posted on April 7, 2005

One of the most absurd, anti-free market ironies of America’s misguided war on drugs, California’s farmers by law cannot grow it.

Bill would allow hemp farming in California

Posted on April 5, 2005

Assemblyman Mark Leno has a bill that could make that happen. The San Francisco Democrat’s measure would allow the state Department of Food and Agriculture to issue licenses to grow and process hemp.

Santa Barbara Hemp Festival

Posted on October 18, 2004

The Santa Barbara Hemp Company and Hempwise of Isla Vista are pleased to announce that the Sixth Annual Santa Barbara Hemp Festival will be taking place at the end of this month, on Saturday October 30th, from 10am until 5pm.

Hempcones and Hemptones

Posted on May 31, 2004

Here in Marin County, California, the quest for better sound takes a more organic approach. Under the unofficial direction of charismatic loudspeaker guru John Harrison, a growing group of musicians is swearing by the virtues of hemp-fiber cones. Not a riff from an old Cheech & Chong routine, “hempcones” are real products and may offer real benefits, when and if they are ever incorporated into high-fidelity gear.

Tofu Tsar

Posted on November 22, 2000

Our own local tofu tsar, Richard Rose, is a guy we can thank for popularizing tofu, somehow making the bland pallid gunk suitable (hey, even desirable) for the American palate.

Santa Cruz Expo 2001

Posted on November 12, 2000

The fourth annual Santa Cruz Industrial Hemp Expo, Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13 at the Civic Auditorium in Santa Cruz, California will hold its panel and speaker series in the Santa Cruz City Council Chambers for the first time in 2001.