Finding Paths to Success in Canna-Biz

It was 1990. Karen Byars, founder of Mendocino Cannabis Resource, was driving her VW Minibus, coming to California to support environmental activists gathered for “Redwood Summer,” the historic protests that called attention to unhealthy logging […]

A Letter From the Editor & Publisher of The Local Green

Mendocino County has a world-wide reputation for its breathtaking coastline enchanting forests, lovely vineyards, and all the historic and artistic charms of its communities. It’s also world-famous for its marijuana. Now, with the passage of […]
Mapping Mendocino

Mapping Mendocino Cannabis Appellations

Wine enthusiasts know terroir—the complex blend of conditions, climate and farming practices that culminate in a wine’s unique flavor profile. Wine lovers know appellation—the proscribed geographical region where those wine grapes were grown. Justin Calvino, […]
Jim Shaw

Profile: Jim Shaw… Serving Growers and Community

Entrepreneur, father, grandfather and community philanthropist, Jim Shaw, owner of Hydro Pacific Garden Supply is an exemplar of the positive impact cannabis businesses have upon their communities. “I moved to Mendocino County from San Diego […]
Cannabis Medicine: An Exciting Field

Cannabis Medicine: An Exciting Field

Cannabis Medicine: An Exciting Field In A Complex Situation As a cannabis clinician with 16 years of experience in conventional medicine I feel drawn to contribute some of my knowledge and experience to this community. […]
Clean Green

Have Your Products Clean Green Certified

Chris Van Hook is an abalone farmer, attorney and a marine biologist with a BA in environmental studies. But that wasn’t enough for the founder of Clean Green Certified, the first and only nationally-recognized, third-party […]