18 07, 2017

Word of the Day: Flavonoids

By | 2017-07-18T15:30:48+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Swami Says|

When it comes to talking about cannabis, it’s a little like Pee Wee's Playhouse: “Today’s magic word is…..Flavonoids!!” I have been hearing this word for a while now. It’s a fascinating subject because flavonoids, like terpenes, contribute to the healthful nature of cannabis just as they do in all plants. Flavonoids give vegetables, fruits and [...]

11 07, 2017

To Talk of Cannabis: An Evolution of Language

By | 2017-07-11T15:07:27+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Swami Says|

Over the last 50 years, thanks to scientific achievements made in the field of cannabis research, the language we use to discuss our favorite plant has undergone a revealing transformation. In the '60s and '70s, my generation referred to it as grass, pot, weed, herb, sinsemillia, and, of course, marijuana. When it came to strain [...]

4 07, 2017

What the Fourth?

By | 2017-07-04T13:44:14+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Swami Says|

This year, 2017, it is especially significant to assess the meaning of July Fourth and the reason for celebrating it: The Declaration of Independence. I have written briefly on this before and I just read a very good blog in Prohibtd referencing Supreme Court Decisions and opinions on the most important phrase of the entire [...]

27 06, 2017

Being Offline

By | 2017-06-27T10:25:13+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Notes from Nikki|

Being Offline Imagine life without the internet. It is almost impossible in these days of everyone always being online and connected. Imagine a world with no cell phone towers dotting the planet. A place where connectivity happens through word of mouth and actually writing with pen on paper. Or stranger yet, sending a message by [...]

14 06, 2017

Crossing into Humboldt via Bell Springs Road

By | 2017-06-20T19:13:13+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Notes from Nikki|

Hmm, let me take a deep hit of this Swami joint and ponder the assignment: describe the field trip we took last Saturday afternoon. Mind blowing? Yes, for sure. Absolutely beautiful, absolutely! A big reality sandwich? Oh yeah. The difference between Mendocino and Humboldt Counties is HUGE! Winding up Bell Springs Road into the heart [...]

7 06, 2017

And So It Goes

By | 2017-06-07T10:11:13+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Swami Says|

Well, we finally got the battery out of the tractor by cutting the bolt on the cable and the bolts on the metal plate holding it in. Then on the way back from the City, I bought a new battery at the John Deere Store in Santa Rosa. After the new battery was installed with [...]

30 05, 2017

Life On The Farm

By | 2017-05-30T12:46:37+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Swami Says|

The other day a visitor asked, “Swami, describe a typical day at Ganja Ma Gardens?”  I kind of chuckled to myself and replied, “There is no typical day!”   I did say that I started every day sitting in meditation for about a half an hour. Then I have blueberry granola with fruit and non-dairy [...]

23 05, 2017

Haiku from Ukiah: A Palindromic Reflection

By | 2017-05-30T12:40:42+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Notes from Nikki|

The word is backwards Life is upside downish All straight roads are curved   Waiting to fingerprint At Ukiah Sheriff's Office This is so strange   Department of Ag Please accept our permit app Let cannabis grow!   Sacred Cannabis We love you and are grateful For your many gifts   We are determined To [...]

17 05, 2017

Cannabis of the People, by the People, for the People

By | 2017-05-17T13:37:36+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Swami Says|

I am of the firm opinion that cannabis fulfills the three most important rights of the United States founding mission statement, The Declaration of Independence: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. It's medical prowess is everyday reaffirmed, The right to ingest cannabis is a fundamental liberty: the freedom to choose to grow one's own [...]