16 08, 2017

Mass Extinction Threatens Mendo Growers

By | 2017-08-16T10:07:28+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Swami Says|

OK, the title may be a little dramatic. But it has become abundantly clear to me that the Mendocino County exercise of legalizing and regulating cannabis has as its primary purpose the removal of all cannabis growers from the mountains. The methodology is to distract the politically active growers with myriad detailed restrictions, always more [...]

8 08, 2017

What’s it like to live “Off the Grid” in Mendocino?

By | 2017-08-08T11:29:30+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Swami Says|

At the moment, there is so much going on in the cannabis world that it is hard to keep up. Today, Nikki and I travel to Ukiah to yet another Mendocino County Board of Supervisors meeting. They are still trying to figure out the ordinance and regulations for the county. Meanwhile, the state legislature has [...]

5 08, 2017

VICELAND’s Weediquette “The Emerald Triangle” Episode Featuring Swami Select

By | 2017-08-05T12:52:53+00:00 August 5th, 2017|CannaNews|

In 2016, Swami Select was honored to welcome Krishna Andavolu and the Weediquette film crew to Ganja Ma Gardens in Mendocino County. In this Season One episode titled "The Emerald Triangle", Krishna visited this region famous for the best cannabis in the world. While exploring the threat corporate interests presented the small farmer in the face [...]

1 08, 2017

Survival Poem

By | 2017-08-01T13:12:24+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Notes from Nikki|

The vultures are circling the cannabis world they hover above, waiting to dive to pluck a morsel from the hard working farmers who labor so hard to stay alive They say we have stashes of cash in these hills The myth is just that, it is not true When the black market thrived the farmers [...]

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 [...]