Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The New Yorker on Pot


DR. KUSH
How medical marijuana is transforming the pot industry

“We have a list of all the pot growers in Humboldt County,” he said, repeating an old Northern joke for my benefit. “It’s called the Yellow Pages.”
h/t: Beowulf

21 comments:

  1. Being a prophet I believe I was the very first person in California to register a pot corporation which I did in 1980, California Kush.

    Was going to make Kush Kookies and actually did until I switched to biscuits because of the sugar.

    One of my plush toy designs is for Kushie the Kola Bear..

    28 years ahead of my time. It's tough waiting for people to catch up and meanwhile they rarely understand me.

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  2. There is a spiritual connection between Kush and Cush, son of Canaan, son of Ham, (meaning "south", "black" who is cursed by Noah but blessed by God as the Promised Land.

    Hindu Kush region is where the original Brahmins developed. A branch of Vedic Brahmins moved west and south into the Near East as followers of the "Dark Brahma", the "Brahma of the South", Abraham.

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  3. Thanks for this article, Rose. I shall try to read it.

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  4. It's long (13 online pages) and I'd say it is a bit on the romanticizing it all, but I'll have to look at it again this morning. More about those prayer flags than anything else. :) That was a first impression skimming through. The part about Arcata starts on pg 9 or so.

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  5. Thanks Stephen! Glad we got that out of the way. What's a "Kola bear". Did you mean to type Koala?

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  6. Pogo....shhhh, the Prophet can't be bothered with spelling.....shhhh.

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  7. Makes me so proud to be from Humboldt County. This reminds me so much of the moonshine industry in the south. Somebody please explain the difference.

    I am so glad my daughter moved away.

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  8. Ekovox,
    As a Humboldt county transplant to the south I have yet to be engaged in a gun fight with a moonshiner as I was with a doper/grower in Weitchpec. The local "rednecks" as well as the rest of the population of all races are a whole lot more lay back, friendly and tolerant than the progressives in Humboldt. If only the weather here were as decent (dry) as along the Klamath river it would be heaven.

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  9. A fly-by, eh? Kola= cola= main branch of a bunch of buds, dud. And, btw, haven't you ever heard of the burning bush? Kush, tush. Don't vote for Bush.

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  10. Where is this "Kush region" exactly? Is that in Mendocino County?
    (:

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  11. Hindu Kush cannabis indica region is in Afghanistan which borders Mendocino County on the west side.

    Glad we got that straightened out.

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  12. LOL! That explains everything!

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  13. Thanks for straightening that out, Stephen. I knew it had to be near there somewhere!
    I must say, though, I did think the Pacific Ocean was the western border of Mendocino County but, now that I think about it, I guess it wouldn't be if I just turn around & face north... must have something to do with that "son of Ham" thing... or is that Obama? Oh, dear.
    I'd sign off with a Tibetan prayer if I knew one....

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  14. "Oh Samarmatha, Mt. Everest, Most Holy Mother! Grant our wish that rich people stop treading upon You and leaving their garbage on your breast."

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  15. Samarmatha?!! Now I think you're deliberately trying to confuse me, Stephen. I know where Mt. Everest is... it's over there in the Sagarmatha Khumba Setiva Region of the Trinity Alps east (which is behind you when you're facing west unless you're looking north then,of course, it's beside you &, if you're looking south... well, I just don't advise that at all!) of wherever you happen to be. The whole area has become quite well known for the Sherpas raised there.
    Sorry about the garbage on your breast, though. Is that a fungus? I had a friend who had something similar years ago & it caused all kinds of bad - well, you don't want to hear about that. Just keep a close watch your nepals is all I'm gonna say!

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  16. ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ,
    I know very well of where and which you speak. My brother was in a Forest Service tanker truck after putting out another set fire in those very neck of the woods when he was fired upon with a sub-machine gun. Yes, you heard me right. They riddled the back of his tanker truck as he drove by.

    Idyllic lifestyle, my ass.

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  17. Robin....I heard that long term Herb usage caused marked Nepal shrinkage.....hope he's ok.

    But excellent advice to the Prophet of Profit.....

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  18. I'm not sure about ol' Stephen here, Wollf... I thought he might be twisting our, er, tails a bit.

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  19. Only in Humboldt, Mendo. And I don't mean that in a good way.

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