Medford man proud of his cannabis closeups

“You’re never too old to try something new,” says Ron Bloom, a Medford resident who took up cannabis growing at the age of 72. Flash forward a few months, and Bloom is like a kid in a candy store, showing … Continued

Grow bags: an alternative to plastic pots

  Many growers who opt for containers have switched to using grow bags (often referred to as Smart Pots) as an alternative to plastic pots. Many grow bags are made of sturdy, breathable fabric with durable stitching. They come in … Continued

Bowman sues robbers for $17 million

A licensed marijuana grower who endured a violent home-invasion robbery has filed a civil suit against the men involved in the brutal attack. James Bowman, who was severely injured by eight men wearing Ninja Turtles masks who stormed his home … Continued

Biochar is good for cannabis and the climate

Biochar was used by farmers in the Amazon Basin more than 2,500 years ago, and now it is becoming a hip commodity in the cannabis industry. And while it has many benefits as a soil amendment for cannabis growers, biochar … Continued

Inside Belushi’s Private Vault

If you ever wanted to taste pot from a movie star’s private stash, now’s your chance. Famous actor, singer and community supporter Jim Belush grows his own bud on his 93-acre spread along the Rogue River near Eagle Point and … Continued

Whole plant medicine at Siskiyou Sungrown

It’s a wholesome, logical and uncomplicated idea that works: Siskiyou Sungrown utilizes the entire cannabis plant — grown organically and outdoors — to produce award-winning CBD hemp products that provide effective relief from a broad range of medical conditions. “We … Continued

LEDs help to green up the green rush

Look around and it’s impossible not to notice that we are in the middle of the Green Rush. And with it has come a surge in LED grow-light technology. Light emitting diodes are everywhere now — from homes to cars … Continued

Growing pains

To say that cannabis farming is growing in Southern Oregon would be a gross understatement. As of Aug. 29, 666 marijuana license applications had been submitted in Jackson County — second only to Multnomah County’s 682 — with 477 in … Continued

Can cannabis be used to heal the planet

The planet is in big trouble from greenhouse gases that warm and change the climate. Ashland resident Paul J. von Hartmann proposes a cure you might not expect. It’s cannabis. Von Hartmann has been a “cannabis scholar” and speaker for … Continued

Women and weed

All across Oregon, women are taking leadership roles in the emerging cannabis industry Southern Oregon is well on its way to enjoying more of the legal cannabis lifestyle as new women-led and women-focused events encourage community, education, normalization and, of … Continued