The Power and the Problems of Two Cannabis Compounds

You don’t have to get high to get well. Story Jonah Raskin Time magazine recently proclaimed, “CBD Is Everywhere,” and then asked, “But Is It Really Safe and Healthy?” The jury is still out on “cannabidiol,” aka “CBD,” though according to the tabloids, Kim Kardashian and her husband, Kanye West,…

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Good Vibrations

Musician René Jenkins is a curandero de sonido who heals with his sounds. Story & Photos David Bolling I am sitting in René Jenkins’ bedroom with my eyes closed, listening to the soft, swishing rustle of what I later learn are turkey feathers sweeping past my face, when the whisper…

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Shutting Down RoundUp

Are Monsanto and Bayer Killing Us With Chemicals? Story Jonah Raskin Bayer, the global chemical giant that bought Monsanto in 2016 for $66 billion, announced recently it was laying off 4,500 workers at its huge manufacturing plant in Germany. Demand for its controversial product, Roundup, has fallen drastically. Also, Bayer…

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SDC—Three More Years of Warm Shutdown

State sets deadline of July, 2022 for SDC plan to be in place. Story and Photos David Bolling Sonoma Creek continues to babble beneath the Arnold Drive bridge, Canada Geese still gather in gaggles on the surface of Suttenfield Lake, while poppies and lupines and shooting stars blanket the meadows…

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Seeking Wellness Within

At Sonoma Ashram, Babaji’s formula for being well means being whole in body, mind, and spirit. You probably can’t see it, but there is a transparent cone of silence, nestled invisibly over a four-acre parcel just off Arnold Drive on the west side of the Sonoma Valley, where tension and…

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