“Hemig High Times” includes an ad for bulk water delivery

I found a copy of the “Nevada County Cannabis” publication that The Union is publishing as it seeks new revenue steams beyond its six-day-a-week newspaper (AKA “Tea Party Gazette,” at least to some longtime locals).

You’d hardly know that The Union publishes “Nevada County Cannabis” if you read it: There is just a vague reference that it is published by “Nevada County Publishing Co.”  on the masthead. The Union publishes a link to its supplements and  its other publications (including a pocket-sized Visitor’s Guide for the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce), but “Nevada County Cannabis” is not included.

The newsprint publication has ads from Grow-Tech Systems, “Cool Consultants” (AKA California’s oldest cannabis-focused medical practice), Sweetland Garden Supply, Four Seasons Landscape Materials, Hometown Hydroponics.

The most interesting ad (a reflection of our historic and prolonged drought) reads: “Looking for bulk water delivery?” “We deliver water to Grass Valley, Yuba City, Truckee, everywhere in between” “We transfer potable water”

A calendar of upcoming events lists the “High Times Cannabis Cup” in San Francisco.

On a separate but related note, I notice The Union publisher Jim Hemig wrote a column this morning titled “Honey oil isn’t for breakfast tea?” “I would say honey oil production and the possibility of improper use resulting in fire, property damage and injury is a much greater issue in our part of Western Nevada County than most people realize,” he writes. “So, what do we do about this? First step is awareness. The Union will continue to report on honey oil developments. Second, as a community we need to share the potential dangers, support law enforcement efforts and push our elected officials toward legislation protecting our community.”

OK then. It almost sounds like he wants it both ways.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

4 thoughts on ““Hemig High Times” includes an ad for bulk water delivery”

  1. Hemig also mentions how SPD locks up the butane canisters in a glass case and only sells small canisters. And goes on to state “Maybe this could be a model for other businesses to follow”.

  2. My gut tells me when the legalization passes in 2016, power of locals will be pre-empted by State law. Entire State treated the same.

  3. Driving a car is dangerous. We can’t legislate against cars because some drive them irresponsibly. Legislating against butane is equivalent to that.

    Addiction, in all of its forms, is a problem that threatens the survival of our society and causes tremendous suffering. This problem will never be solved by using laws to restrict access, yet it certainly could be solved by teaching our children and others the skills to navigate through life without falling into addiction.

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