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Race to Alaska

Last year I wrote a lot about this event, I thought “This is cool shit!” Turns out others thought the same, and it became a “thing”.

The very most important thing to know is the url, r2ak.com.

The premise is a race, by any means, from Port Townsend to Ketchikan, Alaska. No motors, no […]

Better weather

The color of the day this morning was sky blue, though it hazed up after a while. It looks like we’ll have a few days more of dryness.

I tackled the job of repairing one of my window shades today, which involves re-threading the strings that control it. After months of preparation I had a […]

Spring in Port Townsend

Over the weekend, Washington State added a second ferry to the Port Townsend–Whidbey Island route to handle the tourist load for the summer.

I usually get here while the Brant (like a Canada goose) are still hanging out on that tiny gravel spit at Point Hudson. It’s only about 100 birds, but the flock is […]

Washington state pot regulation this session

The governor signed into law 2 bills that dealt with some miscellaneous, though important, issues dealing with the state’s marijuana regulations. I highlighted the most significant points earlier.

It cannot be said that the legislature is advancing the state of the art in cannabis regulation; very little will be of interest to other states in […]

Nevada Pot Laws

I like how Nevada is handling it’s new recreational marijuana laws. Like a few other states, their initiative passed last fall with a deadline of January 2018 for implementation. I think all states would say 1 year is too short a time to get operational. Nevada’s approach is that the tax collection system is now […]

Hanging in PT

The color of the day around here is white. It’s a combination of fruit trees (apple, mainly) and ocean spray, a completely nondescript plant unless it is blooming. Some years they all seem to bloom at once, which is spectacular along the roadside, but usually the show is spread out over weeks. That looks like […]

California Regulations

When Colorado and Washington passed legal marijuana they had to write the rules from scratch. This hadn’t been done since the end of alcohol prohibition, far beyond the memories of those writing the new de-prohibition rules. The first guesses and bad assumptions were quickly seen as errors, and corrections made fairly quickly.

Oregon and Alaska […]

Washington passes a pot law

A public health office came up with the idea of distributing lockable “stash boxes” through the pot stores, particularly to homes with children. By law, the stores are not allowed to sell such things, nor can they give them away. A new law now allows both activities at the stores.

First off, the retail stores […]

Washington Legislature

When this year’s session opened, there were hundreds of bills left over from last year, including a couple dozen dealing with marijuana. With the laws and regulations on retail pot not even three years old yet, one could expect there would be many opportunities for modifications and additions to something so new.

They did manage […]

Color of the Day: Yellow

The local natives use the greeting “Tokitae”, which means “Nice day. Pretty colors”. This is the season where the Olympic Peninsula is frantically blooming, with a different color in the majority almost every day. Right now it’s dandelions. Every lawn, pasture, highway divide, and field is covered in blooming dandelions, sometimes completely covering the green. […]