New Weed Website

A new website has launched in Redding, aimed at disseminating information about medical marijuana collectives and creating a sort of MySpace for local users.

The site, created by local webmaster Baran Galocy, is just getting started, but there is some info there worth checking out. You have to become a “member” to see some sections, but membership is free.

Probably the most valuable asset at the site so far is a Google map that shows most of the medical marijuana collectives in the area. A lot of the “news” is outdated stuff you could easily round up in a quick Google search. Still, it’s nice that someone’s trying to create a community for the booming population of medical marijuana patients.

To check it out for yourself, click here.

  • Mercy Medical Center in Redding has a new president, replacing Rick Barnett, who took a job in Texas. The new top dog is Mark Korth, who comes to Redding from Lakewood, CA, where he is CEO of a regional medical center.
  • Mark Your Calendars for this Sunday when the Shasta College Community Chorale will perform selections from Bach and Mozart. The Shasta College Women’s Ensemble also will perform at the concert, which begins at the college theatre at 3:15 p.m. Tickets will be for sale at the door: $10 general and $7 for students/seniors.
  • Call for Musicians: As part of Musical Tuesdays @ the Library, local musician Charles Ii will host a jam session at the Redding Library on Jan. 5. Musicians interested in participating should contact Charles at 547-3481.

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4 Responses

  1. Avatar Leo says:

    Awful design and implementation.

  2. Avatar Leo says:

    No deletes on Editing here: Would rather have something simple and informative, content driven site, rather than screen space taken up by flash. Having to chase the menu items around the screen? No.

    Content first.

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  4. Avatar Chuck says:

    I don't like the concept of having to pick a favorite collective to get a name and password to signup.

    I would have to visit 20 collectives ,spending at least $20 on two occasions to start evaluating them to pick my favorite.

    It is to much trouble to signup!