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Christina Molcillo

Journalist

Santa Rosa, CA

Christina Molcillo

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Can marijuana cure the opioid crisis?

There’s been a lot in the news about the opioid crisis in America, and the high rates of addiction these drugs – whether sold on the black market or given as painkillers – have. A recent article on NPR asked if cannabis will be able to turn the tide on addiction to opioids, and what was found is that the greatest impact on opioid overdose deaths has been seen in states where marijuana was most readily available.
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Grab your forks – Sonoma County Restaurant Week is right around the corner

March is about to be branded ‘the tastiest time of the year’ with Restaurant Week lasting for a full 10 days this year, for the first time since its debut. This extension gives diners more time to plan their restaurant visits and take advantage of exclusive, one-time offers that feature locally sourced produce, meats, seafood and herbs.
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Forget the teens - marijuana is gaining more grey hairs

When the Adult Use of Marijuana act was passed in November, there were plenty of comments across social media that expressed worry about teenagers gaining easy access to cannabis, and an uptick in youth crime and addiction. However, according to a recent article in the LA Times, dispensaries have seen an upswing in clients with silver in their hair.
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The Wurst in Healdsburg

What we’re eating at our desk: A Detroit Polish grilled sausage with caramelized onions and sauerkraut from The Wurst on Matheson Street in Healdsburg: $6.95. Drink: Water. I’m working so I didn’t take advantage of the wide selection of local beers they had on tap, or the cans and bottles in the cooler.
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Victorian-style home in Windsor newly listed at 1.5M

Whenever I see a house described as ‘Victorian,’ I get giddy; ready to see some original lathe and plaster or marquetry on the floors. This house, however, was built in 1993 – far too new to be a Victorian - but it’s lovely nonetheless. Because it’s located in the Oak Hill Estates, a gated community, I’ll give this description a pass from a marketing perspective.
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Guerneville home in the woods listed for $499,000

Guerneville is one of my favorite ‘escapes’ in Sonoma County – close to Armstrong Woods and the Russian river, it always feels like there’s no possible way to be too stressed when surrounded by nature on all sides. Because the Russian river was historically known as a vacation destination, there are a number of cottages and cabins tucked away; some closer to the river and some deeper in the forest.
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Jazz with a taste of Brazil at Dry Creek Kitchen

Hotel Healdsburg's award-winning Dry Creek Kitchen is continuing its musical offerings through the end of February, this time adding a little bit of Brazil into the American Jazz stylings that long time customers are familiar with. “The live jazz and Brazilian music that’s part of the series brings a wonderful energy to the dining room in winter.
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The lawsuits over legal weed have just begun

The passage of prop. 64 may mean that those looking to purchase marijuana for personal use have an easier time, growers aren’t finding the transition so easy. According to The Sacramento Bee, the California Department of Food and Agriculture is being sued by a group representing small to mid-size cannabis business owners who believe that the state should prohibit large scale cultivation by big business for at least the next five years.
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The law of supply and demand already has pot businesses scrambling

The LA Times recently reported that slowdowns in supply chains have created worry among marijuana business owner that the slowdowns may get worse, and shortages may start to happen. The reason isn’t that the passage of Prop. 64 has brought too many new customers; it’s that the regulation, licenses, and push back from communities that aren’t pot-friendly are slowing the process down.
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You have questions about the Cannabis Laws...

...our journalist E.I. Hillin went and found the answers. Cannabis has been a part of Sonoma County for a long time, but the current Adult Use of Marijuana laws changes how it's viewed. Check out her latest article for everything you need to know about Cannabis laws in Sonoma County.
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Sessions may make life hard for Sonoma County cannabis growers

It’s no secret that Attorney General Jeff Sessions isn’t a fan of marijuana. Jonah Raskin has written a recent piece for us that helps explain how Sessions recent move to end Obama-era guidelines keeping the federal government out of state marijuana laws is making California marijuana growers nervous.
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Can cannabis save California ghost towns?

Cannabis business in California may be seen by some residents as just another way to make money with their garden, but according to a recent article in Salon, it may be the only way to bring forgotten small-towns back to life. The town of Blythe is used as the most recent example of a downtrodden desert community desperately in need of economic salvation.
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About

Christina Molcillo

I'm an experienced writer with a background developing online content. This includes blogging, social media, articles, and press releases.

I'm a current member of the Society for Professional Journalists, the National Writers Union, and the Redwood Writers branch of the California Writers Club.

I also have a penchant for old cars and even older houses. Currently, I keep busy with a 1925 bungalow in beautiful Sonoma County.

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www.pithyme.com

Skills

  • Wordsmithing
  • Editing
  • Copywriting
  • Newsletters
  • Social Media
  • Web Content
  • Press Releases
  • Blogging
  • Marketing Content
  • Design
  • Creative Writing