Traveling The Cannabis Trail #5 – Sol de Mendocino

For our next stop along The Cannabis Trail, we visit Sol de Mendocino cannabis shop in the quaint oceanside Village of Mendocino to learn more about the life and work of cannabis pioneer Pebbles Trippet.

CULTURAL CANNABIS LANDMARK – The Activist Life of Pebbles Trippet

By Brian Applegarth   @thecannabistrail

Destination: Sol de Mendocino – Mendocino VIllage, CA

Honors: Pebbles Trippet and Cannabis Legalization Activism

Storytelling: The Trippet Standard short documentary featuring Pebbles Trippet

In the Emerald Triangle on the majestic Mendocino coast sits a boutique cannabis shop named Sol de Mendocino. Sol de Mendocino, a one-of-a-kind cannabis shop with an ocean view, is home to the Cannabis Trail Cultural Landmark that is dedicated to honoring the life of legendary human rights and cannabis activist – Pebbles Trippet. In the course of her work Pebbles has been arrested ten times in five different counties, and served time in four. She is an pioneer of of the movement and respected elder of the cannabis community, and a constitutional rights expert and self-taught litigator.

Pebbles has dedicated her life to improving the world, fighting for social justice and human rights, including patient rights and cannabis access. As a young woman she studied under Dr. King. helping integrate the Tulsa Oklahoma lunchrooms. That experience was turning point in her life.  Inspired by the hippie movement and progressive counter-culture movements of the 1960’s and 1970’s, she made her way to California and took up life as a daily activist. Pebbles Trippet is the pioneering woman who led the charge to take on the Supreme Court, litigate and change medical marijuana transport laws using her constitutional rights.

There is a cannabis law still in tact today called ‘The Trippet Standard’, named after Pebbles. The Trippet Standard created the legal right for patients to carry with them what they can legally possess, regarding cannabis medicine. On August 15th, 1997 in the People vs. Trippet the supreme court ruled that with consideration to Proposition 215: The Compassionate Use Act, a legal precedent was set and implicit right established regarding the transportation of medical cannabis. On that date, The Trippet Standard was forever embedded into law and is referenced today in court cases involving the transport of medical cannabis.

Cultural Landmark Statement of Purpose 

May this Cannabis Trail Cultural Landmark serve to honor 

the life of cannabis pioneer Pebbles Trippet, 

And her activism work in cannabis legalization, human rights, and social justice,

May it serve to remind us of values of the original cannabis legacy movement, 

A human rights movement grounded in compassion 

And patient access and the belief that all cannabis use is medical use, 

May this Cultural Landmark serve to remind us of our Constitutional Rights, 

And inspire us to use those Rights and drive forward positive change in the world, 

May it be so.

Northern California is where the battle for legalized cannabis was waged. The Cannabis Trail honors the pioneers, places, and significant historical moments that paved the way for the legal cannabis access we have today.  The Cannabis Trail is an immersive travel adventure for cannabis enthusiasts,  history buffs, and culture seekers seeking an extraordinary California experience. –

BRIAN APPLEGARTH is a travel writer and innovator with a passion for cannabis travel experiences and cultural heritage preservation.

He has written for San Francisco TravelVisit OaklandLocal GetawaysSkunk MagazineGreen State, Pineapple Express, Visit Greater Palm Springs, Visit Mendocino County and others. Brian was the sole advisor on the first ever national research on the cannabis-motivated travel audience in the United States.

He has been quoted in Forbes, The Washington Post, Smart Meetings, Travel Weekly and elsewhere, and his award-winning work has been featured on NPR, CBS, NBC, and The New York Times.

Brian is the founder of the Cannabis Travel Association International and the co-founder and co-creator of the CA State Fair Cannabis Awards & Exhibit. He leads the Cannabis & Hemp Task Force for the California Travel Association and Destinations International and is a certified cannabis sommelier Ganjier and a certified cannabis therapy consultant.

He recently published The Ganja Traveler’s Guide to the Emerald Triangle, a first-of-its-kind travel guide to California’s legacy craft cannabis region. Follow Brian on Instagram @thecannabistrail and @theganjatraveler or learn more at

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One Response

  1. There are two different advances in law in P v Trippet.
    One is specifically on the right to carry with you medicine you can legally possess, as I was doing. The court agreed on appeal, referring to transportation as an ‘implicit right’. It was applied retroactively to Prop 215 on top of the four explicit medical rights in the original text–to possess, cultivate, obtain and use–later adding transportation as the fifth right.
    The second advance is the ‘Trippet Standard’ regarding quantity of medicine you’re allowed to transport, i.e., the amount of cannabis that is ‘reasonably related’ to your medical use or condition. The ‘reasonably related’ standard can be invoked as precedent to dismiss a transportation charge or prosecution. It has been used in California cases re cultivation for ‘medical purposes’ as well as medical transportation cases.
    In Kelly (2010) the CA Supreme Court called out the 6 plant limit as being ‘not what the voters intended’, when it’s used to prosecute and convict an AIDS patient for cultivating 8 plants instead of 6. The Court ruled in favor of the ‘reasonably related’ to your medical use’ standard, replacing the 6 plant limit. Defense attorneys need to raise the defense. Prosecutors must prove it’s not for ‘medical purposes’, no easy task.

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