Posted on April 11, 2019 by Sonoma Valley Sun
By Jonah Raskin
On a day trip into the Mayacamas, three perky women – Rachel, Lynn, and Christine – were very happy campers, indeed. Van Solkov was happy that they were happy. The founder and proprietor of Happy Travelers Tours – which is based in Sonoma – Solkov specializes in “adventures” in the world of cannabis, now gathering momentum on large tracts of land zoned for agriculture far above the Valley floor.
For decades, illegal cannabis grow-sites have been common in the rugged terrain of the Mayacamas. Local citizens have ripped up irrigation lines and collected trash that “guerrilla growers” have left behind. That’s now largely a thing of the past with a new wave of environmentally friendly growers.
On a recent sunny Saturday, Van Solkov, who lives on…