Cannastudio

Cannastudio

High Definition Art   The creative world is helping to re-brand the new generation of legal cannabis, shedding the “counter” part of “counterculture.”     For the Portland-based business, Cannastudio, this means re-visualizing the cannabis plant through photography and design.   The studio showcases kaleidoscope-like designs, created by Eliav Cohen, founder and CEO of the company. Cohen crafts his visual art from his photos, which are then digitally designed and enhanced. His pieces are a…

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Dank Canvas

Dank Canvas

Come to Create or Medicate, Either Way, You Elevate Pink doughnuts in the sky and owl eyes, rise high with Dank Canvas, LA’s premiere puff and paint workshop. Jennifer Korsen started the cannabis infused art class in early March 2017. Dank Canvas appeared on my Instagram feed a few days before the event, and I instantly messaged her, practically begging for a spot. Two weeks after announcing it, the first event had sold out, and…

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Immortal Element

Immortal Element

What Happens When You Take Scraps and Set Them On Fire Burn it. Hit it. Cut it. No matter how they crush, heat, or twist it, copper is the undying power behind Immortal Element. The art, jewelry, furniture, and home decor-creating and marketing duo, Aaron and Heather Houser, do everything “in-house” as a husband and wife team. Former Northern California residents, the couple currently operates the business out of the rustic Adirondack Mountains in upstate…

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Indulge Your Fruit Lust

Indulge Your Fruit Lust

The Terps are Ripe and Ready The forbidden fruits are heating up this summer with Fruit Lust vape pens. A combination of clean cannabis and fruit terpene profiles, the refreshing flavors also deliver high THC potency, upwards of 60 percent, in flavors like banana and tangerine. Fruit Lust’s orchard of terpenes tempted me in the 215 section during the Northern Nights festival in July. Strawberry, apple, and lemon kush hit my tongue like real fruit,…

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CANNABIS AND CREATIVITY

CANNABIS AND CREATIVITY

SPARKING THE ARTS Can cannabis spark the realms of creativity? To some the answer may be obvious, but the “if” and “how” have long been debated. Some people believe that cannabis is only good for getting high. Some believe it’s a powerful medicine. Thanks to Reefer Madness, many people believe that productive members of society don’t, won’t, and shouldn’t consume cannabis. At least they did… With cannabis legalization gaining national support, people can now easily…

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Farms of Trinity Forests

Farms of Trinity Forests

by Patrick Maravelias   While some areas like Humboldt County are reigning kings of cannabis cultivation, other areas like Trinity County are giving growers a run for their money.   Olivia and Scott, the owners of Farms of Trinity Forests, started their company a little more than two years ago, and have since grown to possess one of California’s very coveted commercial grow permits.   “It might not stop all law enforcement from messing with…

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Herbal Allies – Mugwort

Herbal Allies – Mugwort

Written by Regan Crisp Cronewort, sailor’s tobacco, dream weed — a plant with many names, mugwort is steeped in herbal lore. Revered for its ability to enhance dreams, mugwort — like cannabis — is a plant open to interpretation. For some it’s a sacred guide, aiding in dreamwork and offering protection. For others it’s a gift of healing, offering relief from difficult ailments that don’t often find a cure. Reminiscent of sage and a sister to…

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Chronically Creative

Chronically Creative

Patient Profile: Jennie Jane Rogers   Jennie Jane Rogers was born and raised in Eureka, California. She married a friend from high school, Juston Rogers, also an area native, and together they are raising two children. Though Humboldt County is known for its cash crop of cannabis, Jennie said she was a D.A.R.E. kid through and through, winning a D.A.R.E. sponsored contest in the sixth grade. While attending Eureka High School she lectured friends and…

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The Art and The Leaf with Julia Krase

The Art and The Leaf with Julia Krase

Written by Art Cosgrove   Cannabis and artistic expression go hand-in-hand. Now that the industry has come out of the shadows, so have the genres of art it inspires.   Julia Krase is riding this wave. She primarily works as a sequential artist, a medium that uses images to tell a story, and supplements her income as a bud-tender at the popular dispensary in northeast Portland, Oregon’s Best Buds. Krase, 28 moved to Portland one year…

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Foodwise Kitchen

Foodwise Kitchen

Humboldt County native, Rachele McCluskey, is abundant in life’s most precious resource – good health. With bright azure-colored eyes and glowing skin, McCluskey is a walking advertisement for the plant-based diet she endorses at her growing business, Foodwise Kitchen.   This August, McCluskey is celebrating one year since opening Foodwise in downtown Arcata, Humboldt’s bohemian university town. The high ceilings, elegant style and natural light of the commercial kitchen at Foodwise create the perfect background…

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