LOOKING OVER THE GREEN DOWN UNDER

LOOKING OVER THE GREEN DOWN UNDER

  In many U.S. states, cancer patients and college students alike can consume cannabis safely and legally. California was a forerunner in the movement toward decriminalization in America with the famous Proposition 215 of 1996. More and more states are adopting both medicinal and recreational laws that allow the use of cannabis – in total, there are currently 23 states that have legalized cannabis in some form. Elsewhere in the country people are being handed…

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A Very Humboldt Week

A Very Humboldt Week

Humboldt County is naturally beautiful — and the USDA agrees. A recent study listed Humboldt as the second most naturally-beautiful county in the nation. Judging from the redwoods, rivers and mountains, that is unsurprising for the locals. No one will deny that Humboldt is unique. It’s entirely possible to surf at sunrise, summit a mountain for lunch and kayak until sunset. Celebrity talent graces our shores, intellectual superstars speak at our university and best of…

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The CBD Crew and You

The CBD Crew and You

Tetrahydrocannabinol. It is a mouthful, a really great play in Scrabble and one of the most recognized psychoactive compounds in cannabis. It is logoed and popularized and is a central pursuit of many concentrate producers. Its medical applications are numerous and it’s recreational applications are off the charts. Cannabidiol. It too rolls off the tongue and is a great word choice for hangman, but CBD is one of the lesser known tandem compounds that make…

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Fire Ridge Farms

Fire Ridge Farms

In an era of oils, shatter and all things dabbable there are countless budding entrepreneurs attempting to ply their craft in this bustling new market. While recreational and medicinal users alike enjoy the advantages of concentrated cannabis, recent headlines quickly raise fire safety and health concerns. Using a hell of a lot of butane means a high risk and concerns for environmental impact as well. Thankfully, Fire Ridge Farms is the green-minded, socially conscious producer…

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The Finish Line

The Finish Line

The Finish Line Harvest, first and foremost, is an incredible undertaking. It involves organizing trimmers, keeping detailed records (in some form) and having enough supplies to get many jobs done.   When cutting down the plants’s branches, leave an additional two or three inches of stalk. This should form a “V” like shape easy for hanging. Once hung, begin Big Leafing (removing the large leaves) by hand. When turning the trimmers loose, be sure to communicate…

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Ditched Weeds: A Brief Discussion of Hemp

Ditched Weeds: A Brief Discussion of Hemp

Ditched Weeds: A Brief Discussion of Hemp Hemp is illegal. Hemp isn’t really weed, but it is illegal. Before you go tackling that 17-year-old Phish fan for their hemp necklace, read on. In the US, cannabis was recognized and regulated as a psychoactive substance as early as the 1860s, but the Marihuana Tax of 1937 is the well-accepted point of the plant’s inauguration into infamy. The Act, like much historical legislation, was largely a reflection…

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Cut It Short To Grow It Long

Cut It Short To Grow It Long

Hypothetical situation. You are a hard-working farmer. You are so hard-working that you are in the midst of harvest and planting at the same time. In the midst of slashing scissors, sticky scales, and scrawling salary sums there are potted plants waiting to be put into their homes. The trim crew needs more food, the soil your buddy bought is too low in nitrogen and there are still more holes to dig. The green desert…

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