My Bud Vase

My Bud Vase

Written by Mackenzie Brotzman Deep in the heart of South Carolina, a state not often associated with progressive cannabis policies, Doreen Sullivan creates one-of-a-kind lifestyle pieces with two purposes. Her antique floral vases also double as water pipes. My Bud Vase, a passion project of Doreen’s, launched April 2016 in Folly Beach, South Carolina, what she describes as a “hippie bohemian beach community,” about nine miles outside of downtown Charleston. Originally, however, Doreen grew up…

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Sacred Herb Medicinals

Sacred Herb Medicinals

Bend, Oregon’s Finest | Written by Art Cosgrove   Erin McClaskey and Aaron Hohman are partners in business, and marriage, who run Sacred Herb Medicinals in Bend, Oregon. They’re one of the few cannabis companies in Deschutes County, as the Oregon cannabusiness trend has been much slower than in the more populated centers of Portland, Eugene and Medford. It wasn’t until this past November that many of the counties east of the Willamette Valley had…

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Compliant Cannabis: The “Green Rush’s” Looming Deadline Towards a Better Future for Generations to Come

Compliant Cannabis: The “Green Rush’s” Looming Deadline Towards a Better Future for Generations to Come

The Green Rush is full boar, land values have skyrocketed, out of area investors have come in and vagrant growers have ultimately dipped out and cashed in their chips. It’s the local farmers and landholders versus new investment interests. With a looming deadline of August, 23, 2016 to pre-register your EXISTING farm with the Humboldt County Planning Department, it is game on. Dozens of compliance workshops have been held over the past 18 months and…

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Healing Tree Medicinals Farm Tour

Healing Tree Medicinals Farm Tour

“The aroma of conifers and the cannabis mixed on a bright and sunny mountain day combined with the lilac and lavender the farm had planted infused the air with the ‘Divinity of Trinity.’”   I picked up Biovortex one fine June morning and we headed out bright and early from the coast with an egg and toast on board and a thermos of coffee to fuel our trip into the mountain, over the river, and…

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The Medical Patients’ Voices Must Be Represented In Cannabis Legalization

The Medical Patients’ Voices Must Be Represented In Cannabis Legalization

  A review of recent headlines pertaining to cannabis legalization in a number of states, and even within some of the biggest national cannabis advocacy groups, reveals an emphasis on huge financial gain. There is a conspicuous absence: the voice of medical patients within the cannabis community are missing or underrepresented. Recent coverage highlights the discussion surrounding legalization, regulation and the combined interests of everyone from big pharma and big AG, to recreational users, growers…

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Eco-Printing Humboldt’s Landscape

Eco-Printing Humboldt’s Landscape

Local Textile Artist Innovating Her Craft with Cannabis and Flora ”The cannabis leaf is a ubiquitous symbol of the community and the industry, but its seeming uniformity is a misnomer.” A walk along the Eel River as it moves west past Fortuna, California gives a glimpse of the biodiversity of Humboldt. There are many ways of capturing a moment during a hike — photographers frame a shot, painters interpret the landscape on canvas and others…

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The People on Pot May Not be what You Think

The People on Pot May Not be what You Think

“These aren’t your lazy stoners: these are the people who are actively trying to make life better for others and for themselves.” Cheech and Chong, Jay and Silent Bob, and Harold and Kumar are some of the names that you may think of when you think of people on pot. There are, however, many different people who promote cannabis in all of it’s finest forms for reasons that vary. Some people consume the herb as…

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The Life and Career of Renowned Horticulturist and Author Jorge Cervantes

The Life and Career of Renowned Horticulturist and Author Jorge Cervantes

“Cannabis is no longer a subculture, it’s pop-culture. It’s an industry worth billions, and as a movement it’s global.” As cannabis normalizes it’s easy to forget about the days when cannabis enthusiasts were outsiders. We’ve come a long way as a culture, movement, and industry. Some, including myself, can’t remember when popular strains didn’t exist. When cannabis was just pot or grass no one knew much about it, let alone how to cultivate it. Weed…

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Ask An Attorney

Ask An Attorney

Kathleen Bryson is here to answer your legal questions. Send your questions to, kbesq@sbcglobal.net Question:  “If I am caught by law-enforcement at a grow operation, what is the best thing to say – or not to say – to the police? What rights should I be aware of?” Answer: When captured by the enemy: only give them your name, rank and serial number. After that, if you become a Prisoner Of War (“POW”), no matter if…

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In My Humboldt Opinion….

In My Humboldt Opinion….

In My Humboldt Opinion opinion column Q: Many fear the legalization of marijuana for a number of reasons. What are our elected representatives doing to ensure that growing marijuana will be feasible in Humboldt County once legalization occurs? A: There was a recent meeting of the minds at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) hosted by our Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom in regards to the pending legalization of marijuana in the state of California….

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