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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Humboldt County Special Olympics

Humboldt County Special Olympics

Humboldt’s Special Olympics Story and Images by Denise Villalobos To a Southern California native like myself, there is no arguing that the beauty of Humboldt County is striking. My six-year residence has become a collection of wonderful memories colored with forest adventures, mesmerizing sunsets and, most importantly, immersing myself in Humboldt’s admirable community. I’ve come to terms with accepting that my time in gold country has come to an end as one must accept dusk…

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Emerald Travels: Café

Emerald Travels: Café

Café Sean Jansen Travel Columnist   What is a café? By direct definition from the Webster’s dictionary, a café is: a restaurant, usually small and pretentious. To us in the states, a café is a place you generally go in the morning or early afternoon to get yourself a coffee or tea, and most serve breakfast or brunch. They are places you can go with friends or family to dine and talk, and some bring…

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Emerald Get-Out-Guide

Emerald Get-Out-Guide

Hikshari’ Trail Hike & Lunch at Hana’s Dana Murguia Assistance Columnist It’s that time of year again when we all start to get spring fever and want to get outside and into the elements as much as possible. This presents a challenge for people in wheelchairs or those folks who cannot walk steep trails, unlike those of us who have two fully capable legs. I’m happy to say it’s possible for all to take a walk next…

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