The Dookie Brothers

The Dookie Brothers

2016 Emerald Cup and Golden Tarp Award Winners The Dookie Bros had two huge victories in 2016: They took both first place at the annual Golden Tarp Award light deprivation competition and first at The Emerald Cup organic outdoor cannabis competition with their light dep Zkittlez flowers.   According to Jason “Dookie” from the Dookie Bros, the group consists of five collaborators — all friends, all organic growers and all people that believe in creating…

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Pot Talk with Emily Hobelmann

Pot Talk with Emily Hobelmann

Emerald Pharms Dispensary: Black Beauty  ………………………………………………………………………………….   According to the SC Labs website, researchers have identified over 70 unique cannabinoids within the cannabis plant. The most famous cannabinoid is THC which stands for Tetrahydrocannabinol, best known for its psychoactive effects, and the cannabinoid CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a close second. It’s gained much fame in the past decade for its medicinal properties, including its effectiveness in the treatment of epilepsy. At home, I have this sweet…

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Leafy Botanicals

Leafy Botanicals

Natural Cannabis-Infused Body Care Products        For people that don’t want to get “high,” using cannabis for medicinal purposes is an issue. However, there are a number of products in the market that cater to those that want relief from the various medicinal properties of cannabis without the stoniness. I’m talking topicals — creams, oils, scrubs and balms that are applied to the skin.   Topicals are great for relief from pain or…

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Pot Talk with Emily Hobelmann

Pot Talk with Emily Hobelmann

     Sunnabis killed it at the 2016 Emerald Cup, an outdoor, organic, medical cannabis competition, taking ninth place in the Flowers category with their Mango OG and 18th place with their XJ-13. There were more than 650 entries in the category this year, by having both of their entries place in the Top 20 is a huge deal!   Wendy Kornberg and her partner Doug Cook are the proprietors of Sunnabis, or, in her…

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Resin Ranch

Resin Ranch

Outlaw Dry Sift Hash and Flower for Your Holiday Enjoyment.         December edition of Pot Talk Todd Franciskovic is the Dry Sift Jedi of Resin Ranch Extraction. Joey Burger, aka the Humboldt Local, is the man behind the Mendo Hideout, a farm in Northern Mendocino. They provided Berry White flower and dry sift hash for this holiday edition. Berry White is a delightfully classic cross: Blueberry X White Widow. The flower was…

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Emerald Alchemy

Emerald Alchemy

A Bright Artisanal Light in an Industry that’s Teetering Toward Commercialization     Billie Thibodeau is President, CEO and Founder of Emerald Alchemy, a collective providing flowers, tincture, and cold water hash to medical cannabis patients in California. She is a talented artist, an intuitive farmer and a shrewd businesswoman — you can find her products at dispensaries throughout the state.   Emerald Magazine recently caught up with Thibodeau via email to learn what she…

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The Marijuana Business Conference – A look into the Future of the Industry

The Marijuana Business Conference – A look into the Future of the Industry

The 2016 election was a big shaker, a rumbler felt throughout the world. Cannabis victories across the nation were somewhat shadowed by the presidential contest. But cannabis won big, with residents of California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine voting to legalize recreational cannabis and residents of Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota approving various medicinal cannabis initiatives. This is no limits cannabis; the pot is huge, the stakes are high, and we’re all just going to…

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Southern Humboldt Royal Cannabis

Southern Humboldt Royal Cannabis

The road twists and turns, winding through a forest of ancient redwoods. We climb out of the forest and ascend switchbacks, eventually cresting atop a golden hill. The landscape opens up and we see the majestic King Range in the distance. Turn left here. Then it’s down a dirt road, up a dirt driveway and into a different world. Gate’s open, we’ve arrived. It’s a clear October day at the Southern Humboldt Royal Cannabis Company’s…

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NOVEMBER POT TALK – A Rosin Potpourri

NOVEMBER POT TALK – A Rosin Potpourri

Since the inception of Pot Talk back in May, 2015, I’ve primarily written about collectives with an established brand, people that want to get their names out there. But weed is still illegal, and some people choose to farm and distribute cannabis anonymously. For this edition of Pot Talk, I acquired four varieties of “rosin” from two such anonymous folks in the Southern Humboldt County community. Their aliases: “Don Benito” and “Marco Esquandolas.” Their extract…

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POT TALK – Redwood Roots: Your Humboldt Strain Station

POT TALK – Redwood Roots: Your Humboldt Strain Station

  “I feel like they fell out of the sky. And it’s the first time that’s happened to me… I’m extremely blessed.” All aboard the Redwood Roots strain train where heavenly volunteers and influential life moments have crossed to create some miracle blends in this month’s edition of Pot Talk. Redwood Roots is a medical cannabis collective based in Southern Humboldt. Chris Anderson, founding member and president, grew the two strains featured in this edition…

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