True Humboldt

True Humboldt

It began with a vision that laws were going to change. With seven founding farmers, True Humboldt was born with a mission to create a farmer-focused, farmer-funded, cannabis brand.   True Humboldt is a co-op like network of local cannabis farmers with sun-grown products. The groups works with the Humboldt Sun Growers Guild, a hub for local farmers, to help get local product out of the area. Together the two companies support, advocate, market and…

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Blow Bubbles with Ganja Gum

Blow Bubbles with Ganja Gum

When a young Betty Hess got sick, her grandmother created a holistic concoction and fed it to her with a spoon. “Just drink that, it’ll do ya,” Hess’ grandmother would say. “I never knew what it was,” Hess said. “But whatever it was made me feel better.” This memory of her grandmother inspired the logo for Cannabis Comforts, a small spoon with green liquid pouring off of it. Cannabis Comforts is a medicinal cannabis company…

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Mad River Farms

Mad River Farms

  A local caregiver stood in front of Mad River Farm’s table at the Humboldt Artisans Craft and Music Festival looking at their jams. “Would you like to taste something?” Robin Bartlett, owner of Mad River Farm, asked. “No I’m very familiar with your product,” the caregiver said. “I have a client that will only take her medication if it is with your jam.” This is one of Bartlett’s fondest Mad River Farm memories and…

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Guide to CBD

Guide to CBD

Guide to CBD Cannabis Without the High “CBD has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving and anti-anxiety properties without the “high.”   Cannabis contains many compounds, with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) being one of the more popular and well known. However, a new cannabinoid is stepping into the spotlight – CBD (cannabidiol). Where THC provides a psychoactive effect (the “high” feeling), CBD has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving and anti-anxiety properties without the “high.”   Some…

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CannaSleeve

CannaSleeve

In a place where trimming cannabis is a viable way to make ends meet, a tool to make the job easier is appreciated. Sarah Jones thinks she has made that tool. Jones lives with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease of the nervous system that causes nerve damage in the brain and spinal cord, which can lead to paralysis. Jones said, “It is your own brain giving you traumatic brain injury whenever it gets stressed.”…

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Gyppo Ale Mill

Gyppo Ale Mill

  After graphic designer Julie Peacock and carpenter/farmer Josh Monschke had a daughter in 2011, they looked for a way to make money and sustainably contribute to their community. With that ethos in mind, Gyppo Ale Mill was born.   Growing up in Bend, Oregon, Peacock was surrounded by breweries. “It’s kind of a cultural thing that I grew up in,” she says. “We thought it would be a good thing to bring a brewery…

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