AnnaBis: Form, Fashion, and Freedom

AnnaBis: Form, Fashion, and Freedom

Oscar Wilde said that fashion is beautiful, but useless.             When form follows function, it’s anything but.   As the designer handbag and accessory line, AnnaBis, demonstrates, high-quality design can offer style and utility.   “Women like to be organized. We like beautiful and useful things, [and] that’s what AnnaBis is all about,” said Jeanine Moss, the company’s founder. The lack of products available on the market for female consumers…

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Haute Hemp

Haute Hemp

Canada’s i.O.N. Delivers Eco-Friendly Fashions Cannabis is trending: it’s a medicine, it’s a lifestyle, and it’s a fashion statement.   The Canadian-based business, i.O.N., gives naturally derived, hemp-based products a modern edge. The clothing store was established in 1999, and is formally known as Hemp and Company, it’s current house-branded clothing line. i.O.N. — an acronym for “It’s Only Natural” — is owned and operated by Bill Finley and his wife, Lorna Knowles, in downtown…

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Cannastudio

Cannastudio

High Definition Art   The creative world is helping to re-brand the new generation of legal cannabis, shedding the “counter” part of “counterculture.”     For the Portland-based business, Cannastudio, this means re-visualizing the cannabis plant through photography and design.   The studio showcases kaleidoscope-like designs, created by Eliav Cohen, founder and CEO of the company. Cohen crafts his visual art from his photos, which are then digitally designed and enhanced. His pieces are a…

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Casa Bello

Casa Bello

A Victorian Bed and Breakfast in the Heart of Santa Rosa   Convenience, comfort and charm come together at Casa Bello, a 19th century, Victorian-style bed and breakfast located in downtown Santa Rosa. The home is nestled at the entrance of the city’s historic Cherry Street neighborhood. The majestic structure was built in the 1870s, and is made from redwoods grown in Northern Sonoma County. A blue exterior, red door, and picket fence give it…

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Maddie’s Story

Maddie’s Story

Cannabis has provided an immeasurable amount of relief and comfort to countless numbers of people. For Maddie Holt, it has given her time. Maddie was born in November 2012 with Zellweger Syndrome, a terminal genetic disease that destroys the white matter of the brain and effects the production of long chain fatty acids. The rare disorder affects 1 in 50,000 live births, reports the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). “Most children with this devastating…

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Wanderlust

Wanderlust

Yogis of all levels gathered at San Francisco’s Lindley Meadow Park on Sunday, April 23rd to celebrate Wanderlust 108, the world’s first and only mindful triathlon. The event brings together yoga, meditation and a 5k run/walk in a festival-type atmosphere. The global festival came to Northern California as part of its worldwide tour. Other cities on the North American leg of the tour include: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Denver, Portland, and Seattle, among…

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Rick Simpson

Rick Simpson

Getting to Know the Engineer Gone Cannabis Advocate Behind the Revolutionary Extraction Method Following a severe head injury in 1997, Rick Simpson turned to cannabis after traditional medicine failed him. The oil he created proved beneficial; not only did he find relief in the plant, but he also found its topical use to help cure his skin cancer. Since then, he’s become a household name. His extracts, known as RSOs, have helped countless people worldwide…

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Opportunity and Adventures

Opportunity and Adventures

Opportunity and Adventures in Cannabis with Nikki Romero With the unprecedented growth of the cannabis industry comes unparalleled potential. From gender equality to finance and health and wellness… nothing quite compares to the prosperity the industry offers. Yet, the plant remains highly stigmatized. Nikki Romero is working to combat misconceptions, and deconstruct the polarity surrounding cannabis by helping to make medicine, and education, more available.   Though she is “new to the industry,” Romero isn’t…

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Canna Companion Brings the Entourage Effect to Animals

Canna Companion Brings the Entourage Effect to Animals

Canna Companion is helping to bring the benefits of the entourage effect to pets.             The company, headquartered in Sultan, Washington, provides supplements for canines and felines of various breeds and sizes. Canna Companion supplements come in vegetable based capsules, are GMO free, and all natural. The products are made from whole plant hemp, and contain a combination of phytocannabinoids and terpenoids. Canna Companion products are recommended and developed by…

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Treatibles

Treatibles

Hemp-Derived Health  and Wellness for Pets             Thousands of pet owners are turning to the cannabis industry for the health and wellness of their animal companions. For centuries, humans have sought relief from the plant by ingesting it – and now – so can pets. Pets are one of the industry’s newest clientele, thanks to companies such as Treatibles, which offers infused edibles for animals. The Oakland-based business was founded…

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