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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Cannabinoid-Based Skin Care

Cannabinoid-Based Skin Care

Cannabis infused products and research are at the forefront of the industry. Due to the plant’s plentiful health benefits, products containing hemp, CBD, and THC are becoming increasingly popular across all markets, particularly the skin care industry. Cosmetic companies have embraced the many natural benefits of hemp, CBD and THC. Studies have shown these compounds to be effective in treating conditions such as acne, burns, eczema and arthritis, to name only a few. Both consumers…

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Ganja Yoga

Ganja Yoga

Enhancing Highs with Exercise There are many ways to incorporate cannabis into health and wellness; ganja yoga may be one of the most synergetic trends to hit the industry so far. Combining cannabis and yoga is nothing new. Practicing ganja yoga not only affects spirituality, but the physical body too. Today, more and more people are choosing to include cannabis into their workout routines; reported benefits include increased focus and pain management, resulting in longer…

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Backcross PR

Backcross PR

BUILDING CONNECTIONS and EMPOWERMENT Through Cannabis   Angelica Tellez is on a mission to connect the power of cannabis with people. She is the founder of Backcross Public Relations, a firm that works exclusively with clients in the cannabis industry.   Though she is now an active force in many facets of the industry, it took her awhile to come out of the “green closet,” she explained.   “That first time that I smoked, I had the most…

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Emerald Scientific

Emerald Scientific

Emerald Scientific is re-approaching the science of cannabis and helping to set standards along the way. The multi-faceted company is the first and only of its type. The California-based business was founded “to bring specific products to the market that no one else has,” said Emerald Scientific’s Director, Ken Snoke. Snoke, who has more than 25 years combined experience in the biotechnology industry as a scientist and researcher, turned his sights to organic farming. While…

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