Glassblowing: An Ancient Artform with a Future of Innovation

Glassblowing: An Ancient Artform with a Future of Innovation

From the stained glass featured in the gothic Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, to the windshields in our cars and the pieces we smoke cannabis from — the significance of glass cannot be understated when it comes to form or function. It protects us, it beautifies our surroundings and it certainly plays a role for the cannabis connoisseur. Glassblowing is an ancient artform. The earliest recorded use of the material was by the Egyptians in…

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Per Glass

Per Glass

“In this age where most products are made in factories using automated processes, often in another country, I get a kick out of actually making things. Even though glass can be fragile, I get a sense of permanence from the finished pieces.” The field of glassblowing is growing in demand — at the top of the profession are skilled, custom glassblowers who can take ideas and turn them into complex pieces of art. Per Tillisch,…

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Q&A With Renowned Visionary Artists Alex and Allyson Grey

Q&A With Renowned Visionary Artists Alex and Allyson Grey

Alex Grey’s work, including Sacred Mirrors, and album art for the band Tool’s Lateralus album, among much more, have gathered much acclaim. Allyson’s sculptures and paintings, including Secret Writing, have earned her much success. Individually, their careers have flourished, and jointly, they share success through collaborations such as their long-term exhibition and church, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM). Together, the internationally renowned, multi-media visionary artists have shared their passion and success. The Emerald Magazine spoke…

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Cannaeo: The First Luxury Hemp-Based Anti-Aging Serum

Cannaeo: The First Luxury Hemp-Based Anti-Aging Serum

Cannaeo is a California based skincare company, and now, the first in the industry to offer a hemp-driven anti-aging serum. The business first launched in May 2015 as an e-commerce retail website which sold upwards of 50 different cannabinoid and hemp-based products, describes Irene Hesse, Cannaeo National Account Manager. The company took new direction under current president, Carlo Desierto, who realized that he needed to cut the middleman, and instead, create an exclusive brand. “So,…

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Covering Cannabis with Awarding Winning Journalist David Downs

Covering Cannabis with Awarding Winning Journalist David Downs

“Academia and the media have come to embrace this newly formed landscape — Forbes, the Washington Times, the Economist, and VICE are among the many publications that regularly feature cannabis content.” As the cannabis industry continues to flourish and build bridges between industries, the topic is becoming more relevant across fields including business, technology, medicine, finance, and of course, journalism. Our views of marijuana are changing, and its scope is only widening. The majority of…

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FLIGHTS ReadyPacks: The World’s First Top-Shelf, Pre-Ground Cannabis

FLIGHTS ReadyPacks: The World’s First Top-Shelf, Pre-Ground Cannabis

“Flights’ is an all-in-one solution. Say goodbye to your grinder, rolling tray and all the things that come along with keeping your own product.”   Discretion and convenience are often afterthoughts in the cannabis industry, but this newly launched company is, well…making it their business. As the world’s first enterprise of its type, Flights fills the industry niche by offering an entirely exclusive product: single-serving, pre-ground, vacuum-sealed ReadyPacks in eco-groovy and unscented containers. The Santa…

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Hibiscus Topicals

Hibiscus Topicals

Though the company’s logos and namesake are apparent – a Hibiscus flower – it so simply communicates the company’s goal of providing holistic treatments. “All of the products bear the Hibiscus flower logo, which communicates a lot of critical elements all at once, in simple fashion — much like the products and brand itself. Minimal colors black, white, and red communicate simplicity, vibrancy, and sophistication.” Hibiscus Topicals’ lines of award-winning treatments have quickly become world renowned, since the business…

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Humboldt’s Finest Cannabis Sativa Vodka

Humboldt’s Finest Cannabis Sativa Vodka

   You may have seen it on international news sources like BuzzFeed, Complex or Mashable, but this Humboldt County original has been a local gem since it’s founding in 2012.    Humboldt Distillery is taking the cannabis community, and the Internet, by storm with the introduction of their newest Cannabis Sativa Vodka. The product, officially released in March 2016, has already caught the world’s attention.    The micro-distillery is the first of its kind on…

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HBK Topicals

HBK Topicals

Providing a line of CBD-Rich Skin Care Products, Genetics and Extractions    HBK Topicals is a one-stop shop for those seeking natural relief for a variety of skin conditions.  Eric Minor, sole owner and operator of Fresno, California. based HBK Topicals, combines a family tradition with compassion to deliver a line of CBD-rich and THC infused skin care products and genetics including; chap stick, lotion, creams, extractions and seeds.    When Minor’s daughter, Kora, was…

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The Cali Connection

The Cali Connection

True Breeds, World Class Seeds   The innovative world of cannabis cultivation is changing the landscape of the industry with the sheer diversity of breeds, brands and products. The possibilities are seemingly endless, but it all starts with a seed – and The Cali Connection is in the business of producing only the West Coast’s best.   Cali-Grown It is businesses like this that make California world-renowned for its cannabis genetics. The Los Angeles based…

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