Alpenglow Farms

Alpenglow Farms

“Plants will talk to you. Start looking at the signs. It’s like when you go to the beach. You show up, and you’re facing the sun. Before you know it, you’re looking away from the sun. Then, you’re covering yourself from the sun, and finally walking away, retreating. Plants do the same thing.” Craig Johnson’s words filter through the phone and echo in the sun. I commit them to memory. My house plants are dying,…

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Hakuna Supply

Hakuna Supply

Sit down. Roll it. Light up. Sometimes rolling a joint is not all that easy, especially for first-timers. Having created countless crooked, uneven, and otherwise unsmokable ones, I was surprised at the quality of my handiwork after twisting up a couple of doobies with Hakuna Supply’s gear. After a few rounds in the gunmetal grinder, my favorite, potent buds turned to fluffy, ready-to-roll herb. The wooden rolling trays are beautifully stained and skillfully finished, smooth…

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In a Time When Flowers are Finally Legal, Cannabis Clothes Could Be the New Contraband

In a Time When Flowers are Finally Legal, Cannabis Clothes Could Be the New Contraband

  The morning sun shone gold upon the meadows and hillsides of River Txai Farm. Echoes of small engine airplanes and ravens cawed overhead. Bugs hummed the summer buzz, flitting through the legal cannabis gardens. After major infrastructure remodels, hours of city hall and community meetings, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in permitting fees, this farm was a model of compliancy. California state legislators just need one more thing from small cannabis farmers… the…

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Wildseed Oil Company

Wildseed Oil Company

Sowing Social Justice with Terpene-Rich Cannabis Oil           Wildseed. It’s a beautiful name. Some wild seeds grow into weeds, spread or sown by the wind. Some weeds grow into medicine, spread or sown by knowledge, networks, and aid. Social justice is a major part of Wildseed Oil Company, whose two main goals are making high-quality, terpene-rich extracts, and supporting social justice groups focused on ending mass incarceration.   Wildseed sprouted early…

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Dank Canvas

Dank Canvas

Come to Create or Medicate, Either Way, You Elevate Pink doughnuts in the sky and owl eyes, rise high with Dank Canvas, LA’s premiere puff and paint workshop. Jennifer Korsen started the cannabis infused art class in early March 2017. Dank Canvas appeared on my Instagram feed a few days before the event, and I instantly messaged her, practically begging for a spot. Two weeks after announcing it, the first event had sold out, and…

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Immortal Element

Immortal Element

What Happens When You Take Scraps and Set Them On Fire Burn it. Hit it. Cut it. No matter how they crush, heat, or twist it, copper is the undying power behind Immortal Element. The art, jewelry, furniture, and home decor-creating and marketing duo, Aaron and Heather Houser, do everything “in-house” as a husband and wife team. Former Northern California residents, the couple currently operates the business out of the rustic Adirondack Mountains in upstate…

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Indulge Your Fruit Lust

Indulge Your Fruit Lust

The Terps are Ripe and Ready The forbidden fruits are heating up this summer with Fruit Lust vape pens. A combination of clean cannabis and fruit terpene profiles, the refreshing flavors also deliver high THC potency, upwards of 60 percent, in flavors like banana and tangerine. Fruit Lust’s orchard of terpenes tempted me in the 215 section during the Northern Nights festival in July. Strawberry, apple, and lemon kush hit my tongue like real fruit,…

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Humboldt Seed Company

Humboldt Seed Company

We met in the coastal town of Arcata, California on a cool July morning for a drive up the mountain, and through northern Humboldt County. Winding up the mountain, the sun glistened on the river as we talked pot shop. Hours and many picturesque miles later, our farm tour team arrived at Humboldt Seed Company. Humboldt Seed Company takes a holistic approach in both their breeding and farming practices. Even though HSC uses cutting edge…

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Celebrate!

Celebrate!

The Emerald Triangle Shares A New Cannabis Product: Education       Humboldt County is pulling back the Redwood Curtain to share two of their signature exports: clean, organic cannabis and generations-deep knowledge about the plant. And this one is all about the ladies. Celebrate is a cannabis conference focused on the women farmers, product makers, business owners, industry leaders, medical experts, patients, and recreational consumers.   Men are absolutely welcome to attend. While topics…

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2017 National Cannabis Industry Association Summit & Expo

2017 National Cannabis Industry Association Summit & Expo

The Cannabis industry’s occupation rainbow was displayed in its full spectrum on June 12-14 at  the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), Cannabis Business Summit and Expo. As the organization’s largest meeting yet, 4,500 people gathered at the Oakland Marriott City Center. Medical experts, attorneys, technology and software specialists, and public policy advocates were only a sliver of the array. From seed to sale to recycling soil, and making it legal at every step, the heart…

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