Farms of Trinity Forests

Farms of Trinity Forests

by Patrick Maravelias   While some areas like Humboldt County are reigning kings of cannabis cultivation, other areas like Trinity County are giving growers a run for their money.   Olivia and Scott, the owners of Farms of Trinity Forests, started their company a little more than two years ago, and have since grown to possess one of California’s very coveted commercial grow permits.   “It might not stop all law enforcement from messing with…

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Herbal Allies – Mugwort

Herbal Allies – Mugwort

Written by Regan Crisp Cronewort, sailor’s tobacco, dream weed — a plant with many names, mugwort is steeped in herbal lore. Revered for its ability to enhance dreams, mugwort — like cannabis — is a plant open to interpretation. For some it’s a sacred guide, aiding in dreamwork and offering protection. For others it’s a gift of healing, offering relief from difficult ailments that don’t often find a cure. Reminiscent of sage and a sister to…

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The Art and The Leaf with Julia Krase

The Art and The Leaf with Julia Krase

Written by Art Cosgrove   Cannabis and artistic expression go hand-in-hand. Now that the industry has come out of the shadows, so have the genres of art it inspires.   Julia Krase is riding this wave. She primarily works as a sequential artist, a medium that uses images to tell a story, and supplements her income as a bud-tender at the popular dispensary in northeast Portland, Oregon’s Best Buds. Krase, 28 moved to Portland one year…

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Herbal Allies – Passionflower

Herbal Allies – Passionflower

Passionflower climbs on curling, delicate vines: its intricate purple, yellow, pink, and white blossoms draw the eye magnetically with bright stamen and spaceship-like tendrils that invoke the celestial. While this flower takes its name from the crucifixion of Christ, it finds spiritual symbolism in many cultures, and its medicinal traditions date back thousands of years. Native American tribes such as the Algonquin and the Cherokee used passionflower to treat a variety of ailments, including anxiety….

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Emerald in Oakland

Emerald in Oakland

Meet Your Farmer By Laura Matise Flow Kana and the International Cannabis Farmer’s Association teamed up to provide an evening of farm-to-table cannabis at the Oakland Cannabis Creative – the nation’s first cannabis space dedicated to community and social consumption. All the proceeds went to support the International Cannabis Farmer’s Association (ICFA) whose mission is to empower traditional cannabis farmers through education, research and advocacy. The sponsors for the event were all sustainable, sun grown…

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Infuzions

Infuzions

Moving Cannabis Into The Home Take a step inside Jenny Rhae’s home and you’ll immediately smell the delightful aroma of lavender. Sit down to dinner, and you may enjoy a meal cooked in avocado oil,  paired with a refreshing, tall glass of lemon tea.  Afterwards, you may sample a couple drops of coconut oil lotion from the restroom and forget what dry hands felt like. The only difference between an evening at Rhae’s home and…

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Herbal Allies: Tulsi

Herbal Allies: Tulsi

As cannabis culture straddles the diminishing divide between pleasure and physical healing, enthusiasm for this plant’s medicinal properties comes more to the fore while some of cannabis’s ego wears off. Cannabis is a giver of relaxation, great moods and relief from chronic conditions. It’s hard to ignore the effects of CBD on epilepsy, for example, or the way hemp soothes aggravated skin. With this territory of acceptance arrives the opportunity to explore a wide world of…

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Panacea for All

Panacea for All

One Woman’s Goal to Give Back to the Aging and LGBTQ Communities Written by Art Cosgrove Panacea is an elegant and cozy dispensary which sits on a busy stretch of Sandy Street in Northeast Portland. Owned and managed by Melissa Egan, Panacea has been in operation since the start of Oregon’s legal cannabis boom two years ago. As a former industry outsider, Egan said her aim is to turn the dispensary into a new model…

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The Cannaisseur Series

The Cannaisseur Series

A 420 Foodie’s Dream Story & Photos  by Laura Matsie The Cannaisseur dinner series, hosted by Chef Coreen Carroll and her fiancé Ryan Bush, celebrates both the relationship between cannabis and food, and the cannabis community itself. Coreen and Ryan have been creating these events for two years, and Cannaisseur will celebrate its “Canniversary” at a special event this May! Chef Coreen is not shy about her inspiration for these events, and describes herself as…

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Landrace Strains

Landrace Strains

Exploring the Ancient Strains that Flourish Today – Kilimanjaro  Cherry                 “One hit and the strain’s ancient origins come into evidence. When Cleopatra was seducing Caesar, when Harriet Tubman was navigating ex-slaves through the underground railroad, when my forebears were stressing their Ellis Island entrance, someone, somewhere was enjoying these flowers.” During prohibition, our farm grew mostly one strain for the past 16 years — OG. As per black…

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