Healed

Healed

A doTERRA Wellness Advocate’s Story The push for plant-based medicines has many looking for holistic healing, leading many to essential oils. These oils have found their way into households across the U.S. and around the world. DōTERRA is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable brands of oils on the market. I had the chance to meet with a doTERRA wellness advocate, Amber Adames, about her journey to healing with essential oil.   Emerald Magazine:…

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SAVE VAN ARKEN!

SAVE VAN ARKEN!

By Galen Doherty “I grow some of the best cannabis in the world; but how do I reach the public/consumer? At Humboldt High Five, we are distinguishing ourselves from other groups by supporting the community, taking care of the environment, and doing things that stand for “goodness.” The Save Van Arken logo demonstrates that Huckleberry Hill Farms doesn’t only talk the talk, but I walk the walk.” – Johnny Casali, Huckleberry Hill Farms and founding…

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Purified Green

Purified Green

While it may be hard to believe, indoor air quality is often more toxic than outdoor air quality. This is due in large part to the presence of synthetic materials in furniture, carpets, plastics, and other common household items.  Indoor air contains volatile organic compounds (VOC’S,) allergens and other contaminants. According to a clean air study by NASA, houseplants can remove organic chemicals from the air. These houseplants not only help to purify the air…

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Reggae on the River

Reggae on the River

Can the Changing Cannabis Culture Breathe New Life Into the Event and the Community Center Behind It? Reggae on the River’s roots run deep in Northern California. What started in the early 1980s as a rebuilding fundraiser for The Mateel Community Center in Redway, California has become one of the longest running, most well-known reggae festivals in the world. Rising to its heights throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Reggae, as it is affectionately referred…

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E-Nectar Collector: The D!PPER

E-Nectar Collector: The D!PPER

At the “Emerald Magazine,” we are blessed to experience a variety of emerging products within the industry. But every so often, one product stands out. The slick packaging drew this writer in for starters. When I tore back the packaging I found the D!PPER to be the MacGyver of E-pens. With easily switched heating elements and mouthpieces, the D!PPER transforms from a traditional vaporizer, into a killer E-Nectar collector. While the product itself looks impressive,…

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The Apothecarium

The Apothecarium

Healing the Community One Patient at a Time Apothecarium is renowned for their elevated design, which features velvet upholstery, marble counters and prominent crystal chandeliers. In fact, the company’s original location in the Castro was recently named one of the best designed dispensaries in the country by “Architectural Digest.”   The Apothecarium, which opened its third location in the beautiful Marina district in San Francisco, is about more than beautiful design. This is a dispensary…

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The Buds and the Bees

The Buds and the Bees

Cannabis Honey at Home Earlier this year a friend asked me if I would like to join her for a Saturday mead tasting in Southeast Portland. The party — celebrating recently opened Mead Market, the city’s only mead bottle shop and an entirely bee-centric store — was easy to agree to, but not just because the alcohol and dandy snacks would be free. Horticulture is my favorite.   The tastings blew our socks off. We…

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A “Likkle” Piece of Paradise

A “Likkle” Piece of Paradise

Insights into Jamaica’s Cannabis Friendly Events and Culture   By: Melody Hayhurst For many people, thoughts of Jamaica and ganja go hand-in-hand. As cannabis is a deeply ingrained and often visible part of both Jamaican and Rastafarian cultures, ganja smoking tourists have been drawn to the island for decades. Its vibrant music and culture, beautiful beaches, lush forests and rivers, delectable cuisine, friendly locals, make Jamaica a true tropical paradise. From swanky all-inclusives to Bud…

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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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