Emerald Glass Gallery

Emerald Glass Gallery

“Nobody in the country is doing high-end glass exclusively. This is really the only place in the world you can go…” High-end smokable glass has traditionally been sold as an afterthought at music festivals and in head shops. In culture stores throughout the U.S., bongs and pipes costing more than $100 are typically relegated to a single dusty display case that sits among a significantly larger selection of inexpensive production pipes.   Unhappy with how…

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RAMZ Glass: Another Fine Product from Southern Humboldt

RAMZ Glass: Another Fine Product from Southern Humboldt

Valuable nuggets aren’t the only similarity between California’s gold and green rushes. Both endeavors brought flocks of people to the northern hills in search of riches. The allure of change and ability to craft brought craftsman to the region. David Rivera, founder of RAMZ Glass, is one of those crafters. He has been creating handmade glass pieces for 16 years. As a Bay Area native who’s lived in Humboldt for 23 years, Rivera considers himself…

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Humboldt Pie

Humboldt Pie

SERVES 8 Approximate Dosage — Based on infusing 3.5gms dried/decarbed cannabis into one stick of butter (starting cannabis weight before dry/decarb was 7gms). 10%: 5.3mg 15%: 8mg 20%: 10.6mg INGREDIENTS Crust 1 2/3 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 cup Crisco 2 Tablespoons Jeff’s Light Tasting Cannabutter (recipe at available at JeffThe420Chef.com) 2 Tablespoons grass fed butter 1 large egg 1 Tablespoon buttermilk + 1 Tablespoon water 1 egg…

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Pretty Pipes

Pretty Pipes

In Buffalo, New York, Angela Vasquez of Pretty Pipes Shoppe creates pipes that are more fantasy than reality. The Etsy shop run by Angela and her boyfriend focus on high quality glass pipes that give an ethereal and whimsical experience to cannabis smoking. The goal, says Angela, is to bring magic into her customer’s lives. Founded in June of 2015, Pretty Pipes is sold exclusively online, making their collection of pipes available across the country. Angela started Pretty…

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Today’s Art, Yesterday’s Paraphernalia: Remembering Operation Pipe Dreams

Today’s Art, Yesterday’s Paraphernalia: Remembering Operation Pipe Dreams

“Jason had no idea his arrest was apart of the nationwide until Tommy Chong, who would become the trophy of the operation, reached out to him.” In 2003, hundreds of businesses and homes were raided across the nation in what was code named “Operation Pipe Dreams.” The operation targeted large-scale pipe and bong distributors. Most remember it for the arrest and conviction of cannabis celebrity, Tommy Chong, but the multi-agency sting indicted 55 other people…

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Emerald Entrees: Paleo Bites

Emerald Entrees: Paleo Bites

American expat writer and bohemian socialite Gertrude Stein is best remembered for her patronage of the arts, literary wit and fearless candor. Stein and her life partner, Alice B. Toklas, lived a colorful life in Paris for forty years, hosting a parade of impressive friends at their home, including Hemingway, Picasso and Fitzgerald. Though Stein was the bigger personality of the couple, Toklas made her mark in culinary history when she published “The Alice B….

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Emerald Entrées: Cannabis Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Aioli

Emerald Entrées: Cannabis Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Aioli

Adapted from Chia, Quinoa, Kale, Oh My by Cassie Johnston. Skip the deep fryer and enjoy these medicated fries without the guilt as a rainy afternoon snack or addition to dinner. Sweet Potato Fries Ingredients: ◦  4 large sweet potatoes ◦  2 Tablespoons smoked paprika ◦  2 teaspoon garlic powder ◦  1 teaspoon cumin ◦  ¼ teaspoon cinnamon ◦  Pinch cayenne ◦  1 ½ teaspoon sea salt ◦  ½ teaspoon black pepper ◦  2 Tablespoons…

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Emerald Entrées: Pumpkin Soup with Cannabis-Furikake Kale

Emerald Entrées: Pumpkin Soup with Cannabis-Furikake Kale

As storms move through California’s North Coast in November, Humboldt County residents welcome the start of soup season. An easy, fail-proof recipe, this pumpkin soup is as healthy as it is delicious. For an extra medicinal and flavor factor, top each bowl liberally with the cannabis Furikake-kale topping. Pumpkin Soup Adapted from MinimalistBaker.com Ingredients:  2 small-medium sugar pumpkins •  1 Tablespoon olive oil (+ extra for baking sheet) •  1 small white onion, diced •…

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Keeping It Local with Humboldt Beverage Company

Keeping It Local with Humboldt Beverage Company

“Medicinal influences also play a part in the beverage recipes. Some of the drinks will include cannabis, and new recipes with cannabis are constantly in the works.” Local is the name of the game for Humboldt Beverage Company. The Arcata, California, based drink merchant ran by Jess Nelson, Keil Cronin and Jeri Vigil provides an array of local brews and elixirs that showcase the native flavors of Northern California. With the reputation of being within…

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Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition 2016

Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition 2016

The Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo brought the biggest heads in the industry together at the annual conference in Los Angeles and the Emerald Magazine was there to catch it. In September the 2106 CWCBExpo came to the Los Angeles Convention Center and with it four days of seminars, expositions and networking all about the cannabis industry Here attendees learned everything from a glossary of the the medical cannabis industry to the finer points…

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