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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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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Baked in Humboldt by Rachel Schmidt

Baked in Humboldt by Rachel Schmidt

“Some people really do rely on having that chocolate at the end of the day,” Schmidt says. “It’s no different than someone who has their beer, cocktail, doobie, whatever.” Gazing across an array of meticulously decorated medical candies produced by Rachel Schmidt, you’d never guess her first food job was in a butcher shop. Her knack for creative sugary confections is innate amid her diverse background and deep understanding of food. She just can’t help…

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Mendocino Generations Collective

Mendocino Generations Collective

Autumn is a time in the Emerald Triangle when artisan ganja farmers delight in the sparkling colors and aromas that emanate from cannabis flowers ripening throughout their gardens. Organic sun grown purists like myself once counted down the days when these fresh buds would at last be ready for toking, since the prior year’s aging harvest had lost much of its fragrance, sheen and robust effects. Those lean days are a thing of the past,…

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PROP 64: To Weed or Not To Weed?

PROP 64: To Weed or Not To Weed?

Californians have another opportunity to legalize marijuana on November 8, 2016 with Proposition 64: The California Marijuana Legalization Initiative. If passed, adults over age 21 can purchase, possess and propagate plants for personal use. Recreational marijuana would be available in licensed stores for taxable sale and consumption. The proposition includes specific restrictions and safeguards to protect children, employers, drivers, consumers and growers. Voting “no” keeps recreational marijuana use, sale and cultivation illegal, but wouldn’t change…

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Massage Your Bod with Green Garden Gold: Do It Yourself or Have Someone Help

Massage Your Bod with Green Garden Gold: Do It Yourself or Have Someone Help

Written by  Shannon Perkins Hemp Oil – Coconut Oil Body Massage Cream Green Garden Gold’s Hemp Oil – Coconut Oil Body Massage Cream is healthy and practical, perfect for everyday use. I’ve been using this cream for the past couple of weeks for basic day-to-day moisturizing and for emergency relaxation. It absorbs easily, leaving skin soft, but not greasy. This is perhaps my favorite quality about this product, no oily hands! The cream also works quickly…

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A Hempster Named Cindy Hopper

A Hempster Named Cindy Hopper

“Hemp is the only plant that can feed, clothe, house, provide clean energy and health to every man, woman, and child on the planet…so what are we waiting for humanity?” Cindy Hopper is the definition of a Hempster. With more than two decades in the hemp sector, she brings experience, knowledge, and know-how to the circle. To understand what has led Cindy to where she is today, you have to know a little about her…

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I Don’t Smell Anything

I Don’t Smell Anything

Black Rock OG is the name you need to know when you need a discreet stylish stash case. The Black Rock OG safety case is a classy way to store your herb discreetly. Just because you have the loud doesn’t mean you want it to scream from your pocket to everyone around you. The Black Rock OG smell proof safety case can be customized for those who like to smoke bowls, roll joints, or dab…

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Compliant Cannabis: The “Green Rush’s” Looming Deadline Towards a Better Future for Generations to Come

Compliant Cannabis: The “Green Rush’s” Looming Deadline Towards a Better Future for Generations to Come

The Green Rush is full boar, land values have skyrocketed, out of area investors have come in and vagrant growers have ultimately dipped out and cashed in their chips. It’s the local farmers and landholders versus new investment interests. With a looming deadline of August, 23, 2016 to pre-register your EXISTING farm with the Humboldt County Planning Department, it is game on. Dozens of compliance workshops have been held over the past 18 months and…

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Humboldt’s Craft Beverage Highlights

Humboldt’s Craft Beverage Highlights

Humboldt County gets a lot of tourists coming to Northern California this time of year.  Many come to get away from the heat, while many come to get away from general urban madness.  As I like to tell folks who have never visited the area:  “There’s not a lot of people or traffic, and we have loads of free parking.” We also produce loads of hand-crafted wines, hard ciders and micro brews.  The following are…

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