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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Vital Hemp

Vital Hemp

Fashions to Preserve the Planet Written by Art Cosgrove Ron Alcalay founded Vital Hemp in 2003 with the ambitious goal of saving the world. Well maybe not quite that lofty a goal, but he certainly had his eyes set on a cause beyond fashion. “My dad told me to stop worrying so much about what you want to do with your life, and think about what the world needs, and how you can best fulfill…

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Wine + Weed: A Budding Future

Wine + Weed: A Budding Future

Northern California’s natural resources are legendary.               The frothy whitecaps of the Pacific, towering coastal redwoods, cellar-worthy wines and the most heady, emerald nugs in the world. To the perception of tourists, wine and weed might hail from the same breadbasket. But for Cali natives and those working “in the industry,” the worlds of wine and weed couldn’t be more disparate. Geographically, 200 miles connect Napa to Garberville —…

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Molecular Gastronomy Meets Cannabis

Molecular Gastronomy Meets Cannabis

The opulent Chef, Michael Magallanes, brings new meaning to elevated dining. By Laura Matise He pulls from his years of experience in professional kitchens — most notably the Michelin-starred restaurants, Aziza and Mourad — where he worked alongside internationally renowned, and critically acclaimed, Chef Mourad Lahlou.   It was in these kitchens that Magallanes met Barron Lutz, founder of NASHA extracts. The two eventually developed a partnership, and now, deliver some of the finest cannabis…

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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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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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Chronically Creative

Chronically Creative

Patient Profile: Jennie Jane Rogers   Jennie Jane Rogers was born and raised in Eureka, California. She married a friend from high school, Juston Rogers, also an area native, and together they are raising two children. Though Humboldt County is known for its cash crop of cannabis, Jennie said she was a D.A.R.E. kid through and through, winning a D.A.R.E. sponsored contest in the sixth grade. While attending Eureka High School she lectured friends and…

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Humboldt Summer Soup

Humboldt Summer Soup

Ingredients: 1 ½ tablespoons canna-coconut oil 1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic, diced 2 tablespoons sundried tomatoes, ground* 2-3 medium heirloom tomatoes, chopped  1 teaspoon Himalayan salt 1 bundle fresh cilantro, roughly chopped (divided) 2 small summer squash, sliced  2 small zucchini, sliced Himalayan salt & black pepper to taste    Directions: Heat canna-oil in large soup pot. Add chopped onion & garlic and cook over medium heat until translucent.   Add…

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Pot Talk with Pete: Fortune City Farms

Pot Talk with Pete: Fortune City Farms

With a focus on permaculture, Autumn and Constantine of Fortune City Farms have created a small habitat of self sustainability.   Walking onto the property it’s evident that there is much more than just cannabis being cultivated. “It’s what I’ve put my work into the past six or seven years,” Constantine explained to me. “Everything [has] come to [this].”   Along the landscape there is a rabbit enclosure next to a productive sized chicken coop….

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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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