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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2017 National Cannabis Industry Association Summit & Expo

2017 National Cannabis Industry Association Summit & Expo

The Cannabis industry’s occupation rainbow was displayed in its full spectrum on June 12-14 at  the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), Cannabis Business Summit and Expo. As the organization’s largest meeting yet, 4,500 people gathered at the Oakland Marriott City Center. Medical experts, attorneys, technology and software specialists, and public policy advocates were only a sliver of the array. From seed to sale to recycling soil, and making it legal at every step, the heart…

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Magic People Farms

Magic People Farms

Bringing Fresh Strains and Old School Vibes to the Modern Cannabis Scene Magic People Farms in Southern Humboldt County has deeper roots than most modern cannabis organizations. According to CEO Evan Bowen, it’s been a decades-long lead-up to where they’re at now. Their history reaches as far back as when his dad first came to Humboldt with the National Guard in response to the devastating ’64 flood. “He became pretty intrigued with the area,” Evan…

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GOLD LUX

GOLD LUX

Slay, Dragoness. Blaze Together. With names like these, Kimmy Cosmetics’ hemp and 24K gold lipsticks and lip balms offer luxury with an edge. Hand laid gold flakes and a unique blend of ingredients combine to set this lip line apart. Essential oils like lavender and eucalyptus enhance healing properties and add a fresh aroma that other lipsticks lack. It’s vegan, it’s hemp, it’s gold — rub your lips with cannabis and activate a glimmering, golden…

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Casa Bello

Casa Bello

A Victorian Bed and Breakfast in the Heart of Santa Rosa   Convenience, comfort and charm come together at Casa Bello, a 19th century, Victorian-style bed and breakfast located in downtown Santa Rosa. The home is nestled at the entrance of the city’s historic Cherry Street neighborhood. The majestic structure was built in the 1870s, and is made from redwoods grown in Northern Sonoma County. A blue exterior, red door, and picket fence give it…

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High St. Teas

High St. Teas

Humboldt Medicine   Victoria England’s British roots have crept into her new brand, High St. Teas, inspired by her longtime home in Humboldt and its beloved cash crop. Born in England, and raised in Mill Valley, California, it is was not until 1994 that she arrived in Humboldt County to attend Humboldt State University. By 2006, she felt that in order to stay in the region, she would have to start her own business. Thus…

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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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A Witch in the Woods

A Witch in the Woods

Foraging for Homeopathic Remedies Ten years ago Colleen Bones relocated from San Luis Obispo, in Central California, to Humboldt County to be close to her husband’s family. They stayed in Northern California for the simple lifestyle – and the trees. Soon after, Bones became pregnant with their first child. She also became interested in natural medicine. “I started my introduction to herbs by drinking tea,” she recalled. “That was my first lesson on the healing…

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Ganja Goddess Getaway

Ganja Goddess Getaway

Ganja Goddess Getaway hosted their Joshua Tree event in April 2017 at a private sanctuary overlooking the desert. Cannabis loving women gathered at a local store to catch the shuttle, and really get away from it all… all except that sweet, sweet cannabis. Deidra Bagdasarian, aka Miss Bliss, teamed up with Sailene Ossman, aka Mama Sailene, to create the Ganja Goddess Getaway series. Their goal — to give cannabis-minded women the opportunity to connect with…

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Shoot the Moon

Shoot the Moon

Urban Yoga for the HIGH-drated   With a yoga mat curled under my arm, I walked into the lobby of a Downtown LA arts’ district loft building. I was running late, as usual, and high, but also determined to make it to this cannabis infused, “Puff ‘n Pose” yoga workshop. I pressed the ancient, vintage elevator button. It had been years since I had done yoga, or any exercise at all since studying dance and…

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