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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Kiskanu: Sun-Grown Health in Humboldt

Kiskanu: Sun-Grown Health in Humboldt

Great quality sun-grown medicine, CBD and THC-rich strains and Herbals blends of many different varieties make Kiskanu Humboldt your one-stop source for alternative health products. Kiskanu Humboldt is a family farm dedicated to many kinds of herbal medicine, both with and without cannabis, The farm is coming into alignment with the permitting process here in HumCo and is a member of True Humboldt, a network of local farmers dedicated to sustainable farming, ecological mindfulness and…

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From Soil to Sale Growing An Independent Farm

From Soil to Sale Growing An Independent Farm

“Trying to fight the stigma, Seeger plans to use the Canyon Creek Collective to show her kids that it’s a legitimate business.” In the lush hills between the Trinity River and Canyon Creek, a small farm is growing. Canyon Creek Collective is a 50 acre organic farm in Trinity County, created by Allie Seeger and Chris Adkins in 2015. “Our main goal is to provide quality organic cannabis for patients,” Seeger said. Although Canyon Creek Collective…

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The Lazy Sativa Ranch

The Lazy Sativa Ranch

A By-the-Book Cannabis Farm in Southern Humboldt “By being open and clear about our values, which is what I’m trying to do with our farm, we can be clear about what kind of culture and community we want. That’s 90 percent of the reason why I think legalization is necessary right now.” The Lazy Sativa Ranch is the real deal — an open and aboveboard medical cannabis farm in Southern Humboldt County, Northern California. Rio…

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VINUM, ET AL: Wines, Waves, Wilderness…Weed

VINUM, ET AL: Wines, Waves, Wilderness…Weed

Wine ~ Waves ~ Wilderness.  That’s the Slogan You See on a Billboard on Highway 101 Near the Sonoma / Mendocino County Line. When I drive by the billboard, I can’t help but verbally augment the slogan with Weed.  It sounds so much more poetic with the added syllable. It just begs the excess of alliteration and I am sure I’m not the only one to have the same thought. The era of marijuana prohibition is rapidly…

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Cannabis with Class: The Emerald Magazine’s 2nd Annual Pot Pairing

Cannabis with Class: The Emerald Magazine’s 2nd Annual Pot Pairing

With heaping bowls of cannabis on every table, you could smell the enthusiasm of the guests in the air almost as strongly as the Loleta cheese and Sunrise Mountain Farms’ Lemon Kush at The Emerald Magazine’s Second Annual Pot Pairing. The pairing went off without a hitch on Saturday, September 10, 2016. With an array of wine, beer, food and of course copious amounts of cannabis. Ladybug Estates in Ferndale, California was the perfect setting for…

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Dr. OGX: THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Dr. OGX: THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Photos by Edgar Frausto Meet the 2016 High Times Winner, Dr. OGX (pronounced Oh-Gee-Kush). This all-natural, cannabis-infused drink claimed First Place – Best Product at the Cannabis Concentrates Cup this January, and Dr. OGX is just getting started.   Steve Suh, President and CEO of Dr. OGX, generously shared some samples and sat down with me to discuss this new cannabis drink. There’s an Indica and a Sativa option; and doses are 50mg, 100mg, or…

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Cannaeo: The First Luxury Hemp-Based Anti-Aging Serum

Cannaeo: The First Luxury Hemp-Based Anti-Aging Serum

Cannaeo is a California based skincare company, and now, the first in the industry to offer a hemp-driven anti-aging serum. The business first launched in May 2015 as an e-commerce retail website which sold upwards of 50 different cannabinoid and hemp-based products, describes Irene Hesse, Cannaeo National Account Manager. The company took new direction under current president, Carlo Desierto, who realized that he needed to cut the middleman, and instead, create an exclusive brand. “So,…

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Hemp and Health in the Kitchen

Hemp and Health in the Kitchen

Welcome back! This month we are going to explore the health benefits of hemp seeds. As a huge advocate of hemp seeds, I use these little nuggets of joy for basically everything from smoothies, to pesto, to combining it with my raw cacao chocolate. First off, let’s start by explaining something…hemp seeds are of course produced from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. As you know, hemp is commonly confused with marijuana, as it belongs to…

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From One Emerald Triangle to Another: Lessons on Cannabis, Hemp and Cultivation from Oregon’s Pioneer Pete

From One Emerald Triangle to Another: Lessons on Cannabis, Hemp and Cultivation from Oregon’s Pioneer Pete

Lost amongst phantasmal booths of Star-Wars-esque extraction machines, men in suits with matching smiles, and eager youngsters looking for careers getting high, I met Peter Grendon at this year’s Indo Expo in Portland, Oregon. In all fairness I didn’t just meet Peter, I was told I had to meet him and then I subsequently joined a hunt for this prestigious man. With the help of some colleagues, I did finally caught up with him and…

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