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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Wine Distributor Dump

Wine Distributor Dump

A good wine list doesn’t have to be long, it just has to be, well, good. It’s a lot to ask for in most towns and cities across the country. Exceptions include world-class wine regions like Sonoma and Napa Valley. Otherwise, most wine lists are “distributor driven.” A distributor is the middle man. Some distributors are small operators who carry a portfolio of small production wines and others work for mega beverage sellers like Young’s…

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(De)Construction: Hempcrete, The Walls Between Us and Its Mass Utilization

(De)Construction: Hempcrete, The Walls Between Us and Its Mass Utilization

In the 1970’s, Hunter S. Thompson was originally sent to Las Vegas to cover the Mint 400 for Sports Illustrated, a less-than-stellar and mildly unimportant stock car race, and instead returned with a novel length screed on the death of the American dream. I, too, have been inspired similarly by the deluge of information that came to light as I attended a hempcrete building workshop in the Trinidad Rancheria, located in Trinidad, California. I thought,…

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Pot Talk: Sheshemani

Pot Talk: Sheshemani

“Yes, the untrimmed Sheshemani she shared with me is light and feathery, but not insubstantial. There are nice, pale greenish-brown, buds inside that outer, leafy layer.” Shashamane is a town in Ethiopia, just north of the equator in Eastern Africa. Sure, it’s a world away from the Emerald Magazine‘s Northern California home base in cannabis-central, but it should come as no surprise to anyone that people cultivate and consume cannabis there too. This month’s edition…

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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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Lilah’s Story: A Family’s Journey

Lilah’s Story: A Family’s Journey

For five minutes Lilah Waters sat limp, eyes twitching and convulsing, on her mother’s lap just six months after being born on January 8, 2014. Her parents, Rain and Sam Waters, tried to snap her out of whatever was happening to their daughter. They knew something wasn’t right. Before this, Lilah was a perfectly healthy little girl. Before this, the Waters would have never guessed that this would soon come to be their new normal….

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Happy Fourth, Emerald!

Happy Fourth, Emerald!

An anniversary is a good time to look back at highlights of the previous year. The delight of writing for the Emerald Magazine comes from applauding the creative and courageous people who continually take cannabis culture to new heights, including our intrepid publisher, Christina DeGiovanni. To celebrate the Emerald Magazine’s fourth anniversary, let’s look back at some of the cannabis events and companies we’ve profiled and catch up with some of the many wonderful companies…

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