Cannastudio

Cannastudio

High Definition Art   The creative world is helping to re-brand the new generation of legal cannabis, shedding the “counter” part of “counterculture.”     For the Portland-based business, Cannastudio, this means re-visualizing the cannabis plant through photography and design.   The studio showcases kaleidoscope-like designs, created by Eliav Cohen, founder and CEO of the company. Cohen crafts his visual art from his photos, which are then digitally designed and enhanced. His pieces are a…

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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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Foodwise Kitchen

Foodwise Kitchen

Humboldt County native, Rachele McCluskey, is abundant in life’s most precious resource – good health. With bright azure-colored eyes and glowing skin, McCluskey is a walking advertisement for the plant-based diet she endorses at her growing business, Foodwise Kitchen.   This August, McCluskey is celebrating one year since opening Foodwise in downtown Arcata, Humboldt’s bohemian university town. The high ceilings, elegant style and natural light of the commercial kitchen at Foodwise create the perfect background…

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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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High Art 1967-Style

High Art 1967-Style

How a Lifelong Love of Cannabis Began with Two Record Albums and Nature’s Artistry This month marks my 50th anniversary enjoying cannabis. To celebrate these landmarks, I’ve gone back in time, hoping to give readers some sense of how far we have come since 1967. Of course, my memories are specific to one place and social group, privileged white kids in New England. In San Francisco, 1967 brought the Summer of Love. But lots of…

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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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Clarity, Caring and Healing in Washington State

Clarity, Caring and Healing in Washington State

Patient Profile: Sage Amdahl Washington State patient, Sage Amdahl, 38, was born in 1978 with cataracts in both eyes. Refractive Lensectomy surgery as an infant resulted in glaucoma in both eyes and a detached retina in her right eye. Created in the early 1970s, Lensectomy was a new procedure when practiced on Amdahl. It’s typically done to reverse near or farsightedness, but in Amdahl’s case, the procedure left her legally blind. “I was initially diagnosed…

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Humboldt Seed Company

Humboldt Seed Company

We met in the coastal town of Arcata, California on a cool July morning for a drive up the mountain, and through northern Humboldt County. Winding up the mountain, the sun glistened on the river as we talked pot shop. Hours and many picturesque miles later, our farm tour team arrived at Humboldt Seed Company. Humboldt Seed Company takes a holistic approach in both their breeding and farming practices. Even though HSC uses cutting edge…

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My Bud Vase

My Bud Vase

Written by Mackenzie Brotzman Deep in the heart of South Carolina, a state not often associated with progressive cannabis policies, Doreen Sullivan creates one-of-a-kind lifestyle pieces with two purposes. Her antique floral vases also double as water pipes. My Bud Vase, a passion project of Doreen’s, launched April 2016 in Folly Beach, South Carolina, what she describes as a “hippie bohemian beach community,” about nine miles outside of downtown Charleston. Originally, however, Doreen grew up…

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