Portland Extracts

Portland Extracts

    The Hipster of Concentrates  When Oregon became the fourth state to legalize recreational cannabis it opened the door for businesses like Portland Extracts to provide customers with top shelf shatter, dabs, and live resin, a type of BHO (Butane Hash Oil). The law also allowed them to provide extraction services to others in the community. According to their website, “There are no membership or door fees charged to our patients. We strive to…

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The Stonely Planet

The Stonely Planet

The Emerald’s Humor Guide to Trimmigrant Culture Trimmigrants are an interesting and diverse crew who flock here to take part in autumn bounty, lending their own agricultural stylist techniques to a grow operation near you. Whereas once it was damn near exotic to have an Oregonian helping tend the fields, so to speak, now you’re in a burgeoning international hub. So, in ambivalent honor of the first person who spilled the proverbial beans that lead to…

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Evangelizing Cannabis

Evangelizing Cannabis

Praise the Lord and Pass the Pipe! The past four years, I’ve covered four states and thousands of miles in a state of Divine Intervention, with people suffering from real illness put in front of me like little animals to St. Francis of Assisi. I often feel like Theresa Caputo, “The Long Island Medium” (less the hair and nails). Spirits come to her like patients are put in front of me, daily. Either I meet…

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Trimmigration

Trimmigration

Photography by Sharon Letts It was as if the local cafe has been lifted out of Garberville and transported to Rome or Paris. Italian is the language at a table of eight with their large backpacks piled in a corner. Nearby, a young couple converse in French, and several other tables are populated with Spanish-speaking travelers. I exchange bemused looks with some other locals. We are definitely outnumbered, but we’ve come to expect surreal experiences…

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WHAT’S YOUR CANNABIZ

WHAT’S YOUR CANNABIZ

It’s a simple question. What’s your cannabis business plan? If you don’t have one, that should be your first clue that you probably won’t survive the coming California cannabis legalization. If you’re still going off the old model of growing as much cannabis as you can, where ever you can, and selling it across state lines, your days are numbered. A recent study showed the number of consumers using cannabis has increased from 1 in…

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The Finish Line

The Finish Line

The Finish Line Harvest, first and foremost, is an incredible undertaking. It involves organizing trimmers, keeping detailed records (in some form) and having enough supplies to get many jobs done.   When cutting down the plants’s branches, leave an additional two or three inches of stalk. This should form a “V” like shape easy for hanging. Once hung, begin Big Leafing (removing the large leaves) by hand. When turning the trimmers loose, be sure to communicate…

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Getting the Royal Treatment

Getting the Royal Treatment

Photography by Christine Ciarcia   Royal Budline is a classy, Northern Humboldt outfit. For the past two years, owners Vanessa and Duke have dedicated themselves to producing the best quality topical salves and sprays using the best quality cannabis and other medicinal plants. Take a look at their websites προδυχτ page and you’ll get a mini-course in the benefits of many of the healing herbs they use. Great information to match their great products.   The…

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Humboldt Harvest Glass Gathering

Humboldt Harvest Glass Gathering

I caught up with Ginni DeLong for a brief chat on the second day of the Humboldt Harvest Glass Gathering. She and her husband Jared own the Lost Coast Gallery in Trinidad and they produce the annual event, which is held on-site at the gallery. This is their second year throwing this party, glass show and charity fundraiser. How did the Glass Gathering come about? My husband Jared is a glass artist and we’ve been…

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Pot Talk with Emily Hobelmann

Pot Talk with Emily Hobelmann

We are living in an era of frenzied cannabis branding — people developing ways to market their farms, products and services. But some cannabis farmers intend to stay underground, farming quietly in the hills, moving their product on the market with no fanfare, with no marketing strategies or business plans — just a serious love for growing excellent weed. One such renegade grower from the hills of Southern Humboldt provided the cannabis for this particular…

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