Aging Into the Industry

Aging Into the Industry

A Look into Why Seniors are Leading Cannabis into the Future Seniors are at the forefront of the multi-billion dollar cannabis industry.   Those ages 50 and above are among the largest growing demographic in the industry — yet, stigma and lack of access prevent many from seeking holistic approaches to healthcare.   Senior outreach programs have become prevalent in the 29 states that have legalized medical marijuana in the U.S. In Washington state for…

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PEACE WITH THE PRINCESS OF POT

PEACE WITH THE PRINCESS OF POT

Cannabis activists have, and still do, make all the difference. But, to be an activist isn’t easy. Many have lost everything, and some never recover. Still, so many people support this plant. They share knowledge and information not for their own personal gain, but instead, to help others. People from all walks of life have found a purpose in the plant — they are driven by compassion — and together, create a like-minded culture, a…

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The Buds and the Bees

The Buds and the Bees

Cannabis Honey at Home Earlier this year a friend asked me if I would like to join her for a Saturday mead tasting in Southeast Portland. The party — celebrating recently opened Mead Market, the city’s only mead bottle shop and an entirely bee-centric store — was easy to agree to, but not just because the alcohol and dandy snacks would be free. Horticulture is my favorite.   The tastings blew our socks off. We…

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A “Likkle” Piece of Paradise

A “Likkle” Piece of Paradise

Insights into Jamaica’s Cannabis Friendly Events and Culture   By: Melody Hayhurst For many people, thoughts of Jamaica and ganja go hand-in-hand. As cannabis is a deeply ingrained and often visible part of both Jamaican and Rastafarian cultures, ganja smoking tourists have been drawn to the island for decades. Its vibrant music and culture, beautiful beaches, lush forests and rivers, delectable cuisine, friendly locals, make Jamaica a true tropical paradise. From swanky all-inclusives to Bud…

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Lessons in Herbal Remedies

Lessons in Herbal Remedies

In Redcrest, California, the view of the sky is wide open in nearly all directions; a hard sight to find in the Emerald Triangle. As one of the flatter areas of Humboldt County, this distinctive microclimate is ideal for farmland in a county known for its mountainous roads and sloping hills. On a late August day, the sun gently rose above Chrystal Ortiz’s farm as she prepared for an afternoon of medicine making.   Chrystal…

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Mellow Morning Pumpkin Spice Granola

Mellow Morning Pumpkin Spice Granola

The comforting scents and colors of autumn encourage us to slow down and enjoy the sweeter things in life. A medicinal bowl of morning granola is perfect for taking the caffeine edge off your morning. Though corporate America has taken the pumpkin spice craze to new levels with pumpkin spice deodorant and pumpkin cheesecake frappuccinos hitting the market, this granola is a simple, healthy assemblage of real food. Top with almond milk or yogurt, and…

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Alpenglow Farms

Alpenglow Farms

“Plants will talk to you. Start looking at the signs. It’s like when you go to the beach. You show up, and you’re facing the sun. Before you know it, you’re looking away from the sun. Then, you’re covering yourself from the sun, and finally walking away, retreating. Plants do the same thing.” Craig Johnson’s words filter through the phone and echo in the sun. I commit them to memory. My house plants are dying,…

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In a Time When Flowers are Finally Legal, Cannabis Clothes Could Be the New Contraband

In a Time When Flowers are Finally Legal, Cannabis Clothes Could Be the New Contraband

  The morning sun shone gold upon the meadows and hillsides of River Txai Farm. Echoes of small engine airplanes and ravens cawed overhead. Bugs hummed the summer buzz, flitting through the legal cannabis gardens. After major infrastructure remodels, hours of city hall and community meetings, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in permitting fees, this farm was a model of compliancy. California state legislators just need one more thing from small cannabis farmers… the…

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Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta

Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta

Wonderfully simple and elegant, this appetizer pairs well with friends and a glass of rosé. Make the best of late season strawberries and Humboldt County’s world-famous goat cheese. Leftover bruschetta is lovely on top of mixed greens.   Ingredients: 1 rustic baguette, sliced 4 ounces Humboldt Fog or a soft goat cheese 1 cup diced strawberries  1 tablespoon canna-olive oil  2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar  1/4 cup basil leaves, thinly sliced Freshly ground black pepper  …

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Happy Daze Lemon Tart

Happy Daze Lemon Tart

Relatives filled my house last month, arriving with armloads of coffee, granola and a heavy sack of Meyer lemons that were grown east of San Francisco. The overflowing bag of golden fruit immediately had me imagining this classic tart. Meyer lemons are a treat for the home cook, packing at least three times the flavor and aromatics in every thin-skinned lemon. The trickiest element to this tart is making the lemon curd; after that, a…

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