Maya’s Story

Maya’s Story

We live in an era of change for medical cannabis and its legalization in California. In December 2014 Congress finally took steps toward ending federal prohibition by forbidding federal agents from interfering in legal, state-authorized medical operations.  Yet, the National Guard still seizes medical gardens in Mendocino County and Native American Tribes suffer raids on sovereign land.    California provides excellent environmental conditions conducive to growing organic cannabis, including those plants high in the chemical…

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The King of CBD

The King of CBD

“The whole thing about cannabis and CBDs, it’s really awesome. We’re here in Southern Humboldt, and we kind of made this happen here. I don’t know if it was an accident or made to be, but it is.  So the best thing I can do is try to make it available to everyone. I wish it wasn’t illegal, I’d give it to the world.”  – Lawrence Ringo, Cannabis Consciousness January 5, 2014   When word…

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A Ray of Sunshine

A Ray of Sunshine

A Ray of Sunshine: Sun Kissed Farms A Radical Approach to Cannabis and Medicine   Blessed, or cursed, by the wealth of competing and often contradictory information that we’re allotted in the age of the internet, even medicine breeds mistrust. For better or worse, we’re all now forced to have insurance through privatized industries. Many prescriptions, if they’re even affordable, seem to have a myriad of side effects that often seem on par or worse…

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Guide to CBD

Guide to CBD

Guide to CBD Cannabis Without the High “CBD has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving and anti-anxiety properties without the “high.”   Cannabis contains many compounds, with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) being one of the more popular and well known. However, a new cannabinoid is stepping into the spotlight – CBD (cannabidiol). Where THC provides a psychoactive effect (the “high” feeling), CBD has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving and anti-anxiety properties without the “high.”   Some…

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Forage Apothecary

Forage Apothecary

In its clean, sophisticated, recycled box, Forage Apothecary entered the room. This socially responsible, picturesque business has mastered the art of elevated medibles worthy of boutique cannabis. These delectable treats could easily be found enjoyed amongst guests at tea parties or pot pairings. Of the flavors Forage offers: Peppermint Patty, Almond Simple Simon, Weekend Warrior Bar and Lemon Bar, this writer tried two: the Lemon Bar and Weekend Warrior Bar. The ingredients to Forage Apothecary…

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Cancer & Cannabis: The Blame Game

Cancer & Cannabis: The Blame Game

In general the medical industry today tells the average American they are at fault for their own health woes, as if all the poisons polluting the world had nothing to do with any of it. The rhetoric seems to be, if you have Lobular Carcinoma it’s because you took Hormone Replacement; you have Ductal Carcinoma because you drank more than three glasses of alcohol a day, you had children after 30 or you didn’t have…

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Legalization is Coming

Legalization is Coming

I believe that November 2016 will be our Rubicon moment with the California voters passing an initiative to make cannabis legal for recreational purposes, whether it’s age 18 (cigarettes) or 21 (alcohol). That said, I’ve got some serious concerns about the future of the Emerald Triangle (Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino Counties). My biggest fear with cannabis legalization is corporations getting involved. The insanely high profit margins will naturally attract huge capital and some of the…

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Cut It Short To Grow It Long

Cut It Short To Grow It Long

Hypothetical situation. You are a hard-working farmer. You are so hard-working that you are in the midst of harvest and planting at the same time. In the midst of slashing scissors, sticky scales, and scrawling salary sums there are potted plants waiting to be put into their homes. The trim crew needs more food, the soil your buddy bought is too low in nitrogen and there are still more holes to dig. The green desert…

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Gentleman’s Blaze

Gentleman’s Blaze

Gentlemen’s Blaze is an online glass gallery that started out as a side hobby on Tumblr. It was, and still is, a website that showcases high-end smoking devices, blazers, and suits. The founder, Preston Chavez, always had a passion for cannabis and the arts. Over the years Chavez realized that a cannabis gentlemen’s club was not only a sophisticated notion, but that it also satisfied a niche of smokers. That’s when he decided to combine…

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