Kush Tours

Kush Tours

  Anticipating doing some traveling this holiday season and want to know where you can enjoy cannabis culture too? How about a special, cannabis-themed holiday weekend rendezvous? Maybe you’re itching to find out first hand how this legalization thing is going in Washington, Colorado, Alaska or Oregon. Ever wanted to take a cannabis-imbued painting class? Kush Tourism in Seattle has you covered. Kush Tourism has partnered with local cannabusinesses to establish several innovative tours in…

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The ABC’s of Cannabis

The ABC’s of Cannabis

Alcohol prohibition in the United States was supposed to improve health, reduce crime and solve many social problems. Instead, it was an abject failure. See any similarities to the war on cannabis? When the 18th Amendment was repealed in 1933, the United States alcohol industry (beer, wine and spirits) was in shambles. Thousands of moonshiners and bootleggers produced a product that was either high quality or could poison you. Most of the liquor was manufactured…

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Top Shelf Extracts

Top Shelf Extracts

Cannabis extracts – also known as “concentrates” – can be found in a variety of forms across many medical and legal states. It is much more potent than cannabis flower and has many desirable effects. Here is a review on concentrates from two premier Colorado cannabis extracts companies providing clean and tasty medicine! Green Dot Labs is a well-known extraction company based out of Boulder. GDL offers two levels of concentrates: their White Label, when…

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Craft Elixirs

Craft Elixirs

WASHINGTON STATE What do you get when you cross Chicago’s sophisticated post-speakeasy vintage cocktail culture with Seattle’s embrace of experimental gastronomy and recreational cannabis? A wonderous line of syrups and elixirs fit for both craft cocktails and pancakes. You get Craft Elixirs, a small startup in the charming Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. Jamie Hoffman came to THC-based elixirs through a twisting path. After graduating in 1995 from Northwestern University with a major in Communications and…

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Emerald in the Rough

Emerald in the Rough

It’s late autumn and the market is saturated. The initial push from various grow operations, both legal and otherwise, have passed their peaks and the season is winding down…for some. Others in the legal medicinal wing of our counties operational proceedings are only just beginning their next wave of products to continue serving their customer base. Legitimacy and coming into the light of commonality by way of consistently quality products for patients seeking alternative and…

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Dab Dynasty

Dab Dynasty

Pot Talk with Emily Hobelmann Dab Dynasty is a cannabis extraction outfit based in Northern California with products available at select dispensaries throughout the state. Dab Dynasty uses whole organic plant material to make their extracts, and they thoroughly screen their raw material for contaminants to ensure high quality end products.   This is not some backyard-BHO made by unconscious people in the weed game solely to make a profit. Based on my conversation with…

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Alchemy by Dark Heart

Alchemy by Dark Heart

When the holy holiday of April 20th, 2015 passed, a clone nursery in Sacramento called Dark Heart launched their first line of botanical vape pens infused with cannabis. The line is called Alchemy, and it lights up a new direction for vaping. Alchemy by Dark Heart’s leading lady Bradny Petricka says, “This pen is different from a lot of those offered to patients in that it combines cannabis oil and botanical extracts to enhance your…

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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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