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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Incredible Edibles

Incredible Edibles

When her local dispensary couldn’t provide proper dietary edibles, Mariah Crumrine decided to step in and bake them herself. “I make lots of different edible treats for patients with all kinds of different dietary needs,” she said.  “I’m lactose intolerant and my local dispensaries don’t have edibles for patients with different dietary needs, so I started making them myself,” she explained. “I can make dairy free, gluten free, and vegan edibles. I always use my…

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Take Five Leaves and Pray

Take Five Leaves and Pray

Cannabis & Cancer: Take Five Leaves and Pray The summer of 2012 a mammogram found a spider-web-like mass in my right breast. Research showed it to be “Lobular Carcinoma,” a mass, not a tumor. In the weeks leading to the first follow-up mammogram and subsequent ultra-sound, I began ingesting raw leaves. By the time the first biopsy was done the spider web was gone with just a “target point” remaining. After bartering with my oncologist…

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The Oasis: Austin Leads Texas

The Oasis: Austin Leads Texas

  After talking to several people in the state of Texas, I’ve found that there is some confusion when it comes to CBD oil, hemp products, and cannabis products. Many of the people I spoke with say that CBD oil is already available and that anyone can access it in Texas. To a degree, they are correct. Cannabidiol, CBD is non-psychoactive, so providing access to those who can prove they suffer from severe epilepsy.  The…

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