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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The Buzz on Burlington

The Buzz on Burlington

  The state of Vermont is over 75% forest, making it a true green state. In 1777, French-Canadian explorers named the area “mont vert,” meaning green mountain. It became the 14th state in 1791. Burlington is one of many great places to live and visit in Vermont. The city is located along the Eastern shore of Lake Champlain and is 40 miles from the state capital of Montpelier. Burlington has a long history of rich…

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East Coast Green Scene

East Coast Green Scene

If great people and some of the best craft beers surround you, chances are you might be in Burlington, Vermont. What a great place to be if you are a cannabis consumer as well. With hints of legalization coming in 2016, the market for ancillary services related to the cannabis industry is beginning to boom. Medical and civil laws can be confusing. Let’s try to clear the air and paint a picture of the do’s…

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Cannabis Credit Union

Cannabis Credit Union

One of the biggest obstacles to cannabis being a mainstream industry is the federal government. The feds classification of cannabis as a Schedule 1 controlled substance effectively keeps all federally chartered financial institutions from doing business with anything cannabis related. The reality is the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) claims that cigarettes kill over 6 million people worldwide every year and almost 500,000 in the United States alone. For this, tobacco farmers get tax breaks…

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Transitioning With Weed

Transitioning With Weed

  As Utah transplant and 23 year-old Humboldt State University graduate, Marval A. Rechsteiner transitions from a biological female to a male, with the use of cannabis literally evolving with him.   “I initially thought I wanted to be completely sober when I went under the knife,” he said from his home in Humboldt County. “But the more I learn about its benefits for pain, inflammation, infection and overall healing, the more I’m realizing I’m…

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Celebrity Advocate Laganja Estranja

Celebrity Advocate Laganja Estranja

With gay rights in America fully out of the closet, the last outcasts still crowded in the smoky closet of discrimination seem to be pot smokers.   Twenty-six year old Jay Jackson, aka: Drag Queen extraordinaire Laganja Estranja, would like to help open that door, strutting her stuff and waving a multi-shaded green flag for Ganja; speaking out for the plant as a patient.   No small task, as the cannabis industry is a somewhat…

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Interview with a Grower

Interview with a Grower

Interview with a Grower [series continued] By MJ Oscar | Image by Justin McIvor “Mmmm. I do appreciate a beautiful day. Something you just want to bask in forever. Glorious.”   The Grower is looking at me. Here is a man who assesses many situations, and I feel he is assessing me. From the porch I look around at my surroundings; it is a beautiful day. Nice and arranged. “I am a lucky man, I know….

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Medibles and So Much More

Medibles and So Much More

How Will Our Cannabis Businesses Grow? With cannabis re-legalization on the horizon (it was legal until 1937), abundant business opportunities are right around the corner for entrepreneurial folks. The cannabis industry has always been an energetic one. Even while shadowed by state/federal conflicts on the medical side and outright illegality on the social use side, economic development fueled by cannapreneurs is one of the steady successes of the past half-century. From the profusion of plant…

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