Lawrence Ringo

Lawrence Ringo

  Charlotte’s Web was first introduced to the world via a television documentary; what the world didn’t know is, that strain actually began in Southern Humboldt. When CNN aired Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s first documentary “Weed” in 2013, Charlotte’s Web seemed like a miracle plant, with little to no psychoactive properties. The strain was named after the then four year old Charlotte Figi, who suffers from Dravet Syndrome, and endured up to 300 grand mal seizures…

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Valhalla Confections

Valhalla Confections

      There is something about the way a flavor can hit the tongue just right and how the balance of sharp and subtle strike a harmony. The harmony is loud and perfect, stirring a happiness, a joy, in eating. Sometimes, though, nails screech a chalkboard when the term ‘medicine’ or ‘health food’ drops. Enter Valhalla Confections’ gummies: the candy is so good, it’s actually medicine. Health foods are extremely important to me. It is…

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Pot Talk with Emily Hobelmann

Pot Talk with Emily Hobelmann

A Look Back at Standout Strains The first edition Pot Talk ran back in May of 2015, which means we’re coming up on my two year anniversary of writing for the Emerald Magazine! In honor of both this personal landmark and the fact that this is the strain Issue, this edition of Pot Talk is a look back at some of my favorite strains featured in the column over the past two years. A bit more…

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Maconha Seeds Bank

Maconha Seeds Bank

You may have heard of the Three Amigos. Get ready for the Triple Alliance of Seeds in Maconha Seeds Bank. Spain, Brazil, and Chile are serving up genes with bragging rights. No need to separate the boys and the girls when using their feminized seeds, and you can snooze through your early morning alarm clock by choosing an autoflowering seed. Maconha Seeds Bank offers a selection of autoflowering seeds and feminized seeds, in both indica…

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Landrace Strains

Landrace Strains

Exploring the Ancient Strains that Flourish Today – Kilimanjaro  Cherry                 “One hit and the strain’s ancient origins come into evidence. When Cleopatra was seducing Caesar, when Harriet Tubman was navigating ex-slaves through the underground railroad, when my forebears were stressing their Ellis Island entrance, someone, somewhere was enjoying these flowers.” During prohibition, our farm grew mostly one strain for the past 16 years — OG. As per black…

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Rick Simpson

Rick Simpson

Getting to Know the Engineer Gone Cannabis Advocate Behind the Revolutionary Extraction Method Following a severe head injury in 1997, Rick Simpson turned to cannabis after traditional medicine failed him. The oil he created proved beneficial; not only did he find relief in the plant, but he also found its topical use to help cure his skin cancer. Since then, he’s become a household name. His extracts, known as RSOs, have helped countless people worldwide…

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Homegrown Self Care

Homegrown Self Care

Cannabis culture is burgeoning across all markets so rapidly that one finds themselves unable to keep up with the constant innovations. Like so much glitter thrown into the air of the free market, boutique cannabis products seem to be absolutely everywhere — shining in new and different ways depending on the light. The uses of high CBD and low THC products have so much applicability that it would seem most business have only recently begun…

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