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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Blow Bubbles with Ganja Gum

Blow Bubbles with Ganja Gum

When a young Betty Hess got sick, her grandmother created a holistic concoction and fed it to her with a spoon. “Just drink that, it’ll do ya,” Hess’ grandmother would say. “I never knew what it was,” Hess said. “But whatever it was made me feel better.” This memory of her grandmother inspired the logo for Cannabis Comforts, a small spoon with green liquid pouring off of it. Cannabis Comforts is a medicinal cannabis company…

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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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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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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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