Mary Jane, Where Are You?

Mary Jane, Where Are You?

 “Mary Jane: A Musical Potumentary” is soon to be released for general distribution.   Looking for fashion inspiration? If your tastes turn toward the outrageous, look no further than the Humboldt made film, “Mary Jane: A Musical Potumentary,” where classic hippie, corporate button-down, heavy metal, reggae-flavored, Earth Mama, even Bollywood styles come together.   The fabulous costumes express a variety of cultures; audience members have been encouraged to show up to screenings decked out in…

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Cannastudio

Cannastudio

High Definition Art   The creative world is helping to re-brand the new generation of legal cannabis, shedding the “counter” part of “counterculture.”     For the Portland-based business, Cannastudio, this means re-visualizing the cannabis plant through photography and design.   The studio showcases kaleidoscope-like designs, created by Eliav Cohen, founder and CEO of the company. Cohen crafts his visual art from his photos, which are then digitally designed and enhanced. His pieces are a…

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CANNABIS AND CREATIVITY

CANNABIS AND CREATIVITY

SPARKING THE ARTS Can cannabis spark the realms of creativity? To some the answer may be obvious, but the “if” and “how” have long been debated. Some people believe that cannabis is only good for getting high. Some believe it’s a powerful medicine. Thanks to Reefer Madness, many people believe that productive members of society don’t, won’t, and shouldn’t consume cannabis. At least they did… With cannabis legalization gaining national support, people can now easily…

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High Art 1967-Style

High Art 1967-Style

How a Lifelong Love of Cannabis Began with Two Record Albums and Nature’s Artistry This month marks my 50th anniversary enjoying cannabis. To celebrate these landmarks, I’ve gone back in time, hoping to give readers some sense of how far we have come since 1967. Of course, my memories are specific to one place and social group, privileged white kids in New England. In San Francisco, 1967 brought the Summer of Love. But lots of…

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The Oakland Toke

The Oakland Toke

Puff, Pass, Paint   Visitors to Oakland are always enthralled by supreme sunsets, sports culture, and now the emerging cannabis scene. Those residing in Oakland are equally impressed with the passage of Measure Z, which is the city’s alternative to the War on Drugs. Since Measure Z places adult cannabis use as the lowest police priority, functions like Puff, Pass, Paint are allowed to exist.   Puff, Pass, Paint is a two-hour, cannabis infused art…

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2017 National Cannabis Industry Association Summit & Expo

2017 National Cannabis Industry Association Summit & Expo

The Cannabis industry’s occupation rainbow was displayed in its full spectrum on June 12-14 at  the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), Cannabis Business Summit and Expo. As the organization’s largest meeting yet, 4,500 people gathered at the Oakland Marriott City Center. Medical experts, attorneys, technology and software specialists, and public policy advocates were only a sliver of the array. From seed to sale to recycling soil, and making it legal at every step, the heart…

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The Cannabis Spa at Home

The Cannabis Spa at Home

The Cannabis Spa at Home | Take Your Home Spa to New Heights           It is no easy feat to craft a DIY spa book that can introduce newcomers to cannabis-infused goodies while also giving new ideas to experienced topical-makers. “The Cannabis Spa at Home” strikes that balance. Author Sandra Hinchliffe experimented in her own kitchen for years to create healing lotions, bath salts, facial masks and other topicals after she…

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Backcross PR

Backcross PR

BUILDING CONNECTIONS and EMPOWERMENT Through Cannabis   Angelica Tellez is on a mission to connect the power of cannabis with people. She is the founder of Backcross Public Relations, a firm that works exclusively with clients in the cannabis industry.   Though she is now an active force in many facets of the industry, it took her awhile to come out of the “green closet,” she explained.   “That first time that I smoked, I had the most…

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POT FICTION

POT FICTION

Forever Flowers Gets Fresh with the Cannabis Community   Forever Flowers is a film project created and directed by Erin Granat, a Nor Cal transplant living in Los Angeles. The movie portrays pot and the public in a realistic light, a standalone from the token stoner comedies or hard hitting crime dramas. Blending elements of Virtual Reality (VR) and old-school storytelling, Forever Flowers offers a look into family, community, and dealing with legal weed, with the…

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Happy Fourth, Emerald!

Happy Fourth, Emerald!

An anniversary is a good time to look back at highlights of the previous year. The delight of writing for the Emerald Magazine comes from applauding the creative and courageous people who continually take cannabis culture to new heights, including our intrepid publisher, Christina DeGiovanni. To celebrate the Emerald Magazine’s fourth anniversary, let’s look back at some of the cannabis events and companies we’ve profiled and catch up with some of the many wonderful companies…

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