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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The High Life: The History of Hemp

The High Life: The History of Hemp

Happy anniversary, Emerald Magazine! This publication has produced so many interesting and informative stories in the last four years. Cheers to many more. If memory serves, the Emerald did a feature story on me in the inaugural issue back in my comedy days. We were babies back then. Memories… To honor the magazine’s birthday, I thought we could take a different walk down memory lane and learn about the various ways cannabis has been used…

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Expert Joints: On The Pulse Of Pot

Expert Joints: On The Pulse Of Pot

“He aims to showcase that the industry is as diverse as the many different strains of cannabis found around the world.” There are so many different people in pot today, it’s hard to showcase them all. However, this is exactly what one individual named Craig Ex is doing. Every Thursday at 4:20 p.m. PST, Craig showcases the many individuals throughout the cannabis community by broadcasting their stories to the world on his weekly YouTube show,…

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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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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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Gentleman’s Blaze

Gentleman’s Blaze

Gentlemen’s Blaze is an online glass gallery that started out as a side hobby on Tumblr. It was, and still is, a website that showcases high-end smoking devices, blazers, and suits. The founder, Preston Chavez, always had a passion for cannabis and the arts. Over the years Chavez realized that a cannabis gentlemen’s club was not only a sophisticated notion, but that it also satisfied a niche of smokers. That’s when he decided to combine…

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