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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High Society Apparel

High Society Apparel

Like the plant itself, cannabis clothing companies are beginning to bud all over the place. From stoner chicks to gentleman stoners, there is something in store for everyone. SOME GIRLS GET HIGH – This New York based clothing line is the sister company to Tree Shurts, an all-American, handmade, underground distributor. Some Girls Get High identify themselves as the ultimate Bud Bunny in cannabis apparel. Clothing prices range $30-$60; somegirlsgethigh.bigcartel.com BONG BEAUTIES Bong Beauties is a fun,…

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Filming of Mary Jane The Musical

Filming of Mary Jane The Musical

I’ve been a movie buff all my life and a cannabis supporter/activist for decades, so it was a many-layered delight this past June to be in the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors’ Chamber as an extra on the film shoot of Mary Jane the Musical III. The Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir was invited to lip synch the chorus of a song they were shooting at that location. “Regulate us! Regulate us! Regulate us, yeah!” Standing…

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Book Review: Smoke Signals

Book Review: Smoke Signals

Emerald Book Review: Smoke Signals By Molly Cate, Cannabis Columnist Welcome to our new cannabis book column! With so many states (and the District of Columbia) passing medical marijuana laws, decriminalizing or even legalizing the stuff, we thought to provide some guidance and information about this rapidly changing social scene. So, check in here each month for reviews, information on advocacy and counter-advocacy groups and even culinary tips. Yes, cooking with cannabis. In fact, it can…

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The Singer

The Singer

The Singer – Linda Stansberry –   “I am actually, against all the odds, trying to make this my main income.” Blase Bonpane is more than a crooner, more than a father, more than a music teacher. He’s a Humboldt guy with a Humboldt style, and he wants to infuse your big day with some big groove. Full disclosure: Bonpane is also my former highschool music teacher, and as such there might be a slight…

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25th Mad River Festival

25th Mad River Festival

25th Mad River Festival How It All Got Started Joan Schirle Blue Lake’s Dell’Arte International has been called “The artistic gem of Humboldt County,” bringing original entertainment to local, national and international audiences for 40 years! As one of a handful of rural, professional ensemble theatres in the United States, Dell’Arte is internationally recognized for its unique contribution to American theatre and is proud to call Humboldt home! 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of Dell’Arte’s…

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Redwood Coast Music Chorus

Redwood Coast Music Chorus

– By Katie Wheeler – Music.  It can be infinitely different sounds, combined in infinite ways.  It is personal and universal.  Sound vibrations travel through air and we receive, through our ear drums, through our skin even.  Music is moving, music effects us.  Making music is a natural part of life; there has always been rhythm, harmony and dissonance.  Song.  It is intrinsic to our very biology; our synapses fire in patterns, our heart beats its…

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Emerald Experience

Emerald Experience

Samoa State Marine Conservation Area Dunes and Friends for Miles   Jennifer Savage, Adventure Columnist You might not know you’re adjacent to an ocean conservation area – the beach stretches for miles in either direction with only subtle changes – but right off the Ma-l’el Dunes, south of the Mad River, lies one of Humboldt County’s best picnic beaches. What makes it so special? In less than 30 minutes of walking, you’ll find yourself one of…

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