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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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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