710 Oil Ready Mix Kit Review

710 Oil Ready Mix Kit Review

Written by Art Cosgrove   One of the most exciting new products to hit the floor at the Portland-based 2017 Indo Expo in August was 710 Oil’s Ready Mix Kit. The kit will very simply allow home users to turn any concentrate — from the most brittle shatter to the powdery and sticky BHO, essential oils and other resins —  into a vapable liquid that you can inject right into a cartridge or onto a…

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Wildseed Oil Company

Wildseed Oil Company

Sowing Social Justice with Terpene-Rich Cannabis Oil           Wildseed. It’s a beautiful name. Some wild seeds grow into weeds, spread or sown by the wind. Some weeds grow into medicine, spread or sown by knowledge, networks, and aid. Social justice is a major part of Wildseed Oil Company, whose two main goals are making high-quality, terpene-rich extracts, and supporting social justice groups focused on ending mass incarceration.   Wildseed sprouted early…

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Indulge Your Fruit Lust

Indulge Your Fruit Lust

The Terps are Ripe and Ready The forbidden fruits are heating up this summer with Fruit Lust vape pens. A combination of clean cannabis and fruit terpene profiles, the refreshing flavors also deliver high THC potency, upwards of 60 percent, in flavors like banana and tangerine. Fruit Lust’s orchard of terpenes tempted me in the 215 section during the Northern Nights festival in July. Strawberry, apple, and lemon kush hit my tongue like real fruit,…

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GOLD LUX

GOLD LUX

Slay, Dragoness. Blaze Together. With names like these, Kimmy Cosmetics’ hemp and 24K gold lipsticks and lip balms offer luxury with an edge. Hand laid gold flakes and a unique blend of ingredients combine to set this lip line apart. Essential oils like lavender and eucalyptus enhance healing properties and add a fresh aroma that other lipsticks lack. It’s vegan, it’s hemp, it’s gold — rub your lips with cannabis and activate a glimmering, golden…

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Homegrown Self Care

Homegrown Self Care

Cannabis culture is burgeoning across all markets so rapidly that one finds themselves unable to keep up with the constant innovations. Like so much glitter thrown into the air of the free market, boutique cannabis products seem to be absolutely everywhere — shining in new and different ways depending on the light. The uses of high CBD and low THC products have so much applicability that it would seem most business have only recently begun…

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Empower Oil

Empower Oil

Oregon Cannabis Bodycare By Art Cosgrove Empower Body Care is a rising star in the Northwest cannabeauty scene. The company embraces a minimalist style and offers a small catalogue of bodycare products that are just as much of a medicine as they are cosmetics. Trista Okel runs Portland based company, and has been involved in the medical canna-biz for more than 10 years. We spoke to her about her products and the future of the…

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The Dookie Brothers

The Dookie Brothers

2016 Emerald Cup and Golden Tarp Award Winners The Dookie Bros had two huge victories in 2016: They took both first place at the annual Golden Tarp Award light deprivation competition and first at The Emerald Cup organic outdoor cannabis competition with their light dep Zkittlez flowers.   According to Jason “Dookie” from the Dookie Bros, the group consists of five collaborators — all friends, all organic growers and all people that believe in creating…

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Sacred Herb Medicinals

Sacred Herb Medicinals

Bend, Oregon’s Finest | Written by Art Cosgrove   Erin McClaskey and Aaron Hohman are partners in business, and marriage, who run Sacred Herb Medicinals in Bend, Oregon. They’re one of the few cannabis companies in Deschutes County, as the Oregon cannabusiness trend has been much slower than in the more populated centers of Portland, Eugene and Medford. It wasn’t until this past November that many of the counties east of the Willamette Valley had…

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California Caregivers Alliance

California Caregivers Alliance

Come Happy…Leave Happier | by Shannon Perkins | Los Angeles         Cannabidiol (CBD), a component in cannabis strains, has been part of my daily dose since this past August when I realized it has a positive, direct impact on my depression. Finding a regular place to get CBD anything was a challenge. And, my empty jars looked sad. So, I researched and visited all the dispensaries in eastern L.A., some in the…

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Keeping It Local with Humboldt Beverage Company

Keeping It Local with Humboldt Beverage Company

“Medicinal influences also play a part in the beverage recipes. Some of the drinks will include cannabis, and new recipes with cannabis are constantly in the works.” Local is the name of the game for Humboldt Beverage Company. The Arcata, California, based drink merchant ran by Jess Nelson, Keil Cronin and Jeri Vigil provides an array of local brews and elixirs that showcase the native flavors of Northern California. With the reputation of being within…

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