Humboldt’s Finest Cannabis Sativa Vodka

Humboldt’s Finest Cannabis Sativa Vodka

   You may have seen it on international news sources like BuzzFeed, Complex or Mashable, but this Humboldt County original has been a local gem since it’s founding in 2012.    Humboldt Distillery is taking the cannabis community, and the Internet, by storm with the introduction of their newest Cannabis Sativa Vodka. The product, officially released in March 2016, has already caught the world’s attention.    The micro-distillery is the first of its kind on…

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Cannabinated Spanakopita

Cannabinated Spanakopita

Fine cuisine in a romantic setting is a classic way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. You can create that special scene right at home. Decorate with brilliant Aegean blue and crisp white. Provide some mellow Bouzouki instrumental music. And take the time to treat your sweetie to a spectacular, homemade Greek dinner, cannabinated as much or as little as you want. A bit of San Francisco medical cannabis history first. The showpiece dish for this Greek…

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CannApple Sauce

CannApple Sauce

Bee Happy, Bee High, Bee Well These aren’t just words of wisdom in cannabis culture, but the motto for CannAppleSauce, a business with a mission to soothe palates and pain. CannAppleSauce’s owner and Santa Cruz resident, Lizzi Westwood, is creating buzz in the industry with her high dosage honey and applesauce products. Her THC-infused recipes comply with all state and county laws, and are tested by Santa Cruz Labs, one of the first independent cannabis research…

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Giggle Butter

Giggle Butter

Roller derby gets rough. That’s part of its charm, right? But when Ilana “Sugar” Laytart tore her MCL, a ligament in the knee, she needed relief. She couldn’t sleep, felt like she wasn’t healing well. Her husband suggested she try medical cannabis. She began using topicals and edibles, and was amazed at the experience. “I had never been happier,” Sugar said. After a lot of injuries in the rink, “I felt like I was getting…

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Craft Elixirs

Craft Elixirs

WASHINGTON STATE What do you get when you cross Chicago’s sophisticated post-speakeasy vintage cocktail culture with Seattle’s embrace of experimental gastronomy and recreational cannabis? A wonderous line of syrups and elixirs fit for both craft cocktails and pancakes. You get Craft Elixirs, a small startup in the charming Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. Jamie Hoffman came to THC-based elixirs through a twisting path. After graduating in 1995 from Northwestern University with a major in Communications and…

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Incredible Edibles

Incredible Edibles

When her local dispensary couldn’t provide proper dietary edibles, Mariah Crumrine decided to step in and bake them herself. “I make lots of different edible treats for patients with all kinds of different dietary needs,” she said.  “I’m lactose intolerant and my local dispensaries don’t have edibles for patients with different dietary needs, so I started making them myself,” she explained. “I can make dairy free, gluten free, and vegan edibles. I always use my…

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Mad River Farms

Mad River Farms

  A local caregiver stood in front of Mad River Farm’s table at the Humboldt Artisans Craft and Music Festival looking at their jams. “Would you like to taste something?” Robin Bartlett, owner of Mad River Farm, asked. “No I’m very familiar with your product,” the caregiver said. “I have a client that will only take her medication if it is with your jam.” This is one of Bartlett’s fondest Mad River Farm memories and…

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The Happy Butchers

The Happy Butchers

The Happy Butchers Benjamin Fordham | Amy Kumler SARAH GODLIN & BRIDGET WINKLER just want you, and the food you eat, to be happy. That’s why they started The Happy Butchers, the mobile butchering service that will come to your home or farm and slaughter, clean, and process your animals.    “A lot of people are detached from their food,” says Godlin. “There’s a disconnect.”    Godlin and Winkler are on a mission to insure that…

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The Reggae Food Truck

The Reggae Food Truck

The Reggae Food Truck Simmer Down Caribbean Cafe Story & Photos by Bob Doran   Simmer Down Caribbean Cafe is not your usual food truck. For starters, it’s mostly vegetarian, and the menu is Jamaican — what’s known as ital style. They have burgers and fries, but not the all-American kind, this is JA-stylie.    It was two, maybe three years ago when I had a conversation with Simmer Down chef/proprietor Patrick “Red Rasta” Gaskins…

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