Hemp and Health in the Kitchen

Hemp and Health in the Kitchen

Welcome back! This month we are going to explore the health benefits of hemp seeds. As a huge advocate of hemp seeds, I use these little nuggets of joy for basically everything from smoothies, to pesto, to combining it with my raw cacao chocolate. First off, let’s start by explaining something…hemp seeds are of course produced from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. As you know, hemp is commonly confused with marijuana, as it belongs to…

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Hemp Seeds: Sustainable Superfoods for Me and You

Hemp Seeds: Sustainable Superfoods for Me and You

The precious oil from hemp seeds is a miracle superfood in its own right. For some of us, hemp seed oil is part of a daily health regimen. I take a tablespoonful a day with my morning vitamins to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) and have done so for 21 years. It has helped keep the symptoms to a minimum and me out of a wheelchair, so far. Amid the thousands of uses for hemp, the…

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Oregon Coast Edibles

Oregon Coast Edibles

A Taste Through the Dispensaries of the Scenic Coast       My decade-long travels for fiber (see “Eco Printing Cannabis’s  Landscape” in August 2016’s edition) have brought me up and down the Oregon Coast. As a California resident, and 215 card-holder, I had trouble finding medication along the way. It is needless to say that when recreational cannabis became legal in Oregon, I was excited. This made traveling easier and more enjoyable. However, the…

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Go Forth, Go Cannabis

Go Forth, Go Cannabis

“And even after all the appointments with qualified healthcare professionals, alternative practitioners, biopsies, blood work and negative feedback, I took a breath and settled into my own inner guidance. I began to find a renewed love for the spiritual side of cannabis.” Each of us have some use for the plant, whether it’s juicing, consuming, ingesting, smoking, growing or producing this medicine of the gods. We are so blessed to be living in a community…

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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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