A Witch in the Woods

A Witch in the Woods

Foraging for Homeopathic Remedies Ten years ago Colleen Bones relocated from San Luis Obispo, in Central California, to Humboldt County to be close to her husband’s family. They stayed in Northern California for the simple lifestyle – and the trees. Soon after, Bones became pregnant with their first child. She also became interested in natural medicine. “I started my introduction to herbs by drinking tea,” she recalled. “That was my first lesson on the healing…

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Cannabinoids and The Central Nervous System

Cannabinoids and The Central Nervous System

Let’s get to repairing… By Dr. Pepper Hernandez ND, PhD, CNHP   The nervous system is a complex collection of nerves and specialized cells known as neurons that transmit signals between different parts of the body. Neurons in the brain communicate via electrical impulses and neurotransmitters. The nervous system is comprised of mainly two parts. The first part being the peripheral nervous system, which includes the nerves and ganglia on the outside of the brain…

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Emerald Grown and Proud

Emerald Grown and Proud

“We are farmers, and proud of it.” How the Emerald Grown Co-operative and a visionary documentary film project are championing the dignity of cannabis farmers in Mendocino County. Emerald Grown Co-operative How can we protect small-scale, sustainably oriented, organic, craft cannabis farmers now that Proposition 64 has passed? For that matter, how can Emerald Triangle farmers cope with the piles of paperwork and stipulations generated by the California Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA),…

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The Nitty Gritty on Light Dep Book Review

The Nitty Gritty on Light Dep Book Review

I gotta confess, when our publisher Christina DeGiovanni handed me The Light Dep Growers Guide: How to Harvest Marijuana Multiple Times a Year to review, I was sure she had picked the wrong person. I can kill any houseplant in a few weeks and have the track record to prove it. I love plants, all kinds, but have never gotten the hang of raising them. That’s why I ‘cultivate’ gardeners for friends. (That was a…

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Kiskanu: Sun-Grown Health in Humboldt

Kiskanu: Sun-Grown Health in Humboldt

Great quality sun-grown medicine, CBD and THC-rich strains and Herbals blends of many different varieties make Kiskanu Humboldt your one-stop source for alternative health products. Kiskanu Humboldt is a family farm dedicated to many kinds of herbal medicine, both with and without cannabis, The farm is coming into alignment with the permitting process here in HumCo and is a member of True Humboldt, a network of local farmers dedicated to sustainable farming, ecological mindfulness and…

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From Soil to Sale Growing An Independent Farm

From Soil to Sale Growing An Independent Farm

“Trying to fight the stigma, Seeger plans to use the Canyon Creek Collective to show her kids that it’s a legitimate business.” In the lush hills between the Trinity River and Canyon Creek, a small farm is growing. Canyon Creek Collective is a 50 acre organic farm in Trinity County, created by Allie Seeger and Chris Adkins in 2015. “Our main goal is to provide quality organic cannabis for patients,” Seeger said. Although Canyon Creek Collective…

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The Lazy Sativa Ranch

The Lazy Sativa Ranch

A By-the-Book Cannabis Farm in Southern Humboldt “By being open and clear about our values, which is what I’m trying to do with our farm, we can be clear about what kind of culture and community we want. That’s 90 percent of the reason why I think legalization is necessary right now.” The Lazy Sativa Ranch is the real deal — an open and aboveboard medical cannabis farm in Southern Humboldt County, Northern California. Rio…

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From One Emerald Triangle to Another: Lessons on Cannabis, Hemp and Cultivation from Oregon’s Pioneer Pete

From One Emerald Triangle to Another: Lessons on Cannabis, Hemp and Cultivation from Oregon’s Pioneer Pete

Lost amongst phantasmal booths of Star-Wars-esque extraction machines, men in suits with matching smiles, and eager youngsters looking for careers getting high, I met Peter Grendon at this year’s Indo Expo in Portland, Oregon. In all fairness I didn’t just meet Peter, I was told I had to meet him and then I subsequently joined a hunt for this prestigious man. With the help of some colleagues, I did finally caught up with him and…

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Healing Tree Medicinals Farm Tour

Healing Tree Medicinals Farm Tour

“The aroma of conifers and the cannabis mixed on a bright and sunny mountain day combined with the lilac and lavender the farm had planted infused the air with the ‘Divinity of Trinity.’”   I picked up Biovortex one fine June morning and we headed out bright and early from the coast with an egg and toast on board and a thermos of coffee to fuel our trip into the mountain, over the river, and…

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Eco-Printing Humboldt’s Landscape

Eco-Printing Humboldt’s Landscape

Local Textile Artist Innovating Her Craft with Cannabis and Flora ”The cannabis leaf is a ubiquitous symbol of the community and the industry, but its seeming uniformity is a misnomer.” A walk along the Eel River as it moves west past Fortuna, California gives a glimpse of the biodiversity of Humboldt. There are many ways of capturing a moment during a hike — photographers frame a shot, painters interpret the landscape on canvas and others…

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