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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Lilah’s Story: A Family’s Journey

Lilah’s Story: A Family’s Journey

For five minutes Lilah Waters sat limp, eyes twitching and convulsing, on her mother’s lap just six months after being born on January 8, 2014. Her parents, Rain and Sam Waters, tried to snap her out of whatever was happening to their daughter. They knew something wasn’t right. Before this, Lilah was a perfectly healthy little girl. Before this, the Waters would have never guessed that this would soon come to be their new normal….

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The People on Pot May Not be what You Think

The People on Pot May Not be what You Think

“These aren’t your lazy stoners: these are the people who are actively trying to make life better for others and for themselves.” Cheech and Chong, Jay and Silent Bob, and Harold and Kumar are some of the names that you may think of when you think of people on pot. There are, however, many different people who promote cannabis in all of it’s finest forms for reasons that vary. Some people consume the herb as…

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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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CSI: Humboldt

CSI: Humboldt

Need to know the strain of your plant but don’t feel like waiting two months to find out its sex? What if you get a male when you wanted a female plant? Leave it up to the Nspecta and his team at “CSI:Humboldt.” His all-female team can help escort you and your plants to the feminized direction. “My buddies would joke around [and say], ‘we’ll send these cuts to CSI: Humboldt’,” said Nspecta, 40. For…

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April’s Pot Talk with Emily Hobelmann

April’s Pot Talk with Emily Hobelmann

THC-Rich Deep Sleep & CBD-Rich Trident    The Humboldt Patient Resource Center (HPRC) in Northern Humboldt County is a stylish and welcoming facility. It’s been a dispensary for about 17 years now, pretty much since the dawn of the dispensary model in California. When I arrived to pick up samples for this edition of Pot Talk, a fresh and enthusiastic crew greeted me.    The HPRC’s selection includes in-house cultivated flowers and clones from their…

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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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Seeds Turn Into Amazing Strains

Seeds Turn Into Amazing Strains

Seeds come in many forms. I was very fortunate to find many seeds of vast knowledge on this trip around the sun. When you bury seeds, you may think they are gone because you do not see them any longer. Soon though, those seeds will grow. The more of them you bury, the bigger the garden will become. This is what the government did with cannabis prohibition.  So many seeds have been buried, that the…

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Cannabis & Pain: Soothing A Soft Society

Cannabis & Pain: Soothing A Soft Society

Knee surgery last fall had me thinking about pain, true tolerance, and why so many Americans are bent on being anesthetized. In a June 2011 report titled “Relieving Pain in America” the Institute of Medicine states 100 million Americans suffer from some kind of pain at a cost of $635 billion a year. As ABC News reported on January 30, 2012, 80 percent of the world’s pain meds are consumed in the good old U.S….

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