Hempsational Clothing for the Cannabis Activist in You

Hempsational Clothing for the Cannabis Activist in You

Written by Ashley Priest   Cannabis in all of it’s forms stands to offer the world and its inhabitants many exceptional benefits. One of the benefits that hemp offers the world is the option to produce more environmentally friendly and safer clothing options in comparison to traditional fabrics such as cotton, polyester, or rayon to name a few. Hemp was utilized as a primary textile for many years before it became criminalized alongside its psychoactive…

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Vital Hemp

Vital Hemp

Fashions to Preserve the Planet Written by Art Cosgrove Ron Alcalay founded Vital Hemp in 2003 with the ambitious goal of saving the world. Well maybe not quite that lofty a goal, but he certainly had his eyes set on a cause beyond fashion. “My dad told me to stop worrying so much about what you want to do with your life, and think about what the world needs, and how you can best fulfill…

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Haute Hemp

Haute Hemp

Canada’s i.O.N. Delivers Eco-Friendly Fashions Cannabis is trending: it’s a medicine, it’s a lifestyle, and it’s a fashion statement.   The Canadian-based business, i.O.N., gives naturally derived, hemp-based products a modern edge. The clothing store was established in 1999, and is formally known as Hemp and Company, it’s current house-branded clothing line. i.O.N. — an acronym for “It’s Only Natural” — is owned and operated by Bill Finley and his wife, Lorna Knowles, in downtown…

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The Oakland Toke

The Oakland Toke

Puff, Pass, Paint   Visitors to Oakland are always enthralled by supreme sunsets, sports culture, and now the emerging cannabis scene. Those residing in Oakland are equally impressed with the passage of Measure Z, which is the city’s alternative to the War on Drugs. Since Measure Z places adult cannabis use as the lowest police priority, functions like Puff, Pass, Paint are allowed to exist.   Puff, Pass, Paint is a two-hour, cannabis infused art…

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Canna I Have S’more?

Canna I Have S’more?

As July heats up, everyone’s making plans to pack the camper and get outside. At the beach or in the woods, cooking up gourmet camp fare is half the fun. A beloved and foolproof classic, you can’t go wrong with toasty and sweet, soft and crunchy s’mores. For a grown-up, canna-friendly twist, bring a box of beautiful Mellows, from San Francisco’s own gourmet, medicinal marshmallow company. A 12-pack of assorted gourmet flavors lets everyone create…

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2017 National Cannabis Industry Association Summit & Expo

2017 National Cannabis Industry Association Summit & Expo

The Cannabis industry’s occupation rainbow was displayed in its full spectrum on June 12-14 at  the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), Cannabis Business Summit and Expo. As the organization’s largest meeting yet, 4,500 people gathered at the Oakland Marriott City Center. Medical experts, attorneys, technology and software specialists, and public policy advocates were only a sliver of the array. From seed to sale to recycling soil, and making it legal at every step, the heart…

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Infuzions

Infuzions

Moving Cannabis Into The Home Take a step inside Jenny Rhae’s home and you’ll immediately smell the delightful aroma of lavender. Sit down to dinner, and you may enjoy a meal cooked in avocado oil,  paired with a refreshing, tall glass of lemon tea.  Afterwards, you may sample a couple drops of coconut oil lotion from the restroom and forget what dry hands felt like. The only difference between an evening at Rhae’s home and…

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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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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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