Emerald Entrees: Harvest Flavors

Emerald Entrees: Harvest Flavors

“These ‘hemp’ plants of the pumpkin world are best for autumn decorating though they are fully edible and can be used for all the recipes you’ll find here.” It’s a funny thing, pumpkins: just like cannabis, they come in varieties good for making useful products and others that are sweet and delicious to consume. And, like hemp and the kind bud, they all cheerfully cross-pollinate too. The differences in types of cannabis are commonly understood…

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Hemp and Ganja- Kissing Cousins? The Cross-Pollination Debate

Hemp and Ganja- Kissing Cousins?  The Cross-Pollination Debate

“Absent intense research and collection of hard data that will be interesting to conduct as we move forward and funding becomes available, experts agree that a distance of ten (10) miles between hemp and marijuana fields is exceedingly appropriate to avoid cross-pollination.” While hemp and ganja are grown differently, and used for different purposes, they share the same botanical genus and species, Cannabis sativa. Since they’re both scientifically ‘cannabis’, in this discussion I refer to…

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Cannaeo: The First Luxury Hemp-Based Anti-Aging Serum

Cannaeo: The First Luxury Hemp-Based Anti-Aging Serum

Cannaeo is a California based skincare company, and now, the first in the industry to offer a hemp-driven anti-aging serum. The business first launched in May 2015 as an e-commerce retail website which sold upwards of 50 different cannabinoid and hemp-based products, describes Irene Hesse, Cannaeo National Account Manager. The company took new direction under current president, Carlo Desierto, who realized that he needed to cut the middleman, and instead, create an exclusive brand. “So,…

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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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Massage Your Bod with Green Garden Gold: Do It Yourself or Have Someone Help

Massage Your Bod with Green Garden Gold: Do It Yourself or Have Someone Help

Written by  Shannon Perkins Hemp Oil – Coconut Oil Body Massage Cream Green Garden Gold’s Hemp Oil – Coconut Oil Body Massage Cream is healthy and practical, perfect for everyday use. I’ve been using this cream for the past couple of weeks for basic day-to-day moisturizing and for emergency relaxation. It absorbs easily, leaving skin soft, but not greasy. This is perhaps my favorite quality about this product, no oily hands! The cream also works quickly…

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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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(De)Construction: Hempcrete, The Walls Between Us and Its Mass Utilization

(De)Construction: Hempcrete, The Walls Between Us and Its Mass Utilization

In the 1970’s, Hunter S. Thompson was originally sent to Las Vegas to cover the Mint 400 for Sports Illustrated, a less-than-stellar and mildly unimportant stock car race, and instead returned with a novel length screed on the death of the American dream. I, too, have been inspired similarly by the deluge of information that came to light as I attended a hempcrete building workshop in the Trinidad Rancheria, located in Trinidad, California. I thought,…

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A Hempster Named Cindy Hopper

A Hempster Named Cindy Hopper

“Hemp is the only plant that can feed, clothe, house, provide clean energy and health to every man, woman, and child on the planet…so what are we waiting for humanity?” Cindy Hopper is the definition of a Hempster. With more than two decades in the hemp sector, she brings experience, knowledge, and know-how to the circle. To understand what has led Cindy to where she is today, you have to know a little about her…

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Air Hemp: Hempearth Group Ltd Is Taking Hemp To The Skies

Air Hemp: Hempearth Group Ltd Is Taking Hemp To The Skies

As seen on USA Today, The National Hemp Association and many other notable organizations, Hempearth Group LTD is on a mission to build the world’s first hemp plane. This, what some would call an insane vision, is the dream of a man by the name of Derek Kesek. This hempsational concept is ever closer to becoming a reality. On December 17th, 2016 Hempearth Group Ltd will relaunch the epic Hemp Plane Project! I work with…

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The High Life: The History of Hemp

The High Life: The History of Hemp

Happy anniversary, Emerald Magazine! This publication has produced so many interesting and informative stories in the last four years. Cheers to many more. If memory serves, the Emerald did a feature story on me in the inaugural issue back in my comedy days. We were babies back then. Memories… To honor the magazine’s birthday, I thought we could take a different walk down memory lane and learn about the various ways cannabis has been used…

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