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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The Story of Our Hemp

The Story of Our Hemp

…Once upon a time in a rich and verdant land…We achieved something that no one had ever accomplished before. It was a moment our founding team will remember forever: the moment that we grasped that first 30 pound bag of cannabis seeds in our hands. To anyone else, that bag wouldn’t cause even a blink of an eye. Its woven fibers held bulb-like seeds with an extraordinary texture and color to them. That bag of…

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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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The Meaning of Hemp

The Meaning of Hemp

Q & A With Humboldt Hemp Advocate and Entrepreneur, Anna Owen With all the attention on cannabis these days, some may overlook the low THC seed and fiber crop varieties commonly known as hemp. In fact, there is a lot of confusion around what hemp is, how it can be used, and what role, if any, hemp can play in our local Humboldt scene. To gain some insight and understanding, I spoke with Anna Owen,…

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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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