Weed Out The Pain

Weed Out The Pain

Sean Hodge is getting used to the slower pace of Humboldt County, his new home since September. He moved here to start his business, Weedy Oil, which makes organic CBD-rich salves, lip balms, and soaps—products he was inspired to create after experiencing first-hand the healing effects of cannabis. Hodge credits high-CBD (cannabidiol) and CBN (cannabinol) strains, and his own forays into homemade salves and topicals, with helping him heal after a near-fatal car accident. Hodge…

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Got Respect

Got Respect

  The guys at Got Respect in downtown Garberville are working to bring health and vitality to the community through a trifecta of alternative remedies that they call the Three Kings: Shilajit, CBD Max and Moringa Tea.   “For me, it’s a way to help the community I live in and have a good lifestyle for myself,” said Vincent Pollock, the 27-year-old who has owned Got Respect, a martial arts and healthy living business in Garberville since…

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Craft Elixirs

Craft Elixirs

WASHINGTON STATE What do you get when you cross Chicago’s sophisticated post-speakeasy vintage cocktail culture with Seattle’s embrace of experimental gastronomy and recreational cannabis? A wonderous line of syrups and elixirs fit for both craft cocktails and pancakes. You get Craft Elixirs, a small startup in the charming Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. Jamie Hoffman came to THC-based elixirs through a twisting path. After graduating in 1995 from Northwestern University with a major in Communications and…

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Ditched Weeds: A Brief Discussion of Hemp

Ditched Weeds: A Brief Discussion of Hemp

Ditched Weeds: A Brief Discussion of Hemp Hemp is illegal. Hemp isn’t really weed, but it is illegal. Before you go tackling that 17-year-old Phish fan for their hemp necklace, read on. In the US, cannabis was recognized and regulated as a psychoactive substance as early as the 1860s, but the Marihuana Tax of 1937 is the well-accepted point of the plant’s inauguration into infamy. The Act, like much historical legislation, was largely a reflection…

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