Humboldt’s Craft Beverage Highlights

Humboldt’s Craft Beverage Highlights

Humboldt County gets a lot of tourists coming to Northern California this time of year.  Many come to get away from the heat, while many come to get away from general urban madness.  As I like to tell folks who have never visited the area:  “There’s not a lot of people or traffic, and we have loads of free parking.” We also produce loads of hand-crafted wines, hard ciders and micro brews.  The following are…

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Elk Ridge Holistic

Elk Ridge Holistic

“Their personal involvement with their patient has manifested a program in which they make it possible for people with terminal illnesses, or who are especially in need, to receive their products for free.” Off-roaders whizz along a span of terrain overlooking the mountains and redwoods in the heart of Humboldt County, California where the Eel River runs serpentine miles below. Goats munch on cannabis leaves, children and workers tend to pigs and horses, and in…

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Pot Talk: Sunrise Mountain Farms

Pot Talk: Sunrise Mountain Farms

“Males happen. And yes, those pollinations were unintentional, but Dave from Sunrise Mountain Farms, in Humboldt County, California, calls them “happy accidents” because he appreciates what came out of those crosses.” The all-female patch of Triple Berry cannabis plants grew in the garden. The plants were just doing their thing, reaching for the sun, doing what plants do. The berry-tastic strain was something they got from a friend, someone local. And everything was groovy until…

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The Life and Career of Renowned Horticulturist and Author Jorge Cervantes

The Life and Career of Renowned Horticulturist and Author Jorge Cervantes

“Cannabis is no longer a subculture, it’s pop-culture. It’s an industry worth billions, and as a movement it’s global.” As cannabis normalizes it’s easy to forget about the days when cannabis enthusiasts were outsiders. We’ve come a long way as a culture, movement, and industry. Some, including myself, can’t remember when popular strains didn’t exist. When cannabis was just pot or grass no one knew much about it, let alone how to cultivate it. Weed…

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People on Pot — Woman on Fire — Amber O’Neill

People on Pot — Woman on Fire — Amber O’Neill

Amber O’Neill is a lead farmer at HappyDay Farms in Mendocino County, California, just north of Laytonville. HappyDay is a diverse and beautiful farm with terraced gardens of produce, flowers and cannabis. The revolutionary ranch is built on community and eco-conscious methodologies. And O’Neill is a revolutionary personality — a woman who is taking a stand for her community of small farmers and for her homestead. HappyDay provides cannabis to qualified medical marijuana patients and…

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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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Rain Grown Cannabis

Rain Grown Cannabis

Rain-grown cannabis represents salmon safe, fish friendly farming, with many other benefits to the watershed and our communities! For plants to grow, air and water need to flow. Soil (and its microbiology) provide a happy medium, and the sun provides photons to power photosynthesis. These elements all come together to form life on earth, the redwood forests, and our farms and gardens. When we harvest rain, we harvest abundance at the time when it is…

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California Votes on Recreational Cannabis

California Votes on Recreational Cannabis

The AUMA (Adult Use of Marijuana Act) is coming to your California ballot in November 2016. It’s one of the 18 latest California propositions the voters will be deciding this November. Besides the recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 years and older, the voters will have a say in a ban on plastic bags, increase in cigarette taxes, eliminating the death penalty, increasing California’s minimum wage and retooling Proposition 13, especially as it relates…

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Going Green and Growing Clean

Going Green and Growing Clean

Access to clean, environmentally-friendly and truly organic cannabis at a fair cost can be trickier than most may believe. Many people do not question where or how the cannabis was grown, even when buying from a medical dispensary. Unfortunately, a lot of cannabis grown and sold today is many times not done so in a way that is healthy for either nature or the people that consume it. Harmful pesticides and other unsafe farming techniques…

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Pot Talk: Humboldt Organic Collective

Pot Talk: Humboldt Organic Collective

  Humboldt Organic Collective is based in Southeastern Humboldt County — in this area of the world, the dramatic Northern California landscape is punctuated by untold cannabis farms, from smaller specialty farms to big commercial grows that focus on high volume output. Humboldt Organic Collective is on the specialty/boutique end of the spectrum. They produce small batch, distinctive cannabis flowers and ice water hash at their remote location in the Humboldt hills. This is where…

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