Baked in Humboldt by Rachel Schmidt

Baked in Humboldt by Rachel Schmidt

“Some people really do rely on having that chocolate at the end of the day,” Schmidt says. “It’s no different than someone who has their beer, cocktail, doobie, whatever.” Gazing across an array of meticulously decorated medical candies produced by Rachel Schmidt, you’d never guess her first food job was in a butcher shop. Her knack for creative sugary confections is innate amid her diverse background and deep understanding of food. She just can’t help…

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Per Glass

Per Glass

“In this age where most products are made in factories using automated processes, often in another country, I get a kick out of actually making things. Even though glass can be fragile, I get a sense of permanence from the finished pieces.” The field of glassblowing is growing in demand — at the top of the profession are skilled, custom glassblowers who can take ideas and turn them into complex pieces of art. Per Tillisch,…

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Keeping It Local with Humboldt Beverage Company

Keeping It Local with Humboldt Beverage Company

“Medicinal influences also play a part in the beverage recipes. Some of the drinks will include cannabis, and new recipes with cannabis are constantly in the works.” Local is the name of the game for Humboldt Beverage Company. The Arcata, California, based drink merchant ran by Jess Nelson, Keil Cronin and Jeri Vigil provides an array of local brews and elixirs that showcase the native flavors of Northern California. With the reputation of being within…

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Kiskanu: Sun-Grown Health in Humboldt

Kiskanu: Sun-Grown Health in Humboldt

Great quality sun-grown medicine, CBD and THC-rich strains and Herbals blends of many different varieties make Kiskanu Humboldt your one-stop source for alternative health products. Kiskanu Humboldt is a family farm dedicated to many kinds of herbal medicine, both with and without cannabis, The farm is coming into alignment with the permitting process here in HumCo and is a member of True Humboldt, a network of local farmers dedicated to sustainable farming, ecological mindfulness and…

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The Lazy Sativa Ranch

The Lazy Sativa Ranch

A By-the-Book Cannabis Farm in Southern Humboldt “By being open and clear about our values, which is what I’m trying to do with our farm, we can be clear about what kind of culture and community we want. That’s 90 percent of the reason why I think legalization is necessary right now.” The Lazy Sativa Ranch is the real deal — an open and aboveboard medical cannabis farm in Southern Humboldt County, Northern California. Rio…

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Cannabis with Class: The Emerald Magazine’s 2nd Annual Pot Pairing

Cannabis with Class: The Emerald Magazine’s 2nd Annual Pot Pairing

With heaping bowls of cannabis on every table, you could smell the enthusiasm of the guests in the air almost as strongly as the Loleta cheese and Sunrise Mountain Farms’ Lemon Kush at The Emerald Magazine’s Second Annual Pot Pairing. The pairing went off without a hitch on Saturday, September 10, 2016. With an array of wine, beer, food and of course copious amounts of cannabis. Ladybug Estates in Ferndale, California was the perfect setting for…

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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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Wine Distributor Dump

Wine Distributor Dump

A good wine list doesn’t have to be long, it just has to be, well, good. It’s a lot to ask for in most towns and cities across the country. Exceptions include world-class wine regions like Sonoma and Napa Valley. Otherwise, most wine lists are “distributor driven.” A distributor is the middle man. Some distributors are small operators who carry a portfolio of small production wines and others work for mega beverage sellers like Young’s…

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Happy Fourth, Emerald!

Happy Fourth, Emerald!

An anniversary is a good time to look back at highlights of the previous year. The delight of writing for the Emerald Magazine comes from applauding the creative and courageous people who continually take cannabis culture to new heights, including our intrepid publisher, Christina DeGiovanni. To celebrate the Emerald Magazine’s fourth anniversary, let’s look back at some of the cannabis events and companies we’ve profiled and catch up with some of the many wonderful companies…

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Compliant Cannabis: The “Green Rush’s” Looming Deadline Towards a Better Future for Generations to Come

Compliant Cannabis: The “Green Rush’s” Looming Deadline Towards a Better Future for Generations to Come

The Green Rush is full boar, land values have skyrocketed, out of area investors have come in and vagrant growers have ultimately dipped out and cashed in their chips. It’s the local farmers and landholders versus new investment interests. With a looming deadline of August, 23, 2016 to pre-register your EXISTING farm with the Humboldt County Planning Department, it is game on. Dozens of compliance workshops have been held over the past 18 months and…

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