CSI: Humboldt

CSI: Humboldt

Need to know the strain of your plant but don’t feel like waiting two months to find out its sex? What if you get a male when you wanted a female plant? Leave it up to the Nspecta and his team at “CSI:Humboldt.” His all-female team can help escort you and your plants to the feminized direction. “My buddies would joke around [and say], ‘we’ll send these cuts to CSI: Humboldt’,” said Nspecta, 40. For…

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A Very Humboldt Week

A Very Humboldt Week

Humboldt County is naturally beautiful — and the USDA agrees. A recent study listed Humboldt as the second most naturally-beautiful county in the nation. Judging from the redwoods, rivers and mountains, that is unsurprising for the locals. No one will deny that Humboldt is unique. It’s entirely possible to surf at sunrise, summit a mountain for lunch and kayak until sunset. Celebrity talent graces our shores, intellectual superstars speak at our university and best of…

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April’s Pot Talk with Emily Hobelmann

April’s Pot Talk with Emily Hobelmann

THC-Rich Deep Sleep & CBD-Rich Trident    The Humboldt Patient Resource Center (HPRC) in Northern Humboldt County is a stylish and welcoming facility. It’s been a dispensary for about 17 years now, pretty much since the dawn of the dispensary model in California. When I arrived to pick up samples for this edition of Pot Talk, a fresh and enthusiastic crew greeted me.    The HPRC’s selection includes in-house cultivated flowers and clones from their…

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The Science of Hard Cider

The Science of Hard Cider

Vinum, et al   The compound 4-etheyl phenol can wreak havoc on low-alcohol fermented beverages.  It’s produced by contaminant, or rogue, Brettanomyces yeasts (Brett, for short).  At low levels, 4-ethyl phenol contributes to flavor complexity in red wine, beer and hard cider. Excessively bretty beverages, however, have a powerful ‘band-aid’ or barnyard note.     I have had only a handful of ciders since they burst onto the beverage scene over a decade ago. The…

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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 Casual Cup

The Casual Cup

Trim Scene Solutions hosted Southern Humboldt’s First Annual Casual Concentrate Cup. With the publics vote, entries in the BHO, CO2 and Solventless Extracts categories were voted upon with one rosin taking the lead.   Southern Humboldt was blessed with a vigorous rainstorm on the day of the first Annual Casual Concentrate Cup, a fresh event hosted by the local cannabis processing supply and functional glass shop Trim Scene Solutions (TSS). The event took place in…

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Arcana Delights

Arcana Delights

  As we move towards a more accepting culture with cannabis, misconceptions of what it means to be a “stoner” and “in the industry” are being broken down and remolded. For Julie Robbins, she never thought she would be mixing and infusing edible desserts when she moved to Arcata, California. with her husband back in 2005. Now, Robbin’s Arcana Delights are breaking the cookie cutter mold of how we see edibles by offering a classy…

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True Humboldt

True Humboldt

It began with a vision that laws were going to change. With seven founding farmers, True Humboldt was born with a mission to create a farmer-focused, farmer-funded, cannabis brand.   True Humboldt is a co-op like network of local cannabis farmers with sun-grown products. The groups works with the Humboldt Sun Growers Guild, a hub for local farmers, to help get local product out of the area. Together the two companies support, advocate, market and…

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Humboldt County’s Commercial Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance

Humboldt County’s Commercial Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance

Welcome to the brave new world of commercial medicinal cannabis in California. With legislation looming in the state, Humboldt County has become ground zero for the future of regulatory cannabis production. North Coast residents have enacted two major sets of laws in the past six months, and now, Humboldt County folks will face a third set in the County’s new land use ordinance. Prop. 215’s days are now officially numbered, so wrap your mind around…

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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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