Mellow Brick Road: A Journey to the Emerald City

Mellow Brick Road: A Journey to the Emerald City

Oh, the weather outside is weather! Happy holidays, Emerald family. This is the first holiday season I will spend outside of the Golden State and inside of Seattle where it is uncomfortably cold. Fortunately, this is the time of year when it’s completely acceptable to do less, eat more and quit shaving above the knee. This year has been a wild ride and it’s coming rapidly to an end. We made it through the Rio…

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The High Life

The High Life

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. -Mignon McLaughlin Hello, Emerald readers! Please tell me you’re as fed up with this heat wave as I am? I do not fancy being sweaty all the time unless, of course, it’s in the bedroom… Or the car… Or on the living floor, etc. but we’ll come back to that. This month I will not be participating in the “hemp” theme….

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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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Cannabis Crackles: Drugs Declare War on War on Drugs

Cannabis Crackles: Drugs Declare War on War on Drugs

The year 2015 was an astonishingly successful year for cannabis advocates across the nation. From legalization and well regulated sales in Oregon and Washington to the report of Congress ending the federal prohibition on medical cannabis, it can be stated plainly that if the Reagan administration’s War on Drugs was to declare a victor, last year the sound victory was on the side of drugs. The government didn’t foresee that the drugs they finally legalized…

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The Stonely Planet

The Stonely Planet

The Emerald’s Humor Guide to Trimmigrant Culture Trimmigrants are an interesting and diverse crew who flock here to take part in autumn bounty, lending their own agricultural stylist techniques to a grow operation near you. Whereas once it was damn near exotic to have an Oregonian helping tend the fields, so to speak, now you’re in a burgeoning international hub. So, in ambivalent honor of the first person who spilled the proverbial beans that lead to…

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Interview with the Rule of Law

Interview with the Rule of Law

Cannabis Crackles A few days ago, illuminated only by the light of a series of candles in the furthest, most ominous nook of the the Emerald’s new Eureka office, The Rule of Law was kind enough to join me for an in depth interview about their controversial policies, their knack for profiteering, and the fact that a concept has been made flesh and bone. I sat eagerly awaiting The Rule of Law’s arrival for about…

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Cannabis Crackles

Cannabis Crackles

Cannabis Crackles: Test Results In Panel of Doctors Concludes Cannabis as Cure for Not-Currently-Being-Stoned -Sam Greenspan-    A ground breaking triple blind study from The Brookings Institute, comprised of participants comprised of a diversity of ages, backgrounds, and socio-economic standing, has definitively concluded that cannabis is, indeed, the cure for not being stoned at the moment.   The study conducted over the course of thirteen years, and spearheaded by celebrity sociologist Flannery O’Shea began to yield…

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The High Life: The Dating Game

The High Life: The Dating Game

The High Life The Dating Game Sherae O’Shaughnessy Columnist It is no secret that the dating pool in Humboldt County is shallow. When it comes to meeting a new, potential mate, it’s slim pickin’s out there. On top of which, everyone knows everyone. Rather, everyone has dated everyone. You can hardly throw a rock without hitting someone your best friend went on a  terrible date or drunkenly hooked up with. I have plenty of single friends…

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Kinetic Cringe

Kinetic Cringe

Kinetic Cringe The Haunted Kinetic Lab of Horrors By Bernard Bass | Photos by H.R. LoBue   It is just before noon on a quiet Sunday morning at the end of a loosely paved road in Arcata. Changing leaves skirt across the street in a breeze that smells of the fresh, brisk beginnings of a Lost Coast autumn.   Wrapped in a pale-blue, overcast sky, the hazy sun hangs low over a Northern California, Humboldt town….

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Mycality Mushrooms

Mycality Mushrooms

Mycality Mushrooms   Healthy Living Through Mushrooms By Stephanie Giles   A bulbous mushroom grows from a block of sawdust, sprouting what looks like a mane of white hair that seems to lay perfectly straight. Yes, it’s a mushroom, but take a bite and you will taste the salty tenderness of lobster. This is a Lions Mane mushroom and it’s just one that Michael Egan grows. After Egan graduated from HSU with a Soils degree, he…

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