Empower Oil

Empower Oil

Oregon Cannabis Bodycare By Art Cosgrove Empower Body Care is a rising star in the Northwest cannabeauty scene. The company embraces a minimalist style and offers a small catalogue of bodycare products that are just as much of a medicine as they are cosmetics. Trista Okel runs Portland based company, and has been involved in the medical canna-biz for more than 10 years. We spoke to her about her products and the future of the…

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Sacred Herb Medicinals

Sacred Herb Medicinals

Bend, Oregon’s Finest | Written by Art Cosgrove   Erin McClaskey and Aaron Hohman are partners in business, and marriage, who run Sacred Herb Medicinals in Bend, Oregon. They’re one of the few cannabis companies in Deschutes County, as the Oregon cannabusiness trend has been much slower than in the more populated centers of Portland, Eugene and Medford. It wasn’t until this past November that many of the counties east of the Willamette Valley had…

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Doc Talks – Cannabis and Pets

Doc Talks – Cannabis and Pets

Oregon-based Veterinarian Gives Her Expert Advice | by Art Cosgrove Dr. Moriah Kaufman is a veterinarian who works in the Portland/Gresham area of Oregon. She gave us a vet’s perspective on the efficacy and future of cannabis as a treatment for pets. Her opinions and views are strictly those of a scientist and do not necessarily reflect the views of anyone other than Dr. Kaufman, unless otherwise stated. Emerald Magazine: How do dogs and cats…

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Empower Body Care

Empower Body Care

Oregon Cannabis Bodycare By Art Cosgrove     Empower Body Care is a rising star in the Northwest cannabeauty scene. The company embraces a minimalist style and offers a small catalogue of bodycare products that are just as much of a medicine as they are cosmetics. Trista Okel runs Portland based company, and has been involved in the medical canna-biz for more than 10 years. We spoke to her about her products and the future of…

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Around the Campfire

Around the Campfire

Writers for the Emerald Magazine are occasionally sent out on missions to complete assignments based off firsthand experience from one of our editors. Occasionally, we (in this case, I) may do a cold call to a potential interviewee, in this case, it was to Campfire Cannabis based out of Portland, Oregon — my home turf. I’ve always enjoyed seeing how our neighbors to the north are setting the example for the inevitable legalized landscape that…

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The Green Rush

The Green Rush

Do ya smell that? No, I’m not talking about the scent wafting from someone’s bong of Death Star (19.9% THC), but rather the cannabis industry becoming mainstream legitimate.   Ted Simpkins, the former CEO of Southern Wine & Spirits is now the CEO of River Distribution. The company models the ABC’s (Alcohol Beverage Control) process where middlemen purchases products from the growers and in turn, sell to the dispensaries throughout California. River Distribution is using…

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Portland Extracts

Portland Extracts

    The Hipster of Concentrates  When Oregon became the fourth state to legalize recreational cannabis it opened the door for businesses like Portland Extracts to provide customers with top shelf shatter, dabs, and live resin, a type of BHO (Butane Hash Oil). The law also allowed them to provide extraction services to others in the community. According to their website, “There are no membership or door fees charged to our patients. We strive to…

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