Pot talk with Emily Hobelmann

Pot talk with Emily Hobelmann

The Heart of Humboldt The Heart of Humboldt, also known as THCA, is a bustling medical cannabis dispensary in Arcata, California. The venue itself is fairly small, yet cozy at the same time. They have a broad selection of flowers, all lab tested, some grown on-site and some grown off-site by assuredly vetted vendors. THCA has been around for years. Shoot, I used to shop there back when I was a student at Humboldt State…

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Pot Talk with Emily Hobelmann

Pot Talk with Emily Hobelmann

Emerald Pharms Dispensary: Black Beauty  ………………………………………………………………………………….   According to the SC Labs website, researchers have identified over 70 unique cannabinoids within the cannabis plant. The most famous cannabinoid is THC which stands for Tetrahydrocannabinol, best known for its psychoactive effects, and the cannabinoid CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a close second. It’s gained much fame in the past decade for its medicinal properties, including its effectiveness in the treatment of epilepsy. At home, I have this sweet…

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Pot Talk with Emily Hobelmann

Pot Talk with Emily Hobelmann

     Sunnabis killed it at the 2016 Emerald Cup, an outdoor, organic, medical cannabis competition, taking ninth place in the Flowers category with their Mango OG and 18th place with their XJ-13. There were more than 650 entries in the category this year, by having both of their entries place in the Top 20 is a huge deal!   Wendy Kornberg and her partner Doug Cook are the proprietors of Sunnabis, or, in her…

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Resin Ranch

Resin Ranch

Outlaw Dry Sift Hash and Flower for Your Holiday Enjoyment.         December edition of Pot Talk Todd Franciskovic is the Dry Sift Jedi of Resin Ranch Extraction. Joey Burger, aka the Humboldt Local, is the man behind the Mendo Hideout, a farm in Northern Mendocino. They provided Berry White flower and dry sift hash for this holiday edition. Berry White is a delightfully classic cross: Blueberry X White Widow. The flower was…

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NOVEMBER POT TALK – A Rosin Potpourri

NOVEMBER POT TALK – A Rosin Potpourri

Since the inception of Pot Talk back in May, 2015, I’ve primarily written about collectives with an established brand, people that want to get their names out there. But weed is still illegal, and some people choose to farm and distribute cannabis anonymously. For this edition of Pot Talk, I acquired four varieties of “rosin” from two such anonymous folks in the Southern Humboldt County community. Their aliases: “Don Benito” and “Marco Esquandolas.” Their extract…

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POT TALK – Redwood Roots: Your Humboldt Strain Station

POT TALK – Redwood Roots: Your Humboldt Strain Station

  “I feel like they fell out of the sky. And it’s the first time that’s happened to me… I’m extremely blessed.” All aboard the Redwood Roots strain train where heavenly volunteers and influential life moments have crossed to create some miracle blends in this month’s edition of Pot Talk. Redwood Roots is a medical cannabis collective based in Southern Humboldt. Chris Anderson, founding member and president, grew the two strains featured in this edition…

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Pot Talk with Emily Hobelmann

Pot Talk with Emily Hobelmann

“The smell is super rich and earthy, and I think it has a distinct citrus note, a tartness, like lemon and rose geranium. The color is a medley of green and purple with the accents of dark, thick brown-orange hairs. And it’s as frosty as a snowman.” Little Hill Cultivators specializes in organic light deprivation and outdoor-grown cannabis. They’re based in Southern Trinity County, in Northern California, and they’re all about producing volume without compromising…

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Pot Talk: Sheshemani

Pot Talk: Sheshemani

“Yes, the untrimmed Sheshemani she shared with me is light and feathery, but not insubstantial. There are nice, pale greenish-brown, buds inside that outer, leafy layer.” Shashamane is a town in Ethiopia, just north of the equator in Eastern Africa. Sure, it’s a world away from the Emerald Magazine‘s Northern California home base in cannabis-central, but it should come as no surprise to anyone that people cultivate and consume cannabis there too. This month’s edition…

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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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Pot Talk: Healing Harvest Farms

Pot Talk: Healing Harvest Farms

Healing Harvest Farms (HHF) medical cannabis dispensary is located along Highway 101 in lush and beautiful northern Mendocino County, California. This “community collective” dispensary was founded by Tim Blake, a long-time cannabis farmer and the man who started the Emerald Cup — a NorCal cannabis competition that culminates in a two-day mega-fair every December. HHF offers organic sun grown cannabis at reasonable rates. Some of the medicinal cannabis is grown by collective members; some by…

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