The Oakland Toke

The Oakland Toke

Puff, Pass, Paint   Visitors to Oakland are always enthralled by supreme sunsets, sports culture, and now the emerging cannabis scene. Those residing in Oakland are equally impressed with the passage of Measure Z, which is the city’s alternative to the War on Drugs. Since Measure Z places adult cannabis use as the lowest police priority, functions like Puff, Pass, Paint are allowed to exist.   Puff, Pass, Paint is a two-hour, cannabis infused art…

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Emerald in Oakland

Emerald in Oakland

Meet Your Farmer By Laura Matise Flow Kana and the International Cannabis Farmer’s Association teamed up to provide an evening of farm-to-table cannabis at the Oakland Cannabis Creative – the nation’s first cannabis space dedicated to community and social consumption. All the proceeds went to support the International Cannabis Farmer’s Association (ICFA) whose mission is to empower traditional cannabis farmers through education, research and advocacy. The sponsors for the event were all sustainable, sun grown…

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2017 National Cannabis Industry Association Summit & Expo

2017 National Cannabis Industry Association Summit & Expo

The Cannabis industry’s occupation rainbow was displayed in its full spectrum on June 12-14 at  the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), Cannabis Business Summit and Expo. As the organization’s largest meeting yet, 4,500 people gathered at the Oakland Marriott City Center. Medical experts, attorneys, technology and software specialists, and public policy advocates were only a sliver of the array. From seed to sale to recycling soil, and making it legal at every step, the heart…

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The Cannaisseur Series

The Cannaisseur Series

A 420 Foodie’s Dream Story & Photos  by Laura Matsie The Cannaisseur dinner series, hosted by Chef Coreen Carroll and her fiancé Ryan Bush, celebrates both the relationship between cannabis and food, and the cannabis community itself. Coreen and Ryan have been creating these events for two years, and Cannaisseur will celebrate its “Canniversary” at a special event this May! Chef Coreen is not shy about her inspiration for these events, and describes herself as…

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Wanderlust

Wanderlust

Yogis of all levels gathered at San Francisco’s Lindley Meadow Park on Sunday, April 23rd to celebrate Wanderlust 108, the world’s first and only mindful triathlon. The event brings together yoga, meditation and a 5k run/walk in a festival-type atmosphere. The global festival came to Northern California as part of its worldwide tour. Other cities on the North American leg of the tour include: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Denver, Portland, and Seattle, among…

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Treatwell Pet Tinctures

Treatwell Pet Tinctures

Filling in the gaps to help an exotic range of patients  ………………………   Though research exists on how cannabis helps pets facing medical problems like cancer, that limited data pool is only the beginning if you want to help a pet through a heart-wrenching condition. That just wouldn’t do for Northern California company Treatwell, so they’re filling in the gaps themselves to help an exotic range of patients. To create the most effective treatments for…

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Covering Cannabis with Awarding Winning Journalist David Downs

Covering Cannabis with Awarding Winning Journalist David Downs

“Academia and the media have come to embrace this newly formed landscape — Forbes, the Washington Times, the Economist, and VICE are among the many publications that regularly feature cannabis content.” As the cannabis industry continues to flourish and build bridges between industries, the topic is becoming more relevant across fields including business, technology, medicine, finance, and of course, journalism. Our views of marijuana are changing, and its scope is only widening. The majority of…

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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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Cannabinated Spanakopita

Cannabinated Spanakopita

Fine cuisine in a romantic setting is a classic way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. You can create that special scene right at home. Decorate with brilliant Aegean blue and crisp white. Provide some mellow Bouzouki instrumental music. And take the time to treat your sweetie to a spectacular, homemade Greek dinner, cannabinated as much or as little as you want. A bit of San Francisco medical cannabis history first. The showpiece dish for this Greek…

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