Mothers Genetics

Mothers Genetics

A Passion for Seeds Takes Root   Mothers Genetics is an all-female run company that aspires to breed, preserve and sell rare cannabis seeds. The company celebrates the spirit and style of the founder’s mother, Angela Girling, a glamorous and rebellious dancer who made waves in the sixties throughout Europe.   “At a time when wives were just starting to get out of the kitchen, my mom danced out,” said Mothers Genetics founder Contessa Bliss…

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Hemp and Ganja- Kissing Cousins? The Cross-Pollination Debate

Hemp and Ganja- Kissing Cousins?  The Cross-Pollination Debate

“Absent intense research and collection of hard data that will be interesting to conduct as we move forward and funding becomes available, experts agree that a distance of ten (10) miles between hemp and marijuana fields is exceedingly appropriate to avoid cross-pollination.” While hemp and ganja are grown differently, and used for different purposes, they share the same botanical genus and species, Cannabis sativa. Since they’re both scientifically ‘cannabis’, in this discussion I refer to…

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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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The Cali Connection

The Cali Connection

True Breeds, World Class Seeds   The innovative world of cannabis cultivation is changing the landscape of the industry with the sheer diversity of breeds, brands and products. The possibilities are seemingly endless, but it all starts with a seed – and The Cali Connection is in the business of producing only the West Coast’s best.   Cali-Grown It is businesses like this that make California world-renowned for its cannabis genetics. The Los Angeles based…

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The CBD Crew and You

The CBD Crew and You

Tetrahydrocannabinol. It is a mouthful, a really great play in Scrabble and one of the most recognized psychoactive compounds in cannabis. It is logoed and popularized and is a central pursuit of many concentrate producers. Its medical applications are numerous and it’s recreational applications are off the charts. Cannabidiol. It too rolls off the tongue and is a great word choice for hangman, but CBD is one of the lesser known tandem compounds that make…

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