Dank Canvas

Dank Canvas

Come to Create or Medicate, Either Way, You Elevate Pink doughnuts in the sky and owl eyes, rise high with Dank Canvas, LA’s premiere puff and paint workshop. Jennifer Korsen started the cannabis infused art class in early March 2017. Dank Canvas appeared on my Instagram feed a few days before the event, and I instantly messaged her, practically begging for a spot. Two weeks after announcing it, the first event had sold out, and…

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Immortal Element

Immortal Element

What Happens When You Take Scraps and Set Them On Fire Burn it. Hit it. Cut it. No matter how they crush, heat, or twist it, copper is the undying power behind Immortal Element. The art, jewelry, furniture, and home decor-creating and marketing duo, Aaron and Heather Houser, do everything “in-house” as a husband and wife team. Former Northern California residents, the couple currently operates the business out of the rustic Adirondack Mountains in upstate…

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Foodwise Kitchen

Foodwise Kitchen

Humboldt County native, Rachele McCluskey, is abundant in life’s most precious resource – good health. With bright azure-colored eyes and glowing skin, McCluskey is a walking advertisement for the plant-based diet she endorses at her growing business, Foodwise Kitchen.   This August, McCluskey is celebrating one year since opening Foodwise in downtown Arcata, Humboldt’s bohemian university town. The high ceilings, elegant style and natural light of the commercial kitchen at Foodwise create the perfect background…

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Raw Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Cacao-Canna Sauce

Raw Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Cacao-Canna Sauce

  What You’ll Need: 10” spring form pan Food processor or blender Crust:  1 cup almonds  1 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened ½ cup raw cacao powder  12 Medjool Dates, pitted Pinch Himalayan salt  In a food processor pulse together the almonds, cacao powder and shredded coconut. One by one, add pitted dates and salt. Process until evenly combined and dough is starting to stick together. Pour mixture into your springform pan and press around edges,…

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Clarity, Caring and Healing in Washington State

Clarity, Caring and Healing in Washington State

Patient Profile: Sage Amdahl Washington State patient, Sage Amdahl, 38, was born in 1978 with cataracts in both eyes. Refractive Lensectomy surgery as an infant resulted in glaucoma in both eyes and a detached retina in her right eye. Created in the early 1970s, Lensectomy was a new procedure when practiced on Amdahl. It’s typically done to reverse near or farsightedness, but in Amdahl’s case, the procedure left her legally blind. “I was initially diagnosed…

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Humboldt Seed Company

Humboldt Seed Company

We met in the coastal town of Arcata, California on a cool July morning for a drive up the mountain, and through northern Humboldt County. Winding up the mountain, the sun glistened on the river as we talked pot shop. Hours and many picturesque miles later, our farm tour team arrived at Humboldt Seed Company. Humboldt Seed Company takes a holistic approach in both their breeding and farming practices. Even though HSC uses cutting edge…

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My Bud Vase

My Bud Vase

Written by Mackenzie Brotzman Deep in the heart of South Carolina, a state not often associated with progressive cannabis policies, Doreen Sullivan creates one-of-a-kind lifestyle pieces with two purposes. Her antique floral vases also double as water pipes. My Bud Vase, a passion project of Doreen’s, launched April 2016 in Folly Beach, South Carolina, what she describes as a “hippie bohemian beach community,” about nine miles outside of downtown Charleston. Originally, however, Doreen grew up…

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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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Celebrate!

Celebrate!

The Emerald Triangle Shares A New Cannabis Product: Education       Humboldt County is pulling back the Redwood Curtain to share two of their signature exports: clean, organic cannabis and generations-deep knowledge about the plant. And this one is all about the ladies. Celebrate is a cannabis conference focused on the women farmers, product makers, business owners, industry leaders, medical experts, patients, and recreational consumers.   Men are absolutely welcome to attend. While topics…

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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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