Hemp Seeds: Sustainable Superfoods for Me and You

Hemp Seeds: Sustainable Superfoods for Me and You

The precious oil from hemp seeds is a miracle superfood in its own right. For some of us, hemp seed oil is part of a daily health regimen. I take a tablespoonful a day with my morning vitamins to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) and have done so for 21 years. It has helped keep the symptoms to a minimum and me out of a wheelchair, so far. Amid the thousands of uses for hemp, the…

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(De)Construction: Hempcrete, The Walls Between Us and Its Mass Utilization

(De)Construction: Hempcrete, The Walls Between Us and Its Mass Utilization

In the 1970’s, Hunter S. Thompson was originally sent to Las Vegas to cover the Mint 400 for Sports Illustrated, a less-than-stellar and mildly unimportant stock car race, and instead returned with a novel length screed on the death of the American dream. I, too, have been inspired similarly by the deluge of information that came to light as I attended a hempcrete building workshop in the Trinidad Rancheria, located in Trinidad, California. I thought,…

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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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A Hempster Named Cindy Hopper

A Hempster Named Cindy Hopper

“Hemp is the only plant that can feed, clothe, house, provide clean energy and health to every man, woman, and child on the planet…so what are we waiting for humanity?” Cindy Hopper is the definition of a Hempster. With more than two decades in the hemp sector, she brings experience, knowledge, and know-how to the circle. To understand what has led Cindy to where she is today, you have to know a little about her…

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Air Hemp: Hempearth Group Ltd Is Taking Hemp To The Skies

Air Hemp: Hempearth Group Ltd Is Taking Hemp To The Skies

As seen on USA Today, The National Hemp Association and many other notable organizations, Hempearth Group LTD is on a mission to build the world’s first hemp plane. This, what some would call an insane vision, is the dream of a man by the name of Derek Kesek. This hempsational concept is ever closer to becoming a reality. On December 17th, 2016 Hempearth Group Ltd will relaunch the epic Hemp Plane Project! I work with…

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Oregon Coast Edibles

Oregon Coast Edibles

A Taste Through the Dispensaries of the Scenic Coast       My decade-long travels for fiber (see “Eco Printing Cannabis’s  Landscape” in August 2016’s edition) have brought me up and down the Oregon Coast. As a California resident, and 215 card-holder, I had trouble finding medication along the way. It is needless to say that when recreational cannabis became legal in Oregon, I was excited. This made traveling easier and more enjoyable. However, the…

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Pot Pairing

Pot Pairing

The Emerald Magazine will showcase the full spectrum of the Emerald Triangle’s artisanal craftsmanship at the Emerald Pot Pairing! Local food, beer, wine, desserts, and cannabis infusions will be available for the tasting delight of our guests. We will host a menu of pairings throughout the afternoon with samples from our vendors paired together in an appetizing array, and local producers will be available in their booths to meet with guests and share their stories. The…

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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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Happy Fourth, Emerald!

Happy Fourth, Emerald!

An anniversary is a good time to look back at highlights of the previous year. The delight of writing for the Emerald Magazine comes from applauding the creative and courageous people who continually take cannabis culture to new heights, including our intrepid publisher, Christina DeGiovanni. To celebrate the Emerald Magazine’s fourth anniversary, let’s look back at some of the cannabis events and companies we’ve profiled and catch up with some of the many wonderful companies…

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Another Trip Around The Sun

Another Trip Around The Sun

Since 1828, Merriam-Webster has been giving definition to words. August is amongst us, marking the anniversary of the Emerald Magazine. This month is a fitting time for this special occasion. The word August according to Merriam-Webster has a short definition: having a formal and impressive quality, and a long definition: marked by majestic dignity or grandeur. August and the Emerald Magazine pair together like fine wine and flowers, providing an impressive quality to the cannabis…

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