California Caregivers Alliance

California Caregivers Alliance

Come Happy…Leave Happier | by Shannon Perkins | Los Angeles         Cannabidiol (CBD), a component in cannabis strains, has been part of my daily dose since this past August when I realized it has a positive, direct impact on my depression. Finding a regular place to get CBD anything was a challenge. And, my empty jars looked sad. So, I researched and visited all the dispensaries in eastern L.A., some in the…

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Flower Power

Flower Power

Humboldt Medicine Series  Humble Flower Co. by Sharon Letts           Like many who come to Humboldt County, California, Humble Flower Co. owner Thea Wayne came for school. Drawn to the redwoods and the beautiful coastline, she was just 17 when she arrived from her hometown of Homer, Alaska seven years ago. Initially a degree in International Studies and the promise of travel as a student with Humboldt State University inspired the…

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Emerald Magazine’s Women in Cannabis

Emerald Magazine’s Women in Cannabis

  Women have become a driving force in the cannabis industry. As the market continues to expand, so do opportunities for females to break stigma and build equality. Gone are the days of a marginalized, male-dominated cannabis industry, thanks to the women — the pioneers, the advocates, the business owners and the scientists — like these. Forward by Melissa Hutsell  |   Biographies by Ed Huddson Dani Burkhart Founder and Consultant of Emerald Heritage Farms, Treasurer for…

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Mara Gordon: Teaching Doctors about Cannabis

Mara Gordon: Teaching Doctors about Cannabis

How Aunt Zelda’s is Bridging the Gap Between Cannabis and the Medical Establishment By Gooey Rabinski   In a world increasingly focused on cannabis as a profit commodity, one company — and one woman — stand apart. In 2011, after having successfully treated herself and her husband using cannabis oil, Mara Gordon decided that not enough was being done to educate doctors and medical professionals regarding the efficacy of cannabis.   In response, Gordon, along…

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Green Leaf Warrior

Green Leaf Warrior

One Woman’s Mission to Tip the Scales of Injustice     Jamie Goswick is a normal person like you and I. Perhaps I should say she is a NORML person like you and I. Jamie is on a mission to help break the negative stigmas and stereotypes associated with cannabis through activism and education. She’s a ganjapreneur and cannabis business owner who’s helping to make a positive difference throughout the cannabis industry not only in…

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POT FICTION

POT FICTION

Forever Flowers Gets Fresh with the Cannabis Community   Forever Flowers is a film project created and directed by Erin Granat, a Nor Cal transplant living in Los Angeles. The movie portrays pot and the public in a realistic light, a standalone from the token stoner comedies or hard hitting crime dramas. Blending elements of Virtual Reality (VR) and old-school storytelling, Forever Flowers offers a look into family, community, and dealing with legal weed, with the…

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Two San Francisco Visionaries

Two San Francisco Visionaries

Auntie Dolores and Brownie Mary Bring Healing Remedies   Julianna Carella has had two passions since she was very young, health freedom and owning her own business. These have united beautifully as Auntie Dolores, home of delicious, health-oriented medical cannabis foods.   To Julianna, health freedom means “the right to choose how we heal our bodies and our minds,” according to the company’s website. For those of us who include cannabis in that healing, Auntie…

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Permit Deadline

Permit Deadline

via Humboldt County Administrative Office: Dec. 30 is the last day to file a cannabis permit application If you are planning on operating locally as a cannabis cultivator in 2017 you must submit your application to the Planning & Building Department’s Cannabis Services Division no later than Friday, Dec. 30. This deadline also applies to individuals seeking permits for other commercial cannabis activities including: manufacturing, processing, wholesale distribution, or nurseries. Beginning Jan. 1, 2017 no…

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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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Emerald Alchemy

Emerald Alchemy

A Bright Artisanal Light in an Industry that’s Teetering Toward Commercialization     Billie Thibodeau is President, CEO and Founder of Emerald Alchemy, a collective providing flowers, tincture, and cold water hash to medical cannabis patients in California. She is a talented artist, an intuitive farmer and a shrewd businesswoman — you can find her products at dispensaries throughout the state.   Emerald Magazine recently caught up with Thibodeau via email to learn what she…

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