Emerald Scientific

Emerald Scientific

Emerald Scientific is re-approaching the science of cannabis and helping to set standards along the way. The multi-faceted company is the first and only of its type. The California-based business was founded “to bring specific products to the market that no one else has,” said Emerald Scientific’s Director, Ken Snoke. Snoke, who has more than 25 years combined experience in the biotechnology industry as a scientist and researcher, turned his sights to organic farming. While…

Read More

Emerald Trade Alliance

Emerald Trade Alliance

Based in Eugene, Oregon, the Emerald Trade Alliance is a good example of what may be in store for the California cannabis industry now that voters in the Golden State have passed Proposition 64. Although currently serving mostly the Central Oregon region, this progressive and unique group offers membership to an eclectic group of canna-preneurs. The group counts among its members professionals who are engaged in cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, testing, distribution, retail sales, and quality…

Read More

Quality Control

Quality Control

Northern Emeralds and the Next Era                   Several decades ago, Hunter S. Thompson penned the phrase, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro,” as a highlight of what the uncertain and perilous times ahead would demand of its citizens. Several weeks ago I scheduled an interview with one of the heads of Northern Emeralds, Cody Stross, to discuss the company’s process in cannabis cultivation via…

Read More

Emerald Entrees: December 2016

Emerald Entrees: December 2016

Savory Goat Cheese Tart with Cannabis Pesto Adapted from “Around My French Table” by Dorie Greenspan The holiday season calls for a gauntlet of soirees and dinner parties – some naughty, some nice, depending on the relatives invited. This savory cheesecake tart is wonderful showpiece to share with foodie friends. As the tart can easily stand in as an appetizer or dessert, your host will appreciate its versatility (and your thoughtfulness). This version highlights two…

Read More

Emerald Grown and Proud

Emerald Grown and Proud

“We are farmers, and proud of it.” How the Emerald Grown Co-operative and a visionary documentary film project are championing the dignity of cannabis farmers in Mendocino County. Emerald Grown Co-operative How can we protect small-scale, sustainably oriented, organic, craft cannabis farmers now that Proposition 64 has passed? For that matter, how can Emerald Triangle farmers cope with the piles of paperwork and stipulations generated by the California Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA),…

Read More

The Marijuana Business Conference – A look into the Future of the Industry

The Marijuana Business Conference – A look into the Future of the Industry

The 2016 election was a big shaker, a rumbler felt throughout the world. Cannabis victories across the nation were somewhat shadowed by the presidential contest. But cannabis won big, with residents of California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine voting to legalize recreational cannabis and residents of Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota approving various medicinal cannabis initiatives. This is no limits cannabis; the pot is huge, the stakes are high, and we’re all just going to…

Read More

The Emerald Exchange: California Green Lit Weed and Farmers are Ready with Open Jars.

The Emerald Exchange: California Green Lit Weed and Farmers are Ready with Open Jars.

The Emerald Exchange hosted its second ganja farmers market at a private ranch in Malibu, California on Nov. 12. Our team left from downtown Los Angeles that Saturday afternoon with our 215 recommendations in hand. Our first mission: fight through the mobs of presidential protests. The 101 freeway was gridlocked in both directions. Cops blocked the on ramps. Cars sat surrounded by “Not my president” chanters. Determined to shop this fall’s crop, we skirted through…

Read More

Emerald Pharms Dispensary Review

Emerald Pharms Dispensary Review

Driving through Mendocino County on U.S. Highway 101 gives you a chance to see what this California region is best known for — wilderness, waves and wineries. You can now add “weed” to that list of highlights available right off the 101 as the cannabis community has begun to step out of the shadows. In the heart of Mendocino’s wine country, Emerald Pharms in Hopland is a medical cannabis dispensary that offers an educational and…

Read More

Mellow Brick Road: A Journey to the Emerald City

Mellow Brick Road: A Journey to the Emerald City

Oh, the weather outside is weather! Happy holidays, Emerald family. This is the first holiday season I will spend outside of the Golden State and inside of Seattle where it is uncomfortably cold. Fortunately, this is the time of year when it’s completely acceptable to do less, eat more and quit shaving above the knee. This year has been a wild ride and it’s coming rapidly to an end. We made it through the Rio…

Read More

The Nitty Gritty on Light Dep Book Review

The Nitty Gritty on Light Dep Book Review

I gotta confess, when our publisher Christina DeGiovanni handed me The Light Dep Growers Guide: How to Harvest Marijuana Multiple Times a Year to review, I was sure she had picked the wrong person. I can kill any houseplant in a few weeks and have the track record to prove it. I love plants, all kinds, but have never gotten the hang of raising them. That’s why I ‘cultivate’ gardeners for friends. (That was a…

Read More
1 2 3 4 5 11