Americanna State of Mind

Americanna State of Mind

Holidays are always culturally and politically divisive. What’s a happy childhood memory of Christmas morning for some is a source of social ostracism for others. Though the Fourth of July doesn’t marginalize Americans along religious denominations, it can be difficult to rally behind the meaning of Independence Day in the U.S. But most years, we can celebrate our nation’s virtues like diversity, free speech and cannabis reform, without getting too bogged down by the dark…

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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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Emerald in Oakland

Emerald in Oakland

Meet Your Farmer By Laura Matise Flow Kana and the International Cannabis Farmer’s Association teamed up to provide an evening of farm-to-table cannabis at the Oakland Cannabis Creative – the nation’s first cannabis space dedicated to community and social consumption. All the proceeds went to support the International Cannabis Farmer’s Association (ICFA) whose mission is to empower traditional cannabis farmers through education, research and advocacy. The sponsors for the event were all sustainable, sun grown…

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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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Infuzions

Infuzions

Moving Cannabis Into The Home Take a step inside Jenny Rhae’s home and you’ll immediately smell the delightful aroma of lavender. Sit down to dinner, and you may enjoy a meal cooked in avocado oil,  paired with a refreshing, tall glass of lemon tea.  Afterwards, you may sample a couple drops of coconut oil lotion from the restroom and forget what dry hands felt like. The only difference between an evening at Rhae’s home and…

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Magic People Farms

Magic People Farms

Bringing Fresh Strains and Old School Vibes to the Modern Cannabis Scene Magic People Farms in Southern Humboldt County has deeper roots than most modern cannabis organizations. According to CEO Evan Bowen, it’s been a decades-long lead-up to where they’re at now. Their history reaches as far back as when his dad first came to Humboldt with the National Guard in response to the devastating ’64 flood. “He became pretty intrigued with the area,” Evan…

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GOLD LUX

GOLD LUX

Slay, Dragoness. Blaze Together. With names like these, Kimmy Cosmetics’ hemp and 24K gold lipsticks and lip balms offer luxury with an edge. Hand laid gold flakes and a unique blend of ingredients combine to set this lip line apart. Essential oils like lavender and eucalyptus enhance healing properties and add a fresh aroma that other lipsticks lack. It’s vegan, it’s hemp, it’s gold — rub your lips with cannabis and activate a glimmering, golden…

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Ruminations on Forbidden Vegetation

Ruminations on Forbidden Vegetation

Pro-herbal supplement voices often claim that the marketplace has a bias in favor of Big Pharma while being less open to herbal medicines.   The late, great, social commentator and humorist, Bill Hicks, once said of cannabis prohibition, “…but how can you make nature against the law?…Isn’t that kind of …unnatural?” The same innocently logical thought has occurred to many of us drug-law reformers. It’s cold comfort to remember that many other members of the…

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Top Five Herbs that Work Synergistically with Cannabis

Top Five Herbs that Work Synergistically with Cannabis

There are common herbs that work well for many different ailments or discomforts, but did you know that there are some that work really well with cannabis? Let’s take a look at my top five, that are highly recommended for use in tinctures, salves, and tea brews. Cannabis and Lavender It is common knowledge that lavender is a relaxing herb, but did you know how well it works with an indica? Besides the fact that they…

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Hops and Cannabis, Close Cousins

Hops and Cannabis, Close Cousins

No other plant is as closely related to cannabis as hops. The two are the only economically important members of the botanical family — called the cannabaceae — which contain 270 aromatic species in all (Encyclopaedia Britannica). While cannabis has been bred for a wide variety of uses, from low THC hemp to the dankest green bud, the hop plant has had a more focused career as a main ingredient in brewing. It’s used for…

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