Herbal Allies: Tulsi

Herbal Allies: Tulsi

As cannabis culture straddles the diminishing divide between pleasure and physical healing, enthusiasm for this plant’s medicinal properties comes more to the fore while some of cannabis’s ego wears off. Cannabis is a giver of relaxation, great moods and relief from chronic conditions. It’s hard to ignore the effects of CBD on epilepsy, for example, or the way hemp soothes aggravated skin. With this territory of acceptance arrives the opportunity to explore a wide world of…

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Incorporating Cannabis into Healing Blends

Incorporating Cannabis into Healing Blends

“What is a weed? A plant whose virtue has not yet been discovered.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson   Herbalists have long been aware of the therapeutic benefits of cannabis. For much of history, many medicine gardens contained a cannabis plant where it was used for tinctures, salves and smoke. Modern herbalists tend to view cannabis as an important one, but by no means the only powerful plant in the arsenal of medicinal herbs.   Mary…

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Panacea for All

Panacea for All

One Woman’s Goal to Give Back to the Aging and LGBTQ Communities Written by Art Cosgrove Panacea is an elegant and cozy dispensary which sits on a busy stretch of Sandy Street in Northeast Portland. Owned and managed by Melissa Egan, Panacea has been in operation since the start of Oregon’s legal cannabis boom two years ago. As a former industry outsider, Egan said her aim is to turn the dispensary into a new model…

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Casa Bello

Casa Bello

A Victorian Bed and Breakfast in the Heart of Santa Rosa   Convenience, comfort and charm come together at Casa Bello, a 19th century, Victorian-style bed and breakfast located in downtown Santa Rosa. The home is nestled at the entrance of the city’s historic Cherry Street neighborhood. The majestic structure was built in the 1870s, and is made from redwoods grown in Northern Sonoma County. A blue exterior, red door, and picket fence give it…

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High St. Teas

High St. Teas

Humboldt Medicine   Victoria England’s British roots have crept into her new brand, High St. Teas, inspired by her longtime home in Humboldt and its beloved cash crop. Born in England, and raised in Mill Valley, California, it is was not until 1994 that she arrived in Humboldt County to attend Humboldt State University. By 2006, she felt that in order to stay in the region, she would have to start her own business. Thus…

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Farm Fresh Healing

Farm Fresh Healing

Pain, Cancer and Cannabis: A Love Story   Brandon Collier learned how to farm cannabis when he was just 15 years old. As a third generation farmer, he has cultivated cannabis for two decades in Bend, Oregon. When Collier was 13, he was hit by a car. The accident damaged several disks, which are now fused together. He has suffered from chronic pain ever since. “I consider myself fortunate to grow up within such a…

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The Cannaisseur Series

The Cannaisseur Series

A 420 Foodie’s Dream Story & Photos  by Laura Matsie The Cannaisseur dinner series, hosted by Chef Coreen Carroll and her fiancé Ryan Bush, celebrates both the relationship between cannabis and food, and the cannabis community itself. Coreen and Ryan have been creating these events for two years, and Cannaisseur will celebrate its “Canniversary” at a special event this May! Chef Coreen is not shy about her inspiration for these events, and describes herself as…

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The Best Strains for Making Cannabis Topicals

The Best Strains for Making Cannabis Topicals

Cannabis topicals are quickly becoming known for their ability to soothe sore muscles and relieve pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia and other inflammatory illnesses. In some states, cannabis-themed spas are popping up to offer infused mud masks, salt scrubs and massages. Many people who have tried these topicals find them superior to over-the-counter medications currently available in drug stores. Topicals are basically ointments and salves administered onto the skin. Our skin is the body’s largest organ…

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The Winston House

The Winston House

Seattle’s First Canna-Friendly Airbnb Nestled in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, the city’s very own bud and breakfast, Winston House, offers much more than imagined. I expected a chic, three story cabin on a quiet street… what I got was more than I envisioned.    In my head the house was simple, yet comfortable, with tie dye or Bob Marley tapestries adorning the walls under blacklights and glow in the dark pot leaves. The…

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A Witch in the Woods

A Witch in the Woods

Foraging for Homeopathic Remedies Ten years ago Colleen Bones relocated from San Luis Obispo, in Central California, to Humboldt County to be close to her husband’s family. They stayed in Northern California for the simple lifestyle – and the trees. Soon after, Bones became pregnant with their first child. She also became interested in natural medicine. “I started my introduction to herbs by drinking tea,” she recalled. “That was my first lesson on the healing…

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