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HAPPINESS IN HEALING: THE JOY ORGANICS STORY

We spend about one-third of our lives sleeping. Sleep is essential to our survival. It is also the best time for our body to heal itself. However, quality sleep is not a reality for everyone. Numerous factors are involved in sleep deprivation. For Joy Smith, chronic pain stole precious hours of sleep and began to […]

Remembering the Life of Dennis Peron

“I wanted to legalize love … along the way, I legalized marijuana!” —Dennis Peron   This quote, from a mural in Dennis Peron’s Castro Castle, a beloved San Francisco guest house, reflects the life of the father of medical cannabis, Dennis Peron, who passed away on January 27, 2018. Dennis co-authored Proposition 215, otherwise known […]

TWO MOMS PRESS PAUSE AND FIND HEALING

“When life starts accelerating wildly out of control, Press Pause.” —Dawn Fable and Torrey Benson   Dawn Fable and Torrey Benson thought they knew what to expect in life. They foresaw getting married and having the joys of motherhood, and anticipated how overwhelming family life can be.   “I’m drowning in my own beautiful disaster,” […]

CreekValley Cannabidiol: One Man’s Journey from Self-Sustenance to a Passion for Healing Others

Kyle Gruter-Curham went from science teacher to full-time farmer and is now is living the dream he never expected to be his calling. What is now Creek Valley Cannabidiol started when Kyle landed in the Northeastern Kingdom area of Vermont to study conservational ecology at Sterling College in 2006.   Here in the U.S., there […]

A DABBLICIOUS VARIETY OF FLAVORS: PIONEERING LIVE RESIN IN THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY

Dabblicious Extracts has been making waves in the cannabis industry since Brendan Perry founded the company in 2013. Brendan started out as a budtender at Berkeley Patients Group 18 years ago.     Brendan reflected, “This was at the beginning of the cannabis industry, and there were only a handful of dispensaries. I had a unique […]

KREAKY PRODUCTS: NATURE-NURTURED, WOMAN-POWERED REMEDIES

In 2006, the National Center for Health Statistics estimated that 76.2 million Americans (one in every four) have suffered pain lasting longer than a day. Relief from pain is the most common reason why Americans access the health care system. Pain afflicts more people than heart disease and cancer combined. Chronic pain can lead to […]

CERES NATURAL REMEDIES: LEADING THE WAY IN VERMONT’S CANNABIS INDUSTRY

Cannabis just became greener in Vermont. July 1, 2018, was met with celebration as Governor Phil Scott signed the legalization of recreational cannabis in the state. The law allows adults to possess up to one ounce of cannabis, including two mature and four immature plants. It may have taken time for the the Green Mountain […]

BOB HOBAN, CANNABIS ATTORNEY

Every year, the United States spends an estimated $58 billion in the war on drugs, according to the Drug Policy Alliance. In 2017, more than 1.6 million arrests were made in the United States, 85.4 percent of which were only for possession. More than 600,000 were arrested for cannabis law violations, and 90.8 percent were […]

WOMEN OF CANNABIZ

The cannabis industry is diverse and competitive. In California alone, starting with the legalization of medical cannabis via Proposition 215, and especially since the voter initiative of 2016 for the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, it has grown exponentially. With it, various sectors have delved into cannabis, whether for medical reasons or the potential to […]

TIM BLAKE ON THE 15TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL’S NEWEST HIGHS

Tim Blake grew up in the 1970s, when people smoked cannabis from stems, to leaves, to buds, to seeds. Television and films were rich with people representing the cannabis industry, such as the comedy duo Cheech and Chong, whose hippie-themed shows and films made them posterboys of the cannabis culture. For Tim, it was his […]

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