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Mary Janes’ Movement

A Look at the Puffragettes Who Are Breaking the Grass Ceiling   Mary Janes: The Women of Weed has won Best Documentary at the Artemis Film Festival and the Visionary Award at the Palm Springs Cannabis Film Festival and Summit, as well as other distinctions at festivals throughout the nation.   In the classic 1980s […]

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California Cannabis Awards

The California Cannabis Awards started at 4:00 p.m. I screeched into a parking space five blocks away from the event at 4:10 p.m. Concerned I would miss some of the red carpet glam, I ran five blocks with the spikes of my heels echoing against the street. I hastily passed under the flickering blue and […]

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Hall of Flowers

The inaugural Hall of Flowers launches this month and we’re looking forward to welcoming you.  Let’s get to know each other better.   Who are we?   We’ve been working on this trade show concept for over four years, perfecting the logistics, regulations, and invite list so that you, as a buyer, retailer, or distributor, […]

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40 YEARS IN THE GAME

Tommy Chong on Cannabis and Entertainment by Danielle Guercio You can try all you want to go viral in today’s fame game, but even millions of eyeballs can’t keep you relevant for over 40 years like actor, director and icon Tommy Chong. With the upcoming 40th anniversary of Up In Smoke swiftly approaching, and California cannabis […]

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Make The Journey

NORTHERN NIGHTS MUSIC FESTIVAL By Kerry Reynolds If you distill everything that is playful, wise, stylish and funky about the Emerald Triangle—that edgy outlaw cannabis-growing community nestled throughout the hills of Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties in Northern California—into three sunny days by the South Fork of the Eel River and unending nights in the […]

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Saving Sophie, Saving Many

Sophie Ryan’s Tumor is Removed and Replicated for the Greater Good At this moment, two mice in a laboratory in California are replicating cancer cells taken from five-and-a-half-year-old cannabis patient, Sophie Ryan, for research on pediatric cancer and chemotherapy. The cells will also be sent to a lab in Israel for research with cannabinoids and cancer. […]

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Crossing Borders

The Women of Weed Are Taking Down Walls Written by Sharon Letts Women in the cannabis industry are quickly being recognized as the caretakers of the soul of the plant, mirroring her female qualities with strength, determination, and healing in the mix. Plant-based medicine is still common throughout Latin America and Europe. Cannabis is understood […]

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Making The World A Greener Place

Written by Ashley Priest Cannabis prohibition is coming to an end in many places throughout the world, allowing the doors to open for international trade. Five countries are taking the lead: Israel, Canada, Australia, The Netherlands, and Uruguay. The Netherlands Amsterdam has long been known for its cannabis cafés and semilegal cannabis market. What many […]

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Crafting Freedom

Roach likely came from the cannabis lyrics added to the old Spanish/ Mexican folk song “La Cucaracha,” the cockroach. 1920s and 30s: Harlem Renaissance/ Jazz Age. 1940s: Zoot Suit Riots. 1950s: Beat Generation. One thing all these have in common is resistance to persecution fueled by cannabis. Both the oppression and the defiance had cannabis […]

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Riley Cote

Hockey Player, Coach and Cannabis Advocate By Ashley Priest Riley Cote remembers the first time he tried cannabis “like it was yesterday,” he said. He was at a party when someone offered him, “cannabis oil dabs heated with the hot steel knives fresh out the old stovetop heating coils. I over consumed and vividly remember […]

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