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United Abroad

U.S. Companies Turn Eyes to Israel for Cannabis Research   Innovations in cannabis abound in the U.S. as state legalization becomes a reality, but there is a limit to what can be researched under federal prohibition. How can you fully test a drug that isn’t federally legal? Take your research to a country that has […]

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Reggae on the River

Can the Changing Cannabis Culture Breathe New Life Into the Event and the Community Center Behind It? Reggae on the River’s roots run deep in Northern California. What started in the early 1980s as a rebuilding fundraiser for The Mateel Community Center in Redway, California has become one of the longest running, most well-known reggae […]

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Healing Oakland with Terryn Buxton

When it comes to healing with cannabis, many people have found relief. But the community, culture, and lifestyle isn’t just about just getting high.   Terryn Buxton is a cannabis activist, entrepreneur, and political figure in Oakland, California. He’s been a consumer since the age of 15 to combat his insomnia. Since then, Terryn knew […]

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The Apothecarium

Healing the Community One Patient at a Time Apothecarium is renowned for their elevated design, which features velvet upholstery, marble counters and prominent crystal chandeliers. In fact, the company’s original location in the Castro was recently named one of the best designed dispensaries in the country by “Architectural Digest.”   The Apothecarium, which opened its […]

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Aging Into the Industry

A Look into Why Seniors are Leading Cannabis into the Future Seniors are at the forefront of the multi-billion dollar cannabis industry.   Those ages 50 and above are among the largest growing demographic in the industry — yet, stigma and lack of access prevent many from seeking holistic approaches to healthcare.   Senior outreach […]

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Lessons in Herbal Remedies

In Redcrest, California, the view of the sky is wide open in nearly all directions; a hard sight to find in the Emerald Triangle. As one of the flatter areas of Humboldt County, this distinctive microclimate is ideal for farmland in a county known for its mountainous roads and sloping hills. On a late August […]

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Alpenglow Farms

“Plants will talk to you. Start looking at the signs. It’s like when you go to the beach. You show up, and you’re facing the sun. Before you know it, you’re looking away from the sun. Then, you’re covering yourself from the sun, and finally walking away, retreating. Plants do the same thing.” Craig Johnson’s […]

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In a Time When Flowers are Finally Legal, Cannabis Clothes Could Be the New Contraband

  The morning sun shone gold upon the meadows and hillsides of River Txai Farm. Echoes of small engine airplanes and ravens cawed overhead. Bugs hummed the summer buzz, flitting through the legal cannabis gardens. After major infrastructure remodels, hours of city hall and community meetings, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in permitting fees, […]

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Vital Hemp

Fashions to Preserve the Planet Written by Art Cosgrove Ron Alcalay founded Vital Hemp in 2003 with the ambitious goal of saving the world. Well maybe not quite that lofty a goal, but he certainly had his eyes set on a cause beyond fashion. “My dad told me to stop worrying so much about what […]

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Wine + Weed: A Budding Future

Northern California’s natural resources are legendary.               The frothy whitecaps of the Pacific, towering coastal redwoods, cellar-worthy wines and the most heady, emerald nugs in the world. To the perception of tourists, wine and weed might hail from the same breadbasket. But for Cali natives and those working “in […]

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