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Adventures in Cannabis Evolution with Rob Clarke

I’ve interviewed quite a number of people who love cannabis, but Rob Clarke was my first cannabis ethnobotanist. Ethnobotany is an interdisciplinary field that examines the ecology of plants and their cultural, social, and economic significance. Despite the austere-sounding title, Clarke struck me as someone who’s great to have at a party: amiable, genuine, and […]

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Cannabinated Spanakopita

Fine cuisine in a romantic setting is a classic way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. You can create that special scene right at home. Decorate with brilliant Aegean blue and crisp white. Provide some mellow Bouzouki instrumental music. And take the time to treat your sweetie to a spectacular, homemade Greek dinner, cannabinated as much or […]


Fire Ridge Farms

In an era of oils, shatter and all things dabbable there are countless budding entrepreneurs attempting to ply their craft in this bustling new market. While recreational and medicinal users alike enjoy the advantages of concentrated cannabis, recent headlines quickly raise fire safety and health concerns. Using a hell of a lot of butane means […]


Pot Talk: Healing Harvest Farms

Healing Harvest Farms (HHF) medical cannabis dispensary is located along Highway 101 in lush and beautiful northern Mendocino County, California. This “community collective” dispensary was founded by Tim Blake, a long-time cannabis farmer and the man who started the Emerald Cup — a NorCal cannabis competition that culminates in a two-day mega-fair every December. HHF […]



Robust Blends of Passion and Innovation Coffee and cannabis connoisseurs rejoice! Pot-O-Coffee, the appropriately named Southern California based coffee, tea and cocoa company, has brought new meaning to the term ‘wake and bake.’ The business is one of the first in the nation to deliver infused cannabis (THC) & hemp cannabidiol (CBD) beverage blends. The market […]

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Philosophy of Passion

Talking Trees Farms As many of you know, here at the Emerald Magazine we often provide our readers with profiles of local, independent businesses in the burgeoning cannabis industry. At times, the highfalutin tone can distract from the core truth of the people we interview. That being: these businesses, though still fringe and shrouded in […]

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CannApple Sauce

Bee Happy, Bee High, Bee Well These aren’t just words of wisdom in cannabis culture, but the motto for CannAppleSauce, a business with a mission to soothe palates and pain. CannAppleSauce’s owner and Santa Cruz resident, Lizzi Westwood, is creating buzz in the industry with her high dosage honey and applesauce products. Her THC-infused recipes comply […]

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Giggle Butter

Roller derby gets rough. That’s part of its charm, right? But when Ilana “Sugar” Laytart tore her MCL, a ligament in the knee, she needed relief. She couldn’t sleep, felt like she wasn’t healing well. Her husband suggested she try medical cannabis. She began using topicals and edibles, and was amazed at the experience. “I […]

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The biggest state’s rights battle since slavery is going on in America right now, and it’s still all about freedom. Four states have legalized and 23 states plus Guam have adopted medical cannabis laws. None of those places have accessible banking services for these legal operations. Imagine leaving work with your weekly or monthly wages […]



Owning a cannabis shop in a non-cannabis friendly state:The story of cannabis activist Tammy Wood and her journey turning Wood Pipes Smoke Shoppe into Wood Pots Smoke Shoppe.   Those who fight to end the prohibition of cannabis are as diverse as the individuals who consume cannabis for recreational or medicinal purposes. Among the many well-known activists […]

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