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Care By Design

  A humid beach breeze, a scent of sunscreen, the blazing sun scorches the sidewalk, Arcata’s Humboldt Patient Resource Center (HPRC) is an oasis for medical patients, providing herbal therapies for members with ailments like migraines, seizures, epilepsy, and cancer.   Patients with severe and life threatening diseases do not necessarily have the start smoking […]


Humboldt Heritage Farms

Humboldt Medicine Series  After suffering through a diagnosis of Lupus in 1996 Humboldt Heritage Farms principal, “Jane,” began medicating for symptoms on the advice of then California physician Dr. Todd Mikuriya by vaporizing dried Cannabis flowers, then making infused medibles (medical edibles) and tea to ingest. She eventually healed her body, keeping her off what […]

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Book Review: Smoke Signals

Emerald Book Review: Smoke Signals By Molly Cate, Cannabis Columnist Welcome to our new cannabis book column! With so many states (and the District of Columbia) passing medical marijuana laws, decriminalizing or even legalizing the stuff, we thought to provide some guidance and information about this rapidly changing social scene. So, check in here each month […]


My Journey: A Life Gone To Pot

My Journey: A Life Gone To Pot – Sharon Letts – I grew up in the 60’s and came of age in the 70’s on the beach in Southern California. Drugs were no stranger to the cultural environment, with drinking being the social norm of the day. At times our home was one big cocktail […]

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Kind Solutions

Kind Solutions Northern Humboldt’s Medical Marijuana Delivery Collective by Janet Riddle On a seemingly very long and dry  Tuesday afternoon, I decided to place my very first 215 delivery order from Kind Solutions delivery service. The easiest way to describe ordering from Kind Solutions is that it’s similar to ordering a pizza: Call, give an […]

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Emerald Experience

Reading Rock State Marine Conservation Area Wild ocean on one side, old-growth forest on the other -Jennifer Savage- Adventure Columnist  Image courtesy of Ocean Conservancy California has no shortage of amazing coastal places to visit. One quick way to narrow your options is to check out any of the state’s marine protected areas – the same […]


Gala Events and Weddings: Beauty, Meaning, and Inspiration

Gala Events and Weddings: Beauty, Meaning, and Inspiration Alegria Sita’s path to professional party and event planner began in junior high school. The event? A senior citizen’s ball, complete with a brass band and swing dancing. “As really young teens we put together this epic event,” she says. “There were no senior citizens sitting.” Thus […]


The Mad River Flows

The Mad River Flows   By Dave Feral     California is in the midst of probably one of the worst droughts in recorded history.  Ground water sources in the central valley have been depleted so much that the ground has sunk as much as 1 foot below original grade.  Due to the lack of […]

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Mountain Biker’s Paradise

  Mountain Biker’s Paradise by Vanessa Laird Are you looking for an epic adventure for you and your mountain bike this summer? Erupting out of the Lost Coast, the Kings Range mountains provide a slice of single-track paradise. The insurmountable beauty of the area combined with masterfully designed trails specifically for mountain biking create a spectacular […]

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