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ENLIGHTENING A PATH TO WELLNESS

By Brant Hartsell | Photo by Danielle Nutt The carved, wooden logo, and redwood imagery that line the windows of Satori Wellness, located on Nursery Way in McKinleyville, California are a welcome — and intriguing — addition to the town that’s surrounded by the natural beauty of the coastal redwood forest. The business mirrors its […]

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Prepping for the 2018 Cannabis Season

WRITTEN BY ROBERT BROWN As California’s legal cannabis market — the largest in the world — takes shape, it’s easy to lose sight of communities in the Emerald Triangle, which have built a reputation for their cannabis culture. “In order to be successful in this industry, there is really only one strategy,” said John Garrett, […]

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The Grow Sisters

Siobhan Danger Darwish and Sloan Reed affectionately known as the Grow Sisters — have combined back-to-the-basics, sustainable farming methods with modern technology to build a brand, and empower others. The sisters co-own and operate their family farm, Blessed Coast Farms — the first to receive a cannabis cultivation license in the state of California. The farm, located […]

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Bong Rips and Boat Trips

By  L. Andrew The paddle’s blade is placed gently into the water, as far forward as your twisting spine can reach. Then, a microsecond pause, followed by an explosive pulse of force as the spine recoils and your top hand drives the shaft of the paddle through the suddenly solid water. The blade moves less […]

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Emerald Queen Farms

Hannah Whyte and her husband Riley are the hard-working farmers behind Emerald Queen Farms, an incredibly beautiful cannabis farm located just outside of the bucolic town of Willow Creek, California. This month Emerald Queen Farms (EQF) expects to be fully permitted in Humboldt County. Humboldt was the first county to accept applications for regional cannabis […]

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SAVE VAN ARKEN!

By Galen Doherty “I grow some of the best cannabis in the world; but how do I reach the public/consumer? At Humboldt High Five, we are distinguishing ourselves from other groups by supporting the community, taking care of the environment, and doing things that stand for “goodness.” The Save Van Arken logo demonstrates that Huckleberry […]

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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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MEND: Life at the Seams

Humboldt’s Living History Podcast The hills of Humboldt are shifting. As prohibition ends and an era of cannabis regulation begins, the community adapts to a new paradigm and to new neighbors. Stories of families in the Emerald Triangle have been locked away behind closed lips and an aversion to written records (by necessity), allowing the […]

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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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Mary Jane, Where Are You?

 “Mary Jane: A Musical Potumentary” is soon to be released for general distribution.   Looking for fashion inspiration? If your tastes turn toward the outrageous, look no further than the Humboldt made film, “Mary Jane: A Musical Potumentary,” where classic hippie, corporate button-down, heavy metal, reggae-flavored, Earth Mama, even Bollywood styles come together.   The […]

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