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Visions of Cannabis: A Life Coach on a Mission

  Sarah Trapkus moved to Arcata in 1998 knowing She was going to put down roots.   From the time she was a teenager, She’d envisioned living on land, having a family and working with Cannabis. “Cannabis has always been in my life.  My parents we growers in the 60’s and 70’s in Big Sur. […]

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Frenchy Cannoli

Frenchy Cannoli is an interesting business given that it isn’t confined to just one vertical. It’s actually comprised of two parts, with the main being production and distribution of their hash. Frenchy Cannoli are traditional hashmakers, and they proudly wear that badge. Their top-quality product is sold in some of the top dispensaries in California. […]

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Outer Galactic Chocolates

Written by Nora Mounce What if King Midas’s magical power could have transformed everything he touched into a healing herb? Or chocolate? A Greek mythological figure, King Midas’s omnipotent fingers are metaphorical of man’s singular desire for wealth. Do such fantasies still dominate our reality? In 2018, evidence of a cultural revolution is everywhere. Cannabis […]

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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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Emerald Grown and Proud

“We are farmers, and proud of it.” How the Emerald Grown Co-operative and a visionary documentary film project are championing the dignity of cannabis farmers in Mendocino County. Emerald Grown Co-operative How can we protect small-scale, sustainably oriented, organic, craft cannabis farmers now that Proposition 64 has passed? For that matter, how can Emerald Triangle […]

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Emerald Pharms Dispensary Review

Driving through Mendocino County on U.S. Highway 101 gives you a chance to see what this California region is best known for — wilderness, waves and wineries. You can now add “weed” to that list of highlights available right off the 101 as the cannabis community has begun to step out of the shadows. In […]

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Mendocino Generations Collective

Autumn is a time in the Emerald Triangle when artisan ganja farmers delight in the sparkling colors and aromas that emanate from cannabis flowers ripening throughout their gardens. Organic sun grown purists like myself once counted down the days when these fresh buds would at last be ready for toking, since the prior year’s aging […]

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Humboldt’s Craft Beverage Highlights

Humboldt County gets a lot of tourists coming to Northern California this time of year.  Many come to get away from the heat, while many come to get away from general urban madness.  As I like to tell folks who have never visited the area:  “There’s not a lot of people or traffic, and we […]

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The Life and Career of Renowned Horticulturist and Author Jorge Cervantes

“Cannabis is no longer a subculture, it’s pop-culture. It’s an industry worth billions, and as a movement it’s global.” As cannabis normalizes it’s easy to forget about the days when cannabis enthusiasts were outsiders. We’ve come a long way as a culture, movement, and industry. Some, including myself, can’t remember when popular strains didn’t exist. […]

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People on Pot — Woman on Fire — Amber O’Neill

Amber O’Neill is a lead farmer at HappyDay Farms in Mendocino County, California, just north of Laytonville. HappyDay is a diverse and beautiful farm with terraced gardens of produce, flowers and cannabis. The revolutionary ranch is built on community and eco-conscious methodologies. And O’Neill is a revolutionary personality — a woman who is taking a […]

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