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A DABBLICIOUS VARIETY OF FLAVORS: PIONEERING LIVE RESIN IN THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY

Dabblicious Extracts has been making waves in the cannabis industry since Brendan Perry founded the company in 2013. Brendan started out as a budtender at Berkeley Patients Group 18 years ago.     Brendan reflected, “This was at the beginning of the cannabis industry, and there were only a handful of dispensaries. I had a unique […]

KREAKY PRODUCTS: NATURE-NURTURED, WOMAN-POWERED REMEDIES

In 2006, the National Center for Health Statistics estimated that 76.2 million Americans (one in every four) have suffered pain lasting longer than a day. Relief from pain is the most common reason why Americans access the health care system. Pain afflicts more people than heart disease and cancer combined. Chronic pain can lead to […]

CERES NATURAL REMEDIES: LEADING THE WAY IN VERMONT’S CANNABIS INDUSTRY

Cannabis just became greener in Vermont. July 1, 2018, was met with celebration as Governor Phil Scott signed the legalization of recreational cannabis in the state. The law allows adults to possess up to one ounce of cannabis, including two mature and four immature plants. It may have taken time for the the Green Mountain […]

BOB HOBAN, CANNABIS ATTORNEY

Every year, the United States spends an estimated $58 billion in the war on drugs, according to the Drug Policy Alliance. In 2017, more than 1.6 million arrests were made in the United States, 85.4 percent of which were only for possession. More than 600,000 were arrested for cannabis law violations, and 90.8 percent were […]

Liz Carmouche, One of the UFC’s First Female Fighters, Talks Adversity and Advocacy

Liz Carmouche is known for her record-setting battles inside and outside of the Octagon. She is one of the first two women to bring mixed martial arts (MMA) into the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). In 2013, Carmouche competed against Ronda Rousey in the sport’s first-ever women’s title fight—the UFC 157—and became “the first openly gay […]

WOMEN OF CANNABIZ

The cannabis industry is diverse and competitive. In California alone, starting with the legalization of medical cannabis via Proposition 215, and especially since the voter initiative of 2016 for the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, it has grown exponentially. With it, various sectors have delved into cannabis, whether for medical reasons or the potential to […]

TIM BLAKE ON THE 15TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL’S NEWEST HIGHS

Tim Blake grew up in the 1970s, when people smoked cannabis from stems, to leaves, to buds, to seeds. Television and films were rich with people representing the cannabis industry, such as the comedy duo Cheech and Chong, whose hippie-themed shows and films made them posterboys of the cannabis culture. For Tim, it was his […]

Emerald Exchange Santa Monica

The Emerald Exchange is a marketplace where NorCal cannabis farmers and the growing LA market come together to meet and exchange ideas. This, the sixth event of it’s kind was held at The Victorian, a beautiful 15,000-square foot house built in 1892, just blocks off the warm, sandy beaches of Santa Monica. The weather was […]

Taking the High Road

Here’s a celebratory book about the highs and lows of one man following his cannabis bliss. Did you ever dream of dedicating your life to growing or selling cannabis? Pete Young, author of The High Road: A Pot Grower’s Journey from the Black Market to the Stock Market, did both and made it big. On […]

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Women in Whitewater: Paddling and Perseverance

“For me, kayaking is the medium,” explained whitewater kayaker Melissa DeMarie. “It’s such a great platform to build skills and confidence.” An East Coast transplant pulled to California for the better snow and bigger mountains, Melissa discovered the joy of paddling rivers after moving to Lake Tahoe in 2004. As with most high-intensity sports, she […]

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