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CannaGather: Bringing the Best of the Industry Together

The cannabis industry is getting bigger and better and is making waves in the global marketplace. According to Statista, U.S. retail sales of medical cannabis are projected to reach between $4.9 and $6.1 billion by next year. The U.S. consumer cannabis market is projected to reach $37.3 billion in combined recreational and medical sales. As […]

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 […]

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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Canine CBD

Written by Eric Danville An Imperfect Science (So Far) A recent report from the American Pet Products Association shows that Americans spent almost $70 billion on companion animals in 2017, up almost 5 percent from 2016. More than $17 billion of that total was spent on veterinary care alone. Some replied to the study by […]

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Mindfully High

John Selby’s more than four decades of scientific and spiritual training come together powerfully in his inspiring new work, Mindfully High: Professional Guidance Integrating Marijuana and Mindfulness. John trained as a psychedelic guide during the 1960s under the late, great psychiatrist Dr. Humphry Osmond, the man who coined the term “psychedelic” and taught the importance […]

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California Cannabis Awards

The California Cannabis Awards started at 4:00 p.m. I screeched into a parking space five blocks away from the event at 4:10 p.m. Concerned I would miss some of the red carpet glam, I ran five blocks with the spikes of my heels echoing against the street. I hastily passed under the flickering blue and […]

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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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Colorado Concentrates

Terpy, potent cannabis concentrates are what you want when you dab. All dabs are not created equal. Some taste much better than others. This writers has had dabs that taste anywhere from garlic to trail mix to downright burnt hair. Concentrates like this can leave behind a bad taste for dabbing. Fortunately, there are many […]

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