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The 420 Games

The 420 Games gather Olympians, pro football players, and athletes from all over the nation, proving cannabis users are anything but indolent. Participants don’t have to run a marathon to be actively involved – rather, they can arm-wrestle a Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC) legend, watch a live Jiu-Jitsu match, or stroll along Southern California’s beaches. […]


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Best Buds Bakery

Classy, Clean, Precisely-Dosed Edibles Jonathan started making cannabis-infused cookies in 2013 for his wife, Meghan, a longtime medical patient who treats chronic anxiety with cannabis. After being pushed towards pharmaceuticals by her therapist as a teenager, Meghan sought healthy alternatives that were actually effective. When the couple moved north for Jonathan’s education at Humboldt State […]

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Cannabis-infused BBQ may not be what comes to mind when you hear “California green rush,” but the Teach Cannabis Cooking team in Oakland would have you think differently. The legalization of cannabis is allowing daring entrepreneurs to push the boundaries of California’s new cash crop. BBQ and cannabis entrepreneurs Dennis, Chris, and Joseph brought their […]

Canna Panna Cotta

Coco-Canna Panna Cotta

A simple and decadent dairy-free dessert infused with a modest dose of cannabis.   Ingredients: 2 cups coconut milk (not light or low-fat!) ½ cup canna-coco milk ¼ cup honey 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 ¼ teaspoons gelatin ¼ cup coconut flakes (optional)   Instructions: Mix the coconut milk, canna-coco milk, honey and vanilla […]

Healing Harvest Smoothie

Healing Harvest Smoothie

Makes two servings.   Start your morning with this superfood smoothie.   Ingredients: 1 cup organic butternut squash or pumpkin puree* ½ cup almond or hemp milk ¼ cup canna-coco milk ¼ cup coconut cream (pictured)** 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons almond butter 2 teaspoons cinnamon ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated if possible 1 tablespoon […]

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Healing Foods

Come harvest time and the nippy nights of November, many of us spend more time at home cooking, answering the healing call of the season. It’s an especially rewarding time for foodies and cooks, as autumn menus are chock-full of nutritious comfort foods and nostalgic aromas. I like to imagine that I’ll prepare a big […]


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Flowers on Flowers

Cannabis is Classy Flowers on Flowers is a San Diego based company taking floral arrangements to new highs. Leslie Monroy, creator, founder and CEO, describes Flowers on Flowers: “It’s a collective creative florist group. I love showing off other people’s designs and abilities.” And sharing the love. Proceeds go to two charities currently, and Monroy […]

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Chronic Relief

A Guide to Cannabis for the Terminally and Chronically Ill      It was a warm spring day in Austin, Texas three years ago when I was meeting up with Nishi Whitely and Chad Gouge. I sought them out as I began my journey of research on this plant and was thrilled to find her […]


Emerald Entrees: December 2016

Savory Goat Cheese Tart with Cannabis Pesto Adapted from “Around My French Table” by Dorie Greenspan The holiday season calls for a gauntlet of soirees and dinner parties – some naughty, some nice, depending on the relatives invited. This savory cheesecake tart is wonderful showpiece to share with foodie friends. As the tart can easily […]


Mellow Brick Road: A Journey to the Emerald City

Oh, the weather outside is weather! Happy holidays, Emerald family. This is the first holiday season I will spend outside of the Golden State and inside of Seattle where it is uncomfortably cold. Fortunately, this is the time of year when it’s completely acceptable to do less, eat more and quit shaving above the knee. […]

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