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Sex, Nugs, and Rock ‘n Roll

Veiled references to gettin’ down and gettin’ high in popular music By DIANA TRIMBLE   Widespread cannabis decriminalization is bringing our favorite herb out of the shadows, finally allowing us to take an unexpurgated look at its legacy on popular culture. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the history of rock n roll, though it’s […]


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Cannabis Cleaning Process

The most important thing to do before you begin to cook with cannabis is to clean your herb before it is infused into oil, butter, or directly into any of your food. Just as you need to clean your fruits and vegetables before you eat them to remove surface contaminants, you need to to clean […]

Blackberry Basil Canna-Shrub

Blackberry Basil Canna-Shrub

Everything old becomes vogue again, especially when it’s as stylish and vibrant as a homemade shrub. What’s a shrub? A simple name for a blend of fruit juice and vinegar, a shrub is etymologically rooted to the Arabic word “sharāb,” meaning, “to drink.” Popular in 17th century England, shrubs were often served in pubs with […]


HumYum Cannabis Caramels

When Elkiya Mendes’s aunt called her to request a batch of caramels, the Humboldt County pastry chef gave it her best effort. At the time, she considered herself more of a chocolate person, but Mendes was surprisingly taken with the rich, yet elegant, sea salt caramels she perfected. The gluten-free caramels also suited Mendes’s personal […]

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The Buds and the Bees

Cannabis Honey at Home Earlier this year a friend asked me if I would like to join her for a Saturday mead tasting in Southeast Portland. The party — celebrating recently opened Mead Market, the city’s only mead bottle shop and an entirely bee-centric store — was easy to agree to, but not just because […]


Mellow Morning Pumpkin Spice Granola

The comforting scents and colors of autumn encourage us to slow down and enjoy the sweeter things in life. A medicinal bowl of morning granola is perfect for taking the caffeine edge off your morning. Though corporate America has taken the pumpkin spice craze to new levels with pumpkin spice deodorant and pumpkin cheesecake frappuccinos […]



Emerald Glass Gallery

“Nobody in the country is doing high-end glass exclusively. This is really the only place in the world you can go…” High-end smokable glass has traditionally been sold as an afterthought at music festivals and in head shops. In culture stores throughout the U.S., bongs and pipes costing more than $100 are typically relegated to […]


Humboldt Pie

SERVES 8 Approximate Dosage — Based on infusing 3.5gms dried/decarbed cannabis into one stick of butter (starting cannabis weight before dry/decarb was 7gms). 10%: 5.3mg 15%: 8mg 20%: 10.6mg INGREDIENTS Crust 1 2/3 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 cup Crisco 2 Tablespoons Jeff’s Light Tasting Cannabutter (recipe at […]

cannabis infused paleo bites

Emerald Entrees: Paleo Bites

American expat writer and bohemian socialite Gertrude Stein is best remembered for her patronage of the arts, literary wit and fearless candor. Stein and her life partner, Alice B. Toklas, lived a colorful life in Paris for forty years, hosting a parade of impressive friends at their home, including Hemingway, Picasso and Fitzgerald. Though Stein […]

cannabis sweet potato fries

Emerald Entrées: Cannabis Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Aioli

Adapted from Chia, Quinoa, Kale, Oh My by Cassie Johnston. Skip the deep fryer and enjoy these medicated fries without the guilt as a rainy afternoon snack or addition to dinner. Sweet Potato Fries Ingredients: ◦  4 large sweet potatoes ◦  2 Tablespoons smoked paprika ◦  2 teaspoon garlic powder ◦  1 teaspoon cumin ◦ […]

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