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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 […]


Southern Humboldt Royal Cannabis

The road twists and turns, winding through a forest of ancient redwoods. We climb out of the forest and ascend switchbacks, eventually cresting atop a golden hill. The landscape opens up and we see the majestic King Range in the distance. Turn left here. Then it’s down a dirt road, up a dirt driveway and […]

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Artisan Glassblowing with Good Glass Humboldt

A new piece of glass isn’t just the mere acquisition of a new piece to smoke from, it is, without sounding poetic, inviting a new sidekick into your life. It’s a beautiful tool that will be with you for as long as you are able to keep it safe. It will go with you on […]

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MoonMan’s Mistress: Stone-Age Simplicity for Space-Age Stoners

“Everyone is different. Every bio blueprint is different. The amount of THC each person needs is different, and probably differs within that person from day-to-day. Educating ourselves, even for recreational use, is very important.” Tickets to the space station aren’t necessary because MoonMan’s Mistress has landed with cookies that will take you to the moon. […]


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 […]


Pretty Pipes

In Buffalo, New York, Angela Vasquez of Pretty Pipes Shoppe creates pipes that are more fantasy than reality. The Etsy shop run by Angela and her boyfriend focus on high quality glass pipes that give an ethereal and whimsical experience to cannabis smoking. The goal, says Angela, is to bring magic into her customer’s lives. Founded in June […]

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The Whoopi & Maya Synergy Line — Innovative Relief for Menstrual Discomfort

A small group of male writer colleagues chuckled wholeheartedly when I told them I’d be interviewing Maya Elisabeth, the co-founder of Whoopi & Maya Synergy, a line of medical cannabis products designed to ease menstrual discomfort. I found myself, once again, explaining how the medicinal attributes of cannabis are beyond effective when it comes to […]

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