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Why is the Emerald Triangle So Good for Growing Cannabis?

The epicenter of cannabis in the USA has long been an area of northern California and southern Oregon with rolling hills and a unique history. What makes the “Emerald Triangle” and Rogue Valley so special in the cannabis world is more than just great terroirs. Let’s look at this rich and storied farm land in…

Which States Are Leading Cannabis Prison Reform?

We need cannabis prison reform. The United States’ War on Drugs has devastated millions of American lives since President Nixon launched it and President Reagan shifted it into high gear. A major contributor to the unnecessary arrests, and families being destroyed, is the fact that cannabis is targeted by this war. Cannabis has been on…

What Does It Mean to Be Earthy Now?

Earthy Now is a company, a concept, and a way of living. What does it mean and what’s the significance? The end of the year is a good time for reflecting on our relationships and values, and looking outside of ourselves for connections. Let’s explore what it means to be Earthy Now.  Is it Earthy? …

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Top Terpenes for the Holidays

Terpenes are all around us and are what makes things have smells—they are the “scent molecules of nature [1].” They are not found only in cannabis, although cannabis does seem to have a special relationship with terpenes. The holiday season is upon us so it’s a good time to look at how these wondrous chemicals…

Where does CBN (Cannabinol) come from?

Cannabinol or CBN is increasingly available on the market in a variety of forms, often suggested for relaxation or as a sleep aid. Where does it come from, and what’s it good for? This article will take a look into this famous cannabinoid.  What is CBN?  CBN is a cannabinoid and a cannabinoid is simply…

Cannabis vs. Cancer

Cannabis has been used medicinally for thousands of years according to the National Cancer Institute, but to date, “the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved cannabis as a treatment for cancer or any other medical condition (1)”  Where is the disconnect? This article will discuss what we know about cannabis and cancer, and…

Top 5 Strains with CBG (Cannabigerol)

Why look at the top 5 strains with CBG? Cannabigerol (CBG) is one of many fascinating cannabinoids being widely discovered and used in new ways by cannabis aficionados and others who are interested to experience its effects. Keep reading for more information about this unique, scarce and exciting cannabinoid, and the top strains that have…

How to Roll the Perfect Pre-Roll

What are pre-rolls? I first heard the term pre-roll from Bill the electrician. Electricians use “pre-wired devices” which, as expected, come pre-wired, meaning the electrician doesn’t do as much work on site. “Hand me that P.W.D.,” an electrician will say for short. Well one day Bill smiled and said, “I’ve got a P.R.D. today if…

How is Organic Cannabis Harvested?

Organic cannabis—does it really matter? Yes! The word “organic” refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products. When organic farming is harvested, the best practices are designed to reduce pollution, enhance soil and water quality, and foster self-sustaining farms (1).  Organic foods and wellness products have become a standard for healthy living over…

Investigating the Top 10 Strains of Low-THC Cannabis

If you’re among the masses who’d like to experiment with low-THC cannabis, take a look at the ten most popular strains in that category to help you decide which one might meet your expectations. Thousands of years ago at the beginning of cannabis’s ascent through the world of traditional medicine, healers of the time had…