Marijuana and Cannabis Product News, Reviews and Views
|"Humboldt pot farmers maintain one of the last remaining small farming economies in the country, the last of a tradition where people working the land with their hands could still sustain themselves and their families." ~ Mikal Jakubal|
By Kym Kemp
"In Humboldt County, everyone has sticky stuff on their fingers...Every business in this county relies on the marijuana business," proclaims a subject in One Good Year, a new documentary nearing completion that is based on the cannabis growers of this area.
To outsiders and, even to some who live here, the scope of the marijuana business in this community is unimaginable. Local documentary maker, Mikal Jakubal, examines that world by moving intimately through the lives of four local marijuana farmers (see the trailer below.)
Jakubal, who in addition to film-making owns a nursery, is a volunteer firefighter, and writes a blog in Humboldt County, began production on One Good Year in February of 2010--just in time for Prop. 19 which attempted to legalize marijuana in California. He followed his subjects through their growing season and through the political upheavals that Prop. 19 brought. In the process he tells the story of many in Humboldt County.
|Morgan Freeman is narrator for "Breaking the Taboo," a brand new documentary which examines the failed global War On Drugs|
Features Interviews with Former President Carter and Former President Clinton on Global Drug Laws
First movie made by indie documentary maker Sam Branson
Sundog Pictures on Wednesday announced the release of their first feature documentary, Breaking the Taboo, which takes a critical look at the global War On Drugs and how it has failed.
|SONshine Organics/Washington Farmer's Market's Sarena Haskins with Toke of the Town editor Steve Elliott at the Farmer's Market's Hoodsport edition|
Now, No Excuses Entertainment, LLC, parent company of iBAKE TV, along with M2j Media Group and a host of sponsors, has announced that Steve Elliott writer/editor of Toke of the Town (that'd be me, stoner) and Sarena Haskins, owner of SONshine Organics (www.sonshineo.com) which hosts their Washington Farmers Market, have confirmed that they will be guest judging at the 2013 Medicated Chef Finale in Denver, CO at The Oriental Theater Saturday February 16, 2013.
Toke of the Town's Song of the Day, "Fire It Up," was written by Don Ray and guitarist Billy Smart at the request of the Florida Cannabis Freedom Festival, which took place last weekend.
The song has also gotten the attention of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and the Don Ray Band will be performing at the NORML Southeastern Conference concert on December 15 at the Douglas Corner Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee.
You can buy "Fire It Up" on ReverbNation by clicking here.
By Cheri Sicard
Here is the quintessential holiday dessert, kicked up with cannabis.
I've designed this recipe to make four mini pies, each containing a single serving and a single dose of cannabis concentrate. (If you prefer you could also make this as a larger 9-inch pie, although this would give everyone a large piece of pie in order to achieve the proper dose).
Conveniently, you can wrap the cooled pies in foil and freeze so you can save some for another time. Just bring to room temperature and enjoy!
The dose below is only a suggestion. Be sure to read and understand Calculating Cannabis Doses in Edibles before attempting to cook with marijuana.
|Zach's Soap Reviews|
Ironically, nothing was donated to Oregon's Measure 80, which has stronger industrial hemp provisions than either the Colorado or Washington voter initiatives. Measure 80, which contains more protections for cannabis consumers and fewer concessions to law enforcement than A-64 or I-502, unfortunately hasn't attracted the kind of major financial support from cannabis organizations and industry figures as the other two.
|Living The Dream|
No Excuses Entertainment, a rapidly growing online marijuana media company, already produces the news and entertainment-centered Wake N Bake Show for iBAKE TV, which is garnering an enthusiastic audience eager to learn about cannabis cooking.
Now, iBAKE TV plans to bring both a new educational show, HIGHer Learning with Linzy Miggantz, and a new entertainment show, Sex N Weed, produced by the people at CodeFourTwenty. Both shows are scheduled to begin broadcasting in November, according to Thurlow Weed, CEO of No Excuses Entertainment, LLC and host of the Wake N Bake Show.
HIGHer Learning with Linzy Miggantz will inform viewers on various uses for cannabis oil (which has been known to cure certain cancers), what happens with your body when using the oil, and why it is beneficial. Miggantz is a Crohn's patient is is currently using medical cannabis oil to treat it.
CodeFourTwenty has stepped outside of the normal online cannabis show with their new adult entertainment show, Sex N Weed. This show will be for the more mature marijuana audience; its Facebook page has already made an impact. Look for Sex N Weed to come out in late November.
|San Francisco Medical Cannabis Competition/Facebook|
Each Judges' Pack (which costs $300 and is limited to California medical marijuana patients 18 and older) will include two tickets to the awards ceremony, one ballot, and cannabis totaling more than an ounce, made up of small samples of flowers, concentrates, and edibles.
Last year, Judges' Packs came with 34 one-gram samples of medical cannabis, 10 quarter-gram concentrate entries, and 10 types of medibles, reports David Downs at SF Gate. Humboldt Royal Kush, an outdoor-grown indica from EarthGreenCali farms in Humboldt County, took first place, as reported here last year by Toke of the Town Northern California Correspondent Jack Rikess. It was grown in full sun with no added nutrients; the grower told attendees the plant got all its food from a "secret soil mix," pH-balanced water, and molasses.
The shop will feature an array of eco-friendly hemp products and specialty items for the 420 culture.
Hempfest Central's grand opening will be November 16 through 18, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., at 12351 Lake City Way NE, #102, (Corner of Lake City Way and 31st Ave. NE), Seattle.