Topic: October 25, 2019

Southern Oregon growers dominate at Cultivation Classic

If you’re looking for the best sungrown cannabis in Oregon, you’ll find it right here in Southern Oregon. That fact became obvious after Southern Oregon cannabis farmers swept the sungrown categories at the annual Cultivation Classic in Portland and also took home all of the hemp awards, a terpene award, the Regenerative Cannabis Farm Award and the Credible Cultivar Award. The fourth annual Cultivation Classic, a two-day event that celebrates Oregon’s craft cannabis producers, was held May 18-19 at Revolution Hall, with activities all over Portland. The event culminates with an awards ceremony, and this year Southern Oregon growers made

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Rip this joint

I’m just hurt, that’s all I’m saying. I am trying not to take it personally, but it’s really challenging. Because whether you want to see it or not, you’ve changed, man. You aren’t the same anymore. Bottom line: You pay way less attention to me, and I feel like my place in your world, shit, in the whole world, is slipping away. Remember the 20th century, man? Or, hell, even the early 21st? The first thing out of bed, and you couldn’t wait to sing my praises: I smoke two joints in the morning, I smoke two joints at night,

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Cannabis cooking: Creamy Carrot and Potato Soup

This easy-to-make soup is perfect for the fall, when nights get cooler and the rains begin. We Oregonians know how to chill out, and the addition of cannabis gets that done. The cumin and the caraway seeds flavor this creamy, soothing soup. Carrots and potatoes are such a great pair. Alternatively you can make the soup with sweet potatoes instead of the russets, which adds a lovely sweetness. That version deserves a dollop of sour cream. One Thanksgiving I served this soup in tall and thin 2-ounce glasses. Anticipating a hearty meal, this soup was a perfect appetite whetter. And

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What glut? Cannabis prices rise as oversupply worries ease

Oregon legislators established a moratorium on new recreational marijuana producer licenses earlier this year to manage an oversupply of product in the state. But not everyone agrees there’s an oversupply. SB 218 authorized a producer moratorium through Jan. 2, 2022, based on a January 2019 OLCC study that said in part, “As of Jan. 1, 2019, the recreational market has 6.5 years’ worth of theoretical supply in licensees’ inventory accounted for and contained within Oregon’s Cannabis Tracking System.” Some wholesale and retail outlets at an OLCC listening session in July in Ashland said they were having trouble sourcing quality product.

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Market Street Wellness offers cannabis cooking classes twice a month

Making cannabis butter — with CBD, THC or both — is not rocket science, but it’s also not a walk in the park. That became clear during one of the twice-a-month cooking classes offered at Market Street Wellness in Medford. There’s a fair amount of important information you want to master, starting with the need to decarboxylate your green matter. Now, don’t let that five-syllable word scare you off. It just means you have to heat it up to activate the useful cannabinoids for edibles. The process is the same whether you are using CBD or psychoactive THC or anything

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Nitrogen-fresh flower

Grown Rogue of Medford has started marketing Nitrogen-Sealed Pre-Rolls, which it creates by sucking out all the air, then introducing inert nitrogen, thus “ensuring customers they’re getting it as close as possible to the state it was in at harvest,” says CEO and founder Obie Strickler. The half-gram joints, which hit the shelves in September, come two to a tube or similarly sealed flower jars — both of which offer a satisfying “poof” sound when you open them, letting in air, which is 21 percent oxygen — and that’s the stuff that, over time, breaks down weed and just about

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Science of growing champion buds

During a recent visit to Alter Farms just outside of Grants Pass, a late summer rain began to fall lightly, cooling the day and intensifying the pungent aroma of cannabis flowering in the field. I was on a mission to meet a few particular cannabis plants at the farm, and I didn’t mind getting a bit wet in order for introductions to be made. Last May, Alter Farms was honored at the fourth annual Cultivation Classic in Portland for three of its sun-grown strains. The company, headed by Cody Alter, Jodi Haines and Jason Rambo, took home first place in

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Horn Creek Hemp Company is a family affair

    Remember the good old days of the family farm, where kin of all generations showed up each day to plow, plant, weed, water and harvest crops and share in the fruits (biological and financial) of their labors — and the sense of security and community that brought? We’ve lost most of that to urbanized living and corporate ag — but, say the Murdochs of Jacksonville, hemp is helping their family bring it back. It’s a crop with the potential to do a lot of good in the world, so demand is high, and the long labors on their

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