Topic: August 16, 2020

The women behind Ladies of Paradise

Wearable fashion couldn’t hold Jade Daniels’ interest like the latest trends in cannabis. And her website Ladies of Paradise seemed like the perfect platform for cultivating a cannabis brand where she used to sell exotic jewelry, handbags and other accessories. Adapting the business name that formerly described indigenous women of Guatemala, Daniels reasoned that places where cannabis is legal are their own kind of “paradise.” “Our company is just all about cannabis culture and community,” says Daniels, 32, of Jacksonville, adding that she wanted to highlight “women doing cool stuff.” Beginning with a cannabis-themed blog that featured women contributing to

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Hemp loves company

We’ve all seen those long empty rows between hemp plants blighted with weeds and plastic mulch. Well, Chris Hardy of Hardy Seeds in Ashland is using a system to make them Earth-friendly and food-productive, interplanting with squash, melon, herbs, grains, beans and cover crops, and marketing their seeds as well. In the past season, on his farm on Eagle Mill Road, Hardy interplanted CBD hemp with 7,000 pounds of squash. He’d harvest them, cut them in half, scoop out the seeds, puree and bake the squash for half an hour, shape them into 20-pound blocks, freeze them and sell them

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Hemp companies navigate life in a pandemic

The coronavirus has torpedoed every business and lifestyle in the country this year, but it has brought some benefits, starting with the increased legitimacy of hemp, achieved by its inclusion in federal stimulus funding. That’s the take of prominent hemp lawyer and lobbyist Courtney Moran, director of the Oregon Hemp Farmers Association, based in Portland. Hemp achieved legal status in the 2018 Farm Bill, and Moran notes, “it was important for the advancement of hemp to get this clarification from the FDA, especially with CBD moving into the mainstream market. “Every step the industry can take as a lawful entity

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1992 Flashback: Can’t we all get along?

If you remember where we last left off, I had stopped getting high. Well, that didn’t last long. Single and locked down, I just needed to mellow my life out. Success? Um, not exactly. Because who out there, in today’s society, can safely project the art of “mellow,” unless maybe you’re Matthew McConaughey and getting paid huge sums of money to sell Lincolns to other existential rich folks who happen to like to do their own ice fishing. I mean, definitely, the guy smokes a lot of pot. But I’m getting off track, in the outback with Matthew. Out of

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Summer 2020 TOC:

  • Cannabis Entrepreneurs: The women behind ‘Ladies of Paradise’
  • Terroir: Inside the science of tasty bud
  • Cannabis Cooking: Canna-balls styled after Alice’s ‘Brownies’
  • Retail: Home delivery gets a boost
  • Profile: River City Retail has a winning formula
  • Retail: Pandemic fuels pot-buying explosion
  • Religion: Cannabis for churchgoers
  • Growing: Hardy Seeds in Ashland shares why hemp loves company
  • COVID-19: Hemp farming – ‘It’s a lot safer than working at McDonalds’
  • Retail: Drive-thru bud at La Mota

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Murphy Hemp and Wellness in Grants Pass is serving up an alternative form of medicine. Here they break down some variants in CBD – isolates, broad-spectrum, and full-spectrum (also know as whole plant extract).