Biochar is good for cannabis and the climate

Biochar was used by farmers in the Amazon Basin more than 2,500 years ago, and now it is becoming a hip commodity in the cannabis industry. And while it has many benefits as a soil amendment for cannabis growers, biochar … Continued

Inside Belushi’s Private Vault

If you ever wanted to taste pot from a movie star’s private stash, now’s your chance. Famous actor, singer and community supporter Jim Belush grows his own bud on his 93-acre spread along the Rogue River near Eagle Point and … Continued

Whole plant medicine at Siskiyou Sungrown

It’s a wholesome, logical and uncomplicated idea that works: Siskiyou Sungrown utilizes the entire cannabis plant — grown organically and outdoors — to produce award-winning CBD hemp products that provide effective relief from a broad range of medical conditions. “We … Continued

LEDs help to green up the green rush

Look around and it’s impossible not to notice that we are in the middle of the Green Rush. And with it has come a surge in LED grow-light technology. Light emitting diodes are everywhere now — from homes to cars … Continued

Growing pains

To say that cannabis farming is growing in Southern Oregon would be a gross understatement. As of Aug. 29, 666 marijuana license applications had been submitted in Jackson County — second only to Multnomah County’s 682 — with 477 in … Continued

Can cannabis be used to heal the planet

The planet is in big trouble from greenhouse gases that warm and change the climate. Ashland resident Paul J. von Hartmann proposes a cure you might not expect. It’s cannabis. Von Hartmann has been a “cannabis scholar” and speaker for … Continued

Women and weed

All across Oregon, women are taking leadership roles in the emerging cannabis industry Southern Oregon is well on its way to enjoying more of the legal cannabis lifestyle as new women-led and women-focused events encourage community, education, normalization and, of … Continued

Women on the farm

The women who own Ebb & Flow Farm near Ashland are winning awards and branching out   What do you call two smart, spunky, funny women who create a cannabis farm and deal with a saturated recreational market by moving … Continued

East Fork Cultivars keeps evolving

  If there’s one thing that is noticeable when talking with Mason Walker, chief executive of East Fork Cultivars, a CBD-focused grow in Takilma, it’s his transparency. The level at which he explains things — whether about the company’s cultivation … Continued

Role of cannabis in the Rogue Valley’s agriculture scene discussed

Southern Oregon cannabis growers are now an important part of an agricultural community that includes wine grapes, pears and other commodities, and fitting into the neighborhood brings challenges. About 30 people gathered at the Medford library July 11 to discuss … Continued