Topic: CBD

CBD takes center stage at The Hemp and Cannabis Fair in Central Point

  The Hemp and Cannabis Fair playing this weekend at the Expo saw a 20 percent drop in vendors compared to its last appearance here in September 2018, but plenty of new products are on display at the event to pique the interest of cannabis growers, sellers and consumers. CBD lotions, balms and elixirs for seemingly every purpose are on display at virtually every other booth Saturday. CBD, the acronym for cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive component of both hemp and marijuana that is being touted for a wide range of medicinal uses. “We’ve even got an oil for your fur

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Ashland business unveils hemp cigarettes

Southern Oregon businesses network at the fifth-annual CCC event in Portland Sean Roberts and Thomas Letchworth of Ashland went to a cannabis business conference in Portland last week to sell their new brand of hemp cigarettes. Ted Jared and Hannah Watters, owners of Corner Creek Farms in White City, went to the conference to sell their cannabis farm. The fifth annual Cannabis Collaborative Conference, held Jan. 23 and 24 at the Portland Expo, brought together buyers, sellers, growers, product manufacturers and a host of professionals who service the cannabis industry, including lawyers, government regulators and marketing specialists. Roberts and Letchworth

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Flower Buyer’s Guide to THC-CBD blends

When it comes to the therapeutic benefits of cannabis, much attention is being focused on cannabidiol, commonly shortened to CBD.CBD, which does not get people high, is credited with helping people suffering from certain seizure disorders, and it also appears to help reduce pain and inflammation.But according to some researchers, some of the therapeutic effects from CBD are enhanced when it’s combined with THC.In an effort to help readers wade through the hundreds of bud strains at local cannabis dispensaries, we have put together a buyer’s guide to locally available flowers that contain a healthy mix of THC and CBD,

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Plain Jane

Say you want to smoke a little bud but not get stoned and not create that strong pot odor. Or say you want to have a cigarette and get that relaxed feeling that seems to handle anxiety, but you don’t want nicotine and you don’t want to create that strong stench of tobacco. There’s probably a market for something like that, thought two young, ambitious graduates from MIT — and they just opened a shop on Main Street in Medford as the launching pad for their hemp prerolls, which they call Plain Jane. Get it? It’s Mary Jane but plain:

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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 believe that traditional farming techniques, especially when practiced in the rich native soil and brilliant sunshine of the Williams Valley, produces the best, healthiest plants,” said Siskiyou Sungrown CEO Cedar Grey. “We don’t want to mess with nature’s proven processes.” Founded in 2014, Siskiyou Sungrown has emerged as a standard bearer in the medicinal cannabis industry. Its 10-acre operation is

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Ma’at Botanicals: Celebrating powerful women and cannabis

When Ashland resident and businesswoman Delia Gaia was considering a name for her line of hemp-infused beauty products for women, she turned to a goddess — the ancient Egyptian goddess called Ma’at. It shouldn’t be surprising, because Delia had adopted another goddess’s name, Gaia, the Mother Earth goddess, as her business persona. The powerful female deity Ma’at represents cosmic order and the balance of nature and human societies. Often depicted with outstretched wings of divinity and an ostrich feather symbolizing truth on her head, Ma’at personifies a philosophy of how to coexist harmoniously in the universe. There are 42 ideals

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Researchers warn of risks to young brains from chronic marijuana use — especially high-THC pot

A string of studies has shown a link between heavy marijuana use and the development of schizophrenia. Researchers estimate 8 to 15 percent of cases of schizophrenia may be caused by adolescent marijuana use, says Dr. John Mahan, Jackson County Mental Health psychiatric medical director. He notes that estimate was made before many states legalized marijuana. Numbers could climb as marijuana use rises in the general population. Overall, people who use marijuana double their risk of developing schizophrenia, he says. The risk is highest for adolescents and young adults who consume marijuana products with high levels of THC and low

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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 25 years on the need to decriminalize weed and get it out to the world, not just as a healer of the user but as a healer of the planet in these perilous times of climate change. Von Hartmann is an organic pot farmer with Ebb & Flow Farm in Talent and author of “Cannabis vs. Climate Change: How hot

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Plenitude of Oregon bud: Too much of a good thing?

When Oregon lawmakers created the state’s legal marijuana program, one of their goals was to convince illicit pot growers to leave the black market. That meant low barriers for entering the industry that also targeted long-standing medical marijuana growers, whose product is not taxed. As a result, weed production boomed — with a bitter consequence. Now, marijuana prices here are in freefall, and the craft cannabis farmers who put Oregon on the map decades before broad legalization say they are in peril of losing their now-legal businesses as the market adjusts. Oregon regulators announced they would stop processing new applications

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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 techniques, business practices, philosophies or opinions about the cannabis industry in general — is clear, concise and earnest. He answers questions willingly; this could be because of his seven-year stint at the Portland Business Journal, or maybe it’s because he truly believes in what he is doing and is proud of what the farm’s family is creating. But one thing

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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).