Topic: Medicinal

1007217198 Murphy Hemp1

Family runs deep at Murphy Hemp and Wellness

When it comes to the fast-growing hemp industry, the Murphy-based Doyle family does it all. They farm, press seed, breed hemp strains, buy, sell and trade hemp seeds and crops, develop products, facilitate online sales — and sell CBD products from their three Murphy Hemp and Wellness stores in Josephine County. The family is also deeply committed to educating both producers and consumers about hemp cultivation and the myriad uses for CBD products. For the Doyles, hemp is a passion that’s personal. “We’ve seen a lot of our family members transformed by CBD hemp healing properties,” said 21-year-old Luke Doyle,

Read More »

‘Deafining’ Cannabis

Imagine explaining the intricacies of growing cannabis by literally spelling out the industry’s specialized terminology. Or helping someone to purchase cannabis by spelling the name of every strain. That’s been the experience, until recently, of hearing-impaired growers of medical marijuana and the wider population of deaf cannabis consumers. A small Southern Oregon farm, Home Grown ORegonicX, is developing sign language specific to cannabis, which its creators hope will one day become accepted parlance. “Trying to find people to help and explain growing techniques to our deaf community is like trying to find a needle in a haystack,” says grower Lindsey

Read More »

Looking back at 5 years of legalization

Oregon’s road to marijuana legalization five years ago was anything but straight. Early attempts to sell medical marijuana ran afoul of local laws, and retailers struggled to gain a foothold in Medford and other cities that took a dim view of legalization. But there were pioneers who helped blaze a path to what has become Southern Oregon’s biggest agricultural crop, and an industry that now plays a significant role in the local economy. Brie Malarkey was the first to open a “legal” medical marijuana store in Jackson County, Breeze Botanicals, on June 14, 2014, in Gold Hill, and then it

Read More »

CBD teacher Anna Symonds keeps people abreast of research

Working for East Fork Cultivars of Takelma, Anna Symonds, a 38-year old professional rugby star, visits many dispensaries, conferences and public platforms to tell the story of the positive healing and recreational uses of CBD. Especially telling was her recent visit to Lakeview — Lake County was the reddest Oregon county in the last presidential election — where she trained budtenders in two dispensaries on the latest details and discoveries about cannabis, especially CBD, then gave a well attended talk at the public library. There, Symonds learned, were two ladies from each of the two major churches, desiring to learn

Read More »

What do docs say about CBD pet remedies?

Some dogs freak out each July 4 when the fireworks get started. Or maybe it’s the first thunderclap signaling a summer storm that prompts sensitive dogs to start whining, panting or pacing — seeking an escape from the scary sounds. To sooth these frayed nerves millions of pet owners now turn to CBD. With nationwide legalization, the hemp market has exploded, leading to many varieties of CBD pet products: from tinctures and salves to doggie biscuits. While derived from cannabis, hemp lacks the higher levels of THC found in marijuana, so it won’t get your pet high — but countless

Read More »

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.

Read More »

The alphabet soup of hemp

Sky-high hemp prices are expected to fall back to Earth this fall, but that doesn’t mean the green rush is headed for a crash landing. “We’re looking at around $18,000 an acre — last year we were four times that amount,” predicted “Pioneer” Pete Gendron, president of Oregon SunGrown Growers’ Guild. Despite the steep drop, he said it’s still not so low that most farmers won’t make a profit, and he said seed producers are ready to pivot to the next big thing derived from this cousin of cannabis. Other industry leaders don’t think prices will fall as low as

Read More »

Rogue Valley Cannabis stresses product knowledge

You would be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful and comfy dispensary than Rogue Valley Cannabis, situated just off downtown Ashland in the Italianate jewel of a house built by E.V. Carter in 1886. The 3-year-old shop, one of three locations the store owns in the valley, carries a wide range of cannabis products, but specializes a bit more in CBD and offers guidance on pain relief, inflammation, anxiety and depression and can walk you through the “entourage effect,” that is, the amount of THC, from 0.3 to 33 percent that can best activate the CBD, says manager Sage Piersel.

Read More »

CBD is beautiful

Cannabis body care products have made the leap from dispensaries to beauty salons, massage studios, high-end salons — even Costco, Food 4 Less and other neighborhood grocery stores — and the market shows no signs of slowing down. Hemp oil has long been used in skin creams, massage oils, lip balms, shampoos and other body care products, but with the explosive growth of hemp, CBD is increasingly finding a place in the beauty realm. White Lotus Day Spa in the Medford Center offers CBD facials that cost $90 for 60 minutes. Siskiyou Sungrown in Grants Pass is introducing bath bombs

Read More »

Who says CBD isn’t psychoactive?

You’ve done your research, you’ve talked to budtenders at local dispensaries and you’ve read multiple stories online, because you’re careful about what you consume. Everybody seems to agree that CBD is nonpsychoactive because it doesn’t get you high. But is CBD really nonpsychoactive? The quick answer is no. How we talk about cannabis — and knowledge about the impact its various cannabinoids have on our individual and collective bodies — is key to helping more people understand the power in this plant. Southern Oregon Good Herb rounded up some of the best experts on CBD in Southern Oregon and beyond

Read More »

Latest

Issue

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

SO Famous

Cannabis

Play Video

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).