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The Cultivation Corner January ‘23


Cultivation Corner Brought to you by Smokey Okies Cannabis It’s a new year, and for many people, that means making resolutions and setting goals. Well, if you are a home grower, or aspiring home grower, I encourage you to take a big picture look at your grow schedule for this year. Don’t have one? That’s […]

Anandamide


  THC’s endocannabinoid counterpart by Kevin Ferdowsian, JD Kevin is an attorney, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and homeopathic practitioner. Kevin graduated from Duke University and OCU law, and lives with his wife Anna and two children, Ivan and Arthur. Because cannabis sativa contains more than .3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it is classified as a schedule I – status […]

Triggers To Success In A Saturated Market White Barn Bud Ranch


Triggers To Success In A Saturated Market White Barn Bud Ranch by James Bridges  The Oklahoma cannabis market has openly worn the title “Wild West of Weed” for a few years now. Thousands of prospective entrepreneurs and marijuana advocates alike have rushed to the red dirt plains of this historically boom or bust state to […]

What is Living Soil? Meet Comanche Compost Co.


What is Living Soil? Meet Comanche Compost Co. by Sage Howell Hello, I am Sage Howell, a Technical Director with Comanche Compost Co. I come from generational farming dating back to the dust bowl. I have been a commercial hydroponic operations specialist for vertical food farms, an organic certified agronomist, and cannabis cultivation consultant for […]

Canadian Cultivator in Oklahoma Committed to Producing only Top Shelf Medicine: Canokie Buds


Canadian Cultivator in Oklahoma Committed to Producing only Top Shelf Medicine: Canokie Buds Feminine Divine by Veronica Castillo   “It took just diving in and putting myself out there to find out.” From northern Ontario to the southern region of the United States (though, in cannabis, Oklahoma is considered the wild west), Holly Mills with […]

Sowing The Seed – Part 13


Sowing The Seed By Chet Tucker   As we spanned into consumption methods with the last “Sowing the Seed” edition, we covered the number one desired method … smoking flower. Though it stands upon the peak, there are many other “quieter” methods to consuming that fall right behind smoking raw flower. And these other methods […]

The Feminine Divine with Woman Cultivator, Heidi Allen with Higher Flower Garden


The Feminine Divine with Woman Cultivator, Heidi Allen with Higher Flower Garden by Veronica Castillo “Like most kids growing up in the 70’s and 80’s I learned that Cannabis and anything related to it was just plain bad and bad for you.”- Heidi Allen  From death row guard, to professional truck driver, to cannabis cultivator; […]

The Feminine Divine Highlights, Woman Owned and Operated: Pro Gro Farms


The Feminine Divine Highlights, Woman Owned and Operated: Pro Gro Farms by Veronica Castillo “Maintaining a small-batch standard by taking extra measures at each step to preserve quality and isolated control on a plant by plant basis.” Founded by woman, operated by woman, cannabis grown by woman, Pro Gro Farms is an indoor cultivation growing […]

Sowing the Seed pt.11


Sowing the Seed By Chet Tucker   We’ve made it through the seed to marketplace and we’re now making our way to the checkout counter to learn what methods of cannabis make work best. The different methods and products for consuming cannabis have grown wider than the rows upon Oklahoma rows of “high cotton” growing […]

The Feminine Divine; Raw, Real, and Bare in Oklahoma


The Feminine Divine; Raw, Real, and Bare in Oklahoma Nothing to hide behind, exposed, and real with Wendy Elena, The Naked Grower  By Veronica Castillo Born in the tropical state of Florida, and raised by Panamanian born and raised parents, cannabis cultivator Wendy Elena, keeps it raw, real, and truthful about her experience with cannabis. […]

A Growing Concern


A Growing Concern By James Bridges HERBAGE MAGAZINE Andrew Green, owner of Cowboy Cannabis Pharm in Dover, OK, grew up in somewhat of an “Americana” atmosphere.  It’s not new. It’s actually more common than not. Once you look around at the ones that actually matter to you and your well being you realize something simple.  […]

Star 46 Farms


Star 46 Farms by Anna Ervin When Hilary Campbell suffered a freak accident in 2006 which left her with a rare nerve disorder, she knew she would face a daunting road to recovery. Confronted with numerous surgeries and medical procedures, alongside a cocktail of pharmaceuticals prescribed to treat symptoms rather than the root of the […]

Beautiful Disaster


Beautiful Disaster by James Bridges HERBAGE MAGAZINE   “I’ve been using cannabis as medicine since I was little. I had always been pretty good in high school baseball and sports. I noticed when I smoked cannabis I felt more relaxed.  My mom was a pharmacist. So, you know, I was always aware of the pharmaceutical […]

Hermetically Speaking


by  James Bridges HERBAGE MAGAZINE   Mankind is funny.  It does things to itself for no reason other than to grow and learn from it.  There’s one thing that has always been something that I strive to grow daily.  Foundations.   When I had the opportunity to sit and visit with another person on that […]

Sowing The Seed


by Chet Tucker   For those just picking up Herbage and reading for the first time, we’re glad you’re here. The monthly editorial, “Sowing the Seed”, is a journey from seed to market and we hope you find it as a simple guide along the way. So, we’ve covered genetics, soil and mediums, “food”, water, […]

That’s Not a Potato


by James Bridges | Herbage Magazine “So we decided to grow the real big buds.” When I was a kid I had a vision of what it would look like to be a wild man.  I imagined I would of course own a helicopter, many unnecessary firearms, a pet grizzly or some sort of bizarre […]

Kind Origins Cannabis


by Anna Ervin When Camron Owens began growing cannabis in his home garage during the early days of Oklahoma legalization, he knew he had found his calling. “I’ve been supporting cannabis since 2015 or so, and I just love the product. I love the plant.” With a little help from his Dad, Camron transformed a […]

Sowing the Seed


by Chet Tucker As we move into the stages of growth, I felt it necessary to twist one up a bit and reflect on how nature (plant medicine) and ourselves are mirrors of growth. We’ve covered the genetics, the soil, the medium, the water, and the light and they all lead to the strength of […]

Strain of the Month April 2021


by James Bridges | Herbage Magazine MAC1 HYBRID Effects: Uplifted Stress Relief Do you ever go scuba diving? Imagine, if you will, being under that deep ocean with the ability to breathe freely without an oxygen supply attached. That loose, free, yet hugged and cuddled by the universe feeling is why I go deep within […]

Sowing the Seed


by Chet Tucker Let there be light! Just like all of the elements needed to grow virtually anything, without light there is no flower. Besides our natural sun, there are many ways to “replicate” its rays and grow cannabis. These variants of light are typically analyzed and then chosen based on the environment that cultivators […]

Where Did You Get All that Drip


by James Bridges | Herbage Magazine There’s an essence you get when certain people enter a room or conversation.  I can’t really pinpoint the exact emotion.  It’s the one when you are in a room with someone you’ve only seen through a screen.  Or that magnetic person that was up on stage spitting into a […]

Rusted


By James Bridges | Herbage Magazine Finally after hearing and reading and talking back-and-forth I am able to sit down with this once cannabis prisoner, the “Genetics Man” himself, Brandon Rust. “When I go in there I put in the contract that any genetic material is my property. “That’s one of the reasons why some […]

High on Green Mountain


by James Bridges | Herbage Magazine Once, when I was very young, my little sister, brother, and I went on a canoe trip with my grandparents. Some of my most cherished memories come from the adventure road trips with them. One day it was a different kind of an adventure. We found ourselves in a […]

Sowing the Seed


by Chet Tucker We’ve covered genetics (seed), soil, and now we’ll cover the basics of the critical necessity of water (good water), along with touching on growing hydroponically. Nature provides the needed nutrients of water via rain and dew, however many cannabis growers use controlled environments to maximize the strength and quality of their cannabis […]

Happy Hour Medicinals


Celebrating the Best Hour of the Day, Stigma-Free “We work tirelessly in an effort to produce the highest quality flower available in Oklahoma. At the end of the day, we’re producing a medicinal product so quality isn’t an option.”  by Veronica Castillo, Photo Credit: Happy Hour Medicinals– Instagram I am so happy to be the writer assigned to the small-batch […]

How Sustainable is the Cannabis Industry?


by Brittiany Ralls In the last piece “How Sustainable is the Cannabis Industry?”, we chatted about how cannabis sustainability is hindered in part to laws that restrict the ability of businesses to be able to be more sustainable. Huge bummer, I know. But, that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to participate in programs or come […]

Hicksford Farms: That Good Life


by Anna Ervin Pura Vida When Jason and Jennifer Hicks packed up their family and moved to Costa Rica for a few years, they learned to embrace the Pura Vida lifestyle. I recently had a chance to visit their facilities in Durant, Oklahoma, and found that Hicksford Farms is the perfect representation of “the pure […]

Solventless Medicine


by Anna Ervin I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jeremy Babbitt of 918OG and I don’t think I have ever had the privilege of meeting someone so passionate about what they do. Whether he’s studying the composition and behaviors of different trichomes or designing the perfect water chilling system to process bubble […]

Sun Grown in Living Soil


by Veronica Castillo Small Batch Farm in Oklahoma Highlight: Wild Hare Farms “We made the decision to grow outdoors under the sun, organically, in living soil and we’ve been striving for maximum sustainability ever since” Alex, a biologist by trade with a background in corporate oil and gas; and Paige, a photographer, natural minded mama […]

Sowing the Seed


by Chet Tucker Sowing the Seed is a monthly column dedicated to spreading knowledge and thought provoking pieces around the medicinal benefits of cannabis, its components, and products. The goal of each piece is to underscore the power of the plant while stripping away the stigma of cannabis. Herbage Magazine feels very strongly that Chet […]

The Daze of a Trimmer; Trimmers Fatigue


by Kathleen Clark   The first day is always exciting.  The second day you start to get comfortable.. Typically by the third day you know where everything is… The fourth day people start running out of things to talk about…. By the fifth day usually people feel some type of soreness in their hands and […]

The Daze of a Trimmer


by Kathleen Clark In the beginning everything that could go wrong went wrong. The first time euphoria from getting to work on the inside of a grow operation is difficult to put into words. I have enjoyed other aspects of the Cannabis industry but after spending over 10 years catering to customer service jobs I […]

Beneficial Companion Planting


by Kathy Goff, EdD Companion planting is an inexpensive, planet-friendly long term organic solution to providing natural insecticides and fungicides for your cannabis plants. Marijuana responds to companion planting with more vigorous growth, greater resistance to disease and pests and heavier yields with more essential oil production. Companion planting has a long history going back […]

Ask GroMomma


by Kathy Goff It’s time to plant. The ideal window is NOW for planting seeds directly into the ground outdoors. Of course, you can also grow your seedlings indoors and transplant them outdoors into the ground or in containers after the last frost. To grow outdoors you need a sunny location with at least 5 […]

So Mush Love


by Brittney Graham Since the beginning of time early humanity has been interested in mycology, the study of mushroom and fungi. Thanks to their extensive research we know that there are six different types of fungi: edible, ornamental, medicinal, contaminant, venomous, and entheogens. We are going to be focusing on entheogen fungi, which is also […]

Ask GroMomma – Feb 2020


by Kathy Goff   An essential element of growing is light.  Regardless if grow your cannabis indoors or outdoors, you are going to need a good source of light.  More light means more weed. In nature, plants use the sun. Light is the force which makes photosynthesis possible, converting energy into usable glucose and oxygen.  […]

 Growing Marijuana is Therapeutic


by Kathy Goff, EdD Growing marijuana is proving to be as therapeutic as consuming it. There are a great many therapeutic benefits from nurturing and growing a plant. Gardening stimulates.  It engages all of our senses, not just the sights, sounds and smells around us, but touch too. The textures of soil and plants tell […]

Ask GroMomma – January 2020


by Kathy  Goff This month we will continue to focus on indoor growing. Before starting your cannabis grow, you must decide what kind of an indoor growing system you want to use. Will you grow your plants in water, soil or a combo?   One type of hydroponic growing is growing a plant’s roots in a tub […]

Sage Farms


by Brittney Graham Growing cannabis is new for the state of Oklahoma, growing other crops on the other hand, not so much.  Ben Neal founded Sage Farms back in 2014 as a produce farm.  After seeing the potential of aeroponic growing and how he could contribute to his community, he designed and manufactured a commercial […]

Catching up with Lucky’s Grow Supply


by Brittney Graham Back in March I had the amazing opportunity to sit down with Lucky’s Grow Supply owner and Cannabis community gatherer, John Degerness. We discussed what lead him to open Lucky’s and where the store and brand were headed within the Oklahoma cannabis community in the future. Art, music, nightlife, culture, grow equipment, […]