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The Budtender Diaries – Building Trust


  by Anna Ervin  I think that “I don’t know” might be some of the most unappealing words you could hear come out of a budtender’s mouth. Sure, we all have to use them at times, and hopefully we follow up with a quick “but let me find out for you,” before proceeding to dig […]

The Chronisseur


By Pamela Jayne  12 years and 1300 miles ago, before dabs existed and the idea of legally growing and using cannabis in Oklahoma was inconceivable, The Chronisseur debuted in Nug Magazine, a west coast cannabis lifestyle publication. At the time, Hopper was the founder of a referral-only medical cannabis collective in his hometown, San Diego, […]

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 […]

THE TRUE, DARK HISTORY OF THANKSGIVING


THE TRUE, DARK HISTORY OF THANKSGIVING By Mary Belle Zook Provided By Citizen Potawatomi Nation Public Information Although many Potawatomi and others across the United States celebrate Thanksgiving, the factual history behind the holiday is something to be less than thankful for. While communing with loved ones and showing appreciation for the bounties and gifts […]

Medicated Macaroni Salad


by Anna Ervin & Dondi Cobb You know those dishes that just taste like summer? Like one bite instantly takes you back to camping trips at the lake, or BBQ’s with your family? If you’ve been following my recipes for a while, you’ve probably noticed that I begin the majority of my recipes with a […]

Strain of the Month: May 2021


By James Bridges | Herbage Magazine It started raining. I looked at the clock.  After cursing myself for working entirely too late and long into the next day I decided to stop. I recalled stopping another time that week and my fresh hunt was waiting on me in the other room and I nearly forgot. […]

Sugar with Coffee & Cream


by James Bridges | Herbage Magazine A situation arises in a person’s life when they first venture out into the unknown. I was a young Okie.  I was born in some other, most likely gawd awful, state, but I was raised an Okie.  In my personal journey, I had never, truly, experienced culture other than […]

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 […]

Tyler Dodd Rides the Wind


by Michael Kinney In 2020 Tyler Dodd found himself sitting face to face with boxing legend Mike Tyson in Los Angeles. At the time Tyson was training for his comeback exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr., but was carving out time from his schedule to meet with Dodd. Dodd, who is the CEO of Arco […]

Earth Day: The Good I Can Do


by Tab Moura When I think of Earth Day, I think of— well— the earth. The whole world. All at once. And wow… where do we even begin, right? We can talk about common topics if you really wanna, like climate, and climate, and viruses, but I feel like sometimes we miss the forest for […]

Found Myself in Texas


by Brittiany Ralls Visiting family and friends in Texas quickly reminds me of the days of the past. At least for a lot of the country at this point. Texas is still one of the few states that does not have a cannabis program in place that allows for a majority of their citizens to […]

Hot Flash!


by Dondi Cobb  | Two Twisted Girls Just a few months ago, the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) released exciting results from a new study of menopausal women and their treatment of choice for their worse symptoms. It seems women today are choosing, more often, to relieve the harsh symptoms of menopause with cannabis than […]

Beating Censorship


by Veronica Castillo “Free speech is the bedrock of American democracy.” This is what Americans are told on whitehouse.gov’s, executive order, preventing online censorship. The government goes on to say and assure Americans that: “Our Founding Fathers protected this sacred right with the First Amendment to the Constitution.  The freedom to express and debate ideas […]

Plant Medicine for Spring


by Tab Moura This may not come as a surprise to you, but I’ve become known for my creativity with natural medicine. While I do enjoy making natural choices, my use of natural products is truly out of necessity due to my health disorders.  The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that it’s not easy to […]

Hi My Name Is


by James Bridges | Herbage Magazine Moving around the country has never been a problem for me.  It’s nearly impossible for me to comprehend the words, “stay put”. It’s how I’ve come to learn that adaptation is not simply about evolving to your environment.  It’s more about introducing yourself into that environment in a way […]

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 […]

Texas Again


by Brittiany Ralls Here we are in Texas! Seeking legalization in a big way for Texas patients. Like I said in my last piece ”Houston is Home,” there is legalization in Texas, minimally. But legalization does exist in Texas. There are also areas of decriminalization too. As patients, we need to demand more. Texas needs […]

Cannabis: Crossing the Barrier


by Tab Moura Imagine being in a large facility, you know that it contains a wealth of knowledge, riches, and untold technological advancements… but you don’t have electricity in all of the rooms. So, you know what’s there, you just cannot analyze it. This is my experience with Epilepsy. My seizures affect my ability to […]

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 […]

A METRC Primer


by Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish | Many months ago, OMMA announced that it had awarded METRC its seed-to-sale contract. Now, implementation is in full swing, with initial training and credentialing classes available and completion required by March 26, 2021. Notably, OMMA also has announced that it will require beginning inventory to be completely reported into […]

Strain of the Month: March 2021


by James Bridges | Herbage Magazine   SLYMER Sativa Dominant Hybrid 2.79%   Terp 20.98% THC   Effects: Uplifted Hyper Awareness Appetite Suppressant   Bored.  Sometimes I get that way with my meds.  Just boring ole meh, yeah it works, medicine. So it’s time to hunt. Shuffling through the lists of strains to try can get […]

Hempcrete


by Anna Ervin Hempcrete may very well be the future of natural building. This biocomposite material is mold and fungus resistant, fireproof, earthquake resistant, and 100% biodegradable. It has been around for nearly 30 years, and developers are constantly refining their process to make it even better. So, what exactly is it, and why aren’t […]

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 […]

Easy Street Extracts


by Anna Ervin Nothing will solidify your love for humanity more than getting to explore the mindset of individuals who are passionate about helping Oklahoma patients find medicine that works for them. I had heard nothing but positive things about Easy Street Extracts, so I went into this interview with pretty high expectations. Josh Parsons, […]

Training Through Terps pt. 3


Eliminate the Struggle by Micah McKamie When building your workouts, one of the things that I consistently see is a lack of focus towards routine and consistency.  “Finding” a way to “Fit” your workouts in throughout the week is setting yourself up for failure.   Too many times we go into the planning and scheduling process […]

Spreading the Word of Cannabis


by Brittiany Ralls Have you ever been to a place that felt like home even without ever being there? Being back in Houston has me feeling like I’m home. Which to be honest I’m not really in Houston, but rather the surrounding area, closer to Galveston. Being near the ocean puts my body at ease […]

Noble Nectar Extracts


Photo Credit: Miranda Cummings | Words by Anna Ervin When asked what drives the Noble Nectar team, founder and co-owner Preston Anderson, told me that “providing quality cannabis products for patients is the foundation and objective of Noble Nectar.” “We come from cannabis marketing, sales, and retail experience,” Preston explained. “We learned many lessons from […]

Medicated Lip Balm


5 Medicated Lip Balms + DIY Lip Scrub Recipe Note: This article originally stated that Simply Bare’s Feel This Lip Balm was 10mg, but has since been updated to reflect the correct dosage. Feel This Lip Balm contains 50mg of THC, and 50mg of Hemp Fat.  by Anna Ervin Two years ago, I was doing […]

Whimsical Imaginations


Whimsical Imaginations Cover Artist, Kathy Long by James Bridges | Herbage Magazine “A lot of my inspiration early on was escaping. I dealt with a lot of trauma as a child. I was always interested in the Whimsical types of things. I’ve always loved fairies and dragons and stuff like that.”  Kathy looked through her […]

For the Love Of


by James Bridges Herbage Magazine Gripped in.  The seat feels like it was molded for me.  There’s a dark gray sheen in every glance.  The angle of the dash feels like a beast, yet makes perfect sense in its design both aesthetically and functionally. I push the button.  Like most, I’m going to spend a […]

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 […]

Congress Boards the MJ Research Train


by Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish, Cannabis Lawyer In the wake of passing the MORE Act, which I wrote about in my December 2020 column, two other Acts related to marijuana were passed by Congress at the end of 2020. The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Medical Marijuana Research Act (“MMRA”) on December 9, 2020. […]

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 […]

Showcasing Love through a Pandemic


by James Bridges All of the “make 2020 disappear” jokes aside, I was on a mission to find some magic. As with many, I am ready to move on and find something wonderful to experience. On a very routine basis I find myself in the bottom of a well looking up at no ladder and […]

Welcome to 2021!


by Amy Lee Congratulations! You made it through one of the craziest, toughest years in history, thus far. Whether you felt it physically, mentally, emotionally, financially, or spiritually, you’re still here and for that I am grateful. While 2020 may not have been your year, 2021 is your response. How will you bounce back from […]

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 […]

More Act


WILL THE MORE ACT LEGALIZE MARIJUANA ACROSS THE COUNTRY? by Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish, Cannabis Lawyer One of the questions I often am asked is whether, or when, Congress will legalize marijuana. Federal legislation has been introduced to accomplish this—either for medicinal purposes (CARERS Act of 2019) or for whatever purposes each particular state has […]

Habit Change


Are You Ready? by Amy Lee Well, we made it to December 2020. Most of us just barely hanging on by a thread, but here we are still standing, still breathing, and still fighting. That my friend is a celebration in itself. I can honestly say that 2020 has simultaneously been one of the worst […]

Authentic Energy


Kenny Wilmath – cover artist by James Bridges A college drop out with only one thing in mind…. Stop wasting time. When Kenny Wilmath was caught red-handed by his mom drawing a picture of his grandfather he never picked up art again until way far into his 4th grade of grammar school. Kenny had something […]

New Growth


by Tab Moura When this year began, my goals seemed so open and shut. I had multiple big opportunities on the horizon, and I just knew that this would be a year that launched me toward bigger and better things. I chose a word for this year, “fire,” thinking that this would be one of […]

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 […]

2020 Cowboy Cup Champions


Congratulations to the winners of The Cowboy Cup! This year, The Cowboy Cup awards were sweetened with gift packages from Oaksterdam University & LeafyPack. 1ST PLACE INDOOR FLOWER & GRAND CHAMPION Resonant Cultivation – Glazed Apricot Gelato $7500 LeafyPack credit, Full Ride Oaksterdam Scholarship   INDOOR FLOWER 2nd Zenoa Cannabis – Donkey Butter $5000 LeafyPack […]