Budtender Spotlight: Bridget Gavin of River Valley Remedies

How and when did you become a budtender? I started out in April of 2015 working for Joe and Chelsea Hopkins at The Greener Side. Bloom Hill Botanicals, my family’s cannabis farm, provided The Greener Side with some flower and I jumped at the opportunity to work one-on-one with patients. I’m indescribably grateful for them …

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Pucker Up for Lemon Kush: May Strain of the Month

words by Skyla Patton Who doesn’t love a nice tart flavor with a good sour face to follow? Lemon Kush won’t actually twist you up, but it’s still time for this hybrid to have a turn in the spotlight. A descendant of Master Kush and Lemon Joy, this sativa-heavy strain is actually quite difficult to …

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Goodbye Cramps, Hello Cannabis

words by Skyla Patton | photo by Michaela Barnes Cannabis is progressively gaining more recognition for its medicinal qualities. Renowned for its ability to relieve anxiety, muscle tension and other minor body ailments, medical marijuana continues to be tested for more medicinal capabilities. Pain-relief products are hot in the cannabis market, and the monthly pains …

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Knowledge Over Stigma: River Valley Remedies

words by Delaney Rea | photo by Michael Davies *sponsored content* “Destigmatize.” It’s a word that gets thrown around a lot in conversation about the cannabis industry. We’ve all heard canna-advocates express their desire for wider acceptance and deeper understanding of the plant, but how does it become a reality? What tangible steps can be …

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Why Terpenes Matter

words by Anna Glavash What do lemons, pepper, lavender, eucalyptus, mangoes, lilacs and hops all have in common? They all smell fantastic because they all contain terpenes. Visitors to the “terpene experience booth” at the Cultivation Classic cannabis competition in Portland on May 12 could experience smells—and some tastes too—in an interactive display of snacks …

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Find Your Adventure With WYLD Gummies

Words by Skyla Patton | Photo Contributed by WYLD Canna What are your Sunday plans? Relaxing at home? Going on an adventure? Soaking in a hot tub? Whether you’re an adventurer or a movies-with-popcorn type, the possibilities are endless with a delicious WYLD gummy to enhance your experience. Made with all-natural fruit, these fun-sized infused …

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Beauty Green: A Look at Local Hemp Beauty Products

Words by Kelsey Tidball | Photo by Sierra Pedro Hemp products have a wide range of beauty benefits. Two Oregon-based companies, Wild Grace and Oregon Hemp Works, specialize in the rejuvenating aspects of the versatile plant. We talked to these businesses to find out what goes into making hemp-based beauty products. Wild Grace Wild Grace …

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