STRAIN REVIEW: White Tahoe Cookies from Emerald Frost

Emerald Frost is the epitome of the small-batch high-quality Oregon cannabis cultivator, known for kicking out consistent crops of some of the state’s finest flowers. Dick Fitts is the epitome of the impassioned cannabis lover/reviewer who kicks out a consistently dank take on the very best that Oregon has to offer. Get the full scoop from seed to smoke only at Beard Bros. Pharms!

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Tips for Cannabis Growers Left in the Dark during Prolonged PG&E Power Outages

At Beard Bros. Pharms, we’re thinking of our friends up north, sending positive vibes, and hoping that you all have a Plan A, B & C to deal with the fuckery of PG&E.

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With Deep Roots in a Desert Oasis PRIMORDIA LLC is Poised to Put Southern California Hemp Production on the Map

We were somewhere around Brawley on the edge of the Anza-Borrego desert when we hit the GPS coordinates we had been given by our contacts. After a brief greeting, they motioned toward what appeared to be a real life oasis in the distance, a glimmering emerald gem throbbing in the rising heat of the extended summer we enjoyed in Southern California. We followed them down a winding dirt track, our tires digging into the desert sand, happy to be riding in a 4x4 pickup truck. Our escorts wove us through security checkpoints and thousands of acres of varying forms of perfectly partitioned agriculture on route to our ultimate destination. A seemingly endless forest of 10-15ft tall flowering hemp plants awaited our arrival…

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USDA Commits $500,000 to Research Pollen Drift using High Tech Drones & Genetically Engineered Hemp Plants

As more and more farmers convert acreage to hemp cultivation, the tension continues to rise between them and any neighbors who happen to be growing cannabis either outdoors or in a greenhouse as the risk of cross-pollination threatens to spoil entire crops of cannabis that rely on female plants for flowering and a proper harvest.

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Cannabis Regulators in Massachusetts Approve Social Consumption and Home Delivery... with a Catch

Massachusetts has the rare distinction of being the first state to ban cannabis back in 1911 as well as being the first state on the eastern seaboard to create a legal recreational cannabis market. It may have taken them over a century to come around but they are predicted to haul in up to a half a billion in cannabis sales this year. It is certainly no pipe dream to figure on that number doubling once home delivery and social consumption become a reality. By 2021 cannabis sales in the state are predicted to account for 6.7% of TOTAL cannabis sales in the U.S. Yeah, boy… Beard Bros. Boston has a pretty sweet ring to it and we definitely know a thing or two about growing green monstahs!

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Have We Reached Peak Stupidity on the Vaping "Crisis" Yet? Here's What We Think & What We Know

For years, vape lovers were blowing dragon-like clouds, dabbers were dropping 1g globs on red hot nails, and pre-filled THC-rich vape carts rapidly outpaced all other forms of consumption especially among people new to cannabis. No epidemics, no press conferences, and no mysterious illnesses or deaths. So why now? It’s pretty remarkable that with a decade or more of public guinea pigging of these mostly self-regulated products, all of this headline-grabbing drama has gone down in the matter of less than a month.

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Making the Case for the Wake and Bake

How do you define the term “Wake and Bake”? To me, a person woke and boke if they partook in a substantial amount of marijuana before they took on their first major task for the day. I feel that leaves room for the countless situations that us weed lovers may find ourselves in each morning. But if you ask 20 million people, you might get 20 million answers! One thing we can all agree on, however, is that the Reefer Madness rhetoric surrounding the art of the wake and bake is tired and needs to be put to rest once and for all. Start your day with this ode to the ritual as we make the case for the old fashioned wake n’ bake

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STRAIN REVIEW: Silver Hawk Flower from Yerba Buena

Yerba Buena is an award-winning Oregon cannabis cultivator of organically-grown flower that offers a consistently beautiful, clean, effective, and delicious experience. Dick Fitts is an ebullient cannabis reviewer who offers a consistently unique, high-larious, and informative take on the top shelf options that Oregon has to offer. Find a comfortable seat, somebody gave our boy a nuclear-grade Sativa and Dick Fitts goes full Dick Fitts in this one!

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HIGH HISTORY: Hashing Out the Origins of Rosin Tech

Solventless Hash Oil - aka Rosin - has been something that avid hash makers have dabbled with for years but it wasn’t until recent years that terp hunters took the tech to the next level. What is cannabis rosin? How did it originate? And what will the future hold for it? These questions and more are answered in this installment of Beard Bros. High History: Hashing Out the Origins of Rosin Tech

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STRAIN REVIEW: White Russian Flower from High Noon Cultivation

Daaaamn, Dick Fitts! Back at it again with the White Russian review! Join our intrepid Oregonian cannasseur for his first Beard Bros. Strain Review showcasing some stunning nugs from one of the PNWs finest cultivators - High Noon Cult. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this peek at this old school cross of (White Widow x AK-47)

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How to Support H.R. 3884 - The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019

We are calling on everyone in our vast network who shares our commitment to equal access, social equity, and working to make right what has been so wrong for so long. Our loud support for the MORE Act can begin to correct the historical and continued injustices concerning our cannabis laws that have disproportionately impacted cannabis consumers, forgotten communities, and particularly, people of color.

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The U.S. Will Not Legalize Cannabis Anytime Soon… Unless…

There are dozens of valid reasons why we need to legalize cannabis federally. We are proud to know and support some of the most influential cannabis advocates who are fighting every day to make sure that those reasons get satisfied by an eventual, inevitable effort to legalize weed nationwide. Rushing that process now, after so much time and effort has been put into it, could be catastrophic for the cannabis culture as we know it. The last thing we need is a 50-state version of Prop 64. . . or worse.

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Humboldt Medicine Pt. 1 - Lawrence Ringo, Father of CBD

Join us for this multipart series from globetrotting cannabis advocate and guest contributor Sharon Letts for her first-hand insight from days gone by in the Emerald Triangle in Northern California. Part 1 looks at the life and legacy of Lawrence Ringo, the man behind many of the CBD-rich cultivars in circulation today.

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All Cannabis Legalization Efforts Must Include Continuing Education for Dumbass Cops

Perhaps a new plank to add to cannabis reform moving forward is mandatory continuing education for law enforcement about the cannabis plant itself, the actual research behind it, and of course the local laws that govern it. The thin blue line between ignorance and corruption is not sustainable in a society moving so rapidly toward total cannabis reform.

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Pot Prohibitionists Have Set Their Sights on Motorists' Rights

The truth is, there is no simple answer for this issue but it really is not as big of a problem as the average American thinks it is. We do know that the answer is not more arrests. It is still just about a plant and some freedom and even in the midst of historic cannabis reform from coast to coast, our country still averages one weed arrest every 48 seconds.  A vicious cycle that is certainly not in line with the inevitable future of cannabis in this country. But cops don’t care about yesterday or tomorrow, only who they can nail right now, and right now cannabis users are still not safe.

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Cannabis Infused Pet Treats are Likely Heading for Mainstream California Retailers in 2020

There is really not much to say in opposition to SB 627 if you are an advocate of cannabis and its many healing capabilities. . . BUT, the amount of support that a bill like this can generate among our lawmakers to protect and empower the veterinarians in our society while those same politicians continue to neglect and discourage that same safe access to cannabis for the military veterans in our society is unacceptable. The fact that a 21 year old will be able to walk into a pet store and purchase THC-infused treats for a pet but a 21-year old military vet is not afforded those same rights for their own well-being is embarrassing.

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Why America Arrests More People for Cannabis Possession Each Year Than for All Violent Crimes COMBINED

Though we are on an inevitable course toward nationwide cannabis legalization, what will it look like? Will we still find ways to arrest hundreds of thousands of people each year for it? Will we still see National Guard helicopters thundering through the most rural regions of the Emerald Triangle? The sad truth is, as long as these capitalist companies are able to pour millions of dollars into national politics each year just by foraging the spare change out of their sofas, we are bound to see dimebag busts continue to be about as far as most cops are willing to go to protect and serve.

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THC Testing is Bullshit and You're Getting Screwed

A warm Beard Bros. Pharms welcome to our new contributor, Oregon’s own Dick Fitts. If you are not familiar with this dude’s background well just … ok maybe don’t google that name but let’s just say this multi-talented fella has been around the plant for quite some time and he certainly knows a thing or two about a thing or two. We are stoked he is down to share his personal insights with all of us with a unique edge and a passion for cannabis that we can definitely relate to. We’re sure you’ll enjoy his style as much as we do.

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Revisiting AB 228: The Good, the Bad, the Reality… and the Need for Qualified Independent Lab Testing of Hemp Derived CBD Products

We do not support or endorse the entirety of the language in AB 228 but if that is the direction the market is going then the compliance standards that cannabis companies are being held to must be imposed on hemp brands as well. If hemp-derived CBD brands want to jump in these shark-infested waters, they should have to swim for shore or drown just like the rest of us.  

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