Best of CH 2018: Cannabis

Eight developments in the world of marijuana and hemp this year

As more states make marijuana legal, the cannabis industry continues to grow and change at a remarkable rate—and 2018 was perhaps the biggest year yet. While the issues surrounding criminal justice reform legislation (and hopefully its revision), government spending and profit, politics and race are undeniable, there seems to be no stopping “cannabusiness.” From inventive new companies to thoughtful products, here are some interesting marijuana-related articles from this year.

June, a CBD Facial Serum for Every Type of Skin

As CBD makes its way into nearly every product imaginable—from coffee to soda, capsules and more—it’s easy to overlook that it’s not just for ingestion. June CBD, a new maker on the scene, has just launched a marvelous facial serum using the nourishing and anti-inflammatory hemp oil as an ingredient in their all-natural and super-clean formulation… Read more.

MONK Provisions’ Handcrafted Drinking Botanicals

Made with wellness in mind, MONK Drinking Botanicals are THC- and CBD-infused elixirs that are handcrafted using only the best sustainably-sourced herbs, terpenes and freshly pressed juices. Available in a variety of dosage options and cannabinoid combination, the shrubs and juices are made with organic ingredients and aim to help ease pain, inflammation, anxiety and even convulsions… Read more.

David Brandon Geeting’s Cannabis Photography

With plenty of sparkles, smoke and mystical tinges, Brooklyn-based photographer David Brandon Geeting has created a lush collection of images for cannabis brand Pure Beauty. The still life photographs are subtlety colored and atmospheric—much more high-art than gimmicky. These photos (and Pure Beauty as a whole) show just how sophisticated the cannabis industry continues to become… Read more.

Mirth Provisions Drift Sublingual Spray

Cannabis purveyor Mirth Provisions, out of Washington, has recently released Drift, a line of sublingual cannabis sprays. Built for ease of use, quick activation, and discretion, Drift is a convenient alternative for non-smokers to enjoy the effects of cannabis without the long activation wait and uncertain dose of edibles… Read more.


Cannabis Recommendation Site, Say Hi

Tapping into the fervor and drive around cannabis products, Say Hi might be the perfect discovery service, anchored by an editorial platform for those looking to stay updated on the most innovative marijuana-related releases. While they’re not alone out there, Say Hi differentiates themselves with a high-quality approach to content, brand and design… Read more.

Courtesy of Amy Merrick for Broccoli Magazine

Gift Guide: Cannabis Connection

This year has been another huge one for the cannabis industry, and there are countless products being released—many of which are available all over the country. From skincare products to pipes, infused olive oils, to tinctures for stress and anxiety, the options are countless. Along with plenty of marijuana-related apparel, accessories, art, books and more, our Cannabis Connection gift guide is bursting at the seams… Read more.

Plant People’s High-Quality, Full-Spectrum CBD Products

Plant People, launched earlier this year, blends CBD from three different, premium single-origin industrial hemp strains from Colorado. A plant is deemed hemp by the Colorado Department of Agriculture if it contains less than 0.3% THC. If it contained more, it’d have to be classified as marijuana–that’s the legal distinction between the two names. And THC, being the cannabinoid that gets you high, is the real crux of the medicinal and recreational legalization debates throughout the US… Read more

Alto Essentials Makes Infused Products

Jonah Reider, who wholeheartedly feels he’s just “somebody who loves food,” wants to make micro-dosing a habit that kitchens can harbor. His dinner series, Pith, is widely regarded. Now, the new cannabis-infused line of essentials he’s co-founded, Alto Essentials, is too. Currently, their line of products includes salt, honey, and olive oil… Read more.