Embracing legalization with Marcus “Bubbleman” Richardson

Posted Dec 13, 2018 on https://www.embarkhealthinc.com
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Marcus Richardson doesn’t pull punches. The first time we met was at a party in the backyard of a mansion in Toronto. He was nestled in the corner unit of an outdoor sectional – the best seat in the house, as far as I could see. When a space opened up on the couch, I slid in and struck up a conversation. I had no idea who I was talking to, and I don’t think he liked me.

“What are you working with?” I questioned, motioning to the exotic stash box stuffed with concentrates in his lap. “I’ll tell you what,” he said, “You put that cigarette out, and I’ll let you try anything I have.” A little bruised, but intrigued, I obliged. Swapping the smoke in my lips for a small dab rig that was circling, I hit it, choked up, exhaled, and smiled. It was some of the best bubble hash I’d ever tasted!

And rightfully so. Marcus “Bubbleman” Richardson is one of the most celebrated cannabis cultivators, activists and innovators on the planet. It’s already been nearly 20 years since Richardson brought to market the Bubble Bag system, a multitasking filtration kit that remains one of the most popular solvent-free extraction methods.

It’s been even longer, still, since Richardson planted the first legal hemp field in Manitoba. A year after that harvest, in 1996, he left his home province to grow cannabis on the country’s West Coast, where he worked to provide medicine for patients of the country’s first and oldest cannabis dispensary, the British Columbia Compassion Club.

These days, he’s even busier. His full melt hash brand has processing facilities in three countries, and his company in Jamaica recently received a conditional license to operate its farm. When I reached him by phone at his home in British Columbia, Richardson was celebrating a sizable Bay Street buy for Embark, a new state-of-the-art extraction facility in Delta, BC.

Like the most noble and savvy of his contemporaries, Richardson is all business as Canada rolls out changes to its cannabis laws. As someone who fought for legalization on the front lines of the battle since 1993, he’s happy with both the social and economic realities forming, like rainbows, under reform.

“I didn’t spend the last 25 years fighting for this to become legal so that everyone who profited off prohibition could be in charge of the industry,” he says. “I fought for access, and I never cared how the profit margin was broken up. And I certainly don’t care if cops and judges and lawyers all want to be a part of it. These are the people we’ve been begging from the beginning to make this happen!”

An optimist, Richardson is seizing the day he’s waited on for most of his life. Where cynicism and even resentment have taken root in the hearts of many old-guard activists and growers, Richardson views the glass as half full. As the cannabis industry finds its footing, so too, Richardson believes, is the culture changing and evolving. But it’s not, as some believe, dying.

“Cannabis culture was one thing, and now that’s changing. The culture is no longer groups of alternative people who are willing to break the law,” he says. “The culture is now anyone who is willing to have a relationship with cannabis – it’s lawyers and doctors and moms and grandmas and grandpas. The culture is no longer what you see at a Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. It’s much more than that now.”

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Info & Pics: Washing with Bubble Bags

Post from Bubbleman on his FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/bubbleman.freshheadies/posts/1975825722483240

When washing with www.bubblebag.com Bubble Bags, you will get 2 of the 3 types of trichomes present on the plant. The capitate stalked (long and tall), and the Sessile Stalked (shorter but still a large glandular head). The bulbous head is the third type and much more difficult to extract when using mechanical screen techniques like Bubble Bags, and Dry Sifting over screens.
This is the main reason you will see yields continue after you have washed several times if you do a solvent or Rosin or Plant fat extraction with the post Bubble material.

I wanted to share with you a photo of my plant matter once I am done washing and you can see the effectiveness when your threshing ratios are proper. Doesn’t have to be over mixed for an hour to get your material like this either.
I also added a few other shots to show you the difference between on the plant pre wash vs on the plant post wash. Make sure you swipe thru to sell all three photos. I wanted to make the washed material the first photo because I find it so striking to see the capitate stalks with no heads.
#bubblebags #bubblehash #wetwash #trichomes #headsgone #inmybowlnotontheplant #waterhash #solventless #Macrolife #macro #cannabis #hash

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Hemp HoodLamb Ladies’ Classic Parka Black Size 2XL – 30% off

Black Size 2XL : Ladies’ Classic Parka by Hemp HoodLamb

REGULAR PRICE CAD $490. Reduced by 30% to $340 – only because it was worn ONE DAY & returned to us for a size exchange.
Available at our shop at 1310 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC or we can ship to you for extra charge.
Order online here: https://www.bubblebag.com/LHP-Ladies-Classic-Parka.html
Call Rachel for details 604-254.3338.

 

Hemp Hoodlamb Canada
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DETAILS
The HoodLamb Parka features a water resistant hemp and organic cotton twill outer shell that is sturdy and long-lasting. The Parka is lined with 8mm pile height hemp and recycled PET faux-fur, which protects from extreme cold. The Parka comes fully loaded with HoodLamb signature features such as secret pockets, headphone loops, and a microfiber-lined pocket for sunglasses.

WARMTH INDEX

Windproof
Water resistant
Elemental Protection (0˚C / -10 ˚C) – (32˚F / 14˚F )
Insular protection from the cold aided by wind and rain protection.

COMPOSITION

55% Hemp, 45% organic cotton twill outer shell
20% Hemp, 35% recycled polyester, 45% acrylic Satifur lining

FEATURES

Organic Hempulose weather resistant treatment
Custom YKK two-way zipper
Patented rolling paper dispenser
Satifur lined handwarmer pockets
Secret Pocket
Document pocket
Windcatchers with thumbholes
Outside waist drawstrings
Microfiber-lined pocket for sunglasses
Headphone loops
Adjustable hood

SIZE GUIDE

Fits true to size. Take your normal size
This regular cut jacket is designed for a comfortable fit

Bubbleman @ The Karma Cup Toronto, Sept 8-9

Super stoked for the Karma Cup this September 8th and 9th. If you’re in Toronto please stop by the booth where  Marcus ‘Bubbleman’ Richardson will be holding it down with the Maple Budder Boys and Los Gardens. We will have Bubblebags and drysifting screens as well as OurTerps Ltd and a fine assortment of Maple Budder products.

OurTerps Ltd
http://ourterps.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/OurTerps

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