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Pot: Your 10 Arizona Questions Answered Get the who, what, when, where, why and how of Prop 203

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A handy checklist to help you prepare for a doctor’s evaluation

Marijuana Myths & Facts


Does pot impair your memory or cause lung disease? Know your MMJ facts


Indica vs. Sativa



Meet Joe, a cancer patient who finds relief in MMJ

Medical MJ Corner



We break down the differences between the two sub-species of MMJ

A Patient’s Story


MMJ questions answered by resident expert

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ith the approval of Prop 203, Arizona ushers in a new industry: Medical Marijuana (MMJ). It is an exciting time and a long awaited win for the community. Thank you to all of those

compassionate volunteers that have worked endless hours and thank you voters for bringing needed relief to many Arizona citizens! We at The Green Leaf are excited to be Arizona’s resource guide for everything medical marijuana. Readers can expect to find information on how and where to find MMJ doctors, dispensaries, compassion clubs, cannabusinesses, as well as strain reviews, recipes, and expert advice on growing, medicinal applications, and MMJ law from our resident gurus. So don’t forget to log on to the website at to submit your questions or to just find trusted information on medical marijuana. We continue to work diligently on the site to provide a forum for all Arizonans to hear and be heard. The Green Leaf is always FREE for its readers. We want to personally thank all the businesses and local professionals that have helped to make the Green Leaf Arizona’s most trusted guide for medical marijuana. We ask that our readers please support our sponsors, because without them we would not have a voice in the medical marijuana community. We are proud and honored to present this first issue to all our readers, patients, and businesses in the Arizona medical marijuana community. The passion for the cause is strong within our community. And we promise to provide all of you with the most recent news, law changes, and facts that are most relevant to all of us here. Happy New Year! Special thanks from the publisher Shadi Zaki






any patients in need of a medical marijuana recommendation don’t know what to expect from a medical marijuana evaluation—especially since Arizona’s medical marijuana law is so new. But an appointment with a medical marijuana doctor is no different than any doctor’s visit. During your medical marijuana evaluation, your doctor will perform an exam for your condition, and will review your current medical records and any diagnosis documentation you may have. Arrive early to fill out any paperwork. And remember, your visit is part of your confidential medical record and your doctor will only discuss your medical condition and marijuana recommendation for verification purposes. To ensure a successful appointment, first review Arizona’s list of qualifying conditions to verify your eligibility. Secondly, gather any information about your medical condition, such as medical records or x-rays. Finally, make an appointment with a doctor of medicine or osteopathic medicine, naturopathic physician, or homeopathic physician who is licensed in Arizona. If your primary care physician is unwilling to recommend marijuana, you can find a qualified physician through websites such as A legitimate visit with your medical marijuana doctor will include: • A good-faith examination by the actual signing physician, not a physician’s assistant. • A review of appropriate diagnosis documentation from your present treating doctor. • If you are without current active care, your doctor will assume the entire case, or facilitate a visit to an appropriate doctor or free community clinic to obtain a valid diagnosis. • You will receive a medical marijuana recommendation and not a prescription. Since marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug, marijuana “prescriptions” are illegal. • Your medical cannabis recommendation will be valid for up to one year. • Your doctor should not be affiliated with a marijuana distributor and by law can not recommend a marijuana dispensary. After your appointment you must obtain an ADHS registry identification card. Here’s how: • Upon implementation of the ADHS application process (expected April 1, 2011), fill out the necessary forms and mail them in along with your doctor certification and fee. • Await approval and state-issued medical ID (registration) card from ADHS. If ADHS fails to issue a registry card within 45 days of the submission of a valid application, then



MEDICAL MARIJUANA RECOMMENDATION APPOINTMENT CHECKLIST To ensure a successful visit with your medical mari-

juana doctor, be sure to bring the following with you to your appointment: 1. PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION Bring one of the following:

Current and valid Arizona Driver’s License or ID card


Current military issued ID card

An out of state ID or other photo AND

Proof of in-state residency such as utility bill, lease, bank statement, etc.

2. APPROPRIATE MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION Bring along any necessary medical documentation to support your diagnosis.

Medical records

List of current prescriptions (if any)

Physician’s letter (optional)

X-rays, MRI’s or other test results (if applicable)

3. OTHER Patients under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Minors will also need written medical certifications from two physicians and written consent from a parent or legal guardian

the card shall be deemed issued and you can use a copy of the application as proof. • If ADHS fails to have a system in place within 120 days of Prop 203 becoming law, then it calls for notarized patient statements and a certified physician’s written referral to be deemed valid registry identification cards.



Myths & Facts N MYTH: Marijuana Can Cause Permanent Mental Illness. Among adolescents, even occasional marijuana use may cause psychological damage. During intoxication, marijuana users become irrational and often behave erratically. FACT: There is no convincing scientific evidence that marijuana causes psychological damage or mental illness in either teenagers or adults. Some marijuana users experience psychological distress following marijuana ingestion, which may include feelings of panic, anxiety, and paranoia. Such experiences can be frightening, but the effects are temporary. With very large doses, marijuana can cause temporary toxic psychosis. This occurs rarely, and almost always when marijuana is eaten rather than smoked. Marijuana does not cause profound changes in people’s behavior. N MYTH: Marijuana is Highly Addictive. Long term marijuana users experience physical dependence and withdrawal, and often need professional drug treatment to break their marijuana habits. FACT: Most people who smoke marijuana smoke it only occasionally. A small minority of Americans - less than 1 percent - smoke marijuana on a daily basis. An even smaller minority develop a dependence on marijuana. Some people who smoke marijuana heavily and frequently stop without difficulty. Others seek help from drug treatment professionals. Marijuana does not cause physical dependence. If people experience withdrawal symptoms at all, they are remarkably mild. N MYTH: Marijuana Impairs Memory and Cognition. Under the influence of marijuana, people are unable to think rationally and intelligently. Chronic marijuana use causes permanent mental impairment. FACT: Marijuana produces imme-



civil and criminal sanctions, marijuana continues to be readily available and widely used.

diate, temporary changes in thoughts, perceptions, and information processing. The cognitive process most clearly affected by marijuana is short-term memory. In laboratory studies, subjects under the influence of marijuana have no trouble remembering things they learned previously. However, they display diminished capacity to learn and recall new information. This diminishment only lasts for the duration of the intoxication. There is no convincing evidence that heavy long-term marijuana use permanently impairs memory or other cognitive functions. N MYTH: Marijuana Offenses Are Not Severely Punished. Few marijuana law violators are arrested and hardly anyone goes to prison. This lenient treatment is responsible for marijuana continued availability and use. FACT: Marijuana arrests in the United States doubled between 1991 and 1995. In 1995, more than onehalf-million people were arrested for marijuana offenses. Eighty-six percent of them were arrested for marijuana possession. Tens of thousands of people are now in prison for marijuana offenses. An even greater number are punished with probation, fines, and civil sanctions, including having their property seized, their driver’s license revoked, and their employment terminated. Despite these

N MYTH: Marijuana is More Damaging to the Lungs Than Tobacco. Marijuana smokers are at a high risk of developing lung cancer, bronchitis, and emphysema. FACT: Moderate smoking of marijuana appears to pose minimal danger to the lungs. Like tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke contains a number of irritants and carcinogens. But marijuana users typically smoke much less often than tobacco smokers, and over time, inhale much less smoke. As a result, the risk of serious lung damage should be lower in marijuana smokers. There have been no reports of lung cancer related solely to marijuana, and in a large study presented to the American Thoracic Society in 2006, even heavy users of smoked marijuana were found not to have any increased risk of lung cancer. Unlike heavy tobacco smokers, heavy marijuana smokers exhibit no obstruction of the lung’s small airway. That indicates that people will not develop emphysema from smoking marijuana. N MYTH: Marijuana Has No Medicinal Value. Safer, more effective drugs are available. They include a synthetic version of THC, marijuana’s primary active ingredient, which is marketed in the United States under the name Marinol. FACT: Marijuana has been shown to be effective in reducing the nausea induced by cancer chemotherapy, stimulating appetite in AIDS patients, and reducing intraocular pressure in people with glaucoma. There is also appreciable evidence that marijuana reduces muscle spasticity in patients with neurological disorders. A synthetic capsule is available by prescription, but it is not as effective as smoked marijuana for many patients. Pure THC may also produce more unpleasant psychoactive side effects continued on page 26


Indica vs. Sativa


he effects of marijuana can vary greatly depending on which sub-species, or strain, you medicate with. The plant species Cannabis sativa L. has two main sub-species used for medicinal purposes: Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa. It’s important to know the difference between indica and sativa strains, as each has its own individual characteristics. Knowing the differences can help you decide which strain to choose when growing your own medicine or when purchasing it from a dispensary. Indica strains are sedatives/relaxants and are effective for treating the symptoms of medical conditions such as anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia, muscle spasms and tremors. Common strains include: White Berry, Blueberry, Northern Lights, Sensi Star and Gold Star. Indicas have a higher level of cannabinoids than sativas, which results in a sedated body-type stone. Because indica strains may cause feelings of sleepiness and heaviness, many patients prefer to medicate with this type of cannabis at night. The Indica plant, which is better for indoor growing, is short, dense and can grow up to 6 feet tall. Its leaves are broad and deep green, often tinged with purple. Indicas originally come from hash producing countries such as Afghanistan, Morocco, and Tibet. Compared to Sativa strains, indicas generally yield more but the product is less potent. Indica strains have more chlorophyll than sativa, which mean they grow and mature faster and have a shorter growing season. After flowering starts they will be mature in 6 to 8 weeks. The buds from an indica plant are typically thick and dense marijuana buds with flavors and aromas ranging from pungent to sweet and fruity. The buds will vary in color from dark green to purple, just like the indica plant’s leaves. The smoke that comes from indica strains is often thick and can induce fits of coughing. Sativa strains are more of a stimulant, and are effective in appetite stimulation, relieving depression, migraines, chronic pain and nausea. Common strains include: Haze, Trainwreck, K2, Kali Mist White Russian and Kiwi Green. Sativas have a higher level of THC than indicas, which results in a psychoactive and energetic mind-high. Because sativa strains may cause feelings of alertness and optimism, many patients prefer to medicate with this type of cannabis during the day. The sativa plant, which is better

SATIVA for outdoor growing, is tall, thin and can grow up to 20 feet in a single season. Most varieties grow in the 8 to 12 feet range. Its leaves are narrow and light green, often tinged with purple. Sativas originally come from Colombia, Mexico, Thailand and Southeast Asia. Compared to Indica strains, indicas generally yield less but the product is far more potent. Sativa strains have less chlorophyll than indicas, which mean they take much longer to mature than indica strains and require more light. After flowering starts they will be mature in 10 to 16 weeks. The buds from a sativa plant are typically long and thin with flavors and aromas ranging from earthy to sweet and fruity. Buds grown in a cool climate may be tinged slightly purple, but warmer climates will turn the buds dark orange or red. Hybrids and cross-breeds of indica and sativa strains produce varieties that carry some characteristics of each parent. For example, adding sativa to indica strains adds mental clarity and decreases sedation effects. And adding indica to sativa strains can decrease or even eliminate the sativa tendency to stimulate anxiety. Common strains include OG Kush, Himalayan Gold, Blue Cross, and Kandy Kush. Hybrids are often referred to based upon the dominant sub-species inherited from their lineage, eg: pure indica, mostly indica, mostly sativa, or pure sativa. Instead of using pure indica or pure sativa, many patients can benefit from the use of hybrid strains. There are a vast number of strains available for patients, each with a different cannabinoid profile and effect. • Source





A Patient’s Story


oe S. has been battling cancer for three years. He also has chronic emphysema, which his doctor attributes to Joe’s 40year smoking habit. His doctor says he only has a 20 percent chance of living another two years. After chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Joe feels sick to his stomach. He can’t eat or drink and the smell of food makes him nauseous. Marijuana is the only thing that stimulates his appetite and eases his nausea, Joe says. He eats it or chews it, and lately his wife, Linda, has been incorporating it into foods – preferably salads, vegetables and snacks like cookies and brownies – to mask the taste. “It’s the only way to keep his frail little body from deteriorating completely,” Linda says. “Right now, Joe weighs 110 pounds. He used to be a burly truck driver and furniture mover and weighed 265 pounds, but cancer has wasted him away.” As the couple discuss Joe’s plight in the John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital lobby in north Phoenix, tears well up in Linda’s eyes. “This is more than emotional,” she



says. “We’re dealing with life and death every day.” After their medical benefits were terminated last year, Linda applied for Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), a health care program for patients who cannot afford the cost of standard medical insurance. “So much of what’s needed for a cancer patient’s survival his been cut from the [state] budget,” Linda says. Their savings are gone. Their 401(k) retirement account no longer exists. Their only asset now is their home, which they put on the market last year. Considering the current state of the economy, Joe and Linda’s situation looks bleak, but at least one recent development has given them hope. In November, Arizona voters narrowly approved Proposition 203, legalizing marijuana for medical use. Soon, Joe will able to treat his symptoms without the stigma associated with illegal drug use. “Thank God for the passing of Prop 203,” Joe says with a toothless smile. He is in his robe, slippers and pajamas this afternoon. Linda’s first priority is keeping Joe comfortable. “It is a godsend that Prop 203 passed,” Linda says with excitement. “It feels right to use something natural [and] God-given to cure an ailment or disease.” As Joe shifts in his wheelchair, Linda reaches for his hand and holds it. “So much good will come from this passing of Prop 203, in so many ways and on so many levels,” she says. Joe remains realistic about his prognosis. He knows marijuana won’t cure his diseases, but it has provided some much-needed relief in his ongoing struggle. “There’s too much suffering in the world today,” Joe says. “Medical marijuana can ease our suffering and make our transitions to the end more bearable.”



Cancer facts • Alternatives to smoking


I’ve heard marijuana is good for cancer, but I’ve heard it can actually cause lung cancer. Is that true?

way to medicate with cannabis. Just be sure to go with a high quality vaporizer as there are many types available on the market. Vaporizers should ideally produce vapor that contains virtually zero particulate matter or tar, and signifi-

cantly lower concentrations of noxious gases such as carbon monoxide. Submit questions to the expert at


No, it is not true. While most doctors will recommend that you use a vaporizer or ingest medical marijuana to eliminate the exposure of your lungs to marijuana smoke, research has shown that there is no connection between marijuana smoke and lung cancer. What’s more, marijuana may even help fight lung cancer. According to a study presented at the 2006 American Thoracic Society International Conference, people who smoke marijuana—even heavy, long-term marijuana users—are not at increased risk of developing lung cancer. And a 2007 Harvard University study found that marijuana cuts lung cancer tumor growth in half.


I want to become a marijuana patient in AZ but I don’t want to smoke the medicine. Are there any alternatives?


Absolutely. The active ingredients in cannabis can be extracted into food items, called medical edibles, medibles, or simply edibles, which range from brownies and cookies, to shrimp scampi and ice cream. You can make edibles in your own kitchen (see our recipes section, pg 16), or once Arizona’s dispensaries open, you may purchase prepared medibles. Using a vaporizer is another alternative to smoking marijuana that avoids the production of irritating, toxic, and carcinogenic by-products produced by smoke. The University of California’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research found that vaporizing is a safe




For those of you who have not heard, marijuana is legal! Well, kind of. On November 10, 2010, the citizens of Arizona found out that Prop 203 had passed by about 4,400 votes – The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. According to many experts around the country, this is the most detailed and prohibitive medical marijuana legislation passed to date. It was written to prevent the issues that arose in states like CA and CO from occurring in AZ.

Passage means a lot of different things for a lot of different people. For many current medical users, it is the welcome legal relief that they have been advocating and waiting for their entire life. For others, it is the long-awaited moment that they hoped to see during their generation for various reasons or beliefs. For some, it is a business opportunity…they are the potrepreneurs. And the rest think that it is nothing more than a front to smoke and sell weed under the cover of state law. Whatever side of the fence you are on, it is wise to understand what this piece of legislation is and how it affects you. WHAT IS IT? A “qualifying patient” who has a “debilitating medical condition” can obtain an “allowable amount of marijuana” from a “nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary” and possess and use the



marijuana (cannabis) to treat or alleviate the debilitating medical condition or symptoms associated with the condition. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) is required to adopt and enforce a regulatory system for the distribution of marijuana for medical use, including a system for approving, renewing and revoking the registration of qualifying patients, designated caregivers, nonprofit dispensaries, and dispensary agents. The costs of the regulatory system would be paid from application (not to exceed $5000) and renewal fees collected, civil penalties imposed, and private donations received pursuant to this proposition.

WHO CAN GET A CARD? A “qualifying patient” is defined in Proposition 203 as a person who has been diagnosed by a physician (a doctor of medicine, osteopathy, naturopathic medicine, or homeopathy) as having one of the following debilitating medical conditions: • Cancer • Glaucoma • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome • Hepatitis C Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis • Crohn’s disease • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that produces any of the following: Cachexia or wasting syndrome Severe and chronic pain Severe nausea Seizures (including those characteristic of epilepsy) or Severe and persistent muscle spasms (including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis)

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA? A qualifying patient must submit an application to ADHS in addition to a signed written certification issued by the physician that states that in the physician’s professional opinion the patient would likely receive therapeutic or symptom-relieving benefits from the medical use of marijuana to treat or alleviate a debilitating medical condition. If the qualifying patient is under 18 years of age, the patient’s custodial parent or legal guardian would have to submit written certifications from two physicians and the custodial parent or legal guardian would have to consent in writing to control the patient’s medical use of the marijuana. HOW MUCH MARIJUANA CAN A PATIENT BUY? A qualifying patient registered with ADHS (or a registered designated caregiver on behalf of the qualifying patient) can obtain up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana in a 14-day period from a registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary.

WHERE CAN I GET MEDICAL MARIJUANA? There is essentially three ways that a registered cardholder can obtain their meds: 1. Grow your own. Applies only if your home is located more than 25 miles away from the nearest nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary.

All patients with a valid medical marijuana certification and registry card will be able to grow their own medicine for the first year due to the fact that dispensaries won’t be open until about the third quarter of 2011. 2. Designate a caregiver who will act as your source. The caregiver must be registered with ADHS as such and will be allowed to grow up to 12 plants for a patient. A caregiver can have up to 5 patients. 3. From a dispensary FROM A DISPENSARY HOW WOULD A MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY WORK? A medical marijuana dispensary registered with ADHS must operate on a not-for-profit basis, but could receive payment for all expenses incurred in its operation. ADHS would not be able to issue more than one nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary registration certificate for every ten pharmacy permits issued by the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy under current law. This allows for approximately 124 establishments. The dispensary would be able to cultivate marijuana only in an enclosed, locked facility and would be able to acquire marijuana from other registered nonprofit dispensaries or from a registered qualifying patient or designated caregiver if the patient or caregiver were not compensated for the marijuana. Proposition 203 specifies various security, record-keeping, and verification requirements a registered dispensary would have to follow relating to the operation of the dispensary. HOW AM I PROTECTED UNDER THE LAW? While you are protected under Arizona state law, marijuana remains illegal under federal law and you could be charged accordingly since it is a Sched-

TIMELINE December 17, 2010

First working draft posted on the Office of Administrative Rules (OACR) website for informal public comment December 17, 2010 to January 7, 2011

Comments received on first working draft of rules January 10 - 28, 2011

Comments reviewed, required changes made, new draft discussed internally January 31, 2011

New draft and summary of changes posted on the OACR website for informal public comment February 14-17, 2011

Public meetings held on the draft exempt rules, as noted in Notice of Public Information Phoenix, February 15 and 17, 2011, at 1pm, 250 N 17th Ave Tucson, February 16, 2011, at 1pm, 400 W. Congress, Room 222 February 18, 2011

Deadline for receipt of public comments about the draft rules February 21 to March 18, 2011

Final changes made to rules and Notice of Exempt Rulemaking prepared March 28, 2011

ADHS publishes the final Rules that will be used to implement the Act April 2011

ADHS begins to accept applications for registry identification cards and for dispensary certificates

ule I drug. However, a small victory was had on October 19, 2009 when the US Deputy Attorney General recommended to all States Attorneys that prosecuting patients using medical cannabis products according to state laws is not recommended and is “an inefficient use of limited federal resources.” Proposition 203 generally provides that any person who acts in conformity with the requirements of the proposition would not be subject to any governmentally imposed sanction relating to the medical use of marijuana. This proposition prohibits certain discriminatory practices, including: 1. A school or landlord cannot refuse to enroll or lease to a person registered pursuant to this proposition unless failing to do so would cause the school or landlord to lose a monetary or licensing benefit under federal law; 2. An employer would not be able to discriminate against a person registered pursuant to this proposition in hiring, terminating, or imposing employment conditions unless failing to do so would cause the employer to lose a monetary or licensing benefit under federal law; and 3. An employer would not be able to penalize a qualifying patient registered pursuant to this proposition for a positive drug test for marijuana, unless the patient used, possessed, or was impaired by marijuana on the employment premises or during hours of employment. ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS? • Cannot undertake any task under the influence of marijuana that continued on page 27




STRAIN GUIDE MEDICINAL QUALITIES Cachexia Hepatitis C Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

WHITE WIDOW Lineage: Indian & Brazilian descent

Height: 30 – 40 inches

Sativa/indica: 40% Indica/Sativa 60% hybrid

Climate: Indoor

Effect: Strong, even head-body high

Flowering: 8-9 weeks

Scent: pungent, sweet/sour

Yield: Up to 250 grams

Taste: Fresh, Fruity, & Floral THC Content Level: 17% - 22%, Strong




MEDICINAL QUALITIES Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, and other seizure-related illnesses

JACK HERER Lineage: Skunk #1 x Northern Lights #5 x Haze

THC Content Level: 15% - 20%

Sativa/indica: Sativa Dominant

Height: Up to 70 inches

Effect: Instant headrush, with an energetic high

Climate: Indoor

Scent: Smooth, sweet, fruity aroma

Flowering: 10-11 weeks

Taste: Subtle lemon (citrus) tastey

Yield: Up to 200 grams

MEDICINAL QUALITIES Nausea, Chronic Pain, Insomnia

MASTER KUSH Lineage: Hindu Kush x Skunk

THC Content Level: 15% - 20%

Sativa/indica: Hybrid, Indica Dominant

Height: up to 40 inches

Effect: body stone, visual

Climate: Indoor

Scent: mildly earthy and sweet

Flowering: 9-10 weeks

Taste: smooth and piney

Yield: Up to 350 grams




Things to consider before…


ith Arizona citizens celebrating the victory of Prop 203, prospective patients-to-be are facing a vexing question: Should I buy my medicine from a dispensary or should I try to grow medicinal cannabis myself? For many, the financial savings would seem reason enough to grow cannabis at home, but there are many important factors to consider before attempting such an undertaking for the first time. On Dec. 17, 2010, the Arizona Department of Health Services issued the first draft of guidelines for anyone considering applying for medical marijuana cards and for potential dispensary owners planning to file for a license. Meanwhile, future patients are already setting up equipment they know little to nothing about. The biggest mistake novice growers make is buying unnecessary equipment and supplies. The local hydroponics shop might be more than happy to relieve you of your last $50 for some product you might not need. Experience is the only thing needed to fix any potential problems your garden may face. The truth is, nothing will ever replace the knowledge that time will give you, and many patients who decide to grow their own medicine may be in for a huge surprise. Growing medical-grade cannabis is not a skill that someone can buy. It’s a passion that many people who grow this wonderful plant share; however, the experience does not come overnight and the equipment and space to grow topquality medicinal cannabis are not cheap, so if you’re going to try to grow your own medical marijuana, there are a few things to consider. First, and most important, is that you are in compliance with the Arizona law prohibiting anyone from growing their own medicine if they live within a 25-mile radius of a dispensary. Another important factor to consider before growing cannabis at home is the time and resources needed to grow your medicine in a safe and responsible manner. This not only means that you must know how to properly grow and



cure your medicine, but you’ll also need proper equipment and enough space to facilitate growing. Ultimately, the time it takes to grow a small garden and the money you’ll need to invest may or may not outweigh the benefits of buying from your local dispensary. Moreover, home growers need to consider the negative impact that smoking improperly grown and cured cannabis can have on their health. Experienced growers have spent many years learning everything they need to know about growing top-quality, medical-grade marijuana. This is something many will not understand until it’s too late. After all, most people learn from experience, and anyone who grows really good medicinal marijuana made their share of mistakes in the early going. If this is the path you have decided to take, there are still questions to answer before getting started. Do you have the space available to grow and is the area located in a place away from children? Do you plan to grow organically or do you want to try something more challenging, like hydroponics? These are important details to address before attempting to grow medical marijuana for the first time, but the most important question to ponder before sprouting that first seed; do you want to wait three months for your medicine to grow? In most cases, supporting local dispensaries would be my best advice for new patients who have never had any experience growing cannabis. Unless you have the time to do the research to grow your medicine the right way, you are simply wasting your time. Growing methods, pH levels, cooling, lighting, and dehumidifying are just a few of the important topics you’ll need to read up on in order to grow medical-grade marijuana in a safe and responsible manner. If you’re still up to the challenge, we’ll be providing hints and tips each month on the best methods for growing cannabis at home. Happy growing. Peace and Big Buds, Arizona Medical Marijuana Growers Association














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RECIPES Uncle Duck’s Ganja Kitchen Thank you, Arizona! What a historic event. As voters made Arizona the 15th state to legalize medicinal marijuana, we rejoiced! Like many of our friends who worked long and hard to see this through, we were happy to see our efforts succeed and we want everyone to stay informed. While smoking marijuana allows a patient to feel the plant’s effects immediately, most of the medicinal value goes up in smoke. For many patients, eating marijuana is a healthier and more efficient alternative. We love to cook with it, and have for many years. I believe that ganja cooking will eventually become one of the most used culinary arts. The best way to cook with marijuana is to infuse butter or alcohol with the resins of the plant and then add it to your favorite recipe. Many of you out there may not have a favorite recipe, so we want to share some of our favorites on this page. For our inaugural week, we want to give you the basic marijuana butter recipe and our favorite treat. Bon appétit!

Cannabis Whip Cream Topping 5 grams of finely ground marijuana 1 cup of heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar Add the cream and marijuana to a pan over medium heat in a double boiler. Allow the cannabis cream to simmer for about an hour. Allow to cool and then pour into an airtight container and place in the refrigerator until cold. Using a large bowl, whip cream until peaks hold their form or desired consistency. Beat in vanilla and sugar. Do not over-beat, as it will become lumpy. Serve it on the pumpkin ganja cheesecake or anything you like!

MMJ Butter 1lb. butter (unsalted, unsweetened) 1oz. chopped marijuana (trimmings work as well as buds) Melt butter on LOW heat. Add ganja and simmer for at least 15-20 minutes, stirring gently and frequently. Using a fine strainer or cheesecloth, separate the ganja from the melted butter and allow the butter to cool. Use in place of regular butter in your favorite recipe or refrigerate for later use.



Pumpkin Ganja Butter Cheesecake 1 package cream cheese, softened (8-ounce) 1 can pumpkin (15-ounce) 3 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract ½ cup butter 4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 ½ teaspoons ground nutmeg Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish. Make the filling; beat the cream cheese and pumpkin together in a mixing bowl until smooth. Beat in the eggs, vanilla, and butter until creamy and smooth. Gradually stir in the confectioners’ sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg until evenly blended. Spread the pumpkin mixture over the cake layer. Bake in preheated oven until top is set, 40 to 50 minutes. Cool, and cut into squares to serve. Submit recipes to

WOULD YOU RATHER DIE FOR A MYTH OR LIVE THROUGH MEDICAL RESEARCH? Medical investigators in Spain have discovered that a compound in marijuana shrinks brain tumors. THC injected directly into cancer tumors in mice will kill the bad cells without touching the healthy ones. Life threatening tumors just disappear. While it's a long way from mice brains to humans, this stunning breakthrough opens the door to a new arena of cancer research.* Tragically, this amazing discovery had been made thirty years earlier in the U.S.—but the authorities were afraid it would “send the wrong message to our children.” It's time for the U.S. Government to sweep aside the political ideology about marijuana and let the scientists do their work. There are studies already underway that suggest marijuana may be effective in treating major diseases like Alzheimer's, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis. The Obama administration should reclassify marijuana to permit medical research. With an aging boomer population and spiraling health care costs, we need science, not folklore. Common Sense for Drug Policy *see for sources



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Your concern about proposition 203 leading to numerous, irreputable “Pot Shops” is valid and shared by many. In fact, I believe one of the reasons the vote was so close is because citizens are concerned about how the law will function and what dispensaries will actually look like. Many of my friends and colleagues who voted against the Initiative told me they were in favor of medical marijuana but were concerned about the problems experienced in Colorado and Los Angeles. Fortunately, the drafters of proposition 203, and those who are working to



implement it, learned from the mistakes of these other States and have crafted a law that will prevent the “Pot Shop” problems you fear. There are fundamental differences in AZ’s law and its implementation that will ensure the program is a model for success. For example, the Initiative mandates that the Department of Health Services must enact regulations to implement the law prior to anybody being able to posses or dispense marijuana. These regulations will ensure that dispensaries are subject to stringent security and safety requirements and that all owners and employees pass a criminal background check. The Initiative also authorizes local jurisdictions to implement reasonable zoning restrictions so Cities and Counties can ensure that dispensaries are in the safest and most appropriate locations. In other words, the strip mall next to your kids’ school will not have a dispensary! Also let’s not forget that AZ will only allow 124 dispensaries to operate statewide (CA and CO had no limits), and that these

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Hey man, in the future….. Imagine you are back in 1975. Maybe you’re still in high school, or in your second semester of college like me. What if you knew about some of today’s technologies back then, specifically those technologies that are now used to consume cannabis legally? What if you had to try to use 1975 terms to describe to people back then how people in today’s world smoke their herb and use it as legitimate medicine? Maybe it would go something like this (to be read in a really excited, yet spaced-out, stoner voice, a la Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High): Hey man, in the future, some doctors will find, like, medical uses for weed. And the government will let doctors give it to patients with certain “medical problems.” But dude, you’ll be able to smoke weed, well, without really smoking it. I mean, you’ll be able to buy a weed smoking machine, man! Then you plug it in and load it up. It’s a trip! When you turn it on it won’t actually make smoke, but it will put out, like, fumes or vapors or something that you can inhale. And the machine will have, like, lights and dials on it to set the temperature, and it will work like an electric bong man! Oh but with no water, of course, ‘cause that’s dangerous with electricity. And these fumes



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won’t make you cough and gag or hurt your throat like smoke can. So you can get off without worrying about hacking up a lung and smelling up the house. And you’ll be able to buy this machine on the phone or order from a catalog without getting busted for paraphernalia. It’s far out - smoking without the smoke! So let’s fast-forward to today to introduce Baby Boomers (like myself) and others to modern methods and technologies used to self-medicate with medical marijuana, such as vaporizers. A vaporizer, or “vape,” can come in all kinds of

shapes, sizes, colors, features, and prices. Different models include the Phyto-Inhalation Vaporizer, the Whip Based Vaporizer, the Hand Held or miniature Digital Vaporizer, among others. Most use a very long-lasting ceramic heating element, which allows for more natural and effective vaporization, while never subjecting the herb to direct heat or flame. The psychoactive effect of any herb comes from its essential oils, not from the smoke produced by burning. A temperature of approximately 350 degrees Celsius is needed to allow plant material to release essential oils, which is much lower than the temperature required for burning. With this use of convection, the heater in a vaporizer warms your herb to the proper temperature to let loose these volatile oils. Because of this, you don’t inhale the toxic by-products of burning, and you experience the maximum effects of the herb. There are purported health benefits in using a vaporizer. Vaporization is 95 percent smoke- and carcinogen-free and 80 to 96 percent pure versus only 40 percent pure when the herb is burned by flame. This month, we will be looking at the Easy Vape Digital Vaporizer, a first generation vaporizer made by YA Industries of Hong Kong and initially marketed in 2008. Many other vaporizers have similar features and work the same as the Easy Vape. Retail prices start at $75. The Easy Vape Digital is a hands-free box vaporizer with a digital temperature controller. This Vape uses a convection-style direct inhalation system. A ceramic heating element allows the Easy Vape Digital to achieve the optimal vaporization temperature at a rapid pace so that hot air is used to vaporize the herb rather than a flame or fire. The Easy Vape plugs in to a standard electrical outlet.

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A push-button temperature knob allows you to control and customize the heat level accordingly. The red LCD screen on the front of the Easy Vape Digital lets you know the temperature in Celsius. The durable polycarbonate housing withstands the wear and tear of everyday use, but is always cool to the touch. This particular model of vaporizer was made with replaceable fuses so that power surges or electric fluctuations won’t affect the device. This feature helps extend the lifespan of the unit.   The Easy Vape Digital Vaporizer has a heat up time of approximately four minutes and a cool down time of about five minutes. The inhalation process makes use of a 6-inch extended glass wand (like a pipe bowl), connected to a surgical grade silicone tube and then to the glass mouthpiece. It is generally recommended that you fine cut your herb for best results. Once it’s heated to the optimal vaporization level, you remove the bowl and place your finely chopped herb onto the holding disk and replace the bowl, then start to inhale through the whip. A consistent stream of vapor is emitted. When you exhale, what comes out is a lighter vapor that is basically odorless. However, if you crank up the temperature of the device too high, it can actually burn the herb, which will cause some smoke and odor, so be cautious with the controls when you are first getting started. While this model of vaporizer and its features are common, there are many other types of digital and analog vaporizers that also do a great job with herb. If you are trying to enjoy the therapeutic effects of medical marijuana, then vaporizing is one of the safest and most pleasant ways to do so. After you’ve tried this, think back to the ’70s and how you would describe using a vaporizer to yourself back then. I think your explanation would start something like this:“Hey man, in the future…” JANUARY 2011 | THE GREEN LEAF


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DOOB TUBES Carry your medication with clear identification. Keeps your medicine fresh as the day you rolled it. It’s airtight, waterproof and blocks odor. Available at

HEMP HALF MOON BAG Made out of 100 percent hemp in a famous region of Nepal, this bag looks great in any season or setting. Measuring 9 inches deep and 12 inches wide, the bag is big enough to carry all your personal belongings and features a Velcro closure. As practical for a shopping trip as a night out on the town, the top of bag is decorated with two shoulder straps and features a black inner lining with an extra pocket for additional storage. Available at ALTERNA HEMP Keeping up with fashion and its ever-changing hairstyles can compromise the health of your hair. For hair to stay healthy, it needs a complete diet of proteins, minerals and vitamins. Alterna’s hemp formulations are infused with certified organic botanicals to strengthen your hair and supplement it with the nutrients needed to prevent damage before it happens, naturally. Available at

THE XL CLASSIC 420 This American-made thick glass storage jar is designed with an airtight sealing lid to keep the contents fresh. You will actually hear the air-vacuum pop when you open your jar. It holds more than twice as much as the Large Classic Jar and 50 percent more than the XL Strains Jar. An ounce isn’t cheap - keep it fresh! Available at THE GRINDTAINER Available in small, medium and large sizes with three different colors to choose from: green, purple, and clear. The medium and large sizes contain a removable divider for storing multiple components and accessories, such as lighters and rolling papers — a convenient and smart storage method for your medication needs. Available at



ducts KUSH KEEPER Calling the Kush Keeper a lockbox for your medicine does this product a grave injustice. It’s so much more than that. It’s peace of mind. The secure, convenient, affordable way to store your medications, Kush Keeper is perfect for meds, cash, or any kind of stash. The unique fingerprint technology keeps your prescriptions safe from kids, prying family members, pets and roommates. Available at

JUICY JAY’S HERBAL BLENDS PAPERS If you want to enhance the flavor of your stash, check out Juicy Jays. These flavored rolling papers come in Banana, Blackberry, Blueberry, Green Apple, Peaches & Cream, Raspberry, Very Cherry, Watermelon and many more flavors. Available at smoke shops across the Valley.

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The Happy Hippie is a comic strip about an everyday family (my family) encountering not so everyday events. It serves as a means to spread an awareness of the benefits of medicinal cannabis. The strip starts with a mother and son talking about going to a compassion club to get his medicine - cannabis. The journey continues from there. I have witnessed pain release, laughter and hope since cannabis has been in my son’s life. As we come into 2011, many debates surround the legalization of medicinal cannabis and its overall value in today’s world. Modern research suggests that cannabis is a beneficial aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. These include pain relief -- particularly of neuropathic pain (pain from nerve damage) -- nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and

movement disorders. Cannabis is also a powerful appetite stimulant, specifically for patients suffering from HIV, the AIDS wasting syndrome, or dementia. Emerging research suggests that marijuana’s medicinal properties may protect the body against some types of malignant tumors and are neuroprotective. Medical marijuana can and does improve the quality of life of those that are suffering from many serious illnesses. Cannabis is a real medicine with real relief from many symptoms...who is to say it should be prohibited? This strip is not about encouraging you to use Cannabis - only to educate, inform and help make you think in a way that is lighthearted. It is meant to spark your interest in the topic so that you might want to further inform yourself and others.



1. NORML founder Keith ___ 4. ___ It (1976 Peter Tosh album) 6. U.S. President who famously denied inhaling 9. “Cheers” actor and marijuana activist Woody ___ 10. “Reefer ___” (1938 anti-marijuana propaganda film) Answers in next month’s issue

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Myths & Facts continued from page 6 than smoked marijuana. Many people use marijuana as a medicine today, despite its illegality. In doing so, they risk arrest and imprisonment. N MYTH: Marijuana Causes Crime. Marijuana users commit more property offenses than nonusers. Under the influence of marijuana, people become irrational, aggressive, and violent. FACT: Every serious scholar and government commission examining the relationship between marijuana use

and crime has reached the same conclusion: marijuana does not cause crime. The vast majority of marijuana users do not commit crimes other than the crime of possessing marijuana. Among marijuana users who do commit crimes, marijuana plays no causal role. Almost all human and animal studies show that marijuana decreases rather than increases aggression. N MYTH: Marijuana is a Gateway Drug. Even if marijuana itself causes minimal harm, it is a dangerous substance because it leads to the use of “harder drugs” like heroin, LSD, and cocaine. FACT: Marijuana does not cause people to use hard drugs. What the gateway theory presents as a causal explanation is a statistic association between common and uncommon drugs, an association that changes over time as different drugs increase and decrease in prevalence. Marijuana is the most popular illegal drug in the United States today. Therefore, people who have used less popular drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and LSD, are likely to have also used marijuana. Most marijuana users never use any other illegal drug. Indeed, for the large majority of people, marijuana is a terminus rather than a gateway drug. • Source:

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