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Saving the world, one edible at a time

Not your Mommas

Banana Bread

How to make:

Medicated Banana Bread Ingredients Needed:

¾ cup granulated white sugar 1 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2 large eggs ½ cup canna-butter, melted, not hot 3 ripe large bananas, mashed well 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 cup walnuts or pecans, toasted and copped (optional)

Cooking Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC) and adjust rack to the middle position. 2. Butter and flour the bottom and sides of a 9 x 5 x 3 in. loaf pan. 3. Place the nuts on a baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Let cool and then chop coarsely. (Optional) 4. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. 5. In a smaller bowl, mix well your mashed bananas, eggs, melted canna-butter (remember, not hot) and vanilla extract.

6. Incorporate all wet ingredients into the bowl with your dry ingredients. Be careful not to over whisk your mixture. If it becomes too runny, your Bread will be very chewy and not rise properly. 7. Place your batter into your prepared pan. Bake your bread for approximately 55-60 minutes. The bread will be ready to take out of the over when you can insert a toothpick and pull it out with no batter sticking to it. 8. Let your bread thoroughly cool before pulling out of the pan.

There you have it, Not Your Momma’s Banana Bread! (Note: potency will depend on your brand of canna-butter)


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Edibles in Review: Deb’s Cinnamon Brownies Fu-Qua Johnson Ganja Gazette Who wants some brownies? The better question is “Who wouldn’t?” which is good, because that’s exactly what we’ll be sampling from the fine selection at Nature’s Herbs and Wellness Center. I hope everyone enjoyed last month’s review about the Dixie Elixirs. It came in great timing, because they would be great on hot days like we’ve been having. For this month I had the opportunity to try an edible that is very dear to my heart, the infamous Brownie. For newer card holders, many types and varieties of edibles are available, but for most of the older

generation, like me, their very first edible came in brownie form. The brownie is an iconic figure in the MMJ world. Hollywood movies have used the brownie in movies like, “Harold and Kumar Goes To White Castle,” “HalfBaked,” “How High,” and so many more. Let’s just say, it is a legend in the edible world, the edible that begat all edibles. Deb’s Cinnamon Brownie with walnuts (4X) was the flavor of the month. The label didn’t say the exact amount, so I couldn’t tell you the specific medication amounts. I was told the brownie had medicated butter in it, along with medicated fudge frosting on top. I decided to enjoy this treat with some vanilla ice cream, a big

glass of milk, and some NBA Finals. I have to say, I lost track of time, but I felt the medication hit me somewhere in the middle of the second quarter of the game, roughly 45 minutes to an hour. I didn’t eat dinner before-hand, so the brownie was the first thing I ate after lunch. I felt a nice tingle all over and felt very relaxed; the effect was full body and I really enjoyed the game I was watching. I suffer from chronic lower back pain and this really helped with relief and sleeping later on. I would recommend Deb’s Cinnamon Brownie to anyone with chronic pain and who would like a one-and-done edible. Remember readers, please medicate responsibly, and see you on the flip side.

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Clone your own: The basics of cloning The Falcon Ganja Gazette

The key to having a continually successful medical grow operation is to have a steady supply of new plants waiting to replace the harvested plants. Most growers will decide that the easiest way to propagate plants is to take cuttings off of a plant of known genetic heritage, a process called cloning. Cloning is the preferable method of propagation for several reasons. First, it takes the guesswork out of plant propagation—the clone, being taken directly from the tissue of an existing plant, is genetically the exact same as that plant. Whereas seeds will have slight deviations because of the different phenotypes that may exist within the strain, clones will not. Once the grower has observed the growth patterns of the plant from which the clones shall be taken, those traits will be exhibited again with the clones from that plant. This predictability is invaluable to the Cannabis grower; a deviation from expected characteristics could prove

to be very disappointing. Cloning is also inexpensive and can provide as many plants as the grower needs. The caveat here is that cloning is a delicate process. The clones are, by far, the most delicate in any given Cannabis garden. Make a mistake here, and it could set the schedule of the garden back by several weeks. Anyone who has ever gone several weeks without medicine knows that this is bad news! This column should cover the basics of cloning and outline some of the easiest mistakes to make, so that this type of dry spell can be avoided. There are several ways to clone, but we will look at two major deviations: the use of an aeroponic cloning unit, and the use of cloning starter plugs. Aeroponic cloning units can be quite pricey to purchase initially: the prices range from $100$600 for a unit that may hold between half a dozen and 150 clones. Basically, they consist of a water reservoir with holes in the top, neoprene gaskets that hold the clones in place, and a system that mists the plants with a rooting

solution. These units have an advantage because the clones can never go dry— which seems to be the most common reason for failure at cloning. The pumps and the reservoir (as long as there is not a power failure) will be sufficient in keeping the clones moist. Many people swear that these machines can produce roots in as few as 4 days, but this author is yet to see proof of this. The disadvantage of these machines is that they are touchy. The filters of the pumps can become contaminated, or the water in the reservoir can be too hot or too cold, for example, and cut cloning success rates in half, or worse. A much less expensive, and often more successful, method of cloning is to use organic cloning plugs. This author likes to use “Root Riot” brand plugs, for example. The grower has a plastic humidome with spaces to hold all of the plugs. The method of cutting the clones is basically as follows. First, find a plant that is suitable for cloning. Many growers prefer to keep a “Mother Plant,” which is kept perpetually

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in a vegetative state and exists for the sole purpose of obtaining clones. Many people swear that taking a clone from a plant, putting the host into flower, and perpetually taking clones successfully off future generations of clones can result in “genetic drift,” meaning the genetics of the plant can become askew over time. Having researched this topic to near exhaustion, this author is not yet convinced if this is the case or not—but still keeps mother plants as a personal assurance that the preferred genetics are always available. Whether the clone is being taken from a mother or just a regular plant, make sure the clone is at least 2-3 nodes in length. Be sure that the plant has not been put in to flower, although some strains can be successfully cloned up to 10 days into flower. Cut the clone, making sure that there is enough stem, and that the stem is rigid enough to penetrate the material of the plug. Using a sterile razor blade (available at any hydroponics store for a nominal price), strip the outermost layer of the stem for 1 inch above the chosen spot for the “final cut.” Roots will first form at any spot where the stem is damaged. Then cut the stem at a 45 degree angle

at the desired spot—any contamination at this point will likely kill the clone, so be sure to use a sterile blade. As soon as the “final cut” is made, submerge the cut stem in some water for at least a few seconds— the stem is constantly supplying the upper foliage with water and nutrients, an air bubble can form within the stem at this step if not submerged, and can kill the plant, even after just a second or two in the exposed air! After submerging the stem in water for a few moments, it can be dipped into some cloning gel. Again, any contamination here can easily junk a batch of clones, so it is advisable to buy single use containers of cloning gel. They are relatively inexpensive to buy, and are thrown away after every cloning session, ensuring that next time fresh, untainted gel is being used. After having the cut and scored section of the stem dipped in cloning gel, the 45 degree cut in the stem can be inserted into the moistened plug. Push on it just enough to get the cut into some fresh material. Now, it is a matter of moisture. Don’t let the plugs dry out for obvious reasons, but don’t over moisten, either! Too much moisture in the dome can drown the


13 clones. Here is a way to make sure the moisture is not excessive: submerge the plug in some pH adjusted water (for cloning, stick to a pH of 5.5-6.0 as lower pH (acidic) helps speed root development), squeeze the plug like a sponge to saturate it in water, then give it a little squeeze outside of the water to let some of the

excess moisture out. The plug is now at the correct moisture level. After the clones have been inserted into the plugs, this process can be repeated every 2-3 days to keep the clones at the right moisture level. A small spray bottle can come in handy—mist the clones with water once daily if possible; the humidity will increase success rates.

Place the dome under some a good starting point for of a perpetually growing uorescent light, and if young ganja growers to garden. the clones are off of a nice, realize the full potential healthy host, plant roots should be seen in two weeks or less. When there are multiple roots showing on the outside of the plug, they are ready to be transplanted into the desired root media, and treated just like all the other plants in the garden! These tips should be


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A new kind of foot fetish

The first published instance of a woman's nipple appearing on the sole of her foot was noted in a 2006 report in the journal Dermatology and reprised in a series of U.S. and British press reports in July 2011. The reporting physicians, led by Dr. Delio Marques Conde, acknowledged that out-of-place breast tissue, At a medical board hearing in Manchester, while extremely rare, has shown up before on the back, shoulder, face and thigh. The foot nipple was "well-formed," with areola and England, in August, anesthesia consultant Dr. Narendra Sharma was accused of sebaceous glands. placing the hand of a sedated female patient underneath the operating table so that he could fondle his own private parts using a "stranger's" touch. Two medical workers claimed to have seen him, one of whom said she saw Sharma "exposed." Sharma explained later that his pants had inadvertently fallen down during one procedure because a previous patient had kicked loose the tape holding them up.

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Maybe he missed the peddle

Police in Roseville, Mich., arrested a 24-year-old roofer in August and charged him with reckless driving after he hit four cars. He had noticed that his brakes had failed but unadvisedly tried to drive on, anyway, by extending his left leg out the driver’s side door and braking “manually” (yes, as in “The Flintstones”). According to police, the man was completely sober.


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