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One way to help the environment is to ride share. Check out sources that can help you go green and contribute to preserving our planet.


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a roller coaster ride for many in the cannabis industry. We have witnessed cities trying to regulate the cannabis industry and even try to shut many of the dispensaries down. We have seen California attempt to legalize cannabis and other citizens voted for or against medical marijuana usage in their state. The city of Los Angeles tried to shut down and eliminate hundreds of collectives with a harsh ordinance only to have a Superior Court judge this past December, issue an injunction against the enforcement by the city of many of the portions of the ordinance (see article p. 92.) In San Diego, while the county and city are trying to pass strict zoning regulations to “zone-out” the dispensaries, a local citizen’s group, the California Cannabis Coalition is trying to draft its own ordinance, placing it on the ballot for the next election, letting the voters determine zoning for medical marijuana dispensaries. However, what is certain is that the cannabis industry is here to stay. This past December, Kush Magazine and hosted KushCon II in Denver, Colorado (see article p. 52.) With over 300,000 square feet and close to 400 vendor booths, this was definitely the greatest cannabis convention ever. Dozens of marijuana activists from all over the country converged for three days to discuss all aspects of cannabis. Hundreds of vendors promoting

With over 300,000 square feet and close to 400 vendor booths, this was definitely the greatest cannabis convention ever.

everything from smoke ware, hydroponics, security systems, clothing, edibles, infused beverages, storage containers, hemp products, cannabis and more gathered to display all of the numerous areas the marijuana industry has filtered into. With no medicine on site, the

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show was attended by over 35,000 participants who wanted to learn about the latest and greatest that the industry has to offer. One lucky conventioneer won a $46,000 GrowBot. Close to $100,000 in prizes were given away by KushCon, not to mention coupons and discounts that the vendors at the show were giving to attendees. The convention also provided non-stop entertainment with concert performances by Mickey Avalon, Asher Roth, The Flobots, Aaron Lewis of Staind, Mix Master Mike, The Dirty Heads, Gregg Rolie lead singer of Santana and Journey, and War. So with a new year upon us, we at Kush wish all of you a peaceful, healthy and prosperous new year.

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IF YOU’RE ONE OF THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE RESOLVED TO MAKE 2011 THE YEAR YOU get healthy, then you probably have done this before. The wagon is so easy to fall of, especially when you’re feeling good! So this year, when you’re vowing to take some time off of drinking, or are going to lose those 20 pounds, or are finally going to quit smoking, remember that we don’t get to the point of needing resolve overnight; results are relative to the amount of work we are willing to put in and should be expected to be a marathon not a sprint. Here are some words of wisdom that should help you achieve your goals for 2011.

The best-laid plans are the ones with focus and direction. If your goal is to be healthier, decide what that looks like. Are you going to try to bulk up? Lose weight? Increase stamina? Set a realistic goal for each week and stick to it. If you’re just coming off the couch and have been sedentary, take small steps. You may not be running marathons in 3 months, but you could vow to walk 3 miles a day 3 times a week. This can be achieved simply, quickly and without the burden of a gym membership. Walk your way up to jogging and maybe in 6 months time, try a 5k.

Sadly, this is true and a lot of us are a double-double with cheese. While the occasional trip to our favorite fast food joint is certainly expected, it’s too easy to drive through at lunch. Remember when your mom packed your lunch? She did this because she wanted you to eat well and that wisdom of controlling what you eat should be welcome. Snacking throughout the day helps us to avoid intense hunger pains that often lead us right to the counter demanding the super size option. Snacks like fresh veggies or rice cakes, granola or yogurt keep us full and provide actual nutrients to the fuel the body. After all, that’s what food is—fuel; and you wouldn’t put kerosene in your car, so why would you put fat and salt in your body? Eating several times a day is recommended by nearly every diet expert and the reasons are simple: you need to metabolize and if you go to long without eating, your body goes into starvation mode and the metabolism slows. So eat well, and eat often.

You can’t achieve any level of fitness by lying on the couch or sitting on a barstool, so make a deal with yourself that this is the year to get off your ass. Walking is the only exercise we really need to do if you do it long enough and mix it up with hills or terrain change. You can walk anywhere, for free. Swimming is another great way to boost cardio and increase flexibility. If you hate the gym, find something to play and someone to play with and no, video games do not count. Find a buddy to hit golf balls with, play tennis with, jog with or hit the weights with. If you are both accountable, it makes the chore easier when you have someone to share the load with. Getting back in shape after an absence can be daunting. It’s so easy to fall into patterns of laziness that the turnaround can feel impossible. Do not despair. The body is an amazing machine and all it takes is for you to make up your mind to live better and take better care of your body. After all, it’s the only one we have got and to take good care of it makes you feel better, look better and sets up your chances for long-term health and happiness. Happy 2011 to us all. Live well.






Every few years or so, there’s a concert so special, that there is literally a “buzz” in the room. The type of show where concert goers (who are total strangers) are prompted to high-five each other, or even give random hugs, in acts of pure Rock’n’Roll elation. Sometimes it’s a special guest that shows up, or a reunion of band mates. Sometimes it’s just seeing your favorite band in an intimate setting, or having the chance to meet them afterwards…. All of these variables can make for a special show. When this happens at your neighborhood bar, it’s too good to be true. Well, this did happen on 12/21/2010, not on the Sunset Strip, or in Silverlake, but in the San Fernando Valley at a bar named Paladino’s. This Reseda watering hole has become the Foo’s favorite, (given that the guys are proud Valley migrants) and it remains somewhat low-key (at least until now). Having just finished their latest album, titled “Back + Forth,” (confirmed by Dave in their 5th song) the guys figured that an intimate little show was a perfect way to cap the impending DVD that will document the making of this latest venture. In his informal repartee, Dave described how they had just finished the album within hours of the show, and that they had recorded it entirely in his home studio, without all the “pro-tools” that usually would guide the sound of such a major release. How refreshing that they’ve gone back to the “analog” ways of great early rock albums (a la Van Halen), and simply recorded it live as a band. With Butch Vig back in the producers chair, as he was with Nirvana’s Nevermind, and Nirvana’s bassist Krist Novoselic appearing as guest accordion and bass player on the new track “I Should Have Known,” the rumblings of a Nirvana reunion were in the air. When Ex-Germs, Nirvana, and present Foo Fighter Pat Smears joined Dave and Krist for the encore, the first such reunion of three forths of Nirvana since Kurt’s untimely passing, was happening right in front of me. Wow - in Reseda of all places….(take that all you Hollywood snobs). They played one song - “Marigold,” the non-album b-side of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box.” With Dave singing and playing drums, Pat on guitar, and Krist thunkin’ away on his bass, I looked over and saw Butch Vig leaning against the wall. He was smiling from ear to ear, as I was. As everyone in the room was. It was the place to be that rainy night, and this show definitely ranked as “special.” Dave mentioned that they would soon be out on the road with these new songs, likely at an arena near you, (maybe Staples Center) which is the perfect arena for the greatest “arena-rock” band of our time. Here’s the set list from Paladino’s, and hopefully we’ll see that same encore, (with Krist) on tour this









Heavy Hitter OG is a kush well worth its title. It’s hard hitting cannabis that doesn’t disappoint the common, or casual smoker. This strain is really just classic OG kush with a bit of an extra kick, giving it the appropriate ‘Heavy Hitter’ name. It can be hard to trust a name in marijuana, as many strains tend to be boast via title, but HH lives up to the claim in the name. Heavy Hitter has a medium to light green color with a healthy portion of red hairs, and a reasonable amount of trichomes, creating that shine that so many of us connoisseurs know and love. Buds were very dense, making for good grinder material. Smell is sweet, piney, and overall very fresh. The smell is really nice and quite potent, which sort of functions as warning for the strength of the buzz (in case the name wasn’t enough). When I first brought this home, within one minute of opening the bag my roommate asked if I just got some new pot, and he was swiffering the floor in the other room. So yeah, it’s strong in a lot of ways. The taste is that of pure kush; nothing too sweet, sour, fruity, or anything else. It’s just the way you dream of great kush hitting your taste buds. HH has a high that creates a somewhat hazy effect, where it may be hard to communicate, and become easily lost in your own thoughts. For someone who may only smoke occasionally or recreationally, this could put you down for a while. Also it causes giggles, physical soothing, and an overall relaxation that should lighten any previously dark mood. This isn’t a strain you’ll need to smoke a lot of, which is always nice on the lungs, throat, and wallet. Similar to other OG Kush strains, Heavy Hitter OG is a strong indica, with all the wonderfully mellow, soothing qualities that come along with the indica name. The precise origin wasn’t specified, but you can bet your booty that it’s grown somewhere here in our fine state of legalized medical marijuana. Can be a little tricky asking for it, as my merchant seemed to think I was just asking for a ‘heavy hitting’ strain of OG Kush.... turned out they didn’t have the strain anyway. Never a bad idea to call around to several dispensaries in advance to see if they have some in stock, but it should be available.


HH OG is great rainy day weed; perfect for those long afternoons where typical ‘stoner’ activities seem like the only right thing to do. Grab the remote control, order some delicious delivery treats, and suck down that pretty little bowl. A good blanket/snuggie and your favorite sweatshirt are all the company you really need to feel all warm and cuddly the solo way. Really the ideal way to enjoy this kind of buzz because you don’t have to talk to anyone, and it’s ok to get lost in thought for 15 minutes straight without vocalizing a word. Overall, a big thumbs up to Heavy Hitter. It’s economical, enjoyable, and potentially enlightening. Recommended smoking for all the kush lovers out there.





Are CBD rich strains automatically lower in THC? -Mickey Martin, via Facebook

This is a great question. Since Cannabidiol (CBD) is a relatively nonpsychoactive cannabinoid many patients are looking for it. They are strictly seeking medicinal benefits of cannabis but prefer to stray from the psychoactive effects of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Typically a strain with at least 2% CBD is considered a high CBD strain. The majority of CBD rich strains tested by Steep Hill Lab exhibit proportionally lower levels of THC. A small number of stains have shown nearly equal levels of THC and CBD. An early CBD strain calledAnnihilator tested 5% THC and 5% CBD. We have yet to come across a stain that is THC dominant while also being CBD rich, for instance 14% THC and 8% CBD. The most readily available CBD strain, Harlequin expresses a cannabinoid profile of 3-4 % THC and 8-12% CBD when grown indoors. This seems to be the norm within the world of CBD rich cannabis.

What is the best method for growing plants with the highest THC? Manipulation of the flower cycle tips? Using MH and HPS together to flower with? -Frank Innocenti, via Facebook

Typically THC is a barometer for overall cannabis health. When your plants are happy and healthy they are going to produce more cannabinoids as well as terpenes and flavonoids. Proper feeding schedules, a healthy root system and optimum temperature levels will guarantee higher cannabinoid


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levels. When discussing which indoor lights produce the highest levels of THC there is much research to be done. We have seen growers supplement their High Pressure Sodium bulbs (the industry standard for the flowering cycle) with Ultra Violets or LED/ plasma lighting but the jury is still out on this. These techniques demand more research but will undoubtedly be used in the next generation of advanced home and commercial medical cannabis gardens.

I am interested in opening a dispensary and feel that lab testing the medical cannabis I will provide is essential however the cost and testing time is hard to fit into my business plan. Do you have some advice for me to implement quality control? -Carolyn Jackson, via

Dispensaries are no longer bound to being the axis for lab testing. With Steep Hill Lab SafeCannabis certification and standardized tamper evident packaging, growers are successfully delivering fully screened products to dispensaries. The response of both parties has been excellent. The dispensary buyers are pleased that their job is being made easier by knowing the quality of medicine at the time of purchase and the growers are happy to prove that they are providing contaminant free, dose-able medical cannabis. This change in protocol actually brings the cannabis industry closer to the mainstream. The cost burden of quality control falls on the producer instead of the dispensary. Comparably, grocery stores do not screen the produce they buy and drug stores do not analyze the potency of their medications. Properly dosed, safety screened medication is the norm in the mainstream health care community, now it can be in our sector as well. Carolyn, in terms of your specific situation, when your dispensary opens you should consider doing in-house quality control via a third party lab, like Steep Hill while encouraging your growers/vendors to SafeCannabis certify their product. Some dispensaries have gone as far as to require it. -Questions answered by Steep Hill Lab team member,Wilson Linker aka DJ Wii’d, host of Cannabis Cuts on

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carpooling, once limited to school trips in the mornings by neighborhood moms, has become an online enterprise with several companies offering to find riders with similar destinations the chance to hook up and share gas, time, wear and tear on the car, and subsequently the environment. Carpooling is one of those wonderful win-win-win situations where everyone gets the better end of the deal. In cities with Carpool lanes, the value of a fellow passenger is immeasurable. If you have ever sat in traffic and watched the carpoolers’ whiz by, you know how lonely and desperate you can suddenly feel, especially when you’re late for work. Carpooling cuts expenses, saves on polluting emissions and saves time.

ERIDESHARE.COM This site is a nifty way to find rides 10 minutes or 10 hours away. The sections are broken up into: daily commutes, cross-country travel, errands (medical, grocery, etc) and a groups option where schools, employers, parents, etc can set up ridesharing communities. Erideshare has been around sine 1999 and is a trusted resource for carpooling. You can even view a map that shows how many people are in your area using the service.

CRAIGSLIST Craigslist is where the world meets. You can buy a sofa, get a job, rent an apartment, find a tennis partner and yes, a ride. The rideshare section is located under Community and is a great place to post for free. You can also search the ads that are already posted and find someone who may be looking for the same exact thing you are! And if not, you can always get lost in the Free section and score some fill dirt and a broken Volkswagen.

RIDESTER.COM Ridester is more of an auction –like site where people offering rides post where and when they are leaving, the destination and return (if applicable) and post an asking price for your share of the expenses. The steps are simple and pretty cool. 1. Join Ridester (free) 2. Build a personal profile including your preferences for gender, music, smoking, and age. 3. Enter where you’re leaving from and going to and instantly find drivers going your way. You can filter the trips by asking price and trip date. If there are no matches, you can even save your search and get notified automatically by email (or text message) when new trips are going your way.



Carpooling is a great way to meet new people, save on costs and help the env ironment. The sites that are dedicated to ridesharing do a good job of giv ing you the power to choose who you ride w ith and a sense of the experience before you commit. Be safe, be smar t and be green!



this month in weed history

Birthday Shoutouts!


January Greatness Is It Possibly In the Stars?

This Month in Weed History usually spotlights a particularly memorable moment involving our beloved Marijuana plant whether it be in the continuous battle we all share for its inevitable legalization, the marking of a milestone in that battle, or the celebration of its virtues. We will often remember great moments in its history, by highlighting great concerts (and/or musicians that may have been part of that moment, sometimes with joint in hand). With so many musicians backing the cause, we’ve compiled a list this month. Not that they all smoked Marijuana per say, but their music sure sounds great “…on weeeeed.” Sharing the Capricorn / Aquarius symbols, this list of January standouts is eye-opening. Maybe there is something to the moon and stars…? The greatest thing about comprising this list was thinking about how much weed each and every one of these people may, or may not have smoked during their days on tour, or in the studio. Each artist may have had influences, (or been under the influence) yet not necessarily. In this analysis, it brings to light another subject: the diverse genres and artists making music, and if there is a common thread to great music and the mind-altering affects of Marijuana? Is it possible to think that the use of a common drug may have an effect on whether a person makes great music? Hmm, it seems preposterous, yet so similar in theory to astrology….


There’s only one “King,” and ours was born Elvis Aaron Presley, in Tupelo Mississippi, on Jan. 8th, 1935. Should we just stop there? How can we stop, with so many more... Janis Joplin Jimmy Page David Bowie Rod Stewart Eddie Van Halen Steven Stills Steve Perry Michael Hutchence Justin Timberlake Dolly Parton Ronnie Milsap Placido Domingo LL Cool J Sade Pat Benatar Kenny Loggins Alicia Keys Phil Collins Joan Baez Sarah MacLauchlan Naomi Judd Aaliyah

Jan.19th 1943 Jan. 5th 1945 Jan. 8th 1947 Jan. 10th 1945 Jan. 26th 1955 Jan. 3rd 1945 Jan. 22nd 1949 Jan. 22nd 1960 Jan. 31st 1981 Jan. 19th 1946 Jan. 16th 1943 Jan. 21st 1941 Jan. 14th 1968 Jan. 16th 1959 Jan. 10th 1953 Jan. 7th 1948 Jan. 25th 1981 Jan. 30th 1951 Jan. 9th 1941 Jan. 28th 1968 Jan. 11th 1946 Jan. 17th 1979

and sliding on his knees into the category, (not for his acting abilities, but for his real musical skills with the Blues Brothers) John Belushi - Jan. 24th 1949.… Wow, this list covers many genres - food for thought….






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set in and this season Southern California has been storm central, which makes for very promising surf conditions. If you are one of those people who surfs to live, doesn’t care

San Onofre is where old guys truly rule. There really is

what the air or water temperature is, then you

no better day than taking out a bunch of long boards, a

are A. crazy and B. dedicated. This surf chick

portable barbeque and some good buddies and spend-

doesn’t like the cold but since winter is when

ing a day in this San Clemente- area spot. The waves

the best swells occur, more power to you. So

here roll slowly and it is truly long board paradise. You

slap on your full suits and hit the winter waves.

can always find someone to ride with if you go solo because the atmosphere is friendly, fun and supportive. More VW busses than you can shake a stick at! Summer surf tends to be better than winter but check reports for surprise southern swells.

Zuma Beach is one of the jewels of Southern California beaches. Think Matthew McConaughey with his shirt off posing for the paparazzi. Even Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani named their child Zuma after this inspirational surf spot. The long stretch of sand and excellent surf make Malibu’s famed beach a must-stop on any surfing adventure. Waves generally are typical So Cal fun jumpers ranging from 2-4 feet but in the winter the southwest swells can produce some sick barrels and get as tall as 7-8 feet.

Some of the best beach breaks in San Diego County. The hike down is exhausting so this is not a spot for the weekend warrior or the lazy. Black’s takes stamina. Some people argue that Black’s is the best beach break in all of Southern California and locals insist on it. Winter is the best season for surfing Black’s with gorgeous N and NW swells that produce waves anywhere from 2 to a whopping 12 feet. Chaka, brah.

You can’t think about surfing without a proper mention of Huntington Beach, nicknamed Surf City USA. The famed beach town has produced some of the world’s best surfers and is home to 50+ surf contests including the U.S Open of Surfing in July. Huntington is a training and play ground for amateurs and professionals alike. If you are new to the sport, you will quickly learn that the regulars and locals have their spots and sometimes it’s wise to stay clear. This is serious surfing here and your 9’6” might not be welcome in certain areas. Enjoy winter waves at Cali’s most famous surf spot. Expect winter swells form 2-5 ft.

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Denver anD the rest of the country will never be the same following the three day KushCon II Cannabis Lifestyle Convention that took over the Colorado Convention Center last month. Leading up to the event were busses, billboards. radio and print ads all saying “Have a Kush Day�, come to KushCon. With over 35,000 people in attendance, more than 400 booths of vendors and organizations from all over the world, dozens of world-class keynote speakers, and some of the biggest names in the music industry, KushCon II shaped up to be the greatest medical cannabis event in history. And surveying the entirety of over 340,000 square feet at the Colorado Convention Center, the message of the medical marijuana revolution was never more evident: the movement is here, and it is here to stay. KushCon II showcased both the current state and future of the cannabis industry, embracing education, health, lifestyle, diversity, and continual expansion and advancement as its fundamental cornerstones. And all the while, everyone that came to partake in the festivities or to just check out all of the excitement had a great time! Diversity was present in every aspect of KushCon II, and it is one of the qualities that the evolution of this industry in its infancy has sincerely embraced. People attended the event from all over the world and almost every state in the country including medical cannabis states, such as Arizona, Colorado, California, Hawaii, Montana, Michigan, and Rhode Island, as well as non-medical states including New York, Mississippi, Texas, Florida and Arkansas. There were people of all ages, kids to senior citizens, people of all different races, occupations, and economic classes, current medical patients and


curious newcomers. There were businesses ranging from medical cannabis dispensary centers to financial services companies, software engineers, cooking classes to legal advisors, security firms to edible manufacturers as well as glass blowers to prominent politicians. It is really not a fair statement to say that conventioneers were primarily comprised of any specific demographic. One medical cannabis testing company, for example, whose booth was continuously busy, is an independent research company that uses their laboratory to identify the particular chemical composition of a particular strain of marijuana. Employing PhDs as well as lab technicians, their scientific research allows dispensaries to more accurately prescribe medicine to fit patient’s needs, and at the same time assure the patient that the product is not contaminated with harmful pesticides. Advancement in technology also has come to both the way medical marijuana centers run their businesses to the ways in which patients medicate. The software created by one vendor brings hi-tech internet cloud technology to local dispensaries, ensuring that all of their patient and business records are in kept in strict compliance with state laws. There were numerous beverage and edible companies promoting state-of-the-art manufacturing and distillation processes, in conjunction with lab testing of their products, offering to provide the purest most suitable, and best tasting assortment of infused medicine to their patients. Business acumen and technology present at KushCon II equaled the diversity of the patrons in attendance. Professionals from a wide variety of industries are now bringing their expertise to the medical marijuana industry, expanding the possibilities of the cannabis world like never before. And as the technology expands, so does the user base; and as the amount of the users expands, so does the technology, and the synergy they give to one another is taking the industry to unprecedented levels.


Several vendors expressed that they were very pleased with the results they achieved at KushCon II. Many said they completely sold out of the products they brought to sell. Others seeking new relationships and promote their services said they were very happy with their increased patient count following the show. KushCon II was also jam packed with first rate entertainment catering to a wide array of tastes. Musicians from equally diverse backgrounds and genres highlighted the concert series presented daily during all the three days of KushCon II. Day one saw rappers Mickey Avalon and Asher Roth perform alongside Colorado based super group, The Flobots. Saturday’s lineup followed with performances by Aaron Lewis of Staind, a set by Mix Master Mike of Beastie Boys fame, and a killer performance to close the evening by Rolling Stone Reggie- Rock breakout band of the year, The Dirty Heads. The mega concert series concluded on Sunday with special old school recording artists featuring Rock n Roll hall-of-fame inductee and former Santana Band founder and lead singer Gregg Rolie, and wrapping up with California funk delivered by 70s legends, War. Fittingly, it was the cannabis revolution that united such a seemingly disparate group of musicians. To accompany this list of artists spanning multiple genres and generations was the most extensive panel of influential activists and community leaders ever assembled to speak about the medical marijuana revolution, and medical cannabis industry ever assembled in the same place at the same time. Over 65 men and women—business owners, entrepreneurs, politicians, horticulturalists, and activists—spoke for more than 12 hours about the current and future state of the cannabis industry, covering financial, social, political and health issues on the national front as well as in Colorado, California and beyond. This panel addressed the desires of the attending public to be educated concerning the many pressing issues surrounding cannabis and combating complex inherent issues with tangible solutions to encourage the spread and sharing of usable and empowering knowledge to keep things moving in a positive direction. Once again, the diversity and breadth of the panel of speakers truly showcased the multiple facets of KushCon II. One panel comprised solely of women from all walks of the movement demonstrated the changes that have resulted due their respective and collective dedication and power that women in the cannabis movement have made and are continuing to make, past, present and future. And in between the vast array of first class entertainment and dissemination of invaluable information and education about Cannabis, KushCon found time to conduct the mega 4:20 give away of well over $100,000 of free gifts to the attendees including a fully equipped $46,000 mobile GrowBot cultivation system. Simply, the breadth and scope of KushCon II was unlike anything the cannabis industry has ever seen. Never before has there been such a large diverse group of people gathered under one roof to be a part of the growing medical cannabis insurgency. The organization and dedication to the cause by the patrons, participants, Kush Magazine, performers, and speakers, has rightly shown the seriousness of this movement. It has without a doubt exposed to all, the political, social and economic power of cannabis. KushCon II has shown that the synergy of diversity, education, and advancements on every level have been and will continue to be the sources from which the medical marijuana revolution and the efforts to thwart prohibition will continue to thrive and expand into uncharted territories. For complete album of photos from KUSHCON visit

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by JAY EVANS Yo, Buddy? Do you have a Dime bag? - No, not that kind of dime bag, a Dime Bag?!? - Yes, the $10 kind, but not that kind of dime bag, it’s another type of $10 Dime Bag…. This Dime Bag will hold your piece, and has special pockets for your dime bag. - Yes, it’s a Dime Bag that can hold a dime bag….Look man, this could go on forever…. There is a new type of bag company… ok? They are called Dime Bag - are you still with me? -Good, ok this company called Dime Bag makes pouches and purses to hold all your sick glass pieces, when you want to take a hike, or tailgate, or whenever you just feel the need to roll with your piece. These bags are made from Hemp and Hempster, (a Hemp/Polyester blend) which makes the normally course and loose hemp cloth more durable, and colorful. With three different fabrics: 100% Hemp and Hempster for the handstitched exterior, and 100% organic Cotton for the interior, these bags are really cool. - Ya man, they’re Eco Friendly too… all while being super stylish and functional. There is even a “lifestyle series” which includes all types of everyday bags, like Computer bags, Duffle bags, Tote bags, and Backpacks. These bags all have spill and smell proof pockets, (which is great for public sessions) and stash pockets for that dime bag of yours. - Ya, I think you do need a Dime Bag, and they start around $10... Dude, put down your dime bag and go to your computer… Ok, now search for Ok, you see it? Good… Now get yourself a real Dime Bag.




Cloning Your Way Here we are, staring down the barrel of another winter in Colorado, wondering- at least for some of us- how we’re gonna pass the time until the slopes and half-pipes open, and for others, how we’re going to avoid the annual case of cabin fever! I have the perfect solution- create your very own ‘clone army’ in your indoor growing space! Think of it- your favorite strains, multiplied by the dozens or hundreds, all marching to the beat of YOUR drum! If that doesn’t get you excited, you can always grab the snow shovel… All righty, then- the first thing to do when you set out to take cuttings of your favorite plants is to set up a proper ‘clone zone’. This is an area in your house where the temperature stays between 72 and 78 degrees and doesn’t change much, especially when the furnace kicks on. Remember that the lights you use will generate some heat, so factor in your fluorescent or CFL lighting- do a test setup- and use a good quality thermometer to check your temps. By the way, HID lighting isn’t recommended, as cuttings just don’t need and can’t handle that kind of light intensity. Unless you’re growing in a relatively unheated area, you shouldn’t need a warming met, so use one only as a last resort. Next, get yourself a tray with a humidity dome- stop by the lawn and garden department or any greenhouse or hydro store and they’ll be plentiful. I tend to stay away from the types that need fresh refills or new inserts for every new crop, since it runs into money and isn’t necessary if you do your homework on the soil. Speaking of… I use basic indoor potting soil and I add a little bit of rooting accelerator (NOT cloning solution, I’ll explain that application in a sec-), possibly a light application of natural pesticide drench, such as a neem oil based product to keep down fungus gnat larvae and spidermites, and some sort of beneficial microbe/micorrhizae inoculant powder, plus plant enzymes and vitamins. Keep the solutions used on the weak side of the manufacturer’s recommendationsand for the love of Gaea, do NOT use any fertilizer at this point! Keep in mind that these will be very tender, vulnerable cuttings and that they can’t handle much in the way of nutrients until after they’ve developed roots. Now, onto the setup- wet your soil until it drips a few drops when you clench it


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tightly in your fist. Then, gently place it into the cups of your tray, being careful not to pack it in place. Use a skinny pointy tool, like a chopstick, to poke a hole all the way down the middle of each cup for the stem of your new plant. Now, you’re ready to actually take the cuttings. I choose strong, healthy shoots from near the top of my plants, since the ones on the bottom are shaded, usually pale and spindly and often have mildew on them. You want them to be just tall enough to reach the bottom of the hole you made in the cup and still stick up 3 or 4 inches. Take your cuttings using a sharp blade like an exacto-knife, place them in a cup of cool water to soak for a minute or two, then trim off any leaves or side shoots that would be covered by the soil. Then, using the blade, gently scrape the bottom inch or so of the stem to expose the tissue just under the outer covering of the stem. This gives your rooting solution something to absorb into. I use a gel type rooting hormone since the gel sticks to the stem of the cutting better than powder or liquid. Carefully place the stem all the way down the hole into your soil, and tamp the soil in place around the stem with your finger. Gently now, since this is when your plants are at their very most fragile! Keep all your cuttings well misted, and for the next week or so keep the humidity dome in place as well, because without roots the cuttings won’t be able to draw any moisture up the stem to keep from wilting. After a week or so, gradually open your dome for an hour at a time until the plants are able to stand on their own. This will be easier- and your temps will be more stable- if you keep the humidity in your growing and cloning area above 50%. Yes, like any worthwhile skill it takes a little practice, but with attention to detail and some patience there is no reason why you should need a multi-zillion dollar super turbo monster cloning machine to achieve excellent results- and remember, clones are an exact copy of the original plant’s genetics so once they’ve hardened off, you’re dealing with a known quantity in terms of growth characteristics and horticultural preferences. So this winter, march down into your grow room and take command! Your clone army awaits!

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Every time I travel, I always ask the locals for recommendation of a good jazz bar. Usually sometime after 11 pm, I am ready for a change of scene and want to spend the remainder of my evening listening winding down with some great tunes and great friends. The vibe at a jazz club is so much different than that of the neighborhood dive or the raucous nightclub. Jazz clubs invoke the cool. Jazz is one of America’s greatest contributions and is the music of our country and our people. It tells the stories of immigrants and eras. Jazz is the musical story of a country founded on innovation, perseverance and independence. Jazz is our story and it is being told nightly at a club near you.


Catalina is a throwback supper club with great jazz. You can walk right into the 1940’s when you step through the doors. It’s more of the fancy jazz crowd sometimes because Catalina books some really top notch talent, but for a night of dinner, drinks and jazz, this is the best spot in Hollywood. The food is very good without being overly artistic, but that’s okay because the real artists are not the chefs, but the musicians. Reservations are highly recommended. You can make them online at


2nd Street Jazz offers jazz for every kind of fan. One night you can pop in for some Latin jazz, on another groove to some fusion and even find yourself listening to some really good hip hop with jazz flavor. 2nd Street staff is uber friendly and the atmosphere is chill and you can tell it’s really trying to become a neighborhood place with great feel and great music. The food was so-so but the atmosphere and the music made up for it.


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Located right next to Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles, Seabird is a great place for good drinks and cool jazz. Formerly the Cotton Club, Seabird is a spot where you can catch the most current, top-notch players in Jazz, Latin Jazz, Top 40 and Afro Cuban Jazz. This is a real deal jazz club without the frills of some of the other clubs in neighboring LA and a perfect night when you can combine chicken, waffles and jazz without changing parking spaces.


Established in 1970, this jazz club located next to Universal City, has been dishing up jazz and spuds for 40 years. With no cover and a two drink minimum, patrons have seen great jazz over the years. Featuring both local and visiting guest artists this club is a reliable place to see great music. Since 2005, the Baked Potato has hosted Monday Night Jams featuring 2 sets just like all shows there. The first set is a house band that consists of Chris Roy on bass, Jamie Kime on guitar and John Ziegler on guitar. Each week there is a guest drummer and keyboardist. During the second set there is an open jam in which audience members can come on stage and play. So if you want to try out your own jazz licks, show up to Monday Night Jams and get your jam-on!


CANNABIS HAS CAPTURED THE ATTENTION OF THE WORLD. FROM DECEMBER 17 THRU THE 19TH OF 2010, the Colorado Convention Center was buzzing with the nation’s top medical cannabis political leaders, endocannabanoid experts, cultural movers and shakers in the largest Cannabis lifestyle convention to ever take place on planet Earth -- Kush Con II. The international media capitalized on the “Stiletto Stoners” phenomenon fascinated by women’s use of cannabis. Celebrities like Melissa Etheridge and Alanis Morissette are putting a new face on this controversial plant. Highlighting what the media referred to as the “United Nations of the Cannabis Industry” was the newly launched NORML Women’s Alliance fundraising weekend that began with a business to business networking event sponsored by the Medical Marijuana Business Alliance and KUSH Magazine on Thursday, December 16th where the elite of the cannabis industry gathered together to celebrate the movement and organize product and service giveaways that raised thousands of dollars for the charity. Heading up the Speaker Power Panels was former Beverly Hills NORML Executive Director Cheryl Shuman. Shuman is the Director of Public Relations and Media for the KUSH Brand including KUSH Magazine, KushCon and “It’s my job to remove the negative stigma and stereotypes of a cannabis user. Real women and men behind the Marijuana Reform movement are taking a stand to make a change by boldly coming “out of the closet” to educate the public at KUSHCON II,” states Cheryl Shuman. Kushcon II made history by featuring the most incredibly extensive list of guest speakers ever assembled in the cannabis movement. Each of the three days showcased a diverse set of panels that, in their entirety, covered every aspect of the growing cannabis industry. Friday, the first day of the convention kicked off the weekend with the “National Cannabis Political Powerhouse Panel”. Headlining the panel was former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson speaking about his plans to take on a 2012 presidential bid focusing on legalizing cannabis. This informed and dedicated panel featured the elite of the industry including, Keith Stroup, founder of NORML, the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws; Steph Sherer, Executive Director for ASA, Americans for Safe Access; Stephen DeAngelo, President of CannBe and Harborside Health Centers; Steve Fox and Aaron Smith of the newly formed NCIA, National


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Cannabis Industry Association; Russ Belville, Host of NORML’s Daily Audio Stash and writer for the Huffington Post. The second panel featured on Friday was the “Medical Science Breakthrough Panel” giving incredible insight into the increasing amount of scientific research being performed on the cannabis plant itself. Dr. Robert Melamede, C.E.O. of Cannabis Science, Inc. spoke about breakthroughs in curing cancer and other illnesses that are currently being documented by Craig Sahr, Executive Director of the Phoenix Tears Foundation. Full Spectrum Labs representative, Buckie Minor shared specific research that they are conducting as well as how science is legitimizing the medicinal benefits of cannabis building effective treatment plans. Soon, these companies will have case studies ready to submit to the FDA for possible clinical trials with patient case studies. Harvard trained Dr. Alan Shackleford of Amarimed discussed with the audience specific case studies and the need for the medical community to seriously reevaluate their practices to include cannabis as medicine. Book author, activist and Federal Cannabis patient Irv Rosenfeld shared his experiences being one of only four living patients that is provided medical cannabis through the government for free. Timothy Tipton finalized the panel sharing the work he does with the Cannabis Therapy Institute. Cheryl Shuman shared 25 years of experience working with media, celebrities, marketing and health care in Beverly Hills explained to the audience her personal cancer survival story using cannabis and the importance of using celebrity and media power to spread the word on a mainstream level. “The therapeutic value of socialization and the building of family and community should not be underestimated. The right of patients to peaceably assemble -- to socialize and build family and community, and network and organize -- is paramount for their health and recovery. KUSHCON II is the center of the universe for patients and activists,” states Shuman. Saturday was host to three extensive panels, including the “Colorado Political Power”, “Cannabis and Hemp Wellness” and “Women’s Political Powerhouse” panels. Colorado is currently viewed by the media and cannabis experts as the epicenter for Cannabis Law Reform. Governor Gary Johnson again addressed the audience on the probabilities of cannabis legalization benefits as well as discussing the specific role of Colorado’s political leaders in forming new policies. Congressman Jared Polis arrived to the panel a few minutes late, but received a standing ovation for his support of the industry and movement. The most respected legal minds and leaders for Colorado soon chimed in with their mission and insight moving towards legalization in 2012


including attorneys, Warren Edson, Matt Kumin and Rob Corry. Powerful Activism leaders including Mason Tvert of SAFER and Brian Vicente of Sensible Colorado shared their vision and game plan for Colorado. Dan Hartman of the State of Colorado greeted the audience to share how Colorado is now the role model for the nation being the first to implement a system working with patients and business owners that works well generating millions in revenue for Colorado. Denver Mayoral candidate Councilman Doug Linkhart shared his vision for the city if he is elected. Legendary growing expert Ed Rosenthal conducted three full days of hour long seminars sharing his expertise in cannabis cultivation for free to the KUSHCON II crowds who were excited to learn every aspect of learning to grow their own medicines focusing on staying green and organic. The Cannabis Hemp and Wellness panels boasted Stephen DeAngelo sharing the business role model of the well respected Harborside Health Centers allowing patients to leave the shadows and enter the light of what is considered to be the finest in the nation by various media sources. Colorado Cannabis Hemp and Wellness Experts speaking included, Chloe Villano of Cloverleaf Consulting; Deanna Gabriel of Plant Magic, Inc.; Kerrie Badertscher of Otoke’ Horticulture; Patrick Harrington of Kindness; Bret Bogue of Apothecary Genetics; Vincent Palazzatto of MMAPR; and Vivian McPeak from the world famous Seattle Hempfest. Many speakers spoke of the way the federal government (DEA) is enforcing laws versus current laws that states are passing, and explained the nuances of what the laws are and what people can do to help change them. They also informed the audience of the many new uses of cannabis as medicine, including topicals and edibles, with the overall goal urging everyone to help educate the general public about the cannabis plant. The Women’s Political Powerhouse panel showcased the most prominent and influential women in the cannabis movement. Named by the media as one of the top five most influential political activists in the nation-KUSH’s Director of Public Relations and Media, Cheryl Shuman opened up the panel sharing her experience as a single mother struggling to survive a terminal illness diagnosis. Shuman’s medical case was one of the first cases accepted for study by Dr Robert Melamede of Cannabis Science, Inc. and Craig Sahr of the Phoenix Tears Foundation. Shuman’s case if she survives the endocannabanoid therapy program outlined by these organizations could be the first medical case to be accepted for FDA clinical trials. Steph Sherer, Executive Director for ASA, American’s for Safe Access spoke about the differences between the legalization of medical cannabis vs. the possibility of full legalization for marijuana for responsible adult recreational use. Founder of the NORML Women’s Alliance, Sabrina Fendrick addressed the issue of women in the movement

and the efforts to “class it up” by KUSH’s institution of a dress code for the convention, which was another first in the industry. She also spoke about the importance of more young women becoming activists. Other women representing the diversity in the NORML Women’s Alliance included Attorney Anne Davis, Executive Director for New Jersey NORML discussed the issues involved in New Jersey’s latest medical marijuana laws. Georgia Edson “came out” of the closet officially regarding her involvement in the cannabis community by not only being the wife of respected attorney Warren Edson and their lifetime of activism work with NORML, but by addressing the issues of being a mother to young children. Greta Gaines, world champion snowboarder and Nashville recording artist discussed the difficulty of openly discussing her activism work with NORML Women’s Alliance in an “illegal” state of Tennessee. Amanda Rain flew in from California to discuss her role in Proposition 19 and how California is revamping it’s policy to move towards legalization in 2012. Sarah Lovering of MPP, Marijuana Policy Project discussed the importance of women in activism and MPP’s role in legalization efforts nationwide. Kandice Hawes flew in from OC NORML and discussed her personal experience being arrested for cannabis in college and how it influenced her to become one of the youngest women in the activism movement in a Republican county. Stephanie Bishop addressed the crowd on the health benefits of hemp seed as well as her role as an organizer in the outrageous successful Seattle Hempfest. Sunday took on a different tone, as both panels were largely concerned with the business and investment side of the cannabis industry. Business to business led the way with a panel including J.B. Woods of Greenpoint Insurance discussed business owners needs; Corky Kyle, The Lobbying Pro spoke about the importance of meeting with state and federal representatives; Joel Russman spoke about the specifics of compliance with HR 1284 in Colorado and Mark Goldfogel of MJ Freeways shared a revolutionary approach to software programs in the cannabis industry. The “Investors and Business Panel” highlighting Stephen DeAngelo described the risk and rewards of becoming a “ganjapreneur,”acknowledging that getting involved in the industry can be a risky business move. But in addition to the risks DeAngelo inspired the crowd by declaring that this is “our opportunity to create a new industry. Not just a new industry but a new KIND of industry.” He spoke of his vision of the cannabis industry as a “cauldron of creativity” where the good-nature and strong morality of the cannabis movement carries over into the actual business itself. Bret Bogue, consultant for Apothecary Genetics told the crowd about surviving a rare form of cancer--using his knowledge to build a company that is the only American winner of the world famous High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. Apothecary Genetics is set to raise

millions in capital to expand their brand to other ancillary businesses within the field. Robert Kane shared business plans and the momentum of brands such as KUSH Magazine, KUSHCON and and how this media powerhouse is changing the future of America’s economy through media and social networking. Vivian McPeak of Seattle Hempfest addresses the audience about the importance of respecting the political activists who have lost their lives, homes and children fighting for political changes in policy. McPeak also spoke about the annual gathering of hundreds of thousands of people each year for the Seattle Hempfest and of the importance of forming smart strategic alliances to push the movement forward. Attorney Matt Abel spoke to the audience about emerging markets and business opportunities in new legal medical marijuana states such as Michigan. Paul Stanford, Founder of THC Media Foundation spoke to the audience about how the media will influence our future. “We as a modern society can fiscally improve our budget by moving cannabis from the criminal sector into the lawful sector. This is not a left or right issue -- it’s really common sense. Regulation and taxation of marijuana could produce billions of dollars in additional tax revenue as well as save on the enormous costs of law enforcement. Bottom line is the prohibition of marijuana has been a fiscal fiasco,” says Cheryl Shuman. “Marijuana prohibition makes the difficult job of parenting even more difficult by the state and federal governments not actually controlling marijuana use, cultivation or distribution -- notably by American youth,” states Anne Davis, Executive Director of New Jersey NORML. These diverse speakers brought a contemporary approach to the public policy debate, and proudly represent the interests of modern, mainstream professionals who believe that the negative consequences of marijuana prohibition far outweigh any repercussions from marijuana consumption itself. For complete album of photos from KUSHCON visit

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on Feb. 20th, it’s the perfect time to review the first half of the Los Angeles Lakers, and Clippers seasons. Here in Los Angeles, we are lucky to have two great teams. Yes, I said it. The Clippers are “becoming” a great team. With the One-Man-Sports Center-Highlight-Reel throwing down the most monster dunks seen in recent years, Blake Griffin and cast have really made the “off-nights” at Staples Center something to see, even with a losing record. With the reigning World Champion Lakers still the main draw downtown, Los Angelinos have lots of big NBA action to look forward to in the New Year. Let’s break it down. Where do we start with the Lakers? Still riding high from the last parade, we had a great start to the 2010-11 season. As champions often do, we earned a pretty easy first half season schedule, and took advantage of what ended up being many home games. Even without Andrew Bynum for these few months, first place in the West was a horserace. Acclimating to the latest Lakers sensations - The Killer B’s (Matt Barnes, Steve Blake, Shannon Brown) has been easy. They fit into the triangle well, and seem to be the jolt of high-paced energy the Lakers often lacked. With Lamar Odom stepping his game up considerably this year, we just need consistent play from Ron, Pau, and Fish. This will continue to frustrate opposing defenses, freeing up Kobe to do his damage. With the embarrassing loss on Christmas, and a string of uncharacteristic losses that followed, 2010 ended with the Lakers shaking their collective heads, and throwing blame at one another. Was Phil’s calling out of Kobe right? Tactical Coaching? Either way, the Zen Master

spotlight of Hollywood, but the Clippers are used to it by now. This resilient team of gritty workhorses is fighting an uphill battle at fourteen games back in the Pacific. Even though they have a 12-24 record, they did finish 2010 with a nice string of wins, earning W’s in seven of their last ten games. With promising outings by shooting guard Eric Gordon, veteran guard Baron Davis, and highflying-phenom Griffin, the Clippers are set on the right course for 2011. With second year center DeAndre Jordan handling the boards for now, the return of Chris Kaman is highly anticipated. His presence is greatly missed at the ol’ Clip joint. With the aforementioned Griffin posterizing NBA greats almost nightly, the Clippers can at least be proud of a much improved attendance record. Who knows, they may be a season or two away from greatness? We shall see…. With so much basketball left to be played this year, it’s hard to predict where our beloved L.A. teams will be in the standings by mid April. It’s a safe bet we’ll see the Lakers go through the first two rounds of the playoffs, at least. The semis and finals will be a challenge, as everyone steps up against the Champs, and will be gunning for that prized Larry O’Brien Championship trophy. As for the Clippers - well, we’ll remain optimistic that Blake continues to stay healthy, and keeps showing up on Sports Center’s Top Ten Plays. He’s the type of player that will eventually draw other great players to join him. That’s the type of optimism Clipper fans have learned to create. It’s what makes Clipper fans, Clipper fans. Enjoy all the high-flying dunks, and dipsy-do passes of the All-Star game. After that, it will really become a horserace to the finish. See ya’ at the parade!!!

Phil seems to have already righted the ship, with the Lakers on a four game win streak (at the time of the writing of this article). With Matt Barnes out with a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee, he’s looking at a month on the bench. With Bynum back and looking stronger than ever, we can only hope that everyone’s healthy in June, when it really counts. With the Celtics rolling through town Jan. 30th, we might be in for another finals preview. Sharing an address with the champs isn’t that easy under the

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Ten days after the accidents Derek had his first individual session, and things immediately went drastically wrong. The office was directly adjacent to the med center, and as Derek sat down on the couch, he found himself staring out a window at the helipad on one side and the accident site where the fatal explosion occurred on the other. Five minutes into the session, a helicopter approached the helipad. “It was so close the vibrations rattled the window and shook the pictures on the walls,” Derek remembers. “I immediately broke into a cold sweat, literally waiting for that helicopter to crash. I had tunnel vision watching it, completely focused on every movement of the tail section, and I completely spaced on the doctor trying to ask me questions. It wasn’t until it completely landed that I realized the doctor was sitting next to me, trying to break my concentration on the helicopter.” It had not occurred to the therapist, given what Derek had just experienced, that this was the wrong place to meet him. “He was also so blown away as I was going through the story that he was left kind of awestruck,” Derek observed. “He was floored, and couldn’t help me.” To make matters worse, the therapist couldn’t prescribe anything for Derek. He’d have to go through the hospital psych ward for meds. “In the end I just said f*** it, I need to get out of here,” Derek recalls. “My knees were weak and shaking, and I had a panic attack leaving his office.” Unfortunately, the disastrous first meeting caused Derek to finally snap emotionally, and dangerously.

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“Now I was finally speaking up,” he remembers, “and not in a good way. I was nervous, mad and edgy. I was snapping at people, getting hostile and finally starting to unravel.” Despite this, Derek thought his best option was to get back onto a helicopter and face the anxiety head-on. The therapist warned him, however, that this was the worst thing he could do. “He said absolutely not,” Derek recalls. “He told me that this approach only works about 10% of the time, and the other 90% of the time…there was a good chance that the emotional overload could push me over the brink into suicide mode.” Derek was almost there already. Now he could only sleep about an hour at a time, suffering horrific nightmares. His moods became manic, he was having crying breakdowns and smashing things in his apartment at random. Making matters worse, when Derek went back for the second meeting the therapist never arrived. He’d been pulled into a suicide intervention, and couldn’t call out. Derek then gave up on therapy and decided to do what he was warned was the worst possible thing to do. “I decided to take a shift,” he recalls. “I was going up. I had to know if I could do this or not. I was either going to cure myself, or kill myself.” So no one would stop him, Derek decided to take that shift at a base two hours away from Flagstaff. However, he inadvertently arrived at the base 45 minutes early, and was overwhelmed. “It was too much time,” he remembers. “I had an anxiety attack and couldn’t get out of the car.” Derek now felt he had only one possible course of action. “If I’d had my gun with me,” he says now with no hesitation, “I would have killed myself right then and there. My entire life was gone.” He did, however, have a back-up plan he felt would have a more positive outcome.

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s, so he planned e ss e itn w d e ne ake ed he’d , and then overt Derek also decid m hi ss a p rs a c ree ok like to stop and let th y to the fatal curve, making it lo a fatal results. ith all three on his w w ly ss le k c ng re he was just drivi “I had a wife and daughter, and the only way I could take care of them if I died (with my life insurance) would be to make it look like an accident, like a car crash.” Ironically, Derek picked the crash location based on his own professional experience. He knew the area’s mountain roads and dangerous switchbacks well, particularly one dangerous curve where he’d responded to seven different and often fatal accidents. He popped his Rally Race Addition WRX Turbo-Charged Subaru into gear, and headed for that mountain road. “As soon as I made this plan,” he remembers, “the anxiety stopped.” Derek also decided he’d need witnesses, so he planned to stop and let three cars pass him, and then overtake all three on his way to the fatal curve, making it look like he was just driving recklessly - with fatal results. “I was elated,” he says, “that I’d come up with a plan to take care of everyone and end the suffering.” What he didn’t anticipate, however, was an intervention from the only person who could stop him – his wife, Kelly. As Derek pulled out behind the cars, Kelly called. He was 90 seconds away from the fatal curve as he answered his cell. “She asked me what I was doing,” he recalls. “The one thing she knew was the sound of my car revving up through the gears, getting up to a high rate of speed. Once she heard that, she wouldn’t let me off of the phone.” He was now 45 seconds away from the curve. “I did almost hang up on her,” he says now, “but she said she was having a hard time with everything and she needed to talk to me. When she said she needed my help, I thought about what I was doing, and throttled the car down.” After their separation, Kelly had experienced severe depression and suicidal thoughts, so she knew exactly what he was doing. Knowing she couldn’t talk him out of it, she asked Derek for help instead, and it worked. He pulled over. “She also knew what to say to get me to stop”, Derek recalls. “Though I was perfectly comfortable with what I was doing, I wanted to make sure she wasn’t going through one of her bad times, and she also said she was worried about our daughter.” She asked Derek to come down, have coffee and talk. Over coffee, she suggested that they change their environment, and that maybe the environment was making them sick. By the end of the conversation, they’d decided to leave Flagstaff the next day.

Derek, Kelly and their daughter left Arizona at 3am the next morning, heading for California and the coastal town of Marina Del Rey. “I intended to get counseling in California,” Derek recalls. “After that second accident I felt completely not in control of myself, and that was scary. I couldn’t shower, couldn’t eat, and knew this was wrong but didn’t know why I felt that way. This was depression.” Out of immediate danger but still needing help, he found a PTSD therapist who worked with LA County Fire and Sheriff’s personnel and set up an appointment.


It took Derek two sessions to get the whole story out, but after the first session the therapist prescribed him Xanax for anxiety, Celexa, an anti-depressant to take twice daily and Busparin to boost the effects of the Celexa. After two weeks, she switched him to the maximum dose of Paxil. “The meds took away the depression,” he recalls, “and everything else. They took away my ability to be happy, too. I was numb. I wasn’t happy or sad. I had no personality at all.” Derek also underwent EMDR Therapy, which desensitized patients to their trauma if successful. The procedure worked – to an extent. “By the time she was done,” he says, “I could stand under a hovering helicopter. I could even get on one. She disconnected the sensory stuff that was giving me problems, but left me with anxiety attacks for no reason, short temper and periods of manic, chaotic thoughts that were like anxiety attacks. It worked for the sights and sounds of the accidents, but it didn’t take away any of the other mental health issues.” The procedure also produced side-effects. “Now things that should have brought just minor stress provoked extreme reactions,” he recalls. “Everything was huge, and this was while I was on the medications. It took away the depression, but instead I became a scary asshole. My family was walking on pins and needles around me.” With all his sick and vacation time tapped out, Derek tried to get back to his job but found that option closed to him. Company procedure required him to take a multiple choice question test, after which a company analyst would determine if he was fit to return. “After the test,” he says, “I had no idea how I did, or what they were looking for.” The company called four weeks after the test and told Derek he failed, and would have to accept long-term disability. Derek disputed the findings but got nowhere. With his own health insurance now exhausted, and he wasn’t sure what to do next. On a whim, he decided to get a tattoo, and while there Derek asked the artist if he could get him some marijuana. “I hadn’t smoked pot in over ten years because of my job,” he says. Derek was unknowingly about to find the key to getting his life back.

Just after arriving in SoCal, Derek was amazed to find magazines devoted to documenting potential medical uses of marijuana. “I was shocked,” he says. “I’d never seen anything like them before in my life.” As he read them, he found articles on using marijuana medicinally to get off of other drugs. “By then,” he says, “I wanted off the meds because I knew they weren’t for me, but I didn’t want to go cold turkey. They’d become routine.” After smoking the marijuana he’d gotten with his tattoo, he immediately noticed a change.

“Suddenly everything was good,” he remembers. “I’d never smiled so much in my life. What really hit me, though, was that I breezed through the next day without smoking and life was still good. This was not while I was high.” He also noticed the mood swings he’d been enduring suddenly stopped. “My daughter was late for school that day,” he remembers, “and on any other day I would have completely blown up. That day, though, it was okay. Life was good.” Derek then began a routine of smoking just before going to bed, and found that everything would then go fine the next day so he stopped taking the Xanax every day. “At first it was every other day,” he recalls, “and then it was every two to three days.” His medical training then kicked in, and focused on what he was experiencing. “Many people still don’t realize how many different types of herb there are,” he says, “or know the difference between them. I found I didn’t like some of the feelings I got from different strains, like I didn’t enjoy getting the munchies. So I decided to start doing research to find out what worked best for me. I went online to look at the whole thing from a medicinal context.” He quickly put the info he found to work. “I checked out edibles,” he says, “not to get high, but like trying different medications. I’d find a particular brand, like a type of fudge, and divide it up into eight pieces. I’d eat one piece in the morning, not enough to get high but enough to control my adverse symptoms, and then I weaned myself off of the antidepressants. I was doing this with the support of my family physician, too.” “He didn’t condone getting baked,” Derek adds, “and I agreed. I don’t have cancer. But low levels worked for what I did have.” Derek then stopped using Xanax entirely, and began to research PTSD

“Some of them told their VA doctors what they were doing,” Derek recalls, “and they were dropped as patients, completely left hanging. This was no ‘three strikes and you’re out’ situation. They were immediately dropped. Doctors refused to see them and treat them. It was either Western psych medicine or nothing.” “Many vets were afraid to get Medicinal Marijuana cards because they’d get in trouble with the VA,” he discovered. “Many of them had other wounds they still needed the VA to treat. If they got put on some state list and the VA found out, who knows what kind of trouble they’d get into.” Though Derek had to scale back his research time recently to focus on his new computer tech business and take care of his daughter, he’s only just begun pursuing legitimizing medicinal marijuana to treat PTSD. “I have the ability to measure the content of what works for me,” he adds. “Unless bakers use the exact same ingredients, batches are going to be different. Since they usually bake using trimmings, it’s often a mix of everything. Now, though, I have all my own stuff. I’m keeping meticulous records of butters I make and strains used, and with that I should be able to create treatment plans for PTSD patients and treat their issues with specific strains.” “I want to get settled in this new job,” he says, “to create more time to work on this because I have knowledge people can use, even just focusing on veterans coming back from combat.” As for himself, Derek now feels like he’s overcome what he went through over the last two years, and he’s now moving forward with life. “I feel like I’m finally normal again,” he says. “I’m better than I was before the accidents. I smoke a little bit now and then, but smoking doesn’t work as well for me as the baked goods. With the lack of consistency in baked goods at dispensaries, I’m now making my own.” The biggest problems he sees in the medicinal marijuana situation in the

Derek then began a routine of smoking just before going to bed, and found that everything would then go fine the next day so he stopped taking the Xanax every day. forums online to see what else he could learn. “I found the THC Expo,” he remembers, “and there I found a Canadian publication called Treating Yourself. This was legitimate medical research.” In Treating Yourself, Derek found stories about Canadian doctors treating Iraqi war veterans’ PTSD with medicinal marijuana. “Then I was already treating myself,” he says, “but being medically trained, I wanted to find more legitimacy to it. The information was pretty generalized, but at least I knew they were doing it, and it was working.” “Treating Yourself is for patients,” he explains. “If it was a medical journal, it would have given me everything I was looking for. In hindsight, I may try to find these doctors and learn what kind of doses they were talking about.” After doing more online interaction with PTSD sufferers, some of the information he found was disturbing from his medical point of view. “Some people were getting no help,” he says. “Other people were having serious nightmares and had to do really hardcore indica to go to bed and then sativa during the day. They were self-medicating, but with no guidelines to go by.” He found more information that bothered him. “The people working with doctors were all in Canada,” he says. “Everyone in the U.S. was on their own, though some of them were being seen at VA hospitals.” Further research revealed some of the most disturbing information he found, given how much the U.S. prides itself on taking care of its veterans.

United States today? “Serious lack of research in the United States,” he says, “and a lack of consistency in the products available to medicinal marijuana users.” “For me,” he adds, “this is only the beginning. I know how to write articles for medical journals, and I will tell my story with research to back it. Other people telling their stories aren’t trained to do this, but I have the training with a background in emergency medicine. I’ve handled dozens of other medicines and saved lives with them. I’m going to nail this down in an article to the medical community and to the people in it who are willing to take a second look. Nobody’s putting information out there that’s useful for people with PTSD and anxiety, but we know it’s being used for it.” “For this to be taken seriously in the medical world,” he concludes, “there has to be more definitive, specific prescribing guidelines, and I will write legitimate guidelines that will be very difficult for even the most staunch antimedical marijuana doctors to refute. I’m writing those guidelines so that they will work in any American Medical Association journal, and they are not going to be able to fight it.”




SSV In a twist of irony Steve’s story represents the quintessential tale of the American entrepreneur. As Silver Surfer Vaporizers continues to gain international presence in the world of smoking accessories and beyond, each failure and success of the company ultimately rests with Steve. So far the successes have outweighed the failures, and regardless, Steve has a unique ability to take what might be considered debilitating failure and turn it into great success. It is not surprising over the last few years Silver Surfer has sold thousands of products across the globe and developed a brand recognized for making some of the finest vaporizer products available. Silver Surfer Vaporizers is the result of a combination of Steve Kelnhofer’s hard work and determination to prove himself the best at what he does, his wits as a business man to know what people want and how to give it to them, and his misfortunes (or fortunes depending how you look at it) due to the legal status of a certain plant. Steve started out his career completing a five year apprenticeship program and working as a union electrician. However, in 2002 he was charged with cultivation of cannabis and was laid off for violating company policy. Out of work and unable to practice his trade, Steve viewed this as an opportunity to begin his own business. He considered starting a clothing line but realized he did not have the necessary start-up capital requirements, so instead he teamed up with a friend who worked at


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an adult toys distribution center, started a company called 7th Floor, bought a book on HTML, and spent three months learning how to code and building a website selling sex toys online. For a few months things were good for Steve and his website. He figured that people like sex and if they were inclined to purchase accessories to make it better they would go to Google, and through whatever inquiry submitted geared towards the indulgence of their fantasies, if his site was among the top rankings for search returns his business would be successful. His site sat near the top and attracted a good deal of traffic until Google changed their algorithm, dropping Steve’s site from relevance to the throngs of online sex toy buyers. What seemed like another failure provided Steve with inspiration to consider a new venture, leading to what would become the Silver Surfer. Steve had been using his friend’s vaporizer for over a year and loved it compared to the traditional smoking experience, however he noticed issues with the poor design of this vaporizer and became disappointed because it was continuously breaking and needed to go into the shop for repair. Steve decided to use his experience as an electrician to build his own vaporizer. Steve researched the parts he needed for the heater and the tube, and built his first vaporizer from home with his old tools by hand. The basic functioning model was complete except for the glass. Steve searched his town for someone to help make the parts he needed,

but with no luck turned to the internet where he bought a book on glass blowing. He picked up the proper supplies, set up a small glass blowing studio, and spent a couple months learning how to make the pieces needed to fit his vaporizer. Finally, Steve had the first Silver Surfer model up a running. Steve soon turned his house into a Silver Surfer production center, making six more models of the same version as the first vaporizer for his friends, and using his personal experience of making each product and criticism from his friends to continue to refine the Surfer. After this Steve saw the potential of the distinct vaporizer model he created and began to consider how to bring the product to the greater market and expand his 7th Floor company. Steve went at it for over a year and a half building and selling vaporizers from his house, hiring employees to handle production and assembly, outsourcing part orders to production factories in China and other countries to reduce costs, selling products independently through Ebay, and developing the Silver Surfer brand from the ground up. Demand soon overwhelmed the space available and Steve moved into his own head shop creating a retail outlet for the Surfer and other products. Today Silver Surfer has grown into a major presence in smoking culture focused on delivering unique variations of smoking and vaporizing devices and accessories and selling their products online through a few partnering e-commerce retailers as well as in smoke shops around the world including the USA, Canada, Australia, and countries in Europe and Asia. The Silver Surfer is still the mainstay of the company, featuring top quality in functionality and design in addition to unlimited options for customization of glass knobs, wands, covers, mouthpieces, and logos. The piece is extremely durable, easy to use and maintain, and delivers an excellent vaporizing experience that is healthier than smoking while still producing the desired effect, tasting great, incorporating oil diffusion to enhance the scent, and conserving product in the process. Beyond the Surfer, the company has the Da Buddha vaporizer which is a cheaper alternative to the Silver Surfer appealing to

a greater quantity of users still placing importance on function and design, but featuring less options for art and customization. Recently, the Life Saber vaporizer has been introduced as a portable vaporizing option again placing the same importance on durability, function, and design as the rest of the line. The company also sells a wide variety of other accessories from glass to grinders, not to mention their own line of SSV clothing. Steve plans to further expand the Silver Surfer and his other products by overcoming key challenges such as meeting demand for products, continuing to make business operations more efficient, and meeting the funding required for growth by staying true to his original design principals while developing new products and building the Surfer brand through sponsorships of artists and musicians who can help spread the word. If you would like to share some of Steve’s success it is highly recommended you check out the Silver Surfer and the other product offerings from his 7th Floor.





BEST ALBUMS Eminem Recovery

Gorillaz Plastic Beach

Eminem delivers his first grown up album. After a very open and honest confession about his drug addiction, Slim Shady gives us the genius of Marshall Mathers on a record that shows off his wordplay, rap skills and introspection.

The craftiness of Damon Albarn’s cartoon band is exploited in the Gorillaz third album with verve and spunk. The slam on consumer society inspires great cameos from Snoop Dogg, Lou Reed and even Bobby Womak and Mos Def join in the fun.

Robert Plant Band of Joy

Arcade Fire The Suburbs

Robert Plant teams up with Nashville this time around to produce a folksy, misty, Americana album that delivers sultry, country-blues with a little gospel thrown in that is unmistakably Plant and unmistakably incredible.

Arcade Fire just keeps getting better and better and 2010’s foray into the garages of suburban homes serves as both a reminder of the best and worst times of young musical life. Arcade Fire delivers musically, lyrically and nostalgically. Their best album to date, hands down.

The Black Keys Brothers

Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

You definitely get a lot of bang for your buck from this album. The run time is over an hour long and holds 15 tracks. Dan Auerbach, the front man for The Black Keys, delivers pained and poignant lyrics with the same head-bopping groove that brought them early success. Auerbach’s newly perfected falsetto lends itself nicely to the album’s bipolar mood.

Beach House Teen Dream The Baltimore duo have come to shine with Teen Dream. The haunting vocals and eerie melodies feel less emo and more musical this time around as we are watching them grow up before our very ears. While there are still the steamy organ and slide guitar sounds that dig into your soul, the sounds have finally met the songs.

Some have called it a perfect album and that might be right. MDTF is the journey of a hip-hop lifetime. Collaborators galore and a Kanye West who brings a bruised ego and a need for perfect musicianship to the party. The album slams you, breaks your heart, has fun with you and makes you believe again that Kanye being Kanye is sometimes a near perfect thing. Musically. Big Boi Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty The headier and edgier half of Outkast brings the funk. The production is flawless, as one would expect from the musical stylings with choruses being crooned by Jamie Foxx, Janelle Monàe and B.o.B. This is a heavy, get-down, bring the funk down hard record that deserves a good party.


Boom boom. The noise is the foundation shaking signature of the Space Shuttle as its nose and wings rip through the atmosphere on its flight home. The twin sonic boom is normally a signifier of yet another successful mission into space. Early next year it will take on a much more significant meaning. 90

2011 will mark a major turning point for the future of space flight. For better or worse, NASA will be getting its wings clipped.

The new idea is to have private companies develop their space vehicles. A new kind of private pioneer will be encouraged into

Five space-ready shuttles have been built over the years: Chal-

space. President Obama said he is hopeful of a trip to an asteroid in

lenger, Columbia, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavor. The two shuttles,

2025, and Mars sometime in the mid-2030s according to the New

Colombia and Challenger have tragically and famously disintegrated

York Times.

in flight, Atlantis has been retired officially, leaving Discovery and

From now on, if you are looking for the Right Stuff look no further

Endeavour. Discovery was set to lift off for the last time this past No-

than your nearest tax haven. Rich people with a penchant for space

vember, but the flight was postponed after technicians found cracks

flight will now take up the reigns once held only by an elite few.

in support beams that stabilize the shuttle’s 15-story external fuel

It’s not all as bad as it may seem, excessive tourism can easily

tank. The new launch date has been set for no later than Febru-

ruin many a vacation spot, but tourists in space could do a lot of

ary 24, 2011. The good news on Discovery, however, was tempered

good. The great thing is that normal people don’t just get to hear

earlier this month by an announcement from United Space Alliance

about the excitement of traveling through space, they can do it.

that it plans to lay off about 600 Florida workers in April – most at

Spend enough money and you can follow in the footsteps of Yuri

Kennedy Space Center – and as many as 135 others in Texas and

Gagarin or Alan Sheppard.

Alabama. These cuts would add to the 1,600 jobs that USA already

The Space Shuttle, and Skylab before it, has been criticized over

has cut in Florida – and 2,224 across all its operations -- to prepare

the years for squandering

for the end of the shuttle program.

asm for space flight

The six-member Discovery crew, led by Commander Steven

the excitement and enthusiwith boring missions. The

missions in the

60s that built up to the

Lindsey, is scheduled to bring spare equipment to the International

moon landing

pushed the outside of

Space Station. These supplies are critical, as the station must oper-

the envelope


ate without the shuttle’s massive payload bay after NASA retires


the shuttle program this year. Three planned flights remain includ-

Since then

ing one for Endeavor, scheduled for this April. However, astronaut


Mark Kelly, who is scheduled to lead the April flight, remains at the


bedside of his wife Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman


of rock stars in space will come back

who remains hospitalized after being shot by a potential assassin in


we actually have rock stars in space.

Tuscon on Saturday, January 8th. Today, the space program is just a whimper compared to the





lebrities to the public. there have been a torrent tists doing important, but ultinot very exciting work. Maybe the

All you rap artists who think you’re hot stuff because your Cadillac

gargantuan national project that sent Neil Armstrong and Co. to the

has large wheels, this is your chance.

moon in 1969.

Come back and talk to us after you’ve

After this year there are no more plans for a manned space

achieved low Earth orbit. You think your

flight from NASA, with the remaining fleet of aging old tech limping

sport bike is fast? Try covering 8,000

its way into the history books. The planned Mars-bound Constella-

miles every second. For the true baller,

tion program has been scrapped by the Obama administration; the

this will soon be a reality.

keys to the universe handed off to the private sector.

Virgin Galactic is taking orders for their space flights right now. $20 thousand gets you on the waiting list, $200 thousand sends you up into space. Virgin is not the only one getting in on the action, California based Space X launched a privately developed vehicle into orbit on June 4 this past year. John F. Kennedy once said that we choose to go to the moon not because it is easy, but because it is hard. One has to wonder if the change in the way we approach space flight is the easy way out for a country burdened with financial problems, or the difficult realization of the superior potential of the private sector. As for me, I’ll just be buying a lotto ticket... or 20.





hile most Angelinos were already celebrating the New Year, many members of the medical marijuana community in Los Angeles learned that the long sought after medical marijuana ordinance that took the L.A. City Council almost 3 years to pass and finally became effective last June was unconstitutional ( or at least some very significant portions of it are.) Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Anthony Mohr issued an injunction against the city last month, stating that key parts of the law were flawed and therefore unconstitutional including the dates and guidelines in the ordinance that determine which collectives can stay open and which must close. At the crux of the issue was the flawed legal maneuvering by the City Attorney who drafted the ordinance to condition which collectives could stay open by resurrecting a 2007 moratorium that had already expired and therefore was invalid. “The justification for using that date as a bright line was compromised, if not confounded, by the fact that it was unnecessary to register,” Mohr opined. “The requirement (to register) had ceased almost two months earlier, and no one could have anticipated that compliance with a dead statute would be necessary in order to continue as a collective three years later.” In his ruling, Mohr acknowledged “there is a good chance that a large number of collectives could open once this injunction takes effect.” After receiving word of the injunction, the City Attorney’s office quickly filed a motion with Judge Mohr, asking the judge for clarification of his ruling and further seeking his advice on what the city should do next.


“I don’t want to legislate. I’m not the City Council,” Mohr said at a hearing. “I really think I’m going to decline that invitation.” In order for the injunction to take effect and prevent the city from enforcing it, Mohr has ordered the fifty or so collectives that prevailed against the city to collectively post a $350,000 bond while the litigation proceeds. At the time of print the bond had not been posted, but attorneys for a large group of the collectives said the bond would not be a problem. So where does this leave the state of medical marijuana in Los Angeles? Your guess is as good as mine. However, the judge did state in his 40 page opinion, that at least with regard to coming up with a standard regarding which dispensaries are entitled to stay open, the City Council could elect to grandfather all dispensaries that existed before a specific date. He noted that the documents dispensaries filed with the city clerk in 2007 could be used as evidence they were operating on a given date.



Pizza may be the most satisfying food on earth. When you’re hungry and don’t want to cook, knowing the guy at the door has a hot, delicious pie with your name on it is one of life’s simplest and purest pleasures. Or if you’re out with friends and want to get a bite and a beer, a good pizza joint is always in favor. Teams celebrate with pizza, offices order it by the dozens to keep the workforce ticking and even picky kids like pizza. But there’s a difference between the office pizza and the pizza you seek out because it’s your pizza place. Finding the right pie is like discovering the only person you want to cut your hair, or the beer you prefer over any other. Pizza is personal and the selections here are my taste and I consider myself a pizza expert, maybe even a pizza snob. First, let me say that I do not do deep dish because who wants to eat a loaf of saucy, cheesy bread? Not me! I do not do chicken or pomegranate or other silly ingredients that people think makes pizza good. What makes pizza good is the right sauce, the right crust and fresh ingredients. The secret is almost always in the sauce, though an imperfect crust will kill any chance the ingredients or cheese had to begin with.

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The Valley

Barone’s Famous Italian Restaurant 13726 Oxnard Street Valley Glen, CA 91401 (818) 782-6004

Barone’s is a classic and the only pick that serves square pizza. Barone’s could serve triangle of octagon pizza and it would be outstanding. Since 1945 the Barone family has been making some of the best food in Southern California, and definitely some of the best pizza. The crust is thin and perfect and the sauce has generations of Italian love and secrets in it. The full menu is full of classic Italian dishes along with family recipes. This is the real deal, though it’s tough not to order the pizza. My advice, do both. And if you’re a salad lover, be sure to order the Barone’s house salad with their home made Italian dressing. A great side dish for the perfect pie!

Casa De Pizza


Hey, if it’s good enough for Sinatra, it’s good enough for you. Casa de Pizza looks like another strip mall dive, but it’s magic inside. It hasn’t changed much since Frank’s day and that’s a very good thing. You’re treated like family when you’re here. It looks like a place you might just take out from, but the experience is worth the trip. Casa De Pizza might have the best cheese I’ve ever tasted on pizza. Take a date.

Two words: The Grandma. The Grandma is a traditional and gorgeously assembled pizza with crushed tomatoes, fresh garlic, and a scattering of mozzarella, basil, oregano, and Pecorino Romano. They have a great patio and the service is always friendly. Might be the best pick of the lot.

16161 San Fernando Mission Blvd Granada Hills, CA 91344 (818) 366-6311

West Hollywood Joe’s Pizza

8539 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 358-0900 This is the Joe’s Pizza of Brooklyn fame. A family-owned pizza joint in New York makes it west and makes it big. People who know the Bleeker Street Joe’s sometimes argue that the New York store is far better, but what I think they’re really saying is that they think New York is better than L.A. The pizza is authentic Joe’s. It’s real NY pizza with thin crust, perfect flavor and bendability. The real deal, and they deliver if you’re lucky enough to live in their delivery area.

Tomato Pie Pizza Joint 2457 Hyperion Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 661-6474

Orange County Johnny’s Pizza

408 Marina Dr. Seal Beach, CA 90740 The best pizza in Orange County is Johnny’s Pizza in Seal Beach and has been for 20+ years. Johnny’s doesn’t have anyplace to sit for too long, so don’t expect to dine in. It’s all of about 150 square feet and most of that space is occupied by the pizza oven. Order a cheese pizza, that’s it. It will be the most unique pizza experience of your life. Johnny’s sauce is sweet, but not too sweet. It’s got just the right amount of spice to balance the sweet and the buffalo mozzarella offsets them both to create a chorus of flavors that have yet to be replicated in my 30 years of pizza consumption.

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One of the most prevalent misconceptions regarding how to fertilize cannabis is that more is better. Whether you’re asking for advice at your local hydroponic

store or searching online grow forums – you’ll notice that almost everyone seems to agree that the goal of fertilizing Cannabis is to “force” as much nutrients into the plant as possible. So it doesn’t surprise me that 9 out of every 10 growers I meet today over-feed their crops to some degree, many of them significantly. Some of them are otherwise very proficient growers with many years of experience and good looking product to show off, but when it comes time to burn a joint of their pretty herb, the visual appeal is forgotten in a cloud of harsh, heavy smoke that really irritates the throat and lungs. Smoking Cannabis is supposed to be a pleasant experience from the first whiff of a new bag to the last tasty toke off a joint. By understanding what fertilizer is, when the plant wants it and how to know the appropriate amount to feed, growers can yield as much or more than they ever have while improving the quality of their crop significantly.

First things first – what we call “plant food” is more appropriately called fertilizer or nutrients. A plant’s “food” supply is actually sugars – simple carbohydrates made through photosynthesis. Plants make their own food out of light, air (CO2) and water. Fertilizer - the stuff that we’re supplying in those fancy bottles with big claims on the labels - is actually more like multivitamins for humans than it is to actual food. Now, if you take a good cross section of traditional tips regarding Cannabis fertilization and boil them down, you’ll get something that goes like this: find the maximum feeding level for your plant by adding increasingly larger amounts of fertilizer until mild symptoms of overfeeding occur (like leaf curl or burned leaf tips), then back off slightly to the point where the symptoms are no longer seen. 96

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The theory here seems to be that the ideal feeding level for plants is very close to the toxic level. This is simply not true and most growers who start backing away from these high fertilizer levels with their crops find no reduction in yield, but always find a marked increase in quality. In many cases, yields actually increase as the plants are given less fertilizer. When crops are regularly subjected to high concentrations of fertilizer, they can adapt to tolerate the conditions without showing symptoms of burn, but can also be stunted in less obvious ways. Loss of yield and quality from overfeeding are far more common than most growers and consumers are aware of.

Recently, in many parts of the medical Cannabis community, a heightened awareness of these trends is placing more pressure than ever on growers to hit a high quality standard. In the past, mediocre crops simply sold for less than excellent crops. Now, in many places, only the excellent crops sell. Avoiding over-fertilization is one of the key aspects of separating a sample of Cannabis from many others that all look good. The most effective way to do that starts with an understanding of how growers measure nutrients.

Let’s consider the analogy of fertilizer to multivitamins in light of this theory. If the previous theory were true, then even if one multivitamin per day provides all the nutrition a person needs, they should take more and more multivitamins each day until they start to notice signs of toxicity. After taking 4, 5, 6 multivitamins per day, the person starts to get ill so they reduce the amount they take down to 3 multivitamins per day to relieve the symptoms of vitamin toxicity so it’s not immediately noticeable. This is obviously not the proper way to determine the right amount of nutrients to give to you or your plants. Many negative health effects may develop over time, stunting growth and impairing function in ways that aren’t acute on a day to day basis, but which can become serious over time.

In many modern gardens, the plants are watered and fed simultaneously by using a nutrient solution. Nutrients are diluted in water to a particular concentration, adjusted for pH, and then applied to plants. In recirculating hydroponic systems, the nutrient solution from a main reservoir is pumped to the plant’s roots continuously or at regular intervals. Even in many soil gardens, fertilizers are applied via nutrient solution. This allows the growers to have maximum control over exactly how much fertilizer is being applied to the crop. Digital meters can instantly test the concentration of fertilizer in the water as well as the pH of the water.

How did the “more is better” advice become so popular? Having worked in both the medical marijuana and hydroponics industries for over a decade, it’s clear that most of the advice floating around about how much to feed your plants inevitably comes from the nutrient manufacturers. While slight variations of nutrient formulas are often repeated in online forums as the assertion of the grower, the overall feeding levels are typically in line with manufacturer recommendations. Few growers are carefully tracking yield according to variety and feeding only what is necessary for peak growth independent of these guidelines. If there aren’t any acute signs of toxicity in the plant, the “more is better” mentality seems to make both the

grower and the nutrient company happier. The grower feels good about there being more than enough nutrition for optimum growth out of fear of underfeeding (which almost never happens – even at half the rate of common heavy feeding standards) and the nutrient company is always happier when the growers are using more products. In the competitive market of medical Cannabis vendors, the review process that buyer’s use to judge pot now includes physically testing a sample, often by multiple reviewers, before a decision is made to carry a product. Harsh burning, overfed Cannabis is frequently turned away, even when it is otherwise resinous and attractive on the outside. Even “rinsing agents”, if used improperly, can cause Cannabis to burn harshly (more on that in next month’s Growers Grove). The exponential influx of new growers into the medical Cannabis market in the last 5 years has created a market with much greater quantities of Cannabis being produced by an increasingly larger percentage of inexperienced growers. For direction, growers look online for advice and ask the nutrient manufacturers for advice on fertilizing their crops. This has led to the widespread over-fertilization of many medical Cannabis crops. 98

Nutrient Solutions: EC, PPM, TDS...WTF?

EC stands for Electrical Conductivity. All meters measuring fertilizer concentration are measuring it by its electrical conductivity. The EC scale is typically displayed as a range of 0.1 to 3.0 - the higher the number, the more concentrated the nutrients in the water. In Europe, growers almost exclusively use EC for measuring nutrient concentrations in water. In the US, where we love our standard system of feet and yards and miles, we’ve also found a way to complicate this very straightforward system of measurement as well. Instead of simply using EC as a standard scale, growers in the US usually prefer to measure nutrient concentration in TDS, or Total Dissolved Solids. The TDS is represented as a number between 0 -2000 and is often referred to as PPM, or Parts Per Million. TDS and PPM are, at least for our purposes here, interchangeable terms. The total dissolved solids (TDS) are shown as a certain number of parts per million (PPM). That number is based on how much electrical conductivity (EC) the water has. So far, so good. But there’s a major problem that many new growers overlook when discussing how many parts per million worth of fertilizer they feed their crops. The manufacturers of the different nutrient meters that growers use to calculate fertilizer concentration use different conversion factors in their assumptions – that means that different meters can display different TDS numbers at the same EC value. This is very important when considering any fertilizer recommendations that are given in TDS. Hanna brand meters assume a conversion factor of 0.5. That means for every 1.0 of EC measured, the Hanna meter will assume 500 ppm of nutrients in solution. Truncheon meters assume 700 ppm of nutrients in the same solution. So an EC value of 2.0 could display as 1000 ppm on one meter and 1400 ppm on the other meter. That’s a pretty huge difference. If grower A gives grower B a new variety and recommends a feeding level for that variety, grower B needs to make sure they are using the same brand of meter as grower A. If not, the same numbers may actually mean different amounts of fertilizer. (Technically, EC values are best represented as 1.0 mS, which stands for milli-Siemens but you’ll see it referenced as “1 EC point” or “an EC value of 1.0” in common grower vernacular. For simplicity’s sake, I typically refer to it this way as well.)

Fertilizer Preferences: Sativas vs. Indicas Sativas are originally adapted to equatorial climates where rainfall is usually plentiful. As a result, modern sativa varieties often drink larger amounts of water than indica varieties in a given period of time. For example, let’s imagine 2 different

plants both receiving the same nutrient solution of 1000 ppm worth of fertilizer. If an indica plant is consuming a gallon of water per week and a sativa plant is consuming 2 gallons of water per week, then the sativa is actually receiving twice as much fertilizer overall because the fertilizer is suspended in the water and the plant has no choice but to drink. For this reason, sativa varieties should be given lower concentrations of fertilizer due to the fact that they typically drink more water. Indica varieties can tolerate higher concentrations of fertilizer in the root zone, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they enjoy it. Indica plants have simply adapted to regions that are more arid. As soils get dry, the nutrients become concentrated in the remaining amount of water. The last few drops of water in a dry soil will be extremely concentrated with fertilizer. (That’s why you never want to apply nutrient water to extremely dry soils – always re-wet the media with unfertilized water if they get really dry.) This adaptation gives indicas the ability to withstand higher levels of fertilizer in the root zone than sativas but it’s still very important to note that tolerance is not preference. Just because a variety can tolerate the 2000 ppm solution you’re determined to give it, doesn’t mean that it is performing at its peak or yielding as much as it could. It might be yielding the nutrient companies a big return, but your crop is probably just overfed.

What We Want vs. What Our Plant Wants When it comes to Cannabis, what we want is resin – the sticky psychoactive stuff. When plants are properly fed, they produce plenty of flowers and resin. The plants want to produce as many flowers as possible – it’s in their best interest and it’s what we want as well. The difference between our desires and the plant’s is that the plant is trying desperately to reproduce with its flowers and we’re trying to stop it from reproducing so that the buds swell with resin instead of seeds. The point here is 2 fold. First of all, you don’t have to cram as much nutrients into your plant as possible for it to yield well - the plant wants to get big on its own. Secondly, when a plant is given more fertilizer than it needs to produce its structures, it just keeps storing nutrients as a survival mechanism. If the female plant goes un-pollinated, it’s just going to keep storing nutrients in an attempt to hopefully survive a mild winter and re-grow in the spring. Despite being an annual plant, un-pollinated females will frequently live through a mild climate winter (like many places in California) and sprout new vegetative growth when the days start to get longer. So, overfed plants simply keep storing up excess fertilizer in the hopes of later re-growth. At a certain point, the extra fertilizer doesn’t contribute to the development of flower structures or the production of resin, it’s just building up. The plant doesn’t know that we want it to burn cleanly after we harvest it; it’s just thinking about how to live long enough to make a seed. As for adding weight, excess fertilizer actually contributes very little and besides, that’s not the weight you want. When the plants aren’t forced to cope with storing excess fertilizer, they use all their energy and available resources to build as many flower sites as possible (hoping for seeds) and then use their energy to fill the empty seed pods with resin (as a defense mechanism to keep animals from eating them). What we want is resin weight, not fertilizer weight. If you take 2 nugs of equal size and shape, but one is clearly more resinous, then that nug will always weigh more. An excess of fertilizer in the bud contributes little in the form of weight but can essentially ruin otherwise excellent pot. Again, the plant wants to grow big flowers and swell with heavy resin. Growers need to stop thinking about fertilizing in terms of force feeding the maximum amount and start thinking about it as “covering your bases”. It’s very easy to get lost in all the hype and claims on the nutrient bottles – at times it seems as though

you need every product in the store. Don’t get overwhelmed. The best gardens I’ve seen are the product of well managed environments – not the result of a magic bottle. When plants are provided with ample, but not excessive nutrients, in a good environment, their genetic potential is easily realized. If you love to feed your plants, try reducing your fertilizer strength by 20% on a few representative plants and see the results for yourself. If they start doing substantially better, you may want to try another small scale trial of fertilizer reduction and reduce the concentration even more. Not only will you start saving money on nutrients immediately, I bet those are also the plants you smoke first. For those aiming for the highest standard of quality in their medicine, less is more when it comes to fertilizer.

In Next Month’s Growers Grove: We’re going to take a closer look at some common garden styles and the EC values that work best in those conditions. Many factors can be involved in finding just the right nutrient concentration for your crop. Among these are Cation Exchange Capacity, pH and the concentration of fertilizer in the garden’s runoff water. With these considerations in mind we’ll look at healthy standards We’re also going to take a closer look at rinsing agent products to better understand when and how to use them (if at all) and how to know when it’s time to rinse. Methods for improvement of outdoor soils and a discussion of outdoor fertilizers will also be covered. Until then, Happy Holidays from the Grove! (Growers Grove writer Jade Kine is a former greenhouse manager for the medical Cannabis industry with over a million plants worth of experience. He is also the founder of CannAcademy, a trade school dedicated to horticultural training for growers. Got a grow question for Jade? Drop him a line at JadeKine@ Complete bio at




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LOVE of Music Jan/Feb Live Music Preview

Kurupt & Roscoe

1.22.11 @ Weber’s Place (Reseda) Kurupt has been a staple of west coast rap for decades, working with the likes of 2Pac, Snoop, Eminem, Mobb Deep, and Nate Dogg. He spent the 90’s on Death Row, later followed by Interscope, and now splits time amongst four labels (D.P.G., Gangsta Advisory, Doggystyle, and Bogish). So what if Kurupt is playing at a sport’s bar in the San Fernando Valley. He may have slipped a bit, but this will be well worth it. Not only is it happy hour just before the show (4pm-9pm), but his younger brother and rapper Roscoe will also be joining the fun on stage. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday night... if you just so happen to find yourself near the Valley.,

The Fling, Belle Brigade

1.24.11, 1.31.11 @ The Satellite I’m gonna be completely forthright here, and say that the main reason I’m including this show is because a friend has been obsessing over Belle Brigade since seeing them at a showcase in December. Since then, I’ve definitely given them a listen and they do sound really good... capable of a mouth watering live set. Pair them with Long Beach’s The Fling and you have a pretty damn good evening of indie rock in Silver Lake at The Satellite (formerly Spaceland). The Monday residency is always free, but could be competitive for entry, so better to get there early. www., thebellbrigade

Iron & Wine

1.25.11, 1.26.11 @ The Wiltern Samuel Beam’s most recent album as the mastermind behind Iron & Wine, Kiss Eachother Clean, is being released on the date of the first show of this pair at the Wiltern, January 25th. The soothing, folk project is directly aimed at an overall mellow and soulful feeling. Which means that a good kush breed of mary jane is the best date for this show you can probably find. For the single ladies drawn towards crispies like Beam: hands off, he’s married with FIVE daughters. Getter your butts down to The Wiltern on one of these nights for a therapeutic live music experience, lifting stress and all that yucky stuff adults get.

Ozzy Osbourne

2.01.11 @ Gibson Amphitheatre To be entirely honest, after watching The Osbournes on MTV years ago, I didn’t think ‘The Godfather of Metal’ had much left in his tank. But year after year, I’m amazed when I see his latest tour announced to the media. I guess copious amounts of drugs and bats can lead to rockin’ stadium shows at age 62. The legendary metal-head that is Ozzy Osbourne brings the Scream Tour to the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, and it will certainly be a spectacular production. Even if you’re not a fan of his newer material, you should get a chance to hear some classics from his Black Sabbath years. Don’t miss the Prince of Darkness at the Gibson on February 1st!


2.03.11 @ Detroit Bar (Costa Mesa) Yelawolf ’s got swagger. His striking, confident rapping style gets noticed almost the moment he steps on stage, before even speaking a word. His recent mixtape, Trunk Musik 0-60, was released on Interscope Records, and has helped to launch him into the more noticeable and public eye. Yelawolf is from all over the south, and represents the southern states strong. If you’re down south in the OC, Detriot Bar is a solid option for this Thursday night.

This Page: Yelawolf Right From Top: Ozzy Osbourne, Kurupt & Roscoe, Beach House, The Fling

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The Decemberists w/ Mountain Man 2.12.11 @ The Wiltern

On January 18th of this year, The Decemberists release their 6th studio album, The King Is Dead. Some of the songs are said to be influenced by REM, and REM’s guitarist Peter Buck actually appears on three of the tracks. Touring in support of that album, the Portland indie/folk rock band comes to SoCal for a show in LA with Mountain Man, a band with a self described sound of “night noise”. Mountain Man met at Bennington College in Vermont, and their folk sound should compliment that of The Decemberists quite well. Should be a really good show at The Wiltern!, www.mountainman.


2.14.11 @ Nokia Theatre Dudes, ladies love Ne-Yo. Need that not be enough to go see him on the night of Valentine’s Day, he is a really talented singer who hones his craft (especially live show) to perfection, with dedication not often seen in music these days. His new album Libra Scale is out now and his live performance is worth the trip to LA Live on this lovely holiday night.

Kenny G & Michael Bolton

2.14.11 @ Gibson Amphitheatre In case Ne-Yo is a little too ‘today’ to get those Valentine’s juices flowing, Kenny G & Michael Bolton swoop in with a tag team able to make even the coldest of romances warm up a bit. Brace yourselves, things might get real saxy at this one (apologies, couldn’t resist).,

Beach House

2.16.11, 2.17.11 @ The Music Box Although formed in the mid-200’s in Baltimore, Beach House’s lo-fi, baroque, indie-pop charm has only really become well known over the last year or two. Now they’ve toured the festival circuit extensively, in addition to playing with Grizzly Bear, Vampire Weekend, Cat Power, and even getting a spot on Conan. These are the final SoCal and US shows on the Teen Dream tour, in support of their breakout album by the same name. A really nice, mellow show fit for the middle of a February week. Make it to the Music Box in Hollywood for one for these concerts, if you know what’s good for yourself.

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Thai ChiCken Wraps IngrEdIEnts -1/4 cup sugar -1/4 cup creamy THC peanut butter -3 tablespoons soy sauce -3 tablespoons water -2 tablespoons THC vegetable oil -1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic -6, 8- to 10-inch green, red, and/or plain flour tortillas -1/2 teaspoon garlic salt -1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper -12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast strips for stir-frying -1 tablespoon THC vegetable oil -4 cups packaged shredded broccoli (broccoli slaw mix) -1 medium red onion, cut into thin wedges -1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger dIrECtIOns For peanut sauce, in a small saucepan combine sugar, peanut butter, soy sauce, water, the 2 tablespoons THC oil, and the garlic. Heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently. Set aside. Wrap tortillas in foil. Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 10 minutes or until heated and softened. Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl combine garlic salt and pepper. Add chicken, tossing to coat evenly. In a large skillet heat the 1 THC oil. Cook and stir seasoned chicken in hot oil over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until cooked through. Remove chicken from skillet; keep warm. Add broccoli, onion, and ginger to skillet. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove from heat. To assemble, spread each tortilla with about 1 tablespoon of the peanut sauce. Top with chicken strips and vegetable mixture. Roll up each tortilla, securing with a wooden toothpick. Serve immediately with remaining sauce. Makes 6 servings.

sTraWberry and GoaT Cheese brusCheTTa IngrEdIEnts -1 8-oz. baguette -2 Tbsp. THC olive oil -1 4-oz. log goat cheese (chevre) -1-1/2 cups sliced strawberries -1/2 cup arugula -THC Olive oil -Sea salt or coarse salt -Freshly ground black pepper -Snipped fresh herbs PrEPArAtIOn Position rack in top third of oven and preheat to 425 degrees F. Unroll dough on heavy large baking sheet; pull to about 12x8-inch rectangle, pinching any tears to seal. Fold over edge of dough to make border. Heat large skillet over high heat 2 minutes. Add THC oil, then tomatoes; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Saute until tomatoes are charred and beginning to break down, about 5 minutes. Transfer to large bowl. Mix in garlic, fennel, and crushed red pepper. Using back of fork, crush tomatoes in bowl, leaving large chunks intact. Season mixture with salt and pepper. Toss cheeses and chopped basil in medium bowl. Sprinkle cheese mixture evenly over dough, right up to border. Spoon on tomato mixture in dollops, leaving some cheese uncovered. Bake pizza until crust is crisp and brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Loosen pizza with metal spatula and slide onto board. Garnish with a full spray of THC olive oil and basil leaves.


sToned spinaCh and pine nuTs IngrEdIEnts -2 teaspoons THC olive oil -2 tablespoons golden raisins -1 tablespoon pine nuts -2 cloves garlic, minced -1 10-ounce bag fresh spinach (see Ingredient note), tough stems removed -2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar -1/8 teaspoon salt -1 tablespoon shaved Parmesan cheese -Freshly ground pepper to taste dIrECtIOns Heat THC oil in a large nonstick skillet or Dutch oven over mediumhigh heat. Add raisins, pine nuts and garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add spinach and cook, stirring, until just wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vinegar and salt. Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan and pepper. Note: If you would like this more medicated you may add more with just a little spray from you THC oil spray bottle

penne WiTh TomaTo and beans IngrEdIEnts -4 ounces fresh green beans and/or wax beans -4 ounces penne pasta (about 1-2/3 cups) -1/3 cup chopped onion -1 clove garlic, minced -4 teaspoons THC olive oil -2 ripe Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped (about 1 cup) -1/4 cup dry white wine -2 tablespoons finely shredded Parmesan cheese -1 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian parsley -Fresh ground pepper (optional) dIrECtIOns Wash beans; remove ends and strings. Cut beans into 1-inch pieces. Cook beans and pasta in lightly salted boiling water for 14 minutes or until pasta is tender.

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Drain beans and pasta in a colander. In the same saucepan, cook onion and garlic in THC oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Add the tomatoes and wine to the saucepan. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Toss in the drained beans and pasta, Parmesan cheese, and Italian parsley. Serve immediately. Sprinkle with pepper, if desired. Makes 4 side-dish servings

ChiCken breasT WiTh neW poTaToes and asparaGus IngrEdIEnts -1 teaspoon THC butter -3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped into 2 inch cubes. -2 lbs red potatoes, chopped into 2 inch cubes -1.5 cups chopped Roma tomatoes -1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces. -3/4 c. fresh basil, chopped -8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced -4 tbsp THC olive oil -1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary -Ground pepper to taste dIrECtIOns Preheat oven to 400 degrees and coat with THC butter a large baking dish . Add chicken, potatoes, tomatoes, asparagus, basil, garlic and olive oil. Sprinkle with rosemary and pepper. Bake for 20-30 minutes, turning occasionally until tender.

shalloT eGGplanT sTeW IngrEdIEnts -3 tablespoon THC olive oil -1 tablespoon coriander seeds -1 dried red chili, such as Thai, cayenne -1 teaspoon tamarind concentrate or juice of 1 large lime -1 cup water -1 teaspoon black or yellow mustard seed -1 1/2 pounds eggplant, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (6 cups) -1 cup thinly sliced shallots (about 3 large) -1/2 teaspoon salt -2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro

dIrECtIOns Heat THC olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; add coriander seeds and chili; toast until the coriander turns reddish brown and the chili is slightly blackened, about 30 seconds. With a slotted spoon, transfer spices to a plate to cool. Grind in spice grinder or mortar and pestle until the mixture is the texture of coarsely ground black pepper. Dissolve tamarind concentrate (or lime juice) in water. Reheat the THC olive oil over medium-high heat; add mustard seeds. When the seeds begin to pop, cover the pan. As soon as the popping stops, add eggplant and shallots; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the tamarind (or lime juice) mixture, salt and the ground spices; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the eggplant is fork-tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Coarsely mash the stew with a potato masher. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve

smashed CaulifloWer IngrEdIEnts -8 cups bite-size cauliflower florets (about 1 head) -4 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled -1/3 cup nonfat buttermilk (see Tip) -4 teaspoons THC olive oil, divided -1 teaspoon THC butter -1/2 teaspoon salt -Freshly ground pepper to taste -Snipped fresh chives for garnish dIrECtIOns Place cauliflower florets and garlic in a steamer basket over boiling water, cover and steam until very tender, 12 to 15 minutes. (Alternatively, place florets and garlic in a microwave-safe bowl with 1/4 cup water, cover and microwave on high for 3 to 5 minutes.) Place the cooked cauliflower and garlic in a food processor. Add buttermilk, 2 teaspoons THC oil, THC butter, salt and pepper; pulse several times, then process until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle with the remaining 2 teaspoons THC oil and garnish with chives, if desired. Serve hot.

pear frenCh ToasT ala mode IngrEdIEnts -1/4 cup packed brown sugar -2 tablespoons THC butter -1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon - pears, peeled, cored, and sliced -3 eggs -1/4 cup milk -1 teaspoon vanilla -3 tablespoons brown sugar -1 teaspoon ground cinnamon -1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg - 6 1-inch-thick slices French bread -2 tablespoons THC butter -Light or regular vanilla ice cream dIrECtIOns In a medium skillet combine 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons THC butter, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon; cook and stir over medium-low heat until margarine is melted and sugar is dissolved. Add pears; cook about 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. In a medium mixing bowl use a fork to beat eggs slightly. Beat in milk and vanilla. In a small mixing bowl stir together the 3 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg; stir into egg mixture. Dip bread into egg mixture, coating both sides. In a large skillet melt the remaining 2 tablespoons THC butter. Add bread; cook over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Add more margarine as needed. To serve, top each bread slice with pear mixture and ice cream. Makes 6 servings

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kush korner

2214 S. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90019 (323) 733-2581

LA Organic Pharmacy (LAOP) 4911 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029 (323) 463-3920

LA Wonderland Caregivers (LAWC) 4406 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019 (323) 936-4410 fax (888) 569-3565

Living Earth Wellness 4207 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019 (323) 936-5000

Mary Jane Collective 4901 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029 (323) 466-6636

Med X Express Caregivers (MXEC)

Nature’s Wonder

1330 W. Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 380-KUSH (5874)

New Era (NE)

1238 S. Flower Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 747-7969

Olive Tree

643 S. Olive Street St 415 Los Angeles, CA 90014 (213) 627-2940

Organic healing Center (OhC) 1733 Colorado Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041 (323) 257-7200

Progressive Options (PO) 9901 San Fernando Road, Ste 41 Los Angeles, CA 91331 (818) 899-4540

Purple heart Compassionate (PhC) 5823 W. Pico Blvd. Ste B Los Angeles, CA 90019 (323) 272-4392

Rainforest Collective 12515 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066 (310) 391-0011

Rampart Discount Center 264 S. Rampart Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90057 (213)925-8962

Slauson Center (SC)

3708 W. Slauson Avenue Unit B Los Angeles, CA 90043 (877) 310-WEED (9333)

St. Andrews Medical (SAM) 432 S. San Vicente Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 855-0420 fax (310) 855-0182

Sunset Organic Center (SOC) 2210 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026 (213) 908-7442

The BlueGate Collective

441 ½ E. 16th Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 746-6256

3428 Whittier Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90023 (323) 263-3009

Natural Remedies Caregivers (NRC)

The Green Easy

927 ½ N. Western Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029 (323) 871-9500 fax (323) 871-9501

7948 W. 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 782-0255

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DISPENSARy Listing The Natural Way

5817 Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90019 (323) 963-4300

The Spot

3200 Cahuenga Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90068 (323) 851-7166

Westside Discount Center 12211 Wilshire Blvd, Ste A Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 207-1200

Vermont herbal Center (VhC) 955 S. Vermont Avenue Ste T Los Angeles, CA 90006 (213) 387-5203

LOS ANGELES – EAST LA Colorado Collective (CC) 1121 Colorado Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041 (323) 550-8043

Compassion Union (Soto St. Collective)

1260 S. Soto Street Unit 1 Los Angeles, CA 90023 (323) 262-8288 fax (323) 262-8388

Cornerstone Research Collective (CRC)

4623 Eagle Rock Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041 (323) 259-8933 fax (323) 259-8702

Nature’s Cure Patients Collective (NCPC)

4577 Valley Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90032 (323) 225-1815 fax (323) 225-1630

LONG BEACh 1515 Collective

1515 E. Anaheim Street Long Beach, CA 90813 (424) 209-0643

1a.m. Natural Solutions (1ANS) 743 East 4th Street Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 612-3836

1 Love Beach Club (1LBC) 2767 East Broadway Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 343-5388

2200 Industry Green Collective 2200 N. Lakewood Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90815 (562) 986-9400

2nd St. ODC

5470 E. Street Unit B Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 439-0009

45 Cap Nature’s Cure Collective (NCC) 3925 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90807 (562) 612-1400

4 The Patients

2335 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90807 (562) 469-8857

50 Cap

1066 East Anaheim Street Long Beach, CA 90813 (562) 326-4297

Alternate health Collective (AhC)

3428 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90807 (562) 427-9999

Alternative herbal health (Ahh)

3702 East Anaheim Street Long Beach, CA 90804 (562) 597-1199

Alternative Medicine Collective (AMC) 5543 Atlantic Avenue Long Beach, CA 90805 (562) 612-4637

Artesia Boulevard Collective (ABC)

2801 E. Artesia Blvd. Ste A Long Beach, CA 90805 (562) 633-8888

A Soothing Remedy Cooperative 1521 W. Willow Street Long Beach, CA 90810 (562) 612-4388

Belmont Shore Natural Care (BSNC) 5375 2nd Street Ste 5 Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 987-0210

Calm and Collective (CC) 2515 E. Anaheim Street Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 398-3786

Canna Collective Long Beach (CCLB) 4010 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90807 (562) 492-6091

Care Mutual (CM)

110 W. Ocean Blvd. Ste 20 Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 432-1300

Chronic Pain Releaf 1501 Santa Fe Avenue Long Beach, CA 90813 (562) 437-LEAF (5323)


537 West Willow Street Long Beach, CA 90806 (562) 595-4111

Dank City

Long Beach Collective 1731 Artesia Blvd. Long Beach, Ca 90805 (562) 984-2520

Long Beach Green Room 1735 E 7th st. Long Beach, Ca 90813 (562) 591-0001

Long Beach Organics

2340 E. PCH Long Beach, CA 90804 (562)961-9333

851 A Pine Ave. Long Beach, Ca 90813 (562) 495-2000

Dank Depot (DD)

Long Beach Patients Group

5595 E. 7th Street Long Beach, CA 90804 (562) 597-6041

Eltie herbal Center (EhC) 1330 East South Street Unit 5 Long Beach, CA 90805 (562) 423-2222

Emerald City Collective (ECC) 2501 E. Anaheim Street Long Beach, CA 90804 (562) 434-3065

final Cut Collective (fCC) 1175 Wardlow Long Beach, CA 90807 (562) 443-7742

Green Earth Center (GEC) 3748 Atlantic Avenue Long Beach, CA 90807 (562) 989-0300

Green Medci Works (GMW) 1088 Redondo Avenue Long Beach, CA 90804 (562) 433-6600

Green Valley Patient Care Center (GVPCC) 1561 West Pacific Coast Hwy Long Beach, CA 90810 (562) 436-1400

happy Acres

110 West Ocean Blvd. 7th Floor Ste 728 Long Beach, CA 90802

herbal Solutions – Carson (hSC) 4311 Carson Street Long Beach, CA 90808 (562) 425-8310

high Quiggle healing Center 1532 E BroadWay St. Long Beach, CA 90802 (562)951-3975

4332 Atlantic Blvd. Long Beach, Ca 90807 (562) 424-4535

Long Beach Quality Discount Caregivers 1150 San Antonio Dr. Long Beach, Ca 90807 (562) 988-8889

Natural Patient Solutions Collective

Sunshine holistic Patients Association 678 Redondo Ave. Long Beach, Ca 90814 (562) 434-5010

The Giving Tree

1742 E. Broadway Long Beach CA 90802 (562) 435-4420

MARINA DEL RAy Marina Caregivers

730 Washington Blvd Marina Del Ray, CA 90292 (310) 574-4000

Westside’s finest Collective (WfC) 3995 Inglewood BLVD Los Angeles, CA 90066 (424)228-0385

MISSION hILLS 420 for the People (420fTP) 15300 Devonshire Street Ste 11 Mission Hills, CA 91345 (800) PUSH-420 (818) 891-0800

957 East 4th St. Long Beach, Ca 90802 (562) 432-1263


Natures Top Shelf Medicinal

4720 Vineland Avenue North Hollywood, CA 91602 (818) 980-MEDS (980-6337)

1530 E. Wardlow Rd. Long Beach, Ca 90807 (562) 989-0000


(562) 787-2008 Valley View & The 22 Fwy

California Compassionate Care Network (CCCN)

Green Miracle healing (GMh) 7503 Laurel Canyon Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91605 (818) 232-8684

Green Victory Peoples Nursery Care 3926 #B Virginia Rd. Long Beach, Ca 90806 (526) 313-7241

Positive Vibrations Collective 2137 Pacific Ave. Long Beach, Ca 90806 (562) 507-0985

Royalty Patients Association 3751 E. Anaheim Long Beach, Ca 92801 (562) 986-9379

Superb house Of herb 2740 E. Broadway Long Beach, Ca 90803 (562) 438-4300

Starlight Center

333 Pine Ave. Long Beach, Ca 90807 (562) 437-2477

12011 Victory Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91606 (818) 385-7671

Natural Choice healing Center (NChC) 6006 Vantage Avenue North Hollywood, CA 91606 (818) 358-2620

Noho 5656

5656 Cahuenga Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91601 (818) 762-8962

North hollywood Compassionate Caregivers (NohoCC) 4854 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601 (818) 980-9212

Patients & Caregivers (PC) 6141 Vineland Avenue North Hollywood, CA 91606 (818) 588-1307

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DISPENSARy Listing Purple Valley Collective 12736 Sherman Way North Hollywood, CA 91605 (818) 582-9400

Valley holistic Caregivers 7200 Vineland Ave North Hollywood, CA 91352 (818)255-5511


13432 Sherman Way North Hollywood, CA 91605 (818) 765-2500

NORThRIDGE Cyon Corp. Cannamed of Northridge (CCCN) 9345 Melvin Avenue Unit 1 Northridge, CA 91324

Green happiness healing Center (GhhC) 8707 Lindley Avenue Ste G Northridge, CA 91325 (818) 886-2479

Green Valley Collective (GVC) 17017 Roscoe Blvd. Northridge, CA 91325 (818) 881-GVC1 (4821)


8924 Reseda Blvd. Northridge, CA 91324 (818) 718-6336

RESEDA True healing Collective 7329 Reseda Blvd Reseda, CA 91335 (818) 277-0807

SAN PEDRO PR Collective

136 S. Gaffey St. San Pedro, CA 90731 (310)832-2420


12145 Slauson AVE (UnitB) Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 (562)696-6500

Nature’s Green Cure

11821 Slauson Ave Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 (562) 696-3646


10338 S. Painter Blvd. Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 (562)347-9611



Green Leaf Remedies (GLR)

Infinity Alliance

14925 Burbank Blvd Unit 3 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (818) 788-0558

Medical Marijuana Relief (MMRC)

1623 Sheldon Street Ste A 2nd Fl Sun Valley, CA 91352 (818) 768-2400

Sun Valley Caregiver’s (SVC)

14303 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 (818) 783-3888

11000 Randall Ste E Sun Valley, CA 91352 (818) 504-2661 (818) 504-2557

Sherman Oaks holistic Oasis (SOhO)


13650 Burbank Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91401 (818) 345-5477

SILVERLAkE Sunset Junction 4017 W. Sunset Silverlake, CA 90026 (323) 660-0655

SOUTh GATE SouthGate herbal healing Center

13194 Paramount Blvd. Ste B South Gate, CA 90280 (562) 634-1354

STUDIO CITy City Organic Remedies (COR) 11306 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA 91604 (818) 980-1122

IVXX 24/7

11222 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, 91604 (818) 985-4899

Natural herbal Pain Relief (NhPR) 11626 Ventura Blvd Studio City, CA 91604 (818) 508-0955

Perennial holistic Wellness Center 11705 Ventura Blvd Studio City CA 91604 (818) 505-3631

Studio City Caregivers (SCC)

Reseda Discount Caregivers 6102 Reseda Blvd. Tarzana, CA 91335 (818) 757-0434

So. Cal Co-Op (SCC)

19459 Ventura Blvd. Tarzana, CA 91356 (818) 344-7622 fax (818) 344-7623

WC Spot (WCS)

18663 Ventura Blvd. Ste 230-A11 (second floor) Tarzana, CA 91356 (818) 332-5548


7624 Foothill Blvd. Unit A Tujunga, CA 91042 (818) 353-9333

foothill Wellness Center (fWC)

7132 Foothill Blvd. Tujunga, CA 91042 (818) 352-3388 fax (818) 352-3301

Sylmar Caregivers Inc. (SCI) 10037 Commerce Avenue Tujunga, CA 91042 (818) 273-4567

VALLEy VILLAGE holistic Therapeutic Center (hTC) 12410 Burbank Blvd. Ste 103 Valley Village, CA 91607 (818) 980-5999

3625 Cahuenga Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90068


Studio City Private Organic Therapy (SCPOT)

13611 Sherman Way Van Nuys, CA 91405 (818) 908-9333

11557 Ventura Blvd Studio City, CA 91604 (818) 506-7144

Wellness Earth Energy Dispensary (WEED)

12021 ½ Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA 91604 (818) 980-2266 fax (818) 980-2265

Alt Med

Boo-ku (Bk)

6817 Sepulveda Blvd. 2nd Floor Van Nuys, CA 91405 (818) 908-9255

DEC Medical (DECM)

6309 Van Nuys Blvd. Ste 110 Van Nuys, CA 91401 (818) 835-1420

Delta 9 (D9)

7648 Van Nuys Blvd. Van Nuys, CA 91405 (818) 997-1003

Green Dragon (GD)

7423 Van Nuys Blvd. Ste C Van Nuys, CA 91405 (818) 442-0054

The Green Earth (TGE) 6811 Woodman Avenue Van Nuys, CA 91405 (818) 994-1045

kushism (k)

7555 Woodley Avenue Van Nuys, CA 91406 (818) 994-3446

WEST hILLS Global health Center (ChC) 22323 Sherman Way Ste 7 West Hills, CA 91303 (818) 884-1028

WEST hOLLyWOOD The Sunset Super Shop (SSS) 8921 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 728-6200

zen healing Collective (zhC) 8464 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (323) 656-6611


Montana Caregivers

Ashmoon Caregivers (AC)

13655 Victory Blvd Ste 205 Van Nuys, CA 91401 (818) 782-7641

21610 Ventura Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA 91364 (818) 999-3313

Mother Nature’s Remedy

California Stress & Pain Management Resource Center (CSPMRC)

17302 Saticoy St. Van Nuys,CA 91406 (818)345-6337

Red Moon Inc. (RMI) 14350 Oxnard Street Van Nuys, CA 91401 (818) 997-6912

Strain Balboa Caregivers Inc. (SBC) 7207 Balboa Blvd. Van Nuys, CA 91406 (818) 908-9900

Universal Caregivers Inc. (UCI) 13611 Sherman Way Van Nuys, CA 91405 (818) 988-9333

Valley herbal Center (VhC) 6805-B Hazeltine Avenue Van Nuys, CA 91405 (818) 786-1100

The Wilshire Clinic (TWC) 6741 Van Nuys Blvd. Ste A Van Nuys, CA 91405 (818) 997-0633


21777 Ventura Blvd. Ste 236 Woodland Hills, CA 91364 (818) 716-6348

Green Joy (GJ)

22851 Ventura Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA 91364 (818) 222-1882

herbal Solutions Collective (hSC) 22728 Ventura Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA 91364 (818) 704-1300


22831 Ventura Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA 91364 (818) 436-2243

Topanga Caregivers (TC) 6457 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA 91364 (818) 716-9200

West Valley Caregivers (WVC) 23067 Ventura Blvd. Ste 104 Woodland Hills, CA 91364 (818) 591-5899

Ironworks Collective

West Valley Patients Group (WVPG)

4100 Lincoln Blvd Venice, CA 90292 (310) 305-8425

23043 Ventura Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA 91364 (818) 224-4146

Pacific Collective (PC)


905 Pacific Avenue Venice, CA 90291 (310) 392-9988


328 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 (310) 450-9141

420 Med Mobile (323)516-9016

ATC Delivery (424)222-3415

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DISPENSARy Listing P.A.PA. Delivery Service (714) 814-PAPA (7272)

Releaf Central of Pasadena

Medical Marijuana Compliance Team

(877) 623-KUSH (5874) x109

(818) 929-6045



Green Point Insurance

Affordable Evaluations

(310) 295-2085

1040 Elm Avenue Ste 210 Long Beach, CA 90813 (877) 789-9339

Best Price Evaluations

(310) 407-9042

Mid-County Patients Association

3164 East La Palma Ave. Ste P Anaheim, CA 92806 (714) 630-6272

Orange County Wellness Services

2000 West Lincoln Ave. Ste 204 Anaheim, CA 92801 (714) 635-5101

CAPISTRANO BEACh Beach Cities Collective

6819 Sepulveda Blvd. Ste 209 Van Nuys, CA 91405 (877) 670-6338

(888) 927-7334

Best Price Evaluations

Cannabis Analysis Laboratory (510) 698-4446


yAh Custom RX Bags

1755 Orange Ave. Ste C Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (949) 645-8382

22148 Sherman Way Ste 200 Canoga Park, CA 91303 (877) 670-6338

happy Medical

7353 Melrose Avenue Ste B Los Angeles, CA 90046 (323) 944-0437

Inglewood health Service Center

233A Market Street Ste 101 Inglewood, CA 90301 (310) 431-0339

Long Beach 420 Medical Marijuana Evaluations 1737 E. 7th Street Long Beach, CA 90813 (562) 599-8420

Medical Advisory Center (M.A.C.) 4221 Wilshire Blvd # 170-15 Los Angeles, CA 90010 (323) 965-0420

ThCeval Center

1600 Sawtelle Blvd. Ste 330 Los Angeles, CA 93304 (877) MY-420-DR (694-2037)

West Coast Evaluations 8949 Reseda Blvd Ste. 111, Northridge, CA 91324 (818) 701 0420

Woodvic Medical Care & Clinic 13653 Victory Blvd. Van Nuys, CA 91401 (818) 988-9825

LEGAL SERVICES/ COMPLIANCE Los Angeles Collective Association

(888) 405-7420

Steep hill

(760) 809-9021

ORANGE COUNTy ANAhEIM 420 Primary Caregivers 231 North Brookhurst St. Anaheim, CA 92801 (714) 758-3500

AAA Wellness Center 503N. Anaheim BLVD Unit A Anaheim, CA 92805 (714)781-5874


1125 Magnolia Ave. Ste 105 Anaheim, CA 92801 (714) 821-5874

Anaheim herbal healing Center

126 North Brookhurst St. Anaheim, CA 92801 (714) 860-4080

Anaheim Medical Co-Op 1100 Orangefair Lane Ste A Anaheim, CA 92801 (714) 680-5874

Eco friendly Solutions

1811 West Katella Ave. Ste 24 Anaheim, CA 92804 (714) 271-8240

Green City Collective

1671 West Katella Ave. Ste 105 Anaheim, CA 92802 (714) 635-9600

The Next Dimension

1025 East Katella Ave. Ste B Anaheim, CA 92802 (714) 385-8148

26841 Calle Hermosa Ste C Capistrano Beach, CA 92624 (949) 481-5046


kush kingdom

522 W. 19th St Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (949) 200-2751

MedMar Patient Care Collective 440 Fair Drive Ste V Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 241-9900

Newport Mesa Patients Association 779 West 19th St Ste N Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (949) 891-8289

Tri County Patient Care

Garden Grove Organic Caregivers

Synchronicity Street

Green hills Patients Association

The Variety

10700 West Katella Ave. Ste F Garden Grove, CA 92804 (714) 590-9025 13311 Garden Grove Blvd. Garden Grove, CA 92840 (714) 748-1111

Compassion Center

13892 Harbor Blvd. Ste 4B Garden Grove, CA 92843 (714) 818-7253


Valley View & The 22 FWY Garden Grove, CA (562)787-2008

IRVINE The healing Center

17165 Von Karman Ste 107 Irvine, CA 92614 (949) 751-9106


fOOThILL RANCh Care Mutual

26730 Towne Centre Drive Ste 20 Foothill Ranch, CA 92610 (949) 215-4467

GARDEN GROVE Canna Clinic Of Garden Grove 9758 West Chapman Ave. Garden Grove, CA 92841 (714) 537-0420

7852 Bolsa Ave Ste A Midway City, CA 92655 (714) 899-KUSH (5874)

SANTA ANA Access OC Central

1833 East 17th St. Ste 322 Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 972-2000

Aloha Community Collective Association

2112 East 4th St. Ste 227 Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 834-1234 1102 West 17th St. Santa Ana, CA 92706 (714) 648-0195


American Patient’s Collective

1 AM Lake forest Discount Caregivers

24602 Raymond Way Ste#207 Lake Forest,CA 92630 (949)357-3473

Independent Collective Of Orange County

24582 Del Prado Ste G Dana Point, CA 92629 (949) 542-7722

The Beach Quality Caregivers

Alternative Medical Group


holistic health


23151 Verdugo Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653 (949) 297-3997

Café Vale Tudo

34213 South Pacific Coast Hwy Ste C Dana Point, CA 92629 (949) 248-5500

15052 Adams St. Midway City, CA 92655 (714) 893-1263

OC Wilbur’s

Association 1812 Newport Blvd Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (949)310-5791

The Point Alternative Care

15112 Adams St. Midway City, CA 92655 (714) 421-6605

24601 Raymond Way Lake Forest, CA 92630 (949) 454-9227

24602 Raymond Way Ste 20 Lake Forest, CA 92630 (949) 855-4420

The health Collective

2550 North Grand Ave. Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 744-8206

CannaCare Wellness Center 1401 North Tustin Ave Ste 330 Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 667-0600


1535 East 17th St. Santa Ana, CA 92701 (714) 884-4151

Go N’ Green P.C.A. 1801 East Edinger Ave. Santa Ana, CA 92701 (714) 766-0420

24602 Raymond Way Ste 21 Lake Forest, CA 92630 (949) 355-7841 Midway City

healing OC

CARE Patients Association

kush kingdom

14942 Jackson St. Ste D Midway City, CA 92655 (888) 714-6337

Orange County Patients Collective 15142 Jackson St. Midway City, CA 92655 (714) 892-8647

1665 East 4th St. Ste 112 Santa Ana, CA 92701 (714) 835-4206 722 South Main St. Santa Ana, CA 92701 (714) 881-7054

Orange Coast Premier Collective

3619 West Pendleton Ave. Unit A Santa Ana, CA 92704 (714) 591-7000

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DISPENSARy Listing Orange County’s Patient Care 1921 Carnegie Ave. Ste 3H Santa Ana, CA 92705 (949) 752-6272

Patients Premium Collective 1900 East Warner Ave. Unit 1A Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 720-2735

Premium Green PCA 1905 East 17th St. Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 835-0500

Roman A Clef

1820 E. Garry Ave Suite #108 Santa Ana, CA 92705 (949) 251-0305

SUNSET BEACh 17061 5th St. Sunset Beach, CA 90742 (562) 296-5780

1 AM Lake forest Discount Caregivers p 44

Long Beach Green Room p 56

1 Love Cap 40 p 12

Marina Caregivers p 29

17191 Pacific Coast Hwy Sunset Beach, CA 90742 (562) 370-6734

420 Med Mobile p 64 p 40

AAA Wellness Center p 36 & 37

Medical herbs 4 U p 69

Adams and hill p 39

Mendocino Meds Wellness Center p 12


Advanced hydroponics p 12

Montana Caregivers p 57

West County Patient Collective Association

Affordable Evaluations p 17

Mothers Nature’s Remedy p 71

All Greens p 50 Alternative Treatment Collective (ATC) p 41

Noho 5656/Noho Compassionate Collective p 75

American’s for Safe Access (ASA) p 101

OC Medical Center p 11

Anaheim 420 Collective p 43

Long Beach 420 Medical Marijuana Evaluations p 87

Sea & Sand

16722 Pacific Coast Hwy Sunset Beach, CA 90742 (877) 237-2005 Westminster

Clean Green Santa Ana Patients Group 1823 17th St Unit 209 Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 568-0041

So Cal Compassion

1651 East Edinger St. Ste 209 Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 417-1322

South Coast Patients Center 1202 East 176th St 200 Santa Ana, CA 92701 (714) 547-4800

The Natural Alternative Patient Association 1665 East 4th St. Ste 111 Santa Ana, CA 92701 (714) 834-9900

California Patients Association 1201 East 17th St. Santa Ana, CA 92701 (714) 542-5600

Cool Calm

1820 East Garry Ave. Ste 201 Santa Ana, CA 92705 (949) 734-1841

Green Coast Wellness Center 2001 East 4th St. Ste 205 Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 542-2277

Omega healthcare Collective 1800 East Garry Ave. Ste 202 Santa Ana, CA 92705 (949) 836-4833

List of Advertisers

Green Sunset

6622 Westminster Blvd. Westminster, CA 92683 (714) 897-7319

Azusa Pateints p 24 Barham Green Collective p 48 Belmont Shore p 40 Best Price Evaluations p 51

Golden State Patients Association

California Compassion Care Network p 63

12570 Brookhurst St. Ste 5 Westminster, CA 92683 (714) 530-3311

California herbal healing Center p 9

MedMar West

Downtown Collective (backcover)

14020 Rancho Road Westminster, CA 92683 (714) 893-7777

Pacific Island Care

Chef herb p 58 Chronic Pain Releaf p 49 Dr. Green Meds p 30 Eden Therapy p 18 Evergreen p 19

14022 Edwards St. Suite B, Westminster, CA 92683 (714) 898-8652

Go Green p 45


Green Victory p 113

Whitter hope Collective (WhC)

happy Medical p 18

8116 Byron Road Unit D Whitter, CA 90606 (562) 945-2420

DOCTORS Affordable Evaluations

Green Miracle healing p 7 Green Point Insurance p 102

hLA p 60 harbor Area Caregivers p 44 hezekiah Incorporated p 40 high Quiggle healing Center p 24 hollywood Compassionate Caregivers p 65

1665 S. Brookhurst Ste A1 Anaheim, CA 92804 (877) 789-9339

hollywood Medical Center p 31

Best Price Evaluations

Inglewood health Services p 64

7200 Greenleaf Avenue Ste 370 Whitter, CA 90602 (877) 670-6338


hollywood ThC p 69 h.O.P.E Wellness Collective p 18 kelly’s Collective p 24 kush Brand Clothing p 100 kush kingdom p 25

kush korner p 64

OC Medical Center

LACA p 97

2050 W. Chapman Avenue Ste 177 Orange, CA 92868 (714) 366-9129

Organix p 13 Patients and Caregivers (insert) & p 35 Perennial holistic Wellness Center p 30 Positive Vibrations Collective p 30 PR Collective p 74 Purple Valley Collective p 2 Rampart Discount Center (CENTERfOLD) Redmoon p 42 Reseda Discount Caregivers p 114 Santa Ana Compassionate Caregivers p 42 San fernando Valley Discount Medicine p 33 Shaman Therapeutics p 93 Steep hill Lab p 27 Stargate Collective p 64 Sunny Day Collective p 42 Sunset Junction Organic p 44 The Bluegate Collective p 32 The GAPP p 86 The Green Easy p 79 The healing Touch (ThT) p 49 The Olive Tree p 5 The Rainforest Collective p 22 & 23 Tri-County Patient Care Asso. p 58 True healing Collective p 59 Universal Caregivers p 58 Valley holistic p 115 Western Discount p 61 Westside Discount Center p 21 Westside’s finest p 3 Woodvic p 57

LA Organic Pharmacy p 4 LA Wonderland p 14 & 15

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