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26 Strain Review: Incredible Purple
10 | Can Marijuana Cure Cancer? by Larry Swerdlow
Incredible is an understatement of this month’s Incredible Purple strain. The ultimate in indicas!!
18 | The Health Report by JT Gold
40 Celebrating 420 in San Diego
28 | Green is Good by Charlotte Cruz
Kush Magazine celebrates 4/20 at the first ever San Diego Cannabis cup and the 10th annual House of Blues extravaganza hosted by Seedless Clothing company. Oh what a night!!!!
34 | Cooking with Chef Herb
44 Pot Travel Great travel ideas and places to go for those who want to visit pot friendly venues, events and locations.
70 Who is Sheldon Black? If you are in search of the smoothest hit and the ultimate in glass bongs, the Sheldon Black line of these Defusion Water Pipes is for you!
74 Fallen Heroes Sports figures who live a charmed life and adhere to different standards then the rest of us can rise to amazing heights and crash to incredible lows. 6 kush
22 | San Diego Live Music Preview 30 | Forgotten Cars by J. Mark Sternberg 48 | Grower’s Grove by Jay Evans 52 | Building the Perfect THC Cookie by Cloey Kelly 54 | Organic Grooming Guide by Pumpkin Escobar 56 | Hope & Heartbreak by Mara Felsen, Esq. 58 | Kush Reality Check by Fred Gardner 60 | How Do You Know You’re a Stoner? by Josh Kaplan 62 | Colorado Cannabis Convention by Noelle Leavitt 66 | This Month in Weed History by Jay Evans 68 | Breakfast in San Diego by Lisa Faye 72 | We Dig This By Josh Kaplan 76 | Dailybuds.com Dispensary Directory
from the editors
irst and foremost we want to thank you for giving Kush such a warm welcome to San Diego. While we have been publishing the Kush So Cal edition for over a year now, the patients and Collectives in San Diego are at the political, legal and social forefronts of the movement in California and that certainly warrants your own Kush Magazine and attention. We have a lot of big plans and invite you our readers to join us on this new and exciting journey! We hope you will enjoy Kush Magazine, the Premiere Cannabis Lifestyle Magazine, as well as our online portal Daily Buds (www.dailybuds.com) the Social Network of Cannabis, with Forums, Patient Resource Directory, and yes coupons from local collectives with thousands of dollars of savings at your fingertips. Our goal is to be your one stop destination for everything you need or want to know about cannabis. We will continuously provide you with the best and highest quality relevant news, information, entertainment and definitely the coolest looking ads for all San Diego medical marijuana patients needs. But with this inaugural issue we feel we have a responsibility to impart something we feel is of great importance that we have learned through experiences we have gained from travelling throughout California and the rest of the country. Everyone, whether you are a MMJ patient, a collective owner, a doctor that writes medical cannabis recommendations, an activist for the legalization movement, or just publishers like us, needs to realize that safe and sane access to cannabis can only be achieved by all of us being unified and working together. The Cannabis movement is not about any single person, but is rather about all of the people that must be on the same page at the same time so we don’t get pushed back by non-sympathetic politicians and law enforcement.
Advocating safe access to medical marijuana is a core mission of ours. There is a lot going on throughout the County and the State. On the California political front there are at least two initiatives to legalize marijuana on the November ballot. Recent polls show for the first time ever that a majority of Californians favor full legalization. In San Diego, several victims subjected to the raids back in September of 09 have been fully exonerated, but collectives are still under scrutiny from the local governments hiding under the guise of zoning inspections. Please share information about what you hear and know on Daily Buds. It is current, in real time, and you can get answers to the issues you need to know about. But we won’t stop there. We know there is more to life then that, and we will try to keep you up to date on such topics as the local music scene, sports, restaurants, hip clothing, growing tips, special enhanced cooking recipes and many more topics we think you’ll dig. If there is a topic you would like us to cover please let us know. Advocating safe access to medical marijuana is, of course, a core mission of ours. So is total decriminalization. There are many organizations such as So Cal NORML and MPP fighting every day for all of our rights and we all need to support them. As Tommy Chong -- a hero of advocates everywhere -- so eloquently put it: “It’s a magical plant, man. We should see it as the gift that it is.” Please let us know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org and we hope you enjoy Kush Magazine. We look forward to getting to know you on Daily Buds, as well as right here every month. Kush Editorial Board, www.dailybuds.com
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by LARRY SWERDLOW
Dr. Donald Tashkin is a widely published pulmonologist who for three decades conducted investigations for the National Institute of Drug Abuse and other government agencies on the adverse effects of marijuana and other drugs on the human body. Studies conducted by Dr. Tashkin in 1990 found that marijuana smoke has almost the exact same carcinogens (cancercausing agents) as tobacco smoke and that the concentration of these carcinogens was exceedingly higher in marijuana smoke. These studies are the basis for the governmentâ€™s warning and thousands of ads that smoking one marijuana joint causes as much damage as smoking four cigarettes. 10 kush
Since itâ€™s well documented that the carcinogens in tobacco smoke are directly responsible for the development of lung cancer in tobacco smokers, government and marijuana prohibitionists reason that marijuana smoke must also cause lung cancer because it contains even stronger concentrations of these cancercausing agents. To document a connection between lung cancer and marijuana smoking, Dr Tashkin received a very large grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse. With over 2200 subjects, the research was one of the largest case controlled studies of its kind ever. The government was horrified at the results and did its best to ignore them. Dr. Tashkin failed to find any link between smoking marijuana and the development of lung cancer. In almost every category studied, a person who smoked marijuana was no more likely to develop lung cancer then non-marijuana smoker marijuana. The government was dumbfounded. How can that be? Marijuana smokers should be developing lung cancer at a completely higher rate than the non-smokers because they are
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While there are lots of anticancer drugs available that are very good at killing cancerous cells, the problem with all of them is that they are also very good at killing all of the other cells around them. Cannabis, on the other hand, can selectively kill only cancer cells and leave all the uninfected cells alone without the generalized toxic effects of conventional chemotherapies. Dr. Tashint and Dr. Guzman’s investigations are part of a virtual cascade of recent research documenting the anticancer taking carcinogenic agents into their lungs and the non-smokers are not. What’s going on here? Dr. Tashkent’s study offers some evidence of what might be happening. In all groups studied, the smoker of marijuana was no more likely to develop lung cancer than a non-smoker-
properties of cannabis. In November 2007, researchers at the California Civic Medical Center Research Institute published a report showing that the non-psychoactive cannabidiol found in cannabis can inhibit the spread of breast cancer.
save for one group in which there was a small, but statistically
Is the evidence incontrovertible that cannabis can inhibit the
significant difference. This was a group of people who only
spread of cancer, kill cancer cells and prevent the development of
smoke marijuana and nothing else compared to people who did
cancer? No, it is not, but people still spend billions of dollars each
not smoke anything at all. In this group people who smoked
year and digest all kinds of supplements with far less evidence
marijuana actually had a lower incidence of lung cancer than the
than there is to support the anti-cancer properties of cannabis.
people who did not smoke anything at all.
When taking any kind of medicine or supplement a person
This makes no sense. How can people who are taking
needs to decide if the claimed benefits of a product outweigh the
carcinogens directly in their lungs have a lower incidence of
risks. Many times the answer is no because many medicines and
lung cancer than people who are not? It makes no sense-unless
supplements sold over-the-counter have significant debilitating
perhaps the cannabinoids found in cannabis are such powerful
and even deadly side effects.
anti-cancer agents that they could prevent the development of cancers even in the presence of cancer-causing agents. Does Dr. Tashkin study proved this? No, it does not. But there is a lot of scientific evidence out there that appears to show this may be exactly what is happening. In 2003, Dr. Manuel Guzman from the University of Madrid authorized a medically astounding report detailing current research into the ability of the cannabinoids in cannabis to control the spread of cancer. He included the results of the studies on cannabinoids injected into the brains of rats with brain tumors. Published in the peer-reviewed research publication Nature Reviews Cancer he wrote: “cannabinoids inhibit tumor growth in laboratory animals. They do so by modulating key cell-signaling pathways, thereby inducing direct growth arrest and death of tumor cells, as well as by inhibiting tumor angiogenesis and metastasis. Cannabinoids are selective antitumor compounds, as they can kill tumor cells without affecting their non-transform counterparts.”
Cannabis, however is not one of these products, as there’s never been a single death or any other serious debilitating consequence attributed to cannabis use. Further the vast majority of cannabis users report numerous beneficial effects of taking cannabis including stress reduction, insomnia relief and a general feeling of well-being. If cannabis can prevent, or even curtail the development of cancer, than the appropriate ingestion of cannabis is desirable in the same way that the appropriate ingestion of calcium supplements can prevent or at least delay the onset of osteoporosis. Since for the vast majority of people cannabis has no negative side effects and only beneficial effects, it would seem that the regular appropriate ingestion of cannabis as a cancer preventive agent may be prudent course of action. Larry Swerdlow who is affiliated with Southern California NORML and MPP, and is the founder of the Marijuana Anti-
The cannabinoids found in cannabis may not only slow the
Prohibition Project, has dedicated his life toward lifting the legal
growth of tumors, they might actually selectively kill cancer cells.
and cultural barriers against the use of pot for medicinal purposes.
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UC STUDY SHOWS CANNABIS AS AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR
The researchers found that the extracts worked well and were tolerated well by the participants, although some doses had to be adjusted. Further, patients reported some relief in muscles spasticity and mobility improvement. The researchers noted, however, that they did not find these spasticity results from objective assessments, rather they were only present in the subjective observations of the participants. Due to many of the variables in the study and the small amount of participants, the researchers noted that further study was necessary to truly understand the effects of the cannabis compounds. Additionally, the researchers studied the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis in relation to MS. The researchers concluded that the therapeutic benefits of cannabis extracts may provide great relief to those suffering from MS.
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Those who have multiple sclerosis are often plagued by spasticity, which is an involuntary muscle tension or contraction. This unpredictable muscle movement makes it difficult for individuals to drive, engage in daily activities, or even hold a job. They are difficult to control and often result in a person having to stop working, driving, or enjoying certain activities. Due to the disabling effect of MS, people are often forced to apply for social security disability benefits because the recurring spasticity makes it impossible for them to control their movements, and may pose dangers to themselves and others. Although therapies exist to combat this common symptoms of MS, most are difficult to come by, ineffective, and expensive. Due to the limitations that MS spasticity produces, a new therapy to combat these difficulties might provide necessary relief that is currently lacking. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common chronic and disabling diseases of the nervous system. Caused by loss of the insulating sheath surrounding nerve fibers, the disease usually begins in young adulthood. Although it may initially wax and wane in intensity and be of mild severity, it often steadily progresses, causing fatigue, loss of balance, muscle weakness, and muscle spasticity. Affecting up to 70% of people with the disease, muscle spasms lead to pain, inability to walk, and difficulties with self-care, causing most of the everyday life disability from this disease. There is as yet no cure for MS. Treatments for muscle spasticity are only partially effective and have side effects which are not easily tolerated, making the search for new therapies of high importance. Given this background, the Center for Medical Cannabis Research (CMCR) at the University of California identified MS spasticity as an additional target for therapeutic research. As with all CMCR studies, the research used the most rigorous scientific approach to testing therapies, a randomized clinical trial, supplemented by modern measurement of muscle spasticity, everyday function, life quality, and side effects. Results to date have found a significant improvement in both an objective measure of spasticity and pain intensity in patients whose standard therapy had provided inadequate relief. CMCR is the result of a bill sponsored by former state Senator John Vasconcellos (D-Santa Clara) – the Medical Marijuana Research Act of 1999 (SB 847) – that commissioned the University of California to establish a scientific research program to study medicinal cannabis. CMRC was established in 2000 with nearly $9 million in state funding. Participants were assigned to an experimental treatment, in this case cannabis, or to a placebo (an inactive treatment). The placebo in the study studies was a marijuana cigarette, made with cannabis from which the “active” ingredients, for example delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol(THC), had been
removed. The cigarette therefore had the appearance and the aroma of a marijuana cigarette, but without the psychoactive ingredients. Dr. Jody Corey-Bloom of UCSD conducted a study to determine the potential for smoked cannabis to ameliorate marked muscle spasticity (chronic painful contraction of muscles), a severe and disabling symptom of multiple sclerosis. Thirty patients with multiple sclerosis were enrolled and some were given marijuana cigarettes while others received the placebo. Patients were allowed to continue their usual treatments for spasticity and pain while participating in the research. Compared to placebo cigarettes, cannabis was found to significantly reduce both an objective measure of spasticity, and pain intensity. This study concluded that smoked cannabis was superior to placebo in reducing spasticity and pain in patients with multiple sclerosis, and provided some benefit beyond currently prescribed treatments. Shaheen E. Lakhan and Marie Rowland of the Global Science Initiative Foundation in Los Angeles studied six placebo-controlled experiments to determine the effects of marijuana on MS. In particular, the researchers wanted to test the effect of two compounds from cannabis. The first is THC, which is attributed with providing the “high” associated with marijuana, while the second is CBD, which appears to lower THC in the brain. The combination of both of these extracts, it is opined, provides anti-spastic relief in muscles, while preventing the “brain fog” often characteristic in marijuana use. The researchers found that the extracts worked well and were tolerated well by the participants, although some doses had to be adjusted. Further, patients reported some relief in muscles spasticity and mobility improvement. The researchers noted, however, that they did not find these spasticity results from objective assessments, rather they were only present in the subjective observations of the participants. Due to many of the variables in the study and the small amount of participants, the researchers noted that further study was necessary to truly understand the effects of the cannabis compounds. Additionally, the researchers studied the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis in relation to MS. The researchers concluded that the therapeutic benefits of cannabis extracts may provide great relief to those suffering from MS. The full CMCR report is available at www.cmcr.ucsd.edu. Sources: Center for Medical Cannabis research, University of California San Diego (www.cmcr.ucsd.edu); msdisability.net
While San Diego is beautiful year-round, there’s something special about the beginning of the summer. The concert vibe is in full swing and it’s probably the best time of the year to kick back with a beer or a joint to see an outdoor show. With tons of choices out there for you to select from, here are some highlights in and around San Diego in the next month that you shouldn’t miss.
OK GO, Shout Out Louds
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
5.22.10 @ House of Blues
6.2.10 @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre (Chula Vista)
OK GO’s third studio album, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, was released January 12th and things have only gotten sweeter since. They recently split with Capital/EMI and formed their own enterprise, Paracadute (because it’s “humanity’s second most fun word to say”). “This Too Shall Pass” is the album’s gem, with a choice remix from Passion Pit. Joining OK GO this night is Sweden’s Shout Out Louds, whose most recent work of indie// pop//rock, Work, was released in February of this year with singles “Fall Hard” and “Walls” receiving a significant amount of hype.
If you’ve never seen Tom Petty perform live, get it together and make it out to this show. Arguably the greatest songwriter of all time, and a veteran that has been bringing the hits for decades. This is part of the Heartbreakers’ summer tour in support of the their first LP together in 8 years. Tom knows how it feels though and will be sure that you witness “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and do a little “Free Fallin”.
Talib Kweli & Hi Tek 5.25.10 @ House of Blues Talib Kweli & Hi Tek joined up at the break of the century to release the album Reflection Eternal. Now they’re teaming up again, this time as Reflection Eternal. Their soulful new single “In This World” is legit and “Midnight Hour” feat. Estelle is a great song that should put you in the perfect mid-week groove. Always a pro performer, Talib will not disappoint here on the Revolutions Per Minute Tour. www.yearoftheblacksmith.com www.twitter.com/HiTekZilla
Freelance Whales 5.25.10 @ The Loft (UCSD) The Freelance Whales album Weather Vanes was released April 13th on Frenchkiss/Mom & Pop Records. The experimental//pop natives of Queens bring a superior live & energetic show with a lot of activity on stage... sort of like a jam band but not quite as repetitive as say, a Dave Matthews concert. Check out some youtube videos of them -- particularly where they set up as a 5-piece in the Subway of NY. You’ll get the point. Definitely a fun, happy environment to jam on here. They also play May 22nd with OK GO, but if you missed that here’s your chance! www.freelancewhales.com
6.4.10 @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre (Chula Vista) If Tom Petty isn’t American enough for you, Tim McGraw will have red, white, & blue fireworks shooting out of your butt. Even if you don’t like country music, this polished spectacle crosses genre boundaries to please the most diverse crowds. With dozens of awards since coming on the scene in the early 90’s, his 10th studio album Southern Voice was released in 2009. Certainly a show worth driving to Chula Vista. www.timmcgraw.com
Buzzcocks w/ The Dollyrots 4.7.10 @ The Wiltern (Wilshire/Vermont) These British new wave//punk rockers who began their career opening for the Sex Pistols in 1976, haven’t released any new music since 2006 but are keeping fans happy with a North American tour this summer. On ANOTHER... BITES, the Buzzcocks will be playing their first two albums -- Another Music In A Different Kitchen and Love Bites -- in their entirety. You’re sure to get your money’s worth here with Peter Shelley & Steve Diggle, original members and backbone of the band, still playing out live. www.buzzcocks.com
Delta Spirit w/ Ezra Furman & the Harpoons 6.8.10 @ Belly Up (Solana Beach) This show serves as a release party for History From Below, the follow-up to Delta Spirit’s debut album Ode To Sunshine. Natives of San Diego & Long Beach (depending on who you ask), these boys put on a wonderful show with a slew of less than conventional instruments. Performing with indie folksters Ezra Furman & the Harpoons, this should be a fun little night up in Solana Beach. deltaspirit.net
Diana Ross 6.11.10 @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay At a ripe 66 years of age, Diana Ross has had an incredible career from The Supremes to her long, successful solo career. Humphrey’s picturesque setting combined with a potential to hear classics like “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I’m Coming Out” make this a must see concert for an early summer, Friday evening. And not to worry, her voice may be just as powerful as it was in her prime. www.dianaross.com
Mainly Mozart Festival 6.8.10 - 6.19.10 @ Balboa Theatre The Mainly Mozart Festival was created in 1988 to give the people of Southern & Baja California an opportunity to experience the finest classical music performed live by the top principal musicians from the nation’s leading orchestras. Maestro David Atherton will be conducting all dates here (check out website for date specifics), with two special evenings where Sarah Chang is saying hello and Frederica von Stade is saying farewell. And after all, you will feel 100% classier after an evening at the Balboa Theatre. www.mainlymozart.org
KC & the Sunshine Band 6.18.10 @ Del Mar Fairgrounds (Del Mar) Miami natives KC & the Sunshine Band have been groovin’ and shakin’ booties since 1973. They released Yummy in 2007, and will certainly play all of their hits this night. So boogie on down to the San Diego Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and get down on some elephant ears and old school rump shakers. www.heykcsb.com
More shows: Eagles - 5.23.10 @ Cricket Wireless Ampitheatre (Chula Vista) Crosby, Stills, and Nash - 5.25.10 @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay 3OH!3 & Cobra Starship - 5.29.10 @ Soma Bone Thugs N Harmony - 6.2.10 @ House of Blues Korn - 6.10.10 @ 4th and B Left: The Shout Out Louds, Talib Kweli & Hi Tek Right from Top: Diana Ross, OK GO, Ezra Furman, KC & the Sunshine Band, the Dollyrats, Tom Petty, the Buzzcocks, the Freelance Whales and Tim McGraw.
Incredible is a powerful word. So Incredible Purple should be a powerful strain of indica right? Not so fast there partner... The Incredible Purple strain of indica isn’t powerful in the sense that you will be overwhelmed. It’s quite the opposite actually. It’s one of the few strains that you can smoke a joint on your own and not only exist amongst sober individuals comfortably, but usually even control the situation or conversation. After smoking this for a few days, you’ll be hard pressed to switch back to a more intense strain. Some of us feel negative effects when smoking certain indica strains, like being really tired when we don’t want to be or not being able to properly c om mu n i c at e with people around us. But Incredible Purple really earns its name in this department. Holding conversation, working, running errands, and all those other things that may become difficult seem surprisingly easy with this strain. And while that may lead you to believe that you won’t get the positives that indicas provide (treating insomnia, nausea, etc), an
Incredible Purple high is perfect to put you to sleep and take you into your happy place. A few examples of the freeing, relaxed state of mind you should expect from this strain: We’ve witnessed a band flawlessly rocking shows in front of 1,000+ skeptical music nerds; a student at a major university gave a speech to her communications class high in IP; people meeting business contacts and not missing a beat in the conversation; we fell asleep in a van crammed with nine men, despite the music blasting and the driver taking turns like Mario Andretti. The physical characteristics of are more expected than incredible. A deep green, with hints of purple, orange hairs, and a crystalline shimmer. Smells are sweet as most purple kush will be, but not overwhelmingly pungent or dank. Kind of just right. Taste is also fairly sweet, but with little salty undertones that, if you let your imagination go to work, is like eating Reese’s pieces or PB & J sammy... so smoking is almost like an appetizer to the potential smörgåsbord that may ensue. Incredible Purple came to us highly recommended by our friends at Hyperion Healing in Los Angeles. When asking for a different indica, he just put the jar of IP on the table and smiled. That’s what a good dispensary should do for you!... not push a certain strain on you because they need to sell it fast, but introduce customers to delightful new strains that may be perfect for your individual taste. So if your favorite dispensary doesn’t do that... start shopping around. Most medical cannabis establishments will carry Incredible Purple. If you can’t find it head over to our website DailyBuds.com and ask your friends if they know where to find it!
ANSWERING THE CALL TO RECYCLE OLD CELL PHONES AND BATTERIES By CHARLOTTE CRUZ
MAJOR RETAILERS SPUR 6.9 PERCENT RECYCLING GROWTH IN 2009
Cell phones and batteries are a part of our daily lives and we would be lost without them. In the modern world of mobility and electronic communication, it’s no surprise that cell phones are the fastest growing e-waste in the nation. When it’s time for an upgrade, what do you do with your old cell phone? There are many options that many of us ignore. According to Earth Talk, “the average North American gets a new cell phone every 18 to 24 months, making old phones—many that contain hazardous materials like lead, mercury, cadmium, brominated flame retardants and arsenic—the fastest growing type of manufactured garbage in the nation.” According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans discard 125 million phones each year, creating 65,000 tons of waste. Fortunately, companies like Call2Recycle®, the only free rechargeable battery and cell phone collection program in North America, announced a 6.9 percent increase in overall collections, driven by major national retailers, municipalities and communities with a strong presence in the United States and Canada. Call2Recycle collected 6.1 million pounds (2.8 million kilograms) of rechargeable batteries in 2009.” The rise in battery collections is attributed to increased efforts by major retailers, including The Home Depot, Apple Computer, RadioShack, Lowe’s, Interstate All Battery Center and RONA. Together, these organizations collected 20 percent more batteries for recycling in 2009 than in 2008, despite a lingering recession. Retailers, communities and other businesses participate in the Call2Recycle program to support corporate sustainability initiatives that promote a commitment to environmental quality and an environmentally friendly workplace. “Despite last year’s lower sales of batteries and the products that use them, we’re recycling more batteries than ever thanks to retailers that have embraced their role as environmental stewards,” said Carl Smith, president and CEO of RBRC, which operates Call2Recycle. “By using our recycling program to divert millions of pounds of solid waste from local landfills, businesses and consumers alike are making a statement that environmental sustainability is a priority, regardless of the economy.” Rechargeable batteries are the power source in numerous electronic devices, including cell phones, digital cameras, laptops, power tools
and more. A typical rechargeable battery is an eco-friendly power choice that can be recharged up to 1,000 times, but once they lose their charge, they should be recycled. So the next time you think about upgrading, remember that you can do your part to reduce waste. Recycling or donating cell phones helps the environment by saving energy and keeping usable materials out of landfills. Cell phones and PDAs are made of precious metals, copper, and plastics—all of which require energy to mine and manufacture. Recycling not only conserves these materials, but prevents air and water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Alternatively, donating your working cell phone or PDA also benefits your community. When cell phones and accessories are in good working order, some programs donate them to worthy charities or sell them at a discount to those who need them.
A FEW THINGS TO REMEMBER BEFORE YOU RECYCLE: * Terminate your service. * Clear the phone’s memory of stored information. * Conduct a factory hard reset by following instructions from your wireless carrier or the product manual; or * Use data erasing tools that are available on the Web. * Remove your SIM card.
For more information, contact your network provider, cell phone manufacturer, or the recycling program you plan to use.
by J. MARK STERNBERG
Sometimes a car just falls through the cracks. It could be that they were released at the wrong time, or that their price tag was just off, maybe the design was just too dated to sell as a new car. Whatever the reason, sometimes a great car just never really captures the attention of the public. Nevertheless, looking back, there are some that stand out as terrific cars.
Most importantly though these forgotten favorites represent great value for money, something that everyone is looking for while we endure the so-called Great Recession. Each car on this list brings something new to the table, a GT car, a bargain racer, a top down cruiser and a luxury masterpiece. They all have two things in common though, these cars are some of the very best at their respective jobs, and you may have never heard of them.
BMW 8 Series At launch, the 8 series was one of BMW’s crown jewels. This 2+2 (meaning two seats in the front and a spare of miniscule seats in the back) was designed as a grand touring car for the most discerning of the BMW buyers. The 8 series is loaded with all the options you could imagine in a car designed in the late 1980s. A top-of-the-line 850csi had an MSRP around the $100,000 mark. The car never really caught on and was considered too expensive for most. Sales were lack luster and BMW dropped the 8 series from its American lineup in 1997. Today, the 8 series still shines. Both of the two available engines are fantastic, the V8 puts out 286 horsepower and the larger V12 makes a bit more. That might not sound like a whole lot when compared to the cars that are available today, but it’s the torque driven character of these cars that make them great. Get on a long stretch of road and sit back as the the miles roll by. At around $20,000 used, this is a great example of European grand touring
Nissan Sentra SE R Spec V The Nissan Sentra was released in the wake of the original ‘The Fast and the Furious’ movie and the street racing pop culture phenomena that followed. It’s really hard to understate the effect that film’s release in 2001 had on the car world. Now the film is a joke to those in the know, with quotes spewed out like punch lines at car meets the world over. The Sentra, however is holding up really well. Nissan gave their base Sentra a pretty torquey 2.5 liter four cylinder engine and paired it with a short ratio six speed gearbox. Match that up with the car’s low weight, suspension work and limited slip differential and you have a surprisingly fun car to drive in the corners. That said, the Spec V won’t be winning any beauty contests any time soon, nor is the interior a particularly nice place to be. What makes the Spec V such a great car is its price. New, the Spec would cost in the mid to high teens, and now, one can be easily had for as little as $6,500. That’s cheap for any car, let alone one that has the ability to get your adrenaline pumping. And trust me, it can.
Porsche 968 The Porsche 968 is another car that never really caught on. During the four years it was on sale, Porsche never really 32 kush
managed to sell many. The car replaced the 80’s-tastic 944 in the ‘poor man’s Porsche’ segment and was replaced by the much loved Boxster. The 968 is everything you would expect from an entry level Porsche from the 90’s. It’s relatively nimble, fun to drive, it makes a decent noise but also, especially if you go for the convertible version, this is one of the best boulevard cruisers the company has ever made. If top down, leisurely cruises through the Rocky Mountains or down the Pacific Coast Highway are your thing, at around $15,000, the 968 Cabriolet might be one of the best cars in the world for you.
Volkswagen Phaeton The Phaeton was supposed to challenge what Americans thought about luxury cars. Introduced in North America in 2004 (ending in 2006), this ‘People’s Car’ dropped into the luxury car segment with a $60,000-$90,000 price tag. The idea was that people would be saving money compared to cars like BMW’s 7 series or Mercedes’ S Class, but all the public really saw was an $80,000 car without an impressive badge. Really, the Phaeton was just a housing market crash too early. Today, excessive spending isn’t looked on the same way as it was in the mid 2000s. People are looking for smart buys, and the Phaeton certainly is one. The V8 powered car goes for around $17,000 today and the W12, 414 hp monster pulls in about $7,000 to $10,000 more, but that is still an amazing deal for a car that shares a good portion of its parts with the Bentley Flying Spur.
Kush Magazine celebrated 420 this year at the 10th annual 420 party at the House of Blues put on by Seedless Clothing company. The party started at Seedless clothing in Ocean Beach where we met legendary Jamaican reggae superstar
Levyâ€™s new album Its About Time will be released later this year.
Rez and Shea of Seedless prepared for the House of Blues event at their warehouse stocked with hats, shoes, clothing and various other Seedless apparel. From Seedless Clothing at 4:20 we went to the San Diego Cannabis Cup hosted by San Diego’s only Portuguese restaurant, Portugalia located at 4839 Newport Avenue. The event, for MMJ patients only, critiqued the best strains available in San Diego County. Chef Jason, an advocate and Portugalia’s owner said “I was glad to accept the offer to host this event, and I enjoy cooking with cannabis.” 42 kush
Cloud 9 Dispensary helped sponsor the Cannabis Cup where nine strains were judged. The judging began at 4:20 pm. The nine strains offered were Pandora OG, Hogs Breath, Blackberry Kush, Skywalker, GDOG, Love Cheese, Larry Kush, and another Skywalker strain. The lighting was dim and the smoke clouds were thick as the judges passed around flashlights and microscopes to study their fine specimens, and compared notes with each other about the strains. This was an absolute delight and a real cool treat to watch. Each strain was rated on appearance, taste, touch, smell and potency. Taking 3rd Place was Love Cheese courtesy of Green Door Collective. Placing 2nd was Larry OG from Cloud 9, and this years 1st Place winner of the San Diego Cannabis Cup was Pandora OG from Downtown Kush Lounge. At 8 p.m. we headed back to Seedless to get on the party bus complete with glow lights and clear stripper pole bound for the House of Blues. The evening featured Barrington Levy, Redman, Andre Nickatina, Cirque Du Green Girls and DJ Von Kiss. Dancers and aerialists put the crowd in a hypnotic trance compliments to the
bass beats of DJ Von Kiss mixing crazy Dubstep tracks and sick loops that weaved in and out of the speakers. The stage show was intense and sexy eye candy, nearly impossible for the eyes to stray. Andre Nickatina who previously used to rap under the name Dre Dog hit the stage for a strong, skillful and demanding set. Redman then took the stage with DJ Dice and nearly stole the show, until Barrington Levy came on. Levy performed his greatest including Murderer, Black Roses, Dangerously, Broader than Broadway, and No War. The event co-sponsored by Kush Magazine was streamed live throughout the night at dailybuds.com and was watched in real time as the event progressed.
Levy put out a message to all those logged in, “much love and appreciation. It’s about the music and one love and peace that Kush brings. We love Kush! We smoke Kush! Kush all the way!” This 420 celebration was certainly one of the greatest 420 events ever held in San Diego.
by RYAN JAMES is a great way to enjoy the world that we live in. As travel becomes ever cheaper, we’re finding reasons other than vacation to rack up those frequent flier miles. Work, music, food, and sporting events have people exploring more of our world than ever before. While most of the travel logistics have gotten easier, the traveling pothead has a serious issue that most travelers don’t have to deal with… marijuana is illegal nearly everywhere in the country, and can be difficult to secure once you have reached your destination. Likewise, I most certainly recommend that you do not attempt to access a TSA security checkpoint with anything illegal. The solution? Travel to destinations where your meds can come to you. Simply traveling to a place where marijuana use is tolerated, isn’t always the best way to choose a travel destination. Unless 44 kush
you’ve found a killer heli-ski resort, burning one in Alaska isn’t going to be at the top of most travel lists. However, Outdoor Music Festivals and Alternative Culture Events are the perfect targets. This article will feature some of the richest pot culture events to act as higher destinations within travel destinations. Music events are prime pot spots. They happen all year, all over the country. This is a great way for the business tripper to acquire some well needed product. There are a number of well known, well traveled jam bands that regularly tour nationally. These tours are virtual underground highways for product distribution. Bands like Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews Band The Allman Brothers, G-Love, George Clinton, and on-again/ off-again Phish are often followed by hoards of grass smoking, road traveled hippies.
Outdoor music festivals take the music event to the next level. Rather than an event that simply lasts the evening, these festivals can take place over a number of days. Reminiscent of Woodstock and the Pop Festivals of the late 60’s, sporting stadiums and county fairgrounds are transformed into something more akin to a refugee camp rather than a vacation destination.
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival is an annual music festival that takes places outside of Nashville, TN in early June. Bonnaroo captures the spirit of the first outdoor festivals, making diversified music the focus of this event. Rarely will you find an event that attracts the likes of Dave Matthews, Stevie Wonder, Tori Amos, Jimmy Cliff, GWAR, Dropkick Murphy’s, and Jay-Z to the same venue. Bonnaroo represents everything that is great about the outdoor music festival.
Telluride Bluegrass Festival: Located in Telluride, CO. This bluegrass festival takes place the week after Bonnaroo, giving hard core spinning hippies little time to clean themselves up before another 3 day binge of pickin’ and grinin’. While other music festivals celebrate musical diversity, Grass-Fest has been featuring a blistering style of country bluegrass for the past 36 years.
South by Southwest is a music and multi-media festival that takes place in Austin, TX. This event not your typical outdoor music festival as it encompasses the local convention center as well as every available music venue in the area. As a result, this has eliminated the shanty-town aspect of most multi-day outdoor festival in favor of an urban interactive event that celebrates the future of music technology. Additionally, this festival has more of an ADD dynamic to it. Musical diversity welcomes lovers of different styles of music rather than a focus on a single musical subset. This four day event has taken on a life of it’s own as Austin’s largest revenue generating annual event.
Now, we come to the counter-culture festivals. These gatherings go far beyond the typical burning and boozing that you’ll find at other concerts and festivals. These events bring alternative forms of living to the forefront. Here, the Counterculture still reigns supreme.
Seattle Hempfest is a 3-day, Hemp themed festival in August that takes over the parks in the waterfront area of Seattle. Hempfest is largely a free event featuring music, comedy, cultural events, hemp advocate speakers, and local food vendors. However, you can donate money at 3 financially reasonable levels that could afford you benefits from T-shirts, and line cutting, to VIP entrances, and backstage privileges for you and your friends. http://www.hempfest.org/drupal/node
Burning Man is the Pièce de résistance of marijuana friendly travel destinations. A morbid oasis bazaar of sorts, Burning Man sets itself apart from the other great events on this list, in that the attendees ARE the show. Mutant vehicles and fantastic costumes brings this normally boring spot of desert in the Black Rock of Nevada to life for the week leading into Labor Day. Make-shift communities, living and conceptual art, and ‘round the clock raves build up to the climax that is the Burning of the Man. Burning the giant wooden effigy symbolizes different things to different people, but is widely accepted as a way to let go all of the rigid forms that make up our lives in an attempt to get back to self reliant personal expression. Admission costs between $200 and $300, depending on when you purchase tickets. After that, you’ll need no currency… just a creative way to barter and trade for what you want. Be prepared for extreme heat, sand storms, “creative” self expression, public nudity. This event is not for the faint of heart… don’t say I didn’t warn you. http://www.burningman.com/ As you can see, travel for the pot aficionado can take a number of shapes. Depending on your style and duration of entertainment choices, it’s easy to see how a spontaneous evening can turn into an extended weekend or more without much trouble. For more pot related travel tips as well as tips for international travel, visit this website http://www.webehigh.com/
by JAY EVANS
For all of you budding Green Thumb’s out there, tricking your plants into thinking that it’s a bright sunny day has gotten easier and more efficient than ever. Whether you’re dealing with a small closet set up, or running a multiple room operation, proper lighting is a key cornerstone to a successful harvest. COMPACT FLUORESCENT lights are purposeful for young plants or seedlings, but are not powerful or efficient enough to take your growth to the next level. They are great to have in these early stages of growth, or if you’re setting up a cloning operation, but for the latter stages of any substantial indoor grow room, the need for (HID) will help in your effort to garner a fuller crop. Don’t discard all your fluorescents though. They do provide great supplemental light for your primary HID’s too. HIGH INTENSITY DISCHARGE LAMPS are the most popular type of lighting system. Requiring a Ballast much like the less efficient fluorescents, HID’s take about ten minutes to produce the electric arc which provides the light. Because of this intense light, and the ability to stay lit for many hours at a time, they are the perfect fit for vegetation seeking as many as 12 hours of light per day.
Their efficiency compared to incandescent lamps is huge - up to 75%-90% energy savings, making this choice a no brainer. Not only are you being efficient, you’re keeping your Edison bill within reason. HID’s fit into any number of different reflectors, and come in many different intensities and wattages. KUSH MAG SUGGEST THAT YOU SEEK OUT SOME ADVICE AT YOUR LOCAL HYDRO SHOP, all of which should be able to guide you down the right path for your particular wants and needs. Keep in mind that for a plant, light is what makes it grow. Yes there are nutrients and other parts to this science, but in this instance, light equates to food. Everything else we provide the plant with is just a means to allow the plant to digest and use the light. It’s important to know that with increased growth, a plant will need an increasing amount of light. If depleted of the proper light, the plant will have a tendency to stretch, and eventually growth will slow to a halt, thus killing your little baby. Don’t kill your little babies. SEEK HELP TO PREVENT THIS!!! Save yourself time, money, and the bitter tears of dissapointment, and be prepared with the proper tools for your indoor growth, and everything should end up fruitful. It’s important to remember that your lighting system can be your best friend and your worst enemy in your efforts to become Dr. Green Thumb. If you’ve sought out the right advice, and have an understanding of how much and how often your plants need light, than your probability for success just increased ten fold.
Good luck, and happy growing!! kush 49
By CLOEY KELLY
52 kush L.A.
Creating the Cookie
he perfect THC chocolate chip cookie is a round piece of culinary heaven — moist, chewy, and tasty. It has a bit of a kick, but that same chocolaty, gooey goodness you remember from childhood … and continue to crave. The best part is that it makes you feel as good as it tastes, creating an experience that’s simultaneously delicious and medicinal. It’s the ideal “big kid” treat.
With a few of our tips, the perfect THC chocolate chip cookie is easy to create, making it all that more perfect. You won’t have to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen, which means you can spend more time enjoying the cookie’s effects. Before you bake, preheat the oven to 350. To make the dough, you simply mix together a package of yellow cake mix (yes, cake mix), 2 eggs, half a cup of vegetable oil (or Smart Balance oil if you’d like to health it up), and a package of chocolate chips, and then blend the ingredients into a thick batter.
Adding the Special Oil Now comes the tricky part, but don’t fret because even the tricky part isn’t that tricky. You need to make the hemp oil (aka the fun part) to add to the dough, but first, you need to decide how much weed to incorporate into the mix. If you have about a joint’s worth, you can make a few potent cookies, and a few joints will create about 4 cookies (and so on). Therefore, decide how many “green” cookies you’d like to make, and do the math (the most thinking you’ll do all day). Be mindful of how much bud you use to ensure you ingest the proper amount of cookies later. Take the small pieces of weed and sauté them in a tiny bit of oil, just enough to adequately heat the bud to perfection (brown and cooked, but not burnt). This should be done in a small pot on low to medium heat. (Remember: you already added oil to the original mix, so keep the sautéing oil to an extreme minimum to avoid over-saturating the dough.) Look at the dough to decipher how much will get fused with the “fun” oil. (Note: the batter makes around 2 and a half to 3 dozen cookies.) Once the oil concoction is nice and ready, take the appropriate amount of dough and add it to the pot (literally). Thoroughly mix the oil into the dough, ensuring it is evenly distributed and that each “green” cookie will be equally stimulating.
Getting Creative If you’re feeling creative, you can add other goodies to the cookies such as Reese’s Pieces®, M& M’s®, nuts, coconut, or
anything else you can think of that would enhance the flavor— follow your cravings! If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you could even lace the chocolate chips and create a doubly effective cookie. You can melt some baking chocolate, add some bud butter, put the melted chocolate onto a cookie sheet (in small balls), then put the tiny morsels in the fridge to harden.
Baking it Up Once you have the dough evenly distributed on cookie sheets, and you’re clear about which cookies are “special” and which ones aren’t (very important), bake them for about 8-10 minutes, possibly longer depending on your oven (keep an eye on them). Once the bottoms are golden brown, they’re ready to be savored ... after they cool off of course.
Eating & Enjoying the Cookie Although the laced cookies taste delicious and you’re going to want to gobble them right up, remember how much weed you put into them, and weigh the amount against your tolerance while you’re munching away. Then, be patient and give the cookie time to work its magic; this high takes around an hour and a half to become fully induced. At first, your unbuzzed mind may tell you to eat more, but ignore its gluttonous pleas, because you know how much you can handle and an overindulgence will come back to haunt you (not fun). However, the right amount will give you a full body high, heightening your senses and elevating your state of mind. And, remember the plethora of regular cookies you whipped up in this process? They will taste better than ever right now! (Be sure you have some milk on hand.) This glorious intoxication will last for hours, so try to eat and share the cookies early in the day. Then, enjoy your journey to Pleasureland, where everything is humorous and relaxing, and life is, well, sweet. kush 53
When it’s time to clean up, shave, hit the showers or freshen up those pearly whites, there are loads of organic and green friendly products made for the task. by PUMPKIN ESCOBAR
HERBAL REMEDIES If you want your personal hygiene products to be certified organic, sweatshop and cruelty-free and made in the USA? Lucky you! Organic Grooming by Herban Cowboy is a men’s line of vegan personal care products. From cologne to deodorant, the stuff is packaged in biodegradable and recyclable containers and contains ingredients you’d likely see in a salad (carrot and cucumber, anyone?). $5 to $25 at drugstore.com
BE FUR FREE Don’t you agree that there’s something funny about the term “cruelty-free razor blades?” It means that the company who manufactures them doesn’t test its non-razor products on animals. If this is a concern of yours, check out Hoke2 and their Wally Triple Blade Rubber Shower Razors. The Wally suctions to the wall, has three blades (and you can buy replacement cartridges for it) and comes in two colors. Bonus: Hoke2’s award-winning razors are on display in the Smithsonian Museum of Design. $7 at ebubbles.com 54 kush
HAIR HANDLER Want high-shine hair without a single drop of mineral oil, petroleum and waxy stuff that stays in your hair? Enter Woody’s Headwax Hemp. The water-soluble, non-greasy formula with Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, offers total control and style with a firm-yet-flexible hold. “Clean, green and brilliantine.” What’s not to love? $13 at folica.com
NATURALLY NAUGHTY What if your grooming products are free of harsh chemicals yet are still strong enough to keep you clean? And what if they feature Satan and a few sins? Red Devil Grooming products are paraben and sulfate free with no artificial fragrances. They’ve recently introduced Triple Packs that include a shampoo, body wash and shave gel. This could lead to you being absolved of the seven stinky sins. Let us pray. $9 to $25 at reddevilgrooming.com
GUARD YOUR GRILL
ORAL INTERVENTION Between the smoking and the coffee/tea and the irregular brushing habits, those pearly whites have lost more than a little of their luster. Kiss My Face Whitening Aloe Vera Toothpaste should be able to help. Icelandic moss is a natural whitening agent (who knew?!) and tea tree acts as an antiseptic. You also get tartar protection with your wholemouth freshness. I predict kisses in your future! $6 at Whole Foods or kissmyface.com
We’re in a recession. Who can (or wants to) spend a fortune on salon visits and their pricey products? Not you. Giovanni Organic shampoos and conditioners are salon quality, all natural, very concentrated and affordably priced. All Giovanni products are salon tested and are made from a vegetable protein base, unlike so many animal proteinbased hair products, and the products also contain nonPABA sunscreen and are gluten free. They offer certified organic botanicals alongside affordable style. $8 at Target or giovannicosmetics. com
ECO-SOFT SKIN You probably already know about EcoTools and their ecofriendly cosmetic brushes. Now the company has created a body care line and its Sustainable Softness Body Lotion claims to be “98 percent from nature.” Featuring nourishing shea butter it easily absorbs into skin and leaves it feeling silky and smooth. In addition, EcoTools has joined with 1% For the Planet to donate 1 percent of their annual sales from this product to environmental organizations that create a healthier place to live. $5 at drugstore.com
H2Ocean has been a secret of tattoo and piercing aftercare for a few years now. But H2Ocean’s natural oral rinse is great for everyday use. Two flavors refresh your breath and keep your mouth healthy. Sea salt, xylitol (a sweetener) and lysozyme (an antibacterial enzyme) keep your mouth’s natural defenses up to snuff. It’s alcohol and fluoride free so it’s safe for all ages. $10 at h2oceanstore.com
MOTHER NATURE’S MANICURE At first glance, Norm Polston seems like your average guy on the street. Then you notice his brightly colored fingernails painted in a rainbow of shades and you might want to take a second look. Polston invented Go Natural Nail Polish. This odor-free, water-borne, hypoallergenic, nontoxic lacquer comes in 70 colors from creams to metallics. Polston claims your manicure should last about a week and, for color changes, he also makes an all-natural polish remover. $6 at gonatural.biz
SEEING CLEARLY Have you ever thought about what you put in your eyes? More specifically, what goes into making the juice you store your contacts in? Sterilized without radiation, Clear Conscience Multi-Purpose Solution can be used for daily cleaning, rinsing, disinfecting and storing your soft contact lenses. Finally -- a multi-purpose solution for soft contact lenses that is cruelty-free, thimerosal and chlorhexidine free. FDA approved and packaged in 12-ounce or travel-ready, 3-ounce, recyclable spill-proof plastic bottles. $6 to $10 at Whole Foods or clearconscience.com
HOPE& IN SAN DIEGO
by MARA FELSEN, ESQ.
Other than confusion, hope and heartbreak best describe the legal scene in San Diego, still one of the fiercest front lines in the war on weed. With the last two high-profile medical marijuana jury trials ending in decisive “not guilty” verdicts, many people have asked me if I think that will cause a shift in the way the San Diego District Attorney’s Office will handle current medical marijuana cases. Unfortunately, my answer to that question is no. As a long-time legally qualified medical marijuana patient and attorney, I have a unique view from the trenches of San Diego. Before my involvement as an attorney on behalf of wrongly accused medical marijuana providers, I was just an ordinary patient, sharing the predicament of my fellow residents of San Diego -spotty and highly unpredictable access to medical marijuana. Based on statements of public officials, most people believed San Diego was opposed to the presence of street-corner dispensaries, claiming they are “crime magnets,” despite evidence to the contrary. However, a much larger campaign to eradicate the presence (or at least the wide availability) of medical marijuana has been brewing in San Diego for years and there is no reason to believe it is even close to being over. After literally spending hours my client, Donna Lambert, and with Steve Walter, deputy District Attorney Chief of Narcotics in San Diego (and also the deputy district attorney who is prosecuting her), I was able to nail down why her prosecution is going forward. The position of the DA’s office is this: any exchange of marijuana for money is illegal. Period. But how could that be? This has been going on for years. Isn’t it kind of late to make that argument?
Never mind those pesky little details, or the leading case, Williams v. Butte County, which holds that the law does not require every member of a collective to physically put their hands in the dirt, which he admittedly hadn’t read. (I offered him my copy so he could read it. He declined.) What was abundantly clear is that this isn’t about Donna Lambert or any other person valiantly trying to comply with the law as it is. It is about law enforcement and its agents overturning a law they have been vehemently opposed to for more than fourteen years. San Diego is the front line of this battlefield and those that recognize this are bracing for the last violent throes of the oppressors.
KUSH REALITY CHECK? Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa The Differences between Indica and Sativa Cannabis plants: by FRED GARDNER
â€œIndica and Sativa are the two main varieties of the cannabis plant used as medicine. There are many strains that are crosses of those two varieties. Within each of those varieties and crosses there are a huge number of individual strains, each with a different cannabinoid profile and effect. According to anecdotal evidence, the Indica strains are a relaxant, effective for anxiety, pain, nausea, appetite stimulation, sleep, muscle spasms and tremors, among other symptoms. The Sativa strains are more of a stimulant, effective in appetite stimulation, relieving depression, migraines, pain and nausea.â€? ~The British Columbia Compassion Society 58 kush
plants have less chlorophyll than the Indica counterpart. It has a higher THC content to Cannabidiol (CBD) ratio and offers a much more energetic type of mood. Sativa is used most commonly to elevate a depressed mood. Generally speaking the Sativa plant is the taller and lankier variety, reaching heights of over 5-6 meters. It is characterized by narrow serrated leaves and loose spear like flower clusters that can be extremely resinous. Primarily the effects of Sativas are on the mind and emotions. In this regard they tend to be more stimulating, uplifting, energizing, and creativity enhancing. These benefits can be particularly helpful for the psychological component of many illnesses. Sativas are generally better for daytime use.
Some benefits: Reduces depression Relieves headaches and migraines Energizes and stimulates Reduces awareness of pain Increases focus and creativity Reduces nausea Stimulates appetite
has a higher CBD content to THC ratio and induces a more relaxing mood. This is a treatment for anxiety, pain, tremors and many more applications. Indica is most commonly used to induce appetite. Indica plants are normally shorter and stockier plants, reaching 1-2 meters in height and have wide deeply serrated leaves and a compact and dense flower cluster. The effects of Indicas are predominantly physical although the relief of certain physical symptoms can have an emotional result as well. These effects can be characterized as relaxing, sedating and pain reducing. Indicas are generally best for later in the day or before bed.
Some benefits: Reduces pain Relaxes muscles Relieves spasms Reduces inflammation Assist in sleep Reduces anxiety and stress Reduces nausea Stimulates appetite Relieves headaches and migraines Reduces pressure inside the eye Anti-convulsing agent Reduces seizure frequency
However, many of todayâ€™s strains have been cross-bred between the two offering the benefits of both strains while reducing the lesser desired effects of the other. Itâ€™s up to you and your caregiver to determine what strains are best for you. In the meantime, trying a little of a lot of variety could lead you to the perfect strain for you, which like a perfect pair of jeans, is a miraculous discovery that becomes a part of who you are. kush 59
by JOSH KAPLAN
You know you’re a stoner when: you can’t find the remote control, but it shows up 3 days later in the back of the refrigerator. You know you’re a stoner when: you set your alarm for 4:20, just to wake up and smoke. You know you’re a stoner when: the tip of your index finger is permanently black. You know you’re a stoner when: your driver’s side window has chip marks from cashing out on the road. You know you’re a stoner when: after clearing customs in London, you happily find a stash of Cali buds stuffed in a jacket pocket. Whew!! You know you’re a stoner when: random people at concerts walk up to you to ask “…do you have any buds for sale, or to smoke?” You know you’re a stoner when: your entire closet consists of different tie-died concert shirts. You know you’re a stoner when: you’ve synched up the Wizard of Oz with the Dark Side of The Moon more than once. (Start Dark Side right at the 3 roar of the lion, and you’ll be off on a trip). You know you’re a stoner when: you know every episode of Bevis and Butthead, word for word. Hunh hunh, ya! You know you’re a stoner when: you and your friends have more than one code for smoking. Ex: “Let’s go talk to Luca“…. Or, “I think it’s time for a safety meeting”… Or, “Have you seen Larry Green lately?” 60 kush
by NOELLE LEAVITT photos RUSS GREEN
Green took on a whole new meaning in Colorado when the nation’s largest ever cannabis convention hit Denver on April 2nd and 3rd. Thousands of Cannabis enthusiasts, or at least the cannabis curious flocked to the Colorado Convention Center to scope out the latest and greatest in the ganja world. The event called “The Colorado Cannabis Convention” comprised 200,000 square feet of space making it the largest cannabis convention ever held in the United States. Spectators lined up in front of the convention halls anxious to get in prior to the doors opening. While the main focus of the exuberant event was getting the message out that marijuana is here to stay, (so let’s get it legalized already), there were also hundreds of vendors from across the world gathered to promote their products, which have created a multi-billion dollar Cannabis industry domestically. The 300 plus booths housed MMJ related purveyors of all types including, hydroponics, law firms, security companies, armed guards, safes, insurance, credit card processors, web developers, and of course head shops, collectives and growers.
The two-day extravaganza had tons of events highlighted throughout the day, including Hemp Fashion shows, legislative town hall sessions, as well as a legal panel comprised of leading marijuana activist lawyers in the state. There was a growing seminar, cooking with Cannabis demonstrations, as well as medical presentations about the benefits of marijuana in treating various ailments and conditions. On the entertainment side several prominent A-list bands performed on a beautifully lit professional stage surrounded by three enormous jumbotrons. The B-Boys danced at 4:20 on Saturday. Throughout the event thousands of dollars of prizes were continuously being won by and given away to Convention goers. Laura Slick (no relation to Grace), won a $350 Sheldon Black piece of glass, and commented “this would have been a killer event even if I hadn’t won anything, but wow, I will definitely come back with my friends the next time this comes to town, it is amazing”. To top things off Cypress Hill showed up at 3:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 3, for a meet and greet with fans. Hundreds of attendees lined the hall for their chance to get face-to-face time with the popular activist band that has long promoted the legalization of marijuana and are anxiously awaiting their forthcoming new album Rise Up which is being released on 4/20. One fan was so anxious to meet Cypress Hill that she had each band member sign her boobs. “That’s awesome. They signed my boobs. I don’t want to wash my chest ever,” said Stephanie Whithorn. “Nobody famous has ever signed my chest.” The event, hosted by Kush Magazines and dailybuds.com was a sign of the strength of the cannabis movement throughout the country. Bob Selan, CEO of DBDOTCOM the owner of Kush Magazines and Daily Buds said that “this is the first of what we hope will be many Cannabis Conventions we put on throughout the country. This was a cultural and business milestone for the entire cannabis industry. There was no actual cannabis allowed at the convention so this is something we can legally do in all 50 states, whether the state is medical marijuana friendly or not, and that is our plan”. Activist groups in California were thrilled that the event was held without incident and was hugely successful, which pines extremely well for the legalization initiatives on the California ballot this fall.
by JAY EVANS Beyond being one of the modern Wonders of the World, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge has been the gateway to Marin County and all that grows green north of it, since it’s opening in May of 1937. Those of us who have grown up on the West Coast are very familiar with the iconic orange suspension bridge, but let’s take some time to fill you in on a few little known facts. Although the cost was speculated to reach over $100 million, an ambitious engineer named Joseph Strauss was able to trim the estimate to $17 million, eventually coming under budget by $1.3 million. Not bad considering this venture took ten years to approve in light of many opponents. Does this sound familiar? Among it’s hurdles were the Dept. of War, concerned about how the bridge might block ship traffic, cause collisions, or even the possibility of sabotage to the main harbor. Unions were demanding guarantees for local construction workers, while the Southern Pacific Railroad (one of the most powerful businesses in California), thought of the bridge as competition to it’s ferry fleet. Thankfully at the time, the fledgling automotive industry was in support of this monolith, thus encouraging independent travel. Being a “suspension bridge”, the load bearing portion is hung below suspension cables, on vertical suspenders. These cables are suspended between towers, and than anchored beyond the pillars, to the solid ground past the bridge. The cables stabilizing this Art Deco landmark are actually a compression of 27,572 smaller cables, allowing for flexibility and strength. In total, there 66 kush
are more than 80,000 miles of main cables as well as 1,200,000 rivets holding it all together. The Golden Gate Bridge remains a pathway for autos, bicyclists, and pedestrians to this day. Now a toll bridge charging $4-5 for autos only, it has also become a national landmark. It’s spectacular orange paint is meant to contrast the beautiful green and blue surroundings as well as help to stand out in the bay’s notorious fog. This famous orange paint job keeps 38 people employed year round, painting it from side to side, only to be repeated again and again. That’s how big it is (and how damaging the sea-salt air can be). With all that is great comes a dark side. Being such a famous landmark, the bridge has drawn suicide jumpers since it’s inception. With an estimate of over 1,200 suicides, and an average of one attempt every two weeks, the 245 foot drop into chilly water is a sad part of this California legacy. As Californian’s face our own challenges here in 2010, let’s appreciate some of the literal and figurative bridges built by our forefathers. Without the determination and ingenuity of these California dreamers, we might still be loading onto a ferry just to get to Humboldt. So the next time you’re heading up to S.F., or further, take an extra moment to soak in the majesty of the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy the ride across it, and appreciate this universally recognized, California gem.
Breakfast by LISA FAYE
If you’re craving a down home, yummy breakfast, San Diego is home to several award winning breakfast spots. Each serves both traditional and unique breakfast foods, and offers lunch selections also, but the first meal of the day is what they hang their hat on. In Pacific Beach, one of the best breakfasts can be found at THE BROKEN YOLK CAFE, which has been serving comfort food since 1979. Using the expression “We’ve got Huevos”, and offering over 20 different omelets, pancakes, waffles and French toast, the Broken Yolk can satisfy anyone’s morning hunger. They serve eggs Benedict either traditional , Florentine or Western style. Or try Betty’s Southern biscuits and gravy made with their famous biscuit with your choice of bacon or sausage, smothered with country gravy. Their menu is sure to please anyone’s taste buds. Open from 6am until 3pm daily they serve breakfast and lunch only. Their Pacific Beach restaurant is located at 1851 Garnet Avenue with several other locations in Chula Vista, Carlsbad and the Gaslamp district. www.thebrokenyolkcafe.com RICHARD WALKER’S PANCAKE HOUSE is another great breakfast spot with delicious morning menu items. Located at 520 Front Street in San Diego, they are known for their omelets, crepes, pancakes and other delicacies. Their “East Meets West Crepes” include Fresh French Strawberry crepes or a more savory spinach crepe. If you are in the mood for something unique, don’t forget to order their world famous Baked Apple Pancake with a cup of their delicious gourmet coffee. They also serve up yummy griddle cakes,
Belgian waffles, Texas French toast and Flap Jacks including their Southern Pecan flap jacks with the slogan “Bet you bite a nut!” These special flapjacks have tender Georgia pecans inside and out and are dusted with powdered sugar and served with whipped butter. Open daily from 6:30 am until 2:30 pm visit their website for a full menu of their delicious breakfast and lunch items. www.richardwalkers.com If you are in the mood for an ethnic breakfast in Mission Beach, be sure to visit THE MISSION located at 3795 Mission Blvd. for a Chino Latino breakfast. Awarded the Best Beach Breakfast by the NBCSanDiego.com Golden Local voters, The Mission serves up unique versions of traditional breakfast foods. Their pancake selections include Blueberry Cornmeal and Strawberry Granola. They make their French toast from fresh baked cinnamon bread. For those who want to start the day with something a bit lighter try their house made grain granola and fruit served with or without yogurt. They serve savory egg dishes including their Mission Rosemary made with crispy rosemary potatoes, scrambled eggs, sautéed tomatoes and grilled rosemary bread. But if you really want to try their true Latino Breakfast specials, don’t forget to order the Plata Verde con Huevos made with sweet corn tamales, eggs, and roasted tomatillo sauce or their Desayuno Burrito which is a large tortilla filled with potatoes, eggs, cheese, beans, scallions, and chipotle cream. Open daily from 7 am until 3 pm with other locations in North Park and Soma, check out why The Mission is considered a great breakfast spot. www.themission1.signsonsandiego.com
WHO IS SHELDON BLACK? by JOSH KAPLAN
f Sheldon Black has crossed your path, than you already know of his design genius. If you’re one who’s in search of “the perfect hit”, than Mr. Black has your answer. Diffusion.
Bongs at the top of every smoker’s wish list. After bringing a no-named German bong company from complete obscurity, to a household name, (you know the one...) he is doing the same for Sheldon Black.
With the use of multiple chambers, and fixed and removable stems, these intricately designed glass water
KUSH Magazine got the pleasure of testing out the new product line, and the opinion was unanimous - “the perfect hit” is out there, and it’s through a Sheldon Black Bong. Richard described to KUSH just how much time, effort, and innovation has gone into the latest line. He further described how counterfeiting has plagued the industry, with cheap knock-offs from China being sold as real products. The German company he once worked for is the most counterfeited smoking devise in the world, and preventing this in the new line has been a main focus. Using the latest technology, Black and Melograno have figured out a way to make counterfeiting their product impossible, embedding the SB logo in multiple spots. It shows up in the bases, and drop stem system, also pioneered by Melograno.
pipes provide as smooth of a hit as you could ever ask for. With countless designs of bongs with diffusers, the technology has come a long way. Over the years, claims about the smoothest hit have become legend. The bongs that Sheldon Black has designed, have taken design of diffusers, and water pipe technology to a new height. Bringing the latest technology and experience together with integrity and pride in their product, is what makes Sheldon Black’s Bongs the first choice for the smoking aficionado. Design innovations like five arm removal systems, six arm fixed stem systems, and simple diffusion chambers are all part of the water pipe science that Sheldon Black has mastered. His new line of bongs are made from the highest quality German glass, and through the annealing process, these bongs have superior strength. The process of kiln firing the bongs are done three times to insure that Sheldon Black Bongs are made to last. After countless attempts to track down this Diffusion Guru, we were called by Black’s Consigliore, Richard Melograno, a major pioneer in bong technology since the 80’s. Richard’s experience in the industry, combined with Sheldon’s designs, have put Sheldon Black
With the highest quality and scrutiny of design, Sheldon Black has produced the Ultimate Water Pipe. With countless models, ranging in numbers of chambers and diffusers, to size and stature - no matter which Sheldon Black Bong you choose, you are in for the smoothest of hits. Although Sheldon Black the designer seems to be somewhat of a mystery, finding his new line of Diffusion Bongs is thankfully not as difficult. To purchase this ultimate piece, check the top shelf of your local smoke shop, and know that for now, you’ve found “the perfect hit”. kush 71
by JOSH KA P
Imagine a place where Art grows on trees, and every tree is different and unique. This reality is part of an Art walk that lines Harbor Drive from the Cruise Ship terminal to Hawthorn St., and the best part is - IT’S FREE!!! What started in 2003 as a public art project by Urban Trees 6, has become an unbelievable display of creativity, composition, aesthetic, and design. With each tree comes a different style, motif, and execution of that artist’s vision - some using sound, and even kinetic energy. These branches of creativity stem from local artists, and have been familiarized as “Urban Trees”. The Port of San Diego’s Art Committee has the difficult task of trimming this show down to 30 trees each year. Artist’s submit their ideas, along with plans of execution. With the notoriety that comes along with a year long public Art display, and the 72 kush
rewarding sales prices that follow, competition is tough. Each awarded artist receives $2500 in seed money to get their idea off the ground, and much like their organic counterparts - these trees have cycles too, usually being sold to corporate sponsors or into private collections. With the beautiful back drop of the waterfront, and the big blue San Diego sky, these Urban Trees are simply a great excuse to get out and enjoy the day. With a couple of sandwiches, some drinks, and the right state of mind, the Urban Tree Art Walk is an economy busting “killer day”! We here at KUSH love Art, and we definitely love trees! So we figured, what better way to appreciate both? For more info on the Urban Tree Art Walk, click over to www.PortofSanDiego.org.
by HEATHER GULINO
Professional sports have always had their fair share of controversies. In the past decades, we have seen any number of athletes in the news for steroids, infidelities and other crimes against fandom. When Magic Johnson announced he was HIV positive, the world was shocked that such an icon could have participated in behaviors that gave him the deadly disease. OJ Simpson a killer? All signs point to yes. Kobe a rapist? Maybe he did and maybe he didnâ€™t, but certainly things got out of hand and if nothing else, Kobe was unfaithful to his wife on that and perhaps many other occasions. Jose Canseco, an admitted doper, wrote a nasty tell-all book that led to the implication of several big name athletes who cheated their bodies and baseball by using performance-enhancing drugs. There seems to be no end to the gossip and sadly, the truth about how the humans who embody these untouchable stars fall flat on their cheating faces. Hereâ€™s a look some of the more recent scandals and athletes who have fallen from grace.
When Mark McGwire appeared on television in tears, did anyone cry with him? Probably not. The image of McGwire greeting the Maris family after beating out the legend in most home runs in a single season is now a black spot in history. Recap: On January 11, 2010 McGwire admitted to using steroids on and off for a decade, and said, “I wish I had never touched steroids. It was foolish and it was a mistake. I truly apologize. Looking back, I wish I had never played during the steroid era.” He admitted using in the 1989/1990 offseason and then after he was injured in 1993. He admitted using them on occasion throughout the ‘90s, including during the 1998 season. McGwire stated that he used steroids to recover from injuries, however a drug dealer who claimed to have provided steroids to McGwire asserted that his use was to improve his size and strength, rather than to just maintain his health. McGwire’s decision to admit using steroids was prompted by his decision to become hitting coach of the St. Louis Cardinals. According to McGwire, he took steroids for health reasons rather than to improve performance. Do you believe him? Does the Maris family? McGwire’s silver lining: None.
Arguably the best player in basketball, Kobe’s famous rendezvous in Colorado will never be forgotten, even by the most ardent fan. Even though he wasn’t convicted of the sexual assault charge, the stigma attached to the accusation hurt his endorsements and role model status. Recap: It all began in the summer of 2003 when the news media reported that the sheriff ’s office in Eagle, Colorado had arrested the NBA superstar in connection with an investigation of a sexual assault complaint filed by 19-year old hotel employee Katelyn Faber. Bryant had checked into The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera hotel in Cordillera, Colorado on June 30 in advance of having surgery near there on July 2 under Dr. Richard Steadman. Faber accused Bryant of raping her in his hotel room on July 1, the night before the surgery. Bryant admitted to an adulterous sexual encounter with his accuser, but denied the assault allegation. The case was dropped after Faber declined to testify in the trial, and a civil suit was settled out of court. Kobe’s silver linings included a 7-year, $136 million contract a year after the allegations, and regained several of his endorsements from Nike, Spalding, and Coca-Cola. He remains married to his wife Vanessa Bryant, and was awarded the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award in 2008 and the Finals Most Valuable Player in 2009.
The face and QB of the Pittsburg Steelers faced sexual assault charges last July brought forward by a woman at Harrah’s Casino in Lake Tahoe. The bizarre story claimed that the woman was under care of a psychiatrist because she was dealing with the death of a man she was in love with who never existed. More recently, Big Ben was accused of sexual assault by a 20-year-old woman he met at a nightclub in Milledgeville, GA. At the time of this article, the case is still pending. Roethilsberger did not report to early workouts with the team and the Steelers’ organization has expressed “great concern for their team and Ben.” Big Ben’s Silver Lining: The motorcycle crash he suffered in 2006 while not wearing a helmet didn’t kill him.
Tiger took marriage vows and no one is sure why. He claims that he did it because he loved his wife. He claims that he felt a sense of entitlement and that all his hard work was deserving of a few distractions. A few? Try fifteen plus. Tiger blew the minds of nearly the entire word when the news came out that Tiger was the weak link in his seemingly perfect family. Tiger ran off to a rehabilitation facility to work on his “issues”, which he calls a private matter. While many speculate that his treatment was for sex addiction, many more speculate if “sex addiction” is even a real thing. Tiger lost $180 Million in endorsements, which apparently isn’t that big of a deal for sports’ first billionaire. Tiger’s silver lining: The Tiger machine has controlled every word of his apologies and re-entry into golf and d i e - h a rd fans are buying it.
DISPENSARY LISTING DISPENSARIES SAN DIEGO CENTRAL COUNTY COASTAL 420 Cannabis Card Corp. 3780 Hancock St., Ste G San Diego, CA 92110 (888) 554-4404
Agape Collective 1421 Garnet Ave. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 272-HERB (4372)
Altitude Organic 2110 Hancock St. Ste 201 San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 220-7100
Avail 909 Prospect Ave., Ste 130B San Diego, CA 92037 (760) 525-4575
Beneficial Care Collective (BCC) 740 Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 702-2110
Bird Rock Co-Op 5640 La Jolla Blvd. San Diego, CA 92037 (858) 337-2429
Green Light Collective
New Earth Beginnings
San Diego, CA 92107 (619) 523-1974
4967 Newport Ave. San Diego, CA 92107 (619) 408-0198
4905 Savannah St. San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 276-1008
Ocean Beach Collective
1747 Hancock St. Ste B San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 574-9500
4852 Voltaire St. San Diego, CA 92107 (619) 226-3300
Ocean Beach Mendica Caregivers
Cannabis RX Center 3235 4th Ave. San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 866-4579
Cloud 9 Co-Op 5029 W. Point Loma Blvd. San Diego, CA 92107 (619) 225-9128
Doc Greens Co-op 4655 Mission Blvd. San Diego, CA 92109 (619) 206-3359
Downtown Kush Lounge 777 6th Ave. #127 San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 255-KUSH (5874)
Forty-Two Caregivers 861 Hornblend St. Pacific Beach, CA 92109 (858) 270-9900
Fresh Selection Cooperative 841 Turquoise St., Ste G San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 746-4207
Front Street Herbal Health
3445 Midway Dr. Ste I San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 684-4234
1602 Front St. San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 764-5451
Cali Green Meds
Gourmet Green Room
7128 Miramar Rd., #12 San Diego, CA 92121 (800) 811-3112 (858) 997-2116
California Sun Collective 2230 5th Ave. San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 696-8843
California’s Finest Cooperative 1133 Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 238-4200
5121 Santa Fe St. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 273-9300
3434 Midway Dr., Ste 1008 San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 795-2837
High Tide Caregivers Co-Op
4976 Newport Ave., Ste C San Diego, CA 92107 (619) 764-5464
Ocean Beach Wellness
6902 La Jolla Blvd. Ste B La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 729-9927
4851 Newport Ave. Ocean Beach, CA 92107 (619) 226-2653
Pacific Beach 420
1012 Prospect St., Ste 300 La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 456-1779
2705 Garnet Ave. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 270-0420
Pacific Beach Collective
3405 Kenyon St., Ste 201 San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 221-2932
929A Turquoise St. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 488-4047
La Jolla Medicinal Co-Op
Pacific Beach Medical Co-Op
737 Pearl St., Ste 202 San Diego, CA 92037 (858) 459-0116
Light the Way 6350 Nancy Ridge Dr. San Diego, CA 92121 (858) 550-0450
LJAH 6830 La Jolla Blvd. #203 San Diego, CA 92037 (858) 454-1976
4676 Cass St. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 581-3265
Point Loma Patient Assn.
San Diego Organic Collective 2731 Shelter Island Dr. San Diego, CA 92106 (619) 501-7400
San Diego Organic Wellness Association 1150 Garnet Ave. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 750-2401
Sons of Beaches 3841 Mission Blvd. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 488-9420
The Chroni*cal 311 4th Ave. San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 546-8700
The Green Kross 3415 Mission Blvd. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 412-5944
The Happy Co-op 5703 Oberlin Dr., Ste 201 San Diego, CA 92121 (858) 550-0445
The Organic Nurse
The Soul Provider
4051 Voltaire St., Ste C San Diego, CA 92107 (619) 222-2225
2160 Las Lomas St. San Diego, CA 92107 (619) 226-SOUL (7685)
Rosecrans Herbal Care
Therapeutic Healing Company
Made Fresh Daily Collective
4502 Cass St., Ste 202 San Diego, CA 92109 (858)490-9222
350 N. 11th Ave., Ste 123 San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 546-0552
1337 Rosecrans St. San Diego, CA 92106 (619) 255-3813
Green Earth Herbal Collective
San Diego Herbal Alternatives
936 Garnet Ave. PAcific Beach 92109 (909) 437-2121
5544 La Jolla Blvd., Ste A San Diego, CA 92037 (858) 412-3105
3045 Rosecrans St. Ste 214 San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 226-2308
Grand Organics Cooperative
2121 5th Ave., Ste 100 San Diego, CA 92101 (877) 627-1644
San Diego Holistic Healing
5830 Oberlin Dr., Ste 304 San Diego, CA 92121 (858) 450-HERB (4372)
San Diego (800) 419-4810
3251 Holiday Ct., Ste 201 San Diego, CA 92037 (866) 378-1726
THHC “The Henry Hemp Collective” 343 4th Ave. # 204 San Diego, CA 92101
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DISPENSARY LISTING Transformational Medical Collective 1189 Morena Blvd. San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 275-7500
Tree House Club 3780 Hancock St., Ste F San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 794-2400
Trichome Healing Collective 752 6th Ave. San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 338-9922
Victory 215 1025 W. Laurel St. #105 San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 544-1555
West Coast Farmacy
Members Only Collective
Glass Jar Collective
Oasis Herbal Center
3795-A 30th St. San Diego, CA 92104 (619) 906-4295
2801 4th Ave. San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 630-2727
4015 Park Blvd., Ste 203 San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 294-6847
3441 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92104 (619) 280-0015
Good Karma Collective
1232 Los Vallecitos, Ste 102 San Marcos, CA 92069 (760) 804-0300
3740 5th Ave. San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 269-1824
2629 Ariane Dr. San Diego, CA 92117 (858) 750-2450
7841 Balboa Ave., Ste 204 San Diego, CA 92111 (619) 929-1894
Alternative Care Group
Green Crop Co-op
3538 Ashford St., Ste E San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 495-0420
3930 Oregon St., Ste 260 San Diego, CA 92104 (619) 795-1887
6957 El Cajon Blvd., Ste 109 San Diego, CA 92115 (619) 466-4200
San Diego Green Care Collective
Alternative Resources Center & Collective
Green Heart Co-op
208 W. Aviation Rd. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 451-9060
San Diego Medical Collective (SDMC)
2215 Kettner Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 238-3538
1233 Camino Del Rio South, Ste 275 San Diego, CA 92126 (619) 298-3500
San Diego Organic (SDO)
5423 Linda Vista Rd. San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 272-0240
2854 Main St. San Diego, CA 92113 (619) 231-3040
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ABACA Medical Collective San Diego, CA (760) 529-9630
Milli’s Cannabis Collective North SD county (877) 625-6209
San Diego Sincere 7750 Dagget St., Ste 203 San Diego, CA 92054 (858) 565-1053
SAN DIEGO NORTH COUNTY INLAND Delta Nine Healing 8400 Miramar Rd #150 San Diego, CA 92126 (858) 271-7700
1990 S. Santa Fe Ave. Vista, CA 92083 (760) 509-4800
The Happier Co-Op
4410 Glacier St. # 106 San Diego, CA 92120 (619) 280-2722
Alternative Therapy Herbal Center 3251 4th Ave., Ste 420 San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 825-0955 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Ste 213 San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 768-1347
California Green Room 5234 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92115 (619) 582-5420
California’s Best Meds
The Healing Dragon
Cannabis Creations Wellness Cooperative
Vista Garden Collective Vista, CA 92084 (760) 532-4502
SAN DIEGO CENTRAL COUNTY INLAND 30th Street Patient Collective 4494 30th St., Ste B San Diego, CA 92104 (619) 282-6600
Green Joy 4633 Convoy St. #104 San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 268-4488
Green Tree Solutions
6186 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92115 (619) 582-4035
2505 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92104 (858) 356-7967
Earth Medical Collective Inc. 7933 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 277-1088
First Choice 2858 Adams Ave. San Diego, CA 92116 (619) 521-1102
San Diego Holistic 4535 30th Ave., Ste 114 San Diego, CA 92116 (619) 281-8695
SDDC Collective Corp 3152 Univeristy Ave. San Diego, CA 92104 (619) 280-7332
8055 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
Southern Lites Collective, Inc.
San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 278-2128
5945 Mission Gorge Rd., #6 San Diego, CA 92120 (619) 283-9333
California Care Collective Ste 107
9625 Black Mountain Rd., Ste 309 San Diego, CA 92126 (858) 271-1138 2506 S. Santa Fe Ave., Ste B8 Vista, CA 92084 (760) 599-8700
2469 Broadway San Diego, CA 92102 (619) 487-9940
4488 Convoy St., Ste D San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 278-8488
Greenleaf Care 7710 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA 92111 (888) 774-7076
Herb Mart Inc. 3439 Adams Ave. San Diego, CA 92116 (619) 654-9226
Hillcrest Compassion Care of San Diego 1295 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 291-4420
Integrity Workers Cooperative 2801 Camino Del Rio South, Ste 201-6 San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 692-3995
Mother Earth Co-Op Collective 904 Ft Stockton Dr. San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 794-4618
Spectrum of Kindness Cooperative 8878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92123 (858) 569-0162
The Gift of Green 3200 Adams Ave., #208 San Diego, CA 92116 (619) 516-1899
The Green Door Collective 3021 Adams Ave. San Diego, CA 92116 (619) 584-2837
The Green Dove Collective 4540 Kearny Villa Rd., Ste 213 San Diego, CA 92123 (858) 222-3613
The Greenery Caregivers 4672 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92116 (619) 296-1300
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DISPENSARY LISTING The Healing Arts 4009 Park Blvd., #23 San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 293-3600
The Helping Cloud 3690 Murphy Canyon Rd. San Diego, CA 92123 (949) 382-8590
The Holistic Cafe 415 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 269-7200
The Nuggetry 6334 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92115 (619) 286-NUGG (6844)
The People’s Collective 2869 Adams Ave. San Diego, CA 92116 (619) 677-2776
The Star of San Diego 3918 30th St. San Diego, CA 92104 (619) 358-9193
Top Quality Collective 7933 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 541-2001
Unified Collective 2815 Camino Del Rio South, #2A San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 299-6600
We the People Collective 7200 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92115 (619) 318-3671
Wellness Center Collective 411 El Cajon Blvd San Diego, CA 92105 (619) 795-7725
West Coast Farmacy 6956 El Cajon Blvd . San Diego, CA 92115 (619) 465-4217
SAN DIEGO EAST COUNTY
Marijuana Medicine Evaluation Centers
San Diego Hydroponics Beach Cities
East County Cooperative
5205 Kearny Villa Way #100 San Diego, CA 92123 (800) 268-4420
4122 Napier St. San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 276-0657
MC2: Medical Cannabis Consultants
7200 Parkway Dr., #102 La Mesa, CA 91942 (619) 713-5922
Green Power 9960 Campo Rd., Ste 107 Spring Valley, CA 91977 (619) 321-8766
2515 Camino Del Rio South, Ste 340 San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 297-3800
Herbal Health Options
MediCann San Diego
9612 Dale Ave., #2 Spring Valley, CA 91977 (619) 464-6200
945 Hornblend St. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 274-4000
Pacific Alternative Care
Modern Medicine USA
7882 La Mesa Blvd. La Mesa, CA 91942 (619) 303-4079
2425 Camino Del Rio South #125 San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 819-2550
The Pac 7882 La Mesa Blvd. La Mesa, CA 91942 (619) 303-4079
SAN DIEGO SOUTH COUNTY Answerdam Rx 950 E. Vista Way San Diego, CA 92173 (619) 634-3178
San Diego 420 Evaluations 45 3rd Ave. # 104 Chula Vista, CA 91910 (619) 420-2040
GROW SUPPLIES City Farmers Nursery 4832 Home Ave. San Diego, CA 92105 (619) 284-6358
Alternative Care Clinics
Innovative Growing Solutions
4452 Park Blvd., Ste 314 San Diego, CA 92116 (866) 420-7215
5060 Santa Fe St., Ste D San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 578-4477
Anti-Aging Medical Marijuana Evaluations
Mighty Garden Supply
1516 W. Redwood St., #105 San Diego, CA 92101 (888) 220-2931
Calmed 420 3045 Rosecrans St., Ste 215 San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 465-4217
4780 Mission Gorge Pl., Ste. A-1 San Diego, CA 92120 (619) 287-3238
Ocean Hydroponics 5401 Linda Vista Rd. San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 299-7299
7973 Mission Gorge Rd. Santee, CA 92071 (619) 270-8649
SCHOOLS Legal Cannabis Institute 9808 Waples Street San Diego, CA 92121 (858) 864.8787
SMOKESHOPS Crossroads Smoke Shop
Smoke This 1753 Garnet Ave. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 274-7420
The Funky Monkey 1346 Garnet Ave. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 272-8653
The Godfather Smoke Shop 1138 Garnet Ave. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 483-3232
Vishons Smoke Shop 5038 Newport Ave. San Diego, CA 92107 (619) 223-5008
972 Garnet Ave. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 272-3015
Illusion Smoke Shop
Grass of the Earth
3509 Sweetwater Springs Rd Spring Valley, CA 91978 (619) 670-6652
Illusion Smoke Shop
Carlsbad, CA 92009 (888) 420-2673
5525 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. #5 San Diego, CA 92117 (858) 751-0100
Carlsbad, CA 92009 (760) 501-0189
Nature’s Gift Cannabis Collective
Smoke N Stuff
San Diego, CA 92130 (619) 851-8484
9028 Campo Rd Spring Valley, CA 91977 (619) 825-6818
Smoke N Stuff
Aladdin Bail Bonds
1307 Broadway St El Cajon, CA 92021 (619) 334-3762
1400 Front St. San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 231-7400
Smoke N Stuff
Armand S. Espinoza Bail Bonds
5945 Mission Gorge Rd # 3 San Diego, CA 92120 (619) 280-3420
1610 Union St. San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 239-1338
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DISPENSARY LISTING Armand S. Espinoza Bail Bonds 616 3rd Ave. Chula Vista, CA 91910 (619) 585-9985
Armand S. Espinoza Bail Bonds 952 Postal Way Vista, CA 92083 (760) 758-8566
Bad Boys Bail Bonds 1168 Union St. San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 345-8888
King Stahlman’s Bail Bonds 1140 Union St. San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 231-7127
LAWYERS Law Offices of Issac Blumberg 1350 Columbia St. #601 San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 525-9911
Law Offices of Michael Cindrich
OTHER BUSINESSES Avalon Tattoo 1035 Garnet Ave. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 274-7635
Alternative Care Group p 65
Ocean Beach Mendica p 67
Altitude Organic San Diego p 9
Ocean Beach Wellness Center p 3
Black Rose Tattoo
Avail Co-op p 65
4603 Mission Blvd. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 483-1542
Chronic Tattoo 1253 Garnet Ave. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 274-9140
Dragon Chewer (213) 973-DRGN www.dragonchewer.com
Full Circle Tattoo 4861 Newport Ave. San Diego, CA 92107 (619) 226-6575
Hope Unlimited Medical Cannabis Support Group
Cooperative p 82 Cloud 9 Co-op p 15
319 Market St. San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 696-0663
OG Dankster Buds San Diego, CA (760) 730-0269
Point Loma Patient Association p 67 San Diego Herbal Alternatives p 43 San Diego 420 Medical Evaluations p 21
Delta Nine Healing p 81 Dragon Chewer p 65 Downtown Kush Lounge p 25
San Diego Organic Collective p 31 San Diego Organic Wellness p 38
Forty Two p 73
SDDC Collective Corp p 14 & centerfold
Fresh Selection Cooperative p 4
Sons of Beaches p 13
Front St. Herbal Health p 24
The Chroni*cal p 67
Green Kross p 25
Nothing Sacred Tattoo
110 West C Street San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 232-23113
Cannabis Creations Wellness
Mission Beach Tattoo
Law Offices of Patrick Dudley
Turner Law Group
PB 420 p 33 Cal Med 420 p 67
Green Earth Herbal Collective p 3
3215 Mission Blvd. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 488-8282
OG Dankster Buds p 29
California’s Best Meds p 39
San Diego (414) 418-0140
110 West C St. Ste 1300 San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 262-2500
113 W. G St., Ste 405 San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 233-7334
List of Advertisers
Grass of the Earth p 29 Green Tree Solutions p 2
The Happier Co-op p 20 The Holistic Café p 51 The Pac p 20
Greenleaf Wellness p 5
The People’s Collective p 47
Horizon Collective p 69
The Star of San Diego p 61
Integrity Workers Coop p 27
Therapeutic Healing Collective p 83
Law Offices of Michael E Cindrich p 11
TMC/Transformational Med Collective p 57
Legal Cannabis Institute p 16 & 17 Trichome Healing Collective p 61
2540 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92104 (619) 296-5989
Light the Way (backcover)
Made Fresh Daily Collective p 11
Wellness Center Collective p 81
2229 Bacon St., Ste B San Diego, CA 92107 (619) 224-9999
NORML p 50
Wisdom Organics p 51
LJAH p 61
Unified Collective p 7
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