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14 Del Mar Mud Run
10 | Prop 19: Vote November 2 by Eve Harris 20 | Strain Review: Chernobyl by Dillon Zachara 24 | Hydroponics Store Etiquette 101 by Kan Zhong 42 | San Diego College Food Battle by Scott Lerner 48 | Hempful Hints by Jay Evans 50 | San Diego Live Music Preview 58 | All-Star Strains by David Downs 60 | Throwing a Great Tailgater by J. Mark Sternberg 64 | The Health Report: Anxiety Disorder by Sean Masters 66 | Searchers Sportfishing by Lisa Faye 68 | The Kush Life by Big Kush Jay 70 | Killing The Prohibition Weed by Mason Evert 74 | Two-Faced: Cannabis & Facebook by David Downs 76 | Yosemite: Natural High by D’Andre Moreland 78 | LANDA Prison Outreach 80 | Empiricism Enters Emerald Triangle by David Downs 81 | Product Review: Cold Fusion by John Green 82 | Best BBQ in San Diego by Julie Cole 86 | National League Season of Torture by Heather Gulino 88 | Go Green by Charlotte Cruz 94 | Dailybuds.com Dispensary Directory
A real cool way to get down, dirty and muddy. Be sure to join in a fun filled day of obstacle courses and lots of mudddddd!!!
34 Travel Temecula
Be sure to check out the great wineries, restaurants and getaway hotels that Temecula has to offer. Only a short drive from Southern California cities, offering a great escape from the city life.
56 Grower’s Grove
In search of sativas. Don’t be fooled. Many strains marketed as sativas are really indica dominant hybrids. Read and learn!
72 Janis Joplin
Coined as one of the top 100 American singers of all time, lived a wild life and died way too young in October 1970.
90 Chef Herb
Did anyone say dessert? Here are some delicious endings to any meal. Includes great fruit, chocolate and other sweet confections. 6
from the editors
September, Kush reached 100,000,000 million printed pages of our magazine. We are currently available in four markets, including San Diego, Southern California, Colorado, and our newest edition, Northern California which premiered August 25th, 2010. Thanks to all of our readers and advertisers for continuing to make Kush the premier cannabis lifestyle magazine. At Kush we have seen cities, counties and states attempt to take a stab at passing laws to govern medical marijuana. California is the first state to have a ballot initiative trying to legalize and monetarily benefit from the sale of marijuana in Prop 19, the Tax Cannabis initiative that will be on the ballot November 2. Colorado on the other hand is the first state to make the sale of medical marijuana a constitutional amendment and has passed statewide laws controlling the growing and sale of medical marijuana throughout Colorado. As a state it is attempting to benefit from the 10s of millions of dollars in tax revenue it will receive from the sale of cannabis. In California, until we see the results of the November election, medical marijuana is still at the mercy of the individual cities and municipalities throughout the state. In the bay area, Oakland is attempting to create major grow facilities that will provide medical marijuana to local dispensaries. In San Diego, Orange County and Long Beach, various zoning ordinances have been drafted, adopted and put into play to try and control the medical marijuana dispensaries in those locals. In the city of Los Angeles, with over 4 million citizens, which is the largest city in the state of California and the second largest city in the nation, the Los Angeles City Council just came out with a list of 41 eligible dispensaries, yes that is only 41 (almost 1 dispensary per 100,000 people) that are allowed to stay in business in the city. There are numerous lawsuits that have been filed challenging the Los Angeles Ordinance including one filed by Americans for Safe Access. One of the largest contentions is that the ordinance is unconstitutional in many ways, including the violation of a medical marijuana patient’s right to privacy and that the zoning of dispensaries does not provide safe access to medical marijuana for patients. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has passed an ordinance zoning medical marijuana to industrial areas, forcing patients to travel miles to get their medication. Can you imagine not being able to go to your local CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, or whatever mainstream pharmacy you frequent to purchase your antibiotics, heart or blood pressure medication for example, but instead having to travel miles to an industrial location to purchase your doctor prescribed medication. Of course not! So why is medical marijuana treated differently? While for many cannabis users it might feel that for every step forward, we take two steps backward, the fact that medical marijuana and legalization of marijuana are daily topics in the news citywide and nationwide, it is hopeful that this constant discussion of cannabis, its medicinal values and the misconception that have caused it to be feared by those who are misinformed about this plant will eventually destroy the false reputation it has endured. It is our goal at Kush Magazine and dailybuds.com to keep our readers informed and to provide a social forum to discuss the latest cannabis info. We encourage you to join dailybuds.com and connect with people who follow the cannabis lifestyle. … and ultimately may justice prevail! Kush Editorial Board, www.dailybuds.com
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While previous polls called the race a nailbiter, the most recent results from SurveyUSA (8/9-11) found that 50 percent of likely voters supported Prop 19, the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010. The Act would allow “people 21 years old or older to possess, cultivate, or transport marijuana for personal use.” Of those polled, 40 percent were firmly opposed (at least when speaking to a pollster) and the remaining 10 percent were not certain.
Support in Northern California for Prop 19 Not surprisingly, support is highest among younger voters and Democrats. The bill’s sponsor, State Senator Tom Ammiano, is a San Franciscan and the proposition receives a majority of its funding from Northern California. In fact, official proponent and Oakland businessman Richard Lee is the single biggest donor. Lee gave $1.5 million of the $1.9 million raised through June, according to the most recent finance reports. The end of prohibition against cannabis could have a dramatic significant impact on Northern California’s economy in several ways. San Francisco, a tourist destination currently for 15 million people each year, could see its hospitality industries flourish as visitors seek a place to legally smoke marijuana. Oakland, already home to high volume medical marijuana dispensing, has been preparing for expanded commerce and agriculture.
Roots But perhaps the biggest reason Prop 19 is a NorCal issue is this: it’s where the Western weed is grown. The street value of the state’s crop was roughly $14 billion in 2008, according to a Harvard economist, and most of that crop is comes from Northern California. Cannabis is by far the largest economic
driver in the Emerald Triangle counties of Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity. One Humboldt County supervisor estimated marijuana is directly responsible for at least one quarter of the local economy. That’s why when the RAND corporation reported in July that legalization would throw the price of pot into a freefall, growers began to reconsider their support of legalization. “California’s pot economy is transforming; starting to resemble a real commodities market where only big players can compete,” according to the Center for Investigate Reporting. Some growers and aficionados oppose the proposition: growers because they like being small farmers and are understandably reluctant to sacrifice their profit margin; smokers because they dislike being taxed. Some growers, however, believe a marketing strategy emphasizing the superiority of their product will allow them to prevail. There is a movement to link the Emerald Triangle to Napa Valley in the customers’ eyes. Legalization would remove of the black market incentive that some blame for bringing an unwelcomed level of violence to their home towns.
Follow the Money The Oakland City Council approved a measure in July to permit industrial-scale indoor (medical) marijuana production. When the regulations are in place, Oakland will grant licenses to four growers who will be required to pay a $5,000 administrative fee, $211,000 for an annual permit, and of course, sales taxes. Oakland collects 1.8 percent on cannabis sales now, and the tax is likely to rise to as much as 12 percent. As former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown told San Francisco Chronicle last year, “People are no longer outraged by the idea of legalization…truth be told, there is just too much money to be made.”
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For those of us who have ever been referred to as “Pigpen”, (the dirty kid from the Peanuts Gang, with the dust cloud following him wherever he went) we have an event that will not only let you relish in your dirtiness, but will allow you to wear it proudly upon your sleeve - and your shorts, and your face, hands, arms, legs, shoes, hair, and even in your ears. You get the picture, right? - It is a dirty, muddy picture, but one that’s filled with smiles. It’s the Del Mar Mud Run!!!!! - 11/13 @ the Del Mar Fairgrounds. With the horses now either in their stalls, or heading back east to another track, Del Mar is turning the Fairground’s track into a giant military style obstacle course - designed to test participant’s running, jumping, climbing and balance skills, all while drenched in MUD! Part of a 5K course, there will be obstacles including tunnel crawls, mud pits, tire obstacles, cargo net crawls, and wall jumps…… Whew! I’m pooped already! After all the sloshing around, there will be an after-party on the race track infield, with live music and DJ’s, and great food and drinks. All participants receive a free beer or non-alcoholic beverage as part of the fun.
This event is all about getting down and dirty, while having a blast. This party encourages overall silliness and shenanigans, so costumes of all kinds are encouraged - but keep in mind, a Panda Bear costume (albeit fun and attention grabbing) might drag a bit in the mud. So, if getting to the top of the podium isn’t your top priority, go for the good times and friendly competition. This event is great for teams of friends, co-workers, social groups of all kinds, or just individual’s looking for other dirty people. People of all ages are welcome, and encouraged to get dirty!!!!! For more dirt on the fun, check out www.DelMarMudRun.com, and make sure to get one of your friends to drive….
hen you hear the term “Chernobyl”, the first images that probably pop in you head are visions of nuclear catastrophe and post Cold War fallout. After all, the 1986 nuclear accident at the Chernobyl plant in the town of Pripyat in the Soviet Union was one of the worst nuclear disasters in history. But if you are an avid marijuana smoker, you probably have some other connotations associated with ‘Chernobyl’. It’s a somewhat mysterious strain, and we’re here to clear some of those confusions up. Chernobyl is a sativa dominant hybrid strain of Kush that originated in Canada, but can be found throughout California pretty easily. San Diego seems to be a great place to find Chernobyl these days, and that is a good thing for local medical marijuana patients. Searching around the internet I found all sorts of guessing about where it comes from and whether it’s an indica or sativa. Don’t get caught up in all of those rumors... it comes from our lovely neighbors to the north and it’s a good balance between indica and sativa, but more on the sativa side in terms of genetics. One of my favorite parts of going to a dispensary is smelling a variety of strains. Chernobyl’s lovely aroma caught my attention immediately with a fruity, tangy explosion in my nose. From what I’d heard and what I was smelling, I knew this was going to be a strain I wouldn’t regret buying. I’m pretty frugal these days, which makes price a big factor, but Chernobyl was right around the average of what I usually pay for my Mary Jane. So with all the right pieces in place, I grabbed my eighth and headed home for a relaxing evening of redbox movies, pizza, and this exciting little tube of Chernobyl. (Sort of bit ironic having my Chernobyl pot in a green tube that looks like it belongs at a nuclear plant). The taste of this strain hits you very smoothly, with a sweet and tangy flavor to match the smell. The buzz comes almost immediately with a mild, cerebral high that is quite pleasant and calming, considering it is sativa dominant. I usually stay away from sativa’s or hybrids that lean on the sativa side, but this was a very nice high that didn’t kick up my heart rate too much or cause any anxiety, as I tend to get that with similar strains. It’s perfect for a night of relaxing and contemplating life... definitely a high that had me thinking about things on a much deeper level. For example, the movie I was watching - The Men Who Stare At Goats - came to have much more significant meanings than likely intended. The ‘heady’ part of this high really makes you think, which is a quality that I can always appreciate in a strain of cannabis. Overall, Chernobyl was a very pleasant strain that I would recommend to readers and friends, and also that I’d buy again in the very near future. I’m guessing that the name just comes from the fact that it’s green color resembles the color associated with nuclear waste. Someone was thinking a little too hard when they named it... likely after they smoked it. Chernobyl is a relaxing, soothing, and mellow high that works great for a night in, thinking about philosophical questions and the meanings to life. If you have a chance, definitely pick up some Chernobyl. 21
by KAN ZHONG
o you’ve finally made the decision to start growing your own. Whether you’ve just procured the space to do it or you’re just tired of seeing your hard earned money go up in smoke, growing your own stash of weed can be rewarding, educational, and a hell of a lot cheaper than buying at the dispensary or from the guy down the street. There are books galore on how to get it done, plenty of forums on the internet to learn from, but unless you order everything you need off the internet product-wise you’ll eventually have to walk into an indoor garden/hydroponics store. If you live in a medical state and have a license/prescription you may be tempted to walk into your local grow store and loudly proclaim that you wish to start growing your own medical marijuana and need some expert advice and equipment. After all you’re simply complying with the state laws and doing your thing, right? If you take this approach chances are you’ll find the person behind the counter strangely reticent on the subject or worse yet you might even be asked to leave. So what gives? Here you are simply trying to give some business to a local store and they act like you just walked in with a horribly contagious disease and started coughing on them. Well the answer is a political one. You see, the guy behind the counter may lose his/her job by discussing this sticky subject with you. With good reason, as the owner of the store could lose his/ her business or quite possibly their personal freedom by openly discussing Marijuana with you or anyone else for that matter. And the root of the problem goes back to the Federal government’s stance on Cannabis.
How so? For a hydro store to be able to offer a large selection of quality products they have to purchase these products from large national companies. These companies are forced to continually defend themselves in federal court that they are not knowingly promoting or condoning any illegal activity. Consequently, if any of the retail locations that they sell to are openly talking and giving advice to someone who is growing anything illegal at the federal level, they can be forced to pull their product line from said retailer or face federal prosecution themselves. If a store loses enough of their product lines, their selection dwindles down to smaller distributors with no stake in the matter and eventually loses out to a store down the street with the wider selection. The second problem is the uncertain position from the federal government regarding prosecution. While United State Attorney General Eric Holder’s statement in 2009 not to prosecute those following state laws regarding medical marijuana is welcome and long overdue, it is not actually law, and can be reversed at a moment’s notice by Eric Holder or whoever holds the office next. The feds could decide to try to pursue charges against hydroponic stores rather than the thousands of dispensaries. The age of paranoia is far from over. So when you go rolling into your local indoor garden store and belly up to the counter and start talking about weed the way it ought to be, what the guy behind the counter sees is a possible mystery shopper from their supplier or an over-zealous DEA agent setting up his case for later or just some jack-ass that doesn’t know the better part of discretion. While the first two cases are obviously the worse of the three, the jack-ass can still cost you your job. Not to mention being a jack-ass is rarely a good way to start a relationship with someone that you hope will help you grow your favorite form of produce. Luckily, the solution is an easy one, just talk tomatoes. Tomatoes are so close genetically to the cannabis plant growing techniques are practically identical. The person behind the counter will still know what you’re talking about (trust me they will) and they will be a lot more appreciative for the consideration. Store owners and workers don’t like asking people to leave or the awkward speech that they cannot help you do anything illegal. They don’t care what you are doing just don’t incriminate them in a conspiracy to break federal law to do it. It’s a semantic game that we’ve all become accustomed to when we go to the local head shop and dare not utter the word that must not be uttered…Bong. No we politely ask to see the “water pipe” that will only be used to smoke legally produced and procured tobacco products. If you didn’t start smoking until after 1986 you might not even know that it used to be different. Here are just a few words to use that will make your local hydro store worker much more comfortable and cooperative. Instead of “buds” the term “fruit” or again “tomatoes” can be used. Talk about plants in the “fruiting” or “flowering” stage instead of budding. The word “strains” can be replaced with “different types of tomatoes” they too have shorter types and taller types. Talking about resin production can be a bit trickier but you can refer to crystals or just the sticky substance that seems to grow on your leaves and flowers of the vague plant that you are growing. I have rarely seen a store owner or employee that is too inquisitive in the type of plant you are growing unless you specifically say you are growing orchids, or lettuce or something else legal and diverse. So please, take it easy on the frayed nerves of your local indoor garden/hydroponics provider and make it easy on them and they should try to make it easy for you.
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by JANE QUENTIN California is blessed with beautiful coastlines, beautiful mountains, blooming deserts, majestic forest and thanks be, with beautiful vineyards. Wine regions in California produce some of the best varietals on the market worldwide. Wine tasting is a whole lot of fun and if you’re interested in wine, it’s a great educational experience. There is much to know about the grape and many make it a lifetime study. If you’re new to the wine scene or just like wine and would like to get a better understanding of production, we lucky southerners don’t have to make the trip up to Sonoma, Napa, Russian River or Mendocino to explore. Temecula, a miniature version of any one of those places is right in our own backyard. Temecula wineries are not the big, lavish affairs you can find in the Napa Valley, but they are close, picturesque and produce some very tasty wines. So if you’re thinking that it’s a good time to channel your inner sommelier, try Temecula. Not only is Temecula home to 30,000 acres of rolling hills and vineyards, there are championship golf courses and a celebration of hot air ballooning. Temecula is a wonderful getaway and it feels like you have traveled a lot farther than you actually do.
Temecula is located just an hour and a half from Los Angeles and even quicker from Orange County, although when you factor traffic, it’s about the same. From San Diego its around an hour drive up the I-15 North. The drive is actually really nice and should be enjoyed. You really feel like you’re getting out of town and the scenery changes with every mile. Look up directions on Google Maps or Mapquest and then use your insider knowledge to pick the best route. 34
There are 30 wineries to visit in Temecula, so a weekend is a good idea, but if you just want to get away for a day, there are a couple you simply must add to your short list. Callaway Vineyard and Winery Callaway is the big gun of Temecula. They have been making some of California’s best for 40 years and you must recognize the name from Golf. Yes, they are one in the same. This winery is the closest thing you will find to a rambling wine estate, since it is well, a rambling wine estate. The wines available include Special Selection, which are high quality, limited production that are very food friendly and easy to drink. The Winemaker’s Reserve is for the more discerning palate and take a bit longer to age. The list of wine awards that Callaway has won would take up this entire magazine, so I suggest you check it out for yourself. A very important note: Callaway wines are only available at the winery and online, so no, your favorite restaurant won’t have them but if you go, be sure to stock up! Address Phone Website Owned by Winery Established Winemaker Current Production Amenities Food Services Hours
32720 Rancho California Road Temecula, CA 92591 951.676.4001 800.472.2377 FAX 951.676.5209 www.callawaywinery.com Callaway Temecula, LLC 1969 Craig Larson 25,000 cases per year Visitor Center Open Daily. Special wine events all year round. Wine Club. Private events. Weddings. Meritage at Callaway - Open daily for Lunch from 11am-4pm and for Dinner on Friday and Satur day from 5pm-9pm. Open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Daily Complimentary Tours - week days: 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM. Week ends: 11am-4pm, every hour onthe hour. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Falkner Winery This family owned winery that is relatively new to the area has been producing some of the best fine wines in California consistently for a decade. The mission here is obvious—create award-worthy, fine wines that are drinkable and different. The Falkner attention to detail is outstanding in that they don’t release anything that hasn’t been aged at least 3 years. Wine such as the Falkner Amante is an example of a superb Super Tuscan Style red wine that blends together the fruitful flavors of Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc. Falkner offers tours, tastings and even classes if you want to improve your wine knowledge.
Address Phone Website Owned by Winery Established Winemaker Amenities Food Services Hours
40620 Calle Contento Temecula, CA 92591 951.676.8231 www.falknerwinery.com Falkner Winery, Inc., Ray & Loretta Falkner 2000 Steve Hagata Tasting Room, restaurant, wedding facilities, receptions & banquets, a gift shop, tours, art gallery. Pinnacle Restaurant 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Staying Over If you decide to stay a night or the weekend, Temecula has some very nice and often pricey options including bed and breakfasts, spas and resorts and for the rest of us, there are several chain options such as Holiday Inn, Best Western and Marriott to chose from. Whatever your budget, you will have a wonderful time, drink a lot of great wine and come back to reality feeling as if you have escaped, and isn’t that really the point of a getaway? 35
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SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY Known more as a party school than the academic powerhouse that is UCSD, San Diego State (SDSU) still has some great San Diego classics nearby. Here are some of our favorites.
This family style restaurants is reminscient of the diners of the 1950s, and serves the traditional food you would expect from this sort of American classic. There are weekly specials such as pot roast and meatloaf, as well as standards like cold sandwiches and traditional American breakfasts. Rudford’s is open 24 hours a day, making it a great stop for hearty food at any hour. > 2900 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104
Filippi’s Pizza Grotto If not for the charming name alone, Filippi’s is an old-time family-run San Diego chain that serves up delicious pizzas, salads, and other classics such as spaghetti and lasagna. > 1747 India Street, San Diego, California 92101, (619) 232 - 5094
D.Z. Akin’s Deli THERE ARE FEW THINGS as great in life as a full-fledged Jewish deli. Continuing the old New York tradition, D.Z. Akin’s is a true Jewish deli in San Diego, and nearby SDSU. Confused about deciphering the huge menu and deciding what to get at a Jewish deli? Here are the classics that you can’t go wrong with: pastrami or corned beef on rye, chopped liver, matzo ball soup, matzoh brei (eggs and matzoh), and an egg cream (it’s a traditional chocolate drink—give it a shot). > 6930 Alvarado Road, San Diego, CA 92120, (619) 265-0218
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san diego college food battle UC SAN DIEGONear campus and The third pillar of the University of California system, UC San Diego is situated in La Jolla, an upscale beach community in northern San Diego. Although the community is more widely known for its superb weather and beaches than its cuisine, there are a host of traditional and international food options for all budgets near the university. Here are our favorites.
Ché Café NOT ONLY KNOWN for offering a healthy, vegetarian option to students, Ché Café is also a student run co-op focusing on serving quality and healthy food while pushing leftist politics. The menu changes regularly, as do the hours of operation. But the food is good, and the idea is quintessential old-school California. > 1747 India Street, San Diego, California 92101, (619) 232-5094
Maritza’s Mexican SAN DIEGO IS SYNONYMOUS with Mexican Food, and Maritza’s is a great option that is close to the University. This cash only restaurant is known for its carne asada burritos as well as other traditional Mexican dishes. This is a great restaurant to experience a classic Mexican restaurant without the lame chain atmosphere. > 3582 Mount Acadia Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111
International Market & Grill THIS PERSIAN MARKET also has a restaurant inside, and is a great place for a plate of kabobs and Persian rice. Their kabobs are handmade, with the option of chicken or beef in either a wrap or a plate. The Tuesday special of chicken, pomegranate, and walnut stew is also a hearty traditional dish that is a great way to experience homemade Persian food. > 3211 Holiday Ct. Suite 100, La Jolla, CA 92037, (858) 535-9700 For more great UCSD, go to http://hds.ucsd.edu/diningservices/
by JAY EVANS
ow that we’re in September, and either back in school ourselves, or sending the little one’s off to learn the three R’s, let’s take a trip back and review some of the fundamental facts about what is arguably one of the most diverse and useful plants in the world – Hemp. Given Hemp’s diverse uses, it branches into so many industries - paper, fuel, fabric, clothes, and nutrition just to name a few. Did you know that Hemp fabric is amongst the oldest man-made products on the planet? This dates back more than 10,000 years to the beginnings of pottery. There is evidence of Hemp fabric dating back to 8,000 BC, making it one of the oldest relics in human industry. Hemp fiber is longer, stronger, more absorbent and insulative than Cotton fiber, and although it’s a bit more course than its softer counterpart, it’s quite comfortable. The advantage of Hemp over Cotton is that Hemp grows well without herbicides, fungicides, or pesticides, all of which are applied to Cotton. The nutritional facts about Hemp Seed are astounding. Being very nutritious, and second only to soybeans in complete protein, it also contains more essential fatty acids than any other source. Highly digestable by humans, it’s also high in B-vitamins, and is a great source of dietary fiber. Often confused, or melded in with its counterpart Marijuana, Hemp Seed is not psychoactive, and cannot be used as a “drug”. According to the Department of Energy, the hydrocarbons in hemp can be processed into a wide range of biomass energy sources, from
fuel pellets to liquid fuels and gas. This development of biofuels could significantly reduce our consumption of fossil fuels and nuclear power. Eco-friendly Hemp products can also replace most toxic petro-chemical products. Research is being done now to produce plant-based cellophane, recycled plastic mixed with Hemp for injection-molded products, and resins made from Hemp oil. Wow, all from the Hemp plant!!! The paper products made from Hemp date back 1,500 years. Hemp produces more pulp per acre than timber, and can be used for all types of paper. With low levels of Lignin, the acids used in pulping are reduced. Its creamy color is environmentally friendly as well, with less bleach and by-products being used. Hemp paper actually resists decomposition, and does not yellow with age like other papers. Hemp paper also has more recyclable life than papers made from traditional timbers. Hemp fiber boards have been produced with double the strength of wood-based fiber boards. These are all very impressive facts. It seems this plant has multiple uses and was put here for many reasons. Most have been identified and experimented with. Many also seem to be passed by or overlooked. Is it the stigmas of its crazy sister Mary-Jane? Or are we just too stuck in our ways as a society, determined to be at the mercy of the big oil companies? Aren’t these alternative products viable enough for us? Trying to answer these questions may take a lifetime, and thankfully there are people out there continuing to push the uses of this miraculous plant into our consciousness.
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Matt and Kim w/ Fang Island 10.1.10 @ House of Blues Matt & Kim come from Brooklyn just as advertised, a guy named Matt and a girl named Kim who make upbeat pop-punk tunes that make us want to dance with and smile at everyone in sight. Kim plays drums, Matt plays keys, and both sing. Songs like “Daylight”, “Yea Yeah”, and “Good Old Fashioned Nightmare” have gained them widespread recognition in the indie community since forming in 2006. And while they seem destined to expand and grow into a more mainstream success in the future, for now their simplicity seems to be one of the more charming aspects of the pair. This Friday night show at The House of Blues should be the perfect way to kick off a weekend of decreased responsibility that lies ahead. www.mattandkimmusic.com
Pigeon John 10.1.10 @ UCSD The Loft Pigeon John comes to The Loft @ UCSD on his Dragon Slayer album release tour that takes him up and down the west coast in October, with a select few shows in the midwest. The LA raised and based rapper started his career in the early 90s, with four solo albums and a few more as a member of the well respected LA Symphony since then. Check out his new track “The Bomb”... it’s pretty damn catchy and I can imagine it being real legit live. Dragon Slayer was produced by Herve Salters & Pigeon John, and will be released on October 12th. Get to the Loft on this evening to hear old hits and some fresh tunes off the new cut. www.pigeonjohn.com
The Australian Pink Floyd Show 10.3.10 @ 4th and B If you like Pink Floyd, lasers, lights and amazing visuals, or just Aussies in general you’ll be in heaven at The Australian Pink Floyd Show. They’ve been doing their thing since 1988, and word on the
street is that it’s quite the spectacle. They generally play 2 albums in their entirety, with a brief intermission in between and the standard encore. It may not be quite as epic as a real Pink Floyd show, but the Aussies definitely give the original show a run for it’s money. www.aussiefloyd.com
Van Morisson 10.6.10 @ San Diego Civic Theatre There’s no doubt that Van the Man is a legend -- boasting 6 Grammy wins and a membership in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame -- and if you know that, then you already know that this is where you should be on this hump day evening. If you don’t then wake up and get to Good Music 101 class. His live show is one of the best amongst all genres, with a ton of live albums released, and you’d be a fool to go through life never seeing it. The lone text on vanmorrison.com reads: “the only official and authorized website for Van Morrison information, films and music on the internet”... a testament to how old school and mysterious this Irish dude is. Get schooled at the SD Civic Theatre and see what The Belfast Cowboy is all about. www.vanmorrison.com
LCD Soundsystem 10.13.10 @ Rimac Arena (UCSD) Aside from being one of the greatest live electronic acts on the planet, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy is also co-founder of renowned label DFA Records (Holy Ghost!, Hot Chip, YACHT). LCD released the incredibly well produced album This Is Happening back in May.... a true work of art that will go down as a classic. The album is it’s own unique and wonderful experience, but their live show is something that you will be telling people about for weeks. Friends will be jealous, and probably a bit annoyed as you rub it in their face. Get to Rimac on the 13th for an epic musical experience. www.lcdsoundsystem.com
Left: Gorillaz Right from Top: Matt and Kim, Devin the Dude, The Australian Pink Floyd, Justin Bieber, Van Morisson, Kate Nash,LCD Soundsystem, N.E.R.D
Devin the Dude 10.16.10 @ 4th and B Houston underground hip-hop artist Devin the Dude has spent his whole career slightly under the radar... but that certainly isn’t due to lack of talent. He’s 100% cannabis friendly with album titles of The Dude, Waiting to Inhale, and the 4-20-2010 release, Suite 420. Expect to catch a Swisher after it’s tossed out in the crowd at this concert. A dude in true form, his live show is mellow but still inspired. He just went over the hill with his 40th day of birth, but still has many miles left in the musical tank. www.myspace.com/devinthedude
Kate Nash 10.27.10 @ House of Blues Kate Nash’s second studio album, My Best Friend Is You, the follow up to 2007’s well received Made of Bricks, was released earlier this year and she comes to our city in support of that album. Her indie pop-rock sound and beautiful voice have solidified her as one of the UK’s finest musicians today. Every time I listen to her I just want to visit London... so take a trip to England without leaving sunny San Diego by hitting this show at HOB, which is presented to us by Filter Magazine. www.kate-nash.com
Gorillaz w/ N.E.R.D. 10.28.10 @ Viegas Arena @ Aztec Bowl (SDSU) The Gorrilaz debut self titled album, released in 2001, sold over seven million copies. 2005’s Demon Days was really successful as well, and the most recent album Plastic Beach is wonderful. Understandable that the Guinness World Records have deemed David Albarn’s (lead singer of Blur) mastermind the most successful Virtual Band of all time. Kinda hard to believe they’ve been around for almost a decade... time flies! N.E.R.D. haven’t been doing too shabby themselves and this pairing of groups is going to be epic indeed. Do NOT miss this show!! www.gorillaz.com, www.n-e-r-d.com
Justin Bieber 10.30.10 @ San Diego Sports Arena Usher’s little protege is just old enough to drive a car, and is probably the hottest pop star on the planet right now. He Just won MTV’s VMA for Best New Artist, and Bieber Fever seems to be taking hold of the entire nation. His tightly choreographed live show is really good, and Biebs even plays drums live sometimes (with a really funny face to go along with). Like him or not, you can’t ignore this rising star... and chances are one of his songs will make you come around. www.justinbiebermusic.com
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A decade ago, sativas were the sought after prizes of the ganja world. Now, due to certain market trends and a lack of knowledge regarding these important plants, they’re near impossible to find in many of the largest cannabis markets despite the many strains that have been labeled as “sativa”. Sadly, this problem is leaving many patients without access to unique therapeutic effects not found in other indica-predominant hybrids. Many, if not most of the varieties that are currently referred to as sativas in the market aren’t even close to being real sativas. The majority of dispensaries typically label varieties according to a vague comparison to other indicas. Indica predominant hybrids are labeled “indica”, while hybrids (often with no more than 50% sativa in their lineage) are called “sativa”. Sometimes indica plants that simply have a more cerebral, less body high are called sativa based on the relative comparison to very sedative indicas. Over time, growers and consumers alike have increasingly come to label hybrid plants “sativas”. But what about the real sativas? What are these plants like and how can we identify them? Where did they go and how do we get them back? First, let’s look briefly at some Cannabis botany. Cannabis has adapted itself to just about every corner of the globe. Indigenous varieties of Cannabis indica (from more northern, arid regions) and Cannabis sativa (from tropical and subtropical zones) have been gathered up over the last 40 years and bred together to make hybrids plants that combined the characteristics of both. Native indica varieties are short (4 – 8 feet), quicker to flower and produce very dense buds. Native sativas grow much taller (10 – 18 feet), take longer to flower and produce flowers that are less dense than indicas. By breeding the native indica and sativa varieties together, growers have produced plants that grow better in controlled environments. The height and flowering time of the sativas were made more manageable for indoor gardens, while the indicas gained the height and branching structure necessary to vegetate faster and yield better while reducing their susceptibility to fungal diseases. But the question that remains is: Where is the center line of this hybrid spectrum? What is a 50/50 hybrid?
Varieties of Cannabis that flower for 10+ weeks are almost always tall plants with very thin fingered leaves. The very distinctive buds are often loose in their structure with calyx’s “stacked” on each other. Often times when less informed Cannabis buyers come across real Sativas, they view the loose, airy buds as lower quality than dense, chunky, indica buds. In fact, that “wispy” looking bud is often some of the strongest around. But it’s the effect, the sativa buzz that really defines sativas as the amazing medicine they are. The sativa high isn’t just clear-headed, it’s truly uplifting – great for treating depression without causing sedation. Sativa highs are often also said to be particularly creative and insightful. Artists and thinkers alike are much more apt to solve a problem or help a project evolve after smoking sativas than indicas. The cannabinoid profile of indicas is typically rich in the psychoactive THC that produces the mental effects but also loaded with many other cannabinoids that alter the effects of THC. Indicas typically have a range of “body-high” effects that include pain relief, muscle relaxation, sedation and appetite stimulation. Sativas on the other hand, have a cannabinoid profile that has a disproportionately high level of THC relative to the other cannabinoids and this is what gives sativas their uplifting, creative and clear-headed character. So where did all the sativas go? As the Cannabis movement gains momentum, the competitive nature of the increasingly mainstream market is causing growers to have to focus on the bottom line more than the horticultural pursuit. The decline of wholesale prices by as much as 50% over the last 5 years has forced many growers to work only with short flowering indica hybrids in a market that is unfortunately moving toward the cheaper, faster, assembly line style of commercial gardening. Those hybrids with a less heavy high are dubbed sativa, and the wispy but mind-blowing buds of true sativas have become more and more rare. Most growers who do still work with long flowering sativas grow only a few plants for themselves and those buds often don’t make it to market. Because long flowering sativas require an extra degree of experience to grow as well as an environment with extra CO2 and side lighting if you want to keep your yield potential high, many growers shy away from them. In some markets, the competition has shifted from one of quality to simply price. Dispensaries that cap their price often cap their quality as well and connoisseur buds simply go elsewhere. Until the Cannabis market as a whole matures to the point where consumers understand the costs associated with producing fine sativas and become willing to pay more for unique but difficult to grow Cannabis, these varieties will become increasingly hard to find. Patients in need of true sativa medicine are best off growing their own and practicing patience to obtain those rare varieties. Still, just like so many of the finest things in life – good things come to those who wait.
Well, many growers judge “sativaness” or “indicaness” by different variables. A plant can have a short stature, but if it’s leaves are thin like a sativa and it has a relatively clear-headed high, the grower may say it’s a sativa, when it’s probably much closer to the center of the spectrum than a true sativa. No one variable is an absolute measurement of sativa vs. indica, but flowering time is a very telling sign and it’s the variable that I use more than any other to determine “sativaness”. Flowering time also happens to be the primary variable that caused many sativas to get selected out of the population in the first place, so it’s a good starting point to look at what a sativa really is. Truly pure, native sativa varieties flower for 12 to 16 weeks – double the flowering time of indicas. As far as I’m concerned, if it doesn’t take at least 10 weeks to flower, it isn’t deserving of the title “sativa”. I love Sour Diesel as much as the next person, but a 9 week flowering time means that it’s really just a sativa-predominant hybrid. Amnesia Haze takes 12 – 14 weeks – that’s a Sativa. NL5 x Haze is a 12 week strain with a high so clear and racy, it was dubbed “speed weed” after winning one of the first Cannabis Cups. That’s a Sativa.
DAVID BOWERS, CANNABIS BUYER AND MANAGER OF THE POPULAR Berkeley Patients Care Collective had a problem. The nine year-old dispensary is known far and wide for its elitism – only carrying the finest in California cannabis. Yet satisfied patients were quickly forgetting just what they had come home with. ‘Was it Romulan or was it a Cheese?’ Bowers wanted some way to give each patient a reminder of what they had bought, so he embraced the century-old tradition of baseball cards, and accidentally stumbled onto a way to educate the public on the fascinating world of strains. The Berkeley Patients Care Collective is currently selling out of its first set of popular cannabis trading cards – a shiny, ten-piece set of cards going from the legendary OG Kush to the flavor of the year, Blue Dream. Each card features a large close-up of a different strain, inset with a close-up of each bud’s trichomes. On the back, a meticulously researched history, description and list of effects unfurls. Taken together, the baseball card set weaves an intercontinental tale of a flowering industry. CALIFORNIA’S $14 BILLION A YEAR MARIJUANA ECONOMY has created allstars with as much cachet as marquee athletes, Bowers notes. A combination of genetics, local variation, effects in the field, and marketing have created ten best-sellers at BPCC, and they served as the inspiration for the first ten cards. While cannabis breaks down into two, broad species, sativa and indica, Bowers says GROWERS SEEK MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE, and style through a mind-boggling array of strains. Strains emerge through deliberate and accidental genetic variation, but hit strains are cloned and sold from seed at international seed banks. “It’s survival of the fittest, really,” he says. The reigning Southern and Northern California all-star and number one trading card ‘OG Kush’ came from a powerful Colorado varietal called Chemdawg, says Bowers. When plants travel, genetic expression can vary. On the East Coast, Chemdawg became Diesel, while on the West Coast, starting in Los Angeles, it became OG Kush. Bowers says OG Kush can be grown inside or outside, but it’s finicky like, requiring precise moisture, temperature, and nutrients. Pound for pound and in its prime, though, 58
OG Kush is some of the strongest on the market. Those seeking pain or nausea relief, or even multiple sclerosis suffers have benefited from OG Kush, he says. “ALMOST TOO STRONG FOR SOME PATIENTS,” notes the trading card. “Very distinctive tangy lemon with a pine forest aroma that sticks to back of your nose. Extremely skunky and pungent. Long lasting after taste.” Strains also rise and fall over years, Bowers notes. Recently, Oakland’s Grand Daddy Purple became so popular “everyone was growing the same strain at the same time”, gridlocking the supply chain. The days of Champagne and Old Blueberry have turned into the 2010 of Blue Dream and Romulan, Bowers says. Blue Dream’s card notes that it is a hybrid indica/sativa that smells “sweet and refreshing like fresh baked blueberry doughnuts.” It’s “strong and long lasting medication for day or night”. A second line of ten cards is under way and Bowers intimates a breakthrough in card technology is on the horizon. “WE’RE TRYING TO MAKE THEM SCRATCH AND SNIFF.”
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systems and gas engine powered margarita mixers that have been complete flops. The most important aspect of any great party is bringing the right people. It may sound obvious, but having a good group of friends along can be more important than actually going to see the game. Many people actually opt to spend the whole day in the parking lot and never even get to see the teams play. Tail gating is a social event, so be social. Don’t just mingle with the people you came with. Have an extra bratwurst? Go offer it to the people partying next to you. Who knows you might just get a sampling of something they brought. Accessories aren’t necessary to throw a great tailgate party, but there are a few gadgets that can completely enhance the tailgate experience. A barbeque grill can be terrific. An often overlooked aspect of the tailgate is music. Often people just roll down their windows and let their car’s radio play music for everyone to hear. If you are partying for a while you need to make sure you don’t run the battery down. When planning for for a tailgate party, it’s important that you take the weather into account. If you are attending a winter game at Mile High Stadium, maybe you might want to rethink the cold pasta salad. Up in the Bay area whether you are a 49er or Raiders fan, make sure you dress for the fog that rolls in and bring food and drink for the weather. At the same time, some warm drinks during a Chargers game in sunny California might not be a great idea either. If it’s a cold day, it might be a good idea to bring warm clothes for others, nothing is better than getting a friend who supports the wrong team to don your colors when they start complaining about the weather.
drinks. You don’t have to have beer for a good party, but it sure does help. If you can afford I, skip the cheap mass produced stuff and head for the local brews. It can be a great way to sample something new especially if you’re at an away game. If you don’t drink, you might want to bring a beer or two anyways. Also on this page is a recipe for a killer beer bratwurst that will blow away any others in the parking lot.
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Anxiety is normal to a degree but for those who suffer from GAD often develop symptoms of panic or other physical symptoms. Panic attacks are often a part of the disorder and are no fun for those who suffer. A panic attack feels like a heart attack—the heart races, body temperature rises and often profuse sweating occurs. Many victims have experienced dizziness, numbness or tingling in the extremities and an impending sense of doom. The good news about panic attacks is that they are not harmful in that they do not cause any real physical damage but they can be mentally and emotionally overwhelming. The danger of this particular anxiety issue is that other disorders may come into play. Depression and substance abuse often accompany GAD and can make the rehabilitation process all that more difficult. Rehabilitation or treatment for GAD is subjective. Western medicine offers a variety of medications that can work for severe cases. Everything from Prozac to Zoloft to Xanex is often prescribed to patients by physicians. Alternative therapies are often recommended alongside medication and some patients prefer to skip the drugs altogether to avoid dependency and choose to treat the problem instead of the symptoms. 64
Cognitive therapy is the most widely used therapy for anxiety disorders. Cognitive behavioral therapy addresses negative patterns and distortions in the way we look at the world and ourselves. As the name suggests, this involves two main components:
..it’s not the situation you’re in that determines how you feel, but your perception of the situation...
EVERYONE GETS STRESSED AND EVERYONE GETS ANXIOUS, BUT for many people, anxiety is a debilitating condition and can become s seriously debilitating condition. General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a condition that affects nearly 7 million people who often think that they are simply natural worriers or are possibly just dealing with a particularly stressful time in their lives. The National institute for Mental Health describes people with GAD as people who “go through the day filled with exaggerated worry and tension, even though there is little or nothing to provoke it. They anticipate disaster and are overly concerned about health issues, money, family problems, or difficulties at work. Sometimes just the thought of getting through the day produces anxiety.”
Cognitive therapy examines how negative thoughts, or cognitions, contribute to anxiety.
Behavior therapy examines how you behave and react in situations that trigger anxiety. “The basic premise of cognitive behavioral therapy is that our thoughts–not external events–affect the way we feel. In other words, it’s not the situation you’re in that determines how you feel, but your perception of the situation. For example, imagine that you’ve just been invited to a big party. Consider three different ways of thinking about the invitation, and how those thoughts would affect your emotions.” Other methods of combating GAD are mediation, which is a quieting of the mind. This may be difficult to do for some people who have racing thoughts or high levels of anxiety, but meditation can b e learned and practiced by anyone. Breathing techniques and exercises help to calm the body and the mind and is an excellent way to maintain balance. Most importantly, it’s imperative to know that GAD doesn’t have to be permanent and with proper treatment, diet and exercise, you can get your life back and keep it yours. Source: Anxiety Disorders Association of America
or those in search of the ultimate fishing experience, Searchers Sportfishing located in San Diego provides a variety of fishing trips from 1 ½ day, 3 to 7 days where you can catch albacore, bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, dorado or wahoo. The Searcher trips head to San Benito Island, Cedros Island, Guadalupe Island, and Alijos Rocks. Kush Magazine Founder and Editor in Chief Michael Lerner went on the Searcher in August on its trip to San Benito Island and said it was one of the finest fishing trips he has ever been on. “It was definitely a natural high, with an amazing Captain and crew, great food and really nice accommodations.” Michael said they saw dolphins, blue whales and other sea life. The Searcher is a 95 foot, 24 foot wide sportfisher that operates out of Fisherman’s Landing in San Diego. It has 14 cabins that sleep 2-3 anglers with air conditioning and four restrooms with showers, a large indoor dining room, salon and a great observation deck. The vessel is US Coast Guard Safety of Life at 66
Sea and FCC inspected and certified. It also has GPS satellite navigation, satellite phone service, radars, sonar, depth sounder and all the bells and whistles to keep the ship in touch with where the fish are. The Searcher is owned and operated by Art Taylor and Celia Condit who have been running these expeditions for over 20 years. Art has over 30 years of fishing experience off the Baja California islands and coastline. He knows where to find the fish and his boat’s 10 ton freezer returns stocked after each expedition. His deck hands help the noviced to experienced anglers with tackle, bait, and tips to maximize your catch. Cooks prepare delicious meals and snacks. Once on shore, there are numerous reputable canning, fish filleting and smoking companies that will process your fresh catch! Even though the 2010 trips are nearing the end of the season, be sure to check out the website below and book your trip in advance for the 2011 season which begins in June 2011 and runs through November, 2011.
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THE KUSHLIFE are my memoirs and experiences with celebrities on our search for the ultimate high! Being from the east coast an artist like Devin the Dude wasn’t exactly on my radar, especially within the aggressive natured, grimy NYC hip hop scene. With his laid-back rap flow and high guy swag, it’s easy to see how this Houston representative quickly captured the attention of the likes of Dr. Dre, J Prince and Rap a Lot Records. I was familiar with Devin from his verse from the Dr. Dre Chronic album, “I just wanna Fuk U” song and loved his performance. But I didn’t grow to fanatic status until after touring with Eminem and D12 on The Anger management tours. My smoke patnas for the tour were DJ Green Lantern and Bizzare from D12. On tour there’s much down time. The term hurry up to wait is widely used within the industry to describe how the powers that be rush you around to get you where you need to be on time. The only problem is, most artist are late for everything so management usually tacks on at least 2 hours to the time they tell you that you need to be there. From the promoter and management’s perspective, it
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appearÊ toughÊ onÊ crimeÊ andÊ cornerÊ certainÊ industries.Ê ButÊ inÊ theÊ end,Ê allÊ ofÊ theÊ storiesÊ about marijuana making black men rape
whiteÊ womenÊ andÊ theÊ Ò gatewayÊ drugÓ Ê
rhetoricÊ boilÊ downÊ toÊ oneÊ underlyingÊ principle:Ê theÊ perceptionÊ ofÊ harm.Ê MarijuanaÊ
becameÊ illegalÊ andÊ hasÊ remainedÊ thatÊ wayÊ becauseÊ theÊ generalÊ publicÊ simplyÊ believesÊ itÊ isÊ justÊ tooÊ dangerousÊ toÊ allowÊ itsÊ use.
ManyÊ reformersÊ andÊ activistsÊ recognizeÊ
thisÊ rootÊ andÊ haveÊ arguedÊ forÊ yearsÊ thatÊ marijuanaÊ isÊ relativelyÊ safeÊ comparedÊ toÊ otherÊ widely used – and legal – drugs like alcohol and
tobacco.Ê ButÊ farÊ tooÊ oftenÊ marijuanaÊ reformÊ
supportersÊ strayÊ towardÊ argumentsÊ thatÊ doÊ not take this perception of harm head-on. ForÊ
enforcingÊ marijuanaÊ lawsÊ isÊ aÊ poorÊ useÊ ofÊ
MARIJUANAÊ PROHIBITIONÊ ISÊ NOTÊ JUSTÊ ABOUTÊ WEED.Ê ITÊ ISÊ A WEED. IT’S A WEED THAT SPROUTED MORE THAN 75 YEARS
lawÊ enforcementÊ resourcesÊ orÊ thatÊ usingÊ marijuanaÊ isÊ aÊ civilÊ liberty.Ê TheseÊ areÊ
obviouslyÊ validÊ arguments,Ê butÊ howÊ doÊ
AGOÊ ANDÊ SPREADÊ STATEÊ TOÊ STATE,Ê ENVELOPINGÊ THEÊ ENTIREÊ
they change the minds of those who think
NATION AS POISON IVY WOULD A GARDEN.Ê InÊ theÊ pastÊ 30Ê years,Ê
prohibited?Ê AfterÊ all,Ê ifÊ anÊ individualÊ currentlyÊ
some branches of the weed have been trimmed down or lopped off in the form of positiveÊ legislationÊ orÊ policyÊ changes.Ê ForÊ example,Ê aÊ handfulÊ ofÊ stateÊ legislaturesÊ
decriminalizedÊ marijuanaÊ inÊ theÊ 1970s,Ê andÊ inÊ theÊ pastÊ decadeÊ orÊ soÊ weÊ haveÊ seenÊ
aÊ numberÊ ofÊ statesÊ adoptÊ lawsÊ permittingÊ theÊ useÊ ofÊ medicalÊ marijuana.Ê ThisÊ isÊ
notÊ toÊ mentionÊ theÊ growingÊ numberÊ ofÊ citiesÊ thatÊ haveÊ passedÊ aÊ wideÊ varietyÊ ofÊ localÊ measures.
But despite such constant pruning efforts of legislators and activists, the
prohibitionÊ weedÊ remainsÊ aliveÊ and,Ê thus,Ê ableÊ toÊ grow.Ê ConsiderÊ forÊ exampleÊ
thatÊ annualÊ U.S.Ê marijuanaÊ arrestsÊ reachedÊ anÊ all-timeÊ highÊ onceÊ againÊ inÊ 2006,Ê andÊ federalÊ legislationÊ thatÊ wouldÊ protectÊ medicalÊ marijuanaÊ patientsÊ fromÊ DEAÊ
raidsÊ andÊ prosecutionÊ hasÊ continuallyÊ failed,Ê gainingÊ justÊ aÊ littleÊ groundÊ eachÊ yearÊ despiteÊ widespreadÊ publicÊ support.Ê InÊ fact,Ê anti-prohibitionÊ forcesÊ areÊ actuallyÊ losingÊ groundÊ inÊ someÊ partsÊ ofÊ theÊ country.Ê InÊ OhioÊ Ð Ê aÊ decriminalizationÊ stateÊ --Ê
theÊ CincinnatiÊ CityÊ CouncilÊ recentlyÊ Ò recriminalizedÓ Ê possessionÊ ofÊ smallÊ amountsÊ of marijuana, and a similarly needless “recrim” effort is now underway in Nebraska.
If we wish to stem such growth of the prohibition weed, we must treat it like
any other weed. We must kill it. And, like killing any weed, this means we must attack it at its root.
First,Ê weÊ mustÊ identifyÊ thatÊ root.Ê Sure,Ê racismÊ againstÊ HispanicsÊ andÊ
blacks played a large role in the establishment and growth of prohibition. SoÊ didÊ politicalÊ andÊ economicÊ opportunismÊ byÊ peopleÊ inÊ powerÊ tryingÊ toÊ
marijuanaÊ isÊ soÊ dangerousÊ itÊ mustÊ remainÊ thinks marijuana should be completely illegal,Ê thenÊ byÊ natureÊ theyÊ doÊ notÊ agreeÊ
itÊ isÊ aÊ wasteÊ ofÊ resourcesÊ toÊ enforceÊ theseÊ laws,Ê andÊ theyÊ certainlyÊ willÊ notÊ agreeÊ thatÊ marijuanaÊ useÊ isÊ anÊ essentialÊ freedom.
Thus,Ê ifÊ weÊ wantÊ theseÊ peopleÊ toÊ changeÊ
theirÊ positionsÊ Ð Ê orÊ atÊ leastÊ becomeÊ lessÊ hostileÊ to reform – we must first educate them that
marijuanaÊ isÊ actuallyÊ notÊ soÊ harmful.Ê OnceÊ they acknowledge this fact, they will be far
more likely to agree with us that enforcement is a waste of resources, that people’s rights areÊ beingÊ needlesslyÊ trampled,Ê andÊ soÊ on.
Just like with a weed, if we fail to attack
marijuanaÊ prohibitionÊ atÊ itsÊ root,Ê itÊ willÊ neverÊ die. We can trim it up and make it appear
lessÊ unsightlyÊ byÊ changingÊ lawsÊ andÊ policiesÊ
hereÊ andÊ there.Ê ButÊ inÊ theÊ end,Ê itÊ willÊ remainÊ
alive and pervasive until we yank it out of the ground,Ê rootsÊ andÊ all,Ê andÊ preventÊ itÊ fromÊ everÊ rearingÊ itsÊ uglyÊ headÊ again.
by JOSH KAPLAN
It’s hard to imagine that just seventeen days after the
tragic death of Jimi Hendrix, that drugs and alcohol would leave yet another rock icon in its wake. With so much to offer musically and artistically, Janis Joplin lost her long battle with heroin addiction at the Landmark Motor Hotel in Los Angeles on October 4th 1970. Instead of wallowing in the harsh facts of heroin and alcohol addiction, let’s remember the power, emotion, passion, energy, and magic that this self-proclaimed “misfit” produced. Attending high school in Port Arthur Texas during the late 50’s wasn’t easy for Janis. She was shunned, made fun of (for her acne scars, and freakish style), and made to be an outcast in her own hometown. This abuse may have been the impetus to Janis leaning towards the blues music of African-American artists of the time, such as Bessie Smith, Leadbelly, Odetta, and Big Mama Thornton. Singing the blues seemed a perfect fit, even for this young white girl, who had always felt left out, unattended to, and considered an ugly duckling. It seemed to give her a voice to scream against all the short-comings and hardships she had endured in life – and boy, did her voice scream. Moving out of Texas and into the blooming hippie movement of San Francisco in 1963 was a double-edged sword for the burgeoning blues singer. She immersed herself in the scene, and befriended the members of upcoming Bay area bands like the Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead. These friendships and partnerships would also be part of her rise and fall, as running in these groups would not only pave the path to much of her success, but also played a part in her battle with deadly drugs and alcohol. In 1966, the Haight-Ashbury was already making headlines for its flower-power “hippie” movement, with thousands upon thousands of kids relocating to these streets, in search of anything better than what may have been going on in their middle-American towns. This influx of “hippies” was more than just a movement, or a scene. It had become a lifestyle for many. The streets were filled with kids, looking to get high, have a good time, and explore the budding psychedelic music and drug scene. It was about as picture perfect of a scenario for the many young, lost souls in search of an answer – Janis included.
She found what she was looking for, and soon joined the band Big Brother and the Holding Company (1966-1968). Their big break came at the now famous Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, where Janis simply Wowed the crowd with her unbridled soul, and unharbored vigor. She rose above all the other female soul singers of the time, and had finally found her voice. She was where she wanted to be, and was being recognized not for her acne or nerdy looks, but for her daring style and vocal capabilities. This moment may have been the pinnacle of her career. She went on to produce the famed album Cheap Thrills with Big Brother, with the breakthrough single, “Piece of My Heart”. Not ready to simply rest on her laurels, Janis left Big Brother in 1969 to embark on a solo career, forming the Kozmic Blues Band. Influenced by Otis Redding, and the Stax-Volt Rhythm and Blues bands of the 1960’s, she added horns to capture a bluesier, funky soulful sound than the harder, psychedelic bands of the time. Playing Woodstock in 1969 had its ups and downs based on Janis’ ever-growing habit (up to $200/day of heroin, and plenty of her favorite beverage, Southern Comfort), leading to mixed reviews, and leaving many wanting her to return to Big Brother and the Holding Company. As the ‘60’s were ending, Janis was in search of a band that was truly hers, and disbanded the Kozmic Blued Band to form the Full Tilt Boogie Band. This new year of 1970 found Janis trying to clean up, and fall in love, and kind of be “normal”. She was able to pull it off for a while, even joining her old cohorts the Grateful Dead and The Band by train on the now famous Festival Express, (featured on the DVD by the same name) in which a tour to Canada was documented. It tells an interesting story of some great bands that were great friends, doing what anyone in their position would have done – thrown caution to the wind, to see where the train was rollin’….. This glimpse into the last year of Janis’ life is worth seeing. There are moments of power, emotion, and deep thought shown by the icon, but even more poignant are her moments of self-doubt. She exuded such self-confidence onstage, yet was often so vulnerable in interviews. She was very self-aware and fluid, yet seemed to only be a blink away from being that forgotten little girl again. She learned to wear her physical and emotional scars with pride and fashion by busting out of the ugly duckling persona with colorful scarves, feather boas, oversized hoop glasses, earrings and bracelets. Using these costumes helped to cover the scars of her past, and she used them masterfully both on and off stage. Thankfully her stage persona was not of the shy type, becoming a self-confident ringmaster, taking people from the edge of their seats, to the brink of hysteria - letting loose onstage. Maybe the only time that Janis felt “normal” was either onstage performing, or sadly, biding time between performances, losing herself in the dark depths of self- doubt, self-pity and addiction? Since Janis’ passing, many have tried to personify her, and capture her sweet, raspy voice, yet no one has been able to come close. Although Janis may have been miscast as an ugly duckling, we may have never heard all the great music from her had she not seen herself that way. It was her rise, and fall.
ocial networking site Facebook drew the ire of
cannabisÊ activistsÊ countrywideÊ
thisÊ SeptemberÊ whenÊ theyÊ rejectedÊ anÊ
advertisementÊ forÊ furtherÊ decriminalizingÊ theÊ plant.Ê TheÊ rejectionÊ highlightedÊ ongoingÊ disputesÊ betweenÊ theÊ immenselyÊ popularÊ webÊ destinationÊ andÊ itsÊ 500Ê millionÊ users.
On August 25, the Just Say Now campaign to legalize
cannabisÊ nationwideÊ blastedÊ itsÊ tensÊ ofÊ thousandsÊ ofÊ usersÊ withÊ the announcment, ‘Facebook Censors Marijuana – Help Us Fight Back’. The political action group had ran a pro-legalization
advertisement that appeared on Facebook 38 million times until that week when Facebook started censoring it.
A Facebook spokesperson said they told Just Say Now the
adÊ inÊ questionÊ Ð Ê whichÊ featuredÊ aÊ marijuanaÊ leafÊ Ð Ê violatedÊ companyÊ policy.
“We don’t allow any images of drugs, drug paraphernalia,
“The gag is an important reminder that social networks
like Facebook — while useful, interesting, and pretty — are Ò walledÊ gardensÓ Ê withÊ overseersÊ whoseÊ interestsÊ canÊ overwriteÊ
freeÊ speech,Ê openÊ communication,Ê andÊ inÊ thisÊ case,Ê essentialÊ politicalÊ debate.Ó
“Voters in various districts nationwide will have to make
importantÊ politicalÊ decisionsÊ aboutÊ marijuanaÊ thisÊ yearÊ (California’s Proposition 19 is one example). Facebook’s decision,Ê reportedlyÊ anÊ attemptÊ toÊ beÊ consistentÊ withÊ itsÊ adÊ
policies restricting smoking and/or marijuana-related content,
isÊ insteadÊ primarilyÊ silencingÊ anÊ important,Ê motivatedÊ voiceÊ inÊ aÊ politically significant debate.”
Facebook rules seem arbitrary as well. For example,
Facebook allows the game “Pot Farm” on its site. “Pot Farm” boastsÊ almostÊ halfÊ aÊ millionÊ growers.Ê UsersÊ simplyÊ installÊ theÊ
freeÊ gameÊ asÊ anÊ app,Ê andÊ beginÊ resourceÊ managementÊ activityÊ similarÊ toÊ Farmville.Ê TheÊ gameÊ revolvesÊ aroundÊ anÊ illegalÊ Ò potÊ
farm” where users must try to grow marijuana, and make earn
coins and “pot bucks” to spend on virtual items that can benefit a user’s farm, all while avoiding a raid by Ranger Dick.
Meanwhile, noted real-life cultivator Ed Rosenthal hit the
or tobacco in ad images on Facebook. “Just Say Now” and other
sameÊ advertisingÊ barrierÊ thisÊ SpringÊ whenÊ heÊ triedÊ toÊ promoteÊ
Facebook using different images,” she said.
author of such books as the Marijuana Grower’s Handbook and
pro-legalizationÊ organizationsÊ canÊ continueÊ toÊ advertiseÊ onÊ Just Say Now responded by slapping at ‘censored’ bar over
the offending portion of the ad, and asking its followers to
spread the censored image far and wide among cannabis’ huge communityÊ onÊ theÊ site.Ê ForÊ example,Ê almostÊ 200,000Ê peopleÊ “like” the Prop 19 campaign to tax, and regulate cannabis in
California.Ê TheÊ censorshipÊ issuesÊ echoedÊ acrossÊ theÊ siteÊ andÊ largerÊ net.
Facebook is not your friend, notes First Amendment rights
groupÊ ElectronicÊ FrontierÊ Foundation,Ê basedÊ inÊ SanÊ Francisco.
his legendary cannabis publications on the site. Rosenthal is the the Big Book of Buds 3. Rosenthal states that Facebook told him theyÊ doÊ notÊ allowÊ theÊ advertisementÊ ofÊ illegalÊ drugsÊ onÊ theÊ site.Ê When Rosenthal responded that marijuana was not illegal in the fourteen states the ad was set to appear in, Facebook claimed, Ò WeÊ doÊ notÊ allowÊ anyÊ productsÊ relatingÊ toÊ drugsÊ onÊ theÊ site.Ó
Ò FreedomÊ ofÊ pressÊ isÊ restrictedÊ toÊ thoseÊ whoÊ ownÊ theÊ
presses,” Rosenthal notes. “This is yet another example of corporateÊ censorshipÊ inÊ America.Ó
The Landa Prison Outreach Program (LPOP) began when Sarah Armstrong wanted to show her support for her recently incarcerated friends, Stephanie Landa and Tom Kikuchi. Stephanie and Tom were living in San Francisco at the time of their incarceration. They had moved from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 2002 as medical marijuana patients after the Northern California city was designated as a safe haven for medical patients. They were told that as long as they abided by city codes the San Francisco Police Department would not intervene and they would be protected under the Compassionate Use Act of 1996. Despite their adherence to state and city laws, Federal law does not allow the growth, sale, or distribution of marijuana— even for medical purposes. Because of this dichotomy in regulatory law, Landa and Kikuchi were arrested, their property was raided, and they were sentenced to almost four years in prison. It was at this time that Sarah Armstrong decided to take action and show her support for her imprisoned friends. Armstrong began to write letters to her friends, and started to organize other to write letters as well. She also began to donate books to the prison’s library, all with the hope of making her friends’ time in prison as bearable as possible.
When Landa was finally released, she vowed to provide the same support to other prisoners as Armstrong provided her. “I want to show people in jail that we care, that people care about them even though they are in jail,” Landa said. Her mission is to inform the public about this discrepancy in law that is landing innocent and lawabiding medical cannabis users and growers into federal prison. “These people are not criminals,” Landa said, “but they are incarcerated, taken from their families. People need to know about this.” Informing the populace is only half the battle, as Landa suggests. “People not only need to know about this issue, they need to care about these people and show them that we really do care for them.” The Landa Prison Outreach Program’s way of showing their care for incarcerated medical marijuana patients and growers is by urging the public to write letters of support to help prisoners stay positive while in jail. Landa herself says she received dozens of letters a day, all of which combined to make her stay in federal prison that much more tolerable. She described the first few months of incarceration as lonely and desolate, and she wondered if anyone in the world cared about or understood her plight. It was the letters that started pouring in that rejuvenated her spirit and let her know that there were hundreds, even thousands of people that truly did care about her undeserved incarceration. Today, according to Americans for Safe Access (ASA), there are eight medical cannabis prisoners, most of which are kept in prisons in California. ASA, as well as the LPOP, maintain a list of current prisoners, where they can be reached (an address), and provide guidelines for what you can do to help. Everything from a simple letter to a magazine subscription to a paperback book can truly make a substantial impact in the daily life of a medical marijuana prisoner. www.landaprisonoutreachprogram.com
Medical marijuana laboratories that test dispensary products for potency and safety are rapidly proliferating across California this year. Often set up by dispensaries and now-mandated by more and more progressive cities, these half a dozen labs provide patients with unprecedented levels of information to enhance their knowledge and guide their use of the drug. “Opening a lab is getting really trendy right now,” says Addison DeMoura, co-founder of the thirteen-employee Steep Hill Laboratory in Oakland, CA. Steep Hill is currently scouting its second location in Northern California in response to explosive growth in demand from dispensaries. Up to four labs may exist in Northern California and perhaps two in Southern California, DeMoura says, but only Steep Hill dares to operate openly. Handling marijuana is still a federal offense, and the nascent lab industry is loathe to draw attention to themselves. Every day is a busy one at the city of Oakland-licensed Steep Hill location. Small samples of dispensary product from forty state clients arrives weekly. Lab technicians turn each sample into a liquid solution that is exposed to a variety of tests. Flame ionization, and gas and liquid chromatography determine the levels of psychoactive THC in the sample, as well as levels of modulating cannabinoids, cannabinol (CBN) and cannabidiol (CBD). Steep Hill also tests for mold and recently added the ability to test for pesticides, says DeMoura. The end result is better quality product for medical marijuana dispensary customers. Many Bay Area dispensaries like Harborside Health Center in Oakland and the San Francisco Patient and Resource Center in San Francisco feature each product’s THC, CBD, and CBN levels at the point of purchase, so customers can pick out a strain or edible with
a make-up and potency that corresponds to their needs. High THC, low CBD and CBN products will create euphoria, but can cause anxiety in some people. Conversely, products high in CBD and CBN are great for pain relief, but can cause sleepiness. Steep Hill also tests plants and edible products from Los Angeles, Long Beach and even San Diego clubs, but DeMoura says, “San Diego can be a long haul.” Dispensary owners privately groan about the several day turnaround time it takes to get a test sample back from a lab. DeMoura says Steep Hill has begun working with dispensary growers to test earlier and keep supply lines running smooth. It’s hard for medical marijuana labs to gain official accreditation, because the consumer marijuana lab industry is so new and quasi-legal. Until accreditation comes in, some growers question the validity of Steep Hill and other labs’ results. DeMoura says lab quality will vary across the state, but Steep Hill cross-checks its methodology and results with accredited labs. Even though Steep Hill operates with a license from the city of Oakland, a DEA raid is an ever-present possibility, says DeMoura. “Every bump in the night I figure, ‘Here we go.’” Then again, this August, law enforcement began employing Steep Hill lab technicians as experts to legally certify safe, medicinal grows in Mendocino. As more and more cities mandate that medical marijuana be subject to the stringent quality controls of other medicines – demand for Steep Hill and other labs’ work can only grow.
Vortex Waterpipes, the Long Beach company leading the way in taking a scientific and innovative approach to the glass industry, builds on the highly successful Gravity Vortex with their first allglass waterpipe, the Cold Fusion. With a mission to provide the ultimate smoking experience, Vortex bolsters their product lineup adding the 5-piece Cold Fusion device which incorporates a state-of-the-art glycerin coil condenser tube. The detachable tube houses a cobalt blue condenser coil made of scientific glass inside a bubble of liquid glycerin. The coil serves to filter resin out of the smoke as air is drawn through the tube for a smooth clean hit. The tube can easily be detached and placed in any freezer, which ices over the coil and surrounding glass for the ultimate cold smoking experience the Cold Fusion aims to deliver. Beyond the science of the condenser tube the Cold Fusion at its core is a high-quality beaker bottom waterpipe. The tube attaches to a large beaker where smoke fills the chamber before being drawn through the tube. The connection point between the tube and the beaker uses high-end frosted glass to prevent sticking between the glass parts and serves as a gripping point while taking a hit. In addition to the tube and beaker, Vortex sells the Cold Fusion as a 5-piece with a down stem, ash-catcher, and bowl included. All of the pieces are made with well crafted glass using frosted glass for non-stick connections. The spiral theme and cobalt blue accents are carried throughout, with a large cobalt blue bowl, spiral Vortex and Cold Fusion graphics, and matching blue glass coils in the ash catcher and condenser tube. A nice added touch is the Glass Gripper pad on the bottom of the beaker which protects the base and keeps the piece stable when placed on a surface. Overall, considering features, looks, and function Vortex has brought another great product to the world of smoking devices. Their first all-glass effort, the Cold Fusion delivers a smooth, clean, cold water-filtered hit in a great, distinct, innovative piece and is a highly recommended addition to any collection.
in San Diego by JULIE COLE
Barbeque is serious and very personal.
A good barbeque joint is like knowing a good mechanic who is honest and fair, or like finding a veterinarian who loves your dog so much that he doesn’t charge you half the time. Good barbeque is of course, subjective. Sometimes the best ribs are the ones you throw on the grill on Superbowl Sunday because your team is actually in it. You will never forget those ribs. OR maybe you have spent some time in Memphis and bought 5-gallon buckets full of the sauce you tried in a side-of-the-road shack. Every city has a barbeque spot claiming that they brought the best secrets and sauce all the way from Back Home. Maybe it’s true; maybe it’s not. Either way, the research sure is fun to do and if it isn’t your cup of sauce, move on to the next spot and don’t forget to bring your wet-naps.
Smokin Joe Barbeque and Delivery
This list couldn’t begin or end without Phil’s BBQ. Phil’s is an institution with multiple locations (Point Loma, San Marcos, and Midway) and a reputation for being worldclass. Of course, this means that you often have to wait a long time to get in but it is certainly worth the wait. While you wait you will notice that absolutely everyone comes to Phil’s. From the punk band to the La Jolla elite, Phil’s is the place for fall-off-the-bone ribs and sauce that will make you cry. Of course the recipe is top secret and Phil isn’t budging, so the next time you absolutely have to have it, it should probably be had at Phil’s. Don’t forget that they have an excellent catering program, too!
888 S Euclid Ave (between Geneva Ave & Hilltop Dr)
(Point Loma, San Marcos, and Midway)
Smokin Joe is the place you really love that smoked flavor in your barbeque. It’s not the southern epitome, more like Texas, which Texans will say is not the south because to most of them, it’s a country all of its own. I picked Joe’s because the food is always fresh and delicious; their sides are my favorite (You must have the greens and the Magical Macaroni and Cheese. Really, that’s what it’s called.) And they deliver! I don’t know about you, but anyone who wants to bring me barbeque and magical macaroni is okay in my book.
Huffman’s Barbeque and Catering 5039 Imperial Ave (between Churchward St & Euclid Ave) Lincoln Park is full of soul and Hufffman’s does not disappoint. The food here is made with real southern flair, the kind that makes you want to sit on the porch coolin’ your feet and sippin’ on tea. Aside from making great sauce and tender meats, the fried chicken and pork chops are to die for. If you ever have a hankering for catfish, Huffman’s is the place. There is nothing flashy about this joint, so if you’re looking for modern pizzazz, go somewhere else. If y’all want to go get some really good food, come on over and bring your mom an dem.
AS THE BOYS OF SUMMER pack up their bats for the winter and the Kobe Byrants and Peyton Mannings of the sports world take over the spotlight, the fans do their own version of cleaning out their lockers. The team cap that has been beaten against furniture, turned sideways to spark a rally, sweated in for one hundred and sixty two regular season games gets replaced with a college or NFL teamâ€™s logo. The colored gear goes into hibernation and will sleep through winter, until at last spring arrives and the slate is once again clean. 86
every team making a playoff push. And the San Francisco Giants, with their schizophrenic patterns of brilliance, have a season that is best summed up in one familiar word—torture.
The National League West, which skeptics said wouldn’t induce any real fear into the royalty of the east, has been one of the most dynamic leagues in all of 2010 baseball. The Padres, who were written off by everyone (including this writer) in April showed the world the value of a stellar bullpen. The Dodgers became the suffering children of an ugly divorce and watched their adopted brother fall from grace as the marketing dollars went up in flames. The Diamondbacks, unwilling to go quietly into the night, decided that September was a good time to beat up on the division and slip into the role of Spoiler with uncharacteristic gusto. The Rockies do what they do best—scare the bejesus out of
Torture, the underlying emotion felt by nearly every fan of an NL West team, makes for a gritty, never-say-die attitude. The fans of both the Padres and Giants are likely watching this pennant race with elevated pulses and a roll of antacid chews. At the time of this writing, the Giants are one game out of first place and the Padres have lost an astounding ten games in a row. By the time this is in your hands, Colorado could be in first and the Dodgers could be twelve games back. Tim Lincecum could throw two perfect games or give up the most home runs by a pitcher in baseball history. There is no crystal ball for this division and while Giants fans are celebrating tonight as they
get within a game of the top seat, they do so while looking over their shoulders and twitching nervously. Padres fans are scratching their heads and wondering if it was all a fluke. Still, they believe. We all believe that our team is the one to beat and frankly, it’s true. No one could have written the script that is unfolding before us and everything I thought I knew about these teams is now as valuable as a seat in Mannywood. One thing that is absolutely true about this season is that it has been a blast, even if it did cause more gray hair and anxiety than any I have known. We are all witness to the emergence of rookies like Buster Posey, whom many Bay Area fans nicknamed Roy Hobbs for his sheer ability and presence behind the plate and in the batter’s box. We watched with car accident- type interest as skipper Joe Torre stood helplessly by and watched him team fall around scandal. Yes, this
season has been a veritable soap opera and we still don’t know if it was an evil twin who took over for Lincecum in August or if the wealthy parents in Hollywood are going to save the company. As you come to the end of these words, the World Series is close at hand and personally, I have no good idea (or even hunch) who is going to be the National League representative. From what I have seen and learned this season, every team in contention is equally able and deserving. And if it should be a NL West team that makes it all the way to the Series, it will be a story like no other and absolute…you guessed it— torture-- for every single fan. I can hardly wait. In the immortal words of Willy Wonka, “The suspense is killing me. I hope it lasts.”
The campaign to “reduce your carbon footprint” speaks as the voice of the new green and its presence is growing. Environmental awareness is no longer a fad or something that hippies practice. We are all in this together and that message has been spreading like really good wildfire. We all like to think we do our part to preserve our natural resources and every little bit helps. Maybe you have an eco-friendly water bottle that you fill with water instead of buying the cases of individual bottles or perhaps you compost your food scraps. These are all excellent choices in the fight against climate change and waste reduction. But can we do more? The answer is always a resounding yes. We can do more and by reducing our carbon footprint by examining our driving habits is a great start toward the greater good. If you’re thinking of buying a car, the obvious economical and environmental choice is to choose a hybrid. Hybrids have come a long way since the technology made its way onto the scene. It wasn’t so long ago that buying a hybrid meant that you were giving up power and settling on a design that is reminiscent of a roller coaster car or space-age looking vehicle. Now you can buy a hybrid SUV that looks just like any other gas-guzzling SUV. The Honda Civic Hybrid looks remarkably like a Honda Civic. Automobile manufacturers finally figured out that if the car looks and drives the same, the purchaser has much less trouble deciding to “go green.” Hybrids use less fuel, which means fewer emissions. They save you money and save the planet, one fuel cell at a time. There really isn’t a good reason not to consider a hybrid. And as newer technologies emerge, like hydrogen and electric, the choices are expanding every year. Driving an eco-friendly car doesn’t have to be the only transportation option in reducing one’s carbon footprint on the planet. It is not only environmentally responsible but it is physically prudent to consider getting from point A to point B the old-fashioned 88
way---walk. It may not make a ton of sense to walk to work if you live more than a couple miles away, but what about lunch breaks? Do you jump in the car and run down the street to the sandwich shop? If you’re trading a 15-minute walk for a 5-minute drive, think about leaving the keys behind and giving your body a chance to stretch out and your mind a chance to unload. The more times a day you can make this decision, the more money you save on gas, the more fit you feel and the less emissions you contribute. If you do drive short distances for errands, do your best to carpool with others who have the same idea. One car on the road is always less than four. Bicycles are also an excellent way to get around quickly. Public transportation is inexpensive, environmentally responsible, and saves the day when it comes to traffic and stress. By taking the bus, train, subway, et al. you give yourself more time to do the things you want to do and less time polluting. A bus ride affords you time to catch up on work, read a book for once (instead of just websites) and even get through the emails that have been sitting in your inbox for a week. Most city buses have the least emissions and run on alternative energies. No matter how you decide to get to your destination, remember that jumping in the car is not always the best option. No one is blind to the fact that we as a nation are dependent on our automobiles. They give us a sense of personal freedom and can take us to the corners of the nation and back. But before you drive a few blocks, at least consider an alternative. If you do most of your traveling around a specific area, consider a scooter or moped. My new Vespa costs less than some value meals to fill up! The point is, getting around doesn’t have to always mean the car and you don’t have to be a health freak to justify walking a few blocks or taking a bike ride. It’s high time we as a nation get used to alternatives and with obesity at an all time high, there’s really no reason not to.
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INGREDIENTS 4 medium bananas 1/4 cup THC butter 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup crĂ¨me de banane (banana liqueur) 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup dark rum 2 cups vanilla low-fat ice cream
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PREPARATION Peel bananas; cut each banana in half lengthwise. Cut each half into 2 pieces. Melt THC butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, liqueur, and cinnamon. Bring to a simmer, and cook for 2 minutes. Add bananas; cook for 4 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. Add rum to pan, and ignite rum with a long match. Stir bananas gently until flame dies down. Serve over ice cream.
CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY TORTE INGREDIENTS Cake: Cooking spray 6 tablespoons THC butter, softened 2 tablespoons almond paste 1 cup granulated sugar, divided 3 large eggs 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt large egg whites Filling: 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1 (10-ounce) jar seedless raspberry preserves 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted Ganache: 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 1/3 cup fat-free milk 1 (4-ounce) bar semisweet chocolate, chopped PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350째. Coat a 15 x 10-inch pan with cooking spray; line bottom with parchment paper. Coat parchment paper with cooking spray. To prepare cake, place THC butter and almond paste in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed 2 minutes or until blended. Add 1/2 cup granulated sugar, beating until well blended (about 3 minutes). Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and salt, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating just until combined. Place the egg whites in a large bowl. Using clean, dry beaters, beat egg whites with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Gradually add 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites into batter; pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake at 350째 for 18 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly. Cool. Invert cake onto a wire rack. Remove parchment paper. Cut cake into 4 (10 x 3 3/4-inch) rectangles. To prepare filling, combine juice and raspberry preserves, stirring with a whisk. Add powdered sugar, stirring until smooth. Reserve 3/4 cup raspberry mixture. Place 1 cake rectangle on a cake platter; spread with 1/4 cup raspberry mixture, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Repeat procedure with remaining cake and 1/2 cup raspberry mixture, ending with cake. To prepare ganache, combine 1/2 cup granulated sugar, cocoa, and milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat; bring mixture to a boil, stirring frequently. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and add chocolate, stirring until smooth. Spread ganache evenly over top and sides of cake; let stand 20 minutes or until set. Serve reserved raspberry mixture with torte.
PEACH PECAN COBBLER INGREDIENTS 12 to 15 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced (about 16 cups)* 3 cups sugar 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 2/3 cup THC butter 2 (15-ounce) packages refrigerated piecrusts 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted 1/4 cup sugar Vanilla ice cream PREPARATION Combine first 4 ingredients in a Dutch oven, and let stand 10 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Bring peach mixture to a boil; reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; add vanilla and THC butter, stirring until butter melts. Unfold 2 piecrusts. Sprinkle 1/4 cup pecans and 2 tablespoons sugar evenly over 1 piecrust; top with other piecrust. Roll to a 12inch circle, gently pressing pecans into pastry. Cut into 1 1/2-inch
strips. Repeat with remaining piecrusts, pecans, and sugar. Spoon half of peach mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Arrange half of pastry strips in a lattice design over top of peach mixture. Bake at 475° for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Spoon remaining peach mixture over baked pastry. Top with remaining pastry strips in a lattice design. Bake 15 to 18 more minutes. Serve warm or cold with vanilla ice cream.
TRADITIONAL BREAD PUDDING INGREDIENTS 2 cups milk ¼ cup THC butter 4 cups cubed or torn stale bread 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or nutmeg 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 to 1/2 cup raisins PREPARATION Heat the milk and THC butter just until scalded. Place bread cubes in a bowl; pour hot milk and THC butter over bread. Cool. Add the sugar, salt, nutmegor cinnamon, eggs, and raisins. Pour mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until set. Serve with a dessert sauce or whipped topping.
BAKED CARMEL APPLES INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/3 cupTHC butter, melted 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese 2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 pint heavy whipping cream 1/3 cup white sugar 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling DIRECTIONS In a small bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and cinnamon. Add melted THC butter and mix well. Press into the bottom of an 8 or 10 inch spring form pan. Chill until firm. In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese and lemon juice until soft. Add whipping cream and beat with an electric mixer until batter becomes thick. Add the sugar and continue to beat until stiff. Pour into chilled crust, and top with pie filling. Chill several hours or overnight. Just before serving, remove the sides of the spring form pan
SOFT AND TASTY GINGER SNAPS INGREDIENTS 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cupTHC butter , softened 1 cup white sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon water 1/4 cup molasses 2 tablespoons white sugar DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the THC butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in
the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
KAHLUA BROWNIES INGREDIENTS Batter: 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate 1 cup THC butter 3/4 teaspoon black pepper 4 large eggs 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1/3 cup Kahlua 1 1/3 cups sifted all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup chopped walnuts or sliced toasted almonds Kahlua Quick Fudge Frosting: 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate 1 (1 ounce) square semi-sweet chocolate 2 tablespoons THC butter 3 tablespoons Kahlua 2 tablespoons heavy cream 2 cups sifted powdered sugar DIRECTIONS Line bottom of 13x9 inch baking pan with cooking parchment. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt chocolate andTHC butter with pepper over low heat. Leave to cool. Beat eggs with sugar and vanilla until blended. Stir in cooled chocolate mixture, then Kahlua. Resift flour, salt and baking powder into mixture and stir well until blended and then add nuts and turn into baking pan. Bake for approximately 25 minutes, until wooden pick inserted
into center comes out clean. Be careful not to over bake. Leave in pan to cool. Prepare Kahlua Quick Fudge Frosting: Melt chocolates with THC butter over a low heat. Heat Kahlua and heavy cream together. Combine chocolate and Kahlua mixtures with powdered sugar and beat until well blended and thick. If necessary, beat in a little extra powdered sugar for good spreading consistency. Frost brownies immediately as mixture stiffens upon cooling. Sprinkle with additional nuts, if desired. Cut in about 30 squares or bars.
GRANDMAâ€™S OLD FASHIONED FUDGE INGREDIENTS 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow cream 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2/3 cup evaporated milk 1/4 cup THC butter 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups milk chocolate chips 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1 teaspoon vanilla extract DIRECTIONS Line an 8x8 inch pan with aluminum foil. Set aside. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine marshmallow cream, sugar, evaporated milk, THC butter and salt. Bring to a full boil, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and pour in semisweet chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in nuts and vanilla. Pour into prepared pan. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours, or until firm.
DISPENSARY LISTING DISPENSARIES SACRAMENTO Canna Care 320 Harris Ave. Ste #G Sacramento, CA 95838 (916) 502-7677
SAN DIEGO CENTRAL COUNTY COASTAL 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
Bella Flora 2056 1st Ave San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 487-1268
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
Cali Green Meds 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
Canna Collective San Diego, CA 92107 (619) 523-1974
Cloud 9 Co-Op
Pacific Beach 420
Sons of Beaches
5029 W. Point Loma Blvd. San Diego, CA 92107 (619) 225-9128
1747 Hancock St. Ste B San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 574-9500
2705 Garnet Ave. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 270-0420
3841 Mission Blvd. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 488-9420
Doc Greens Co-op
High Tide Caregivers Co-Op
Pacific Beach Medical Co-Op
The Beach Collective
6902 La Jolla Blvd. Ste B La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 729-9927
4676 Cass St. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 581-3265
Point Loma Association
1012 Prospect St., Ste 300 La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 456-1779
3045 Rosecrans St. Ste 214 San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 226-2308
Purple Holistic Gardens
841 Turquoise St., Ste G San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 746-4207
3405 Kenyon St., Ste 201 San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 221-2932
2950 Garnet Ave San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 272-GDPS (4377)
Front Street Herbal Health
La Jolla Medicine Co-Op
Rosecrans Herbal Care
4655 Mission Blvd. San Diego, CA 92109 (619) 206-3359
Forty-Two Caregivers 861 Hornblend St. Pacific Beach, CA 92109 (858) 270-9900
Fresh Selection Cooperative
1602 Front St. San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 764-5451
Gourmet Green Room 5121 Santa Fe St. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 273-9300
Grand Organics Cooperative 4502 Cass St., Ste 202 San Diego, CA 92109 (858)490-9222
Green Earth Herbal Collective 936 Garnet Ave. Pacific Beach 92109 (858) 270-4342
Green Gardens 1251 ½ Rosecrans San Diego,CA.92106 (619)221-0155
Green Flash Medical CoOp,Inc. 903 Island Ave San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 615-0000
Green Light Collective 4967 Newport Ave. San Diego, CA 92107 (619) 408-0198
737 Pearl St., Ste 202 San Diego, CA 92037 (858) 459-0116
La Playa Collective 1571 La Playa Pacific Beach, CA 92109 (858) 224-5580
1337 Rosecrans St. San Diego, CA 92106 (619) 255-3813
San Diego Herbal Alternatives
Light the Way
5830 Oberlin Dr., Ste 304 San Diego, CA 92121 (858) 450-HERB (4372)
6330 Nancy Ridge Dr. San Diego, CA 92121 (858) 550-0450
San Diego Holistic Healing
LJAH 6830 La Jolla Blvd. #203 San Diego, CA 92037 (858) 454-1976
Made Fresh Daily Collective 4780 Mission Bay Drive San Diego, CA 92109 (619) 546-0552
Ocean Beach Collective 4852 Voltaire St. San Diego, CA 92107 (619) 226-3300
Ocean Beach Wellness 4851 Newport Ave. Ocean Beach, CA 92107 (619) 226-2653
Organic Aid 6904 Miramar Rd # 105 San Diego, CA 92121 (858) 566-5556
5544 La Jolla Blvd., Ste A San Diego, CA 92037 (858) 412-3105
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
sdtmc 1189 Morena Blvd. San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 275-7500
SoCal AMC 1940 Garnet Ave.#220 San Diego,CA.92109 (760)716-5266
4852 Voltaire St Ocean Beach, CA 92107 (619) 226-3300
The Happy Co-op 5703 Oberlin Dr., Ste 201 San Diego, CA 92121 (858) 550-0445
The Herb House 3415 Mission Blvd. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 412-5944
The Kind Co.Op 3910 B W.Point Loma Blvd. San Diego,Ca.92110 (619)221-2901
Therapeutic Healing Collective 3251 Holiday Ct., Ste 201 San Diego, CA 92037 (619)717-8060
Trade Sponge Collective 5752 Oberlin #112 San Diego,CA.92121 (858)952-5739
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
Tri City Holisitic 915 W Grape San Diego,Ca.92101 (619)487-1598
Victory 215 1025 W. Laurel St. #105 San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 544-1555
West Coast Farmacy 2215 Kettner Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 238-3538
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DISPENSARY LISTING Wisdom Organics
Best Buds Collective
5423 Linda Vista Rd. San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 272-0240
1990 S. Santa Fe Ave. Vista, CA 92083 (760) 509-4800
2405 Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92113-3638 (619) 338-0420
4633 Convoy St # 104 San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 268-4488
4443 30th St. Suite 105 San Diego, CA 92116 (888) 987-MEDS
SAN DIEGO NORTH COUNTY
The Dank Bank
California Care Collective
Glass Jar Collective
Indigenous Agricultural Cooperative
ABACA Medical Collective San Diego, CA (760) 529-9630
Canna Care Consultants 921 South Coast Hwy Oceanside,CA.92054 (760)439-7498
Milli’s Cannabis Collective North SD county (877) 625-6209
SAN DIEGO NORTH COUNTY INLAND Coastal Green Collective 9212 Mira Este Ct #208 San Diego, CA 92126 (858) 480-1242
Delta Nine Healing 8400 Miramar Rd #150 San Diego, CA 92126 (858) 271-7700
7281 El Cajon Blvd San Diego, CA 92115 (619) 589-0117
The Happier Co-Op 9625 Black Mountain Rd., Ste 309 San Diego, CA 92126 (858) 271-1138
The Healing Dragon 2506 S. Santa Fe Ave., Ste B8 Vista, CA 92084 (760) 599-8700
The Pharm 8670 Miramar Rd # A San Diego, CA 92126 (858) 356-5556
SAN DIEGO CENTRAL COUNTY INLAND 30th Street Patient Collective 4494 30th St., Ste B San Diego, CA 92116 (619) 282-6600
Members Only Collective 2801 4th Ave. 3795-A 30th St. San Diego, CA 92104 (619) 906-4295
San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 630-2727
Allgreen Cooperative 3740 5th Ave.
Miramar Wellness Center San Diego, CA 92103 9446 Miramar Rd # D San Diego, CA 92126 (858) 689-9098
Nature’s RX 3538 Ashford St., Ste E San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 495-0420
Pasilaly 208 W. Aviation Rd. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 451-9060
San Diego Green House Medical Marijuana 9513 Blackmountain Rd # E San Diego, CA 92126 (858) 309-2309
Alternative Care Group 3930 Oregon St., Ste 260 San Diego, CA 92104 (619) 795-1887
Alternative Resources Center & Collective 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
4015 Park Blvd., Ste 203 San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 294-6847
California Green Room
2629 Ariane Dr. San Diego, CA 92117 (858) 750-2450
5234 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92115 (619) 582-5420
California’s Best Meds 6186 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92115 (619) 582-4035
Cannabis Creations Wellness Cooperative 2505 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92104 (858) 356-7967
CMC 7364 El Cajon Blvd, Suite 203 San Diego, CA 92115 (619) 697-7891
Collectively Speaking, Inc. 5125 Convoy Street San Diego, CA 92111-1224 (858) 573-2773
Earth Medical Collective Inc. 7933 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 277-1088
Farm Associated Collective,Inc. 6070 Mt. Alifan Dr.#202 San Diego,Ca.92111 (619)481-4111
First Choice 2858 Adams Ave. San Diego, CA 92116 (619) 521-1102
Frosty Farms Collective. 8865 Balboa Ave., Suite G. San Diego, CA 92123 (858) 279-8300
Good Karma Collective
Green Crop Co-op 6957 El Cajon Blvd., Ste 109 San Diego, CA 92115 (619) 466-4200
Green Heart Co-op 2469 Broadway San Diego, CA 92102 (619) 487-9940
2041 El Cajon Blvd San Diego, CA 92104 (619) 269-0845
Integrity Workers Cooperative 2801 Camino Del Rio South, Ste 201-6 San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 692-3995
Living Green Pharmacy Cooperative 6302 Riverdale St. San Diego, CA 92120 (619 563-2343
Members Only Healing Collective
4633 Convoy St. #104 San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 268-4488
3795 A 30th St San Diego, CA 92104 (619) 550-1271
Green South, Inc.
Mother Earth Co-Op Collective
4233 University Ave San Diego, CA 92105 (619) 942-1433
Green Tree Solutions
904 Ft Stockton Dr. San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 794-4618
8055 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Ste 107 San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 278-2128
Oasis Herbal Center
3441 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92104 (619) 280-0015
4009 Park Blvd, Suite 19 San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 293-3600
7841 Balboa Ave., Ste 204 San Diego, CA 92111 (619) 929-1894
Helping Hands Wellness Collective
Pacific Green Pharms Inc.
3590 5th Ave. San Diego,Ca.92103 (619)683-3959
2828 University Ave Suite 107 San Diego, CA 92104 (619) 255-1736
Herb Mart Inc.
3439 Adams Ave. San Diego, CA 92116 (619) 654-9226
6631 Convoy Ct. San Diego,Ca.92111 (858)571-7630
Higher Healing 5995 Mission Gorge Rd, Suite C San Diego, CA 92120 (619) 516-4325
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DISPENSARY LISTING San Diego Green Care Collective 4488 Convoy St., Ste D San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 278-8488
San Diego Holistic 4535 30th Ave., Ste 114 San Diego, CA 92116 (619) 281-8695
San Diego Medical Collective 1233 Camino Del Rio South#275 San Diego,Ca.92108 (619)298-3500
San Diego Sincere 7750 Dagget St # 203 Kearny Mesa, CA 92111 (858) 565-1053
SD Coastal Collective 7990 Dagget St. #A-1 San Diego,Ca.92111 (619)488-3068
SDDC Collective Corp 3152 Univeristy Ave. San Diego, CA 92104 (619) 280-7332
The Fire Station
We the People Collective
East County ME
1816 Howard Ave. San Diego,CA.92103 (619)255-8264
7200 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92115 (619) 318-3671
1037 Broadway Suite G San Diego, CA. 91911 (619)794-4133
The Gift of Green
Wellness Center Collective
South Bay Compassionate Center
411 El Cajon Blvd San Diego, CA 92105 (619) 795-7725
1760 Palm Ave #101 San Diego CA 92154 (619) 423-3100
3200 Adams Ave., #208 San Diego, CA 92116 (619) 516-1899
The Green Door Collective
West Coast Farmacy
Tailored Health Care
3021 Adams Ave. San Diego, CA 92116 (619) 584-2837
6956 El Cajon Blvd . San Diego, CA 92115 (619) 465-4217
1555 Palm Ave #K San Diego CA 92154 (619) 240-7246
The Green Dove Collective
SAN DIEGO EAST COUNTY
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
The Healing Arts 4009 Park Blvd., #23 San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 293-3600
The Helping Cloud SibannaCAlternative, Inc. 3690 Murphy Canyon Rd. 3150 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92104 (619) 516-1899
San Diego, CA 92123 (949) 382-8590
Southern Lites Collective, Inc.
415 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 269-7200
8081 Balboa Ave Suite M San Diego CA, 92111 (619) 283-9333
Spectrum of Kindness Cooperative 8878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. #I San Diego, CA 92123 (858) 569-0162
Sports Arena Farmacy 3665 Ruffin Rd.Suite 115 San Diego,CA.92123 (858)939-1062
Sunset Coast SD CoOp 7770 Vickers St. San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 495-3265 (DANK)
The Holistic Cafe
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
Greenleaf Care 7710 Balboa Ave. Ste 228C Kearney Mesa, CA (888) 776-7074
Greenleaf Care 3039 Jefferson St., Ste F Carlsbad, CA 92008 www.greenleafcare.com (888) 776-7074
Marijuana Medicine Evaluation Centers
420 Cannabis Cards
5205 Kearny Villa Way #100 San Diego, CA 92123 (800) 268-4420
1667 Euclid Ave San Diego CA 92115 (619) 534-591
3780 Hancock St. #G San Diego,CA.92110 (888)554-4404
MC2: Medical Cannabis Consultants
East County Cooperative
Alternative Care Clinics
7200 Parkway Dr., #102 La Mesa, CA 91942 (619) 713-5922
4452 Park Blvd., Ste 314 San Diego, CA 92116 (866) 420-7215
9960 Campo Rd., Ste 107 Spring Valley, CA 91977 (619) 321-8766
1516 W. Redwood St. #105 San Diego, CA 92101 (619)543-1061
5703 Oberlin Drive, Suite 203 San Diego, Ca 92121 888-215-HERB (4372)
Herbal Health Options
Anti-Aging Medical Marijuana Evaluations
MediCann San Diego
9612 Dale Ave., #2 Spring Valley, CA 91977 (619) 464-6200
Pacific Alternative Care (The PAC)
1516 W. Redwood St., #105 San Diego, CA 92101 (888) 220-2931
7882 La Mesa Blvd. La Mesa, CA 91942 (619) 303-4079
3045 Rosecrans St., Ste 215 San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 222-3839
The Green Lantern
420 Cannabis Card Corp.
8783 Troy St Spring Valley CA 91977 (619) 654-0861
3780 Hancock St., Ste G San Diego, CA 92110 (888) 554-4404
SAN DIEGO SOUTH COUNTY
Discount Quality Evaluation Center
2667 Camino Del Rio South #311 San Diego, CA 92108 (877) 366-5416
2815 Camino Del Rio South, #2A 950 E. Vista Way San Diego, CA 92108 San Diego, CA 92173 (619) 299-6600 (619) 634-3178
2667 Camino Del Rio South Suite #111 San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 297-3800
Medical Marijuana of San Diego
945 Hornblend St. San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 274-4000
Medimar 2121 5th Ave., Ste 100 San Diego, CA 92101 (877) 627-1644
Modern Medicine USA 2425 Camino Del Rio South #125 San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 819-2550
San Diego 420 Evaluations 45 3rd Ave. # 104 Chula Vista, CA 91910 (619) 420-2040
Donald C. Clark MD 2515 Camino Del Rio S.#340 San Diego,CA.92108 (619)688-1331
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DISPENSARY LISTING SCHOOLS Legal Cannabis Institute 9808 Waples Street San Diego, CA 92121 (858) 864.8787
DELIVERY Grass of the Earth (760) 730-2110
Kali Kind Meds (619) 587-1730
Kannabis Meds (760) 230-8027 www.kannabismeds.com
OTHER BUSINESSES Chip Specht General Contractor (619) 708-3735
Custom Hydroponic 3915 Oceanic Drive # 601 Oceanside, CA 92056 (888) 498-4420
Laylah’s 5712 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego,Ca.92115 (619)241-2948
Stone Alchemist Creamery Gourmet Medicated Ice Cream (760) 532-7707
Sun Rider Foods
The Organic Nurse
6732 Carthage St. San Diego,CA.92120 (619)287-2030
LAWYERS Lake APC, Attorneys at Law 835 5th Ave. Ste 200A San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 795-6460
Light the Way p 12
Alternative Care Group p 36
Members Only Healing Collective p 38
Altitude Organic San Diego p 37
Miramar Wellness Center p 53
Americans for Safe Access p 89
OB Wellness p 9 & centerfold
Anti-Aging p 21
Organic Aid p 28
Bella Flora p 22
Pacific Threshold p 32
Beneficial Care Collective p 18
Platinum RX p 61
Canna Care p 46
4230 Voltaire St Ocean Beach CA 92107 (619) 223-2880
Absolute Collective p 39
San Diego, CA (760) 730-0269
Living Green Pharmacy p 43
OG Dankster Buds
POK Planet of Kind
420 Cannabis Cards p 75
California’s Best Meds p 41
(619) 243-4587 www.pacificthreshold.com (619) 277-9336
List of Advertisers
Trim Pros (619) 947-1146
Cannabis Creations Wellness Cooperative p 2 Chip Specht Contractor p 26 Cloud 9 Co-op p 19 CMC p 21 Custom Hydroponic p 22 Delta Nine Healing p 26 Discount Quality p 55 Doc Greens CoOp p 53 Farm Associated Collective p 27 Fresh Selection Cooperative p 99 Front St. Herbal Health p 26 Frosty Farms CoOp p 52 Green Earth Herbal Collective p 9 & centerfold Green Flash p 11 Green Joy p 45
Point Loma Association p 59 RX Cannabis p 79 San Diego Herbal Alternatives p 69 San Diego 420 Medical Center p 98 San Diego Medical Collective p 45 San Diego Organic Collective p 4&5 San Diego Organic Wellness Ass. P 40 San Diego Sincere p 17 SD Coastal p 32 SDDC Collective Corp (insert) sdtmc p 16 SoCal AMC p 15 Sunset Coast p 36 The Beach Collective p 61 The Fire Station p 52 The Greenery p 39
Law Office of Kimberly R. Simms
Green Tree Solutions (backcover)
P.O. Box 1041 Cardiff, CA 92007 (760) 420-1846
Green South p 30
The Kind Co Op p 18
Greenleaf Wellness p 7
The Pac p 59
Healing Arts p 47
The Pharm p 33
Helping Hands p 31
Therapeutic Healing Collective p 3
Higher Level p 13
Tri City Holistic p 30
Law Offices of Michael Cindrich
La Jolla Medicine Co Op Inc p 16
Trichome Healing Collective p 25
La Playa Collective p 49
Trim Pros p 30
Laylah’s p 28
Unified Collective p 29
Legal Cannabis Institute p 65
Victory 215 p 75
Law Offices of Lance Rogers
110 West C St. Ste 1300 San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 262-2500
The New Green Kross p 23
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