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Kush L.A. Inside Featuring this Month Interview with Chang Weisberg Page 38

Injunction Against the City Page 10

Can Hemp Save The World Page 86

Marijuana Advocates Plan an Injunction Against the City Attorney’s Office - Nalea J. Ko

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Cypress Hill SmokeOut - Photos: Maggie St.Thomas

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How to Roll a Blunt with B-Real - Maggie St.Thomas

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Growers Grove: Coukoo for Coco - Jesse Martin

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Who is Behind Marijuana Prohibition by National Organization for Reform

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Interview with Chang Weisberg - Heather Gulino

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States that Allow Medical Marijuana - J.T. Gold

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Medical Marijuana as a Treatment for Migraine Headaches - F. Gardner

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Gettin to Know the Wo/Man’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana - WAMM

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AMA Calls for Review of Medical Marijuana’s - MMP Legal Status

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Soapbox - Adrianne Curry

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Discover L.A.Top Sports Bar

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Gallup Poll Shows Americans Strongly Supporting Marijuana Legalization

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Kush Kitchen: - Canna B. Chef

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Hit the California Slopes - Jane Quentin

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Roller Derby is Just Badass - Cameron Ward

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It’s in a Magazine so it Must be True - Charllotte Cruz

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Herb Thanksgiving - Chef Herb

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Can Hemp Save the Planet - Holden Gray

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Rolling Papers 101 - Maggie St.Thomas

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We Dig This - Papa Roach

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Cars are Cool - Chris Black

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Kush Sports: Boys of Summer

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About the Cover: Prohibition circa 1920s Medical Liquor Prescription Alcohol was legal for patients with a card. Sound familiar?”

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As the holiday season begins, we at Kush L.A. have a lot to be thankful for. Your response to the magazine has been tremendous and we appreciate every letter, call and email about our magazine and website, DailyBuds.com. We are thankful for everyone who stands up for the medical marijuana movement and makes their voice heard when adversity strikes and for those who support their communities and friends in moving forward. We are doing our best to be a trusted source of news, information and entertainment as the political and social landscape unfolds before us all.

The legal climate during the past month has been in constant flux. While President Obama delighted the medical marijuana world with an announcement that the federal government would no longer waste precious resources by prosecuting Collectives and individuals who comply with state laws, the Los Angeles City Attorney was preparing a local ordinance to effectively ban dispensaries. We at Kush L.A. and Daily Buds are closely monitoring the political situation here in Los Angeles and statewide, and will update you with details as they unfold. Please, check out our new legal blog on Daily Buds. As always, we welcome your comments, letters and reader submissions. Send it all to info@dailybuds.com!

Happy Thanksgiving from Kush L.A. and DailyBuds.com!

Kush Welcomes Photographer Maggie St. Thomas We have been enjoying Maggie’s incredible photos so much here at KUSH we can’t wait to see more. Our Smokeout photo album begins on page 16.


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Marijuana Advocates Plan an Injunction Against the City Attorney’s Office The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients says the city’s plans to prosecute dispensaries will block access to their medicine. by Nalea J. Ko The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients plans to file a temporary restraining order against city officials after they threatened to prosecute dispensaries. James Shaw, executive director of the Union of Medical Marijuana Patients (UMMP), said Oct. 22 that the union would file a temporary restraining order against the city and city attorneys. The California-based union represents about 10,000 medicinal marijuana patients in the state. Shaw said they are working on the injunction and do not have an exact date when it will be filed. This news comes following Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley’s early October announcement that about “100 percent” of dispensaries in Los Angeles County, Calif. are operating illegally and “dealing marijuana illegally.” “If he prosecutes all of the organizations, theoretically they would all be shut down,” Shaw explained in a phone interview with Kush L.A.“Our patients who rely on those organizations to provide medicine, will not have access to those organizations.” There are an estimated 800 dispensaries operating in L.A. Cooley and City Atty. Carmen Trutanich maintain that state law prohibits medical over-the-counter weed sales. Nearly 100 medical marijuana advocates protested outside of City Hall on Oct. 22, waving signs, denouncing Cooley and Trutanich. Their chanting echoed throughout downtown L.A. But some say the city attorney’s office is not heeding their cries. Medical marijuana advocates say Cooley’s and Trutanich’s contention that 100 percent of dispensaries operate illegally is untrue and based on a “faulty” interpretation of the law. If the prosecutions continue the health and well being of patients is at stake, Shaw said. “Some of the patients are severely ill. One organization that we represent had a woman that just finished chemotherapy treatments the other day and vomit all over the place,” Shaw said. “To imagine that she’ll participate in some collective cultivate project is just beyond reason.” To Regulate or Not to Regulate Shaw and some other medicinal cannabis advocates want stricter regulations, but oppose the closure of weed outlets. They are not alone. About 74 percent of voters surveyed agree to tighter regulations for dispensaries, according to a poll finalized Oct. 20 by the Marijuana Policy Project. Another 14 percent want the shops shut down completely. “I think the take-home message here is voters in L.A. County overwhelmingly support the state’s medical marijuana law. They think dispensaries, properly regulated, can be a part of that, and Mr. Cooley’s really out of step,” explained Bruce Mirken, MPP’s spokesman in a press release. Those surveyed were randomly selected from a registration directory. Shaw agrees that it is time for new regulations in the industry. “We do believe that there needs to be really strict regulations. I’d say the most important word is probably ‘reasonable’ because the regulations have to be reasonable for both patients and law enforcement,” Shaw explained. He said that his union members want regulations patients can live with. Statements from the district attorney’s office about prosecuting dispensaries come on the heels of Judge James C. Chalfant’s Oct. 19 ruling against the city’s moratorium on weed dispensaries. Continued on page 36 10 KUSH L.A.


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Cuckoo for Coco! By Jesse Martin Coco (Coir) is the outside layer of husk that surrounds the shell of the coconut. It consists mainly of fibers, which have traditionally been used to manufacture rope, carpets, doormats, upholstery stuffing, brushes etc. Between these fibers is the corky substance called coir pith or coir dust, which has recently been widely recognized as the superior growing medium in which to grow tomatoes, roses and many other crops. The horticulture industry often calls this substrate coco-peat or coir-peat. Sometimes it is known by similar sounding brand names. Why Coir you ask... For starters it has excellent “air porosity qualities”: Coir maintains excellent air porosity even when saturated and gives better crops with faster developing roots and more flowers and fruit per plant when used correctly. It also has excellent “water retention” qualities: Coir has better water retention qualities then peat and other growing media, which means that coco has an excellent air/water ratio for horticultural purposes. It quickly reabsorbs water from a dry state: Coir peat absorbs moisture immediately, even from a dry state, unlike sphagnum peat, which tends to shrink when dry and form a crust. This causes water run-off from the top surface and water loss between the peat and the inside edge of the flowerpot. Thus plants growing in coir tend to recover quicker from dry conditions. “Irrigation efficiency”: The ease of re-wetting and the quick drainage characteristics of coir means that coir needs to be irrigated less frequently and for shorter periods. This leads to reduced leaching losses of nutrients and lower water use. 32 KUSH L.A.

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Who is Behind Marijuana Prohibition?

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ithout a doubt the question I’m most often asked professionally is this: “Why is marijuana still illegal?” The common inference behind this question is that there must be some behind the scenes cabal of Big Pharma, Tobacco, and Alcohol executives conspiring to keep cannabis illegal. By contrast, the real culprits behind pot prohibition are far more overt. Law enforcement organizations — including cops, district attorneys, prosecutors, prison guard unions, sheriffs, and narcotics officers associations — remain the primary force working against sensible marijuana law reform. Case in point? Look no further than these two egregious examples: Los Angeles County D.A. prepares to crack down on pot outlets Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley said Thursday he will prosecute medical marijuana dispensaries for over-the-counter sales, targeting a practice that has become commonplace under an initiative approved by California voters more than a decade ago. “The vast, vast, vast majority, about 100%, of dispensaries in Los Angeles County and the city are operating illegally, they are dealing marijuana illegally, according to our theory,” he said. “The time is right to deal with this problem.” Cooley and Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich recently concluded that state law bars sales of medical marijuana, an opinion that could spark a renewed effort by law enforcement across the state to rein in the use of marijuana. It comes as polls show a majority of state voters back legalization of marijuana, and supporters are working to place the issue on the ballot next year. Even prior to the passage of California’s passage of Prop.

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Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley said Thursday he will prosecute medical marijuana dispensaries for overthe-counter sales, targeting a practice that has become commonplace under an initiative approved by California voters more than a decade ago. 215, cannabis dispensaries — the same sort of dispensaries that D.A. Cooley now unilaterally defines as a “problem” — operated openly, and without incident, in L.A. County. Today, over 1,000 such operations exist in Los Angeles. District Attorney Cooley has now arbitrarily declared that “100%” of these dispensaries are acting illegally based not on a court decision, but rather on his own personal anti-pot bias. Do a majority of public of L.A. county share D.A. Cooley’s view that open market, regulated medi-pot transactions are, in fact, a “problem?” Not at all. Does the will of the voters actually matter to their District Attorney? Not at all. ∏ According to a separate story from the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, D.A. Cooley “was one of dozens of guests at a recent conference … in which the topic was the ‘eradication of medical-marijuana dispensaries in the city of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County,’ according to a flier advertising the event hosted by the California Narcotics Officers’ Association.” This, of course, would be the same California Narcotics Officers Association that just last month issued the white paper:“California Police Chiefs Association Position Paper on the Decriminalization of Marijuana.”You can read the entire position paper here (Have a potent anti-emetic handy!), but here’s some excerpts. “Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act, was passed by California voters in 1996 on a ballot initiative promoted by those who subscribe to the idea that all drug use should be legalized.” “It has become clear, despite the claims of use by critically ill people that only about 2% of those using crude Marijuana for medicine are critically ill. [Editor’s note: Predictably,


no statements, including this bogus percentage, are actually cited with any supporting documentation.] The vast majority of those using crude Marijuana as medicine are young and are using the substance to be under the influence of THC and have no critical medical condition. … Marijuana is being abused by people who have no serous medical condition and simply like to be intoxicated on Marijuana.” “Marijuana as a smoked product has never proven to be medically beneficial and, in fact, is much more likely to harm one’s health.” “The thought of decriminalizing Marijuana or allowing taxation of Marijuana is bewildering. The thought that a group of individuals would want to advocate for decriminalization of a substance that the state of California has deemed to be carcinogenic is alarming. [Editor’s note: Alcoholic beverages and aspirin -- along with over 300 other substances -- are also included on California’s Prop. 65 list of official carcinogens. I suppose the CNOA would argue that these substances ought to be illegal as well.] “The use of intoxicating and addictive substances fuels crime and destroys lives by creating addiction and dependency. Children are victims of abuse and neglect at the hands of parents or caretakers who live in addiction. Young adults are particularly vulnerable to addiction. Relaxed attitudes toward drug use place them at greater risk of addiction. Clearly legalization of Marijuana will lead to great use by those who would not use if it were not legal. [Editor’s note: Virtually every study on this subject finds just the opposite outcome. You can read summaries from a couple dozen or so here, here, and here.] This increased use will lead to negative outcomes.” “Much as we see in the use of other controlled substances, people who become addicted to Marijuana and cannot afford to maintain their addiction will turn to crime in order to supply themselves with their drug of choice.” “Marijuana is not and never will be good for the success, education, and well-being of our society. When a person examines the two known abused drugs in our society, alcohol and tobacco, from a Public Health standpoint, those two substances would be recommended today to be banned. [Editor’s note: And apparently the CNOA would be in full support of such a ban.] The California Police Chiefs Association clearly understands that this will not occur. But, the

discussion of Marijuana is important especially in light of the money being infused by the Drug Alliance [Editor’s note: Who are they?] and their ability to prey on unsuspecting compassionate people of our great state.” Who is really behind marijuana prohibition. The answer should be obvious.

Cooley and Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich recently concluded that state law bars sales of medical marijuana, an opinion that could spark a renewed effort by law enforcement across the state to rein in the use of marijuana. It comes as polls show a majority of state voters back legalization of marijuana, and supporters are working to place the issue on the ballot next year.

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Shops such as the Green Oasis had sued the city last month, calling the moratorium unconstitutionally vague. The court ruling against the ban is seen as a small victory for some medicinal marijuana advocates. This follows the City Council’s June 9 vote to strike the hardship exemption from the Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Interim Control Ordinance, or ICO, removing what some called a “loophole” for illegal cannabis shops. Hundreds of shops had previously filed for hardship exemptions. Supporters of Prop 215 said medicinal marijuana should be available to those in need. Some medical marijuana advocates say it is in the city’s best interest to simply regulate medicinal cannabis sales. “If the city started prosecuting these organizations, they’ll go underground and then they’ll be hidden,” Shaw said,“One of the benefits that the city has in regulating organizations is they can collect taxes, so it can be a source of revenue for the city.” For more information about the Union of Medical Marijuana Patients, visit www.unionmmp.org.

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Interview With Chang Weisberg of Guerilla Union by Heather Gulino Chang Weisberg is a busy man. As head of one of the leading independent concert promoters, Weisberg wears enough hats to fill a walk-in closet. His company, Guerilla Union, started out as four people with a vision to bring unique live music experience to fans. Today, Guerilla Union promotes and produces the Cypress Hill Smokeout, the international Rock the Bells, the Paid Dues Hip-Hop Festival and launching in 2010, the 4:20 Harvest Festival and Expo. When I caught up with him, he was in his car on his way to get take-out, something I imagine happens more often than not.

KLA: First, congratulations on the success of this year’s Smokeout. It seemed like everyone had a blast. CW: Thank you! We were really blessed. We had great weather, awesome fans and legendary performances. We had over 30,000 people over the course of two days and ZERO arrests. ZERO! That has never happened. Not even one year, of all the Rock the Bells, anything. Hell, there are arrests at nearly every Dodger game! KLA: Speaking of legendary performances, what did you think of the Sublime reunion? CW: Wow, what can I say? It was overwhelming to see a crowd that big singing along, knowing every word. They were surprised, no shocked at how good Rome is. KLA: The expo was a really interesting addition this year. Did you receive a positive response? CW: We did, so much so that a lot of our vendors said they wanted to somehow continue to showcase in a similar setting. We are going to throw the first 4:20 Harvest in April as an intimate version of Smokeout and do the same sort of set-up with an expo. (Laughs) I just said that and watch, we’ll get as many or more 38 KUSH L.A.


fans than Smokeout! KLA: You seem to be promoter to the pot-rock scene. How did that happen? CW: It has always been about my relationship with B-real and Cypress Hill. If it weren’t for B-Real, I would have turned my back on the music industry long ago. He inspires so much hope and positive energy, that he made me believe we could do this. We could throw a big party and keep people safe and having a good time and we did. We deliver an amazing time year after year. We treat people like human beings, with respect and dignity. We treat people the way we want to be treated and they trust us because of that. KLA: That you had no arrests speaks well for medical marijuana movement. From your seat, how are things going? CW:I think that we’re making some good progress, but of course there are problems. I think it all boils down to self-regulating and taxing. Five years from now, I hope we can achieve balance in the political and economical sectors and find a real, working system. And Guerilla Union will be there every step of the way!

“If it weren’t for B-Real, I would have turned my back on the music industry long ago. He inspires so much hope and positive energy, that he made me believe we could do this. We could throw a big party and keep people safe and having a good time and we did.”

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States That Allow Medical Marijuana (Other Than California) by J.T. Gold

Alaska Fifty-eight percent of voters approved Ballot Measure #8 on November 3, 1998. The law took effect on March 4, 1999. It removes state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients who possess written documentation from their physician advising that they “might benefit from the medical use of marijuana.” Patients diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under this act: cachexia; cancer; chronic pain; epilepsy and other disorders characterized by seizures; glaucoma; HIV or AIDS; multiple sclerosis and other disorders characterized by muscle spasticity; and nausea. Other conditions are subject to approval by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Patients (or their primary caregivers) may legally possess no more than one ounce of usable marijuana, and may cultivate no more than six marijuana plants, of which no more than three may be mature. The law establishes a confidential state-run patient registry that issues identification cards to qualifying patients.

Colorado Fifty-four percent of voters approved Amendment 20 on November 7, 2000, which amends the state’s constitution to recognize the medical use of marijuana. The law took effect on June 1, 2001. It removes state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients who possess written documentation from their physician affirming that he or she suffers from a debilitating condition and advising that they “might benefit from the medical use of marijuana.” (Patients must possess this documentation prior to an arrest.) Patients diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under this act: cachexia; cancer; chronic pain; chronic nervous system disorders; epilepsy and other disorders characterized by seizures; glaucoma; HIV or AIDS; multiple sclerosis and other disorders characterized by muscle spasticity; and nausea. Other conditions are subject to approval by the Colorado Board of Health. Patients (or their primary caregivers) may legally possess no more than two ounces of usable marijuana, and may cultivate no more than six marijuana plants. The law establishes a confidential state-run patient registry that issues identification cards to qualifying patients. Patients who do not join the registry or 44 KUSH L.A.

possess greater amounts of marijuana than allowed by law may argue the “affirmative defense of medical necessity” if they are arrested on marijuana charges.

Maine Sixty-one percent of voters approved Question 2 on November 2, 1999. The law took effect on December 22, 1999. It removes state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients who possess an oral or written “professional opinion” from their physician that he or she “might benefit from the medical use of marijuana.” Patients diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under this act: epilepsy and other disorders characterized by seizures; glaucoma; multiple sclerosis and other disorders characterized by muscle spasticity; and nausea or vomiting as a result of AIDS or cancer chemotherapy. Patients (or their primary caregivers) may legally possess no more than one and one-quarter ounces of usable marijuana, and may cultivate no more than six marijuana plants, of which no more than three may be mature. Those patients who possess greater amounts of marijuana than allowed by law are afforded a “simple defense” to a charge of marijuana possession. The law does not establish a state-run patient registry.

Maryland Maryland’s legislature passed a medical marijuana affirmative defense law in 2003. This law requires the court to consider a defendant’s use of medical marijuana to be a mitigating factor in marijuana-related state prosecution. If the patient, postarrest, successfully makes the case at trial that his or her use of marijuana is one of medical necessity, then the maximum penalty allowed by law would be a $100 fine.


Michigan Sixty-three percent of voters approved Proposal 1 on November 4, 2008. The law took effect on December 4, 2008. It removes state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients who possess written documentation from their physicians authorizing the medical use of marijuana. Patients diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under this act: Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, nail patella, or the treatment of these conditions. Patients are also offered legal protection if they have a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or treatment of said condition that produces 1 or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe and chronic pain; severe nausea; seizures, including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy; or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of multiple sclerosis. Patients (or their primary caregivers) may possess no more than 12 marijuana plants kept in an enclosed, locked facility or 2.5 ounces of usable marihuana. The law establishes a confidential state-run patient registry that issues identification cards to qualifying patients. The state officially began accepting applications for the program on April 6, 2009.

Montana Sixty-two percent of voters approved Initiative 148 on November 2, 2004. The law took effect that same day. It removes state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients who possess written documentation from their physicians authorizing the medical use of marijuana. Patients diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under this act: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe or chronic pain; severe nausea; seizures, including but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy; or severe or persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to spasms caused by multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease. Patients (or their primary caregivers) may possess no more than six marijuana plants. The law establishes a confidential state-run patient registry that issues identification cards to qualifying patients.

Nevada Sixty-five percent of voters approved Question 9 on November 7, 2000, which amends the states’ constitution to recognize the medical use of marijuana. The law took effect on October 1, 2001. The law removes state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients who have “written documentation” from their physician that marijuana may alleviate his or her condition. Patients diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under this act: AIDS; cancer; glaucoma; and any medical condition or treatment to a medical condition that produces cachexia, persistent muscle spasms or seizures, severe nausea or pain. Other conditions are subject to approval by the health division of the state Department of Human Resources. Patients (or

their primary caregivers) may legally possess no more than one ounce of usable marijuana, and may cultivate no more than seven marijuana plants, of which no more than three may be mature. The law establishes a confidential state-run patient registry that issues identification cards to qualifying patients. Patients who do not join the registry or possess greater amounts of marijuana than allowed by law may argue the “affirmative defense of medical necessity” if they are arrested on marijuana charges.

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson signed Senate Bill 523, “Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act,” into law on April 2, 2007. The new law took effect on July 1, 2007. The law mandates the state Department of Health by October 1, 2007, to promulgate rules governing the use and distribution of medical cannabis to state-authorized patients. These rules shall address the creation of state-licensed “cannabis production facilities,” the development of a confidential patient registry and a stateauthorized marijuana distribution system, and “define the amount of cannabis that is necessary to constitute an adequate supply” for qualified patients. Earlier this year, an amendment passed to include a new list of illnesses and diseases, as well as guidelines and mandates for possession and cultivation.

Oregon Fifty-five percent of voters approved Measure 67 on November 3, 1998. The law took effect on December 3, 1998. It removes state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients who possess a signed recommendation from their physician stating that marijuana “may mitigate” his or her debilitating symptoms. Patients diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under this act: cachexia; cancer; chronic pain; epilepsy and other disorders characterized by seizures; glaucoma; HIV or AIDS; multiple sclerosis and other disorders characterized by muscle spasticity; and nausea. Other conditions are subject to approval by the Health Division of the Oregon Department of Human Resources. Patients (or their primary caregivers) may legally possess no more than three ounces of usable marijuana, and may cultivate no more than seven marijuana plants, of which no more than three may be mature. The law establishes a confidential state-run patient registry that issues identification cards to qualifying patients. Patients who do not join the registry or possess greater amounts of marijuana than allowed by law may argue the “affirmative defense of medical necessity” if they are arrested on marijuana charges. A 1999 amendment raised the quantity of plants and seedlings a patient may possess.

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Marijuana As Treatment For Migraine Headaches by F. Gardner Medical Marijuana provides major relief for many people suffering from severe headaches known as migraines. People that suffer from migraines have reported that they experience significant benefit from the use of medical marijuana. Most who use medical marijuana for migraines do so by smoking it. Smoking medical marijuana is preferred because once inhaled, marijuana quickly enters the bloodstream and the medicinal effect can usually be felt in a matter of minutes rather then hours. Migraines can be described as acute headaches brought on by the vascular narrowing of microscopic-sized blood vessels carrying vital blood into the deep structures of the brain. Since migraines are localized by nature, the epicenter of the migraine is usually focused on one particular area of the brain. Other types of migraines can be more generalized in scope, affecting entire regions of the head. The cause of migraines is still not completely known, but research has shown that nicotine, hormones, acute stress and high levels of anxiety can trigger the onset of migraines. Migraine sufferers have known about the medical benefits of marijuana for years. Medical marijuana has also been used to treat people with acute and chronic pain normally found in terminally ill cancer patients. Medical marijuana has also been reported to provide relief from such ailments as glaucoma, arthritis, menstrual cramps and painful muscle spasms. The migraine will often begin with the onset of what is called an aura, which can last between 20-30 minutes prior to the full onset of the migraine itself. Migraine sufferers often describe the aura as a series of sudden bursts of bright light emanating from the outer corners of the eyes. As the aura intensifies, it can often turn into an intense episode of nausea, then overwhelming head pain, which can last uninterrupted for literally hours. During the migraine, there can also be an intense over sensitivity to light, sound or both, which is why migraine suffers want to lie down in a dark and quiet room while they wait for their migraine to subside. People with migraines have been using medical marijuana to reduce pain and nausea caused by migraines for decades. Other then medical marijuana, there are numerous pharmaceutical drugs available for the reduction of migraines symptoms. One such drug Ergomar, works to dilate affected blood vessels that can reach deep into the brain where migraines are thought to originate. The most common treatments include Imitrex, Inderal, Elavil, and Toradol. These drugs are very strong and tend to produce notable side effects. One of the most serious side effects includes the possibility of long-term addic48 KUSH L.A.

tion. Medical marijuana on the other hand is much more benign in nature and is not considered to be addictive or unreasonably dangerous. This is a major benefit of medical marijuana and it is why more physicians are recommending it for their patients for painful conditions such as migraines. The medical community has recognized the medicinal benefits of medical marijuana since the beginning of the century. In fact, well known pharmaceutical companies like Eli Lilly and Squibb have used THC (acting ingredient in marijuana) in their drug products for treatment of nausea, headaches and yes, migraines for years.� Source: gottruble.com, MME.com

The cause of migraines is still not completely known, but research has shown that nicotine, hormones, acute stress and high levels of anxiety can trigger the onset of migraines.


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Getting to Know: the Wo/Man’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana - WAMM by Holden Gray WAMM is a Santa Cruz, CA based collective of seriously ill patients who work to educate the general public regarding the medical benefits of marijuana, and to insure that patients, who have a recommendation from their physician, have safe access to legal, natural supply of Marijuana for the treatment of terminal and debilitating illness. According to co-founder Valerie Leveroni Corral, WAMM has “emerged as a unique model, a patient self-help alliance, and an alternative to the inflated prices of an illicit black market. Need rather than financial capability affirm the inherent value of medical marijuana. A handful of seriously ill patients has grown into a collective membership of more than 250 seriously intentioned citizens. Corral says, “We are not a ‘buyer’s club’, we do not sell nor buy marijuana, rather approved clients with a physician’s recommendation receive services at no cost. We have assigned a new value to marijuana, the relief that it provides from suffering. Patient/members withdraw provisions from a common holding. Each member receives according to need and returns to WAMM according to ability. There are no financial or other demands required for participation we only recover our costs.” WAMM won a major award in August from The Society for the Study of Social Problems, a national organization of sociologists. The SSSP’s “Social

Action” award and a check for $1,000 are given each year to a not-for-profit organization which embodies and enacts the social justice goals of the SSSP. For a decade and a half WAMM has collectively grown and given away some $29 million dollars in cannabis and is the subject of a book by Wendy Chapkis and Richard Webb, Dying to Get High: Marijuana as Medicine. Another dramatic chapter in the history of WAMM occurred in August of this year, when collective members had to fight off a forest fire to save their medicine garden.

For a decade and a half WAMM has collectively grown and given away some $29 million dollars in cannabis and is the subject of a book by Wendy Chapkis and Richard Webb, Dying to Get High: Marijuana as Medicine.

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AMA Calls for Review of Medical Marijuana’s Legal Status Published: 11/10/2009 by FROM MARIJUANA POLICY PROJECT HOUSTON, TEXAS — In a move considered historic by supporters of medical marijuana, the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates today adopted a new policy position calling for the review of marijuana’s status as a Schedule I drug in the federal Controlled Substances Act. The old language in Policy H-95.952 had previously recommended that “marijuana be retained in Schedule I,” which groups marijuana with drugs such as heroin, LSD and PCP that are deemed to have no accepted medical uses and to be unsafe for use even under medical supervision. The revised policy, adopted today, states, “Our AMA urges that marijuana’s status as a federal Schedule I controlled substance be reviewed with the goal of facilitating the conduct of clinical research and development of cannabinoid-based medicines, and alternate delivery methods.”It goes on to explain that this position should not be construed as an endorsement of state medical marijuana programs. “This shift, coming from what has historically been America’s most cautious and conservative major medical organization, is historic,” said Aaron Houston, director of government relations for the Marijuana Policy Project, who attended the AMA meeting. “Marijuana’s Schedule I status is not just scientifically untenable, given the wealth of recent data showing it to be both safe and effective for chronic pain and other conditions, but it’s been a major obstacle to needed research.” Drugs listed in Schedule II, for which medical use is permitted with strict controls, include cocaine, morphine and methamphetamine. A pill containing THC, the component responsible for marijuana’s “high,” is classed in Schedule III, whose looser requirements allow phoned-in prescriptions. Source: HempNewsTV

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Sound Off

November Installment

Medical Marijuana in Southern California; What in the hell is the law anyway? by Robert Selan During the last 2 weeks of October the proverbial roller coaster of the medical marijuana law jumped the tracks. In Los Angeles where a slew of unregulated dispensaries have opened over the past couple of years all of the good news trickling down from Washington DC was suddenly kaboshed by now infamous City Attorney Carmen Trutanich’s proposed medical marijuana ordinance. First, collectives, patients, and activists cheered Obama’s policy memo that the feds would no longer prosecute marijuana cases under federal law as long as state laws were being followed. Then, only hours later a superior court judge issued a temporary injunction against Los Angeles from enforcing its dispensary moratorium against the Green Oasis Dispensary in West Los Angeles. Unfortunately the cheers soon turned to moans as the LA City Attorney was quick at work drafting a very strict version of a citywide ordinance to regulate dispensaries through zoning and safety laws. So back to my byline; “What in the hell is the law anyway?” Good question! What is really going on is that although the federal and state governments seem to be trying to get on the same medical marijuana page, Los Angeles is not. While other cities in the state were enacting laws that not only deal with local zoning for dispensaries but also greatly needed tax revenue, Los Angeles put the entire matter on the back burner. Now after a reportedly 1000 plus dispensaries have opened here, the City finds itself with the need for urgent legislation that may effectively regulate local medical marijuana dispensaries out of existence. So what’s up Los Angeles? Although, newly elected Trutanich claimed to be sympathetic during his successful campaign to medical marijuana patient’s rights to possess and 56 KUSH L.A.

smoke their marijuana, he insists that the only way anyone can legally obtain medical marijuana in Los Angeles is to grow it themselves. Is that really a practical approach to enforcing the will of the voters? How many bedridden or seriously ill medical marijuana patients will be able to grow their own medicine? This is what happened. In September of 2007 the City Council passed an Interim Control Ordinance (“ICO”) that included a moratorium precluding any more new dispensaries from opening. As of the effective date of the ICO there were reportedly 186 dispensaries already opened in LA. These 186 dispensaries have fondly become known by legislators and defense attorneys around town as the pre-ICO’s. The pre-ICO’s were required to register with the City Clerk before a

...the LA City Attorney was quick at work drafting a very strict version of a citywide ordinance to regulate dispensaries through zoning and safety laws. deadline of 5 p.m. on November 13, 2007, by submitting copies of the dispensary’s City business tax registration certificate, State seller’s permit, business insurance, property lease, dispensary membership form and, if needed, County health permit. The ICO was intended to control the proliferation of dispensaries while the City developed permanent regulations for medical marijuana uses. The ICO adopted by the council included a hardship exemption clause which allowed exceptions from the ICO “in cases of hardship duly established to the satisfaction of the City Council.”

Numerous dispensaries in hope of getting relief from the moratorium filed for a hardship. Unfortunately, the City Council did not forge ahead with its intended permanent regulations and for almost 2 years following the adoption of the ICO, did not even conduct hearings on hardships. Finally late this past summer, batches of hardship cases were heard, but with little debate, discussion or even public comments, none were approved. Now, even though the enforceability of the ICO has been successfully challenged by at least one dispensary, the proposed new ordinance may end up putting all dispensaries in jeopardy, including pre ICO’s, and hardship cases that do not comply with it. Is this really the solution? Should all dispensaries be forced to close even though many of them (not all) opened their doors as either a pre ICO, or under a hardship exemption contained in the ICO. The hotly debated and sure to be challenged proposed ordinance, (now in it’s fifth draft) would impose such strict zoning, land use regulations, and registration paperwork that current dispensaries as we know them would cease to exist. The ordinance as proposed would only allow Collectives, or Coops that grow their own marijuana for their members. Under the latest draft of the ordinance (as of the writing of this article), there is no provision for a hardship exemption. As I have opined in previous articles and my law blog on Daily Buds, (www. dailybuds.com) adopting clear cut workable regulations for the safe and sane distribution of medical marijuana is the right thing to do. But regulating every dispensary off the map, and then staring from scratch because the city failed to deal with this issue timely is quite frankly just not right. Continued on page 70


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Adrianne's

SOAPBOX

by Adrianne Curry

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s many of you already know, two parents, Richard and Mayumi Heene, forced their small boy, Falcon Heene, to lie to paramedics, police officers and the FBI. What on earth could be so important that a parent would ask their 6-year- old son to do such a terrible thing? Well, it seems these parents are fame whores, so desperate for fame they have never earned or deserved. They were willing to risk the mental health of their child in order to get attention. For those of you who live in a cave, let me further explain. Apparently this family had been on Wife Swap a few times. And no, they were not one of the “loved” families. This was the kind of family that made the newly swapped wife, and audience, cringe. Richard Heene believes he was abducted by aliens, chases storms for some shitty youtube show he makes, and is an all -around chauvinist pig. He claims that he likes Japanese women (like his wife) because they are subservient. When Richard goes storm chasing, he brings some of his small children along so they may be scared shitless and put into harms way! Obviously, I am not painting the picture of perfection. However, all of this pales in comparison to the scheme that these douche bags put together in the desperate attempt at more fame. So Richard brewed up this GREAT idea. He would make a “UFO”helium balloon so he could launch it out his backyard. Sure, it sounds interesting, but the diabolical Richard knew it wasn’t enough to get the attention he so rightly didn’t deserve. A better idea hit him. Why doesn’t he claim his son was in the balloon when he releases it? That way, they can call the police and the news and get all their fame whoring dreams made real with the attention they garner from it. All they would need to do is shove their 6 –year- old boy into the attic for over 7 hours (isn’t that imprisonment?) while they led their state in a very pricey rescue effort that was being put together in vain. Then, after they “realized” their son was in the attic and NOT the balloon, the family took their poor child on to talk shows to discuss his plight. Young Falcon vomited twice on television after admitting that they did this “for the show”. What show? The show his parents were hoping they would get after pulling this hoax. Finally, the boy’s piece of shit mother, Mayumi Heene, admitted that it was a scam. Thousands of dollars and many man-hours

were put into this. Many REAL emergencies were not being catered to because of this family and their lies. It is MY opinion that the children of this family should be taken away from them. They are clearly insane. Locking their son up in an attic, having him lie to authorities till he was so scared he physically got ill on national television and they did all this for fame they are not worthy of. In my book, just bringing your children to chase tornadoes is enough to warrant alarm. I believe both Mayumi and Richard Heene should serve jail time (at least 1 year in prison,) for lying to authorities and wasting American tax dollars. I also believe that they should be fined the grand total of what it cost to put on the rescue effort, along with 2 years of community service. They should be forced into intense therapy, and should not be given back their children until they can prove they are good parents. These are the kinds of douche bags that have kids and raise them to be just as big, if not bigger douche bags than themselves. This gets me so heated; I’m going to have to medicate just to calm down! The above are the views of Adrianne Curry only and are not necessarily the views of the publisher.

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Discover L.A. Live by Courtney Krueger

Watch the Game in Style! The Top Sports Bars in the LA Area

It’s Sunday morning and just minutes until your favorite team takes the field! You’ve waited all week for this highly anticipated event, and with each minute that passes, your excitement to view this game grows. You’ve got your jersey on, you’re sporting the hat, and your spirits are high (This might be the year they win it all!). All you need now is a place to surround yourself with likeminded fans who share your desire for the sport; a place you can feel at home, indulge in beer, and cheer uncontrollably for “the team” while feasting on tasty grub. Below are some great sports bars in the L.A. area that will enable you to watch the next game in style!

Sharkeez Sharkeez is a South Bay hotspot that lies just yards from the sparkling ocean in both Manhattan and Hermosa Beach. This sports bar simultaneously airs multiple games on a plethora of flat screens, catering to a diverse group of fierce fans. Sharkeez provides a sea of liveliness and hosts a constant party before, during, and after the game. Each day of the week brings a new drink and food special, and the only problem you’ll face while situated in this bar is finding an open table. Your weekend viewing pleasure is enhanced with early morning breakfast specials that come equipped with an hour of unlimited mimosas with purchase of meal. And since these intense sporting matches may draw blood, there is a Bloody Mary bar that allows you to concoct a personalized morning cocktail. Be sure to keep updated with Sharkeez calendar of events so you don’t miss specialized sporting events, whether it be a Lakers tip-off party or a Monday Night Football celebration. Hermosa Location: 52 Pier Ave. Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 Get Directions: (310) 318-0004 Manhattan Location: 3801 Highland Ave. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 Get Directions: (310) 545-6563

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Tin Horn Flats Calling all Chicago fans! If you haven’t checked out Burbank’s oldest watering hole (and one of their craziest sports bars), it’s time you do so, pronto. Tin Horn Flats has been in existence since 1939, and it continues to display old-school, rustic charm with saloon doors and hanging steer heads. When this sports bar televises a Bears game, the scene is anything but mild, and the energy is contagious. If the Bears score a touchdown, the waiters serve 50- cent beers on trays until they vanish. Even if you’re not a devoted Chicago fan, it is worth stopping by this saloon-inspired joint to witness the scene and savor a delectable burger. However, do not enter the bear cave wearing an opposing team’s jersey (seriously, don’t). If you do take on this risk, be prepared to endure the consequences! Location:

2623 W Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91505 (818) 567-2470

El Guapo El Guapo is hot! Situated on Melrose Ave. (just west of the La Brea intersection), this Hollywood hotspot is where the good-looking people go to watch sports. If you’re a diehard fan (or an actor who can pretend to be one) and are looking to simultaneously flirt and cheer, then you know where you’re watching your next game! This handsome bar airs all the important games, and if you watch football here on a Sunday or Monday night, you can feast on half-off pub fare. You can even view the game on the open-air patio, or engage in a riveting game of beer pong. Location:

7250 Melrose Ave. (3 blocks west of La Brea) Los Angeles, CA (323) 297-0471


Cabo Cantina

The Short Stop The Shot Stop is a downtown classic that Dodger fans flock to before games to kickoff the competition with $2 beers. They return to this bar postgame to celebrate a Dodger victory with other enthusiasts, and revel in LA pride. While you probably won’t spot Rafael Furcal in this joint (but you never know), you will find a lively dance floor, pool tables, a pin-ball machine, and a photo booth. The Short Stop is not short on fun or entertainment! Location:

Cabo Cantina’s tropical décor and lively atmosphere will enable you to relive Spring Break, while viewing all the top sporting events on a multitude of HD satellite flat screens. It’s easy to fit a trip to Cabo into your sports-watching itinerary, as they are strategically located in West LA (right next to Q’s in fact), Santa Monica, Venice, and on the bustling Sunset Blvd. While eagerly waiting to see if you’re team is going to win, you can feast on tasty south-of-the-border cuisine, and indulge in some fruity margaritas and other creative alcoholic concoctions. Be sure to take advantage of Cabo’s daily food and drink specials, and join in on their organized sporting celebrations, which include UFC events.

1455 W Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026 (213) 482-4942

Q’s Q’s is a large West L.A. sports bar that provides several plasmas to witness all the greatest sporting moments. Since this is a UCLA hangout that entertains a young and energetic crowd, it an ideal place to watch the next “big game” and get your excitement levels revved up. It is also a billiards club that boasts a multitude of pool tables, a quality menu, and a noteworthy daily happy hour. You can enthusiastically root on your team of choice, then enjoy a game of pool and create a diversion of your own. Location:

11835 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 477-7550

West LA Location:

11829 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 312-5840

Santa Monica Location: 1240 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 393-5755 Venice Location:

30 Washington Blvd. Venice Beach, CA 90292 (310) 306-2500

All you need now is a place Sunset Location: 8301 W Sunset Blvd. to surround yourself with like Los Angeles, CA 90069 (323) 822-7820 minded fans who share your Stick & Stein desire for the sport; a place you Stick & Stein is a friendly, family sports grill that can feel at home, indulge in beer, supplies entertainment to the locals, travelers, and Segundo work force. It is conveniently situated on and cheer uncontrollably for “the El Sepulveda Blvd., less than a mile from LAX. Therefore, you have a 3pm flight, and your game starts at team” while feasting on tasty grub. if10am, you can watch the intense finale in a dynamic environment, surrounded by other fans instead of

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Gallup Poll Shows Americans Strongly Support Marijuana Legalization From the Kush L.A. Newsdesk Gallup’s October Crime poll finds 44% of Americans in favor of making marijuana legal and 54% opposed. U.S. public support for legalizing marijuana was fixed in the 25% range from the late 1970s to the mid-1990s, but acceptance jumped to 31% in 2000 and has continued to grow throughout this decade. The highest level of support for decriminalizing the use of marijuana today is seen with self-described liberals, among whom 78% are in favor. In contrast, 72% of conservatives are opposed. Moderates are about evenly divided on whether the use of marijuana should be legal, although they tilt against it (51% vs. 46%). Gallup also finds a generational rift on the issue, as 50% of those under 50 and 45% of those 50 to 64 say it should be legal, compared with 28% of seniors. Public mores on legalization of marijuana have been changing this decade, and are now at their most tolerant in at least 40 years. If public support were to continue growing at a rate of 1% to 2% per year, as it has since 2000, the majority of Americans could favor legalization of the drug in as little as four years. Americans are no more — and no less — in favor of legalizing marijuana when the issue is framed as a revenueenhancement tool for state governments. Regardless of how the question is asked, 53% of Americans living in the West — encompassing California, where the issue could be on the ballot in 2010 — support legalization. Source: Gallup

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Welcome to Kush Kitchen Funny Stuffing Thanks to the stuffing-mix seasoning, all hint of pot flavor is subsumed in packaged stuffing’s signature herbal saltiness, leaving only yummy stuffing you’d be happy to eat even if it didn’t contain cannabis. The buzz is soft, sweet, and manageable—perfect for a leisurely family gathering.

Ingredients

For six half-cup servings, you will need...

• 1 box of stuffing mix • 1 cup of water • 1/2 cup canna butter • 1 Tbls butter • 1/2 onion • 3 stalks of celery with leaves

Method by Canna B. Chef It’s Thanksgiving! Here’s to football, gluttony and Uncle John and Aunt Patty showing up plastered on cheap, boxed wine. If your relatives make Thanksgiving a social challenge, try these altered recipes for a medicinal meal. You’ll be thankful for hours! While Martha Stewart would frown upon the boxed stuffing and the canned pumpkin, she would probably have an excellent time at your party and may stick around long enough to make holiday wreaths, clean your house, build a compost pile and turn your old wagon into a delightful planter. These are all good things.

Happy Turkey Day.

Dice onion and celery and sauté in a medium saucepan until slightly transparent. Add the water and canna butter and bring to a boil. Stir in the contents of the stuffing-mix pouch, cover the saucepan, and remove from heat. Let stand five minutes, then fluff with a fork and serve.

Pumpkin Pot Space Cake This simple dessert has the texture of coffee cake and a flavor similar to both pumpkin and pecan pie.

Ingredients

For six half-cup servings, you will need...

• 1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin purée • 1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk • 3 eggs • 1/2 cup sugar • 4 tsp. pumpkin-pie spice • 1 package spice-cake mix • 1/2 cup canna butter, melted • 1 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Method Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Mix pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar, and pumpkin-pie spice. Pour into pan. Sprinkle cake mix on top of pumpkin mixture and gently stir most of it in. Drizzle melted butter on top of cake mix. Top with pecans. Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted into center comes out dry.

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Hit the California Slopes! By Jane Quentin Sharpen your skis, adjust your bindings, dust off the helmet and get ready to shred! You don’t have to travel far to find some of the best snow days in the country. For winter sports enthusiasts in So Cal, the best hills are often the ones you can get to without having to take time off work. Weekend getaways are not only possible, but can be the solution to the mid-winter blahs. Even if you’re in shorts and flipflops today, the clock is ticking quickly and before you know it, it will be time to dig out the long underwear and wool socks! Nearest the cities of greater L.A. is the Angeles National Forest, home to Mount Baldy and Mountain High resorts. Both provide enjoyable experiences with reliable snow, and their proximity to the cities below makes them great choices for day trips for locals and tourists alike. Both resorts are blessed with beautiful scenery and great sunshine. Mount Baldy is primarily a locals area, and Mountain High, with three neighboring resorts near Wrightwood, has invested heavily in speedy lifts, reliable snowmaking equipment, and top-notch grooming. Just a short drive from Interstate 15, Mountain High is a great choice for on-slope thrills. Farther east and more isolated are the San Bernadino Mountains, home to Snow Valley and the resorts of Big Bear Lake. With added distance from Southern California’s population centers comes smaller crowds, but the snow and terrain quality remains high. Snow Valley is a familyoriented resort near Lake Arrowhead, providing quality snow and varied terrain. The larger resorts at Big Bear Lake, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, provide a true destination-resort atmosphere within an easy driving distance of the big cities of Southern California, as well as Phoenix and Las Vegas. With an interchangeable lift ticket and free shuttle between the resorts, these two resorts provide great flexibility, fantastic views, and an unparalleled atmosphere of sunny relaxation.

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For winter sports enthusiasts in So Cal, the best hills are often the ones you can get to without having to take time off work. Weekend getaways are not only possible, but can be the solution to the mid-winter blahs.

The Mount San Jacinto State Park is a great choice for skiers looking for a relaxing vacation away from the hustle and bustle of overcrowded ski resorts. Located near Palm Springs, the State Park offers cross- country skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding. They also have an Aerial Tramway, with a Ski Center located at the top. Travelers can stay in Palm Springs and enjoy the hundreds of activities there, before taking a run at Mount San Jacinto State Park. If you’re a serious snowhound, then Mammoth is the only way to go, but you may have to take a sick day to accommodate the travel time and insure that you’re getting the most out of the hill. The mountain is indeed “mammoth” with over 3,500 acres of skiable terrain. It packs in 28 lifts, four ski lodges, a vertical rise of 3,100 feet and an average snowfall of over 33 feet per year. Winds will often close the top of the mountain with the more advanced steeps. You can find the most challenging and steepest terrain under lift 22, which is sheltered from the wind and thus not subject to the same closings. The Mammoth crowd travels from Los Angeles and San Diego where it continues its beach party style and attitude. Check out the Tusk’s or Austri Hof for après ski.

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What’s the Law Anyway? continued from page 56 Isn’t it time that the Los Angeles City Council members get on the same page as Obama, and Jerry Brown. After all it has been 13 years since Prop.215 was passed. Marijuana is not going away, and the proposed ordinance will do nothing more then to take away medical marijuana users legal rights and drive the situation back underground and back into the black market. Public opinion in California (and many other states) about medical marijuana and marijuana in general has changed. A recent poll found that more than three-quarters of the voters in Los Angeles County want to see medical marijuana dispensaries regulated, rather than prosecuted and forced to close. According to the poll released by the Marijuana Policy Project based in Washington, D.C. 74% support the state’s medical marijuana law, while 54% want to see marijuana legalized, regulated and taxed. But an ordinance is now on the City Councils radar, and is likely in some shape and form to pass before year end. So what will happen? Read literally, the ordinance as proposed would require all dispensaries to close immediately. Dispensaries that qualify as a Pre-ICO would be allowed to immediately apply for a Pre-Inspection which would get the ball rolling. Everyone else, whether new or existing dispensaries would not even be able to even start the rigorous approval process for 6 months following the date the ordinance becomes final. The following are some of the highlights to the proposed ordinance: The first hurdle will be the Collective requirement, which is actually being a Collective. Under the ordinance only Collectives will be allowed. There would no longer be such a thing as a dispensary or“for profit”over the counter sales. While there are already legal ways to properly set up a Collective in

California, new legal forms and structures will be needed to work with the many different scenarios and situations that will arise. The land use and zoning regulations will be similar in many aspects to those that already exist for Strip Clubs and Adult Book Stores. You can be certain that no collectives will be allowed near schools or places where there are kids nearby. Other proposed rules relate to a collectives proximity to hospitals, drug rehab centers as well as other collectives. Another given is that all tenant improvements and build outs will need to be in full compliance with applicable building codes and permits. As part of the application process, building/ space plans will have to be submitted to the Department of Building and Safety, and there will be pre-inspections, building permits and inspections required. Beefed up security to prevent theft of the marijuana stored or grown on the premises including closed circuit video monitoring, and bars on windows and roof hatches will be required. In addition there will also be rules and regulations regarding growing on site, quantities of medical marijuana allowed to be stored, hours of operation, record keeping, management of the collective and many other compliance issues. Sound confusing? Well it is. But we are here to help. That is why we have put together The Medical Marijuana Compliance Team. The MMJ Compliance Team is a group of experienced attorneys, architects, zoning expediters, and construction experts assembled to help sort through the tedious ordinance compliance process that is coming. Our mission is to analyze the ordinance’s impact on a collective’s existing location, or a new location under consideration, advise you, and then handle the entire ordinance compliance process from start to finish.

Legal States continued from page 45 possess “written certification” from their physician stating, “In the practitioner’s professional opinion, the potential benefits of the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the health risks for the qualifying patient.” Patients diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under this act: cachexia; cancer; glaucoma; Hepatitis C; severe, debilitating, chronic pain; severe nausea; seizures, including but not limited to, those characteristic of epilepsy; or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to, those characteristic of multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s Disease; or agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease. Other conditions are subject to approval by the Rhode Island Department of Health. Patients (and/or their primary caregivers) may legally possess 2.5 ounces of cannabis and/or 12 plants, and their cannabis must be stored in an indoor facility. The law establishes a mandatory, confidential state-run patient registry that issues identification cards to qualifying patients. Patients who do not register with the Department of Health, but have received certification from their physician to use medicinal cannabis, may raise an affirmative defense at trial.

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Vermont Senate Bill 76 became law without Gov. James Douglas’ signature on May 26, 2004. The law takes effect on July 1, 2004. The law removes state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients diagnosed with a “debilitating medical condition.” Patients diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under this act: HIV or AIDS, cancer, and Multiple Sclerosis. Patients (or their primary caregiver) may legally possess no more than two ounces of usable marijuana, and may cultivate no more than three marijuana plants, of which no more than one may be mature. The law establishes a mandatory, confidential state-run registry that issues identification cards to qualifying patients.


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Roller Derby is Just Plain Badass! by Cameron Ward

Did you know that you can go see hot chicks on skates beat the living crap out of each other FOR REAL?

When I went to go see Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut, Whip It!, what I was really (hopefully) doing was going to see a bunch of hot chicks on skates beat the living crap out of each other. That little Juno chick is pretty cool, too. And of course Drew is one of my favorite Hollywood residents. I mean, how can you not love someone whose party days were over at 14, marries for sport and smokes joints on the beach and doesn’t give a shit? Drew pretty much rules. But then this thing happened. The movie was good. Like, really good. The plot lines weren’t lame at all, the acting was hysterical, and when I thought it could go to unfunny, it never did. But here’s what’s really amazing--roller derby! Did you know that you can go see hot chicks on skates beat the living crap out of each other FOR REAL? I mean I knew it must exist, had no idea that L.A. has a derby scene. The L.A. Derby Dolls are Southern California’s premiere all-female, banked track roller derby league. On their website, you can find teams and sponsors and even community involvement! I’m practically dumbfounded. Or maybe just dumb. But my 20/20 hindsight kicked in and now I am a believer. Before I began researching the sport, I knew as much about roller derby as I know about astrophysics or cricket— zero. So here’s a quick history lesson, courtesy of the Dolls. Roller derby was created in 1935 by Leo Seltzer, a Chicago promoter looking to drum up business for the Chicago Coliseum. Roller derby is one of only two sports to be created from scratch by an American (the other is basketball.) At its zenith in the early 1970s, roller derby was played to sold-out crowds at stadiums across the U.S. including the Oakland Coliseum, White Sox Park and Madison Square Garden. The L.A. Derby Dolls were founded in October 2003 by Rebecca Ninburg (a.k.a.Demolicious) and Wendy Templeton (a.k.a. Thora Zeen), and are a league of more than 150 skaters and volunteers, divided into five teams who skate on a banked track. A roller derby match is composed of two teams of five players each: four blockers (one of whom wears a striped helmet cover as the “pivot”) and one jammer. Points are scored when a jammer breaks through the pack, races ahead to rejoin the back of the pack, then attempts to jam through once again scoring a point for each opponent passed. The jammer has 60 seconds to score. The game consists of two halves; each half has two 12-minute periods. And yes, roller derby has a strict set of rules, none of which allows for elbows. Continued on page 114

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It’s In a Magazine, So it Must Be True! Did OG Kush Come From Heaven or Tahoe? by Charlotte Cruz

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OG Kush were a basketball team, it would be the Lakers. If it were a January day, it would be 75 degrees. If OG Kush was a city, it would be LA. Hell, I think that OG Kush should be the state flower. What is it anyway? Oh, a poppy? Yeah, I can see that. So maybe OG Kush doesn’t become the state flower, but it should from here on out be knighted the state strain. New York can have their Diesel and Hawaii can have its Wowie, but nothing is as good as Cali’s finest. Can I get an AMEN? People talk. And on the Interwebs, they write and preach and blog and tweet and then they send it all to their cell phones. I have been reading the chatter, hearing the tales and wondering when, for the love of ganja, is someone going to tell the real story of how OG Kush came to be. Perhaps the answer is now. Right here. Before your red and blurry eyes is a bedtime story about a strain (Who’s strain? Our strain!) that may be the holy marijuana grail of history. All of your questions will be tamed, your curiosity curbed and your dreams sweetened with knowledge. Or it could be total bullshit. I have dug and clawed my way through the stories and legends, and since there is no mountaintop to climb for answers, I can only tell the tale as I heard it best. Behold, the real (or it’s completely fabricated ) tale of the Chemdog (The cool kids eventually called it Chem DAWG) family and their illustrious offspring. Once upon a time, at a Grateful Dead show at Deer Creek Amphitheatre, ‘Joebrand’ (aka ‘Wonkanobe’) and ‘Pbud’ met ‘Chemdog’ and sold him an ounce of very high quality pot for $500. Joe and Chemdog exchanged numbers and they later arranged for two ounces to be shipped to Chemdog on the east coast. According to Chemdog, one ounce was seedless and the other had 13 seeds. In ’91, Chemdog popped the first 4 seeds. From these seeds, one male was found and disposed of (Chemdog was young, you can’t blame him). The 3 females were labeled ‘Chemdawg’ (now ’91 Chemdawg), ‘Chemdawg A’ (now Chemdawg’s sister), and ‘chemdawg B’. In ‘01, Chemdog and his girlfriend attempted to germ 3 more seeds, labeled ‘C’, ‘D’, and ‘E’. The ‘E’ seed never germinated, ‘C’ turned out to be junk (according to Chemdog), but Chemdog ‘D was the keeper. In ‘06, ‘Chemdog’ and ‘Joebrand’ reunited and Joe was given 4 of the last 6 beans: Chemdog phenos 1-4, ‘4’ being the chosen keeper. Joe thought the ‘4’ was the best representation of the original and thus dubbed it the ‘reunion pheno’. Chemdog still has two seeds left in his stash.

Chemdawg Crosses: • ‘OG Kush’ (the original cut) came from an s1 from in a bag of ‘91 Chemdawg in the Lake Tahoe area in 1996. • ‘Sour Diesel’ aka ECSD came from an accidental cross of (‘91 Chemdawg x Mass Super Skunk/NL)x DNL after the DNL hermed and seeded the room. The DNL’s lineage is NL/Shiva x Hawaiian. • Original Diesel’ (also known as Diesel #1, Headband, Daywrecker Diesel, Underdawg) came from a cross of ‘91 Chemdawg x (Mass Super Skunk x Sensi’s Northern Lights) done by a guy known as ‘weasel’. • ‘Chemdog’and friends made several crosses that are held closely by a small group of friends and acquaintances. Among them are: 1. Super Snowdawg (Bubble Chem x [Super skunk x Oregon Sno]) 2. Giesel (Chem D x Mass Super Skunk) 3. Bubble Chem (Chemdawg’s Sister x Sag’s Bubbleberry) 4. Dawg Daze aka ChemHaze (Chem D x ’93 Sensi’s NL#5/Haze) 5. Chemdawg D x Pbud (another old-school Colorado strain) JJ-NYC has been working on a Chemdawg D-based seed line for several years now. He started by crossing Chemdawg D to Sensi’s Afghani after thoroughly testing both Sensi’s Afghani and Sensi’s Hindu Kush to determine which was more stable and would be better for the initial cross. JJ then did a backcross, known as “Double Dawg.” Several phenos of this circulate and several people still have beans. JJ’s latest work to the line is a second backcross known as “Tres Dawg” which is just starting to get tested. Rezdog of Reservoir Seeds recently released several Chemdawg crosses as part of his ‘Trinity’ charity auctions. The crosses included Chemdawg D x Sensi’s Hindu Kush and Snowdawg x Sensi’s Hindu Kush, Chemdawg D x Sour Diesel IBL, Snowdawg x Sour Diesel IBL, ChemHaze x Sour Diesel IBL and Giesel x Sour Diesel IBL. And they all lived happily and legally ever after.

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How To Roast A Turkey Many variables can affect the roasting time of the whole turkey: • •

A partially frozen bird requires longer cooking. The depth and size of the pan can reduce heat circulation to all areas of the bird. • An oven cooking bag can accelerate cooking time. • A stuffed bird takes longer to cook. • The oven may heat food unevenly. • Calibration of the oven’s thermostat may be inaccurate. • The rack position can have an affect on even cooking and heat circulation. • The meat thermometer must be placed properly in the thigh joint. All these factors must be considered when roasting a turkey.Turkey Roasting Instructions: 1. Oven Temperature - Set the oven temperature no lower than 325 degrees F. Pre-heating is not necessary. 2. Be sure the turkey is completely thawed. Times are based on fresh or completely thawed frozen birds at a refrigerator temperature of about 40 degrees F. or below. 3. Placing Turkey in Roasting Pan - Place turkey breast-side up on a flat wire rack in a shallow roasting pan 2 to 2 1/2 inches deep. 4. Basting the Turkey - Brush the turkey with THC butter before roasting it in the oven. This will contribute to browning and adds a mild THC buttery flavor. 5. Turkey Cooking Times - See chart below. 6. Taking The Turkey’s Internal Temperature • Pop-Up Thermometer - If your turkey has a “pop-up” temperature indicator, it is also recommended that you also check the internal temperature of the turkey in the innermost part of the thigh and wine, and the thickest part of the breast with a meat thermometer. • Temperature of Cooked Turkey - The temperature must reach a minimum of 165 degrees F. in the thigh before removing from the oven. The center of the stuffing should reach 165 degrees F. after stand time. 7. Removing the Turkey From the Oven - Once you remove the turkey from the oven, tent it with aluminum foil and allow it to rest for 20 to 30 minutes, so the meat can firm up and hold the juices, making it easier to carve. Letting the Turkey Rest - Resting allows for the redistribution and re-absorption of the juices in the meat. 82 KUSH L.A.

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Approximate Turkey Cooking Times: The new roasting times are based on the recommendations above and on a 325 degree F. oven temperature. These times are approximate and should always be used in conjunction with a properly placed meat thermometer. UNSTUFFED TURKEY 4 to 8 pounds.................... 1-1/2 to 3-1/4 hours 8 to 12 pounds..........................2-3/4 to 3 hours 12 to 14 pounds........................3 to 3-3/4 hours 14 to 18 pounds................ 3-3/4 to 4-1/4 hours 18 to 20 pounds................ 4-1/4 to 4-1/2 hours 20 to 24 pounds........................4-1/2 to 5 hours STUFFED TURKEY 8 to 12 pounds..........................3 to 3-1/2 hours 12 to 14 pounds........................3-1/2 to 4 hours 14 to 18 pounds........................4 to 4-1/4 hours 18 to 20 pounds................ 4-1/4 to 4-3/4 hours 20 to 24 pounds................ 4-3/4 to 5-1/4 hours


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Flavored THC Butter Recipes:

The below recipe is a guideline for making your turkey stuffing. Depending on your family’s taste, add or delete ingredients (onions, celery, mushrooms, and or nuts) to make to your liking. Be creative! ‘

In a medium-size bowl, whip 1/2 cup unsalted THC butter (room temperature) until fluffy. Combine the softened THC butter and other ingredients (listed below) together until they are completely blended.

1/4 cup THC butter or THC oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 cups chopped celery 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced 1 loaf day-old bread, toasted and cut into 3/4-inch cubes (about 10-12 cups) 1 egg, beaten Stock from the turkey giblets and/or chicken broth (approximately 1 to 2 cups) 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Dried crushed sage to taste Dried crushed thyme to taste To make turkey giblet stock, place the turkey giblets (giblets and neck), water, and salt in a small saucepan over low heat; bring to a simmer and simmer for about 1 hour, uncovered. Remove from heat and strain the stock into a container for use with the stuffing. Alternatively, you can use chicken stock or just plain water with this recipe. In a large pot (large enough to hold all the prepared stuffing) over low heat, melt THC butter or THC oil. Add onion, celery and mushrooms; saute until soft. Mix in bread cubes and egg with enough chicken broth to moisten. Add nuts, salt, pepper, sage, and thyme; stir until well blended. Proceed to stuff turkey in your usual way. Immediately place the stuffed, raw turkey in an oven set no lower than 325 degrees F. If you choose not to stuff your turkey, place stuffing in a oven safe pan and roast at 325 degrees for 35 minutes or until golden brown on top. Stuffs a 20-pound turkey.

Tips for preparing Compound Butters: The THC butter must first be brought to room temperature and softened by beating it. The flavoring ingredients must be very finely chopped or pureed. If any extra liquid develops, it should be drained off thoroughly before mixing in the butter. For the flavor to better penetrate the THC butter, allow it to stand at cool room temperature for a few hours before refrigerating. Compound butters may be stored in freezer, tightly wrapped. Use a sharp knife dipped in hot water for cutting the frozen butter. Amounts below are guidelines - adjust to your taste. Let your imagination be your guide!

Chile Pepper Butter

1 chile pepper, deveined and seeded, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt

Chive Butter

1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped Pinch fine sea salt

Chocolate Hazelnut Butter

Powdered cocoa to taste Sugar to taste 1 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped hazelnuts

Creamy Brown Sugar Butter 2 tablespoons heavy cream 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Honey Butter 1/2 cup honey

Honey Fruit Butter

1/4 cup honey 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed orange juice 1 small banana

Marmalade Butter

1/2 cup marmalade (lemon, orange, or grapefruit)

Kalamata Olive Butter

1 small clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup pitted chopped kalamata olives

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No Bake Pumpkin Pie with Gingersnap Cookie Crus Graham Cracker Pie Crust, or Gingersnap Cookie Crust (see recipe below) 3 large eggs, separated 3/4 cup firmly-packed light brown sugar 1 (15-ounce) can solid-packed pumpkin 1/2 cup milk* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 envelope unflavored gelatin** 1/4 cup cold water 1/4 cup granulated sugar Sweetened whipped cream (optional) * If desired, substituted some of the milk with either whisky, brandy, or rum (your choice). * 1 (1/4-ounce packet) of granulated unsweetened gelatin = total of about 2 3/4 teaspoons gelatin Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Position baking rack in the center of your oven. Prepare pie pastry of your choice. In top of a double boiler, combine egg yolks, brown sugar, pumpkin, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; whisk to thoroughly blended. Place the pan over the boiling water. NOTE: The bottom of the pan should not touch the boiling water below. Cook, approximately 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently until thick (like a pudding). Remove from heat. In a small bowl, combine unflavored gelatin and cold water, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Add

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gelatin mixture to the hot pumpkin mixture, stirring to combine. Cover bowl with wax paper to prevent mixture from forming a “skin.” Let cool to room temperature, and then place in the refrigerator until partially set, approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add the granulated sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Using a spatula, gently fold the beaten egg whites into the partially set pumpkin mixture. Do not over mix; retain some streaks in the mixture. Gently pour the pumpkin mixture into the pie crust of your choice. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or until filling is set. This pie may be prepared up to 2 days in advance. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Serve with sweetened whipped cream. Makes 8 servings. Gingersnap Cookie Crust: 1 1/2 cups (about 40 cookies) gingersnap cookie crumbs, finely ground 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup unsalted THC butter, melted and cooled In a food processor, grind gingersnap cookies and sugar until fine, but still crumbly; add THC butter, blending until combined well. Press mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch glass pie plate. Bake crust for approximately 15 minutes or until crisp and golden around the edges. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack before filling.

Every month Chef Herb waited anxiously for the latest gourmet magazine. He was four. While all his friends were playing sports, Herb was convincing his mother and grandmother to help him read and create gourmet recipes. One of his first gourmet meals was to impress his grammar school sweetheart. It worked….and once he realized he could cook his way into her heart, he soon realized his passion was to bring gourmet food into everyone’s heart. Before he graduated High School, he enrolled in one of the mid-west’s top ranked culinary schools in Chicago. Thus began his career in the art of gourmet cooking, where he has worked in various cities throughout the country and has done extensive catering and work on private yachts. Because of the sometimes challenging nature of his work, Chef Herb’s nickname became Mota (Spanish for marijuana). And knowing the benefits of medical marijuana Chef Herb decided to incorporate his two passions and his name into gourmet medicinal food. Cookwithherb.com was born. As his intro to Kush L.A., there is a 4 set HD-DVD series that will be available on his web site by the end of November. This set is filled with recipes inspired by a passionate and talented chef that will heal both the mind and body. Contact information for Chef Herb: Web site: cookwithherb.com Email address: cookwithherb@gmail.com

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by Holden Gray Grahm Hill of Treehugger blogs that in New Zealand, the tiny political party Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party (ALCP) promotes a platform that it says can ‘reverse’ damaging climate change by planting hundreds of thousands of hectares of cannabis hemp, ALCP says, at a density of around 300 plants per square meter, to replace NZ’s energy and fuel needs. Yes, it sounds far-fetched, especially since in the US farmers have labored long and hard to get lawmakers to stop confusing non-cannabis industrial hemp grown for its myriad uses in industrial fibers and foods with its cannabis cousin.” Jack Herer, who has been Hemp Champion of the ages writes, “If all fossil fuels and their derivatives, as well as trees for paper and construction, were banned in order to save the planet, reverse the Greenhouse Effect and stop deforestation, then there is only one known annually renewable natural resource that is capable of providing the overall majority of the world’s paper and textiles; meet all of the world’s transportation, industrial and home energy needs, while simultaneously reducing pollution, rebuilding the soil and cleaning the atmosphere all at the same time. That substance is the same one that has done it before: Cannabis Hemp.” According to Hemp Global Solutions, hemp could be a good short term climate tool, because the crop is rapid-growing for carbon dioxide uptake, less vulnerable to climate variations than agro-forestry, and might be a good cash crop for farmers. HGS calculates each ton of hemp grown represents 1.63 tons of CO2 absorption. Whether in the U.S. the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009 can come to a vote during this session is uncertain. But Jack Herer isn’t the only person to espouse hemp. Dr. Bronner’s president David Bronner is among a small group of hemp farmers hoping to get more coverage for the bill. Eight states (including Oregon as the most recent) have allowed industrial (non cannabis) hemp research or production, but thus far implementation has been hampered by the Drug Enforcement Agency. 86 KUSH L.A.

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by Maggie St.Thomas An array of rolling papers can be purchased at head shops, tobacco stores, mini markets, and on the internet. Rolling papers are small sheets, rolls, or leaves of paper that a consumer can buy for rolling their joints. In its basic form a rolling paper is a strip that can be customized to any form, shape, or size, and sold in lengths of 70mm110mm and a range of widths.

The Rolling Paper guideline is as follows… Free burning (thick), Medium weight, Light weight (fine), and Extra thin (extra fine). Thick papers are often referred to as free burning, and are easiest to learn to roll with. They also come in handy when rolling marijuana that is moist to the touch. Papers that are thin allow air to pass through when you inhale, which causes the paper to burn slower. A thin rolling paper will usually go out within a few seconds if not inhaled, or if placed in an ashtray. The preparation of marijuana prior to rolling is always important. Invest in a grinder and your joints will burn evenly. A grinder will also do away with those annoying stems that can poke holes in your rolling paper. If this does happen to occur, you can take a piece of another paper and use as a bandage. The gumming on paper (which allows paper to stick once moistened) can be all natural gum or a cheaper imitation. Some rolling paper is un-gummed, in which case you would use more saliva to moisture than you would with a gummed paper. A drop of honey can be applied to un-gummed rolling papers, by using only a fine drop to stick. Always use natural or gummed types, and go with thin, natural slow burning paper selections whenever you can. One of the easiest ways to test rolling paper is by performing what is called ‘The Match Test,’ and is as simple as striking a match to the paper, and seeing how much ash is left over. “If a paper fails to pass the match test, we don’t carry it,” says Ken of RollingPaperWarehouse.com. Klear is a brand that comes in Plain (non-flavor), Blueberry, Grape, and Peach. The consumer gets 20 booklets with 48 leaves in each booklet for $28.85, as well as Elements, which is an ultra thin rice paper (40-50 leaves per packet). This is considered the highest quality paper using a sugar based glue and burns with almost zero ash, and you get 94 KUSH L.A.

more leaves than most brands. Longer, rice-based rolling papers are also often used to make spliffs or used by connoisseurs for cigarettes of the highest quality. All the Zen, Elements, Rollies, Chills, RAW, Brown Sugar and flavored and printed papers use natural gums which are perfect for vegan and environmentally friendly minded customers. They are great to roll with and continually offer a smooth smoke from start to finish. RAW papers are so thin its translucent brown with a sugar based glue gum. Made of rice, flax these papers are natural, unbleached, and chemical free. RAW is said to be the healthiest, is extremely easy to roll with. Zen is available in a mass of sizes with normal to thin papers that burn very evenly and leave no aftertaste. Zen is a very popular brand, and extremely wonderful to use. Joker is a friendly paper, a little thicker and only come with 24 leaves


One of the easiest ways to test rolling paper is by performing what is called ‘The Match Test,’ and is as simple as striking a match to the paper, and seeing how much ash is left over. “If a paper fails to pass the match test, we don’t carry it,” says Ken of RollingPaperWarehouse.com

per booklet. Joker has been around forever, and a lot of hippies still roll with Joker. Zig Zag’s are a more expensive standard commercial paper that is not the best of quality, however, Zig Zags are readily available pretty much at any mini store market, and they are very easy to use. Juicy Jays are hand packed, and deliciously designed to enhance the natural flavors of your smoke. Jamaican Rum, Bubble Gum, Very Cherry, and Banana are only a few of the many flavors they have to offer

moisture, or they will come undone. The whole paper can be licked by doing what is called a ‘wet down’ where the joint gets moistened quickly in the mouth. You can do this trick with any papers to establish a slower burn, but it is especially necessary to add a lot of moisture to your clear papers. The clear compacts around your buds and provides a very tight pull, quite different than your standard white paper, and has a tendency to go out more regularly, but these are safe and fun. Other uses for rolling papers include…

Golden Wraps are flavored tobacco leaves which could make for an unpleasant spark if you’re not a tobacco user. You can rub these in your palms and your skin will naturally moisten the wrap if it feels dry to the touch, and come in a great assortment of flavors including Cognac and Strawberry.

• Improvised and inexpensive band-aid to stop bleeding.

Hempire is made up of 100% pure hemp, and uses natural glue, no chemicals, and is slow burning. You get 32 leaves in a packet.

• Wind instrument players like to use rolling papers as a blotter to remove moisture in keypads or joints.

Chills Alien can be found in 100 leaf packets and are 1 ½ wide x 2 ¾ (70mm long) among other sizes. Buglers are popular in U.S. prisons and among low end rollers. Pay-Pay is the oldest brand of rolling papers in the word, originating from Spain in 1703.

• They can be used as an instrument by themselves; by folding it and using it as a flute, just as one can with grass-straws, thin candy wrappers or other thin plastic.

• Clarinet players use it to protect their lip by rolling in half and putting over their two front bottom teeth. • Rolling papers make great improvised lens cleaners, a little trick I learned as a photographer years ago. This is not something you want to do a lot of, but it does clean the lens.

JOB are the first rolling papers to be in booklet form, and are very easy to roll with. Randy’s Wired rolling papers are very thick, which supports the wiring process with a lot of glue to hold the wire in, which allows the user to hold a much smaller roach, and makes for an easy pass. Not exactly the healthiest, but fun to use. Then come the Clear Papers, with brands like Klear, Glass, Prizm, etc., these are especially marvelous because you can see your beautiful buds inside the clear paper, which is really cool, and they offer a nice slow and even burn. Clear papers are non-plastic, biodegradable, and offer a sweet taste on the lips, compliments to the Glycerin factor which by the way is very safe and useful. All clear brands are essentially the same as they are made up of cellulose mainly from trees or cotton. It is essential when rolling with these papers that you provide extra

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We Dig This! What:

Papa Roach

When: November 23, 2009 7pm Where: Club Nokia 800 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 Known for their electrifying live shows, Papa Roach have been touring nonstop behind their new album and fifth studio recording, Metamorphosis, which debuted at #8 on the Billboard Album Chart earlier this year. Fresh from the road alongside fellow powerhouse Nickelback, frontman Jacoby Shaddix says, “Playing shows every night is what we’re built for. Rock bands Papa Roach and JET will usher in Winter 2009 with a co-headlining tour of the U.S. The affordable and eclectic rock show with a festival feel starts off in late October through the end of November and offers four bands for less than forty dollars. Fans will be treated to no less than fourteen hits in one night, which will include radio smashes like Papa Roach’s “Last Resort,” “Forever,”“Scars,”“Lifeline” (which remained at #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart for 9 weeks) and JET’s “Are You Gonna Be My Girl,”“Cold Hard Bitch,”“Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” and their latest, “She’s A Genius.”

Known for their electrifying live shows, Papa Roach have been touring nonstop behind their new album and fifth studio recording, Metamorphosis, which debuted at #8 on the Billboard Album Chart earlier this year. Fresh from the road alongside fellow powerhouse Nickelback, frontman Jacoby Shaddix says, “Playing shows every night is what we’re built for. We make a club feel like an arena and we make an arena feel like a club.” Indeed Hit Parader raves, “Papa Roach’s live energy is like a pack of wild horses – unbridled and uncontainable.” Just returning from traveling twice around the world to set up their new album, Shaka Rock, JET are primed for their first major U.S. tour to promote the record. The new album closes the gap between the raw roots of Get Born and the grace and melody of Shine On which together went on to make JET an international band of style and substance. After four million albums sold worldwide and four Top Ten Modern Rock and Rock hits, the authentic Aussie rockers have returned to form with an album that parallels their smash, Get Born. “We have been going non-stop to bring this album to our fans and we just want to keep going. It’s just so good to be out on the road playing our new music. The band expects to ‘tour our asses off’ for at least the next 18 months,” said JET’s drummer Chris Cester.

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Sports Bars continued from page 61 listening to it on the radio while battling the 405. The Stein not only allows you to watch sports, but to engage in them as well, as they offer a cluster of pool tables and other arcade favorites. Once you work up an appetite, be sure to sample their famous gridiron platter that presents every fried delight imaginable: zucchini, jalapenos, mozzarella sticks, mushrooms, onion rings, and calamari—yum! Location: 707 N Sepulveda Blvd El Segundo, CA 90245 (310) 414-9283

Location: 1519 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90403 (310) 395-4139 The L.A. area houses an abundance of notable sports bars, and I could go on all day. A sporting event is not the same if the exhilaration can’t be shared. So this weekend (or tonight for that matter), get dressed up in your team’s gear, decide on the perfect bar, and get out there to represent and support your favorite sports group, and have a beer or two…or five. May the best team win!

The Parlor The Parlor is a renowned Santa Monica sports bar that goes off during any big sporting event and encourages rowdiness and excitement. The walls are draped with sports paraphernalia, and the unique décor creates a fun and modern atmosphere. The bar’s opportune layout, and 50 LCD and plasma TV’s, will enable you to have an ideal view of the game, no matter where you are situated. You can sip on one of the 20 beers they have on tap, feast on some sliders, and scream and yell as your team continues to score.

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The Holiday Tree Tradition Familiarity Breeds Contentment When it Comes to Christmas Trees

by Nina Crow What binds us to each other? To our families, to our friends? Traditions. Whether cultural or those we develop ourselves, traditions bring us familiarity and a sense of belonging. Certainly the Holiday traditions are among the most lasting. We know when the presents are opened, what we always serve at the Holiday dinner, and which family member leads the decorating of the Christmas tree. For the last fifteen years it has been our family tradition, a day or two after Thanksgiving, to pick out and reserve our Christmas tree. Sometimes the same Christmas tree farm, sometimes a new one, but on our arrival, there was always that first familiar whiff of the pine trees. Nothing generates memory like smell, and that first whiff would already be packed with holiday memories. My children would run between the rows of trees away from Dad, the big bad wolf; or play hide-and-seek

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while “Frosty the Snowman” or “Joy to the World” was piped through the Christmas tree forest. My job was to find a suitable tree, circling each tree looking for bare spots, and pulling the branches aside to see if the trunk was straight. Once the most perfect tree was chosen and the tag was pulled, my husband was summoned to deliver a second opinion. We paid, and then waited by the basket of candy canes for the children to show up. Two weeks later, we would return and play the scene over, this time watching the farm employees cut the tree and tie it to the top of our car. There are fewer now, but there are many fresh Christmas tree farms a short drive away.


Our favorites: GREEN & FRESH CHRISTMAS TREE FARM 3190 E. Del Mar, Pasadena, CA, 91107 Phone: 626-792-6725. Open: Nov 20-21, Friday after Thanksgiving to 28th, Friday and Saturday to 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 11:am to 5 pm, Dec 1 thru Dec 22: Weekdays: 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Saturdays: 10 am to 5 pm, Sundays: 11 am to 5 pm. Christmas tree varieties: U-Choose & Cut your own: Monterey Pine and Leyland Cypress. Tall trees are also available NANCY’S RANCH (Formerly Windmill Christmas Tree Farm) 25039 W. Magic Mountain Pkwy., Santa Clarita, CA. Phone: 661-255-6943. Email: NancysRanch@aol.com. Open: Friday after Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm weekends, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm weekdays Christmas tree varieties: U-Choose & Cut your own: Monterey Pine Pre-cut: Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir Tall trees are also available, wreaths, precut trees, flame retardant spraying available, For a cut tree, try: Santa and Sons Christmas Tree Lot at Los Angeles Valley College Oaks, at the corner of Burbank Blvd and Coldwater Canyon (818) 501-8637. Oregon Christmas tree grower Mark Rohlfs, ships his very best quality Noble Fir, Douglas Fir and Grand Firs, up to 20 feet tall in refrigerated trucks, to his only retail Christmas tree lot. Their Christmas trees are grown higher in the mountains receive a good solid frost before harvest so the tree becomes fully dormant. This improves needle retention and maintains freshness longer.

There are fewer now, but there are many fresh Christmas tree farms a short drive away. servatives, commercial tree preservatives, molasses, sugar, bleach, soft drinks, aspirin, honey, and other concoctions. Clean water is all that is needed to maintain freshness. After Christmas once the tree is dry, remove it from the house. Go to www.realchristmastrees.org and type in your zip code to find a recycling program near you Since the children have new friends, jobs, and busy lives of their own, carrying on the family tradition was getting to be hard to coordinate, so to our everlasting shame, we opted for a faux tree. It is a beautiful replica, but we still buy a small live tree for that fresh Christmas tree aroma. We are nothing if not traditionalists.

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by Jane Quentin The holidays are here and that means that Hollywood is bringing out the big guns. Like retailers, the studios depend on holiday moviegoers to keep the bottom line from sinking the ship. The dawn of the new holiday movie season belongs to the vampires. Twi-hards have waited a long time for their precious Bella and Edward to return to the big screen. New Moon should break the bank and like Twilight, should leave fans both furious and thirsty for more. Disney aims to please everyone with a Travolta/Williams comedy and an ethnically evolved version of The Princess and the Frog. The best gift of the season should be Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. who deserves an Oscar nearly every time he delivers a line. Buy early tickets to mega movies like Avatar. The holiday movie season looks to be a great one, so ask for those gift cards in the stocking! Old Dogs Robin Williams puts all the animosity he’s held against Disney over the years behind him and co-stars with John Travolta in this comedy about a pair of friends who find that they are forced to take care of twin 7yr olds. Co-starring Kelly Preston, Matt Dillon and containing the last performance of beloved comedian Bernie Mac both stars need a hit right now and are hoping that this film just might be the ticket. Rated PG

The Twilight Saga: New Moon Though critics were unimpressed with the first film in the teen vampire series you can’t fault an almost $200 US gross. However author Stephenie Meyer, who holds total creative control over the films, turns the director chores over to Chris Weitz (The Golden Compass) for this edition. Positioned to take advantage of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene and Robert Pattinson all return. Rated PG-13 The Blind Side Sandra Bullock hopes to do better with her third film of the year than she did with the last two (though The Proposal did make a modest profit) in this true story playing the mother of disadvantaged football player Michael Oher played by Quinton Aaron. Directed by John Lee Hancock who’s only other Hollywood film was the 2004 version of The Alamo, the subject was recently picked as the first round draft choice of the Baltimore Ravens so a winning season for the team would be a great boost for this Rudy like film. Planet 51 Shrek screenplay co-writer Joe Stillman joins with video game creators/directors Jorge Blanco and Javier Abad to tell this animated story of a group of humans who land on a planet where they turn out to be the aliens instead. With a cast that looks like every SiFi character of the last 30 years (complete with a dog that looks like the Alien) and voice work by Dwayne Johnson and Jessica Biel this film should have the family crowd all to itself through at least the Thanksgiving weekend. Rated PG Opening November 27 (Thanksgiving Eve) Nine Continuing the renaissance of the film musical that he started almost ten years ago with Chicago director Rob Marshall returns with the film version of Maury Yeston’s 1982 Tony winning musical adaptation of Fellini’s 8 1/2. In the process Daniel Day Lewis gets surrounded with the best collection of actresses in a single film since the 1939

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film version of The Woman. Co-Starring Sophia Loren (who starred in the Fellini original), Marion Cotillard, Judy Dench, Penélope Cruz, Nichole Kidman ,Stacy (Fergie) Ferguson, and Kate Hudson, though the score isn’t as well known as some other film musicals have been, with five Oscar winners in the cast only one of two things can occur: either a hit or a flop. Ninja Assassin YAWNNNNN! Yet another film version of an anime/video game. Starring Korean actor Rain, director James McTeigue did make the highly regarded film adaptation of the graphic novel V For Vendetta so there might be some hope for this film. Rated R Pirate Radio This independent production is directed by Mr. Bean/ Bridget Jones writer Richard Curtis and tells the story of the 60’s British pirate radio station that bucked the BBC and transformed the face of Rock and Roll. Starring Bill Nighy, Kenneth Branagh and Philip Seymour Hoffman the film was scheduled to be released in August but when early British reviews indicated how good it was Focus Features postponed the US release to give it a better chance for Oscar glory. Opens in LA, NYC & Chicago then wider after the first of the new year. Rated R Armored A thriller about a group of armored company employees planning a $40 million heist, Matt Dillon and Lawrence Fishbune star in Hungarian (though he was born in LA) director Nimród Antal’s Hollywood debut while Cadillac Records’ Columbus Short co-stars. Rated R Brothers After a three- year break, Irish director Jim Sheridan returns with this Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman statement about the Afghanistan war and family. Based on the 2004 Swedish version, Sheridan has always been an Oscar fave and backed with one of the best casts of the winter including Sam Sheppard and Mare Winningham,it should turn up on a few best lists at the end of the year.. Rated R Opening December 11 The Princess and the Frog Aladdin directors Ron Clements and John Musker produce for Disney what might be the last gasp for traditional animated films with this familiar story (one of the last fairy tales the studio has not done yet) of a princess and her transformed prince. Reset in 1920’s New Orleans with Oscar winner Alan Menken’s Jazz based score (his first since Pocahontas) and backed by voice work by Oprah the plot isn’t without it’s controversy as the directors monkey with the heroine’s name and ethnic style. With very few family films left to come before the end of the year, good profits and reviews might mean a renaissance for the form. Rated G

Invictus Together with Matt Damien and Morgan Freedman director Clint Eastwood tackles the life of Nelson Mandela just after he took office in those lost long days of the early 80’s. Freedman has had this project in mind for a long time and with the full cooperation of both the subject and the South African government one looks for Oscar gold here for it’s stars and director. Not Yet Rated Lovely Bones Peter Jackson leaves hobbits and apes behind him to return to the multiplexes with the film version of Alice Sebold’s highly regarded 2002 novel. Starring Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz as the parents of a murdered girl who is haunted by both her spirit and her memories. former Power Ranger Rose McIver plays the murdered girl and Susan Sarandon her grandmother. This film has the opportunity to be one of the biggest critical hits of the holiday season. If it’s any good look for it to become anointed the Best Picture Oscar front runner very quickly. Rated R Did You Hear About the Morgans? Hugh Grant and his Music and Lyrics cohort Marc Lawrence join Sarah Jessica Parker and Sam Elliot for this comedy about a estranged couple relocated to a small Wyoming town after witnessing the murder of a Mexican drug lord. Though comedies are few and far between this holiday movie season, Parker and Grant’s 1996 thriller Extreme Measures raised few sparks, so one wonders if this film will do any better. Rated PG-13 Continued on page 151

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Prison Inmates Find Drugs In Fruit Donated By Police by Jeremy Roebuck EDINBURG — Workers at a state prison discovered some illicit produce last week while unpacking a fruit crate in the facility’s kitchen, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Employees working in the mess hall of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Segovia Unit found 25 pounds of marijuana nestled in a crate of bananas and other fruits Friday. The fruit — which was donated by the Edinburg Police Department — originally came from a produce truck from which officers had seized more than a half a ton of the drug, Police Chief Quirino Muñoz said. Prisoners — several of whom unloaded the produce from the prison delivery truck — were strip-searched to make sure they had not taken any of the drugs, TDCJ spokesman Jason Clark said. No contraband was found outside of the produce crates. “We secured the area and notified Edinburg police,” Clark said.

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Hiding drugs in loads of produce and other foodstuffs has become a common tactic smugglers use to try to sneak their illicit product into the country. But when authorities discover these contaminated hauls, they are often prohibited by government health agencies from delivering the fruits and vegetables to the original purchasers. Instead, many law enforcement agencies donate the produce to local food banks or prisons, said Muñoz. The Segovia Unit — one of two state prison units near Edinburg — is a frequent recipient of such deliveries. “We always inspect those donations before they are delivered,” the chief said. “I guess these drugs were inadvertently missed by the officers and our drug dogs.” Jeremy Roebuck covers courts and general assignments for The Monitor. You can reach him at (956) 683-4437.

Hiding drugs in loads of produce and other foodstuffs has become a common tactic smugglers use to try to sneak their illicit product into the country. But when authorities discover these contaminated hauls, they are often prohibited by government health agencies from delivering the fruits and vegetables to the original purchasers.


www.dailbuds.com It’s not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them That is the true measure of our thanksgiving.- W. T. Purkiser

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Cars Are Cool All Right, All Right. It’s All About The Muscle, Baby! by Chris Black My favorite movie of all time is Dazed and Confused. Sure, I like the cast (McConaughey, Parker Posey and Ben Affleck are legendary), but the real stars of the film are the cars. The next time you watch it, play close attention to the badass machines that those jokers get to roll in. Even the redhaired chick and football coach have sick rides. And truly, the thought of driving three hours through Nowhere, Texas to buy Aerosmith tickets in McConaughey’s 1970 Chevelle SS 454 is still high on my list of things I want to do in my lifetime. But back to the here and now. To honor Texas stoners, Thanksgiving, the NFL, apple pie and everything that makes America (fuck yeah!) great, I dedicate this month’s column to America’s toughest muscle cars. I will always worship you.

This supercar did the quarter mile in 13.38 seconds and came in only two colors – Apollo White or Saturn Yellow.

8. 1969 Ford Mustang ‘Boss 429’ The ‘Boss 429’ 1969 Ford Mustang was the costliest nonShelby Mustang Ford offered at the time. The reason came down to the semi-hemi 429 engine that Ford wanted to get into NASCAR. While the car was not built for its screaming starts, it was known for long-haul racing capabilities and smooth handling.

7. 1970 Plymouth Hemi-Cuda The baddest of the 1970 Plymouth Barracudas or Hemi Cudas featured a 425 bhp 426 hemi engine. This muscle car boasted a 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds and was known for burning rubber without much prompting. A brute on the road, the Hemi Cuda was made for muscle lovers. The Hemi Cuda came in one engine size, 426, while the other four engine options for the ‘Cuda did not have hemispherical heads.

6. 1969 Z28 Camaro Not the most powerful, the 1969 Z28 Camaro was built for the excitement of road racing and loved for its sense of style and handling capabilities.

10. 1965 Pontiac GTO Possibly the one to start the American muscle car craze, the Goat or 1965 Pontiac Tempest GTO option featured racing car options that remained inspirational long after it was out driven in speed and power. From 0-60 in 6.1 seconds was not shabby, but not aweinspiring considering the next 10 years of muscle cars. Regardless, this muscle car has the chops to make this list just by starting the phenom that has turned car enthusiasts into weekend warriors under the hood.

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Perhaps one of the most stylish muscle cars, this Camaro could do a quarter-mile in 14.8 seconds though only at a speed of a little more than 100 mph. Despite that obvious lack of raw power, it was noted for its great handling with four-disc brakes, positraction and power steering.

5. 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C


Thought to have too much power for its chassis, the 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C featured an impressive 480 bhp. This sporty little number looked like a European sports car, yet had the muscle to prove it was American. Two twin turbocharged versions of this super car were made – one for Bill Cosby and one for Shelby. Cosby sold his because it had too much power and the next owner put it in a lake; Shelby’s Super Snake was sold in 2007 for $5.5 million bucks.

4. 1968 L88 Corvette Boasting a top speed of about 170 mph with a special order package, the 1968 L88 Corvette is thought to be the end-all, be-all in the Corvette world. The 550 bhp motor was designed specifically for racing and GM didn’t want the L88 on the open road due to its power. More standard features of everyday cars such as air conditioning and a radio weren’t even offered to make this powerful car less attractive to the common man.

3. 1970 454 Chevelle SS The 1970 Super Sport package Chevelle featuring the LS6 package came in at a whopping 454 horse. The option was standard for the average car buyer of the day making it one of the most powerful stock cars anyone could purchase. With racing stripes and a smooth interior, this muscle monger was a muscle lover’s dream.

2. 1969 427 COPO Chevelle A special order by dealers designated Central Office Production Order, the 1969 427 COPO Chevelle had a limited run of about 320 cars. This 450 bhp muscle car was fitted with a L72 427-cid V-8 due to demand from muscle loving Chevy dealers. Interestingly enough, Chevy didn’t want their mid-sizes at the time to have more than 400 cid. But the COPO Chevelles were made and distributed to some very happy dealers.

1. 1969 ZL1 Camaro Perhaps one of the rarest of muscle cars, the 1969 ZL1 Camaro featured a jaw-dropping 500 horses under the hood in an aluminum V-8 engine. This bad boy American beast could go from 0-60 in about 5.3 seconds, which was why some of the 69 models made found their way into drag-racing. Over time, the full complement of cars was sold; however, the package option was never offered again. KUSH L.A. 113


Holiday Films continued from page 61 Opening December 18 Avatar Finally!! After sitting on his mounds of cash for ten years and tinkering with both the plot and the production for almost as long Titanic’s John Cameron steps back into the directors chair and onto dry land with his long awaited return to SiFi glory. Starring Sigourney Weaver and Sam Worthington this epic about a band of explorers who reach a mysterious planet promises 3D effects never before seen in theaters and a new IMAX format that Cameron says will change the face of movie going forever. Well 60 years ago Mike Todd made the same kind of promises with Cinerama and Smell-A-Vision and we all know where that led, so only time and gobs of profits will tell. However with the other studios staying well away from the weekend, look for this film to possibly break every record in sight. Not Yet Rated Opening Christmas Day Sherlock Holmes With The Soloist only a bump in the road of the redemption of Robert Downey Jr the actor moves on to give us a sexier look at the classic Arthur Conan Doyle deductive sleuth than we’ve ever seen before. With Jude Law as a less stuffy Dr Watson, Rachel McAdams as Holmes’ love interest Irene Adler and authentic London locations (plus a promised first look trailer of Iron Man 2) Paramount hopes that this should be the big money maker of the Christmas weekend. Rated PG-13

Roller Derby continued from page 77 The teams have kitschy names like Varsity Brawlers, Tough Cookies, Sirens and Fight Crew. There’s a ref named “Beth Penalty” and you might see a brawl between “Skatum O’ Neal” and “Judy Gloom” during a bout (They call them bouts.). Seriously though, these girls are real athletes and they look like they’re having a hell of a good time. The Season Championships are December 5th, so get your asses off the couch and go watch a bunch of hot chicks beat the living crap out of each other! In all fairness to the hot chicks, aside from the obvious talents, the lives of players range from schoolteachers to lawyers to moms and tattoo artists and are equally as talented at those things as they are skating and beating the living crap out of each other! Check it out at www.derbydolls.com

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kush SPORTS So Cal’s boys of summer give it a shot but come up empty by Mateo Ramirez

First of all, a big congratulations to the L.A. Dodgers and the L.A. Angels of Disneyland for making it to the League Championship Series in their respective divisions. The idea of a “freeway series” was tossed about lightly amongst fans and was a great water cooler conversation, but did anyone really think it would happen? The media wasn’t sure if it would, but boy were they pissed about the idea of one. What about the ad dollars?? Would anyone east of Barstow even watch? Fortunately for the media

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buyers the New York Yankees beat the Angels and they can justify spending their clients’ millions, regardless of who the Yankees were playing. Philly isn’t all that far from New York, you know, but it is The Yankees we’re talking about here. Maybe the Yanks proved that money can buy happiness is baseball, but Joe Torre did hell of a job turning his new team into a franchise worth watching. The 2009 Dodgers were awesome. They beat teams all season long in the bottom of the ninth with two outs. The Dodgers looked like they had all the stuff to make it and they sort of did, but in reality, that team was built for the regular season. The pitching, which was lights out against the Cardinals, couldn’t compare to the bats of the Phillies. If the Dodgers had a true ace, like a Lincecum or a Hamels, the story might have ended differently. And you have to figure that the Manny Ramirez suspension was a factor. While Manny was serving his 50-game suspension, the Dodgers found a star outfielder in Juan Pierre. On any other team, he would be in the starting lineup, but the Dodgers spent all that money creating marketing campaigns around Mannywood and it wouldn’t make much sense to rename the left field bleachers “Juanland”, so the slugger was benched. Would he have been the difference maker? We’ll never know, but rest assured the winter meetings will be full of chatter about Juan Pierre’s future. Alas, the Dodgers did what they do best—entertain 50,000 fans per game, push hard until the postseason and come up short. The Angels have become pros at making it to the golf course before the leaves start to change colors, but they did manage to sail through all the way to the ALCS. Game 6 was a nail biter…until it wasn’t. The Yankees were clearly the dominant team and the Mousketeers were sent packing. Still, the So Cal boys of summer put on a great show and made a run for the championship in fine form and we as fans should hold our heads up high. But it still pisses me off. As I watched Mariano Riviera throw deceptive fast ball after deceptive fast ball in the 9th inning of Game 6, all I could think of were the immortal words of Tanner Boyle of the Bad News Bears: “Hey Yankees... you can take your apology and your trophy and shove ‘em straight up your ass!”


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Alternative Medical Solutions 8932 Woodman Ave., Ste. 102 (818)920-6800 Herbal Solutions 22122 Sherman Way #206 Arleta Herbal Center (818)704-1300 8942 Woodman Ave., Ste. B2 (818)894-4372 Holistic Alternative Inc. (HAI) Arleta’s 21001 Sherman Way, Ste. 12 TherapeuticAlternative (818)703-1190 8700 Woodman Ave #6 (818)891-6699 Hope Collective 20035 Vanowen St. Valley Patients Group (818)593-7720 8953 Woodman Ave. #101 (818)332-0736 Natural Relief Center 7223 Owensmouth Ave. Beverly Hills (818)703-8599 Beverly Hills 1 Stop New World Organics Patient Care Herbal Care 292 S. La Cienega Blvd. #205 7230 Variel St., Ste. G (310)289-1303 (818)884-1080 Marijuana Medicine Roscoe Compassionate Evaluation Center Collective 8500 Wilshire Blvd. #103 20943 Roscoe Blvd. (800)420-1995 (818)885-8682 Medical Marijuana Sherman Way Collective Doctor 22147 Sherman Way 8420 Wilshire Blvd. (818)932-9428 (310)855-7504 So Cal THC (SCTHC) Canoga Park 7251 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Unit E 247 GMMG 20944 Sherman Way, Ste. 207 (818)626-1950 (818)704-7577 Wellness Collective 2AM Dispensary 8239 Canoga Ave. (818)264-0790

Herbal Institute 7226 Remmet Ave. (818)929-9876

Canoga Park Discount Collective 7111 Winnetka Ave., Ste. 8 (818)456-1917

Carson

Canoga Park House of Clones 20035 Vanowen St. (818)593-7720

Castro Valley

Discount Co-op 21315 Saticoy St., Unit R (818)887-0980 Herbal Logic Caregivers 7246 Eton Ave., Stes. B&D (818)912-6304 Herbal Pain-Relief Center (HPRC) 21521 Sherman Way (818)716-1860

KB Center Compassion Care 9960 Canoga Ave., #D7 (818)576-9877 Platinum Club 21220 Devonshire St., #203 (818)998-2582 The Healing Center (THC) 10239 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Colfax Golden State Patient Care 233 State Highway 174 (530)346-2514 Downey Herbal Solutions of So Cal 8830 Imperial Highway (562)904-8800 Therapeutic Herbal Care 9968 Lakewood Blvd. 562-861-2195 Encino Alleviations 15720 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 302 (818)788-1001 Encino’s Love Specialist 17936 Ventura Blvd (818) 342-5622 Kind Meds 17049 Ventura Blvd (818)783-2768 The Coffee Joint 15826 Ventura Blvd. (818)788-1835

Herbal Blessings 20761 S Avalon Blvd. (310)329-6082 Garden of Eden 21227 Foothill Blvd. (510)881-2160 Chatsworth Chatsworth Caregivers 21708 Devonshire St., #203 Green Horizon Collective 9517 Irondale Ave. (818)349-3300 Herbal Medicine Care, Inc. 10138 Topanga Canyon Blvd. (818)717-8710

Total Wellness Caregivers 16161 Ventura Blvd., #105 (818)205-9042 Gardena 420 Hwy Pharmacy 18710 Normandie Ave., Unit D (310)808-0420 Gardena Compassionate Caregivers (GCC) 534 W. 182nd Street (310)817-7777 Nature’s Holistic Caregivers 14000 A Crenshaw Blvd (310)527-4341

Glendale

Hollywood

420 Medicard 300 W. Glenoaks Blvd., #202 (818) 550-8678

Artists Collective Hollywood/LA/Valley Deliveries (323) 979-7822

Marijuana Medicine Evaluation Center 600 N. Brand St., #601 (800)420-1995 Granada Hills California Discount Caregivers Deliveries (818)217-9876 California Herbal Providers 17458 Chatsworth St. (818)368-6567 CA Organic Caregivers 13758 Chatsworth St., #201 (818)232-3408 Caregivers Earth Ordinance 17050 Chatsworth St., #243 (818)530-2614 Golden State Collective 10369 Balboa Blvd. (818)368-8180 Granada Hills Discount Farmacy (GHDF) 17656 Chatsworth St. (818)366-4433

Berkeley Clinic 430 Selma (323) 385-0765 Canto Diem Collective 5419 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 5 (213)465-4420 City Of Angels Wellness Center 6435 W. Sunset Blvd. (323)466-2295 Earth Collective 5115 Sunset Blvd. (323)668-7633 Evergreen Compassionate Collective 1606 N. Gower St. (323)466-2100 Green Guild 1640 Cahuenga Blvd., Unit #206 (323)836-0013 HCR 710 N. Van Ness Ave. (818)982-6699

Harbor City

Hezekiah Inc. 6051 Hollywood Blvd., #202 (323)467-6484

South Bay Collective 1151 W. Pacific Coast Hwy. #4-A (310)530-1628

HollyWeed 1607 N. El Centro Ave., 2nd floor, #24 (323)469-9073

Green Guild 26302 S. Western Ave. (310)534-0013

Hollywood Compassionate Collective 1110 N. Western Ave., #204 (323)467-7292

Highland Park Green Goddess Hollistic Care 57111/2 N. Figueroa St. (323)259-3111 Highland Park Patient Collective 5716 N. Figueroa St. (626)610-3145 Medical Caregivers Association 4344 Eagle Rock Blvd., #E (323)551-5874

Hollywood Patient’s Group 6410 Hollywood Blvd. (323)464-6465 KushMart 6410 Hollywood Blvd. (323)464-6465 KushMart Discount Kush (323)518 5398 Patients’ Collective 1617 Cosmo St. (323)464-6465

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Dispensary Listing Sunset Collective 70651/2 Sunset Blvd. (323)464-0111

Belmont Shore 5375 2nd St., #5 (562) 987-0210

Sunset Herbal Corner 7225 Sunset Blvd. (323)851-5554

Cancer Help Center Herbal Collective 3381 Long Beach Blvd. (562)424-4372

Sunset Holistic 4477 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 200 (323)668-0402 Sunset OG 7562 Sunset Blvd. (323)882-6919 The Galaxy 7224 Melrose Ave. (323)401-0533 Huntington Park Lakha Medical Clinic, Inc. 7136 Pacific Blvd., #220 (323) 588-5467 Inglewood All American Healing Group 1261/2 S. Market St. (310)412-0557 Healing Solutions 333 E. Nutwood St., Ste. C (310)228-3159 Inglewood Discount Caregivers Inc. (IDCI) 1121 S. La Brea Ave. (310)671-0300 Inglewood MCC Wellness Center 318 S. Market St. (310)674-4444 Lawndale Marijuana Medicine Evaluation Center 15901 Hawthorne Blvd., #460 (800)420-1995 Long Beach 1am Natural Solutions 743 E. 4th St. (424)646-0326 1 Love Beach Club 2767 E. Broadway (562)343-5388 Apothecary Assistant’s Collective 2805 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. (562)773-1888

Canna Collective Long Beach (CCLB) 4010 Long Beach Blvd. (562)492-6091 Compassionate Health Center 3751 E. Anaheim St. (562)985-0494 Green Earth Center 3748 Atlantic Ave. (562)989-0300 Green Mediworks 1088 Redondo Ave. (562)433-6600 Green Nurse Collective 1532 E. Broadway St. (714)507-8270 Herbal Solutions of So Cal 1206 E. Wardlow Rd. (562)997-2929 Herbal Solutions of So Cal 5746 E. 2nd St. (562)434-5075 Herbal Solutions of So Cal 4311 Carson St. (888) 993-HERB(4372) HHA 834 E. 4th St., Unit #E (562)983-6100

Adams & Hill Discount Center 2602 S. Hill St. (213)440-8595

Nature’s Top Shelf 1530 E. Wardlow Rd. (562)989-0000

Adams Green Herbal Caregivers 2603 S. Normandie Ave. (323)732-8717

New Hope Medical 3741 E. Anaheim St (562)597-7751 Patient Research Center 757 Pine Ave. (562)495-9500 Quality Discount Caregivers 1150 E. San Antonio Dr. (562)988-8889

Arts District Healing Center 620 E. 1st St. (213)687-9981

Sunshine Holistic Care 678 Redondo Ave. (562)434-5010 Supreme Holistic (SHH) 238 Cherry Ave. (562)438-6232 United Patient Caregivers 745 4th St. Los Alamitos Riteway Collective 3562 Howard #D (714)271-6733 Los Angeles

420 Grand Caregivers 28021/2 S. Grand Ave. (213)748-1992

Long Beach Organics (L.B.O.) 851A Pine Ave. (562)495-2000

420 Medical Evaluations 2622 S. Robertson Blvd. (310)237-1277

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Apothecary Collective 5404 Alhambra Ave. (323)222-4420

Soothing Remedy (SR) 1521 W. Willow St. (562)612-4388

Long Beach Compassion 4 Patients 3925 Long Beach Blvd.

Long Beach Specialty Health 4100 E. 7th St. (562)434-2633

Apothecary 420 330 N. Western Ave. (323)836-0420

Aroma Revolution 5464 Valley Blvd. (323)221-7264

314 Olympic Herbal Center 314 West Olympic (213)744-0036

Long Beach Patient Resource Co-op 404 Ximeno Ave. (562) 856-0423

Angel City Caregivers 4411/2 E. 16th St. (213)291-8180

Sanctuary South Deliveries (562)728-3219

L B C Hydro 2616 Magnolia Ave (714) 588-4774

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Long Beach Vapor Lounge Collective 1088 Redondo Ave. (562)434-6761

420 Serenity Leaf Delivery Service. (213) 221-8111 Absolute Herbal Pain Solutions 901 S. La Brea Ave., # 3 (323)932-6263

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At Downtown Wellness Center 423 W. Venice Blvd. (213)746-3355 Atwater Alternative Care Collective 3106 Glendale Blvd. (Atwater Village) (323)661-6200 B. Green 10835 Santa Monica Blvd. (310)234-6634 Beverly Hlls Green Cross 2370  S.  Robertson Blvd. (310)837-4420 Beverly Hills Herbal Remedies (BHHR) 2805 S. Robertson Blvd (310) 837-2447

Bulldog Café Collective 6105 Melrose Ave. (323)962-2001 Cali Meds 6910 Melrose Ave. (323)938-0506 California Caregiver’s Association 12107 Santa Monica Blvd. (310)826-3536 California Caregivers Association 2815 W. Sunset Blvd., #201 California’s Finest Compassionate Co-Op 8540 Venice Blvd. (310)838-5800 California Herbal Healing Center (CHHC) 1437 N. La Brea Ave. (877)420-KUSH California Herbal Remedies (CHR) 5470 Valley Blvd. (323)342-9110 California Patients Alliance (CPA) 8271 Melrose Ave., Ste. 102 (323)655-1735 California Wellness Collective (CWC) 5830 Bonsallo Ave. (323) 758-7198 Canna Care Relief (CCR) 1716 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 105 (310)473-4105 Canna Health Caregivers 5208 W. Pico Blvd. (323) 932-0370 Cannahelp Caregivers 5027 W. Pico Blvd #5 (323)857-0204

Blue Moon Collective 5155 Washington Blvd. (323)938-4600; (877)908-WEED(9333)

Centinela Green House Collective 4509 S. Centinela Ave. (310)823-3505

Blue Sky on Sunset 5302 Sunset Blvd. (323)406-4732

Chinatown Patients Collective 987 N. Broadway (213)621-2977

Blue Water Industries 1037 Cole Ave. (323)463-1605 Blunt Power Delivery Deliveries (323)335-6007

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Dispensary Listing City Compassionate Caregivers 606 E. 4th St. (213)617-0447

Eagle Rock Herbal Collective 4729 Eagle Rock Blvd (323)257-4420

CMCA 3430 Whittier Blvd. (323)261-2009

East LA Caregivers 1905 S. Santa Fe Ave. (323)770-9319

Colorado Caregivers 1121 Colorado Blvd. (323)550-8043

East LA Compassionate Caregivers 1905 S. Santa Fe Ave. (323)770-9319

Compassionate & Caring Collective Caregivers 4C’s 5013 San Vicente Blvd. (323)934-3875 Crenshaw Holistic Caregivers 4709 Crenshaw Blvd. (323)291-5420 Culver City Collective (CCC) 10887 Venice Blvd., Unit A (310)838-5888 D-PAC 4328 Melrose Ave. (323)535-1919 Dankstar Delivery Westside, Venice, Hollywood (818)319-7487 Discount Patient Collective 1200 N Vermont Ave., #A (323)663-3301 Dispensary at Your Door Deliveries (310)432-3596 Downtown Collective 1600 S. Hill St., #D (213)746-5420 Downtown Discount Caregivers 111 E. 9th St. (213)896-0016 Downtown Natural Caregivers 312 S. Wall St. (213)625-0301 Downtown Patients Group (D.T.P.G) 1753 Hill St., #8 (213)747-3386 DPG 928 E. 12th St.

Eden Therapy 67571/2 Santa Monica Blvd. (323)463-8937 Euphoric Caregivers 1155 N. Vermont Ave., #202 (323)664-9900 Exclusive Caregivers of California 21571/2 W. Century Blvd. (323)754-2209 Fairfax Organic Farmacy 800 N. Fairfax Ave., Ste.100 (323)951-0691 Farmacopeia Organica 468 S. Robertson Blvd. (424)354-1700 Five Star Collective 2076 Westwood Blvd. (310)474-1213 Flower of Life 1950 S. Santa Fe Ave., #19 (213)488-9464 Fountain of WellBeing 3835 Fountain Ave. (323)662-0900 Garden of Eden Collective 5679 York Blvd. (323)254-3336

Grateful Meds 744 N. La Brea Ave. (323)939-9111 Green Cross 2912 Colorado Blvd. (818)241-6300 Green Cure Natural Healing Center 1716 Main St. (310) 306-5511 Green Earth Collective 5045 York Blvd. (323)982-9042 Green Heart Collective 4203 N Huntington Dr. (323)222-4203 Green Leaf Collective 5607 Huntington Dr. North (323)343-0100 Green Medicine 7318 Melrose Ave. (323)930-6666 Green Treatment Center 111644 Ventura Blvd. GreenAid Pharmacy 3441 W. Cahuenga Blvd., Ste. 105 (323)436-0259 Greener Pastures Collective 1101 S. Robertson Blvd., Ste. 104 (310)744-1600 Greenhouse Herbal Center 5224 Hollywood Blvd. (323)666-2591 Healers on Third 3111/2 S. Sweetzer Ave. (323)951-9612

Go Green Bear Collective Heaven On Earth Healing 106 E. 17th Ave., #11 4847 Fountain Ave. (213)747-7397 (323)661-8894 Golden State Caregivers Hemp Factory 5711 E Beverly Blvd 6250 Santa Monica Blvd (323)888-0865 (310)890-8933 Gormet Green Room HerbalCure Cooperative 2000 Cotner Ave 11318 W. Pico Blvd. (310)473-3509 (310)312-5215 Grass Roots Collective Herbal Love Downtown 1914 S. Santa Fe Ave. (213)622-0415 (HLDT) 4120 S. Broadway (323)233-4420

Herbal Medicine For You (HMFY) 2637 Whittier Blvd. (323)264-2224 Herbal Remedies Caregivers 4743 Fountain Ave. (323)913-0931s Herbal Solutions of So Cal 735 N. La Brea Ave. (323)933-HERB (4372) HHA 1400 S. Olive St. (213)746-4445 HHC 313 North Virgil Ave. (323)660-0386 Hill Organic Herbs 718 S. Hill St., 2nd floor, #200 (213)627-1004 Holistic Pain Relief Inc. (Rampart Discount Center) 264 S. Rampart Blvd. (213)925-8962 Hollywood Caregivers 711 N. Virgil Ave. (323)669-9333 Hollywood Hills Holistic Medication 1915 N. Highland Ave. (323)874-5159 Hollywood Holistic 1543 Sawtelle Blvd. (310)481-0660 Hollywood THC 5322 W. Sunset Blvd. (323)465-9513 Hot Box Collective 143 N. Western Ave. (323)460-6410 Hyperion Healing 1913 Hyperion Ave. (323)953-1913 JJ Herbal Pharmacy (JJHP) 12249 Santa Monica Blvd. Kelly’s Collective 8638 W. Pico Blvd. (310)854-5874 KFC Kind for Cures 9850 Exposition Blvd. (310)836-KIND(5463)

Korea Town Collective 3567 W. 3rd St. (213)384-2403 Kush Collective 1111 S. La Brea Blvd. (323)938-KUSH Kush Korner Caregivers 2214 S. Vermont Ave. (323)733-2581 La Brea Collective 812 S. La Brea Blvd. (323)939-3374 LA Collective Pharmacy 1413 Los Angeles St. (323)515-5568 LA Compassionate Caregivers 2626 S. Figueroa St., #A (213)454-9916 LA Confidential Caregivers 7263 Melrose Ave. (323)272-4738 LA Organic Pharmacy 4911 Melrose Ave. (323)463-3920 L.A. Wonderland Caregivers 4410 W. Pico Blvd. (323)936-4410 LAX Compassionate Caregiver 5710 W. Manchester Blvd., Ste. 203 (310)568-9602 LAX Patient Remedies 5300 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 124 (310)645-1330 Little Ethiopia Herbal Healing Center 1051 S. Fairfax Ave. (323)934-4314 Live For Care Collective 1147 S. Robertson Blvd., #102 (310)435-0028 Living Earth Wellness Center 4207 W. Pico Blvd. (323)936-5000 Los Angeles Medical Caregivers 5589 Manchester Ave. (310)410-9954

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Dispensary Listing Mary J Caregivers 4534 Fountain Ave. (323)667-0010

Nature’s Herbs 1713 W. El Segundo Blvd. (323)777-1319

Mary Jane’s Collective 7805 Sunset Blvd. (323)874-7805

Natural Remedies Caregivers 9271/2 N. Western Ave. (323)871-9500

Med X 441 ½ E. 16th St (213) 746-6256 Medical Advisory Center 4221 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 170-15 (323)965-0420 Medical Caregivers Asso. 4344 Eagle Rock Blvd #E (866) 809-KUSH Medical Marijuana Evaluation Center 4344 Eagle Rock Blvd. (323) 255-5085 Medco Organics 326 N. Vermont Ave. (323) 660-9930 Melrose Caregivers 4906 Melrose Ave. (323)957-7777 Melrose Compassion Center 654 N. Manhattan Pl. (323)466-8700

The Rainforest Collective 12515 Venice Blvd. (310)391-0011

Sunset Discount Providers 1498 W. Sunset Blvd., #6 (213)250-2244

The Spot 3200 Cahuenga Blvd. W (323) 851-7166 Traditional Herbal Center, Inc. 4800 S. Centeral Ave., #B (323)233-8533

Robertson Caregivers 2515 S. Robertson Blvd (310)837-7279

Nature’s Wonder 1330 W. Olympic Blvd. (213)380-5874

Royal Temple of Zion 2415 Eads St. (323)663-2420

Sunset Organic Center 2210 Woodman Ave. (213)908-7442

Trinity Holistic Caregivers 131 E. 3rd. St. (213)253-4733

Nirvana Pharmacy 1561 Westwood Blvd. (310)479-5874

Santa Monica Collective (SMC) 11957 Santa Monica Blvd. (310)473-8444

Superior Herbal Health 1011 W. 84th Pl. (323)971-6333 Los Angeles

United Discount Collective 2703 W. 8th St. (213)739-7038

Secret Garden Canna Meds 4346 Laurel Canyon Blvd. (818)985-Help

Tai-Ma Remedies 1861 S. Bundy Dr #100 (310) 207-578-9629

United Medical Caregivers Clinic 1248 S Fairfax Ave. (310)358-0212

Northeast Collective Group 4515 York Blvd. (323)255-2526 Northeast Collective 120 S. Ave., #64 (323)256-4000 Olive Tree Collective 643 S. Olive St., #415 (213)909-7315 Overland Gardens 2452 Overland Blvd. (310)845-9117 P & C Los Angeles 5763 W. Pico Blvd. (323)932-8266

Melrose Herbal Collective 7257 Melrose Ave. (323)937-4300

Pacific Support Services 1017 N. La Cienega, Ste. 110 (310)858-8602

Melrose Holistic (MH) 4901 Melrose Ave. (323)466-0036

Pain Free Society Delivery Deliveries (310)432-3594

Mid Wilshire Medical Clinic 3240 Wilshire Blvd., #270 (213)598-0820

Pain Relief Discount Collectives (PRDC) 1359 S. Redondo Blvd. (323)935-0383

Midtown Caregivers 5113 W. Pico Blvd. (323)934-5242

Pico Collective 1355 S. Genesee Ave. (323) 658-1303

Natural Remedies Caregivers 6231 Santa Monica Blvd. (323)871-9500 Los Angeles

Precision Medical Caregivers 3913 W. 6th St. (213)382-7971 Purelife Alternative Wellness Center 1649 S. La Cienega Blvd. (310)246-9345

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Quality of Life Activities (QOLA) 4323 W. Melrose Ave. (323)644-1209

Studio City Caregivers 3625 Cahuenga Blvd. (323)850-1847

Sunset Junction Organic Medicine 4017 W. Sunset Blvd. (323)660-0655

Nature’s Cure Patient Collective 4577 Valley Blvd (323)225-1815

Melrose Healing Center 5788 1/2 Melrose Ave. (213)465-5683

Nature’s Best Organics 9636 Venice Blvd., #A (310) 559-8000

Purple Heart Compassionate 5823 W. Pico Blvd., #B (323)938-8880

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Shiva’s Gardens Caregivers 2002 S. Robertson Blvd. (310)841-0550 Silverlake Caregivers Group 240 N Virgil Ave., #10 (213)487-5442 SL Caregivers 3003 W.Olympic Blvd., Ste. 201 (213)487-1700 Slauson Caregivers Center 3708 W. Slauson Ave., Unit #B (877)310-WEED Slauson Leaves 4435 West Slauson Ave. Unit B (323)298-2047 Soto Street Collective 1260 S. Soto St., Ste. 1 (323)262-8288 South Bay 420 Collective Delivery Service Delivery (310)908-7764 Southwest Caregivers 4614 Hollywood Blvd. (323)660-3776 St. Andrews Green 432 S. San Vicente Blvd. (310)855-0420 b y

Tender Love Collective 2439 Riverside Dr. (323)660-2542 The Bluegate Collective 3428 Whittier Blvd. (323)263-3009 The Factory 5125 Hollywood Blvd. (323)220-3711

Universal Caregivers Center 4154 Eagle Rock Blvd., Unit 4 (866)975-7215 Vermont Herbal Center 955 S. Vermont Ave., #T (213)387-5203

The Green Easy 7948 W. 3rd. St. (877)321-5874

VGC Venice Garden Collective 10915 Venice Blvd., Unit A (310)202-0095

The Healing Center 6614 S. Broadway (323) 753-3422

W.T.C. 447 Western Ave. (213)381-5209

The Healing Touch 4430 Santa Monica Blvd., #105 (323)644-7300

West Coast Collective 3133 N. San Fernando Rd. (323)551-5800

The Holistic Co-Op 2627 E. Cesar Chavez Ave. (323)540-6700 The Home of Compassion 2461 S. Robertson Blvd. (310)842-4760 The Natural Way 5817 W. Pico Blvd. (323)936-4300 The Organic Pharmacy (TOP) 11607 Washington Pl. (310)915-1595

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West Hollywood Center for Compassionate Healing 8921 W. Sunset Blvd. (310)626-3333 Westchester Collective 8936 Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 202 (310)410-3200 Western Caregivers Group 467 N. Western Ave. (323)464-5571 Western Discount Center 1570 S. Western Ave. (323)445-0164

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Dispensary Listing Westside Compassionate Caregivers 10655 Pico Blvd. (310)446-0730

Organica Collective & Delivery 13456 Washinton Blvd. (310)578-2945

Westside Green Oasis, LLC 11924 W. Jefferson Blvd. (323)389-1899

Venezia Discount Collective 3018 Washinton Blvd. (310)827-3800

Westside Healing Center 6915 Melrose Ave. (323)965-7700

Midway City

Westside Holistic Remedy 2346 Westwood Blvd., #1 (310)441-2800 West Valley Collectives, Inc. 3549 Cahuenga West Blvd. (323) 851-7991 Westwood Organic 1722 Westwood Blvd., Unit #201 (310)441-1200 Wilshire Caregiver Group 6300 Wilshire Blvd., #160 Wilshire Compassionate Collective (WCC) 3008 Wilshire Blvd., Unit #100 (323)476-5280 Wilshire Healing 11906 Wilshire Blvd., #6 (310)478-6655 Malibu Calm At the Beach Compassionate Caregivers of Malibu (CALM) 21355 Pacific Coast Hwy., #100 (310)317-6298 PCH Collective 22609 Pacific Coast Highway (310)456-0666 Marina Del Ray Green Bridge Medical Services 3007 Washington Blvd., Ste. 110 (310)821-9600 Marina Caregivers 730 Washington Blvd. (310)574-4000

The Variety Co-Op 15052 Adams St., Ste. A (714)893-1263 Mission Hills MHHC 15534 Devonshire Blvd., Unit 104 (818)424-5242 Mission Hills Patients Collective 9911 Sepulveda Blvd. (818)894-5100 Newport Beach Holistic Club Pineapplekush.com 201 Shipyard Way, #E (949) 723-9763 Norco Marijuana Medicine Evaluation Center 1761 3rd St., #104 (800)420-1995 North Hills 105/405 15650 Nordhoff St. #105 (818)830-2600 California Organic Collective 15345½ Parthenia St. (818) 893-9900 G-Spot 8314 Sepulveda Blvd., #B 818-810-0111 No Stress Collective 9005 Sepulveda Blvd., Unit 1 (818)810-5864 North Hills Cannabis Collective 15411 Nordhoff St. (818)830-1881 North Hollywood A1 Organic Collective 10540 Victory Blvd. (818)508-2400

AM Organic Solutions 7248 A Fultan Ave. (818)764-5200 A-Z Caregivers 4942 Vineland Ave., Ste. 112 (818)761-5467 Burbank Compassionate Co-op 10859 Burbank Blvd., Ste. C (818)760-7400 California Compassionate Care Network (C.C.C.N.) 4720 Vineland Ave. (818)980-6337 California Compassion Center 12926 Saticoy St., #9 818-880-7530 Cure With Herbs 12011 Victory Blvd., Ste. 104 (818)985-4372 Divine Wellness Center 5056 Lankershim Blvd. (818)508-9948 For Your Alternative Healing (F.Y.A.H) 6448 Lankershim Blvd. (818)509-1905 Galaxy Caregiver Group 11428 Vanowen St. (818)765-1220 Green Miracle Healing 7503 Laurel Canyon #102 (818)232-8684 Greenway Caregivers 13122 Sherman Way (818)255-2202 Harmony House Collective 11651 Sherman Way (818)982-4420 Herb Doc Caregivers 11024 Victory Blvd (818)760-4004 Herb Medical Center 12509 Oxnard St., Ste. 208 (818)763-3334 Herbal Compassionate Caregivers (HCC) 11565 Laurel Canyon Blvd., #215 (818) 837-7776

Hollywood Compassionate Caregivers 5126 Vineland Ave. (818)761-6378 Kush House Care 6446 Lankershim Ave. (818)766-KUSH Love & Spirit Co-op 5651 Cahuenga Blvd. (818)753-9200 MMC 7215 Whitsett Ave. (818)982-6696 Natural Herbal Pain Relief 11626 Ventura Blvd. (818)508-0955 NoHo Caregivers 4296 Vineland Ave. (818)754-0834 NoHo Compassionate Care - NOHO 5656 5656 Cahuenga Blvd. (818)762-8962 NoHo CC (Compassionate Caregivers) 4854 Lankershim Blvd. (818)980-9212

Patients Against Pain 6240 Laurel Canyon Blvd., #B (818)752-7274 Patients & Caregivers 6141 Vineland Ave. (818)588-1307 Specialty Collectives 11307 Vanowen St. (818)358-4271 Taylor’s Joynt 5653 Cahuenga Blvd. Toluca Lake Collective (TLC) 11436 Hatteras St. (818)752-8420 Valley Holisitc Caregivers 7200 Vineland Ave., Ste 205 (818)255-5511 Vanowen Caregivers 11232 Vanowen St., Unit B (818)980-3600 Northridge After Care 18749 Napa St. Alternative Care Collective 8537 Reseda Blvd. (818)349-6222

NoHo Herbal Center 12032 Vose St. (818)765-5933

Blue Banana Caregivers 18526 Parthenia Blvd. (818) 772-0420

North Hollywood Caregivers 6760 Lankershim Blvd. (818)982-2334

Cannamed of Northridge 9348 Melvin Ave., #9 (818)701-6666

North Hollywood Collective 10929 Vanowen St , #110 (818)761-9430 North Hollywood Caregivers or Collective 12518 Vanowen St. (818)764-0070 North Hollywood Healing Center (NHHC) 12517 Oxnard St. (818)762-3766 Organic Medirex Consultations 11335 Magnolia Blvd., #2D (818)505-8805

Green Valley Collective 17017 Roscoe Blvd. (818)881-4821 MMI Alternative Medication 8924 Reseda Boulevard (818)718-6336 Neighborhood Canna Store 8323 Reseda Blvd., #102 (818)576-0422 Northridge Caregivers Inc. 8672 Lindley Ave. (818)772-1990 Reseda Wellness Center 18527 Roscoe Blvd. (818)327-7297

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Dispensary Listing San Fernando Valley Patients Group 8801 Reseda Blvd. (818)734-2778 Smokes for Less 18110 Nordhoff St. (818)700-8700 Sweet-D 8349 Reseda Blvd., Ste. D (818)882-8955 The Strain Station 17317 Saticoy St. (818)457-4219 Today’s Health Care (THC) 18118 Parthenia St. (818)700-2842 Valley Co-Op 8363 Reseda Blvd., #203A (818)727-1419 West Coast Evaluations 8349 Reseda Blvd., Ste. F (818)701-0420 Pacoima Folk Remedies Factory 11203 Glenoaks Blvd., Unit 2B (818)834-8304 JayJay’s Collective 13312 1/2 Van Nuys Blvd. (818)686-2023 Panorama City Panorama Providers 13807 Roscoe Blvd. (818)895-4820 San Fernando Valley Discount Medicine (SFVDM) 13550 Roscoe Blvd. (818)908-9951 Woodman Compassionate Caregivers 8205 Woodman Ave., Ste. 106 (818)453-8153 Playa Del Rey Beach Enlightment and Compassionate Healing Center 310 Culver Blvd. (310)821-4420

Reseda

San Bernadino

Santa Clarita

Bud Vendor, Inc. 18320 Sherman Way, Ste. D (818)996-8787

Northeast Collective 4370 Hallmark Pkwy #107 (909) 887-8600

The Patients Group Delivery Service (818)297-0704

Global Triage 19301-B Saticoy St. (818) 357-3650

San Pedro

Santa Fe Springs So Cal Patients Collective 11823 E. Slauson Ave., Unit #29 (562)945-1450

Happycation Collective 6740 Reseda Blvd., Unit C (818)757-3574

Compassionate Caregivers of San Pedro (CCSP) 410 S. Gaffey St. (310) 732-2109

Herbal Valley Caregivers 17718 Sherman Way (818)342-0420

Discounted Caregivers 993 S. Glendora Ave., #2 (626)337-8310

House of Kush Inc. 18119 Saticoy St. (818)996-KUSH, (818)3396576 cell

Harbor Area Collective 600 S. Pacific St., #104 (310)514-1556

Humbolt Relief 6670 Reseda Blvd., #107 (818)300-0020

Natural Wellness Caregivers Group 1111 S. Pacific Ave. (310)514-9665

KV Caregivers 7537 1/2 Reseda Blvd. (818)757-3503

PR Collective 136 S. Gaffey St. (310)832-2420

Los Angeles Valley Caregivers 6657 Reseda Blvd., #202 (818)654-9731

Southern California Herbal Network 600 South Pacific Avenue Suite 104 (310)547-4500

Natural Care Collective 18341 Sherman Way, #213 (818)344-7420 Nature’s Natural Collective Care, Inc. 6951 Reseda Blvd. (818)344-1102 Reliable Relief Collective 7125 Lindley Ave. (818)881-4420 Reseda Discount Caregivers 6102 Reseda Blvd. (818)757-0434 True Healing Collective (THC) 7329 Reseda Blvd. (818)705-6780 Westwood Organic Collective 18845 Sherman Way, Ste. F (818)478-8929 Riverside Cannabis Patient Care Delivery (619)865-2573

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Spiritual Awakenings Delivery (310)793-6556 The Healing Center (THC) Delivery (909)349-7759

Santa Fe Springs Specialty Health Center 10016 Pioneer Blvd., Unit #112 (562)949-0100

101 Emerald Triangle Ministry 13321 Ventura Blvd., 2nd floor (818)386-2998 4ever20 15149 Ventura Blvd. (818)582-3239

Santa Barbara The Healing Center 1437 San Andres St. (805) 845-4156

Elixer Medical Group 4312 Woodman Ave., #101 (877)99-Elixer

Santa Ana

Green Leaf Remedies 15372 Dickens St Ste. A (818) 788-0558

Marijuana Medicine Evaluation Center 1125 E. 17th St., #W237 (800)420-1995 Orange Co. Patient Group Collective 2315 E. 17th St., #4 (714)547-2525

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Sherman Oaks Collective Care 14200 Ventura Blvd., #101 (818)783-8332 So Cal Herbal Care 13238 Riverside Dr. (818) 501-5554 SOHO Sherman Oaks Health Organization Collective 13619 Moorpark St., Unit A (818)205-9265

The East Group 12150 Bloomfield Ave. Unit B (562) 929-8028 The Greenhouse Herbs 5156 Sepulveda Blvd. The Springs (818)386-1343 11703 Los Nietos Rd. (562)699-8960 Therapeutic Medicinal Health Resources Santa Monica 14836 Burbank Blvd. (818)988-9615 The Farmacy 2305 Main St. The Shop @ Greenbush (323)848-7981 13425 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 100 (818)995-5755 Sherman Oaks

Daddy’s Collective (DC) 14430 Ventura Blvd. (818)817-9517

HLHC (Healthy Living Hospice Center) 1800 East Garry Ave, Suite #221 (866)575-5430

Perennial Holistic Wellness Center 14542 Ventura Blvd., #201 (818)728-4883

Holland House 14006 Ventura Blvd. (818)849-5500 Medical Marijuana Relief Clinic 14303 Ventura Blvd. (818)783-3888 PH (818)783-4488 FX Mendica Caregivers 4622 Van Nuys Blvd. (818)789-0420

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Valley Independent Pharmacy 13650 Burbank Blvd. (818)997-1787 Silverlake House of Kush 2823 Hyperion Ave. (323)664-KUSH Mr. Greens Collective 3740 W. Sunset Blvd., 2nd floor (323)913-0668 Sunset Junction Organic Meds 4017 Sunset Blvd. (323)660-0655 The Higher Path 1302 Sunset Blvd. (213)484-1001 South Gate Natures Remedy 10435 Atlantic Blvd. (323)357-7900 South Gate Herbal Healing Center 13194 Paramount Blvd., #B (562)634-1354

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Sun Valley

Alternative Medicine Group 10964 Ventura Blvd. (818)762-5886

Brandford Caregivers 12065 Brandford St., Ste. 7 (818)890-0954

Buds and Roses 13235 Ventura Blvd. (818)907-8852 California Organic Treatment Center 11644 Ventura Blvd. (818)506-5948 Cannabis Card Center 4344 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Ste. 2 (310)889-5648 City Organic Remedies 11306 Ventura Blvd. (818)980-1122 Compassionate Care of Studio City 11314 Ventura Blvd. (818)506-7207 Holistic Care of Studio City 12406 Ventura Blvd., #B (818)985-5551 IVXX 11222 Ventura Blvd. (818) 985-4899 LAHC 11101 Ventura Blvd., Unit 1 (818)506-6364

Green Medicine Collective 12071 Branford St #2 818-890-4420 Master Collective 11623 Sheldon St., #A (818)504-2400 Valley Holistic Caregivers 7200 Vineland Blvd., Ste. 205 (818)255-5511 Vetmed 936 San Fernando Rd. (818)504-0040 V.N.C. Holistic Care 8879 Laurel Canyon Blvd., #C (818)230-2806 Sunland The Little Cottage Caregivers 8133 Foothill Blvd. (818)353-7204 Sylmar Greenlight Discount Pharmacy 15507 Cobalt St., #4 (818)256-1964

Natural Herbal Pain Relief 11626 Ventura Blvd. (818)508-0955

Green Moon Healing Center 12737 Glenoaks Blvd., Unit #15 (818)367-1397

Studio City Medical Marijuana Patient Collective 4707 Whitsett Ave. (818)487-1887

Urban Health 12431 San Fernando Rd. (818)364-5700

Studio City Private Organic Therapy 11557 Ventura Blvd. (818)506-7144 The Wellness Earth Energy Dispensary 120211/2 Ventura Blvd (818)980-2266 Xenobiotic 10938 Ventura Blvd. (818)623-8823

Tarzana Compasionate Patient Resources 19237 1/2 Ventura Blvd. (818)343-3690 HC Remedies 19327 Ventura Blvd., #A (818)758-9613 Medical Wellness Center (MWC) 19654 Ventura Blvd. (818)881-8744

So Cal Co-op 19459 Ventura Blvd. (818)344-7622 Wellness Caregivers 18663 Ventura Blvd., #230 (818)300-0035 Zen Medical Garden 18957 Ventura Blvd. (818)774-9480 Thousand Oaks Canna Med of Thousand Oaks 1879 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. (805)497-9190 Torrance Delta 9 1321 W. Carson St. (310)618-3582 Green Cross of Torrance 1658 B W. Carson St. (310)533-9363

Herbal Healing Center (HHC) 5507 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Ste. C (818)505-9772 Holistic Therapeutic Center (H.T.C.+) 12410 Burbank Blvd., #103 (818)980-5999 HTC 12410 Burbank Blvd., #103 (818)980-5999 Nature Medical Center 5301 Laurel Cyn Blvd. #112 (818)980-3232 TLMD 12458 Magnolia Blvd. (818)761-8973 Valley Village Caregivers 4843 Laurel Canyon Blvd. (818)505-1330 Van Nuys

South Bay Canna Clinic 1555 W. Sepulveda Blvd., #J (310)517-0420

420 Discount Collective 56161/2 Kester Ave. (818)904-6797

Tujunga

818 Collective 7232 Sepulveda Blvd. (818)442-0200

ALCC 7624 Foothill Blvd., No. A (818)353-WEED Foothill Discount Caregivers 7245 Foothill Blvd. (818)951-5286 Foothill Green Collective (FGC) 6815 Foothill Blvd. (818)353-7999 Foothill Wellness Center 7132 Foothill Blvd. (818)352-3388 SCI 10037 Commerce Ave. (818)273-4567 Tujunga Hills Caregivers 6920 Foothill Blvd. (818)352-9400 Valley Village Caregivers Medical Resource 12458 Magnolia Blvd. (818)980-8420 Dr. Green Meds 4741 Laurel Canyon Blvd. (818)985-6337

A Nature’s Best Organic Solutions 14545 Friar St., #224 (818)844 6774

California’s Choice 6722 White Oak Ave. (818)881-1489 California Collective Center 14532 Friar St., Ste. A (818)781-8865 Clover Collective (CC) 5658 Sepulveda Blvd. (818)785-3622 CannaMed -Doctors Office 6309 Van Nuys Blvd. #105G (866)624-1191 DEC Medical 6309 Van Nuys Blvd., Ste.203 (818)781-1070 Delta 9 7648 Van Nuys Blvd. (818)997-1003 Discount Relief Collective 6309 Van Nuys Blvd. #110 (818)849-6751 Durman Inc. Caregivers (DIC) 16045 Sherman Way, Unit H1 (818)908-0881 Eden Caregivers (EC) 6742 Van Nuys Blvd., Ste. 203 (818)376-0115

AH Herbal Care 14015 Van Nuys Blvd., Unit B (818)899-3112

Green Dragon Caregivers 14546 Vanowen St. (818)442-0054

ApotheCare Collective 6016 Tyrone Ave. (818)373-4526

H.I.N.T Caregivers 13616 Victory Blvd. (818)781-4440

Balboa Caregivers 16900 Sherman Way, #6 (818)902-0201

Herbal Healing Remedy Center Plus 7344 Van Nuys Blvd., #7 (818)782-6383

Best Meds Factory 7301 Sepulveda Blvd., Unit 2 (818)787-2428 Boo-Ku 6817 Sepulveda Blvd., 2nd Floor (818)908-9255 C.A.R.E. 14530 Archwood St. (818)387-8467 Cali-Care Collective 13247 Victory Blvd. (818)761-6944

Herbal Relief Caregivers 6850 Van Nuys Blvd., #204 (818)951-9992 HLA Collective 7123 Sepulveda Blvd. (818)453-8085 Hollywood’s Compasssionate Caregivers 7255 Woodley Ave. (818)909-7785

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Dispensary Listing Kester Caregivers 6817 Kester Ave. (818)988-6600; (877)401-WEED

Strain Balboa Caregivers Inc. 7207 Balboa Blvd. (866)440-7894

Supplemental Organic Solutions, Inc. 2501 Lincoln Blvd. (310)450-9141

Zen Healing 8464 Santa Monica Blvd. (323)656-6611 Westlake Village

Kush Corner Collective (KCC) 7135 Kester Ave. (818)568-2202 Kushism 7555 Woodley Ave. (818)994-3446

Suite 215 16760 Stagg St., #215 (818)787-5215

The Farmacy Venice 1509 Abbot Kinney Blvd. (310)392-3890

The Green Earth 6811 Woodman Ave. (818)994-1045

Venice Beach Care Center 410 Lincoln Blvd. (310)399-4307

Evaluation Center for Medical Marijuana 3825-R E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. (805)497-7546

Lake Balboa Collective 17616 Sherman Way (818)609-0119 Modern OG Collective 5658 Sepulveda Blvd., #210 (818)785-3622 Montana Caregivers 13655 Victory Blvd., #205 (818)782-7641 Mother Nature’s Remedy Caregivers 17302 Saticoy St. (818)345-MEDS Neighborhood Caregivers Collective 6315 Van Nuys Blvd., #A2 (818)988-8989 OG Art Collective 14522 Vanowen St., #7 (818) 994-2040 Organic Health Solutions (deliveries available) 14540 Victory Blvd., #100 (818)787-0420 Our Green Planet Collective 14624 Victory Blvd. (818)376-8512 Prime Selection Caregivers 6322 Vesper Ave. (818)376-1160 Progressive Options 14545 Friar St., Ste. 202 (818)782-4900 Red Moon Inc. 14350 Oxnard St. (818)997-6912 Safe Harbor Patients Collective 5953 Hazeltine Ave., Ste. B (818)902-0015 Southern Cal. Caregivers 15333 Sherman Way, #Q (818)988-0699

The Willshire Clinic 6741 Van Nuys Blvd., #A (818)997-0633 Universal Caregivers 13611 Sherman Way (818)988-9333 Valley Healing Caregiver Center 7232 Van Nuys Blvd., #204 (818)908-0198 Van Nuys Compassionate 7026 Van Nuys Blvd. (818)660-2646 Van Nuys Organics 6360 Van Nuys Blvd., #159 (818)785-7707 Woodvic Medical Care and Clinic 13653 Victory Blvd. (818)988-9825 Venice Alternative Caregivers 122 S. Lincoln Ave., #204 (877)219-3809 China Inn 812 Lincoln Blvd. (310)883-3924 Evaluation Center For Medical Marijuana 1307 Oceanfront Walk (424)744-8020 Herbology Collective 1811 Ocean Front Walk, #D (310)823-2909 Ironworks Collective 4100 Lincoln Blvd. (310)305-8425 Natural Remedies Services 76 Market St. (310)450-4420

Ventura County Compassionate Caregivers Deliveries (805)558-8300 Vernon Best Quality Herbal Medicine 1833 E. Vernon Ave., #105 (323)233-1779 West Hills Nova Medical Center 7230 Medical Center Dr., Ste. #502 (866)580-3872 WV 420 Collective Delivery Service Delivery (818)274-4479 West Hollywood Alternative Herbal Health Services (AHHS) 7828 Santa Monica Blvd. (323)654-8792 Los Angeles Patients & Caregivers Group LAPCG 7213 Santa Monica Blvd., #C (323)882-6033 The Farmacy West Hollywood 7825 Santa Monica Blvd. (323)848-7981

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The Farmacy Westwood 1035 Galey Ave. (310)208-0820 Wilimington Kush Korner II 813 Cristobal Ave. South Bay Wellness Network 1127 W. Anaheim St. (310)847-6199 Sunset Super Shop 8921 W. Sunset Blvd. 310.728.6200 Woodland Hills Boulevard Collective 19709 Ventura Blvd., Ste. #A (818)710-1166 Conscious Caregivers Collective (818)941-9912 Green Hills Collective 22831 Ventura Blvd. (818)979-1750 Green Joy 22851 Ventura Blvd. (818)222-1882 Green Magic 23002 Ventura Blvd. (818) 224-3061 Green Mile Caregivers 19901 Ventura Blvd. (818)710-7993 Herbal Solutions Collective (HSC) 22728 Ventura Blvd., Unit #A

West LA Collective Caregivers (WLACC) 7901 Santa Monica Blvd., #206

MedGo Compassionate Caregivers Delivery (323)202-2807 New Age Compassion Care Center 19720 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 101 (818)610-8019 The Grasshopper 215 21146 Ventura Blvd., #206 (818)340-KUSH The Hills Caregivers 20000 Ventura Blvd., Suite B (818)999-3265 Topanga Caregivers 6457 Topanga Canyon Blvd, (818)716-9200 West Side Caregivers 22148 Ventura Blvd., #A (818)887-2106 West Valley Caregivers 23067 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 104 (818)591-5899 West Valley Patients Group (WVPG) 23043 Ventura Blvd. (818)224-4146 Woodland Hills Treatment Center 5338 Alhama Dr., 2nd floor (818)884-8338 Zenergy 22102 Clarendon St., #6 (818)712-0871 BAIL BONDS AND LEGAL SERVICES Surfsend Prepaid Legal Services 833 Cypress Ave Hermosa Beach (310) 406-5406 420BailMeOut.com Marijuana Bail Bonds (866)545-9353

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Sunset Junction Organic Meds . ..............69

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Sunshine Holistic Patients . ...................76

Greenway Caregivers ...........................58

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LA Wonderland ......................................69

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KUSH LA Magazine November 2009  

KUSH LA Magazine November 2009

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