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Dear Kush LA Reader, This issue marks a turning point for us here at Kush LA and Daily Buds. Our website, is up and running and is there to provide you with news, the Adrianne Curry blog, dynamic directory listings and forums so you can share your experiences. We hope you will make your primary resource for information and a favorite place to hang out on the Web. You will notice in this issue of Kush LA that we have introduced new writers and are pleased to debut several new monthly features. Grower’s Grove is dedicated to all things gardening. We Dig This! is a look at bands and shows that we love and hope you will too. The Sports Section is complemented by the Kush Kitchen, where we share recipes, both cannabis and otherwise. Next month, get ready to ride with Cars are Cool and look for regular travel and entertainment articles as well as all the latest MMJ political and medical news.

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This month, in an intimate conversation with hemp activists Jack Herer and Rick Simpson, Kush LA gets personal with the two legends on medicinal hemp oil. As always, we thank you, our readers, for making us the premier MMJ culture magazine. The times, laws and regulations are changing quickly and we are happy to be on this journey together. Next month: The Harvest Issue. Stay Healthy and Happy! Team Kush

Adrianne Curry Joins as Celebrity Blogger America’s Next Top Model victor and the fairest Brady of them all has joined as a celebrity blogger. Adrianne, who is an outspoken medical marijuana activist and celebrity advisor to the Marijuana Policy Project (, will be a regular voice on DB and has her own page on the site: Adrianne may best be known for winning the first cycle of America’s Next Top Model in 2003. Two years later, she appeared on VH1’s fourth season of The Surreal Life. After the season ended, Curry and fellow houseguest Christopher Knight, best known as Peter Brady from the Brady Bunch, began dating and later moved in together and married. On September 11, 2005, VH1 began airing My Fair Brady, a show that documented their life together. The show led to Adrianne being featured in Maxim’s Hot 100, a list of the “hottest” women on earth. She and Knight have been married since 2006 and she continues to work as a spokesperson, model and actress. L.A. 8 KUSH LA


Rocky Mountain High Colorado Law Lends to Medical Marijuana Business Boom by Charlotte Cruz With Majestic Mount Sopris in the background, the small mountain town of Carbondale, Colorado is a favorite spot for outdoor sports enthusiasts, artists and families looking to live in a place where the main street is actually called Main St. and their children go to the same schools from Kindergarten all the way to high school. Located 30 miles from Aspen, this picturesque hideaway boasts world-class fly fishing, snow skiing, whitewater rafting, rock climbing and sweeping views of the Rockies that give new understanding to why John Denver spent a career writing love songs to a stretch of country. Carbondale is one of five towns that make up the Roaring Fork Valley, which include Aspen, Snowmass, Basalt and Glenwood Springs. Of the five, Carbondale has historically been one of the more progressive. Aspen is an interesting melting pot of the super rich and regular-guy/ gal locals who spent their lives someplace else and like John Denver, found the place and never looked back. One bartender who has lived there for 30 years once said to me, “My worst day in Aspen is always better than my best day in L.A.” It’s easy to see why people 10 KUSH L.A.

who live there don’t want to leave. They run on a seasonal work schedule and when the tourism is gone, they are free to travel the world or stay put and enjoy the mountains sans hordes of tourists. Regular Aspen is young and progressive, transient and very quaint. Seasonal Aspen is a place where princes go and drop six figures on dinners and Tom Cruise and other A-list celebrities become part of the scenery. And it’s hard not to like a place where the police drive Saabs and ride mountain bikes down cobblestone streets. Farther down Highway 82 is Basalt, which is honestly mostly tracked homes and new developments for the people with families who work in Aspen, but shy away from rents that rival a down payment on a car. Carbondale is for everyone and most would agree is where the “cooler people” live. They love their annual Mountain Fair, have a dedicated indy radio station, believe in the independently owned coffee house and are proud of their local artists. So it’s no surprise that when the first medical marijuana dispensary showed up in the Valley, it was in Carbondale. Medical marijuana dispensaries throughout Colorado won

Medical marijuana dispensaries throughout Colorado won a vote of confidence from the state health board when it voted to reject a five-patient limit on medical marijuana “caregivers,” as they are referred to in Amendment 20.

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by J.T Gold Jack Herer, legendary hemp champion and author of the book, “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” is excited for a 10-week tour of Eastern Europe with friend and activist Rick Simpson where they will visit twenty-five colleges and universities to spread the word about the medicinal powers of healing hemp oil. Simpson has been creating and promoting hemp oil for twelve years released a film in 2008 called Run From the CureThe Rick Simpson Story, a documentary film with testimonials from several terminally and chronically ill people whose lives have been transformed and their cancers completely cured with hemp oil, including Simpson himself. What is extraordinary about this particular trip is that by all good reason, Jack Herer shouldn’t be healthy enough to travel. In 2000, Jack suffered a stroke and the damage was quite severe. He lost much of his speaking ability and his motor skills were diminished. He also suffered from diabetes and diabetic ulcers. After ongoing and failing medical treatment, Herer met Rick Simpson to learn more about the hemp oil he was making. After two months, all of his conditions greatly improved and his speech is good enough that our interview happened over the telephone. Rick Simpson, a resident of Nova Scotia, Canada, was just a regular, middle-aged, engineer when he first realized the immense healing benefits of cannabis oil. He was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma in 2002. He cured his skin cancer simply by applying high-grade cannabis oil directly onto the infected areas. Now, six years later he has shared the cure with thousands of others. KLA: Hi Jack. It seems obvious that the two of you would join forces, but how did you actually meet? JH: About 4 years ago, my wife met him in Canada and told me I should contact him about his work. I had an Internet show at the time and I called him to be a guest on the show with Eddy Lepp. After the show and learning about Rick’s work, I couldn’t believe it. I had been studying and working as a hemp advocate nearly my whole life and I didn’t know what Rick knew. I felt like I was hit by a truck. 16 KUSH L.A.

KLA: Is that when you began taking the oil for your own conditions? JH: Yes. RS: Eddy called me a week after Jack started taking the hemp oil and said he couldn’t’ believe the difference. Eddy said to me, “Rick, 45 days ago, Jack couldn’t walk 15 feet. Now he’s walking all over the hemp festival talking to vendors!” KLA: Your hemp oil sounds like a miracle drug, Rick. What does the medical community think of your work? RS:: They don’t listen. They don’t want a cure. There is way too much money being made by the drug companies for them to actually want to find a cure. It’s an epidemic. Natural healing isn’t profitable, so why would they listen? JH The drug companies are the worst. They have been poisoning us for years. Look at chemotherapy. It’s enough poison to kill a person’s immune system and make their hair fall out. RS: Look, say you get smashed up in a car accident, they [doctors] take you in there, and put you back together; in many cases, work miracles. But when it comes to curing simple diseases, they’re a dismal failure. This natural plant, that grows and replenishes on this earth, holds the key to true compassionate healing and care. People would rather take poison. KLA: Why do you think that is? RS: Well, it’s partly due to the society we’ve grown up in. With the taboo that surrounds marijuana, from propaganda like [cult film] “Reefer Madness”. Even people on their death bed, are scared to take cannabis oil for fear of getting high. However, they still allow themselves to be subject to deadly treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. Doctors often give the excuse that the plant is, “still under study,” as a reason for not prescribing it. How long does it take to study? If it works, it works.

KLA: People can watch your film for free online with testimonials from people whom you have treated and even instructions on how to produce your own oil at home. It seems hard to believe that you can make a “cancer cure” at home. Isn’t it difficult? RS: If you follow the instructions, it’s no more difficult than making a cup of coffee. JH (laughs) If I can do it, anyone can! RS: I had a 83-year-old woman call me the other day and tell me that she has been suffering with cancer for two years. She saw my movie and decided to try to make the medicine. She called to tell me how she did and what process she used, which was just as I instructed and sure enough, she had made perfect hemp oil using things she has around her house like a rice cooker.

can do. Instead of poisoning the planet and ourselves, we need to get back to nature. A hemp-based economy worked for the United States for decades. It can work again. KLA: So the tour you’re heading out on this fall is an effort to spread the word? You’re the high priests of hemp and you’re going worldwide? Is that it? JH The time has come for awareness. We can heal the world with this plant. RS: Once people know what this plant really does, who’s going to stand against it? I just want see us get back to real healing; natural medicines that won’t hurt people. I want to see the human race back on the right track. There’s nothing special about me; it’s the medicine that’s magic.

KLA: Do you get a lot of calls like that? RS: People from all over the world call me every day for help. I have people coming to me for all reasons. Patients come to me with chronic pain, scoliosis, arthritis, and even AIDS. 4 out of 5 people can be saved if they take the medicine right. Miracles are a common thing around here. When you make the essential oil of the most medicinal plant in the world, why should it surprise anyone that it’s a miracle drug? JH That’s what we’re doing. We’re trying to break down the walls. People need to know about hemp and what it

“Once people know what this plant really does, who’s going to stand against it? I just want see us get back to real healing; natural medicines that won’t hurt people.” Rick Simpson Jack Herer, legendary hemp champion and author of the book, “The Emperor Wears No Clothes.”

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by Jesse Martin For the novice grower, lighting can be a little, or a lot confusing. Different phases of growth require different kinds of lighting. If you’re growing indoors, replicating the sun’s light spectrum during different seasons can be tricky, so here is some helpful information that will make your job as Mother Nature a little more manageable. * Note that I have not included LED lighting in this article because that’s a whole other conversation that has growers split right down the middle. Stay tuned to a future column where I will attempt to make sense of the controversy and find even 3 people with the same opinion! The Basics of Photosynthesis Indoor lights are the key component of growth for hydroponic plants. Light is the catalyst for photosynthesis, the driving force behind most of the green plant life on our planet. The process of photosynthesis uses the energy from light to convert water and carbon dioxide into carbohydrates and oxygen. These are the elements that are used by the plant as food necessary for growth and sustenance. Fluorescent lights are adequate for plants that do not need much sunlight, but will not help produce anything other than greenery. Natural sunlight is not white, but is made up of many colors. Bending light will expose a dazzling array of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet beams. To really imitate natural sunlight, a range of bulbs that represent the colors of the spectrum will provide the best hydroponic plant growth. For an indoor hydroponic garden, the grow light should come from the red and blue beams. This kind of light, called 24 KUSH L.A.

PAR (photosynthetically active radiation), is the next best thing to natural sunlight. Metal Halide vs. High Pressure Sodium High Intensity Discharge (HID) lights are designed for hydroponic use. They are stronger than regular fluorescent lights and provide the maximum amount of PAR for the amount of wattage. There are two types of HID lights: 1. Metal Halide from the blue/white spectrum is suited for vegetative growth. This means the metal halide grow lights are not best for producing flowers. 2. High Pressure Sodium from the orange and yellow part of the spectrum promotes bud growth and flowering Choosing a type of grow light is a decision that should be based on what kind of plants are going to grow in the environment and the results that are expected. Seeds or cuttings will grow under either category of lights. MH/HPS conversion bulbs are available which allow switching back and forth with ease. If these two types of grow light systems are combined, a dual spectrum combination grow system will mimic the natural sun and is suitable for year-round growth, as well as beautiful flowers. How Much Light? Hydroponic light is measured by wattage per square foot. Photosynthesis will occur if the wattage is around 20 watts per square foot for low light plants and as high as 50 watts per square foot for vegetation that needs a higher intensity. The tips of stems and tops of leaves can become scorched if

the hydroponic lights are too close to the plants. If the wattage is low or 250W, the bulb should be 12-14 inches away or 1624 inches from a 400W bulb and have 24 inches between the plant and a 1000W light. The color of paint on the walls and ceiling makes a difference too, with lower gloss white paint making the most of your indoor lights. Most growers settle on flat white paint. Mylar is even more reflective if you want to get serious and don’t mind the look. Hydroponically grown plants need roughly 16-18 hours of light per day for normal growth. Some plants need extra light followed by a period of darkness in order to force blooms to flourish inside. Timers can be purchased to help alleviate the need to remember the lighting cycle and to allow you some freedom from your light switch. Using HID lights extends the growing season in the fall and allows a head start in the spring, but don’t get too carried away! Extending the light beyond 18 hours a day will wear your plants out and cause an untimely demise. This is a classic case of less not being more. In a Nutshell Metal Halide (MH)*, which emits white/blue spectrum and is best as primary light source and is best used for vegging. High Pressure Sodium (HPS)*, which emits yellow/orange spectrum and promotes flowering. Combination grow light systems maximize plant development and growth with a dual spectrum lighting system, delivering the only full-spectrum plant lighting. This type of hydroponic lighting system blends the blue spectrum of a metal halide lamp with the red spectrum of a high-pressure Continued on page 38

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by Mark E. Rose, BS, MA Licensed Psychologist

his article is the fourth in a series on the medical uses of marijuana and cannabis. The first three articles addressed medical conditions on which a sizable volume of research involving patients has been published, and included chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, pain, and symptoms associated with HIV/AIDS. The current article represents a departure from the previous articles by examining a medical condition, cancer, where most of the research involving marijuana and cannabis has been in the laboratory stages. However, the sheer volume of studies and their findings are absolutely compelling, and offer us the hope that either smoked marijuana or a pharmaceutical-based derivative may be proven effective in cancer treatment by research involving large numbers of cancer patients. First, in order to understand the effects of cannabis on cancer cells, some background information is provided to the reader. Cannabinoids are a group of molecules with similar characteristics that include exogenous cannabinoids like THC and synthetic versions of THC, and cannabinoids produced internally by the body, termed endocannabinoids. The two primary cannabinoid receptors are CB1 and CB2, which serve as docking stations for the cannabinoid molecules. The cell-signaling functions of the cannabinoid molecules, and the therapeutic effects of marijuana and cannabinoids are initiated through the binding of a cannabinoid molecule to a cannabinoid receptor. In so doing, cannabinoids act in the body by mimicking the endogenous endocannabinoids that activate specific cell surface receptors The hemp plant Cannabis sativa produces approximately 70 cannabinoids, of which Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most important by virtue of its high potency and abundance in cannabis. THC produces a wide variety of biological effects by mimicking the endogenous endocannabinoids that bind to and activate the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors.

THC was recognized as a potential anticancer agent as early as 1975, but it was not until the last 10–15 years that research in this area really took off. Since then, there has been a great effort to investigate the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in various types of cancer, and cannabinoids have been found to limit cell growth and cause death in many cancer types. 28 KUSH KUSH L.A. L.A. 28

THC was recognized as a potential anti-cancer agent as early as 1975, but it was not until the last 10–15 years that research in this area really took off. Since then, there has been a great effort to investigate the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in various types of cancer, and cannabinoids have been found to limit cell growth and cause death in many cancer types. A multitude of studies have now shown that cannabinoids have a significant effect in fighting tumor and cancer cells. One of the mechanisms by which cannabinoids arrest cancer growth is by promoting apoptosis (programmed cell death) in tumors. Another anti-cancer mechanism of cannabis involves interference with angiogenesis (increased blood vessel production) that is the basis of tumor growth. To grow beyond the size of a few millimeters, tumors must generate a new vascular (blood vessel) supply for the purposes of gas exchange, cell nutrition, and waste disposal. This is done by producing substances called pro-angiogenic cytokines, which promote the formation of blood vessels. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is considered the most important of these pro-angiogenic molecules. In addition to their direct growth suppressing and proapoptotic effects on tumor cells, cannabinoids restrict the growth of blood vessels in tumors by blocking the expression of genes needed to produce VEGF. This has been especially well studied in skin cancer and thyroid cancer, and studies have found that cannabinoids significantly lowered VEGF activity in laboratory mice and in two patients with late-stage glioblastoma (a very aggressive malignant brain tumor). A number of naturally occurring, synthetic and endogenous cannabinoids are now known to exert antiproliferative actions on a broad spectrum of tumor cells in culture. A widely used method in evaluating the effectiveness of a potential cancer treatment is to transplant human cancerous tissue into a mouse, termed a xenograft, which then becomes the target of the therapy. Cannabinoids have been found to be effective in the treatment of several tumor xenografts, including lung cancer, glioma, thyroid cancer, lymphoma, skin carcinoma, pituitary cancer, pancreatic carcinoma, and melanoma. The demonstrated antitumor activity has included a regression in tumor size, reductions in vascularization (blood supply) and metastases (secondary tumors), as well as direct inducement of death (apoptosis) among the cancer cells. One study found that injections of synthetic THC eradicated malignant brain tumors in one-third of treated rats, and prolonged life in another third by as much as six weeks. The endocannabinoid anandamide was found to “potently and selectively inhibit the proliferation of human breast cancer cells in vitro� by interfering with their DNA production cycle. Bone cancer pain has a profoundly negative impact on the quality of life of patients, and is difficult to treat. Recognizing that development of a novel strategy for the treatment of bone cancer pain is needed to relieve patient suffering, researchers examined whether selective spinal CB1 activation alleviated bone cancer pain and also examined the spinal expression of CB1. They found that spinal CB1 activation by an exogenous cannabinoid with affinity for CB1 receptors reduced bone cancer-related pain behaviors in laboratory animals. An additional series of experiments showed that cannabinoids that bind at CB1 increase cancer cell death by

suppressing a protein called survivin. Survivin is overexpressed in almost all human tumors but is barely detectable in normal tissue. Overexpression of survivin is associated with poor outcome and increased survival of cancer cells in colorectal cancer patients. A problem with using cannabinoids to treat cancer is they will not work if CB1 receptors are not present in the tumor. Researchers have found a way around this, which is to use a demethylating agent to activate CB1 receptors in the tumor, and then follow up by administering a cannabinoid. Research on cannabinoids with cancer have mostly involved laboratory-based studies. However, a case-control study was recently published where 434 patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) were matched with 547 controls whose lifetime use of marijuana was assessed. The authors found that 10 to 20 years of marijuana use was associated with a significantly reduced risk of HNSCC. Among marijuana users moderate weekly use was associated with reduced risk, with the magnitude more pronounced among those who started use at an older age. Among subjects with similar levels of cigarette or alcohol use, a decreased risk of HNSCC was observed among those who used marijuana. The authors concluded that moderate marijuana use is associated with a reduced risk of HNSCC. In summary, there is growing evidence that cannabinoids, especially delta-9 THC, may represent novel anticancer agents due to their ability to regulate signaling pathways that are critical for growth and survival of cancer cells. One really remarkable aspect of cannabinoid treatment of cancer is that cannabinoids appear to specifically kill tumor cells without affecting cells that are still healthy. Similarly, the safety profile of cannabinoids is impressive: unlike

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The Pendulum Swings Back Medical Marijuana Under Attack by Stephen Fisch The medical marijuana pendulum began to swing with the implementation of the Compassionate Use Act. At that time both State and Federal law enforcement treated medical marijuana like a joke. The Compassionate Use Act was thought of as limited defense that would only help sick and dying patients if they took the risk of a criminal trial. There was no accepted method for patients to obtain their medicine. Dispensaries were shut down by law enforcement almost as quickly as they opened. Slowly, momentum pushed the medical marijuana pendulum toward patients’ rights with greater acceptance of this medicine in the community. California Appellate courts and the California Supreme Court started issuing opinions that protected patients’ rights. In the Mower case, the California Supreme Court held that medical marijuana patients not only have a defense but a “limited immunity” from prosecution. The legislature passed the Medical Marijuana Program Act (also known as S.B. 420) which further clarified the rights of California’s medical marijuana patients. In southern California, West Hollywood became a safe haven for medical marijuana dispensaries despite continuing raids by federal authorities. The pendulum continued to gain momentum towards patients’ rights. The California Attorney 32 KUSH KUSH L.A. L.A. 32

General issued guidelines for the lawful operation of medical marijuana collectives and cooperatives under state law in August of 2008. The United States Supreme Court refused to accept a case where law enforcement was ordered to return marijuana to a qualified medical marijuana patient. Earlier this year, the Obama administration announced that Federal authorities would only target those individuals who were operating outside of state guidelines. These positive developments prompted an explosion in the number of medical marijuana collectives operating in Los Angeles. Over 600 collectives and cooperatives have filed paperwork for a hardship exemption from Los Angeles’ moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. Medical marijuana dispensaries now rival the amount of coffee shops in some areas. With the nation’s economy grinding to a halt, the media outlets started to take note of what seemed like the only industry showing growth. Unfortunately, the pendulum has begun to change direction. Local neighborhood councils in the Los Angeles area have begun to push their “Not in my backyard” agendas on law enforcement and the Los Angeles City Council. The media attention also turned up pressure on politicians and law enforcement to regulate the numerous collectives. Many medical marijuana advocates admitted that the situation was

getting out of control. In June, the Los Angeles City Council began the process of closing down many if not all of the collectives that filed for a hardship with the city. The Council continues to hide behind the undefined and ambiguous “hardship” and has denied collectives who were following all the guidelines set forth by the California Attorney General and proposed by the city. No exception has been made for collectives who filed before Los Angeles’ moratorium went into affect and were forced to move because of DEA intimidation of their landlords. This comes at a significant cost to many collective operators who have invested their life savings into these establishments only to have politicians close them down after brief public hearings where no speaker is allowed more than two minutes. Not one collective has been approved a hardship exemption to the Los Angeles’ moratorium. The Los Angeles Police Department has also started to close down and prosecute collective operators who seem to be following the California Attorney General and city guidelines. These unfortunate medical marijuana collective operators usually have to endure incarceration, the freezing of assets and the inability to serve those patients who need their help. Many good people now have to fight to prove that they were operating within the state’s guidelines by providing medicine to patients. The pendulum will continue to swing until it reaches its resting point. While the current trend

seems to be negative for medical marijuana collectives, there is hope in sight. The Los Angeles City Council is slowly reviewing a permanent ordinance to regulate dispensaries. Once passed, this will give the collectives true guidance on how to operate under city guidelines. As collectives begin to assert their rights in the court room, there will be new judicial rules on the exact requirements of the collectives. This will help clarify the law and turn this grey area into a black and white situation. Collectives will soon have specific guidelines in place that will help protect them from law enforcement. Once in place, medical marijuana patients will have safe and secure access to their medicine without having to fear that their collective will be shut down by law enforcement.

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Rocky Mountain High continued from page 10 a vote of confidence from the state health board when it voted to reject a five-patient limit on medical marijuana “caregivers,” as they are referred to in Amendment 20. Colorado voters passed the amendment nine years ago, authorizing patients with certain conditions, including HIV, muscle spasms and chronic pain, to use medical marijuana as long as they get a doctor’s approval and register Check out our super deals on page 113

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with the state. The law permits patients or their designated caregivers to grow up to six marijuana plants or possess two ounces of usable marijuana. Dispensaries are a legitimate business, registered with the state and local jurisdictions for tax collection purposes. Owner of Colorado Mountain Dispensary in Carbondale, Joey Jones 24, suffered a serious back injury and was diagnosed with a degenerative disc. Doctors initially prescribed pain pills, but Jones sought out the alternative of using marijuana after learning that it is legal for medical use in Colorado. The decision to open a dispensary in Carbondale was easy for Jones, as he had been forced to travel hundreds of miles to Denver or Boulder to legally procure his medicine. According to Jones, the city embraced his venture and his business is thriving. Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling said there are no statistics indicating any increase in crime in areas where medical marijuana dispensaries are located. He has said he does not have any issues with the local dispensary, as long as they operate within Colorado’s medical marijuana laws. As of latest record, the number of dispensaries operating in Colorado is 60 and climbing. An estimated 10,000 people are registered in Colorado to use medical marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation and that total is expected to rise to 15,000 by year’s end, according to the state health department.

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Give Me Liberty Give Me Taxes by Tina Dupuy

Americans hate taxes. It’s not a right or left issue. It’s not a Democratic or Republican issue. It’s not an old or young issue. It’s strangely not even a rich or poor issue. It’s an American issue. It’s our biggest peeve. We all agree on some level: Our country is great but we feel very cranky about forking over our money to the government. This is an odd character trait in Americans. For example we happily pay for cable even though television is free – we clearly have no problem signing up to have more bills. The average American credit card debt is around $10,000 and the average APR is 14%. We clearly have no problem doling out loads of cash with nothing to show for it. We don’t even pay out that much of our income to the government when compared to other industrialized nations. For an average family with children we pay about 20% of our income to taxes. For singles it’s 37%. Belgium pays close to 55% But Americans hate taxes and we always have. We hate the idea of them. We want to believe freedom and taxes absolutely contradict each other. Like improve and comedy. While other colonies of Great Britain simply asked for their independence (i.e. Canada and Australia), Americans were so outraged about the king raising taxes we started a bloody and costly revolutionary war that lasted nearly a decade. Yes, it all started with a tax hike. “No more taxes!” is the original battle cry for Americans. Our country’s birth, in a way, was a giant scheme to get out of giving up a fraction of our salaries to bureaucrats. We just despise taxes. Taxes are so loathed by Americans, politicians have to come up with new phrases in order to talk about them. That’s why “fees”, “tariffs” and “tolls” are used to “balance deficits.” Instead of just saying taxes are needed to fund the government. 40 KUSH L.A.

It’s an attempt to make it palatable to American sensibilities. This prettier word tactic is combated by calling anything you disagree with the ominous “hidden tax.” A hidden tax is something lurking in the bushes that can jump out and kill you. Very scary. Notorious tax-phobe Grover Norquist requests conservative candidates sign his infamous pledge to not raise taxes. He wants them to be like 1981’s tax-cutter President Ronald Reagan. Sure Reagan raised taxes for the next six years in a row (including the biggest tax increase in American history) at the time but for the people who want like him and celebrate him, like Norquist, he won’t even mention it. For politicians raising taxes is a taboo. It’s an unmentionable. So when LA City Councilwoman Janice Hahn proposed taxing medical marijuana clinics in the city, you’d think there would be fury. You’d think there would be an uproar. You’d think there would be fist shaking and protests. “No more taxes!”You’d expect people to show up to city council meetings dressed up like Paul Revere with picket signs of Hahn looking like Hitler or Chairman Mao. You’d expect bags of Lipton to be mailed to her. You’d expect someone to be upset. After all, this is America! But no one was upset. Not the ones who would pay the tax. Not at all, according to Hahn. “I’ve heard support across the board for taxing medical marijuana,” she tells Kush LA. The proposed medical marijuana tax is almost like a sin tax.

A sin tax is what the government puts on things like gambling, booze or tobacco. It’s supposed to somehow discourage people from doing it because taxes are just that revolting to people. A sin tax is punitive. It’s monetary punishment for being a sinner. It’s quite literally “hell to pay.” But a sin tax on medicine? (Could someone possibly use medical marijuana recreationally? Yes, it’s possible. Not like Viagra has ever been used recreationally…) A sin tax on medicine and no one is angry? No one? Really?! Could pot smokers be the only group in the history of the world to ever want to be taxed? To ever hope to be taxed? To ever specifically ask the government to tax them more? “I can’t remember the last time an interest group volunteered to be taxed,” admitted Hahn. This might be a first. This is historic. A group of Americans are lobbying the government so they can give more money to the government in the form of a tax. There are volumes of political theory that have just been challenged. We’re witnessing history here. Someone notify the media. Tina Dupuy (tee-na doo-pwee) Writer, Investigative Journalist, Brevity Researcher The Sardonic Sideshow “Taking eternal vigilance too far...”

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The Real History of the Bong by John E. Phillips


bong is probably the most popular and beloved smoking device in the history of human cannabis use. Some go as far as to name their bong. We collect and sometimes decorate our bongs, and we mourn our loss when they go to pieces. Yet, for something so precious, we know surprisingly little about the bong. And much of what we think we know about it is wrong, including the history of this wonderful device. What you might have heard: The bong is a descendent of the hookah. The word “bong” is derived from the Thai word ‘baung,’ which means ‘a cylindrical wooden tube, pipe or container cut from bamboo.’ This history was largely based on two factors. First, since cannabis is native to Central Asia, and has been used throughout history in China, it has always been assumed that the bong was invented in Asia. As the hookah uses water filtration like the modern bong, it was always assumed that the bong was developed from the hookah. (For those odd cases where this explanation didn’t work, it was assumed that straightening tobacco devices and filtering them through water led to the invention of the bong.) Second, although early bongs have been discovered elsewhere, it has always been assumed that these bongs were introduced to the societies in which they were found by whomever introduced cannabis. Researchers had never seriously considered that the bong might have been invented outside of Asia. It was. The bong was invented in Africa. Previous studies of African smoking devices wrongly assumed that all smoking pipes radiated from the West Coast of Africa beginning when tobacco arrived on the continent. It was assumed that tobacco smoking spread across the savannah as a substitute stimulant for kola. Thus, whenever archaeologists found pipes in

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Africa, they automatically thought that the pipes were from 1600 CE or later. If this were true, it would mean that any African water pipe would be too young to have been invented before the hookah. But it was false. This theory completely missed the African cultures in the east and south that had been developing smoking devices before the arrival of tobacco. We cannot be sure when cannabis first arrived in Africa, but archeologists believe that Africans smoked cannabis long before they ever smoked tobacco. J.C. Dombrowski found evidence of the earliest African cannabis smoking in Ethiopia. Eleven pipes were located in two caves and dated to between 1100 and 1400 CE. When researchers tested the pipes, they found ample cannabis residue. Yet the official story ignored this. In 1930, the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago printed a series of pamphlets about tobacco that speculated that the Portuguese brought the water pipe to the Africans from Persia. The pamphlets were later frequently used as a reference by researchers. However, this distorted guess at history was based on a belief that water pipes were recent to Africa. Archaeologists have since learned that this was wrong. But, until now, the history of the bong has never been corrected. The first African pipes were built into the ground. Lighted embers were placed in a buried bottle and hemp was placed on top of the embers. An underground duct led from the chamber to a mouth tube a short distance away. The earth pipes looked so much like the earth pipes of Central Asia, that Henry Balfour concluded that, “The resemblances are sufficiently striking and numerous to suggest that they must be explained by the assumption of a culture link between the two widely separated areas.” Of course, this meant that they were invented in Asia. He never considered an African origin.

Balfour also found a “tube pipe,” which he believed might have been the ancestor of the water pipe. Today we call it a “bat” or a “chillum.” Balfour never explained why he thought Africans would have simultaneously adopted an outdated technology if they were brought the more advanced water pipe by the Arabs. In 1924 Alfred Dunhill published a survey of the smoking pipes of the world. The book included a chapter on the widespread use of a water pipe in eastern and southern Africa that was a distinct design that he believed was the invention of the San people. Because this did not fit with the common theory, he was ignored. In 1945, archaeologist Mary Leakey found this water pipe in Tanzania. The bowl on top is connected to the water chamber in the bottom by means of a tube; the mouthpiece is on the curved neck of the gourd. At the time of her discovery, experts took for granted that Arab navigators brought cannabis and cannabis pipes to Africa during the middle of the thirteenth century. They reasoned that these cannabis pipes must have descended from Asian pipes. But this version of history never made sense. The theory ignores the fact that cannabis in Asian Islamic societies was eaten, rather than smoked, before the introduction of the water pipe in the early years of the seventeenth century. Furthermore, all archaeological evidence indicates that Africans primarily chewed and snuffed tobacco, while they mostly smoked cannabis. The alternate theory that the tobacco pipe was adapted to cannabis by straightening it out and filtering it through water was also wrong because cannabis predates tobacco in Africa. Simply put: Africans invented the bong to smoke cannabis. As for the name, we are told that it comes from the Thai word ‘baung.’ But could the Thai instead have adopted that word from the Africans? In modern day Kenya, right where Mary Leakey found her water pipe, lives a rapidly disappearing tribe called the Bong’om. Their language is also called Bong’om. Across the continent we find Bong County, Liberia. It is named after Mount Bong. Did all of these Africans cling to some Thai word for a piece of cut bamboo? Or… could the early Thai stoners have named their most beloved device after the people who invented it?

J.C. Dombrowski found evidence of the earliest African cannabis smoking in Ethiopia. Eleven pipes were located in two caves and dated to between 1100 and 1400 CE. When researchers tested the pipes, they found ample cannabis residue. Yet the official story ignored this. In 1930, the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago printed a series of pamphlets about tobacco that speculated that the Portuguese brought the water pipe to the Africans from Persia.

Source: African Smoking and Pipes John Edward Phillips The Journal of African History, Vol. 24, No. 3 (1983), pp. 303-319

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Big Business: Hemp for Hanes! Apparel Giant Takes Steps to Incorporate Hemp by H.D. Geeh After nearly a decade of working to prove that burlap-like hemp can be as soft as cotton, Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. has caught the attention of some of the world’s biggest consumer brands. Now it’s on the verge of generating revenue from its technology. “The company is an eight-year overnight success,” said CEO Ken Barker. The Portland, Oregon-based company this month announced a string of deals aimed at commercializing its Crailar Fiber Technology, which employs an enzyme treatment to make hemp and other organic fibers suitable for apparel and other uses. The most notable is a joint development agreement with Hanesbrands Inc., which is among the world’s largest consumer apparel brands with $4.2 billion in sales last year. Under the agreement, Naturally Advanced will retrofit existing Hanes dyeing equipment with the company’s enzyme process to study how its organic fibers can be entered into mainstream production. If that phase is successful, the companies will work toward a marketing plan for Crailar in various Hanes categories and determine how it could be commercialized. But whether hemp can rise above niche status to mainstream appeal will have a lot to do with cost. In a conference call with investors, Barker said that because Crailar shrinks far less during production than cotton, the resulting savings could bring its final cost closer to regular cotton than organic cotton, which is 60 percent more expensive than regular cotton. While Barker said it’s too early to guess how lucrative the Hanes deal could become, the partnership serves as “absolute validation that our technology is viable and capable of mainsteam apparel production.” The deal was borne from successful tests conducted at North Carolina State University which, according to Barker, proved hemp can easily transition away from being a niche consumer fabric. Matt Hall, vice president of external communications at WinsonSalem, North Caorlina-based Hanesbrands, said the idea isn’t to replace cotton. But if Crailar can be commercialized, it would mean being able to produce organic fibers for everyday products at competitive prices. Hemp grows faster and uses far less water than cotton, making it a favorite among champions of sustainable apparel, which was a $3 billion international market in 2007, according to a report last year by Packaged Facts, a division of Even so, Naturally Advanced is eyeing more than just apparel markets.

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In what could be an equally sizable deal, the company in June signed a development deal with Georgia Pacific Consumer Products LP, which makes household paper products such as Brawny paper towels. Barker said he was prohibited from disclosing details of the agreement. It also reached a spinning and trademark licensing deal with Patrick Yarns of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, a maker of industrial yarns, to produce Crailar products for denim, work wear, home furnishings and carpet markets. The company’s also developing uses of the technology applicable to forestry pulping and as diesel fuel. Until now the company generated revenue from HTnaturals Inc., a whollyowned sustainable apparel company. Last week it announced second-quarter sales of $401,000, down from $580,000 a year ago. But now the company is shuttering HTnaturals and expects to generate its first revenue from Crailar in the next quarter. The anticipated revenue—the amount of which Barker declined to release—will be generated through a manufacturing agreement with Philadelphia dyehouse G.J. Littlewoods & Son Inc., which will produce the fabric ordered by Patrick Yarns. “As we introduce Crailar into the market and into the industry next year, we’ll start generating the revenue everybody’s been waiting for,” Barker said. Source:

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Exploring the Central Coast’s Quaint Towns and Villages by Jane Quentin Californians are so lucky. We can drive a few hours in any direction and be in just about any climate or terrain we want. From desert isolation to mountain lakes to rugged coastlines, we are by far, the most topologically diverse state in the nation. For Angelinos, a drive up to the central coast can take less time than sitting on the 405 from The Valley to Orange County during rush hour. Every driver knows that the trick to car travel is leaving at the right time, so gas up the ride, pack snacks, make the road trip play-list and get ready to experience 101 paradise to the Central Coast. Once you get through the seemingly eternal traffic on the 101 through Santa Barbara, the drive to our destination, Morro Bay, is a postcard drive through wine country, gorgeous valleys and pristine coastline. Once you reach San Luis Obispo, you jog through the forest to the coast and travel 15 minutes to land back in time to the seaside fishing village of Morro Bay. The town has basically two streets with shops and a miniature embarcadero complete with window-on-the-water seating at restaurants, kayak rentals, a saltwater taffy shop and of course, boat rentals and tours. The majestic Morro Rock, which is visible from nearly every part of the town, raises 576 feet into the air at the entrance of the harbor and is home to the Peregrine Falcon. There are good restaurants and three friendly bars on Main St. where the locals park their dogs in the doorway and go inside to catch up on the news of the day. Hotel rates are very reasonable, even in the summer, and in winter, they are dirt cheap and Morro Bay is an excellent

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San Simeon - A fishing village, an old-time pioneering community, a Western beach town, a working artists colony and a castle. The San Simeon area-best known for Hearst Castle visited by nearly a million tourists annually-offers a walk on the area’s most beautiful beaches, known for their shells, moonstones and beautiful sunsets. To the South Los Osos / Baywood Park - This quiet community is the perfect spot to have a cup of coffee or lunch overlooking the bay. The site of one of our favorite state parks-Montana De Oro-where you can enjoy walking, hiking, wildlife viewing and beaches. San Luis Obispo - The “big city” of the area has a wonderful shopping district complete with quaint shops, outdoor cafes and flower stands. San Luis Obispo began as the Mission San Luis Obispo de Toloso that is surrounded by a beautifully landscaped plaza and includes a bubbling creek complete with ducks and fish. Avila Beach - Beach-goers love Avila Beach-perpetually sunny and the warmest beach in the county. Home to the young at heart, this seaside town attracts families, college students, and water enthusiasts with its lure of the pier, deep-sea fishing, mineral springs, tennis, golf barbecues and sight seeing. Pismo Beach - One of the area’s truly unique features is found in this seaside beach town, Pismo State Beach. All-

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terrain vehicles can be rented to go four-wheel-driving on the seemingly endless dunes of California’s only drivable beachthe Pismo Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area. Horseback riding, body boarding, surfing, tide pooling, kite flying and sand castle building are just a few of the enjoyments at Pismo Beach. Arroyo Grande - A delightful village of unique shops and restaurants-check out ‘Old Towne’ for an afternoon snack and stroll. Nestled in green rolling hills in the shadow of the Santa Lucia Mountains, wineries offer several tasting rooms. Grover Beach - The entrance to the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area is nestled just off Highway 1. Allterrain vehicles can be rented to go four-wheel driving on the seemingly endless dunes or just experience driving directly on the Pacific Ocean coastline for miles. Other activities and festivals attract the entire family, including several community parks for fun, picnics and barbeques.

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Skateistan: Building a New Future for Afghan Kids by Helga Douglas

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hen Australian skateboarders Oliver Percovich and Sharna Nolan first arrived in Afghanistan in 2007, they didn’t plan to start a skateboarding movement…it just happened. Originally Sharna, a research officer and business consultant for rural development projects, found a job in Kabul and Oliver came with her. When Oliver and Sharna started skateboarding around Kabul, kids would gather to watch them with intrigue and excitement as this sport was basically unknown to Afghans at the time. Oliver and Sharna began lending their boards to a group of young Afghan friends who seemed keen to learn to skate and they quickly fell in love with the sport. And thus began Skateistan, Afghanistan’s first coeducational skateboarding school. In the beginning, Skateistan was funded by credit cards but soon received support from organizations including the German, Danish and Norwegian embassies, the Afghan Olympic committee and the Canadian government. They now also have support from Blackbox Distribution, the distributor of Zero, Slave and Mystery skateboards and Fallen shoes as well as helmet and safety gear company TSG. Two years later Sharna and Oliver have split up and Sharna has moved back to Australia. However, Oliver remains in Afghanistan, looking after Skateistan which has already brought together about 90 Afghan youths of all ethnicities and backgrounds. In a city which has been ravaged by more than over thirty years of war, Skateistan is providing a safe environment for the kids to be active and connect with each other. Skateboarding is helping to instill excitement and joy in these children, while breaking down social and cultural barriers as well as encouraging creativity and expression. The population of Afghanistan is very young, 70% is under 25 and 16% is under 15 or 16. Therefore it is important to connect with the youth as they will soon inherit the problems that come with their country. Skateistan’s mission is to build cross-cultural understanding and develop youth confidence, leadership, and life skills as well as equip these kids to lead their communities to social change and development. There are many popular Afghan sports such as football, volleyball and kite-flying but females are almost always excluded from them, even riding bicycles. However, Afghans consider skateboarding an appropriate sport for females, which make up half the students at Skateistan. Skateistan has been careful not to flood the kids’ minds with western skating culture by wearing different clothes or showing videos so that the kids can figure out for themselves how skateboarding fits into Afghan culture. “Almost all people that we come into contact with think what we are doing is fantastic,” says Oliver. “They see the smiles on the children’s faces and they can see that what we are doing has value.” Most of the parents see skateboarding as an opportunity for their children, especially if they have a daughter, but there are definitely issues that arise. Sometimes family members stop their girls from skateboarding. This could be because of the oppressive views towards women or because they want to keep them away from the other kids, especially street kids who sometimes sniff glue

In a city which has been ravaged by more than over thirty years of war, Skateistan is providing a safe environment for the kids to be active and connect with each other. Skateboarding is helping to instill excitement and joy in these children, while breaking down social and cultural barriers as well as encouraging creativity and expression. and use drugs such as heroin and hash and can be very rough at times. However, it is not always the street kids who are doing the bullying…the rich kids push the poor kids around, the older kids push the younger ones and the boys push the girls off the skateboards. However, Skateistan provides a safe environment for these kids to all learn together. In the future, Skateistan aims to provide free tuition for the kids, introducing the internet and other educational programs to instill a sense of responsibility in them and encourage them to study. A comprehensive school is being built and an indoor skatepark is being designed by IOU Ramps. Oliver says that he gets up before 7am and spends the day “between the office (answering emails, writing proposals and working on budgets), meeting up with sponsors and media and skating with the kids usually later in the afternoon. Days are quite often well over 12 hours long.” “This is a long-term effort over at least the next 10 years,” says Oliver. “We need to build much more support to achieve these goals. Please tell your friends and family about what we are doing and every dollar helps. We would rather have 50,000 supporters with $1, than 1 supporter that gives us $50,000.”

Oliver’s biggest wish concerning Skateistan’s future is that they have youth leaders and representatives from Afghanistan that can show that something else is possible in Afghanistan.

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Discover L.A. Live by Courtney Kreuger If you havenít roamed the newly developed territory of L.A. Live, it is time you familiarize yourself with Downtownís renovated convention headquarters, and immerse yourself in a world of adult amusement. This lively addition capitalizes on the success of the Staples Center and increases the entertainment value of the area with restaurants, bars, clubs, cinemas, a bowling alley, a music museum, and other enjoyable venues. L.A. Liveís creation beautifies the Downtown vicinity, enabling Los Angeles to compete with other conventional markets and allowing the city to live up to its true potential. The land is continuously being cultivated to offer visitors and residents a pleasurable experience, and two top quality hotels (along with other functional enhancements) will soon be introduced to the territory. To learn more about this exciting terrain, hop aboard my tour which will highlight the best places to eat, drink, and party while exploring the innovative grounds of L.A. Live. Whether youíre looking to grab a cocktail after a sporting event at Staples Center, need some food before a concert at the Nokia Theater, or want an invigorating night out on the town, you are bound to find a place to satiate your appetite, interest, and alcoholic needs at L.A. Live. The Farm of Beverly Hills The Farm is an accommodating homestead that lies within L.A. Live, and this bar and restaurant starts supplying quality cuisine early in the morning and continues to do so throughout the day. Whether youíre craving breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, a creative coffee concoction, or a fruity cocktail, you can milk this versatile menu for all itís worth. This is an ideal place to meet up with the fellow party animals and enjoy some beverages in the chic bar area, adjacent to the charming fireplace that can be admired both indoors and on the outdoor terrace. The open-air, plush patio creates the perfect environment to observe the action unfold on the bordering domain, while surrounded by good company and an inviting decor. 60 KUSH L.A.

Donít forget to take advantage of the happy hour, referred to on The Farm as the ìstimulus plan,î which features $5 delights like farm steak nachos, turkey chili cheese fries, tuna sashimi tacos, chicken lollipops, baked goat cheese, and mini corn dogs, along with $5 draft beer, house wine, and specialty cocktails. Their distinctive beverage selection consists of the Farmerís Daughter (herb soda and makers mark), strawberry lemonade, and their famous watermelon margaritas, which exclude artificial flavorings and are infused with fresh fruit. While roving the open land of L.A. Live, visit The Farm to get roped in for a wild ride and a savory meal. ESPN Zone The ESPN Zone is more than just a sports bar; it is a guaranteed exhilarating experience. The two-story facility is like a playground for people of all ages, and it is strategically designed to cater to your recreational desires. You can join the other crazed sports fans, and cheer for your favorite team while feasting on the traditional American fare that was designed to compliment a sporting event. No televised game is complete without wings, sliders, chicken tenders, and cheese fries, and ESPN Zone provides all of the above, along with a selection of salads, sandwiches, burgers, and dinner entrees. Their specialties include a warm cookie sundae (served warm in the pan) and an array of unique cocktails such as the ESPY (mandarin vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, pineapple juice, and Sprite®) and Extreme Tea (vodka, gin, rum, triple sec, Monster® energy drink, and a splash of cola)óouch! If youíre craving activity, you can venture over to the sports arena and participate in interactive games and other arcade favorites. While engulfed in this zone of diversion, you can challenge a friend to a match, release pent up energy, fit in some exercise, and just have a good time!

Bowling is a pastime that will never go out of style, and Lucky Strike takes this beloved sport to the next level. This is not your ordinary bowling alley, and it provides innovative lanes, a swanky bar and lounge, an electronic art show, a VIP lounge (with private lanes), and talented DJsóall under one roof! The Yard House You canít wander through L.A. Live without stopping at The Yard House, home of the largest selection of draft beer. Whether youíre searching for an Ale, Lager, Amber, Cider, or Stout, this establishment will quench your thirst for quality beer with over 100 taps on location. Even if beer isnít your drink of choice, youíre bound to find a refreshing flavor to please your taste buds. And if your sweet tooth is taking precedence, you can indulge in a beer float (a delightful combination of chocolate stout and ice cream) or sip on a colorful martini. These cocktails are literally offered in every color of the rainbow, from Strawberry Fields to the Purple Cow, and in dessert form with choices like the Chocolate Raspberry Truffle. After all the beer and martinis (amongst other specialty cocktails), youíre going to need some sustenance, and the Yard House features an extensive Asian American menu. You can grub on traditional bar food such as chicken nachos or a grilled pastrami sandwich, or opt for a more exotic meal like lobster garlic noodles or miso glazed sea bass. While quenching your hunger and thirst, you will be surrounded by the pleasant sounds of classic rock, as this harmonious bar plays all the favorite music from the 80ís and 90ís, and it has specially designed mixes for lunch, happy hour, dinner, and late night. Lucky Strike Bowling is a pastime that will never go out of style, and Lucky Strike takes this beloved sport to the next level. This is not your ordinary bowling alley, and it provides innovative lanes, a swanky bar and lounge, an electronic art show, a VIP lounge (with private lanes), and talented DJsóall under one roof! And forget about that cardboard pizza that was served at the old school alleys; Lucky Strike only serves the finest fare from tuna lollipops to tomato and cheese símores to flat iron steak. Yes, they also have pizza, and this delectable pie comes topped with shrimp and pesto, bbq chicken, or a variety of meats.

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This establishment allows you to bowl in a unique and ornamental environment, with your beverage of choice in hand (and a bowling ball in the other). It can serve as your one stop to eat, drink, listen to music, and party, while engaging in activity! The Conga Room If youíre yearning for excitement and want to dance the night away, swing over to The Conga Room and add some spice to your evening! This Latin inspired club became a hot spot at its previous Hollywood location and has now emerged at L.A. Live. The energetic ambiance combines the styles of Mexico City and Barcelona, and this cultural flare can be admired through the architecture and unique décor. The facility provides dancing lessons where you can shake your body to the vibrant rhythm of salsa. You can continue this movement and show off your skill as the night progresses and the dance floor intensifies. The lively music will be provided by a DJ, a band, a bolero orchestra, or possibly a mariachi group, and these tempos will facilitate your dancing efforts. The Conga Room, open from Wednesdays-Saturdays, presents concerts and live entertainment on its state of the art stage thatís equipped with technical advancement s (superior lighting, deluxe sound system, high-def screen, etc.). This futuristic club even has the ability to connect with international audiences through onsite broadcasting. While youíre enjoying the shows and grooving to the beat, make sure you sample their Pan Latin cuisine, and savor the flavors and zest from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central American, and South America. That is all the time we have for today, and we didnít even cover half of this dynamic territory. Obviously, you canít discover this land in one day alone, and it will take several visits to experience all the splendor of L.A. Live. For future explorations, be sure to hit up Rockín Fish (excellent seafoodótry their signature Navy Grog), Rosa Mexicano (indulge in the guacamole, margaritas, and sangrias), Wolfgang Puck (quality cuisine and cocktails), and Katsya (specialty Japanese food and cocktails), along with other favorites like Flemings and Trader Vicís. No matter what the occasion, L.A. Live will liven up any moment with its endless options of entertainment!

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The NFL season kicks off with the Chargers looking strong. by Mateo Ramirez By the time you are reading this, the NFL season will have just kicked off and I am going to either look like a genius or an idiot, depending on how the first week goes. But as I write this, it is August and I’ve been bust watching the preseason unfold, hoping for the rookies to add some spice to our California teams. I’m still not entirely sure who to root for, since we don’t have our own team in L.A., but unless you want to be heartbroken every Sunday, I would put my money on the San Diego Chargers who look sharp and should win the division. The Niners have a lot of potential and now that Mike Singletary is in charge and has a full season to work it out, this team looks good and maybe even great by mid-season. Sadly, the Raiders look lousy again even with Jeff Garcia there “just in case”. The Oakland Raiders The Oakland Raiders were bad last season finishing with a 5-11 record. QB JaMarcus Russell ended up with 13 TD’s after throwing for 2,423 yards. Their offense managed a poor 29th ranked 16.4 ppg while averaging a 29th 272 total yards pergame. They had a 10th ranked running game that averaged 124.2 yards a game thanks to top RB Justin Fargas who had one TD after running for 853 yards. They had no passing game they finished ranked 32nd averaging 147.9 yards a game. On defense they were just as bad averaging a 24th ranked 24.3 ppg and a 27th ranked 361 total yards per-game. Against the rush they ranked 31st allowing 159.8 yards a game while their pass defense ranked 11th allowing 201.2 yards a game. Kirk Morrison led the Raiders with 135 tackles, 99 solo and 36 assisted. The Oakland Raiders are listed as 12/1 underdogs to win the 2009-2010 AFC West. That said, the Raiders offense has hope with McFadden back and healthy. Since they ignored their needs upfront defensively in the draft this year, expect a lot of high-scoring games. I predict that the Raiders will remain right at about 5 or 6 wins. San Francisco 49ers Mike Singletary will have a clean slate with this team. This offseason, there have been a few changes made in the Bay Area, starting with the addition of 10th overall NFL Draft pick, WR Michael Crabtree. The Niners are hoping that Crabtree can develop into the go-to guy everyone in SF is expecting him to be once he fully recovers from foot surgery and sign the damned deal. It’s hard to believe that SF hasn’t had a 1,000yard receiver since Terrell Owens in ‘03. The 49ers have also added WR Brandon Jones and CB Dre’ Bly through free agency. The big question will be if Alex Smith finally turns into the quarterback he was in college or if Shaun Hill, who played with heart and nearly took the team to the playoffs, will get be the starting QB. If Hill gets the job, Vernon Davis plays like Vernon Davis should and Crabtree signs, the 9ers could be dangerous. Prediction: 10-6 San Diego Chargers The San Diego Chargers finished last season with a 8-8 record only to lose in the Divisional final at Pittsburgh. QB Phillip Rivers had 34 TD’s after throwing for 4,009 yards. His offense was ranked 2nd averaging 27.4 ppg, while averaging a 11th ranked 349 total yards per-game. They had a 20th ranked 66 KUSH L.A.

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Dear Courtney, Last year the love of my life (and the guy I dreamed of marrying) shattered my heart and broke up with me. I was devastated but tried my best to push through the pain. Now I’m in a better place emotionally, but I still haven’t had sex with anyone since the breakup over a year ago. The thing that’s got me concerned is that I don’t miss having sex. Is this normal? Is my sex drive busted? The idea that I’ll never crave sex again has me really freaked out. —Flatlined Vagina, West Hollywood

Dear Flatlined Vagina, Get your genitals off the rooftop ledge, because there’s no need to panic. A recent University of Vienna study found that levels of oxytocin, the magical feel-good hormone, increase considerably after you have an orgasm, so you have a stronger craving for sex when you’re having it more. And because it’s been a while since your last pants-off dance-off, your brain may have stopped stimulating that craving. You haven’t mentioned a current beau, which means that when a hot new guy does enter the picture, it’ll give your libido a major kickstart and make you moist as a snack cake. But why wait for the owner of a penis to get the party started? Like a flabby gym dropout considering running a marathon, it’s always a good idea to ease back into exercise at an easy, comfortable pace. And so, Flatlined Vagina, I highly recommend that you get thee to a sin emporium (adult toy store) and pretend that it’s your birthday. Raid the aisles and fill your dirty little shopping basket with vibrators, lube, and some stimulating videos to get your juices flowing (literally). Porn can be a great libido booster, and many adult entertainment companies have video lines specifically geared toward women. There’s even—gasp!—kissing. I’m also a fan of erotica and highly recommend, a free site that lets you peruse all sorts of fantasies from your laptop. Novelty breeds excitement, so check out scenarios that go beyond vanilla sex. Who knows? Maybe that saucy little S&M story will reinvigorate your happy place and leave you with the urge to declare that you too have been a bad, bad girl and need to be punished. Lastly, there is a small chance that your MIA libido might be due to a physical condition. Depression, drugs (both prescribed medications as well as the ones you buy from that guy in the ally) and untreated illness can reduce sex drive, so it wouldn’t hurt to have your doctor rule out other factors. And if you’re writing this letter with a heroine needle sticking out of your arm, then knock that off. It’s not helping.

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Courtney Bee’s articles on sex and relationships have appeared in Hustler, Playgirl, and numerous adult books. She’s currently a top-ranked writer on, where she betrays her prim Catholic upbringing on a daily basis. She’s currently working on a novel that features drugs, kittens and gratuitous sex.

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We Dig This!

What: Tribal Seeds Why: Reggae band from SD is full of good vibes, good energy and good tunes! Where: Playing Tribute to the Legends Festival (formerly known as Bob Marley Day Festival) at the San Diego Sports Arena was a big moment for us. I grew up going to this show so performing on stage was unreal.

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by Noah Dennis

Tribal Seeds is an up and coming reggae band from San Diego, California. Twin brothers Steve, and Tony founded the band, while they were only in high school. Their shows have taken them all over the country, and often the world, playing concerts as far as Guam. They have performed with the likes of Matisyahu, and Gregory Isaacs, while continuing to play shows for grassroots crowds as well. Their sophomore record, “The Harvest,” debuted in the iTunes top ten list for “Most Downloaded Reggae Album.” They are currently on a nationwide tour, and will be playing at the Roxy in West Hollywood, on September 23, 2009. Kush LA: How did the band form? Tribal Seeds: (Tony, keyboards and vocals) My brother Steve and I started recording music in 2003, when we were both in high school. In 2004 is when we started finding band members through friends and relatives.  Kush LA: How did you find your sound, what was your musical journey? Tribal Seeds: Reggae is our root sound. Steve and I grew up listening to it. But all of the band members now draw inspiration from all genres of music. We like to put a twist to our reggae sound.    Kush LA: What are some of the influences on your music? Tribal Seeds: Steel pulse, Bob Marley and a little bit of everything really. We love it all!  Kush LA: In writing your songs/lyrics, where do you find inspiration? Tribal Seeds: Mostly from Rasta beliefs, and the bible. Also girls can inspire a lot of songs.   Kush LA: In your song, “The Garden,” you say, “my herbal garden inspired this melody,” how has marijuana affected your music?

Tribal Seeds: Ipods, herb, books. Nothing weird yet, we might become picky and need certain things later (he adds with laughter). Kush LA: Do you have any pre-show rituals? Tribal Seeds: Not really, we like to have a couple beers, and some of us burn, but no rituals.  Kush LA: What was the most memorable moment(s) of your career thus far? Tribal Seeds: Visiting Hawaii, Guam, and Aruba were really cool experiences for us. It is crazy how our music spread to these islands. Playing Tribute to the Legends Festival (formerly known as Bob Marley Day Festival) at the San Diego Sports Arena was a big moment for us. I grew up going to this show so performing on stage was unreal. Winning 2008 best world music category at the San Diego Music Awards was an honor for us. We have our fans to thank for that!   Kush LA: Do you have a goal that you want to accomplish in your music career? Tribal Seeds: We want to make a living off of the music but more importantly we want to inspire, and do good works. 

Their sophomore record, “The Harvest,” debuted in the iTunes top ten list for “Most Downloaded Reggae Album.” They are currently on a nationwide tour, and will be playing at the Roxy in West Hollywood, on September 23, 2009.

Tribal Seeds: It just mellows me out and gives me time to sit with the guitar and come up with stuff. Kush LA: What message do you want to communicate through your music? Tribal Seeds: Peace and love! Positive vibes. 

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by Joe Posner  was early evening in June, 1974. In his room in Hell House near USC, Stony Parker loaded up his Buddha pipe with his special pot blend: Humboldt Red, Acapulco Gold and Maui Wowie.  It was the strongest smoke available in California, Stony’s secret meteorite “stash” not included. Talk about being eight miles high! Stony lit up, inhaled, then stood up and walked over to the windows. As he looked down at mostly quiet Adams Boulevard below, he reflected on how quickly time had passed since that early morning, on November 22, when he had returned from his brief time trip to 2009. Last December, Stony had sold “The Big Nap,” his stoner time travel yarn, to Green Waves, a funky marijuana-oriented magazine. The story was an instant hit with its 100,000 plus readers.  Stony would finally be graduating soon. His parents were VERY excited. And yet, as Stony peered out the third floor window, taking another hit off his pipe, his thoughts could not help but return to 2009. Stony let out a long sigh. “I must go back,” he said to himself, “whatever the consequences.” Stony moved from the window to his comfy, wingback chair. As he sat, he examined the Buddha pipe in his hands as if it held the key to his future. He remembered the first night back after his November time trip. Stony had jogged over to the dorm  to spill the beans to his smoking buddies.  Stony told his tale, leaving nothing out. Everybody loved the story, but no one believed it, or so it seemed.  As the evening wound down, Stony said his goodbyes. Sean, who seemed restless that night, offered to walk with Stony part-way back to Hell House. Surprised, but pleased, Stony and Sean exited, enjoying the brisk November night air. At one point, Sean stopped walking. He put his arm on Stony, who stopped too. Sean hesitated for a moment, toying with the oversized wooden peace symbol that hung from a rawhide cord around his neck. “I believe you traveled in time, Stony,” Sean said, in hushed tones although there was no one within earshot.


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“You do?” Stony replied, pleased that at least one of his friends believed he has tripped through time and returned. As they walked the rest of the distance to Hell House, Sean explained that he had learned that the U.S. government was funding a super secret time travel experiment due to take place in early June at USC. Sean had learned about this through a friend of a friend of a TA in the Physics Department whose professor was spearheading the hush-hush experiment. The experiment, which would take place in a subbasement lab at the Science Building, was to involve a unique three laser system: The power source would be a fragment of a U.S. moon rock. The plan was to take Moe, a hyper-intelligent orangutan who would be on loan from the L.A. Zoo, and send him forward in time 12.4 minutes, then bring him back to the present, hopefully alive. By the time Sean had finished his tale, they were standing on the sidewalk outside Hell House. Although Stony invited Seam up for a glass of Sangria, Sean politely turned him down, joking, “Can’t drink. I’m the designated walker.” After swearing Stony to secrecy, Sean headed back in the direction of the dorm.

 As a slight June breeze ruffled the curtains near the windows, Stony let out a long sigh. He had thought about that November discussion with Sean many times in the intervening months. Setting down Buddha, Parker quickly began placing a number of items into his backpack. His supplies included a bunch of small notebooks and Bic pens, a camera and a compact tape recorder, among other items. A few minutes later, Stony was standing at the pay phone in the quiet, third floor hallway. “I can’t believe we’re doing this Sean,” Stony said quietly into the phone. “We’re doing it, man. I got you booked on a flight to the future!” Sean exclaimed at the other end of the line. Thirty minutes later, Stony and Sean, dressed mostly

in black, were standing in the shadows outside the fivestory Science Building. Stony had his backpack on. It was a warm night, helped somewhat by the mild breeze rustling through the trees. Sean had been at this location for over an hour. He knew the rounds made by Campus Security by now. At his signal, Sean and Stony ran for the shadowed entrance. Sean produced a key ring. Picking one, he put it in the lock and turned. They were inside in moments.  Although the building was empty, half the lights were on in the upper floors. As Sean and Stony descended toward the sub-basement, however, fewer and fewer lights were on. Spooky! When they got to the Science Lab door, Stony was surprised there was no guard stationed outside. “No one’s supposed to know about the upcoming test,” Sean explained, then shrugged. Soon, they were inside the Lab. Sean secured the door behind them.                         In the Campus Security office, an alarm went off. Security Guard #1 put his doughnut on the desk. “Don’t go anywhere,” he told it. “Let’s go,” said Security Guard #2. In the Science Lab, Sean was turning on the machinery.  After handing Sean a small fragment of his meteorite rock, Stony put the remaining hunk in his jacket pocket.  Parker climbed into the empty cage that had been specially designed for Moe the orangutan, shutting the cage door behind him. Three lasers were set up on the edges of the Lab: The cage, with Stony in it, was near the center of the room. Elaborate, multi-color wiring ran from the cage to both the large control panel and the tri-laser array.  Sean slipped the meteor fragment into a recessed space on the panel marked MOON ROCK.                                     In their golf cart, Security Guard #1 and #2 were racing across campus. “ Near as I can tell, someone may have entered one of the locked doors at the Science Lab,” Security Guard #1 said into his walkie-talkie. “Holy crap,” Security Guard #2 said. In the Science Lab, all three lasers were on: one blue, one yellow and one red. They formed a triangle of brilliant light, with the caged Stony in the middle. Stony and Sean were now both wearing red goggles. Sean set the Time Controls for October, 20 2009. Sean looked up from the controls. “You’ll have 24 hours, Stony,” Sean said. “Then the device will yank you back.” Outside the Science Building, the security guards pulled up, hopping out of their cart. They ran toward the entrance. “If I have a heart attack, I’m gonna sue

SOMEBODY,” Security Guard #2 complained. In the Science Lab, Stony began to have second thoughts. He had chosen this method for his new time travel journey ‘cause it would give him much more control over his arrival than his meteorite-induced time trips. But there was so much that could go wrong... Just then Security Guard #1 and #2 began to pound on the Lab door. “They probably had the key to the Lab on their key rings,“ Stony thought. “They’ll be inside soon enough.” “Sean?” Stony shouted over the loud humming of electronic machinery being pushed to its limit. Sean looked up from the controls with a big smile on his face. “You’re welcome!” he shouted back. Just then the Lab door swung open, Security Guard #1 and #2 ran in. One was holding a can of Mace; the other was swinging his baton. They threw their arms up immediately, protecting their eyes from the intense light. Sean pushed a large, orange button on the panel. There was a tremendous explosion of rainbow-colored light. Stony vanished from the cage. His return to the future had begun. Next issue, our story continues with: Stony Parker in... Long Way Home

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Mobile Applications for Medical Marijuana Marijuana Mobile Applications to Facilitate Your Needs by Michael Dillon Let’s say you’re favorite local marijuana collective just got shut down. Or you got illegitimately busted and need a lawyer. Maybe you are just bored, hungry, or thirsty after your evening toke. What do you do? Well, in this day of high-technology there is a mobile application for that! The iPhone certainly dominates this list, but those of the iPhone-less persuasion can still get by. iPhone (Apple) Cannabis - by Ajnag - 3/5 - $2.99 The Cannabis application for the iPhone has been big talk in the media lately. It is a GPS-driven app that allows you to locate doctors, collectives, cooperatives, clinics, attorneys, and pretty much any other sort of resource that patients may need.  It works throughout the US, but you’ll get little use out of it in a non-legal state. Features other than the map include RSS news feeds, bookmarking, syncing to contacts, and a directory driven by the Patient ID Center. Soon to be added features: Podcasts, videos, menus, and reviews.                                    iPot - by - 2.5/5 - $1.99 iPot Lite - by - 3.5/5 - FREE iPot is very similar to the Cannabis App, but not quite as robust. While it boasts many of the same features, it has less listings and seemed to run very slow for me. Granted, I am using iPot Lite - the free version - but I still found it less impressive. If your going to spend your money on iPot, make the upgrade to Cannabis... but the free iPot Lite is worthwhile if you ballin’ on a budget. California Herbal Caregivers by onaga design - 3.5/5 - $.99 This app is also a directory, but it is limited to Marijuana dispensaries in California. Update is currently being reviewed by Apple, and will potentially include GPS, weed news, and Podcasts. I think for a Californian, this may end up being the best directory choice in the long run. CHRONIC-les by David and Elizabeth Gregory - 3.5/5 - $.99 Focused mainly on the marijuana community and 86 KUSH L.A.

activism. You can look up state laws, send emails to promote activism, and get more involved in the fight to legalize. Coming soon: Dispensary listings, map view, news feeds, and video. Herb Converter - by Alarmed Publishing 30 reviews - 3.5/5 - $.99 Helps you convert between units commonly used to measure marijuana and other herbs, such as grams, eighth, quarter, and ounce. Could be useful in some instances, but you might wanna save your money for the dollar menu. Yelp - by Yelp - 3/5 - FREE I was sort of surprised to come across some pretty fruitful search results on Yelp’s app. There is even a couple of marijuana delivery services listed! In addition to that, you can curb your munchies, find good bars, and generally get to know your surroundings better. This may be the biggest must-have for marijuana users. Android (Google) Google Maps Pretty good resource if you’re decent at searching for things. Herb, collective, marijuana, and cannabis should be a good way to start finding what you need here. PAC-MAN - by Namco - FREE This classic is always a good call for a recreational smoker. Waste away hours, yet still feel productive for beating you personal high scores! BooRah Restaurant Search - by BooRah - FREE Find some food to crave that appetite.                                          Blackberry (RIM) In general, the Blackberry does not have great mobile applications. There are no marijuana specific apps, but try searching on your maps. A lot of marijuana-friendly establishments are listed. Check out the Blackberry App World for all your needs in this arena.

Mobile applications for marijuana are still in their infancy stages. With the iPhone’s potential, I think developers are still just at the cusp of what can be done with cannabis applications. As for the other cell phone makers have quite a bit of catching up to do. At the end of the day if you want to make life easier with your search and use of marijuana on the move, you should probably own an iPhone.

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A Growing List of MJ in Music by Rose Chicory Many a love song has been written about Mary Jane. Her sometimes unpredictable but always enticing nature, the smooth caress of her mellow and earthy scents, the way she makes men and women alike swoon at the mere mention of her name. She’s been a muse in the music world since man first put pencil to pad and mixed word with sound. Both the inspiration and the ultimate companion to so many great records, Mary and her merry affects are often best experienced along with some of her theme songs playing the background.

Dr. Greenthumb - Cypress Hill has compiled a list of melodies that celebrate marijuana in all its transcendent glory. From funk to rock, rap to reggae and all the way around, these songs are audible proof that more than just one musician is in love with Mary Jane.

In the world of weed songs,“Ganja Smuggling” takes the toke for realism. From root to bud, it tells the story of a grower trying use the sweet herb to get himself out poverty, hoping that his early Sunday morning efforts picking “kali buds” and loading them in a van will reap a whirlwind of money that will “flow like rain.”

Of course, an exhaustive list would be nigh-on impossible -- especially without asking for your entries. If you have suggestions or little-known nuggets to share, please leave us a note in the comments so we can grow our list, organically. RAP/REGGAE Pass it, Pass it - Snoop Dogg Written as both a love letter to the ritual of“puff, puff, give”and as Snoop Dogg’s own opus to his well publicized and lengthy love affair with chronic,“Pass it, Pass it”has a laid back, punchy feel with a steady beat and just enough of a trippy tempo to be perfect background for a good session. I Got 5 On It - Luniz Hearkening back to the good old days when $5 was enough to get you and your company properly blazed, “I Got 5 On It” is also about the culture of sharing and bogarting that comes with smoke. Nobody likes a greedy weed smoker and this song reminds us all of how much better it is when everyone chips in. The Chronic - Dr. Dre This is a man who loves the sticky-icky so much he named his whole debut album after it. Just a quick glance at the cover of “The Chronic,” a gold embossed Zig-Zag package with Dr. Dre’s visage in place of the famously blue-bearded mascots, and its plain to see this doctor got his PhD in Cannabis from the University of Dutch. 96 KUSH L.A.

Of the many hits Cypress Hill has conjured in the name of the all mighty ganja “Dr. Greenthumb” has got to be the most informative. With lyrics that tout the many benefits of growing your own, including flying under the radar of the law and eliminating the possibility of buying drugs from an undercover agent, this jam is more than just an anthem to smoking weed. Ganja Smuggling - Eek-a-Mouse

Under Me Sensi - Barrington Levy Behind the reggae beat and rough vocals of Barrington Levy is a political outcry in “Under Me Sensi.” The hypocrisy of those who oppose weed smoking but still want to enjoy the monetary fruits the plant can provide is taken to task, making it one of the more serious and harder to understand songs in the set. ROCK Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix Back when Jimi Hendrix first performed “Purple Haze,” smoking pot was as much a statement of rebellion as it was an enjoyable pastime. As he gyrated and massaged amazing sounds from his instrument on stage, Hendrix oozed out the immortal words associated with getting high, “’cuse me while I kiss the sky.” Rainy Day Women #12 and 35 - Bob Dylan Often mistaken for a song about smoking pot, “Rainy Day Women #12 and 35” is really about the oppression of the modern age and the struggle for civil rights, but with Bob Dylan blurting out the persistent and slightly off-kilter chorus, “everybody must get stoned” this little ditty is often found in heavy rotation along with hand rolled joints.

Sweet Leaf - Black Sabbath

Champagne & Reefer - Muddy Waters

Although one of the harder rock songs written about weed, Black Sabbath’s ode to the odorous leaf has some of the sweetest and most heartfelt lyrics. In between heavy guitar riffs and Ozzy Osbournes shrieking howl of a voice, there is the sincere gratitude of a man who claims to have been “introduced to his mind” by this magical plant.

Muddy Waters was a man way ahead of his time.“Champagne & Reefer,” a simple blues song from 1981, gives a straight-up, no nonsense opinion on the subject of keeping marijuana illegal with the line,“Well you know there should be no law on people that want to smoke a little dope.”‘Nuff said.

Stoned - The Rolling Stones Simple, bluesy and straightforward, “Stoned” has about 16 words in the entire two minutes of song and features Mick Jagger doing his best hep cat impression. Who knows if he was really practicing what he preached at the time of the recording, but as far as mellow listening to get your endo on to, this classic can’t get any better. Roll Another Number (for the Road) - Neil Young Neil Young’s ballad about leaving behind the free loving ways of the ‘60s and heading into a new era in the ‘70s is a bittersweet tribute to good times had and what smoking pot meant in American culture when young people were at war on two different fronts - foreign soil and domestic politics. DMV - Primus Most people would agree that the folks who work down at the local DMV could definitely benefit from the relaxation that comes of being at least a little high. Les Claypool makes the case that standing in line at the notoriously hostile government building is so unpleasant, you need to get high just to handle it.

The Reefer Song - Cheech & Chong It’s a well known fact amongst paranoid potheads everywhere that every time a cop confiscates any drug they’re taking it home to use for themselves, but with marijuana it is the most true. Cheech & Chong prove this with their autobiographical folk song about an innocent bike ride turned into a police force orgy of joint rolling. Smoke Two Joints - Sublime It’s pretty safe to say more than two joints were smoked before, during and after the writing, recording of and subsequent listening to of this song. “Smoke Two Joints” has the kind of seductive sound Sublime was so loved for and lets the listener know that anytime is a good time for smoking a joint or two. One Toke Over the Line -Brewer & Shipley Everyone knows where the line between being pleasantly stoned and completely out of your skull falls and for everyone that line is just a little different. Some see it and pull back a little while others catch a glimpse and run flailing toward it. Brewer & Shipley’s song is about that delicious space existing only where you’ve just crossed over and right before you go too far.

HIP-HOP/R&B/FUNK & SOUL/OTHER Because I Got High - Afroman Comical as it is catchy, Afroman’s “Because I Got High” could be the only one-hit wonder catapulted to fame by bong hits. Kind of like a day in the life of a stoner gone wrong, the song is both a laughable chronicle of chronic use and a parable against the abuse of weed. Toke with caution, my friends. Mary Jane - Rick James Of all the songs dedicated to the sweet embrace of the stoner experience, Rick James’ “Mary Jane” has got to be the most recognizable. That sly, relaxed voice, dripping with sex appeal and an almost palpable love for the object of his affection, laced over a groove so funky and tender, has yet to be matched by any male vocalist singing in praise of Mary Jane. Reefer Man - Cab Calloway Falling under the category of oldie but real goodie, “Reefer Man” is kind of like the jazz era predecessor to “Because I Got High.” Cab Calloway and his swingin’ band tell the humorous and borderline propagandalike tale of a heavy smoker who’s lost the ability to think straight and will try to “sell you China” for money to get a fix. My oh my, how far we’ve come.

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To Clone or Not to Clone... Wait, What's the Question?! by Vicki Falstaff

A clone, you say? Like Dolly the sheep? Well, sort of. A clone of a cannabis plant is a cutting that is taken off of a “mother” plant. There are good reasons for doing this -- mainly because is it faster to reach the point of a rooted, growing cannabis plant this way than if you started from a seed. Another reason is having control over the quality of the plants. Like humans, each plant has slight genetic variances – even if they are the same strain. If you have been able to grow a strong “mother” plant, the clones taken off that plant will be genetically identical and will grow in a similar fashion to the mother plant they were taken from. Any cutting from a female plant will also be female. Unless you are using feminized seeds, a cannabis plant grown from seeds can be either male or female. (Male plants are used for breeding purposes and produce little to no consumable marijuana.) The legalities around cloning remain a bit hazy. On November 5, 1996, California voters passed Proposition 215, which decriminalized the cultivation and use of marijuana by ill individuals upon a physician’s recommendation. Then, on January 1, 2004, Senate Bill 420 established a baseline statewide limit per patient of 6 mature or 12 immature plants, and eight ounces of processed cannabis. Patients can also be exempted from these limits if their physician specifically states that they need more. In addition, individual cities and counties are allowed to enact higher, but not lower, limits than the state standard. Local limits are posted here. This issue enters into a gray area because the difference between “immature” and “mature” plants is not clearly defined under California law. The best rule of thumb is that clones, or any other cannabis plants that have not yet produced flowers or buds, would be classified as immature. The practice of cloning is easier, and much less daunting, than you might expect. It does require a bit of practice, but if you have the right tools and a strong, healthy mother plant you should be in good shape. A simple Internet search on “cloning cannabis” will bring up numerous sites that can walk you through the entire process. Here's a pic-heavy site and here's a comprehensive site that offers seed buys as well. Good luck and happy growing!

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Culver City Dispensary Owner Sticks to the Law, Reaches Out to Neighborhood by Rose Chicory Despite the seemingly relaxed attitude toward marijuana use pervading pop culture and President Obama's March declaration of a federal truce with medical pot dispensaries (as compared to the barrage of busts President Bush condoned), Californians are currently in a brawl over the benefits and the drawbacks of legalizing marijuana use in the sunshine state. As activists collect signaturesand plot their plan of attack against blockades on legal medical marijuana use, there are still close to 800 dispensaries in Los Angeles alone, doling out their sticky-icky prescriptions to anyone with a doctor's note. With the LA City Council on one side calling for a major crackdown on pot collectives, and the proponents of medical marijuana use on the other, proposing full legalization and touting the benefits of new tax revenues estimated to be in the billions that would come along with it, the debate on dank use in California is heating up. interviewed Earl, a dispensary owner who opened his business under a hardship application in January, about his motivations for selling marijuana, what he had to go through to open his place and what it's like to peddle California's most controversial prescription. Buds: What made you want to take up the medical marijuana trade? Owner: I was retired and doing some consulting to small business's when I became a patient (legally) and found an attraction to a brand new industry. There is no history of collectives or this business in the legal sense. What was something about the process of applying for and setting up your dispensary that surprised you? Anything that struck you as strange or contradictory? The process was pretty simple and we paid a consultant to file our hardship papers for us. That process was different from

obtaining the other licenses. The hardship just came back to us with the city clerks stamp on it. What kind of rules and regulations must you adhere to and/or records must you keep to operate? The rules and regulations are pretty simple. You cannot sell to anyone without a doctors recommendation. You must have a security guard. You have to be 1000 ft from a school, a park, or another collective. There is protocol that has to be followed for the safety of everyone. When done right it is safe and secure for patients and staff. As far as records it is the same as any other business, sales receipts, and doctors recommendations. Are you afraid of getting arrested for operating a dispensary? I am not afraid of being arrested because I am not doing anything that is illegal. I follow the guidelines of the California Attorney General and the rules of the City of Los Angeles. What concerns, if any, did you encounter from residents nearby? I have patients from the neighborhood that love us. I have neighbors that have hassled our African-American patients and staff. We are working on our community relations. We have some plans for a BBQ for the neighbors. How long did it take you to open up shop, from the paperwork to the grand opening? We got the paperwork done December 29 and the keys to the store on January 1. We opened for business on January 10. My partner and I spent over $100,000 to open the doors. Have you felt any flack from the police force? We have not had any hassles or encounters of a negative (sort) since we have been open. Tell me about your clientele - what kind of social, economic, ethnic and age range walks through your door? My patients come from every walk of life. We have the HIV patient who gets a compassion gram every week for free to a very well known actor who buys whatever he can and whenever he wants. We have helped over 1000 patients since we opened our doors. Usually a day never goes buy when I don't hear from someone that, "This is my favorite collective" or "You guys are my favorite". It is very gratifying to hear that from patients. It means we are doing something right. How do you feel about the reportedly almost 800 dispensaries that have opened up in the city recently? Do they represent competition or comrades?

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We have helped over 1000 patients since we opened our doors. Usually a day never goes buy when I don't hear from someone that, "This is my favorite collective" or "You guys are my favorite"

I feel the post ICO stores are both comrades and competitors. By that I mean if a store meets all of the qualifications set by the city they should be left alone. We are talking about a BROKE city, state, and country, and all I am doing is paying 10% of gross sales as tax and giving people a place to volunteer. Why pick on me and my kind? How long did the paperwork take to complete and could you explain the "hardship"? The paperwork was not very difficult to work through it took about an afternoon. No, I cannot address the hardship issue per se, but it was a way for collectives to get their licenses moved to a new location. Are you concerned with the recent crackdown on dispensaries that the LA City Council will revoke your license? I am not concerned about the city council cracking down on collectives that don't meet their requirements. What concerns me is the city giving me a license and 10 months later saying "just kidding" that license is no good now.

Are you concerned with the recent crackdown on dispensaries that the LA City Council will revoke your license? I am not concerned about the city council cracking down on collectives that don't meet their requirements. What concerns me is the city giving me a license and 10 months later saying "just kidding" that license is no good now.

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Guerilla Union has announced the return of the annual CYPRESS HILL SMOKEOUT Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24 at the San Manuel Amphitheatre and festival grounds in San Bernardino, CA. The event, which last took place in 2003, returns for the first time as an epic two-day mind opening experience encompassing a music festival and cannabis expo featuring CYPRESS HILL and headlined by Kerrang Awards ‘Best Live Band’ Slipknot and Grammy-winning art rockers Deftones, plus the much-anticipated reunions of two hip hop icons Goodie Mob and Geto Boys and very special guest Sublime, the genre-blending punk, reggae and rap pioneers. Worldrenowned comedy duo Cheech and Chong will host. This landmark event, launched by Cypress Hill in 1998 to create awareness around cannabis counter-culture, will highlight 30 exclusive live performances over three stages. States B Real of the iconic multi-platinum outfit, “This will be our best Smokeout ever. Slipknot, Deftones, Sublime! Cheech and Chong, Redman and Method Man, Geto Boys, Goodie Mob…It’s a stoner’s dream come true. Our fans deserve an event that celebrates our love of music and marijuana culture. It’s gonna take two days to take it all in. I can’t wait to play some new music and hang with all our friends and fans.” “After six years we are returning with the world’s premier cannabis music festival,” adds Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs. The spirit of the Smokeout is centered in unifying people, music, while being embraced by the world’s oldest miracle herb. This two day festival of high vibrations of lifted music with friends and family is truly exciting to see take form and once again rock the stage with some of the best musical acts in the world !!!!” Look for Cypress Hill to perform material from their past releases as well as new material from their forthcoming album. The full line-up for the CYPRESS HILL SMOKEOUT to date includes: SLIPKNOT, DEFTONES, CYPRESS HILL, very special guests SUBLIME (Bud Gaugh, Eric Wilson and Rome), PENNYWISE, REDMAN & METHOD MAN, GOODIE MOB (featuring all original members Cee-Lo, Khujo, T-Mo, Big Gipp), BAD BRAINS, GETO BOYS (Scarface, Willie D, Bushwick Bill), IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, KOTTONMOUTH KINGS, HEIROGLYPHICS (Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Casual, 108 KUSH L.A.

Pep Love, Domino, Souls of Mischief; Opio, A-Plus, Phesto, Tajai), K’NAAN, LIVING LEGENDS (Aesop, Bicasso, Eligh, The Grouch, Luckyiam, Murs, Scarub, Sunspot Jonz), B REAL, MIX MASTER MIKE, DEVIN THE DUDE, DJ MUGGS, DIRTY HEADS, SWOLLEN MEMBERS W/ MOKA ONLY, BIG B, AFRIKA BAMBAATAA, DJ REZA, LENNY V, BARRY WEAVER and SHORTDAWG THA NATIVE and more to be announced. In addition to the music portion, fans can experience the Smokeout Cannabis Cup and Medical Marijuana Expo which includes an infamous V.I.P. (Very Important Pot smoker) private party, a 420 Movie Night highlighting classic cannabis themed films and a glass art showcase. There will also be a wide range of guest speakers and celebrity appearances focused on cannabis education, legal workshops and grow tips, in addition to massive munchie gardens, vendor village and surprise performances. A full schedule of activities will be unveiled at a later date. “We are proud to partner with Cypress Hill for the return of the Smokeout,”states Chang Weisberg of Guerilla Union. “It’s been six years since the last one. I am so happy that we’re bringing it back in anticipation of their amazing new studio album! The fans have been very persistent letting us know that they miss Smokeout. We’ve pulled out all the stops for this year’s festival. It’s gonna be the Comic-Con of Cannabis! I know Cypress Hill is excited that Slipknot and Deftones are headlining the show. With

The spirit of the Smokeout is centered in unifying people, music, while being embraced by the world’s oldest miracle herb. This two day festival of high vibrations of lifted music with friends and family is truly exciting to see take form and once again rock the stage with some of the best musical acts in the world !

Cheech and Chong hosting and the reunion of Dungeon Family legends Goodie Mob and the Geto Boys, I’m sure hip-hop heads will be thrilled too. The last minute addition of our very special guests Sublime is crazy. We always strive to make our shows a once in a lifetime event. I know Bud, Eric and Rome can’t wait to tear up the Smokeout stage. This show is gonna be historic. Smokeout fans are in for a real treat.” Ticket pre-sale begins Friday, September 4 at 10:00am. On-sale to the general public is slated for Saturday, September 12 at 10:00am. Visit www.guerillaunion. com/smokeout to sign up for a newsletter, up to date information and festival updates. The CYPRESS HILL SMOKEOUT is produced by Cypress Hill and Guerilla Union in association with Live Nation. For more information on the CYPRESS HILL SMOKEOUT, contact: MSO 818 380 0400 Alexandra Greenberg x223, Shazila Mohammed x238,

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Still Hazy After All These Years Woodstock has become an idea that has suffused our culture, politically and socially, as much as musically.

by Charlotte Cruz Woodstock Forty Years Later - Rolling Stones has called it “the most famous event in rock history.”The Woodstock Music and Art Fair on a 600-acre farm in the township of Bethel, New York, from August 15-18, 1969, represents more than a peaceful gathering of 500,000 people and 32 musical performances. Woodstock has become an idea that has suffused our culture, politically and socially, as much as musically. Joni Mitchell, who didn’t attend but wrote an anthemic song about it, once said, “Woodstock was a spark of beauty” where half-a-million kids “saw that they were part of a greater organism.” According to Michael Lang, one of four young men who formed Woodstock Ventures to produce the festival, “That’s what means the most to me – the connection to one another felt by all of us who worked on the festival, all those who came to it, and the millions who couldn’t be there but were touched by it.” “The baffling history of mankind is full of obvious turning points and significant events: battles won, treaties signed, rulers elected or disposed, and now seemingly, planets conquered. Equally important are the great groundswells of popular movements that affect the minds and values of a generation or more, not all of which can be neatly tied to a time or place. Looking back upon the America of the 60s, future historians may well search for the meaning of one such movement. It drew the public’s notice on the days and nights of Aug.15 through 17, 1969, on the 600-acre farm of Max Yasgur in Bethel, N.Y.” That’s how Time Magazine’s four-page, full color coverage of Woodstock began in their August 29th, 1969 issue and even at the time there was a sense at just how important and unique 112 KUSH L.A.

what happened on Yasgur’s farm just a week and a half earlier was. A month later in Saturday Review Ellen Sander wrote that the real impact of Woodstock had nothing to do with the music or the size of the crowds that showed up.“What happened was that the largest number of people ever assembled for any event other than a war lived together, intimately and meaningfully and with such natural good cheer that they turned on not only everyone surrounding them but the mass media, and, by extension, millions of others, young and old, particularly many elements hostile to the manifestations and ignorant of the substance of pop culture.” Around 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 18, the festival came to an end. The innovative concert film Woodstock, directed by Michael Wadleigh, was released in March of 1970 and took the festival’s message around the world. The movie documented a community of a half million people who managed to peacefully co-exist over three days of consistent rain, food shortages, and a lack of creature comforts. “Woodstock is a reminder that inside each of us is the instinct for building a decent, loving community, the kind we all wish for,” according to Joel Rosenman.“Over the decades, the history of that weekend has served as a beacon of hope that a beautiful spirit in each of us ultimately will triumph.” Forty years later, Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee has another story to tell. Taking Woodstock, a comedy inspired by the true story of Elliot Tiber (Demetri Martin) and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was.

Its 1969, and Elliot Tiber, a down-on-his-luck interior designer in Greenwich Village, New York, has to move back upstate to help his parents run their dilapidated Catskills motel, The El Monaco. The banks about to foreclose; his father wants to burn the place down, but hasn’t paid the insurance; and Elliot is still figuring how to come out to his parents. When Elliot hears that a neighboring town has pulled the permit on a hippie music festival, he calls the producers, thinking he could drum up some much-needed business for the motel. Three weeks later, half a million people are on their way to his neighbors farm in White Lake, NY, and Elliot finds himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life, and American culture, forever. Two days after the Woodstock music festival ended, the New York Times ran an editorial praising what had happened at Bethel (a reversal from a previous editorial condemning the festival). It concluded with a quote from Shakespeare’s Henry V, which seems appropriate upon the fortieth anniversary of Woodstock: “He that outlives this day, and comes safe home, will stand a-tiptoe when this day is nam’d.”

“What happened was that the largest number of people ever assembled for any event other than a war lived together, intimately and meaningfully and with such natural good cheer that they turned on not only everyone surrounding them but the mass media, and, by extension, millions of others, young and old...” - Ellen Sander, Saturday Review

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California Nfl Teams continued from page 66 running game that averaged 107 yards a game behind lead RB LaDainian Tomlinson who had 11 TD’s after rushing for 1,110 yards. Their receiving core was ranked 7th averaging 241 yards a game thanks to WR Vincent Jackson who had 59 catches for 1,098 yards with seven TD’s. The Chargers defense finished ranked 15th allowing 21.7 ppg after giving up a 25th ranked 349.9 yards per-game. Against the rush they ranked 11th allowing 102.6 yards per-game, while their 31st ranked pass defense allowed 247 yards a game. Eric Weddle led the Chargers defense with 127 total tackles, 105 solo and 22 assisted Look to the Chargers to take the AFC West.

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

Apothecary 420 330 North Western Avenue (323)836-0420

1 Love Beach Club 2767 E. Broadway (562)343-5388

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

Apothecary Collective 5404 Alhambra Ave (323)222-4420

The Vapor Lounge 14829 Hawthorne Blvd # 203

Apothecary Assistant’s Collective 2805 E. Pacific Coast Hwy (562)773-1888

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

Belmont Shore 5375 2nd St. #5 (562)987-0210 Cancer Help Center Herbal Collective 3381 Long Beach Blvd (562)424-4372 Canna Collective Long Beach (CCLB) 4010 Long Beach Blvd (562)492-6091 Green Earth Center 3748 Atlantic Ave. (562)989-0300

At Downtown Wellness Center 423 W. Venice Blvd. (213)746-3355

Sanctuary South Deliveries (562)728-3219

Atwater Alternative Care Collective 3106 Glendale Blvd (Atwater Village) (323)661-6200

SHH Supreme Holistic Healers 238 Cherry Avenue (562)438-6232

Los Alamitos Riteway Collective 3562 Howard #D (714)271-6733

Herbal Solutions 5746 E. 2nd St. (888) 993-HERB yo u

Quality Discount Caregivers 1150 East San Antonio Drive (562)988-8889

United Patient Caregivers 745 4th Street

Herbal Solutions 1206 E. Wardlow Rd (888) 993-HERB


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

Sunshine Holistic Care 678 Redondo Ave. (562)434-5010

Green Nurse Collective 1532 E. Broadway St. (714)507-8270

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Patient Research Center 757 Pine Ave (562)495-9500

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

Green Mediworks 1088 Redondo Ave (562)433-6600

Angel City Caregivers 441 1/2 E 16th St (213)291.8180

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Dispensary Listing Eagle Rock Herbal Collective 4729 Eagle Rock Blvd

Blunt Power Delivery Deliveries (323)335-6007

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

Bulldog Café Collective 6105 Melrose Ave. (323)962-2001

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

Cali Meds 6910 Melrose Ave. (323)938-0506

CMCA 3430 Whittier Blvd (323)261-2009

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

California Caregiver’s Association 12107 Santa Monica Blvd (310)826-3536

Colorado Caregivers 1121 Colorado Blvd (323)550-8043

Eden Therapy 6757 1/2 Santa Monica Blvd. (323)463-8937

Compassionate & Caring Collective Caregivers 4C’s 5013 San Vicente (323)934-3875

Euphoric Caregivers 1155 N. Vermont #202 (323)664-9900

California Caregivers Association 2815 W. Sunset Blvd #201

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

Grass Roots Collective 1914 South Santa Fe Avenue (213)622-0415 Grateful Meds 744 N. La Brea (323) 939-9111 GreenAid Pharmacy 3441 W. Cahuenga Blvd., Ste. 105 (323)436-0259 Green Earth Collective 5045 York Blvd. (323)982-9042 Los Angeles Greener Pastures Collective 1101 S. Robertson Blvd., Ste. 104 (310)744-1600

Crenshaw Holistic Caregivers 4709 Crenshaw Blvd (323)291-5420

Exclusive Caregivers of California 2157 1/2 W. Century Blvd. (323)754-2209

Culver City Collective (CCC) 10887 Venice Blvd. Unit A (310)838-5888

Fairfax Organic Farmacy 800 N. Fairfax Ave., Ste.100 (323)951-0691

Cronicpractors Caregivers 5751 Adams Blvd. (323)399-9679

Farmacopeia Organica 468 S. Robertson Blvd. (424)354-1700

D-PAC 4328 Melrose Ave. (323)535-1919

Figueroa Organic Healing 5501 N. Figueroa (323)421-7164

Green Medicine 7318 Melrose Ave. (323)930-6666

California Patients Alliance CPA 8271 Melrose suite 102 (323)655-1735

Dankstar Delivery West Side, Venice, Hollywood (818)319-7487

Five Star Collective 2076 Westwood Blvd. (310)474-1213

Healers on Third 311 1/2 S. Sweetzer Ave. (323)951-9612

California Wellness Collective (CWC) 5830 Bonsallo (323) 758-7198

Discount Patient Collective 1200 N Vermont #A (323)663-3301

Flower of Life 7308 1/2 Melrose Ave (323)936-6337

Hemp Factory 6250 Santa Monica Blvd.

Dispensary at Your Door (310)925-1057

Foutain oF WellBeing 3835 Fountain Avenue (323)662-0900

California’s Finest Compassionate Co-Op 8540 Venice Blvd. (310)838-5800 California Herbal Healing Center (CHHC) 1437 N. La Brea (877)420-KUSH California Herbal Remedies (CHR) 5470 Valley Blvd (323)342-9110

Canna Care Relief (CCR) 1716 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 105 (310)473-4105 Canna Health 5208 W. Pico (323) 932-0370 Cannahelp Caregivers 5027 W. Pico Blvd #5 (323)857-0204 CCR 1716 S. Sepulveda Bl. (310) 473-4103 Centinela Green House Collective 4509 S. Centinela Ave. (310)823-3505 CHR 5468 Valley Blvd (323)342 9110

Downtown Collective 1600 S. Hill St. #D (213)746-5420

Go Green Bear Collective 106 E. 17th Ave. (213)747-7397

Downtown Discount Caregivers 111 E. 9th St. (213)896-0016

Green Cross 2912 Colorado Blvd. (818)241-6300

Downtown Natural Caregivers 312 South Wall Street (213)625-0301 Los Angeles Downtown Patients Group D.T.P.G 1753 Hill Street #8 (213)747-3386 DPG 928 E. 12 Street Los Angeles

Green Leaf Collective 5607 Huntington Dr. North (323)343-0100 Golden State Caregivers 5711 E Beverly Blvd. (323)888-0865 Gormet Green Room 2000 Cotner Ave (310)473-3509

Green Heart Collective 4203 N Huntington Dr. (323)222-4203 Greenhouse Herbal Center 5224 Hollywood Blvd. (323)666-2591 Green Treatment Center 111644 Ventura Blvd.

Herbal Love Downtown (HLDT) 4120 S. Broadway Heaven On Earth Healing 4847 Fountain Ave. (323)661-8894 HerbalCure Cooperative 11318 West Pico Boulevard (310)312-5215 Herbal Remedies Caregivers 4743 Fountain Ave (323)913-0931 Hyperion Healing 1913 Hyperion Ave (323)953-1913 Herbal Medicine For You (HMFY) 2637 Whittier Blvd (323)264-2224 Herbal Solutions 735 N. La Brea Ave. (323)933-HERB (4372)

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Dispensary Listing HHA 1400 S. Olive (213)746-4445

Los Angeles Medical Caregivers 5589 Manchester Ave (310)410-9954

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

HHC 313 North Virgil Avenue (323)660-0386

Korea Town Collective 3567 W 3rd St. (213)384-2403

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

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

Hill Organic Herbs 718 S. Hill St. #200 (213)627-1004

Kush Collective 1111 S. La Brea Blvd. (323)938-KUSH

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

P & C Los Angeles 5763 W Pico Blvd (323)932-8266

Hollywood Caregivers 711 N. Virgil Ave. (323)669-9333

L.A. Wonderland Caregivers 4410 W. Pico Blvd. (323)936-4410

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

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

Hollywood Hills Holistic Medication 1915 N. Highland Ave. (323)874-5159

La Brea Collective 812 South la Brea Blvd. (323)350-5338

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

Precision Medical Caregivers 3913 W. 6th St. (213)382-7971

LA Compassionate Caregivers 2626 S. Figeuroa #A (213)454-9916

Mid Wilshire Medical Clinic 3240 Wilshire Blvd. #270

LA Organic Pharmacy 4911 Melrose Ave. (323)463-3920

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

Purelife Alternative Wellness Center 1649 South La Cienega Blvd. (310)246-9345

LAX Compassionate Caregiver 5710 W. Manchester Blvd., Ste. 203 (310)568-9602

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

Live For Care Collective 1147 S. Robertson Blvd. #102 (310)435-0028

Natural Remedies Caregivers 927 1/2 N. Western (323)871-9500

Living Earth Wellness Center 4207 W. Pico Blvd. (323)936-5000

Natures Cure Patient Collective 4577 Valley Blvd. (323)225-1815

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

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

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

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

Melrose Caregivers 4906 Melrose Avenue (323)957-7777

Northeast Collective Group 4515 York Blvd. (323)255-2526

LA Collective Pharmacy 1413 Los Angeles St. (323)515-5568

Medical Advisory Center 4221 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 170-15 (323)965-0420

Northeast Collective 120 S. Ave. 64 (323)256-4000

LA Confidential Caregivers 7263 Melrose Ave. (323)272-4738

Medical Caregivers Asso. 4344 Eagle Rock Blvd #E (866) 809-KUSH

LAX Patient Remedies 5300 West Century Blvd. (310)645-1330

Medical Marijuana Evaluation Center 4344 Eagle Rock Blvd. (323) 255-5085

Hollywood Holistic 1543 Sawtelle Blvd. (310)481-0660 Hollywood THC 5322 Sunset Blvd. (323)465-9513 Hot Box Collective 143 North Western Ave. (323)460-6410 House of Kush 2823 Hyperion (818)339-6576 JJ Herbal Pharmacy (JJHP) 12249 Santa Monica Blvd. (310)979-3816 Kelly’s Collective 8638 W. Pico Blvd. (310)854-5872 KFC Kind for Cures 3516 Hughes Ave. (310)836-KIND(5463) Kush Korner Caregivers 2214 S. Vermont Ave. (323)733-2581

Little Ethiopia Herbal Healing Center 1051 South Fairfax Ave. (323)934-4314

Med X 441 ½ E. 16th St (213) 746-6256 Melrose Compassion Center 654 N. Manhattan Pl. (323)466-8700

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Olive Tree Collective 643 S. Olive St. #415 (213)909-7315 Olympic Herbal Center 314 West Olympic Center (213)744-0036 Overland Gardens 2452 Overland Blvd. (310)845-9117 Pacific Support Services 1017 N. La Cienega, Ste. 110 (310)858-8602

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Pain Free Society Delivery (310)925-1346

Purple Heart Compassionate 5823 West Pico Blvd #B (323)938-8880 Quality of Life Activities (QOLA) 4323 Melrose Avenue (323)644-1209 Rampart Discount Center 264 S. Rampart Blvd. (213)925-8962 Robertson Caregivers 2515 S. Robertson Blvd. (310)837-7279 Royal Temple of Zion 2415 Eads St. (323)663-2420 San Andrews Green 432 South San Vicente Blvd. (310)855-0420 Secret Garden Canna Meds 4346 Laurel Canyon Blvd. (818)985-Help 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

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Slauson Leaves 4435 West Slauson Ave. Unit B (323)298-2047

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

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

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

The Holistic Co-Op 2422 E. 1St. Street (323)540-6700

Westchester Collective 8936 Sepulveda Blvd. Ste. 202 (310)410-3200

Soto Street Collective 1260 S. Soto St., Ste. 1 (323)262-8288

The Holistic Co-Op 2627 Cesar Chavez Ave. (323)540-6700

Western Discount Center 1570 S. Western Ave. (323)445-0164

Marina Caregivers 730 Washington Blvd. (310)574-4000 Marina Del Rey

South Bay 420 Collective Delivery Service (310)908-7764

The Home of Compassion 2461 S. Robertson Blvd. (310)842-4760

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

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

Southwest Caregivers 4614 Hollywood Blvd. (323)660-3776

The Natural Way 5817 W. Pico Blvd. (323)936-4300

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

Midway City

Southwest Caregivers 4961 W. Sunset Blvd. (323)660-3776

The Organic Pharmacy (TOP) 11607 Washington Pl. (310)915-1595

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

St. Andrews Green 432 S. San Vicente Blvd. (310)855-0420

The Rainforest 12515 Venice Blvd. (310)391-0011 The Spot 3200 Cahuenga Blvd. W (323) 851-7166

Western Caregivers Group 467 N. Western (323)464-5571

Studio City Caregivers 3625 Cahuenga Blvd. (323)850-1847 Sunset Discount Providers 1498 W. Sunset Blvd. #6 (213)250-2244 Sunset Junction Organic Medicine 4017 W. Sunset Blvd. (323)660-0655 Sunset Organic Center 2210 Woodman Ave. (213)908-7442 Superior Herbal Health 1011 W. 84th Place (323)971-6333 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 The Green Easy 7948 W. 3rd. St. (877)321-5874 The Healing Center 6614 S. Broadway (323) 753-3422

The Sunset Shop 8921 West Sunset Blvd. (310)626-3333 Traditional Herbal Center, Inc. 4800 S. Centeral Ave. #B (323)233-8533 Trinity Holistic Caregivers 131 E. 3rd. St. (213)253-4733 United Discount Collective 2703 W. 8th St. (213)739-7038 Los Angeles United Herbal Center 2703 W. 8th Street (213)739-7038 Los Angeles United Medical Caregivers Clinic 1248 S Fairfax (310)358-0212 Universal Caregivers Center 4154 Eagle Rock Blvd. Unit 4 (866)975-7215 Vermont Herbal Center 955 S. Vermont #T (213)387-5203 VGC Venice Garden Collective 10915 Venice Blvd. Unit A

Green Bridge Medical Services 3007 Washington Blvd., Ste. 110 (310)821-9600

The Variety 15052 Adams Street, Suite A (714)893-1263 Mission Hills MHHC 15534 Devonshire Blvd. Unit 104 (818)424-5242

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

Mission Hills Patients Collective 9911 Sepulveda Blvd. (818)894-5100

Westside Holistic Remedy 2346 Westwood Blvd. #1 (310)441-2800

Holistic Club 201 Shipyard Way #E (949) 929-6233

Westwood Organic 1722 Westwood Blvd., Unit #201 (310)441-1200 Wilshire Caregiver Group 6300 Wilshire Blvd. #160 (323)655-0303 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 Highway #100 (310)317-6298 PCH Collective 22609 Pacific Coast Highway (310)456-0666

Newport Beach

Norco Marijuana Medicine Evaluation Center 1761 3rd Street #104 (800)420-1995 North Hills 105/405 15650 Nordhoff St. (818)510-4958 105/405 15650 Nordhoff St. #105 (818)830-2600 California Organic Collective 15345 ½ Parthenia St. (818) 893-9900 G-Spot 8314 Sepulveda Blvd. #B (818)893-3253 No Stress Collective 9005 Sepulveda Blvd. Unit 1 (818)810-5864 North Hills Cannabis Collective 15411 Nordhoff St. (818)830-1881

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Dispensary Listing 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. Suite C (818)760-7400 C.C.C.N. California Compassionate Care Network 4720 Vineland Ave (818)980-6337 Cure With Herbs 12011 Victory Blvd. Suite 104 (818)985-4372 Divine Wellness Center 5056 Lankershim Blvd. (818)508-9948 Dr. Green Meds 4741 Laurel Cyn (818)985-6337 For Your Alternative Healing 6448 Lankershim Blvd. (818)509-1905 F.Y.A.H. House 6448 Lankershim Blvd. (818)509-1905 Galaxy Caregiver Group 11428 Vanowen St. (818)765-1220 Harmony House Collective 11651 Sherman Way (818)982-4420 Herbal Compassionate Caregivers (HCC) 11565 Laurel Canyon #215 (818) 837-7776 Herb Medical Center 12509 Oxnard St., Ste. 208 (818)763-3334 Hollywood Compassionate Caregivers 5126 Vineland Avenue (818)761-6378 Kush House Care 6446 Lankershim (818)766-KUSH Love & Spirit Co-op 5651 Cahuenga Blvd. (818)753-9200 b r o u g h t

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MMC 7215 Whitsett Ave (818)982-6696

Toluca Lake Collective 5513 Cahuenga Blvd (818)752-1006

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

Valley Holisitc Caregivers 7200 Vineland Ave. Ste 205 (818)255-5511 North Hollywood

NoHo Caregivers 4296 Vineland (818)754-0834 No Ho Compassionate Care-NOHO 5656 5656 Cahuenga (818)762-8962

Vanowen Caregivers 11232 Vanowen St. Unit B (818)980-3600 Northridge After Care 18749 Napa St

NoHo CC (Compassionate Caregivers) 4854 Lankershim Blvd. (818)980-9212 No Ho Herbal Center 12032 Vose St. (818)765-5933 North Hollywood Caregivers 6760 Lankershim Blvd. (818)982-2334 North Hollywood Collective 10929 Vanowen St #110 (818)761-9430 North Hollywood 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 Patients Against Pain 6240 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #B (818)752-7274 Patients & Caregivers 6141 Vineland Ave. (818)588-1307 Saticoy Green Cure 12926 Saticoy St. #9 818-880-7530 Specialty Collectives 11307 Vanowen St. (818)358-4271 Taylor’s Joynt 5653 Cahuenga Blvd. TLC 11436 Hatteras Street (818)752-8420


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Alternative Care Collective 8537 Reseda Blvd. (818)349-6222 Blue Banana Caregivers 18526 Parthenia (818) 772-0420 Cannamed of Northridge 9348 Melvine #9 Green Valley Collective 17017 Roscoe Blvd. (818)881-4821 MMI Alternative Medication 8924 Reseda Blvd. (818)718-6336 Neighborhood Canna Store 8323 Reseda Blvd. #102 (818)576-0422 Northridge Caregivers Inc. 8672 Lindley Ave. San Fernando Valley Patients Group 8801 Reseda Blvd. (818)734-2778 Northridge

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 Boulevard (310)821-4420 Reseda Bud Vendor, Inc 18320 Sherman Way, Suite D (818)996-8787 Global Triage 19301-B Saticoy St. (818) 357-5650 Happycation Collective 6740 Reseda Blvd., Unit #C (818)757-3574 Herbal Valley Caregivers 17718 Sherman Way (818)3-420-420

Smokes for Less 18110 Nordoff St. (818)968-2532

House of Kush Inc. 18119 Saticoy St. (818)339-6576

Sweet-D 8349 Reseda Blvd., Ste. D (818)882-8955

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

The Strain Station 17317 Saticoy St. (818)457-4219

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

Today’s Health Care THC 18118 Parthenia Street (818)700-2842

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

Valley Co-Op 8363 Reseda Blvd. #203A (818)727-1419

Natural Care Collective 18341 Sherman Way #213 (818)344-7420

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Dispensary Listing City Organic Remedies 11306 Ventura Blvd. (818)980-1122

Natures Natural Collective Care, Inc. 6951 Reseda Boulevard (818)344-1102

Marijuana Medicine Evaluation Center 1125 E. 17th Street #W237 (800)420-1995

Sherman Oaks Collective Care 14200 Ventura Blvd. #101 (818)783-8332

Reliable Relief Collective 7125 Lindley Ave (818)881-4420

Orange Co. Patient Group Collective 2315 E. 17th Street #4 (714)547-2525

So Cal Herbal Care 13238 Riverside Drive (818) 501-5554

Compassionate Care of Studio City 11314 Ventura Blvd. (818)506-7207

SOHO Sherman Oaks Health Organization Collective 13619 Moorpark St. Unit A (818)205-9265

Holistic Care of Studio City 12406 Ventura Blvd. #B (818)985-5551

The Greenhouse Herbs 5156 Sepulveda Blvd. (818)386-1343

IVXX 11222 Ventura Blvd (818) 985-4899

Therapeutic Medicinal Health Resources 14836 Burbank Blvd. (818)988-9615

LAHC 11101 Ventura Blvd. Unit 1 (818)506-6364

Reseda Discount Caregivers 6102 Reseda Blvd (818)757-0434 THC 7329 Reseda Blvd. (818)705-6780 True Healing Collective 7329 Reseda Blvd. (818)705-3780 Riverside Cannabis Patient Care Delivery (619)865-2573

Santa Clarita The Patients Group Delivery Service (818)297-0704 Santa Fe Springs Santa Fe Springs Specialty Health Center 10016 Pioneer Blvd., Unit #112 (562)949-0100

San Pedro

The Springs 11703 Los Nietos Rd. (562)699-8960

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

Santa Monica The Farmacy 2305 Main (323)848-7981

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

Sherman Oaks

Harbor Area Collective 600 S. Pacific St. #104 (310)514-1556 Natural Wellness Caregivers Group 1111 S. Pacific Avenue (310)514-9665 PR Collective 136 S. Gaffey (310)832-2420 Southern California Herbal Network 600 South Pacific Avenue Suite 104 (310)547-4500 Spiritual Awakenings Delivery (310)793-6556 Santa Ana Hlhc (Healthy Living Hospice Center) 1800 East Garry Ave, Suite #221 (866)575-5430

The Shop 13425 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 100 (818)955-5755 Valley Independent Pharmacy 13650 Burbank Blvd. (818)345-5477 Silverlake

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

Mr. Greens Collective 3740 W. Sunset Blvd. 2nd Floor The Higher Path 2227 Sunset Blvd. (213)484-1001 South Gate

Daddy’s Collective (DC) 14430 Ventura Blvd. (818)817-9517 Elixer Medical Group 4312 Woodman Ave. #101 (877)99-Elixer

Natures Remedy 10435 Atlantic Blvd. (323)357-7900 South Gate Herbal Healing Center 13194 Paramount Blvd. #B (562)634-1354 Studio City

Holland House 14006 Ventura Blvd. (818)849-5500

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

Medical Marijuana Relief Clinic 14303 Ventura Blvd. (818)783-3888 FX (818)783-4488

Buds and Roses 13235 Ventura Blvd. (818)907-8852 California Organic Treatment Center 11644 Ventura Blvd (818)506-5948

Mendica Caregivers 4622 Van Nuys Blvd. (818)789-0420

Cannabis Card Center 4344 Laurel Canyon Blvd (310)889-5648

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

Natural Herbal Pain Relief 11626 Ventura Blvd. (818)508-0955 Studio City Medical Marijuana Patient Collective 4707 Whitsett Avenue (818)487-1887 Studio City Patient’s Care 4707 Whitsett Ave. (818)487-1887 Studio City Private Organic Therapy 11557 Ventura Blvd. (818)506-7144 The Wellness Earth Energy Dispensary 12021 1/2 Ventura Blvd (818)980-2266 Xenobiotic 10938 Ventura Blvd. (818)623-8823 Sun Valley Brandford Caregivers 12065 Brandford Ave., Ste. 7 (818)890-0954 Master Collective 11623 Sheldon St. #A (818)504-2400 Valley Holistic Caregivers 7200 Vineland Blvd., Ste. 205 (818)255-5511 V.N.C. Holistic Care 8879 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #C (818)230-2806

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Dispensary Listing Sunland The Little Cottage Caregivers 8133 Foothill Blvd. (818)353-7204 Sylmar Greenlight Discount Pharmacy 15507 Cobalt Street #4 (818)256-1964 Green Moon Healing Center 12737 Glenoaks Blvd. (818)367-1397 Urban Health 12431 San Fernando Rd. (818)364-5700 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 Boulevard (818)344-7622 Wellness Caregivers 18663 Ventura Blvd. #230 (818)300-0035 Zen Medical Garden 18957 Ventura (818)774-9480 Thousand Oaks CannaMeds Doctors Office 1879 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd (805)497-9190 Torrance Delta 9 1321 W. Carson St. (310)618-3582 Green Cross of Torrance 1658 B West Carson Street (310)533-9363 South Bay Canna Clinic 1555 W. Sepulveda Blvd. #J (310)517-0420 Tujunga ALCC 7624 Foothill Blvd. No. A (818)353-WEED

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Foothill Discount Caregivers 7245 Foothill Blvd. (818)339-0021 (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 Herbal Healing Center HHC 5507 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Ste. C (8180505-9772 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 (818)505-1330 Van Nuys 420 Discount Caregivers 14841 Burbank Boulevard (818)904-6797 420 Discount Collective 5616 1/2 Kester Ave. (818)904-6797

ApotheCare Collective 6016 Tyrone Ave (818)373-4526

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

Balboa Caregivers 16900 Sherman Way #6 (818)902-0201 Best Meds Factory 7301 Sepulveda Blvd., Unit 2 (818)787-2428

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HLA Collective 7123 Sepulveda Blvd. (818)453-8085 Hollywood Compasssionate Caregivers 7255 Woodley Ave. (818)909-7785

C.A.R.E. 14530 Archwood St. (818)387-8467

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

Cali-Care Collective 13247 Victory Blvd. (818)761-6944 California’s Choice 6722 White Oak Ave (818)881-1489 Van Nuys

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

California Collective Center 14532 Friar St. Suite A (818)781-8865

Lake Balboa Collective 17616 Sherman Way Ave (818)609-0119

Clover Collective (CC) 5658 Sepulveda Blvd. (818)785-3622

Modern OG Collective 5658 Sepulveda Blvd. #210 (818)785-3622

CannaMed Doctors Office 6309 Van Nuys Blvd. #105G (866)624-1191

Montana Caregivers 13655 Victory Blvd. #205 (818)782-7641

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

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

Always 420 16119 1/2 Sherman Way (818)901.1442

Herbal Relief Caregivers 6850 Van Nuys Blvd. #204 (818)951-9992

Boo-Ku 6917 Sepulveda Blvd. 2nd Floor (818)908-9255

Eden Caregivers (EC) 6742 Van Nuys Blvd., Ste. 203 (818)376-0115

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

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

Durman Inc. Caregivers (DIC) 16045 Sherman Way Unit H1 (818)908-0881

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


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

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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 Boulevard #100 (818)270-1419 Our Green Planet Collective 14624 Victory Blvd. (818)376-8512

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Dispensary Listing 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 Strain Balboa Caregivers Inc. 7207 Balboa Boulevard (818)908-9900 Suite 215 16760 Stagg St. #215 (818)787-5215 The Green Earth 6811 Woodman Avenue (818)994-1045 The Willshire Clinic 6741 Van Nuys Blvd #A (818)997-0633 Universal Caregivers 13611 Sherman Way (818)988-9333 Universal Caregivers 6320 Van Nuys Blvd. Ste. 410 (818)779-1050 Valley Healing Caregiver Center 7232 Van Nuys Blvd #204 (818)908-0198 Van Nuys Compassionate 7026 Van Nuys Blvd. (818)510-4948; (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 Avenue #204 (877)219-3809 China Inn 812 Lincoln Blvd. (310)883-3924

Evaluation Center For Medical Marijuana 1307 Oceanfront Walk (424)744-8020 Green Cure Natural Healing Center 1716 Main St (310) 306-5511 Herbology Collective 1811 Ocean Front Walk #D (310)823-2909

The Farmacy West Hollywood 7825 Santa Monica Blvd. (323)848-7981

Green Mile Caregivers 19901 Ventura Blvd. (818)710-7993

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

Herbal Solutions Collective (HSC) 22728 Ventura Blvd., Unit #A (818)704-1300

Zen Healing 8464 Santa Monica Blvd. (323)656-6611 Westlake Village Amazing Healing Supply (AHS) 31194 La Baya Dr., Ste. 207 (888)735-3231

Ironworks Collective 4100 Lincoln Blvd. (310)305-8425 Natural Remedies Services 76 Market St. (310)450-4420 Nile Collective Corp. 1501 Pacific Ave (310)392-9900

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

The Farmacy Westwood 1035 Galey Avenue Supplemental Organic Solutions (310)208-0820 2501 Lincoln Blvd. Wilimington (310)993-3868 Kush Korner II The Farmacy Venice 813 Cristobal Ave. 1509 Abbot Kinney Blvd. (310)392-3890 Venice Beach Care Center 410 Lincoln Boulevard (310)399-4307 Ventura County Ventura County Compassionate Caregivers Deliveries (805)558-8300 Vernon

South Bay Wellness Network 1127 W. Anaheim St. (310)847-6199 Woodland Hills Ashmoon Caregivers 21610 Ventura Boulevard (818)999-2211 Boulevard Collective 19709 Ventura Blvd., Ste. #A (818)710-1166

Best Quality Herbal Medicine 1833 E. Vernon Ave. #105 (323)233-1779

Cannabis Exchange 23002 ½ Ventura Blvd. (818) 224-3585

West Hills

Conscious Caregivers Collective (818)941-9912

Nova Medical Center 7230 Medical Center Dr., Ste. #502 (866)580-3872 WV 420 Collective Delivery Service (818)274-4479 West Hollywood Alternative Herbal Health Services (AHHS) 7828 Santa Monica Blvd. (323)854-8792 Los Angels Patients & Caregivers Group LAPCG 7213 Santa Monica Blvd. #C (323)882-6033

Green Hills Collective 22831 Ventura Blvd. (818)979-1750 Green Magic 23002 Ventura (818) 224-3061

MedGo Compassionate Caregivers (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 Woodland Hills The Hills Caregivers 20000 Ventura Blvd. Ste. 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 Woodland Hills Treatment Center 5338 Alhama Dr 2nd Floor (818)884-8338 Zenergy 22102 Clarendon St. #6 (818)712-0871 bail bonds Marijuana Bail Bonds (866)545-9353

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KUSH LA Magazine September 2009  

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