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The folks at iDab Glass are a group of motivated humans with a vision. Their owner, Shane has been collecting pieces since he was 15 years old and met Terry Phat Ass Glass in Big Bear, which later prompted him to start iDab. Their passion for medicating and making clean glass has kept them in this realm. In the early stages of their craft, Roor and Illadelph were sources of inspiration. While artists like Banjo, Buck, and Joe P have also been inďŹ‚uential with their talent, they credit Bob Snodgrass for making the biggest impact in the glass blowing community by being the industry pioneer. Founded in 2012 in Orange County, California, iDab uses only the highest quality German Schott Glass in each piece that they create. Their crew might be small, but are incredibly experienced and have worked hard to create a space that produces the best quality glass at affordable prices for the people.
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Their vision for the future is to develop reputable glass at all levels for anyone to obtain. They recognize the various economic stages people come from and understand, as they didn't come from a lot either. So whether you have a small or large budget, they aim to provide quality products, no
for anyone to obtain
matter what. Their mission is to guide enthusiasts in a better way to enjoy the ﬁner things in life. Idab was introduced to the community at AGE, but are always present at the best shows, including High Times, Champs, and Glass Vegas. They've attended events from Los Angeles to Miami, from Colombia to Spain. Working with the top distributors, they can be found on the shelves of the ﬁnest head shops and smoke shops worldwide. Their catalog features a variety of both heady and scientiﬁc functional glass rigs, dropdowns, dabbers, carb caps, pipes, bowls and slides, accessories, apparel, and more. So whether you're a customer with an idea on a custom piece, a company looking for your new best selling glass, or are interested in learning the craft yourself, ﬁnd them at the next show or visit their website: idabglass.com.
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We’re a very dog friendly shop. If you don’t like dogs, we can’t trust you! Our shop dogs’ names are Audi, CiCi, Luna, and Tom. Are there any pieces you have made that you will never sell? Oh yeah, a lot of our early stuff. I’ve bought back pieces from shops just to have in our collection for the future. Those early designs are timeless- skillets and glass nails timeless. Favorite way to consume cannabis? Dabbing no questions. Most effective and cleanest way. If there was one celebrity you most looked up too, past or present, who is it and why? Bob Marley. He was woke as a human for the people. What is the weirdest thing you have made or seen made out of boro? Dildo or a window for a hose in a car so you can see when the ﬂuid was dirty. How many times have you burned? In total we have hundreds of burns… and counting. Don’t jinx us! If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 3 things would you take with you? Dab rig, seeds, and partner.
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Born out of the frustration of traditional bongs, which were too difﬁcult to clean, too big to carry around, and have a ﬁxed singular design, VITAE Glass was created to solve the headaches that bong users face regularly. Being modular in design with wooden accents for that added touch of class, these easily customizable pieces were crafted with cleaning in mind and are quite possibly the most user-friendly and innovative glass to date. VITAE is a Latin word meaning LIFE. The name came at a time when CEO Gordon Loi was feeling enlightened through the use of medicinal marijuana and thought it a perfect ﬁt for the glass as these pieces certainly give their users just that, LIFE. He was on the hunt for a name that's not frequently used in the English vocabulary, and after translating several languages, the Latin version leaped out to him.
But creation does not come without challenges.
Gordon Loi was Chinese born, grew up in South Africa, and studied in San Francisco; however, due to immigration issues, he was denied entry into the US right before the company launch on 4/20/2019. Until his immigration status can be changed, Co-founder Martin Ng has taken charge of everything in San Francisco while Loi and another partner manage the manufacturing side of production abroad. This can be difﬁcult at times, but the trio does what they can to make it all work. Initially designed and engineered in San Francisco, the pieces are now made in China by a small group of artists who were trained by the US Tubes founder and master glassblower himself.
The products are produced under his guidance to meet quality standards, including hammer and drop tests. Rather than saving money by switching to a larger facility, they decided to stick with their small team on the virtue of maintaining quality over quantity. But their remarkability doesn’t stop there. With each purchase of VITAE glass, a donation is made to One Tree Planted in an effort to create a more sustainable and greener future. Being environmentally conscious himself, Mr. Loi wanted the company to represent its name. He considered many charitable organizations, but the one thing that he felt everyone on earth could beneﬁt from was counterbalancing the global carbon footprint by planting trees. When asked about this, Gordon stated,
“To me, it's not about how much money you can make but about the good you can do with it.”
These thoughtfully crafted and eco-conscious pieces are sure to make a statement and help breathe life into your home and all of our futures. For more information on these products, visit vitaeglass.com or follow them on Instagram @vitaeglass.
Create something beautiful with us.
BY CATY TIDWELL
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The work of Envy Glass Designs is simply remarkable. Their electroformed pieces are created with a metal forming process called electroplating, hence the name. All of the electroformed items are copper plated and carefully crafted in a variety of patinas; the nature of this process allows for each piece to have its own unique design. Beyond the Electroform catalog, Envy also produces Heady Glass as well as Scientiﬁc Glass. With only the highest quality borosilicate, the Scientiﬁc selection offers unmatched durability and a pure smoking experience due to advanced ﬁltration methods. Various percs, chambers, styles, welds, and sizes maximize the functionality of each piece. While Envy's Scientiﬁc Glass "evokes a laboratory feel that is all about precision" their Heady Glass selection encompasses self-expression by the artist in a one of a kind experience. These bold and daring designs are exquisitely unique, and you will never ﬁnd another just like it in the world.
All Envy products are made in a workshop in Southern California using only the highest quality Boro Schott Glass. They take pride in their work, as they should, and guarantee satisfaction in their craftsmanship.
THIS ISN’T JUST YOUR AVERAGE GLASSWARE.
IT’S ART. IT’S A STATEMENT...
Be sure to check them out for yourself: EnvyGlassDesigns.com @EnvyGlass
BIG BROTHER NEEDS GUIDANCE ON COMMON SENSE MARIJUANA REGULATION: NOW MORE THAN EVER BY RYAN WAGNER
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Over Over the the past past few few months, months, your your social social media media feeds feeds have have undoubtedly undoubtedly been been riddled riddled with with news news stories stories surrounding surrounding the the marijuana marijuana plant plant in in its its various various forms. forms. First, First, itit was was an an all-out all-out blitz blitz against against aa "vaping "vaping epidemic," epidemic," which which not not surprisingly surprisingly began began as as an an unfair unfair attack attack upon upon nicotine nicotine products, products, then then also-not-surprisingly also-not-surprisingly turned turned out out to to be be an an issue issue with with black-market black-market THC THC cartridges. cartridges. The The lack lack of of oversight oversight on on marijuana marijuana products products feeds feeds aa robust robust black black market. market. With With the the surge surge in in new new delivery delivery methods, methods, we we end end up up with with vitamin vitamin EE acetate acetate laced laced "carts" "carts" ďŹ‚ooding ďŹ‚ooding the the streets streets in in States States that that refuse refuse to to legalize legalize or or regulate regulate consumer consumer goods goods in in the the multi-billion-dollar multi-billion-dollar cannabis cannabis market. market. The The media's media's inability inability to to research research nuance nuance doesn't doesn't help help matters matters either. either. AA rush rush to to get get the the "scoop" "scoop" puts puts the the entire entire US US population population at at risk risk with with faulty, faulty, half-baked half-baked stories stories blasted blasted across across mediocre mediocre local local news news stations stations nightly. nightly. Up Up until until this this point, point, II was was never never aa tin-foil-hat-wearing tin-foil-hat-wearing "fake "fake news" news" kind kind of of guy. guy. Now, Now, it's it's hard hard to to ignore ignore the the outright outright lies lies and and deception deception taking taking place place on on aa massive massive scale scale before before our our eyes. eyes.
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Once Once the the dust dust settled settled on on the the vape vape cart cart scare scare of of 2019, 2019, then then came came the the asinine asinine actions actions of of Michigan Michigan regulatory regulatory agencies agencies regarding regarding recreational recreational use. use. Just Just days days ago, ago, an an abrupt abrupt announcement announcement from from Lansing Lansing hit hit the the wire, wire, and and the the people people of of Michigan Michigan began began to to rejoice. rejoice. As As of of December December 1st, 1st, medical medical marijuana marijuana provisioning provisioning centers centers will will be be cleared cleared to to sell sell half half of of their their existing existing stock stock as as recreational recreational items, items, and and producers producers will will soon soon start start manufacturing manufacturing products products for for this this speciﬁc speciﬁc purpose. purpose. The The general general public public should should be be happy; happy; after after all, all, they they voted voted for for this. this. The The state state government government simply simply had had to to structure structure the the regulations regulations to to transition transition into into aa robust robust and and successful successful new new era. era.
The The dirty dirty little little secret secret the the state state forgot forgot to to mention mention isis that that most most harvests harvests for for smokable smokable pot pot fail fail aa far-too-stringent far-too-stringent guideline guideline (the (the toughest toughest in in the the country) country) surrounding surrounding microbials. microbials. Even Even under under current current medical medical laws, laws, the the provisioning provisioning centers centers are are having having aa hard hard time time keeping keeping the the lights lights on, on, due due to to the the shortage shortage of of market market availability availability for for key key product product categories. categories. So, So, what what will will happen happen come come December December 1st? 1st? There There will will be be aa rush rush on on dispensaries, dispensaries, which which will will quickly quickly run run dry dry as as producers producers fumble fumble to to ﬁll ﬁll the the void void in in the the market. market. Prices, Prices, mistakes, mistakes, and and excuses excuses will will result, result, ultimately ultimately leading leading to to unaffordable unaffordable products products of of subpar subpar quality. quality. This This isis all all happening happening parallel parallel to to the the fact fact that that MOST MOST cities cities in in Michigan Michigan have have opted opted out out on on recreational recreational sales. sales. Which, Which, once once again, again, isis not not the the will will of of the the populations populations of of said said communities. communities. Having Having been been fortunate fortunate enough enough to to work work in in the the industry industry here here over over the the past past 120 120 days, days, II can can honestly honestly say say that that every every marijuana marijuana business business II have have had had the the chance chance to to analyze analyze isis not not breaking breaking even; even; they they are are losing losing money money on on aa monthly monthly basis. basis. Shelves Shelves are are bare, bare, stress stress levels levels are are high, high, consumers consumers are are frustrated, frustrated, and and the the government government simply simply isis not not equipped equipped to to handle handle the the job. job. Millia PAGE 21
State State Police Police are are complaining complaining that that new new laws laws make make their their jobs jobs difﬁcult difﬁcult because because where where they they would would normally normally be be able able to to engage engage aa motorist motorist over over suspicious suspicious smells, smells, they they now now have have to to disengage disengage and and send send innocent innocent civilians civilians on on their their way way without without aa search search or or any any other other form form of of harassment. harassment. Dropping Dropping recreational recreational sales sales now now isis like like throwing throwing aa Hail Hail Mary Mary on on the the ﬁrst ﬁrst play play of of the the game. game. The The market market needs needs time time to to develop develop and and properly properly service service not not just just an an inﬂux inﬂux of of Michiganders Michiganders seeking seeking legal legal weed, weed, but but also also the the tidal tidal wave wave of of out-of-state out-of-state folks folks looking looking for for reprieve reprieve from from their their own own Draconian Draconian state state governments. governments. 2020 2020 will will be be aa pivotal pivotal year year in in the the industry industry here, here, and and it's it's going going to to take take far far more more than than aa license license and and aa prayer prayer to to make make itit through through the the gauntlet gauntlet ahead ahead of of cannabis cannabis pioneers pioneers in in the the Mitten Mitten State. State.
2020 will be a pivotal year in the industry here, and it's going to take far more than a license and a prayer to make it through the gauntlet ahead of cannabis pioneers in the Mitten State.
Now Now for for the the coup coup de de gras. gras. Just Just today, today, II have have seen seen aa push push by by Congress Congress to to end end federal federal marijuana marijuana prohibition prohibition outright. outright. The The House House Judiciary Judiciary Committee Committee (it's (it's okay; okay; II had had to to Google Google itit as as well) well) has has posted posted aa markup markup for for HR HR 3884, 3884, the the Marijuana Marijuana Opportunity, Opportunity, Reinvestment, Reinvestment, and and Expungement Expungement (MORE) (MORE) Act Act on on Wednesday, Wednesday, November November 20th, 20th, and and may may hold hold aa vote vote on on the the same same day. day. This This bill bill isis surprisingly surprisingly well well thought thought out, out, and and the the gist gist of of itit isis that that the the communities communities most most heavily heavily impacted impacted by by the the drug drug war war will will beneﬁt beneﬁt the the most most from from aa national national 5% 5% marijuana marijuana tax. tax. This This would would free free millions millions from from prisons prisons for for nonviolent nonviolent marijuana marijuana arrests, arrests, inject inject money money in in the the form form of of loans loans to to these these communities, communities, and and lift lift unnecessary unnecessary barriers barriers for for these these areas areas (mostly (mostly urban) urban) in in regards regards to to licensing licensing and and employment employment within within the the industry. industry. Sounds Sounds great, great, right? right? II agree! agree! Who Who wouldn't wouldn't love love this this way way of of legislating legislating idealism idealism into into markets, markets, reclaiming reclaiming them them from from the the grasp grasp of of monolithic monolithic industries industries like like pharmaceuticals pharmaceuticals and and tobacco? tobacco?
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The The bill bill isis young young and, and, ifif you you remember remember your your after-school after-school specials, specials, you you understand understand that that this this has has aa long long way way to to go. go. These These equalizing equalizing factors factors will will be be tested tested by by government government bodies bodies ﬁnanced ﬁnanced by by those those who who would would prefer prefer aa more more status-quo status-quo approach approach to to regulation. regulation. Through Through all all of of this, this, there there are are two two bureaucratic bureaucratic agencies agencies waiting waiting to to make make their their presence presence known known in in this this space. space. Should Should this this bill bill pass pass through through the the gauntlet gauntlet of of opinions, opinions, ideas, ideas, and and power power present present in in our our nation's nation's capital, capital, the the FDA FDA and and the the CDC CDC will will have have aa lot lot to to say. say. The The FDA FDA alone alone has has the the power power to to decimate decimate the the industry industry of of small small businesses businesses and and hand hand itit over over to to the the true true rulers rulers in in our our country: country: the the oligarchs. oligarchs. This This isis one one of of those those monumental monumental times times in in history history where where commoners commoners like like you you and and II have have an an opportunity opportunity to to break break through through and and truly truly service service our our communities communities from from the the bottom bottom up up rather rather than than the the top top down. down. Stay Stay vigilant, vigilant, and and be be sure sure to to keep keep consistent consistent contact contact with with your your local local and and state state legislators, legislators, my my friends. friends. They They need need to to hear hear us! us! At At the the end end of of the the day, day, marijuana marijuana legalization legalization has has aa certain certain familiar familiar duality duality that that typically typically accompanies accompanies shifts shifts in in our our culture culture and and the the way way we we perceive perceive the the world world and and society society around around us. us.
On On one one hand, hand, we we have, have, for for the the most most part, part, decided decided to to stop stop locking locking people people up up for for aa mildly mildly psychoactive psychoactive plant plant that that grows grows freely freely and and treats treats thousands thousands of of conditions. conditions. On On the the other other hand, hand, we we stand stand in in deﬁance deﬁance of of the the worst worst parts parts of of our our government, government, rotting rotting with with corruption, corruption, void void of of morals, morals, ethics, ethics, and, and, most most of of all, all, common common sense. sense. II for for one, one, am am rooting rooting for for the the consumer, consumer, the the plant, plant, and and the the communities communities ravaged ravaged by by the the drug drug war war to to ﬁnally ﬁnally be be set set free free from from decades decades of of imprisonment imprisonment and and stigma. stigma.
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the gpen connect vaporizer by grenco science gpen.com A concentrate vaporizer that connects to any 10mm, 14mm, or 18mm female glass fitting. Heats to temperature in five seconds using a ceramic heat element. Three temperature settings and long draw feature allow it to be used with all common concentrates. Its compact size makes it a great on-the-go device.
micro pelinail 1030 by disorderly conduction disorderlyconduction.com An entire e-nail set up in a small Pelican 1030 case. the Set comes with a quartz banger and heating coil. The case is available in multiple colors. Small and convenient; takes up minimal space in your dab station.
huni badger dab straw hunibadger.com A portable, battery powered dab straw. The ceramic tip of this device heats up and allows you to dip right into your favorite concentrate. Fantastic portability; can be used with even Millia PAGE 26
the runniest concentrates.
idab huni badger bottle hunibadger.com A functional glass attachment for the Huni Badger dab straw. Allows for a cooler, smoother dab from the straw, just like any water piece would. Very classic â€œHâ€? bottle styling. it Comes in tons of colors and is made in the USA.
pulsar taptray ashtray pulsarvaporizers.com Silicone ashtray that helps clean your bowl and give the perfect home for your sticky dab tools, bangers, and caps.
skunk bags smell proof medium duffle bag skunkbags.com Lockable, smell-proof storage, perfect for transporting in your car or for keeping your pesky roommate out of your stash. Stylish and designed with padded pockets for essential electronics.
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raw bamboo backflip rolling tray rawthentic.com Flip-open rolling tray made from Bamboo. Tons of space to roll one up, with plenty storage for papers and accessories.
santa cruz shredder grinder santacruzshredder.com One of the best grinders out there, available in a bunch of sizes, but the palm-size is perfect for a daily grinder. Sharp and some have pollen catchers.
otto joint maker by banana bros bananabros.com This cool tool will grind your flower and fill pre-made cones in seconds. Perfect for the person who just can not Millia PAGE 28
diggit dab tool by koil koilvape.com This multi-tool dab tool is everything you need in one, dabbers with different tips and a titanium cap.
spoon pipe Everyone has used one, and everyone breaks them from time to time. Spoon pipes are classics, and having a back up in your kit can save you from searching for a can in an emergency. buy one from a local artist, or this icy penguin pipe by empire glassworks we found at empiresmokes.com that is perfect for the holidays.
bee line organic hemp wick hempwickbeeline.com Using bee-line to light your flower is a great way to reduce butane taste in your rips. Made from hemp and designed to help reduce the intake of butane for smokers.
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skilletools dab tools skilletools.com Taking different types of dabs require different tools, from scoops to pokey ones. Got to have the right tool for the job!
blazer big shot torch blazerproducts.com The Blazer is the industry standard for portable torches. Available in a variety of colors, this is a must-have for every dabber.
lighters Everybody needs a lighter. Buy a pack. Stuff some stockings.
moodmat dab pad moodmats.com Mood mat uses recycled materials to make an environmentally friendly dab pad for your rig. They have designs from some of the best artists creating now, adding color and fun to your dab Millia PAGE 30
borosilicate iso alcohol and qtip station Local artists and head shops will have an assortment of these for sale. Something to store ISO alcohol and Q-tips for safely cleaning your banger.
glob mops globmops.storeenvy.com Dab mops for cleaning up your banger. The wood core of these swabs are much safer and better for cleaning your banger. The plastic core of standard Q-tips can bend and melt while cleaning; thereâ€™s no chance of that here.
pendant From functional dabbers and rigs, to just absolutely beautiful glass art, pendants are a great gift, and a way to show your love and appreciation for the community. pick one up from a local artist or grab one like this eye pendant by bard glass that we found at thedablab.com
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heady oil rig or bong This is a dream gift: a new piece of heady glass to rip out of. (Well this, and maybe some flower or slabs.) But a piece from AKM, Banjo, Sagan, or any of the other top artists is sure to leave a smile on your face until Valentineâ€™s Day at least... pictured left is the mini beehive bong by empire glass, found at dankstop.com
phoenician: elite series chrome plated grinder phoenicianengineering.com Exquisite design, made to order. $500
flysoul shoes flysoulshoes.com Currently in preorder. Environmentally friendly style made from hemp materials.
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For starters, it is not easy to come by unless someone you know has a press, but even then, it takes skill to create a quality product. Most importantly, it takes good material: quality in, quality out. What makes it so different is that it's produced without the use of solvents. Instead of saturating the flower and using a chemical to remove cannabinoids, rosin uses heat and pressure to perform the extraction process. There are two major types of rosin, flower, and hash. With flower rosin, flower buds are prepared and pressed using heated plates. The heat and pressure cause the oils in the bud to be pushed out, extracting the cannabinoids and essential oils. This produces a much more vibrant and complex profile in the concentrate, which results in more essential oils, terpenes, and flavonoids. The resulting product can be all sorts of consistencies from a waxy, buttery paste to a watery oil. Much of the final product depends on the quality of the starting material and directly affects the end result. Pressing freshly frozen buds will create a much more fluid and liquid product; this can then be further processed into solventless diamonds using rosin jar tek. Pressing dried and cured flowers will produce a lovely oil that can budder up immediately or with some time or agitation. With rosin you have a ton of variables, all of which play vital roles in the final product. Millia PAGE 52
Now, Hash Rosin is very similar to flower rosin. It is still solventless, but to procure your start material, you will first separate your resin glands from the flower either by dry sifting your buds or by making ice water hash. You would then take your isolated resin glands and press them as you would with flower but generally at lower temperatures than you would press flower rosin. The resulting end product is usually a very buttery concentrate and one of my personal favorites.
Resin production is an art and a skill. It all spawned from people using hair straighteners to squish nugs. They would stand on the straighteners and use hand clamps as the art progressed. Eventually, machine presses started being used, and then commercial options came to the market. Presses, like The Sasquatch and Team Rosin, are capable of producing rosin on an industrial scale. Hand presses, like the Canna Clamp, have made it possible for anyone to try their hand at this craft. Rosin is relatively safe to produce, so anyone can experiment or take their home grow and safely make some delicious concentrates without the risk of blowing up the neighborhood. If you get the itch to try it for yourself, I highly recommend looking into it. The process can be fun, and the finished product can be some of the best concentrates you have ever tasted.
TECH BOOM GREEN RUSH By C. Cimone Casson | Cannas Capital www.ccimonecasson.com
Could the Weed Industry Be the Next Dot-Com Bubble? From 1995 to 2000, internet-based companies experienced extreme growth. Due to this rapid growth, a large number of Tech Companies chose to go public and be traded on the stock exchange. Companies that we have forgotten about, like Pet.com, Webvan.com, and Boo.com, totally failed and shut down during the dot-com crash of 2000. So, how did this happen? Well, from 1990 to 1997 the percentage of computers in U.S. Households grew from 15% to 35%, making home computers a necessity and not just a luxury. As a result of this, many investors were eager to invest in Tech Stocks. Going to the stock market had become a trend in the Tech Industry. At the height of the boom, it was possible for a promising dot-com company to become a public company via an IPO and raise a substantial amount of money even if it had never made a proﬁt—or, in some cases, realized any material revenue. During the 1990s, many companies saw the advantages of getting rid of brick-and-mortar business models and adopting an internet presence. In theory, this was an excellent idea, but most dot-com companies incurred net operating losses, as they spent heavily on advertising and promotions to harness network eﬀects to build market share or mind share as fast as possible, using the mottos "get big fast" and "get large or get lost." These companies oﬀered their services or products for free or at a discount, with the expectation that they could build enough brand awareness to charge proﬁtable rates for their services in the future. In January 2000, there were sixteen dot-com commercials during Super Bowl XXXIV, each costing $2 million for a thirty-second spot. A series of similar events led to the downturn of the industry in March of 2000. Unfortunately, many naysayers are comparing the tech bubble to the green rush.
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The "Green Rush" is a term used to describe the growing marijuana industry within the United States as well as Canada. This applies to the growth and spread of dispensaries, the increasing sales of smoking accessories, and things outside the world of cannabis culture, like marijuana-related stocks and bonds, as well as business convergences. Marijuana companies have been listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange since 2014. This has become a growing trend for cannabis companies, regardless of whether they were proﬁtable, just like the tech industry in the '90s. The key to investing in the "green rush" is to learn from our mistakes. As we look to take advantage of the emerging but volatile industry, the key is to invest in companies with a proven track record of proﬁtability, expansion endeavors that reﬂect the opportunities of the market, and favorable operating expenses. Many marijuana companies are penny stocks and have oﬀered very little growth since entering the stock market. Unless these companies reﬂect your true risk tolerance, I would suggest staying clear of them and invest in stronger companies that may end up dominating the industry in the future.
By implementing strategies to create a path to successful investing, we can minimize our risk, reduce our cost, and maximize our returns. Children ten years old or younger will never know life without cannabis and its beneﬁts, which means more end users. Furthermore, technology will make growing, manufacturing, and disturbing easier and more cost-eﬀective, which cuts expenses. Meanwhile, inﬂation continues to increase the price of marijuana, which can increase earnings and proﬁt margins.
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Children ten years old or younger will never know life without cannabis and its beneﬁts, which means more end users. Furthermore, technology will make growing, manufacturing, and disturbing easier and more cost-eﬀective, which cuts expenses. Meanwhile, inﬂation continues to increase the price of marijuana, which can increase earnings and proﬁt margins.
So How Much Should You Invest? Well, there is no one-size-ﬁts-all answer. In my courses, we always end our ﬁrst session with a "Risk Appetite" Test. This test consists of questions to uncover your Risk Tolerance, Risk Capital, and Risk Aversion. The important thing is that you start as soon as possible and make it a habit. When I was ﬁrst starting in "Pot Stocks" in 2015, I started with less than $1000.00 ($980.00 to be exact). I know this doesn't sound like much, but I was able to turn this portfolio into $20,000.00. The long-term impact should be even more signiﬁcant.
Basic Assets To Invest In The "Green Rush" This is a growing market, and asset classes are still being developed, but here are a few that you can invest in now. Stocks– Also known as equities, stocks represent partial ownership of one or more companies in the cannabis or cannabis-related industry. Mutual Funds or ETFs– Mutual funds and exchange-traded funds pool money from many investors and then invest it in an assortment of stocks, bonds, or other investments. Real Estate Investment Trust- REITs is a company that owns, and in most cases operates, income-producing real estate in the cannabis space.
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Cryptocurrency– Crypto Coins that have been created to focus on the market servicing directly in the marijuana market. We have to remember that out of all the assets, stocks oﬀer the most appreciation, but also the most risk.
Should you Trade or Invest? You must understand the diﬀerence between trading and investing. Trading is the act of buying and selling assets to create an income. Investing is the act of buying and selling assets for long term appreciation.
With that in mind, there are certain types of stocks that make excellent short- term and long-term investments. In our Core Strategy Course, I teach you how to do both trading and investing in the "Green Rush" and create a strategy to minimize your cost, minimize your risk, and maximize your return!!!
How to Get Started? After you have learned the basics, and you have taken my courses to create a strategy, the next step is to open a brokerage account. Now, with God and Google, we can open brokerage on our smartphone or computer in minutes. New investors want a brokerage that oﬀers access to investment research and educational features to help with stock selection and to answer any questions you might have along the way. For More Tips and Tools, join our "Money Team" at http://bit.ly/2MoneyTeam. You can also check out Trading and Investing Courses at www.ccimonecasson.com and continue to follow C Cimone Casson on Facebook and Instagram.
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The War on Drugs, which President Nixon announced back in June of 1971, has come under considerable scrutiny as of late. The vast majority of citizens feel that, as a whole, we have been waging war against the common man, and it's a battle none can win. The fact of the matter is, prohibition never works. We've seen this throughout history. So when the House Judiciary Committee approved the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, we saw modern history being made. It marked the ďŹ rst time a congressional committee has approved a marijuana legalization bill. But what does the MORE Act do? The MORE Act would decriminalize cannabis at the federal level and remove it from the list of federally controlled substances. Considering medicinal marijuana is legal in 33 states and recreational use legal in 11, most agree that this legislation, which would allow states to set their own policies, is long overdue. Beyond giving states the power to rule as they see ďŹ t regarding cannabis, the bill would also require federal courts to expunge prior marijuana convictions while also giving states incentives to expunge the criminal records of those with marijuana offenses. Several proposals for more research on the demographic characteristics of people convicted of federal marijuana offenses, as well as the racial disparities in prohibition enforcement for communities targeted by the War on Drugs, were put forth and approved during this hearing. Millia PAGE 62
Not only is the MORE Act set to correct some of these injustices, but it will also provide funding for community programs to help those who have been negatively impacted by imposing a 5% tax on all marijuana products. "For far too long, we have treated marijuana as a
criminal justice problem instead of a matter of
personal choice and public health. Whatever one's views on the use of marijuana for recreational or medicinal purposes, arresting, prosecuting, and
incarcerating users at the federal level is unwise and unjust," stated House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler. Along with social justice, it would also allow physicians afďŹ liated with the Veterans Administration to authorize medical marijuana to qualifying veterans who reside in legal states. As of right now, these physicians are permitted to discuss marijuana use, but they are prohibited from recommending it to their patients. Finally, the MORE Act would allow the Small Business Administration to support entrepreneurs and businesses in this growing industry. With nearly three-quarters of Americans believing marijuana should be legal, there has been growing bipartisan support; however, the MORE Act still faces many challenges before it becomes law. If you would like to help support this legislation, we recommend you contact your local lawmakers and representatives to urge their support. For more information on how to accomplish this, head over to NORML.org.
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Father- Friend- Protector
Cooking style: It's like his ancestry.com test results: a little bit of everything from around the world, with a dominant Caribbean f lare.
Quick hit: "From a young age, I was always hanging out in the kitchen, paying attention as the food was being prepared. My parents opened a small restaurant, and my interest in food kept expanding. In my teen years, I was cooking for friends and experimenting in the kitchen. I enrolled in the Art Institute in Chicago for Culinary Arts. In college, I helped open a restaurant with a few other students. Between that and doing events with high-profile chefs around the city, I built a militant work ethic. Once out of school, I ran a couple of restaurants before moving to the US Virgin Islands. Having access to so many fresh ingredients, I really started focusing on the healthier cuisine options as my standard."
Cannabis Connection: Nigel was born with Cerebral Palsy, a neurological condition that affects muscle control and movement. "I felt like a medical guinea pig from an early age. It seemed like every treatment option was an experiment, especially when it came to pain. In my teen years, I started consuming cannabis and understood its ability to relieve pain. I quickly became an avid user. Now I'm able to reach and educate through cannabis-infused cooking. I know I'm in the right place: helping, healing, and bringing people together with food." Food for thought: "The world should evolve around us, not revolve around us."
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Tandoori Jerk Turkey Tandoori Jerk Turkey
1 whole turkey, ~12lb., thawed, split lengthwise
1 bunch green onion, chopped 1/2c infused EVO 1/2c vinegar 3T ground allspice 3 habanero peppers 1 small piece ginger, peeled 5 garlic cloves 2 limes juiced 1/4c brown sugar 2T thyme 2T soy 2T tomato paste 1T black pepper 1T cinnamon
Tandoori Spice 2T paprika 1T ground ginger 1T cumin 1T coriander 1T turmeric 1t garlic powder 3/4t cinnamon 1/2t cayenne Combine all ingredients.
Add all jerk ingredients to a blender. Blend on high for 1 minute. Add to saucepot, bring to simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat and store. Preheat oven to 350. Brush one side of the turkey with the Tandoori spice and the other side in jerk sauce. Roast until a meat thermometer inserted into the thigh reads 165F. Allow to rest at least 30 minutes before serving.
Take thawed turkey and cut in half from the neck down. Marinate one side with Tandoori and one side in jerk sauce. Grill or roast in the oven to the desired temp. (165degrees)
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Cajun Pork Loin With Citrus Butter 1 pork loin, ~5lb. Cajun Spice 2T paprika
1T chile powder 1T cumin 1T paprika
1T salt 1t garlic powder 3/4t onion powder 1/2t thyme Combine all ingredients.
Citrus Butter 2T lime juice
2T orange juice 1T cumin
1T salt & pepper 1t salt 1t chili powder
3/4t onion powder 3T infused butter Melt butter then mix all ingredients in.
Rub pork loin with Cajun spice. You can grill or roast the loin in the oven to the desired temperature (155). Serve with butter on top.
Loaded Roasted Potato and Cauliflower Mash 3lb baby Yukon potatoes 1 head caulif lower 8oz sharp white cheddar 4oz cheddar 1/4lb infused butter 1T salt 1T pepper 2T granulated garlic 1T paprika 12oz bacon cooked and chopped 6oz sour cream 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
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Preheat oven or grill to 400F. Roughly chop caulif lower into f lorets. Roast potatoes and caulif lower until golden brown, approximately 25 minutes. Remove from heat and mash in a bowl with heavy cream and butter. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
Shrimp Spaghetti Stuffed Mushrooms 12 stuffing mushrooms 1lb jumbo shrimp 8oz fresh mozzarella 4oz infused EVO 2 heads roasted garlic 2T butter 1/2c heavy cream 1/2lb cooked thin spaghetti 1T salt 1T pepper Bake mushrooms with the EVO at 350 for 20min. Meanwhile, in a small saucepot, mix garlic, butter, heavy cream, and salt/pepper. Bring to a simmer and add spaghetti. Remove mushrooms from heat. Twist 4-5 spaghetti noodles into a circle and stuff in mushroom. Next, add one shrimp and a healthy amount of fresh mozzarella on top. Bake for 20 more minutes and serve.
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“The Hitalian Chef” Mother - Wife - Healer - Poet Cooking style: Hawaiian, Italian, and classic comfort food all rolled into one.
Quick hit: "I spent most of my life in Hawaii, and I still consider it home. I watched my grandma and great-grandma cooking a lot–that's how they looked after me–in the kitchen. Now, having to feed my own babies, I started to look at food completely different. And I wanted to make sure I was feeding them and me healthy nutritious food. I've been blessed growing up in such exotic places being able to eat at such amazing restaurants. I love bringing my Hawaiian and Italian inf luence to people here in Michigan."
Cannabis Connection: A life of chronic health problems led her to cannabis as a solution to her pain and addiction to opioids. "My connection to cannabis is huge; it's the ONLY thing in my life medication-wise, that has EVER helped me. Everything else hurt me more, but cannabis made me feel like there was hope, P.S.: "The reason I feel so strongly about giving back to the homeless is that I want to be the person that hands a warm, delicious meal to someone that would never be able to afford it. A good meal gives you hope. It warms your belly and makes you feel like, even if just for a few minutes that everything IS going to be okay."
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Green Bean Casserole 1lb fresh green beans 2lbs fresh mushrooms 2 medium onions 5 cloves garlic 2 cans green beans 1C wild rice 1C brown rice 1C mixed quinoa
½C butter 5T hash butter (or infusion of your choice) 3C whipping cream 3C milk 8oz cream cheese ½C sour cream ¼C f lour ½C almond slices
1. Sauté ½ the green beans till brown and tender. Put aside for later in a big bowl. 2. Sauté mushrooms, onions, and garlic till brown and tender. Put aside for later in a separate bowl. 3. Make rice and quinoa per bag directions. Mix all together in a bowl and set aside. 4. To make the cream sauce, melt ½ C butter in a pan, over medium-low heat. Add f lour and cook for 2 minutes. Add cream, milk, cheese, and sour cream. Stir 1 min. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer. Add 2/3 of the sautéed mushrooms and onions, plus the Hash Butter. Using an immersion blender, blend until creamy. If necessary, add more cream 1T at a time until a creamy consistency is reached. 5. Combine everything together in a big bowl. Salt and pepper to taste. 6. Spread in large baking dish. Sprinkle half of the almond slices on top. Bake at 400* for 30-40 min, or until brown and bubbly. Serve in dish, sprinkled with more almond slices.
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Purple Sweet Potato Coconut Cream Pie
With Toasted Coconut Black Lava Salt Crumble
Pie Crust: Filling: 1⅓C f lour 1lb purple sweet potato 3-4T cold water (cooked and mashed) 4T hash butter, ½C butter or infusion of your choice, 1⁄2C milk cold, cut in pieces. 1⁄2C whipping cream Pinch of salt 1½C white sugar 1⁄2C coconut f lour 2 large eggs
Crumble: 1⁄4Lb butter 1⁄2C coconut f lour 1⁄2C f lour 1⁄2C brown sugar ½C white sugar 1⁄4C coconut f lakes 1t black lava salt (or Kosher)
To make the crust: combine f lour and salt. Add pieces of cold hash butter, working the pieces into the f lour until just combined. Add cold water as needed. Refrigerate 1 hour before rolling into a 14-inch circle and arranging in a 9-inch pie tin. To make the filling: combine filling ingredients and pour into unbaked pie crust. Bake at 350F for 50-60 min, until knife inserted into the center comes out clean. To make the crumble: add crumble ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine. Sprinkle onto baked filling. Return to oven and bake at 350F until the crumble turns light brown, about 7 minutes.
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Pecan Pie Bars
Crust: 1½C f lour 1½C powdered sugar 1½C butter + 3T hash butter (or infusion of your choice) Pinch of salt Cream all ingredients together. Press into pan and bake at 350F for 13 minutes.
Filling: 2¼C Brown Sugar, heavily packed 2 large eggs 1⁄4C f lour 1t baking powder 1t salt 2½C chopped pecans Mix filling ingredients. Spread over hot crust and bake 20 more minutes, until set. Cool completely before serving.
Fresh White Bread 2½C hot water, 115F 3T yeast 3T sugar 2T heavy cream 5-6C f lour 2t salt 3T oil 1. Combine sugar and water. Dissolve. Add yeast 2. Bloom yeast in a warm area for 45 minutes. 3. Add heavy cream, salt, and 5C f lour.
4. Knead for five minutes, adding f lour as necessary to achieve stretchy, pliable consistency. 5. Oil outside and allow to rise for 1½ hours. 6. Bake at 400F for 20-30 minutes until golden brown 7. Take out of the oven. Butter top and cover to steam.
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Chocolate Chip CBD Cookies
2C f lour 1t baking soda 1½C butter + 1g CBD 1⁄2C brown sugar ½C white sugar 1t vanilla 1 egg 2C chocolate chips 1⁄2C walnuts
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Cream together butter, sugar, and egg. Add remaining ingredients. Chill for 20 min before baking at 375F for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown
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In 2008, Dan traveled from his home in New York to sunny California, regularly putting the foundation in place for what eventually became The Budfather. "I started to see some trends and legislature all over the country, and I knew that I could develop framework for a brand. So I started aligning myself with like-minded people and built relationships that turned out great and dominoed from there. Working with a couple different people in the field as far as distributors, engineers, architectsâ€Ś trying to develop a good foundation that sticks around and makes it a viable career for my family." The Budfather branding has that classic old school NY mobster look. He chose this image not only because of his NY roots. But because of the dedication to the family mentality it represents. "To me, it was more about not just being in the cannabis industry but being in the "cannabis business." So I knew it was going to take a while to develop relationships, especially out here in 2008." "I knew that would be the most challenging part. And it has been" Filtering through a plethora of various opportunities and relationships to identify and pursue those that shared the same vision, paid off. A few years ago, Dan was able to move his wife and two sons to California full time. "We wanted to make sure that we were their biggest positive influences." Creating this new cannabis family on the west coast isn't without its struggles. Now that his wife and kids are with him, the time spent away from the rest of the family in New York takes its toll. "Well, first of all, I took the grandkids away," he says with a laugh. I expect he gets the same "reminders" my mom gives me since my own family moved away from home. "Itâ€™s a burden I feel for sure," even now, in his continued success. He believes the decision to do so, however, not only allows he and his wife the opportunity to be more present in their boys' lives. But also to show them the value of creating a life that is authentic to your true self, despite challenges.
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The cannabis industry is bursting with anticipation for what is on the horizon. Dan and his colleagues are poised to capture the full momentum of the future.
"A few months ago I had the pleasure of working with The Legends company based out of Los Angeles. The company stayed true to its roots by creating a pen line that not only encapsulated the true OG of the legends the company preserves but, gave its clients a wide variety of choice in its profiles. Preserving classics like 98 Bubba, Legends OG and GG4 this company is in my top cultivation favorites.â€? -Audrey Trout @beautifully.blunt
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TAINTED LOVE: The
Contaminated Cartridge Crisis
WRITTEN BY BEVERLY MARTIN
ITâ€™S THE BUBONIC PLAGUE OF THE CANNABIS SCENE. Tainted THC cartridges, or "carts," have somehow been infiltrating the market, making their way into consumers' hands, homes, and lungs. They can cause acute illness, irreversible damage, or even death. Medical providers are often at a loss as to how to treat the illnesses they cause. Legislators lack the understanding necessary to protect their constituencies. And if law enforcement got involved, they'd be more likely to arrest the victims than help them. So it falls to us, as consumers, to be watchful and protect ourselves from harmful products. But where do they come from?
IT ALL STARTS IN SHENZEN, CHINA. Hundreds of grim factories dot the landscape, churning out mass quantities of, well, anything. Often staffed by a few impoverished workers, these factories operate at a subsistence level. They can't afford to be picky; they'll do anything for a few cents. Yes, I said cents- a quick google search turns up a variety of online retailers offering empty cartridges for less than a dollar. Under such conditions, it's hardly surprising that the cartridges can contain traces of lead, butane, and pesticides.
You can't expect destitute, uneducated factory workers to run the kind of quality assurance testing that reputable brands in developed nations have established as standard practice.
THESE WORKERS SHIP THE CARTRIDGES, OFTEN DISGUISED AS LEGITIMATE BRANDS, COMPLETE WITH COUNTERFEIT PACKAGING, ACROSS THE OCEAN TO LOS ANGELES.
From there, they might be mailed directly to the consumer. More often, however, they're passed on to one of many brokers in the area specializing in low-quality imported goods. These brokers make it possible for unscrupulous street dealers to purchase stock with cash, avoiding the electronic paper trail left by digital transactions. Paper trails, of course, are the backbone of any reputable business. If you're concerned about the well-being of your customers, you're gonna keep track of where your product comes from, so that in case there's a problem, you can escalate it to the wholesaler. That's exactly what these brokers and their clients don't want. They know there's lead in their carts. They know there are toxic additives in their diluents, like the infamous Vitamin E we've all heard stories about, among others. An estimated 65% of illicit street cartridges are diluted with Vitamin E.
From there, they make their way across the country. The empty cartridges, the toxic diluents, and the fake packaging are all more or less legal until the THC is added, so they can pass freely through state lines, into the hands of local dealers, and then, downstream to you, the consumer, for a fraction of the cost of.
SO WHAT ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO DO ABOUT IT? FIRST OF ALL, THROW OUT ALL YOUR CARTRIDGES. UNLESS IT CAME FROM A LICENSED, REGULATED DISPENSARY, THROW IT AWAY. As far as we know, it's more likely to be tainted than it is to be safe. Second of all, don't accept pens from other people. Like open drinks at a party, if you don't know where it came from, don't trust it.
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MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO ADVOCATE ON BEHALF OF LEGALIZATION FOR SAFE, LEGITIMATE, REGULATED THC PRODUCTS NATIONWIDE. I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but when a legitimate industry is criminalized, the black market steps up to take its place. This isn't an individual-level issue, it's an industry-level problem, and only an industry-level solution is going to keep everyone safe. Millia PAGE 85
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Event Schedule Millia PAGE 89
The Headies: Vermont Growers Cup- Essex, VT- January 11 Indo Expo- Denver, CO- January 25-26 Cannabis Wedding Expo- Las Vegas, NV- January 2020 Midwest iHemp Expo- Lansing, MI - January 10-11
International Cannabis Business Conference- San Francisco, CA- February 6-7 Cannabis Packaging Summit- Anaheim, CA- February 11-12 CannX Lisbon- Lisbon- February 12-13 USA CBD Expo- Las Vegas, NV- February 13-15 Seed to Sale Show- Boston, MA- February 18-19 Northeast Cannabis Business Conference- Boston, MAFebruary 19-20 Indoor Agriculture Energy Solutions Conference- San Diego, CA- February 24-26 National Hemp Expo- Louisville, KY- February 29-March 1
Spannabis Barcelona- Barcelona- March 13-15 NECANN- Boston, MA- March 20-22 Oklahoma Cannabis Expo- Oklahoma City, OK- March 23-24 Australia Medicinal Cannabis Conference- MelbourneMarch 23-24 International Cannabis Business Conference- BarcelonaMarch 2020 Millia PAGE 90
International Cannabis Business ConferenceBerlin- April 1-3 NECANN- Chicago, IL- April 3-4 The Cannabis Consumer & Business ExpoMontreal, QC- April 10-12 Women in Cannabis Summit- Burlington, VT- April 11 Cannabis Conference- Las Vegas, NV- April 21-23 CBD Senior Health and Well-Being Expo- Newton, MA- April 24-25 NECANN- Salt Lake City, UT- April 25-26 NECANN- Reno, NV- April 2020 Sweetwater 420 Fest- Atlanta, GA- April 2020
ExpoCannaBiz Business Conference and ExpoCartagena- May 10-11 High Times Cannabis Cup- Santa Rosa, CA- May 2020 International Cannabis Business Conference- BernMay 2020
The Hemp and Cannabis Fair- San Luis Obispo, CAJune 2020 High Times Cannabis Cup- Clio, MI- June 2020 NECANN- Springfield, MA- June 20-21 Alaska HEMPFEST- Willow, AK- June 21-23
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August USA CBD Expo- Uncasville, CT- August 6-8 Seattle HEMPFEST- Seattle, WA- August 2020 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo- Oaks, PA- August 2020
September NECANN- Atlantic City, NJ- September 11-12 CWCB Expo- Los Angeles, CA- September 16-17
NECANN- Portland, ME- October 10-11 CWCB Expo- Boston, MA- October 21-22
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Across 3) This act would decriminalize cannabis at the federal level and remove it from the list of federally controlled substances. 7) The solid form of resin obtained through extraction by the process of heat and pressure. 8) Convention in Louisville, KY which Millia will be sponsoring. 9) Listing of items desired for holidays or special occasions. 10) Travel interest in states and cities where it is legal to buy and consume cannabis.
DOWN 1) A low-melting-point glass made from a mixture of silica and boric oxide (B2O3). 2) Name of the lung illness associated with black market THC cartridges. 4) An additive, used as a thickening agent which the CDC has announced as the culprit in recent lung illnesses. 5) A cylindrical device with two halves that separate and have sharp teeth or pegs Aligned in such a way that when both halves are turned, material inside is shredded. 6) A term used to describe the burgeoning marijuana industry within the United States.
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