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My infatuation with glass art and culture began during my first trip to Piece of Mind in Seattle around 2006. Walking through display cases of custom pieces in a time of prohibition was mind blowing. The beautiful colors, styles and technologies fascinated my young stoner mind, and since the Leaf began in 2010, we have published an annual glass issue to honor the culture and love for this unique art form. Perhaps the most important aspect in glass art is the relationship it offers between the user and the plant. Each piece is an expression of personal taste and vibes, while delivering a unique consumption experience. A beloved rig or pipe is like an old friend, trustworthy and comfortable as it delivers sweet sensimillia. The only true functional art in the world, I love sharing the hard work of those who craft borosilicate with flame and kiln. Today, glass culture has blown up into an accepted form of mainstream art that’s rapidly exploding in awareness and value. Custom pieces fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars, get millions of views on social media, and transfix the heady community with continuous displays of art that will get you high just looking at them. There are so many amazing artists in the Northwest and beyond, that selecting pieces to share is both a fun and difficult process. We have some beautiful pieces to share in A BELOVED RIG all four magazines - with OR PIPE IS LIKE different artists in each AN OLD FRIEND, and I hope you take a look TRUSTWORTHY at nwleaf.com to see our AND complete gallery! COMFORTABLE Remember to buy American glass whenever AS IT DELIVERS possible, to support your SWEET favorite local headshop, SENSIMILLIA. and to always smoke from clean glass!
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STUDY: DAILY USE OF HIGH POTENCY HERB HEIGHTENS THE RISK FOR PSYCHOSIS A recent study published in The Lancet Psychiatry purports to underline the link between Cannabis use and mental health, providing some detail upon whom is at risk. “Our study shows that daily Cannabis use, especially of high potency Cannabis, is strongly linked to the risk of developing psychosis,” lead author Marta Di Forti of King’s College London wrote. The researchers define this as the risk of developing DEFINED AS DEVELOPING a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia, and having symptoms A PSYCHOTIC DISORDER such as hearing voices and experiencing delusions or paranoia. SUCH AS SCHIZOPHRENIA, AND HAVING SYMPTOMS They studied 901 patients who had their first psychotic episode and SUCH AS HEARING VOICES a further 1,237 patients who had never had such an episode. They AND EXPERIENCING found that daily Cannabis use, and the use of highly potent strains, DELUSIONS OR PARANOIA. were both correlated with a higher rate of psychosis. The risk of psychosis, to keep things in perspective, is just one in 20,000 as a result of Cannabis use, notes Ian Hamilton, a University of York mental health and addiction specialist. “I think we have to be careful that we don’t exaggerate the risk,” Hamilton said.
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AMERICAN’S SUPPORT FOR CANNABIS LEGALIZATION REACHES NEW HIGH
A Wisconsin woman was arrested after handing out marijuana-infused cookies at a St. Patrick’s Day parade, according to police. Cathleen Krause, 57, was charged with delivering THC, possession of THC, and three counts of possession of a controlled substance, reports WBAY-TV. According to a witness, a woman dressed in a leather coat and green hat gave her a cookie with marijuana in it, according to a Shawano County Sheriff’s Office affidavit. That witness then gave the cookie to deputies. The deputies later tracked down Krause, whom they claimed was “visibly intoxicated” and smelled of alcohol and marijuana, according to the affidavit.
The majority of Americans who say Cannabis should be legal coast to coast keeps growing. Support for legal weed hit 61% in 2018, up from 57% two years earlier, according to the General Social Survey. This trend survey is highly respected, according to the Associated Press. The GSS has been measuring support for legal marijuana since the 1970s. The increased support for legalization holds across all age groups and political parties. The poll, taken in 2018, is the first in which a majority of Republicans expressed support for legal Cannabis at 54% approval, up from 45% in 2016. Among Democrats, an overwhelming 76% now favor legalization. Among age groups, 18-to-34-yearolds express the strongest support for legalization, at almost 75%. But oldsters are coming aboard, too. 46% of those 65 and older say Cannabis should be legal, up from 42% two years ago. Most Americans now live in places where marijuana is legal either recreationally or medically. Ten 18-TO-34-YEARstates allow adult OLDS EXPRESS recreational use, with THE STRONGEST at least 30 states now SUPPORT FOR allowing medical use. LEGALIZATION, Meanwhile, the AT ALMOST 75%. laggardly federal government still officially classifies Cannabis as a Schedule I drug, as dangerous as heroin and more dangerous than Schedule II methamphetamine or cocaine. “Our time has come,” said Justin Strekal, political director of NORML. “Never in modern history has there existed greater public support for ending the nation’s nearly century-long experiment with marijuana prohibition.”
ARIZONA SUPREME COURT WEIGHS EXACTLY WHAT IS MEDICAL CANNABIS? The Arizona Supreme Court held oral arguments on March 19th to clarify exactly what is considered medical marijuana in the state. The case, State v. Rodney Jones, stems from a 2013 arrest in Yavapai County. Jones, a medical marijuana cardholder, was charged with a crime for possessing hashish. An appeals court later ruled that medical marijuana only applies to the dried leaves and flowers of the Cannabis plant, not extracted resin and oils from the plant, including hash. These extracts are in Cannabis edibles and other products used by patients who can’t smoke marijuana, or chose not to. A ruling is expected from the court in about three months.
NEW BALLOT INITIATIVE WOULD PROTECT INDOOR AND OFF-THE-JOB CANNABIS CONSUMPTION Three Cannabis industry leaders in Oregon filed a ballot initiative on March 18th which would alter state laws to allow indoor Cannabis consumption, and to protect workers who consume weed during their off time. The initiative is titled the “Legalization Justice Act of 2020.” It directs the state to petition the federal government to allow for the sale of marijuana across state lines (Oregon Cannabis farmers would certainly love to see THAT), and to redistribute more Cannabis tax dollars to minority communities “disproportionately affected by the failed War on Drugs.” The initiative’s backers — Leia Flynn, Madeline Martinez and Angela Bacca — refer to themselves as the “Oregon Justice League” in initiative documents. Twenty-five percent of Cannabis tax dollars, under the act, would go toward funding and promoting small, minorityowned businesses and to creating micro-lending initiatives. Another 25% would subsidize low-income medical Cannabis patients who don’t have access to growers. The remaining 50% would “continue to be used at the state’s discretion.” Initiative’s backers propose removing “the discriminatory provision under the Oregon Indoor Clean Act so that Cannabis users can inhale inside.” This provision would allow the operation of Cannabis cafes. The backers also suggest that patients with incurable or chronic illnesses be issued lifetime medical Cannabis patient cards through the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, and for organ recipients to not be removed from the United Network for Organ Sharing lists for holding a medical card or testing positive for Cannabis. For Oregon employees, the act would “create employment protections under the law to protect off-the-job Cannabis use and prevent discriminatory and conceptually flawed drug testing.”
PARENTS COULD PROVIDE CHILDREN CANNABIS EXTRACTS AT SCHOOL UNDER PROPOSED LEGISLATION Public schools in Washington state would be required to plan for parents asking that their children be given Cannabis to treat illnesses during the school day, under a bill alive in the Legislature. The bill was introduced this session for the third time by state Rep. Brian Blake (D-Aberdeen). He said he wanted to address concerns raised by a constituent whose daughter has to leave class to take a supplement to help quell seizures.The law is limited to smokeless forms of Cannabis, and would require the child to be enrolled in a state database of approved users of medical marijuana, requiring physician approval. “We want to give the school system, the K-12 system, some comfort because they said they were stuck between a rock and a hard place,” said Rep. Blake, whose bill passed the House of Representatives on a 7719 vote March 19.
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on the market. One of the biggest strengths of the Oregon market is the variety of products and brands available, especially compared to Washington state next door. This variety is good for consumers because the competition makes it harder for inferior products to exist. In 2015, the OLCC originally didn’t intend to limit licenses, instead planning to let the market (influenced by you as a consumer) make the choices about what brands will survive the test of time. They then decreased the residency requirements for ownership of Oregon Cannabis brands, opening Oregon’s market up to the world’s rapidly developing Cannabis conglomerates. Because of this we have a surplus of products and brands in Oregon, although a lot of the surplus statistics are drastically inflated because farms have unsellable product that still counts in the overall supply statistic. And because of this surplus the OLCC is now moving to put a cap on licenses. This can be alarming if you are a Cannabis producer, however, from a patient/consumer perspective this variety of products is a good thing! We as Oregonians enjoy a great diversity of Cannabis brands to choose from! Do not forget about these rights. With the number of brands and dispensaries available to Cannabis consumers today, it’s hard to feel trapped. However, due to the trend of consolidation in the market, some of these choices are becoming the same when you examine their ownership - following the model present in many other U.S. industries for the last half century. This doesn’t mean that we have to give into Matthew Meyers is consolidation, as there are still plenty of independent a longtime Cannabis community member Cannabis business surviving that you can support today. and Oregon Leaf Although there are some helpful certifications to help contributor, hailing find higher quality products, there isn’t as much help for from Hood River. consumers finding independently produced products. Luckily we have faced these types of decisions before. And now we have to use and develop personal our judgment/compass like when buying food at a grocery store. The key is taking the time to learn about the products you’re buying, as well as using your self-awareness of tuning into your body and really feeling how a product affects you. Don’t forget you’re the one buying the product! You are your health and
happiness, so make sure to take a couple moments to check in and confirm those needs are being met, especially when trying new products. It might be harder to develop, but an internal compass allows you to be free of the influences/biases that a shop or budtender might have towards certain products. Build your consumer power, take the time to research, learn and listen! Consolidation isn’t entirely bad news, but it comes with some serious concerns. Mainly the quality of perilously premium brands could decline after any merger, as well as a decline in consumer power, due to less choices available. Not all examples of consolidation are bad; sometimes synergy between two merging companies is good for consumers. This synergy might be needed in the long run of the Cannabis market, for some of the smaller independent brands to join together in order to compete on price with conglomerate Cannabis. There’s a difference between a corporate takeover and two independent businesses synergizing, which can be complicated for consumers. This point highlights why we as consumers should take time to research, ask questions, listen to the answers, and then go do more research. We will see more consolidation coming in the future. I think as exciting as it might be to see giant conglomerate brands like Jelly Belly progress and release Cannabis products, we need to stay focused as consumers and support the companies that have supported us, and allowed the market to develop to its current level. Remember to research, ask questions, listen, tune into your body and develop a personal compass for quality and brand preferences.
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STEVENREYNOLDS First EXPERIENCE WITH Cannabis? My first experience with Cannabis was when I was in junior high school. I was hanging out with some close buddies, and it was such a great experience that I knew from that moment on that I’d always have a good relationship with this plant! How long have you been a budtender? What’s your favorite part of the job? I’ve been working in the Cannabis industry for almost four years now. I absolutely love it! My favorite part of it all is being able to build relationships with our customers and getting to see this wonderful plant help so many people!
what is your opinion on test results? To me the numbers don’t really mean a whole lot. I have “MY FAVORITE personally PART IS BEING smoked some ABLE TO BUILD strains that RELATIONSHIPS test in the low teens that have WITH OUR gotten me just CUSTOMERS as stoned as a AND GETTING strain that is 30 percent. So, I TO SEE THIS would say that I WONDERFUL do not put faith PLANT HELP SO toward numbers MANY PEOPLE!” at this point!
What is your favorite way to use Cannabis? I would have to say my favorite method is dabbing. In terms of what I like to dab, I prefer terpsugar and flash frozen live rosin the most. But that, of course, doesn’t rule out flower. I still enjoy the occasional bowl with some good buddies.
Since every person is different I typically start by finding out what they are interested in looking at, or what they would like to learn more about. From there I do my best to explain the product in a way that the customer can easily understand, either by comparing to other experiences or my own personal experience with the product. But when it comes down to it, building a relationship and trust with the customer is how I have found the most success in getting them what they need!
This month we take the wonderful trip through the Tillamook forest to the coastal city that bears the same name - and to one of our favorite shops to stop at on the way to the beach! This month’s budtender profile is one of the longest tenured that we’ve come across in a still burgeoning industry. Clearly, Steven Reynolds truly knows his stuﬀ!
What makes sweet relief’s approach to customer service different? We pride ourselves in being pure and professional. We have a very close knit, strong and knowledgeable team that strives to offer only the utmost respect and service to every customer!
favorite Cannabis strains? Favorite effects and terpene profiles? My current favorite strains of Cannabis would have to be Sticky Bitch, Multnomah Coma, what are some of and Jack Herer. I your hobbies and sweet relief tillamook typically lean more 1906 1st Street interests outside toward the indica Tillamook, OR of the Cannabis side, but do like the (503) 354-5463 industry? I am an occasional sativa. As SweetRelief420.com avid outdoorsman. far as terpenes go, my I enjoy spending favorite would have to my free time in the woods be alpha-pinene and beta-pinene. hunting, fishing, and wheeling in I love anything with a good pine my pickup. I am really big into flavor! family. If I’m not in the woods or at work, I’m spending time with How do you help someone my fianceé and our families. find the right Cannabis product?
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“WEHAVETRIEDTOSET OURSELVESAPARTBYFOCUSING ONSERVICE AND EDUCATION.” As the proprietors of one of Oregon’s oldest Cannabis dispensaries,
the married team of Meghan and Matt Walstatter are some of our region’s most prominent and recognizable Cannabis activists. Their storefront, Pure Green, continues to be both a destination shop for tourists eager to sample the high quality product that our state produces, and also a mainstay for regular consumers in the area. They’re also founding members of the Oregon Cannabis Association, the trade association for Oregon’s Cannabis industry. We sat down to talk with this power couple about what it takes to run a successful canna-business in Oregon. INTERVIEW BY NATE WILLIAMS @NATEW415
How did you get into the Cannabis business? Meghan: We’ve been Cannabis users and legalization advocates for the entirety of our adult lives. Matt: Back in 2003, I contracted an undiagnosed, chronic, gastrointestinal illness that lasted for nearly ten years. During that time, Cannabis was the only medicine that provided me with any relief.
Meghan: We initially became growers under the OMMP to provide Matt’s
medicine, then later we began providing medicine to other patients. When House Bill 3460 passed in 2013 (which allowed for medical dispensary storefronts to open), we began making plans for the launch of Pure Green, which opened in January of 2014. Pure Green is one of the more successful shops in Portland. How did you try to set yourselves apart? Meghan: Pure Green just celebrated our fifth anniversary, which makes us senior citizens in Oregon’s retail Cannabis industry! We have tried to set ourselves apart by focusing on service and education. We hire experienced staff who are passionate about Cannabis and we train them well. We have a reputation among both the medical and recreational communities as a place where you can find exceptional service, learn about Cannabis, and find the right Cannabis product for their needs. We believe that our involvement in the community and with government affairs has set us apart from our competition.
You have some of the longest tenured budtenders of any shop I’ve seen. How do you keep people for so long? Meghan: I decided when we first opened the store, w wanted Pure Green to be the New Seasons of Cannabis retail. Their employees are always happy to help you. They also have high employee retention because of how well they treat their employees. We compensate our employees well and try treat everyone like they are family. We have one employee who has been with us since before we opened. We believe your company receives back what you put into your employees.
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I understand you’ve also started your own grow. How did that come about? Matt: Well, we have been growing Cannabis since the ‘90s. When we first opened Pure Green, we had a medical grow which supplied a minority of the flower that we sold. The medical grow wasn’t in a location that could be licensed for recreational Cannabis production, and in any case we wanted a larger grow, so we began the process of raising money to build a recreational grow. We wrote our business plan, raised some capital and began construction of the Siren facility. Siren had its first harvest in June 2018, and we hit the shelves at Pure Green in July 2018.
What are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced in this industry, and what would you like to see change? Meghan: We like to say that compared to operating a more conventional business, running a Cannabis business is like running with ankle weights. Everything looks more or less the same, but everything is a little more difficult (and a little more expensive). That being said, the biggest challenge is the punitive taxation of 280E. We pay more taxes than any other similarly situated business. And we have spent significant sums creating a Byzantine corporate structure that allows us to maximize the legal deductions available to us. Another challenge has been moving through the licensing programs with the city and state. It has been a tough transition providing education to the legislators and rule makers, as they regulate the industry. Over time this has improved, but there is still a big need for continuing outreach and education at this level. When we were looking for a location for Pure Green in 2013, we called on more than 200 properties and we only saw five. Of those, only one was willing to rent to a Cannabis business. We are currently on our tenth bank, and we have paid as much as $1,000 per month just for a checking account.
AUBREY KYUNG’S BATTLE FOR SAFE ACCESS What Cannabis strains or cannabinoids/terpenes provide the best relief in your experience? The more CBD the better while treating breast cancer, so I’m a fan of anything high CBD. I believe having some THC is key for my side effects from treatment, but I don’t smoke/inhale much due to the mouth sores from treatment. If the side effects are that bad and I need something faster than FECO, I have a cartridge around. I’m also a big fan of Empower soaking salts and oil rollers for physical aches and pains.
What challenges are there for you to using Cannabis as a treatment option? My biggest challenge using Cannabis as a treatment option is that I am currently on probation for a past DUII that involved alcohol. I got a DUII in the middle of a divorce and additionally, my grandmother died. I was mentally in a bad place, and I wanted out of a bad marriage, plus I was mourning my grandma. I’m on probation, but I decided that I need to take care of me and treat myself with Cannabis. I told my probation officer about my cancer diagnosis, and they told me I needed a doctor’s note from my oncologist. I was tired of taking antinausea meds over a plant, and my oncologist was supportive of my Cannabis use - but would not give a prescription and risk his medical licenses. As advised, I made sure to write the judge regarding my current situation, including the medical documentation. Even with all the documentation I wrote to the judge, I’m still afraid they aren’t going to allow me to use Cannabis without consequence. My counselor is trying to help advocate for me in the courts. I’m 35 and I have breast cancer, and I’m hoping someone would have a heart in this situation so I can live to get through this diagnosis.
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AUBREY KYUNG’S experience with Cannabis is a powerful story on the balance of legality and safe access. She relies on Cannabis to treat stage two breast cancer, Hepatitis B and mental health issues. Aubrey’s complex experience reveals the wide spectrum of healing Cannabis can provide on multiple levels. Another layer of complexity is revealed when Aubrey opens up about a past DUI that currently compromises her access to Cannabis - violating her interim probation by failing a drug test. Despite Aubrey’s breast cancer diagnosis, it might not be enough to give her legal exemption. But by revealing the adverse realities of justified medicinal Cannabis consumption - while caught in the snares of the justice system - we hope to bring attention to these issues and secure safe access for all.
“MY ONCOLOGIST WAS SUPPORTIVE OF MY CANNABIS USE - BUT WOULD NOT GIVE A PRESCRIPTION AND RISK HIS MEDICAL LICENSES.”
When did you start smoking weed medicinally? I was on prescription medication for ADHD, anxiety and depression, all prescribed when I was going through my divorce. I was abusing them and felt the need to try something else, so I made a change. I got myself a job at Green Mart (shout out to the family!), and I was being exposed to Cannabis. I was able to get myself off those meds with weed, exercise, and eating better. I’ve never felt better. I’m a Korean adoptee and a carrier of Hepatitis B because I wasn’t vaccinated within my first three months of birth. I believe that weed has helped keep my liver from having flare ups. I was put on medication when I turned 30, but I WHAT’S took myself off of them WORKED because I felt absolutely FOR HER horrible. Currently, I > EMPOWER CBD OIL, LOTION, have to take a different AND SOAKING SALTS medication for my > GREEN DRAGON CBD C-SHOT SISKIYOU 1:1 (CBD/THC) Hepatitis B while I’m FULL-EXTRACT OIL going through chemo to > AVITAS CARTRIDGE BHO avoid a flare up. CBD AND 1:1 I’m currently fighting stage two breast cancer. I’m using weed to primarily fight my side effects. Everything from nausea, bone aches, appetite, headaches, sleep, mouth sores, anxiety, hot flashes. Side effects from my first treatment to my second is night and day. I believe it’s the weed and my mindset. What does your daily Cannabis consumption/ treatment routine look like in tandem with cancer treatments? I currently use Cannabis to treat stage two breast cancer, Hepatitis B, and mental health. I get treatment every 21 days, and I’m about to go on my third treatment. So far in my experience, you have crazy energy two to three days after treatment, but once those three days are up, my body begins to ache, I start feeling nauseous or experience a complete loss of appetite. That’s when I start using full extract Cannabis oil. I’m currently taking Siskiyous Sungrown 1:1 (THC/ CBD) full-extract oil (or FECO); I’m also a fan of the Green Dragon C-shots straight CBD spray when I need to feel the effects immediately. I also vape with a cartridge for immediacy and ease for about a week after treatment. My first cancer treatment was horrible. I was out all 21 days. My second treatment improved, and I had 3-4 really hard days before I recovered again. The topical company Empower gifted me a generous care package with soaking salts and oil rollers, and they sent me all the big sizes too! Which was so kind, they didn’t have to do that. I use the soaking salts and roll on for pains and aches post-treatment. I’m grateful for the community and for my support system and all of their generosity. I feel like the mindset is extremely important. It’s teaching me to ask for help and I don’t like to ask for help, because I like being independent. But asking for help has also strengthened my relationships with my loved ones, by helping them help me. My diagnosis has hit my friends harder than it has hit me. Cancer means so many things to different people.
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NATIONAL CANNABIS DIVERSITY AWARENESS CONVENTION
FOR ME, one of the most enjoyable aspects
of Cannabis has always been the shedding of differences over a common interest - the love of the plant. Thirty years ago, the vast majority of Cannabis sold in the United States was grown in Mexico. The beginnings of U.S. grown ganja came from seeds smuggled in from Afghanistan, Hawaii, Africa and Thailand. This plant has been used by humans for thousands of years by people of every creed and race around the world.
One instance that exemplifies the beautiful diversity of Cannabis for me was when I was maybe 18 years old, hanging at the local skatepark. A guy a few years older than me from Brazil - speaking broken English - asked if I wanted to smoke a joint. Being a broke teenager, of course I accepted. We rolled up and drove out to an inconspicuous location to consume it. As he was
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lighting up, I remember thanking him for “smoking me out” - hooking me up when I didn’t have herb or cash to throw down. The twisted look of confusion on his face and the response he gave is something I will never forget. “This is what ganja is meant for,” he explained to me. “It’s for bringing people together. It’s not about money. How many people have you met just because of weed?” From that moment onward, my viewpoint on Cannabis was never the same. This plant is for all, and it is our duty as a newly legalized industry to step up and make meaningful moves to incorporate those who have been most marginalized by the failing drug war into the foundations of our businesses. Lead organizer, local dispensary owner and entrepreneur, Mss Oregon, is doing just that - stepping up to the plate to take
action and spread awareness about the lack of diversity in Cannabis. One of her first endeavors was bringing the National Cannabis Diversity Awareness Convention to Portland last month. Oregon Leaf was proud to have been a part of this event and support her efforts. The National Cannabis Diversity Awareness Convention was founded to help interested POC learn about and interact with the Cannabis industry, get Cannabis related charges dropped or expunged and help with the associated costs, not to mention showcase local musical talent. The vibe was high, the music bumping, and almost every attendee was actively engaging with the vendors and musicians who were performing. We look forward to seeing more businesses and organizations come together in support of diversity as we continue to develop the infrastructure of the Cannabis industry in Oregon and beyond.
BY NATE WILLIAMS @NATEW415 | PHOTOS BY @RESINATED_LENS
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he inventor of ‘Gonzo’ journalism (which placed the journalist inside, often as a participant of the subject matter they were covering) was a figure who could have only risen to prominence inside the revolutionary and turbulent late 1960s. Of course, most of us in the modern world view Thompson through the lens of the cult classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, starring Johnny Depp and Benecio Del Toro. While the film opens with the line that they were drifting through Las Vegas in “a car full of marijuana and a head full of acid,” and the movie displays the two friends as doing a lot of different drugs, surprisingly little Cannabis is consumed. Truth is, Cannabis was one of Thompson’s favorite methods for altering consciousness. The writer once described Cannabis as “a source of joy and comfort for many years. And I still think of it as a basic staple of life, along with beer and ice and grapefruits — and millions of Americans agree with me.” And that’s how Thompson apparently lived his life, too. According to Keith Stroup, founder of NORML, Hunter smoked Cannabis everywhere. Stroup met Thompson under the bleachers at the 1972 Democratic National Convention in Miami where the author was smoking a joint, trying to be discreet but failing miserably. Stroup went under the bleachers when he recognized Thompson, and the two shared a joint together - right there in the convention hall. In an HBO documentary titled Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge, one can see how far Thompson was willing to go for his beliefs on Cannabis. Recounted by Rolling Stone writer William Greider - who was in the room when an interview between Thompson and then presidential candidate Bill Clinton occurred - “Clinton wanted that interview to make it very clear he was not your standard brand liberal who was for smoking dope.” This hard stance on this harmless plant made Thompson angry, and Grieder described Thompson leaving the interview early, only to came back with a cocktail in hand. For the rest of the interview, Thompson sat sullenly in the corner through the rest of the junket. Years later in an interview, Thompson referred to Clinton as a “poison scumbag” and “a man
without honor or loyalty who would gladly go on a double date with the reverend Jimmy Swaggart.” He wasn’t a man to mince words. Since his passing in 2005, Thompson has continued to be idolized by the modern counterculture. Someday soon, we may also get to try the Cannabis he consumed toward the end of his life. His wife Anita is planning to begin selling the Cannabis chemovars that Thompson was smoking in 2005, just prior to his suicide. Though details are murky, Anita plans on cloning the stash that he left behind. She’s also recently donated his 1973 candy apple red Chevy Caprice to the
“Cannabition” attraction in Las Vegas, saying “I continue Hunter’s work by bringing awareness of marijuana laws that target minorities and destroy families all over this country for possession of this plant. The ‘Red Shark’ is a symbol of our journey together as active citizens to stop putting responsible smokers in jail. Cannabition is also doing this work in a way that is fun and informative for guests.” While Thompson passed away some 14 years ago, his writing and spirit is very much alive, though many of us (this author included) wish that he was still alive to pick apart today’s predicaments with his searing wit.
THOMPSON ONCE DESCRIBED CANNABIS AS “A SOURCE OF JOY AND COMFORT FOR MANY YEARS. AND I STILL THINK OF IT AS A BASIC STAPLE OF LIFE, ALONG WITH BEER AND ICE AND GRAPEFRUITS — AND MILLIONS OF AMERICANS AGREE WITH ME.”
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TreeHouse Collective has always carried a nice selection of high quality strains. Most of the producers have stayed the same throughout the years, consistently providing the shelves with top notch flower. Farms such as Resin Ranchers, Lion Tree Farms, Ten Four Farms, and Scissortail Farms were all well represented with numerous options on the shelves. The budtenders are always eager to show off each strain, helping patients and consumers find what’s right for them.
The edible selection also features a wide variety of quality products. Crop Circle chocolates, Nelson & Co. bubble hash caramels, Lunchbox Alchemy tangos, and Wana gummies were just a few of the edibles available. Low sugar, savory, vegan, and gluten free options were available for those with dietary restrictions.
Back in the medical days, I would often frequent TreeHouse Collective for their incredible selection of concentrates at a great price - not much has changed. Well lit display cases show off the wide array of extracts, concentrates and cartridges available. Solventless hash and rosin are kept in a cold fridge, properly preserving the aromas. Saturday deals are available on all concentrates, drawing in consumers from the greater Portland area. High quality producers such as Happy Cabbage Farms, Echo Electuary, Dirty Arm Farm, and Left Coast Farms all had product available.
One of the best things about TreeHouse is that they have separate displays and registers for medical patients, all in an ongoing effort to provide the utmost quality to the patients who have supported this industry from the get go. The budtenders are knowledgeable and passionate about the product they’re selling, and the wait is never long due to the abundance of employees.
QUICK HIT Located on Sandy Blvd and NE 24th, TreeHouse Collective is a convenient stop when traveling along I-84 in either direction. If you’re an avid concentrate consumer, Treehouse is definitely worth the stop.
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GMO Cookies is a funky, potent cross of Chemdawg and GSC. The buds boast beautiful, large trichome heads with specks of purple, creating an eye-catching contrast. Breaking down the buds AROMA 5/5 reveals flavors of garlic, DENSITY 4/5 skunk, expired milk, and CURE 5/5 petroleum. The cure is LOOKS 5/5 perfect, as each nug is FLAVOR 4/5 sticky, yet snaps off the EFFECT 4/5 TOTAL 27/30 stem with ease. I enjoyed a few joints with some friends and we were impressed with the funky flavors and the smooth smoke. The ash could have been more white - indicating a more complete flush - but each joint was smooth until the last few hits. The effects were rather mellow and relaxing, not too lethargic - making it great for a midday smoke. 36.51% THC Test results by Juniper Analytics, $17/gram
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Preserve Oregon’s shelves are stocked with top-notch producers. While their largest selection of strains comes from Deep Creek Gardens, there are still many other flavors from producers such as Yerba Buena, Fox Hollow Flora, Deschutes Growery, and Braveheart’s Private Reserve. Most interestingly, they offer Indo Supply Co.’s full lineup, including his clone drops from time to time. The main counter as well as a large island in the middle of the shop displays each strain available, so you can browse without pressure.
The edibles are shelved in a glass display case. This makes it easier for customers to look at the different options without feeling rushed or having to crouch down at the counter. Preserve Oregon offers a wide variety of gummies, tinctures, chocolates - you name it. I did notice a lack of hemp products for those looking for only CBD.
The concentrates are displayed with a light board behind them. This excess light generally hurts my eyes, but Preserve Oregon has utilized a black background to cover any empty space that does not shine through a gram. While there are a numerous amount of processors, including Bobsled Extracts and Beehive Extracts, there is room for improvement in terms of a larger variety of flavors from each processor. Cartridges are located on a separate shelf, including Willamette Valley Alchemy, Orchid, Winberry, and Farmer’s Friend Extracts.
The environment has a very rustic feel. With the storefront having two open windows, the sun shines onto the beautiful wooden floors. Display cases are neatly placed as to not clutter up the floor with roaming customers. The majority of the shelf space is made with sleek wood. The walls are somewhat sparse white, but that helps to add to the classy and rustic vibe that this dispensary has.
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Preserve Oregon embodies the essence of an old General Store with a modern take, stocking their shelves with a selection of premium Cannabis that truly puts the plant on proper display. If you are looking for craft Cannabis, this is your spot. The overall presentation and selection of products is quite impressive.
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Cranberry sparkling beverage Legal has been in the Cannabis beverage market for quite some time now, and rightly so. Recently, I was fortunate enough to be given a sample of their 1:1 cranberry soda. The drink pours a deep red cranberry color and has a decent amount of carbonation. The cranberry comes through nicely, backed by a lime twist at the end. I drank the entire soda and began to feel the effects pretty quickly. Just 15 minutes after finishing the soda I started to feel lethargic, sleepy, and had to find the nearest couch to take a quick snooze on. When I woke I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel groggy, but did experience a relaxing body euphoria from the CBD. This drink is a great option for consumers and patients with severe pain, nausea, and anxiety due to its immediately calming effects. ($30) 50mg THC / 50mg CBD
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SFVOGXCHEMDELACHEM Grown by Indo Supply SFV OG x Chem De La Chem is a unique strain grown by the folks at Indo Supply Co. I am unsure on the Chem Da Le Chem lineage, but SFV OG is a fuel forward strain originating out of Southern California. Each bud has bright orange hairs complemented by forest green calyxes. A grinder is needed to AROMA 4/5 break down the nugs, as they are far too DENSITY 5/5 dense. Aromas of rotting lemons, garlic, and CURE 4/5 stale beach air linger upon grinding. I smoked LOOKS 3/5 a few bowls out of a clean pipe and enjoyed FLAVOR 3/5 the lemon forward flavor and smooth smoke. EFFECT 4/5 The effects were well-balanced but leaned TOTAL 23/30 slightly on the more euphoric, cerebral side. The presence of the terpene caryophyllene helped to ease my stomach and nausea as well. I would recommend this strain to consumers looking for a functional smoke, as well as those looking to relieve stomach issues like myself. ($12.50/g).
Each bud has bright orange hairs complemented by forest green calyxes.
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Q&A GLASS ALCHEMY EVER WONDER WHERE THAT HEADY RIG YOU DROOL OVER ONLINE BEGAN ITS LIFE? CHANCES ARE IT COULD BE MADE WITH COLORED GLASS PRODUCED BY GLASS ALCHEMY AN INDUSTRY LEADER IN CREATING HIGH QUALITY, WORKABLE COLOR TO BE MADE INTO MANY FORMS OF GLASS ART ALL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA.
Can you share a little about Glass Alchemy’s backstory?
Glass Alchemy began in 2000, when our parents, Henry Grimmett and Susan Webb-Grimmett brought their passion for science and art together to create a color palette for the emerging borosilicate art scene. As the second generation of family business owners, we are committed to continuing the company’s trailblazing legacy. The beauty of being a small, family business is that we get to imagine the future of our industry and make our vision come true. We come to work every day with the goal of making the best, most exciting glass this industry has ever seen. We love what we do!
Why did you to start creating your own glass?
When Glass Alchemy started, color selection was almost non-existent, Henry and Susan needed all their dedication, creativity and passion to build a healthy foundation for this new industry. Since day one, Glass Alchemy has released game changing colors and we continue that tradition today.
What continues to motivate you to evolve your craft?
The borosilicate art glass industry is special. When we go to a trade show or industry event, we get to catch up with our larger glass fam. We know so many of our customers personally. When you know the people that use your product, it is
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really easy to stay motivated. We have watched this industry and the skill level of the artists evolve a lot over the last 20 years, and we see our product as playing a large role in the creation process. As a company, we are always working to anticipate our customers’ needs. We are known for introducing groundbreaking colors that shake things up. Once we saw concentrates starting to play a bigger role in the smoking culture, we introduced our line of Next-Gen Transparent colors. These colors, with names like Blue Dream, Purple Rain and Crippy are all gem-like colors that add an amazing look to a finished piece. By bringing out these colors, we were able to help artists take a clear rig to the next level with the addition of color. We are known for introducing We then kicked things up a notch with the introduction of Serum, the first groundbreaking color in our CFL line. Serum shifts from colors that shake a champagne color to a bright pink things up. color when you move the glass from natural to fluorescent light. This is a great example of how our love and passion for what we do, really helps benefit the entire glass community. Making colored glass is part art, part science. Serum is a color Thomas wanted to bring to the market and once it was released, it changed the game for pipe makers.
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How has your business changed since legalization started in 2012?
We are seeing a lack of awareness within the broader Cannabis industry when it comes to pipe makers. While consumers are educated about their favorite strains and even the farm that grows them, there is little awareness about where the glass comes from. Pipe makers have played such an By supporting important role in the local pipe makers underground Cannabis and purchasing a movement, but are glass piece made facing increasingly by a local artist, intense competition from you are keeping overseas imports. your dollars in the By supporting local community and pipe makers and purchasing a glass piece helping the art made by a local artist, scene to thrive. you are keeping your RELEASED IN 2011, dollars in the community and helping the art THE DOCUMENTARY PUT A scene to thrive. Get to know your local pipe SPOTLIGHT ON GLASS ARTIST artists and check out the diverse work coming CULTURE AND TECHNIQUE. from all the artists involved in the scene. We have amazing customers in all 50 states and across Canada.
Once Colorado went legal, our business exploded. The beginning of legalization, along with the release of Degenerate Art: The Art and Culture of Glass Pipes by M. Slinger helped bring the artist subculture to the foreground. All of a sudden it was okay to smoke, and people could learn about the artists on Netflix. Before this, pipe makers were underground and stayed out of the public eye as much as possible, fearing theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be arrested for what they did. The legalization in Colorado and the release of the documentary happened around the same time and was a major turning point in our industry. The collector base grew, and consumers were now looking for pieces in specific colors, from high-end artwork to basic spoons.
What is your favorite part of creating glass color? There are so many aspects of what we do that we love. Influencing the borosilicate art market by creating new and exciting colors, getting to work with artists on a daily basis, and being part of an industry that is still in its formative stages are just a few. Art glass is thousands of years old, but the colored borosilicate art glass movement has really only been around for the past 20 years - and we play a pivotal role.
What are the biggest challenges for the glass industry moving forward?
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The Boro Benefit was a project that took many years to execute from conception
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to realization, and was a culmination of efforts from our local Cannabis industry, Oregon’s glass art community, and of course the staff at Oregon Leaf. In past years, the publication has had glass features sporadically throughout the year, but annually dedicates its April issue to all things borosilicate. However, we wanted to take it a step further and do something more meaningful with the pieces. So, throughout 2018 we attempted to find a dozen artists willing to donate a fully finished work of art to be featured in the magazine, and then auctioned off for a good cause. For all but a single month, we were successful. The event came to life March 2, 2019 at the Northwest Cannabis Club, in the form of a silent charity auction. With over 200 attendees, the club was packed with glass lovers from all over the state. Blake Foster Glass and With the help of Fortunate Glass were live on the torch working on pieces some amazing for all to see. Sponsors filled the downstairs area with artists and our knowledge, swag and good vibes. awesome sponsors, With the help of some amazing artists and our awesome Oregon Leaf was sponsors, Oregon Leaf was able to raise over $1,500 for Meals on Wheels People. This group is a local nonable to raise over profit dedicated to providing nutritional meals and social $1,500 for Meals interaction for independent and less homebound seniors in on Wheels People. Multnomah, Washington, and Clark counties. They serve over 25,000 meals a week and operate out of a single kitchen located in Portland’s Multnomah Village. We are proud to support their efforts and grateful for their willingness to work with the newly legalized Cannabis industry publicly. As our first charity-driven event, thanks to all who attended and contributed to making this a successful project and a special memory for us all at Oregon Leaf.
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nick bailey & certo glass BLAZER TORCH COLLABORATION Nick Bailey hopped on the torch in 2012 as an apprentice under Chris Carlson - aka @carlsonjones at what is now the Main Circle studio. Bailey started out shaping and selling simple spoons to local shops like Mellow Mood. And when Carlson left for Texas, Bailey stepped in to take his bench space. Fast forward seven years later, Bailey has now melted glass with legendary artists from all over the world. This Certo Glass collaboration piece was prepped in Portland by both Bailey and Certo Glass, and traveled to Colorado where Certo Glass then formed the sections together, finished the piece, and shipped it back to Bailey here in Oregon. This is a delicate process that few artists undertake due to the inherent risks of shipping, making this awesome Blazer Torch collab even more impressive.
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Crystal collecting, electroforming, bead-making, geology, and the state of Wisconsin were all contributing factors in bringing these incredible, geodelike rigs to fruition.
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between Zach Wiese and Katie Lancaster, born of separate interests that snowballed into an art-project-turned-business. Crystal collecting, electroforming, bead-making, geology, and the state of Wisconsin were all contributing factors in bringing these incredible geode-like rigs to fruition. Originally melting in a home garage set up, the duo now works out of Liberty Glass studios and crafts glass together full time.
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and Oregon Leaf is honored to highlight his work in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Glass Issue. Torching for more than 20 years, Braun is one of the most dedicated and talented glass artists in the world. His connection with glass transcends the personal, and his process and goals for working with the medium are unmatched. He utilizes hand-built equipment to craft his work, and alongside a team of three to seven others, pours about 200 hours into each coin. These coins are not only incredibly intricate pieces of handmade art, they are currency that Torching for more than 20 years, Braun is one of allows people to make an exchange that does the most dedicated and not support the banking talented glass artists in industry and global the world. political corporatization.
mac bradshaw Mac Bradshaw has been crafting functional glass art since 2010. He started out crafting mini-tubes and working out of a home studio in Laurelwood, OR. However, as he developed his craft, Bradshaw realized his love for traditionally styled pipes - for the last few years focusing on the art of traditional pipemaking. Bradshaw has not just learned the characteristics of over 50 different styles of traditional pipes, but has crafted every single style by hand, himself. Roughly six torch hours over several days went into each one of these pieces. His work can be found locally at Mellow Mood, and is also available via several online retailers and from Bradshaw directly via his Instagram.
Bradshaw has not just learned the characteristics of over 50 different styles of traditional pipes, but has crafted every single style by hand, himself.
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blossom glass Blossom Glass has been on the
Her hand spun pieces
torch since 2005 crafting gorgeous take about 30 hours functional glass art. Originally from to construct and Kansas City, Missouri, she relocated often feature to Oregon after making connections intricate chip work. while visiting for a festival and falling in love with its thriving glass scene. Her hand spun pieces take about 30 hours to construct and often feature intricate chip work - and almost always her signature flowers and vines.
gemini glass “ R O YA L” G O L D A N D S I L V E R F U M E , D I C H R O , N O R T H S TA R A N D G L A S S A L C H E M Y, MOLDEMITE AND AMBER PURPLE / $4500 Gemini Glass relocated to
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Corvallis, Oregon in 1998, and feature 24k gold has been blowing glass since 1999. and an incredible Working with some of the biggest variety of color. names in the industry - From Buck to Banjo - @Gemini_Glass has been crafting heady, functional art with some of the best for 20+ years. Gemini, who works from a home studio in Brownsville, Oregon, has found a niche in the glass industry, crafting “Glasskets” - glass disc golf trophies turned functional rigs. His more elaborate pieces feature 24k gold and an incredible variety of color.
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APRIL HAS A LOT GOING FOR IT. Getting its name from the Greek word aperit, which means to open, April is the month when we begin to see the first signs of Spring. Trees are in bud, daffodils are poking through the earth, and it’s 4/20. For the Wolf cartel, April is about 4/20 - the celebration of all things Cannabis. Cannabis seedlings are in the ground, Cannabis cookies are in cookie jars, and I begin to infuse a ton of treats for our yearly Laurie and MaryJane company celebration (including a medicated paella!) This month’s recipes couldn’t be easier. Not crazy potent, as less is more when it comes to eating infused food. And we want all of our peeps to be mindful that overdoing it, although not overly dangerous, definitely sucks. Happy 4/20 from Laurie and MaryJane! #Don’tFearTheEdible
56 DIP OR DRIZZLE POT CANDY STICKS
3 cups assorted candy and dried fruit you can impale on a skewer 1 1 1 1
CREAM CHEESE DESSERT DIP
16 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup sugar ¼ cup ricotta 2-3 tablespoons canna-butter, melted 2 teaspoons vanilla extract ½ cup chocolate chips ¼ cup strawberries or raspberries, chopped About 30 assorted cookies 1. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the cream cheese, sugar, ricotta and the canna-butter. Beat until fluffy. Add the vanilla, chips and berries, mixing until combined. 2. Place the cream cheese mixture in a serving bowl and surround with your favorite cookies. Cookies are more fun to dip than celery.
This cheese dip is sweet. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but most are savory. This is a celebratory cheese concoction of sorts! Cream cheese and ricotta whipped with berries and chocolate chips. And change it up if you want, there is no wrong move here. Add nuts or sprinkles - it’s all good.
cup dark chocolate wafers tablespoon canna-butter or coconut oil cup white chocolate wafers tablespoon canna-butter or coconut oil
1. Place 15 skewers on your work table. Lay out all the candy. Thread the candy on the skewers in any order you like. Remember that you will be drizzling or dipping the skewers in chocolate, keep that in mind when you make your choices. 2. Melt the chocolates either over a double boiler or in the microwave. Using a double boiler, allow the water in the pot to simmer and not touch the bowl with the melting chocolate and cannabutter. Stir constantly.
POT PUDDING PIES
30 shells (2/person)
2 pkgs phyllo mini shells, lightly toasted and cooled 2 cups chocolate pudding, cook and serve or instant 3 tablespoons canna-butter, melted with espresso 2 teaspoons instant espresso 30 raspberries
3. In a microwave, melt with the cannabutter on 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir the chocolate, as it may be melted but still holding its shape. White chocolate needs very low heat to melt.
1. Place the toasted shells on your work surface.
Any leftover chocolate can be spread on parchment paper, topped with some toasted nuts and coconut, chilled and eaten.
3. Use a tablespoon measure and generously fill the shells. If you are using instant pudding work fast, though if it starts to settle you can still spoon it in. No need to smooth, the raspberry will press it down a bit.
2. Prepare the chocolate pudding, stirring in the canna-butter/espresso.
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