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MOUNTAINVIEWS B&B

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FEATURE

Dockside Cannabis maintains the traditions of medical with their newest rec locations

30 INDUSTRY PROFILE Chatting with Adie Wilson-Poe, Ph.D., a Cannabis researcher and neurologist from the midwest

56 TASTY RECIPES Grilled Canna-Corn and other delicious dishes to try your hand at this summertime season

THE TRAVEL ISSUE Story by Wes Abney | Photos by Daniel Berman

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I’d like to take a moment to thank all our readers, who have enjoyed the Leaf and helped create the demand that keeps us going! Every month I hear from people who discover Northwest Leaf, Oregon Leaf or Alaska Leaf and share with us how the information has had a positive impact in their lives. Thank you for reading, and supporting Leaf Nation. I’d also like to thank our advertisers, past and current, for supporting the magazine and funding our independent journalism. When you advertise in the Leaf you reach a great, targeted audience of Cannabis consumers and industry heads, but the dollars do more than promote a brand. They also fund our Cannabis media project, that has remained independent for eight years, and has no plan to change! As the industry continues to grow, change and develop, so must we as a magazine, and a country. Cannabis is far from “legal” and people are still going to jail for a plant that is safer than alcohol across the country, and the world. There is still much to do for our plant and people to have freedom and equality, and much healing to be done from the war on drugs. With this knowledge I continue to feel motivated and filled with purpose as we fight for the plant, one magazine at a time. Thank you for enjoying how we choose to fight, and raise your own voice, or vote with your dollars, by supporting independent Cannabis companies and standing up for the plant we all know and love.

THERE IS STILL MUCH TO DO FOR OUR PLANT AND PEOPLE TO HAVE FREEDOM AND EQUALITY, AND MUCH HEALING TO BE DONE FROM THE WAR ON DRUGS. I CONTINUE TO FEEL MOTIVATED AND FILLED WITH PURPOSE AS WE FIGHT FOR THE PLANT, ONE MAGAZINE AT A TIME.

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STEVE ELLIOTT is the editor behind tokesignals.com, an independent blog of Cannabis news and opinion.

SEATTLE WANTS TO ABOLISH MORE THAN 500 MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS

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eattle prosecutors are moving to abolish more than 540 convictions against people in cases involving small amounts of Cannabis.

The convictions are being reviewed by a municipal judge with an eye toward clearing criminal records. Advocates say people with pot convictions experience limited job and housing opportunities. The 542 people in question were all convicted before 2010 when Prosecutor Pete Holmes stopped bringing minor pot possession charges. The state legalized adult possession of up to an ounce of weed in 2012. “Vacating charges for misdemeanor marijuana possession is a necessary step to correct the injustices of what was a failed war on drugs, which disproportionately affected W VACATING CHARGES FOR MISDEMEANOR communities of color in Mayor Jenny Durkan MARIJUANA POSSESSION IS A NECESSARY Seattle,” said in a statement. “The war on drugs in large part became STEP TO CORRECT THE INJUSTICES OF a war on people who needed WHAT WAS A FAILED WAR ON DRUGS, opportunity and treatment. While we cannot reverse all WHICH DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED the harm that was done, we COMMUNITIES OF COLOR IN SEATTLE,” must do our part to give Seattle Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan residents – including immigrants said in a statement. and refugees – a clean slate.”

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U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL WARNS OF MAJOR CANNABIS OVERPRODUCTION

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regon’s black market for marijuana is thriving, and the state’s oversupply is flowing to more than two dozen other states where pot is illegal, U.S. Attorney Billy Williams said in May.

Williams said the state has a “significant overproduction” problem, reports the Associated Press. He said he plans to prioritize enforcement of interstate trafficking, organized crime, underage marijuana use, and environmental damage from black market pot farms. That makes Williams the first U.S. Attorney to issue such guidance after Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions in January rescinded the Cole Memo, which defined the Obama Administration’s tolerance of marijuana policies in green states. “As the primary law enforcement official in Oregon, I will not make broad proclamations of blanket immunity from prosecution to those who violate federal law,” Williams wrote. Oregon currently has almost 1 million pounds of Cannabis flower in inventory. That’s almost a quarter-pound for every man, woman, and child in the state (which has a population of 4.1 million). Don’t forget about the 350,000 more pounds of weed-infused edibles, tinctures, and concentrates. The retail price for a gram of flower has fallen around 50 percent since 2015, from $14 to $7, according to the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis. Retailers, and especially growers, have felt the pain. “I’m fearful with this oversupply it basically puts a lot of people in a desperate situation, and it forces them to do illegal things,” said William Simpson, founder of Chalice. “What that’s going to do is bring a microscope by the federal government over the state of Oregon. It can put the whole thing in danger.”


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WASHINGTON GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE SAYS “WE’VE GOT THE BEST WEED”

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ashington state is already known for the best apples, coffee and salmon. Now Cannabis is being added to the list, according to Governor Jay Inslee. Gov.

Inslee wants Americans to know the Northwest is a leader in potent pot. As a recent guest on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Inslee boasted about Washington state’s Cannabis. “I can honestly say, we’ve got the best weed in the United States of America,” Inslee said. “It’s a growing industry, and well-regulated.” Inslee had some choice words for Donald Trump’s recent promise that his administration will support efforts to protect states that have legalized Cannabis. “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the first time Donald Trump said something that was actually true — if he said he would leave us alone on our marijuana decriminalization?” the Governor said. “And I hope that will occur.”

ALASKA MARIJUANA TAX COLLECTIONS BREAK ANOTHER RECORD

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laska’s marijuana tax revenue topped $1 million in March, setting a new monthly record, according to figures released in May by the Alaska Department of Revenue. The

state collected $1.09 million in Cannabis excise taxes during March, according to the department’s tax division, reports the Juneau Empire. The figure was the most Alaska has ever collected from marijuana businesses in a single month. The old record was $1.04 million, in January. The tax, established by the same 2014 ballot measure that legalized Cannabis, is $50 per ounce on flower and $15 per ounce on other plant parts. It is the only such tax in the country. All other states with legal Cannabis levy taxes based on a percentage of the retail or wholesale price. The Alaska Marijuana Control Board is discussing whether to advise the Legislature to switch to the system in place in other states.

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Aaron Varney, Maria Moses and Oscar Velasco-Schmitz at their SoDo Seattle location.

From humble beginnings serving MEDICAL CANNABIS patients in 2011, the ownership trio behind Dockside has stayed true to their roots and built a brand that has transcended medical and recreational Cannabis to become known for knowledge, compassion and a curated selection.

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ongevity is a sure sign of success in the Cannabis industry, and Dockside has stood the test of time. Dockside Cannabis opened a third recreational store in May, adding to the heritage brand that is the longest consistently operating dispensary in Washington. The story begins in Fremont, where three MBA postgrads decided to team up to do something that at the time was risky, cutting-edge, and driven by ideology to provide medicine to patients. Dockside is owned by Oscar Velasco-Schmitz, Maria Moses and Aaron Varney. Oscar and Maria met while working at Microsoft, where Oscar was an informal Cannabis evangelist, and Aaron was the weed grower and connoisseur friend with an eye for quality. Together they conceived a co-op that was self-regulated, tested, tax paying and professional in an era of medical Cannabis that was in its infancy. “Dockside and the Lotus emblem are

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representative of rebirth and transformation, and for. They tested all their products, paid taxes, and it fits well with our customers who were coming to operated a heartfelt co-op model with the right the plant to try something new. They’re patients that business functions behind it. are sick, they need a rebirth, and Dockside was that “Aaron came up with a really wonderful thing launching point,” Aaron explained. that set the direction. We don’t want to be [the] “We wanted to do business for the common good best in industry, we want to be the best for the and create a space that we would be comfortable industry, and set a bar for ourselves and set the having parents or grandparents in, a place that’s intention,” Moses explained. “We actually did a safe and welcoming.” great job of being self-regulated, and it As the medical Cannabis industry went from A BIG PART OF worked, and in the end, they shut us down THE SUCCESS OF a handful of small collectives to big business and threw us into a new system.” DOCKSIDE IS HOW in a matter of years, competition and change When legalization came to Washington THEY CURATE came at every turn. Due to the unregulated it was the beginning of the end of medical THEIR CANNABIS Cannabis as an independent market. nature of the industry, dispensaries had the SELECTION option to pay taxes and test their Cannabis, The trio realized that if they didn’t adopt AND THE or not to. While the free market model was that they would soon be displaced, and RELATIONSHIPS used by some simply for profit, for Dockside they applied for recreational licenses WITH THE FARMS and became one of the first operating it created an environment to be the best in, AND PLANT. and to hold standards that others didn’t aim recreational Cannabis companies while


THE NEW STORE IS BEAUTIFUL AND CARRIES WITH IT A POSITIVE VIBE THAT EXUDES CARE, AND CONFIDENCE IN THE TEAM AND THE PRODUCTS BEING SOLD.

still operating in medical Cannabis. The duality was tough, as the company was rooted in medical rights, but shifting into a market that was completely different. “We still had and have a commitment to our medical patients, we had a very loyal base of patients we were serving, but there was and still is not a vehicle to be able to serve patients in 502. We couldn’t talk about it as medicine, there was no medical Cannabis,” Oscar explained. “I take the opinion that Cannabis has at least two demand functions, need and want, and the need was being served for medical patients, and they want is the adult use market.” When medical Cannabis ended officially in July 2016, the co-op closed their iconic doors in Fremont and focused fully on developing their two locations, one in SODO and the other in Shoreline. Both locations are tastefully designed and blend an

The new store in the “Frelard” area between Fremont and Ballard has taken the years of experience and evolution of the brand and morphed it into a unique and friendly dispensary experience. Inside the stand-alone location is a bright, naturally lit open floor plan with Cannabis products arranged in a manner befitting a high-end boutique. It’s perfect for window shopping and easy for a seasoned consumer to find their choice, with friendly and passionate staff floating to answer questions or help a new user or a medical patient with questions and selection. The new store is beautiful and carries with it a positive vibe that exudes care, and confidence in the team and the products being sold. “The third store is significant because its back in the old neighborhood, on Leary, and we’re excited to be back! We wanted to stay,” Moses said passionately. “We hope that our former patients will come see us again and experience the new store. The difference with [the Leary location] is an enhanced customer experience, getting products closer to the customer, and having the ability to self-shop and talk to people. We’ve found that there are many customers who want to be left on own to discover things at own pace, and we Dockside Cannabis’ bright and beautiful want to give them that option, and still be there new store in Frelard. for people that want to talk about it and get recommendations and learn.” As the company continues to grow and build the brand, the trio has stayed rooted atmosphere of health and wellness with a high-end in Cannabis, and their passion and love for selection that appeals to recreational connoisseurs the plant still live on. This above all is what and patients alike. A big part of the success makes Dockside such a relevant of Dockside is how they curate their Dockside Cannabis and valuable brand in an industry Cannabis selection and the relationships cluttered with a competition. DocksideCannabis.com with the farms and plant. By being true to themselves, the “There’s a tremendous amount of work behind plant, and the community, they have thrived the scene on vetting producers and sourcing quality as Washington’s longest consistently operating products. We are more relationship based. We want dispensary, with a new store and more growth to to find the right people to work with versus a great come. deal. We want a sense of what the values of the farm “With Cannabis, you do better if you treat it as are, and if someone has a quality product and those a person. I think Cannabis is here to reconnect both align we work with them,” Varney explained. us, with what it means to be in relationships with “And to the degree, we can afford to be picky we each other, with plants, and there’s a real nested are, and it’s challenging because there’s only so consciousness that comes with Cannabis,” much room on shelves. We rely on the staff to help Varney said sagely. pick products, they’re the ones face to face with “If you love people, and you love Cannabis, customers, and if they aren’t excited about products Dockside is probably a good place for you to they won’t get others excited.” check out.”

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By MATTHEW MEYERS for NW LEAF

Golden State will permit first-ever Cannabis event with legal adult-use consumption and sales

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his year marks the first year of legal adult-use Cannabis in California. As you know, there is a transitional period when the quirks of the new legislation are being explored and fixed. I’m sure in some ways this will take longer in California compared to other states, however one aspect that California has rocketed ahead in is legal public Cannabis events that allow consumption and sales. Despite being a few years behind other states, California is demonstrating that it’s serious about its legal Cannabis program. At this point you’re probably wondering, we’ve had legal adult-sales in Oregon since late 2015, why is there still no legal avenue for public events? On May 2, 2018, the ominously named California Bureau of Cannabis Control (CBCC), approved the first temporary Cannabis event permit in the nation. The C.B.C.C. is in charge of issuing the event permits, but these permits must first be approved by local city councils to ensure events are welcome. For example, there was an event planned for April 20 in San Bernardino that was unanimously denied it’s permit by the city council for reasons related to lack of planning. This demonstrates that state law can still exist respectfully with local laws to ensure no town has to host a Cannabis event that doesn’t want to. Something that will become rarer as the taboo of

Cannabis is pulled back and the tax incentive of hosting Cannabis events becomes evident. So, what happened when state and local authorities decide to let people legally celebrate Cannabis at a public event? Did the state fairgrounds venue get destroyed by stoners flipping cars over in disappointment or celebration? Oh wait, no that’s only in publicly subsidized sporting events… Sacramento still exists and is in fact estimated to pull in close to $200,000 in tax revenues from the event. This event comes five months after adult-use legalization went into effect in California. Meanwhile, in Oregon, we are more than halfway through our second full year of legalization and still have no legal avenue for events to exist. How long till we have this in Oregon? Last year, we saw SB307 abandoned on the committee floor, which would have created a legal avenue for Cannabis events in Oregon. I’ve been told new legislation is in the works but the only thing I have seen officially on the 2018 docket is HB 4110. This new proposed Oregon house bill would give the OLCC the authority to issue temporary event permits. These event permits would authorize distribution of free samples of products at the events but doesn’t mention sales of any kind

in its current form. For some reason, the bill also has language that modifies how hemp products would be separated/displayed from other Cannabis and labeled differently. To me, it seems like these should be two separate bills but unfortunately, our legislative process is beyond overly complicated. It’s rather unfair politicians can bundle different laws together, so they pass easier, but Cannabis retailers cannot bundle discounts for non-Cannabis and Cannabis items. This is a minor example, but it happens more than you realize in both federal and state our legislators. It’s a reminder that in 2018 we need to pay the utmost attention to new politicians and legislation. Albert Einstein said, “Problems cannot be solved with the same mindset that created them.” We need to continue the fight and keep pressuring our elected leaders to change their mindset, and if they are reluctant, remember there are over 350 million Americans now, we can always find someone better willing to replace them! As we go into this critical midterm election season now is a great time to reach out to your local representatives and make sure they know to make passing HB4110 or similar legislation a priority in 2018 so our wonderful state doesn’t fall further behind.

DESPITE BEING A FEW YEARS BEHIND OTHER STATES, CALIFORNIA IS DEMONSTRATING THAT IT’S SERIOUS ABOUT ITS LEGAL CANNABIS PROGRAM.

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PROFILE

Field Manager Terra Tarter with Chem D clones

In small town Huntington, Burnt River Farms is the largest employer and a community fixture.

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Owner Sean McKay with his wife, Robyn, the company’s assistant GM.

ive and a half hours East of Portland, Owner Shawn McKay secured the along Interstate 84, lies the “blinkproperty in January 2016 and began and-you-miss-it” town of Huntington, work immediately. The former railway Oregon. While Huntington has hisstation was known as the town dump torically been a trading post and railway and needed a ton of overhaul to land, it’s been slowly growing since be farm ready. There was no level legalizing Cannabis in 2016 despite ground. There were junk cars strewn being one of only two cities to do so in about the property, broken glass, Baker County. railway ties, and a variety of other The town is home to two dispensaries, remnants of eras past. McKay and his Hotbox Farms and 420Ville, and one tier crew had 10 semi-loads worth of junk 2 producer, processor, and wholesaler, hauled off the property for disposal. Burnt River Farms. The crew then set to work remediatBurnt River Farms owner Shawn McKay ing the ignored grounds and develhas been involved in Cannabis in Eastoping rows of raised mounds for the ern Oregon since 2013, helping develop plants. Over 1000 yards of compost and bolster support for legalization in was brought in, over 300 trees were Baker, Malheur, and Union Counties. planted, and over 200 pounds of In the cities of LaGrande, Sumpter, grass seed was spread. Next, it was Baker City, North Powder, and Ontaron to building a greenhouse to house io, McKay participated in numerous genetics in. Then, construction began city council meetings and even helped on the building for their processing, orchestrate some town hall meetings so dry and cure, and packaging rooms. locals could make their Today, McKay’s voices heard on the Burnt River Farms is the single Burnt River Farms subject of Cannabis. is the single largest largest employer in town, with While most of Eastern employer in town, 15 year-round staff-members Oregon remains in a with 15 year-round and up to 40 at peak busyness. staff-members and up moratorium, McKay’s efforts were not in vain. to 40 at peak busy“We were able to get dispensaries in ness. More than half of the permanent Sumpter and full access to the recreworkforce are Huntington residents, ational program in Huntington,” said with a handful commuting to the farm McKay. “Huntington was very economfrom surrounding cities. ically depressed at the time, so they The town solicited McKay to run for made the decision as an attempt to bring city council and he currently serves some much-needed revenue to the city.” as the President of the Chamber of When inquiring with the city about Commerce of Huntington. the total amount of tax revenues and Burnt River Farms has significant licensing fees brought in from the three diversification and growth planned for Cannabis companies, Oregon Leaf was the imminent future. They’re preparing informed that the Department of Reveto break ground on construction of a nue forced the city to sign a confidentialdispensary, adding retail to the operity agreement through July 1, 2018. ation likely later this year. In addition, What we do know is that Baker County the farm recently obtained its ODA had the largest annual sales per resident hemp handler and producer license, of all counties in Oregon at $960 per which they plan to develop facilities resident per year in 2017. In total, Baker for this spring. An OLCC licensed County sold over $16 milkitchen will be on-line this lion in Cannabis last year. summer and an expanded “POSITIVE COMMUNITY Burnt River Farms is loprocessing facility will be OUTREACH IS A BIG PART OF developed. cated right in the middle of the town of Huntington. Burnt River Farms is a WHAT WE DO HERE,” Nestled between the unique and multifaceted -Owner Sean McKay track of the Union Pacific operation with quality Railway and the original Oregon Trail, leadership at the helm, giving the Burnt River Farms is a prominent feature company an excellent shot at weathof the town and employs almost 10 ering the storm developing in the percent of the city of Huntington during Cannabis industry. We’ll be keeping a harvest season. close eye as they continue to grow.

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WHAT DOES MANTIS STAND FOR AS A BRAND?

JUSTIN BALDWIN MANTIS EXTRACTS & GARDENS Q & A BY WES ABNEY | PHOTO BY DANIEL BERMAN

Justin Baldwin is the founder and co-owner of Mantis Extracts & Gardens, a tier 3 producer/processor in Arlington, Washington. Baldwin has been growing and extracting for more than 20 years, and is a true industry veteran and Cannabis lover. Baldwin exudes stoner owner values and Mantis Extracts & Gardens creates spectacular flowers and concentrates. HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN CANNABIS?

I’ve been growing weed since I was 13 years old. I’ve known what Cannabis was since I was six years old. I grew up around it, and always enjoyed the smell. When I became older I tried it and knew it was for me, it was what I am here for.

WHEN DID YOU FIRST MAKE A CANNABIS EXTRACT, AND WHAT LED YOU TO DO IT?

I was growing by 1995 and started extracting in 1998. A friend of mine came over with some oil and I asked him what it was. He said “it’s BHO.” When I asked him what that meant, he told me to look it up on Google. And I was like “what’s a google?” This was back in the Ask Jeeves days, before everything on the internet. But I went and looked up google, then BHO, and found some really crude instructions and began to experiment with it.

HOW HAS THE EXTRACTION PROCESS CHANGED OVER THE 20 YEARS YOU’VE BEEN PROCESSING CANNABIS? The cleanliness has changed quite a bit, with closed loop systems coming back around 2005. That was a big deal – to be able to recover solvent and use clean solvent and distill it. and seeing what was in the cans of gas was breathtaking.

WHAT HAS MADE YOU KEEP AT IT FOR SO LONG?

I do it because I absolutely love it. I don’t know anything else, and I want to create a unique product that is as close to the plant spectrum as humanly possible. I want to help people through their lives and give them a positive experience with every package of Mantis products. If it doesn’t meet certain quality standards we don’t release it. If I won’t smoke it, it won’t get sold.

We stand true to what we have always done, produce quality products that are safe to use. We’re a tier 3 in Arlington in the old Bayliner facility, with 20,000 square feet and about 11,000 feet of that is canopy right now. We produce quality flowers, we do terp sauce, our PHO product, with a flavor and smell that of the plant when it’s growing. We try not to lose anything that is present on the plant through the process. We do high Cannabinoid extracts THCA. We do a high terpene that’s on average 50-70% THC with 8%+ terps. We also do Delta 9 and 8 distillate, terp diamonds and flower under our Mantis Gardens brand.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO BE A CANNABIS BUSINESS OWNER THAT CONSUMES THE PLANT?

It means a lot. First off if you aren’t using what you’re producing you don’t know about the product, so you rely on someone else’s opinion. How do you build a brand that means something from that? To be a stoner owner is difficult, because I judge myself the hardest. I’m super critical of everything I put out there and won’t put out subpar products I’m not happy with. I’ve seen a lot of businesses who don’t have anyone in a position of power who do use the product, I believe that those brands suffer from that. I do a lot of consults, and I go to businesses that don’t have stoner employees or owners, and I try to spread the word that they need these things in their brands and businesses. Without that, you are lost.

HOW DO YOU HANDLE CONSUMPTION DURING THE WORKDAY FOR BOTH YOURSELF AND YOUR EMPLOYEES?

At your own discretion. For me it can get crazy sometimes, with bud I’ll sit and smoke half an ounce just to get the flavor on things, with the oil even more. We’ll sit down and try 30-40 things at a time. For me it’s about the flavor more than the effect, I have such a high tolerance it won’t affect me like someone who doesn’t do that.

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE, AND FAVORITE PART OF OWNING A LEGAL CANNABIS BUSINESS?

My favorite part of doing all this is doing something that I love. I absolutely love this plant and being able to grow and process it and make unique products and being able to get that out to the people and get their reactions and learn and grow from it. I always want to hear what people say, the good and bad, some people don’t want to hear the bad, I want to hear the bad, so I can work on that, to bring the best product possible for the people.

“I’LL SIT AND SMOKE HALF AN OUNCE JUST TO GET THE FLAVOR ON THINGS,” STONER OWNER is our new section giving credit to individuals who have developed their love for Cannabis into a thriving business. Stoner Owner celebrates owners who love and consume the plant, giving them insight into the industry’s true roots and culture.

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We are honored this month to interview Adie Wilson-Poe, Ph.D., a neuroscientist and the creator of Habu Health. In 2004, she wrote her first grant and has been studying Cannabis through the lens of addiction and harm reduction ever since. Dr. Wilson-Poe holds a doctorate in Neuroscience and currently serves in the junior faculty at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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hile she was an undergrad, Dr. Adie Wilson-Poe began volunteering in a lab that focused on opioid tolerance. Her curiosity revolved around knowing what was happening with poly-drug users and how Cannabis influences heroin use. This is what led her to write a small grant to research what was happening. “We knew at the time when that you used opioids and Cannabis together, it provided synergistic pain relief; that is, the drugs work better together than they do on their own,” Dr. Wilson-Poe said. “If we can harness the synergistic power of this drug combination, we might reduce opioid use through Cannabis. I wrote a small grant in my undergrad program, which rolled into my Ph.D. thesis and subsequent academic positions, where I received grants from National Institutes of Health (NIH).”

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The evidence was irrefutable and she wanted policy makers to understand. But the problem was, so few elected officials were swayed by the scientific data in favor of Cannabis. “I was an academic studying Cannabis. I wanted to know the science behind it all, and I noticed that almost no one was paying attention to the incredibly exciting data that was coming out. That’s what flipped me from being an academic to an academic advocate,” she said. “I never thought I would find myself in the position of advocating the use of Cannabis – I was a hardcore straight edge kid growing up. But living in Oregon for a long time, and being in the snowboarding community, at 26 I started smoking weed.” She believes that the scientific evidence is there, and it can’t be ignored. She felt compelled to say something because no one was paying attention to the facts. So, she acted. She got involved with the Missouri legislature by helping get medical Cannabis bill into the system. “I’m on the advisory board for New Approach, Missouri. And it’s tough because a lot of the policymakers are not swayed by the evidence in favor of Cannabis. So often it takes emotional, first-person appeal before they listen.”

than methadone? Might it be Cannabis? We have a lot of preliminary and preclinical [animal] research that supports this approach, but there is a lot more work that needs to be done.” Her recent research has been published in highly respected medical journals and makes the case for the massive health and economic impact of Cannabis. “Just in 2018, the federal government could have saved $468 million in Medicare prescription drug costs alone, if Cannabis had been legal in all 50 states. And that’s not even counting the trickle-down effects, such as increased worker productivity and fewer sick days that we Dr. Wilson-Poe understands the potential repersee in states with legal Cannabis.” cussions of her important research on a federal By harnessing patient feedback, Habu Health level, but she doesn’t let that fear stop her from aims to empower patients to achieve reliable studying Cannabis. and predictable results with Cannabis. “Every time my words are published, or face ap“More and more, patients now have acpears on the internet, or the in news or NPR; I’m at cess to Cannabis. And they need to risk of losing my federal grant fundknow what to take. We can’t wait ing. Thus far, fear has kept people “fear has kept people ten years for clinical trials to come from speaking out, fear has kept peofrom practicing out; we have to do the best that we ple from practicing Cannabis mediCannabis medicine, and I don’t want to can now. In our naturalistic observacine, and I don’t want to be inhibited be inhibited by fear, I tional studies, we are systematicalby fear, I want to be compelled and want to be compelled ly tracking peoples’ outcomes and propelled by the evidence. I have a and propelled by correlating their experiences with the moral responsibility to transmit this the evidence.” products they are using. We want to knowledge to the public and our poltry and make sense what is already icymakers.” happening in the medical Cannabis market.” All of her work has been funded by the NationHabu Health is the first organization to take al Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Her goals are on this massive and costly undertaking. To Dr. similar to NIDA, they both want to limit the side Wilson-Poe, this is just the beginning – a true effects of powerful and addictive opioids. pioneer in her own right. “My angle on limiting opioid addiction is Through Habu Health, their intention is to through Cannabis. I’m somewhat in the back door publish their findings in scientific literature and of federal research because we are looking at the share it with the world. As a neuroscientist, she addictive properties of opioids, using Cannabis as wants the data to reinforce or debunk informaa harm reduction tool.” tion that is circulating. “We are developing the new taxonomy of MAKING A DIFFERENCE Cannabis...a classification system that makes it Pending research and evidence, Dr. Wilson-Poe easy to identify which kinds of plants you resobelieves Cannabis could be a viable tool in adnate with, as an individual,” she said. diction recovery and management, as well as in “When you say, “ ‘I like Imperial Pale Ales,’” the treatment of chronic pain. that statement has a lot of meaning to a barThe opioid epidemic is costing our country tender. But what is the Cannabis equivalent $500 billion per year, yet Cannabis is safer and of an IPA? What are the other categories and could save copious amounts of taxpayer dollars. branches of the Cannabis family tree? We don’t “It is extremely easy for a pain patient to follow have any intent of having the answers to this the instructions on a bottle of prescription opioids taxonomy any time soon, this is merely the beand still die from an overdose, that’s how dangerginning of a very exciting conversation.” ous opioids are. Cannabis can’t do that,” she said. She is motivated to allow patients access to From her research, she has found that the apCannabis as a medical alternative because she proach with Cannabis is already safer. knows it to be safer. “If you can accurately tell Safer, less addictive alternatives are called a patient what they need, rather than over or “harm reduction” by the medical community. under medicating them, they are going to have “Methadone is a harm reduction drug, but methbetter experiences and stay in the Cannabis adone can still make people overdose, and it’s economy. We want to guide and improve the really hard for patients to get access to. This begs users’ experience in the safest way.” the question: do we have something less harmful

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Column # 34

Highlighting amazing Cannabis pioneers who helped pave the way to greater herbal acceptance.

RICK STEVES If you’re a Cannabis enthusiast who’d like to travel the world and would like some insight– Rick Steves is your man. Fans of Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) will already recognize Steves. If you’re not one of them, well, he’s kind of like the Bob Ross of travel shows – knowledgeable, friendly, and politely square. He’s been hosting his program, Rick Steves’ Europe on public television since 1991 and he also hosts a one-hour weekly radio show. If you’ve never watched or heard his show before, well, let’s just say that Steves mild-mannered nature and narration is akin to something like a real-life Ned Flanders. So, you can imagine most people’s collective surprise when we they learned that this Ned Flanders smokes Cannabis. The fact of the matter is that this Seattle native is one of the best allies in the world for Cannabis mainstreaming and legalization. Adding extra credibility to his stance, he’s been a Cannabis advocate long before any American states legalized it, and long before the majority public perception shifted toward a majority in favor of decriminalization. Which, in this writer’s opinion makes Rick Steves a true OG. Because, in the 90s he “I think it’s good citizenship to reconsider a law that might be causing more harm than came out in favor of smoking herb and its many benefits good. Today’s marijuana laws — like the laws against alcohol during Prohibition — are were often career suicide, causing people to lose their causing more harm to our society than the drug they are designed to protect us from,” jobs. Thankfully, Steves owns his production house (in Seattle) and thus, did not have to risk losing his job over his views. “Marijuana is not legal anywhere because the “I’m motivated by civil liberties for responsible adult But this might also be where Steve’s mainstream United States made a trade law in the United Nations users. I’m a travel writer and, for me, high is a place. “everyman” personality and mild manner served him requiring everybody to keep marijuana illegal. Sometimes I want to go there. There’s no good reason well. How could one consider this gentleman to be Because of this law, any country that for my government to tell me I can’t go to that place irresponsible? He often advocates called high. I believe the mature, adult, recreational and speaks freely about Cannabis HE’S BEEN HOSTING HIS PROGRAM, RICK dares legalize marijuana will incur trade sanctions from the USA and of marijuana is a civil liberty,” he said. on his show. STEVES’ EUROPE ON PUBLIC TELEVISION all other signatories of that law. The useSteves recently traveled to DC to visit Jeff Sessions “I think it’s good citizenship to United States has a lot of sway. That’s himself and to lobby Congress on decriminalization reconsider a law that might be SINCE 1991 AND HE ALSO HOSTS A ONEwhy I hear the word decriminalized a of Cannabis. “There are so many reasons to end the causing more harm than good. HOUR WEEKLY RADIO SHOW. lot. You can’t legalize it, but you can prohibition on marijuana,” Steves said in one of his Today’s marijuana laws — like the briefings before lawmakers. laws against alcohol during Prohibition — are causing say you’re going to ignore it.” Getting more Americans to visit Europe is seen by “Whether you’re concerned about the well-being of more harm to our society than the drug they are children, fairness for minority communities, redirecting designed to protect us from, ” Steves said in a 2012 many as a necessary step to enlighten more everyday Americans on the benefits of European social money away from criminals and into state’s coffers, interview with LA Weekly. stemming the horrific bloodshed in Mexico, or civil Steves has been able to try Cannabis all over the programs, many of which are desperately needed liberties; it is clearly time for a new approach.” world, and because of his travels, he’s seen first-hand here in the US. Rick Steves has done a terrific job with Thanks to Rick Steves efforts, we’re getting closer the damage that United States-style prohibition has his life’s work. When it comes to Cannabis, though, Steves may be one of the best advocates we have. and closer to that innovative approach every day. done to Cannabis culture in other countries.

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Brothers Rick and Paul Rigby smoke at NWCC about once a month. “Not enough,” said Rick.

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Nothing says summer like dabs at a Cannabis lounge, which is totally legal and possible in Portland with a membership at NWCC, the city’s longest running Cannabis lounge. Story by Wes Abney Photos by Daniel Berman

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hether heading into PDX for the first time or for locals prepping before a road trip, a stop at the NW Cannabis Club is not to be missed. The southeast Portland lounge offers two floors of space, a 50-foot dab bar, with full volcanos and vaporizers for flower use and an outdoor patio and covered deck area for full WALKING INSIDE IS LIKE MEETING A smoking in any weather situation. NW Cannabis Club was founded by GROUP OF FRIENDS, WITH KIND HELLO’S a group of Cannabis loving individuals AND JOINTS PASSED FREELY AROUND. who believe that patients and recreational users should have a space to consume Cannabis. With a history rooted in the Washington MMJ Cannabis Farmers Markets, the Club embodies all the spirit and freedom of the early days of legalization. Walking inside is like meeting a group of friends, with kind hello’s and joints passed freely around.

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A wide variety of seating and groupings make it easy to find a place for a pop-up sesh. The bar offers a full selection of non-alcoholic drinks and snacks.

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Take a break and chill out in the full open area and lounge complete with comfortable seating and room for large groups or overflow from events upstairs.

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The outdoor deck is perfect for sparking a doob or blunt, and with music piped in, it’s easy to slip into Canna-Cabana mode on a sunny day.

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and monthly events that range from stand-up comedy or music acts to branded parties and vendor spotlights. On any given day you can find casual consumers sitting down with some of the biggest names in the Oregon Cannabis market, all sharing good vibes and Cannabis in a safe space. The space is fully rentable too, with rates starting at $295 for a four-hour block, which is a great deal for a company party or a personal celebration. Can you say birthday dabs? Supporting the Club helps support the Cannabis community, protect our culture, and continue to prove that Cannabis is safer than alcohol. The Oregon Leaf team has spent many an afternoon and evening chilling and smoking in this Club, and we hope to see it last for many years to come. Check out their website for more information on membership, upcoming events and everything Cannabis consumption!

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WHAT LED YOU TO START WINSTON HOUSE?

Really believing in people’s free will to put what they want into their own bodies. In regard to Cannabis and psychedelics, that niche wasn’t being filled. Plus, the guests! The people are awesome and the overall experience with those drawn towards this medicine has been an added bon and makes me grateful for the plant every day.

HOW MANY GUESTS HAVE YOU HAD SO FAR?

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Around 300 guests over three years. I have a big history in hospitality and I’ve always worked in consulting or at Nordstroms, and it’s about creating that space and environment to make sure people have a 5-star experience that gets me really excited.

HOW IMPORTANT IS THE ENVIRONMENT FOR PEOPLE COMING TO WINSTON HOUSE? WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT?

For people to feel comfortable when they are new to Cannabis and coming to a place and breaking through stereotypes is essential, so their first experience can be a positive one. I’ve had people come who have never smoked pot before or not for decades, and I want to help frame the plant and culture properly form them. It’s fun when international guests come in; some people depending on where they live it’s not as edgy of an experience, but for international guests, it’s a big deal.

DO YOU SMOKE WITH THE GUESTS?

I only smoke with 10 percent or so of guests because there is so much cleaning and stuff to do around here. And, I’m not a productive stoner, but I do sometimes enjoy that. Sometimes I feel like “wow, these are people I have to get stoned with!”

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT CANNABIS AND PSYCHEDELICS IN GENERAL AS THEY RELATE TO PLANT-BASED MEDICINES?

I tell most the guests that I run the Psychedelics Society of Seattle and most people are excited to talk about their experiences. We’ve had groups of guests explore their consciousness and hang out together, and it’s amazing. You can see that bridge connecting people from all over. People are turning away from traditional Western medicines. And Cannabis is a gateway – it’s a bridge to exploring natural medicine, and consciousness.

WHAT ACCOMMODATIONS DOES WINSTON HOUSE HAVE?

The place was built in 1980, a single cabin expanded outward, and I have three rooms for rent. A large deluxe suite with a private bath, and two other smaller rooms with a shared bathroom. It’s seated in the side of a hill on a greenbelt, so it’s definitely a yard filled with trees. The yard is a consumed by nature thing, really wild and beautiful. There’s also a deck with a tree coming through the center and a saltwater hot tub! The property is available for B&B rentals or for events for smaller groups, and I am looking forward to continuing to expand on the brand of Winston House in the future with home care and body care products, and more!

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Winston House is a Seattle B&B operated by Sebastian DeRosia, a Cannabis and psychedelic activist with years of plant-based medicine and hospitality experience. He started offering up the Winston House to guests three years ago and is an open and friendly host for those seeking to unplug from the city and enjoy Cannabis or enhanced consciousness as they relax and enjoy a B&B experience. He’s also the founder of Seattle Psychedelics Society, which seeks to build education and community based on trusting relationships.

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Owner Tracy Rice takes a break in her newest treehouse

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othing compares to the feeling of waking up in a treehouse, snuggled in a super comfy bed, with sunlight spilling through tree branches and illuminating the smoke rising from a freshly sparked joint. Magic treehouses do exist, and they are stoner-friendly to the extreme. Mountain Views B&B was created in 2012 by Tracy Rice, who lives on the property with her two dogs, an African Grey Parrot that asks, “Where’s my Marijuana,” and a beautiful pig named Veggie Might who you might see wandering the property in a full tutu. There’s also a horse and a donkey! Simply put, there is nothing like this place anywhere in the world, and it should be on any stoners to-do list. Rice’s vision for the property began the Cannabis BnB movement and was the first to be opened in Washington nearly six years ago.

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acres, with a beautiful main house that features two rentable master rooms with private bathroom and hot tub access, several mini-house rentals like the iconic Gypsy Wagon, and the crown jewels, the three treehouses. The first treehouse, the Hashtag Treehouse was built exactly one year ago, which ignited Rice’s passion and led to a second shortly after. Built by legendary designer Sunray Kelly, the Pot Leaf Treehouse features a living roof and full wrap around deck with live plants everywhere. The path into the Pot Leaf Treehouse is covered in live mosses, as a ramp leads you up and into the trees. The inside is a kaleidoscope of colors and features a beautiful raised bed built from reclaimed wood, with a beautiful skylight and full creature comforts. All the treehouses are equipped with power, heating and remote-control lighting, bringing the amenities of home but without the distraction of TV or noisy electronics. The newest treehouse, dubbed the 420 Treehouse, was actually finished right before this print deadline, and was built by the same designer of the Hashtag Treehouse, Derek Diedricksen, of HGTV’s Tiny House Builders show. The new house is highlighted by a folding wall design, which allows the Eastern view face wall to be fully opened to the elements Mountain views b&b and giving the guest (425) 610-7154 a mountain view that For booking head to is literally in the trees. MountainViewsBB.com Long rolling pastures @Mountain_Views_BB and green hills spread out from the property all the way up to the Cascade Mountain Range, with the fresh country breeze wafting away hits of Cannabis. Mountain Views B&B is a safe space to stay for all lifestyles and journeys, from the cosmic to the weekend bonfire with friends. Only an hour away from Seattle, it’s the perfect place to escape for a weekend without having to take a huge road trip. Available for group rentals or for a romantic stay in the trees. There are tons of options and things LEFT-RIGHT | Hashtag House Pot Leaf House and the newest to do on the property. Book your next addition called the 420 Treehouse adventure or company outing and experience all this funky farm has to offer!

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estled away just 30 minutes outside of Portland awaits Tender Bud Acres – a Romanesque bedand-breakfast in Hubbard, OR. As we pulled into the long gravel driveway, we were met with seemingly endless fields of lush, lollipopped hazelnut orchards. George (the handsome rescue pit bull) ran up to greet us with “I WANTED TO CREATE AN smiles and tail wags. Owner and founder Laura Roderick OASIS AWAY FROM THE CITY is the property owner and head of FOR PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO operations at Tender Bud Acres. After 30 years of working in the GET HIGH, BUT FULLY RELAX.” banking industry, Roderick wanted -Owner Laura Roderick to provide travelers in Oregon with a meaningful experience that allowed for Cannabis consumption. Tender Bud Acres is family-friendly and furry friends are welcome tag along during your stay. A solid win for dog culture in Oregon. “I wanted to create an oasis away from the city for people who wanted to get high, but fully relax. You can find Tender Bud Acres on @TENDERBUDACRES Air BnB,” Roderick said. TenderBudAcres.com “The property can sleep 11 people comfortably and I have an incredible kitchen you can cook anything in! I wanted to share my kingdom with others by providing a safe space for people to stay when visiting Oregon,” Roderick said.

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built in 1910 but burned down to the ground in 2003. It was soon rebuilt as a romantic Spanish-Mediterranean homestead. I was met with clean, beautifully curated Americana spaces, with high ceilings and Mocárabe details in the window arches – but the kitchen was truly a revelation. It’s fully equipped with a wood-burning oven and commercial stovetop with ventilation (complete with an open-flame grill). A true foodie kitchen fantasy in the flesh. Since opening in August 2017, Roderick has housed roughly 150 guests from all corners of the world at Tender Bud Acres. In a state that bans public Cannabis consumption, this bud and breakfast is a godsend for traveling Cannabis users. “I’ve had guests from New York and all the way from Singapore. I learn something new from every guest. One man taught me how to properly set up and light a fire in a fireplace. Now I can start a roaring fire in minutes,” she said. “I don’t provide Cannabis during guest stays, but I set out to create an ambiance and an experience to give people outside of the constant hustle of the city. I’ve lived in Oregon since 1969, and I want to show people the true beauty of rural Oregon.”


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DELTA-9 HOUSE & STUDIOS Delta-9 House is a cannabis-friendly bed and breakfast run by Russ Belville and Lori Duckworth, lifelong Cannabis activists and wonderful hosts. Guests can expect hot breakfast, low temp dabs and all the activism and Cannabis culture they can handle. We talked with Belville about what it means to portland operate Delta-9 House in today’s legal climate.

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WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START THE BNB?

It was last April, and it was out of desperation. Lori, myself and two others were either going through divorces or didn’t have a place, so decided to split a home together four ways. We lost the other two roommates in quick succession and we were stuck with twice the expense and no way to afford this really nice house. So, we tried doing a BnB to make up for our roommates and it worked almost instantly.

WERE YOU ALWAYS OPEN ABOUT CANNABIS? I think from the very beginningf I was upfront about activism and that it was a Cannabis house, and I didn’t want someone to rent the place who was unfriendly. I also didn’t put it so front and center until after the first month. Then, we realized it was a good way to stand out because there are no public accommodations for people to consume Cannabis.

IS THAT HOW DELTA 9 HOUSE WAS BORN? WHAT MAKES YOUR EXPERIENCE DIFFERENT?

The Delta-9 House experience is more than just staying at a bed and breakfast place to crash, there are more and more hosts offering rooms where you can smoke in room or patio. There’s nothing unique about that. What makes our space unique is that both Lori and I are activists with a quarter century of experience, and you get to see my office, our art, posters and history from events we covered. I also do my podcasting and interviews from the studio. Lori has a Cannabis garden in the back, and we regularly host Cannabis meetings and activists here. So, it’s more than a room, it’s a slice of the Cannabis culture.

HOW MANY GUESTS HAVE YOU HAD AND WHERE HAVE THEY COME FROM?

We’ve had well over 120 reservations with 200 guests from all six continents. We have two maps in the entry where people put pins from where they’ve come from, including Sudan, Indonesia, India, UAE, Europe, South America and more.

ARE YOU STARTING TO GET BUSY? Guests on their way to Mt. Hood help Russ light the community six-foot bong.

Oh yea! Last summer we were 98 percent occupied. During the summer month there was only one night without a guest, every other night there was at least one room book and it’s getting pretty full already this summer. So book us quick if you want to stay.

CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE DELTA-9 HOUSE?

We have three rooms and can have 10 guests total. Each room has a queen bed and two rooms can fit a twin air mattress. The other can fit a queen air mattress. With 10 people it’s cozy but a lot of fun. I cook breakfast every morning. We serve basic American breakfast food and we cook it late because we know our audience, so breakfast is 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. We have hens, our own chickens that lay fresh eggs, and we have Jamaican coffee imported from a friend who picks the beans himself.

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE DOING THIS AS AN ACTIVIST WITH WHERE POT IS RIGHT NOW?

I look at it in two directions. One way is to look at it for all the red state people who come in and get to sense what freedom and legality feel like. As an activist you can imagine freedom, but until you experience it. Smoking a joint outside with no fear, you don’t know what it’s like. Those people take it back and know it’s possible and that legalization is no big deal, and they help make a change.

“WE SERVE BASIC AMERICAN BREAKFAST FOOD AND WE COOK IT LATE BECAUSE WE KNOW OUR AUDIENCE”

WHAT ABOUT IN OUR “LEGAL” PARADIGM?

With our side of the equation, on the West Coast and other legal states. When we are talking legalization we know how far we have to go, because legal isn’t equal. The very fact that people have to stay at my house just to smoke pot because of an interesting legal loophole that underscores the inequality here. It’s a kind of discrimination, in that our people, our kind, have to go out of the way to find specific places to stay and be themselves. It’s good that we have legal weed and stopped arresting people. But now it’s time to make it equal. I deserve equal rights as a beer drinker or cigarette smoker.

WHAT’S YOUR MESSAGE TO OTHERS THINKING ABOUT MAKING A B&B, OR STAYING AT ONE?

If others want to do this I encourage them to reach out to me, we are looking to franchise, specifically with longtime Cannabis activists. For people looking to stay, go on any major travel booking platform and search Delta-9 House. Whether you spend a weekend, a week or a month, you will learn so much about activism and the area. Portland is ground zero for legalization, and we have ounces priced as low as $48 now, so if you want the best weed at the best prices give Oregon a visit!

delta-9 house™ 13047 SE Sherman St, Portland, OR 97233 (971) 312-5446 For booking head to AirBnB/AlltheRooms.com

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Fun vibes await for Portland Cannatourists looking to relax at this unique boutique hotel. Story by Janelle Lassalle Photos by Daniel Berman

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ocated just a stone’s throw away from the infamous Doug Fir Lounge, the Jupiter Hotel has got plenty going for it in terms of coolness. The former motor inn turned boutique hotel is ultra suave with extensive amounts of modern artwork and a mural in each room. The convenient location on Burnside means it’s at the heart of where all the action is, with the hotel being a short The package goes beyond walk away from places like Le Pigeon, THEY’VE CREATED THE ULTIMATE snacks to include functional Noble Rot and Burnside Brewing. STONER CARE PACKAGE IN THEIR items, such as a universal The coolest thing about Jupiter 510 thread battery from the is their commitment to supporting “EVERYTHING BUT THE WEED” BOX, dispensary Jayne, rolling Cannabis friendly tourism. A $50 ADD-ON TO ANY ROOM papers from Serra and the While the OLCC still prohibits latest copy of Oregon Leaf. smoking Cannabis in any public WITH EVERY GOODIE A STONER There are also a couple of coulocation, Jupiter’s approach provides COULD DREAM OF. pons tucked away that offer disa neat loophole that allows tourists to counted like 20 percent off at Jayne. There is also a have a bit of fun. coupon for 20 percent off coupon to a Puff, Puff, Paint They’ve created the ultimate stoner care package class that serve as starting points in town for prospecin their “Everything But the Weed” box, a $50 add-on tive Cannabis connoisseurs. to any room with every goodie a stoner could dream With some of the most knowledgeable and patient of. The first thing you’ll find ready budtenders in town, Jayne is a great place for beginand waiting for you are glorious jupiter hotel 800 E Burnside St, ners to walk into to get the “Weed 101” talk. munchies including salty and Portland, OR 97214 Similarly, the Puff, Puff and Paint class is tremendous sweet treats ranging from chips (503) 230-9200 fun and an experience definitely worth having. The to Reese’s peanut butter cups, JupiterHotel.com one thing the box needs to round out the experience gummy bears and beyond.

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is a few more suggestions for tourists, particularly around public consumption. Maybe a Cannabis map highlighting major canna-tourism attractions like the Northwest Cannabis Club would suffice as the final piece of the puzzle. Walking into your room at the end of a long day of travel and finding one of these boxes laid out on your bed is an experience akin to Christmas in July. It’s a huge treat for experienced and novice stoners alike to have everything you probably forgot at home curated for you and ready to go, offering up a convenience factor that’s unparalleled anywhere else in Portland. Whether you’re feeling lazy and just want to lie down or you’re adventurous enough to hit Burnside, there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy. So, lie back, put your feet up and dive into the goodies that await. Tonight’s your night, champ.


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COLLINS BEACH is a sandy strip on the Columbia River side of Sauvie Island, located just over 20 miles north of Portland. The beach stretches for about a mile and is one of two clothing-optional beaches in the state. While the leniency on clothing doesn’t mean open season for consumption, sources indicate that discreet use can go unenforced here. We’d suggest bringing some Legal soda, Delta 9 Lemonade, or Magic Number Ginger Beer along for refreshment. THE ASTORIA COLUMN is a 125-foot tall column overlooking the mouth of the Columbia River on Coxcomb Hill in Astoria. A quick jaunt from Portland, Astoria is a great spot to get away from the city for a weekend or even a day trip. We suggest taking a “break” on the beautiful lawn around the base of the tower and then climbing the spiral staircase to the experience the incredible views from the observation deck at the top of the tower.

CAPE LOOKOUT STATE PARK is located on Highway 101 about 15 minutes southwest of Tillamook. The park features a beautiful sandy beach that stretches for an uninterrupted 1.5 miles, so you’ll be free to wander and explore until you find the perfect place to stretch out, relax and toke in the sun. If you’re feeling adventurous, the other main feature of the park is the Cape Lookout Trail, which traverses 2.5 miles of headlands and offers stunning views of the Pacific and surrounding coast.

SOUTHERN OREGON’S CAPE BLANCO STATE PARK consists of beaches, bluffs, forests, and reefs. Though the geography here is cooler than most beaches in the area, the abundance of sights and activities more than make up for the lack of heat. The park features trails for horseback riding and hiking, fishing, camping, picnicking, and more. When you’ve exhausted yourself with activities, find yourself a little spot on the beach, turn on your favorite tunes, and roast a bowl of some of Oregon’s finest ganja

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BANDON STATE NATURAL AREA is an expansive 879-acre reserve about 5 miles south of the city of Bandon. With beautiful beaches, miles of hiking trails, sand dunes, rock formations, scenic views, picnicking areas, and more, Bandon State Natural Area has it all. With such a big park, there are plenty of places one can easily relax undisturbed. That said, annual attendance is nearly 350,000 and the park can get busy in summer, making late spring and early fall ideal times to visit.


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e live in a brave and dichotomous new world, where Cannabis is legal in some states and tremendously illegal in others. For those of us who count on it, the struggle to know where you stand when it comes to traveling with your medicine is a real one. In the interest of clearing things up a bit for Washington residents, we’ve researched some travel options you may be considering – and discovered some key information that may be of interest as you get ready for summer trips.

In other words, if you’re hoping to fly out of Oregon with Cannabis products, be prepared to have to return them to your vehicle or risk having them taken or destroyed. In addition, it may become more of a hassle because of the process and can lead to being late for or missing your flight. Overall, though – we couldn’t be happier with this response.

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Fly with vaporizers, concentrates or edibles but leave dank Cannabis flowers at home.

TRAINS Even though we do have Amtrak service in the northwest, this conversation should also include public transportation. It goes without saying there’s no smoking or vaping allowed on public transportation on TriMet, or on an Amtrack train - but being too inebriated from consuming Cannabis can also get you kicked off (or have the cops called) by staff. In terms of bringing Cannabis products along, there is no TSA-like security for rail travel. So, no one will be there to check your bags. However, if you’re traveling out of the country by rail (say, to Canada) you will need to go through customs and have your bag searched. Bringing Cannabis into Canada of Mexico can have MAJOR consequences. Don’t do it.

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In the continental US, bring what you need.

PLANES According to Forbes, in 1971, just 49 percent of the US population had flown on an airplane. Compare that to 81 percent of the population today. It’s true: for most of us, taking a flight is the main way we get to where we’re going. It’s also the most heavily policed form of travel on the planet. I reached out to the Port of Portland regarding air travel through PDX with Cannabis. According to Kama Simonds, Media Relations Manager, the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) checkpoints are “mission specific in their effort to prevent things passing through checkpoints that could impact flight safety. Cannabis is not one of those substances the TSA screens for, per se, however, if a traveler is passing through the security checkpoint and the TSA detects an organic substance about which they have questions, they call the Port of Portland (airport) police.” Then, the police respond to decide the next steps. First, “if the traveler is of legal age, and carrying a legal amount, and has a boarding pass for a destination within Oregon, the traveler will be allowed to proceed through the screening process. Additionally, if asked, we advise travelers to check with their airlines for the air carrier’s policy related to traveling with marijuana as different air carriers have different policies.” Then, “if the traveler is of legal age and possesses a legal amount, yet the traveler’s boarding pass is not for a destination in Oregon, the traveler will be asked to return the product to their vehicle or give it to a friend or family member who may have dropped them at the airport for storage and/or destruction.”

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BIKES/SKATEBOARDS/SCOOTERS/OTHER AUTOMOBILES While many feel that driving while under the influence of Cannabis is far safer than driving under the influence of alcohol, that is certainly not how the long arm of the law looks at it. If you’re pulled over in Washington and the officer thinks you’re under the influence of Cannabis, they’ll ask you to participate in a sobriety test (walk the line, touch your nose, count backward, etc.). It is then the discretion of the officer to determine whether one is unfit to drive based on the tests. After that, the driver is sent to a drug recognition expert – and if Cannabis metabolites are found in the system – DUII charges are filed. This is problematic because of how long Cannabis metabolites stay in the system (weeks to a month). So, while the car might be the most regular way one travels with Cannabis, because of current law – it’s also the riskiest because of arcane laws.

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Don’t drive why high/stoned, store your Cannabis in the trunk, don’t carry used (half-smoked joints, etc.) material in your car. Don’t consume in the car (looking at you Instagrammers).

Any form of transportation is subject to the same laws regarding inebriation as driving. I know it’s crazy, but you could (technically) get a DUII for smoking with biking or riding a skateboard. Don’t shoot the messenger.

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Be careful out there!

FOOT You can theoretically be as blazed as you’d like just walking around. But, if you end up being so intoxicated that you become a public nuisance – you could still run into trouble with the law. However, in our vast experience, Cannabis consumers are nothing like heavy alcohol consumers – and unfortunately, our laws have not caught up to speed with that reality yet. Here’s hoping for more reform, as soon as possible.


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By LAURIE WOLF | PHOTOS by BRUCE WOLF

Do you have any Cannabis cooking questions? Give me a shout at Laurie@laurieandmaryjane.com

SPECIAL SALMON MANGO SALSA Makes about 2 cups. Prepare ahead if you can, just pop it in the cooler.

• 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced • ¼ cup diced red onion • ¼ cup chopped cilantro leaves • 1-2 tablespoons infused oil • 1 tablespoon lime juice • 1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeno (optional) • Salt and pepper to taste

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Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Allow flavors to blend for at least an hour. Spoon onto the salmon as desired.

FILL YOUR COOLER, grab your tent and hit the road. This time of year, rain is infrequent in Cannabis country, and sleeping outside is good for your soul. Plenty of ganja-infused food will be the icing on the cake, skillet cake in this case. Remember that once you find your dose, Cannabis consumption can be nothing but delightful, so don’t fear the edible.

The individual pieces of salmon were cooked in applewood leaves I bought on a whim. This seemed like an interesting alternative, not knowing if that would be a success. I also wrapped the fish in a fillet-sized strip of parchment covered with foil. Both techniques produced fine results, though I am pretty sure most of you will be using the parchment/foil method.

Ingredients Serves 4

• 4-6 ounce pieces of salmon fillet • ¼ cup chopped red onion • 1/8 cup chopped fresh dill • 1 tablespoon brown sugar • 1 teaspoon cumin • 1 teaspoon salt • ½ teaspoon black pepper • Pinch cayenne • 1-2 tablespoons infused butter or oil • Salt • Pepper

1.Cut pieces of parchment and foil twice the size of the fish. Place a piece of fish in the middle of each piece of parchment.

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In a small bowl combine the onion, dill, brown sugar, cumin, salt, pepper and cayenne. Sprinkle on the fish.

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Fold the parchment over the fish and tie with butcher twine. Fold a piece of foil over each parchment wrapped fish. (If you are so inclined, you can prepare the fish in advance, wrapped and ready to go, as long as it is in a well-iced cooler.)

4.When the coals or wood are down to embers find

a place for the fish on a grate or in the fire. Cook for about 8-10 minutes, the fish will be cooked through.

5.Open the packets of fish on your plate, just be

aware that it will be hot. Drizzle with the infused oil or butter and begin the feast.

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GRILLED CANNACORN The husks are the handle in this Latin-inspired gem. Any leftover corn makes a great next day salad. Remove the corn from the cob and toss with oil, more cheese and additional spices. If you are traveling with either mayo or ranch dressing, add a bit to the mix.

Ingredients Serves 4-8

• 8 ears corn with the husks • 8 teaspoons butter • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro • 8 teaspoons infused canna-butter • 4 teaspoons chili powder • ¼ cup crumbled cotija cheese • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro • Lime wedges

1.Place the ears of corn on your work surface. Pull back the husks and remove the silky threads. Place a teaspoon of butter on each piece along with the chopped cilantro.

SUBLIME SKILLET SWEET SURRENDER

Ingredients Serves 4-8 • 1 cup brownie, cut into chunks • 1 cup granola, any type • 3 cups assorted berries, rinsed • 8-10 peanut butter cups • Marshmallows, whole, mini or torn • Honey or chocolate drizzle (optional)

1.In a 10-inch cast iron skillet melt the butter over a grate or in the prepared coals.

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In a medium bowl combine the brownie chunks and granola. Place in the skillet and top with the berries. Place the peanut butter cups in the fruit, and dot with the marshmallows.

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Cook until marshmallows turn golden brown.

4.If desired drizzle with honey. Laurie Wolf has been a regular contributor to Northwest Leaf since 2015. Named the “Martha Stewart of Marijuana Edibles” by The New Yorker, Laurie has published four Cannabis cookbooks, contributes to six Cannabis publications and runs Laurie + MaryJane, an award-winning edible company based in Portland, Oregon.

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REVIEW by WES ABNEY| PHOTOS by DANIEL BERMAN

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Wedding Cake is a big deal, and no we don’t mean your hipster friend’s photo shoot of the happy couple shoving pastry in each others faces. We’re talking about the strain: an epic cross between Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie, that delivers fresh stoned delight with each dab.

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he newest drop from Dabstars is pure flavor that the heads will love. Lemon meringue pie meets gassy diesel overload for a sweet, tangy and creamy smoke that devastates the mind with a heady, hazy high. Ten minutes after our first dab we found ourselves idly dancing to a beat that was in our head, mindless and quite blissfully doing minor cleaning, and struggling to remember the thing we were supposed to do before taking a dab. When in doubt, dab it out. So, we doubled down on a low temp taster, and really let the terps speak as the crystals slowly melted into the banger. Brighter, sweeter notes are more noticeable at low temp, with an eye-watering and almost sour limonene flavor with a mouth puckering sweet flavor. After a solid half hour of stoned bliss, we found our mind and focused our powers on stirring and smelling the beautiful oil. The sauce to diamond ratio is perfectly balanced, with just the right amount of both for the dabs to vaporize easily with flavor and a balanced high. The THCA crystals are solid but easily broken into smaller pieces for dabs, and swirling them in the sauce reveals a beautiful, lemony scent. We liked that the terps were present and tasty, but not drowning the crystals or overly-liquidy. Like Goldilocks, we wanted it just right, and this Wedding Cake delivered. Dabstars is a company with a lot of dabbing experience, and it shows in the quality of their concentrate and packaging. We are looking forward to future drops of Dabstars oil, and watching the brand spread across the country!

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THE SAUCE TO DIAMOND RATIO IS PERFECTLY BALANCED, WITH JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF BOTH FOR THE DABS TO VAPORIZE EASILY WITH FLAVOR AND A BALANCED HIGH.


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By WES ABNEY| PHOTOS by DANIEL BERMAN

A new infusion of flower and oil that reshapes the classic twax joint in a tasty and smooth experience.

MAMMOTH LABS INFUSED JOINTS MAMMOTH LABS is a Tier 3 producer/processor near

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QUICKLY BUILT INTO A HAZY, TASTY HIGH...

Ellensburg specializing in sun-grown Cannabis that goes from soil to oil. Mammoth Labs is known for producing extremely tasty hydrocarbon concentrates, from sugar waxes and crumbles to high terpene extracts, all with strain specific-flavors and the flavor that only comes from naturally grown Cannabis. They recently began growing indoors as well, and the result is a really tasty infused joint. The infused joints from Mammoth might look different than those coated on the outside, and that’s because they are! The cone is filled with a full gram of tasty flower, with two large dollops of oil spaced towards the center of the joint. This allows the flower to combust in THE SCORE the front and reach a full temperature before hitting the oil and melting it into TAS T E the rest of the joint. EF F ECT We found a really smooth smoke, L AB EL before and after the oil, that quickly built into a hazy, tasty high and a smoke VAL U E that had lasting and hitting power. T O TAL 19/20

We took down one of these in a group of three and felt the effects come on swiftly. The smooth smoke makes for big exhales, and the sweetness of the flower hides the potency of the oil. Our high started with the mind-melting slowly into a hazy bliss and spread into the body for an energetic but stoned feeling. After several rotations and about ten minutes we were all stoned, giggly, and debating food stops. It’s a great way to get the experience of smoking with the high from dabbing. Ask for Mammoth Labs infused joints and check out their tasty concentrates!

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PATRICK POOLER // HEROES OF THE FARM Patrick Pooler is the Cannabis breeder, owner and founder behind the legendary Heroes of the Farm in Oregon. Are you a fan of cultivars like Marion Berry or the delectable Jazz strain? We have Pooler to thank for these industry staples. Although Pooler originally began growing Cannabis on the East Coast, once he moved to Oregon in 2005 his breeding career took flight. Specialty breeding, Pooler says, is the future of the Cannabis industry. INTERVIEW by SIMONE FISCHER | PHOTO by DANIEL BERMAN

When did you start growing Cannabis? My first

attempt at growing Cannabis was in high school, in Maine on Frye Island. It was at a summer home we visited. We had to leave in September, so we were never able to see the few plants through. It then wasn’t until I moved to Oregon in 2005, when I began actually what I consider the start of my growing career.

When/how did you start breeding Cannabis?

I began breeding in 2010, after I had been doing High Time events with Transient Global Amnesia (TGA). Dioxide has been one of my great friends for about a decade. He ended up giving me the Space Dude male he and Sub had been using to help tie in with TGA. My first breeding project was actually stolen at day 56. Whoever stole it probably thought I was the worst grower because they got a fully seeded crop.

Why did you start breeding?

I started breeding because I have been passionate about Cannabis since I was a kid. I was constantly hunting for seeds, finding new gear and searching for the next best thing. I just felt like breeding was something I had to do and was the next step in my evolution of growing. Creating your own strains is rewarding on so many levels. The projects excite me from start to finish. First, you have the crossing/birth of the strains, then you have the HUNTING FOR THE KEEPERS hunt. Hunting for the keepers has always been one of HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF my favorite parts. Now that MY FAVORITE PARTS. we don’t have plant number limitations, we can really search for the next best thing. To me, the experience of Cannabis is meant to be shared. It’s something I take great pride in, so when showing someone my team’s work, I want them to be as excited as I am and to understand the history of why it was created in the first place.

What’s your favorite cultivar you have bred?

I have a few different favorites for different reasons.

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Out of my original creations, I would say we are best known for Conspiracy Kush and Marion Berry. Conspiracy Kush is overall just a great cultivar. I love the Obama mother because a lot of her characteristics come out, but the yield is greatly boosted from the Space Queen and the elements of Romulan really can be expressed in some of the phenos. Marion Berry makes great hash and is super easy to grow, much like its mother Raspberry Kush. And out of the newest cultivars, my favorites are Head Dog and Gorilla snacks. Both strains capture elements of their original mothers but are backed with elements of One Eye’s Scooby snacks. Scooby Snacks is my favorite strain of all times; so, adding elements of her into my creations is something I have been working on for over four years.

what’s keeping you busy these days?

Right now, we are in a massive hunting project. We plan on planting about 10,000 seeds this summer of over 100 strains. We plan to plant a ton of our own seed collection, a bunch of London Pound Cake crosses Jigga gifted me and a ton of other exclusive seeds we have been collecting for years. In this process, we will be selecting the winner females, and also hunting for males of some of the selected strains. Once we have done that, we will begin to pollinate again to make some beyond-interesting terpene profiles. That’s one main advantage of being recreational and having a lot of canopy. I would like to thank all of those who have supported me over the years. It’s been a wild ride, and by no means have I done it alone. I feel blessed to be on this journey and can genuinely say I’m living my dream.

What is your least favorite aspect of breeding?

I am super allergic to pollen. I figured it out the hard way. Every time I would pollinate a room, I would get the worse reactions until I eventually got hay fever and was sick for three days. I have gotten it a few times. I also had a severe reaction to eating hemp seeds. (Hives all over my body, swollen lips, fingers and feet, I was a mess.) I either fully suit up: full face mask/goggles, and then have to shower directly after, or have someone like my lovely wife help me out.

Thoughts on the potential of strain patents?

Part of me hates that this is even being discussed. Plants are meant to grow freely, and if people want to share them with others they should. The reality is that you have massive corporate companies such as the Hawthorne Group, who has spent $1 billion dollars gobbling up hydro-businesses such as General Hydroponics, Botanicare, Gavita and Vermi Crop. And now they acquired Sun Light Supply for $450 million. So, plant patents are coming, whether we like it or not. Corporate companies play to win, not to share.

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THIS BEAUTIFUL PENDANT SET FROM WILLAHELM GLASS FEATURES GLASS ALCHEMY’S COLOR-SHIFTING TERPS AND LESSER-KNOWN GOLDEN GATE GLASSWORKS ECLIPSE TUBING. Utilizing locally made glass, Portland artist Shane Barnum has been on the torch since 2016 with guidance from his brother and mentor Blake Foster.

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This E*Blunt is a discreet and fun way to enjoy cannabis vaping. Each E*Blunt comes pre-ďŹ lled with high quality cannabis oil.

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Warning: This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Smoking is hazardous to your health. There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product. Should not be used by women that are pregnant or breast feeding. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of reach of children. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. This product contains marijuana. Distributed by E*Blunt: www.EBlunt.com


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