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ABOUT THE BOWL Announcing the first independent and transparent Cannabis competition with no Cannabis sponsors, backed by the reach and reputation of Oregon Leaf magazine. With over a decade of experience in the industry, the Leaf team has designed a Bowl that is transparent, honors both the plant and the entrants, and is focused on using education to foster empowerment by giving awards to the best products in each category. This competition is an opportunity for Oregon companies to put their best products in front of our independently verified, vetted, and non-entryconnected judges to be considered for an award, and to receive feedback and a score that can help companies and consumers alike learn more about the diverse products in Oregon’s Cannabis market.

This is not a Cannabis sale or transaction like other cups that sell “kits” for profit, and without Cannabis sponsors, there’s no chance of the biggest sponsors winning the biggest awards. This event is different — that’s why it’s a Leaf Bowl, not a Cup. We want to use our blind judging process to give awards to the companies that deserve it — based on data and intuitive NEW FLOWER categories, not THC numbers or a brand’s spending power. Our inaugural Oregon event date will be announced in January’s edition of Oregon Leaf, along with our specific intake dates, and entry instructions — so start thinking about how your favorite strain or product fits into these categories, and put them head-to-head against Oregon’s best in the first annual Leaf Bowl.

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 28 grams of flower, 10 grams of oil, 10 units of carts /edibles /topicals

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A B O U T T H E C OV E R Creative Director Daniel Berman commissioned the talented Las Vegas illustrator Cabin 7 Originals to create this month’s incredible cover. “Inspired by iconic classics like Willy Wonka and Candyland, the making of this design was a nostalgic adventure,” she said. “I believe the purpose of art is to make people feel things, and I think that’s achieved here in a super fun way. With its ethereal glow and starry sky, it’s magic and cheer wrapped in a neat little bow. I like my work to remind people that cartoons, colors, and candy are things we can still enjoy as adults - plus now we can enjoy them with a little THC.”

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Editor’s Note Thanks for picking up The Edibles Issue of the Leaf! ‘TIS THE SEASON for libations and yummy bites, and since edibles deliver the best of both worlds without having to consume any holiday spirits, we can trade a hangover for the munchies and hook Santa up with some real tasty cookies!

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I absolutely love our cover this month by Cabin 7 Originals, who breathed a whimsical and beautiful scene to life from our team’s direction. I’m a sucker for holiday decorations that are adult – and I definitely have a few bad Xmas sweaters that are not family dinner appropriate. While I may self-censor naughty jingles, one thing I definitely don’t hide is the help Cannabis gives me around the holidays. We all have the judgey aunt or disappointed parental unit who will happily take pharmaceuticals, but give you dirty looks for getting more baked than the ham at dinner. And while I don’t recommend trying to convert any lost Qs at the grown up’s table, you can definitely spread good cheer by sharing Cannabis. Which is a big part of why we picked December for The Edibles Issue – the holidays are stressful, they bring out a need to get high in a discrete way, and they make great gifts or intros to Cannabis for friends and family in need of a holiday buzz.

“WHILE I MAY SELF-CENSOR NAUGHTY JINGLES, ONE THING I DEFINITELY DON’T HIDE IS THE HELP CANNABIS GIVES ME AROUND THE HOLIDAYS.“

While many of us have a story of eating too many edibles or a random “XXX brownie” that came from a well-meaning friend, today’s products are precision dosed and regulated to deliver an expected experience. Learn more about this in our Edibles 101 piece, including how to read the label so you don’t end up overdoing it. But if you do, and you or a loved one find yourself melting and unable to function, fear not! Calling an ambulance will only get you an expensive bill for a rehydration IV drip, which can be acquired much easier in the form of Gatorade and snacks. Whether you have a huge tolerance for THC or are just starting to explore this diverse world of scrumptious items that get you high, give our Edibles Guide a look through and go try one! With everything from mints to drinks, baked goods to tinctures, there’s sure to be a buzz that meets your preferences. And don’t forget to take care of Santa!

-Wes Abney dec. 2021

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STUDY: LEGALIZATION DIDN’T INCREASE TRAFFIC INJURIES IN CANADA

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arijuana legalization did not result in increased traffic injuries in Canada, a new study has found. In a study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, researchers sought to investigate claims that establishing Cannabis legalization in October 2018 would make roads less safe, as prohibitionists frequently claim. But analyzing Ontario and Alberta data from 2015 to 2019, they could find no evidence at all to support that. “Implementation of the Cannabis Act was not associated with evidence of significant post-legalization changes in traffic-injury [emergency department] visits in Ontario or Alberta among all drivers or youth drivers, in particular,” the study states. The evidence doesn’t support claims that legalization might increase both marijuana-impaired driving and traffic injuries, said lead author Russ Callaghan.

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hile voters approved a pretty good medical marijuana law in 2020, a year later, Governor Tate Reeves says he wants lawmakers to make yet more changes in a proposal to create a medicinal Cannabis program in the state. Voters approved a business-friendly medical marijuana program a year ago, but the State Supreme Court struck down the measure on a technicality. State lawmakers then drafted a measure creating a medical marijuana program and moved it through the legislature. The GOP governor said in November that he wants tighter limits on the amount of Cannabis patients could buy. He also wants to reduce the content of THC, the compound that produces a high and also has medical benefits. Reeves described the THC levels in current drafts of the bill as “higher than I am comfortable with,” without specifying actual amounts.

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olice arrested Nigel Bradham, a linebacker on the Philadelphia Eagles team that won Super Bowl LII, in Florida on November 13. Troopers said they found more than three pounds of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop, reports the Philly Voice. They charged Bradham, 32, with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of a firearm during a felony, according to the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. He posted $1,000 bail and police released him from Leon County jail November 14. The current free agent told a judge he intended to hire an attorney, but court records didn’t yet list one assigned to the case, reports WCTV. Florida Highway Patrol officers stopped the NFL veteran because the tag on his 2021 Chevrolet Corvette didn’t match records. Officers claimed there was a strong smell of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Bradham claimed to be a Florida medical marijuana patient, troopers said, however he was unable to produce identification to prove that. Bradham’s name then didn’t come up after cops conducted a state registry search, reports TMZ. Medical marijuana is legal in Florida, but adult-use Cannabis remains against the law.

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new Cannabis dispensary in Chicago opened just 400 feet from the legendary baseball venue, Wrigley Field, reports Fox 32. Sunnyside Wrigleyville is located at 3524 N. Clark Street. According to shop owner Cresco Labs, it’s the closest dispensary to a national sports stadium in the United States. The ganja shop will have an impressive 21 checkout counters. Cresco said this allows employees to service thousands on “high traffic days when baseball games, concerts and other large-scale city events take place next THE GANJA door.” SHOP WILL Longtime HAVE AN Chicago IMPRESSIVE barflies will 21 CHECKOUT recognize the COUNTERS. envied location: the former home of the John Barleycorn bar. With top shelf flower going for $20 a gram and upwards of $50 an eighth (3.5 grams), shoppers should be ready to drop a few bucks. The dispensary’s presence at such a prime retail location comes at least partially as the result of recent re-zoning by Chicago officials. Rules which prevented pot shops downtown were relaxed.

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Well, in early November, the Alaskan Cannabis community did something it hadn’t done in years. Everyone came together. In person. Scores of creative cultivators, extraction artists, elite edibles producers, top tier retailers and people who simply love Cannabis dusted off their party shoes and came out for the first annual Alaska Leaf Bowl. DEC. 2021


“It was an honor to participate in celebrating the rich history of the Alaskan Cannabis community and partaking in the diverse weed strains, concentrates and edible pot products that make the ‘Last Frontier’ so unique and special.” -Guest Judge Danny Danko | Northeast Leaf Senior Editor & former High Times Cultivation Editor

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eaturing more than 150 contest entries and beautifully built booths showcasing nearly 30 companies, this seminal event was humming with electric excitement.

“The energy at the event was vibrant and truly indicative of the enthusiasm this rich community has for Cannabis,” said Mike Ricker, co-host of the Leaf Life podcast, who presided over the evening’s proceedings with Leaf Magazines founder and CEO, Wes “The Bearded Lorax” Abney. In front of a veritable who’s who of the Alaskan weed world, Ricker and Abney riffed and entertained the crowd while handing out awards to the majority of the night’s winners. Expert judges and Cannabis personalities Bobby Black and Danny Danko brought their long-earned pot proficiency to the competition, leaning on decades of judging and organizing Cannabis competitions to the qualifying process. The pair weren’t shy about their love for the Alaskan Cannabis com-

Danny Danko and Bobby Black present an award to Einstein Labs.

munity, as they took their turn on the stage to hand out the awards for the concentrate categories. “It was an honor to participate in celebrating the rich history of the Alaskan Cannabis community and partaking in the diverse weed strains, concentrates and edible pot products that make the ‘Last Frontier’ so unique and special,” said Danko, who has arguably judged more weed competitions than anyone else on Earth. Logistics for the event for the Alaska Leaf Bowl were handled – efficiently and expertly – by the team at Green Jar. “Hands down the best Cannabis bowl Alaska has seen yet,” said Bailey Stuart, owner and Chief Operating Officer of the respected retailer. “I’ve been a part of almost every Cannabis bowl the state of Alaska has had, and Leaf Magazines by far hit it out of the park – best one yet! It has been over two years since our industry has been able to get together and this event brought many of us

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together once again. The event was well received and went off perfectly! The award ceremony took the time to recognize some of the best Alaska has to offer and as an industry, we are excited to see who all enters next year. Can’t wait for the next one." The wait will be over before you know it, as we at Alaska Leaf Magazine will be moving the event to the summer in 2022. The next event will be in June, and the team is already busy booking booths and making preparations. We can’t wait to see you all then! In the meantime, twist one up, drop a dollop in your banger and pop your favorite edible – take the time to enjoy the bounty that the Alaskan Cannabis community has to offer! Oregon Leaf Bowl is coming in 2022! Check out our announcement on page 6-7 for details!

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Dating back to 2017, Hapy Kitchen has played a crucial role in Oregon’s edible Cannabis market. Owner Cory Cooper originally started on his journey in this field by white labeling products for larger distribution centers. After a couple years of getting the swing of things and a taste of what it’s like in the fast lane, he knew what his next step was. As COO Steve Rodgers came on board in 2019 while Cooper was looking to launch a brand to complete their sales and distribution, from there, Hapy Kitchen was relaunched – and the rest is history.

“Better ingredients equals a better high, and that is really what Hapy Kitchen is focused on, just trying to make the best quality product possible,” said Rodgers. “We also understand that budget is a concern for many consumers, so we are always trying to balance those two things: quality and affordability.” There’s no wonder why this pinnacle of a brand has received so much positive feedback in the Oregon community and was awarded back-to-back Cannabis Cup wins, carving out its name as a premier baked good edibles company. The magic starts with their artisan recipes crafted by Head Chef Carla Burns, who once worked for Salt & Straw. She was one of the original employees and helped Cooper and Rodgers develop their cornerstone recipes used today.

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Beyond their incredible products, “Aside from their incredible including their Chocolate Supreme products, including their Blue Dream Live Rosin Cookie, tasty Chocolate Supreme Blue gummies, and nano-emulsified Dream Live Rosin Cookie, tasty health-promoting tinctures, the goal gummies, and nano-emulsified of this company is far beyond getting health promoting tinctures, people stoned. “For me personally, I the goal of this company is far want to help people,” said Rodgers. beyond getting people stoned. ” “Making money along the way won’t be a bad thing, but I’m focused on helping as many people as I can. The high point of my day is listening to the new voicemails of the people’s lives that’ve changed for the better.” As Rodgers took me on a stroll through their operations, my senses were overloaded with sugary sweet smells, specifically their mouth-watering brownies. I had the privilege of seeing their new batches churning and getting ready to hit the market. An important takeaway from this company is that quite a few of their edibles still have artisanal touches. Each caramel is still hand topped with espresso, and every Chocolate Supreme cookie has a white chocolate chip placed in each dough ball before being baked. They have proven they can keep up with high demand, yet still supply a sophisticated touch. What’s to come in the future from Hapy Kitchen? They want to continue being the most prolific kitchen possible, working and partnering with quality Oregon farms, such as Verdant Leaf and Alibi Cannabis, and many more to launch collaboration products to emulate the success of their Hash Hamilton chocolate bar. Our team can personally say that we can’t wait to see what’s around the next corner for Hapy Kitchen in 2022 and beyond.


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“We’ve known each other for 25 years, since our party days out at Keene State College,” Jeremiah reminisced. With a shared love for good weed, the guys followed the burgeoning medical Cannabis scene west and eventually ended up in Oregon. Settling here and dialing in their medical garden, their flower ended up on the early shelves of Tree House Collective and it became apparent that they’d need to give themselves a name going forward. “I didn’t even know what a brand was, until we needed a logo for the chocolates,” said Jeremiah. Now, seeing the familiar truffle box in the dispensary is a sure sign that they carry quality products. The truffles are made with fine dark chocolate that enrobes an airy ganache, enhanced with hash specifically chosen to fortify the flavor of the truffle. Strawberry Guava rosin enhances the bright and fruity strawberry lemonade truffles. The Tally Mon flower cultivated by Ananada farms and then washed by the crew at BNK Solventless, provides a creamy banana essence that accents the vanilla and hazelnut. Marrying flavors like this is a rare thing to see on the dispensary shelves. “There’s only a handful of edibles on the scene here that have the same spirit of this edible,” Todd added. Until 2019, all of the truffles had been made with kief. “We don’t like distillate in edibles,” said Todd. Jeremiah also noted that for his migraines, distillate and BHO edibles simply weren’t effective. Kief worked well and gave a more full impression of the cultivar. Now, working with well-regarded hash makers like Bo’s Nose Knows has taken their edibles up yet another notch. The guys, along with their partners Rebecca and Denise, manage every task from R&D to delivery, and divulge that the whole thing is a labor of love. When I mention that it’s a little surprising that no one has stepped up with another medicated truffle, Todd laughs and admits they would have to be insane to try it. “We know these chocolates help so many people,” said Jeremiah. “I think that’s part of why we’re so stubborn about making them. We feel like this is a product that needs to be on the shelf.” Lucky for those of us that appreciate a craft-oriented edible, Crop Circle truffles are available on most fine dispensary menus across the state.

THE FIRST CROP CIRCLE CHOCOLATE truffles rolled off the line in 2014, back when many edibles still looked a lot like what we used to make in college. Oregon was headed toward recreational sales that next year, and partners Todd Shangold and Jeremiah Ballard decided to take all of the positive feedback they had received and give their full energy to the business.

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A Stoner Owner is a Cannabis business owner who has a relationship with the plant. We want to buy and smoke Cannabis from companies that care about their products, employees and the plant. You wouldn’t buy food from a restaurant where the cooks don’t eat in the kitchen, so why buy corporate weed grown by a company only concerned with profits? Stoner Owner approval means a company cares, and we love weed grown with care. Let’s retake our culture and reshape a stigma by honoring those who grow, process and sell the best Cannabis possible.

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BROADWAY CANNABIS MARKET After the success of the original Broadway Cannabis Market, they’ve spread their message of “premium without the price” to nearby Beaverton. Open for less than a year now, the new shop has all of the elegant design of the first – plus a little more elbow room and space dedicated to neighborhoodspecific products.

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orn and raised in Oregon, Tony Birch opened Broadway Cannabis in 2019 — and he hoped to stand out from the competition by offering a boutique-style shop and keeping his prices below the local competition. The model was a success. Customers could easily shop in a space with a laid-back atmosphere, and the extra savings certainly didn’t hurt. Broadway Beaverton has the sort of layout Ikea would be proud of, where cases run along each wall leading back toward the register. This customer-forward layout allows the shopper to get a good look at the products before a budtender approaches to either answer your questions or start filling your order. Each product is clearly marked with the price, so you know exactly what to expect when you FOUNDER TONY BIRCH get to the register. In place of the daily deal, Broadway offers a relative 10% discount across the board every day. In Tony’s words: “A customer shouldn’t have to wait until Saturday to come and buy their dabs, they can just swing by on a Tuesday after work.” This clearly translates to customers, as they were flowing through the shop – showing their appreciation by picking up a variety of products. Broadway has you covered regardless of if you’re stopping in for an emergency backup Puffco, or just grabbing a few 50mg peanut butter cookies. Their extensive offerings are impressive and the crew here does an excellent job of neatly laying out all of the products without making anything feel crowded. Altogether the design of the shop, wide selection, and non-pushy budtenders provide an excellent customer-driven experience. Even on a busy Friday, the shop had plenty of space, and though a line would occasionally build up at the registers, no one was waiting more than a minute or two. For locals or anyone else driving by, Broadway has created the sort of place you can stop in for a quick grab-and-go, or swing by on the regular to chat up the budtenders about new products on the shelf. Basically, Broadway has a little something for everybody.

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“THEIR EXTENSIVE OFFERINGS ARE IMPRESSIVE AND THE CREW HERE DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB OF NEATLY LAYING OUT ALL OF THE PRODUCTS WITHOUT MAKING ANYTHING FEEL CROWDED.”

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Sealed in fire engine red pop tops, you can’t miss these Fire Dept. pre-rolled blunts. The single we picked up was filled with Mac #4 cultivated by Dank Brothers, and weighed in with a full gram of flower. The wrap itself had just enough moisture to keep it pliable, but the blunt lit well and burned evenly without needing a re-light. Plenty to share, or with the slow and even burn … take on a solo hike and enjoy down to the last puff. Firedeptcanna.com | 24.66% THC | $6.65/joint

KGB Farms Blue Magoo The shelves at Broadway are packed with a wide variety, but seeing this Oregon classic made our decision easy. Blue Magoo, a cross of DJ Short’s Blueberry, pollinated by William’s Wonder, has been known to offer a berry-rich scent with hints of incense and anise. This batch, cultivated by KGB, has a heavy dose of that pleasing “purple” flavor and a dark violet exterior to match. oregonkgb.net | @oregonkgb | 28.92% THC | $10.80/gram

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BUDTENDEr of the month

W H O ’ S Y O U R FAV O R I T E B U D T E N D E R ? T E L L U S W H Y ! E M A I L N O M I N A T I O N S T O M A X @ L E A F M A G A Z I N E S . C O M

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HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY? WHAT MADE YOU JOIN? I’ve been at Kaleafa for

almost three years. Originally, I was a part of starting up Eaze, doing delivery logistics. But when I first hit the floor as a budtender is when I felt that I really flourished. HOW IS IT TO BE A VETERAN IN THE INDUSTRY? ANY KNOWLEDGE YOU LIKE TO APPLY NOW THAT YOU ARE A BUDTENDER? I was in the Marines for four

years and was a part of landing support, so basically all logistics. That is why I got into the weed game. I wanted to get back into logistics, which I thought applied with getting Eaze started up with deliveries, shipping, etc. I get to break a lot of stereotypes as a vet in the industry. Cannabis is still a new subject for most vets and when they see me, they feel better. It comforts them knowing that there is another vet helping them over the counter, and that they have their back. Plus, I get to give back to my vets.

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GIVE ME AN EXAMPLE OF A TIME YOU FELT YOUR BEST AS A BUDTENDER? COVID had not hit when I

finally came to the floor as a budtender, and the place felt like Wall Street. It was so memorable. I had to learn quickly on my feet about weed, the industry, and how to deal with guests. After the long day, we would get some beers and reset. We felt like, as a team, we were a force to be reckoned with. BEST ADVICE FOR SOMEONE NEW TO CANNABIS? Start slow so you

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“WE WANT PEOPLE TO COME don’t ruin it for yourself, because that BACK AND TO can happen. Cannabis can be for GET THEM AWAY everyone – I had a first timer come in once and drop $400 on products just FROM SOCIETAL so he could figure out what he liked. TABOO THINKING, AND I FEEL LIKE We want people to come back and to get them away from societal taboo IT’S MY JOB AS A thinking, and I feel like it’s my job as a BUDTENDER TO budtender to help you with that. HELP YOU WITH THAT.” IF YOU HAD TO EAT ANY EDIBLE, WHAT WOULD IT BE? I like to make

butter and add it to pretty much anything I cook in the kitchen. But I tend to make cookies the most. THE WEEK LEADING UP TO VETERAN’S DAY, Tom Parlin, a retired Marine, spends his day behind the counter at Kaleafa weighing out flower and bagging up concentrates. Tom is a vet with a logistical background whose passions lie with helping people – especially his fellow Veterans. Four years of service instilled this budtending vet with a hankering for more, as he is now tackling becoming an EMT. As I was chatting with Tom, I quickly noticed his excitement for talking about Cannabis and his love for the community. He raved about his coworkers at Kaleafa Woodstock, crediting them for a big part of why he has stayed in the budtending biz. He highlights himself as being “not your typical stoner” and bringing Cannabis awareness KALEAFA BEAVERTON to Veterans to break the stigma. Being a self-proclaimed 10920 SW BEAVERTON HILLSDALE HWY “lightweight” Cannabis user himself, Tom appreciates a hefty KALEAFA.COM | (971) 229-2099 bong rip, holiday cooking with some delicious homemade butter, and finding the farm that grows the best Brazilian Sour. OPEN 9AM-10PM DAILY

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WHO WOULD YOUR FANTASY SESH INCLUDE? I have a few answers. The first would be the Founding Fathers. How cool would it be to toke up the night before the Declaration of Independence was signed, with them knowing what was going to happen the next day. Second would be my dad because he hasn’t smoked a day in his life, and I would love to be there for his first time. But my main answer is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I just think it would be a blast to kick it in the sewers, converse with the Ninja Turtles, and get stoned.

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RYAN COHEN Ryan Cohen first caught our attention with their refreshingly honest product reviews. The Sophisticated Dabber (@thesophisticateddabber) is a blog built to critique Oregon OMMP goods, from the marvelous to the mediocre. But this former New York bookkeeper incorporates Cannabis into far more than just an online persona. These days, Ryan lives in Beaverton, taking odd industry jobs, selling hand-crafted wooden dab tools and utilizing Cannabis for a host of health reasons.

Can you tell us a bit about how and why you use Cannabis? These days I mainly use a combination of Cannabis capsules (cannacaps), extracts, and concentrates to help with my IBS and the difficulties that come with Autism/ADHD. I take cannacaps at regular intervals every day and dab as needed. I also enjoy consuming Cannabis recreationally with friends, before short walks or at small events/gatherings.

How has Cannabis changed your relationship with your mental and physical health? Cannabis has been a

lifesaver for me over the past 17 years. It’s helped me with everything from anxiety and depression to my GI issues. It’s allowed me to function without the need for prescription medications and do many things I would otherwise have been unable to do. I’m a true believer that Cannabis is medicine – and some of the best at that.

What products, strains and methods of consumption do you turn to most often? Homemade cannacaps are my go-to for edibles. I make them with either FECO

or decarboxylated flower rosin (that I make myself). For extracts/concentrates, I usually go for high-quality live resin or live rosin from craft brands like Echo Electuary and Bo’s Nose Knows. The strains that work best for me are typically ‘indicas’ – with some of my favorites being Kosher Kush, Tally Mon, GMO, Papaya and Dawgwalker.

What inspired you to start your review endeavor: The Sophisticated Dabber?

I originally started The Sophisticated Dabber page about three or four years ago to connect with people in the community, and learn about new products and brands on the market. As time went on, I saw a need for quality reviews of extracts and concentrates available on the Oregon market and decided to start doing them myself. The reception has been great. Over this last year, I’ve been working to increase both the quality and quantity of my reviews. I’m really happy with where they are at, and I am looking forward to what the future holds with federal legalization on the horizon.

“I’m a true believer that Cannabis is medicine and some of the best at that.” FOLLOW RYAN ON INSTAGRAM @THESOPHISTICATEDDABBER

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YOU KNOW WHO CARL SAGAN IS, RIGHT? If not, stop reading this now and go read the first three paragraphs about him on Wikipedia. Done? Good, now I don’t have to explain what an amazing human being Carl Sagan was. In fact, for all the “Highly Likelys” I will ever write, he’s absolutely the most important person featured.

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agan was a scientist in every sense of the word, but perhaps more importantly, he was a “science communicator” – a person who possessed the keen ability to interpret high-level scientific concepts to everyday people. His egalitarian principle of scientific thought was aimed at assuring everyone had an opportunity to know and discover the secrets of the universe. These days, Sagan is looked back on as a sort of “Mr. Rogers” of astrophysics, mainly due to his efforts to make the science of the cosmos available to children and others. But the renowned scientist, cosmologist and astronomer was also a daily Cannabis user, and believed that it enhanced his own creative thought process. And what a creative thought process it was! Sagan’s scientific study of extraterrestrial life, his discovery of high surface temperatures on Venus, and his creation of the Voyager Golden Record are still held in high esteem as key American accomplishments in space exploration.

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Because of Sagan’s very public to Grinspoon. According to author/ persona and because of his activist Tom Angell, Grinspoon association with NASA, he chose is quoted as saying that Sagan (perhaps for good reason) to hide smoked Cannabis almost “every his frequent marijuana use. Instead, day, except when he had to travel.” his wife Ann Druyan took up the The distinguished scientist was cause. She was active in NORML, also critical of the war on drugs, and other reformation-based and in these archives one can organizations would take Sagan’s find a handful of letters written to encouragement to Dr. Arnold Trebach, fight for legalization. head of the Drug The renowned But Carl Sagan Policy Foundation scientist, did find a way to (now the Drug Policy cosmologist and advocate for the astronomer was also Alliance) suggesting benefits of Cannabis counter-arguments a daily Cannabis himself. In 1969, user, and believed to the Reagan Era at the age of 35, Partnership For a Drug that it enhanced Sagan published Free America. There his own creative his own thoughts are some real gems in thought process. on Cannabis under there, such as: “Why the pseudonym “Mr. are drugs, including X.” This essay, which hallucinogenic drugs, was later published inside of Dr. so widely distributed among Lester Grinspoon’s 1971 book the cultures of the Earth and so “Marihuana Reconsidered,” prevalent as sacraments in the outlines Sagan’s thoughts on world’s religions?” the benefits of marijuana and Sagan was a recreational user of his personal use. In an excerpt Cannabis for most of his life, but arguing for legalization, the essay toward the end, he also came to reads: “The illegality of Cannabis appreciate and respect the plant’s is outrageous, an impediment medicinal benefits as well. When to full utilization of a drug which he underwent treatment for cancer, helps produce the serenity and he used it to treat lack of appetite insight, sensitivity and fellowship from chemotherapy. so desperately needed in this Would Carl Sagan have been the increasingly mad and dangerous same scientist without Cannabis? world.” Maybe. It’s highly likely, though, He would continue with frequent he would not have been the same correspondence with Grinspoon, human being without it – and it was and in the newly released Library Sagan’s humanity that made him of Congress exhibit featuring Carl one of the most famous American Sagan’s manuscripts, notebooks, scientists of the 20th century. And papers and correspondence, one in some way, we have this sacred can view hundreds of letters written flower to thank for that!

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OUSY “Muscles relax and stress melts away, as well as any thought of my to-do list.”

This month we’re grinding up Jealousy, cultivated by Local Variety. With an exaggerated Bacio profile, loud nose, and full-on midnight purple calyxes, this striking cultivar is a threat on all fronts.

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reated by Seed Junky, a renowned breeder in California, Jealousy is a cross between Gelato 41 and a Sherbet bx1. Though this sounds like a reinforced mash-up of two popular flavors, the result is more than the sum of its parts. Gelato 41, dubbed the “Bacio” pheno, is a nod to the gelateria flavor – a mix of milk chocolate and hazelnut. The frozen treat goes by Bacio, though the direct translation is “kiss” in Italian. Loud creamy Gelato flavors are present the moment the jar is opened. While a savory base note of dark cocoa powder fills the room as the buds take a whirl in the grinder, notes of whipped cream and diesel betray the Sherb lineage. Pulling on an unlit joint carries rich sugar cookie flavors with hints of that recognizable OG profile. When lit, the flavors expand and add some subtle citrus notes to the mix. Though the color here is deep dark purple down to the stem, the widely held belief that strictly purple weed lacks potency simply isn’t the case here. After a joint, the effect feels heavy behind the eyes. Muscles relax and stress melts away, as well as any thought of my to-do list. Talking about this unique cultivar, the crew over at Local Variety knew they had a space for Jealousy in their garden from the moment they locked eyes on it. With other attentiongrabbing cultivars such as Sugar Cone (which smells exactly like a fresh-baked waffle cone) in their roster, it takes something that stands out to earn a spot in the Local Variety line up. Not only is the flower pungent in the jar, after grinding up a joint the room held a sillage of funk for long after the joint was gone. This isn’t the sort of flower that you can subtly toke on your lunch break. In fact, this flower is better shared with a fellow connoisseur or not shared at all, tucked away in your head stash for a solo dinner and a movie night. Though Jealousy is an excellent name for an all-purple, high testing, pungent powerhouse, perhaps more fitting would be Envy. Even in a tight, competitive market, flower with this much charisma is going to stand out. Expect covetous stares from your fellow pot-snobs doing their best to stay ahead of the trends, and seek out something truly interesting for the next sesh.

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Decarboxylation

Emulsifier

Decarboxylation is a necessary pre-process in the creation of edibles that involves heating up your Cannabis product (flower or oil) to 220º F to break off carboxyl units from Delta 9 THCa, thus converting inactive THCa into active THC. This process happens naturally when smoking or vaporizing, however edibles require decarbing prior to product creation. Decarbed Cannabis can be infused into an edible product.

Because Cannabis is infused into oil/butter and many edible recipes require the use of water, emulsifiers are used to create many edible products. As you probably remember, oil and water do not mix. An emulsifier is a compound that is added to oil/water concoctions so that they can blend together in a homogenous solution, and is an essential step for many edible products.

Edible Infusion

Nano-emulsified

Food that incorporates a variety of Cannabis infusions to create a product that tastes as good as its effects are. These products are orally ingested and metabolized through the liver, which is a distinctively different mechanism of action from inhalable products. Expect a slower onset, more robust body effect, and significantly prolonged duration compared to other consumption methods such as smoking or vaping. These products include anything that can be made using oil or butter.

11-OH-THC (11-hydroxy-THC)

When Cannabis oil is mixed with an oil or butter, this is considered an infused product. Generally THC is infused into an oil or butter in a known quantity, and then that butter or oil is incorporated into a chef’s favorite recipe to create an edible Cannabis product. Ethanol can be used to extract THC and then evaporated directly onto sugar, salt or pre-made products to create infused products, however these are not as stable or consistent compared to something infused with butter or oil. Infusions are most commonly made from solvent-based extractions like hydrocarbon, CO2 and ethanol. The quality of the infusion is a direct result of the quality of the extraction process, as well as the extraction input material.

This compound is a metabolite that is derived from the metabolization of Delta 9 THC within the liver. Enzymes in the liver convert the Delta 9 THC into 11-OH-THC when we orally ingest Cannabis, and this conversion accounts for edibles exponentially high potency and prolonged effects when compared to inhalation. 11-OH-THC is approximately five to 10 times more potent that Delta 9 THC, and is only created via liver metabolization.

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Low and slow is the rule for all Cannabis products, and this rule is even more important for proper edible dosage. Due to the notoriously potent effects of edibles that result from the conversion of Delta 9 into 11-OH-THC, dosing recommendations start at 1mg for first time users. From there it is recommended to slowly increase your dosage until you find the dose that is comfortable for you and your needs. Consumers often get too high from edibles because they try to match their smoking dosage to their edible dosage, without realizing that eating a gram of Cannabis is significantly more potent than smoking a gram of Cannabis. Your lifestyle, medical needs and product access will help you determine the best dosing regimen that supports your personal relief, with regard to your daily schedule.

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Solventless Infusions

There are hundreds of types of emulsifiers that can be used to create products, depending on the nitty gritty details of your product development. A sonicator is a tool that utilizes ultrasonic frequencies to break up particles on a molecular level. When utilizing a sonicator with an emulsifier, you can lower the amount of emulsifier needed, as well as increase the bioavailability of the cannabinoids in the product. Thus you create a nano-emulsified product that, in theory, produces a higher quality effect with less active ingredients used.

Edible vs. Ingestible

A trending subset of infusions that utilizes Cannabis oil derived from a solventless process. These products typically contain the most robust amount of cannabinoids and effects possible, particularly compared to their solvent-based competition. These are typically infused with hash and rosin products, and are generally considered to be a FECO product (full spectrum extract Cannabis oil).

‘Edible’ typically refers to a food-based product, whereas ‘ingestible’ can refer to any product that is consumed orally. Ingestibles include drinks, tinctures and tablets, which are also processed through the liver and share the same mechanism of action as edibles, just with varying degrees of potency/onset. An edible is more traditionally thought of as a brownie or cookie, but today can include anything from a gummy, to a jerky, to a savory pie, to a steak dinner.

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SNICKERDOODLE REVIEW BY RYAN HERRON @THELOUD100

Billed as “the original good-for-you Cannabis snack,” it’s refreshing to see an ingredients list that reads like if the cool grandma handed you down her *wink* special cookie recipe. Ideal for munching down in your car seconds before you greet the family for the holidays, or better yet, doubled up around an ice cream center – this timeless cinnamon cookie is a classic for a reason. 5.09mg THC/serving, 50.98mg THC/package sdksnacks.com | @sdksnacks

PORTLAND OVEN

FRESH LEMONS COFFINS COOKIE MUFFINS REVIEW BY MAX EARLY @LIFTED_STARDUST

Portland Oven has been well known in the game for a significant time for their gourmet Pot Sauce, Cannaghee and Coffins. Their Fresh Lemons Cannabis Cookie Muffin is infused with Grapefruit Durban, making it an ideal afternoon snack. This chewy and crumbly treat is the perfect balance between a citrusy snack and a baked good. 4.99mg THC/serving, 49mg THC/package portlandoven.com | @portlandoven

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CHOCO CANNACRISPY REVIEW BY RYAN HERRON @THELOUD100

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Better Edibles uses a custom cannabinoid distillate blend to give their products a more complex buzz. This classic stoner treat sports a familiar form factor and an easy-to-dose guide on every pack. These maximum strength edibles are an easy solution when you want chocolate, marshmallow – and 50mg in just two bites. 5mg THC/serving, 50mg THC/package better-edibles.com | @betteredibles

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BLACK HEARTS

CAYENNE & CHOCOLATE CANNABIS COOKIES REVIEW BY MAX EARLY @LIFTED_STARDUST

Their little hearts are made with lots of love, by hand, with organic ingredients and broad-spectrum Cannabis extract. Unlike the typical flavors on the market, this spicy cayenne chocolate cookie is a welcomed change of pace. De-stress and unwind with this mouthwatering edible after a long day, and you won’t be disappointed. 5.42mg THC and 2.53mg CBD/serving, 54.2mg THC and 25.3mg CBD/package | blackheartspdx.com | @blackheartspdx


HAPY KITCHEN

TOFFEE CRUNCH BLONDIE

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Smooth, sweet and soft – three perfect words to describe the Toffee Crunch Blondie from Hapy Kitchen. This delectable blondie checks all the boxes. Chewing each bite was effortless and offered a full taste of realness, making it very hard to pace myself. The sweetness will have you reaching for a glass of milk. But what is a cookie without some milk? About an hour later, I relaxed into the calm high and felt all the vibes. After wiping the crumbs off my shirt, I fell into a deep and happy sleep. 4.9mg THC/serving, 49mg THC/package | hapykitchen.com | @ hapykitchenofficial

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There’s no suspicious Cannabis oil in these cookies. Elbe’s uses indoor flower sourced from local favorite Doghouse to create the cannabutter they infuse into their treats. Paired with the other carefully sourced ingredients, Elbe’s makes a cookie that is refined but fits right in with the fam’s beloved holiday cookie spread. 5.06mg THC/serving, 50.61mg THC/package elbesedibles.com | @elbesedibles

You have to love the modern edible. Fire Dept. takes the gooey marshmallow treat we know and love, adds some TikTok worthy mix-ins and enhances the whole thing with live resin. Individually wrapped and available in a variety of flavors, these are the perfect addition to have stashed away in the hands-off-these-are-mine drawer. 4.8mg THC/serving, 48mg THC/package firedeptcanna.com | @firedept.canna

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GRAPEFRUIT SOUR BOTZ REVIEW BY MAKANI NELSON @CHOICENUG

Sour Botz from Green State of Mind is one of the longest running edibles in the Oregon marketplace. These delectable gummies are not only tasty, but also fast acting! Being a single rectangular shape, Sour Botz are fairly easy to split into smaller serving sizes for those who wish to microdose. These gummies are perfect for on the go, as their packaging is relatively small and flat! 4.92mg THC/serving, 49.2mg THC/ package | greenstateofmindinc.com @sourbotz

JUNK

STRAWBERRY POPPING CANDY DYNAMITES! REVIEW BY MAX EARLY @LIFTED_STARDUST

Created by Leif Goods, Junk offers a variety of stoner-friendly edibles, including their Marshmallow Bon-Bons and Holy Moly-O’s. Their Dynamites! are a nostalgic blast from the past, as is that pop and fizz in your mouth. The strawberry flavor had me smacking my lips and stoned in a matter of minutes. 4.35mg THC/serving Up to 50mg THC/package junkworldwide.com | @eatmorejunk

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MARIONBERRY 1:1 GUMMY REVIEW BY MAKANI NELSON @CHOICENUG

Beginning by dominating the more affordable dab scene, Hush has branched out to create other Cannabis products such as this 1:1 marionberry gummy. This chewy treat provides a well-rounded effect, soothing the body and stimulating the mind. Edibles containing both THC and CBD are becoming increasingly popular. I feel the included CBD can help to either enhance your experience, or help to keep down the general anxiety Cannabis can sometimes bring on. 4.76mg THC and 5.15mg CBD/serving 47.56mg THC and 51.45mg CBD/package hushcanna.com | @hushcannaoregon

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STRAWBERRY SUPERNOVA REVIEW BY MAX EARLY @LIFTED_STARDUST

Get ready to go to infinity and beyond with Astral Treats’ Strawberry Supernovas. The crunchy and chewy candies satisfy all of your senses with a burst of flavors and consistencies. The contrast in sour and sweet was the perfect match, making it hard not to eat both gummies in one sitting! 2.08mg THC/serving, Up to 50mg THC/package | @astral.treats

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TASTY’S

WATERMELON HAZE HARD CANDIES REVIEW BY RYAN HERRON @THELOUD100

We appreciate the slick packaging and terpene info on Tasty’s hard candy packs. Bright pink and bursting with watermelon candy flavor, they’ve found that balance of accentuating and masking the Cannabis notes. These individually packaged, 5mg pieces are absorbed sublingually and take effect much sooner than most edibles. Great when you need a quick solution and can’t step out and smoke. 5.47mg THC/serving, 54.78mg THC/package | trytastys.com | @trytastys


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STRAWBERRY MARGARITA GUMMY REVIEW BY DIANA THOMPSON @DUDE.DIANA

GANJA GUMMIES

MELON CUCUMBER SERRANO GUMMIES REVIEW BY RYAN HERRON @THELOUD100

Like a grown-up watermelon candy, PDX Dabs gets playful with these gummies flavored with melon, cucumber and serrano. We found that though serrano is featured prominently on the package, they were thankfully not spicy. Wash a couple down with your next michelada and tell them we sent ya. 5.30mg THC/serving 53mg THC/package | pdxdabs.com | @pdx_dabs

I would like to think Jimmy Buffet would approve of this version of strawberry margarita. Wana created a juicy and chewy gummy for those who appreciate that it is indeed five o’clock somewhere. Even though the serving size says one piece, I gladly savor two pieces and enjoy the very comfortable high that accompanies them just 15 minutes later. Classic taste and satisfying high. 4.68mg THC/serving, 46.80mg THC/package wanabrands.com | @wanabrands

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THAT TAFFY

MYSTERY TAFFY REVIEW BY RYAN HERRON @THELOUD100

When you’re holding a 50mg THC taffy covered in question marks, your experience is in your own hands. You’ll have to guess the flavor That Taffy used in this batch of Mystery Taffy. The package is white, the taffy is white, and the flavor is anyone’s guess. We won’t ruin the suspense by offering our guess – simply get a handful and get started on your own detective work. 5.23 mg THC/serving, 52.37mg THC/ package | @mystery_taffy

Live free and fly high with Rebel Spirit Cannabis’ Pineapple Pucker vegan gummy. This fruity and flavorful candy comes in one solid 50mg serving, making it ideal for those aiming to knock back a hefty amount in one mouthful. Be sure to check out their high quality flower and pre-rolls as well! 5mg THC/serving, 50mg THC/package rebelspiritcannabis.com | @rebelspiritfarms

SUN GOD MEDICINALS

SANDIE’S CANDIES PEANUT BRITTLE

LAURIE + MARY JANE

REVIEW BY MAKANI NELSON @CHOICENUG

REVIEW BY RYAN HERRON @THELOUD100

As someone who has never tried peanut brittle before, this was certainly a delight! Sandie’s Candies crafted a beautiful rendition of a classic treat – the peanut brittle snaps and the crunchiness is perfect! As the holidays are just around the corner, this is a wonderful treat to share with loved ones around a fire! 4.75mg THC/serving, 47.5mg THC/package | sungodmedicinals.com @sandiescandiesoregon_

Bleublees include a helpful pronunciation guide (bloo bleez, natch). Though, any way you’d like to say it, Laurie + Mary Jane have created something tasty. Each 5mg gummy is covered in a sugary sweet coating that gives a little texture to these soft treats. Tangerine and lime flavors eliminate any Cannabis notes. Not to mention, L+MJ donates a portion of all sales to the National Breast Cancer Coalition. Feel-good treats all around. 5mg THC/serving, 50mg THC/package laurieandmaryjane.com | @laurieandmaryjane

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HERBAN TRIBE

MANGO CANNABIS FRUIT CHEWS REVIEW BY RYAN HERRON @THELOUD100

It’s wonderful to see mango puree as the star ingredient in an edible with just six components. Eugene company Herban Tribe creates these soft, vegan fruit chews to make your trip to the dispensary an easy one. In bright colors with sharp contrasting iconography, the packaging grabs our attention first and the real fruit flavor has us coming back for more. 5mg THC/serving 50mg THC/package herbantribe.com @herbantribe

SWEETS

DROPS

RASPBERRY JELLIES REVIEW BY RYAN HERRON @THELOUD100

Drops are softer than the ultra chewy gummy bears we grew up with, though they’re still tough enough to keep their cute little cube shapes if you pack them along for a long hike. Intensely flavored, just one tiny cube was enough for me to feel satisfied and judge the bubble-bath-relaxed feeling of this CBD-forward edible. 5mg THC/serving and 7.5mg CBD/serving, 50mg THC/package and 75mg CBD/package

WVA

RETREATS REVIEW BY MAX EARLY @LIFTED_STARDUST

Infused with GMO and Sunset Octane solventless hash rosin processed by WVA and grown by Rogue Farmer, it’s no wonder why these gummies smack so hard. Enjoy flavors like Passionfruit Punch, Blueberry Bliss and LaLa Lychee made with real fruit puree. Their tins are also refillable, depending on where you live! 4.55mg THC/serving, 50mg THC/package retreatsedibles.com | @retreats_wva

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CAREFREE JELLIES

REVIEW BY RYAN HERRON @THELOUD100

Carefree is the perfect name for these solventless hash rosin gummies. Always perfectly potent, we reach for this variety pack any time we need an edible with a pronounced effect. Vegan, glutenfree, solventless and long-lasting, these gummies are hard to beat. With five flavors in each pack, you can snack your way through while trying to pick a favorite. 4.78mg THC/serving, 47.79mg THC/package | nelsonandcompanyorganics.com @nelsonandcompany_

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One of the first companies to take advantage of minor cannabinoids, Grön has found an excellent way to introduce CBG to their customers. These blueberry lemonade pearls have a big fruit flavor with a sour kick. Though, the real magic is the THC to CBG ratio. A cannabinoid known to reduce inflammation and increase appetite – if that rings your bell, this might be the start of a beautiful friendship. 4.81mg THC and 14.17 CBG/serving, 48.12mg THC and 141.75mg CBG/package eatgron.com | @gron_edibles


HIGHLAND PROVISIONS

BLACKBERRY LEMONADE GUMMIES REVIEW BY RYAN HERRON @THELOUD100

The beauty of owning a solventless hash company is using that rosin in the house-made edibles as well. We love Highland’s refined gummies, with an airy texture and fun swirl of both the blackberry and lemonade flavors. With almost no discernible Cannabis taste and supreme packaging, we’ll be gifting these gummies throughout the holiday season. 5mg THC/serving 50mg THC/package | highlandprovisionsco.com | @highlandprovisions

OREGON ORIGINAL

KOTTON MOUTH GUMMIES REVIEW BY MAKANI NELSON @CHOICENUG

Oregon Original’s cherry limeade Kotton Mouth gummies are absolutely mouth watering! Well, maybe not after they kick in, but this flavor mix had me salivating big time. The combination of cherry and lime makes for a refreshing and slightly sour explosion in your mouth. These gummies are a perfect treat for a stoned and fun afternoon! 4.79mg THC/serving| 47.9mg THC/ package | oregonoriginal.com

PERIODIC EDIBLES

RELAX CANNABIS CARAMEL REVIEW & PHOTO BY MAX EARLY @LIFTED_STARDUST

Utilizing science, Periodic Edibles has been well known in the Oregon Cannabis industry for their efficient and effective edibles. Their canna-butter-infused caramels are a oneway ticket to sleepy town, as this particular caramel has 6mg of CBN in it as well as 48mg of THC. Eat the whole treat and sleep like a baby, trust us. 4.8mg THC/serving 48mg THC/package, 6mg CBN/package periodicedibles.com | @periodicedibles

CANNAVORE HELLAVATED

STRAWBERRY HAZE GUMMIEZ REVIEW BY WES ABNEY

Ready to get hella elevated? We love this punny brand, their yummy gummiez and flavored vapes. The Strawberry Haze gummiez have a sweet and sour strawberry effervescence that melts into the palate, with a sugar rush that delivers a floaty, happy buzz so tasty we floated off with a whole package in one sitting! 10mg THC/serving, 100mg THC/package | hellavated.com @hellavatedvapes

STRAWBERRY LEMONADE FRUIT JELLIES REVIEW BY RYAN HERRON @THELOUD100

Cannavore does a lot with these soft and chewy fruit jellies. They’re keto-friendly, gluten-free, vegan, and did we mention zero calories? These strawberry lemonade gummies are two servings each and have a texture like high-quality dried fruit. Individually wrapped, the pack of five chews fits neatly into the gym bag for a pre-workout, or slyly snuck into the theater for guilt-free snacking. 4.54mg THC/serving, 46.44mg THC/package cannavore.com | @eatcannavore

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CHOCOLATES CHOMPD EDIBLES

WHITE CHOCOLATE PUMPKIN SPICE BAR REVIEW BY DIANA THOMPSON @DUDE.DIANA

BLAZE CANNABIS CHOCOLATE

LEIF GOODS

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This edible is bound to get you in the holiday spirit! The rich structured white chocolatey taste paired with the peppermint in this bar is beyond reach. I tried a piece by itself and also melted some into my morning coffee, and was provided with a content and mellow high. The crunch of the bark and the smooth taste of the white chocolate left me wanting more. Although if you want more than one piece, make sure your bed is nearby! 4.73mg THC/serving 47.33mg THC/package | mellowvibes.com | @blazebrands

MINT HIBISCUS CHOCOLATE BAR Delicate, graceful and delicious would be a few ways to describe the high-quality product lines crafted by Leif Goods. Their mint hibiscus chocolate is no exception, as the balanced flavors make your palate sing songs of joy. Good luck trying not to eat the entire bar, as it is that tasty. 3.87mg THC and 4.29mg CBD/serving 38.68mg THC and 42.87mg CBD/package leifgoods.com | @leifgoods

There is nothing basic about CHOMPD’s White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice bar. The smell of this chocolate bar is enough to please the senses alone. Picked up in a fun geometrical package, this little orange bar provides big highs. Each bite filled up all the senses and quickly reminded me why I wish Pumpkin Spice season lasted all year. 4.60mg THC/serving 46.0mg THC/package chompdedibles.com @chompdedibles

CROP CIRCLE CHOCOLATE

VANILLA HAZELNUT TRUFFLE REVIEW BY RYAN HERRON @THELOUD100

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Jeremiah and Todd (Stoner Owners, pg.24) have created a truly artisanal Cannabis edible. Dark chocolate enrobed in an airy ganache with organic vanilla bean and banana forward rosin, and each truffle is topped with hazelnut by hand. The Tally Mon, cultivated by Ananda and hashed by Bose Nose Knows, is an ideal fit. Each twopack is perfect as a fancy host gift or a go-to whenever you need to pamper yourself. 5mg THC/ serving, 50mg THC/package cropcirclechocolate.com @cropcircle.chocolate

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BRENDA’S EDIBLES

PEPPERMINT BOMB REVIEW BY MAX EARLY @LIFTED_STARDUST

Move over and make room York, because Brenda’s Cannabisinfused Peppermint Bombs are here to steal the show. These bite-sized morsels pack a serious punch, so do not underestimate them whatsoever. Eating one of these will be sure to knock your lights out in the best way. Check out their other sweets like their lollipops and peanut butter cups as well! 5mg THC/serving 50mg THC/package | bredasedibles.co | @brendas_edibles_

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TAO BUBBLE & HYPHAE WELLNESS

MELLOW VIBES

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TURBO SOLVENTLESS SYRUP

Talk about an edible that packs a punch and provides a killer cost-toeffect ratio. Sips offer a sugar/gluten-free, vegan, bioavailable Cannabis elixir that tastes wonderful on its own or pairs well with your favorite sparkling beverages. Pour their mouth watering peach flavor into a Sprite and unlock a world of tastes and effects you never knew existed. 40mg THC/serving, 1000mg THC/package sipselixir.com @sipselixir

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Tao Gardens (Tao Bubble) and Hyphae Wellness have teamed up to produce this raspberry limeade rosin and mushroom elixir. Each bottle is packed with in-house cultivated and concentrated inputs, from fruited-body Lion’s Mane to biodynamically grown Cannabis. This vegan formula with real fruit puree packs a 40mg punch per teaspoon. 42.9mg THC and 0.46mg CBD/serving, 1029.60mg THC and 10.92mg CBD/package taogardens.com gethyphae.com @tao.bubble @hyphaewellness

This elixir by Mellow Vibes is exactly what an “elixir” should be. It’s tasty, potent, and the bottle gets points for being the sort of thing that would be a conversation starter at your next cocktail mixer. With flavors like pineapple, concord grape, and mango guava, this potent potable easily mixes in or stands out on its own. 41.64mg THC and 39.54mg CBD/serving, 249.84mg THC and 237.24mg CBD/package mellowvibes.com @mellowvibesedibles

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HAPPY CABBAGE

A solventless hash syrup is almost unheard of, particularly one that tastes and performs like this. Happy Cabbage goes above and beyond with this potent syrup using nano-enhanced hash oil for a quick onset. The addition of real fruit puree, and the decision to eschew food coloring, gives this syrup a natural color and flavor. Served on its own, as a mix-in, or poured over ice cream – there’s no wrong way to enjoy it. 95.94mg THC/package happycabbagefarms.com @happycabbagefarms


SISKIYOU SUNGROWN

1:1 MINT MCT OIL REVIEW BY MAX EARLY @LIFTED_STARDUST

Like all of Siskiyou Sungrown’s choice products, their 1:1 Mint MCT Oil is the perfect way to get your foot in the door with edibles. Simply take a dropper full of this perfectly balanced mixture of THC and CBD, and slip away into a world free of stress and worry. 3.15mg THC and 3.04mg CBD/serving, 402.75mg THC and 388.70 CBD/ package siskiyousungrown.com @siskiyousungrown

HIGH DESERT PURE

HIBERNATE TINCTURE

REVIEW BY MAX EARLY @LIFTED_STARDUST

Get ready to get some of the best sleep of your life with High Desert Pure’s Hibernate Tincture. This unique product offers a 15:5:2 ratio of CBD:THC:CBN, making it beyond ideal for nighttime usage. For an even deeper night of sleep, be sure to try their bath soak and bombs. 17.5mg CBD, 5.75mg THC, 2.1mg CBN/ serving and 875mg CBD, 287.5mg THC, 106mg CBN/package. highdesertpure.com | @highdesertpure

CHALICE

ELYSIUM FIELDS MOB BOSS 1:1 TINCTURE REVIEW BY MAKANI NELSON @CHOICENUG

Elysium Fields is Chalice’s brand of live resin strain-specific tinctures and cartridges. As we begin to learn more about the entourage effect, we are seeing an increase in products containing other cannabinoids in tandem with THC. This Mob Boss 1:1 tincture was perfect to use in my coffee in the morning. I typically do not smoke immediately upon waking, so it was nice to start my day with a little edge off to calm my coffee jitters. 10.17mg THC and 10.56mg CBD/serving, 601.88mg THC and 624.59mg CBD/ package | chalicefarms.com @elysiumfields_official

MEDICINE FARM BOTANICALS

LUNAR ELIXIR

REVIEW BY MAX EARLY @LIFTED_STARDUST

Brace yourselves as your mouth enters a botanical adventure with notes of lavender, chamomile and elderberry. Created with the utmost care and intention, Medicine Farm Botanicals’ Lunar Elixir is one of the best ways to end your day, alleviating all worries and helping you float away on a cloud. This small bottle packs a whopping 900mg of THC, 600mg of CBD and 300mg of CBN. 7.52mg THC, 5.22mg CBD, 2.52mg CBN/serving 902mg THC, 626mg CBD, 302mg CBN/package mfbotanicals.com | @medicinefarm

LUMINOUS BOTANICALS

UNIVERSAL CANNABIS TONIC REVIEW BY RYAN HERRON @THELOUD100

This tonic has a variety of applications: under the tongue, added to food or beverage, or applied liberally to yourself or a partner. Finally! An edible that encourages you to play with your food. An almond and coconut oil base provide a silky smooth texture. The addition of Cannabis and cinnamon complements with a light flavor and clean finish. 5.4mg THC and 5.1mg CBD/serving, 202.5mg THC and 192.0mg CBD/package | luminousbotanicals.com | @luminousbotanicals

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STRAWBERRY GUAVA RSO REVIEW BY DIANA THOMPSON @DUDE.DIANA

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The syringe of Strawberry Guava flavored RSO by Rebel Roots Farms has extensive flavor and packs a heavy high. The syrupy texture nestled by my taste buds is something I will not forget about anytime soon. RSO normally packs a great punch and there is nothing better than getting cozy on the couch to enjoy the high. If you are ready for an amazing fruity RSO, look no further. 37.21mg THC/serving, 744.2mg THC/package | rebelrootsfarms.com | @rebelrootsfarms

Make your very own edible creations with OM Extracts’ Durban Cookies. Directly add their raw CO2 oil into your favorite baked good recipe and unlock hidden skills you never knew you had. This full spectrum synergy experience is directly related to the insane amount of cannabinoids and terpenes contained in their products. 5.8mg THC and 0.3mg CBD/serving, 740.2mg Cannabinoids and Terpenes/package omextracts.com @omextracts

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leaf picks

Holiday GIFT GUIDE 1 MyBudVase Artisan Vase/Bong

Smoking made beautiful, this South Carolina-based company adds a chic element to your stoney lifestyle. With a wide selection of tasteful designs, the hardest part will be deciding if you want to put it to use, or simply keep it on display. @mybudvase - $125-$225

2 Wokeface Magnetic Lid Rolling Tray 64

You won’t be using a boring tray again anytime soon. This artfully adorned magnetic lid and rolling tray go together like peanut butter and jelly. Mobile joint rolling optimized! @wokeface - $20

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3 Pax Era Life vaporizer

Airy and diminutive with 2.5x the battery life, you’ll top this unique vape battery with an oil-filled pod for a pint-sized powerhouse puff. With so many color designs to choose from, it’s a stoney extension of your personality. @pax_official - $35

4 Blazy Susan Spinning Rolling Tray

The ultimate home base for all your weed things. If your life requires more organization, this will keep every dab accessory right where you left it. Spin to win! @blazysusan - $80-$145

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5 Phoenix Art Project Natural Resin Art

This handmade desk art is designed from pieces of nature collected in New England and cured in eco poxy, environmentally-friendly resin. Framed, on the desk, or hanging from the tree – Cannabis enthusiasts will cherish the uniqueness. @pheonixartproject - $30-$89

6 Dynavap Battery-Free Vaporizor

The innovative design allows clean air flow, which equates to an old school meets new cool experience. With more control over the temperature, you’re distinctly in charge with ultimate access to the true flavor of your weed and oil. Dynamite! @dynavap - $87-$225

7 sitka hash dome

High end smokeware is few and far between, but this old school hash company is bringing the dome to your home. Bucket list complete! @sitkagold - $150

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8 tOTEEZ MINI BINS

Who needs a nug jug when you’ve got a tiny tote? Now you can match your weed stash with your garage stash with this cute, durable box. @toteeztinytotes - $10

9 Puff Puff Pass Card Games Put the drinking games back in the closet for a stonified replacement. Thought provoking cards allow players to modify the rules as they go, making the fun virtually limitless. @playpuffpuffpass - $15


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10 EZ Pipe Ooze Lighter Pipe Combo

Take your entire show on the road with the Swiss Army Knife of weed pipes. Inexpensive and practical, it’s an all-in-one compact device that keeps all your vital tools in one handy place. @ezlitepipe - $9.99

11 Powerhitter 12 Vessel Touchless Smoking Vape batteries Since the 1970s, this squeezable tube has been letting you rip it without lipping it. Load a joint inside and watch the smoke pour into your mouth like fog rolling over the hilltops. Now you can smoke a joint in the shower! @powerhitterco - $25

Where discretion meets style, these beauties are at the top of their class. With sleek designs and high-end functionality, you’ll feel spoiled with every taste. If you’re spending on quality oil, it makes sense to invest in the best. @vessel_brand $45-$60

13 stACHE RIO DAB RIG

Whether at home or away, this cold-start device will get you properly ignited. With a built-in torch, dead batteries and burnt coils are a thing of the past. @stacheproducts - $199

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GUAVA PIE

Capital Cannabis is a vertically integrated grow and extraction lab in Springfield, Ore. The family-operated facility is behind this particular rendition of Bloom Seed Co.’s Strawberry Pie and Strawberry Guava cross, and this fabulously fruity extract feature. Join us as we dive into December’s saucy selection...

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Some cultivars offer elusive names, unattached to their consumption characteristics. Others proudly wear their terpenes in the title. Guava Pie leans to the latter, with a fruity profile present from the moment you lift the lid. Peeking in, you’ll notice a bright honey yellow appearance and applesauce-like consistency. The texture makes scooping simple, while maintaining a balanced terpene-to-THC ratio (without much stirring). This extract produces a pure, fruit candy nose with an unmistakable strawberry-guava kick. Upon the second sniff, those with only the most refined of palates will perceive the nostalgic notes of Trolli gummies. The tantalizing tingle of tangy goodness sparks swift salivation. But don’t be deceived: This is a sweet profile – one for those that enjoy a “A dessert-like dessert-like dab dab with with just a little just a little extra zing. In taste, extra zing.” any tartness gets tamed by a full-bodied fruit flavor. It presents more strawberry than guava and is accompanied by a delicate, doughy essence that lingers lightly on the back of the tongue. The exhale is easy and flavor-focused. Guava Pie’s effects lean on the relaxed side. But you may find some extra energy for snacking and certainly shouldn’t count out all activity, as a serotonin boost moves the experience away from sufficient sleepiness. We enjoy this strain for cozy evenings on the couch, relief from daytime tensions, and whenever the craving for something fruity finds us.

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off the shelf WHETHER SEARCHING FOR RELIEF FROM HOLIDAY STRESSES or recovering from a long day on the slopes, topicals can be a wonderful way to chase away aches and pains of all kinds. Check out these three highly effective concoctions of THC and CBD if you’re in need of some TLC this holiday season.

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HIGH DESERT PURE TRANSDERMAL ROLLERBALL

CANNABIS TOPICALS

SACRED HERB MEDICINALS CANNABIS ROLLER OIL

MEDICINE FARM BOTANICALS CASCADIA CANNABIS BALM

Subtly scented with menthol and blood orange, it’s the aroma of this full-spectrum roller ball that catches our attention first. Though, after rolling this onto cramped and sore leg muscles, the relief after a long day of hiking was undeniable. After a brief massage, the topical rubs in completely, leaving no oily residue. With each application offering roughly 1.5mg of both THC and CBD, we can expect plenty of relief from this long-lasting topical.

The folks at Sacred Herb do an alchemical job of combining Cannabis with olive, jojoba and avocado oils. This silky mix is then accented with functional herbs and spices such as arnica, peppermint oil, cinnamon and more. The result is a roll-on topical that has a pleasant tingle just seconds after this roller glides across your troubled muscles. Ideal for those deep, persistent aches, we’ve found relief with this product for everything from lower back pain to our overworked shoulders.

This cooling Cascadia balm was inspired by the invigorating winds and flora of the Pacific Northwest. It’s created with a base of local beeswax, Cannabis and hemp extract, and then fortified with whole herbs and flowers such as yarrow, lavender and juniper berries. Medicine Farm finishes this extra-strength balm with eucalyptus, wintergreen and menthol crystals. The finished topical is ultra-smooth and an effective one-two punch for knocking out pain, working on the skin’s sensory response and cannabinoid receptors.

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GREAT NOTION BOO BERRY MUFFIN SOUR PIE:30 BOO BERRY PIE infused with High Pressure Concentrates

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For those of you familiar, Pie:30 has made a serious name for itself in the edibles scene with their solventless and craft beer-infused hand pies over the past few years. I mean, how can you go wrong when you combine high-end concentrates, mouth-watering brews and tasty homemade recipes. The magic all starts in the kitchen, where Megan handcrafts each pie and makes sure there is love baked into every bite. In the past, this killer brand has used beers from breweries such as local favorites like Claim 52 and Oakshire Brewing, as well as sought-after cans like 450 North and RAR. To make these pies a match made in heaven, they source only the most exquisite hash rosin that Oregon has to offer, from companies such as One Handed Hash and Tree City Solventless. For this feature, though, we are showcasing the almighty Boo Berry Pie, infused with High Pressure Concentrates and Great Notion’s legendary Boo Berry Muffin. Not to be confused with the Blueberry Muffin from Great Notion, the Boo Berry beer has an insane amount of Boo Berry cereal loaded into the brew. Cracking open a can reveals notes of Entenmann’s blueberry muffins matched with a bitter yet tart and balancing blueberry profile. Each sip brings more of the sweet sugary cereal we all love so much, followed by one of Great Notion’s classic beer bases. Attention to detail is a huge facet of their company and “Be prepared it’s beyond apparent, as each to cancel your pie is drizzled with a flavorful afternoon glaze and topped with a plans.” handful of colorful cereal. Be prepared to cancel your afternoon plans, as these potent and strong pies pack a whopping 150mg each. Once you finish eating one, good luck stopping. Regardless of whether these pies were infused with Cannabis or not, I would still enjoy them just as much. The blueberry filling was divine and incredibly delicious. Even with a higher edible tolerance, half of a pie had me floating away on a cloud and happily passing out on my couch, waking up blissfully confused. Bringing the two together, the sweetness from the pie and the tartness from the beer provides a very balanced pairing. We highly suggest that you all get your hands on some of their goodies ASAP, but in the time being, be sure to stay up to date with Pie:30’s Instagram page for all new flavor releases! Keep an eye out for their full-size holiday pies as well!

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food gifts To see what works for your dog, try a half biscuit first. Some dogs will need more CBD for treating pain, or if they are very large, experiment starting low.

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OMEMADE FOOD GIFTS ARE THE BEST. Since most of the folks who give me presents love eating as much as I do, there have been some pretty remarkable gifts. You too can be the giver of “special” extraordinary treats. The white chocolate bites are lightly infused, filled with dried cherries, sliced almonds, coconut and a dusting of chili powder. A little different and they travel well (unless it’s in the middle of the summer). And this fudgy, chippy, toffee-laden brownie may become your new favorite. Last but not least, the CBD-only dog biscuits will help your anxious pet get in a good head space for holiday entertaining. My little dogs have a lot to say when people come over; the treats chill them out so they seem well-adjusted. I’ve infused all these recipes with my absolute favorite strain: Forbidden Fruit, from the talented folks at Sugar Tree Farm. This fragrant strain never disappoints. I like to keep doses pretty low this time of year – be mellow, enjoy and take it easy! Makes 50, 10mg CBD biscuits

FIDO’S FRIENDS 3 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup coconut flour 2 eggs 1 cup peanut butter, nothing but 1/3 cup CBD oil 1/2 cup cooked vegetables, i.e. broccoli, peas, corn, green beans, carrot (chopped) 1 tablespoon no salt bouillon, chicken, beef or vegetable 1 cup hot water 2 teaspoons turmeric

1. Heat oven to 300. 2. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Press into a greased 9x9 inch pan. Using a sharp knife cut into 30 pieces. 3. Bake biscuits for 50-60 minutes. The biscuits should appear dry. They can be cooked longer, dogs are not gonna care. Leave the biscuits in the oven for a couple of hours after the oven is turned off. Keep frozen, they will last longer.

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TOFFEE CHIP BROWNIE BITES 1 pkg. fudge brownie mix 1 cup water 3 eggs 1/4 cup oil 1/4 cup canna-oil or butter, melted and cooled 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup toffee bits, plus extra for topping

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1. Heat oven to 340. Spray mini muffin pans. 2. Prepare the brownies according to the package instructions. Replace 1/4 cup of the regular oil with 1/4 cup canna-oil or cannabutter. Add the chips and toffee, stir to combine. 3. Fill the 48 muffin cups two-thirds full. 4. Bake the brownies for 21-25 minutes, or do the toothpick test. 5. Remove the brownies and sprinkle with more toffee bits. Do not operate heavy machinery.

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SPICY WHITE CHOCOLATE BITES 2 1/2 cups white chocolate chips 1/8 cup canna-oil or butter 1/3 cup chopped dried cherries 1/3 cup sliced almonds 1/2 cup shredded coconut Chili powder

1. Line mini muffin pans with paper liners. 2. Place the chocolate and oil in a microwave safe bowl. Melt in 20 second intervals, stirring every time. 3. Stir in the cherries, almonds and coconut. 4. Drop the mixture into the muffin liners. Sprinkle with a tiny pinch of chili powder. 5. Allow to sit at room temperature to set, at least an hour. Serve with or without paper liners.

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I RECENTLY stopped by Chaka Glass Studio in Portland, Maine to talk with Cristian Gazmuri – a veteran glass-blowing artist known as Chaka with over 16 years of working with molten glass. His career started with figurative glass sculpture classes from Milon Townsend in his studio, as well as more recently at Corning Glass (about eight years ago). I’ve always enjoyed his mastery of snow and ice themes within his rigs, pipes and pendants.

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CHAKA GLASS STUDIO “First and foremost, I’m a craftsman. What I really enjoy is the process.”

How did you get your start in glass? I started out doing craft shows and jewelry. I always did pipes as a side thing, which is why I had the name ‘Chaka,’ so as not to get busted.

You were making pipes before Cannabis started becoming legal – when just getting caught with a pipe could get you arrested? Yeah, back then as pipemakers, we all had to be in the dark and not be too loud in what we were doing. It was a really grey area with headshops – they had to say it’s for tobacco only, while it was obvious it wasn’t for tobacco. People tend to smoke tobacco out of wooden pipes – not fancy, heady glass pieces.

What inspired you to start doing your cold, wintery, ice themes in your functional glass pieces? I was just messing around in my studio in the middle of summer – cooling myself off with an ice cube – and I thought it might be cool to make an ice cube out of glass. I was already making these little penguins and was getting closer to doing more conceptual work.

What excites you as a glass artist? First and foremost, I’m a craftsman. What I really enjoy is the process. A lot of my work is a reflection of what I do with the torch. Much of the art arises out of doing the process. And I just love working with glass – it’s really the best medium. We’re in the Glass Age, or at least that’s what some say. There

was the Iron Age, the Bronze Age. At Corning Corporate Headquarters, we’re developing all the glass we use in all of our phones and tablets – glass fiber.

How important is understanding the chemistry of glass? I’m really into meteorology and minerals – I have a pretty decent collection at home. A lot of the same elements that give color in minerals are the same elements that give glass its color. Glass blowers do need to know chemistry – the flame chemistry will affect the colors – if you add more oxygen to your flame, you’ll oxidize the colors. And if you take it away, it gets much more greasy and will reduce the colors and have streaks of copper appear. But that might not be a mistake – it really depends on what you want, or are looking for.

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Legalizing The Last Frontier

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How the second-to-last state to join the Union became the second US state to decriminalize marijuana. Activist attorney Irwin Ravin—known as the grandfather of If you asked the average American which states Alaska’s Cannabis legalization movement. were the pioneers of Cannabis legalization, off – eventually opening a law they’d likely answer California and Colorado. practice together in AnchorBut in reality, Oregon was actually the first state to decriminalize marijuana age and getting high together way back in 1973, followed soon after by Alaska in 1975. And unlike the often. It was during one of their former states, who legalized Cannabis through voter initiatives, both Oregon smoke sessions in late 1972 and Alaska did so through their state legislatures. In Alaska’s case, that law that the duo began plotting to was undoubtedly influenced by an iconic act of civil disobedience by the overturn what they viewed as man who would become known as the grandfather of the state’s marijuana the state’s unjust Cannabis law. movement: Irwin Ravin. Ravin’s legal partner/defense attorney and The political conditions there former state NORML rep Robert Wagstaff. seemed ripe for change: Earlier THAT’S SO RAVIN that very year, Alaskans had amended their state constitution to include an Irwin Ravin was born on June 20, 1939 in Newark, New Jersey, and grew explicit right to privacy (Article 1, Section 22). Plus, the justices on the state’s up in a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish home in the nearby suburb of Hillside. Supreme Court were among the youngest and most liberal in the country. All Irwin, it seems, developed a fondness for marijuana at an early age – as the partners needed was the right test case to mount their legal challenge. evidenced by the recollection of his younger sister Deena, who claimed that Luckily for them, fate would soon intervene on their behalf. he was growing his own plants by the time he was 16 years old. At age 20, On the evening of December 11, 1972, Ravin was pulled over for a he dropped out of college to join the Army, serving an 18-month stint in broken tail light in Anchorage. It was just a routine traffic stop, but it providKorea (1959-1960). After his tour was up, Ravin returned home to complete ed him the perfect opportunity and he decided to act: Knowing he had two his education: first graduating from Rutgers University, then NYU Law School. joints in his coat pocket, he refused to sign the ticket and deliberately got Upon passing the bar exam, he went to work for his uncle Morris as a law himself arrested – allegedly even holding up the weed in his hand until he clerk at the family firm of Ravin and Ravin. But after the Newark race riots in was taken into custody. July 1967, Ravin chose to flee the dangers of the inner city; within a month, “It wasn’t even my car,” he recalled in a 1990 Homer News article. “I he moved his wife and two young sons up to Fairbanks, Alaska. made them arrest me, and then gave them the pot.” It was there in Fairbanks that he met a fellow pot-smoking lawyer (and Ravin’s arrest provided him and Wagstaff the perfect vehicle to attempt to assistant district attorney) named Robert Wagstaff. A jazz fan originally from overturn the existing Cannabis law. Kansas City, Wagstaff had been smoking reefer since 1961. The pair hit it

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“It wasn’t about pot – it was about the right to privacy,” Ravin told the Homer News in October 1990. “It was a philosophy of freedom from government intrusion into personal life.”

Ravin was charged with violating Alaska Statute 17.12.010 – possession of Cannabis for personal use. At a District Court hearing in early May 1973, Wagstaff (and another lawyer they brought on by the name of R. Collin Middleton) filed a motion to dismiss the charge. Ravin’s team put forth a two-pronged legal strategy: First, they argued that in light of the constitution’s right to privacy guarantee, there was no legitimate state interest in prohibiting possession of marijuana by adults for personal use; second, they argued that marijuana’s classification as a dangerous drug was irrational and prohibition was irrational: The court – citing the separation of powers therefore denied Ravin due process and – deferred to the legislature to address it … which, it just so happened, equal protection under the law. they were in the process of doing. Before long, Ravin’s case was being championed by both NORML (of which DECRIM WIN Wagstaff was now the organization’s Serendipitously, while Ravin’s case was being state coordinator) and the ACLU, whose deliberated by the court, the Alaska State LegAnchorage chapter president Sally Coegislature had begun moving forward on a new hom expressed her support to the press. Cannabis reform bill. Sponsored by young Re“The circumstances of arrest have publican state senator Terry Miller of Fairbanks, no relevance to the issue,” Coeghom SB 350 decriminalized possession of up to one said in an article in the Fairbanks Daily ounce of marijuana for adults 18 years or older, News-Miner (on, of all days, April 20th). reducing it to a mere civil infraction punish“The state cannot constitutionally declare able by a fine of $100 or less. Fearing that its a substance illegal unless it is proven to passage might dissuade the court from rulbe harmful. The clear evidence is that On May 16, 1975, ing in their favor, Wagstaff actually testified marijuana is harmless, period.” against the bill – a position that justifiably the personal NORML flew in several expert witnessdrew ire from his NORML colleagues. Nevuse, possession es to testify on Ravin’s behalf, including ertheless, on May 16 – just 11 days before esteemed Harvard psychiatrist (and godthe court’s ruling – the bill passed, and with and cultivation father of medical marijuana) Dr. Lester Governor Jay Hammond’s declination to of Cannabis Grinspoon, who attested to the relative neither sign nor veto it, became the law of had effectively harmlessness of the plant. Together, the land. Ravin, NORML and the ACLU mainWhether the legislation had any effect on become legal in tained that the burden of proof lied with the court’s decision or vice versa is uncertain Ravin at work in his office. Alaska. the government to show that there was a … what was certain, however, was that the “compelling public interest” in prohibiting personal use, possession and cultivation (thanks to a subsequent ruling the drug. Unsurprisingly, the state didn’t agree. by the state attorney general) of Cannabis had effectively become legal in AlasOn Nov 17, 1973, the District Court ruled that ka. What’s more, this new law essentially nullified the charge against Ravin, who the law was indeed constitutional and denied was now basically off the hook. their motion. Undeterred, Ravin’s team ap“He won,” his sister was quoted as saying, “and he became a Paul Bunyan, a pealed to the Superior Court (which upheld the folk hero up there.” prior decision), and then finally to the Alaskan Supreme Court. LEGALIZATION LEGACY The Supreme Court took up their case on In the years that followed, Cannabis law in Alaska was liberalized even further: October 16, 1974. After hearing two hours of first in 1982, when the $100 fine was removed, and again in 1986 when the oral arguments and testimony from the expert maximum possession amount was raised to four ounces in the home and one witnesses, the court adjourned to deliberate. ounce in public. Then in 1990, in a remarkable reversal of course, Alaskans Six months later – on May 27, 1975 – they passed Ballot Measure 2 which re-criminalized possession of small amounts of announced their unanimous verdict. Cannabis – making it a misdemeanor punishable by a $1,000 fine or up to 90 Regarding the first question, the court condays in jail. But thanks to the precedent set by Ravin v. Alaska, that initiative was cluded that Alaskan’s right to privacy “would ultimately struck down as unconstitutional. encompass the possession and ingestion of As for Ravin, he eventually retired from the legal profession and ended up substances such as marijuana in a purely perdriving a taxi in Homer. On April 7, 2010, he suffered a heart attack and was sonal, non-commercial context in the home.” sent to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage where he died four That landmark decision made the Alaska days later. He was 70 years old. Supreme Court the first and only court in the Though Irwin Ravin didn’t live to see Cannabis fully legalized for adult use in history of the United States to recognize a Alaska in 2014 (another Measure 2), he did live long enough to see it legalconstitutional right to privacy in regard to Canized for medicinal use in 1998 (Measure 8), and was also around to see his nabis. Granted, those protections were limited landmark ruling survive another challenge in 2003 (in the case of Noy v. State). NY Times article announcing the to within an individual’s private residence – but More importantly, though, Ravin’s legacy as an Alaskan icon of personal liberty Alaska Supreme Court decision this was nevertheless a monumental victory for remains as solid and enduring as the great Denali. May 28, 1975. the pro-Cannabis and libertarian causes. “It wasn’t about pot – it was about the right to privacy,” Ravin later told the Homer News in October 1990. For more about legalization in Alaska, listen to Episode #17 “It was a philosophy of freedom from government intrusion into of our podcast at worldofCannabis.museum/cannthropology. personal life.” Regarding the second issue, as to whether or not marijuana’s Story and photos originally published on worldofCannabis.museum and reprinted with permission. STO RY b y B O B BY B LAC K @ CAN N T H RO PO LO G Y for LEA F NAT IO N

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LET’S BE FRANK, getting a shitty gift that is only going to end up in the garage stuffed inside a plastic bin for the next eight years is a burden you didn’t ask for. Yet, you’re forced to choke out a smile while pretending that a jigsaw puzzle of a flower garden somewhere in Germany has been the missing piece to completing your own life puzzle. Unexpectedly, you are thrust into an acting role, forced to exemplify the positive attributes of an item for which you not only have zero interest, but resent for even being categorized as someone who would. You first comment on the colorful packaging, secretly hoping that grandma accidentally farts and deters the attention of the room so you can slide it aside in hopes that the distraction will direct the party onward to the next present in line. You summon grandma’s bowels through the manifestation of positive thinking. It works. She is oblivious while everyone cringes, awkwardly ignoring the robust rip that just filled the delicate air. Except for Uncle Ernie, who busts out in a gargled gut laugh and you think the gin blossoms on his nose are going to pop. “Weather reports say beware of breaking wind!” The room eventually settles. There is a moment when you meet eyes with the benefactor of said gift, as the person calculates your guise. You are uncertain of how to react, measuring their nuances for a tick, looking for a crack in their façade in the attempt of determining the level of excitement that is expected. You wonder how they could have possibly concluded that this gift was a personal fit for you, but fuck it. For the sake of pleasantry, you play the role and tell them it’s perfect. Your cousin Tara, who gets it, takes a hit from her vape pen and nods with a subtle smirk. Funny how we never get re-gifted Cannabis products.

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