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elements of our culture and the Cannabis industry for decades, transforming the way that people consume and view our plant. Beyond bongs, the industry has created an art scene that is enviable in all industries. Few of us drink beer from a custom goblet, but many people smoke out of $10,000+ dab rigs daily. To me, the most amazing part about glass is the fragility. Combining heat and borosilicate and the creative madness of a lampworker creates art pieces worthy of the greatest museums, but it can easily be snatched away with a simple tip or drop. I get extremely nervous holding high end glass, especially with today’s values. I had the anxious pleasure of dabbing out of a $50,000 set recently and couldn’t get over the value as I passed it around a session. Holding that value in hand, let alone smoking out of it, was simply amazing. As the Cannabis industry and culture continues to go mainstream, it is important to recognize all the elements that are driving it forward. Glass art is at the tip of the spear. This issue honors many amazing artists, styles and innovation. Without these beautiful works of art, the act of smoking weed or taking a dab would be a lot more bland. I want to thank all the artists out there making it happen, those we featured, and the up and coming dreamers imagining the next new way to enjoy our plant. I hope you enjoy this issue as much as I do, and are able to appreciate the amazing and one of a kind art we worked hard to capture.
I HAD THE ANXIOUS PLEASURE OF DABBING OUT OF A $50,000 SET RECENTLY AND COULDN’T GET OVER THE VALUE AS I PASSED IT AROUND A SESSION. —Wes Abney APR. 2018 FACEBOOK.COM/NWLEAF
STEVE ELLIOTT is the editor behind tokesignals.com, an independent blog of Cannabis news and opinion.
ALABAMA MAN GETS 3 YEARS IN PRISON FOR GROWING 7 POT PLANTS IN HIS BACKYARD
A INDIANA LEGISLATURE LEGALIZES CBD OIL, BILL HEADS TO THE GOVERNOR’S DESK
bill legalizing the possession and sale of CBD oil is headed to the governor’s desk in Indiana. Residents will be able to legally buy low-
THC cannabis extracts containing cannabidiol (CBD) if, as expected, Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb signs a bill which is headed for his desk. The bill’s strict labeling rules, however, could block most CBD manufacturers from Indiana’s market, reports IndyStar. Senate Bill 52 is seen by state lawmakers as a “fix” to House Enrolled Act 1149, which passed last year. That legislation allowed epilepsy patients to possess CBD oil, but provided no way for them to legally buy it. SB 52 passed the Indiana Senate 36-11, and unanimously in the House. Requirements under the new law are so stringent that Hoosiers could still have difficulty finding affordable CBD oil. “We’re going to have to come back and fix this next year, but we’ve got to at least get it legal,” said Rep. Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington). Manufacturers are required by SB 52 to test each batch of CBD oil to make sure it has less than 0.3 percent THC. They seem quite concerned that someone might actually get high on the stuff. SB 52 also requires that CBD products sold in Indiana have a QR code on the label. The code must link to a document with information on the specific batch. Information required includes the ingredients and the name of the company that manufactured the ingredients. “That really isn’t feasible for companies our size,” according to CBD manufacturer Josh Hendrix. Hendrix, the director of business development at CV Science, Inc., made the remark in a Feb. 27 committee hearing, reports IDS News. Most CBD oil manufacturers would have to create new labeling to quality for sales in Indiana. That includes Plus CBD oil, the market leader, which is typically found in health food stores. Since the bill doesn’t specifically legalize the manufacture of CBD oil within Indiana, there would still be questions over whether such manufacture would be permissible. Indiana retailers will be allowed to continue selling CBD oil without the strict labeling requirements until July 2018.
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n Alabama man will serve three years in prison for growing seven marijuana plants in his backyard. Limestone Circuit Judge Robert Baker
sentenced Robert Michael Musick, 40, of Athens, Alabama, to 10 years, three of which he must serve. Musick also got two years of probation for “drug trafficking,” reports The Athens News Courier. Musick’s first trial ended in a deadlocked jury and a mistrial. Just under two months later, he was re-tried and convicted. It all began in August 2015, when the Athens Police Department got a tip that Musick was growing Cannabis in his backyard. The officers seized seven marijuana plants from him, ranging from three to 10 feet tall. “When investigators checked the information, they could see the plants growing in the backyard,” Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said at the time. “The owner of the property refused our request to go in the backyard.” Investigators got a search warrant, Johnson said, and secured the area. Johnson estimated the seven plants would yield 15-20 pounds “if all the leaves were harvested.” Cops also found piles of Cannabis leaves, stems, “finished smoking product,” six pipes “with marijuana residue inside” and three large bongs “with residue.” The report also notes the presence of two marijuana grinders “with debris” and two jars of seeds, according to a complaint filed by Police Investigator Mickey Hart. After an initial mistrial due to a hung jury, a second trial began in November 2017. Jurors in that trial only took about two and a half hours to return a unanimous guilty verdict. Judge Baker sentenced Musick to 10 years under Alabama law. However, he split the sentence so that Musick is only required to serve three years in prison. The other seven years were suspended, pending the successful completion of two years’ probation. Musick was also fined $25,000, court records show. Three years is too harsh, according to attorney Phillips. “It’s definitely time for a change in the law,” she said. “No one should serve three years for growing marijuana in [their] backyard.”
“JUDGE BAKER SENTENCED MUSICK TO 10 YEARS UNDER ALABAMA LAW. HOWEVER, HE SPLIT THE SENTENCE SO THAT MUSICK IS ONLY REQUIRED TO SERVE THREE YEARS IN PRISON.”
“MANY BANKS WON’T DO BUSINESS WITH CANNABIS GROWERS, PROCESSORS OR SELLERS BECAUSE MARIJUANA IS STILL A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE UNDER FEDERAL LAW.”
WEST VIRGINIA U.S. ATTORNEY VOWS TO ‘AGGRESSIVELY’ ENFORCE FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
S. Attorney Mike Stuart of West Virginia, a Trump appointee who took office in January, didn’t spend much time in his new position before stirring up some controversy.
Last week, Stuart tweeted about the “gateway theory,” a continuously debunked theory that marijuana leads to the use of harder, dangerous drugs. In the same tweet, Stuart promised to “AGGRESSIVELY” enforce federal marijuana laws. While U.S. Attorney Stuart, of course, gets to have his own opinions regarding Cannabis, he doesn’t get to have his own facts. His tweet collides head-on with much of what scientists have learned about the herb. “Scientists long ago abandoned the idea that marijuana causes users to try other drugs,” TIME Magazine reports. “Since then, numerous other studies have failed to support the gateway idea.” For decades, the gateway theory was a leading argument for prohibition. But now, D.A.R.E., the group which notoriously misinformed children about the risks of marijuana in the ‘80s and ‘90s, admits that the overwhelming majority of people who smoke pot never graduate to hard drugs. Last year, the Drug Enforcement Administration also quietly removed a report on the gateway theory from its website. “These myths have been at the heart of positions held by marijuana prohibitionists and often served as their platform when voting against medical Cannabis legislation,” wrote American for Safe Access Founder Steph Sherer at the time. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences reported to Congress on the alleged dangers of medical marijuana. The Institute’s report flatly stated, “there is no conclusive evidence that the drug effects of marijuana are causally linked to the subsequent abuse of other illicit drugs.” Recently, attempts by anti-Cannabis folks to bring the moribund gateway theory back to life have surfaced. U.S. Attorney Stuart’s tweet can properly be seen as part of that unfortunate trend. Ironically, substance abuse researchers are finding that Cannabis, in many cases, holds promise for helping addicts recover. A study, recently released by the RAND Corporation, found that people living in states with easy access to marijuana are less likely to overdose from opioids. The results affirm the promise of Cannabis as a potential solution for the opioid crisis, which is now considered the largest drug epidemic in American history. According to the Centers for Disease Control, as of 2016, West Virginia had the highest drug overdose rate in the U.S.
ALASKA, OREGON SENATORS INTRODUCE BILL TO ALLOW CANNABIS BUSINESS BANKING
laska Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski and Oregon Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley in March introduced a measure within the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act to allow legal Cannabis businesses to use banks.
The measure would stop federal officials from punishing banks simply “because the depository institution provides or has provided financial services to a Cannabis-related legitimate business.” Many banks won’t do business with Cannabis growers, processors or sellers because marijuana is still a controlled substance under federal law. “While there are financial institutions which will bank marijuana-related businesses, many are uncertain about the state of the law,” Sen. Murkowski said. “The SAFE Banking Act is intended to resolve these uncertainties, not only for the benefit of the marijuana businesses but also for the states that regulate them.” “If that passes, it’s going to be a huge deal for us,” Lenin Pau, bookkeeper at Good AK Cannabis in Fairbanks said, reports U.S. News. “It’s going to lower a lot of expenses for us if we no longer have to hand-deliver cash to different locations.”
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“A LOT OF US COMPASSION PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN OPERATING WITHIN THE LAW, AND NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN WE ARE TOLD WE CAN NO LONGER OPERATE.”
30+ DISPENSARIES NOW OPEN IN MARYLAND
ore than 30 medicinal Cannabis dispensaries are now open and operating throughout Maryland, a month after the state’s long-delayed medical marijuana program got off the ground, reports the Baltimore Sun.
There are 34 dispensaries operating in a dozen counties and in Baltimore. The state has approved 102 dispensaries. Maryland’s medical marijuana market is expected to be lucrative. That has, of course, inspired strong interested from medical marijuana companies. The state’s medical marijuana law allows Cannabis for any severe condition for which medical treatments have been ineffective. Nurse practitioners, dentists, podiatrists and nurse midwives can authorize its medicinal use, as can physicians.
CALIFORNIA LEGALIZATION LEAVES OUT NEEDIEST PATIENTS, ADVOCATES SAY
alifornia’s neediest medical marijuana patients are becoming unintended victims of Proposition 64, the 2016 voter initiative that legalized and regulated adult Cannabis use.
The law, which requires all marijuana to be tracked from seed to sale and subject to high taxes, doesn’t make clear whether cost-free donations are allowed under what has long been known as “compassion programs,” according to advocates. The gray area has forced numerous patient advocacy organizations, growers and dispensaries that donate to patients suffering from AIDS, cancer and other diseases to end their charity. Compassionate care programs at Sweetleaf Collective in San Francisco, the Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana in Santa Cruz, the San Leandro-based Educating Veterans About Cannabis, and Harborside dispensary in Oakland are among those put on hold since January when recreational sales began. “A lot of us compassion programs have been operating within the law, and now all of a sudden we are told we can no longer operate,” said Joseph Airone, the founder of Sweetleaf Collective in San Francisco. Every year since 1996, Sweetleaf Collective given as much as 100 pounds of Cannabis to cancer and HIV/AIDS patients. Sweetleaf and 20 other groups have formed the California Compassion Coalition, which is lobbying the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control, along with the agriculture and health departments, to let organizations give Cannabis to those who benefit from it and can’t afford it.
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ALASKA HOUSE TO FEDS: BUTT OUT OF OUR CANNABIS INDUSTRY
he Alaska House has asked the federal government to stay out of its state-authorized Cannabis industry.
The on March 19 voted 38-0 to pass a nonbonding resolution asking the federal government to respect Alaska’s authority to regulate Cannabis use, production and distribution, reports the Associated Press. The resolution also urges the feds to reconsider their listing of marijuana as a controlled substance.
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“ I love dabbing, and dabs will make me dance, no doubt! Variety is where it’s at, and I enjoy mixing it up.”
HOW DO YOU HELP CUSTOMERS FIND THE BEST CANNABIS OR PRODUCTS FOR THEM? I feel like you have to establish what your client is looking for and what effect they want to get out of their Cannabis experience. If you understand what symptoms or health issues they’re dealing with and trying to cope with or combat, it’s an opportunity to open them up to possibilities they maybe hadn’t considered. I implore my peers in the industry to take the time to ask better qualifying questions. That, and to hone their ability to discern and disseminate vital information from customers – this is a huge part of the position. It should permeate the management and ownership structures of our industry, in my opinion.
FIRST CANNABIS EXPERIENCE? I had my first experience with Cannabis shortly after moving from Hawaii to Oregon more than a decade ago. I was at a house party and a friend was passing around a bowl, so I decided to give it a shot, but it wasn’t really until a year or so down the line that I started to buy my own flower. That’s when I really started to delve into learning about the more sophisticated aspects of Cannabis. Ed Rosenthal’s “Marijuana Grower’s Handbook“ was the nexus for me. It’s what really got me interested in the horticultural science of the plant.
DO YOU PUT MUCH FAITH IN THC OR CBD PERCENTAGES TO CONVEY A STRAIN’S EFFECTS? I’ve been around for a while and have seen some pretty dramatic improvements from the testing system of years past. That’s not to say that the current incarnation is perfect, by any means. I personally believe there should be an annual third-party audit of the state’s certification procedures and processes, to keep everyone honest. To be honest, I believe that first-hand experience with a product is second to none. Our stellar team of budtenders are all intimately familiar with the products that we lovingly curate for our clients. My personal philosophy on the matter is that if I can’t judge for myself that the product is outstanding, why should a number on a piece of paper make me feel better about it?
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PART OF THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY AND WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ASPECT OF THE JOB? I’ve been a budtender for about half a decade, and I really love my job! Without a doubt, my absolute favorite part of this job is building long-term client relationships that are really meaningful for the customer, and for me. These relationships can be so beneficial, so crucial – I learn a lot from the people who come through the door.
HOW DO YOU LIKE TO CONSUME CANNABIS? I maintain a healthy rotation of flower, and I use some (pen-style) cartridges and consume some concentrates as well. But, I love dabbing, and dabs will make me dance, no doubt! Variety is where it’s at, and I enjoy mixing it up.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE CANNABIS STRAINS AND EFFECTS? I tend to love Indica-dominant strains. Grown right, I love Purple Hindu Kush, and similar varieties steal my heart. When I’m looking for flower — dense, paradise found purple, frosty 10735 NE Halsey St, Portland nugs and that (971) 803-7172 sweet Myrcene and Linalool combination — that gets me every time. My job involves being on my feet all day, so I am passionate and particular about my moments of peace.
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budtender of the month
Our staff’s experiences at Paradise Found have been so positive that the Parkrose Heights dispensary has quickly become one of our go-to locations over the past year. A big part of that is due to the exemplary service from this month’s featured budtender, Keala Ferreira, who brings the aloha vibes he was raised on to the counter, offering up a friendly and knowledgeable persona to go along with all of the quality products available. Ferreira is one of the longest tenured budtenders we have featured and he demonstrates that in his understanding of Oregon’s Cannabis culture, science and industry.
WHAT DIFFERENTIATES THIS SHOP’S APPROACH TO CUSTOMER SERVICE?
We believe in a no-pressure environment, where you are greeted warmly and familiarly every time. We’re in an area of town that has lot of older clientele and non-traditional smokers, so being able to relay pertinent and crucial information in a manner that makes sense to them and other patients is of paramount importance to myself and the rest of the staff. We want to emphasize that our clients are integral to our continued success and growth.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR HOBBIES AND INTERESTS OUTSIDE THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY? I’m a fan of food culture, an unapologetic foodie. I love searching for new culinary experiences. My buddy Brandon Parsons has been in the kitchen for a few of the Arcane Revelry events, and I hear he’s putting out amazing food at these events!
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RACHAEL AUSTIN Rachael Austin was born in England, moved to New York and eventually landed in the lush city of Portland. Austin has used Cannabis since she was 19, mostly recreationally. But after she moved to the states in 2001, Austin was living two miles away from Ground Zero on September 11th. The aftershock of those events and living in the city constantly triggered her PTSD.
ustin looked to move out West. In October 2003, Austin officially moved to Oregon and years later endured a stroke that dramatically altered the trajectory of her life. “I moved to New York and got a job working for Def Jam, reporting to the Senior VP of anti-piracy in 2001. My office was next to Jay-Z’s office in midtown Manhattan -- and then 9/11 happened. I lived about two miles away from the World Trade Center,” Austin said. “My neighbor woke me up by pounding on the door and we went to the roof and saw the second plane hit. The aftermath, the burning smell, the poster size headshots of missing people was traumatic. I began to have panic attacks and I couldn’t stand being crowded in the subway anymore. I started to feel like I needed to leave to the city after 9/11.” A close friend was planning on moving to Portland in 2003 and invited Austin to join him on motorcycle from New York to Portland cross-country. “I decided to join him and during the ride, I was thinking about what I wanted to do with my life and I knew I wanted to help people. So before I got to Oregon, I decided I want to become a licensed massage therapist. I got to Portland in August 2003 and officially moved to Oregon in October 2003,” Austin said. “I got a job at a local pub and enrolled in Oregon School of Massage and graduated the next year. I practiced for several years, but I wasn’t able to be as social or chatty as I’d like to be with my clients during a massage. Massage therapy is very taxing on the body, so I took a break from practicing in 2012 and started working at a restaurant where I eventually had my stroke.”
Strokes can happen to anyone
Normally when people talk about strokes, we think of a geriatric age group. But strokes are on the rise in younger populations according to The Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.
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SURVIVING A STROKE
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Austin was only 45 at the time of her stroke. “It was June 22 and it was the first few warm days we had in Portland. I was healthy and I was working out. I was a cigarette smoker, but I was down to five cigarettes a day. I worked a Saturday night shift at Grain & Gristle, it wasn’t a usual evening and I had been working there comfortably for a couple of years,” Austing said After my shift, I sat down with my co-workers for a glass of wine—and lit what was the last cigarette of my life. I was instantly hit with a headache like I’ve never experienced before. I took one puff and it was like a red-hot poker was thrust straight into my head – it was the most intense pain of my life.” “My friend thought I was dehydrated and went to find Gatorade. She gave me the Gatorade and I started immediately throwing up. I could hear my friends talking about who should take me home, but somewhere in my head a voice screamed at me to call 911. This was a real emergency. As soon as I could stop vomiting, a primal scream came from me and I bellowed “‘call 911.’” “I woke up in the ICU the next day. They told me I had three brain aneurysms and one had ruptured while they were trying to coil it, which caused a stroke. When I first woke up, there was so much roaring from the fluid in my ears,” Austin said. “I could see peoples’ mouths moving, but couldn’t hear anything. Luckily, it was only for a couple hours or I would have gone insane.”
Recovery & Healing
After experiencing one of the most traumatic health events a person could endure, the recovery process was a whole other battle in itself. Her partner ended their relationship while Austin was still in the ICU and her elderly dog was on a downward spiral. Transitioning back into “normal” life with a major loss of independence, coupled with the emotional loss of relationships and not being able to work practically broke Austin. Stroke patients often need care and additional assistance at home otherwise, hospital readmission is highly likely. “During recovery, my brother flew out from England to care for me. I almost died twice while he was watching me. During an operation, I had a blood clot burst while they were working on the aneurysm behind my left eye. My doctor had to fight to save my life,” Austin said. “It happened again the day my brother was leaving, he was feeding me I just started saying okay, okay, okay and I wasn’t really responding to his questions. My brother knew something was wrong. And sure enough, I had another blood clot because I wasn’t getting enough oxygen to my brain.” After living in Portland for over ten years, she became very familiar with the Cannabis scene in Portland pre-legalization. I asked Austin how she approached Cannabis in stroke recovery. Since
Austin’s stroke was catasmoke higher concentrations of Austin is using Cannabis to lyzed by a single puff of THC, but for treatments and PTSD help fellow stroke survivors a cigarette, she was very I use Critical Mass. I think a small hesitant to combust Canamount of THC helps with the relaxof all ages to transition back nabis, post-stroke. ation from anxiety piece especially.” into their homes and daily life. Austin said “I started using Cannabis again three to Using one-to-one (CBD to THC) four months after my stroke -- which felt like a ratios and strains higher in CBD seem to work best for long time for me. The reason I sought Cannahelping control anxiety and stimulating her appetite. bis out was that my sense of taste and smell had Austin also credits chair yoga and counseling to get changed dramatically since my stroke, so my through the healing process. appetite disappeared. Between the loss of appe“I came out of my stroke as a warrior. The loss of tite, and PTSD coupled with the aftermath of the independence was huge for me because I left home stroke, while learning how to use the right side at 16, so it was so hard during recovery to depend of my body again – I needed a healthy form of on people,” Austin said. “Two weeks after I came out relief,” she said. of the rehab center, I had to put my 15-year-old dog Austin was a self-proclaimed bookworm before down. I’ve done a lot of deep work after my stroke and the stroke, but a few pages into a book now and I went through four years of counseling to work out my she is mentally exhausted. The escape of a book, life. My recovery has been a huge gift because now, I or any escape at all from her new stroke patient get to deal with my issues.” reality, was no longer within reach. Austin no longer found an escape in things that involved longHelping Others term concentration like books. So dipping her Austin’s stroke re-routed her career path in the process toes back into the Cannabis pool seemed more of healing. She is currently working on launching her and more appropriate. new business as a Stroke Transition Consultant, spe“I didn’t have the ability to read or focus. So I cializing in Peer Assisted Recovery and Mentorship to didn’t have my escape and I was forced to live in help other fellow stroke survivors of all ages transition every moment of being a stroke patient - all the back into their homes and daily life. time. Cannabis helps me relax and get a little es“The sooner a stroke survivor can return to a procape from my situation,” Austin said. “The small ductive life, it reduces the burden on social services, amount of THC was powerful during my state at caregivers and family expenses during recovery,” Austhe time. The vaporizer gave me moments to retin said. “I am a member of a young stroke survivors lax and not try and work so hard. I was grieving network and many of those members use Cannabis to all of the things I left behind: my relationship, my manage.” dog and my independence that was ripped away. People who have endured a stroke (and their famiCannabis gave me time away from those things.” lies) often don’t realize the multitude of burdens assoAustin experienced a serious loss of appetite ciated with coming back home, all while dealing with because her sense of smell and taste were affectlimited mobility and constant care. ed post-stroke. She harnessed the power of the Austin looks to lessen these burdens while reducing munchies to get her eating habits back on track. costs and lowering hospital readmission rates among Similarly, cancer patients often look to Cannabis stroke patients. to stimulate appetite during chemo. Austin found She believes peer-assisted mentorships are key bethat vaporizing Cannabis helped encourage her cause the mentor knows what the stroke patient is goappetite. ing through on a personal level. “I got a vaporizer because I was hesitant to “A week before they are discharged, they are introstart combusting Cannabis again since my stroke duced to a peer with a similar stroke experience. I work happened while smoking a cigarette. I didn’t with the family and do a pre-discharge home visit and want to consume edibles because I was on differhelp them get ready. I know what they need to ease ent medications and the doses might be too high back into the home during the hospital transition,” and interfere,” Austin said. “I found that vaporizAustin said. ing Cannabis was my best option because it was “My goal is to smooth that transition period, reduce just enough to put me in a better place mentally hospital readmissions and reduce the insurance costs.” and work up my appetite. Eating was really hard Austin is working in conjunction with medical proafter my stroke because my sense of smell and fessionals to increase the support for stroke survivors, taste were altered which affected my appetite. I as they work to transition back into their normal lives could eat again when I had Cannabis.” and careers. I asked her what strains she uses to help with “It gives me more to be grateful for and more inpain, anxiety and encourage appetite. tent to do something good and help people. That’s the “My stroke happened two years before legalguiding light: my need and desire to help people in ization in Oregon, so I didn’t know exactly what I whatever way it takes. But my stroke ultimately was a was smoking like I do now. But currently, I always signal to change and put me on the right path.” go to Critical Mass for relief. For recreation, I
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Highlighting amazing Cannabis pioneers who helped pave the way to greater herbal acceptance.
Theron’s new film, Gringo, is a modern tale about the many grey areas of legal Cannabis in 2018, where get-rich-quick capitalism mixes with the realities of the Mexican drug cartels.
CHARLIZE THERON Most people have been forced to consume Cannabis clandestinely for the entirety of prohibition in the United States. Now that a significant portion of the country has begun the process of legalization, slowly but surely – people are coming out of the green closet. Since celebrities are just like you and me, many of them have hidden their preference for this plant from the masses throughout their (sometimes long and storied) careers. And, as legalization (along with normalization) begin to take hold in our world, we’re hearing more acceptance and admittance of Cannabis use. In some cases, they’re coming from unexpected places. Such is the case with our subject this month. Charlize Theron is an Academy award-winning actress who has appeared in and performed in some of the most popular films of the last two decades. Theron has won countless awards and accolades and served humanitarian causes IN 2001, PAPARAZZI throughout her life. And recently, CAUGHT A GLIMPSE OF somewhat out of nowhere, she THERON SMOKING OUT OF admitted to a lifetime of love and AN APPLE (OLD SCHOOL!) use of Cannabis.
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There was little evidence of Theron’s love of Cannabis through her high profile acting career. Except the time in 2001, when paparazzi caught a glimpse of Theron smoking out of an apple (old school!) at a party in the Hollywood Hills. Now, on the eve of the release of her newest movie, she’s telling the world she’s a fan of the plant. Theron’s new film, Gringo, is a modern tale about the many grey areas of legal Cannabis in 2018, where get-rich-quick capitalism mixes with the realities of the Mexican drug cartels. On the press junkets for the film, Theron has suddenly decided to be open about her past with Cannabis. In a recent interview with E! News, she said “I was a wake-and-baker most of my life….I really appreciated marijuana more than anything else. My chemistry was really good with it when I was younger and then it just changed one day. Like, in my early 30’s I just became boring on it and I would just stand in front of my fridge, so that’s no good.” Now that consumers can access a myriad of different strains, concentrates, edibles, tinctures and more – Theron has decided to dive back in. “I’m open to retrying [Cannabis] again because now there are all
these different strains and you can be specific with it,” she said. “I’m actually really interested because I have really bad insomnia, and I’d much rather get off sleeping pills and figure out a strain that helps me sleep better.” Just a week after she gave the E! News interview, Theron appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! saying that she’s already dived back in. She talked about how her mom had procured Cannabis for her. “Last week she showed up at my house. [She] literally drove in her little tennis outfit and brought me a little container and just left it on my kitchen table,” Theron said. “She was like, ‘So I got some blueberry-covered chocolate ones, but if you want it faster-acting, you should go for the mints. Those you suck, and it works faster, she said.’ “I have this image of her in the store. She’s just not this kind of person to be buying marijuana.” In our country and around the world, normalization of Cannabis is in full effect, showcased in large part by celebrities like Theron who have decided that it’s finally time to come out of the green closet.
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Strains 4/5 PROGRESSIVE COLLECTIVE works with some of the best
cultivators in the game. The Stardawg or Kosher Kush by Nelson and Company is a must-have and the Jack Herer by Ten Four Farms is a personal go-to. I love that the budtenders focus on the terpenes of strains, rather than relying on THC percentages to make sales. Dan, Oliver, Pete, Diane and Dezi of PC know every farm who cultivated every strain on their shelf because they care about the quality of the gardens - not just hype strains.
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Clones 5/5 THE TEAM really goes above
and beyond expectation to help customers and medical patients find the perfect clone. The shop carries GG #4, ACDC, Scooby Snacks and Cookie varieties, but Purple Punch has been the best seller lately. Nobody in Portland touches Progressive Collective’s clone game.
Concentrates 3/5 YOU CAN FIND the best flavors of Willamette
Valley Alchemy at PC. The Grease Monkey Diamonds and Orange Fire Live Resin stood out among the rest. If you shop for terpenes and flavor over stale THC percentages, this is the shop for you. I would like to see more in the solventless selection, but when it comes to BHO, full extract oil and tinctures – Progressive Collective has you covered.
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chunky hybrid strain is THC rich and creamy, with a ar o ma test results CHEMHISTORY sharp dutchy pine flavor d en s it y hiding in the background behind cu r e earthy and kushy notes. Super high l o o ks in THC, the flavors and terpenes f l avo r help balance out the flower, delivering in all categories as a true ef f ect t otal 24/30 top. The high is a little flighty and racey at first, but settles down quickly into a happy euphoria great for daytime activities. ($12.50/g)
Environment 5/5 THIS IS one of the low-key, best spots for insider canna-knowledge.
They are grower-friendly and often assist medical patients/growers, OLCC-licensed growers – and everybody else growing their four allotted plants in their backyard. Shops often offer seeds, but few can complete with Progressive Collective’s clone selection and knowledgeable staff. The budtenders are passionate souls who truly care about the quality the high you seek. Whether you are a newbie looking to dip your toes in the weed pool, or a certified grade-A stoner, Progressive Collective caters to Cannabis enthusiasts of all abilities.
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chocolate and earthy Kush, this CBD a r o ma Blue Shark is a complex and delicious tasting flower. The buds themselves are den si t y light and airy, with little to no cure visible crystals, but with a ton lo o ks THC of flavor and a quality cure, f lavo r the overall is solid. Tokes burn easily with a light smoke ef f ec t that enhances the sour kushy t ota l 25/30 CBD notes and delivers a relaxing high that calms the mind test results while delivering a solid body high. ($8/g) by mrx Labs
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budtenders, Progressive Collective is an automatic neighborhood classic. Their partnerships with exclusive, hotly sought after gardens and a well-stocked fridge of edible favorites keeps everyone coming back for more. I love a snobby, opinionated budtender with conviction, who isn’t afraid to offer me something new. The shop is ADA accessible and plenty of parking. So stop sleeping on one of the best dispensaries of the east side and check it out!
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Strains 5/5 FIVE ZERO TREES has a tremendous selection
of in-house grown flower from their indoor and outdoor farms. With over 65 strains to choose from, there truly is something for everyone. In-house flower is grown with organic methods and Korean natural farming techniques in soilless and soil-based mediums, respectively. To boot, the genetics range from classic and landrace to new school and experimental.
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Edibles 3/5 THE EDIBLE SELECTION at this newer
coastal location could certainly use some diversity. On our visit, we saw Oregon Candy Farm, Wyld, and Smokiez. That said, all coastal dispensaries are relatively slow until late spring, at which time shoppers can anticipate a bolstered selection of edibles.
Concentrates 4/5 THIS SHOP offers a little something
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The Golden Lemons from Pudding a r o ma River Farm is a winner for flavorfanatics without a doubt. An enticing den si t y fruity funky aroma gives way to cure a complex and enjoyable smoke. lo o ks Grown indoor with organic teas in f lavo r a soilless medium, the resulting flowers are bright ef f ec t t ota l 26/30 THC green and attractive and provide a light and flavorful smoke with minimal lung expansion. This particular Golden Lemons phenotype prominent flavors of banana and lemon while CBD boasts hints of skunk, tangerine, musk, and clove mingle in test results ChemHistory the background. ($12/g OMMP)
DISTILLATE CARTRIDGE W/ TRAINWRECK TERPENES While distillate is not usually
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in Cannon Beach be an extension of the well-known Five Zero Trees family. Their attention to detail, focus on high quality product and people, clean and attractive storefront, and varied and sizable menu makes them a must visit if passing through Cannon Beach. Consumers can look forward to seeing the reopening of their original Southeast Portland location on Division St. and the addition of new locations in Milwaukie and Oregon City later this year.
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STRAIN OF THE MONTH Growers should, without a doubt, be on the lookout for the seed drop in early April of the Sour Peach Cobbler bred by Dynasty Genetics. This unique strain is a terpene enthusiast’s dream come true. As soon as you crack the jar, you’re met with an intense, sour-candy-like aroma featuring distinct notes of peach and pineapple. As you linger, the scent develops and hints of lemon zest and tangerine become noticeable, nicely blending with the peach candy smell you’re initially greeted with. Deep Creek utilizes organic methods, growing in organically amended soil in a controlled, indoor environment under Solis-Tek digital lighting. The Sour Peach Cobbler burns to a white ash and leaves no chemical taste or harshness in the smoke, indicating a proper flush job and minimal residual carbons. The high is creative, elevating, and the perfect pairing for a sunny spring afternoon. While the high was not focused enough for me to handle thoughtprocess heavy tasks, I was left energized and eager to tackle my to-do list of house cleaning, yard work, and art projects.
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PEACH DOT BOX SET Made with Northstar Peach Rod using the coil pot technique, this set features silver and gold fumed, double layered dot box windows.
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Troutman Art Glass is used throughout to highlight the transparent colors. $3,000
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This whimsical piece uses Northstar color throughout and took a week to create. It glows wildly under a UV light. $3,000
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This gorgeous piece showcases Dark Star rewigs by Priority Pulls.
Featuring PDX Tubing with Superfunk Linework by Priority Pulls.
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STORY by MATTHEW MEYERS
BUYING & CLEANING unctional glass is art. So there is
no right answer for what smoking device you should buy. Glass comes in all shapes, sizes and colors just like the Cannabis we love to enjoy. Just like with Cannabis, everyone seems to have a preference for what kind of glass they like to smoke out of. I’ll share some tips for buying the piece of functional glass that’s right for you. The biggest decision is whether you are looking to use the piece more for smoking flower or vaporizing concentrates. If you’re smoking flower, generally it’s best to have more percolation/bubbles in the piece to provide a smoother/cooler hit. More bubbles generally means smoother smoke/vapor. However, for concentrates, you want to avoid too much filtration or else you will begin to lose flavor. Since concentrates already have the majority of plant matter removed and you are utilizing a much lower temperature for vaporization, there is less of a need to cool/smooth the smoke. In this internet age, it’s very tempting to order your glass online. But I would caution readers that this is riskier than supporting a local head shop because you cannot inspect or test the piece before purchasing. This inspection is important to look for any imperfections in the piece while also getting a true feel for its size. If you’re polite and genuinely interested your local shop might even let you water test a piece to see what I call it’s ‘personality,’ meaning the way that it pulls/chugs which can vary quite a lot depending on the piece. When you are doing this I recommend partially covering the intake joint on Flower Pieces the piece to simulate how it will bubble -More percolation and bubbles when loaded with flower, some pieces -Larger capacity can change drastically depending -Easy to clean on the flow restriction. This is a test -No splash -Female joint that’s truly important because you’ll -Generally more drag likely be using your piece frequently More percolation means and you want to make sure that it’s a smoother and cooler hits personality you enjoy. I’ve found there are some bongs you just want to keep Oil Rigs testing and pulling on. Let your gut -Less percolation and bubbles guide you here because there are no -Less capacity right answers. -Easy to clean Another important aspect of -No splash picking the right functional glass art -Female or male joint (female is is how easy the piece will be to clean. my recommendation) Since you’ll (hopefully) be cleaning -Generally less drag your piece frequently, I find that ease Less percolation means more flavor preservation of cleaning is critical to finding a piece that you can enjoy for years. There are multiple factors to consider, but mostly it’s how easy is it to change out and empty the water from the piece. Single perc pieces tend to be much easier to clean and maintain because there are fewer chambers to deal with. If you are planning on traveling with your piece it’s also key to consider portability. The best way to safely store and transport your glass is in a rigid Pelican (or similar brand) case. These cases allow you to customize the interior foam to perfectly protect your piece no matter where you want to take it. Prices and weights of these cases vary so if I am looking for a travel rig I like to first consider what size of case I want the piece to fit into so I know my maximum size I can work with.
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There are a variety of helpful cleaners that have been developed to assist you to keep your bong clean. I can’t say I’ve tried them all but the most effective both in cost and ability to clean is warm 91 percent isopropyl alcohol (or iso.) I recommend also running warm water through your piece before cleaning to loosen up any stuck resins. Recycle your iso to wash slides and other accessories. I recommend investing in a couple bottle brushes to make the cleaning process as streamlined as possible. I’ve found that the easier my bongs are to clean the more I end up cleaning them, so having the right tools helps. You can also repurpose used cotton swabs and toothbrushes to help you reach any leftover resin spots.
When it comes to dabbing, I highly recommend investing in a quality German quartz banger made from GE214 or Heraeus, preferably. If you’re not sure what grade of quartz a banger is made from then make sure to ask! Quality quartz will not only last longer but each dab will have better heat retention and is easier to clean and maintain after each dab. There are more affordable quartz options on the market but you get what you pay for, I’d recommend spending more on your banger because it’s going to be a big factor for flavor. Also, there are different shapes and styles of quartz bangers to choose from, personally I prefer a flat top banger because it’s compatible with the largest variety of carb caps but I recommend looking at different options and considering which will fit your piece the best.
If you invest in a high-quality quartz banger you’re going to have to keep it clean and extend its lifespan. The first key to preserving your quartz is making sure that you are dabbing at a lower temperature. If you cannot wipe out the residual oil off the banger after a dab that indicates dabbing at too high of a temperature. There are two strategies for always getting the right temperature dab that works best for me. First is to figure out and remember the heat and cool times of your banger (i.e using a timer heat for 10 seconds, let cool for 20 seconds.) The time can vary greatly depending on your quartz, so make sure you do your own timing on your banger. The second strategy is using a laser thermometer to confirm the temp of your quartz before dabbing; this requires that you have a larger quartz banger (30mm or above) to get an accurate reading due to the nature of the laser thermometer sensor. You also have to ensure that you align your guide laser directly in the middle of your banger,otherwise the temperature can be inconsistent. After every dab and before you heat your banger again, thoroughly cotton swab your banger to remove any residual oil. This may require multiple Q-tips to make sure you get all the oil. I recommend investing in a sturdy cotton swab like a Q-tip because it allows you to clean more effectively. If you accidentally went at the wrong temperature or just want to keep your banger as clean as possible, I recommend wiping it down with a cotton swab or two soaked in 91% isopropyl, only after it has cooled. If you hear a sizzle when the iso. hits your nail WAIT, putting iso. on your banger when it is still hot will degrade the quartz. The advantage to having two bangers is letting one cool down for an iso wipe while the other is in use.
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is the owner of Portlandâ€™s beloved NVS Glassworks. What I love most of all about NVS is they hire experts, so when you go in with a question you leave with a helpful answer. They care about what they are doing and are always on top of the rapidly evolving trends in functional glass. When it comes to American made quartz bangers and concentrate accessories, they have a solid lineup that will impress any terp-head. I recommend stopping by either of their two locations to experience the shop for yourself.
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NVS Glassworks WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCERS/ PROCESSORS IN THE OREGON MARKET RIGHT NOW? PDX Organics, I love their Do-Si-Dos strain (Indica dominant) and also their Girl Scout Cookies X Faceoff both mouthwatering super fire.
ANY TIPS FOR BEING A SUCCESSFUL STONER?
Don’t flaunt it, just appreciate it. While the majority of society is accepting and laws are changing, I still feel no need to wear a hat or t-shirt with a cannabis leaf, bumper stickers etc. Share it if you got it!
WHAT CHANGE(S) DO YOU HOPE TO SEE IN THE OREGON CANNABIS INDUSTRY IN 2018?
I have friends who are licensed producers and the over saturation in Oregon is real. It’s going to get worse unless OLCC can implement limits on licenses. @NVSGlassworks
HOW DID YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CANNABIS BEGIN, AND HOW HAS IT CHANGED SINCE?
I began using Cannabis as a teenager recreationally during high school. When you’re that age, you get together with your friends to sesh, match bowls, etc. We’d go to the Oregon Country Fair and Hempfest to hang out and smoke. As I got older I stopped smoking socially and more just at home, but if someone offers me a dab when I’m out and about I rarely say no. I’ve always been very functional in my daily responsibilities when it comes to using Cannabis. I use it a lot to help me stay focused during heavy work weeks. It also gives me energy when I’m tired and helps me relax when I’m stressed.
HOW HAS YOUR CAREER BEEN AFFECTED BY YOUR EXPERIENCES WITH CANNABIS?
I completed a business degree at PSU and initially set out to have a career in supply chain management. My first job right out of school required a drug test and I managed to pass it using some type of detox drink. I looked for better job opportunities, switched companies a few times and each one had drug testing which was a lot of stress and hassle. I was ultimately laid off around 2008
during the recession which forced me to look at other options, [and] eventually led me to [start] NVS Glassworks. I guess some might say it’s the perfect job being a stoner and owning a smoke shop, but it’s also true that you end up working for yourself more and it never stops. I’m always working from my phone 24/7 just ask my [girlfriend…]
WHAT’S YOUR PREFERRED WAY TO USE CANNABIS?
I use concentrates most of the time, especially during the day. Even though I own glass stores I only have one rig at home at the moment. I do strongly believe in investing in an American quartz nail. While the price at $20 versus $160-$200 at first seems crazy, the amount of oil you’ll save with a high quality, efficient nail will pay for itself tenfold. I just started smoking flower again a few months ago and really am enjoying it. Again. For me personally, Flower gets me tired at night and helps me sleep better. I’m currently using a Mobius Matrix bubbler but I am considering a taller full size double perc tube like a Toro or US Tubes in the near future. At home I like using a waterpipe for flower or concentrates, joints at music concerts and a dab pen when snowboarding or hiking.
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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.
Ingredients 1 cup light brown sugar ¼ cup butter, softened ¼ cup canna-butter, softened 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla 1¼ cups flour ½-3/4 cup strawberry jam 8-10 marshmallows, see note* 1 cup assorted small candy, your choice ¼ cup chocolate syrup ¼ cup caramel sauce Grated white chocolate for garnish Heat oven to 340°F.
1.In the bowl of an electric mixer
cream the sugar and butters. Add the egg and beat to mix.
2.Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
In a buttered 10-12 inch tart or spring form pan, press the dough. Bake the cookie for 12-15 minutes, until light golden brown. Remove the pan from the oven and turn the temp down to 275°F.
Spread the jam on the dough to within 1 inch of the edge. Place the marshmallows on top of the jam. Bake until the marshmallows have puffed and spread. The lower temp allowed the marshmallows to stay white, which is what I wanted. (If you stay with the higher temp the marshmallows will brown. It’s not a tragedy, in fact that marshmallow toasting adds to the flavor.)
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes. Dot the cookie with the candy. Drizzle the chocolate sauce and the caramel over the cookie.
*Unless you are using mini marshmallows it’s best to cut the marshmallows in half. This way they won’t be too high when baked. They will rise but fall after baking.
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This simple recipe is perfect for your pre-made homemade Cannabis butter. Having infused butter in the fridge allows for last minute infusions, anything from soup to desserts. Depending on the strength of your Cannabis, adjust the infused butter to ensure a pleasant experience, no need to over do it. Trust me, I know. Always make informed Cannabis decisions.
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For a mid-day relaxer for the seasoned user, or a first edible experience for a new consumer, these pops hit the spot.
sells everything from cars to Cannabis, and we definitely felt it while enjoying a serving of Cannabis with the white stick of the lollipop hanging out of the mouth. It feels quite cheeky, pun intended, to be enjoying an everyday activity and getting high at the same time. Going for a walk or waiting in a crowded room becomes much more enjoyable with a tasty sugary treat, especially when it gets you stoned. One of the best attributes of the Loud Lollies is the packaging, which is bright and attractive and send a strong message. These are yummy lollipops! They also have a lot of information, including some plusses for the product. Vegan, gluten-free, fat free and made with love, these products offer up some sugar, weed and a well balanced flavor. At only 50 calories and 10 grams of sugar, itâ€™s an easy way to get a low dose of Cannabis into the body. We like the low dose entry on these lollipops but found ourselves longing for a higher dose while eating. Those who enjoy heavier edibles will likely want to pick a different option, but itâ€™s all about audience. For a mid-day relaxer for the seasoned user, or a first edible experience for a new consumer, these pops hit the spot. With nine different flavors from Watermelon and Citrus Blast to Cherry Lime and Green Apple, there is a flavor for every palate. Check out these yummy treats, and find a new place to enjoy an edible on the down low today!
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PURPLE MARTIAN KUSH DISPOSABLE VAPORIZER THERE IS A LOT to be said
for the ability to open a package right off the shelf and give it a hit, and the disposable pen from Drop Science doesnâ€™t disappoint. With snazzy packaging and a clean, easy function and look, this is a great option for the new Cannabis user or a seasoned consumer on the go. We really liked the functionality of the pen, which has taken the disposable market and upped the ante. The glass top design is at the cutting edge of the pen marketplace, and the mini size makes it easy to slip into a pocket. The combination of battery and cartridge top provides a solid amount of power and a clean, functional vaporization process that highlights the best part of the product -- the oil! The distillate in the pen is a beautiful golden color, with a thick viscosity that shows the raw, uncut nature of the pure CO2. Strain specific and clean CO2 extracted, this pen is full of the essence of the Cannabis strain, and nothing else. The pen draws really easily, with a light pull releasing a thick cloud of tasty, light smoke. Sweet floral notes of roses and orange blossoms hit the palate first, with a sugary cherry finish on exhale the lingers with sweet notes long after the vapor is gone. Effects from the Indica-dominant Purple Martian Kush are quickly relaxing and fairly stoney, swirling through the body and mind before settling into a strong high. We were surprised by the intensity of the high, which we attribute to the strain specific nature of the oil and the natural terpenes kept present in the CO2 process. The happy and stoney high was perfect for the end of a workday, and easy to fit in right when we needed it. On demand and high quality, this disposable by Drop Science is definitely worth checking out!
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Review by @BEARDEDLORAX Photos by @BERMANPHOTOS
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The distillate in the pen is a beautiful golden color, with a thick viscosity that shows the raw and uncut nature of the pure CO2.
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is a day and a number that has brought together lovers of Cannabis for decades. Where did this tradition begin, and how has it evolved into what it is today? Like most lore in stoner culture, everyone seems to have a different story about where the tradition of 4/20 started. Some say that it’s a police code for Cannabis, others say that it’s celebrating the relaxation day after Bicycle Day, others think that it’s a reference to a Bob Dylan song. There are even more obscure ideas about where the celebration of 4/20 began that you’ve probably heard around the joint circle. However in an effort to bring the truth to light I will highlight the real origins of this day of celebration. The tradition of 4/20 started in the ‘70s by a group of students at San Rafael High School who called themselves the Waldos. These students used 420 as a code to meet up after school at 4:20 p.m. and smoke before searching the surrounding woods for guerilla Cannabis grows. The tradition evolved and was eventually spread through Grateful Dead tours. As Cannabis enters the mainstream, 4/20 has become a much bigger tradition. With whole cities like Vancouver, BC throwing iconic celebrations. Spurred by the rise of social media, the term 420 is now synonymous with Cannabis culture. What has changed today is that Cannabis is no longer in the taboo fringes of American society, because of this 4/20 is discussed across all popular and underground media, which serves as a great discussion point for the evolution of Cannabis culture into the mainstream. Matthew Meyers is a Cannabis journalist, activist and frequent contributor to Oregon Leaf, based in Hood River.
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EXPLORING THE HISTORY BEHIND THE ANNUAL STONER CELEBRATION EVERY APRIL 20TH AND 4:20 P.M.
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This collection of 75 recipes includes cocktails featuring Cannabis-infused liquors, plus drinks utilizing Cannabis tinctures and drinks flavored with marijuana smoke. This is a great guide to perfecting drinks with Cannabis. Known as The Cocktail Whisperer, Author Warren Bobrow gives the essential instructions for decarbing Cannabis to release its full psychoactive effects. Along the way, you’ll learn a little about the history of Cannabis as a social substance, and its growing acceptance as both a medicinal and recreational herb. Looking beyond cocktails, the tome investigates successful tonics, syrups, shrubs, bitters, compound bitter and infused oils suitable for use in any drink. You can start your day with Cannabis coffee, or with tea and milk-based beverages for healing and relaxation. Afternoon pick-me-ups can include gut-soothing herbal infusions and mood-enhancing syrups. Lemonades can bring cool refreshment —not just to your tummy — but to your brain as well. And at the end of the day, you can always have an after-dinner Cannabis drink (or two!) for relaxation at the end of a good meal. This overlooked masterpiece from 2016 is an informative and well-written addition to your Cannabis bookshelf. Bobrow created the popular blog CocktailWhisperer.com. He’s also the author of “Apothecary Cocktails.”
ALONG THE WAY, YOU’LL LEARN A LITTLE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF CANNABIS AS A SOCIAL SUBSTANCE, AND ITS GROWING ACCEPTANCE AS BOTH A MEDICINAL AND RECREATIONAL HERB.
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