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The weather is getting nicer and the plants even prettier... May is here and with it our first glimpse of sunshine after a winter

and spring that can only be described as wet. Not fun, but that’s what Cannabis and good coffee are for. And of course, a fresh Leaf. This is a really exciting issue packed full of great content that we are excited to share with you. Our cover this month features a gorgeous plant from High Latitude Farms, a farm that is changing the perceptions of how Cannabis is grown. This aquaponic facility not only produces super high quality Cannabis products, it supports 4,000 rainbow trout in a living ecosystem! Check out our story written by our Oregon Director Nate Williams, who took a trip out to the farm last month. Our issue also features Bull Run Craft Cannabis, the most exciting farm in Boring, Oregon. Writer Simone Fischer went out and wrote a great piece that covers the motivation and inspiration for this education and quality focused farm. Simone interviewed Jesce Horton of the Minority Cannabis Business Association, and wrote a patient profile that was a true 180-degree life change you’ll have to read to believe. This issue also features a tasty review roundup from Will Ferguson, two dispensaries definitely worth checking out, and a new behind the strain from Dr. Scanderson. You’ll also enjoy a new budtender profile, a fresh grow technique, news and a new book to read, and our always tasty recipes from Laurie and Bruce Wolf. As always, I am exceptionally proud to be able to share all this great content, and want to thank our team, the industry and especially our readers for helping us continue our mission of sharing the truth about Cannabis. What an amazing plant this is, and an amazing time we live in! —Wes Abney

OUR ISSUE ALSO FEATURES BULL RUN CRAFT CANNABIS, THE MOST EXCITING FARM IN BORING, OREGON. WRITER SIMONE FISCHER WENT OUT AND WROTE A GREAT PIECE THAT COVERS THEIR MOTIVATION AND INSPIRATION. MAY 2017 FACEBOOK.COM/NWLEAF

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

Alaska Internet Exchange Connects Cannabis Growers To LOCAL Pot Shops An Alaskan entrepreneur hopes to connect

Trump’s Drug Czar, an Anti-Pot Extremist, Supports ‘Hospital Slash Prison’ For Users Trump has selected Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA/10th) to

Partnership (LEAP). “Our top priority should be be director of the Office of National Drug Control funding supervised injection facilities and heroin Policy, colloquially referred to as the “drug czar”. maintenance programs, and making treatment and Marino, a former prosecutor with no background in other harm reduction services widely available and health or treatment, supports a punitive, 1980s style affordable. If done properly, it’ll be cheaper and approach to drugs, including mass incarceration and more effective than any drug enforcement efforts of coerced treatment, for medical and non-medical the past fifty years.” marijuana. Drug Policy Action As a U.S. Attorney Marino (DPA), the political arm of the Drug showed preferential treatment “OUR NATION NEEDS Policy Alliance, gave him an “F” in for a friend convicted of cocaine A DRUG CZAR THAT WANTS TO TREAT the 2016 congressional voter guide. offenses, while showing little mercy DRUG USE AS A “Rep. Tom Marino is a disastrous for others caught up in the criminal HEALTH ISSUE, NOT choice for drug czar and needs to justice system. In Congress Marino SOMEONE WHO be opposed,” Bill Piper said, senior voted against the RohrabacherWANTS TO DOUBLE DOWN ON MASS director of National Affairs for Farr amendment, which prohibits INCARCERATION” the DPA. “America can do much the Department of Justice from better. Our nation needs a drug undermining state medical czar that wants to treat drug use as a health issue, marijuana laws. He has called for “hospital-slashnot someone who wants to double down on mass prison” facilities where people caught possessing incarceration.” marijuana or other drugs would be forcibly detained. “Any drug czar in step with the majority of Studies show that coerced treatment rarely works. Americans would end the War on Drugs and Treatment works best when it is voluntary and invest in treatment and harm reduction,” Maj. Neill meets the individual needs of the person struggling Franklin (Ret.) said of Law Enforcement Action with substance-related issues.

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Cannabis growers to sellers through the Alaska Cannabis Commodities Exchange, or AKCannex.com for short. The new website is described as a “web-based wholesale platform” for Cannabis industry operators with an Alaska marijuana permit. There aren’t any other similar exchanges serving Alaska, according to website Founder Loren Dreyer, reports KTUU. He said he GROWERS ARE got the idea from ENCOURAGED TO FREELY POST entrepreneurs in states WHOLESALE like Colorado and CANNABIS FOR Washington, where SALE, WITH similar sites are already EITHER A PRICE OR BIDDING in operation. OPTION No money is exchanged on the website, nor does it charge a fee to use. Dreyer said growers are encouraged to freely post wholesale Cannabis for sale, with either a price or a bidding option. Growers can then enter a purchase agreement with a marijuana store to settle outside the website on their own terms. With a limited number of businesses growing Cannabis in Alaska, it can be difficult for small pot shops to secure a steady stream of product, according to Dreyer, who is a marijuana retail startup hopeful himself. “Instead of making phone calls and emails all the time, you can have just one platform,” Dreyer said. “Post a product, retailers see it and buy it, and after that a purchase agreement is emailed out to both parties.”


Quoted “WE APPLAUD THE SENATE FOR APPROVING A THOUGHTFUL ALTERNATIVE TO MARIJUANA PROHIBITION THAT WOULD ACCOUNT FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY.”

College Course Offered on Cannabis and Health in Washington STATE Clark College, in Washington state, will be offering

Lauerman said he’d been helping line up a Community Education course in the spring quality speakers for the course. 2017 quarter, on “Cannabis and Your Health.” “I also gave ideas on topics that the public would Led by instructor David Benedicktus, a retired find interesting and informative,” he told us. registered nurse, the class will also feature Cost for the course, which runs for five weeks input and information from Washington from May 18 through June 22, will be $89. state marijuana community icon Farmer Tom Lauerman himself will be on hand for the Lauerman. first week of the course, offering “I feel it’s extremely important to his knowledge on Growing Your “I FEEL IT’S EXTREMELY educate the public on Cannabis in Own. He’ll be back the second IMPORTANT general,” Lauerman told the Leaf, week to speak on the History TO EDUCATE “not to mention the importance of of Medical Cannabis and the THE PUBLIC ON the endocannabinoid system and the fourth week, along with Courtney CANNABIS IN entourage effects.” GENERAL” Ann Braswell, to review medical “This basic knowledge of Cannabis products including Cannabis will give the public a flower, oil, topicals, tinctures and sublingual starting place to explore the benefits of this sprays. miraculous plant,” Lauerman said. The spring course won’t be the only time According to Lauerman, the class is geared Clark College will offer marijuana knowledge, to anyone interested in the benefits of Cannabis according to Lauerman. upon health. “We expect the class to be filled “The science department has asked me to do with baby boomers, seniors and inquisitive a summer workshop on taking your plants to young adults.” harvest,” Lauerman said.

— MATT SIMON (New England political director for the Marijuana Policy Project) on a bill approved by the Vermont Senate on April 21 that would regulate the production and sale of marijuana in the state.

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Billion dollars would be saved on Medicaid costs by Americans if medical marijuana was available in all 50 states, according to a new Health Affairs study.

Million dollars of Cannabis sales revenue came in the first three months of 2017 in Oregon, according to a report from the state Department of Revenue Marijuana smokers are wanted for a German research study, in which participants will smoke 30 grams of Cannabis per month.

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Uruguay Legalization Finally Kicking In, Four Years Later Uruguay in July will become the first nation on Earth to fully legalize the production, sale and consumption of Cannabis. The South American country will take the big step this summer, when its pharmacies will be allowed to sell recreational marijuana. “Cannabis will be dispensed in pharmacies starting in the month of July,” Juan Andres Roballo said, who is the head of the National Drugs Council, reports DW.com. Sixteen pharmacies have registered with the government of the small nation to sell recreational weed, reports Reuters. That number is expected to increase to thirty in the coming months, Roballo said. Uruguay legalized the cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana in 2013, under then President Jose Mujica, but the rollout has been deliberately slow. Pharmacies were originally expected to be authorized to sell Cannabis by the end of 2014, but that was delayed many times. The country has stockpiled 400 kilos, 880 pounds, of Cannabis so far. Citizens and permanent residents who want to buy weed from a pharmacy are required to be 18 years or older, and must enroll in a

national registry of Cannabis users before purchase. The government registry for pot smokers is set to open May 2. Customers will be limited to 40 grams, 1.41 ounces, per month with a limit of 10 grams per week. That certainly seems a little stuffy to 3- or 4-grams-a-day me, but I suppose it’s a start. When marijuana goes on sale in drug stores, adults will only be able to buy it in 5-gram containers at $1.30 per gram. Foreigners won’t be allowed to buy weed from pharmacies in Uruguay. Ten-gram containers are expected to be introduced later, allowing customers to buy a whole week’s supply at once. Roballo said the government marijuana sold in pharmacies will be as potent as black market weed found on the street. “Buyers will have complete certainty about the quality of the product they are consuming, and so the risks will diminish considerably,” Roballo said. “This is not to promote it, but to compete with the informal market,” Roballo said. Uruguayans are also allowed to grow their own marijuana at home, or in cooperative with Cannabis clubs.

New Oregon Law Allows For Anonymous Marijuana Shopping Oregon pot shops are no longer transcribing customer information at the door without first asking customers for their permission, because of a change in state law. Gov. Kate Brown last week signed Senate Bill 863, ending the practice of Cannabis stores recording customer identification data, reports the RegisterGuard of Eugene. “I think it’s appropriate under the circumstances,” Brown said, reports The Washington Times. The Governor said she fears the Trump Administration could make good on its threat of a “higher level of federal engagement” when it comes to legalized pot, reports The Oregonian. Brown said in March that she is willing to “go to bat” for Oregon’s marijuana industry, and that she would “respond appropriately,” should the Trump White House take any action. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) in April sent notices to shops about the rule change. The stores have until May 18 to delete databases of customer information collected without customers’ approval.

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Many recreational Cannabis stores have been keeping customer names, birthdates and purchase histories on file, according to Sam Terrall, manager of Serra in Eugene. He said the store did so for marketing and customer service purposes, using the information to know what products shoppers may want. The shops had been taking down the information from driver’s licenses or official ID that customers display in order to confirm their age and gain admission to a shop. Customers can now opt in, or volunteer their information to be part of a loyalty program. Oregon lawmakers said they wanted to make sure pot customers weren’t unknowingly being entered into databases that federal law enforcement might be able to access at some point. Legislators “wanted to protect the customers and employees from federal action” with a possible Trump Administration crackdown on the horizon, according to Terrall. “It provides some level of consumer protection,” Mark Pettinger said, spokesman for the OLCC.

Quoted — EZRA EICKMEYER, CANNABIS LOBBYIST, describing one benefit of SB 5131, which would help clarify that it’s not a crime to give marijuana to a friend who is 21 or older.


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IMPORTANT CANNABIS BILLS FIVE CRITICAL ITEMS ON THE OREGON AND FEDERAL AGENDAS YOU SHOULD KNOW MORE ABOUT

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HB 2198 (BAD!)

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THIS MIGHT BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BILLS on the Oregon agenda: the bill would create a system for licensing sale and consumption of Cannabis at lounges and events. Both of which desperately need a legal avenue to progress.

THIS IS A COMPLICATED BILL. In a sentence, it transfers the OMMP from the authority of the OHA to the authority of the OLCC. The bill also adds commissioners to the OLCC from the retail Cannabis industry, creates a Medical Use of Cannabis board to oversee the new Hybrid OLCC/OMMP program starting.

IT’S CRAZY TO THINK THAT IN THIS AGE OF LEGALIZATION, there is still no structured legal avenue for Cannabis lounges and events to exist. Considering many lovers of Cannabis cannot consume at their residences, there is a great need for community consumption lounges. Likewise, we need Cannabis events with legal consumption to continue in order to reverse the societal stigma surrounding Cannabis, as well as promote growth within the industry! But most importantly, both lounges and consumption events allow for the Cannabis community to interact, organize and strengthen.

HB 2556 (BAD!) Smoke shop ban HB 2556 IS BEING CALLED A SMOKE SHOP BAN because it limits the sales of any form of paraphernalia to only be sold in licensed OLCC locations. If the bill passed, it would institute a $2,000 fine for selling paraphernalia. I THINK WE CAN ALL UNANIMOUSLY AGREE that this bill is a waste of time for the Oregon legislature. The basis of the bill is that selling bongs to people age 18 and older creates a public health risk, which is complete nonsense. If they are really concerned about people being able to buy a bong, but not legal Cannabis, they could easily change the age needed to enter a smoke shop to 21. However, that would most likely affect the legal smoking age as well. I sense the work of big Cannabis lobbying here, because dispensaries stand to profit greatly from the bill’s passing.

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THIS IS A COMPLICATED ISSUE. The OHA hasn’t run the OMMP perfectly, mostly because the agency focuses most of the attention on its many other responsibilities, mainly minimizing costs and improving quality of health care for Oregonians. The thought of turning the OMMP over to OLCC authority is scary for most patients. Patients have seen drastic changes already as the OLCC has instituted its adult use program. The OHA has a greater public health incentive, compared to the OLCC which is focused more on the financial incentive. OLCC could streamline certain processes within the medical program, but at the end of the day it’s too risky of a move to take when the OLCC adult use program hasn’t even been functioning successfully for a full year.

Federal

HB 1227 (GOOD!)

Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017 MODIFIES THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT, removing the language regarding Cannabis. Which is the first step to effectively de-criminalizing Cannabis federally! INTRODUCED BY Rep. Garret (R-VA), Rep. Gabbard (D-HI) and Rep. Taylor (R-VA) are two legislators pushing for decriminalization of Cannabis on a federal level. This bill would offer great relief for states that haven’t gotten legal programs going yet. It will also help cultivate healthier industries in the states that already have functioning programs, as owners and investors won’t have to worry about federal prosecution and banking restrictions. This is a much better step toward decriminalization than rescheduling Cannabis, as it changes the Controlled Substances Act to finally allow Cannabis to be treated like the harmless plant that it is.

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HB975 (GOOD!)

Respect State Marijuana Laws Act THIS BILL AMENDS THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT to provide that the Act’s regulatory controls and administrative, civil and criminal penalties do not apply to a person who produces, possesses, distributes, dispenses, administers or delivers marijuana in compliance with state laws. CURRENTLY, THE ONLY THING PROTECTING the state-run Cannabis programs is the justice department’s Cole memo that must be renewed every year. Even when it is renewed, it doesn’t offer the security that’s needed for the industry.

As always, it’s critical that you take 15 minutes and reach out to your representatives, on both a state and federal level, to help progress these bills through the legislation process! In these dynamic political times, we are witnessing a huge influx of citizens interacting with their elected officials. We need to keep this momentum going and make sure our voices are heard and understood! As always remember to be calm, courteous, yet firm when communicating with your representatives!


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ICONIC ACTOR DISCLOSES “CANNABIS HELPS MY ARTHRITIS.”

Patrick Stewart Sir Patrick Stewart is one of the most recognizable actors in the world today. Whether he’s playing the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: the Next Generation, or Professor X in the X-men series, or any number of roles in England’s Royal Shakespeare Company, Stewart lends a sophistication and gravity to each role he plays that few actors can match. Stewart has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to drama, he’s won multiple Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards. More recently, he became one of the most important voices in the fight for the legalization and mainstreaming of Cannabis. In mid March, Stewart released a statement in favor of the United Kingdom’s first comprehensive study into the benefits of Cannabis as medicine at Oxford University. In the statement, he recalls a visit to his doctor in California where he was prescribed a Cannabis ointment for the severe ortho-arthritis in his hands. The ointment and topical spray, he later notes, have helped alleviate the pain of his arthritic hands better than prescribed pharmaceuticals. “I believe that the ointment and spray have significantly reduced the stiffness and pain in my hands,” he said in the statement. “I can make fists, which was not the case before I began this treatment.” He elaborated that this relief came with no side-effects whatsoever, which cannot be said for the pharmaceuticals that he was previously consuming. Unfortunately, as a British citizen, Stewart will have difficulty procuring Cannabis as medicine in his home country. Cannabis is illegal in all of Great Britain and that’s why Stewart, a longtime political activist for progressive causes, is speaking out now. “This is an important step forward for Britain in a field of research that has for too long been held back by prejudice, fear and ignorance,” he said. “I believe this program of research might result in benefits for people like myself as well as millions of others.” Most of the world is still so far behind when it comes to attitudes about the herb and that’s why celebrities like Stewart are so vital to our cause. As peoples’ views toward Cannabis continue to shift toward legalization and tolerance, we continue to see more and more voices from the mainstream echoing support for Cannabis. Patrick Stewart is an unexpected, out-of-the-blue celebrity to come out of the green closet. Which begs the question, who’s next? We’ll find out in the coming months of Highly Likely.

STEWART IS AN UNEXPECTED, OUT-OF-THE-BLUE CELEBRITY TO COME OUT OF THE GREEN CLOSET.

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HIKING AND SPENDING TIME IN NATURE IS SOMETHING I REQUIRE TO REMAIN CENTERED AND HAPPY.

HOW DO YOU FIND THE RIGHT CANNABIS FOR SOMEONE? The most important component is active listening. I start with a few open-ended questions about their level of experience with Cannabis, and personal preference of effects. I like to enable our clientele to explore through their senses which varieties they’re drawn toward, then follow up with both scientific knowledge and anecdotal evidence about their selections. Farma takes a science-based approach to Cannabis, and our goal is to help the public better understand the plant and the constantly-evolving science around it, in hopes to empower them to make selections that suit their individual needs.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A BUDTENDER AND WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE JOB? Professionally I’ve been supplying Cannabis to people for a year and a half, and I started the month following the beginning of legal recreational sales in Oregon. My favorite part of budtending is engaging in moments of connection with Farma’s widely diverse client-base. We serve people from all walks of life, united by Cannabis. When helping recreational customers, I’m working with folks who are often starry-eyed and elated to be there. However, providing relief for OMMP patients with severe conditions is the most rewarding part of my job. Administering healthy plant-based relief to those living with severe discomfort, often feels heroic due to their previous frustrations with western medicine. It’s not uncommon to witness real tears of joy and end our experience together with a hug.

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WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR HOBBIES AND INTERESTS OUTSIDE THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY? I’ve played guitar for over 20 years, and my favorite thing to do is write music. I play in an aggressive band named Gilded Age that just formed in January, and I also have an indie solo project called Treasure in the Trash. Both projects will be releasing content later this year. Hiking and spending time in nature is something I require to remain centered and happy, and a big reason for mine and my partner’s migration to Oregon. Snowboarding and skateboarding hold permanent places in my heart, however I haven’t done enough of either lately. I also adore animals and make conscious decisions every day in an attempt to negate my impact on their suffering.

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YOU’RE ALSO THE FLOWER BUYER FOR FARMA, AN ENVIABLE JOB. WHAT’S YOUR BUYING PROCESS?

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MATT TAYLOR

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of holding your nose over one of the large glass jars at Farma, the upscale Cannabis boutique on southeast Portland’s Hawthorne Boulevard, you’ve likely tried herb selected by the man who graces our inaugural budtender of the month column. Matt Taylor is an amiable, relaxed guy who can talk to you about the nuances and terpene profiles of the unique cultivars displayed on his shelves in an urbane manner that’s also surprisingly casual. He’s a proponent of mainstreaming public views about the benefits of Cannabis, and a student of the cutting-edge cultivation techniques that are being perused in Oregon today.

I love my buying role. In essence, I manage relationships with and support some of the most brilliant and respectable growers in the state of Oregon. When one of my teammates walks into the back room during an intake, I’ll immediately hold up a bin of flower to their face and get them as hyped as I am about a fresh drop. How Farma differs in our buying process is that we incentivize producers that grow organically. Our aim is to find producers who use methods that intentionally reduce their carbon footprint and practice sustainable farming techniques. We’re aiming to set a higher standard in Cannabis cultivation, and play a key role in revolutionizing American agriculture toward a more sustainable direction.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE METHOD OF CONSUMPTION? I use a modest sized water bong at home and a Pax when I’m on the go.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE CANNABIS STRAINS, EFFECTS AND TERPENE PROFILES? My terpene of choice is Pinene. I’ve discovered that alpha and beta Pinene assist in bringing me clarity and focus when dosed correctly, which helps calibrate my sometimes squirrely mind. Some of my favorite varieties include Skunk crosses, Jack Herer-dominant strains, Blue Dream and Wedding Cake. In the evenings, I dig Cherry Pie, Obama Kush, Silver Tip, Purple Hindu Kush and certain Cookie strains.

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SARAH JANE GALLEGOS An interview with the brilliant, award-winning journalist and Cannabis advocate-activist

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allegos’ story captivated me as she spoke of her transformation from an overzealous Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) instructor into a bonafide Cannabis patient advocate. Her story of moving from a position of extreme opposition to a Cannabis ally is becoming more and more common within the industry. Not all patients who use Cannabis were originally for it in the first place. Sometimes it takes a little more convincing. “Growing up I was always anti-drugs because my mother was a substance abuser, and I was left with neurological disorder because of it,” Gallegos said over a lavender latte. “It adds a layer of complexity to my story because both the pharmaceutical industry and an illicit drug trade has had an effect of me, so now I am seeking out an alternative remedy to treat myself.” Gallegos watched her single mother struggle with drug addiction and swore off everything including the Cannabis. In her eyes, Cannabis was as morally reprehensible as any other serious drug. “Ever since I was young, I wanted to be a teacher and push for a moral standard. Once I graduated college and started teaching, I worked with republican candidates; I was a volunteer speechwriter for Steve Ford when he was running for president. I was completely on the other side of the fence that I am now,” Gallegos said as she revisits her original vindictive stance on Cannabis.

“I was extremely conservative. When I looked at things like Cannabis, I lumped it into the same category as cocaine. I was a child of the 1980s and (then) I was a teacher, trying to push for morals when it comes to drugs,” Gallegos said. “When it came time to teach the D.A.R.E. program at my campus, I immediately volunteered. I taught D.A.R.E. for nine years as a site instructor. Once a year, I would teach the D.A.R.E. curriculum to the kids,” Gallegos said. “I started looking into the scientific validity of what I was teaching, and when you look at the D.A.R.E. program and the data that relates to Cannabis, I started auditing the information on a scientific scale.” She wanted to prove why drugs like Cannabis were “bad” to justify Gallegos’ deep seeded moral stance on Cannabis. She started to realize that the evidence in relation to what the D.A.R.E. program was preaching was extremely lacking in truth – it was false propaganda at best. But she wasn’t convinced until her doctor recommended she try Cannabis after a spell of ill health. “I didn’t want to use Cannabis (even for my health), so I started to do more research on the health benefits. At the time, I was 265 pounds and my diet was very poor and packed with processed foods. I developed a gastric disorder called gastroparesis, and I began to lose a ton of weight and dropped down to 94 pounds. I had a heart incident because of the weight loss.” She was desperate for options and

ONCE SHE REALIZED HOW MUCH CANNABIS HELPED IMPROVE HER HEALTH, SHE UNDERSTOOD THAT THE WAR WAGED ON CANNABIS WAS A REAL SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUE.

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pharmaceuticals didn’t help the nausea and vomit spells. “They couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me. So it kind of forced my hand in order to try Cannabis. I mean, I was completely straight edge—I didn’t even drink alcohol—and now I had to put an illegal substance in my system. For me, it was really hard to do. So I bought a volcano vaporizer, because I didn’t want to combust it. My first strain I ever smoked was Blue Dream I purchased at a dispensary in California. After my first inhale I began crying because I felt like I had crossed the line. Then, fifteen minutes later I start crying again because I couldn’t believe how much better I felt. For the first time in so long, after throwing up all the time, and being in constant nausea and pain, I felt relief. I couldn’t believe this was a ‘thing’, and I couldn’t believe I villianized Cannabis so much. And I totally discovered I had an iron lung in the process,” Gallegos laughed. After her Cannabis-induced epiphany, she was still teaching in California at the time. No one knew she was a cardholder and she couldn’t be open about her Cannabis use, out of fear of losing her teaching license. I listened as Gallegos explained how her former self wrestled with this internal issue of health and morality. Once she realized how much Cannabis helped improve her health, she understood that the war waged on Cannabis was a real social justice issue. It seemed completely unjust to withhold a plant that could potentially comfort the sick. While living in California, she began looking into growing her own Cannabis to cut back on the cost it took to keep her medicated. “The cultivation style in California at the time was hydro. As a patient in California, I was paying $25 a gram. I couldn’t afford it so I started looking into different grow laws in different states,” Gallegos said. “I wanted organically grown weed, so I came to Oregon. Everything was better, and I felt the real pressure to undo all the garbage I was feeding these kids over the last past nine years. I stopped teaching because of drug tests and I couldn’t be open about it.” Since then, she’s become a part of the Oregon Cannabis community and never looked back. Gallegos was one of the main patient advocates helping to get Post Traumatic Stress on the list of qualifying conditions in Oregon in 2014. Through it all she has learned first-hand how Cannabis can help health issues. Stories like hers give me hope because it shows that even the staunchest, anti-Cannabis personalities can understand truth in healing through Cannabis.


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As recreational Cannabis laws continue to pass in more states looking to legalize, how exactly do these new markets give back to communities most affected by Cannabis prohibition? The Minority Cannabis Business Association took on this issue recently in Washington D.C. with fellow industry members, patient advocates, health professionals and business owners ALL working together to draft a comprehensive guide called the Equity Bill that details how to give back and include communities of color while building up a legal Cannabis industry. Horton was gracious enough to spend his time informing us about the finer details of the bill and implementation. One of the biggest issues we discussed is how Oregon continues to allocate money generated from the tax on Cannabis, back into the general fund without reinvesting in the legal Cannabis market. These “accounting tricks” hurt the Cannabis industry because there will be no money left to invest in things like lab oversight or other basic needs. It doesn’t allow money to be reinvested into communities of color as advised by the Equity Bill. Horton brings these concerns to light.

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WE CAN SEE SOME REALLY GOOD THINGS HAPPEN IF WE INVEST IN OUR COMMUNITIES.

How did you go about drafting this bill to ensure communities of color have access to participate in the Cannabis industry?

forward. We must lower barriers of success so more people can qualify and participate in a new legal industry.

into the general fund because it technically qualifies. So, the city commission can use the money generated from the tax on Cannabis as they please. Now, Cannabis funds are used for general issues with a few accounting tricks! And it doesn’t go to vote. The tax was supposed to be allocated for the next year, but now we do it based on projected funds to allocate now! So, we aren’t ready and it’s going to be a reoccurring request. The voters did not fight the tax because we thought we could help out our communities. It’s not fair because if the city keeps moving money from the Cannabis fund to the general fund, we will never have the money to reinvest back into communities that were targeted and suffered most from Cannabis prohibition.

Two: Inclusivity. Many people of color consume We gathered in Washington D.C. with DPA, Cannabis, but don’t want to support the new ALCU, NCA Law Enforcement to talk together industry. Think about the generational effects on about what communities were targeted during a family if someone goes to prison. It destroys Cannabis prohibition. Not just because it’s the the person and family. This is community degramoral thing to do, but it also moves business as dation created by prohibition. Allocating money well. We see communities being left out and feelWow, I had no idea that was happening! to re-build communities that have been targeted ing bitter because they can’t enter the new market. How can the people demand transparency by Cannabis prohibition is a start. It shows that If the business industry isn’t going to include this from local government to ensure money the new legal Cannabis industry cares about demographic (people of color), we will lose money. is going back to the Cannabis industry? inclusivity and putting money back into the lives From a community perspective, it’s not about prohibition may have harmed. Expungement for just making money off of people of color, but how We must have third party oversight to ensure these Cannabis-related offences is another big point. to benefit the communities. The minority health accounting tricks don’t drain our tax dollars. These actions can help heal some disparity gap affects people of color, They want to give $2.5 million back to the poof the ills, so we let the communiand Dr. Rachel Knox (who sits on the Minority Cannabis lice to fight issues related to addiction. It’s going to ties know we see them, we recogboard of directors) has discussed how Business Association housing, and getting people dealing with addiction nize these issues and we want to diabetes, high blood pressure, heart MinorityCannabis.org off the streets which doesn’t seem that bad, but do something about that. We are disease and cancer affect communities you want almost 90 percent of our money to fix already behind the issue and we of color at much higher rates. We can those issues not even caused by Cannabis? These can get ahead of it. We can see some really good be more healthy, and Cannabis is better served in a issues are mainly related to alcohol and meth. To things happen if we invest in our communities. legal industry, rather than an unregulated market. obtain a Cannabis license, it costs 44 to 80 times Utilize taxes to reconcile war on Cannabis to atEssentially, we all worked together to address compared to what it costs to get a liquor license. risk communities. these issues and bridge these gaps so both sides It makes no sense the Cannabis industry if forced can prosper. to foot the bill caused largely by the booming alcoThree: The Office of Justice and Reinvestment. hol industry. That’s why the Office of Justice and This is an oversight committee formed to ensure What are the top 3 takeaways for Reinvestment should exist to make sure our tax if we get these funds, they make sure the money people to understand about WHY THE dollars reach their proper destination. is properly allocated. Unfortunately, the general MCBA IS WORKING ON THESE ISSUES? The Equity Bill is a model for state’s implemenbudget tricks are already happening. Portland was tation. If you care about the health and sustainthe first to open these municipalities. We voted it One: Policy. The barriers of entry are way too ability of the Cannabis industry, you recognize in November 2016. Now city commissioners are high (cost of license), and then politicians only equity is a vital part of our communal success. using money generated from Cannabis to put back allow five licenses and it keeps more people out and targets communities of color. If we lower the barrier of entry, it doesn’t take $1 millon to have a garden, or $10 million for a dispensary. It’s not going to help people have a chance. It’s affecting Simone Fischer is a Portland OMMP patient and Cannabis advocate. She is a contributing editor people who don’t have access to capital to move at Ladybud Magazine and a graduate of women’s and gender studies from Portland State University. MAY 2017 FACEBOOK.COM/NWLEAF

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Edibles 3/5

GREEN APPLE NW had a large selection of strains available for

THE EDIBLE SELECTION was on the low side

medical patients. Including the largest pre-roll selection I have ever seen in a dispensary. Green Apple is still medical only, meaning they’re able to intake certain edible, concentrate and flower vendors that have not made the switch yet such as Cumulus Candies and Farmer’s Friend Extracts. Fire Alien Strawberry, Dutch Treat, Blue City Diesel and Huckleberry Kush were a few of the strains shelved. Prices range from $6 to $12 per gram, depending on farm and grow method.

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when I stopped in. Sour Bhotz, Cumulus Candies and That Taffy all still had products on the shelves in varying dosages. All five flavors of Cumulus Candies were available, including sour pineapple, sour blue raspberry and sour cherry limeade. Green Apple is actively looking to bring on more medical-only vendors to round out their shelves.

Concentrates 4/5 THE SHOP was well stocked with reasonably

priced BHO and CO2 extracts. White Label extracts, Brilliant Extracts and Farmers Friend Extracts all had products currently shelved. These vendors are still processing for the medical market, making selection and price point ideal for patients. Prices range from $25 to $70 per gram for various solvent extracts, cartridges and distillates.


Environment 5/5 THE LAYOUT of Green Apple NW is

spacious and functional. A large waiting room greets you upon walking in. The medicine room is spacious as well, featuring multiple display counters and a wall of pre-rolls. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and always willing to answer any questions or help you find what you need to the best of their ability.

Overall 16/20 LOCATED OFF off Borges Road in Damascus,

Green Apple NW is one of the only dispensaries in the area. Affordable prices and a selection of premium products and vendors make Green Apple a convenient stop for patients who don’t want to travel into Portland for meds. If you’re a medical patient, check out Green Apple NW for a huge selection of pre-rolls, and products that are extinct from most shelves.

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Shelves stocked high with some of Oregon’s best producers, and a modern, friendly and clean environment make this dispensary a stand out \ MEDICAL / REC 21+ PARLOUR CANNABIS SHOPPE (PORTLAND)

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Edibles 5/5

PARLOUR has a variety of exceptional

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strains from premium vendors around the state of Oregon. Brave Hearts Private Reserve, Mindful Organics and Midori Farms are just a few of the elite gardens that grace the Parlour shelves. Prices range from $8 to $18 per gram depending on whether the transaction is recreational or medical.

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of edibles from excellent vendors such s Wana, Cascadia Herbal, That Taffy and Lunchbox Alchemy. Prices range from $8 to $40 per edible with options at every price point for tasty chocolates, tinctures, taffies, gummies and salted caramels.

Concentrates 4/5 A WIDE VARIETY of extracts were available

when we visited, including live resin from Cascade Extracts, Raspberry Kush and Super Silver Haze from Chronic Creations and Shire from Willamette Valley Alchemy. Prices range from $35 to $84 per gram depending on yield and extraction method. This is one of the better selection of extracts I’ve seen in the Southwest area of Portland.


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grows a variety of aro ma unique crosses bred in-house for flavor and d en s it y potency. This phenotype cu re of Sour Tip seems to be l o o ks Silvertip-dominant as I f l avo r detected sweet, piney ef f ect notes that I associate t otal 24/30 with the Granddaddy Purple X Super Silver Haze cross. The buds resemble the Sour Diesel lineage in structure, as they lack density and are rather fluffy. Notes of sour and sweet pine come through with every hit, as each joint burned evenly all the way to the end. The high is an even balance of both parent strains. Functional cerebral effects from the Sour Diesel, complimented by a relaxing high from the Silver Tip make this strain ideal for any time of day. Sour Tip and a few other strains by Mindful Organics can be consistently found here. (THC 22.98% CBD 0.04% | $12/g)

Environment 5/5 THE STYLE of Parlour Cannabis is

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Overall 18/20 PARLOUR is one of the premier retail

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held my breath, but the weather didn’t hold out. It never does.

It felt like I practically boated my way to Bull Run on a soggy St. Patrick’s Day visit. When I arrived, I was stunned with the land’s old green beauty and mystique. I could faintly hear the dull roar of the Sandy River that surrounds the property, whispering through the trees. Above all, when I write about Cannabis farms, the number one element I search for is longevity. After Oregon opted to allow big business from out of state to participate in legal Cannabis, it’s been tough to find locally owned companies looking to weather the Cannabis industry long term. Not “flip” their canna business in hopes of selling for millions. I still disagree with the Oregonian’s opinion supporting opening the floodgates to out-ofstate businesses. I believe we should have kept it local for at least a few years (!), but I digress. Good thing I ran into John Plummer. After meeting Plummer and a few members of his team at the Cannabis Collaborative Conference, I knew I had find out more. Plummer is the owner of our beloved Doug Fir Lounge in Portland. Like myself, Plummer is an Oregonian - with the added plus of running a successful business full of artists and mayhem. When Plummer first began to conceptualize Bull Run, he was in it for the long haul. I sat down with main players from Bull Run: John Plummer the mastermind, Billy Tosheff the ambition, Mike Scarbrough the grower and Steve Bailey the educator for the interview. Before Bull Run became what it is today, it all started with Plummer wanting to break into the newly founded Cannabis industry in 2015. My first question was how he found a grower worthy of the task at hand. “Mike [Scarbrough] always had the best weed on the boat,” Plummer said with a smile. “We own a sailboat together, and whenever we would go out on the water, everyone would bring what they considered their “prize stash” to share. After everyone finished showing off their bud, Mike would reveal flower that put everyone to shame. He always grew the best weed. Period.” “When Measure 91 passed, I was always in his [Scarbrough’s] ear about it. Dude, we have got to take advantage of this - but he was a tough sell. He was doing his own thing and was very comfortable,” Plummer said. Despite Scarbrough’s undeniable talent, it took more than a year before he finally gave in and

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teamed up with Plummer. “The game changer for him is when he took a sailing trip in Portugal and wanted in,” Plummer said. Plummer’s biggest challenge was finding a location to execute his business plan. Clackamas County was the ideal place because they specialize in agriculture. That’s where Billy Tosheff comes in. Tosheff is the owner of the Star Gazer Lily Farm and Portland restaurant Isabel. Plummer could not think of a better place to do it, so he casually sent Tosheff a text. Tosheff replied immediately asking what he had in mind, and they had a business meeting the same day. What makes Tosheff so special, other than his incredible property and infrastructure, was his bottom line: to put food production back into Oregon farms. His passion and understanding of food and farming made him perfect business partner material for Plummer. “It was an instant romance when I met Billy [Tosheff ] because we’re all native Oregonians’, none of us have kids and we are looking to give back and do something for Oregon. And represent it right. We want to do what’s right for us and Oregon, not big industry. This is our baby.” Mike tenderly explained. When Plummer, Scarbrough and Bailey came out to Tosheff ’s farm, he showed them the historic coolers they could grow in. The property is full of old surprises – a true picker’s dream. Old stoves, furniture and history lurked behind every corner. I asked Tosheff to tell me more about the historic significance of his farm. And it all started with water and land preservation. “I knew after I showed them the original set up, the train had left the station. I didn’t know what this business was going to look like, but it was going,” Tosheff said. “Without the infrastructure you’re looking at spending millions to buy land, build a place. Drowning in overhead. I knew we could do with what I already had.” The cohesiveness was so harmonious it was almost nauseating. Bull Run truly is the living, breathing execution of an Oregon-style fairytale. “Henry Failing spearheaded water conservation in 1890 at Bull Run,” Tosheff said. “It’s pretty amazing they had that kind of foresight back then - and only in Oregon. When you look at it, this place [now Clackamas county] was the breadbasket for Portland.”

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THE INTRIGUING HISTORY BEHIND A BEAUTIFUL FARM IN BORING, OR ing tulips and daffodils - a line of ten-generation Dutch botanists from the 1600s! They were in the tulip wars, and that was probably their main commodity because a prized black tulip was the same price as an estate in Holland back in the 1600s. One tulip. Not much has changed with the Dutch, they’re the original OG flower mafia.” “Lilies only grew in the wild, and they only grew down-facing at the time. Jan de Graaff hybridized them to face upwards so they were sellable. In fifty years, he patented over 150 varieties of lilies on this farm. By the 1960s the de Graaffs were doing over $50 million a year in lily bulb production. They basically created the lily industry as we know it,” Tosheff said. I asked the team how their community of greater Clackamas county reacted to this historic gem moving in the direction of Cannabis. I inquired about any pushback from both surrounding neighbors and county commissioners. “I think my interaction between most of the more conservative farmers out here has been super supportive. They understand the value of a cash crop,” Tosheff said. “Their families switched from food to nursery stock. I haven’t had any negative feedback, I’m sure there are some people who might not be personally for it, but again they understand the economic value of it.”


BULL RUN CRAFT CANNABIS “My first stop was talking to Clacksmaller like charcoal.” BULL RUN TRIES TO ALIGN andAttention amas County Commissioner Jim to detail matters in the Bernard. I watched over ten hours THEMSELVES WITH SHOPS long run, Scarbrough said. of video on the county meetings and “We do take a hit in yield, and WILLING TO COME OUT TO I wanted to meet with Bernard to we can’t match light-for-light with discuss farm conservation,” Tosheff THE FARM AND PUT IN THE the chemical growers, but we think said. “It was right as they were makworth it. We think people are EXTRA EFFORT TO EDUCATE it’s ing their final rulings. Bernard had starting to wake up and pay for dental work done the day I went, better weed.” he said. THE GENERAL PUBLIC. but two days later he came out to One issue we discussed was budthe farm,” Tosheff said. “They wanted whens, and tender and market education. Most budtenders they wanted to regulate it like any other indusdo not have current education on organic Cannatry - without over regulating it. We consider it bis cultivation methods. Some budtenders might [Cannabis] to be a valuable source of fortifying have a little experience in a medical garden, but the agricultural economy of Clackamas County. the commercial garden world is moving forward They were super supportive of our project and we fast. got one of the first land use approvals in Oregon.” Bridging education in a high turnover position “John is conservative in his approach, Steve like budtending will be a bit of a challenge. Good nailed the educational aspect and Mike is an budtenders tend to get plucked from the retail excellent grower. It created a comfort zone for world to find their true calling. me and this has the ability to create more critical Creating standard budtender knowledge builds mass for farmers. Long-term conservation is a and validates craft Cannabis, and educates pogoal,” Tosheff said. tentially green budtenders. Bull Run tries to align themselves with shops willing to come out to the farm and put in the extra effort to educate the hen I arrived on the farm, general public. nostalgia hit home hard. I was eager to view the On the subject of the public and enticing caliber of craft Cannabis Cannabis tourism, the Bull Run team definitely I could expect coming out Tosheff said the water bureau, Clackamas County plans on exploring hospitality to supplement the of a place like this. Attention to quality is always commissioners and OLCC have all been great to farm. But the main focus right now is to succeed high priority in the blueprints, but it’s not always deal with and supportive of them. in garden execution first. well executed. It’s difficult to translate the quality “They tell us this is the kind of location they “This is like a 1974 Ford truck with a space of high grade micro grows into a commercial want for Cannabis,” Scarborough said. We are station inside,” Tosheff said. grow scenario. I personally tend to see decreased doing it in the right location and we don’t have “Right now we are disconnecting the public acquality while volume goes up. I asked the Bull neighbors. We don’t have those issues and if every cess to ensure we are super coherent and gravitate Run crew about their thoughts on the matter. farm could have a location like this, there would to where it should be. We are in a lucky position “The quality is always the first be no problem getting licensed.” and I don’t think it’s an accident. I think the thing on our minds,” Bailey said. “The lens I look through evDutch history on the farm is a testament it’s been NO MATTER HOW LARGE WE Scarbrough also weighed in. erything with is how to get food done here before. And we are sitting here; talking GET, WE WANT NO SACRIFICE “No matter how large we get, production back into farming. about the same things they were talking about 50 we want no sacrifice in quality. We are trying to save acres, and or 60 years ago with bulbs. It’s been done before, IN QUALITY. THERE ARE TWO There are two ways to do it: you our net result of it is getting acres it will be done again in the future and we are just WAYS TO DO IT: YOU CAN GROW can grow for yield, or for qualiback into food production. I the caretakers passing through.” ty. Look at the difference of an wasn’t considering Cannabis until FOR YIELD, OR FOR QUALITY.” L O O K I N G A H E A D in-season and organically grown John [Plummer] came to me with tomato versus a supermarket these guys. If anyone else asking, The dynamic team of homegrown Oregonians’ tomato. There is no comparison,” I probably would have said no to was a sight and vision to behold. Economic value Scarbrough said. it all. But I know John [Plummer] is enabling a lot of innovation in Oregon agricul“I want my weed prepared like knows how to follow the rules ture and it shows here. Cannabis has economic my food: very, very well. We pride because he’s been running that “horsepower” and puts value back into farmers ourselves on the smell, taste and music venue [The Doug Fir] for and their land. Bull Run Craft Cannabis is a cleanliness of the burn. Our weed years. It was a critical piece for serious up-and-coming garden with boundless burns to ash and it burns white. me because I don’t want to put potential. I can’t wait to watch their market progIt will suck through a bong. It anyone at risk. I don’t want what ress and smoke more of their weed. doesn’t turn into a little black we work for to be in vain if it isn’t Find their craft in a local dispensary near you. rock of carbon that gets harder Montana Silvertip taken seriously,” Tosheff intoned. Ask for the Silvertip.

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STORY by NATE WILLIAMS @NATEW415 PHOTOS by JOSHUA MCHALE @CANNABOTANICA

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ast month, the Oregon Leaf team had the distinct pleasure of visiting High Latitude Farms in beautiful Hood River, Oregon. High Latitude sits on the site of a fish hatchery in a small valley below Mt. Hood with ample sun and other natural resources that make this location ideal for Cannabis cultivation. Operation founders Tony Locken, Dale Orgain and Scott Sorenson all come from a professional maritime background and their principles of extreme diligence and keen attention to detail carry over to their growing practices. High Latitude Farms is one of the first and only OLCC licensed deep water culture producers in Oregon. Deep water culture is a method of plant production by means of suspending the plant roots in a solution of nutrient-rich, oxygenated water. High Latitude’s deep water culture setup is an aquaponic growing system, which integrates the technology used in hydroponics, but uses the method of growing crops and fish together in re-circulating systems. The deep water culture system requires a true understanding of all the variables at play, the hardware in use and the inputs. Locken’s familiarity of the systems is unmatched. High Latitude lead farmer Tony Locken explains that one of the primary focuses during the buildout was on sustainability. “We plan on installing 90 solar panels on the roof this summer along with a micro-hydroelectric system to be in place by summer of 2018; the goal is to have a zero-impact Cannabis farm,” Locken said.

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High Latitude sits on the site of a fish hatchery in a small valley below Mt. Hood

The farm has been uniquely developed to support this vision. One notable aspect of the farm is the HVAC, which has been custom built to utilize hydronics, which is a cooling or heating system in which heat is transported using circulating water. This makes perfect sense when one considers the fact that the fish hatchery’s water stays 55 degrees or cooler year round. The farm’s four thousand rainbow trout help circulate life. “We are pulling five tons of free air conditioning per each of our four flower rooms, five tons for our veg and mother room, and five tons for our access hallway,” Locken said. High Latitude will be running its first outdoor crop this coming season and has plans to expand into a licensed extraction facility in the near future. The team has spent considerable effort on dialing in which strains and whose genetics to run, and have decided upon Gorilla Glue #4, Dream Queen, Grape Ape and Sunset Sherbet. In a time when most producers are scrambling to scale as fast as possible with little regard for unintended consequences, all of High Latitude’s painstaking and expensive efforts toward sustainability are that much more commendable and impressive. We hope to see more farms in the legal market taking strides toward building conscientious production facilities.

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Quixotic INGREDIENTS

SALAD SEASON Salad time and the livin’ is easy .

Farmer’s markets and my mini garden: that’s what’s for dinner at our house this month. I’m testing Cannabis recipes for a project on leafy greens. Their treatment has certainly become far more humane (look at what’s happened to kale!) and we are going to share the ones that seem to benefit most with the addition of Cannabis. The recipes will be infused somewhat differently, so you can ramp up your repertoire. Who doesn’t want that? Laurie@LaurieandMaryjane.com

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13 cups cooked quinoa 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 teaspoons canna-olive oil 1 cup corn niblets, fresh or frozen 1 cup edamame, frozen 1 cup peas, fresh or frozen 1 15 oz. can chickpeas, drained & rinsed 1 bunch mint, rinsed & chopped 1/2 cup chopped red onion 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

QUINOA 1. Place quinoa in a large bowl. 2. Place the olive oil and Cannabis

oil in a medium sauté pan. Cook the corn, edamame, peas and chickpeas for 5-6 minutes. Allow to cool.

3. Add cooked vegetables to the

quinoa and your mint & red onion.

4. In a small bowl combine the olive

oil, lemon juice, cumin, garlic, black pepper and salt. Toss the salad with the dressing and divide among four plates.


1. Remove the outer leaves

from the romaine and slice in half lengthwise. Mix the shrimp with the oil, lemon juice and pepper. Allow to marinate for at least a half hour. Thread the shrimp onto bamboo skewers that have been soaked in water for 30 minutes.

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SHRIMP CAESAR SALAD INGREDIENTS

2 heads romaine lettuce 1 lb medium/large shrimp 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons plain yogurt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons French mustard 1 garlic clove, minced 4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese 4 teaspoons canna-oil 3 slices whole grain bread, chopped 1 egg

2. Prepare the grill. While

it’s heating, place the egg, olive oil, yogurt, lemon juice, mustard, garlic and Parmesan in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.

3. In a small skillet heat the

canna-oil. SautĂŠ the croutons over low/medium heat until starting to brown.

4. Place lettuce and the

skewered shrimp on grill for about 2 to 3 minutes per side.

5. Place a romaine half and

the grilled shrimp on each plate. Sprinkle with the infused croutons. Drizzle with the dressing or serve on the side.

The Canna

COBB SALAD

1. In a large bowl, combine the lettuce and the spinach. Place in the fridge.

2. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, canna-oil, salsa and dash of salt.

3. Divide the greens among four plates.

Arrange the remaining ingredients on the plate. Serve with the dressing on the side, or drizzle before serving.

INGREDIENTS

3 cups torn lettuce, any type 3 cups baby spinach 2/3 cup mayo or plain yogurt 4 teaspoons canna-oil 1/2 cup salsa, mild to spicy 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups sliced or shredded cooked chicken 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved if large 1 avocado peeled, cut in thin slices and tossed with lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon juice 6 radishes, thinly sliced 4 strips bacon, cooked, placed on paper towels to absorb grease and chopped 4 tablespoons crumbled bleu cheese

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Reviews

By WILL FERGUSON @710DENCIES| PHOTOS @BERMANPHOTOS

The high is couchlocking, giggly and sedative

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from the folks at Elbe’s Edibles are some of the tastiest treats available on the recreational market. The cookies have 25mg of THC each, and are available in single and two-packs. A cutting guide is included in each package, so consumers can dose the cookies into 5mg portions. Elbe’s uses high quality organic Cannabis to infuse their butter. A mix of premium buds and sugar leaf trim is infused into Elbe’s sweet cream butter made in house. This medicated butter binds with the body for a longer, more intense high. Each cookie has a great citrus zest flavor that hides the Cannabis flavor completely. I ingested an entire THE SCORE two-pack of Lemon Doodles, fl avor roughly 50mg of THC. The va l ue effects took a little longer to kick e ffe ct in than usual, but they were l a be l long-lasting and potent. The tota l 19/20 high is couchlocking, giggly and sedative, making these cookies a great option to consume before a movie, or as a relaxing treat at the end of the day. Look for more of Elbe’s Edibles products to hit the shelf soon, as they constantly roll out new recipes from their commercial kitchen.

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LIVE RESIN Berries dipped in gasoline is the first thing that

Clear, energetic, focused and creative high that’s great for midday use... headwrecker x joseph og

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comes to mind when opening a fresh gram of Corner Stone Live Resin. This cross of Headwrecker and Joseph OG was bred by Gage Green Group and cultivated to perfection by Midori Farms. The extract came packaged in a PTFE sheet inside a Mylar envelope. The consistency is like wet sugar, making it rather easy to scoop up dabs of all sizes. The taste is complex and multilayered. Notes of berries, cream, fuel and a hint of earthiness hit the Extracted by palate first, followed by anise, @CASCADE_EXTRACTS menthol and lavender. Each @OREGONIZEDCONCENTRATES hit is smooth and tasty leaving Grown by Midori Farms behind a golden pool of decarboxylated cannabinoids and THE SCORE terpenes to be mopped up by a fl avor Q-tip. The effect is both stimva l ue ulating, yet relaxing, providing e ffe ct me with a clear, energetic, l a be l focused and creative high that’s tota l 18/20 great for midday use. A few packs of this live resin are still available at various retailers around town. More flavors are headed to the rec market soon from Cascade Extracts as they finalize licensing.

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GLASS ART

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UNDER THE SEA

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striking combination of frit, stringer work and dot stacking, this beautiful piece by Olympia, Washington artist Ryan Brailey, a glass blower since 2004, sold this year for $1,200. At a pound and a half and a foot in length, this work is full of impressive details the more you look. Swim around and you’ll spot milli eyeballs, disc flip razor jaws underneath the tentacles and a couple fishies exploring the coral, which also houses an 18mm joint for your bowlpiece. TO SEE MORE OF RYAN’S WORK @BUDDBAYGLASS

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By STEVE ELLIOTT Editor, Tokesignals.com

OFF THE

STREET

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LEGALIZING DRUGS A nyone who’s paying attention knows that the so-called “War on Drugs” (which is really, like all wars, a war on people) has been an abject failure. The cost of trying to control the production, sale and use of recreational drugs through criminal law is just too high. Unjust incarceration (the U.S. imprisons a higher percentage of its populace than any other nation on Earth), illicit markets, tainted substances, exploited children and an untaxed industry are just a few of the ways we pay for this horrible policy. “There is no evidence … that these weapons have been effective in achieving the traditional criminal justice aims of crime reduction, rehabilitation or deterrence,” Bogart writes. “The war on drugs has left a bloody trail of criminal activity born of underground, illicit and organized criminal control of all aspects of the drug trade, including supply, trafficking and distribution.”

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But there’s a common sense alternative. And tory landscape and how it might end that’s exactly what W.A. Bogart’s hard-hitting up looking. He also takes an in-depth book, Off The Street, posits: that the legalization look at supply chain scenarios, and deof all currently illegal drugs is the smartest thing votes an entire chapter to prescription we could do about the “problem.” drugs which are currently The catchphrase for governments legal, but illegally abused, This book compellingly calls controlling the consumption of alcoand how they will fit into for a thoughtful, hol, tobacco, junk food and gambling the equation. comprehensive is “permit but discourage.” All are leLegalization and reguladiscussion of the gal, but, to greater or lesser degrees, tion can attack the underlegalization and harmful and their consumption is deground economy, Bogart regulation of recreational drugs. believes. Bringing illicit creased by targeted regulatory strategies. drug use into the realm of This eloquent book suggests that permitted activity will help lower exthe same approach should be adopted cessive use, provide revenue for prefor drugs. Pulling no punches, Bogavention, treatment and counseling and rt, a distinguished university profesbetter protect children, according to sor and professor of law at the Unithe book. versity of Windsor, predicts when Drug use is not going away. Off The and how the War on Drugs will end, Street compellingly calls for a thoughtand discusses whether Cannabis ful, comprehensive discussion of the leshould be considered separately, and galization and regulation of recreationshould stand alone with its own set al drugs, which Professor Bogart calls of policies. He explores the regulathe “least bad” way forward.


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pon arrival, there was a tangible buzz of energy inside Grand Central Bowl, which sits on Morrison Street in inner Southeast Portland. This event was certainly much more fun than your cookie-cutter trade show. Comprised of master growers, budtenders, dispensary general managers, extractors, CEOs and brand ambassadors, all the groups sprawled out across the venue. Teamed up and toked up, everyone was ready to battle it out for a $1,000 cash purse and the sovereignty of Cannabis business with the most ringers at the lanes. Canna Bowl is Fore Twenty Sports’ first endeavor into the world of Bowling. Founder and Event Manager Matt Enos has produced two wildly successful golf tournaments in 2015 and 2016 with their third annual tournament coming late next month. “It’s a creative way to break out of the networking norm for the Cannabis industry,” Enos said, “it’s a new way for owners and entrepreneurs from all facets of the industry to meet.” “I hate conventions and trade shows,” Fore Twenty Sports Co-owner Andy Yashar said, “Canna Bowl is a great way to have the same experience, but to have more Visit ForeTwenty.com for more information and to fun doing it.” register for Fore Twenty While the venue was not Sports’ next tournament consumption friendly, local scheduled June 29, 2017 vape pen and extract company at the Stone Creek Golf Course in Oregon City. Truly Pure hosted a dab bus where patrons could step out and medicate, with free dabs of CO2 distillate handed out to those looking to shoot for a “higher” score in the tournament. In the end, the team at Rip City Remedies were the victors, taking home the $1,000 cash purse and all the glory. The staff at Oregon Leaf is greatly looking forward to the end of this short session in Salem. Policymakers are deliberating the future of public consumption, event permits and lounges for the Cannabis industry. Such a change could mean expanded Cannabis consumption at future Fore Twenty Sports events!

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HIKE FOR YOUR

HEALTH Whether for an hourlong walk through a

BY OREGON LEAF SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR DR. SCOTT D. ROSE

Neahkahnie Mountain Trail northern Oregon Coast

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park or a rigorous several-day trek in the mountains, your mind is clearer and rejuvenated at the end of a hike. Stress melts away. You’re better able to focus your thoughts and those thoughts come and go more freely. Thoughts focus more on the moment and less on the regimented multitasking process of modern life. Research supports that exposure to nature causes significant, measurable changes in the body, making people smarter, happier and healthier. The naturalist John Muir was an early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. He once said, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” Researchers Davis Strayer and the Ashleys have designed experiments hypothesizing that exposure to nature causes significant, measurable effects on the brain, allowing you to think more clearly, focus more acutely and perform to your maximum cognitive ability. And the longer you are exposed — up to a point — the smarter you get. Thanks to Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan for her article bringing this subject to light in the May 12, 2015 edition of Backpacker magazine, which outlines her participation in these

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nature exposure experiments. Through strict testing of groups going out into the wilderness, the research team collected baseline data, including cognitive data. These tests were repeated after time spent in the wilderness. Results showed that spending time outdoors increases attention spans and creative problem-solving skills by as much as 50 percent. The authors of the study point out that the results might have as much to do with unplugging from technology as they do spending time outside. “This is a way of showing that interacting with nature has real, measurable benefits to creative problem-solving,” Strayer says. Strayer and others are at the front of what’s called environmental neuroscience, a field within the field of environmental psychology, which considers the relationships between people and their physical worlds. Environmental neuroscience narrows in on how one’s surroundings affect the way the brain works. Something about being in the wilderness appears to cause physiological changes: the release of certain hormones, maybe, or the switch of activity from one brain region to another. The brain is divided into regions, each of which takes the lead in a different set of tasks. Some regions handle the basics, others oversee more complicated functions, but the frontal lobe is the most important of the whole operation. This region, situated in the front quarter of the brain, is used for advanced thinking. Strayer and others hypothesize that this “caught up in the moment” effect may be a big part of why nature is so refreshing for the brain. In modern life, few of us are able to enjoy focusing on only what is right in front of us. That sort of divided thinking doesn’t do the brain any favors. It is taxing to the frontal lobe function. It happens whenever the attention is switched from one task to another and it even happens involuntarily when an attention-grabbing signal intrudes on your consciousness — flashing lights, ringing cellphones, blaring horns. Increasingly, however, we do this to our brains on purpose through the use of technology. Getting outdoors in nature might help offset those negatives and give the frontal lobe a rest.

Hiking can also help with depression and feeling

better about ones self. The exercise required and the fitness gained are known as “feed-forward motivation,” a term that expresses the idea that if a result is favorable enough, or the payout is such that the energy investment is worth the output — and you are willing and wanting to do the same or more — then you likely will continue the activity. Hiking enjoys widespread appeal, particularly in the outdoors-loving Northwest. One organization to know and love is The Washington Trails Association (wta.org). The WTA is the nation’s largest state-based hiking nonprofit organization and serves

as the voice for hikers in Washington. WTA Members protect hiking trails and wildlands, take volunteers out to maintain trails, and promote hiking as a healthful, enjoyable way to explore the outdoors. Joining the WTA is an excellent way to support the Washington trail system and stay informed through its website and periodical, and to stay motivated to hit the trails. Do you want to try hiking but don’t know where to start? The first step is ensuring you are physically ready for the challenges. A good training routine can increase your overall fitness and get your body tuned for hiking. You’ll need the appropriate footwear, clothing and gear. Packing the “10 essentials” and a first-aid kit whenever you step into the backcountry, even on day hikes, is a good habit. The 10 essentials are: Navigation (map and compass); sun protection (sunglasses and sunscreen); insulation (extra clothing); illumination (headlamp/flashlight); first-aid

supplies; fire (waterproof matches/lighter/ candles); repair kit and tools; nutrition (extra food); hydration (extra water); and emergency shelter (space blanket.) If you can walk, hiking is easy. Really! If you’re a novice, contact associations such as the WTA — it lists nearly 3,500 hikes on its website — and the Mountaineers (seattlefoundation.org), two organizations with resources for both beginners and pros. With hiking, don’t be so focused on the destination that you miss the journey along the way. Gregory Miller, president of the American Hiking Society, said, “Being in nature is ingrained in our DNA, and we sometimes forget that. John Muir urged us to head for the mountains, where “the winds will blow their own freshness into you.” When on the trail, stress melts away and you exit the trail feeling great. Get out in nature. Take a hike!

Don’t forget to pack the 10 essentials when heading out to a hike: TRAVEL TIPS: The Washington Trails Association is the nation’s largest state-based hiking nonprofit

organization and serves as the voice for hikers in Washington. WTA Members protect hiking trails and wildlands, take volunteers out to maintain trails, and promote hiking as a healthful, enjoyable way to explore the outdoors. Joining the WTA is an excellent way to support the Washington trail system and stay informed through its website and periodical, and to stay motivated to hit the trails.

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HIGHER MINDS HORTICULTURE Got sweet garden/bud photos?

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An occasional column on how growers are crafting strains with the goal of helping specific needs, not necessarily obtaining the highest yields.

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summer is in full swing. Tempers flare in this most unusually hot season, and Purple Elephant is here to calm things down. Sleep and healthy rest can be ever so much more difficult when being comfortable is less than possible. When a body and mind don’t get breaks, being civil to one another is that much more difficult. Purple Elepehant is a pure indica. It has its origins in Purple Urkel. From notes of berry to the nose, whiffs of earth and things organic come to mind. The colors are amazing with that signature purple extending into the trichomes. Mr. V uses standard HPS and Organic Nutrients, along with some proprietary techniques that render some beautiful medicine-coated buds. Pineapple Kush is also an indica strain, but with a sweet aroma in place of the earthy spice normally associated with an indica strain. P.K. is a premier PTSD medicine. Depression and pain are eased without the knock out of a strain like Purple Elephant. Being able to relax has positive effects on anxiety, depression and the migraines that follow. Not all growers want the spotlight; it is enough satisfaction to grow something that has a righteous purpose and is of the highest quality. In these times when our medical rights are being crushed and swept aside, I expect more and more master growers will decline to be recognized. This month’s grower, Mr. V, is an honest family man, working hard to keep things together in the ever-changing Cannabis climate of Washington state. These strains of Cannabis may be found in various safe access points for now.

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BAG APPEAL & SMOKE REPORT

THE PRIMARY FEATURE about the bag appeal with this plant

is its large and evenly sized buds. The ease of growth creates particularly evenly sized flower sites, each of which is ample in size and quite dense. Although the Albert Walker completely dominates in grow, the terps from the dried flowers are all earthy, grassy, fuel-like OG. It’s a unique and unusual combination to have such large, dense, bulbous flowers that absolutely explode with rich, OG goodness. The flavor doesn’t disappoint either. Absolute rich, nutty earth, sour with just a feathering of roasted almond is all up in your business on the inhale and the exhale is all OG gas. It’s that lingering, tongue-numbing, borderline metallic sour that sticks with you; shattering the belief that true size and connoisseur flavor can’t coexist.

HOW IT GROWS DOMINATED BY the Albert Walker side of the

heritage in so far as growth is concerned, the Dawg Walker is vigorous, balanced and easy to grow. In stark contrast to the lanky, chaotic growth patterns Lemon Alien Dawg so often displays, the Dawg Walker grows into an evenly structured medium height bush with little training. This particularly flattering growth pattern sets up an even canopy ready to bulk into the large flower sites Albert Walker is known for. A fast finisher at eight or nine weeks for Kush, this plant lends itself well to outdoor cultivation with its early finishing times. Be extra cautious to provide plenty of airflow and a rich microbial population to inoculate against powdery mildew and other airborne pathogens. The thick heavy flower sites, paired with the medium bush structure, can impede air flow making this cultivar particularly susceptible.

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Combining the huge yield and solid growth structure of the award-winning Ewok with the over-the-top potency and flavor of the famed Lemon Alien Dawg from Alien Genetics provides a winning combination elite enough to be assigned flattering nickname of Oregon OG.

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BEHIND THE STRAIN

This plant lends itself well to outdoor cultivation with its early finishing times. EFFECTS

DESPITE A SHORTER FLOWER PERIOD,

this power-packed OG flavored sweetheart of a cultivar is an adventure. The flavor and power of the Tahoe from the Lemon Alien Dawg really delivers that barely-functional-but-still-excited-to-try sort of experience. Any amount of overindulgence is sure to lead to a comfortable space that welcomes plenty of caloric nourishment and slumber.

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