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Evergreen Herbal and Kush Tourism launch cannabis chocolate factory tours Washington locals and tourists get a glimpse of a Willy Wonka-worthy cannabis chocolate factory SEATTLE – Evergreen Herbal, distributor of Washington’s most popular cannabis brands, the 4.20Bar and Cannabis Quencher, has announced a partnership with Kush Tourism, a Washington-based guide service for travelers interested in the cannabis industry.
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Kush Tourism will guide the Evercentral Asia and the Indian subcontinent, green Herbal factory tours, hosting in areas such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, guests ages 21 and up. The guided sernorthern India, Tibet and Nepal. vice gives individuals a personal look at * Cannabis Sativa L. generally originates the production, research and developfrom the equatorial regions of the world ment of Evergreen Herbal’s products.
such as Thailand, southern India, “Patrons come from all around the Jamaica and Mexico. world to experience legal cannabis in Seattle,” said Kush Tourism CEO Michael Gordon. “The Kush Tour is an interactive and educational tour focused on cannabis. Instead of a party bus, we cater to a curious crowd where clients get a first hand experience on how cannabis gets to a legal retail business.” Each Kush Tourism tour includes a three-and-a-half hour experience at varying cannabis companies including Boro School of Glass (where artistic smoking accessories are made), Sky High Gardens (where high-quality plants are grown), Evergreen Herbal (a cannabis extraction laboratory and manufacturing plant), a cannabis testing facility, and a cannabis retailer (where guests can purchase Evergreen Herbal products). Evergreen Herbal employees will allow guests to follow the making of the 4.20Bars from flower to finish, including two methods of cannabinoid extraction. “We are doing what microbreweries here did 10 or 20 years ago and bringing our customers closer to our process,” said Marco Hoffman, Evergreen Herbal CEO. Gone are the days of an enterprising dude pushing dime bags. Now, can-
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nabis entrepreneurs are building new technology and infrastructure among the fastest growing industry in the U.S., currently valued at over $2.7 billion. “We see ourselves as educators as much as manufacturers. We want to shed light on cannabis and the industry in general. We are really proud of what we’re doing up here,” said Hoffman. If you would like to schedule a tour or would like more information regarding Evergreen Herbal, contact Marylyn Simpson at 310-274-6726 or email Marylyn@kipmorrison.com. Tours are at 11 a.m. daily.
Here are some holiday recipes to try, from the Stoner’s Cookbook. Special Brownies
Medium hard recipe; two hours prep time; makes 24 brownies Ingredients 2 tbsp. cannabutter 1 + 2 tbsp. stick unsalted organic butter 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate (Ghirardelli or Baker’s chocolate work great!) 3 (room temp) eggs 1 ½ cups white sugar ½ cup cane sugar 1 tsp ground Italian espresso Pinch of salt 1 tsp (good quality) vanilla 1 cup all-purpose flour Directions Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Lightly grease and line with aluminum foil 13 x 9 inch brownie pan. Take out eggs, butter, and cannabutter and allow to come to room temp for half hour prior to making recipe. Melt chocolate, over low-medium heat in double boilA low er, until almost all chocolate is melted. Take THC, high CBC chocolate off heat and slowly add unsalted strain called Charlotte’s butter. After each addition whisk to incorporate. Once butter and chocolate are Web is named for a young melted add sugar. Whisk until sugar has girl, who after being treated with cannabis reduced completely dissolved into chocolate mixher seizures from 300 a ture. Add pinch of salt, vanilla, eggs and week to around four cannabutter. Whisk for two minutes on low a month. or by hand. Switch to a spatula and blend in flour until completely incorporated. OPTION: Stir in ½ cup chopped/toasted peanuts at this point. Transfer batter to greased and lined 13 x 9 inch brownie pan and bake for 35 – 40 minutes (test with toothpick- toothpick should come out almost clean). Important…don’t overbake. Cool brownies in pan for at least half hour. *Chef’s suggestion: cool in pan over night in refrigerator, and allow to come to room temp before cutting. Cut into 24 equal pieces.
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10 The Northwest Chronicle Continued from Page 8 CannaChocolate Pecan Bark
Easy recipe; 15 minutes prep time, serves 6-8 Ingredients 8 ounces dark chocolate, 70-85 percent cacao solids 2 tablespoons canna-butter ½ cup Grape Nuts Cereal 2 tablespoons chopped unsweetened dried cherries 2 tablespoons golden raisins 1 tablespoon unsalted pistachios, chopped 1 tablespoon unsalted pecans, broken into pieces Directions Cover your work surface with parchment or wax paper. Place the chocolate and butter in a medium microwave safe bowl. Heat in a microwave at half power at 30-second intervals until alThose who use most fully melted, it may take a few minCannabis Sativa usually utes. Check frequently. When it is almost experience a high that melted, remove and stir to melt fully. means they are more
cerebral, energetic, and Use a rubber scraper and turn the chocolate mixture onto the parchment. creative. Spread out somewhat evenly. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Sprinkle with all the toppings, and very gently press them in. Allow to cool fully, checking to be sure the chocolate is set. Break into pieces to serve. Tip: A microwave is a good way of melting chocolate, but here are a couple of tips. Use a bowl that doesn’t get hot. If the bowl is too hot to touch, it is too hot for the chocolate. Also, be sure not to let any water get into the bowl. Chocolate disaster!
Easy recipe; 15 minutes prep time, serves 10 Ingredients ½ Cup dried unsweetened cranberries ½ Cup dried unsweetened apricots ½ Cup raw almonds ½ Cup Sunflower seeds ¼ Cup Fine dessicated coconut 2 Tablespoons Raw cacao or cocoa powder 2 Tablespoons honey Cannabis Indica 2 Tablespoons Chia seeds is usually classified as ¾ Cup Melted canna-coconut oil (can a “stone,’ meaning that use cannabutter) it is centered on the body.
Directions It enhances the physical Blitz almonds and sunflower seeds in sensations such as taste, a food processor. Add remaining ingretouch and sound. It dients and blend into a chunky paste. Rub tends to relax. hands with cold water and form the mixture into balls. Store in the fridge and enjoy as needed.
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Bearman tells how marijuana really became illegal in the United States BY LESLIE KELLY | email@example.com Although it’s now legal in Washington State, ever stop to wonder why and how did marijuana become illegal? “History indicates it was economics and greed,” according to Dr. David Bearman, author of a newly published comprehensive two volume history of the fascinating origins of the U.S. drug laws. He recently spoke at Seattle’s Hemp Fest. Bearman said that it had very little to do with marijuana’s medicinal and stress-relieving properties. Bearman tells that marijuana, which until the 1930s was known as cannabis, comes from the hemp plant. Hemp is easy to grow almost anywhere and can be used for making a myriad of things from paper to rope to lubricating oil to medicine. One of Henry Ford’s first cars ran entirely on hemp ethanol. And during World War II, he built a complete car out of hemp to demonstrate its versatility. Since the middle of the 19th century, cannabis was in almost every pharmacy in the U.S., Bearman said. It was widely considered the best medicine for relieving migraines. “So hemp and cannabis were very much accepted for their many benefits to American society,” he said. Bearman’s historical chronology details the events of the post-Depression 1920s and 1930s leading up to the development of the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. According to Bearman, the legislation, which prohibited the consumption of cannabis and put heavy taxes on the sale of hemp, was driven by business interests, and it was promoted by prejudice-fueled rhetoric. “The laws were clearly aimed at demonizing and controlling minorities and other ‘undesirables,’” Bearman said. A major company in America, DuPont, wanted hemp outlawed so the company’s petrochemical products would not have to face competition from hemp. “William Randolph Hearst conducted a yellow journalism campaign against Hispanics and Mexicans for decades,” Bearman said. “Hearst papers lambasted Mexican immigrants for laziness and contributing to crime. His anger is believed to have been aimed at Pancho Villa, who had appropriated more than 1,000,000 acres of his land in northern Mexico during the Mexican Revolution in 1910.” At that time, Henry J. Anslinger, was appointed to be the director of the newly formed Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Agency in 1930. The FBN was responsible for enforcing federal drug laws against heroin, opium, and cocaine…but not cannabis because it was not considered a dangerous drug. Anslinger married the daughter of Andrew Mellon, the wealthy financier and, not so coincidentally, the DuPont family’s banker. Mellon was also secretary of the U.S. Treasury.
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16 The Northwest Chronicle Continued from Page 15 “It was in this capacity that he appointed his niece’s husband, Anslinger, to be the first director of the FBN,” Bearman said. “Interestingly, he held this post until President John F. Kennedy accepted his resignation in 1962.” In 1933, Anslinger launched a national propaganda campaign, speaking across the country and writing many commentaries in newspapers and magazines – with assistance from the Hearst syndicate – against what he called the evils of “marihuana” or marijuana. “Most people did not know ‘marijuana’ was cannabis,” Barman said. Anslinger asserted a bogus relationship between marijuana with “murder, mayhem, Mexicans, Negroes and jazz.” “He worked hard to associate the word marijuana with depraved behavior and heinous acts,” Bearman said.
These alleged drug-crazed acts were trumtop five lobbyists peted in lurid magazine articles he authored, against legalizing including “Youth Gone Loco” and “Sex marijuana are police unions, Crazing Drug Menace.” private prison corporations,
His most well-known article was probthe alcohol industry, ably “Marijuana, Assassin of Youth”, pharmaceutical corporations which appeared in the America Magazine in and prison guard 1937. In it Anslinger wrote, “No one knows unions. when he places a marijuana cigarette to his lips, whether he will become a joyous reveler in a musical heaven, a mad insensate, a calm philosopher or a crazed killer.” This racist assault culminated in the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act. From the Marijuana Tax Act in 1937, to Nixon’s War on Drugs, to the present, those behind the promotion and passage of U.S. drug laws often had a vested interest, usually financial or political or both, Bearman said. But in his book, “Drugs Are Not the Devil’s Tools,” Bearman debunks those assertions. Bearman shows how, through intertwining motives of discrimination and greed, often under the guise of morality, the government has created a drug policy that is completely dysfunctional. As he points out, U.S. drug laws have been very effective in further marginalizing already discriminated-against groups and a total failure in every other respect. In “Drugs Are Not the Devil’s Tools,” Bearman shows that there has rarely been a civilization in the history of mankind that has not used some form of mind-altering substance. He also demonstrates that the very real medical properties of cannabis were recognized thousands of years ago and describes the useful medical properties of opium, coca, alcohol and spices. In fact, he said, cannabis has 5,000 years of historical use. Just why did it take so long for marijuana to become legal again in places like Washington state? Bearman thinks it was tied to politics. “Jimmy Carter wanted to legalize cannabis in 1977, but the party was afraid he’d lose all his political strength,” Bearman said. “Drug laws have been a very useful form of social control.” Throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s, there was still a call to legalize marijuana, he said. But it wasn’t until the “Baby Boomers” became “the majority, the adults
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Continued from Page 16 who were running things,” that success has slowly come in its legalization. “We are the elders now,” he said. “Back in the 60s, most adults opposed the legalization of marijuana. But now, those young people who experimented with it in the 60s are the voting majority.” And, he said, there are changes in the cultural norms. “We now have had three presidents who have publicly said they’ve used marijuana,” he said. “It’s not the demon it use to be.” The legalization of medical marijuana in California in 1996 was the first step toward recreational use being legal. And with every new example of how marijuana has helped people medically, the stigma of using it is lessened. “It’s just sad that it’s taken so long,” he said. “There were actual trials in 1947 that showed marijuana helping children with seizures. It only took 57 years for us to be OK with that.” Bearman thinks more and more states will follow Washington and Colorado and legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. “One of the keys will be that we call it cannabis,” he said. “Because the terms pot, weed, and even marijuana are still thought of in a negative way.” About the Author: David Bearman received his M.D. from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He has served at all levels of government including the U.S. Public Health Service, Director of Health Services at San Diego State University, Health Officer and Director Sutter County Health Department and Medical Director/Director of Medical Services for the Santa Barbara Regional Health Authority (now CenCal). Dr. Bearman has a long career in the field of drug abuse treatment and prevention. He was prominent in the community clinic movement, having started the third Free Clinic in the country in Seattle, then directing the Haight Ashbury Drug Treatment Program, and founded the Isla Vista Medical Clinic. He was Medical Director of Santa Barbara County Methadone Maintenance Clinic, Ventura County Opiate Detox Program, and Zona Seca, an outpatient drug treatment program. He is a leader in the field of cannabinoid medicine, a co-founder of the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine and on the board of Americans for Safe Access. The Wall Street Journal Health Blog named him “Doctor of the Day .” He has taught courses on the physiology and history of substance use and abuse at UCSF , UCSB, and SDSU, been a consultant to Hoffman La Roche, NIDA and the National PT A, made numerous professional presentations, consulted widely and has been an expert witness in over 400 civil, criminal, and family court cases. Currently he is Zona Seca’s Medical Consultant and maintains a private practice in Santa Barbara. “Drugs are NOT the Devil’s Tools,” is published by Blue Point Books. To order the two-volume set, call 800-858-1058.
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He never intended to run a cannabis edibles company BY LESLIE KELLY | firstname.lastname@example.org It was quite by mistake – or divine intervention – that Marco Hoffman ended up as a co-founder of Evergreen Herbal, an edible cannabis company. But now, more than seven years later, he and co-founder Kenny Morrison are working hard to make sure edibles are available and used correctly. It began in 2007 with a telephone call from his father. “My father’s wife was battling breast cancer,” said Hoffman. “He was helping care for her and she’d taken a turn for the worse. He needed my help.” As a successful videographer, he decided to take time off to be with his father. When he arrived, he learned that her cancer had spread to the liver and kidney and she had made the decision to go into Hospice care. Hoffman gathered information and helped them choose the right place. But the day after she moved in, Hoffman and his father found her almost comatose from the pain medication she had been given. “She couldn’t sit up, or talk, or walk, or anything,” he said. “Her children and grandchildren were coming soon and we didn’t want them to see her in that state.” So they asked the doctor to reduce her pain medication. “He said the only way he’d do that was if we brought in some cannabis for her,” Hoffman said. “You have to understand that my father is a World War II veteran and very conservative. But we got some and a Betty Crocker brownie mix and made her brownies.” By the time her family arrived, she “had her wits about her,” was able to sit up and talk with them and they had a nice goodbye visit, he said. She died the following week. “The experience changed my view of medical cannabis,” he said. “That got the wheels turning in my head and I teamed up with a friend who was in the industry and we began making edibles.” Their first company was the Venice Beach Cookie Company, founded in 2008 in California. In 2013, when recreational use of cannabis became legal in Washington, Hoffman moved to Washington, became a resident, and soon after, so did Morrison. They founded Evergreen Herbal. In an industrial building in Seattle’s Sodo district, employees make products from the 420 Chocolate Bar to THC-infused drinks like the Cannabis Quenchers, teas and honey sticks. Currently they have about 40 employees, including those who bake, market, package and deliver their products. The company’s products are now in 120 stores in Washington. “Cannabis edibles are the most tightly regulated product in the can-
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20 The Northwest Chronicle Continued from Page 19 nabis industry,” Hoffman said. “We go through the same inspections that any food company would. Plus we are overseen by the state Liquor Control Board.” Evergreen Herbals’ recreational .42 ounce 420 Chocolate Bars each contain 10 mg of THC, so one serving size is one dose according to Washington state law. The bars come in milk chocolate, dark chocolate, with sea salt, toffee, hazelnut and hempcrunch. They sell for $15 to $20 each at recreational pot shops. In any of their products, taste is what’s most important to Hoffman. “Our products are made with local ingredients and natural colors and flavors whenever possible,” he said. “And with our drinks, we are very aware of the caloric intake. We use plant-based sweeteners like stevia to keep the calories low.” The flavors include pomegranate-blueberry, strawberry lemonade, mango, pineapple and rhubarb spice. Elderberry is used as a coloring element. They work with Tree Top, a subdivision of Nestles/Frito Lay, to create their juice concentrates. The drinks run about $18 to $20 for a 12 ounce bottle. “Of all the ingested products, drinks are the most social,” Hoffman said. “Just like you would drink a cocktail with friends, you can drink one of our quenchers.” And as with alcohol, just how much a person can safely drink, will
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Continued from Page 20 depend on that individual. “Some people can drink three beers and be fine,” he said. “Others may only need one to feel that sense of relaxation. Our drinks are the same. It depends on a person’s size and make up.” Hoffman also warns that too much of a good thing, isn’t a good thing. “It’s just like with yoga,” he said. “Yoga is great. But you wouldn’t want to do yoga all day long. Whether it’s medical or recreational use, cannabis is the same. You have to be careful and know your own limits.” By state law all cannabis edible products have to packaged in childproof packaging. Products also are taxed at about 46 percent to the end user, 36 percent excise tax and 10 percent sales tax, he said. Getting into the industry has been an “incredible experience,” Hoffman said. Seeing what cannabis can do as an anti-inflammatory, or to help those who are ill or in pain, he’s happy that he stumbled into his new career. “Don’t get me wrong,” he said. “I was well paid as a videographer. But seeing how cannabis can help people is very rewarding. Seeing how it helped my father’s wife changed my life. And now, I hope I’ve done something that can help change the world.” For more, go to www.forevergreenherbal.com.
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“Dear Santa: Bring me a collapsible water pipe” BY LESLIE KELLY | email@example.com With Christmas shopping season in full swing soon, there’s plenty to choose from for anyone on your list who “consumes.” Here’s a few holiday gift suggestions for your favorite stoner. How about a collapsible water pipe, made of plastic and sold by www.thegoodybox.mybigcommerce.com. It retails for $20. Comes in a number of colors. The Stinky Candle, perfect for the wannabe-stoner or for covering the scent in a tricky way. Get it at www.perpetualkid.com for $10. Then there’s the Rubik’s cube stash box, on Amazon.com. It’s a great place to hide your stash in its secret compartment. Retails for $18. Or how about some High Times undies. A pair of teeny tiny underwear for men or women made of fabric that depicts pipes, bongs, and alarm clocks showing 4:20. Colorful and only $8.50 at www.webundies.com. Here’s another great place to hide your stash: in the fully functional computer mouse from ProScale. It looks just like a real mouse but can be used to keep your pot out of sight. Get it on Amazon.com for $27. If you want to make the people around your stoner happy, give the Smokebuddy, a cute little on-the-go personal air filter that keeps second hand smoke away from others. Try www.smokebuddy.com where it retails for $20.
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26 The Northwest Chronicle Continued from Page 24 Another suggestion: The 4:20 clock by www.cafepress.com. This clock tells the stoner it’s time to smoke, because the only time on the face of the clock is 4:20, which is repeated clockwise all around the clock. It retails for $22.50. How about a cake pan in the shape of a marijuana leaf? It can easily be used for a bunt cake and retails at www.perpetualkid.com for $12. While you’re thinking about the kitchen, get your pot-smoking friends cookie cutters in the shape of marijuana leaves for $4.99 each at Amazon.com, and complete the set with ice cube trays shaped like leaves for $9.98 and a “stoneware” cupcake baking pan for $15.98. If you want to dress the part, try a Ugly Christmas Tree Hoodie, in which the tree has marijuana-shaped leaves. It’s a sporty gray and has a front pocket. And you’ll be the hit of the ugly sweater party at work. Get it at Amazon.com for $27.99. For the creative type, try a notebook titled “Great Ideas I Had While I Was Stoned.” No doubt it will be filled with important ideas. Check out www.shop. theawesomer.com. Suggested retail: $10. If you really want to do it up for the holidays, get yourself a box of 15 marijuana leaf green glass ball ornaments from Oregon Only, but for sale on Amazon.com. These 2-inch ornaments retail for $20 a box. And another great idea is the Ganja Weedja Board, a beautiful wood serving tray that resembles an old-fashioned Ouija board. Printed on it: “A blunt to keep the spirits high,” and “Let’s Toke.” It sells at www.cafepress.com for $54.99. But if you’re more the practical type, just drop by any cannabis shop and get your stoner some weed and a new glass pipe. And don’t forget the BIC lighters!
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What you need to know: Marijuana use in Washington State Dos and Donâ€™ts What to do: Purchase cannabis in a legal pot shop Learn about cannabis Indica and Sativa Consume cannabis in a private location Ask ahead whether hotels have cannabis smoking rooms or areas
What not to do: Do not consume cannabis and drive Do not forget to have your ID when visiting cannabis shops Do not cross state lines with cannabis Do not consume cannabis in public areas Do not bring cannabis into federal property including parks, airports or buildings Do not forget to buy a lighter