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TABLE OF CONTENTS What you need to know about marijuana 6 Different types of marijuana explained 8 Cannabis: It’s not just for smoking 12

NW Chronicle Business Spotlight: Cannabis City 16 Board hears public comment on home grows 21 Potluck: Smokin Mac ‘n’ Cheese recipe 24

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What you need to know:

Marijuana use in the Evergreen State The facts about legal marijuana in Washington Only adults 21 and older can purchase and possess marijuana. Marijuana can only be sold and purchased at state-licensed retail stores. A valid photo ID is required and no one younger than 21 is allowed on the retail premises. Retail marijuana stores only accept cash. Adults 21 and older can purchase up to one ounce of usable marijuana (the harvested flowers or bud), 16 ounces of marijuana-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces in liquid form, and 7 grams of marijuana concentrate. Price will vary according to the quality and availability. Some strains are considered better than others. Most stores aim at $10-$12 per gram, although that price can go as high as $25. There are 28 grams in one ounce, the amount that can be legally purchased at one time. Typically, that amount can cost $300 and up. It remains a felony for anyone but a licensed retailer to sell or provide marijuana to anyone else. Providing or selling marijuana to a minor younger than 18 is subject to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. It remains illegal to consume marijuana in public view. It is illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana, and doing so may result in significant legal penalties. Taking marijuana outside the state of Washington may result in significant legal penalties. As with tobacco, smoking marijuana in any indoor location is subject to the restrictions in the Washington Smoking in Public Places law. The law prohibits smoking in public places or places of employment, and within 25 feet of entrances, exits, open windows and ventilation intakes. If the establishment permits it and you are either vaporizing or strain in a room where smoking is allowed, it is legal to consume marijuana in a private hotel room. Possession of marijuana is still illegal federally. This is also true at national parks. And if you are in navigable waters, the U.S. Coast Guard will enforce federal law. It is never OK to operate a boat while impaired by marijuana or any other drug. The law against marijuana use in public view applies to state parks, public hiking trails and ski resorts. Source: Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Control Board.


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Types of marijuana:

What effect do you want? BY LESLIE KELLY | lkelly@soundpublishing.com

Any seasoned smoker knows there are three distinct types of marijuana: sativa, indica and hybrid. The plants of cannabis indica and cannabis sativa have been around since the 18th century with cannabis hybrid being relatively new. Hybrid indicates the mixing of seeds from different geographic locations around the world.

The effects of each vary.

INDICA:

The indica strain is a more relaxing effect with the tendency of making you want to hang out on the couch. The origin is believed to come from the Hindu Kush region close to Afghanistan. Anyone who knows anything about marijuana knows that Kush is really strong weed. In this area of Afghanistan, the strain developed thick coats of resin as a mean of protecting themselves due to the harsh climate. Characteristics of indica include flowering time, yields, geography of where seeds came from and various flavors. Some of the epic names given to top flavors include Purple Haze, Granddaddy Purple and Northern Lights. Try these suggested indicas: • Wappa: a very high potency strain, often sells out and it can be several months before it’s in the shops again. Cost: $59 for 3.5 grams. • Blueberry, Training Day, Bianca are known to be great for smokers who have problems getting a good night’s sleep. Training Day is a product that will give you a relaxed feeling, but won’t put you to sleep. Cost: $11 to $14 per gram. • Beast Mode: a Northwest specialty that’s super popular mostly because of its name. Sells for $13 a gram. • Blackberry Bubba: Has a high Kush factor and has a nice flavor. The brand name strains from Clandestine Gardens sell out quickly. Cost: $13 a gram.

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The sativas strain alternatively has energizing effects which is why they’re often used in the morning or afternoon. This strain of marijuana is used primarily for depression and exhaustion. Its morphology is a growth of up to 20 feet high, it is narrow with loose branches. The effects of sativa are said to be uplifting and allow you to be creative. Medicinally, it can treat ADD and mood disorders. Some of the more popular flavors under the sativa strain include Sour Diesel, Jack Herer and Lemon Haze. Suggested varieties are: • Acapulco Gold: an older strain that is generated from Columbian Gold and grown in Mexico. It is popular because it is much like the original Columbian product. Sells for $55 for 3.5 grams. • Gorilla Glue, Dutch Treat and Cinex: This group of three are widely known to most pot smokers. They give a reputable high and consumers know they’re getting something they can count on. Continues on Page 9


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These sell for $11 to $14 per gram. • Head Cheese: A great smoke from a dense weed with a high percentage of THC. Cost: $18 per gram.

HYBRID:

There are many variables for the two ancient strains which is where Hybrid comes in. The seeds of many geographical areas are cross germinated to balance marijuana with both strains. This offers the marijuana user a balance between the two so you get the best of both worlds. In a recent survey of several Pacific Northwest retail marijuana stores, here’s the more popular of each of the three categories by brand name. Hybrid suggestions are: • Gelato: comes from a very Kush flower, and slightly leans toward being an indica. The smell is “strong and will stink up the whole room when you open it.” Sells for $40 for 3.5 grams. • Dutch Treat or Allen Wrench: Gives the smoker a high that doesn’t make them anxiety-ridden but doesn’t “knock your ass to the couch.” Sells for $11 to $14 per gram. Dutch Treat got rave reviews from more than one retailer. A close cousin, Dutch Berry, which is a sativa-dominant hybrid with a raspberry-like flavor is considered to be a strong, “but the raspberry flavor brings it down.” Cost: $15 per gram. Participating retailers who offered suggestions: Paper & Leaf on Bainbridge Island, Ganja Goddess in downtown Seattle, Sweet Leaf in Aberdeen, High Society in Bellingham and Fillabong in Silverdale.


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CANNABIS: IT’S NOT JUST FOR SMOKING ANYMORE

BY LESLIE KELLY | lkelly@soundpublishing.com

With the legalization of cannabis use for recreational purposes in the state of Washington, there’s been a growth in the number of product that contain cannabis. Just ask any retail shop owner. “The industry has come a long way since we first opened a shop,” said Michelle Beardsley, co-owner of Destination HWY 420 cannabis shop in Bremerton. “When we first opened there were no edibles. And when they first came on the market, the quality wasn’t very good. But producers have realized that the market wants edibles and other things and now, there’s lots to choose from and the quality is very good.” In fact, at Destination HWY 420, you can find more than 50 different tinctures, more than 100 varieties of edibles, topicals like “Wonder Rub,” drinks like “Spikers,” lipbalm, drops for under your tongue, and sexual enhancement products. And for many, choosing the right product can be very confusing. That’s why those in retail, like John Johanson, marketing manager at Destination HWY 420, studies every new product that the store stocks. Then, it’s a matter of listening to each customer and determining why they want a cannabis product, what results they want, and in what form they want to have it. “We have some customers come in who have never smoked cannabis before, and who have very little knowledge about it,” Johanson said. “Because all the employees here have had extensive training, we Continues on Page 13


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know what to suggest to get the customer the results each wants.” Most products contain either THC or CBD, he said. Some contain both. For those who want a relaxation effect, or for use for medical conditions such as headaches and body aches, something with CBD is preferred. Those who want a euphoric high should use products with a THC content. “And we always talk about dosage,” he said. “For people who don’t smoke often, they will react to even 2.5 milligrams. So in terms of eating a cannabis brownie, I would suggest starting with one-quarter of one brownie.” When it comes to edibles, there’s a lot on the market. One of Johanson’s favorites are the Marmas fruit chews. “They are delicious and you don’t have to eat a lot of them to get the desired effect. My favorite flavor so far is sour apple. But they are adding new flavors all the time.” They come in bags of 10 chews for $36. There are 10 milligrams of active cannabis ingredient in each chew. Also popular are the two-pack of Hazy Daze’s chocolate brownies. They come in a 20 milligrams of THC and 40 milligrams of CBD, and sell for $10. There’s also fudge cookies, and gourmet chocolates in a multi-pack that offers milk, dark, and white chocolates. There also are gel caps for those who don’t want any added calories. In most cases, a consumer will pay about 30 cents per 1 milligram of active ingredient. “The prices are all over the place, just depending on what you want to buy,” he said. “There’s something for every budget.” Along with edibles, drinks have come onto the market lately and are gaining popularity. Drinks made by WinterLife under the name of Spikers, include Island Mai Tai, Lime Mojito and Blood Orange Grenadine. These are 12.5 ounces, 100 milligrams of active ingredient, and sell for about $27. “In most cases, you would use it as a drink mixer and put it in club soda,” Johanson said. “But the black currant goes well in diet soda.” WinterLife also makes tinctures, which are a liquid that generally is placed under the tongue. “You can really add it to anything,” he said. “But by putting drops under the tongue is absorbed faster.” The same is true for things like breath sprays and breath strips, he added. Zoot Drops are another brand and that liquid tincture is made in two strengths, one that is only for customers who have a valid medical marijuana card. There are also vapes, where the product is inhaled through the use Continues on Page 14


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of a battery operated holder, to which a vape cartridge is attached. The cartridges come in various flavors and there are some that are magnetic and “pop in and pop out,” Johanson said. While the scientific data is debatable, those who use vapes consider it a more healthy way to “smoke” without the carcinogens. “It’s like all the sticks and stems are removed,” he said. “By vaping, you get rid of all the plant matter that doesn’t do anything for you.” And it can be more discreet, Beardsley said. “It’s mobile and you can take it out at a family event or a football game and nobody has to know it is a marijuana product,” she said. “It can easily be used in public places.” But, if you decided you want to smoke the flower, Destination HWY 420 boasts of having more than 100 strains in the store. Some generally sell as low as 1 gram for $6. Packaging usually is 1 gram, 2 grams, 3.5, 7, 14 or 28 grams. Johanson said there are also concentrate infused joints which are stronger than those made with just the flower. “The THC can vary by brand,” he said. “So asking a bud tender is the best way to know you’re getting what you want. Most buy this because it gives a more profound high and lasts longer.” And then, there are dabs, which come in oils, wax, and shatter, all of which are used with a source of heat, such as butane or propane, in a bong-like fixture. “The high is created by using heat and pressure and inhaling the vapors,” he said. “There’s just a whole variety of systems for that.” The bottom line, Johanson said, is that the industry is growing and many more items are becoming available daily. “It’s opened up the market for those who don’t want to smoke,” he said. “And given those who do smoke, other options.” Destination HWY 420 is at 1225 Hollis St. in Bremerton.They offer ordering online, but customers have to pick up their orders at the store. They also have an annex where they sell cannabis-related merchandise.


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Northwest Chronicle Business Spotlight:

Cannabis City

BY LESLIE KELLY | lkelly@soundpublishing.com

We asked James Lathrop, founder and owner of Cannabis City, Seattle’s first pot shop, about his business. Here is what he had to say: Q: When did you open your retail store? A: I founded Cannabis City in November 2014 and put in an application for a Seattle License (which was awarded by lottery). The interesting thing is, that back then, the LCB required you to already have a location before putting in an application, and there was certainly no guarantee that a license would be awarded. After the lottery, I was able to calculate the odds of winning. There were 440 applications for the initially 21 Seattle positions; giving a Seattle Lottery winner about 5 percent chance of winning. As soon as I received notice in May 2015 that I was awarded a Seattle license I tore into my buildout spending every day, 12 hours or more, in build out and remodel with the intention to be the first store opening in the city, or even in the state. I was the first retailer to call for final inspection on June 24, 2015, and fully expected to be able to open my doors on July 1, 2015. However, my agent advised me that since I was the only retailer who had passed inspection at that point, and that there were about four more expected to have inspection in the next week, they would hold my license back until more stores were ready. This was a bit upsetting, after all the work I had done. Continues on Page 17


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Nonetheless, they gave me my license on July 7 (my birthday!) and we were the first store in Seattle to legally sell weed to the public since the beginning of prohibition in 1937. It was pretty big news, and the first 1 gram purchase is in the possession of the MOHAI museum of Seattle. Deb Greene, a 67-year-old marathon-running grandma from Ballard positioned herself outside my door for 23 hours to make that very first purchase.

Q: Why were you interested in being in cannabis retailing? A: I’m a doctor of Nursing Practice (Clinical Nurse Practitioner, Family Practice) with a background in Critical Care and Emergency and Urgent Care. After 20 years in ER and ICU environments I saw a lot of organ damage from alcohol and many other drugs, to include prescription medications. Yet, I never saw a lethal overdose or someone in multiple organ failure from marijuana consumption. So under the medical marijuana law, way back in 2010, I opened a medical marijuana consultation clinic called the “Ahh” clinic (www.AdvancedHolisticHealth.org). Continues on Page 18


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For five years I helped patients in chronic pain and with other conditions use medicinal cannabis for their issues. I witnessed them reducing their narcotic needs, I saw alcoholic patients regain their health by using cannabis instead of alcohol, I was frequently amazed by the overall health of my patients -- they didn’t have poor skin conditions like tobacco smokers, they didn’t have excessive weight gain and pre-organ failure liver enzymes like heavy alcohol users, and they didn’t have the addiction and drug seeking behaviors of the narcotic dependent patients. So, through the successes of my patients, I became a “believer” in medicinal marijuana. When the 502 (recreational law) passed I decided I wanted to open a cannabis - herbal pharmacopeia: A store with cannabis products, but also other herbal therapies such as garlic, turmeric, herbal teas, etc. Unfortunately the way the law was crafted, it is illegal for me to sell anything other than cannabis and paraphernalia (Cannabis City cannot sell garlic, turmeric, or even a T-shirt). Q: What makes your shop different from all the others? A: I like to associate Cannabis City with the first Starbucks: Cannabis City was the first store to open to the public for legal cannabis, and it truly is a bit of local history. Additionally, we have re-modeled the store with a special propriatorey siding invented by my architect with a product called dicrotic film. In short, the building changes color from bright yellow-green to a deep blue-purple, depending upon the angle you view it. Cannabis City is itself a work of art. And now, we have built a legal smoking deck next to Cannabis City — there is an area on private property adjacent to our shop which is 25 feet from all adjacent doors and windows. So, we now have developed Seattle’s very first public legal smoking area on private property. Finally, we are opening up a new shop called Seattle Gear (www.SeattleGear.com) which will have Cannabis City paraphernalia and Seattle - Weed tourist items. We are expecting to open the store by the time this article comes out. Q: How many employees do you have and how are they trained to be budtenders? A: We have 15 employees and they are all given a couple of weeks of one-on-one customer service training with our customer service lead, Racheal. Q: Give readers an idea of the kinds of products you sell? A: We have some of the finest hand-picked weed products available in the state, on display by sativa, hybrid, and indica. Continues on Page 19


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Furthermore we have a very complete selection of waxes, oils, and shatter products, as well as over 100 varieties of joints ranging from $3 on up. We carry only the tastiest of cookies, candies, and sodas and as an additional focus, because of my medical background, we provide a wide range of CBD products from flower, oil, capsules, tropicals, and tinctures. Cannabis City is truly a complete weed product store with highly educated bud-tenders and the most competitive prices in the city. Q: Do you help those who have a medical cannabis card? A: We are a medically endorsed cannabis store, so we can provide the sales tax discount to those registered with the state. However, we also recognize that many patients do not wish to register with the state, so just by bringing in your authorization, we will give all patients 10 percent discount. Furthermore we are working with a couple of medical clinical and medical consultants to taylor particular cannabis products to patient’s unique needs. Q: What has surprised you the most about being in this business? A: That there continues to be a stigma against cannabis use; it really does amaze me. In comparison to alcohol (which is almost required in social situations) cannabis is an amazing and healthy choice, but still retains a stigma of “bad” — I just don’t get it. Q: What do you see the future being for your business? A: Normalization. It will happen, but when, I don’t know. Cannabis City is located at 2733 Fourth Ave. S., Seattle. Hours: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day. Phone: 206-420-4206, website: www.CannabisCity.us.


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Liquor and Cannabis Board hears public comment on recreational marijuana home grows Agency tasked by new law to conduct study and make recommendations to Legislature by Dec. 1 BY LESLIE KELLY | lkelly@soundpublishing.com

OLYMPIA – More than 30 people gave testimony before the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) at a hearing Oct. 4 on whether the state should allow home grows of recreational marijuana. Most of the speakers favored allowing home grows, but there were some who worried that home grows would make it easier for under age youth to access marijuana, and that home growing would interrupt the highly regulated recreational marijuana industry now operating in the state. Most of those who spoke favored the study’s “Option 1” which allows local control over home grow marijuana operations. The public hearing came after the State Legislature directed the WSLCB to “conduct a study of regulatory options for the legalization of marijuana plant possession and cultivation by recreational marijuana users.” The study takes into account the “Cole Memo,” issued by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2013, which outlines the federal government’s enforcement priorities in states where medical or recreational marijuana has been legalized or decriminalized. The study and recommendations are due to the Legislature on Dec. 1. “The agency is actively engaging other states, the public, the industry and stakeholders. We know there are many perspectives to this issue and we want to ensure they are captured for our report and recommendations,” said agency director Rick Garza. The WSLCB sought comments on three options at the public hearing: • Option 1: Tightly Regulated Recreational Marijuana Home Grows This option allows recreational home grows under a strict state regulatory framework based on the Cole Memo: Requires a permit; Four plants maximum per household; All plants must be entered into the state traceability system; Requirements for security, preventing youth access, preventing Continues on Page 22


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diversion, etc.; Jurisdiction is shared between WSLCB and local authorities Statutory provision that allows law enforcement to seize and destroy all plants if beyond limit; Allows recreational growers to purchase plants from licensees as long as growers have a permit; Same restrictions on processing marijuana that apply to medical marijuana (no combustible processing). • Option 2: Local Control of Recreational Marijuana Home Grows This option is based on statewide standards including requirements for security, preventing youth access, preventing diversion, etc.; Limits plants to 4 per household; Allows recreational growers to purchase plants from licensees as long as growers have a permit. Requires a permit to possess plants. Difference from Option 1: Does not require plants to be entered into traceability. State sets minimum requirements. Local jurisdictions can be more restrictive. Authorized, controlled, and enforced by local jurisdictions; Home grows are prohibited without local permission; • Option 3: Recreational Home Grows are Prohibited This option preserves the status quo. Recreational home grows continue to remain prohibited: A regulated market exists today with statewide access; Recreational home grows may provide a cover for diversion; The Cole Memo is concerned with diversion, youth access, and the criminal element; Home grows for medical marijuana are allowed as well as cooperatives. Among the eight states that have legalized recreational marijuana, Washington is the only state that does not allow marijuana home grows. Washington allows authorized patients to have limited grows for medical purposes or to be part of a four-member medical marijuana cooperative if the cooperative registers with the WSLCB and the local jurisdiction does not object.


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Smokin’ Mac ‘n’ Cheese BY LAURIE WOLF SERVES 4-6

INGREDIENTS:

FOR ONION RINGS:

½ pound elbow macaroni or shells

1 cup canola oil

1 tablespoon canola oil

1 small onion, peeled and thinly sliced

1 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS

FOR CHEESE SAUCE:

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

5 tablespoons cannabutter

1. Fill a large pot with water, oil and salt. Bring to boil, add the macaroni and cook according to the directions on the package. Drain well.

½ cup all-purpose flour 2½ to 3 cups milk, warm 4 ounces smoked mozzarella, grated (1 cup) 8 ounces medium cheddar, grated (2 cups) 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon smoked paprika ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon canola oil, (using canna-oil is optional) 2 ounces sharp cheddar, grated (½ cup)

2. In a small saucepan melt the cannabutter. Add the flour and cook, whisking constantly, for five minutes. Add the warm milk and cook for a minute or two more, until thickened and smooth. Add the cheese, salt, paprika, pepper and nutmeg. Add the cooked macaroni and stir well. Pour into 6-8 buttered ramekins. 3. In a small bowl combine the canola oil with the breadcrumbs and sharp cheddar. Sprinkle on top of

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the filled ramekins. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until the sauce is bubbly and the macaroni is browned on the top. 4. In a medium saucepan, heat the oil. When hot add the onion rings and cook until golden brown, 4-5 minutes. Drain on paper towels or clean dishtowel. 5. Place on top of the ramekins and serve. ABOUT THE COOK: Laurie Wolf has been a trained chef, food stylist, food editor, recipe developer and cookbook author for more than 30 years. Her company, Laurie and MaryJane, is dedicated to producing high-quality medicated food, and her most recent publications are “Cooking with Cannabis” and “Herb: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Cannabis.” Her passion for cannabis as treatment stems from her exposure to her father’s end-of-life care as well as her own successful management of a seizure disorder.


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