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Recipe: Chocolate Bark by culinary artist Laurie Wolf 17 Cannabis and driving
Cannaflage joins Amazon 13
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Using cannabis 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 (harvested flowers or bud), 16 ounces of marijuana-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces in liquid form, and 7 grams of marijuana concentrates. 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 is 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 punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. It is 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 you are a hotel guest and the hotel permits it, 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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BACK TO THE BASICS Seattle woman creates cannabis-based health and beauty aids BY LESLIE KELLY
After years in the industry — and much work to craft an appropriate state law to regulate cannabis-based health and beauty products — Aimee Warner’s Cannabis Basics products are available in more than 80 shops throughout western Washington. Her topicals contain less than .3 percent THC and “do not cross the blood-brain barrier and are non-intoxicating,” she said. “Our hemp body care line utilizes hempseed oil for multiple reasons, including anti-inflammatory properties, but the seed oil itself contains no significant levels of CBD,” Warner said. “Hemp-derived CBD is an extraction that is produced from the rest of the plant of industrial hemp. It does not come from the seed or the seed oil.” Her line has grown since recreational marijuana became legal in Washington state, but she’s been working with topicals since 1994. That year, Warner walked into the Fremont Hemp Company and realized “the possibilities for creation and production were limitless.” She began a catalogue of hemp products in 1995 which she called Cannabis Creations, and which included candles, stationary, handdyed yarns, fabrics, handcrafted pillows, and hempseed goodies called Incredible Edibles. Coupled with that, she began researching the therapeutic benefits of blending hempseed oil with healing botanicals and essential oils. Her first product was a lavender and tangerine massage oil still Continues on page 11
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prominent in the now-Cannabis Basics line-up. Shortly after, Warner put together a team of friends and mentors to help with the expansion of her line of health and beauty aids. In the ensuing years, Cannabis Creations Body continued to gain momentum, winning industry awards and coverage in major publications. With the support of alternative retail stores and mailorder catalogues, her fledgling company grew. Still, even with moderate success, she found that sourcing pure ingredients for her products to be difficult and risky. “The healing advantages of cannabis-derived topicals were overshadowed by the lack of education and an immature market,” she said. Warner felt the investment risks were too great, so she suspended production in 2005. Her entrepreneurial spirit was rekindled when a friend asked her to help open a medical marijuana shop near her home in Seattle. Warner soon was back in her kitchen lab, reformulating and redesigning her original formulas — focusing on the healing fundamentals of the pure and natural marijuana flower. Cannabis Creations Body officially re-opened in 2012. Two years later, with market research under her belt, Warner rebranded her business as Cannabis Basics, with a new look and feel. In early 2015, Warner co-authored legislation that defines Cannabis Health and Beauty Aids (CHABA) and allows them to be sold in any mainstream retail store in Washington state. This law was, and still is, the first of its kind in the U.S. Some favorite Cannabis Basics products: • XXX Body Rescue Butter: A rich buttery formula that delivers organic hempseed oil and arnica Montana deep into the dermis, helping to aid in relief of pain and inflammation. Natural botanicals of shea, aloe and jojoba re-moisturize and rejuvenate skin. The lavender-and-pink-grapefruit essential oil blend relaxes and revives. • Remedy Pain Stick: A roll-on stick small enough to put in a purse or pocket. Made of all-natural ingredients, including extra virgin olive oil, beeswax, cannabis olive oil infusions, oils of organic hempseed, hazelnut, apricot kernel, walnut, grape seed, almond and coconut. Simply rub on for pain relief — no greasy hands. • Hemp Massage Oil: Cannabis Basics Hemp Massage Oil releases tension with the anti-inflammatory wonders of organic hempseed oil. Your senses will be delighted by the delicious essential oil blend. Lavender relaxes and soothes while the tangerine refreshes and invigorates. Online: www.cannabisbasics.com
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Cannaflage joins Amazon Handmade apparel department Oregon-based company adds products to its line BY LESLIE KELLY
When Karen Averill began her company Cannaflage, little did she know how popular her cannabis print fabric would become. The company, which makes everything from dresses to window curtains, began on “4-20” — April 20, 2014. And just a few months ago, Cannaflage was selected to join Amazon’s Handmade division, where Averill is selling her most popular line, CannAloha. “It took several weeks to get the approval,” Averill said. “We were just so thrilled that they chose us.” Averill said Talla Mitchell of Designer Alley, which manufactures her lines, did the marketing with Amazon, which required “a lot of paperwork.” “We weren’t sure about it because Amazon prohibits using terms like ‘cannabis,’ ‘marijuana’ and the like,” Averill said. “So we had to dance around that a bit. But it all worked out.” Sales have been slow, she said, because people shop by Googling. Since there is a restriction on the use of cannabis terms on Amazon. com, it is taking a while for customers to stumble onto the new line on Amazon Handmade. “We’ve had some sales, and in the next two to three months we expect everything to catch on. We’ve had a lot of great input from other [Amazon] sellers.” In fact, Averill is planning on adding other items, including home decor, to what she sells on Amazon. Continues on page 15
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Cannaflage was the subject of an article in the spring 2016 Northwest Chronicle, in which Averill told how the company came to be. “It really did all happen by mistake,” she said. “My nephew saw a photograph I had taken and said, ‘That would make cool wallpaper.’ So I had some made as a gag gift for him and it turned out so well we decided to make a go of it.” She, her husband and her nephew are medical marijuana growers and have been since it became legal in Oregon in 1998. Prior to that, she was a paralegal. She takes photographs of her “girls” (marijuana plants) and uses a computer program to create geometric designs. Those designs are then sent to outside manufacturers who create the products from recycled rayon mixed with fibers from wood waste, which she then sells — such items as wallpaper, window shades, mugs, blankets, shower curtains and garden flags. Her interior design items came first and then she expanded into high-fashion apparel, including purses, dresses, boots and the silk linings of men’s suit jackets. “This stuff is so high end that you can go out on the town in it,” she said. “Often times, people don’t even realize that it’s cannabis.” CannAloha, the line she sells on Amazon Homemade, is the most popular of her products. The line includes unisex pants that are comfortable, dresses and shirts made to wear at the beach or in the sun. Being in the apparel industry wasn’t an easy sell for her, she said. “I resisted because, with creating apparel, there’s so much waste,” she said. “I didn’t want to contribute to that.” But she soon found a use for that “waste.” She created the Bud-dy doll. Bud-dys are dolls made from cannabispatterned fabric scraps and stuffed with other bits and pieces of waste fabric. These dolls are donated to children receiving cannabis treatment “because every kid needs a Bud-dy to hug when things get scary,” Averill said. “In this business, we have a certain amount of misprint fabric,” she said. “It works well for the dolls.” Averill works with CannaKids in Los Continues on page 16
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Angeles to find children in treatment who need a Bud-dy. “These kids are so wonderful,” she said. “And we’ve gotten support from the mainstream medical community. The kids take their Buddy to their regular treatment with them, chemo and other things, and the doctors will pretend to give Bud-dy a shot and say ‘See, that didn’t hurt Bud-dy.’ ” The doll worked perfectly for a young girl from Seattle whose medical condition caused her to have limited sight. “She sees green the best,” Averill said. “And she can feel the shape of the doll. It’s been wonderful to reach out to these families” whose children can benefit from a Bud-dy. Averill thinks giving back is part of being in business, so she also helps veterans. “Each month, we give 10 percent of our profits to a veterans’ organization,” she said. “Recently, we gave to Adaptive Excursions, which takes veterans with disabilities out fishing. They have adapted a boat to accommodate a wheelchair and they’ve added ramps and things so that these veterans can get outdoors and do things.” Online: https://cannaflagedesigns.com.
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Chocolate Bark BY LAURIE WOLF
Nothing says love like chocolate and cannabis. Dark chocolate has lots of health benefits, including a molecule that gives a little nudge to your sexy time. Make every month love month â€” we need it more than ever! Chocolate Bark Serves 8-10 Ingredients 10 ounces dark chocolate, 70-85% cacao solids 2 tablespoons canna-butter or oil 2/3 chopped dried fruit and nuts 1/2 cup Grape Nuts Cereal Instructions 1. Cover your work surface with parchment paper. Continues on page 18
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2. Place the chocolate and canna-butter in a medium microwave safe bowl*. Heat in a microwave at half power at 30-second intervals until almost fully melted, it may take a few minutes. Check frequently. When it is almost melted, remove and stir to melt fully. 3. Use a rubber scraper and turn the chocolate mixture onto the parchment. 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. About 2 hours. Break into pieces to serve. *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! A double boiler will work as well. — Laurie Wolf is a leader in the edible community and an award-winning culinary entrepreneur. Online: www. laurieandmaryjane.com. Family-owned Recreational & Medical Marijuana Retailer
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