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Green Life Productions Cultivation Facility Pahrump, NV
10 Dispensary Map
Map of all dispensaries that support VCM
New Patient Specials
Is Cannabis the Answer
Listing of the new patient specials at local dispensaries
Using CBD to treat opioid addiction
22 Extracts A new method for consuming cannabis
Education 26 Higher How many are incarcerated for less than an ounce?
NV Medical Program 30 Our Keeping in mind the best interest of patients
It All On Green 36 Bet Interview with Max Montrose Your Weed Safe? 40 IsNevada testing labs C U LT U R E
Ruckus Rant 44 The Unity in the community Stoner Rob 46 Comedian: Hopper Stone's monthly Tokin' with the Infamous interview.
48 Will Insurers Begin Covering Medical Marijuana?
Interview 50 Trog Ernie Cefalu Spotlight 52 Artist ORFIN
F E AT UR ED
Spotlight 62 Music BLAZE1 Dispensary Products
Green Life Productions & Evergreen Organix Team Up to Offer Superior Medicine to Patients
Cover Photo Provided By: Evergreen Organix
96 Resources Local resources for medical
What's new each month in our local dispensaries.
With Cannabis 84 Cooking With DJ Chef Fred patients
58 Events March event listings
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What is integrity? According to Webster, “Integrity is the adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.” That being said, I believe that honesty and integrity in business is critical to longterm success especially in our emerging cannabis market. As our local medical marijuana establishments and support businesses continue to grow, we have unfortunately encountered some that are opposed to “playing nice.” This behavior is unnecessary and proves a benefit for no one. Why choose to promote your business by bashing others? Customers, co-workers, friends and business associates are not likely to fall for this tactic. It is unprofessional, inconsiderate and the perfect way to let whoever you are trying to sell yourself to know that you think they are not smart enough to realize the intention. I realize that there are times that some of us become desperate, possibly due to lack of money, lack of business sense or maybe lack of selfesteem. But in that desperation, why not kick it into gear and get out there and secure new customers and generate more income by highlighting what you do and what you can offer instead of attempting the aforementioned by scrutinizing other businesses or being dishonest. Most people are not receptive to this type of behavior. So, why not be positive and uplifting instead of deceptive and negative. Southern Nevada is small, and those of us that have chosen to do business or participate in the cannabis industry should be lifting each other up not tearing each other down. We are all in this together, and there is enough business for everyone, let’s strive to make this the best cannabis industry in the country. This month, our feature article highlights the integrity of two local businesses, Green Life Productions and Evergreen Organix. The two have chosen to partner in an effort to bring our local patients high-grade, clean medicine and I can't wait to see what the future holds for this dynamic duo. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak with local owner of The+Source medical marijuana dispensary and current president of the Nevada Dispensary Association, Andrew Jolley. Mr. Jolley has been a huge advocate for extending the life of patient cards which are currently renewed each year. We were able to discuss his hopes for this extension as well as other issues affecting our local medical cannabis patients. Jolley's integrity as a patient advocate and dispensary owner was apparent in our conversation and it was refreshing to hear from someone who shows support on both the business side and patient side. Lastly, for those of you attending the High Times Cannabis Cup, stop by our Booth #35 and say hello!
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T H E L AT E S T GREEN LIFE PRODUCTIONS AND EVERGREEN ORGANIX TEAM UP TO OFFER SUPERIOR MEDICINE TO PATIENTS Interview with Steve Cantwell, Owner of Green Life Productions BY BILL SHEHAN Recently I had the chance to sit down with my friend, WEC champion, and local cultivator Steve Cantwell. Steve and his wife Kouanin are the owners of Green Life Productions, a Nevada cultivation that has established itself as the leader in sustainable, organic flower. Green Life Productions recently partnered with Evergreen Organix, another leader in the cannabis industry offering handcrafted products using the safest methods and finest ingredients. This partnership will ensure clean, organic flower combined with superior edible processing with the end result being something we have yet to see in Nevada. BILL: Evergreen Organix has
emerged as the most recognized and trusted edible brand in Nevada. Tell us about your recent expansion with Evergreen.
STEVE: Our partnership with
Evergreen Organix is a match made in heaven. The level of expertise and attention to detail they bring to the kitchen is second to none, from chocolatiers to handcrafted small batch recipes, using the highest quality ingredients. The only way to raise the bar for Evergreen Organix is by
"Our partnership with Evergreen Organix is a match made in heaven. The level of expertise and attention to detail they bring to the kitchen is second to none." growing the cleanest, purest organic flower for their main ingredient. This partnership gives Green Life Productions the opportunity to help spread the word on regenerative cultivation practices and serve a broader spectrum of patients. BILL: Will you be growing
No-till and using LED lights again?
STEVE: The lighting system
was already in place prior to our arrival, we're going to be using a double ended HPS. As far as No-till Living Organic Soil, yes. We're taking over this beautiful, 35,000 square-foot state of the art hydroponic facility, gutting it and redesigning it using the ethics and principles of permaculture. Our goal is to focus on closing loops by implementing sustainable and regenerative systems that focus on minimizing our carbon footprint and producing the highest quality products. Putting our planet
BILL: How long do you an-
ticipate it will take before we see products on the shelf?
STEVE: Our goal is to be
ready come recreational so around July.
BILL: Your wife Kouanin
BILL: How long will the con-
struction and changes take in order to get you guys up and running?
assists with the day to day operations of your business, making you guys a "Power Couple". Tell us more specifically how you guys delegate your tasks and what you guys are each responsible for.
STEVE: We hit the ground
STEVE: I handle all the
and patients over profit.
running. Less than a week after the deal was finalized my wife and I moved back to vegas, had half the facility gutted, and 300 yards of organic materials for our soil mix started hitting the ground and will be mixed on site in about a week.
decisions as far as cultivation and direction of the brand, she handles all administration, sales, accounting and state paperwork, keeping us compliant . I stay out of the office, she stays out of the grow rooms. We meet in the middle and happily work together on everything else.
BILL: Will you also be
making edibles or handling any other production under Evergreen?
STEVE: Evergreen Organix
will handle all the edibles, they are the experts in that department, although there have been talks about what our team can offer on the concentrates side. So, if you're into concentrates stayed tuned...
BILL: Thatâ€™s awesome! You
guys just moved to Vegas to be closer to your new project, are you excited for the new venture?
STEVE: Now that we're in
town this gives us the opportunity to participate in more cannabis industry events and the opportunity to connect with more patients on a personal level .
BILL: How much cannabis do
you consume on an average day?
STEVE: More than I'm proud
BILL: What is your favor-
ite Green Life Productions strain?
STEVE: Recently, Fire Angel
BILL: We are nearing the end
of our Vegas Cannabis Magazine/Green Life Productions phenotype selection process. Thanks for putting it in my hands, and for developing the first VCM Signature Strain. I have chosen the winner, and I'd like to call it "Speak No Evil.” What do you think of that name?
STEVE: Greatest name ever!
And, it serves as a reminder to this industry and to the cannabis community that it is not just about what goes in your mouth but what comes out, that we all should focus on picking each other up rather than tearing each other down because this plant has been tore down and held back long enough!
STEVE: Different tokes for
different folks. I wouldn't tell or judge you on how to eat a steak so don't tell me how to medicate.
BILL: HaHa! Do you see a
conflict of interest when an individual attempts to blast me for dabbing, yet they represent companies that depend on the growing popularity and sales of concentrates?
STEVE: There are a lot of
conservative, pro-cannabis individuals that aren't ready for that type of exposure but it's up to people like you Bill to prepare them.
BILL: Do you think cannabis
is a performance enhancing drug? If not, do you feel that cannabis should be banned in sports, and in MMA in particular?
STEVE: Of course, as a daily
STEVE: I don't see it as a
BILL: Do you enjoy taking
consumer dabs are always a treat, but I truly enjoy the plant in its rawest form with as little interaction from man as possible.
BILL: What do you think of
the scrutiny surrounding vaping concentrates, despite the medical benefits and the popularity developing?
performance enhancing drug, I see it as a quality of life enhancing dietary supplement. As a professional and as a champion there's certain sacrifices one should be willing to make while on the job, but outside of the cage/ring/arena an athlete should have the healthiest options available to aid them in recovery.
BILL: Do you miss the adrenaline rush and competitiveness that goes with being a professional mixed martial artist? STEVE: I miss the competi-
tiveness of the sport because it tends to bring the best or in some cases the worst out of you, either way you grow.
BILL: I guess what I am
really asking is, do you miss punching people in the face?
STEVE: Somedays yes, but
not as much as I enjoy helping people.
BILL: Do you miss being
ness? Or did you have any opponents that got under your skin? STEVE: It was all business,
I'll never give someone the benefit of getting under my skin.
BILL: Does free-diving fill
the adrenaline void?
STEVE: Holding my breath
doesn't replace punching people in the mouth, but smoking some cannabis and holding my breath at 80 feet does.
BILL: One last question my
punched in the face?
friend, What's your favorite local cannabis magazine?
STEVE: Not really
STEVE: Vegas Cannabis!
BILL: You're only 30 years
BILL: Thanks for taking the
young. Is there a chance we get to see you back in the cage one day?
STEVE: I'll never say never.... BILL: If I created a profes-
sional fight league, would you be my first signee?
STEVE: Is this a test ... First
rule of VCM fight league, we don't talk about the fight league.
BILL: Was it always busi-
time to speak with me. I am excited to see what the future holds for Green Life Productions and Evergreen Organix. I can’t wait for the release of the first VCM/ GLP signature strain “Speak No Evil.” But most of all, I am patiently awaiting your re-entry into the MMA arena.
For more information about Green Life Productions, visit greenlifeproduction.com. For more information about Evergreen Organix, visit evergreenorganix.com.
has been my favorite strain to smoke and mix with other strains, but right now I would have to say the strain I look forward to smoking the most is #3 of our Vegas Cannabis Magazine testers.
Is Cannabis the Answer to America's Out-of-Control Opioid Problem? Using CBD to Treat Opioid Addiction
BY DR. KIT, PHARM. D, RPH.
Opioid addiction is a growing epidemic in the United States. With the meteoric rise of opioid addiction over the past 10-20 years, chances are you or someone you know is or has been affected. Over 2.5 million adults suffer from opioid abuse in the United States, leading to approximately 80 overdose deaths each day. Prescriptions for opioid pain medications topped 200 billion, nearly enough for each adult in the United States to receive one. Increasingly, those who become addicted to opioid pain medications require larger and larger numbers of pills to maintain their addiction. Often, they turn to heroin as a lessexpensive way to maintain their addiction. In fact, nearly 80% of heroin users started their habit after receiving prescription painkillers. Treatment for heroin addiction is expensive and leads to relapse in as many as 87 percent of patients. Traditional medication treatment for heroin addiction has focused on medications, such as methadone, that work in the body much the same way as heroin, activating the same receptors in the body. Unfortunately, they do not block the heroin cravings in all individuals, and, due to the many factors that contribute to opioid addiction, they are associated with a high level of relapse. More effective treatments are being sought for heroin
"Over 2.5 million adults suffer from opioid abuse in the United States, leading to approximately 80 overdose deaths each day."
addiction, and recent attention has turned to cannabis, and specifically, cannabidiol (CBD). Let's examine the evidence for use of CBD to treat heroin addiction. In a 2009 study in rats, researchers from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York looked at the effect of CBD on rats trained to associate heroin administration with a light cue. With addiction, humans often associate use of the addictive substance with a situation or cue, such as when college students binge drink only at parties, but not in their dorm room alone. Rats were given a brief sample of heroin when a light turned on in a dark cage. They were then taught that they could receive another brief sample if they pressed a lever after the light turned on. Once all of the rats consistently learned this behavior, they entered a 2-week phase where they received no heroin, simulating drug rehabilitation treatment. After that 2-week period, all rats received a test dose of heroin after the light cue, to see how they reacted, simulating relapse, and were measured on how many times they requested repeat doses within the 3-hour study period. (After the test dose, the rats received no further heroin). However, just prior to the re-exposure, they were separated into 2 groups: one receiving
methadone treatment. After methadone initiation, methadone doses were increased until opioid use and cravings were controlled. Withdrawal symptoms were evaluated at each appointment. 91 total patients were evaluated: 56 who had recently used cannabis and 35 who had not. Recent cannabis use was associated with decreased withdrawal symptoms, as well as decreased amount of money spent on nontreatment opioids relative to those without recent cannabis use. Although more research needs to be done, early research shows promise in the use of CBD as another tool in the arsenal to treat the devastating epidemic of opioid abuse. CBD has few known side effects, no known lethal dose, and does not interact with many of the other medications used to treat opioid addiction. CBD decreases the physical reward in using opiates, decreases withdrawal symptoms, and curbs opiate cravings. With nearly 80 opioid overdose deaths occurring each day, and with relapse rates over 80%, any additional ways to treat this expensive and difficult-totreat disease may not only save money, but may also save a life. Dr. Kit, Pharm. D, RPh is a licensed pharmacist and co-owner of Medigrow, a Nevada grow school. SOURCES: J Neurosci. 2009 Nov 25;29(47):14764-9. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4291-09.2009. Addict Biol. 2013 Mar;18(2):286-96. doi: 10.1111/j.1369-1600.2012.00483.x. Epub 2012 Aug 2. Am J Addict. 2013 Jul-Aug;22(4):344-51. doi: 10.1111/j.1521-0391.2013.12044.x.
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a CBD injection either 24 hours before the heroin test dose, and those receiving a placebo (no CBD). The rats receiving CBD injection 24 hours before the heroin reexposure pressed the lever that would have previously given them heroin compared to placebo, showing that CBD administration 24 hours before heroin administration was effective in curbing heroin cravings in the rats. In another animal study published in 2013, Greek researchers from the University of Crete studied the effects of CBD, morphine, and cocaine on brain reward mechanisms. Rats were trained to receive pleasurable brain stimulation by pressing a lever. They were then exposed to CBD, morphine, and cocaine, and the threshold for receiving reward from brain stimulation was measured. Morphine and cocaine lowered the threshold to receive pleasure from brain stimulation, while CBD increased the threshold. Rats were then exposed to CBD in combination with morphine, as well as CBD in combination with cocaine. While CBD with cocaine showed no change in the reward threshold, CBD increased the reward threshold for morphine, meaning that rats received less reward from morphine when combined with CBD. With morphine use less rewarding, opioid cravings and use would likely decrease. Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia investigated cannabis use in patients being treated at an outpatient methadone clinic. Cannabis and opioid use were assessed by urine testing and patient reporting both before and during
Extracts: A New Method for Consuming Cannabis
Cannabis Extract, Concentrate, Wax, Shatter, Dab – What are They and What’s the Difference?
BY DR. ASEEM SAPPAL, OAKSTERDAM UNIVERSITY
Extracts refer to high potency cannabis products. While acceptable flower ranges from 15-25% THC, extracts range from 50-90% and the resulting effect is typically far stronger. There are many types of extracts available in legal adult-use states. There’s the original hashish, which is typically black or brown in color and has been popular in the United States since the ‘60s. Since around 2000, there are three newcomers in the concentrate circle: CO2, Butane Hash Oil (BHO), and Ice Wax. The quality of all four types depends on the cannabis plant matter used. If the flower had mold or was grown using pesticides or herbicides, then the extract will have a concentrated version of those chemicals. This can be dangerous because ingesting pesticides can affect the user’s nervous and immune systems. However, if the extract is made well using top shelf flower, the result will be a pristine, high quality cannabis extracts. CO2, BHO, and Ice Wax are consumed slightly differently than normal dried flower, although they can be used in edibles as well. One of the most popular methods today is the use of a vape pen, especially with a CO2 concentrate. The other mode gaining steam in the cannabis community is to use an “oil rig”. Oil rigs look like regular water bongs, but there is no bowl. Instead, there’s a “nail rig” which is heated with a blowtorch. Then, users place
“If the extract is made well using top shelf flower, the result will be a pristine, high quality cannabis extract." a small amount of extract, or “dab”, onto the heated surface. This causes the dab to vaporize, which the user then inhales filtered through the water pipe. Because some users feel uncomfortable handling a blow torch, “electric nail rigs” have also recently become available. Overall, it’s quite a safe process, the only problems occur if the nail rig is not made of titanium or quartz. If you use a lower grade metal, you run the risk of the metal oxidizing or flaking. Inhaling oxidized metal is toxic and could cause metal fume fever with symptoms such as chills, nausea, headaches, fever, and muscle pains. Let’s explore the three most recent types of extracts in more depth. CO2 extracts are the most accessible and popular. Vape pen cartridges are generally made of CO2 extract, making it one of the most discreet options as well. The extract is made with a piece of machinery called a Botanical Extractor, which uses pressure and carbon dioxide to reduce cannabis flower to its essential oils. The same process is used to make decaf coffee. Extracting in this way retains the plant’s terpenes, giving CO2 oil its smell and taste. CO2 extracts
can produce an oil with 60-70% THC. Prices vary, ½ gram typically goes for $30, while a full gram goes for $60. Butane Hash Oil (BHO), also known as shatter, wax, dabs, or budder ( just to name a few), is stronger than both CO2 and regular flower. That’s because it’s THC content ranges from 7090%. It also costs about $60 per gram, but can be lower depending on the quality of flower used. BHO has a bad reputation because it’s the most dangerous type of extract to make. Butane, a volatile and extremely flammable substance, is the main solvent used. Meaning, if everything isn’t done perfectly, it can explode. The potential threat has kept the production of BHO illegal in the state of California under the same statute that outlawed meth labs in the 80s. The tricky part is it’s still legal to buy in CA, making the law seem dated to many. In fact, it’s not illegal to make BHO all across the country, with exceptions in Colorado, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. BHO is consumed using an oil rig and has somewhat of a cult phenomenon on social media. It has a great full
flavor but it all depends on the temperature of the nail rig. Keeping it relatively low results in a more pleasant vapor, but heating the rig too much could burn the terpenes and cause irritation to the lungs. Ice Wax, named for the use of ice in the extraction process, is for the cannabis connoisseur where money is no object. That’s because it’s the most expensive concentrate mentioned, costing $80-90 per ½ gram. It’s the most expensive because it’s the most natural and least manipulated during the extraction process. It doesn’t need a solvent and instead uses ice, water, and bubble bags; when the water is drained, only the trichomes remain. It has an amazing smell and taste and ranges from 50-80% THC. Like BHO, it’s also typically consumed using an oil rig. Cannabis extracts are popular with consumers across the country, but they’re not for the faint of heart. They’re gaining momentum in pop culture and even made an appearance on Comedy Central’s Broad City. In fact, “Dab Bars” are becoming popular options for cannabis weddings and other 420 friendly events. Dr. Aseem Sappal is Provost & Dean of the Faculty at Oaksterdam University.
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How Many are Still Incarcerated for Less Than an Ounce?
BY WILLIE SPEARMINT
In March 2016, the Higher Education column made its debut appearance in Vegas Cannabis Magazine. Exactly one year later student engagement with the local cannabis industry is at an all-time high with plans to continue growing. The passing of question 2 and the legalization of cannabis possession in Nevada has had a profound effect on the way college students view future career opportunities in the local industry. Cannabis lectures and college courses for class credit have been offered on Nevada college campuses at NSC and UNLV. Student organizations focused on cannabis received official recognition from their respective universities. Students, deans, professors and university lawyers speak about marijuana at academic conferences like the Western Association Criminal Justice Conference, the NSC Undergraduate Research and Creative Works Conference and others. Evergreen Organix and The High Times Cannabis Cup have been advertising in the UNLV Scarlet & Gray Free Press student newspaper and website this semester, their cannabis ads are literally a sign of the times. (to advertise email: Deuvall@ REDEFINEcannabis.com) This column is meant not only to inform students of academia and readers in general but also to record historical documentation of the 1st cannabis industry minded students and higher education activities in Nevada that would otherwise
go unnoticed, unreported and/or swept under the academic rug in the interest of preserving the status quo. Vegas Cannabis Student of the Month The March Nevada Cannabis Student of the Month is UNLV SSDP Vice President and political science major Kevin Enright. When he was 4 years old Kevin moved from Bay City, Michigan to Las Vegas which he now calls home. Before coming to UNLV, Kevin received an associate’s degree in business and political science at CSN. During that time, Kevin was a delegate for Bernie Sanders and convinced his friends and family to become delegates too. That experience is what drove Kevin to continue pursuing a higher education at UNLV. In addition to that, Kevin is a 2-time Red Dragon Brotherz joint rolling competition champion and has the trophies to prove it. Kevin has been working closely with CSN SSDP leader Andrew Lea on a petition to Governor Sandoval for the release of any and every one incarcerated from charges that would no longer be considered illegal following the passing of Question 2 last November. Primarily, the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana. The petition is being pushed by student leaders from SSDP and Students for Liberty. Shortly after the petition was released it was picked up by www.change. org and collected nearly 2,000 signatures in the first
2 weeks. “The biggest hurdle here is the fact that we are going into this almost completely blind. We have no idea how many people are incarcerated for marijuana possession. We have reached out to several government agencies including the Department of Corrections and nobody was able to help us,” said Andrew. (AndrewLea.NV@Gmail. com) The students believe that individuals with prior criminal records who may have been caught with marijuana are likely to be the ones who face jail time for possessing less than an ounce. They also believe that individuals with an otherwise clean record who have been charged with small amounts of marijuana possession four or more times may also be currently incarcerated. “I organized this petition because I believe that incarcerating people for victimless crimes is immoral. The passing of Question 2 gave us a real argument to try and help free some of these people. I think that if we can save even one individual who is wrongfully incarcerated, then it’s worth it,” stated Andrew. UNLV SSDP leader and local blogger Sin City Melody Jane played a primary role in penning the petition and had this to say, “Nevada voters made it clear that responsible cannabis consumption shouldn’t be a crime. No person should have to finish a prison sentence for charges that today would no longer be a crime,” said Melody Jane. “If anyone is
in a Nevada prison/jail for possession that is now legal the governor should use the power of his office to release them,” concluded the Vegas blogger. (SinCityMelodyJane. blogspot.com) “I believe that changing our drug laws is one of the most effective ways to affect change here in the USA. Fixing our drug laws will not only increase our finances but will also fix our broken criminal justice system,” said Kevin. “It will also help to fix South America's corrupt governments as the cartels will not have the massive amounts of money to influence politics down there. The domino effect from that will allow people to take back control of their government, enabling them to make their countries better while helping to curb illegal immigration here in the USA. That will take a major wedge issue out of politics here in the states which will allow our politicians to focus more on actual domestic and fiscal policy instead of using immigration to attract people through xenophobic tactics,” Kevin concluded. Kevin Enright, Vegas Cannabis Magazine salutes you and recognizes the time and effort you are investing in advancing our local cannabis community. Keep up the great work. We’ll see you at the next joint rolling competition. #3-peat. If you would like to nominate a student to be recognized in the Higher Education column or if you would like to know how you can be involved please email : info@REDEFINEcannabis.com
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Our Nevada Medical Marijuana Program Keeping in Mind the Best Interest of Patients
BY STEPHANIE SHEHAN
As of December 31, 2016, there were 25,358 registered medical marijuana patients in the state of Nevada. Currently, Nevada medical marijuana cards are valid for a period of one-year. Now however, with recreational marijuana dispensaries possibly opening this year, state officials are discussing extending the renewal period for patients to two or more years. Local owner of The+Source medical marijuana dispensary and current president of the Nevada Dispensary Association, Andrew Jolley, has been a huge advocate for extending the life of patient cards. I recently had the chance to speak with Mr. Jolley about this and other issues affecting local patients. According to Jolley, the goal of the Nevada medical marijuana program is to ensure that medical patients are able to access clean, lab tested medicine at an afford-
able price. One of the costs incurred by local patients are the fees associated with obtaining and then renewing their card. A patient pays one fee to the recommending physician and then another fee to the State of Nevada for processing. Extending the renewal period to two or more years would remove what has become a burden to many of our sick, low-income and elderly patients. When asked if the State had considered creating a special card for terminal patients that would not need to be renewed, Mr. Jolley indicated he was unaware whether that type of card was considered but did feel it would be beneficial for certain patients. Another issue affecting local patients is edible safety. In my opinion, there is more to safety of edibles than simply stating that edibles in certain shapes or colors could be appealing to children. Jolley agreed stating
“What we need is more consumer education.” Patients that have children should be provided educational information when purchasing product at dispensaries. The fact of the matter is that cannabis-infused edibles could be appealing to children no matter the shape or color. Cookies, brownies, rice crispy treats, what’s not to love. Parents, please be mindful when purchasing cannabis-infused edibles, and store them in a locked bag or the bag received when purchasing product at your favorite dispensary if childproof. The last thing discussed with Mr. Jolley was the recent bill that Senator Segerblom introduced which would allow businesses and event venues to apply for public consumption permits. If passed, Nevada could soon see cannabis lounges, coffee shops and juice bars. In addition, it would be possible for promoters to con“I would like to see our society treat medical coordinate certs and other cannabis like any other type of medicine. events that allow Policies and ordinances should allow patients public consumption of cannabis. to use discretion about when and where to “I would like to medicate as long as doing so would not see our society treat medical endanger or be obstructive to the public.” cannabis like any other type of medicine. Policies and ordinances should allow patients to use discretion about when and where to medicate as long as doing so
would not endanger or be obstructive to the public,” says Jolley. In addition, Jolley feels that public consumption permits are necessary in instances where medical patients travel in from other states, shop our local dispensaries, and then find themselves without a proper place to medicate. Regulating cannabis like alcohol should include provisions for public consumption. Many of our Nevada cardholders have chosen cannabis as medicine after utilizing traditional pharmaceuticals to no avail. We have terminal patients and patients with non-curable diseases for which doctors have nothing left to recommend. We also have quite a few elderly patients that are simply tired of being handed prescription after prescription to treat their ailments. These patients are finally finding relief without the harmful side effects that pharmaceuticals present. We should welcome an adult-use market, as Nevada is in dire need of the tax revenue and quite frankly, recreational cannabis has been alive and well in this state for decades. But as we do, keeping our medical marijuana program intact and keeping in mind the best interest of our patients should be a priority to local lawmakers and industry professionals.
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Education is Key: Interview with Max Montrose from the Trichome Institute
BY JASON STURTSMAN Max Montrose from the Trichome Institute is doing an incredible service for the cannabis industry by creating the first cannabis “sommelier” program to help differentiate professionals from amateurs. Years of cannabis consumption does not create expertise, though many in the industry would have you believe as much. There is a huge difference between the quality of budtenders and dispensaries throughout Nevada, with some harming cannabis consumers by their lack of knowledge. By either training online or in person with the Trichome Institute, you can rise to Level 3 Interpener. Level 3 certification requires an exam showing knowledge of cannabis history, cultivation, extraction techniques, the endocannabinoid system, genetics, and terpenes among many other topics. JASON STURTSMAN:
Can you tell us about the Trichome Institute and Interpening?
MAX MONTROSE: The
Trichrome Institute is an unbelievably different company with a mission to solve the most complicated problem in the cannabis industry. We have a multibillion dollar industry that has no way to measure its product’s quality beyond testing. We started the first cannabis qualification system that grades the quality of cannabis and its many forms. We assign a numerical value called TAG -
Trichome Assurance Grading to products out there to assist consumers. We created a cannabis sommelier program that develops quality budtenders, that can differentiate terpenes and quality of the cannabis. One of the biggest problems in the industry is lack of education. JASON: I have heard you
state in previous interviews, concerns over cannabis consumers burning out their endocannabinoid systems, could you talk more about this. Is there any research out there to this anecdotal evidence?
MAX: There are many
studies on tolerance. Science indicates that the more of a substance you take in, your body has a survival mechanism that increases your tolerance. Your cannabinoid receptors are being overloaded with concentrated versions of cannabis. You can smoke a bud with a percentage of 1525% THC and your high for an hour versus a dab at over 80% THC and your only high for 15-30 minutes. Dabbers are mowing down their endocannabinoid receptors. There are those such as multiple sclerosis patients and severe medical patients that need an extreme dose of cannabis immediately and these individuals could benefit from concentrates. There is a possibility you could be smoking highly condensed versions of a cannabis product that could be doing you harm by putting
condensed pesticides, plant waxes, and other things into your lungs. JASON: Where do you believe the cannabis industry is heading? MAX: Toward mainstream
acceptance and all medical marijuana will be merged into recreational cannabis nationally. This has been happening in multiple other cannabis states and harms an appreciation of cannabis and cannabis as medicine.
JASON: Are their products you believe dispensaries should have on their shelves, though many do not? MAX: Cannabis education
tools for consumers. Most cannabis products are improving in quality. The Trichome Institute provides cannabis education tools to help patients choose the right medicine for them. Cannabinoids can also be used as nutritional supplements to improve the quality of someone’s life.
JASON: If you were to create the perfect terpene and cannabinoid combination in flower to treat pain, what would that look like? MAX: Linalool, Myrcene,
Beta Caryophyllene & a heavy CBD / THC 3:1 strain ratio.
JASON: How do you gather information to assist you with teaching others better ways they can help others
use cannabis as a medicine? MAX: I follow current
scientific research and provide a summary of this information that is digestible by many.
JASON: What should cannabis companies stop immediately to help cannabis consumers? MAX: They are not doing
enough to help consumers. Education is critical and it is what we have the very least of right now. Max Montrose is creating an educational model that provides a summarization of top of the line research of what is going to be most helpful to cannabis consumers. The Nevada cannabis industry must dramatically increase the amount of education provided for the benefit of all our cannabis clients. For more information, visit trichomeinstitute.com.
Jason Sturtsman, ILAC Member, WECAN Vice President, Owner of HOPE Cultivation & Production, Manager Las Vegas Releaf JasonS@wecan702.org
Is Your Weed Safe?
Nevada Testing Labs Ensure Safe and Clean Medicine for Patients
BY OSCAR HUNT, BSC & DARRYL JOHNSON, PHD: ACE ANALYTICAL LABORATORY
Humans have been using cannabis for medicinal, recreational, and spiritual purposes for more than 6,000 years. Throughout its history, cannabis has been an effective medicine that has helped countless people with many illnesses and conditions. Currently, about 60% of the US population lives in a state with some form of marijuana legalization (28 states and the District of Columbia have approved some form of medical and/or adult-use marijuana). Cannabis has
demonstrated an excellent safety record with no reported deaths directly associated with use; however, there are several potentially toxic compounds and microorganisms that can be present in cannabis products. Unfortunately, most states do not require laboratory testing of medicinal cannabis products and if they do, the testing is primarily focused on potency (cannabinoids and terpenes) not safety (microbiological, pesticide, heavy metal, residual solvents). The need for
stringent safety testing has been highlighted in recent news from California, with moldy cannabis associated with a cancer patient’s death. Reports claim the patient was undergoing chemotherapy and stem cell therapy when the patient acquired a fungal infection. Since chemotherapy ravages the body’s immune system, such patients are very susceptible to infections. The patient was using medical marijuana to help combat the side effects of chemotherapy and experts have speculated the fungal infection came from contaminated medicinal cannabis. Currently, California does not require medicinal products to be tested for microbiological contamination or pesticide residues so the patient was likely unaware of the potential adverse health risks. A recent study conducted by UC Davis analyzed 20 medical marijuana samples and found the vast majority to be contaminated with bacteria and fungi. Another study conducted by a California cannabis testing lab concluded that 84% of marijuana samples submitted to its lab tested positive for pesticide residues. As other states, such as Oregon and Colorado, have followed Nevada’s lead and begun to require more rigorous testing, many cannabis samples tested in those
states have been found to contain unacceptably high levels of pesticides and microbial contaminants. The testing requirements for the Silver State are arguably the most stringent in the world. Safety testing of marijuana helps assure the consumer they are getting clean products, and for patients with weak or compromised immune systems, safety testing is critical for their health. State-licensed laboratories have been charged with the task of measuring potency (cannabinoids, terpenes), and conducting a series of safety tests to measure the levels of microbiological contamination, pesticides, heavy metals, and residual solvents (in hydrocarbon solvent-based extractions). If levels for any of the microbiological organisms or chemical compounds are higher than state-mandated limits, the entire “lot” of product will fail and cannot be sold to the public. The following is an outline of the safety testing your Nevada dispensary-sold cannabis products have undergone prior to being sold to the consumer: Visual Inspection: All products are examined for contaminants such as bugs, powdery mildew, dirt, debris, or residues from foliar sprays. Moisture: Moisture levels are measured on all cannabis flowers and trim, and must be lower than 15% water by
weight. This requirement helps prevent mold and bacteria growth on the buds during cure and storage. Mold thrives in places with a relative humidity over 60%. Microbiological: All products, except topicals, undergo stringent microbial screening for hazardous microbiological organisms. Only products that pass the rigorous state standards are allowed to make their way to the public. Microbial growth can pose a threat to the safety of the product and will speed up the breakdown of cannabinoids and terpenes, thus lowering the quality of the flower. Yeast and Mold: Mold is a ubiquitous organism meaning that it is present almost everywhere. High humidity and elevated temperature provides the right environment for mold to grow and thrive. Mold is a common cannabis contaminant and its presence is a significant concern. Mold exposure can lead to respiratory problems like coughing, wheezing, sneezing, difficulty breathing, and respiratory infections. EnterobacteriaceaeSalmonella is included in this family. Salmonella causes dehydration and diarrhea and can last 4-7 days. While Salmonella is usually not fatal, hospitalization is often necessary to rehydrate the patient. Coliform Bacteria- E. coli is one form of Coliform and results from poor sanitation. E coli is most often found in fecal matter. Clean facilities and good hygiene practices can ensure that Coliforms do not end up on a product. Some symptoms of E. coli exposure include abdominal cramps, watery or bloody diarrhea, fatigue, and fever. Aerobic Bacteria- Bacteria that require oxygen to survive. They are most often
"The testing requirements for the Silver State are arguably the most stringent in the world." blamed for opportunistic infections. This test measures a wide array of bacteria including Tuberculosis and Staph, which are aerobic bacteria that can cause significant illness. Heavy metals: All cannabis flower and trim are tested for heavy metal levels. Heavy metals are neurotoxic at high levels and low level exposure over time can lead to many serious health problems. Heavy metals are most often absorbed by a plant through the soil/growing medium if those metals are present in that environment. In Nevada, only very low levels of heavy metals are allowed in cannabis products. Patients are subjected to significantly higher levels of heavy metals from other sources in their daily lives than from their cannabis. Lead- Exposure can damage almost every organ in the body and cause symptoms such as abdominal pain, headache, anemia, kidney dysfunction, and memory loss. Cadmium- Exposure can cause respiratory and cardiovascular problems. Arsenic- Long term exposure can cause skin thickening, heart disease, and cancer. Mercury- Exposure can cause symptoms such as impaired vision and speech, poor coordination, and pins and needles feeling. Pesticides: All cannabis flower and trim are tested for pesticide contamination. Pesticides have revolutionized agriculture practices by killing pests that destroy
crops such as cannabis. Unfortunately, pesticide exposure can cause a wide variety of symptoms ranging in severity from headache and fatigue to neurological damage and death. Due to federal prohibition, there is insufficient data on inhalation and combustion effects from pesticides on cannabis so safe pesticide levels are still being established. The state of Nevada has set strict limits to protect patients and limit pesticide exposure. If a “lot” of flower or trim fails pesticide analysis, the “lot” cannot be sold and will be destroyed. Mycotoxins: All flower and trim are tested for mycotoxin levels. Ochratoxin and Aflatoxins are the byproducts of the growth of certain mold species. Some mycotoxins are confirmed carcinogens while others are suspected carcinogens. The mycotoxin tolerance limit is very low at 20 parts per billion (ppb). Residual Solvents (for solvent-based concentrates only, not CO2): To measure levels of butane, propane, 2-methyl propane, and heptane left in the product following extraction, concentrates are analyzed to ensure solvent levels are below 500 parts per million (ppm). To reduce residual solvent levels, extractors have developed purging methods using agitation and vacuum ovens to remove extraction solvents. Exposure to these hydrocarbon extraction solvents will lead to symptoms such as dizziness, irregular/rapid heartbeat, vomiting, and fever.
Upon the completion of laboratory testing, a tested medical marijuana sample will receive a Certificate of Analysis (COA) which is provided to the cultivator/ production kitchen and the state of Nevada displaying all results from safety and potency testing. Some of this information will be transferred to package labels which will be put on the outside of cannabis product packages. At the point of sale, all products are labeled with patient information and some potency results. The results of safety tests are not required to be displayed on the package. While Nevada regulations do not require the full COA to be made immediately available at the point of sale, patients can request this information from their budtender. Most reputable dispensaries should be able to provide patients with a full COA to show the results of all safety and potency tests upon request. Patients can rest assured that all products on Nevada dispensary shelves have undergone the most extensive safety testing required anywhere in the world. While some may see rigorous safety testing as a burden and unnecessary expense, it is critical to prevent situations such as the one previously described in California. All legal pharmaceutical products undergo rigorous safety and potency testing to ensure they are fit for consumption so it only makes sense to apply stringent testing requirements to medical marijuana products. For more information about Ace Analytical, visit aceanalytical.com or call (702) 749-7429.
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C U LT U R E THE RUCKUS RANT
UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY WITH ROB RUCKUS
Unity in the community. Those words have been in my head a lot lately. It's something that is seriously lacking in the Nevada Cannabis Community. I've noticed lately that the "community" has just been doing things for themselves. They have forgotten why we are in this. To help people. I understand that A LOT of time and money is going into everyone's businesses (dispensaries, growers, production houses, laboratories, magazines...) but the end result of all this work should be ending people's suffering. From
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fighting cancer, epilepsy, and PTSD to just getting high after a rough day, our end result should be to help people live more comfortably! There needs to be more unity between all of us to make this happen. I recently had a conversation with writers from another cannabisbased magazine here in Las Vegas and the accusations that came out of stealing stories and readers and being "competition" was just astonishing to me. Las Vegas, compared to many cities is a small one. There is only so much to write about here.
If you’re covering the same thing that must mean it's something the people NEED to know. Feel good about that! If people are reading more than one magazine, that means they will be better informed, leading to better health and safety for cannabis users! I don't see a problem with that. I think it's a wonderful thing and I'm honored to be a part of it. I recently explained my passion for what I do and the fact that we are helping others to a few other local media members. One I got through to, the other was just blinded by his own bullshit and couldn't see the light for having his head way too far up his own ass. I noticed at the Champs and Glass Vegas conventions last month another perfect example of this. At Champs, it was mostly corporate people trying to sell their products. Nothing wrong with that, but it was all strictly business and competition. At Glass Vegas, it was artists enjoying sharing with each other AND selling their art. The sharing and community I felt there was undeniable. The feeling at each place was like night and day. I left both conventions happy, but learned a whole lot more
being with people who were freely sharing with each other. What I'm getting at is that the money will come for all of you who are investing in this venture, but until then please remember why we are here in the first place. Advocates and activists have been fighting for years to get us to where we are now. Their goal was to HELP PEOPLE not to make a pile of money off the suffering of others. This is America. I'm all for people coming up and receiving reward for their hard work. But please remember that this plant is here to ease the suffering of the people (and animals) of this planet. Working together, we can accomplish these goals of helping people AND getting the return on your investments. The fight is not over!!! We still have a long way to go. Let's take examples from the Jack Herer’s, Rick Simpson's, Eddy Lepp’s, and all the others who have been fighting to make life better for EVERYONE through the many many uses of cannabis. Working together makes change. I look forward to seeing everyone at The Cannabis Cup, let's teach each other what we have learned and start making even more changes! Rob Ruckus is a Nevada medical marijuana patient, and budtender at Inyo Fine Cannabis, a long-time Las Vegas resident and cannabis activist, star of A&E's Bad Ink, musician and host of Ruckus on the Radio.
Hopper: Nice! I can’t wait. Stoner Rob: Part one is
a 45 minute disc. Part two will be called “Too High To Remember I Forgot.”
Hopper: Haha! That is
awesome. I have an idea for part two, we could call it “The Bong Remains The Blame.”
Stoner Rob: Haha! Awwww
Hopper: Yeah, the old
Zeppelin roots. But back to the subject, I love the idea of a two-disc release.
Stoner Rob: Yep, it has a
TOKIN’ WITH THE INFAMOUS
WITH HOPPER THE CHRONISSEUR
Comedian Stoner Rob is a staple on the cannabis event circuit, hosting multiple events and cups annually. I’ve been running into him for years now at various events, and recently we finally both got the time to do an interview about his comedy, his new album, and his favorite strains. It was a pleasure to sit down and toke up with such a down to earth person. There are a lot of people who talk big in this industry, but Stoner Rob actually walks the walk.
Stoner Rob: There’s a sesh every day now.
Hopper: So, I’m here at
Stoner Rob: Yes, come on
Hopper: You have your
own sesh, the Blacklist Sesh, every week, right? It goes off! I know people who drive from all over SoCal to get meds there.
Stoner Rob: Yes! Every
Sunday from 4pm til midnight in San Bernardino.
Hopper: I highly
recommend everyone come and check it out, you won’t be disappointed.
out. We accept Nevada recs too!
the San Diego Cannabis Farmers Market with Stoner Rob. Great to see you again brother. Glad we finally got a minute to tell Vegas Cannabis Magazine readers what you’ve been up to.
Hopper: You’ve been doing
Stoner Rob: Always good seein’ you, Hopper.
Stoner Rob: Yes, sir. It’s
Hopper: I just saw you last
week at the Stoners Cup in Van Nuys. You’re everywhere these days!
all kinds of events, and not only that, you have a new album about to drop. Tell VCM readers about that.
called “Stoner Rob’s The Hellway To High”. It’s part one of a two-disc release. It’s my comedy CD and it’s being released April 20th.
bonus DVD in the second CD. Because everybody always gets to see the great comedy and the improvs at the comedy clubs, but it’s all the funny dumb shit from on the road that you don’t get to see. Hopper: All the behind the
scenes stuff, that’s where it really gets good. Just having a fun time with life. Road stories are the best stories.
Stoner Rob: It’s hilarious.
It’s about how much we smoke, and where we smoke. Because, I often get asked if I really smoke as much as I say I do on stage.
it into wax it is absolutely insane! Hopper: Yeah, that is the
cream of the crop right there. Speaking of the cream of the crop, last week when we were at the Stoners Cup, I got some of the Handcrafted Flower Rosin in your hands. What did you think of that?
Stoner Rob: Oh my God!
Seriously, that Wedding Cake Rosin looked like a piece of wedding cake. It was that color, it was damn near white!
Hopper: This event is
poppin’ off and we have booths to hit up and dabs to do, so before we wrap this up, are there any shout outs you wanna throw?
Stoner Rob: Definitely. A big shout out to Tommy Chong, who gave me the opportunity to come into the industry. Hopper: Oh hell yeah.
Straight legend right there.
Stoner Rob: Also, a big
shout out to the whole Vegas community. They’re on the right track, you guys are doing amazing!
Hopper: Right on, brother.
Hopper: I know you do, I’ve
We’ll wrap it up on that note and go in and hit up some booths. Which one do you want to hit first?
Stoner Rob: Yep, and everyone can see it on this DVD.
Stoner Rob: Actually, we’re gonna hit up my booth. We’re gonna dab on the Tata OG, it’s our house strain that we grow.
seen it with my own eyes and experienced it with my own lungs!
Hopper: So, what’s your
favorite strain to smoke on right now?
Hopper: Hell yeah, that
Stoner Rob: I’m really in love with the Clementine right now. It’s on point! It’s like seven different flavorsyou’ve got Tangie, Blue, OG, Strawberry, and Blood Orange. And when you make
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sounds dope. Let’s do this!
Will Insurers Begin Covering Medical Marijuana? BY JON RUSSELL
Medical marijuana has a long history of being denied coverage by insurance companies. Up to now most insurance companies have refused to cover cannabinoid treatments, typically citing federal regulations as the main reason to decline medical marijuana coverage. This is especially true in the United States where cannabis is a Schedule I controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) with “no perceived medicinal value”. In New Mexico, an employee hurt on the job was denied medical marijuana coverage under his worker’s compensation insurance and his suit to force the coverage failed. Beside the ruling in New Mexico, lower courts in Michigan, Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut have given similar verdicts to workplace insurers. However, a recent Canadian Human Rights decision and a New Jersey administrative law court decision may open the door for a new chapter in the medical marijuana story. The human rights board in Nova Scotia made a landmark decision to require a medical marijuana patient’s employee insurance plan to cover the cost of his cannabis treatments. Gordon Skinner has been using medical marijuana for the treatment of an on-the-job injury that has kept him from work for the past 6 years. He argued that he was being discriminated against due to his use of medical marijuana. The board agreed with Skinner, citing the 48 requirement of a doctor’s
Up to now most insurance companies have refused to cover cannabinoid treatments, typically citing federal regulations as the main reason to decline medical marijuana coverage. prescription to obtain the needed cannabis. By denying his claim for coverage for a doctor’s prescription, the board claimed that the insurance company’s actions amounted to a prima-facie case of discrimination,” the ruling states. “The discrimination was non-direct and unintentional.” The board went on to state that the insurance plan contravened the province’s Human Rights Act, and must now cover Skinner’s medical-marijuana expenses “up to and including the full amount of his most recent prescription.” This opens up the possibility of patients in other provinces to appeal insurance denials under their local human rights authorities, says Jonathan Zaid of the Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM). Beyond the Nova Scotian board, Canadian insurers Sun Life and BMO recently changed their policies to differentiate between tobacco and cannabis smokers, dropping the coverage fees for cannabis-only smokers considerably as based on the
known scientific evidence marking yet another advancement of medical marijuana in the insurance industry. In the United States, a new, similar story is beginning to unfold. A New Jersey man won a case against a workmen's compensation insurer. In December 2016, Judge Ingrid French decided in favor of Andrew Watson of Egg Harbor Township. In her decision, Judge French stated, “While the Court is sensitive to the controversy surrounding the medicinal use of marijuana, whether or not it should be prescribed for a patient in a state where it is legal to prescribe it, is a medical decision that is within the boundaries of the laws in the State of New Jersey. In this case, there is no dispute that all of the credible evidence presented confirms that this Petitioner is an appropriate candidate for New Jersey’s medical marijuana program.” The insurer will be required to reimburse Watson for the cost of his treatments in the past as well as “any medical
treatments using cannabis in the future”. What could this mean for medical marijuana patients and insurance companies in the United States? Currently, 28 states plus the District of Columbia have medical marijuana programs. There are approximately 1.2 million medical marijuana patients who purchase medical marijuana in those states and many have difficulties paying for their cannabinoid treatments, some of which can be up to $300/ week for intensive cancer treatments. Patients need to cover those expenses out of pocket and many low-income patients are left suffering without a way to pay for those costs. The cost of an initial chemotherapy treatment can cost upwards of $7,000 and an eight week regime could cost up to $30-40,000. At $300/ week, the cost of cannabis treatments is only $2,400$3,000 over an eight week period. From the perspective of the insurance company, they should be encouraging patients to use cannabis. The two cases now give precedent for attorneys who are fighting insurance company denials for medical marijuana treatments. We may end up seeing more cases of judges favoring for the patient in states with legal medical marijuana programs. Jon Russell, Communications & Information Officer for GreenSea Distribution is a Pacific Northwest based writer, blogger & entrepreneur who has trekked all over Oregon looking for new sights and vistas. VIsit greenseadistribution.com for more information.
Ernie Cefalu: Rock n' Roll Art Director INTERVIEW BY So here we are I am with the iconic Art Director and friend, Ernie Cefalu famously known for penning the The Rolling Stones lips logo, let’s talk about some art n’ weed! TROG: Countless pieces that you worked on have become iconic, and you have done it time and time again, as artwork contains such an emotional attachment to the artist, how does that feel?
the album was released to the world and the buzz was wild between the DJ’s at the radio stations, it was AWESOME! It was by far the best high ever. Remember, at that time, there was no MTV, no internet, no iTunes, just the album and its packaging and if you were lucky enough to live in a major city, a tour. It is very easy when you love what you do and I have always been extremely blessed
ERNIE: Well Trog, to be perfectly honest, I never thought much about it. In fact it was only about seven years ago I gave it any thought at all. I never was one that chased trends or fads but rather focused on the brand, musician or product needs and created timeless images for the finished product.
I never dwelled on the past achievements but rather concentrated on what was in front of me. With me, it’s always more about what I am doing rather than what I have done. My first priority has always been to create the visual and emotional connection between the musician, their music and the fans. Early on, when I started seeing the process taking shape and once it all came together,
what I do best. TROG: Back then you had that room to create record album covers that spoke to the fans, nowadays it's small CD covers and small iTunes online files, it’s kind of a lost art. Can you elaborate on what it was like back then? ERNIE: The 60’s were a time of change, excitement and innocence, of diversity, freedom and experimentation,
Everyone enjoyed it. We all remember the large format albums with liner notes that were big enough to read and the Pop Art appeal of panties stretched over the record; a real zipper imbedded into the cover, or an over-sized wallet with a pull out Billion Dollar Bill. We, the designers, illustrators and copywriters strived for originality and creativity, like the music we were packaging, and delivered it to the world via this newly found art form. Excited and challenging, we were creating the rules and blazing a trail. It was a great experience, fresh and fulfilling, which regrettably only lasted 15 years. TROG: What are your top 5 album covers that you worked on?
to have that and timing on my side. As I look back on it now I realized that even at the start of my career in 1969, the images I and my team created have left a mark that will live on as long as there is music and people who want to listen to it. Even back at the beginning of my creative journey, I was helping good people build great brands and today… it’s
for finding one’s self and doing your own thing. It was the age of youth, the decade of love… and it was about to be our time. Pacific Eye & Ear was a small close-working, super creative force combining art, business and production expertise. We played a critical role and left a huge mark in what I’m calling the Golden Age Of Custom Album Packaging TM.
ERNIE: This isn’t an easy one to answer because I have created so many covers, 233 to be exact. I love each and every one of them, and for so many different reasons. Things like my personal relationship with the musician, the concept I delivered, the staff Illustrator whom I assigned my concept to for final execution and the exposure the cover got. All these distinctions makes narrowing it down to the top five very difficult and not really possible.
1. Jesus Christ Superstar 2. Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out” 3. Black Sabbath “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” 4. Cheech & Chong’s “Big Bambu” 5. Kenny Rankin’s “Silver Morning” 6. Burton Cummings “Dream Of A Child” 7. The Bee Gee’s “Main Course” 8. Aerosmith’s “Toys In The Attic” 9. The Rolling Stone’s Tongue 10. Captain Beyond’s “Captain Beyond” 11. The Doors “Full Circle” 12. Alice Cooper’s “Greatest Hits” 13. Grand Funk Railroad’s “E-Plurbus-Funk” 14. The Jefferson Airplane’s “Long John Silver” 15. Alice Cooper’s “Billion Dollar Babies” TROG: Remembered in history, you will be remembered thru your art for decades, have you ever sat there by yourself and got stoned and thought about that? ERNIE: Yes, every day and
it’s the kiss of death each day! But, it is truly the fuel that feeds the creative flames, and most certainly separates the wheat from the chaff! As a creative person, I face that stone cold reality every time I accept
an assignment. In taking on a project, the kiss of death lurks around every turn, and behind every obstacle. Understanding and facing this is how I learned the tricks and was able to grow my licks. As for running my own business, ya it can be the kiss of death as well but 99% of the time it's exactly the opposite and that's what makes it GREAT. After working on Madison Avenue, for both big and small agencies, I once again squarely faced off with the kiss of death, I started my own businesses and ran them for over 34 years. This was the best because it took out the politics, ass kissing, bull shit and all the other fears of the agency world! Doing this gave me the ability to spread my wings and soar with the eagles rather than staying on the ground surrounded by turkeys! But just when I didn't think it could get any better, I started my solo consultancy life and now 7 years later, in large part because of the internet… IT'S SO MUCH BETTER!! Remember, if it were easy and the kiss of death wasn't a big factor, everyone would do it. It’s not for everyone nor for the faint of heart, but the rewards are great! I feel certain that by me embracing this attitude and work ethic, it has allowed me to keep on creating history, instead of becoming it! TROG: Who turned down the
best artwork concept in your career? ERNIE: This is a real no brainer and I don’t even have to think about it. The 1973 cover was for Cheech & Chong and was scheduled to be the next album after the
“Big Bambu” cover we had just created. The new album was titled “The Cheech & Chong All American Drug Dealing Game.” We did three separate photo sessions, the first was the front cover which was lots of police cars and cops with weapons drawn surrounding the house. The back cover was both Cheech & Chong running out the back door and across the yard with bags of money and drugs. The inside spread was Global Drug Dealing Central with about fifty people dressed in clothing from their various countries, all buying and selling drugs across the global game board. The record came in a box with game pieces, money, score cards and a very cool playing board. TROG: What was it like to
work on a piece for Jefferson Airplane? ERNIE: They were incredible to work with and together we created quite a few cool album covers for their label, Grunt Records. The Grunt headquarters was in a great big Victorian house in the heart of Haight Ashbury in San Francisco. My partner and I would fly there for
briefings and presentations at least two to three times a month. On one trip to Grunt early in our relationship, we met downstairs in their rehearsal studio/walk in safe, (their building was at one time a bank) where they kept some of the best pot I’ve ever smoked. Man, their shit was CrAzY aSs! We got so blazed that my partner and I got lost day tripping in the city for over three hours and ended up missing our flight back to Los Angeles. The funny thing about getting so lost is that, I grew up in Northern California spending five years of college in Oakland/San Francisco and I was still… so very lost! CHECK OUT PART 2 OF THIS INTERVIEW IN NEXT MONTH'S ISSUE!
Now certainly not all images were as well-known as others but because each cover we did was customized specifically for the artist we were doing it for, each cover has a story and a special place in my heart. That being said, I’ve tried and tried to cut the list off at 5 covers but the very best I can do is get it down to my favorite “Top 15” covers and they are as follows:
This month, we spotlight local artist ORFIN and find out what type of art he specializes in and how cannabis plays a role in his work. VEGAS CANNABIS: What led you to become an artist?
Growing up in Las Vegas was a difficult journey and I found that art was a way to express myself and channel my energy in a positive direction.
VCM: What type of art do you specialize in?
I work through many mediums, specializing in fine art paintings, murals and graphic design.
How would you describe your art?
ORFIN: My artist name is ORFIN which stands for Original Finish, I aim to always create innovative art that is unique and progressive. Through the ancient masonic tradition of symbolism, I affect the masses without directly speaking to the viewer.
Do you have a studio or gallery here locally?
My studio is
an artist? And, do you have a favorite strain? Yes, I am a medical marijuana patient. Cannabis definitely helps to keep me focused and with the inspiration process. My favorite strain is Tangerine Power. I love terps!
You just participated in the Glass Vegas show - tell us about that.
It was a great show with an awesome turn out! I got to see a lot of familiar faces as well as the opportunity to meet new colleagues! It was exciting to paint live and show others the possibilities in my artwork!
VCM: You are one of the March artists at Colorful Cannabis. Any idea what type of painting you will be teaching?
I love to capture the energy of the crowd and moment and usually don’t decide until the event what I will be painting.
Any inspiring words for our readers or recommendations for young people trying to break into the art scene? Always keep pushing forward, don’t underestimate the power of a small step! For young artists, I recommend hard work and determination. Don’t let others influence you or discourage your passion!
based out of my home. I am currently displaying a painting in the Think Art Gallery at Spring Hill Suites; later this year I will be displaying artwork in the gallery at the Enterprise Library.
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