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Spotlight 18 Cultivation MMG Agriculture

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TCM READERS ROCK! This month marks the 8th issue of Tahoe Cannabis Magazine. Supplying Nevada patients and cannabis enthusiasts with information, articles and resources is our main priority. With Nevada now being a recreational, adult-use state, we will continue to add fun, communitybased elements such as our glassblower spotlights, pictorial event recaps and local business features. Tahoe Cannabis will continue to be a voice for the Northern Nevada cannabis community. Our doors are always open and we welcome your input. In this issue, we interview rapper and musician, Afroman to find out about his work with High Sierra Holistics and what cannabis strains he has on the horizon. This month also features an article by Peter Jay which details his medical use of cannabis to treat multiple sclerosis. Many of you have written in asking about the poster and filter tips that readers were accustomed to in the past. As I said before, you ask and we listen. This month, our pullout poster is back and better than ever. And, next month, you guessed it, the filter tips will be back in as well. I would like to take a moment to thank all of our advertisers that have supported us. It is our advertisers that make it possible for us to offer 15,000 copies of this magazine free of charge to readers each month. If you love reading this magazine, please thank our advertisers as well by giving them your business. And when you do, be sure to mention that you saw them in Tahoe Cannabis Magazine. Have an awesome month!

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oday, we were in Las Vegas and stopped in at Inyo Fine Cannabis Dispensary to unload a few dozen Pink Box donuts to Rob Ruckus and the hard working budtenders that selflessly serve the valley. While visiting with staff and customers, eating donuts and comparing strains, Afroman called from Salt Lake City, Utah. Do we call him back from a quiet place? Of course not. This has all the personality and comfort of a busy barbershop on a Saturday afternoon. With some big things in the works including his new strain Palmdale Purple which is being cultivated by Nevada’s own High Sierra Holistics and the introduction of his new alcoholic beverage Cold FRO-T-5, we had plenty to talk about. BILL: Yo, I’m at the dispensary. How about we do this right now? Can we Facetime and do the interview here? FRO: Sure.

BILL: Ok, this is the best way to do an in interview. You are live with the staff and customers of Inyo Fine Cannabis Dispensary. Where are you at right now? FRO: I’m in Salt Lake CIty, Utah on a layover. BILL: How are you feeling? FRO: Real good. Larger than life!


BILL: Right on. That’s a nice gold chain, is there anybody else dressed like you there? FRO: (looks around) No. BILL: Where does your style come from, you had to be rocking something crazy since before your Colt 45 days? FRO: It’s really just being a soul brother. It ain’t my style, it’s just a soul brother style. It’s the older brothers I got it from. Just how to be cool, ya know. BILL: Did you cultivate your style pre-cannabis or because you got high? FRO: Pre-cannabis. But I must say that after I got high, I added some very interesting details. Ya know, the chain. BILL: The chain got thicker, the beard got longer and the hair got nice and fluffy. Whoa, show me that weed chain! FRO: (Smiling and holding chains and rings)

BILL: Nice, those are sharp! Okay so, Nevada is beginning to regulate and distribute cannabis alongside alcohol. As a licensing guy representing several brands, do you see yourself as more of an alcohol distributor or a cannabis ambassador?

You’d get arrested for drinking Budweiser in my neighborhood! We drink Cold FRO-T-5. It’s my beer and it’s available now in the midwest and expanding. Look for that coming up in Nevada.

BILL: Is it an even 50/50?

BILL: I believe in that theory. I can’t be 50/50, bud/liquor. I’m not much of a drinker, if I pound a beer when you visit, I probably already did ten dabs so it’s still 90/10 for me.

FRO: No. I’d say 60/40. Bud.

FRO: Right on. Right on.

BILL: Bud meaning buds, not Budweiser?

BILL: If I drink a lot of beers there is a recovery period and I don’t like the recovery period. When you use alcohol and bud together in a normal day, is there a recovery from liquor or does the cannabis help you?

FRO: Both.

FRO: Correct, not Budweiser.

FRO: I smoke bud more than I drink beer because bud is easier on me. When i’m ready to go hard, when I’m ready to party, I enjoy both. You know, like, a dab a day!


BILL: Do you think there are medicinal benefits to alcohol? FRO: It's a disinfectant, like for your breath... BILL: Hey, who is that standing there talking to you? FRO: That’s a fan here to say hello, Jung Fish is his name. BILL: Hell yeah, let’s say hi to one of your Nevada fans too, fan to fan. Hey dude, you wanna talk to afroman? INYO CUSTOMER: No way man! Tall cans? Afroman? Hey I used to tattoo to your jams 24/7, people loved it!


BILL: On that note, let’s have these guys sell you some weed. What kind of strain are you interested in?

BILL: Nice. I like a sleeper indica. When are we going to taste the Fro-G Kush you are working on?

FRO: I always prefer anything OG.

FRO: It’s growing right now. That’s a one hitter quitter right there. You go night-night, you go bye-bye!

BILL: What other projects do you have going on? Any weed projects. FRO: We are featuring the Palmdale Purple which is being grown over at High Sierra Holistics. It’s heavy headed indica hybrid of Grape Ape & OG Kush. It’s good for sleep and pain as well.

BILL: Hit us with a pairing, what’s the best bud to smoke with a Cold FRO-T-5? FRO: Fro-G Kush of course. BILL: What do you roll up in?

FRO: Frigg Fraggz blunt wraps. I used to use Swishers and these are like Swishers but ready to go, without removing the tobacco. BILL:Since we are in Nevada, do you gamble and if so, what is your game? FRO: I like to gamble and play chess. BILL: Do you play chess for money? FRO: Yes, ghetto chess. I like to talk shit while I play chess! We are not gonna play no classic chess. When I come to Nevada, I’ll give you an option, we can play gentlemans chess or we can play hood chess. BILL: I want to play hood chess for sure, you can be shirts and I’ll be skins. FRO: We’ll be smoking and talking shit mostly. BILL: We can’t wait to have you out here. Thank you for doing this quick interview on Facetime with all our friends. FRO: For sure. I look forward to seeing that Palmdale Purple and Fro-G Kush in those Nevada dispensaries when I visit! BILL: Absolutely! Thanks again and safe travels! Check out Afroman: afromanmuzzicc.com IG: @ogafroman



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By: Dr. Aseem Sappal Provost & Dean of the Faculty, Oaksterdam University

Oaksterdam University has been cultivating leaders since 2007, celebrating ten years of quality training for the cannabis industry! At OU, you will learn from the very first dispensary owners in the United States, the first attorneys to ever take cannabis cases to the Supreme Court and the authors of America’s 1st cannabis legislations—Proposition 215, Senate Bill 420 and more recently California’s MCRSA & AUMA.

annabis, both medical and adult-use is gaining public acceptance around the world, not just in the United States. Mexico, Ireland, and Germany all recently legalized cannabis for medical use, plus Canada, Israel, and Uruguay have decriminalized the plant.

Even though the U.S. has the most valuable legal marijuana market in the world, federal law makes studying the plant extremely difficult. First of all, cannabis is still considered a “Schedule I” substance since the Controlled Substance Act of 1970, declaring it a “drug with no medical value and a high potential for abuse.” Because of cannabis’ “Schedule I” classification, researchers have to jump through hoops and pass a rigorous multi agency review to begin clinical research. First a DEA license is required, then approval from the FDA. Some researchers wait years for this process and still never get their studies approved. Then, if research is approved, the actual cannabis cannot be simply purchased at a dispensary. By law it needs to come from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which is lower quality than cannabis offered in commercial and medical dispensaries, often making research obsolete. Research on cannabis is needed for two main public health reasons. The first is for medical benefits. As of now, there are many preliminary studies but most of the public’s medical cannabis knowledge comes from anecdotes. Like how young Charlotte Figi’s seizure disorder was radically helped by a strain high in CBD, later named Charlotte’s Web in her honor. In Mexico, there’s a little girl, Grace Elizalde, who was the first medical marijuana patient in the Latin American nation. Her foundation, Por Grace has helped Mexico approve medical cannabis.

legalization began to sweep other states, the Caviar Gold brand of The second biggest reason we need more cannabis research: adult-use products was poised to be successful in literally any market.

marijuana is on the rise with public acceptance mounting, so people deserve to know the long term health effects of using the plant. There is With 15 states currently writing their own regulations to add to plenty of research on the effects of other substances, from alcohol and the growing list of legal markets, Mike is now poised to license cigarettes to over-the-counter drugs like ibuprofen, but the information on his brand literally anywhere marijuana is legal. His empire is a cannabis is severely limited. What’s happening chemically in a smoker's well-oiled cannabis production machine. He oversees the brand body over time? Is their eyesight being affected? What about memory at large, and his licensees’ access to top-of-the-line extraction and lung function? Is it safe for pregnant women to consume? These are machinery, and the entire Caviar Gold venture produces more important public health issues that demand answers as quickly as we are than 400,000 sticky and delicious Cavi Cone, joints every single passing legislation.

month for the past four years.

By 2018, anyone over 21 will be able to purchase and use cannabis legally

Community service lies at the heart of everything the Caviar Gold in California, the 5th largest economy in the world and the most populated brand does, though like anything else in the industry, side-stepping state in America with over 39 million people as of 2015. Not to mention regulations is the name of the game. For example, some states the entire nation of Canada is about to have full adult access to cannabis do not allow medical cannabis to be simply given away, even to as well. These millions of potential consumers have the right to know how patients in serious need. This is true of both Washington state and cannabis affects their bodies from reliable, peer reviewed sources. Nevada. The company donates a significant percentage of revenue to the Cancer Association of America, but typically they prefer to


10 Year Anniversary We will be hosting our 10 Year Anniversary Celebration during our Graduation & Award Ceremony this Novemeber 18 at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland CA! Please join us during this once-in-a-lifetime event to help commemorate and celebrate Oaksterdam! Check out our website and newsletter for updates and ticket information.

Oaksterdam University Sponsored Events September 21-22 Anaheim, CA dive a little deeper by sponsoring the needs of the least fortunate medical cannabis patients in the communities they serve. Mike November 14-17 estimates that Caviar Gold has donated more than 480 million Las Vegas, NV milligrams of THC to individuals in need of medicine. Mike Brunson’s education may not be traditional, but it spans all areas of the cannabis industry, helping others find their way as December 1-3 collaborators or members of the Caviar Gold team. Kauai, HI The single biggest educating moment of Mike’s career? “When I realized that cannabis is really medicine. As the Caviar December 15-17 Gold trend began to spread, I started seeing it help people JAMAICA firsthand - that’s when I knew I was ontoNegril, something much bigger than myself or my company. What we offer isn’t a product; it’s medicine, and a lifestyle for the people who need it.”

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CULTIVATION SPOTLIGHT MMG AGRICULTURE Cultivating cannabis has typically been a male-dominated endeavor. The women of MMG Agriculture, here in Northern Nevada are quickly and impressively changing this. We recently spoke to both Sarah Rosenfeld, the Owner and CEO and Jessica Preston, MMG’s Sales Manager to find out what motivated them to enter the cannabis industry and what they have in store for the future. TAHOE CANNABIS: Give us a little bit of background on each of you prior to entering the cannabis industry. SARAH- I have a BS in Business Accounting. I have worked in both accounting and in sales for a family manufacturing business that is based in Los Angeles. JESSICA: I actually just graduated from UNR this summer with a BSW in Social Work. Before I had the opportunity to work in this dream industry, I planned to practice social work as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I worked in the mental health industry for seven years prior. TAHOE CANNABIS: What was your motivation for starting MMG? SARAH - Having been peripherally involved in the marijuana industry in California for many years, and witnessing the wide variety of problems that arise in an unregulated business environment, I jumped at the opportunity to work in a regulated marijuana market. Originally, my passion for helping patients gain access to safe, regulated medicine drove me to begin MMG, our goal being to provide only the cleanest, highest quality medicine to our customers. TAHOE CANNABIS: Tell us about your team. JESSICA: Our diverse team consists of individuals aged 21-65, with a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds allowing for a broad and unique collection of skills that contribute to our business culture. Our business structure consists of three main sectors: Sales and Administration, Cultivation Crew, and Trimming and Packaging Crew.


TAHOE CANNABIS: Are you both originally from Northern Nevada? SARAH: I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. I have also lived for extensive periods in Santa Cruz, CA and Israel. JESSICA: I am originally from the Bay Area, a place called Pleasanton, CA. I came to Reno when I was 16, so about 13 years ago. TAHOE CANNABIS: As women, do you feel that the Nevada cannabis industry is male dominated? And, if so, what do you think we can do to change that? SARAH: As with most industries, I have found that upper management is male dominated. As a result of this trend, I have become personally friendly with some of the few women that have made it to management positions. In my experience, these women have had to work twice as hard to prove they can handle these positions and have developed skills far above their pay grade. As one of few female owners and CEOs of a marijuana business in Nevada, I strive to both discuss this issue on a larger scale, and I of course always afford equal opportunity to both female and male job applicants, and current employees upon consideration for promotions. JESSICA: Absolutely! I personally work with very few female purchasers and the same with management. It always seems like whenever we have a meeting with another MME, 98% of attendees are male. I remember before I joined MMG Agriculture’s team, pretty much every single budtender in the Northern Nevada area, was a male. I was actually the first female budtender in Northern Nevada when I started working in the industry for the 3rd dispensary in the area to open. To change that, I believe women should keep the intensity that drives their dreams. When you have the drive to succeed, your sex shouldn’t stand in the way of potential. That drive will help break that “glass ceiling”. TAHOE CANNABIS: Do you also have a production license? JESSICA: We sure do! And you will see our products coming soon from that production! TAHOE CANNABIS: What are your top products? JESSICA: Hands down, any OG that comes from this facility. Also, for the recreational market, our variety packs, which

consists of 3 different strains, two .5g Pre Rolls of each strain in a box, totaling 3g per pack. TAHOE CANNABIS: Do you have any products specifically geared towards women? JESSICA: We came out with Zebra Joints that were tailored to women’s menstruation pains. The Zebra Joint is a joint that consists of layered bud on top of kief, 3 layers to be exact. The Zebra Joint we did was an ACDC (flower) and Dutch Treat (kief). ACDC is a very high CBD flower with a 15:1 ratio and the Dutch Treat Kief is a Sativa dominant strain, with an extremely unique flavor and taste. TAHOE CANNABIS: What do you like best about the industry? SARAH: I enjoy the daily challenges that I face in this brand new industry. Although it can be a struggle to learn to function within regulatory parameters that constantly change, the opportunities it affords for positive interaction with multiple agencies and individuals, and the comradery that has developed amongst marijuana business owners and government employees, is unparalleled. The individuals in this industry: business owners, business employees, and government employees, have proven time and again that they care about consumer health, business success, and the overall influence that marijuana has on the general public and state financial health. JESSICA: That it is an actual reality! I really didn’t imagine seeing this much progress in my lifetime. I am honored to be a part of breaking the stigma that comes along with the cannabis industry and being a part of one of the best marijuana programs that has been created to date. TAHOE CANNABIS: How do you feel that we can we improve the industry? SARAH: As with any industry, as a woman, I have had to work harder than my male counterparts to prove myself to my peers, however, that is something I have come expect. Additionally, one of the most frustrating aspects of this industry lies within the

challenges we face with the federal government. This industry will flourish and afford even more opportunities when we can streamline certain aspects of finances and taxation. JESSICA: I would like to see more women in higher levels positions in this industry. Women have a different way of doing things than men, and this industry is different and new, maybe putting more females in higher level positions will help this industry flourish even more. Also, I would love to see marijuana re-scheduled by the DEA. TAHOE CANNABIS: What sets MMG apart from other cultivations? JESSICA: At MMG, we focus on cultivating unique genetics with broad terpene profiles. Our boutique cultivation techniques ensure that we produce only the finest quality. We maximize terpene production both in cultivation technique, drying technique, and by hand trimming every single bud that comes out of our facility. No trim machines here! MMG Agriculture products can be found at The Dispensary in Reno, Henderson, and Las Vegas, Blum Reno, Silver State Trading, Kanna Reno, Rise Carson City, CannaCopia Las Vegas, Las Vegas Relief and Inyo Fine Cannabis. For more information visit them online at mmgagriculture.com.






n last month’s issue of Tahoe Cannabis, Digipath Labs’ editorial, “What’s in a Name?,” discussed the myriad of confusion that has resulted from the thousands of cannabis strain names swirling around and how to start up a new classification scheme. This month we are delving further into this topic with the continuing observation that strain naming has just about worn out its usefulness. In particular for recreational cannabis where marketing is king and differentiating one’s products takes creativity and yet importantly demands a reproducible experience for the end user, enter the new marketing trend known as “effects-based” classification, where strains go unnamed in place of words imbuing an anticipated, reproducible outcome for the end user. And for established medicinal cannabis companies, where shrouding behind proprietary monikers may just work through rebranding with a polished tag in the vain of BigPharma. At this rousing time where the distinction between recreational

and medicinal cannabis has high stakes for the entire industry, I present an example of rebranding from both camps. Leading the wave in “effects-based” cannabis classification is Southern California’s Canndescent. Since you can’t really create any distinction, excitement or proprietary protection on a product made from any given Blue Dream or say an OG Kush strain extract, one could create a marketing campaign based on the effects they might reliably result in. Canndescent is a fully integrated cannabis cultivation and production company aimed at the adult market who hopes to differentiate itself through marketing its premium cannabis-based products much as premium wines are and aimed as recreational consumers who may be naïve when they enter a dispensary. For Canndescent those “effects-based” classifications are called pillars, and there are five: CALM, CRUISE, CREATE, CONNECT or CHARGE. These terms obviously relate to how the products make users feel. I suppose there will be proprietary recipes created through combining various cannabis extracts and perhaps other disclosed or undisclosed chemicals to reach these states of effect. Were the words describing the effects chosen first? Why five? Were trials/tastings held to determine what constitutes a CHARGE vs. a CRUISE effect? Are there product specs to be met? Seeing recognizable singular words on bright packaging may prove to be a smart, distinctive approach to cannabis marketing in the same mode as tried and true generic wine terms: crisp, dry, fruity, full-bodied, oaky or mineral. Flip the cannabis coin to Bedrocan, the Dutch company with a 20 year heritage in





By Cindy Orser, PHD. Digipath Labs As Chief Scientific Officer at Digipath, Cindy Orser, PhD, is creating a replicable cannabis testing environment with validated protocols to ensure cannabis and cannabis-based products are safe. She is also developing standards and biomarkers to clearly distinguish products derived from specific cannabis strains concomitant with determining the bioavailability of the cannabinoids found in the product.



legal medicinal cannabis cultivation and production as the sole supplier of medicinal cannabis to the Dutch government and the world’s first producer of medicinal cannabis to comply with the European Medicines Agency’s good manufacturing practice (GMP) standards without the use of pesticides or solvents. At Bedrocan they grow five cultivars, Afina, Ludina, Elida, Talea, and Resina which they distinguish by tightly maintained cannabinoid content product specifications but marketed under the respective names: BEDROCAN - BEDROBINOL - BEDIOL – BEDICA –- BEDROLITE. Bedrocan supplies their branded cannabis in 12 countries via a physician’s prescription. In addition, Bedrocan supplies pharmaceutical-grade, standardized cannabis flower referred to as FLOS (whole, dried cannabis flower) for research and development as well as a cannabis placebo, that is equivalent minus THCA and CBDA content. Bedrocan also offers clinical trial design and consultancy for R&D efforts worldwide. While both Canndescent and Bedrocan have taken their own steps to help bring a more meaningful nomenclature to cannabis for their respective markets, they have also provided a promising approach to how recreational and medicinal cannabis can both exist and not intrude into each other’s clearly defined marketing space.

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is name was John Chapman, born 1774, in Leominster Massachusetts, a tall, lanky and eccentric gentleman. He never married, instead believing he would be rewarded for his abstinence once he reached the Pearly Gates. Often clothed in tattered trousers or, on occasion long robes, Mr. Chapman was a great lover of animals and is reported to have been a vegetarian throughout his adult life. Who was this complicated yet sentimental man? You likely know him as Johnny Appleseed and he happens to be an ancestor to my dear cheffriend, Chappy. Back in the early 1800’s Johnny spent much of his time, doing what we’ve all read about; broadcasting apple seeds throughout the Northwest Territory. This was an astute business decision on Johnny’s part, as he wasn’t prompted to spread seeds simply for the fun of it, but for profit. Knowing of the Ohio Company of Associate’s generous intention to award one hundred acres of land to frontiersmen considering a move further west beyond existing settlements. But proof the settlers truly intended to make their homesteads permanent was required. This was done by planting fifty apple trees and twenty peach trees on the property they planned to lay claim. Johnny brilliantly figured out if he took on the difficult task of planting apple and peach seeds, (he was a Nurseryman by trade) he could flip the land and make sufficient money selling the established property to those incoming frontiersmen and their families. Since it took apple trees a good ten years to begin bearing fruit, Johnny was essentially staging the land for prospective buyers. Evidently “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” as my friend Chappy is as astute and entrepreneurial as his ancestral relative. Unfortunately those trees Johnny planted didn’t exactly yield apples fit for teachers to eat and enjoy. Apples back in those days were quite tart and bitter. Better suited for use in Hard Cider and Applejack. Both these homebrewed beverages were consumed by men, women and children regularly, due to the fact one did not contract dysentery from drinking cider as was often the case with water. Now, Johnny did more than just toss seeds from his knapsack, he was also adept at grafting (cutting back branches of an established tree and budding part if it onto another). Grafting was forbidden in parts of Europe at the time, as many believed it caused the plants to suffer. But here in America where we toss caution to the wind, Johnny and others like him began grafting apple trees until they ended up with a slew of those sweet apples we relish today.

As I sat writing this story I became curious about which of the thousand or so apples to choose from, thanks in large part to his Uncle Johnny, is Chappy’s favorite. His is Fuji, which is among the most fragrant, crisp and juicy of this 3,000 year old fruit. Fuji is actually a Japanese hybrid using two famously

American apples, the Red Delicious and the Ralls Janet (an actual heirloom) created in 1930’s. By the early 1900’s due to the efforts of Carrie Nation and her Temperance League, both serious opponents to alcohol and its relationship to evil, there emerged an atmosphere that shunned the drinking of hard cider. This was bad news for apples. With the reduction in consumption of cider, apple growers saw their profits seriously decline. In response, increased grafting of apple trees occurred, creating a greater variety of edible versions. And, there was an additional twist. Somewhere along a clever marketing scheme citing apples as “healthy” materialized. This decree encouraged the general public to eat rather than drink these new, tastier apples. Buoyed by the now famous lexicon, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” apple cultivators saw profits shoot up like beanstalks towards the sky. Now apples were actually good for you and there were edible, flavorful choices to boot.


By: Deborah Costella Simultaneously, the federal government began requiring states to educate children at least through elementary school level. This is when we begin to see apples make appearances on teachers’ desks. Just as it had been done in the 1600’s in Sweden and Denmark, American families, poor or not, compensated teachers with food; baskets of bread, a chicken or an apron full of fresh eggs. Slabs of pork (that was generous payment), and fruit, namely apples. Apples now wholesome and sweet, made sense as most frontier-families owned those hundred acre parcels upon which Johnny had planted the original apple and peach trees. What about the apple a day to keep the doctor away? Why is that creed still holding up? It seems what began as a marketing ploy has been proven to hold some (dysentery-free) water. Recent research indicates a fresh apple has more than 1,500 milligrams of vitamin C in it. Not to mention vitamin E and a very high fiber content. Nutritionists suggest we eat apples with the skin on. Apples are said to help reduce growth of certain cancer cells as well as being a top source of quercetin, a plant chemical that appears to protect the lining of our blood vessels. Appears, apples do help keep doctors away. So, Johnny Appleseed, the original DIY/Property-Flipper, with his apple planting obsession and growers dedicated to grafting and creating myriad apple varieties along with their genius ploy of promoting them as healthy; “Eat an apple upon going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread,” (the original slogan) has become a real benefit for teachers and apple lovers all across this great country of ours. From the original settlements in the wild frontier to current day, apples have cemented themselves as an integral part of gift giving and a nutritious diet. I’ve yet to give one of those “Apple of Month Club” mail order gifts nor am I a school girl; however, I do enroll in classes frequently. The next time I take a class, instead of leaving an apple on the desk, I’m thinking I’ll give a homemade, Infused Apple Crostada! That way I’m combining the healthy aspects of two of nature’s bounty; apples and cannabis! A rather unique mode of compensation, I’d say. Multi-faceted in her talents and interests, Deborah L. Costella has enjoyed expressing her creativity as a dancer, teacher, chef and writer, both in the Northern California Bay Area and Las Vegas Nevada. She has authored two cookbooks and has written numerous articles and newsletters for local publications in the Las Vegas Valley, with a focus on cooking. Deborah currently teaches cooking classes at Sur La Table and Cozymeal, as well as private inhome classes. She also provides personal chef services in both Las Vegas and the San Francisco Bay Area. She has yet another book in the works.


Cosmic Muffin's Infused Apple Crostada INGREDIENTS FOR CRUST: • • • • • •

1 ¼ (6 ¼ ounces weighed) cups all purpose flour 2 Tbsp granulated sugar ¼ tsp kosher salt ¼ tsp fresh lemon zest ¼ (give or take) cup ice water 4 ounces canna-butter, cold, cut into ½ cubes

PROCESS FOR CRUST: Place flour, sugar, and salt in food processor or a large mixing bowl, pulse or stir with a fork to combine. By pulsing or using a pastry cutter, cut the canna-butter, a few pieces at a time, into dry ingredients until mixture looks like pea-gravel or sand. Begin adding ice water, a tablespoon at a time, until dough comes together in a ball. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and flatten dough into a disk, about 6 inches in diameter. Cover completely in plastic wrap and allow dough to rest in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

INGREDIENTS FOR APPLE FILLING: • • • • • • • • • • •

2 Gala, 2 Braeburn and 2 Gravenstein or York apples (about 6 apples total) peeled, seeded and sliced into thin slices ¼ cup raisins or currants ¼ cup dark brown sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp cornstarch ¼ tsp fresh lemon zest 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 whole egg mixed with 1 Tbsp half and half 1-2 Tbsp finishing sugar 1 Tbsp spoon canna-butter crème fraiche or vanilla ice cream for garnish as desired


Combine apples, brown sugar, raisins or currants, cinnamon, cornstarch, lemon zest and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Set aside until ready to use.

TO ASSEMBLE CROSTADA: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Remove crust from fridge and place disc on a lightly floured surface, using a rolling pin, roll dough out into a 9 inch circle. With a bench scraper or large spatula, move rolled crust onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or silpat. Mound apple filling into center of crust, leaving about a 1-2 inch margin around the edge. You may have some filling left over. If so, reserve the fruit mixture and add it to your morning smoothie or use it top a waffle or two. Fold edges of crust towards the center. Don’t completely cover the fruit, you should be able to see the mound of apples and raisins. Lightly brush the exposed crust with the egg wash. Sprinkle finishing sugar onto brushed crust and sprinkle a bit on the exposed fruit. Dot fruit with remaining canna-butter. Place sheet pan in pre-heated oven and bake for about 30-40 minutes or until fruit is bubbling and crust is a golden brown. Serve to your favorite teacher with a dollop of crème fraiche or vanilla ice cream.




a patient's perspective

the chronic


IS THE TONIC! By Peter Jay

Multiple sclerosis (MS) sucks. You know your idiot roommate’s even-bigger-idiot buddy, the one who shows up late to your party, consumes everything in sight, vomits in your bathtub (the toilet is RIGHT THERE, DICK!) and then will not leave? Yeah, that “even bigger idiot” is MS. I have MS. Take a minute to envy me—I’ll wait.

Now, when I go to buy my meds, the product label tells me everything from terpene counts to what the bud trimmer had for lunch that day!

Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the Central Nervous System (CNS), whereas your immune system gets confused and begins attacking your CNS, consisting of your brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. Imagine SEAL Team 6 going guns-hot on the parts of your body that control your abilities to see, think and move. Do you remember the earlier line about how multiple sclerosis sucks? How is that envy coming along? Fear not, Dear Reader, for this old cripple is far from broken. Bent, maybe; crooked, even more so. My body has absorbed and processed HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of dollars’ worth of various chemicals over the years, all designed to help me fight this disease. I’ve had my immune system ablated (neuro-geek speak for “turned into scorched earth”) on two memorable occasions. I’m actually USED to nurses digging away on the backs of my hands with a needle, trying to start an IV. Sometimes, all you can do is smile! Inflammation is a scourge. It makes ankles swell, heads ache and appendices explode. Inflammation is a huge part of MS—when attacked by your immune system, your CNS responds with inflammation and results in lost function. The best analogy that I can offer is to compare a nerve to a piece of electrical wire: if the wire doesn’t have fucking big holes in it, it works as intended. My wires are FULL of holes (inflamed bits and pieces), and the more inflamed my wires, the less function (walking, manual dexterity, patience) I enjoy. THE QUESTION, Dear Reader, is clear: how do you stop inflammation? I am fortunate in that I have decent private health insurance,



and they have paid dearly for our association. The GOOD news is that I am TOTALLY worth it—in fact, I think they got a pretty tall deal. The fire is out, for now at least, but its relentless burn over the last twenty years has left me a tad jacked up. My legs are my primary complaint, as they are sometimes like mashed potatoes and sometimes like rebar-reinforced concrete—every day is an adventure! Muscle relaxers (Soma, Flexeril, Baclofen) do the job about halfway, but leave me with a tendency to drool and stare out the window. If only there existed a natural-yet-unbelievablyeffective substance (a plant, maybe!) whose consumption would stop my traitorous legs from constantly spasming and effect a tranquil humour to my sometimes-challenging existence… In 2001, voters in the Great State of Nevada legalized marijuana usage for the treatment of certain medical conditions, and multiple sclerosis is high (heh) on the list. In August of 2015, Euphoria Wellness became the first medical marijuana dispensary to open in the Las Vegas valley; I’ve had my card since 2008, so it was a real kick to actually have somewhere to use the damned thing. Sure, there were the “delivery only” places, but you were pretty much at their mercy regarding cultivation standards, product quality, THC/CBD levels, etc. Now, when I go to buy my meds, the product label tells me everything from terpene counts to what the bud trimmer had for lunch that day. Ok, j-u-u-u-s-t kidding on that last, but you likely know what I mean. For treatment, I prefer flower with a THC percentage of 25% or higher to relax my stiff-assed legs, with as much CBD as I can get my hands on, as the one-two punch of THC + CBD is what rings my cherries. I generally put flame to flower for consumption method; vaping is fine, as are concentrates, but I find combustion allows me to best titrate the dosage for my needs. As always, your mileage may vary. Finally, while I am pleased for the recreational marijuana enthusiasts here in town, I cannot help but feel that we medical patients are likely to get hosed. I picked up a half-ounce last week, my first since July legalization, and found the price $25 steeper than my last purchase. I gave the budtender my best conspiratorial smile and told him that I was a medical patient. He, in turn, looked equally-conspiratorially over each shoulder… and told me that he hoped I’d feel better soon. This was NOT the response that I was looking for. Just saying. #FuckMS


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health, his home, his family, and part of his mind. He had been an out on the street junkie for the last two years.


LEGALIZ E FEDERALLY Getting to walk people through the medical benefits of cannabis has been a life changing experience. Seeing the relief people of all ages are receiving on a daily basis makes me sleep with a full heart every night. It's a pretty fulfilling feeling. But, along with any high (see what I did there,) comes a low. And it's a low everyone needs to be aware of. On more than a few occasions recently I've come into contact with people who are losing their jobs and healthcare over cannabis use. There is one patient in particular that I've been helping with cannabis oil who was in a pain management program because of severe pain from an auto accident. He was taking massive amounts of opiates prescribed to him by his doctors, but when he tried cannabis edibles (successfully I might add) to treat his pain, he came up dirty on a test. He was kicked out of the program with a heavy opiate addiction. Not knowing where to turn he got sucked into heroin as so many doctor-created junkies do. By the time he came to me for help this man had lost everything! After blowing all his money on pills from the street, he had lost his

He hit bottom and luckily reached out for help to the right people. Unfortunately, not everyone has that opportunity. After a few months of cannabis oil for his pain and treatment for his addiction through a doctor that actually cares about people's health and not just fleecing money from sick people, he's doing a lot better physically, mentally and spiritually. He's been 100% opiate free for eight months now, he's reunited with his family and has started working again recently. He also smokes cannabis regularly and consumes cannabis oil everyday. The point I'm getting at is the fight is not over. This is happening to people all over the country. This is happening EVERY day in our own backyard. Not everyone has a support group. People are losing everything because of drug testing, for a now state legal, non-toxic plant. I've seen thousands come through the door of our dispensary since recreational use started. I see the relief patients are getting. If all the people new to the cannabis scene start sharing their experiences with others and get in on the fight to federally legalize this plant so EVERYONE can reap its benefits without worrying about losing their jobs, families and unfortunately sometimes their lives, we really will be able to make a difference. I've unfortunately seen this story and others like it unfold too many times in the past few years. It varies a bit. Sometimes it's losing kids, sometimes it's led to suicide, another recent one was a veteran with cancer. These stories are heartbreaking and unnecessary! We all still need to fight to change the world's perception of cannabis. And, the only way to get that done is to let everyone you can know the difference cannabis is making for you. No one should lose health care for choosing to care for their health!

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.




Blockchain Startup Paragon

BETS $100M



aragon, a blockchain project based in LA, fronted by Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known by his stage name The Game, and CEO Jessica VerSteeg, who first obtained her celebrity status as Miss Iowa, are raising $100 million to “optimize cannabis supply chain.” In plain English, to enable dispensaries, growers, labs, medical offices, smoke shops and countless other businesses connected with the industry to transact with a currency other than cash. Although we at Vegas Cannabis stayed out of the whole initial coin offering (ICO) craze and the blockchain conversation, this particular project is actually happening in the real world, not in some MIT lab powered by Harvard algorithms, enabling those interested to analyze a real monetary program designed for the cannabis Industry. Paragon wants to ease the pain of businesses involved in the cannabis industry by creating a network where it would be ok to lease office space, pay for deliveries, and deposit money without the usual distractions of red tape and social stigma. The key to this world is blockchain technology, and keeping the money within the Cannabis Block. “We believe that blockchain is the missing link between cannabis and its full and proper legalization,” said VerSteeg in the release issued by Paragon technology partner, ICOBox.



Cannabis Supply Chain Will Tokenize

Our analysis of the Paragon business model boils down to this. Together, using software engineers from ICOBox (Initial Coin Offering) and experts from their own team, Paragon developed smart contracts which are basically a list of transactions that can be recorded via blockchain. To facilitate these transactions, Paragon is issuing a token called Paragon Coin which is designed to become a virtual currency within the ecosystem. All members of the cannabis community who want to join can convert their dollars into Paragon Coin, and settle their bills using this form of payment. Paragon token value is tied to the U.S. dollar. Tokens can be bought with most cyber currencies. And, as most of our readers know, cyber currencies can be purchased with cash. To be able to do this, Paragon needed to make sure that the token could support all needed transactions and work seamlessly with blockchain technologies. ICOBox helped design Paragon smart contacts and helped launch the new cannabis monetary unit. “Paragon is tackling a gigantic challenge by bringing the much needed transparency to the cannabis industry,” said Nick Evdokimov, ICOBox co-founder, and Paragon Advisor. Paragon is looking to sell $100 million worth of its PRG tokens. Each costing a dollar, they are available for purchase in stages. The presale stage, which just ended, offered early buyers 35 cents off each dollar spent with a minimum of $25,000 per transaction and a ceiling of $5 million.

Buying a token now gives you a discount to begin with and a fixed early bird price. Paragon Chief Creative Officer, Egor Lavrov reported on Paragon's Telegram channel that the initial $25 million token

block is almost sold out. That's after just 10 days, and after checking this morning, their first phase is SOLD OUT, and Paragon is in the second wave of early bird investments. What are they doing with the money? First, they are going to set up 20 “We Work” type community spaces focused on licensed cannabis businesses. Second, they are going to offer fixed-price services from some of the best names in the industry to give cannabis businesses professional legal, political and new business advice. No wonder The Game was so enthusiastic about the project. He and VerSteeg posted a video announcing the effort on Facebook August 11th.



THE LATEST It was inspiring to see The Game backing Paragon, because of all of his involvement and contribution to the cannabis industry. He is already heavily invested in the cannabis industry, having multiple cannabis ventures including ties to a dispensary, cannabis products, a cannabis marketing company, and not to mention his music. But what motivated me was hearing him say, “We are revolutionizing … the world!” According to ICOBox, retail sales for legal marijuana generated revenue of $6.7 billion in 2016 and the marijuana industry would make a little over $19 billion by 2020. Paragon Token sales are an interesting way to develop cannabis businesses, and with companies like ICOBox running a program like their ICOS token where startups can do an ICO for free in exchange for future revenue share (regular price is 50 BTC or $200,000 at today's exchange rate) ICOs seem like a viable option to develop business projects for many innovative companies in the cannabis industry. With $1.9 billion dollars in token sales since January 1, 2017, according to industry watchdog, Smith+Crown, “This is certainly not an opportunity many cannabis entrepreneurs can leave unattended.” You've heard the clichè, “You snooze, you lose!” Get with the program. It is exciting to see all of this happening for the Cannabis Industry. ICOBox is looking to do 800 FREE ICOs over the next 12 months, and is taking applications at icobox.io. Investigate and scrutinize the Paragon Coin for yourself. Get involved in the revolutionary beginning of something that will change the face of how we spend our money, and lift our industry up to a new level of trust and success! For more information, visit paragoncoin.com.








Creating a Positive Workplace

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> By Jason Sturtsman

he management of individuals currently working in the cannabis industry very much requires management skills that encourage a positive workplace environment. An increase in employee happiness will always result in better customer interactions and increased sales. A focus on employee training done in a positive and constructive way, will result in happier employees and more cash flow. Extraordinary is a learned behavior. A professional sports player requires hours of practice of repeating key behaviors to make their movements automatic in the game. The same is true for managers in pre-shift meetings with their crew members to assure their employee’s mental muscle memory is primed for excellence, executing correctly and consistently. Creating a consistent and effective training curriculum, results in the reflex of executing little things correctly and routinely. Habit can be the green elephant in the room. It can take up to sixty-six consecutive days to change


a habit. A weekly meeting with handouts is not going to cut it, only people will make the changes necessary for a more effective business. The manager must use daily meetings and positive coaching to get employees to develop behaviors that not only increase sales, but result in cannabis customers feeling helped and not sold to. Three to one is the rule of thumb. With one training objective, you must have at least three or more activities to support it. For example, if you want to increase cashier efficiency, consider modeling the behavior, writing down the procedure, providing assistance as the cashier practices, and adding a quiz to ensure understanding. When it comes to information retention, many people find three words or phrases help retain information for one objective. Many popular examples you have out there are “Ready! Aim! Fire!” or “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”, there are many ways you can help an objective stick with an employee. Rome wasn't built in a day. Is it better to have a six hour training or multiple two hour

trainings spread out over a period of time? Teach key concepts consistently over weeks to assure reflection, understanding, guided practice, and application. Teach why before how. Please include the “why”, including references to existing laws such as NRS 453A, to why we have employees operate as they do. For example: explaining to employees the current financial condition of a business, as a reason why sales must be increased or showing the specific law that requires out of state medical cannabis patients to sign an affidavit form. Ask others what they need help with. If you prioritize your learning objectives based on what the employees are having daily struggles with, it will result in more effective employees. Being a coach means working at the speed or interests of your employees as you guide, prompt, and encourage the appropriate behaviors. Honey catches more bees than vinegar. A manager who encourages employees with positive incentives both physical and verbal, will find they will have a more highly

motivated individual who looks forward to coming to work. Life is too short to have employees dreading going to work each day, creating poor customer service experiences. A manager that creates a positive learning environment will find its employees feel they are working in a supportive work atmosphere and it will result in more money being generated by the business. My hope is that well trained employees, working in a positive work environment, will result in better outcomes for cannabis consumers.

Jason Sturtsman is a Nevada Independent Cannabis Laboratory Advisory Committee Member (ILAC), Wellness Education Cannabis Advocates of Nevada (WECAN), Vice President and Owner of Healthcare Options for Patients Enterprises (HOPE), a Cannabis Production Facility, and Budtender Fight Club. He can be reached at JasonS@ wecan702.org for comments or questions.




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Nevada Dispensaries >>>MEDICINE

MEDIZIN Gorilla Glue 4 SILVER SAGE Durban Poison

Holy sweet sativa! Dab Man, check out the THC content in this hyped up landrace! Yeah buddy, it smells so invigorating, and about as pungent as some of the concentrate concoctions blasted locally. Nevada boasts some of the best hash produced in America. Heavy duty, fresh and fruity, this grass smacks you right on the ass and fills it with gas. Not the kind you pass, jackass. It's petrol powered gasoline that I'm takin’ to the head. I was wideeyed and bushy-tailed from this wakeywakey flower. I should tuck my bushy tail inside, and you should take a cold shower. This was a personal favorite this month. 31% THC, Ugh! THC- 31.56% Terpinolene- 1.47 mg/g Myrcene- 2.89 mg/g



If you are looking to meet a tough bitch, let me introduce you to Chloe. She looks sweet & innocent, but she will take your ass to school. Don't be a tool and overdo it. That's her only rule. You're the king with the crown, but don't be a clown, and smoke too much, fool, or you might start skippin’ around in a lace gown, ridiculed and trippin’ until you and end up slippin’ face down on your drool. I guess those were Chloe’s things. Time for you to get your shit together and start another day. Don't delay. THC- 25.1% Limonene- 2.3 mg/g Myrcene- 2.24 mg/g Linalool- 0.44 mg/g

Pound your chest and twist up Medizin’s version of the multiaward-winning strain. It boasts 27.4% THC. Look yo, GG4 is everywhere, and that's a great indication of just what this cultivation can do. Stack different brands of GG4 up next to each other, and the Medizin Cultivation would end up being a top contender among its Nevada peers. Known for producing a sea of resinous trichomes, Gorilla Glue trim and nuts create such a beautiful shatter, and plenty of it. Its rockin’ a sweet, attractive scent that demands it be thrown into the grinder and rolled up. Ready to toke on this second spliff. Hey, do you have my lighter? THC- 27.4% Limonene- 2.83 mg/g Caryophyllene- 1.74 mg/g Myrcene- 1.27 mg/g




GREEN & GOLD Kosher Kush

Toke Up this Green & Gold Kush, and everything will be Kosher, yo for sure. These herbs are pure, and they'll lift you way up to about here where I'm perched. My mind is somewhere else, kind of scattered out there, with nondirected thoughts. Take a load off, and enjoy this strain at the day’s end, with THC content that weighs-in at 25 percent. Why are you so miserable? I know. It's the liquor and pills. Stop drinking so much, and smoke some of this Kosher Kush ganja. THC- 25.01% Caryophyllene- 4.16 mg/g Limonene- 3.8 mg/g Myrcene- 2.36 mg/g

GREEN & GOLD Sour Banana Sherbert

This one is a Solid Gold dancer, shining and spinning on the stage, moving to the beat. You've got our attention! We're glued to the tube, and excited for this dance number. Wait up! Am I the Solid Gold Dancer? All of a sudden, all eyes are on me, so I do a pirouette, and point at the camera. I'm sto-roned. Why do we park on driveways, and drive on parkways? Why do we eat Sher”bet” and smoke Sher”bert”? The purple tones were fantastical. Bill, that's not even a word, said everyone. Pfft, you still read it. And, that's how words get their start. Look, I'm faded, and Sour Banana made me make that shit up. Give G&G the credit for being “fantastical.”

GREEN & GOLD Pure Kush

I was extremely surprised not to find myrcene listed as one of the top three terpenes found in Pure Kush, because this flower made me pause. My eyes were lazy and I had to cut the lights and sink into a deeper chill once I took it to the head. This is a perfect flower to finish off the day. Our whole team had a golden feeling about these greens. I'd like to taste some Green & Gold Moxie…. Any chance someone could make that happen? THC- 20.88% Limonene- 4.19 mg/g Caryophyllene- 1.44 mg/g Linalool- 1.92 mg/g

THC- 25.01% Caryophyllene- 2.79 mg/g Myrcene- 2.88 mg/g Limonene- 1.51 mg/g


Only smoke this at night. It's a mean and hungry ride. Nothing is new, I've seen Remedy before. Many have paid to see this OG18. 31% Tetrahydrocannabinol is no joke, you might end up on the floor. Mind over matter. If you're in it for fun, it might rip your world apart. Smoke two Joints of OG18? I wouldn't if I were you. What you should do, is take a puff or two, sit back and relax a while. OG18 Run! Watch out, boy, It’ll screw you up. OG18 Run! CANNABIS FEVER. THC- 31.47% Limonene- 5.297 mg/g Myrcene- 5.109 mg/g Linalool- 2.663 mg/g




>>>WHAT'S NEW GIDDY UP Golden Lemons Terp Sauce

MEDIZIN Million Dollar Baby Live Resin

MDB doesn't stand for My Dab Bar, but I'll stand up for it. Time for a chunky one. The consistency of this sticky sugar is a good indication that it should taste remarkable, hopefully the way a Million Dollar Baby tastes. What? That's disgusting. You're dabbing expensive babies now. Ya, but I smash those little Million Dollar Babies two at a time, and I'm about ready to move on to bigger things like full-grown Million Dollar people Baby! Soon I will be dabbing Old Farts. This MDB Live Resin has me acting kinda strange. I recommend it for the roller-coaster head change. 80% THC is no hee-hee. THC- 80.4% Myrcene- 1.2 mg/g Caryophyllene- 0.98 mg/g Linalool- 0.6 mg/g

MEDIZIN Banana OG Live Resin

I realized today, one significant factor that inadvertently played a crucial role in helping me drop 70 pounds and keep it off. Limonene has been found to suppress appetite, and effectively help people lose weight. Just about everything we smoke and dab, is packed with limonene. The State of Nevada requires cannabis packaging to list the top three terpenoids of everything produced by a Medical Marijuana Establishment. And I see this terp on top almost every time I look at product results. So I'm gonna keep dabbing and losing weight. Every time I'm hungry, I'm just gonna drink water and take a dab. Just kidding, that’s not the answer. Who needs water, anyway? I just need another gram of this Medizin shatter. Medizin serves up some of the best BHO shatters in Nevada. Check it out yourself.

What the fuck is goin’ on here? Giddy Up on this…. This sauce smells like a sweet and sour dessert glaze that you'd drizzle on a freshly baked, lemon cake. I'm trippin’ on how sharp and fierce this flower is. Golden Lemon Terp Sauce smells undoubtedly like food. I'm seriously gonna hunt down some lemon cake or lemon cookies, or maybe just a pint of lemon icing and a gallon of Lemonade, and that should do it. Yep. Giddy Up somehow “one-upped” last month’s Sour Cherry Live Resin Terp Sauce. Some people might hate you, but I love your GUTS (Giddy Up Terp Sauce). THC- 79.4% Terpinolene- 13.4 mg/g Myrcene- 5.4 mg/g Limonene- 3.6 mg/g Caryophyllene- 3.4 mg/g

THC- 77.9% Limonene- 8.94 mg/g Myrcene- 5.01 mg/g a-Pinene- 3.61mg/g

KABUNKY Kosher Kush Krumble

Hoot Hoot! I'm not fond of all the K’s, but these are Special K’s. 80% THC sounds pretty amazing to me so let's have a little dabbing spree. Put down the tree. I'll teach you, A-Z, and present to you, your Dab Degree. Don't worry, there's no fee, Tahoe Cannabis is FREE. Everyone knows about flower, but I'm here to show you the power of concentrated cannabis. Don't cower, take a dab. Yo, you smell like a Wookie. Take a shower if you don't wanna hit it, rookie. I'm all about this Kosher Kush cookie. Lookie, lookie, it's time for some lung nookie. Stacked up, linalool would have helped stop your trippin, but since you were slippin, dish it to me. I'm Scottie Pippen. Slam dunk that rock!


THC- 80% Limonene- 1.2 mg/g

Linalool- 4.7 mg/g Pinene- 1.2 mg /g

Caryophyllene- 1.7 mg/g Myrcene- 0.9 mg/g


AMA Caribbean Blue Live Resin

Bon voyage! Caribbean Blue Live Resin is the total package. The deep headbang and tingles in my hands and feet paired with the cool relaxation in my spine rocks the boat with 8.83mg of myrcene. The smell and taste of this sugared up tree tastes less of the sea and more of the pinene at 6.43mg. After you zone out you feel just a little closer to the island. Try some and see where it takes you! THC- 67.8% Myrcene- 8.83 mg/g Caryophyllene- 7.78 mg/g a-Pinene- 6.43 mg/g Humulene- 2.58

AMA Venom OG Live Sugar

Awe yeah! Venom OG, a strain popularized by Vader Extracts has a permanent warm spot in my heart, that first developed in my lungs a couple years ago. No, the nail wasn't too hot, that heat was from the Vader headquarters. This Venom AMA product finished up as a sugary consistency, which is why I assume it's labeled as an AMA product. Nothing is wrong with it. In fact, it's motherfuckin’ FIRE! Myrcene was all over this lab sheet, so I held it over my head, and dripped it all over my hair, like conditioner. The effects were phenomenal. THC- 70.7% Myrcene- 10.5 mg/g Limonene- 5.69 mg/g Linalool- 4.72 mg:g

CITY TREES Purple Skywalker OG Rosin

Sweet Mother Mary of Solventless Cannabis Extracts! Pay attention here, hash boys and dabbing girls. Big daddy Don Decatur is squishing up his delectable, solventless rosin for his new brand, City Trees. This Purple Skywalker is the bee’s knees, so cough up the small fees, and make sure you say please, cuz you'll be back for another squeeze. You'll be so stoned, you'll be speaking Chinese, and people will point and tease. When they do, translate the lab results into layman's terms to make it crystal clear: There is enough a-pinene in this rosin to help consumers breathe easier. It makes you smarter too. THC- 66.69% a-Pinene- 11.42 mg/g Caryophyllene- 5.321 mg/g b-Pinene- 5.057 mg/g Limonene- 4.441 mg/g Linalool- 4.193 mg/g Myrcene- 3.171 mg/g Bisabol- 2.295 mg/g Humulene- 1.836 mg/g

VADER Skywalker OG Budder

Try this Skywalker OG Budder, you must. Fight the Dark Side, we must with the light of the Rebel Force. Work together and polish off this vessel of Vader Skywalker OG, and satisfied you will be. Dab together, and patience, we will learn. Young Jedi, as only time can cool the hottest rigs. For the perfect time, a young Jedi must wait. Know, you will, when you look back and there is no black in the nail after your hit. A Master Jedi, you will become, once this is skill is learned. THC- 69.0% Caryophyllene- 14.92 mg/g Limonene- 5.19 mg/g Myrcene- 1.88 mg/g Linalool- 2.14 mg/g a-Pinene- 0.58 mg/g


SoCal Live Raw Sugar Goin back to Cali, and we’re flyin’, we're not drivin’. This TerpX Sugar’s live, and we’re dabbing it up. We keep the enail warm, around here that's the norm. TerpX brought the SoCal, and we’re tearin’ shit up. Listen, buddy ol’ pal. If you've never dabbed, you should. One small hit of TerpX SoCal, and I bet you're good. Should of, would of, could of, but you only ever buy pre-rolls. Are you sure you don't wanna take a ride? I'm not gonna sweat you, but hit this and I'll bet you that this SoCal Live will set you up too high for me to get you. THC- 75.86% Limonene- 12.49 mg/g Myrcene- 10.03 mg/g Caryophyllene- 4.312 mg/g



>>>THC • CBD • CBN MOXIE Slymer OG Live Resin CBD Sauce

A perfect combination of Cannabinoids and Terpenoids, Slymer Live Resin Sauce takes all the guessing away from mixology and dab-tending. Expect this mindbending delectable extract to wind up sending you to exactly where you wanted to go. Unless you're a nondabbing tenderfoot. Then you'll be ending your days, spending your pay on flower. More power to you, and more Moxie Sauce for me. THC-56.88% CBD- 27.55% Limonene- 24.2 mg/g Caryophyllene- 12.2 mg/g Trans-Nerolidol- 7.2 mg/g

MOXIE THE GROWER CIRCLE Strawberry Blanco Live Resin Sauce

I'm fuckin’ tripping off the scentsational presentation of this golden reward. How the hell does Moxie do it? I can't keep up with the plethora of flavors these guys run. I know that The Grower Circle gang is banging out some fire, but this is next level shit. My dab rig keeps getting too cold, cuz I can't fish this little jar from out my left nostril. How did I do this? My nose lobes are all stretched out now like I used gauges on my nose. Don't blame Moxie or TGC when you're addicted to their madness! THC- 84.81% Myrcene- 7.7 mg/g Ocimene- 2.1 mg/g Terpinene- 1.5 mg/g

THE LAB Alien Monkey Live Resin Batter

I take Alien Monkey, heat my shit up. Then I take a fat dab. Yo baby WHAT’S UP! I offered them a sip. It was their first hit. Now their dabbin frequently, and of course they want some ALIEN MONKEY, fat crumble dunkie. LAB Monkey Junkie. I'm Humpty Dumpty. Put down the microphone, It's not karaoke night, Bill. Just tell us what's good. Alright, this stable diddy will make you stronger, by eliminating pains and weaknesses, and will also open your breathing passages. THC- 79.826% Myrcene- 17.198mg/g a-Pinene- 7.319 mg/g Caryophyllene- 4.261 mg/g


MOXIE Lemon Goji Live Resin Sauce

It never fuckin’ ends. This Moxie Lemon Goji has a hold on me and Reggie, Jackson that it is. Dabs in pools, dabs In cars, with wookies, pre-rollers, conservative alcoholics, hypocritical finger-pointers, lawyers, politicians. Everyone’s loving it. All I really need is a “Reggie Jackson” and we could get everyone dabbing, just by letting them smell Lemon Goji Sauce. It's a head-twister, not a headsmasher. But at 84%, you might get bent, not twisted. Holding it up to the sky, I kissed it. Top shelf. THC- 84.92% Limonene- 14.0 mg/g Caryophyllene- 6.4 mg/g Trans-Nerolidol- 4.6 mg/g

THE LAB Little Bloom Haze Shatter Little Sebastian X Segerblom Haze

Little Boy Bloom, he needed the money. Oh! Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, dabbing her Little Bloom Haze. Along came a spider who stole her Bic lighter. He said, “Hey! What are you dabbin up?!” She said, “This ain't for you, Crazy Legs. This Little Bloom Haze is the next phase of shatter. I've been in a daze for days, and your bullshit ways don't matter. So speak to me nicely, as if I'm your daughter. Or instead of some dabs, you’ll be getting the swatter. Now, put my lighter back on the table, or you won't like the way you end up in this fable. THC- 78.67 % Myrcene- 45.856 mg/g Limonene- 32.4 mg/g Linalool- 18.212 mg/g



PRODUCTS FLAVRX Strawberry Cough Sativa Vape Cartridge

Welcome to Nevada FlavRx! FlavRx distillate contains enough myrcene to help comfort chronic pain, and drop the eyelids a bit. This is a sativa, but ALWAYS pay mind to the lab results, especially the terpenes, because there is more myrcene in this distillate than many of the indica strains out there. A bronchodilating miracle, a-pinene is perfect for consumers with respiratory problems, especially asthma sufferers who may find success and convenience using this vape tank in an emergency situation. Remember, cannabis is most medicinal when ingested as an essential oil. Vaporizing is next best. Feed your body what it needs and wants. Vape up! THC - 62.512% CBD- 1.46% Limonene- 9.066 mg/g Myrcene- 5.791 mg/g a-Pinene- 4.425 mg/g

MATRIX Era Premium Vaporizer with GG4 Extract Pod

This slick and hip, little portable vaporizer fits nicely in the palm of your hand. If the herb fits, wear it. ONLY PAX cartridges clip into this unique device, so if you buy the PAX Vaporizer Battery Kit, you might as well buy a few Matrix/PAX Extract Pods to refill your good habit. Load up on these 500ml, terpene-rich pods. What are the odds of Matrix Extract Pods running out of stock? I'm not 100% accurate. Although, neither is my clock. Scoop this up, it's like the new Super Nintendo, without the freak out. PAX Pods are guaranteed not to leak-out. THC- 80.764% CBD- 0.369% Caryophyllene- 6.469 mg/g Limonene- 3.324 mg/g Myrcene- 3.185 mg/g Humulene- 3.016 mg/g Bisabolol- 0.919 mg/g

REMEDY AC/DC Vape Cartridge Intro By: Stephanie Shehan

This high CBD vape cartridge is perfect for beginners and those sensitive to THC. I am a lightweight and I felt nothing other than pain relief and a bit of relaxation. With no psychoactivity, but plenty of inflammationreducing components, this is a must have for patients. This sativa dominant hybrid would also be perfect for lifting a depressed mood or relieving mild anxiety. As always, another awesome medical product from Remedy. CBD- 61.51% THC- 3.52% Caryophyllene-Oxide- 2.0321 mg/g Bisabolol- 1.38872 mg/g

CITY TREES Disposable Micro Vape Pens

City Trees’ disposable vapes are proprietary blends of pure cannabis distillate and terpenes, served up in the most discreet & portable deliver delivery devices. No VG, PEG, MCT or coconut oil. RELAX: Relax is a myrcene dominant blend, with crisp citrus flavors. Best used late in the evening or for people looking to get some immediate rest. Note the myrcene content at over 5%. THC- 85.03% CBG- 2.07% Myrcene- 54.34 mg/g Linalool- 14.65 mg/g Phellandrene- 4.67 mg/g Limonene- 5.95 mg/g CHECK OUT Pulegone- 3.16 mg/g THESE TERPENES! p-Cymene- 3.12 mg/g PAIN Pain is a well-rounded blend, consisting of several of the most medicinal terpenes found in cannabis. This vape is effective for even severe pain. The terpenoids together should be able to counter just about any negative feeling humans encounter. Dynamite comes in small packages. THC 85.06% CBG- 2.07% Myrcene- 20.95 mg/g Linalool- 16.94 mg/g a-Pinene- 15.04 mg/g Caryophyllene- 13.64 mg/g Terpinolene- 3.58 mg/g p-Cymene- 2.68 mg/g

MEZZ Mellow Vape Tank and KeyFob Battery Unit

These batteries are pretty cool, but could possibly get you in some heat if you're caught using it in public or in your car. I'm the worst person to give this to cuz I'll be suckin’ on my keychain everywhere I go, until it's dry. But I'm supposed to tell you NOT to smoke anywhere except private property, preferably your own. I like to be more open for advocacy and rebel brand promoting, but my Dabs Agent told me to pause. I wonder if he knows I'm still paused. Pause implies that things are just temporary and the cassette will soon be back on the play cycle. Any day! THC- 41.86% CBD- 22.08% Myrcene- 12.06 mg/g Caryophyllene- 6.87 mg/g b-Pinene- 4.59 mg/g





KABUNKY Cherry Chewy Gummies

If you pick these up after reading this, try this out: Close your eyes before you eat it. Chew hard and fast. The texture of the KABUNKY Gummies feels like you are chomping down on some Hubba Bubba bubble gum. Then you realize that it's not chewing gum because it's disappearing from your mouth and working it's way into your belly. I mashed on all 10 of these Cherry Chewy Gummies, and felt no need to share anything here besides words. The only upgrade would be if they they were 75mg each, instead of the whole pack being 75mg. I'm just uneasily inebriated, and I enjoy a good cannabis hibernation. Total THC/Package- 75.73 mg Servings/Package- 10 Total THC/Serving- 7.57 mg

EVERGREEN ORGANIX Marshmallow Cereal Bar

EVERGREEN ORGANIX Strawberry White Chocolate Bar

This is beautiful. I efficiently wiped out half of this Strawberry White Chocolate Bar with my eyes closed, right before laying down. It tastes like a strawberry milkshake on weed. I must say that I slept like a baby (in fetal position) that night, but without all the shitting and pissing in my diaper, and without the diaper. I did shit myself (figuratively speaking) when I saw these lab results. Finally, an edible that is designed for a large mammal with a medical card. Can we just talk about these Strawberry White Chocolate Bars? NOPE! I'm gonna pinch it off right there. Total THC/Bar- 329.9mg Total Servings/Bar- 24 13.75 mg/Serving

These are magically delicious. Look what these lads whipped up from the Lucky Charms they had in the pantry. Don't put it in the fridge, cuz it gets too crispy. I let mine thaw out, kinda. I resorted to a quick zap in the microwave, since I'm a spoiled-rotten, impatient, only-child brat who wants everything “now”. Good trick too; about 13 seconds will do it. The marshmallow tid bits melted just enough to add a little pop to the brown filler cereal that's always the last to get eaten before slurping up that sugary milk. Those boring shapes are spun together and infused with a little weed, making it good for me. I honestly don't like Lucky Charms, but I devoured this Marshmallow Cereal Bar. I didn't feel much, but my tolerance demands at least 200 mg of THC to experience any recognizable difference in how I feel. 10 mg of THC isn't that much, so anyone can gobble it up, even a hypocritical conservative alcoholic. Servings/Package- 1 THC/Serving- 9.71 mg


EVERGREEN ORGANIX Coconut Oil Sativa Bud Mix - Solvent Free!

Where’s my spoon? I'm gonna eat half of this Coconut Oil right out of the jar, like it’s yogurt or ice cream. I love that THC gets infused right into the Organic Coconut Oil using zero, potentially harmful solvents. The other half of this will be mixed into some brownies for me to hand mold into a more playful shape. The state is getting what they want, an edible product that does not attract children. Good shit, yeah? Poop Brownie Ninja strikes again. Total THC/Container- 935.8 mg Total Servings/Container- 41 22.82 mg/Serving



BAM Gummy Cubes

These were delicious, and were pretty interesting to eat because the texture was really slippery. Nothing stuck to my teeth and each bite pretty much melted in my mouth. I'm not using a figure of speech either, this shit really does disappear when you're chewing on it. So now lazy people barely even have to chew and they can get the cannabis they need. I wanted to share, but that was just a quick thought. I'm an only child, and I deserve the whole pack. The texture of them is worth the price tag.

Total THC- 100 mg 11 Cubes/Package 9.09 mg/Cube

Total THC- 65 mg/g 5 Servings/Package 13mg in each serving

BAM Hard Candy Cherry, Orange & Lemon

Sometimes life might be difficult to balance, but if you stay focused and determined, you can keep shit together. BaM Hard Candies are long lasting sucking candies, perfect for helping you slow your roll and chill out. Orange seemed to be the favorite, since that's the bag that emptied first. Each candy is coated with powdered sugar to keep them from getting sticky-icky. Go grab a bag today.


TOP HAT CANDIES Cherry Gummies

These are dangerously good. I could eat a few packs every hour, if they were left out in front of me. Chomp em’ up and ingest a small amount of THC. My wife eats about 10 milligrams per night to get a good night’s sleep. These are perfect for her. It's too bad I gobbled them all up in a hot second. These come in mixed flavors, and I mixed them all up in my belly. It's important to understand your body's metabolism rate, and what you may or may not be able to handle.

REMEDY 2:1 CBD Extra Strength Pain Balm

This shit packs a punch, and so does Floyd Mayweather, Sr. Sure, his kid has the world spotlight on him, but his pops has my attention. I interviewed him about his use of cannabis topicals, and somewhere along the line, I talked him into laying his registered hands on me. For some reason, I like to get hit by professional fists. It toughens me up, if nothing else. And besides, I have the same Remedy that Mr. Mayweather uses, Remedy Extra Strength Pain Balm. It works. Take it from my fractured rib. Rub it generously where it hurts, and almost immediately feel the eucalyptus working on your skin. This balm does not have any girly or artificial fragrances. Wanna see the beginning of the video? Go to @ vegascannabis on IG and scroll down to the picture of him puffing on an air joint that I twisted up for him, It's right after that. The last two punches were too graphic to air. #publiclotion CBD- 0.18% THC- 0.21% Total THC- 119 mg a-Pinene- 7.9 mg Limonene- 7.65 mg Myrcene- 0.32 mg


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ROKIN NITRO VAPE PENS Available in Gun Metal, Rose Gold, and Matte Black

I AM SOLD! Rokin provides the most discreet, portable, wax vaporizing option available. It sucks being outand-about, away and without your dabs. Try taking this Rokin Nitro on the go. I blew a cloud from this explosive wax stick, and respected its strength immediately. This device has instantly become one of my favorite ways to get inebriated. The craftsmanship is engineered well. Two quartz heating elements melt your favorite concentrate into some kick-ass vape to get you where you you wanna go. A spare wax chamber buys you a little time in between replacements. I'm not waiting for anything anymore. Puff on this shit everywhere! Honestly, the only hit that beats it is an actual dab off of a quartz banger, 5 clicks turns it on/off, and 3 to alternate between the variable speed setting. RokinVapes.com TO CARRY ROKIN PRODUCTS IN YOUR FACILITY OR STORE: 1-866-445-5660 wholesale@rokinvapes.com


KRYPTONITE Call the Daily Planet! Someone needs to find Superman, and inform him that Lex Luther is looking for a business partner in the booming cannabis Industry, and he is looking for the Man of Steel. He figured out that there is nothing better than using a little Kryptonite on his glass to fight dirt and grime and clean up bong-slime better than anything on the planet. Just a minuscule slice of actual Kryptonite is needed to activate enough cleaning solution to shine up over 1,000,000 pounds of glass. Kryptonite coats all those hard to reach places including percolators, down stems and your most delicate heady glass. And, it will leave your glass looking and smelling like new. KlearKryptonite.com


EZ BAKE E-NAIL I know you love your torch, but next level 420 game is this e-nail that allows you to enjoy your concentrates at a specific temperature from EZ Bake. The company that manufactures the EZ Bake has been producing rock solid connectors, shock mounted electronics, and reliable e-nail units and connectors for over five years. When using the unit, it quickly heats up, allowing for a low temperature dab which is worth every penny. Think of all the butane you can save your friends. ezbakenail.com


VAPIUM SUMMIT+ If you are planning to use your vaporizer in the shower after a long day out on the boat, this is the unit for you. As you are watching your Red Bull TV snowboarding competition, this is the rugged vaporizer you need for extreme weather condition sports, so get off the couch and go grab one. Vibration function and a phone app with temperature control make the Vapium Summit your new best friend. vapium.com

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New Matrix LidPins are here! Find them locally at dispensaries that distribute Matrix cannabis or watch social media for a Matrix pop up. Their new designs glow in the dark and all Matrix pins are numbered so be sure to collect the whole set. LidPins can be made up to 4m, and all come standard with double posts, rubber backs, laser serialization, custom packaging, and are protected in a poly bag. With options like glitter, glow-in-the-dark, UV lighting, and more, LidPins are a must have for businesses looking to market their name. LidPins.com

6 “Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit . . . unnatural?” ------ BILL HICKS, COMEDIAN ------

ROKIN LIGHTENING DISPOSABLE VAPE PEN I actually filled up the the disposable Rokin Lightning stick before I cracked open the Nitro. I was blown away that I actually respected it, let alone, enjoyed it. If you dab like I do, you understand my low expectations for a low cost disposable wax pen, when your half-grams cost $20-$30 bucks. Plus, I could just take a dab before I had to head out somewhere. My skepticism however was unwarranted, because I absolutely love these little dab pens. Confidently pack up your most exquisite sauce, sugar, wax, crumble, krumble, budder, badder, or whatever else you hold precious, cuz this is no rickety stickity. You’re not going to waste a damned thing. You’re gonna taste every bit of that top shelf you cherish in your medicine kit. Sure, the single-coil, heating element can get a little warm... but that’s because I hit this shit like a champ. If you take moderate hits, your Lightning batteries should last for about 600 hits. Don’t actually count out loud there big guy, that takes away everyone’s high. Shhh. Just load it up again. RokinVapes.com






ith retail dispensaries now open to the public, consumers now have access to a wide variety of cannabis products and options for consumption. Many consumers have been fascinated by the plethora of products available and are curious about the alternatives to smoking. One of the newest and most popular options for cannabis consumers are portable vaporizers. They provide a discrete consumption method and an alternative to lighting up. There are two types of portable vaporizer pens available, a “load your own” style and a pre-loaded disposable. Both styles of pens can be filled with different types of concentrates and seem to have an unlimited variety of flavors. Load your own style pens are purchased separately from the concentrate and come in a variety of styles. These pens can range in price from $50 to $300. Each will contain a heated metal or ceramic element that will vaporize the concentrate that has been placed into the loading chamber. Load your own style pens can vaporize any type of full melt concentrate, allowing consumption of products such as BHO, rosin, or distillate. These pens require some maintenance and only give a few hits before they need to be refilled. Load your own pens can typically hold up to 0.25 grams in one loading. Most pens have different power settings to control the temperature of the hit, and battery life can vary depending on the quality of the vaporizer. The alternative to purchasing a load your own pen is the preloaded disposable. This option is available as an all-in-one pen or a cartridge that may or may not require a separate battery. Pre-loaded disposable pens and cartridges are easy to use and require no maintenance. These products contain 0.5 - 1 gram of cannabis extract. Disposable pens can be made from distillate, CO2, or ethanol extracts, so a variety of strains/flavors can be found in these pre-loaded cartridges. Unlike load your own pens, products such as shatter and crumble cannot be consumed in these disposable pens. CO2 extracts are one of the most popular types of concentrate put into disposable vape cartridges. Another common concentrate used in disposable cartridges is distillate. Distillate is a highly refined extraction product that can be sold as raw distillate, meaning it contains no terpenes, or as a flavored distillate that contains cannabis or non-cannabis terpenes and flavors.




The most common additive used for cartridges is flavorings. There are three types of flavors used in cartridges: cannabis derived natural, non-cannabis derived, and artificial. Terpenes, which make up most of the flavors of cannabis can be extracted from the cannabis flowers and re-introduced in the cartridge. These products have terpene profiles that are nearly identical to the strain and have the tendency to “taste like weed”. Cartridges with cannabis derived terpenes are not in high abundance in the market, but will surely grow in popularity as demand for these products increases. Non-cannabis derived terpenes include those extracted from other plants and those synthetically produced. These isolated terpenes are combined to mimic strain specific terpene profiles before being added into the concentrate. These pens can be very tasty but do not match cannabis flavor very well. These products appeal to those who want to be discreet about consumption. The final form of flavoring is artificial flavors. These additives give pens extremely potent flavor that can match any candy, fruity drinks, or other familiar flavor. Unfortunately, there are safety concerns when it comes to ingesting these chemical flavorings. Studies show that some artificial flavors contain a compound called Diacetyl, which has been linked to lung disease and bronchiolitis. While many great products exist on the market, some contain additives that have raised health concerns. Propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), and MCT oil (medium chain triglyceride) are popular cutting agents used in electronic cigarettes and e-juice. Unfortunately, a lack of regulation of electronic cigarettes has led much of the public to assume these products are safe; however, this may not be true. Studies have shown that PG and VG, when vaporized, create carbonyl compounds such as formaldehyde and acetaldehyde, as well as acetone, which can be harmful to the consumer and dilute the quality of the product. Vape pens provide a discreet alternative to smoking and a growing market will cause an increase in the strain/flavors and options available to consumers. When it comes to vape pens and cartridges, natural flavoring with no cutting agents will yield the highest quality products. Be sure to ask your budtender how the cartridge was made and what additives, if any, were used when purchasing the product. In this new age of cannabis consumption, knowledge is the key to choosing the right ingestion method and product for you. For more information about Ace Analytical, visit aceanalytical. com or call (702) 749-7429.


The History of Cannabis

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> By Jennifer Shepherd, RN The use of medical cannabis dates back to 2900 BC and Chinese Emperor Shen Nung. Prior to that, hemp and cannabis were stated to be used for food and textiles. Ancient Chinese texts cite cannabis was used for treatment in over a hundred ailments including malaria, rheumatism, constipation, absentmindedness, and menstrual cramps, as well as others. In ancient India cannabis was valued as a way to lower fevers and relieve dysentery and is even said to be the treatment for leprosy and was seen by some as a gift from the Gods.

In 1762, Virginia awarded bounties for hemp culture and manufacture and imposed penalties on those who did not produce it. Throughout the colonial period, hemp fiber was an important export, not for its intoxicating effects but for its fibers that are exceptionally strong and durable, making this a commodity worth growing. In 1842, Dr. William O'Shaughnessy, an army surgeon who had been stationed in India is rumored to have treated Queen Victoria with the use of edible cannabis for menstrual cramps, which by then was widely used for a variety of ailments, including muscle spasms, rheumatism, and the convulsions of tetanus, rabies and epilepsy; it was also used to promote uterine contractions in childbirth and as a sedative to induce sleep. In the 1840s in the western world of medicine, French psychiatrist Dr. JacquesJoseph Moreau introduced cannabis for suppression of headaches, increased appetite, and sleep. In 1850, cannabis sativa and cannabis indica were added to the United States Pharmacopeia and listed as a treatment for numerous ailments, including

neuralgia, tetanus, typhus, cholera, rabies, dysentery, alcoholism, opiate addiction, anthrax, leprosy, incontinence, gout, convulsive disorders, tonsillitis, insanity, excessive menstrual bleeding, and uterine bleeding, among others. At that time, patented marijuana tinctures were manufactured and sold. Prior to World War I, pharmaceutical supplies of cannabis sativa and cannabis indica were entirely imported from India (occasionally Madagascar) in accordance with the U.S. Pharmacopeia, which specified that it came from flowering tops (nugs, grade A, premium cannabis) of the Indian variety. In 1913, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Bureau of Plant Industry had figured out how to produce what was considered pharmaceutical grade cannabis of equal quality to the Indian variety. When World War I interrupted foreign supplies, the United States

was self-sufficient in cannabis manufacturing, and by 1918 some 60,000 pounds were being produced annually, all from pharmaceutical farms east of the Mississippi. Harry Jacob Anslinger who served as the first commissioner of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Federal Bureau of Narcotics and coined the term marijuana enforced the Marihuana [sic] Tax Act of 1937. Propaganda like reefer madness assisted with the illegalization of cannabis, which caused it to be removed from the U.S. Pharmacopeia in 1942. The American Medical Association opposed both the tax act and illegalization and testified before Congress that nearly a hundred years of medical experience in the U.S. had demonstrated an irreplaceable therapeutic role for cannabis. The 1970s Controlled Substances Act placed marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance along with heroin. The International




neurological damage following ischemic incident (stroke) or trauma, and in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.”

Organization for Migration, American Medical Association, and American College of Physicians opposed this decision. The United States acquired U.S. Patent 6630507 on October 7, 2013, which states: “Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant and neuroprotectant properties useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of a wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as: ischemic (stroke), age-related diseases, inflammatory, autoimmune diseases, and found to have particular application as neuroprotectants: limiting

Currently, cannabis remains a Schedule 1 drug and even though the U.S. government has a patent on cannabinoids and our great state of Nevada has allowed for adult usage, the federal law still has this listed as one of the most dangerous drugs even though anecdotal evidence acquired shows that this plant is one of the safest substances used to assist in pain relief, nausea, and other ailments. There is said to be over a hundred cannabinoids and two hundred terpenes found within cannabis, all having medical value. Data being collected through testing labs is growing and about twelve cannabinoids and about twenty-two terpenes are being tested, which means we are actually just scratching the surface as to what this plant can actually do. If you would like more information about how cannabis can improve your lifestyle or are needing more guidance in the ailments you are trying to treat, please contact itsnursejenRN@gmail.com or call 316-323-7754 to schedule a private consultation. This information is not to be mistaken for medical advice. This is intended for educational purposes only and as a compliment to each individual’s current health and wellness regimen.








ADOPTING FOOD SAFETY GUIDELINES September is National Food Safety month. Each week in September focuses on a different major topic within the food industry. Food safety guidelines are important within the cannabis industry since production and cultivation facilities are growing and preparing products which will be ingested by consumers. Thus, it is imperative that facility owners and managers adopt concrete food safety protocols. This means educating yourself on the proper handling rules that the food industry uses to protect consumers. One example of a food regulation pertinent to the production of cannabis goods is making sure you do not use unsanitary equipment that could result in contamination. Contamination of products in the cannabis industry could create a bigger problem for the future of cannabis regulation. Enforcing the rules and regulations of food safety will help ensure problems like contamination do not happen. Implementing these


rules in your facility should be a priority as it only takes one small contamination from an employee to ruin an entire batch of products. Establishing clear guidelines for your employees is the best way to confirm that everyone is on the same page, that your facilities are kept clean, and that everything produced is safe for consumption. Visit Green Medical Supplies' website for the National Food Safety Month topics each week! >>>Alexis Solorzano >>>> Green Medical Supplies, A division of Champion Medical Supplies, greenmedicalsupplies.com


BEHIND THE SCENES BRIAN SEATON STORE MANAGER THE DISPENSARY “The perception that consuming cannabis is bad really needs to change. Forbidding us to consume in public only allows the stereotype of cannabis as a harmful drug to continue.�

ARE YOU ORIGINALLY FROM NORTHERN NEVADA? I was born and raised in Sparks, Nevada, Reno will always be home to me and my family.

What are your favorite strains and cannabis products? My favorite strains are usually sativa dominant hybrids and my current favorite is Ting by HSH. I like citrus notes and Ting has an amazing grapefruit aroma and taste. Also, with the high myrcene content, it is relaxing after a long work day. Concentrates and vape pens have always been favorites because they are simple and discrete.

What led you to the cannabis industry? As a bartender for many years, alcohol was never a thing for me, but cannabis was. Enjoying a great smoke after work helps me to unwind and get to bed. I was lucky enough to help open The Dispensary in Las Vegas in April 2016.

WHAT WAS YOUR MOST UNIQUE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE? I have had many great experiences with patients & customers, but one in general was a retired truck driver


with really bad arthritis in his hands. His hands hurt so bad he could not hold a pen most days. I was able to help him out with a 1:1 THC/ CBD balm the day he stopped in. He was the first customer the next morning and almost in tears when he asked how much he could legally buy because it helped so much.

WHAT CHANGES WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE MADE IN THE NEVADA CANNABIS INDUSTRY? Nevada has really proven itself as a state that can set up marijuana policy and implement it in a very timely fashion. Not all the rules made are made with the best information available so we end up making changes to try and accommodate and get the best possible framework to sell cannabis. We all would love to see some type of banking system open up to allow for a smoother retail experience. We deal with a lot of very antiquated ways of doing things due to the limitation on banking. The other major area we would like to see worked on is providing areas for people to consume. This is an area that really should be addressed sooner rather than later and kicking the can down the road does not really help anybody. The perception that consuming cannabis is bad really needs to change. Forbidding us to consume in public only allows the stereotype of cannabis as a harmful drug to continue. This needs to change and consumption lounges and special events need to be allowed for the consumption of cannabis. Only then can we break the stereotypes and have everybody understand the true benefits of this amazing plant.

WHAT IMPACT DO YOU FEEL RECREATIONAL CANNABIS WILL HAVE ON NEVADA? Nevada is poised to be the proving ground for a well regulated and highly medicated tourist cannabis industry. There is the direct impact the state will see from the tax revenue generated by the sales of this amazing product. That of course is not the only benefit. There will be extra revenue generated from new business that will help fuel a very vibrant economy. Gentrification of run down areas has already begun due to increased property values for commercial real estate as more and more grow warehouses, production facilities and dispensaries come online and expand. This of course is all very small compared to the real impact we are having on the perception of cannabis. Exposing more and more people to the ability to purchase cannabis legally in a safe retail environment is by far the biggest impact we see from this historical and very important change.




By: Dustin Amato



Who are your current sponsors and some of your favorite sponsors over the years that may have come and gone?

Current sponsors include Death Label, Celsius, Northstar, Cake ATR, Sabre, Banshee Bungee, Jammy Pack, and Stinky Socks. My favorite past sponsors would have to be Smokin Snowboard, because they were my first legit sponsor that ran ads and what not, then Technine cause they really helped and let me travel the world.

When was your first part?

It's hard to say when my first part was. I have been filming myself for the past 15 years, my first parts were probably from The Arena with Fodt , the Comune Video, and Back to the Boneyard with The Bangshow. Each of those were right around 2011, I think.

How did you get so good at rails?

Well, my brother and I were always really good because in high school I took welding and I was always really fuckin' good at welding. I would just go in and weld all these handrails out of the old high school backstop that got destroyed and then go bury them and set them up in my yard or hide them in the woods. So, I would just go ride handrails in my yard, all day long. Legit handrails.

What crews have you filmed with over the years?

Over the years, I have filmed with FODT and Cole Taylor, The Bang Show, and Comune.

How many parts have you released? I have released maybe 4 or 5, but have something in the works now.

Who are your favorite filmmakers to work with and why?

Man, it’s hard to say. My favorite filmmakers are probably my friends when we are cruising and having a good time. When it came to serious stuff, Cole Taylor was there to push you for sure.


My favorite place to ride is Japan. I know it's cliche but it's just the people and the snow and the whole environment that just makes it amazing!

What resorts in Tahoe do you like most?

In Tahoe, definitely Northstar-AtTahoe and Boreal, they're the best.

What are your favorite tricks?

My favorite tricks are probably straight backflips and switch back 180, rails on a good front board always feel great too.

Who in snowboarding inspires you right now?

Honestly, right now the people that inspire me are the same guys I looked up to years ago. MFM, to this day is the sickest and best snowboarder. Spins and flips are overrated, making something as simple as a 360 look amazing is an art.

What motivates you to keep up the snow hustle?

I think what motivates me the most is the culture, all the people and friends i know are all a part of it. I love it so much and have been doing it for so long that I don’t want it to end.

What else are you into besides snowboarding?

Golf, I love golf. I used to hate it but now i can't afford to play it enough, haha!

Anything else you want to share?

I think it's absurd that cannabis is still illegal in some states, and I am glad Nevada approved recreational. More than anything, I find it to be a waste of taxpayer money to keep people locked up for weed, what a joke.


Where are some of your favorite places to ride?


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BRANDING/DESIGN Chronic Infusion (702) 521-3113 ChronicInfusion.com

Greenleaf Wellness 1730 Glendale Ave, Sparks, (775) 470-5255, greenleafwellness.com Blum 1085 S. Virginia , Reno, (775) 420-BLUM, blumreno.com



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The Dispensary 100 W. Plumb Ln, Reno, (775) 360-5220, thedispensarynv.com

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Lavi Smoke Shop 743 S. Virginia St, Reno, (775) 786-0613 Art Dogs & Grace 218 Vassar St, Reno, (775) 324-2787

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The Melting Pot 1049 S. Virginia St, Reno, (775) 322-9445

Evergreen Organix evergreenorganix.com

Puff's Smoke Shop 310 E. William St #2, Carson City, (775) 322-9445


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Digipath Labs (702) 209-2429, digipathlabs.com Certified AG Lab (775) 360-0460 certifiedaglab.com

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Medical supplies Green Medical Supplies (702) 418-5462 greenmedicalsupplies.com

EDUCATION Oaksterdam University (510) 251-1544, oaksterdamuniversity.com Unconventional Foundation For Autism (714) 805-8342, UF4A.org

ORGANIZATIONS Nevada Medical Marijuana Association nvmma.org The Cannabis Network thecannabisnetwork.com


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