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>>>WHAT’S INSIDE Map 10 Dispensary Northern Nevada Dispensaries

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MJ Holdings Inc.

16 5 Ways to Use CBD Oil 2019 Be the Year 20 Could Cannabis is Rescheduled?

22 Tales from the Crip Forward to the Past

25 Dear Mary Jane ------ THE COVER ------

Paris Balaouras, CEO MJ Holdings Inc.

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Spotlight 26 Terpene Camphene

28 Daily Dose Cannab-Esq. Chronicles 30 The A Legal Perspective

34 Tokin' With the Infamous 36 What's Good in Nevada with Cannabis 44 Cooking With Chef Fred

46 Funky Fresh Happiness 48 Cannabis & Sleep

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Merriam Webster defines fair as “marked by impartiality and honesty: free from self-interest, prejudice, or favoritism.” Growing up, most of us at some point or the other have been told,“life isn’t fair.” And although it’s true that life isn’t always fair, when we encounter an unfair situation we typically have the choice to either accept it or stand up and fight for what is right. Last month, the Nevada Taxation Board reviewed the applications received from existing cannabis companies looking to obtain additional licenses. Once the Board announced those that were granted licenses, a wealth of chatter arose within the industry as many wondered how certain companies could receive multiple licenses while others received nothing. Many felt that the approval process was unfair and although many chose to simply accept it, one of our local dispensaries has decided to stand up and fight for what is right. In addition, those that received licenses within Clark County were given only twelve months to complete all of their zoning and regulatory requirements. But, almost immediately after receiving County license approvals, Clark County announced a moratorium on new dispensaries for the next twelve months leaving many feeling frustrated and unfairly treated. Recently, we have had a few issues with other magazines being placed on our racks. I understand that this may not seem like a big deal, however, our team works very hard to ensure that our racks are stocked throughout the month. We always have our client’s best interests in mind, and when they pay to place advertisements in our magazine, it then becomes our job to ensure that the advertisements they pay for are seen. Other magazines on top of our racks inhibit this from happening. My husband explained it perfectly to someone just the other day. A brand rep was conducting a pop-up at a local dispensary where she had an array of promo items set out on the counter. He explained to her that the dispensary was allowing her to utilize their counter space as a courtesy and it would be unfair if we were to walk in and place our magazines on top of her items. The same dispensary allows Tahoe Cannabis a rack space as a courtesy and in return, we respectfully keep our designated rack neat and tidy to best display our magazines. It is unfair for other publications to place their material on our racks or to blame the misplacement on the facilities that so graciously act as drop locations for us. We stand up for our magazine, our team, our advertisers and our supporters. Our intention is to always exercise honest and fair business practices within our organization, as well as out in the community. As a matter of respect for ourselves and one another, in the coming year, it is important to commit to integrity and fairness in all aspects of business and personal practice. Be well and Happy New Year!

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>>> LOOKING Toward the future with mj holdings INC. hen completing their reverse merger last December, Paris Balaouras and his team knew that they had a lot of hard work and challenges ahead of them. According to Balaouras, “Our initial annual audit proved to be one of those challenges. As a U.S. public company in the cannabis industry, our audit firm conducted a thorough analysis of our company to insure that completely accurate and transparent information would be made available to our shareholders and the general public.”

In April of this year MJ Holdings entered into an agreement with a licensed operator to manage a three-acre plot at their cultivation facility in Amargosa Valley, Nevada and they petitioned the state of Nevada

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to let them conduct a “test” grow of marijuana utilizing a state-of-the-art high tech mesh system. They began erecting the facility in March 2018 and received approval from the state in August to move more than 8,000 marijuana plants onto the site. The mesh system, first developed in Israel to improve desert farming conditions, filters out harmful UV light, reduces heat and increases humidity, while protecting the plants from insects and pests. The team was able to achieve results that rival indoor and greenhouse growing conditions but with considerably higher yields and lower costs per plant. They began harvesting the crop on November 30th and completed it in mid-December with an expectation to cure approximately 3,500 pounds of high quality, high THC flower and dry more than 4,000 pounds of plant “trim” to be extracted into THC/CBD distillate. Growing product with this mesh system gives MJ Holdings a significant, competitive advantage as they are able to cultivate marijuana for considerably less (50% 75%) than in a greenhouse or indoor facility. This test grow has established MJ Holdings as a preeminent cultivator of high quality marijuana. Currently, they are in contract to purchase additional acreage for their 2019 grow and they intend to scale up by more than

newly patented Q-cup quartz vaping system, Highland Brothers will feature pre-rolls, edibles and other marijuana concentrate products for distribution throughout the Nevada market.

On the right: Paris Balaouras, CEO MJ Holdings Inc. with Wallace Cheves real estate entrepreneur/philanthropist 3 times. This unique style of growing, led by MJ Holdings incredible grow team, Mike Kelley and Doug Warren, will be a model that they will implement in future cultivation projects with their partners in other states and internationally. In November, MJ Holdings launched Highland Brothers, their new brand of marijuana products. According to Balaouras, “Highland Brothers embodies what we stand for: honor, vision and drive, while being a truly iconic Las Vegas brand.” Launching with their

Balaouras also stated, “In 2019 we will commence our industrial hemp operations to take advantage of the continually growing demand for CBD isolate in the U.S. CBD is found in numerous dietary supplements, beverages, pet products, cosmetics and the list is growing almost daily. The anti-inflammatory aspects of CBD and the other health benefits are currently being investigated by numerous researchers and drug companies and we feel the future for hemp and CBD is limitless.” The MJ Holdings grow team will plant 100 acres of hemp that should yield about 10,000 kilos of CBD isolate. Their belief in the future cultivation of hemp for the production of high quality CBD distillate and isolate is so strong that they are securing rights to cultivate up to an additional 2,000 acres in 2020.


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MJ Holdings Inc. (OTCQB:MJNE) is a diversified publicly traded holding company providing management and consulting services to the regulated cannabis industry. Through their subsidiaries, they provide cultivation and production management services and infrastructure development. Their management operations include a three-acre outdoor marijuana cultivation facility in Amargosa Valley, Nevada, as well as a fully licensed indoor agritourism facility located in the city of Las Vegas known as the Highland Show-Grow. They are active in identifying and acquiring revenue producing assets and licenses within legalized cannabis markets both nationally and internationally.

Looking forward to 2019, Balaouras and the MJ Holdings team is preparing to expand both domestically and internationally. MJ International Research Company, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of MJ Holdings, Inc., will be headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. They will launch their entry into the European djcheffred.com marketplace, initially cultivating 10 acres of medical marijuana, utilizing their proven mesh system for distribution in Greece and export to Germany, Poland and other European countries as the use of medical marijuana becomes legal. They have also formed a strategic partnership with an Oklahoma cultivation and dispensary license holder to operate their grow and dispensary facilities. Additionally, MJ Holdings has formed Alternative Hospitality, Inc., to operate a chain of cannabis lifestyle hotel properties. This project is being done in partnership with a renowned U.S. hotel operator and they are excited about the future of this opportunity. Balaouras commented, “I feel that our future is bright and that changing attitudes toward cannabis use at both the local and federal levels will insure our long-term success.�

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nlike THC, hemp-based CBD oil is now readily available for online order throughout the United States and in a handful of other countries, like Australia and the UK. And, apart from relief from specific medical conditions, what are the benefits of using cannabidiol (CBD) oil? Anyone interested in improving general health and wellness may enjoy adding CBD into their daily lives. While research on the cannabinoid is still in its infancy, it is non-toxic and is generally considered to be well-tolerated by a wide variety of individuals. For the CBD-curious, here are five smart ways to use CBD oil every day:

1. MICRODOSE SUPPLEMENT

Have you ever tried microdosing cannabis? As it turns out, a little CBD can go a long way. Maybe you’ve heard about the growing trend of microdosing? A microdose is a tiny, daily or semi-daily dose. Microdosing CBD is easiest with CBD cannabis oil. A typical microdose is between 2.5 and 5 milligrams. This dose is often considered too low to be therapeutic for many medical conditions. However, there may be some benefit to microdosing every once in a while. Rodent research has found that low doses of the cannabinoid reduce pro-inflammatory compounds in the body. This is a big deal because reduced inflammation can have wide-sweeping beneficial effects on the body, especially during times of stress. While microdosing may have some immediate benefits (just like many vitamin supplements) CBD builds up in the body over time. Since the cannabinoid is stored in fat, consistent doses of CBD may be able to deliver more meaningful health changes as it accumulates in your system. However, there is no research that suggests what changes this might cause.

2. STRESS RELIEF

Hoping for a quick and easy way to calm down? Research has shown that doses as low as 2.5, 5, and 10 milligrams of CBD can successfully ease symptoms of anxiety in mice. Other research suggests that CBD is a neuroprotective antioxidant, potentially protecting the brain from diseases of aging. As a neuroprotective

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antioxidant, CBD oil may be particularly good to take after a night of reduced sleep. The current thinking on the science here is pretty interesting. Have you ever experienced brain fog after a night of sleep deprivation? There may be a good reason. During sleep, the brain’s lymphatic system clears out toxins that build up during the day. This is why reduced quality of sleep as you age is thought to be a major contributing factor to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. CBD treatment is thought to be so powerful that even short-term treatment has been found to improve overall functioning and cognitive performance in mice after suffering ischemic injury. Ischemic injury occurs when the brain is deprived of adequate blood flow, which often happens during a stroke and as a result of heart disease. Essentially, picking up a CBD sublingual spray or placing a few drops of a CBD oil under your tongue while under the gun at work or after a particularly stressful day is an easy way to protect the body from stress-related damage. Speaking of stress... Do you know anyone who typically turns to cigarettes or other hard substances when under stress? Research published in 2004 suggests that even low doses of the cannabinoid (5 milligrams) helps prevent habitual, learned behaviors in rodents that were exposed to cocaine and amphetamines. So yeah, we ought to look further into how to use CBD oil to quit smoking or drinking, etc. You can go ahead and try it out if you want. Of course, when it comes to holistic stress management, no single health supplement compares to the long-lasting beneficial effects of healthy diet and lifestyle maintenance. Still, the preclinical research suggests that supplementing with cannabidiol may be an excellent way to give your overall health a meaningful boost.

3. ANTI-AGING FACE CREAM

CBD could keep you looking young. Seeking an excellent way to fight aging skin? CBD is a potent antioxidant. Why is that important for your skin? Antioxidants reduce damage caused by free radicals, which can cause the skin to age more quickly. According to Project CBD, the cannabinoid may even be more potent than vitamins C and E. What’s really going on here? There are two main types of skin


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aging: intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic aging is simply the body’s response to getting older. Extrinsic aging, however, is aging that is accelerated by environmental and lifestyle factors. UV rays and exposure to environmental pollutants both contribute to the presence of harmful free radicals. To neutralize free radicals, you need an antioxidant. Adding a few drops of CBD oil to your favorite nighttime eye cream or beauty routine can boost the antioxidant potential of your normal skin care regimen. This provides an extra layer of protection against extrinsic aging, which contributes to fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.

4. ACNE SPOT TREATMENT

There are a couple of great reasons to grab the CBD oil during an acne breakout. First, CBD is a potent antibiotic. A 2008 study has found that the cannabinoid was powerful enough to kill Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which is a superbug that is resistant to antibiotic treatment. The common acne pimple may not be as nasty as a MRSA infection, but there is evidence that CBD can certainly handle the job. Early experiments suggest that CBD can reduce oil buildup in samples of human skin. A 2014 study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that CBD treatment effectively eases inflammation and has a sebostatic effect. That means that the cannabinoid potentially reduces acne blemishes, which are caused by inflammation, bacterial infection, and the overproduction of sebum, which is the natural oil that moisturizes the skin.

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5. PAIN CREAM

A well-made topical can work wonders. When looking at the ways to use CBD oil, this one is especially counter-intuitive. While many consume this stuff orally, the benefits of topical CBD should not be overlooked. In general, topical cannabis can be used to relieve pain and inflammation in anything from a twisted ankle, to burns, and minor abrasions. Unless the oil is infused into a transdermal patch, CBD oil placed directly on the skin does not enter the bloodstream. So, higher doses of the oil can be used to alleviate pain and inflammation in the skin. While it is not recommended to use CBD directly on an open wound (though it is an antibiotic), CBD oil can be used on bruises, bug bites, and other areas of soreness. There may also be some serious benefits to transdermal patches infused with CBD. In 2016, a study published in the European Journal of Pain found that transdermal CBD effectively eased pain and inflammation in rodents with arthritis. Established in 2014, Ventura-based Green Flower is the world's largest cannabis video platform, with 600+ affiliates to date. Dedicated to introducing only trusted cannabis knowledge, the platform boasts over 1,000 hours of high-quality video content featuring 600+ top cannabis industry experts, doctors, scientists, entrepreneurs, and thought-leaders. Serving both consumers and professionals, Green Flower is the go-to platform for understanding every aspect of cannabis today. Visit greenflower.com to learn more.

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COULD 2019 BE THE YEAR CANNABIS IS REMOVED FROM SCHEDULE 1? By Dale Sky Jones

It is exciting to see all of this potential change coming. Cannabis and hemp have been vilified in the United States since the 1930s with the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. Though the Tax Act was ruled unconstitutional years later, it was replaced with the Controlled Substances Act in the 1970s, which established schedules for ranking substance according to their level of danger and potential for addiction. Currently, cannabis is classified as a Schedule I drug along with heroin, LSD, ecstasy, methaqualone, and peyote. The U.S. attorney general, Congress, or the federal courts have the authority to reschedule or de-schedule cannabis as a Schedule I drug. While Congress may be our best hope for action in 2019, the power to classify and reclassify controlled substances has primarily been delegated to the Drug Enforcement Administration with input from the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services. That said, marijuana prohibition could become the next shiny object to distract for (or from) the current presidential administration; all are legal potentialities... and suddenly seem even possibilities. In September, the DEA rescheduled “finished dosage formulations” of CBD with THC below 0.1% to Schedule V to allow prescriptions of the newly FDA approved drug Epidiolex (a non-synthetic, cannabisderived prescription drug). This is the second time the DEA has removed a constituent of cannabis from Schedule I (dronabinol is pure synthetic THC available by prescription as a Schedule III, commonly known as “Marinol” and only approved after heavy lobbying by a pharmaceutical company).

The 2018 midterm elections moved cannabis another step toward reform in the United States. By the end of 2019, there could be unprecedented legislative activity across the country. Incoming House Rules Committee Chair Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) says he will permit federal lawmakers to debate and vote on cannabis-related amendments when he assumes his role in 2019. Based on a letter written by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) to the House Democratic leadership in October, we could see Congress address some of the 37 cannabis bills sitting before it. Rep. Blumenauer’s plan would begin as early as next January and could include addressing descheduling cannabis, veterans’access to medicinal cannabis, the current barring of cannabis businesses from federally backed banks, the unequal taxation of cannabis businesses, and narrowing the policy gap between federal and state cannabis laws.

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Rescheduling cannabis would indicate that the federal government deems it not as dangerous or medically useless as previously stated, and would allow easier access for cannabis research in the U.S. However, reclassifying cannabis from Schedule I to any of the medical groups of scheduled drugs (II V) misrepresents the plant’s safety relative to other controlled substances. It also fails to provide states with the ability to regulate it free from federal interference. A Schedule V drug is still illegal to possess without a prescription. We must focus on de-scheduling rather than rescheduling, perhaps placing cannabis federally with the ATF (alcohol, tobacco, and firearms). Removing marijuana from Schedule I is an uphill fight. Schedule I is the most tightly restricted category reserved for drugs that have “no currently accepted medical use,” and removing cannabis from it has been proposed repeatedly since 1972 with no results. In 1988 the DEA ignored its own administrative law judge, Francis Young who, after a thorough evidentiary review, declared “marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the


safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within a supervised routine of medical care." Still, it is unlikely that the FDA would approve smoked or whole flower plant medicine, as these are not actually within FDA’s purview. The FDA is not the entity that allows growers and dispensaries to remain open and will only approve single-molecule drugs for prescription use. Let us look to the American Herbal Products Association, Department of Agriculture or the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for control- for at least these agencies understand the regulation of plants. Congress will be under great pressure in 2019 to finally pass cannabis reform laws; the Farm Bill is a great start for hemp and American farmers. It is more likely that we will see piecemeal laws created to address immediate proposals rather than see cannabis completely removed from the Controlled Substances Act. Keep in mind, we must also de-schedule at the state level (in all fifty states) in addition to the federal level, to truly take the teeth out of the criminal justice system. In the end, it could come down to money. While it seems counterintuitive, keeping cannabis a Schedule I drug could generate more taxes for the federal government. How? Under section 280E of the U.S. Tax Code, businesses that sell a federally illicit Schedule I drug (or highly restricted but legal Schedule II substance) are prohibited from taking normal corporate income tax deductions. Profitable cannabis businesses could see tax rates as high as 70% to 90%. And, expansion at the state level with effective tax rates this high could create more annual tax revenue to the federal government than if cannabis were legalized and taxed at a lower rate - even if crippling businesses. As 2019 begins, it is imperative we all pay attention to what lawmakers will propose in D.C. (as well as at the state and local levels) and understand the potential outcomes impacting individuals and businesses based on how cannabis is classified. Oaksterdam University remains vigilant and our Gladiator Graduates are prepared for the fight.

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Forward to the Past So, I was going to call this piece, “Back to the Future”, to give it a hot and juicy title. However, when I showed it to my hot and juicy lawyer, he pointed out to me that the makers of that movie might take offense at my “willful act of plagiarism” (his words). Therefore, I have titled this article “Forward to the Past” and Robert Zemeckis can kiss my hairy Italian ass. Enjoy that mental image, folks.

Fortunately, we do have legal marijuana here in Nevada, and I know first-hand that it is an excellent pain reliever. The problem is that there is often a HUGE learning curve for anybody to digest when just starting out, let alone a 78-year-old woman who has never used a marijuana product in her life.

By Peter Jay

One of my favorite quotes has always been, “Those who do not learn from the past are forever condemned to repeat it.” We are living in a brave new world with regard to marijuana being increasingly legal, but where does that leave us? Sure, I no longer have to find my old friends Bill, Ted or Randy (remember them?) when I need to reload, but what’s next for us serving in The Green Army? My mind is curious and my Internet connection is broadband, so I did some research in an effort to predict the immediate future of all things marijuana. Nobody anywhere agrees with anybody else on this topic, so I aggregated my own list of shit that I consider to be predictors of future marijuana tendencies. First off, the consumer is King. We can have all of the legal marijuana that we like, but unless people are willing to buy it, it might as well be potatoes. No knock on potatoes, I could have used onions just as easily. As such, the consumer consistently drives the evolution of this industry. The consumer wants a wide variety of marijuana flower strains and strengths, as well as other marijuana-related products. In addition to variety, successful cannabis businesses must keep an eye towards product affordability. Personal observation at local dispensaries has demonstrated that a significant amount of the weed buying public is 50 years old and up. I am not going to start wheezing about fixed incomes and such. I would point out, however, that many folks are new to the game and probably neither want nor need crazyexpensive, high-end, THC-laden dank. So

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what about the newbies? Is anybody catering to them? A perfect example would be my mother. There was a time not too long ago, when I didn’t tell my parents about my marijuana use. Why? Well, I’m a child of the 1980s and the whole “Just Say No” propaganda campaign left me feeling


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DEAR MARY JANE An advice column from the Grande Dame of Marijuana

Dear Mary Jane: I am TOTALLY CONFUSED about the products found at my local dispensary! First, what is the difference between indica, sativa and hybrid types of marijuana? Why does everybody make such a big deal about this? Do you have a favorite strain that you use? MJ, you are my last hope; please don’t make me fall on my sword! Love, Maximus

My Dearest Maximus,

can just choke on your ignorance!

Professing that which you do not know is the first step in learning something new. I applaud that! Stick your head out the window closest to you. Do you hear that clapping? That’s ME! And they say stoners are dumb. You could have fooled me! What were we talking about? These are some excellent questions, so I do not think that ritualistic suicide is necessary. Or even a good idea, for that matter.

Just kidding! I do that from time to time- just part of me being me. Terpenes are chemical compounds found in a variety of plants, fruits and veggies. Would you like to hear one of my favorite weed hacks? If you have some mid-grade weed, eat some mango before you smoke your mids. You will swear that you are smoking moon rocks or something! Why is this so? Mangoes contain a terpene called myrcene. While I am not a fan of mangoes, I do like me some myrcene.

Starting from the ground up (HA! Get it?), let’s discuss some marijuana basics. Let me tell you what everybody knows about the differences between cannabis sativa and cannabis indica. Indica is sedating, while sativa is energizing. Sativa provides a cerebral experience, while indica is practically a sedative. Indica stimulates appetite, but sativa can inhibit those pangs of hunger. Sativa is for daytime use, while indica is best saved for nighttime. And hybrids? Only Frank Sinatra could play God. Well, I’m calling bullshit on the whole thing. All of it. I’m no flat-Earther, and I do concede that cannabis sativa and cannabis indica are plants that do exist. My problem lies in the tremendous oversimplification of assumed attributes based upon name alone. Sorry to rant, Maximus, but this really pisses me off. Do you know how to tell a noob to the weed game at a dispensary? The noob is the one who is solely interested in one or the other, making him or her an excellent candidate for buying The Stratosphere from you. If you truly want to tailor your marijuana experience, you must educate yourself about THC, CBD and terpenes. There are acres of information regarding THC and CBD available pretty much everywhere these days, so you can study up on those for yourself. Terpenes, on the other hand, deserve a bit of a happy ending. So to speak. As it were. If you are familiar with aromatherapy, then you are no stranger to terpenes; if not, you

Can you see where I am going with this, dear Maximus? “Indica” and “Sativa” might have meant something back in the day, but I would be inclined to think that pure strains of either are almost nonexistent in our crossbred, hyperpollinated world. Terpenes, THC and CBD percentages will dictate the type of experience that you have. Go to a site like Leafly.com and explore their terpene data. This will help you identify exactly which terpenes you feel would help your experience. I personally look for strains that have myrcene, linalool, pinene and caryophyllene, along with 18-22% THC and as much CBD as possible. Study up on terpenes and their effects on your body, and forget about the indica/sativa nonsense. With love from a hazy cloud, MJD

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Terpene Spotlight

>>> CAMPHENE BY JENNIFER WALKER

uddle up, kids. This month’s spotlighted terpene smells a little damp and musky, sort of like the woods after a rainstorm. Rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, we could only be talking about camphene. Camphene, while not the most sensually provocative terpene, is one of the most powerful. Known as “the cardiovascular terpene”, camphene has been known to help lower cholesterol levels and triglycerides. Remember all the fudge and rich Holiday foods you consumed in December? Camphene to the rescue! You’ll typically find this terpene used in common fragrances and cosmetic products, as well as household cleaners and some topical medications. Due to camphenes unique ability to fight fungus, it is often used to treat skin conditions like eczema and athlete’s foot. Psoriasis got you down? Fret not! Camphene is a widely used therapeutic treatment for chronic health conditions that can flare up and wreak havoc with our nervous and cardiovascular systems. As an addition to other natural terpenes, camphene can assist in the treatment of respiratory issues like congestion and bronchitis. Camphene as an ingredient in Tulsi oil (a combination of cineole, eugenol and camphene) can help treat T.B. damaged lungs and cancer caused by smoking. Because camphene is such a powerful terpene used in a myriad of preventative treatments for health and wellness, it sometimes gets a less than exciting rap. While not as sexy as say, limonene with a fresh and summery citrus appeal, or as cannabis-synonymous as it’s close sibling pinene (which emits a more powerfully fir tree fragrance) camphene is mostly associated with medicine. Topical ointments. Citronella candles. Turpentine. Ya know, domestic daily routine kind of stuff. However, what it lacks in a distinct flavor profile, it more than makes up for in benefit. In an organic state, camphene produces tiny dust particles which can irritate the nose and throat. And due to the scarcely white (or colorless) appearance and musky odor, it is often associated with camphor. Camphene has been used in manmade camphor production, proving to be quite useful as an insecticide agent. Growing in natural conditions, cannabis can only benefit from the bug-deterring camphene terpene. Belonging to a group of over 100 minor terpenes found within cannabis, recent research suggests that camphene is excellent for reducing the risk of heart disease. Relatedly, it’s also used to

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lower the possibility of stroke and heart attack, which makes it a great natural alternative for patients looking to diminish the use of pharmaceutical drugs. Other terpenes such as linalool, pinene, myrcene, and beta-caryophyllene (while still useful for wellness) aren’t as effective for lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Let’s talk strains. Generally more prevalent in indica strains, Ghost OG, Strawberry Banana and ACDC also feature a camphene profile. Additionally, you can find camphene in nutmeg, ginger, rosemary, holy basil and conifer. There is a chance of vaporizing camphene during the cooking or smoking process. So to avoid this, make sure that camphene strains aren’t exposed to heat over 318 degrees Fahrenheit.



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Daily Dose BY SHARON lETTS

A day in the Life of THE MOMMY JANE

there are many other benefits to non-psychoactive parts of the plant that humans of all ages can benefit from, including children and pets.” With her daughters in school, Jessica’s day begins before the sun comes up, giving her meditating, medicating, gym, and much needed mommy time. It’s also a time for her first live-feed of the day to her thousands of followers on Instagram, as “The Mommy Jane”. “I initially medicate as early as 5:30 in the morning, typically with a Sativa-Indica hybrid, or a THCa Indica-heavy tincture, which takes the edge off without tickling the brain too much,” she explained. “I’m what most cannabis consumers refer to as a micro-doser – only taking a hit or two, giving me relief and calm for a couple of hours at a time.” THCa is the compound within the plant that can cause psychoactive activity when heated, turning it into THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol. Non-psychoactive tincture made in a coldprocess is a good way to medicate throughout the day with no head-high. “Because I have driving anxiety, I dose myself with a dropper full of Tonic CBD tincture before driving my daughters to school, which equals about 30 milligrams and contains CBD, MCT, and other essential oils (or terpenes) that keep me anxiety-free and ready to take on the world!” she exclaimed with confidence.

California cannabis patient, “The Mommy Jane”, a.k.a. Jessica, emerged on Instagram this past year and has become a major influencer in a short amount of time for young mothers choosing to medicate and recreate safely with cannabis. Like many young mothers, in the past, Jessica found stress relief in a glass of wine at the end of her parenting day. Her unhealthy lifestyle caused her to gain substantial weight and over time, the alcohol stopped being a positive factor. As a young adult, she said there wasn’t a waking moment of her day that didn’t include partaking of cannabis, stating, “before my feet hit the floor, the cold pipe was to my lips, ready to give me a good morning kiss and start my day with a pep in my step.” But it would be 15 years before she realized the plant as a remedy for chronic anxiety and various phobias. “My anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood swings, menstrual cramps, and a 100 pound weight loss, are all treated and attributed to cannabis and other plant-based remedies,” she shared. “To me, it’s a no-brainer that a majority of humans could benefit from daily cannabis use, in one form or another. Do I believe everyone needs to be consuming high doses of THC? No, I don’t. But I do feel that

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According to WebMD, medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs, are partially man-made fats created by processing coconut and palm kernel oils in the laboratory. In comparison, most dietary fats are “long-chain triglycerides.” MCTs are used as remedy for a myriad of ailments, including diarrhea, Celiac disease, gallbladder disease, AIDS, Cystic Fibrosis, seizures in children and liver disease, to name a few. “When I return from dropping the girls off I medicate with flower or a cannabis vape pen, again, only taking one or two hits,” she continued. “I may have an additional dose of CBD oil about 30 minutes before I pick up the kids in the afternoon. This second dose is for driving, but also social anxiety, which are two of my strongest issues with drop-off and pick-up.” Jessica said she’s proud of her responsible use of cannabis, adding that without the help of a doctor’s knowledge on the subject, it’s taken her a long time to find the proper dosing for her ailments, as well as learning how to include these types of remedies into her lifestyle as mom and homemaker. “By evening I taper off my use, unless we are going out, then I bring my vape pen along and use it instead of having a glass of wine or popping a Xanax,” she shared. “I’m an active parent, and because I start my day so early I want to keep as much energy at night for my children, so my last medicating moment of the day typically happens at 4:20 in the afternoon with a live chat on Instagram. Otherwise, I wait until the kids are in bed to have mommy time.”


Her menstrual cycle is another story, and as any patient dealing with chronic ailments, dosing is ramped up for specific illness or disorders. “If I’m in my moon cycle, then I’m all about the medibles,” she said. “I have a high tolerance for ingesting, and it takes about 100 milligrams to take care of the pain, including using cannabis vaginal suppositories the first two days. Modern medicine never gave me relief from cramps, so every time I’m able to consume a natural plantbased medicine, I say a prayer and know that this is why I fight every day on social media to end the stigma, so that everyone who wants plant-based relief has the right to choose.” Cannabis infused bath bombs

are favorite go-to for relief during mommy time in the tub, among other favorite products. “The CannaBomb makes unforgettable CBD bath bombs and salts that I use at least once a week,” she said. “Sanna Canna makes a full-flower hemp oil appropriately named ’Avilia,’which I love for aches and pains; and Queen Canna’s beauty line that includes a face toner spray and serum has been lifechanging. Honestly, I don’t know how I lived without the topicals.” While she’s grateful for the plethora of professional products available now in California, at the end of the day, it’s the homemade kitchen apothecary products she covets the most. “At night I enjoy a cup of tea with homemade

chamomile infused honey to take the day’s edge off, which is something I learned from the woman writing this story, Sharon Letts,” she explained. “Sharon taught me that you can infuse many products we use every day with healing herbs other than cannabis, which ultimately boost your wellness routine.” Jessica believes that as a civilization humans need to get back to the basics of health care and prevention, and that needs to start at home, from the garden. “Basic health care begins in the produce aisle at the market and at the nurseries selling beneficial plants. Plant-based remedies should be as common as taking daily vitamins. I believe cannabis is at the core of the movement that can lead us back to prevention with plants, and our

doctors need education on this subject as much as we do. In my heart I know cannabis has helped me to be a better mom and a more loving wife to my husband.” Follow The Mommy Jane on Instagram: themommyjane For more information on the products mentioned, visit: Tonic https://cbd-oil.solutions/cbdbrands/tonic-cbd Cannabomb thecannabomb.com SannaCanna healsanacanna.com


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BY MITCHELL S. BISSON, ESQ.

MANAGING ATTORNEY, CALLISTER LAW GROUP

The “Cannab-Esq.” Chronicles A Legal Perspective for Cannabis Consumers

Happy New Year to all the fine readers of Tahoe Cannabis Magazine! Another year of legalized recreational marijuana in Nevada has come and gone, and I’m anxious to see what 2019 will bring to the world of cannabis. But before I get ahead of myself, I wanted to look back on 2018 a little bit in honor of what was truly a wonderful year for weed, both here in Nevada at the state level and nationwide at the federal level. Internationally, major props to Canada for saying f*ck it and legalizing cannabis nationwide this past October. I think we need to take a lesson from Canada on this one and follow suit. And while we may not have surpassed Canada’s level of “woke-ness” to weed, we did take major steps forward. For example, we saw the Food and Drug Administration finally wisen up and approve the nation’s first prescription drug containing cannabidiol (CBD), Epidiolex, to treat certain seizure disorders. We also saw big conglomerates like Coca-Cola and the owner of Corona, Constellation Brands, leap into the cannabis industry and start investing in cannabis products. 2018 also brought us the ousting of the “Cannabis Grinch” himself, former Attorney General Jeff “No Smoke” Sessions. With Sessions no longer at the helm, maybe the cannabis industry can continue to thrive without having to look over its shoulder for the Feds! In Nevada, we saw record-breaking sales figures almost every other month, it seemed. This was obviously good news for Nevada and its schools, as millions of dollars in tax revenue were generated off of these cannabis sales. The Department of Taxation also released more marijuana establishment licenses, which in conjunction with the astounding sales figures we have had, paved the way for some big-name cannabis companies to come and invest heavily into the Las Vegas cannabis market, like MedMen and MJardin Group. The idea of marijuana consumption lounges in Nevada also picked up a ton of steam throughout the past year. And although I was really hoping to be able to ring in the new year at a cannabis consumption lounge, all signs point towards lounges getting the go-ahead sometime in the next couple of months. Fingers crossed! However, the most significant impact on the cannabis industry came right as 2018 was winding down. Just last month, Congress passed and the President signed the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (the “Farm Bill”), which massively changes how hemp is treated under federal law. As I explained in numerous articles in the past, there has been much confusion over whether hemp and hemp’s best friend, CBD, were legal. With the passing of the Farm Bill, the confusion should end. The 2018 Farm Bill expressly excludes hemp from being treated as “marijuana” under the Controlled Substances Act, therefore making it LEGAL. “Hemp” is any cannabis sativa L. plant with a concentration of less than 0.3% THC. I.e, hemp will not get you high. The 2018 Farm Bill also revised the definition of “hemp” to include

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all seeds, extracts, and cannabinoids – as well as “isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers” – whatever those are. Basically, if it comes from what can be deemed a “hemp” plant (a plant that has no part of it containing more than 0.3% THC), it is excluded from the Controlled Substances Act and is legal. NOTE: This does not necessarily mean all CBD oil and CBD products are legal. CBD as whole was not excluded from the Controlled Substances Act. If your CBD product happens to come from a cannabis sativa L. plant that had more than 0.3% THC, then it is illegal even if there is no THC in the final product. This is why knowing the source of the CBD is significant. The Farm Bill also makes hemp an “agricultural commodity,” so hemp farmers will finally be able to obtain crucial crop insurance to protect their investment. This will only help stabilize the market in the future and give these farmers some peace of mind. Those in the hemp industry should also see access to banking get easier now that they aren’t looked at as criminals. Plus, intellectual property protections will get stronger for hemp-based businesses. The new law also gives each state the right to enact their own laws regulating hemp at state/local levels, so long as they are subject to approval by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”). The USDA is now in charge of regulating the cultivation of hemp at the federal level and has been tasked with implementing rules and regulations. The transfer of hemp across state lines was also addressed by Congress in the Farm Bill. Section 10114 of the 2018 Farm Bill provides: “TRANSPORTATION OF HEMP AND HEMP PRODUCTS. – No State or Indian Tribe shall prohibit the transportation or shipment of hemp or hemp products produced in accordance with [the law] through the State or territory of the Indian Tribe, as applicable.” Although Section 10114 doesn’t go so far as to require the states to allow the sale of hemp products, it does undoubtedly prohibit the states from interfering with the distribution of hemp products. The 2018 Farm Bill is a massive success and a major step forward in cannabis reform. I understand that it is only applicable to hemp, and not marijuana, but it is still a big win for the cannabis sativa L. plant in general – no matter which version of her you are talking about. 2018 ended with a bang! Let’s keep the momentum going, continue to push for cannabis reform, and while we’re at it, let’s get these damn cannabis consumption lounges up and running. Here’s to a wonderful 2018 and an even better 2019! #StayWoke Follow me: IG @Cannab_Esq or FB @MitchellSBissonEsq





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TOKIN’ WITH THE INFAMOUS

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BY HOPPER

Happy New Year stoners, tokers, and loafs! 2018 is officially in the past, and what a year it was. I want to kick off 2019 with a huge THANK YOU to everyone who was a part of “Tokin’With The Infamous” last year. I have mad respect and love for all of you, and had a blast during our sessions. 2019 is going to be epic. I’ll be catching up with some old homies, and introducing you to some new and true cannabis industry friends. You can expect to see artists, growers, industry insiders, patients, activists, concentrate artists, and who knows who else right here in Tahoe Cannabis Magazine every month. If you follow me on Instagram you already know that I recently took on a huge garden project and relocated to Humboldt County, California. Talk about infamous, this place is the epitome of infamy when it comes to cannabis. I’m beyond stoked to get to not only live it, but also share it with you. Before I wrap it up, I want to wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year and say THANK YOU for reading “Tokin’With The Infamous” and interacting on social media. Is there anyone out there I should toke with? Hit me up on Instagram @hopper448 and let me know! Follow Hopper on Instagram: @ hopper448

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Nevada Dispensaries GLP Purple Wookie GLP LA Wookie #4

This LA Affie X Wookie cut is a great strain, but it will always be looking up to its parent strains. LA Affie is a private growers cut that was nearly impossible for any grower to acquire. I just raved about the Purple Wookie, so LAW#4 has some champion lineage, but it will always be compared to each parent strain, respectively. Those are enormous shoes to fill. That being said, don’t judge it by comparison. Analyze it independently, and you’ll surely be pleased with its total package. It smokes clean, and smells a bit meaty. Get your needy hands on it.

THC- 17.06% Limonene- 4.66mg/g Caryophyllene- 4.14mg/g Linalool- 1.63mg/g

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This was the overall tastiest flower we introduced this month. This one is a keeper, Steve. Don’t let the rookies lose this one. Keep it close to you at the farm, so we can always enjoy her righteousness. This strain looks so beautiful. I love everything about her. The purple nugs are covered in wild orange hair. Break it up and see how great she smells. My God, it’s mesmerizing. My nose has never been this attracted to a flower’s aroma. I have only moaned over the pungent smell of certain concentrates. It’s dreamy, get it in your lungs. You must hunt this down, and smoke it up. The purple berry flavor is lively from the first hit to the roach. I feel wonderful.

THC- 17.08% Myrcene- 7.45 Limonene- 7.43mg/g Caryophyllene- 2.93mg/g b-Pinene- 1.07mg/g a-Pinene- 9.57mg/g Myrcene- 7.37mg/g b-Pinene- 3.57mg/g

SILVER STATE TRADING ENVY CONFECTIONS Peppermint Bark

This fun-sized, tile of THC-infused bark is layered with creamy, milk chocolate and cool, white chocolate peppermint candy. It was snappy and refreshing. I took mine to Olive Garden and enjoyed it after dinner with a warm cup of java. Perfect timing, with minimal rhyming and without ever climbing any trees to find these tiles of Peppermint Bark. Perfect for winter. Woof. Their bark has bite.

Total THC- 9.5mg Total Servings- 1


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PRODUCTS CITY TREES Pure THC Blue Agave Tincture

I feel great. I’m an hour into about 30 servings and I feel effects similar to those of the City Trees Blue Agave. However, this one is pure THC, and triple the amount per bottle. This is the maximum potency for a Nevada-produced ingestible. So take it easy. Makes sure you are ready to spread out and call it a day. Micro-dose to feel great, or drink a whole bottle and hibernate. Just don’t come cryin’to me when you wake up and the day’s a waste, and you got slobber trails all over your damned face.

Total THC- 297.695mg Servings/bottle- 60 THC/serving- 4.96mg

CITY TREES Orange Cream Flavored 1:1 Tincture

Drink up this melted 50/50 bar, and drift far, far away. City Trees, take me away. I need to drink some of this sizzurp every day. I pounded the whole bottle, one day. That’s how I like to play. People always say, “That boy is crazy!” But I’m not. I can handle it no problem. I just like it a lot. I can smash whatever you got. Hey Don, you made my stomach feel a bit hot from that Orange Cream shot. I feel great… ready for dabs. Get the banger hot, let’s see what else we got.

Total THC- 98.509mg Total CBD- 103.792mg Servings/bottle- 30 THC/serving- 3.283mg CBD/serving- 3.459mg

CITY TREES Grapefruit Haze Disposable Vape Pen

See the distillate sitting in the window, you can see - I can puff for some time. City Trees, makes me feel fine, blow this disposable vape pen all the time. See me smile and grinnin’out my window. I like the taste of Grapefruit Haze Wine. City Trees, makes me feel fine. I know it when the vapor hits my mind. Blowing this pen makes me hazy all the time.

THC- 75.2724% CBG- 1.985% CBN- 1.5469% THCV- 0.7607% Terpinolene- 6.78mg/g Limonene- 5.55mg/g Myrcene- 4.84mg/g b-Pinene- 2.27mg/g

GRACE NOTES Peach Salt Water Taffy

I don’t believe it! Chewy, sweet salt water taffy right here in Nevada! I don’t have to vacation at the Embarcadero to sink my teeth into a chunky, gooey piece of peach taffy. I need more of this in my life. One piece is torture, instead of getting a single piece you may want to go for the 10-pack! Grace Notes are music to this cat’s ears.

THC- 10mg/piece Available as a single piece or 10-pack cup

EVERGREEN ORGANIX Lemon White Chocolate Crunch Bar

This is a brand new flavor to my pallet. This deliciously designed flavor is one to savor, and independently unique with a brilliant, uplifting mystique. I love the crunchy lemon crackle. This is chocolate? It’s not easy to believe, but it is, in fact, easy to swallow. It could have easily been all gobbled up by my gut, but I somehow used some self-control, and closed that wrapper shut. But, but! Nope. Save some for the rest of the team.

Total THC- 97.442mg Servings/Container- 10 THC/Serving- 9.7442mg

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TRYKE Honey Bear Kush Live Resin Crumble

Ooh Honey Bear, let me get a pinch of that live resin crumble. My big head keeps expanding, but I’ll try my best to be humble. Lordy, this wax has enough myrcene in it to tip over a cow, or at least make it slip and stumble. Honey Bear Kush tastes as sweet as it sounds, but I definitely catch some Kush undertones.

THC- 69.332% Myrcene- 17.05mg/g a-Pinene- 7.41mg/g Linalool- 2.04mg/g

TRYKE Roze Live Resin Badder

Yeah REEF! This shit is fire! Roze is the best concentrate you’ve created so far. It’s the perfect dabbing oil for morning, noon, or night. Take flight, or slow things down a bit. There is a fairly equal ratio of myrcene to limonene which gives the mind a good spin, but allows you to benefit from the sedating effects of myrcene without the crashing couch-lock.

THC- 67.392% Myrcene- 6.62mg/g Limonene- 5.24mg/g a-Pinene- 5.12mg/g Linalool- 3.02mg/g

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TRYKE Strawberry Cookies

Good looking lady nugs here TRYKE. Damn, this herb is bomb. The tight, dense flowers broke up nicely and made for a nice fattie. Like a dessert, we enjoyed Strawberry Cookies like little kids at recess. There is no better way to kick off the New Year. Celebrate the good times, and forget about the bad times. You need a Strawberry Cookies holiday.

THC- 19.46%. Myrcene- 5.74mg/g Caryophyllene- 2.55mg/g Limonene- 2.43mg/g

TRYKE Forbidden Fruit

REMEDY Bio-Jesus

Holy crap, this is a THC record-breaker, a breath-taker. It smells so freakin’ good, like medical cannabis should. I’ll be good once I pack up a bowl and get under the hood. I feel fucking amazing from this quick and heavy-hitter. BioJesus frees us from all that is bitter and discards it like litter. Hey don’t fall asleep! Do you want me to call a sitter?

THC- 31.95% Myrcene- 16.74mg/g Caryophyllene- 2.79mg/g Linalool- 2.17mg/g

I don’t think I was supposed to puff on the Forbidden Fruit, but I did anyway. I don’t think I was supposed to use your bong, but I ripped it anyway. I didn’t think that shit really mattered, but I guess to someone it did. Everyone wants the Forbidden Fruit. Is it because of the taboo aspect of it? Maybe so. I get whatever I want. The trick to getting what you want out of life, is to appreciate what you have, and hold on to it. Stop teasing the hypocritical, conservative, alcoholics, Tryke. They aren’t looking to score some weed.

THC- 15.22% Myrcene- 5.15mg/g Caryophyllene- 1.62mg/g Limonene- 1.29mg/g


PRODUCTS

REMEDY TERPX Blue Headband OG Live Resin Vape Cartridge REMEDY TERPX Deadhead OG Sugar

OK I just got kicked in the face by a modest sized dab. Whooh. Shit. Shut the front door. That myrcene made me hit the floor. This has that familiar, piney OG scent and taste that I so-adore. Ya buddy! I’m ready for more. Lets dab concentrates galore until your ass is sore. Pick up some more Deadbead OG Sugar from the store.

THC- 78.044% Myrcene- 47.42mg/g Limonene- 10.37mg/g Pinene(a+b)- 7.76mg/g

Here’s a convenient way to vaporize your Terpx live resin. Take it to go. Take it to the casino, they won’t even know. The clouds you will blow from this pen smell great.. Casino security will think you have an air freshener. All terpenes inside this powerful stick are native to the plant that it came from. They didn’t just add flavoring, they collected and reintroduced the actual flavorful terps you want in your lungs. Blue Headband OG will help you chill. This is one of the best cartridges on the market.

THC- 76.9% Myrcene- 4.5mg/g

REMEDY TERPX Durban Poison Sauce

REMEDY TERPX Glue Head Badder

Remedy smashed up Gorilla Glue and Headband, and created this lovely badder that has a sweet, pungent smell. It tastes like lung candy. Relax with the best of em’. Just 1% of caryophyllene can put depression and anxiety in its place. Take a dab to the face, and get your motor running on this volatile substance. Dabs up, Glue Heads. Let the influx of limonene give you the competitive advantage you deserve. Save yourself, and serve yourself up a monster dab.

THC- 79.943% Caryophyllene- 9.8mg/g Limonene- 7.35mg/g Linalool- 3.33mg/g

I got your pain reliever right here. This TERPX Crumble is a night-time stuffy-head, fever so you can rest concentrate. Get your pajamas ready, cuz once you hit this, it hits you back, and soon after you’ll be hitting the sack. This wax gives you a little smack and is a gateway drug… yeah a gateway to snacks. I’m craving Pepperidge Farms cookies right now. What a match made in cannabis heaven.

Keep this sauce comin’ and I’ll include it in the “What’s Good” section every month. It is that delicious. I need to have this cologne. I’m not kidding you. It would be the most popular fragrance. Like a flame-broiled western bacon cheeseburger from Carl’s Jr., Durban Poison sauce will never grow old and undesirable. I will always love the shit out of it. Is it the 7% of terpinolene that lures me in? My nose is turnt up. I feel like PePe Le Pew, hovering around the dispensary, following that Durban Poison scent with my feet dangling. I’m hooked.

THC- 83.979% Myrcene- 11.37mg/g Caryophyllene- 4.52mg/g Linalool- 2.81mg/g

THC- 73.842% Terpinolene- 77.30mg/g Ocimene- 27.42mg/g Myrcene- 11.02mg/g

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KENNY’S Java Baked

KENNY’S Raz Krisp

I usually smash the whole pouch of Kenny’s shortly after I snap the photograph. One candy gets popped for the photo reward. Then I can hear my evil conscience telling me that I deserve another, and another until it’s past the point of no return. Who leaves 4 or 5 potato chips in the bag for the next snacker? That’s messed up, right? I would never do that, and tease someone like that. That’s like approaching a pink rectangle box that you know can only have a donut or maybe more. But it’s empty, except for that bullshit assgasket tissue paper and some crumbs. That dude that ate that last donut and couldn’t even throw away the box doesn’t deserve Kenny’s THC Infused Chocolates. That’s another reason I ate all 12 pieces. Wait, 11? Am I that high? I need to discard this empty Kenny’s pouch and that empty pink box too so I don’t disappoint any of you.

Round 2… whew what did Kenny do? I got my Java Baked and my wake-and-bake on too. My love for Kenny’s grows greater as I chew. It’s as if he always knew and always knows what to do. What would Kenny do? He would smile and take care of business, because Kenny is not a hypocritical, conservative, alcoholic. Kenny minds his own business. So you should mind yours. When I polish off this bag of Kenny’s in 5 minutes on Instagram, that’s my business. But I’ll make it yours. @whereswildbill #thebusiness

Total THC- 98.124mg Servings- 10 THC/Serving- 9.8124mg

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Until now, I hadn’t realized that I need to first vitalize before ever revitalizing. How do I first alize before I do it again. Anyway you wanna break it down, these perforated micro-dose mints can be split from 10mg to 5mg portions. This option helps you create, monitor, and maintain a regular THC dosage schedule. Don’t be getting too freaky with it, but Exotic Chai is the flavor you can savor.

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MEDAMINTS Vanilla Mint Energize

I pushed the pop-top and dropped a couple Vanilla Mints. Then, I popped a couple more since i'm convinced that I’ll be fine. I’m a large mammal, and this isn’t my first cannabis rodeo, squirt. Don’t worry about me getting hurt. I’ll crunch in two more too. What are you gonna do? Try and stop me from that side of the ink. Call my wife and tell her what you think while you have another drink. Don’t sweat me since these are Medamints. They’re not pain pills or other pharmaceuticals, no need to be scared. I’ve smashed on edibles since this magazine aired. My endocannabinoid system is like a well-oiled machine. I eat Medamints for breakfast in my cereal. Breakfast of Champions.

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Sweet. We’re gonna turn this gorilla into drippy glue. We’ve seen this #4 a time or two before. I’m heating up the Rosin Tech rosin press and I’m gonna bless your lungs with some warm, fresh solventless rosin. GG#4 is a great strain to squeeze into oil. You can’t fuck it up if you run this flower at 230 degrees for 30 seconds. Rosin pressing flower can be tricky. Be careful not to let it sit on the press too long before the squish. Love this monkey glue.

THC- 20.8347 Caryophyllene- 4.246mg/g Limonene- 2.449mg/g Myrcene- 2.115mg/g

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This is another herb that will likely see the inside metal plates of my Rosin Tech press. The flower from Real Sun Grown has improved noticeably the last few times I’ve checked it out. This has no myrcene in it whatsoever, so if you’re not the sativa type, STAY AWAY FROM THIS STRAIN! It’s not for the weak-lunged or anyone who is anxiolytic. If you’re prone to freaking out, pass on this and try something slow. This one makes your mind go. Buckle your helmet.

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So the FCC won’t let me be, or let me be me, so let me see. They tried to shut me down at some dispensaries, but it feels so empty without me, so. Fuck that! Roll it up, skip, put some to your lips. Cuz this shit’s about to get heavy. Mitch Bisson settles all my lawsuits without me. The Federal Communications Commission can not censor a free publication, so I’m free to say and smoke whatever the fuck I want. Right now I think I’ll smoke the FCC. Will the Real Sun Grown please stand up? This shit is fire, grab some today at your favorite dispensary.

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ACES Uplift Cartridge

I’m holding Aces,and I just flopped aset. Go ahead and lead out a feeler bet, I raise you all in. I can’t wipe this shit-eating grin from just above my chin. I keep betting and hitting the pot. This cartridge has a lot of terps added, but it’s good to go. Don’t stress, you’re a hot mess. Give it a rest. Vape on some caryophyllene for that. 2.2% terpinolene will help you relax, and so will 83% THC. This oil was supposed to uplift me, but good rest is always a gift to me. Chill Wild Bill.

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TWO ROOTS BREWING CO. Sonder Blonde Ale

Did you know that milk is the gateway drink to alcohol? Yep, it’s true. Pretty much everyone who drinks alcohol started with milk. Just sayin… I was never interested in stronger liquids until I pounded a tall glass of milk. Two Roots introduces this nonalcoholic (less than 0.5%) beverage, infused with a little THC. This is the first time that I have experimented with a THC-infused beer. I liked the crafty flavor of the Sonder Blonde Ale. It's just a shame that they don’t sell them by the six pack.

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2018 has been a learning experience to say the least. There were many goals accomplished as well as humanitarian efforts, internationally. On December 10, 2018 Parliament voted to pass the “Medical Cannabis Industry Act” in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It finally happened after a years worth of work. This is one of the largest goals that I have set forth to accomplish in my career. Congratulations SVG and ACRES.VC founders for such an opportunity to educate and work in the International Caribbean country! December holds California’s premiere event for organic sungrown cannabis, The Emerald Cup. This year I was invited to speak and create a cooking demo that was 100 percent organic and something out of the norm for infused cuisine, as well as something everyone can cook at home. I created the “Emerald Triangle Asian Me So High Platter” that feeds 10 guests. This dish and educational series was inspired by some local friends who have been collectively fighting cancer for up to 10 years. (I love you, Sisters! You are an inspiration.) 2019 is looking good for the hemp and CBD Industries. Congratulations to the United States people for the dawn of a new era. Where do you fit in? How are you going to capitalize on the new Farm Bill Act? Who can farm Hemp? My group has options. Please email me for more info at cheffn3@gmail.com

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Oh Me So High Orange Chicken Ingredients 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut after cooked 1 cup all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon CannaSalt 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 3 tablespoons CannaButter Instructions Pour Strawberry mead, orange juice, lemon juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce into a saucepan and set over medium-high heat. Stir in the orange zest, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, chopped onion, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, and cool 10 to 15 minutes. Place the chicken pieces into a plastic bag. When contents of saucepan have cooled, pour 1 cup of sauce into bag. Reserve the remaining sauce. Seal the bag, and refrigerate at least 2 hours. In another a plastic bag, mix the flour, salt, and pepper. Add the marinated chicken pieces, seal the bag, and shake to coat. Heat the olive oil and Cannabutter in a large skillet over medium heat. Place chicken into the skillet, and brown on both sides. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels, and cover with aluminum foil. Wipe out the skillet, and add the sauce. Bring to a boil over medium-

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Emerald Asian Slaw Ingredients 6 cups shredded Chinese cabbage (about 1 medium-size head) ¼ cup finely minced scallions 1 tablespoon finely slivered fresh ginger 2 tablespoons sesame seeds ⅓ cup rice vinegar 1 tablespoon light soy sauce ⅓ cup 1 gram distillate infused sesame oil 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh coriander leaves Hot red pepper flakes to taste Instructions Put the cabbage in a large bowl. Toss with the scallions and ginger. Put the sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium-high heat and toast until golden, about three minutes. Remove from heat; set aside. Mix the vinegar, soy sauce and infused sesame oil together. Pour the dressing over the cabbage and toss gently. Add the coriander leaves and red pepper flakes and toss again. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds. The salad is ready to serve, but it can wait, at room temperature, an hour or two before serving. Photos by: Graffigna & Dylan Thore

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>>>Cannabis & Sleep Disturbances Quality sleep is critical to human health, yet it eludes between 50-70 million Americans. In this report, we will explore why sleep matters, the role of the endocannabinoid system in sleep, and how cannabis and its components—in particular, CBD and THC—may benefit those with sleep issues >>> Shut-Eye Overview Sleep is a dynamic and critical process that helps us store memories, build immunity, repair tissue, regulate metabolism and blood pressure, control appetite and blood sugar, and process learning, along with a myriad of other physiological processes – all of which are regulated by the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Poor sleep is the number one reported medical complaint in the United States and a serious public health concern. The average adult needs between seven and eight hours of sleep per day. Yet, 10-30 million Americans regularly don’t get enough sleep. The most common sleep-related ailments include: • Insomnia - when one cannot fall asleep or stay asleep. • Sleep apnea - which involves impaired breathing while sleeping. • Restless leg syndrome - characterized by tingling, discomfort and even pain in the legs that increases at night and is relieved by movement. • Circadian rhythm disorders - when one’s internal clock is off and one’s sleep patterns are disturbed. • Parasomnias - which entails abnormal movements and activities while sleeping, including sleepwalking and nightmares. • Excessive daytime sleepiness - when an individual experiences persistent drowsiness during daylight hours from narcolepsy or another medical condition. Poor sleep is a risk factor for serious illness. Those with chronic illnesses are at greater risk for insomnia, which exacerbates their discomfort.

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Americans spent $3.38 billion on prescription sedatives and hypnotics, over-the-counter (OTC) sleep drugs, and herbal sleep aids. The quest for good night’s sleep can be hazardous to one’s health. Daniel F. Kripke, MD, sleep expert and co-founder of Research at Scripps Clinic Vitebri Family Sleep Center, reviewed 40 studies conducted on prescription sleeping pills. Of these 40 studies, thirtynine found that consumption of hypnotics is “associated with excess mortality” to the tune of a 4.6 times greater risk of death for hypnotic users. Dr. Kripke concludes that even limited use of sleeping pills causes “next day functional impairment,” increases risk of “on-the-road driver-at-fault crashes,” increases falls and accidental injuries especially among seniors, is associated with “2.1 times” as many new depression incidents compared to randomized placebo recipients, and increases the risk of suicide.

The Endocannabinoid System and Sleep Given the problems with conventional soporifics, medical scientists have been exploring other ways to improve sleep by targeting the endocannabinoid system (ECS). As the primary homeostatic regulator of human physiology, the ECS plays a major role in the sleepwake cycle and other circadian processes. Italian scientist Vicenzo DiMarzo summarized the broad regulatory function of the endocannabinoid system in the phrase “Eat, sleep, relax, protect and forget.”

Stages of Sleep How we fall asleep, stay asleep, wake up, and remain awake is part of an internal biological process regulated by our circadian rhythms and our endocannabinoid system. Circadian rhythms govern a diverse array of actions in the body, including hormone production, heart rate, metabolism, and when to go to sleep and wake up. It’s as if we have an internal biochemical timer or clock that keeps track of our need for sleep, guides the body to sleep and then influences the intensity of sleep. The highly complex sleep-wake cycle is driven by a variety of neurochemicals and molecular pathways.2


>>> Both anandamide and 2AG activate CB1 cannabinoid receptors that are concentrated in the central nervous system, including parts of the brain associated with regulating sleep.

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aged cannabis, is said to potentiate the sedative properties of THC when these two cannabinoids are used together, although this notion may be more modern-day marijuana folklore than scientific fact.

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Cannabinoids have been used for centuries to promote sleepiness and to help people stay asleep. In the acclaimed medical reference Materia Medica, published in the 18th century, cannabis was listed as a ‘narcotica’ and ‘anodyna’ (pain reliever). Its reintroduction to Western medicine by Sir William B. O’Shaughnessy in 1843 led to studies that underscored the remedial properties of “Indian hemp” for sleep disorders.

The use of cannabis is prevalent among those who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A small open trial conducted in Israel showed that 5 mg of smoked THC twice a day resulted in improved sleep and reduced frequency of nightmares in patients with PTSD. Memory processing occurs when we are asleep, so it stands to reason that someone suffering from PTSD – especially those who experience nightmares – would benefit by using cannabis or cannabinoids to sleep better.

“Of all anaesthetics ever proposed, Indian hemp is the one which produced a narcotism most closely resembling the natural sleep without causing any extraordinary excitement of the vessels, or any particular suspension of secretions, or without fear of a dangerous reaction, and consecutive paralysis,” German researcher Bernard Fronmueller observed in 1860.

At first glance, it may appear that cannabis is merely a coping mechanism for PTSD patients; it is sometimes negatively characterized this way in the medical literature. Thus far, the majority of studies involving cannabinoids and PTSD have been conducted from an addiction perspective – will cannabis harm PTSD patients and turn them into addicts? – but that may be changing.

A 2014 study by Babson et al notes that approximately 50 percent of long-term cannabis consumers (over 10 years) report using cannabis as a sleep aid. Among medical marijuana patients, 48 percent report using cannabis to help with insomnia.

Increasingly researchers are recognizing the limitations of the addiction framework, which overlooks the crucial role that the endocannabinoid system plays in helping us forget painful memories, a normal process that is somehow dysregulated when one experiences PTSD.

CBD, THC, CBN What about specific plant cannabinoids for sleep? Cannabidiol (CBD) is alerting or mildly stimulating in moderate doses, while its psychoactive counterpart delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) tends to be sedating. Research data and anecdotal accounts indicate that CBD and THC have differential effects on sleep – both can be alerting or sedating depending on dosage. The association between low-dose cannabidiol and increased wakefulness underscores CBD’s potential as a treatment for narcolepsy and other variants of excessive daytime sleepiness. Curiously, CBD can help people fall asleep as well as stay awake. An insomnia study indicated that the administration of 160 mgs of CBD decreased nighttime sleep interruptions and increased total sleep time, suggesting that high-dose CBD therapy can improve the quality and duration of sleep. In addition to showing promise as a safe and effective alternative to conventional psychiatric treatments for insomnia, cannabidiol can reduce symptoms of REM behavior disorder (RBD), which is characterized by the acting out of vivid, intense, and sometimes violent dreams. A preliminary study examined the efficacy of CBD in patients with both Parkinson’s disease and RBD and the results were encouraging. Additionally, cannabinol (CBN), most commonly associated with

In some cases, THC and other plant cannabinoids can provide enough relief so that PTSD sufferers are able to embark upon the task of making sense of their traumatic memories and begin the healing process. None of that can happen without quality sleep. “If you can’t sleep your world goes to hell in a hand basket real fast,” said Al Byrne, a U.S. Navy veteran and medical marijuana advocate. Many military veterans and victims of sexual abuse are using cannabis to treat their PTSD-related symptoms. Pharmaceuticals provided minimal relief for a 10-year-old girl who had been sexually abused as a young child. And her meds caused major adverse side effects. But a CBD-rich oil regimen resulted in “a maintained decrease in anxiety and a steady improvement in the quality and quantity of the patient’s sleep.” This is not an isolated example. CBD-rich oil, an increasingly popular treatment for anxiety and sleep problems, has emerged in recent years as a viable alternative to Big Pharma drugs.

Dosing for Slumber Cannabis therapeutics is personalized medicine – and this is certainly true with respect to using the herb and its components to treat sleep disorders. The effectiveness of cannabis as a sleep aid is highly variable, depending on the individual user, how the remedy is administered, its cannabinoid ratio and aromatic terpene profile, the timing and dosage – all these factors come into play and influence different outcomes.


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Medical cannabis users often experience better outcomes with lower doses, especially when they are treating something in addition to sleep disturbances, such as pain, spasticity, or post traumatic stress disorder. Based on the available literature reviewed by Project CBD, it appears that a 1:1 CBD:THC preparation will most likely confer restorative sleep. Cannabis-naïve patients may find relief with as little as 2.5 mg of THC and 2.5mg CBD. A somewhat higher dose – 5 to 15 mg each of THC and CBD – may work wonders for experienced cannabis users. As important modulators of cannabinoids, terpenes contribute significantly to how a given cannabis strain or cultivar makes one feel. Sedating terpenes include terpinolene, nerolidol, phytol, linalool, and myrcene. In addition to causing the infamous “couch-lock” effect at high levels (+0.5%), myrcene can be mildly stimulating at lower levels. Those trying to address pain and sleep issues should consider cannabis remedies that include beta-caryophyllene, as this terpene is also a strong anti-inflammatory and pain-reliever.

Practical Tips for Improving Sleep In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 27 percent of respondents indicated that they used complementary, non-pharmaceutical therapies for fatigue and 26.4 percent for sleep deprivation. Here are a few simple lifestyle modifications and holistic healing options that may improve your sleep quality. • Create an inviting sleep environment. Having a comfortable bed in a relaxing environment is key to quality sleep. Reduce outside or harsh overhead lighting and maintain a comfortable temperature for sleeping. And, reduce noise. If you are a light sleeper consider using a white noise machine to drown out unwanted sound. Salt lamps may help clean the

air by reducing positive ions (and provide enough light to get to the bathroom without intruding on sleep). • Have a sleep routine. Going to bed and waking at the same time seven days a week is optimal. Additionally, it is helpful for some people to have a relaxing bedtime routine that lets the mind know it is time to get sleepy. This may include a small warm cup of milk or green tea 45 minutes to an hour before bed, or a few simple yoga stretches to relax, or an Epsom salt bath. • Avoid overstimulation. It is best not to have a television in the bedroom and not to watch violence shows before bedtime, especially for those with adrenal fatigue. Avoid reading or using your phone, laptop or tablet in bed. Exercise daily. Regardless if your preference is jogging, weightlifting, gardening, walking or tai chi, do some form of exercise every day. But avoid exercising within two hours of bedtime. • Avoid stimulants after 1PM. Caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, certain herbal supplements and drugs may leave you feeling “hyper” and overstimulated, which can impede the brain’s ability to transition into sleep. • Aromatherapy. Many of the sedating essential oil components present in cannabis can also be found in other plants at your local grocery or natural products store, along with misters that spay the oil into the air. Aromatherapy can be relaxing and very helpful to induce sleep. Lavender essential oil, for example, can be help to manage certain sleep disorders. • Use sleep supporting herbs. It is best to work with a healer or someone knowledgeable about herbs and supplements instead of buying whatever sleep cure is touted on the internet. Herbs that have sleep-promoting properties include Valerian, Kava, German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Passion Flower, California Poppy, Hops, Lemon Balm, Linden, Skullcap, and Oats. Visit the American Herbalist Guild to find a qualified practitioner. • Nutritional supplements. Consult your physician about products made with Kava, calming minerals, and taking the right kind of magnesium at night. • Other therapies. In addition to cannabis, safe holistic healing alternatives include cognitivebehavioral therapy for insomnia, and bright light therapy for circadian rhythm disorders. THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN CONDENSED FOR SPACE. TO READ THE ARTICLE IN ITS ENTIRETY, VISIT PROJECTCBD.ORG.

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Layerz of Flavor Before you read any further, you must understand this: Flavor is everything. My grandmother once told me, “whatever you make in the kitchen, make it good!” This comment reflects our dedication to flavorful experiences. At Exclusive Chefs, what drives us to create interesting and new dishes are the intersections of flavors that compose themselves upon one’s palette. Each flavor must be handled with care to ensure that one flavor does not overpower another. Every flavor profile is a delicacy and should be handled as such. We mimicked the delicate balance of flavors when

“Cookies & Cream” Vanilla Lobster Oil Mason Jar Technique: INGREDIENTS: 1 cup coconut oil 1/8th of cannabis flower, decarbed PROCESS: This can be done on the stove top, crock pot or in the oven. Coconut oil is a great flavor for this lobster. We used 1 cup of oil to one 1/8 flower (decarbed), sealed in a mason jar & burped or crack the lid every half hour. Crock pots work well as they do not boil. Submerge the sealed jar in water & simmer for 4 hours.

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WITH ROB RUCKUS For the past 80 years since hemp has been outlawed, look what has happened. Crops are being genetically modified. Why? Because they are not running a 4th cycle hemp run to clean and replenish the soil. Back in the day EVERY farmer was mandated to grow hemp. They knew it would get the soil ready for new crops. Then in turn the livestock could use the hemp and seed as food. We in turn would get the cannabinoids through the milk and the meat. That’s not happening anymore and look what’s happening! Children are being born with cancer, autism, epilepsy and more. It’s not just smoking, it’s not just the air, not just the garbage we call food, not just the poisons in the water, the asbestos in the walls. It’s the fact that we are missing a staple of our diets. The human body requires cannabinoids! There are cannabinoids in breast milk that teach us hunger. We have an endoCANNABINOID system for a reason. It fuels our immune system. We need a strong immune system to rid the body of bad cells. When the immune system is weak (because it’s not getting what it needs) bad cells are allowed to multiply. That’s where we get the cancer that kills. Everyone has cancer cells in them, it’s just when they get to a level that they multiply so much that they start creating tumors and destroying the vital organs. So what do we need to do to feed our body the cannabinoids it needs? Smoking pot is a wonderful thing. Makes life great, for a little bit. A few hours maybe. But what if you get yourself some concentrated oil of the cannabis plant? That way you’re getting concentrated doses of cannabinoids and if you do it on a daily basis, like any vitamin or supplement, your immune system will be getting the fuel it needs to go after those bad cells and destroy them. It’s also the best thing in the world to replace painkillers and muscle relaxers. The anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis is what has kept me off opiates for 8 years. So basically what I’m getting at is cannabis oil is one of the best things you can do for your health.

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What I like to do is mix it with coconut oil and put it into capsules. The fatty acids and sugars in the coconut oil will help the body metabolize the cannabis oil. Think of it like vitamins. If you eat a handful of vitamins the toilet’s gonna be bright yellow the next few days. That’s because the body isn’t metabolizing or absorbing it all and it’s passing right through your system and the body isn’t uptaking all it can. Cannabis oil can be the same way. But when we mix with the coconut oil, the cannabinoid uptake is much higher and the body gets the nutrition it needs to do what it’s supposed to do. The body just loves sucking up sugars and the cannabis oil is gonna be sucked up right along with it. (I made a video on YouTube that has a very easy tutorial on how to make the capsules yourself and it tells how much oils to mix for different tolerance levels. Search, “Rob Ruckus Cannabis Oil Capsules” and it will pop up.) Why am I writing a piece on cannabis oil again? Because it’s necessary. I just lost another friend to something that could have been prevented. She didn’t have the knowledge because we haven’t seen each other in years. It kills me that all of this is not common knowledge. But that’s why I will continue doing what I do and spreading this knowledge to people every chance I get. And I hope after you see the positive effects, you will too. 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.



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RESOURCES ACCOUNTANTS K&H Consulting 8565 S. Eastern Ave, Ste. 150. Las Vegas, NV 89123, (702) 850-2868, khconsultingnv.com

ATTORNEYS Mitchell S. Bisson Callister Law Group 330 E. Charleston Blvd, Ste.100, Las Vegas, (702) 333-3334, callcallister.com

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

DISPENSARIES The Dispensary 100 W. Plumb Ln, Reno, (775) 360-5220, thedispensarynv.com Kanna 5398 Sun Valley Blvd, Sun Valley, (775) 674-0420, kannareno.com NuLeaf Incline 877 Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village, (775) 404-LEAF, nuleafnv.com Reef 5101 Sun Valley Blvd, Sun Valley, (775) 238-3145 195 E. Glendale Ave, Sparks, (775) 293-4643, reefdispensaries.com

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Labs Digipath Labs (702) 209-2429, digipathlabs.com Certified AG Lab (775) 360-0460 certifiedaglab.com 374 Labs (844) 374-5227 374labs.com

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