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

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Damian Marley

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2017 Legislative Process

Feature Interview

More Laws Pot Smokers Need to Know

in a Name 20 What's Strain Authentication

24 When Food Really is Medicine

29 The Ruckus Rant Trust Your Dispensary

Stoner Mom 32 The 8 Ways to Be a Responsible Parent New 34 What's Nevada Dispensary Product Intros

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Users 46 Recreational Guide to Concentrates

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Selection & Dosing

50 Advocate for Your Cannabis Rights

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Spotlight 52 Glassblower Jeff Rider

58 Cooking with Cannabis

Whole Pan Seared Thai Red Snapper

60 Events

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This month, I want to take a minute to address responsibility. The cannabis space in Nevada is currently experiencing an influx of adult-use consumers. Our dispensaries have, up until now, been able to cater to each medical cannabis patient individually. Now, with the additional adult-use consumers in the mix, some facilities are finding it difficult to manage the longer lines and demand for product. Price increases and sold out product is something that should have been expected back when we voted to pass Question 2 which legalized recreational cannabis in Nevada. As a consumer, take responsibility for your own health and well-being. Do your research before arriving at the dispensary. Look over the online menu ahead of time. Most dispensaries have delivery available for medical patients and most offer advanced placement of orders for all customers. There are also plenty of resources such as local magazines and online websites that provide educational information relating to cannabinoids, terpenes and dosing. Taking responsibility for your health is just one aspect of adult use. You, and only you are responsible for keeping your cannabis products under lock and key and away from children, for not driving while intoxicated and for utilizing cannabis productively and safely. Those of us within the industry also have a responsibility to provide clear, concise and most importantly, correct information to consumers. It’s great to acknowledge that our Veterans are now able to shop the dispensaries without registering with the DMV however, to not mention that Veterans who test positive for THC with the VA may be ineligible to continue receiving their pain medication or benefits due to federal law is not only misleading but also harmful. Many of us do not think twice about preaching the legality of adult use cannabis in Nevada, but to leave out the fact that drug testing by employers is still in full force just doesn’t make sense. Please be aware of what you are saying and keep in mind that when things are not fully explained and understood, we end up doing more harm than good. “Responsibility educates” -Wendell Phillips


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s many of you may have heard, High Times Magazine which was founded back in 1974 was recently purchased by a group of twenty investors. One of those investors was Bob Marley’s youngest son Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. I recently had the chance to speak to Damian about his involvement with High Times, his various ventures within the cannabis industry and the release of his fourth album entitled Stony Hill. TAHOE CANNABIS MAGAZINE: You are one of the new investors in High Times Magazine. What led you to this investment?

DAMIAN MARLEY: High Times has been around for many years. In fact, I grew up reading High Times as a kid in Jamaica. It was a part of my upbringing and education on the plant, and also a way for my friends and I to see what the buds looked like that we had yet to experience. With my recent ventures within the cannabis space, investing in High Times just made sense. TCM: You, along with your business partner Ocean Grown Extracts recently purchased a 77,000 square foot, former prison in Coalinga, California with the intention of converting it into a cannabis grow facility. Tell me about that project. DAMIAN: When we were looking for real estate to purchase for our grow facility, we had a difficult time finding something big enough to accommodate our project. We were told that the Claremont Custody Center, which was a former prison was available and after looking at it decided that it would be the ideal place for our cultivation center. Although it is ironic that we are now growing cannabis in a

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place that formerly housed inmates possibly convicted for marijuana drug charges, we did not initially set out to purchase this property just because it was a former prison. We are growing flower but have not harvested yet. We are currently making concentrates at the facility. TCM: Hats off to you and your crew. The Coalinga, California economy will greatly benefit from the tax revenue and employment offerings that your facility will bring. In what other states do you operate cannabis businesses? DAMIAN: Last year I opened Stony Hill Dispensary in collaboration with TruCannabis in Denver, Colorado. The recreational dispensary is located across from Mile High Stadium. TCM: What is the meaning behind the dispensary name? DAMIAN: Stony Hill is the neighborhood in Jamaica where I grew up. TCM: Do you have plans to enter the Nevada cannabis market? DAMIAN: Absolutely! We want to have our products in all medical and recreational states. TCM: Your newest album highlights your many ties to the cannabis industry. And, one of the songs entitled “Medication” which features your brother Stephen Marley emphasizes cannabis use as medicine. The video was phenomenally done and intros with actual cannabis patients giving their testimonies to the healing aspects of cannabis. What was your motivation for this song? DAMIAN: Cannabis is medicine. I present my cannabis use to my own son this way. I will always educate him on the healing

aspects of the plant. For this song, to be able to bring in true patient testimonies and also film the video at the former prison and cultivation site gave us the opportunity to bring in some great visual effects and really touch our audience. The recreational side of this plant is no secret to anyone. But, we need to make sure that we continue to educate people about the medicinal side as well.

TCM: What industry changes do you think we need to see in order for this movement to progress? DAMIAN: People have always consumed marijuana recreationally and the recreational market will always bring in money. As an industry, we need to approach things from a medical and cultural standpoint. In places where cannabis is accepted, we are seeing medical research and this is what we need. TCM: What do you think your father, the legendary Bob Marley would think about the cannabis movement today? DAMIAN: I think he would love what is happening. We just have to keep moving forward. TCM: You just released your album Stony Hill. What else do you have coming up in the near future? DAMIAN: Yes, Stony Hill released last month. I am very excited about it because it is my first solo album in about 12 years. In the cannabis space, I am looking at opening additional dispensaries and am looking forward to our first harvest at the grow facility. I am also very interested in helping to progress the marijuana movement in Jamaica.


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Standout entrepreneurs like Caviar Gold’s Mike Brunson provide our industry with motivational stories that not only celebrate how far our community has come, but also pay tribute to the struggles of the past. Our industry, and the business world in general, loves a good underdog story. Caviar Gold represents that in the fullest. Mike Brunson never dreamed that he would be a cannabis CEO with his own swanky recording studio headquarters. Prior to legalization, he was a regular guy in Oklahoma, who in spite of not finishing junior high school, had built his own success as the owner of hardwood flooring distribution and retail companies. An eye for a great deal and a penchant for people skills and collaboration was all it took for everything he touched to start turning gold. “Once, a client came to me looking for an unheard-of deal on a particular type of flooring. After much searching I found it but instead of selling it to him I proposed that we go into business together,” reminisced Mike about one of his many collaborations. “This is someone I barely knew and within weeks we were partnered up and making money together.” As he nailed down more successful ventures, he was always looking for the

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next opportunity. Though he had been a longtime consumer, Mike’s cannabis entrepreneurship pipe dream didn’t become a reality until around 2010. On his honeymoon, he and his wife had watched on TV as news channels announced the release of a new Justice Department memo. It stated that the Obama administration would take a neutral position on enforcing federal laws in medical marijuana legalized states. With that, Mike Brunson moved his family to Colorado and began on a series of industry misadventures that would eventually lead to the creation of his famous product: Caviar Gold premium oil-infused cannabis. If you haven’t heard of Caviar Gold brand by now, you likely will soon. The company currently sells in three states, with plans to license and distribute in 30 states by next year. Mike will settle for nothing less than a national takeover and household name recognition. That means that the Caviar Gold name will continue to be on the lips of famous rappers as the luscious concentrated nugs and flavored prerolled joints start taking over the nation, and next, the world - starting with Jamaica and Spain.

The idea of Caviar Gold has been imitated by many over the past few years, especially in the hip-hop scene where customers mostly prefer a premium look and a potent dosage. However, Mike considers his infused nug the original, and for good reason. He invented it with his own hands while attempting to fix a huge problem at one of his first dispensary stores: a 30-pound delivery of White Widow flower that ended up testing at a grand total of about 1% THC. For all intents and purposes, this cannabis was useless. Desperate to get some type of value out of this failed transaction, Mike began teaching himself to make hash oil with alcohol solvent, hoping he’d be able to re-infuse his bunk weed with the significantly more potent oil. That’s when he figured out the art and science of extraction and infusion processes, and sparked the idea that he might actually be onto something with his hash-dipped buds. Though he started out with trash bud, Mike soon implemented a strict policy of using only the highest quality flower in his creations. Caviar Gold uses ultra-premium indoor flower, while Caviar Silver is based on the same quality sun-grown flower. Momentum picked up quickly and the super popular product became a pop culture icon in its own right. By the time


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legalization began to sweep other states, the Caviar Gold brand of products was poised to be successful in literally any market. With 15 states currently writing their own regulations to add to the growing list of legal markets, Mike is now poised to license his brand literally anywhere marijuana is legal. His empire is a well-oiled cannabis production machine. He oversees the brand at large, and his licensees’ access to top-of-the-line extraction machinery, and the entire Caviar Gold venture produces more than 400,000 sticky and delicious Cavi Cone, joints every single month for the past four years. Community service lies at the heart of everything the Caviar Gold brand does, though like anything else in the industry, side-stepping regulations is the name of the game. For example, some states do not allow medical cannabis to be simply given away, even to patients in serious need. This is true of both Washington state and Nevada. The company donates a significant percentage of revenue to the Cancer Association of America, but typically they prefer to

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dive a little deeper by sponsoring the needs of the least fortunate medical cannabis patients in the communities they serve. Mike estimates that Caviar Gold has donated more than 480 million 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 collaborators or members of the Caviar Gold team. The single biggest educating moment of Mike’s career? “When I realized that cannabis is really medicine. As the Caviar Gold trend began to spread, I started seeing it help people firsthand - that’s when I knew I was onto 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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BY KARENA K. DUNN, ESQ.

THE 2017 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE More laws that pot smokers need to know Adults, over the age of 21, can not only use marijuana legally in Nevada, but now can purchase marijuana legally. Some legal hiccups almost delayed recreational dispensaries from opening on July 1; however, with the help of the Nevada Department of Taxation (the State office charged with overseeing the recreation marijuana program), recreational dispensaries opened as planned on July 1, 2017.

The 2017 Nevada Legislative Session could certainly go down in history as the “Marijuana Session”. For recreational and medical marijuana proponents, this session did a lot of good for the fledgling marijuana program here in Nevada. That said, there were a few marijuana related bills that never made it off the Governor’s desk, despite being passed by both houses of the Legislature.

In response to the legalization/regulation of recreational marijuana, the 2017 Legislature passed, or attempted to pass numerous laws that directly impact all pot smokers. Last month’s column discussed some of the laws that were passed that directly and indirectly affect recreational and medicinal users of marijuana. Here are some more:

SB 374 proposed to add opioid addiction to the list of qualifying conditions in order to be eligible for a medical marijuana card, and the bill further proposed to prohibit a professional licensing board from taking any action against one of their licensees for having a medical marijuana card or from using or possessing marijuana recreationally (outside of the workplace, of course). Both houses of the Legislature passed this bill; however, Governor Sandoval vetoed it.

AB 135 gets rid of urine tests to determine if a person is driving under the influence of marijuana. This new law mandates only blood tests will be used in marijuana DUI cases. The argument against urine tests being used in DUI cases, is that testing urine will only show that a person has consumed marijuana, not the level of THC in their system. This bill doesn’t change the limits of THC or marijuana metabolite in a person’s blood to be considered DUI. If a person has 2 nanograms of THC in their blood, a person is over the legal limit. The new law did change the type of marijuana metabolite that will be tested for in DUI cases. The new marijuana metabolites limit is the same as the previous metabolite, 5 nanograms; however, the argument is that the new metabolite that will be tested for is a better indicator of a person’s possible impairment. According to the testimony provided to the Legislature, this new marijuana metabolite leaves a person’s system a lot faster than the metabolite law enforcement previously tested for. While this is certainly a positive change for marijuana users, it is still very important for all users to understand that this new law does not change the “per se" limits for THC or marijuana metabolite. While adult recreational marijuana and medical marijuana is legal to use in Nevada, Nevada still has some of the toughest DUI laws in the Country. SB 396, which was passed and signed into law, allows for the growth and handling of industrial hemp and for the production of agricultural hemp seed. Individuals wishing to grow industrial hemp or produce agricultural hemp seed must register with the Nevada State Department of Agriculture. For registration requirements, please see SB 396 for all the details.

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AB 259 was a bill that would allow people who were previously convicted of possessing less than 1 ounce of marijuana or any other marijuana-related misdemeanor, to petition the Court to vacate their conviction and seal their records. The bill also proposed to give judges the discretion to vary from mandatory minimum sentencing requirements for people who are convicted of possession of controlled substances. Again, despite both houses of the Legislature passing this bill, the Governor vetoed it. As the State implements the new laws and regulations relating to recreational and medical marijuana, it is crucial for all pot smokers to be aware of all the laws, as ignorance of the law is no excuse.

Karena K. Dunn is a Criminal Defense Attorney who works with her Father at Larry K. Dunn & Associates. Karena and Larry defend clients in over 35 Courts across Nevada. Although they handle all criminal cases, the vast majority of their cases are DUIs (both alcohol & drug DUIs) & drug offenses.



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WHAT's IN A NAME? CANNABIS STRAIN AUTHENTICATION & CLASSIFICATION

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annabis has emerged from the black market with a lack of horticultural or agronomic standardized naming conventions. Instead, the use of acronyms and nonstandard abbreviations has made it increasingly difficult to have confidence about what is on the market and to make effective comparisons and has created additional uncertainty over the ability to trademark or patent strains. Why does this matter? How can a cannabis strain authentication and classification system be created? The first step toward authenticating cannabis cultivation would be to throw out the tradition of “strain” naming and replace it with the agronomic and horticultural convention of “cultivar” names. While plant varieties often occur in nature and breed true, cultivars are selected and cultivated by humans and usually must be propagated vegetatively for true-to-type clones. For example, the strain Blue Dream would become the cultivar Cannabis sativa cv. Blue Dream. The second step would be to associate a referenced chemotype and genotype with Cannabis sativa cv. Blue Dream. The combination of the Blue Dream cultivar name with its chemotype and referenced genotype would authenticate it. Coming in line with agronomic standards would help promote the legitimacy of the cannabis industry. In addition, consumers are willing to pay a premium for genotyped, authenticated flower. Various efforts have been underway toward classification schemes based on chemotypic data for cannabis that are currently being practiced—for example Leafly’s strain tiles, David Schacter’s Cannabis scope, Ethan Russo and Mark Lewis’ Phyto Facts that lead them to propose and describe three major “chemovar” superclasses based on phyto cannabinoid and terpene content to enable patients to easily visually distinguish particular attributes for optimal therapeutic impact. And genotypic-centric efforts at cannabis phylogeny are also underway by several groups including Phylos Galaxy, Medicinal Genomics’ Kannapaedia, and various academic groups including

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those of Johnathan Page and Nolan Kane. Both approaches— chemotypic and genotypic—are aimed to give cannabis consumers more confidence in what they are purchasing. What is now on the horizon is a classification approach using both chemoprofiling and gene profiling tied down to a formal registry of cannabis cultivars. Because of federal restrictions, the cultivar registry would have to be managed on a state-by-state basis. All stakeholders should participate, from growers to state departments of agriculture to scientists actively working in this area. State regulatory agencies will need to be active participants in creating and overseeing a cannabis registration. There are hopeful signs from the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) with their interest in forming a varietal hemp working group. The main barrier will be changing human behavior, given that cannabis variants have been introduced, named, and hybridized at will until now. I think the motivating event for adoption of a new nomenclature will occur in California, where recreational cannabis comes online in 2018. California will be the largest cannabis recreational market in the biggest agricultural economy in the United States. Cannabis cultivation will mature rapidly and a cannabis registry will be one important part of that process as the industry rapidly evolves toward big agriculture versus boutique cannabis growers; in both instances, cannabis cultivar authentication will be the key to success and keeping market share. We do not have a complete assemblage of the genes involved in what we believe are the pertinent pathways that contribute to the pharmacological activities of cannabis, nor do we have a complete picture of the human genetic variants that contribute to a therapeutic outcome. We can look to established agricultural commodity industries as models to see how new research findings, such as elucidating terpene pathways in the case of cannabis, or introduction of pestresistance in the case of wheat, can easily be incorporated, lead to registration of a new cultivar, and only strengthen the intellectual property position of specific cultivars. Marketing and branding will require a more reliable experience or therapeutic


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outcome, and, therefore, tighter controls on authenticating what is actually being grown and processed. Although a lot of information has been gathered by various cannabis labs and groups, because of the lack of standardization in analytical methods used to collect chemo profile data, one can never be fully confident with a cross analyses. Likewise, because of non-standardized sequencing approaches in genotyping, not all genetic sequence data are comparable. The reality is that a cultivar classification system or registry could serve as a framework or point of reference so that Blue Dream grown in Boston could be compared to Blue Dream grown in California. Cannabis cultivar registration would ideally require full sequencing and chemo profile data for the given cultivation technique. The registry would also serve the purpose of preventing the re-use of an already registered cultivar name.

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e all heard him whistling from the bathroom. A mindless melody so pleasant it reminded me of the orchestra of birds that sing and chirp each morning outside my bedroom. But it wasn’t morning, rather it was dusk. Mother had just walked in bearing a bottle of red wine, Aliya was

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sitting on the full sized bed we had moved to the living room weeks prior. It now served as the couch. His new bed was one of those rented hospital versions. It served his needs better now. Aliya sat cross-legged, her head down, knitting yet another hat for him. He was always cold. I stood in the small kitchen waiting for the grapeseed oil I had just poured into the cast iron skillet to shimmer indicating it was hot enough. Cut up chicken had been marinating in a buttermilk bath overnight, a mixture of dried herbs and spices merrily swimming in the tangy milk anticipating their future as supporting cast in this special meal. Steamed Yukon Golds sat at the ready in a large mixing bowl awaiting their mashing with more of the reserved milk. Onion and garlic powder, salt and pepper a good dollop of sour cream would be added to the potatoes making for the richest and creamiest of side dishes. He’s loved mashed potatoes since he was a baby. There was a jar of commercially prepared gravy sitting on the counter. A blatant indication of my inability to make gravy that doesn’t separate. A crisp green salad was chopped, tossed and wrapped, chilling in the fridge. He asked me to prepare this selection of comfort foods the day before. I pointed out digesting such a heavy meal would be nearly impossible considering his current state of health. But his heartfelt plea, accentuated by the look in those big brown eyes, expressed such desire, my logic faded. So I conceded. I wondered, as I moved pieces of chicken from tins of dry, wet, dry to the now hot oil, if my brother held the same fond food memory I did. As children, our father instigated several days dedicated to the picking, slicing, pitting and drying of apricots. At the end of these


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long days we were rewarded with a meal of KFC. Our entire family, including grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, reveled in this take-out feast of soggy fried chicken, one dimensional mashed potatoes, fluffy, air-like biscuits and too smooth gravy. But after a day of sweat, hard work and downright fun, this ending was always looked forward to and was always delicious. I never got around to asking Lawrence, but figured the memory must’ve dwelled somewhere inside him, as it did within me. As grown adults he was the healthiest among us. Lawrence held the most sensible approach to eating. He applied little if any dressing to his salads. Ate only steel cut oats with lots of nuts and fresh fruit mixed in for breakfast. Drank no alcohol and nary a piece of candy or dessert touched his lips. He consumed very little fat but rather ate tons of vegetables. So why was he the one struck with cancer? My siblings and I, regularly consumed pounds of sugar, plenty of carbs, an abundance of bad fats and me, the worst, with my go-to dinner of wine and M & M’s. If food really is medicine, why were we spared while my little brother suffered the inconvenience of cancer? How is it, the one who ate all the right foods, in the right quantities in addition to climbing on his bike to cycle miles upon miles along Skyline and beyond, end up sick? What kind of perfect storm raged undetected until we found ourselves standing behind and beside him as he faced-off chemotherapy, surgeries and more chemo? I still don’t have an answer to that question. But on this particular evening, now in his early 50’s, wheelchair bound with tubes and bags attached to his torso like a makeshift hula skirt, Lawrence puttered in his bathroom whistling a happy tune. It was clear to Mother, Aliya and I, he was eager to partake of a meal prepared just for him. The aromatic scent of chicken frying in hot oil, the sound of thick gravy burping and bubbling on the stove and eye-pleasing biscuits browning in the oven offered each of us a kind of emotional reprieve from the current reality. I had occasionally spent time visiting and helping my brother in months prior to this evening. But during the last three months of his life, I became a more prominent fixture in this gladiator’s arena in his fight against cancer. Between changing bags, physical therapy, doctor’s visits, errands and cooking, our days were very, very busy. However, by five o’clock each evening, my brother would wheel himself from his favoured spot, in front of the fireplace (an effort to warm his chilled bones) to a corner window and partake of his preferred medicine, Marijuana. As he gazed out the open window and lit his water pipe, he would call, “It’s time for your wine Webbie.” Webbie, a childhood nickname derived from Debbie when he was a toddler, unable to pronounce Deborah. My parents allowed for Debbie, but evidently, he couldn’t pronounce that either. He would open the window wide, waving his hand encouraging the smoke to wind its way to the street below. He did this to appease the home-visiting doctors, nurses and therapists who made it clear they didn’t condone smoking but understood the medicinal properties marijuana held for Lawrence and others like him. Especially in easing the pain and nausea my brother continuously suffered. That evening as Lawrence made his way to the window, calling out the wine bell for Mother, Aliya and myself, I watched as he inhaled

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deeply the herbaceous medicine. By the time Lawrence was finished and secured his pipe back in the cupboard, Mother, Aliya and I had plated up dinner, then gathered together on the bed-couch for a makeshift picnic. Lawrence rolled up alongside us and balancing his plate on his lap, turned on Judge Judy. The four of us commenced eating. Not even the scolding and admonishments from Judge Judy to those poor plaintiffs and defendants could drown out the “mmmm’s and yum’s” emanating from my brother and the others. I smiled from ear to ear, happy I could give my brother something he so wanted. It was a simple and small a gesture on my part but one with grand reward. I think of that night often. Mother can’t talk about it without crying. That night was the last time any of us heard Lawrence whistle. Fast forward almost a year after his passing, it suddenly occurs to me, I could’ve easily done more to ensure my brother’s food really did serve as medicine. I happened to be at a party with some friends. There was a woman I was introduced to whom I discovered went to the same junior college I attended, Foothill Junior College. And, crazy as those meetings can turn out to be, she had heard of me, but not as Deborah Viariseo rather as Cosmic Muffin (another nickname, given to me for obvious reasons, if you at all know me). Someone standing nearby overheard our conversation and laughed then teasingly asked, “So what kind of muffins were you cooking up?” That’s when it happened.

Bells went off in my head, lights, bells, and sirens, all of it. How could I not have thought to do that for Lawrence? Of course, back in those college days, I’d thrown half a “lid” into a package of dry brownie mix, added oil, water and an egg, then baked the mixture up according to package directions. I carefully frosted them with chocolate icing then dotted each brownie with an M & M so people would know they were “laced.” This was my signature contribution to many a college party. Those days were long gone, and it hadn’t occurred to me to cook with cannabis since. But in that moment, with the strobe light of ideas going off in my head, it was as if Lawrence were there asking me from wherever he was; “Yeah, what about those muffins?”

I PREFER TO FOCUS ON INFUSING FOODS THAT DO A BODY GOOD. For over three years now I have been experimenting and honing my skills as a Chef of Healing Foods. Taking cues from my brother, I prefer to focus on infusing foods that do a body good. Not just brownies, Rice Krispie treats, cookies and candies. Instead, I do my best to infuse foods that are healthy, more savory in nature. I prepare gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and of course, fried chicken. Whatever type of food is needed by those who have decided to integrate holistic medicine with traditional treatments. People who, like Lawrence, are suffering debilitating diseases, chronic pain or other maladies inhibiting their ability to fully think and function under conditions they are told is the “new normal.” It has been my experience during recent years, as I prepare a variety of infused foods, how much good ingesting medical Marijuana can do. From providing temporary pain relief in the form of a balm to reducing more severe pain from surgery and illness, bringing it to a level that is at least tolerable. Ingesting medical marijuana means no smoke in their lungs or the environment they spend their time in and seems to do a better job in alleviating nausea while increasing appetites. Many are already familiar with the famous Charlotte’s Web a hybrid strain created to reduce seizures in a young child. It is this same medicine that when ingested in the form of food can help with insomnia, allowing much needed sleep to sweep into their ailing bodies. And let’s not forget the added dose of joy certain strains of medical marijuana can provide, juxtaposing a kind of paradigm shift in the mind and therefore the spirit by inducing a chuckle or two. Laughter, a nearly forgotten response for many and their caregivers. How I wish I’d thought to do this for Lawrence when he was here. Instead I do it for others. Because I know for certain; Food Really Is Medicine. 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 in-home 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.

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COSMIC MUFFIN'S INFUSED FRIED CHICKEN INGREDIENTS FOR SEASONING:

* You should yield: 1- 1 ½ cups of this mixture 2 Tbsp cayenne pepper 6 Tbsp granulated garlic (not garlic salt) 3 Tbsp paprika 3 Tbsp onion powder 3 Tbsp Keif 2 Tbsp dark brown sugar 2 Tbsp kosher salt 1 Tbsp cracked pepper

INGREDIENTS FOR MARINADE

1 4lb. Whole chicken, cut into 8-10 pieces 4 Cups buttermilk – separated 2 Tbsp Frank’s Hot Sauce 1 Cup or bottle of dark beer - divided ¼ Cup of the Seasoning recipe (above)

Ingredients for Dredging Flour 2 Cups unbleached all-purpose flour ¼ Cup of the Seasoning recipe (above) Ingredients for Wet Mixture 1 Large or jumbo egg 1 Tsp baking powder ½ Tsp baking soda 1 Tbsp mustard

INGREDIENTS FOR SEASONING: ½ Cup of Seasoning Recipe (above) 1 Cup of reserved infused frying oil Kosher salt to taste

PROCESS: In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients for Chicken Seasoning, mixing well. Set aside. In a very large bowl, combine 3 cups of the buttermilk, hot sauce, ½ the beer and seasoning mix. Add chicken, making sure chicken pieces are completely submerged. Cover and place in fridge at least 4 hours or overnight. When chicken has done marinating, begin by placing a wire rack over a sheet pan, then set chicken pieces on rack to drain. Meanwhile, whisk together flour and seasoning mix in a cake or pie pan. In a separate cake or pie pan, whisk together the remaining 1 cup of buttermilk, the other half of the beer, egg, baking powder, baking soda and mustard. In a heavy cast iron skillet or Dutch oven, over medium heat, add about 2 inches of infused oil and heat to about 350 degrees. Begin by dipping the chicken pieces, one at a time, into the flour mixture, coating all sides, then into the egg mixture. Shake off excess then place chicken, skin down first, into hot oil. Do not overcrowd the skillet/pot. Fry chicken until a rich brown crust has developed before turning, about 15-20 minutes per side. If your pot/pan is too small to hold all the chicken, allow the oil to heat back up to 350 degrees before adding next batch. While chicken is cooking, add about 1 cup of the frying oil to what’s left of the seasoning mixture and whisk until smooth (this is your glaze). Transfer fried chicken pieces to a clean cooling rack, set over a sheet pan and brush with prepared glaze. Sprinkle chicken, while still hot, with a sprinkling of salt and serve hot or at room temperature. Makes 8-10 Servings: Approx. 35 mg THC per serving.

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TRUST YOUR DISPENSARY With recreational dispensaries now open, many of you are new readers to TAHOE Cannabis, and it's great to have you FINALLY with us. Lots and lots of people have worked tirelessly for many years to repeal cannabis prohibition. It's an honor and a privilege to live in a day when we finally get to see the fruit of all this work. Things will never be the way they used to. The days of buying whatever "the dude" has are gone. A quick hand off, not knowing what you're getting doesn't EVER need to happen again. EVERYTHING sold in Nevada dispensaries is 100% lab tested and those test results are how we determine what effects each strain will give you. Everything is pre-weighed and packaged in the state of Nevada. Budtenders make an hourly wage and do not get a percentage or a cut of what they sell. All product is under State surveillance from the minute it's planted to the second you take it out the dispensary door. Dispensary employees are not "pinching" your bag and they are not trying to rip you off! I personally have spent years now studying diseases and the benefits of terpene and cannabinoid profiles. I can't speak for all budtenders, but generally we are in this

Since recreational started, I've noticed a significant amount of people coming in and not utilizing all this education we have been working our asses off to learn. Listen, I understand, "I've been smoking forever", "my friend told me, and he's a big smoker", "I come from northern Cali", "I saw online . ..�, but, times have changed and things are very different now. You have been smoking, but you don't know what. In the past, you would not have know what it was grown with (pesticides, nutrients, or type of water), or typically whether it's a sativa or indica? I can't tell you how many people with anxieties and nervous conditions have swore to me they were told they should have a sativa strain only to come back and thank me for explaining myrcene and cbd and selling them an indica strain. The testing in Nevada is some of the most inclusive in the country. The results they provide allow us to steer you in the right direction to provide you what you really want and need. THC is only one part of cannabis. Yes, it's the part that gets you high, but there is so much more. Coming into a dispensary saying you just want the highest THC tells us you don't really know about terpenes and cannabinoids. Test results tell us exactly how a certain strain will make you feel. Let your budtender know what kind of high you're looking for (more of a head high, more body, more relaxing, more energetic, etc) and more than likely through reading the test results, we can get you exactly what you want and need. Again, times have changed. The person selling you "weed" is not someone sitting at home playing video games and pinching your bag!! We are people doing our best in a new frontier to find you what you need to feel the way you want. TRUST YOUR BUDTENDER! Let all this work we do really mean something.

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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BY KATHRYN VANEATON

8 Ways to Be a Responsible Stoner Parent Responsible Stoner? Not an Oxymoron.

own home. Nevada parents rejoice, but only in a

Getting high specifically to handle your kids? Seek help, asap. Therapy, telling your spouse, leaving the kids with a caretaker so you can sleep, beginning a conversation with your doctor. Being a parent is not an illness that the state accepts for medicinal marijuana use, so don’t treat it as such.Never be afraid to ask for help, often, it’s the most responsible thing a parent can do.

private non-showy way, because the legality of

KEEP YOUR HOME CLEAN

The passing of Nevada Marijuana Legalization, Question 2 has given you the right to blaze up for recreational purposes, from the comfort of your

marijuana does NOT make you immune to reports to CPS. Just like your guns in Walmart, your right to copious amounts of alcohol, your need to put your kids in beauty pageants; these are rights that I will never fight to take away from you. But one may only enjoy said rights within the confines of community safety. That means no matter how vigorously you want to exercise your right to smoke weed, you may not violate your child’s rights to safety and care. If your neighbor hates you and your plastic toys all over the lawn, and then smells you smoking weed on your back porch, well, a visit from child protective services should not shock you. CPS’ job is to treat reports as credible until investigated. They will want to look at your home and see your children. I imagine it would feel just about as shitty as things can feel. So, here are things to consider and carry out right away if not already. Remember: you cannot abuse marijuana and expect the law or society to consider you a responsible parent.

CHILDREN COME FIRST

Are they unkept, hungry, noticeably neglected? Are they being left alone often while you get high? These are serious no-no’s, and demonstrate to CPS a lack of ability to care for your children. Parental responsibilities are 24/7. That means if kiddo develops a 104 fever in the night you better be damn sure that you can care for them. Never put getting high in front of any child’s needs.

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Squalor and weed odor do not make you look like a good parent to CPS and it’s not good for your kids. Be responsible, keep your home at an acceptable level of cleanliness, and make this a standard across the board for all family members. We’re not talking about perfection here. A clean home means maintaining every family member’s personal hygiene, and maintaining the home in a way that is necessary for health and safety. Demonstrate tidiness and responsibility to your children by putting value and care into the state of your home. I don’t know about you, but my home is my favorite place on earth. My sanctuary from everything, with only the people I love most in it. I demonstrate my love for this sanctuary by keeping its maintenance a high priority. Avoid using cannabis in front of kids. This is a somewhat touchy one, specifically among medical marijuana patients such as myself. It’s hard to advocate dishonesty, especially when far worse things are legally being abused in our country. I also strongly believe that it is a very personal choice that is unique to every family's situation. There are families where a caretaker is extremely ill and relies on medical marijuana for life saving relief. Should those people be hiding their cannabis use? It’s simply not my place to say. For my household, I try to think of it as black and white as I can. Kids mimic. Kids become you. You become your parents. Such is life. The end. If you drink in front of your kids they will likely drink. If you smoke in front of your kids they will likely smoke. If you use marijuana around your kids they will likely use marijuana. When they are the amazing, accomplished, wise and joyful adults that we know they will become, they will be free to make their own choices. But as parents we take special care of them n ​ ow​, when they are young and vulnerable to influence.


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As such I advocate limiting marijuana use around young children to pretty much zero. That does not mean that I am hiding anything.I have given them age appropriate, truthful information about marijuana, but as a rule I do not physically smoke weed in front of them.

ONE PARENT AT A TIME

Children deserve a responsible caretaker at all times, so keep the hotbox sessions with your partner limited to date night. This makes it hotter anyway. CPS frowns on both caretakers of minors being under influence of any intoxicant.

DON’T DRIVE WHEN HIGH

For most parents, including the recreational weed smoker, this makes sense. For a daily medicinal user with tolerance like mine, this may make no sense (if I have a bunch of marijuana in my system, I still am likely not “high”). For someone with a chronic medical condition smoking high CBD strains everyday, it makes even less sense. All of that is for debating in a different article. Because I am writing this piece from a parental advice standpoint, you must understand that there is zero tolerance legally for driving high. It doesn’t matter that you’ve been smoking pot since the 70’s. And driving while stoned with your kids? That will invite an absolute world of misfortune upon you. Never do it.

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As a stoner parent you have far more to lose by loosening personal expectations. I have found that limiting accessibility to your supplies and adhering to personal guidelines for when it is and isn’t okay to use, only increases the effectiveness of your weed medicinally and recreationally. Keep your tolerance at a healthy level and nurture respect for your medicine and recreational practices by eschewing stereotypical stoner behavior. States that have legalized cannabis are given a unique freedom, and thus a role on the world’s stage. Keep Nevada a shining example by practicing safe marijuana use. Your kids will thank you for it, and so will your fellow responsible stoner parent. The Stoner Mom is a boo-boo kissing, classroomvolunteering, perma-stoned, supermom standing next to you at school pickup. Read more about her cannabis journey at thestonermom.com

KEEP YOUR STASH INACCESSIBLE TO CHILDREN

Lock it away, put it up high, whatever. This is responsible cannabis use 101. Lot’s of companies are making security a priority when it comes to cannabis storage. Check out all of the available brands that offer easy, lockable cannabis storage.

RESPECT AND KEEP GOOD RELATIONS WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS

Show your respect to voters on both sides and keep your marijuana use safe and discreet. Using marijuana in public is illegal, and annoying your neighbors with your smoke on their private property is disrespectful. I’m a big fan of not rocking the boat. No child needs to bear witness to community drama because of your pot use. Really. I absolutely cannot stand obnoxious drunks. Other people feel the same way about stoners. Be respectful.

KEEP YOUR STANDARDS HIGH

We all know how easy it is to slip into slovenly behavior, how quickly taking shortcuts can become routine. Being stoned can relax your personal expectations when it comes to rule following. Always revisit your personal standards. Share them with your spouse or co-parent to keep yourself accountable. Remember that the focus for CPS is not to infringe on your rights, but to ensure the environmental health that children live in.

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Nevada Dispensaries >>>MEDICINE GREEN LIFE PRODUCTIONS Cherry Chem

I just got off the phone with Steve Cantwell, Master Grower at GLP. We bullshitted about the lineup of new Green Life strains, and it just so happens… I get to wrap my lungs around something before the champ. Sweet. Man, this jar smells bomb. I twisted up the first backroll to save for me and Steve to enjoy the next time we chill. This one here is all mine. Straight to the head. This one has very minimal myrcene in it, so it's a day-tripper. Don't smoke it at night unless you're on a night shift. Let the cherry-lime tones uplift you. Then open your eyes and see something beautiful. THC- 20.52% Caryophyllene- 2.634 mg/g Delta 3 Carene- 2.326 mg/g b-Pinene- 2.265 mg/g Ocimene- 1.433 mg/g Humulene- 1.421 mg/g

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GREEN LIFE PRODUCTIONS Baby Js - New Assortment

Yo yo yo!!! Another exciting month of “What’s New” kicks off with a GLP announcement. By popular demand, ALL of their strains will be packaged in GLP collectible tins. Each tin contains 6 tightly-rolled Baby J's. Each baby spliff contains 0.3g of fine cannabis, packed into a mini RAW cone, and neatly packaged for your enjoyment. Baby J's are small, but expect to get a minimum of 10 daddy-sized rips on these little monsters. They are perfect for a quick, solo dolo, so step outside and blow one. And hey, if you are being pursued, and have to flick your Baby J out with the wind, at least it's not half your bag.

GREEN LIFE PRODUCTIONS Travel Joint

I've been criticized by a few for taking my show on the road. I declare that I am not alone. In fact, I bet most people go outside to smoke out those good habits, which is technically illegal, right? Get outta here tellin’ on me. Let it rest! I don't always travel with weed. But when I do, I prefer Green Life Travel Joints. In fact, I store ALL of my joints in a GLP Travel Joint Baby J's tin. It looks like an Altoids tin, so the untrained, alcoholic, cigarette-smoking, hypocrites will probably just ask you for a mint, if they say anything about it at all. 16 mg/g of Myrcene, holy shit! I should be asleep. Outstanding cast of terps! THC-21.73% CBGA- 4.3 mg/g Limonene- 19 mg/g Myrcene- 16.647 mg/g Pinene (a+b)- 4.612 mg/g Linalool- 4.311 mg/g Humulene- 1.771 mg/g


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PRODUCTS

DESERT GROWN FARMS Venom OG

This would make some splendid oil. This cannabis flower is so sticky that you could press a nug up against a wall, and it very likely will stay stuck up there on account of the sick, stickiness oozing from the plant’s heart. What is up with this strain? It plain takes away your pain, and leaves an insane stain on your brain. I can't complain. Time to splurge. No constraints, no complaints. Ride the snake! THC- 22.9% CBG- 1.1% Limonene- 2.9 mg/g Myrcene- 2.9 mg/g Terpinolene- 2.0 mg/g

DESERT GROWN FARMS Black Afghan

DESERT GROWN FARMS Jack By: Billy Jack Hewitt

Find me in the Desert Grown Farms, frolicking freely in the fertile fields of the Black Afghan, where I frequently feast on fluffy flowers for fun. Now, I'm stuck in this F-word puzzle, how bout a muzzle for my brain? I can't contain what my mind finds amusing. I'm just cruising and perusing for what's good. You're losing if you don't follow me closely. I'm choosing to swallow you up. This 22% THC herb is loaded with my favorite terpene, myrcene. Enjoy the heavy blanket. THC- 22.21% Myrcene- 6.49 mg/g a-Pinene- 1.85 mg/g Ocimene- 1.25 mg/g

WOW! C 29.56% TH

Jack be nimble Jack be quick I grabbed a nug and took a phat hit. I love a good sativa to start the day but it's 11pm on a Tuesday night, WTF is wrong with me? Oh well. I feel the creative burst of energy and I'm seriously motivated! Desert Grown Farms has this Jack all jacked-up, doing jumping jacks. The label is so sick and psychedelic, to match the sweet honey sap aroma that lies beneath. I'm loving these fat, dense nugs and snowy crystals. I'm a major fan, real talk. Go get this shit ASAP so you can get shit done! Yo Shehan… What's up next? I'm ready for whatever. THC- 20.9% Terpinolene- 3.5 mg/g Ocimene- 1.5 mg/g Caryophyllene- 1.1 mg/g

REMEDY LA OG

Let's move on from this junction, and get to the next cannabis function. Hit the gas, let's get going! Grab your keys. These trees are the bees knees. Smell the LA OG in the breeze? Geez, don't tease, seize the moment. I'm faded. I have an appetite for destruction. Don't expect it to rhyme next time when I drop a dime. Just sayin’ bro. I wrote this with my eyes closed using voice dictation without any frustration. THC- 29.56% Myrcene- 9.9 mg/g Caryophyllene- 3.244 mg/g a-Pinene- 1.323 mg/g

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SHANGO A-Dub

30% is incredible! I developed some self-induced anxiety when I saw this label. I couldn't just rip open the bag and twist one up, but I sure wanted to. The fact that I'd have to wait until I made it to my Smoke Dungeon built up some serious anticipation. Okay, WOW! This is intense! After just a couple rips off of this dooby, I can already say that I'm going back for more. The gasoline flavor revs up my engine, and it appears to be spiked with octane! Do a couple laps around the Shango track. they are on Boulder Highway, listed on our map. Dang, how long am I going to feel this amazing? Get to blazing! A-DUB! THC- 30.7% Myrcene- 2.34 mg/g

Limonene- 8.56 mg/g Caryophyllene- 1.79 mg/g

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>>>WHAT'S NEW KABUNKY Strawberry Fields

Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see. Skipping through the Strawberry Fields, gathering what's good while taking life and everything for granted. Maybe you should stop and smell the strawberries. Go ahead, pluck one and enjoy the fruits of life. Twist up this Kabunky flower when you need a little power. The high lasts for at least an hour. “You're good?” What's that mean anyway? Say what you mean. I reward myself and the end of days with weed because I was good. Grab some KABUNKY Strawberry Fields. You deserve it, if you were good. Smoke it up, you should. I know I would.

KABUNKY Grape Stomper

MATRIX Slymer

THC- 20.8% Myrcene- 2.74 mg/g Limonene- 0.25 mg/g

THC- 17.083% Terpinolene- 16.1 mg/g Terpinene- 13.12 mg/g Myrcene- 6.271 mg/g Ocimene- 4.596 mg/g

You can tell exactly what this is, without reading the label. If you are a Grape-head like me, then this is one flavor you will never forget. One experience with Grape Stomper, and you'll be looking for it forever. Yielding over 20%THC has been a regular thing with Kabunky. Another daytime strain. Smoke this flower to gain a competitive advantage while playing PlayStation. You won't burn out, or sink into the couch. Unless you are a lightweight, then all bets are off. Stomper would kick your ass. Poor thing, better train your lungs harder.

THC- 22.55% CBD- 0.14% Myrcene- 5.30 mg/g Limonene- 0.33 mg/g

MATRIX Shiskaquine

MATRIX Sugar Tits

These Sugar Tits feel terrific. We had to go plural with it because we smoked a couple of hooters. Y'all knew this one was going to be fun when you read the title. I must say, I was pretty uncomfortable putting my hands all over the Matrix Sugar Tits. I have been married for 21 years, and I don't condone anyone paying for sex, but you should definitely pay for a little squeeze. And don't feel guilty, cuz we are talking about cannabis. I can only imagine that these little flowers are nice and firm, but we didn't actually see these nugs in the raw cuz they were already twisted up into spliffs. You survived that BillShit. Good game. Smack!

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THC- 20.772% Caryophyllene- 6.34 mg/g

Sour lime hits you the first time you dig into it. And, it keeps punching you in the face until you can't forget about it. I love this strain. I haven't come across anything that Matrix has produced that isn't bomb, but this one is up there on the top shelf with DosSi-Dos and Mendo Breath. The sativa properties stand up tall and loud, delivering instant energy to get your day started. This is a perfect strain for those who need to become more social. Open up to someone, and see what's good.

Myrcene- 13.05 mg/g Pinene (a+b)- 4.33 mg/g

With barely any THC in it, I was eager to try this strain on an empty head, so I could scrutinize the effects of CBD, myrcene, and caryophyllene together, without the psychedelic properties of THC. Here's what I found… Much to my surprise, I am high. I need to rethink everything I gave THC credit for. There happens to be many terpenes responsible for physical and emotional medical benefits, and I'm convinced that I'm “high” from the entourage compilation of myrcene, caryophyllene, and CBD. My feeling is not very psychoactive, but my head is a little dizzy and floating. I've enjoyed this feeling for at least a half hour now. I wonder if I'd be able to pass a random employment drug test if I all I smoked was Shiskaquine. Send us your feedback: info@vegascannabismag.com. CBDA- 10.92% THC- 0.58% Myrcene- 4.59 mg/g Caryophyllene- 2.734 mg/g Pinene (a+b)- 1.711 mg/g Humulene- 1.089 mg/g


PRODUCTS MOXIE Maui Wowie

Screw this on for size. Moxie helped load up The Weekend Box with what is arguably the best score within its contents. Maui Wowie is a classic favorite strain. Man, this shit tastes absolutely wonderful, and so much like fruit punch that I wouldn't be surprised if The Kool Aid Man busted down my wall and rattled off his “Oh Yeahhhh!” for me. I'm all about it! THC- 61.20% CBD- 0.13% Limonene- 2.07 mg/g

MOXIE Exclusive OG Live Resin Sauce

Ooohwie! Shit, Moxie continues to put out some of Nevada’s best concentrates. Taste the elegant sauce and become a boss. With 87% THC, and over 7mg of myrcene, your head, body and everywhere in between will feel “the lean”. Hit the gas, and get your ass out there to and find some of this Exclusive OG Live Resin Sauce at a Nevada dispensary today! THC- 87.44% CBD- 0.08% Myrcene- 7.19 mg/g Limonene- 2.69 mg/g Caryophyllene- 1.41 mg/g

MOXIE Kiss of CBD

Outstanding, all-around product here. There's a lot going on within this tiny little box. 88% cannabinoids, showcasing a 3:1 THC/CBD ratio. I love that. The cherry flavor of CBD is definitely there, but it doesn't dominate the palate. Open it up. Go on, get a whiff. Don't be stiff. Loosen up, McFly, I already gave it a try. The caryophyllene is pretty flippin’ high, so you shouldn't stress or cry. Also say buh-bye to pains and sore joints, that myrcene hits all those painful points. THC- 64.67% CBD- 23.57% Myrcene- 14.12 mg/g Limonene- 5.84 mg/g Caryophyllene- 5.43 mg/g

TERPEX Bio-Jesus Live Raw Sugar

TERPEX Agent Orange Live Raw Sugar

Erik and Josh are killin’ it for TERPEX. What an assortment of awesome products they are blasting. The new label additions are a major upgrade. I hate writing the names on the jars with a Sharpie. Agent Orange is a solid 85%er with almost 4% of myrcene that is sure to kick your “pain in the ass” right square in the ass. The 1.2% of a-pinene gives a boost to your respiratory system by bronchodilating your lungs’ capillaries. Asthma has met its match. Good batch! THC- 85.1% CBD- 3.54% Myrcene- 38.37 mg/g a-Pinene- 12.33 mg/g b-Pinene- 5.653 mg/g

Sweet Mary Jane, this sugar is so sweet-smelling. The myrcene packed in this tasty treat is stacked up so high that it's tough to beat. Wanna hear some other shit that's neat? The terps listed on the lab sheet will help you deplete a fleet of stressful situations, making anxiety and depression take a seat. BioJesus sat me down. Use Bio-Jesus to reduce pain (myrcene) and stress/ anxiety/fear (caryophyllene/linalool). The end is near...

TERPEX Fire OG x Gorilla Glue

THC- 87.5 mg/g Myrcene- 35.81 mg/g Caryophyllene- 9.937 mg/g Linalool- 7.186 mg/g

THC- 73.84% Myrcene- 39.92 mg/g Limonene- 38.51 mg/g Caryophyllene- 29.72 mg/g

Holy shit! Look at the numbers on this concentrate. Hold everything. Wait, I can't let terps of this rate marinate on my plate. This Terpex FOGG looks and smells amazing. Let's dab. Step right up and see how nice it feels in here. The Gorilla is on fire. This is your fate. Don't escalate your hate, just try and relate. #jurisdiction #stayinyourlane #pestmanagement


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>>>THC • CBD • CBN AMA Queens Gold Budder

Where did this come from? It was love at first scent, and I knew I would dig it by the way I locked the jar onto my nose. I smelled it for 10 minutes before taking a sip from the rig. It was actually a big swig, not a sip, and I'm dizzy. My eyes are involuntarily crossed up and rolling to the back of my head, not from the THC, but from the myrcene instead. Damn, 1%. Beautiful terpene entourage AMA. Queens Gold is up there with the best of em’. Let's compare it to the rest of em’. THC- 70.2% Myrcene- 10.81 mg/g Caryophyllene- 10.12 mg/g Humulene- 4.72 mg/g Limonene- 4.45 mg/g a-Pinene- 2.68 mg/g Linalool- 2.7 mg/g

VADER AK 47 Badder

AK 47 is not for pussies. Quit cryin’ about me dabbing in public. Those of you that complain about that need to stay away from this manly product. People worried about me like I was in some sort of crisis. Get a grip, I've been packin Vader AK47 heat. So don't worry about me, worry about yourself. I'm protected with a loaded gun, AK47 on my hip, and I got spare rounds of Vader in every pocket. Once you get riddled with AK 47, you'll think you've died and gone to heaven. Don't crap out. Shoot a 7 or 11. THC- 70.55% CBN- 2.17% Myrcene- 10.47 mg/g Caryophyllene- 6.995 mg/g Pinene (a+b)- 3.978 mg/g Limonene- 3.608 mg/g

VADER Venom OG Live Sugar VADER The Clarity Cherry AK Distillate

Tasty like a Wild Cherry mixed with a little Mary. It might look a little hairy, but trust me it's not that scary. In fact, it's quite the contrary. I prefer to carry truckloads of Vader, but I can't fit all of that in my pockets. Somehow it talks its way out. Chalk another one up for Vader, in the Nevada Top Ten. THC- 73.6% CBG- 1.575% CBN- 1.698

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Shit yes! I was snake-bitten and left for dead when I took this shit to the head. Now I'm frozen stuck, and ready for bed. I'll be hitting this at night from now on. Listen to what I just said, or you'll be all red and filled full of lead. This sugar is an excellent choice for a day off. Get some in your lungs, and sink into the couch. THC- 80.66% CBD-0.258% Limonene- 10.21 mg/g Caryophyllene- 9.93 Humulene- 3.14 mg/g Linalool- 3.9 mg/g

VADER The Clarity Super Tangie Distillate

I got my phalanges on some Vader Super Tangie Distillate. You can pistol it right from the glass container. Squirt it right into a perfect temp banger. It's juicy, and makes excellent work of my brain. I don't feel that every-day pain, nagging and dragging me down. Not this medicine. I have The Clarity. Go to the dispensaries, and stop asking if I can spare any. Save them pennies and eat at Denny’s. Ask for George. THC- 75.9% Limonene- 23.88 mg/g a-Pinene- 3.03 mg/g Terpinene- 1.76 mg/g Myrcene- 1.24 mg/g b-Pinene- 0.78 mg/g

GIDDY UP Sour Cherry Live Resin Terp Sauce

This flavor has grabbed ahold of me tightly, daily and nightly. Will my desire ever stop? Yo, I don't know. To the extreme, I rock a rig like a vandal. Light up a torch, and heat up a banger. Dab! This is my personal, absolute favorite Nevada-produced concentrate. It has the most attractive smell, one that really grips the memory. Sour Cherry Live Resin Terp Sauce also has a hypnotizing taste that matches the look and scent. Drive your ass to the nearest dispensary and snag this invigorating 80% THC, dabbable product. You'll flip your lid. THC- 80% Caryophyllene- 3.7 mg/g Humulene- 1.2 mg/g Myrcene- 1.2 mg/g Linalool - 1.1 mg/g/g


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MATRIX Girl Scout Cookies Trim Run Shatter

I could eat a whole box of Girl Scout Cookies. And, after dabbing this shatter as my dessert following breakfast for dinner, I could polish off two boxes. Throw in a half gallon of milk, and consider it in muh belly. Get in my belly! Matrix put out a nice variety of new products this month. You can't go wrong with any of it, trust me. The taste of this shatter is spectacular. It's the full-flavor hybrid that you expect from the name, with a little extra sugar on top. THC- 71.27% CBD- 0.195% Myrcene- 3.58 mg/g Caryophyllene- 3.20 mg/g Humulene- 1.19 mg/g

MATRIX Mad Scientist Trim Run Shatter MATRIX Sour Starfighter OG Trim Run Shatter

What a photogenic shatter. Words don't really matter when it looks this presentable. When it's all dabbed up, we can still visit that shot in the mag, Sour Starfighter has that Vegas swag that you look for in a bag. Hustle down, don't lag. Pay the price printed on the tag. Go home and take a drag. Give your tail a reason to wag. THC- 72.95% CBD- 0.221% Caryophyllene- 5.19 mg/g Myrcene- 4.42 mg/g Limonene- 2.31 mg/g

MATRIX Sour Diesel x OG CO2 Extracted Cannabis Oil

Click that torch, it's time to do this. I've been wanting a banger full of oil all day, and I deserve this. Yeah, dabbing on the spot is easier now, with these glass syringes. The Matrix CO2 distillate does the trick too. This cannabis oil offers an abundance of medicinal terpenes, and it can be ingested or applied to your skin topically. Drop it in a wax pen for a quick on-the-go rip. Nobody should go through life without feeling great. Vaporizing concentrates is healthier than combusting flowers. You need it, and don't know it yet. Don't deny the Matrix! THC- 64.29% Myrcene- 3.57 mg/g Limonene- 9.03 mg/g Caryophyllene- 5.52 mg/g

I just left the Matrix Science Lab, and it's time to report my findings. White smoke and mirrors filled the room with mystery and I knew I was watching them create history. I saw quite a few bosses in lab coats, but I'm pretty sure I ran into the “Mad Scientist” himself, Evan Marder. This dude is a self-starter, and he works harder than most growers I know. His work speaks for itself. The entire Matrix team gets kudos for concocting such a delectable tasting shatter that's loaded with CBD & THC. This might slow you down a bit if you're not used to a stacked deck. Will the Matrix Mad Scientist please stand up. I got your dabs ready for you. Let's get one in. CBD- 39.15% THC- 28.94% Myrcene- 5.39 mg/g Caryophyllene- 2.97 mg/g a-Pinene- 2.39 mg/g

MOXIE The Pulp Live Resin Sauce

Moxie somehow made a zestful orange sauce that smells more like an orange than an orange does, itself. All I can think of when I smell this invigorating medicine, is Tropicana Orange Juice, with The Pulp, of course. Hence the name… And if you analyze lab results like I do, note the nearly 1% myrcene mixed with the 0.5% cancer fighting, terpinolene. Both of those terps are sedating. Caryophyllene eases stress and anxiety. The Pulp Live Resin Sauce by Moxie is BOSS!!! THC- 83.7% CBD- 0.11% Terpinolene 5.02 mg/g

Myrcene- 9.14 mg/g

Limonene- 5.99 mg/g

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>>>TERPENES CANNA HEMP Diamond OG CBD Dabs EVERGREEN Coconut Macaroon

One giant bite. That's what these are. I could seriously eat a plate of these with a pot of coffee, no sweat. The instructions read that there are actually 6 bite size servings, but could you really imagine me rationing a large cookie for nearly a week. Nope, me neither. You can handle ingesting 55mg of THC. Those are just suggested servings. Free country. Eat the whole thing if you want to. So what. No one ever died from eating a cannabis-infused macaroon, even if someone like me overstuffs their face. Don't worry bout me, dear, nobody's choking here. Cuz we’re not joking. Serving Size - 1/6 macaroon Total THC- 54.83 mg 6 Servings Per Pouch THC Per Serving- 9.13 mg

KABUNKY Grape Chew Gummies

EVERGREEN ORGANIX Marshmallow Hard Candies

I sampled these pink dandies without even reading what flavor they were. I didn't have to, because these were screamin’ fresh cotton candy like I was at the carnival. And pretty soon things became surreal… Step right up, get your cotton candy declared a tall man riding a circus bear. Where the hell are we? The Tonopah Fair? Bill, you need to share. Don't despair, I’ll share. I have an Evergreen Hard Candy to spare, fight it if you dare. Don't bite it. #selfcontrol Total THC- 56.40 mg Total CBD- 6.20 mg THC Per Serving- 28.20 mg CBD Per Serving- 3.10 mg 2 Servings Per Pouch Caryophyllene- 0.027 mg/g

Mmmm. Nice texture! About 30 minutes ago, I scarfed up 6 of the 10 gummies in the tin for a quick 50mg of infused THC to the head. Cool, my eyes are droopy, and my shoulders are schloopy. Yup, I'm a Grape Chew Gummies groupie. Wooptie-dooptie, I'm feelin kinda looptie. Goodness gracious guys, great going with the Grape Gummies, I’m a big fan. Patients only at Nevada Medical Marijuana Dispensary on St. Rose in Henderson.

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Total THC Per Package - 83mg THC Per Serving - 8.3mg

The consensus is in. I love this stuff. It smells amazing, and tastes incredible. Canna Hemp uses crystalline CBD derived from hemp in Sweden, and combines that with authentic cannabis terpenes extracted from a local medical marijuana establishment. These CBD dabs contain 0% THC, so it's perfectly legal for anyone to stock it in their business. Look them up for a free sample if you are interested in distributing, and tell em Large Marge sent you! CBD- 88.089%

CBDV- 3.99%

CANNA HEMP Tangerine Dream CBD Dabs

So you want to dab, but you don't want to fail a drug test if you get popped with a random. I get it. And so does Canna Hemp, a local company that has created a new line of dabbable products without THC. This crystalline is beautiful all the way around. The CBD content activates any THC running through your veins. And, it’s made with authentic cannabis terpenes, which offers a hell of a head change. Medical symptoms can be offset with terpenes. CBD- 84.537% CBV- 2.79%


>>>EDIBLES

SHANGO Watermelon Lolly Rox

Pop a Lolly Rox candy in your mouth, and get your rocks off! These used to be Lollipops, until the state stepped in and said, “No more sticks on candies!” What the hell is the difference? If adults don't properly store their medicine, and a child has access to their meds, why does a stick matter? That's a lame rule. SMH Lolly Rox taste great, and help you chill. And a candy without a stick is easier to hide at work. So let's keep shit real. You ain't gotta lie to kick it. People eat edibles anywhere, smoke weed everywhere, and dab wherever they can. Excellent product here, Shango. Love the candy mold. Let's make some “stickless” dice candies next! One Serving: Total THC- 10.06mg Total Limonene- 0.15mg

MANNA MOLECULAR Transdermal Patch

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REMEDY CAPSULES Sage Serenity Capsules

Here you go. No need to smoke or ingest cannabis to experience the miraculous medicinal properties. We introduce the Manna Molecular Transdermal patch. It smells like Ben Gay, and feels terrific on sore muscles. The label says it takes 2 hours to experience full effects, but I felt it loud and clear after just a few minutes. I even moved it around to different places on my body. My knees appreciated the shit out of it. How much are these stick-ums? I could enjoy the benefits of Manna Molecular Transdermal Patches.

This is a product created for women. If the hot pink bottle wasn't a big enough clue, let me spell it out for you… I did not try these pills. Although, these capsules do not contain hormones and are safe for male consumers. Remedy thinks about their female patients and made this product to provide pain relief and mood enhancement to women during pre-menstruation, menstruation, and pre-menopause.

THC- 11.4 mg CBD- 13.6 mg CBN- 360 mg THCV- 307 mg Ocimene- 0.312 mg Terpinene- 0.299 mg Cymene- 0.182 mg

Standardized for microdosing and offering long term benefits & improvements to your well-being, this is a perfect amount of THC with CBN to send my wife into a blissful hibernation.

TROKIE Microdose Capsules

These microdosable, mini-capsules are made by a doctor with a passion for using cannabis as medicine. Using all natural ingredients is second-nature for a brand like Trokie. These capsules are filled with cannabis oil, organic coconut oil, and anhydrous hemp oil. That's it! No need to complicate shit, no funky preservatives or unnecessary additives. This IS medical marijuana. These capsules will help your body on a cellular level. THC- 96.50 mg Caryophyllene- 0.9 mg Limonene- 0.7 mg Myrcene- 0.7 mg

CBD- 8.9%

THC- 4.04%

Gold Capsules

THC- 5.74% CBN- 0.6mg/g CBD- 0.3mg/g JBO Capsules Cannabis-infused, water-soluble capsules, each containing a 2:1 ratio of CBD/THC. Ingesting cannabis is the best path to helping your body heal and correct medical problems. They work as a long-term method to heal deficiencies and feed your cannabinoid system. Feed your CB receptors the fuel they need. Silver: CBD- 6.45% Regular: CBD- 2.02%

THC-0.63% THC- 1.12%




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1 Bones, Wings & Shiny Things Cannabis Leaf Hair Clip Looking for the perfect hair accessory for your next cannabis event? This hair pin is perfect. Made from a real cannabis leaf, it's the ideal way for you to show your love of the plant in a cute yet subtle way. Made locally and sold on Bones, Wings & Shiny Things' Etsy site. etsy.com/shop/BonesWingsShinyThing/

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Huni Badger A Nevada company that absolutely deserves props for a fantastic electronic nectar collector. Featuring one of the highest quality vape cases we’ve seen. The air flow is exceptional, with a fantastic terp tasting adventure soon after. Your weekend could only be 420 times better with the Huni Badger. Price: $189 | hunibadger.com

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Bones, Wings & Shiny Things Squirrel Penis Dab Tool Well, well, well. Look what we have here. It's a fancy dab tool designed out of bone by a local, Vegas artist who also makes jewelry, pipes, and all sorts of unique collectibles. The squirrel bone is actually called a “baculum” which is present in most placental mammals and all male primates except humans. It's located above the male urethra, and it's purpose is to help penetration and maintain an erection during intercourse. Now the baculum gets inserted into my banger, but just the tip, lol. The Squirrel Penis Dab Tool has instantly become a ceremonial ritual in the Vegas Cannabis Smoke Dungeon. Every squirrel has his day. Who's down for some Squirrel Dick Dabbing? #squirreldickdabs on IG for fun etsy.com/shop/BonesWingsShinyThing/


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The Vapor Slide V-1 is a high-quality, durable, dual-purpose vaporizer that works either independently or with a water-pipe. It's small and discrete with a robust feel, larger battery, pass through USB charging and higher amperage making Vapor Slide the perfect hybrid between pen vaporizer and dab rig. Price: $99.99

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Sour Glass makes bitchin-looking, heavy duty glass bongs that fit in your grip like a pistol in its’ whip. All of their bongs and rigs have an incredible draw. That's why I love their shit‌ fat, clean rips. Sour Glass is produced in San Diego, and only sells at wholesale prices to businesses. They are eager to find new smoke shops, dispensaries, or other store that assists with cannabis consumption. For wholesale pricing, call 702/589-1282. twistedglasshouse.com

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Dazed & Aged T-Shirts Dazed & Aged custom screen prints on shirts and clothing at an exceptional price. They purchase large lots of shirts and clothing to screen print on, so their available stock is ever-changing. They can hunt down what you want and accommodate custom requests. Here's a deal for the Vegas Cannabis Industry...Get 100 standard size, one-color shirts made for just $420. Call the bossman, David at (323)5343036. #hedabs Facebook.com/dazedagedclothing

7 Official Genius King Size Rolling Papers The only intelligent rolling paper on the market just got smarter. Now you can twist up a fatty without putting an inferior substance in your lungs. All Genius Papers are hand-crafted in Spain using a perfect blend of rice and hemp. Twist up your mustache to that, Einstein. Available at local smoke shops and dispensaries


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or many novice cannabis consumers, the dispensary can be an intimidating place full of unfamiliar products. Concentrates are becoming an increasingly popular consumption method and have created an entire subculture within the cannabis community. Cannabis concentrates or extracts are refined products that contain high amounts of cannabis oil with little to no plant matter. Unfortunately, concentrated cannabis products have received some negative attention from people unfamiliar with how they are used or produced. Furthermore, concentrates made from butane extractions have been vilified in part due to YouTube videos of explosions and house fires caused by amateur extractors who do not have the proper equipment or training to work with hydrocarbon solvents. While concentrates do contain high levels of cannabinoids including THC and terpenes, they are sold and consumed in much smaller quantities than cannabis flowers or edibles. Concentrates come in a variety of consistencies and can serve many purposes. Products such as butters, shatters, rosins, crumbles, saps, and sugars are known for their unique textures and exceptional taste profiles. Disposable vaporizer cartridges and vape oil syringes also contain extracted oils and distillates. They may contain synthetic ‘candy’ flavors, natural or synthetic terpenes, or may not have a flavor at all (raw distillate). Most of these products can be consumed quite discreetly. Concentrates and high potency oils are extracted from cannabis buds, trim, and sugar leaves using physical and/or chemical techniques. These products can range in color from yellow to golden to brown or amber. The highest purity concentrates (full melt) can be vaporized in a pen or dabbed, while less pure forms (half-melt) can be smoked on a screen, added to a bowl of flower, or mixed with tobacco to create a spliff. When consumed, full melts leave behind virtually no residue whereas half-melts leave behind some ash or plant matter residue. The following is a guide to introduce consumers to the various types of products available and how they are made. It is important to note that the terms solvent free, non-solvent, and solventless can carry a wide variety of meanings since there is no industry standard for this terminology. Understanding the products and how they are made can help consumers understand what is available so they can make the appropriate choice.

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NATURAL EXTRACTIONS: Natural extracts use tools like sieves, screens, and temperature to isolate the resins within the plant. No solvents are used in the processing of these concentrates. Kief, dry sift, rosin, water/ice hash, and hashish are forms of natural extracts that can be found on the shelves of Nevada dispensaries. Hashish – The oldest form of cannabis extract and is referenced in texts that are over 1,000 years old. This extraction method uses hand agitation to break open trichomes and collect the resin inside. There are multiple techniques to achieve this. One method calls for breaking the buds by hand and rubbing them between the fingers. The resins will accumulate on the hash makers hands. Once enough has accumulated, the hashish is scraped together and pressed into bricks or balls. Hashish is a half melt product with potency ranging from 30-70% THC. Kief – The accumulation of small particles and trichomes that fall off a bud. Kief can be collected using screens like that on the bottom of a multi-chamber grinder. Kief is considered a half-melt and potency typically ranges from 20-60% THC. Dry Sift - An extremely pure form of kief obtained by sieving the plant material through a series of screens until only the trichome heads remain. Dry sift is a full melt product that can produce a potency over 90% THC, if well-made. Rosin – Oils are removed from plant material using only heat and pressure. Rosin has become one of the most popular forms of concentrate as it can be made at home with certain hair straighteners. The major draw towards rosin is that it is made without any solvents, the process is easy to understand, and the flavor profile is preserved quite well. Rosin is a full melt product with potency ranging from 60-90% Water/Bubble Hash – This form of extraction utilizes cold water and agitation to remove the resin glands from plant material. In many cases, whole plants are submerged into an ice bath and stirred. After the trichomes have been removed from the plant, the water and trichomes are poured through a series of screens. The water passes through and the bubble hash is left behind. Bubble hash can come in many varieties and qualities. Bubble hash can be full melt or half melt depending on screen size and technique. THC levels can range from 25-85%. SOLVENT BASED EXTRACTIONS: A solvent is a liquid that has the ability to dissolve another substance. Solvent-based extractions are a highly efficient way to separate cannabinoids


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and terpenes from cannabis. Solvent-based extractions dissolve cannabinoids and terpenes, and post-extraction refinement steps such as straining and purging are used to further remove plant material and extraction solvents. Potency and terpene content can widely vary for these products, although they are all full melt concentrates. Potency can range from 40-99% while total terpenes can be concentrated to levels as high as 30%.

Hydrocarbon Solvent Based Extracts - Hydrocarbons are molecules made of hydrogen and carbon. They are the base for most fossil fuels. Butane, propane, and ethanol are the most commonly used hydrocarbon solvents in cannabis extraction. Many people worry about the dangers of ingesting these solvents, but testing regulations in Nevada ensure that no product is released for sale if it does not pass stringent safety testing. A properly purged hydrocarbon extract should not worry consumers as it contains little to no solvent residue. Hydrocarbon extracts are also being used to isolate highly pure THC-a crystals. Non-hydrocarbon Solvent Based Extracts – In this form of

extraction, carbon dioxide is used as the solvent. By using a highly sophisticated instrument, with precise heat and pressure, CO2 can dissolve the oils and remove them from the plant material. Some prefer this method over hydrocarbon based extracts because CO2 will purge itself from the product easily. CO2 oils are often put into vape cartridges or added to edibles. DISTILLATES: Molecular distillation is the process used to produce distillate. Distillation is one of the newer extraction methods on the market and is becoming increasingly popular in vape cartridges and for infusing edibles. This process is a way to refine concentrates such as BHO, CO2 oil, or rosin to isolate a single compound. THC is most often the desired distillate product, but CBD is also isolated from hemp extract using this technique. Heat is applied to the starting material until it is hot enough to vaporize the THC (or CBD). As the THC vaporizes, it rises and is then cooled. The cooled THC can then be caught in a separate flask. This recaptured THC is fully activated and can be exceptionally pure. Raw distillate has almost no detectable flavors or smells since all terpenes are removed during this process. Natural and artificial flavors can be reintroduced to the distillate. Distillates normally look like a thick, yellow honey and are packaged in a vape cartridge, syringe, or into a dish. They can be eaten, vaporized, dabbed, or applied topically. Distillate is a full melt concentrate with potencies ranging from 75% to over 95%. It is clear that the world of concentrates is complicated and full of a wide variety of products. Each form of extraction has its pros and cons so understanding how they are made can make it easier to assess which is best for you. If you are unsure, vape pens are a great starter concentrate because the cartridges regulate the amount inhaled during each pull and they do not require buying any additional paraphernalia. When used properly, extracts can deliver a powerful dose of medicine or bring you into a state of euphoria. These products are very potent and a small amount goes a long way. Extracts can be a fun new product to explore but be sure to enjoy cannabis concentrate products responsibly.

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Edibles SELECTION & DOSING >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> By Jennifer Shepherd, RN

Now that recreational cannabis is here and the “cannabis drought” is over, let's dive into how to therapeutically dose yourself on all the tasty treats you can find within the dispensaries here in Nevada. Edible dosing can be rather tricky, either because the effects of the cannabis take a while to go into effect due to metabolism rate or because these edibles taste so darn good that you bought the 700 mg bar when you only need 5 mgs. So, let's talk dosages and how to stay awake and functioning while consuming these delectable edibles. If this

is your first rodeo, please do not purchase the 700 mg, shatter infused, chocolate bar and eat half of it. If you are vacationing, your wallet will love you because you will spend the next two and a half days sleeping and ordering room service. Regardless of whether you want to spend your Vegas trip getting high and having a good time or you are a medical patient that just need to relax a little and heal, following is my guidance to these tasty treats:

SELECTING EDIBLES

Do you want an edible made with a sativa strain or indica strain? Sativa strains are generally uppers, more cerebral, with less body effect. Hopefully they keep you on your toes instead of on the couch. Indica strains are more for the body effect and can be cerebral as well, however, most have more of that couch-lock type of feel to them. Hybrid strains are usually in the middle and can be either sativa or indica dominant. If the edible has terpenes listed on the package, then it can be strain dominant. If the edible has zero terpenes, then more than likely the edible will give you more of a body high.

Now there are some people who are in what’s called the flippy flop, so the sativa and indica effect will work in reverse, but remember these plants work differently in every person.

FINDING A THERAPEUTIC THC RATIO

For a new consumer, dosages for edibles should range between 2.5 mg and 10 mg. The way edibles are processed in the body makes them four times stronger than inhalation. Metabolism rate determines how quickly these edibles take effect. Liquid edibles or tinctures have been found to go into effect quicker. Therefore, it is recommended to WAIT 2-3 HOURS before ingesting anymore THC. Increase your dosage gradually by keeping a journal of effects and then adjust accordingly the next day. Also, please know that there are medication interactions with cannabis. If you have questions about the medications you are on and how they interact with cannabis, please contact Nurse Jen.

If you would like more information about how cannabis can improve your lifestyle or need more guidance in the ailments you are trying to treat, please feel free to contact itsnursejenRN@gmail. com. Jenn Shepherd Inc. works in conjunction with Panacea Quality Cannabis Dispensary. Together, they assist Nevada patients by elevating the standard of hope, care, inspiration, education, and quality of life. Their exceptional team of professionals accomplish this by working together to create individualized and well-rounded wellness programs tailored to suit each individual patient, as well as aiding with developing specific and ongoing cannabinoid therapy protocols around the needs, wants, goals, and desired health and medical outcomes of the patient. Please email itsnursejenRN@gmail. com for more information. 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.

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t’s quite apparent that almost everyone that hears about it wants to enter the cannabis industry. More than half the country has passed medical marijuana laws, 29 to be exact and 8 states have legalized for adult use. And notice I use the terminology adult use over recreational. Recreational sounds fun, that’s what recreation is! A 15-year-old can use cannabis recreationally but not if it’s for adult use. Now this may not sound like a big deal until you’re expecting uninformed voters to decide on whether to legalize or not.

Let me take a moment to remind everyone that although cannabis is being legalized on the state level, all things cannabis remain illegal on the federal level. Whether we are talking about one plant, one stem, one seed, or one flower, cannabis is federally illegal. Typically, this isn’t a concern for those following local and state laws that regulate cannabis but doesn’t mean the federal authorities cannot get involved. It can happen anytime they wish, keeping in mind they generally aren’t interested in spending federal resources on small cases. Now that we’ve gotten past that part, please remember that if you want to enter this industry, be prepared to explain yourself to someone. At some point, at some place, you will have to explain why it is you want to move forward in the “weed” industry. I use that word deliberately because that is most likely the thought process of the person you will be speaking to. That person may be you parent, spouse, sibling, child, neighbor, city council member or perhaps someone sitting at a desk that stands in your way of progress. I wouldn’t mention anything to your employer just yet as medical cannabis patients do not have the same rights as traditional patients. You can still be discriminated against as a cannabis patient or adult consumer. Keep in mind that in general people are becoming more open to the idea of cannabis legalization. Also keep in mind that in general people are more opinionated than educated when discussing cannabis. It should not only be your responsibility but it is your opportunity to educate people and perhaps encourage them to open a door that they wouldn’t have otherwise. When tasked with demystifying or educating someone, please refer to the following key points:

U.S. Patent 6630507B1: Cannabis cannot be prescribed. It can only

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be recommended by physicians because it remains classified as a schedule one substance. Anything that is schedule one is considered to have NO medical value, ZERO, therefore it cannot be prescribed! However, the same U.S. government owns a patent where they have registered cannabinoids as neuroprotectants and antioxidants. You can see that the contradiction is clear and obvious.

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

Routes of Administration: When most people think of cannabis, they think of marijuana, which is something that you smoke and they wonder how that can be medicine? I understand that thought process, but process this one: marijuana is something you smoke and cannabis is something you take. No one said you must smoke cannabis. The general public is unaware of the many methods of ingestion. Cannabis can be taken sublingually, topically, as a suppository, in food or in an inhaler just as you take albuterol for asthma. They are both known bronchodilators. Don’t take my word for it do the research and review the clinical tests. Non-Psychoactive Cannabinoids: Most people think that all things

cannabis get you high. THCA and CBD are non-psychoactive, good for children and adults adverse to euphoria. You can produce medicine that is antiemetic, anti-inflammatory, and inhibits cell tumor growth and all the while not get you “high”.

Organizations: You don’t have to do everything yourself. Alumni of Oaksterdam have every resource available to them at their request. There are other organizations such as Law Enforcement Action Partnership, a top-notch group of active and retired law enforcement that believe in this industry and support what it is you are trying to do. https://lawenforcementactionpartnership.org/ Science & Research: By 2008, research of cannabinoids and endocannabinoids had reached approximately 15,000 articles. It’s probably closer to 30,000 by now. We have more studies on cannabis than ibuprofen. I should probably mention that cannabis has no known LD50 rating. Even over the counter medication has a lethal dose rating. Many of today’s dispensaries have a lack of CBD and THCA products or are often out of stock. You may never find inhalers or suppositories, which I understand isn’t a big deal unless you’re dying. Well there are people dying and they are in serious need. Feed two birds with one hand and fill the void and you can do well for yourself at the same time. Although we are moving forward with adult use there is still a need for medicine and safe access to that medicine. Patients shouldn’t have to pay higher taxes if at all, and the limit to possess and cultivate should also remain greater. That also means that many patients do not have the means or physical ability to travel to a dispensary and may require home health care delivery services. These are topics that you will address at city council and chamber meetings. Nonetheless there’s a long way to go and you can help us get there. Be prepared to articulate and defend your choice of medicine and remember if you don’t speak, no one will listen!


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CLEAN ENOUGH? There are so many products out there that claim to keep bacteria and other harmful substances out of places they are not wanted. You should always be aware of specifics pertaining to the products you purchase. Here are some commonly overlooked product specifications. There is a difference between Industrial gloves and Exam gloves. Exam gloves are medical grade gloves that are tested to insure no harmful particles can escape from your hands to different surfaces. Industrial grade gloves will look the same and may also feel the same as medical grade, but are not tested. Another item that has some variations are face masks. Medical grade face masks protect against particles and are fluid resistant, meaning even the smallest droplets of fluid cannot penetrate. Some even protect you against the most harmful types of bacteria. Non-medical grade face masks will only protect from things such as dirt, woodchips, and other large particles. Something else to consider are your chemicals. Many chemicals come in a variety of percentages and solutions. This is due to the many different environments and their requirements. Some chemicals need to be very strong for certain situations, others need to be diluted and not extremely harsh. There are a wide array of products out there marketed to keep you safe and clean. Just make sure you are aware of the specific qualities you need in your products to ensure that they are the best fit for your intended use. Requesting product info sheets when necessary and always following laws and regulations are great ways to ensure product safety. >>>Alexis Solorzano >>>> Green Medical Supplies, A division of Champion Medical Supplies, greenmedicalsupplies.com

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JEFF RIDER

This month, we spotlight local GLASS artist JEFF RIDER TO find out WHY he became a GLASSBLOWER, WHAT TYPE OF GLASS HE SPECIALIZES IN and THE ARTISTS THAT INSPIRE HIM.

How long have you been a glassblower and, how did you get into it? Back in 2012, I bought a bowl piece at Art Dogs and Grace here in Reno during one of their annual sales. An artist named Lurch Glass made the bowl and it had such an awesome design on it that I just had to know how it was made. So I went home, looked his name up on the internet, watched as many videos as I could, and my dream was born. I started blowing glass two years later in the spring of 2014 as a part-time hobby and have been fascinated with it ever since. Are you originally from Northern Nevada? Yes, I was born and raised right here in Reno. What type of glass pieces do you specialize in? Do you have a signature piece? Overall I would say I specialize in pendants and dry pipes because that is what I enjoy making and where I profit the most. I do not have a signature piece in particular, however I have been slowly developing a wild style of my own using bright colors and horns that I hope can one day be recognized and valued as "Jeff Rider Glass." Are there any glassblowers or artists that inspire you? The list is endless‌ But if I were to highlight two artists that stand out as an inspiration to my work I would say Brad Chun (@spunchun) for his use of colors and JDZ Glass (@jdz____) for how fluently formed his horns are. Where can we find your work? My work can be found in various shops throughout Reno, including Art Dogs, The Melting Pot, The Reno Bead Shop, and more! Do you consume cannabis? If so, favorite strain? Favorite method of consumption? Yes, I do consume cannabis as well as work in the cultivation industry. My favorite strain is Skywalker OG and I like using glass pieces that function with water, whether it is a straight tube, bubbler, or a rig for concentrates.

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Does cannabis play a role in your art? Yes, definitely. Before consuming cannabis, I was a very hyperactive child with little patience and too much spontaneity. However, I feel that cannabis puts me in a tranquil and creative state that allows me to focus for long periods of time and develop ideas or techniques that I would have otherwise overlooked. What is your favorite cannabis and/or glassblowing event to attend? The Degenerate Flame Off (DFO) in Oregon has been my favorite event so far because I had the opportunity to travel with friends who are also learning how to blow glass alongside me and watch some of the greatest pipe makers compete. What recommendations would you give to those wanting to become glassblowers? For anyone that wants to become a glassblower, I say go for it. The internet has a ton of great resources that will provide you with all the info you need to get started including basic knowledge about the different types of glass, safety, equipment, tools, beginner to advanced techniques, and more. I got started and melted for two years without ever seeing someone blow glass in person, which goes to show how much info there is online to help you.

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WHOLE PAN SEARED THAI RED SNAPPER

July was hot, I melted at Chalice, but had a great time as I served watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, cherries, strawberries, and kiwi. Served as a build your own skewer of ice cold fresh fruit, everyone’s day was just a bit cooler. When I pulled the fruit out of the big iced container and started cutting it up for everyone to eat, the crowd began to gather with happiness knowing the fruit was on its way. The whole, pan seared, Thai Red Snapper, Seared Shane’s Garden Young Summer Vegetables, and Chimichurri Puree were all infused. We ate well back at the Vegas Cannabis Magazine Booth. The smell of fresh fish searing off came and went but everyone stayed full much longer than the smell hanging around. I Had a great time hanging out with the crew and Cypress Hill and Ice Cube Killed it.

Seared Shane’s Garden Young Summer Vegetables INGREDIENTS: - Baby bell pepper - Baby eggplant - Baby zucchini - Baby heirloom tomato - 4 Tbsp distillate infused butter DIRECTIONS: Cut, clean, score, sear, melt butter at end coating vegetables. Super easy.

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Whole Pan Seared Thai Red Snapper

Chimichurri Puree

INGREDIENTS: - 1 whole Thai Red Snapper - Lime juice - Salt and pepper - 1 gram of concentrate infused into - 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

INGREDIENTS: - 1 cup (packed) fresh Italian parsley - 1/2 cup olive oil (1 gram distillate) - 1/3 cup red wine vinegar - 1 cup (packed) fresh cilantro - 2 garlic cloves, peeled - 3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper - 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin - 1/2 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS: Rinse the red snapper well and pat dry with paper towels. With a sharp knife, make three shallow slashes on each side of the fish. Place the fish in a shallow bowl and sprinkle both sides with lime juice, salt, and pepper. Allow the seasoning to penetrate the fish slits, 5 to 10 minutes. In a large frying pan or cast-iron skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Lightly dredge the snapper in the flour and carefully place it in the hot oil; it should sizzle. Reduce the heat to medium and fry for 3 to 5 minutes, undisturbed. When the skin is crisp and has a deep golden color, carefully turn the fish onto its other side using a fish spatula. Cook for another 3 to 5 minutes. Briefly drain the fried fish on paper towels before transferring it to a serving dish. Keep warm.

DIRECTIONS: Include all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate for 1 hour to set.

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Farmers' Markets: Sundays Truckee Community Market, truckeefarmersmarket.org Tuesdays The Summit Mall, shirleysfarmersmarkets.com. Wednesdays Sierra Chef Farmers' Market, sierrachef.com

Cheech & Chong Light Up Tahoe: 8/18, Montbleu Resort Theater, ticketmaster.com

Young the Giant: 8/19, Grand Sierra Theatre, grandsierraresort. com

Thursdays 39 North Marketplace, 39northdowntown.com Tahoe City Farmers' Market, tahoecityfarmersmarket.com The Sands Farmers' Market, shirleysfarmersmarkets.com Saturdays The Summit Mall, shirleysfarmersmarkets.com

Burning Man: 8/27-9/4, Black Rock Desert, burningman.

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Reno Art Fest on the River: 8/19-8/20, facebook.com/pg/ Reno Art Fest - on the River.

The Village Market, shirleysfarmersmarkets.com

Patent No. 6630507, titled “Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants,” held by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, covers the use of cannabinoids for treating a wide range of diseases.


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RESOURCES ATTORNEYS Karena K. Dunn Larry K. Dunn & Associates, 1188 California Ave, Reno, NV, (775) 322-5656, larrydunnlaw.com

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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MMJ Kiosks Get your Nevada medical card, inside The Vapory, 218 N. Arlington Ave, Reno

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

Fountain of Youth 724 S Virginia St, Reno, NV

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 Rise 135 Clearview Dr, Carson City, (775) 461-3909, risedispensaries.com Sierra Wellness Connection 1605 E. 2nd St, Ste 103, Reno 2765 Highway 50 East,

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NV Elements 3502 S Virginia St, Reno, NV Holistic Health Center of Reno 1135 Terminal Way #106, Reno, NV Compassionate Health Options 2717 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA

GROW Reno Hydroponics 5635 Riggins Ct, #21, Reno, (775) 284-8700 Full Circle Soils & Compost (775) 267-5305, fullcirclecompost.com The Grow Shop 1030 E. 4th St, Reno (775) 501-5633

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PHOTOGRAPHY Talbot Snow Photography & Video (702) 534-8649 TalbotSnow.com

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

WEB DESIGN Stafe Design & Development (702) 701-0660 staefe.com

INDUSTRY>>>>> CULTIVATION & PRODUCTION Bam Marijuana bammarijuana.com The Cannavative Group cannavativegroup.com Green Life Productions greenlifeproduction.com MMG Agriculture mmgagriculture.com Matrix matrixmmj.com

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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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Happy Dayze 1700 Victoria Ave, Sparks 507 W. Main St, Fernley 1350 Stardust St, Reno The Glass Shack 1947 N. Carson St, Carson City, (775) 301-6633

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


374 Labs (844) 374-5227 374labs.com

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

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