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ISSUE #26 NOV. 2016

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Something for Ruth TLC and THC join forces to help a dying mom.

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Indica, Sativa or Hybrid? Using terpene profiles instead of plant classifications.

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Are You Ready for Some Football? Using chronic to treat chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

20 Mommy, Why are You Supporting Legal Marijuana?

Protecting our children by passing adult use.

24 College Students Take Notice Preparing for cannabis legalization in Nevada.

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40 The Ruckus Rant

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Sesh with Rez & Shea 42 SeedleSs Hopper Stone's monthly Tokin' with the Infamous interview. I N D U S T RY

46 Top Notch: The Healing Center Monthly spotlight on a local dispensary,

48 Artist: Dray

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52 Stand Up for Cannabis

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Cultivating Nevada A look inside our local cultivation facilities

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84 Cooking With Cannabis

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EDITORS NOTE This month, we find out the fate of our cannabis industry. Our medical marijuana establishments are counting on a passing vote in order to launch their businesses to the next level. And, although there is a portion of the medical marijuana patient population that is against legalizing cannabis for adult-use, we have a growing number of medical cannabis users that are counting on a recreational cannabis industry. Our veterans are currently in a catch-22. While many are more than willing to utilize medical cannabis instead of the many prescription pharmaceuticals, they are faced with the decision to choose a safer alternative but quite possibly at a cost of losing their VA benefits since federally, cannabis is still illegal. For this reason, most veterans are unable to consider becoming registered medical marijuana patients. Enlisting in the Armed Forces to serve our country should at the very least afford one the option to use a safe medicinal alternative once they return from battle. We also cannot forget about the large number of consumers that are using medical cannabis for reasons unrecognized on the list of qualifying conditions. Both stress and sleeplessness are medical conditions, yet neither are recognized as qualifying conditions. In addition, mental illness and other medical conditions such as ADHD, depression and anxiety also go unrecognized on our qualifying conditions list. As adults, shouldn’t we be able to choose whether or not to use this plant as medicine? And, if we choose to do so, is it really necessary to register with the DMV or give up our gun rights? In conclusion, our Nevada Medical Marijuana Program is highly regulated. We need regulations and guidelines. Patients deserve safe, lab-tested medicine. What patients do not deserve is the potential of facing jail time, losing their rights to bear arms, or facing other consequences stemming from federal illegalities. All adults should have the ability to take charge of their health and not be scrutinized for choosing a safe, medicinally-beneficial plant over dangerous pharmaceuticals.

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T H E L AT E S T SOMETHING FOR RUTH When TLC and THC Joined Forces to Help a Dying Mom and Family

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BY JOHN R. KELLY, THE VEGAS BUREAU

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In early 2004, my motherin-law, Ruth, had reached a point in her battle with lung cancer where the thought of food was more unacceptable than the thought of dying. And for this Southern mom whose hand-medown culinary talents were the backbone of an army of children from blended families, the sudden aversion to eating and discussing all things finger-licking foodie was a disease development that sent early shock waves of grief through the ranks of the burgeoning and widely deployed family. After all, Granny's scratch biscuits and fried shrimp and okra had long been considered delicacies, not mere sustenance, by her children. And it didn't take the in-law recruits longer than one olfactory trip from front door to kitchen to see that this woman was completely Southern comfortable multitasking a family meal while enjoying every love-filled moment of every gathering, large or small. Her trusty and "forever" deep-fryer would be firing on all cylinders. (My wife, Ruth's baby, Regina, says Crisco-fried chicken was had every week without fail in the Densmore house in Florida as far back as she can remember.)

And from her bustling, boiling and brimming KP outpost, Ruth could laugh and converse with all attendees - including those upstairs in later years in her and husband Oliver's Cape Canaveral townhouse - and never miss a family moment while minding said fryer, hot oven, KitchenAid mixer (she still loved to lick the paddle), the prep of salad and homemade garlic bread, tea bags steeping on a back burner to be iced (of course), and a cold rum and coke. But with Ruth now not eating and growing more despondent, someone had to

courageously shouldered most of the load for their mother's care. That included the dispensing of many medications on time and without fail. After Regina arrived to help, Pam one morning instructed her to deliver Ruth's breakfast meds. "What's this one?" Gina asked. "Marinol," Pam replied. "But don't tell her it's pot or she won't take it. Just tell her it's her appetite medicine." Regina concurred and did as instructed. She may have also dusted off her favorite Pink Floyd album,

In Las Vegas, the medical cannabis industry is growing like a weed, and supporters say the preventative and curative medicinal properties of marijuana are as plentiful as the new strains being rolled out seemingly every day. step up and get her appetite, as well as her spirits, back to more baseline Ruth levels. Gina's older sister, Pam, once again was the volunteer in the service of her dying mother. With Regina and me living in Texas, Pam, a doctor's wife, had dutifully and

"Animals," just in case her mom finally saw the light and wanted to turn on and tune in. Unfortunately for the '70s child, Ruth's reaction to Marinol was far from a wewill-rock-you mood moment. According to Regina, about half an hour after taking the medicinal mickey, Ruth

was happily surprised, if not a bit girly giddy, that her "appetite medicine" was already working so well. She eagerly dug into her eggs, bacon, toast and grits while already looking forward to lunch and again talking about getting fried oysters one day soon at her favorite joint in Cocoa, Corky Bell’s. Ruth's mood was lifting on each anticipatory sentence. While far from exploring her hand for hours or erupting into uncontrollable laughter at virtually nothing, it was plain to see that Ruth was experiencing all the benefits of this ersatz form of medical cannabis. Despite the ravages of the cancer, she was acting more like herself and with less physical and mental duress. Pam, Regina and the rest of the family could rest easier for the time being, which is a godsend for all involved in the care of dying loved ones. According to WebMD, Marinol, or dronabinal (also called THC), is a man-made form of the psychoactive substance in marijuana and is used to treat nausea, vomiting and appetite and weight loss caused by chemotherapy. While man-made Marinol has aided many seriously ill patients, its use is limited in comparison to the real thing, say proponents of


of patients who turned to medical cannabis after being declared terminally ill with limited time left and lived another six years. “It can only help add time, add laughs, add joys, add memories,” Perry said. “It cannot do any damage. It can only improve the quality of life. It might not cure the depression, but it’s going to help it.” Despite the relatively brief respite both physically and mentally courtesy of her “appetite medicine,” Ruth passed away one night in March in hospice care, finally succumbing to the ravages of cancer and tuberculosis. She never did get that last meal of fried oysters, but unlike so many others at that stage of illness, she hadn’t wasted away deliriously into a mere sliver of her former self. And she was able to leave this world with a modicum of self-respect and complete closure with her daughters and others. Most importantly to her in those final days, the uptick in mood and stamina granted just enough time for her only sibling, Gene, to make the trip to Florida to be by her bedside. Some in the medical community say there is no such thing as dying humans “hanging on” just long enough to see loved ones for one last time, but her family witnessed Ruth mustering all her strength and stamina to see her beloved brother. It was plain for all to see that the “appetite medicine” had played a role in affording more precious and loving moments to a woman whose time had come after giving her time on this planet so easily and generously to her family and others. John R. Kelly is a senior writer for TheVegasBureau. com. He can be reached at jrkelly@thevegasbureau.com.

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medical cannabis. In Las Vegas, the medical cannabis industry is growing like a weed, and supporters say the preventative and curative medicinal properties of marijuana are as plentiful as the new strains being rolled out seemingly every day. Strains with names like Grateful Breath (pain), Blue Dream (depression, nausea), Tahoe Cure (appetite, pain) and Pure Sunshine (pain, nausea, appetite) target patients' specific needs and purportedly offer more than temporary relief from misery, said Tre Perry, patient consultant at Oasis Medical Cannabis on South Industrial Road in Las Vegas. "It’s the wonder drug,” Perry said. “It’s kind of funny to me how they made it illegal, because it cures almost everything. … This is the cure-all.” It’s hard to say, hard to believe, but it’s true. There’s so much more to the whole plant. There are unlimited compounds within the plant that bond with receptors throughout our body. We’re finding new ones each day. The main two are THC and CBD, but there are ones we haven’t even figured out yet. And the human body is hardwired to utilize cannabis, possessing an endocannabinoid system that, proponents say, needs to be fed “Mother Nature’s Healing Gift.” By comparison, there is no endogenous system in the animal kingdom to best utilize alcohol. “It’s just crazy what this plant can do,” Perry said. “Each body is a little different, too. … What works for your friend or your aunt and their ailments might not work for you. You kind of have to figure it out on your own. Each body reacts to the chemicals a little differently.” Perry said there are cases

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INDICA, SATIVA, OR HYBRID? Using terpene profiles instead of plant classifications to choose your strain

BY OSCAR HUNT AND DARRYL JOHNSON, PHD

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One of the first questions a patient is likely to be asked in a dispensary is what type of cannabis they prefer? The short answer is probably indica, sativa, or hybrid, but what does that really mean? The terms indica and sativa date back to the 1700s, describing the taxonomical classifications of the cannabis plant. Today, these terms are used to name species of cannabis: C. sativa, C. indica, and C. ruderalis (wild cannabis). Hybrid strains can contain a combination of genetics from all three species, but do not have a unique species name. Indica strains originate in the Kush Mountains of India, Afghanistan, Turkey, and Morocco. These regions have a temperate climate and are typically at higher altitudes. This environment has led to short, bushy, broad leaved plants that flower quickly and are well suited for colder weather. On the other hand, sativas originate in warmer climates near the equator in places like Southeast

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and nausea. Sativa strains are known to produce a cerebral high with stimulating, creative, and uplifting effects. Sativas are frequently used to treat depression, PTSD, and ADD as well as stimulate appetite in AIDS and cancer patients. While these characteristics may hold true for some strains, many patients have experienced cerebral highs from indicas and body highs from sativa strains. Since most strains are actually hybrids, the effects can often be a combination of a body and mind high and vary from patient to patient. Therefore, the indica/ sativa/hybrid nomenclature is probably not the best approach for classifying the potential effects experienced by a patient. If indica, sativa, and hybrid are not the best way to determine the potential effects of a strain, how should a patient decide what to select? While scientists have not deciphered the magic formula for predicting

Differences in terpene content and concentration are the reason different strains produce different effects for patients. Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, South America, and Central America. Sativa strains tend to grow tall and lanky and flower much slower than indica strains. Today, most cannabis strains are hybrids since they are genetic crosses

of indicas and sativas. Traditionally, indica strains have been described as creating a body high producing euphoric, relaxed, and sedative effects. These strains are typically used to treat pain, insomnia,

the effects a strain will produce, a great place to start is the terpene profile. Terpenes are small, aromatic compounds that give cannabis its flavors and scents. Cannabis contains more than 140 different terpenes, many of which are found in other plants, fruits, and flowers. Differences in terpene content and concentration are the reason different strains produce different effects for patients. Terpene profiles are a great way to select cannabis strains, but researchers have not been able to correlate a terpene profile to the indica/ sativa/hybrid classification. For example, one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis, beta-myrcene, is typically produced in high concentrations in indica strains. Beta-myrcene possesses sedative effects and produces the high normally associated with indica strains; however, beta-mycrene is also found in sativa strains and may not produce the same pronounced sedative effects when present in low concentrations and/or in combination with other terpenes. Likewise, alphaand beta-pinene are terpenes believed to increase alertness and improve mental focus, effects commonly associated with sativa strains; however, they are also found in indica strains. These terpenes may not have the same stimulating effects when in combination with other terpenes such as beta-myrcene or nerolidol. Therefore, we cannot say a strain is an indica if it

contains high levels of betamyrcene or a strain is a sativa if it contains high levels of alpha- and beta-pinene. Unfortunately, Federal prohibition has hindered most scientific studies on the therapeutic effects of terpenes in cannabis. The majority of the information we have is anecdotal or based on very limited scientific studies. Fortunately for Nevada patients, the state has implemented the most stringent cannabis testing requirements of any legal market so patients can see what terpenes are present in their medication. Based on terpene profiles, patients can begin to understand why they enjoy certain strains or what combination of terpenes produces the desired medicinal benefits. We are just scratching the surface on learning about how terpenes interact in the body. More research is needed to further understand the entourage effect as well as determining which terpenes work synergistically and which ones work antagonistically with other terpenes and cannabinoids. Patients are strongly encouraged to start familiarizing themselves with terpenes and which terpenes are present in the strains they enjoy. While indica/ sativa/hybrid classifications can be useful for describing genetic lineage, geographic origin, and growth and development characteristics, they are probably not the best approach for predicting the potential effects likely experienced by a patient.


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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? Using chronic to treat chronic traumatic encephalopathy

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BY DR. KIT, PHARM. D, RPH.

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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurologic condition that shares symptoms with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but is believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head. Typical signs and symptoms include a decline of recent memory and decision-making, mood and behavioral disturbances (especially depression, impulsivity, aggressiveness, anger, irritability, suicidal behavior) and eventual progression to dementia. It can affect athletes and non-athletes alike, but it has become more well-known as a result of the NFL’s recent reversal of its denial of the condition. First described in boxers in the 1920s (“punch drunk”), its connection to football players was reported in 2005, when neurologist Bennet Omalu performed an autopsy on former NFL player Mike Webster and reported abnormal tau proteins in the brain similar to the neurofibrillary tangles found in brains of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. The CTE Center at Boston University, which has partnered with the Veterans Administration to study CTE, has autopsied 94 brains of NFL players, with 90 testing positive for the disease. Conventional treatment options for CTE are similar to Alzheimer’s disease, with medications slowing disease progression, but not preventing, delaying, or reversing the onset of symptoms. Recently, several

Recently, several former NFL players have spoken publicly to promote the use of cannabinoids, specifically cannabidiol, to treat the symptoms of and delay the onset of CTE. former NFL players have spoken publicly to promote the use of cannabinoids, specifically cannabidiol, to treat the symptoms of and delay the onset of CTE. Cannabis is still classified as a banned substance according to NFL rules, and research specifically into the use of cannabidiol to treat CTE is just beginning. CTE shares a similar pathological pathway as Alzheimer’s disease, but the triggering events that begin the pathway are repeated exposures to head trauma. Studies have shown increased inflammatory markers immediately after traumatic brain injury. CTE, like Alzheimer's disease, is believed to be caused by inflammation in the brain, which leads to the formation of tau proteins (but, in contrast to Alzheimer’s, amyloid beta proteins and plaques are not typically formed). Tau proteins are further altered by inflammation to form neurofibrillary tangles,

which impair nerve cell activity. CTE-associated neurofibrillary tangle development may begin up to 20 years before symptoms are apparent. The tangles begin accumulating in the part of the brain responsible for memory and learning, but eventually spreading to other parts of the brain responsible for walking, talking, and eating. Inflammation also leads to the wasting away of the cerebral cortex, responsible for impulse control and decision making. Neurofibrillary tangles are believed to disrupt the communication between nerve cells, eventually leading to nerve cell death. Once nerve cells die, they cannot be regenerated. Death of nerve cells leads to worsening symptoms, including the loss of self-care (including basic functions such as eating, drinking, and toileting), as well as the regulation of breathing and heart rate, which slowly and eventually leads to death. Researchers at the CTE

Center at Boston University examined the brains and spinal cords (after death) of 12 individuals with suspected CTE, including 3 who had also developed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurologic disease in which individuals gradually lose the ability to control muscles, resulting in progressive paralysis and eventual death. They also examined the brains and spinal cords (after death) of 12 healthy individuals and 12 individuals with ALS not associated with CTE. Researchers found evidence of tau-positive neurofibrillary tangles, with 80% of those studied showing inflammatory proteins. Inflammation can be associated with alterations to tau proteins, resulting in the formation of the neurofibrillary tangles, which impair the communication between nerve cells. When researchers examined the brains and spinal cords of the 12 healthy individuals, they found rare amounts of tau-positive proteins, but no neurofibrillary tangles and no inflammatory proteins. In the brains and spinal cords of the patients with ALS, but not CTE, only 1 of 12 showed tau positive proteins and no neurofibrillary tangles but all had inflammatory proteins. The inflammation associated with ALS in the absence of CTE led to progressive paralysis, but the inflammation associated with repeated head trauma resulted in the development


the formation of the neurofibrillary tangles. As with Alzheimer’s disease, conventional treatments for CTE remain focused on treating the symptoms of the disease or slowing its progression. However, as my previous review article in the August issue of Vegas Cannabis Magazine showed, cannabis has a role in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Cannabis showed reductions in the symptoms associated

diagnosis cannot occur until brains of affected individuals are examined after death. Researchers are examining PET brain scans as a way to diagnose CTE while individuals are alive. Finding a way to definitively diagnose this disorder will allow researchers to conduct studies focused on treating the disorder. However, based on research conducted in the use of cannabidiol to treat other neurological disorders, proponents of

with Alzheimer’s, including agitation, delusions and irritability (Shelef, et al; 2016). And cannabis also showed prevention of the progression of Alzheimer’s, through decreased beta-amyloid induced inflammation (Esposito, et al; 2011), which then decreases the formation of tau-protein associated neurofibrillary tangles. Unfortunately, while CTE may be suspected while someone is alive, definitive

cannabis use to treat CTE are optimistic that CBD can slow or even reverse the pathology of this devastating disease. A group of former NFL players have banded together and partnered with CW Botanicals, a producer of hemp products, and the Colorado Springs non-profit group Realm of Caring, which funds research into medical uses for cannabis to bring awareness to the problem of CTE in the NFL. The former players

have produced a PSA titled “When The Bright Lights Fade,” which discusses the possible role of cannabis to treat many of the ailments from which former players suffer. Using proceeds from the PSA, as well as their fundraising efforts, the players hope to establish a large-scale study at Johns Hopkins to investigate the use of CBD to treat suspected CTE and other traumatic brain injuries. As researchers learn more about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, how it forms, who is affected, and how it progresses, they will be able to place a greater focus on newer and more effective ways both to treat and prevent the disease. The National Football League has slowly began both to acknowledge the connection between football and the disease, and funding research into the disease. As the federal prohibition continues on the use of cannabis to treat medical disorders, the NFL has shied away from publicly endorsing the use of cannabis or funding research into its use to treat the myriad of symptoms its players endure as a result of the game. However, many former NFL players have called for further research into the safety and effectiveness of cannabis to treat chronic traumatic encephalopathy, chronic pain, and opioid addiction, among others. As more players push for more research on cannabis, more fans, ready for football, will join those calling on our lawmakers to allow more cannabis research. Dr. Kit, Pharm. D, RPh is a licensed pharmacist and coowner of Medigrow, a Nevada grow school.

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of neurofibrillary tangles, similar to the neurofibrillary tangles associated with inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease. Building upon this earlier research, in an article published in the December 2012 issue of the Oxford Press journal Brain, researchers from the CTE Center at Boston University examined brains of 85 men after their deaths, all of whom had been exposed to mild, repetitive traumatic brain injury, and an additional 18 individuals without a history of traumatic brain injury. Of these men with exposure to traumatic brain injury, 64 were athletes in a variety of sports, 21 were military veterans (including 16 who were also athletes), and 1 individual who engaged in self-injurious head banging. The researchers found evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in 80% of the brains examined that had traumatic brain injury exposure. The extent of disease observed in these brains ranged from occasional spots of neurofibrillary tangles to widespread disease. The extent of observed disease in the brain correlated with extent of disease symptoms reported by family and friends, as well as with the patient’s age and extent of exposure to traumatic brain injury. As patients lived longer with the disease, more of the brain became covered with neurofibrillary tangles, and more symptoms were experienced. And patients that had more episodes of traumatic brain injury experienced more severe disease. Researchers found the same types of inflammation-altered tau proteins in patients with CTE, which led to

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MOMMY, WHY ARE YOU SUPPORTING LEGAL MARIJUANA? Protecting our children by passing adult use

BY AMANDA CONNOR

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On a long car ride back from the soccer field this weekend, my son caught me a little off guard with some of his probing and challenging questions. Probably due to the fact that he was raised in a house with two lawyers, my son likes to think through and gather information and then likes to challenge people on their viewpoints. Others would say – he likes to argue. So our talk went something like this: “Mom, I saw a bunch of senators and other people on a YouTube commercial saying to vote Yes on 2. Oh and I saw you on one too, but not the one with the Senator. Why mommy are you wanting to legalize marijuana?” To go from discussing what type of food we wanted for lunch to this, was a bit of whiplash, but I felt it important to discuss with my 9 year old why exactly I supported Question 2 – legalizing the adult use of marijuana. Here were the reasons I gave him:

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1. Personal freedom. I do not believe that the government should tell me what I can or cannot do with my body when it harms no one else. I do not believe that the government should be able to tell us what substances we can or cannot use. With my son I gave examples of how I think it is wrong for governments to tell women how many children they can have or to tell someone that they must have a baby. I also discussed

how I think that someone should be able to eat or consume any substance they want to put in their bodies. If it doesn’t hurt others, in my opinion, it is our personal choice and the government should not be involved. 2. For our schools. The public schools in Nevada are ranked 48 out of 50 in the country. Our schools need money so that they can provide a better education to our students. I want my

regulate marijuana and make this safe substance accessible to adults while also making it less accessible to our children. My son intently listened to my reasons and seemed to understand what I was saying. He said he liked the idea of the schools getting more money because his school needs more books in the library. But then he decided to push a little further: “My counselor said

I explained to my son that while Question 2 is talking about whether adults should be legally allowed to purchase marijuana or not, the reason I support Question 2 is all about children. children to get the best education possible, and for that reason I support Question 2. 3. Regulation works. I told my son that in Nevada most kids will be offered marijuana between the ages of 9-11 (which spanned a whole other conversation with my 9 year old) and that is because it is unregulated. I truly believe that regulation works. Look at alcohol. Children between 9-11 are not offered alcohol and that is because it is regulated and you must show an ID to purchase it. Will it be instantaneous that marijuana will be off the streets and out of the black market? No, but I do believe it will work and I think it is worth the effort to

that marijuana is a drug. She also said that people can get addicted to drugs by trying things just one time. Do you really want people addicted to marijuana?” I then explained to him that while I do not believe that marijuana is addictive, I do understand and agree that

there is a small percentage of people in the world that are prone to addiction. That yes those people can become addicted to something if they just try it one time. And that even with these type of people in mind, I would support Question 2. Why? Because regulation works. It will make it more difficult to buy the product off the black market and it will ensure that the product that is purchased is safer because it will be tested. In the end, I explained to my son that while Question 2 is talking about whether adults should be legally allowed to purchase marijuana or not, the reason I support Question 2 is all about children. I support it because I want my children and all our children to be able to make their own choices as adults, I want them to have access to better schools and I want children safe. Getting unregulated marijuana off our streets will do just that. Therefore, I ask you to stand with me and vote Yes on Question 2.


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COLLEGE STUDENTS TAKE NOTICE Preparing for cannabis legalization in Nevada

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Across Nevada students have been congregating on and off campus to watch the presidential debates. Some students attend the screenings for entertainment, some watch as part of a class assignment and many are genuinely interested in the outcome of the debate. Around campus students talk about solar energy and firearm background checks. At UNLV the conversation slowly turns toward cannabis, adult use and Question 2. Last month that conversation took shape as part of a student panel hosted by the UNLV University Library and the UNLV Political Science Department and featured November’s Nevada Cannabis Student of the Month, Deuvall Dorsey. The Your Vote Your Voice student panel was a discussion regarding the political process, how voting will impact public policy in Nevada and the topics that will be trending this election season. One of the more popular ballot questions in Nevada this November is Question 2 regarding recreational (adult) use of cannabis. Many see a lucrative emerging industry on the horizon while others view the possible legalization of cannabis with high concerns. “Recreational cannabis has failed on the Nevada ballot twice before and I think it’s important for students to discuss the various details

of the initiative that’s why I chose to participate on the panel,” said UNLV student, Deuvall Dorsey, who is studying for a Master’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies. During the 10 minute lecture Deuvall spoke about the history of the adult use effort in Nevada, significant changes to be aware of if question 2 does pass and a couple of unintended consequences that may accompany this change in public policy. The discussion resulted with an interest to establish a committee to review the wording and consequences of current school policies regarding cannabis and to suggest recommended changes. “The ballot initiative will have no effect on campus policies or the student code of conduct. As these changes develop it’s important that we mirror those developments in our campus policies regarding cannabis. If recreational use passes we must start addressing these issues now so that any changes we make can coincide with changes being made on states and local levels,” Deuvall concluded. In addition to that, last month UNLV offered a public policy grad level course on marijuana policy in the U.S. in 2016 and beyond, taught by the Brookings Institute’s Senior Fellow of Governance Studies Dr. John Hudak. The course reviewed reasons reform

has proceeded as it has, the goals the reformers have sought to achieve, how the movement has changed over time, what state-level models look like, how differences in state and federal law have been dealt with (or ignored), the challenges federal policy creates for state-level reform, and the risks and concerns opponents have of legalization. “After reading the course description on Nevada’s 1st ever cannabis class offered for college credit I knew I had to enroll,” said Deuvall. The course did not advocate for or against marijuana reform or marijuana prohibition. Instead it worked with facts and encouraged students to form their own opinions about policy to better understand what the future of this policy looks like. Deuvall’s personal research looks at the framing of cannabis by print media in states where adult use is on the ballot this November. By examining cannabis articles from the largest newspapers in the largest city of each possible new adult use state, Deuvall plans to produce a codifying system to turn the text into statistical data that can be used to conduct a quantitative analysis. Following his interest in print media Deuvall has been hired as the ad sales representative for the UNLV Rebel Yell student newspaper. He hopes to revitalize the weekly publication by reinforcing the budget through advertising opportunities

for cannabis industry businesses. He believes those advertising dollars can increase the quality of the paper by adding more color, more pages and printing more copies of each issue. To obtain a UNLV Rebel Yell media kit, please email advertising2@ UNLVrebelYell.com. In an effort to spread the message even further Deuvall holds the position of Nevada Campus Coordinator for the international organization Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP). “My job is to help students begin to organize on every campus in the state. Truckee Meadows and Great Basin are high priorities for me right now and I’m planning to visit each campus later this semester,” said the campus coordinator. “Since voter registration ended last month all of our effort has been put towards reminding students to get out and vote.” The UNLV SSDP Chapter submitted their paperwork to become an official organization in October and are following through with the final steps of the processes concerning their faculty adviser. For more information regarding the UNLV SSDP Chapter, please email Deuvall@ssdp.org. Since finishing his undergrad at Nevada State College last May Deuvall has been referred to as Nevada’s #1 graduating prospect of 2016. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for this aspiring cannabis leader.



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Best Selling Products:

Matrix's best selling flowers are Do Si Dos, Gorilla Glue #4, Mendo Breath, Tangilope and Super Sour Diesel. Their best selling concentrates are Matrix Dab Pens which are available in these strains: Gorilla Glue #4, Tangilope, Super Sour Diesel, and Chemdawg 4

and then infuse them back into the cannabis oil they produce. Matrix produces a solventless product and they do not cut or winterize any of their oil. Matrix only produces pure cannabis oil with a full terpene profile, which means the oil tastes and works just like the flower it came from.

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Matrix also specializes in CO2 extraction methods that pull off the terpenes from their own genetics

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Essence, Thrive, The Dispensary, Sierra Wellness Connection Reno, Pisos, Medizin, The Source, Nevada Medical Marijuana, Euphoria Wellness, Top Notch THC, Cannacopia, Jardin and Jenny's Dispensary

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Best Selling Products:

Currently, Animal cookies is Medizin's best-seller. A derivative of the Girl Scout Cookies strain, Animal Cookies is known for its strong medicinal qualities and clear-headed high. Irene has also taken their patients by storm! With its powerful effects, Irene is a nice go to for an active mind as well as a good sleep. Specialties: Premium

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Cannabis Flower - All of Medizin's cannabis is grown using cutting-edge, full-spectrum lighting technology. Advanced techniques produce

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exceptional gene expression, ensuring that their products are of optimal quality and potency. Premium Concentrates (Shatter) - Medizin's shatter is known for its flawless amber glass transparency, having a reputation for being the purest and beast in the state. Where to Find Us:

Medizin, Sierra Wellness Connection, NuLeaf Incline Village, The Source, The Apothecarium, and The Apothecary Shoppe. medizinlv.com


Evergreen Organix's best selling flowers are Girlscout Cookies, Tangie, Silver Surfer, Master P and Candyland. Specialties: Evergreen

Organix specializes in flower edibles, vape cartridges, RSO and heat pressed rosin.

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are in all dispensaries, flower is in Kanna Reno, Sierra Wellness Connection, Nevada Wellness Connection, Inyo Fine Cannabis, Reef, Las Vegas Releaf, Sahara Wellness, Essence, The Apothecary Shoppe, The Source, Blackjack and Pisos. evergreenorganix.com

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Super Lemon Haze with THCa testing between 31% and 34%. Specialties: Flower -

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The Dispensary, Black Jack Collective, The Apothocary Shoppe, and Cannacopia. hshnevada.com


Due to the extremely high demand of Moxie concentrates, Green Therapeutics' first harvests were sent to inhouse extractions. They are now very excited to have enough capacity to provide medicine to patients this month. Specialties:

Green Therapeutics' cultivation size allows them to specialize in connoisseur taste and quality while maintaining a high level of care that every individual plant demands. In return, their plants open the door to all of their best hidden healing ailments. They have a

number of Moxie cup winners that have rarely been seen in flower form. Goji OG: Nepali OG x Snow Lotus Snake Venom: Viper City x Gorilla Glue #4 Sleven: Viper City x Abusive O.G. Viper Cookies: Viper City O.G. x Forum Cookies Where to Find Us: Green

Therapeutics has a limited supply of flower and will be announcing a select few dispensaries that they will be working with on social media @gtnevada gtnevada.com

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The Source’s house strain, Anslinger, is their bestselling flower. Anslinger is a hybrid crossed with The White and Chem Dawg. This strain has built quite a reputation with patients due to its very high levels of THC, which reach over 30%. Novice and veteran consumers alike enjoy the calming effects which ease them gently into a calm euphoria. Some patients experience more of an indica feel, but the sativa leaning variety remains most prevalent. The Source also creates their own in-house vapor cartridges, including

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the top-selling Indica Classic. Customers have also given them a lot of great feedback on their Blue Dream and Master Kush live resin concentrates. Specialties: Flower and

vapor. Industry vet Tommy Ballman recently took over as The Source’s lead grower and they are now growing about 20 amazing strains. Their production team is focused on producing the best vapor oil on the market. Where to Find Us:

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KYND's best selling products are their Co2 vape cartridges as well as their consistently effective flower. KYND Co2 vape cartridges are extracted using supercritical CO2 which is then purified and blended for a high quality vape experience. KYND cannabis flowers are cultivated, harvested, and cured using time-proven methods, fertilizers, and nutrients for optimal medical efficacy and reliable dosing.

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specializes in CBD and THC dominant strains while carefully crafting hash oil products driven by clean extraction methods using supercritical CO2. Where to Find Us:

Euphoria Wellness, Essence, The Source, The Dispensary, Oasis Medical Cannabis, Pisos, The Apothecarium, Silver State Relief, Kanna, Nuleaf, and Rise Medical Dispensary. kynd.com

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Kabunky's best selling flower products are Skywalker OG, Grape Ape & Cherry Diesel. The Kabunky concentrate is also one of their best selling items including Kabunky Klear Vape Pens and their top of the line Shatters and Krumbles. Last but not least, Kabunky is lucky enough to have Jason Emo also known as Giddy Up in house working to make some of the best Live Resin to ever reach a regulated market.

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The Grower Circle’s best seller is their Golden Ticket collaboration with Moxie. Their flowers just hit the market November 1st. Circle specializes in elite, connoisseur varieties, of boutique cannabis.

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C U LT U R E THE RUCKUS RANT

PATIENTS NEED SUGAR-FREE EDIBLE OPTIONS WITH ROB RUCKUS Hello dear readers and welcome to another Ruckus Rant! This month, let's talk about the "Medibles Makers", our local production companies. As I've said before, the majority of the medical patients we are seeing in dispensaries are there for medical reasons. Severe medical reasons in some cases. When patients are

looking for relief and they are battling cancer, how can I in good conscience recommend they have ANYTHING with sugar in it? If they are diabetic and for some reason can't or don't want to smoke, what should I recommend? Damn near every single infused edible is packed with sugar. SUGAR IS CANCER FOOD! SUGAR IS WHAT KILLS DIABETICS!

I understand not everyone is a cancer patient or diabetic but an awful lot of our patients are. You are cutting off half or more of your customer base, and they are true medical marijuana patients. They are the reason your business is here in the first place. Currently, we see cookies, brownies, gummies, cake pops, suckers, hard candies, macaroons and

When patients are looking for relief and they are battling cancer, how can I in good conscience recommend they have ANYTHING with sugar in it?

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other sweet confections but I can't recommend any of them if you can't find a way to come up with a sugar-free version. The production companies that are flocking to Nevada right now ready for a money grab have to remember, these are medical patients they are dealing with. People's lives are at stake here. You need to take this as serious as it is and not just look at US patients as an ATM for you to pull money out of. I'm pretty sure you can come into ANY dispensary in town and have any budtender explain to you what it is the patients are asking for and in need of. Thankfully, there are a few companies asking that question now, but it's something ALL of you need to take into consideration. Trokie products and honey sticks are basically the only "medibles" that I know of in Nevada right now that don't have a bunch of sugar pumped into them. I suggest them to damn near every patient that comes through. I suggest cookies, gummies and all the other stuff when they are needed too, but just not as much. If you start taking the needs of the patients to heart you may just find an easier and more financially rewarding path to take then you are now on. And, the feeling you will get KNOWING people are NOT in pain and or on their way to recovery after a horrible disease has affected them is a far better payoff than ripping off sick people.



Hopper: You guys go non-

stop. You always have.

Rez: The thing is, we’re all

of a sudden leaned on by a lot of other people who are very successful in their own right. Whether it’s a product or a brand, or a magazine like High Times, or a convention like Champs or Chalice, you’re doing really well in your own right, but you’re leaning on our marketing team and art team for merchandise and the branding of your product. Hopper: You guys are

masters at branding. I know this because we go so far back. How long do you think it’s been?

TOKIN’ WITH THE INFAMOUS

A SEEDLESS SESH WITH REZ AND SHEA

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SeedleSs has gone global, and I couldn’t be more stoked for my friends. The humble clothing company that took root in our hometown of San Diego, is now a worldwide trendsetter. Holy shit, that sounds pretentious, right? Nope. The owners of this company are pure soul, and they have earned every bit of success that has ever come their way. From the founding days of hosting parties to raise money for skate ramps, to the early stages of success selling out shows and then being commissioned to create art for Snoop Dogg and Slightly Stoopid; Shea and Rez have never lost their drive to be on the cutting edge of all things cannabis.

Ocean Beach. We smoked some bomb ass weed, we laughed, and then we headed just a few blocks north to the iconic SeedleSs compound to meet up with Shea, the man who began it all. Both timeless and innovative, quirky and classic, SeedleSs Clothing encompasses all of these traits, and then some.

It was another day in sunny San Diego, when I headed over to the homie Rez’s place overlooking the Pacific in

Just working, working. It’s been crazy, you know? Shea’s doing good. It’s just so crazy right now.

Hopper: Before we get

started, you gotta tell me what we’re smokin’ on right now. Rez: This is the Gelato. Hopper: The Gelato has

been going off! How’ve you guys been? Rez: I’ve been doing great.

Rez: Dude, us? Twenty years.

It’s that straight from OB fuckin’ all about music and weed, homie. Getting all the homies together, making sure you have the fire herb, throw a couple of bands on, tap a keg, and wait for someone to fight. Hopper: What’s new with

SeedleSs? You and Shea have always been on the cutting edge of the industry, a real Dynamic Duo. Rez: Thank you. Man, it’s

a trip dude. As far as being a dynamic duo, it has really come in handy lately. Hopper: I’ve always noticed

that you guys play different roles. Rez: Different roles, yeah,

but we both enjoy the creative aspect of it, the art direction. Pacing behind an artist with a joint in my mouth, figuring out what to move where. That’s always been a passion. It’s the same for Shea. Where we split, is I do a lot more

of the PR. I do a lot more of the kissing hands and shaking babies. And Shea, he sits there, day and night, dealing with factories and production. The more technical aspects of art direction. He fucks with spec sheets and tech packs, I fuck with microphones and weed. Together, we fucking do it. Hopper: We used to do the

SD SeedleSs Cups here on 4/20 when no one was doing that. Rez: Yeah, we did. Bring in

celebrity judges. Had all of the - we didn’t have the word ‘master grower’ back then. They were just growers. Hopper: And now, everyone

thinks they’re a master grower! Shhh…don’t tell, but it’s call weed for a reason. Rez: Haha…ahhh yeah. Hopper: Light, water,

nutrients, and good ventilation. And guess what? It’s gonna do its thing. Rez: You can’t hold it down

dude, it’ll come up through the cracks! Haha, that’s beautiful. Hopper: For those who

don’t know, give a brief history of SeedleSs. Rez: The company was

started in ’92. So here’s the real story - Shea’s a nerd. I’m a nerd. I don’t think people realize how nerdy we really are. So, he was nerding out at UCSD, doing engineering rocket science shit. Really, he wanted a new ramp to skate, and he needed to raise money. Their idea was to throw a party. So they sold weed and threw a party. Back in ’92 there was still bullshit seeded dirt weed. So, you got a ticket to the party, a t-shirt,


Hopper: He’s always been a

natural at marketing.

Rez: Yeah, for real! So

anyway, he was at the grocery store and there was this sticker that says ‘Seedless’, but in small words underneath it said, “May contain an occasional seed.” So he grabbed that sticker, and made that t-shirt. That was the first ever SeedleSs shirt. Hopper: That’s dope. Most

people have never heard that story. Rez: So the idea took off. He

did it right here out of OB. With whatever, you know, arm stretch resources he had. Even though he has long arms, it was a long stretch, but he did it. In 9th grade I moved to San Diego and I’m like, “This SeedleSs thing is super fuckin’ cool.” It was a brand that represented something that I believed in. Hopper: It’s the Loaf

lifestyle.

Rez: Yeah, that beach, OB,

smokin’ weed, doin’ my thing. I started throwing reggae shows and linked up with Shea in ‘98. I grabbed all the OG in LA, and brought it down to San Diego in the 90s, and then brought the Hawgsbreath, Bullrider, and P-91 up to LA. So, part of it was trapping, part of it was making clothes, and part of it was doing concerts. The throwing shows part is important, people don’t realize. Music is a big part of our lives and our culture. Hopper: It’s peanut butter

and jelly.

Rez: Right, it goes hand in

hand.

longevity. Not many other companies do.

variety, and my favorite strain is done right.

Hopper: Speaking of in

Rez: Exactly! We’ve

Rez: The other thing I’m

hand. I gotta tell everyone what you’re rolling right now. It’s some of the bombest Gorilla Glue concentrate on Gorilla Glue bud, rolled up in a joint. Rez: I’ve got this fire jar

from DNA Genetics, and got the same hash from the same herb that Dabalicious made. Hopper: You just rolled a

masterpiece, my brother. Rez: So, music became a

big thing for SeedleSs. The thing is, we did our own flyers. We had our artists do custom artwork, and that got noticed by artists. Snoop hit us up for the Stick Icky Icky tour, Slightly Stoopid for a couple of their album covers. That was a big step in the evolution. They started hitting us up more and more. And then, the High Times crew used to come to the Cups we threw here in Dago. So, High Times hits us up for artwork and booking. That was the beginning of when we started doing all of the weed events. Right now we’re responsible for the brand identity, marketing collateral, and merchandise for most of the successfully branded companies in the marijuana industry, globally. Including all of the events- High Times, Chalice, Champs, you name it.

maintained this counterculture, below the cuff brand. I mean, we’re a t-shirt company. We’re not pretending to make the finest of garments. It is what it is. And this shit’s been around for a long time.

Rez: That was all Shea. Hopper: So, what’s next for

Rez: I write for High Times,

stash pockets, for those who don’t know. That was genius. It’s still genius.

SeedleSs?

Rez: We just launched

SeedleSs Glass. We’re going to be coming out with an eco-conscious ‘tane, The SeedleSs Torch. There’s basically a lot of big licensing deals in the works for people who really want to use the SeedleSs name on different products. I think the next step is identifying which products we believe in, and that we believe will represent the brand well, and won’t dilute the integrity of the brand. Hopper: What’s your

favorite strain to smoke on right now? Rez: That’s real hard to

your fucking guns.

Hopper: You guys have

Hopper: That’s why I always

as, and still is, a San Diego staple. Now it’s worldwide. What did it take to grow the brand so huge? Rez: Integrity, dude. Stick to

lasted 20 years, you have

Hopper: Damn, that’s

beautiful. I’ve seen a lot of top shelf in my day, but this is next level. Aside from your role at SeedleSs, you do so much in the cannabis community. Tell VCM readers about it all.

Hopper: Not to mention the

answer because, I’m a firm believer that regardless of what you’re smoking, you’ll build a slight tolerance to it. You know the saying, “It doesn’t matter how hot she is, there’s some dude that’s tired of fucking her”, well I might have the bombest weed in the world, but at the end of the day I wanna switch up jars.

Hopper: SeedleSs started

loving right now is that Miss USA. DNA Genetics is coming out with some fire lately. The Crockett Farm’s Bananas right here…I want you to look at it for yourself.

say my favorite flavor is

and do a lot of marketing and branding for their shows. We have a dispensary in San Diego, Southwest Patient Group, we’re in the midst of putting together the final touches for the first of its kind cannabis science center. Hopper: Any shout outs

before we head over to the warehouse to smoke out with Shea? Rez: Hopper- The

Kingsblend, homeboy! As far as relationships go, I feel like we’ve (SeedleSs) really embedded ourselves in a family. It’s a lot of us now. My boy at Guild Extracts and everything they’re doing. Then there’s DNA Genetics, which I’ve worked closely with for years. They’re salt of the earth cool motherfuckers. Pisos Dispensary in Las Vegas where the old Tower Records used to be. That place is legit, great people over there. Yeah, Vegas is crackin’. seedlessclothing.com facebook.com/seedlessclothingco IG: @seedlessclothing IG: @el.chapo.rez.juanito.khan facebook.com/rezwanhkhan

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and a joint. The people rolling joints got lazy, didn’t de-seed, joints were popping everywhere.

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I N D U S T RY DISPENSARY SPOTLIGHT

TOP NOTCH THE HEALTH CENTER Looking for a dispensary that is both patient focused and community focused? Look no further than Top Notch THC.

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With an easily accessible and discreet location just off the US 95 at East Russell Road, Top Notch is definitely worth checking out. Short on cash? You’re in luck, Top Notch accepts all credit and debit cards! Don’t feel like driving? Call Top Notch - they offer free delivery across Southern Nevada with a minimum order of just $50. New patients can look forward to 20% OFF their first purchase and an additional discount is offered for veterans, seniors, and first responders. Top Notch has experienced and

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educated budtenders on hand to guide patients and ensure their comfortability at each visit. Currently, Top Notch is working with Community Outreach Medical Center to develop workshops for Veterans and HIV patients to educate prospective and existing patients on holistic care. Top Notch’s dedication to helping the community and educating patients on medical cannabis is a breath

of fresh air within this new and emerging industry. Striving to become an integral part of the community in which they operate, Top Notch THC’s give back efforts include working with local neighborhood associations, volunteering at charity events and contributing to The Ogden Foundation Adopt-A-Family for the holidays program. Top Notch THC is located

Top Notch accepts all credit and debit cards. And, new patients receive 20% off their first purchase.

at 5630 Stephanie St, Las Vegas, NV 89122. They are open every day for your convenience and they carry a wide array of flower, concentrates and edibles. For more information, call (702)-418-0420 or visit topnotchthc.com Customer Reviews:

—Love this place! —Best quality products I've seen in town and well worth the drive, the staff is very helpful and knowledgable of their products. Must visit if you're from out of town and need quality, no pretendo or under cured products here! Don't waste your time or money at other dodgy places!!! Plenty of live and cured resins, shatter, crumble, honeycomb and flowers to choose from. Even edibles and more. Love going in they always have new flavor. —This store is phenomenal just like the staff and prices are fair as well. Keep up the TOPNOTCH work guys!

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Shannon: What type of

artist are you and what is your specialty? Dray: I am an international

artist. My specialty is figurative expressionism. I like to splash paint a lot. It's like a controlled freedom with the brush or whatever I'm painting with. Shannon: Who's your

favorite artist, worldwide and local? Dray: World wide fav artist,

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it’s hard to say because there are so many great artists in this world. Not from a technical perspective, but more from a personal inspiration, I would say Basquiat. He had the ingredients for success and used them well. In his lifetime, he got his cake and ate it too. My favorite artist locally is KD Matheson. Sick!

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Shannon: What's your

favorite style of art?

Dray: I like a lot of street

art. Whenever I paint murals I usually use spray paint. Shannon: How do you

prefer to medicate?

Dray: I like rolling blunts.

Sometimes I don't cut open the wrapper, I just slowly squeeze out all of the tobacco and then stuff that bitch. Shannon: How does

cannabis influence your art? Dray: Smoking while

painting seems to enhance my inspiration to create. More like a tool instead of a crutch. It tends to allow me to enjoy whatever it is I'm doing more. Cannabis motivates me. Shannon: Where can people

find your art and what can we expect from you in the coming year?

Dray: I have murals in San

Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas but my gallery is located downtown at the Las Vegas Arts District inside the Arts Factory. I will have a new series for 2017 called "Art-Official Fertility". This series will explore the difference between what the Scriptures say: “woman comes from man” and what nature says “man comes from woman.” Check out Dray's work online at draystudio.com.


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EVENTS Join us for the 3nd annual Danksgiving Weekend Potluck

Kings of Chaos:

12/1-12/3, House of Blues, houseofblues.com/lasvegas

An Intimate Evening with Santana: 11/2-11/13,

select dates, House of Blues, houseofblues.com/lasvegas

5th Annual Marijuana Conference & Expo:

11/15-11/18, Rio All Suites Hotel, mjbizconference.com

Method Man & Redman with Slick Rick:

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Tilman Law Office, 1211 S. Maryland Pkwy, (702) 214-4214, christophertilman.com Mark R. Smith, Esq:

Law Offices of Mark R. Smith, 8565 S. Eastern Ave. #150 (702) 518-7625, MarkRSmithLaw.com Jaccarino Law Firm:

Martina L. Jaccarino Esq, (702) 287-0095, 871 Coronado Center Dr, #200, Henderson, NV 89052

Medical recommendations and renewals, 8660 Spring Mountain Road, Suite 101, (702) 353-9777, ultimateumedical.com Sun Valley Certification Clinic:

2550 S. Rainbow, #12, Las Vegas, NV 89146, (702) 4202205, svmmjcc.com 420 Eval:

$199 all inclusive, (702) 420-3825, 3131 La Canada, Ste. 110 lasvegasmedicalmarijuana. com Cohen Medical Center:

(702) 564-6420, 3650 S. Decatur Blvd, #23 Well Docs:

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Resources for special needs families, (714) 805-8342, UF4A.org

Coming soon to Las Vegas, www.oaksterdamuniversity. com, (510) 251-1544.

College cannabis awareness network, ScorpionsCAN.com.

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INDUSTRY ORGANIZATIONS Las Vegas Medical Marijuana Association:

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