ISSUE #25 OCT. 2016
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14 "Hanging Up The Cleats for Cannabis"
Treyous Jarrells is choosing marijuana over an NFL Career.
16 "A Patient’s Guide To
Ace Analytical Laboratory gives some terpene education.
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Green To Go Pink" 18 "Go Learn how cannabis is used as treatment for breast cancer.
The Seeds" 20 "Behind Transitioning from bartender to budtender.
Back To Patients" 24 "Giving Digipath labs offers FREE testing for Nevada patients
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30 "What Will Question 2 Mean For Nevada?"
The silver state is turning green with question 2.
31 "Question 2 And Nevada
Medical Marijuana Patients"
Learn how we can regulate marijuana like alcohol. C U LT U R E
34 "Trust Your Budtender"
Rob Ruckus talks about his thoughts on budtenders.
And Cheese" 36 "Ash Hopper Stone's monthly Tokin' with the Infamous interview. I N D U S T RY
40 "Chris From Nevada Medical Marijuana"
42 "Using The Sin Tax To Grow Our Beautiful City"
28 "Gary Johnson Sways The Vote" Gary Johnson aims to end cannabis prohibition.
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Agency THC talks about how question 2 will help Vegas.
with Gary Johnson" 46 "Standup Gary Johnson is someone who speaks up for cannabis.
With Cannabis” 72 “Cooking Chef Fred cooks medicated lamb and eggplant salad.
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EDITORS NOTE On November 8th, Nevadans will enter the polls to vote on Question 2 which decides whether or not Nevada will become a recreational marijuana state. This issue features articles written to show you how a passing vote will affect patients, the industry and also our state. Please be sure to register to vote if you haven’t already done so. Recently, we received a letter from one our readers that I would like to take the time to address: Thanks for addressing the "cultural misappropriation" in last month's issue. I did cringe when I saw it. Also been wanting to let you know it's been awesome watching your magazine grow the past two years. It sure has changed and I look forward to every issue! Something that bothered me for awhile: I'd been a regular and loyal customer at Euphoria Wellness, until your magazine disappeared from their lobby. I was in there once right after something happened that caused management to throw your display rack and magazine into the trash. It pissed me off and I told the employees at Euphoria that regardless what the problem was, the magazine is a valuable resource for patients. When I went back two weeks later the magazine was still absent and I asked why. They told me it was because of the problem between the magazine and one of Euphoria's managers. That's when I decided to try another dispensary. After reading Rob Ruckus’ rant every month in your magazine I decided on Inyo. And whenever I leave Inyo they always remind me to pick up a copy of Vegas Cannabis magazine! —Rob P We have attempted to get our free patient resource into Euphoria Wellness to no avail. Our rack was never placed at Euphoria and never had the opportunity to speak with management about it, we were simply informed by staff that they did not want to distribute the magazine. We feel that ALL patients should have access to free resources. Thank you for reading Vegas Cannabis and for taking the time to send us your thoughts.
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T H E L AT E S T HANGING UP THE CLEATS FOR CANNABIS Treyous Jarrells is choosing marijuana over an NFL Career to make change.
BY BRIAN WROBLEWSKI Treyous Jarrells was a
collegiate football player at Colorado State University and has been medicating with cannabis for years, instead of traditional painkillers, which he knows are damaging to the liver. With a tough choice on whether to go to the NFL or pursue a career in cannabis, he chose marijuana. We had a chance to dig a little deeper and understand Treyous Jarrells’ passion.
Brian Wroblewski: Tell me a little bit about how you ended up in Colorado from Sanford, FL.
Treyous Jarrells: After high school, I went to Walker College in Spartanburg, SC. I went for a semester, and decided South Carolina was just not for me. I had been using marijuana since high school and being in a southern state, I knew of their intolerance for marijuana. I knew quickly that I was going to leave after one semester and started looking for places to transfer to, where I could use cannabis and not be tested by the NCAA. I ended
up transferring to San Diego for Junior College to play more football, and still use my medication. I found that in California, it was very marijuana friendly. I continued to medicate and play football, knowing that I wouldn’t be tested. My first year there, I rushed for over 1000 yards in Junior College and had offers pouring in for another transfer to Colorado State, Georgia State, Southern Miss, Southern Utah, UAB, Marshall and USF.
My QB and I used to smoke or eat a gummy bear before we played, and that’s when I ran for 15 TD’s and rushed for over 1000 yards. My QB became the top recruit in California and threw for 300 yards per game, while I rushed for 120 yards. The cannabis elevated my game to a level of extreme focus. It helped me become calm and focused. I called it “The calm before the storm.” Q: How many collegiate football players do you
Before the games, I used to smoke and eat a gummy bear. I always called it, the calm before the storm. In 2014, Colorado State seemed like a great option, because cannabis was legal and I felt I could medicate in Colorado, because a majority of people were using marijuana anyway. Q: How did Cannabis affect your performance after smoking or eating an edible?
estimate use cannabis for pain relief or recreationally? I would say 60% of all college athletes as an estimate. In the offseason, there is no drug testing so we would all gather and play video games, while passing the bong. In Colorado, a survey was recently published asking:
How many think marijuana should be used as an alternative medicine? 67% of Coloradans agreed that cannabis should be allowed to be used nationwide. Q: Have you had any support from NFL cannabis advocates?
Eugene Monroe, Jake Plummer, with a handful of current players that can’t be named are lending their support. NFL, Collegiate, and Canadian Football players all have reached out to me and will be supporting the cause by wearing an advocacy t-shirt, that will be released soon. Q: Would you have gone pro?
I could still go pro. I got heavily recruited at Colorado State. I could have made it to the NFL, but I decided to stay with my medicine. Now that I am in the cannabis industry, I always just wanted to educate people. Now we have a voice that can be heard and we can let people know that it is a better route and it is medicine.
Q: What is your favorite way to medicate? My favorite way to consume my medication is through edibles. I forget about it and then wham, it hits you. Sixteen years of football gave me major knee pain and body aches. I have had surgery for ligaments in my knee and my back is all jacked up from too many hits. I like to take a hit of the bong and I love edibles. Q: Tell me a little bit about
your cultivation and what your cannabis brand means to you?
We grow for personal use currently, but we have a professional license. We grow some of the best product in Colorado. My company, Real Lyfas, makes an additive to support the other cultivators in Colorado. The product is called Cin-Doctors and it helps by increasing growth in the bloom phase by 10.8%, so cultivators can harvest quicker. This is an all-organic spray. We make all-organic products that are good for the human race and the environment. We also make the
Growroom Jumpsuit. We implemented the CinDoctor Jumpsuit with a ton of pockets and drawstrings, so one size fits all. The pockets have the real value. These pockets are for dead leaves, clippers, badges and really anything to ensure cultivators keep up with quality control and avoid cross contamination. Q: Have you ever been to Vegas?
I came to Vegas two years ago with the football team from CSU and made it to play at the Vegas Bowl against Utah. The team got beat badly because we were out enjoying Vegas a little too much. We stayed at the Hard Rock and had a great time. I will be back in Vegas by New Years, so hopefully we will get to meet up. Q: Do you plan on bringing your cannabis products to Nevada?
Definitely want to get in Nevada. Nevada is a great state and there are a ton of tourists. When a lot of different people ,from different places can see your product, it’s a great place to have your product exposed. Q: Do you think that Vegas is a good home for the Raiders?
Vegas would be a great place for the Raiders. It’s a place full of tourists, why not get a team for the people to experience Vegas. It will generate a lot of revenue and it might be the best place for them to play. Visit Treyous Jarrells’ cannabis website here and learn more about his mission: reallyfas.com
Cannabis is a defense against concussions and helps stabilize the brain, better than just a helmet. I am here to help people and advocate to ensure players know that cannabis can heal. The NCAA will follow the Olympics policy in regards to how they test for cannabis, but I know it will take a lot of voices like mine and Vegas Cannabis Magazine. We will keep scratching and clawing until cannabis can be used in the sports world.
A PATIENTâ€™S GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING TERPENES
BY DARRYL JOHNSON, PHD AND BRUCE BURNETT, MD
Terpenes are small aromatic compounds produced in trichomes that give cannabis distinct flavors and scents. Cannabis contains more than 140 different terpenes, many of which are found in other plants, fruits, and flowers. It is believed that terpenes interact with various neurotransmitters and receptors, which are responsible for a variety of effects including pain, depression, anxiety, addiction, and epilepsy. In addition, terpenes also impact various immunoregulatory mechanisms which affect inflammation, cancer, fungal infections, and bacterial infections. The synergistic relationship between terpenes, cannabinoids, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is known as the Entourage Effect. Terpenes are found in significantly different concentrations in different cannabis strains, which can help explain why different strains have different effects for patients. Plants rich in terpenes have played prominent roles in ancient and modern medical traditions across many cultures. Western allopathic medicine is just beginning to explore the potentially rich medicinal aspects of these compounds. Finding the right terpene profile will help guide patients to an appropriate strain. The
following information is intended to assist patients when selecting a medicinal cannabis strain. Alpha-Bisabolol has a floral, earthy, herbal scent and is used in some cosmetics. It is known to have anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, and antimicrobial properties. Alpha-Humulene
possesses a hoppy, herbal scent and is also found in hops, sage, and ginseng. It is believed to have antiinflammatory, analgesic, and antibacterial properties. Alpha-Pinene is the most common terpenoid found in nature, possessing a pine resin scent. It is also found in rosemary, sage, and pine trees. Primary effects include anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bronchodilator, and anti-cancer. Alphapinene is believed to increase alertness, improve mental focus and memory retention. Beta-Caryophyllene
has a spicy, wood aroma and is found in herbs and spices including black pepper, oregano, cloves, hops, and rosemary. It possesses analgesic, antiinflammatory, antifungal, and antidepressant properties. It activates CB2 receptor even though it is not a cannabinoid. Beta-Myrcene is most commonly associated with indica strains of cannabis and has a musky, herbal scent with hints of citrus
flavors. It has sedative properties, and may be useful in treating insomnia, muscle spasms, and inflammation. Eucalyptol has a minty, earthy aroma and is also found in eucalyptus oil, bay leaves, and tea trees. It possesses antifungal, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. Eucalyptol has been used to treat rhinosinusitis, colitis, Alzheimerâ€™s disease, asthma, inflammation, and pain. Gamma-Terpinene
possesses an herbal, citrus, sweet aroma and has been extracted from tea tree oil. It is believed to have antimicrobial, antiproliferation, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Geraniol has a sweet, floral, rose aroma and is also found in geraniums and lemons. It possesses anti-bacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Geraniol shows therapeutic potential to treat inflammatory bowel diseases, diet-induced fibrosis, and bacterial infections. Guaiol possesses a woody, rosy, floral odor and is also found in cypress pine and guaiacum. It has been used for centuries to treat a range of illnesses including coughing, constipation, arthritis, and syphilis. Guaiol possesses antimicrobial and antiinflammatory properties and has been used as an insect repellant. Isopulegol is a precursor to menthol and has a minty, herbal smell. It has anticonvulsive, antiinflammatory, and gastro protective properties.
Isopulegol has been used to treat anxiety, inflammation, and seizures. Limonene has a citrus, lemon odor and is also found in citrus fruits, rosemary, juniper, and peppermint. Limonene is thought to possess antidepressant and antianxiety effects and is used to treat acid reflux and relieve nausea. Linalool has a flora scent and is found in lavender, mint and cinnamon. It possesses anti-anxiety, antidepressant effects, sedative, and pain relief effects. Some evidence suggests it may have antitumor against certain human cancers. Nerolidol has a leafy, herbal, woody scent and is also found in ginger, jasmine, lavender and tea tree. It possesses antiparasitic, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties. Nerolidol is used as a skin penetration enhancer in transdermal drugs and is known to produce sedative effects. Ocimene possesses an herbal, citrus, sweet aroma and is also found in mint, parsley, basil, mangoes, and alfalfa. Ocimene has antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties and may act as a decongestant. p-Cymene has been described as a carrot or orange odor and pleasant smell. It is found in thyme and cumin. Cymene has anti-inflammatory, pain relief, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties. It is also used in eye surgery to make muscles in the eye contract and constrict the pupil. For more information about Ace Analytical Laboratory, (702) 749-7429 or visit
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GO GREEN TO GO PINK Cannabis as treatment for breast cancer.
BY DR. KIT, PHARM. D, RPH.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the United States. Approximately 1 in 8 U.S. women and 1 in 1000 U.S. men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer within their lifetime. In 2016, 249,260 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed. Although great strides have been made in the treatment of breast cancer, an estimated 41,000 people each year die from breast cancer in the U.S. Because breast cancers can develop resistance to chemotherapy medications, researchers are continually looking for new compounds to treat breast cancer. Originally only used to treat the effects of chemotherapy, cannabis and cannabinoids have recently emerged as a potential therapeutic target. Let's review the available evidence for the use of cannabinoids as a medication to treat breast cancer. Breast cancer originates as a mutation in breast tissue cells. This mutation leads to the production of various substances that are designed to encourage the growth and consolidation of tumor cells, as well as the spread of cancer cells throughout the body (metastasis). Because metastasis of breast cancer is responsible for up to 90% of deaths, researchers have focused their efforts on finding substances that have the ability to decrease metastasis and shrink tumors. Investigators have focused on three cannabinoid substances as possible treatment
targets: cannabidiolic acid (CBDa), cannabidiol (CBD), and delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Cannabidiolic acid is one of four cannabinoids formed from the breakdown of cannabigerolic acid (CBG). It is converted to CBD by exposure to heat and/or light, in a process called decarboxylation. Cannabidiolic acid is believed to have anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory properties. It is believed to fight
prepared and then exposed a strain of highly-invasive breast cancer cells to three different concentrations of CBDa for 12 hours within their experimental laboratory. They also exposed another group of the same cell strain to a low concentration of CBD for 12 hours, to distinguish whether the results were due to CBDa or the conversion of CBDa to CBD. They compared these four treatment groups to a
cancer in two main ways: by decreasing migration of highly invasive cancer cells, and by decreasing blood and nutrient supply to the tumor. To test the first theory, that CBDa decreases migration of highly invasive cancer cells, molecular biologists from the Daiichi University of Pharmacy in Japan
control treatment without any cannabinoids. Cells exposed to low and medium concentrations of CBDa showed a decreased percentage of cells migrating to other sites relative to the control treatment, and cells exposed to a high concentration of CBDa showed virtually no migration. However, cells exposed to low con-
centrations of CBD actually showed increased migration relative to the control group, showing that CBDa, and not CBD, was responsible for the decreased migration of invasive cells. Building upon that study, the same molecular biologists from the Daiichi University of Pharmacy looked more closely at the mechanisms underlying the decreased migration of invasive cancer cells. They observed the same type of highly invasive breast cancer cells as in the previous study, selecting those that produced a high amount of a substance called cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2). COX-2 is an enzyme that increases the production of inflammatory substances such as prostaglandins, as well as increasing the construction of blood supply to the tumor and increasing the production of id-1, a molecule that works to increase movement of invasive cancer cells to other sites. Researchers then took those high COX2 producing cells and exposed them to a single high concentration of CBDa for 48 hours, observing enzyme and substance activity in real time. Researchers discovered that cells exposed to CBDa decreased the manufacture of COX-2 and id-1, while increasing the production of SHARP-1, which suppresses breast cancer metastasis. These results show promise for CBDa to not only reduce metastasis of breast cancer, but also to
in vivo (within the body). They injected laboratory mice with invasive breast cancer cells,,then separated them into 3 treatment groups: control (no CBD), low dose CBD, and high dose CBD. Investigators injected the mice with either placebo, 1 mg/kg CBD, or 5 mg/kg CBD, then measured tumor size and number of metastatic sites daily. Mice injected with CBD, but not control injections, showed decreased tumor size at day 18 and peaked at 22-24 days. However, tumor cells started to become resistant to CBD at day 25, and by the end of the study, showed no difference compared to control. What differed be-
ing the symptoms of breast cancer and the side effects of chemotherapy treatment, such as nausea and lack of appetite. In treating breast cancer, previous studies have shown that THC has anti-estrogen properties and inhibits the proliferation of breast cancer by encouraging programmed cell death. In a 2013 study, researchers exposed 2 types of human breast cancer cell lines to 6 different concentrations of THC, as well as to a control solution without THC, for 48 hours. They discovered that as the concentration of THC increased, the percentage of cells surviving decreased relative to the control group. Researchers
In treating breast cancer, previous studies have shown that THC has anti-estrogen properties and inhibits the proliferation of breast cancer by encouraging programmed cell death. tween the groups, and maintained through the end of the study, was the number of metastatic sites, with the 5 mg/kg group having the fewest metastatic sites: 10 in the 5 mg/kg group compared to 26 in the control group. In addition, the metastatic tumors in the CBD-treated group were smaller, on average, than the control group. While these experimental tumors may have become resistant to CBD (due to mutations in the breast cancer cells), their spread was clearly impaired by the presence of CBD. THC also has a role in treating breast cancer. THC has long had a role in treat-
then gathered another sample of the same cell lines and split them into four treatment groups: control, exposure to THC, exposure to E2 (an estrogen signaler to increase tumor proliferation), and exposure to a combination of THC and E2. They found that when THC was present, even when estrogen signaling was boosted, fewer breast cancer cells survived. Since most breast cancers are estrogen dependent, decreasing estrogen-based signalers would lead to decreased tumor growth and increased programmed cell death. While the data looks promising for the use of can-
nabis to treat breast cancer, a few studies have shown a paradoxical increase in tumor size in the presence of THC. These studies examined THC and other cannabinoids in the presence of human breast cancer cell lines that had low numbers of cannabinoid receptors. With fewer receptors, there were fewer sites for the cannabinoids to work. Breast cancer can be caused by a number of different cell lines, and can develop resistance to treatment, which can make it challenging to treat. Another large drawback to these studies is the lack of published data in humans. These studies either looked at cannabinoids interacting with cells in a lab, or in lab mice artificially exposed to breast cancer. Both situations control much of the experimental environment, including selecting for pure CBDa, CBD, or THC. However, treating humans in an uncontrolled environment for breast cancer (which is already quite variable), with cannabis or cannabis products that are produced by humans, can lead to a wide variability in results. Further research needs to expand its subjects into lab animals genetically closer to humans, then into real world human case reports and small studies, all the way up to randomized, controlled trials in humans. While the current data looks positive, it is merely a base upon which to expand our knowledge about how cannabis works in the body, especially in the setting of breast cancer. Dr. Kit, Pharm. D, RPh is a licensed pharmacist and coowner of Medigrow, a Nevada grow school.
shrink tumors by starving them of blood, and therefore oxygen and nutrients. Cannabidiol also plays a role in fighting breast cancer. CBD decreases the production of id-1, which regulates the mobility of invasive cancer cells. CBD also induces programmed cell death (self-destruct) of breast cancer cells, and mobilizes the body's own immune system to destroy cancer cells. Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston took samples from 5 different human breast cancer cell lines. In addition to a control (no CBD), researchers exposed cells from each cell line to either 2.5, 5, 7.5, or 10 micromolar concentrations of CBD for 24 hours. They measured the percentage of breast cancer cells that survived and the percentage of programmed cell death in each group. As breast cancer cells were exposed to increasing concentrations of CBD, percentage of breast cancer cell survival declined and percentage of programmed cell death increased. Researchers also compared the percentage of programmed cell death between an aggressive breast cancer cell line and a non-tumor human cell line after both were exposed to various concentrations of CBD for 24 hours. Breast cancer cells showed a higher percentage of programmed cell death than non-tumor cells, showing that CBD preferentially targets tumor cells over healthy cells. Researchers at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco took the findings discovered in research with CBD on breast cancer cells in vitro (in the lab) and sought to determine if they could also apply
BEHIND THE SEEDS BY REBECKA SNELL
Last calls that turned to sunrises, friends became family, shot infused stories; the nightlife industry yields a lifestyle as intoxicating as the libations that fuel it. I recently traded in my bar key and shaker tins for terpene homework and medical marijuana. Now I am full time in the cannabis industry. For eight years I worked in nightlife and the promising parallels between the two industries are incredible.
Bartenders and budtenders alike are not just in service to sell a product. There is a rapport we share with our patrons/patients that is beyond salesmanship. Where we take pride in what we do. Recreationally or medically, people look to us to feel better, for our knowledge, and entrust in us a piece of them. Overtime we create bonds that are immensely special with regulars we see day after day. I believe all bartenders and budtenders could agree both alcohol, and cannabis share an underrated desire to unify. A bottle of booze gets passed around a circle of stories just as a joint does. In times of celebration, mourning, stress, we come together with a drink or a smoke. The lifestyle of a bartender is contagious. Mornings usually begin in the afternoon, the same time the prior evening's
decisions are pieced together. Followed by copious amounts of carbs and laughter, recapping the hilarity of our nocturnal nature. I loved being a bartender. Some of my most fun memories are behind a bar with my friends, seeing who can ring the most in sales, then late night venting about the peaks and pits of our shift over cold brews and warm shots. My bar regulars were my friends but my coworkers were my family
frontlines of a historically exciting time. I believe my favorite part about being a budtender is the organic connection I feel between cannabis and my patients. A middleman, if you will. Instead of coaching people through pop culture with whiskey & coke and calling cabs, I am hearing success stories of former pill side effects now replaced by the medically ground breaking benefits of cannabis. I have seen plants over pills help settle
Mothers in the 1920’s were fearful of the legalization of alcohol and having to raise their children in a drunk-ridden country. Now it isn’t uncommon for mothers to meet in clusters and correlate over bottles of wine. and when alcohol tore us apart it also brought us back together. In the wake of loss due to our similar lifestyles we would come together and vow to make wiser choices, we would look out for each other and take taxi cabs. Leaving this industry was not an easy decision but if I was going to take on this new venture, I had to give it my all and trade the nightlife in for the nuglife. There is something speakeasy about being a budtender. And something about that brings us budtenders together the same way alcohol common denominates bartenders. We are working the
anxiety; focus attention deficits, calm seizures, and PTSD patients are sleeping better at night. My job now is more than my passion and I am grateful to be in a working position that offers historically malleable opportunities. Senior citizens, who I thought once were convinced marijuana couldn’t be used as medicine, are now the fastest growing demographic of cannabis consumers in the country. It is exciting to be in the midst of history, legally being some of the first people to grow, sell, and consume marijuana. I can’t imagine what it would be like to replace happy hour with making homemade
moonshine at the hopes of not getting caught. Or being one of the first bartenders ever to tend bar, paving the way for the ones who now run the nightlife. We need the legalization of cannabis right now. Mothers in the 1920’s were fearful of the legalization of alcohol and having to raise their children in a drunkridden country. Now it isn’t uncommon for mothers to meet in clusters and correlate over bottles of wine. What wasn’t normal then is normal now. What isn’t normal now, can become normal. We the people have the control to exercise our kosher Bill of Rights and come together to legalize cannabis and create a positive wave of change for mankind. And I think as budtenders we have a great opportunity to become the next happy hour. It excites me to dream about the potential reality that I will be able to see the cannabis taboos diminish, the rise of our economy and well being of humankind enhance. It isn’t just about convincing legislation to make marijuana legal, it is about holding elected people accountable for giving the people what they want, the people that pay their salaries. Rebecka Snell is a budtender at Shango. With Texas roots and Vegas buds, she is currently pursuing what sets her soul on fire.
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Currently, patients have the ability to walk into a local cannabis dispensary and purchase safe, lab-tested products. This is something that those in non-medical states do not have the ability to partake in. But, what about the medical patients that prefer to grow their own medicine? Good news - Digipath Labs now tests for patients! And better yet, they are going to be offering FREE testing to a limited number of patients each month.
Beginning in October, each month Digipath will be offering one free testing profile per patient for the first 25 patients. This free testing event will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 2pm-4pm. This service is done on a first come, first serve basis. Patients requesting testing must present a valid Nevada medical marijuana patient card along with a valid photo ID. The item to be tested must be safely and discreetly packaged and results will be available within one week following drop off. Digipath can test flower, extracts and edibles. Todd Denkin, President of Digipath Labs said, “It’s important for Digipath to reach out to the local patient community. We are glad to be able to finally test products grown by specific patients for specific
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On November 8th, Americans will head to the polls to cast their vote for the next United States President. Candidate Gary Johnson is the Libertarian Party nominee and he has been an outspoken advocate for cannabis. Recently, we had the chance to chat with him about the upcoming election, his personal experience with cannabis, and his desire to end the war on drugs. Vegas Cannabis: Tell us about your political past and which party you currently represent. Gary Johnson: I am the
Presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party. I previously served two terms as the Republican Governor of New Mexico, a mostly Democratic state. I had a record of working across party lines and balancing the state budget every year I was in office. My running mate, Bill Weld had a similar record as the two-term governor of Massachusetts.
VCM: What is your stance on legalizing marijuana and why? GJ: I am the highestranking official in the United States to call for the legalization of marijuana, and I did this in office. Bernie Sanders has also come out in favor of
marijuana â€” I'm glad that he's done that, but I've been there since 1999. A couple of things about legalizing marijuana. Marijuana products, from a medicinal standpoint, directly compete with legal prescription drugs that kill thousands of people a year. There has not been one documented death due to marijuana. Marijuana is a lot safer than prescription drugs and studies are being done that show that cannabis could potentially replace some of those drugs. On the recreational side,
I have always maintained that legalizing marijuana will lead to less overall substance abuse because people will find marijuana as such a safer alternative than everything else that's out there â€” starting with alcohol. The campaign to legalize marijuana in Colorado was a campaign based on: Marijuana is safer than alcohol. VCM: Do you believe that we will see full legalization across the nation at some point? GJ: Yes. I believe
that marijuana will be descheduled by the DEA in the very near future, and we will see many more states legalizing both medicinal and recreational marijuana after the success in Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia. VCM: If you do not win the election, what does your future hold? Will you continue to advocate to end marijuana prohibition? GJ: We plan on winning
the election, of course. If that is not the will of the
American people, I will go back to a private life, and pursue my interests in outdoor sports. My plan is to “Ride The Divide” on my bike from Alberta, Canada to the Mexican border. I will always advocate for an end to the war on drugs. VCM: Are you a medical marijuana patient? If so, what is your preferred method of consumption? Any favorite strains? GJ: I had a paragliding accident in Hawaii in 2005. My sails got caught in a tree, I stalled—and fell about fifty feet straight down to the ground. I suffered multiple bone fractures, including a burst fracture to my T12 vertebrae. In my human experience, it’s the worst pain I’ve ever felt. Rather than using painkillers, which I have used on occasion before, I did smoke pot, as a result of having broken my back, blowing out both of my knees, breaking ribs, really taking about three years to recover. VCM: If you do consume cannabis, what benefit do you receive from it? GJ: I have not consumed cannabis on the campaign trail, and I will not consume it should I be elected President. I believe it is important for a President to be sober and attentive at all times. I haven’t had a drink of alcohol in 30 years because I believe in being the best that you can be, always. VCM: Will we see you back in Vegas any time soon? GJ: We have done rallies
all over the country including an August rally in Las Vegas at the SLS casino. We will absolutely be back and will be looking forward to meeting with our supporters! VCM: What do you believe the pros and cons of marijuana legalization are? GJ: I see nothing but
positive results from legalizing marijuana. We should regulate it like alcohol to keep it out of the hands of children.
VCM: What other issues are
you passionate about?
GJ: I am passionate about ending the War on Drugs in general. It is a colossal waste of money and makes criminals out of people who would otherwise be peaceful, law-abiding citizens. On a more general scale, I am passionate about ending our foreign interventions, balancing the US budget, cutting taxes for all Americans, ending wasteful spending, and supporting civil rights. VCM: How can our readers support you in this year's election? GJ: In order to win this, we
MUST get in the debates. We have a path to make that happen, but we need as much support as possible. We urge our supporters to get active. Volunteer, make phone calls, tell your friends and family. We can make a difference and fix this broken system for everyone. For more information on Gary Johnson and his campaign, please visit his website at johnsonweld.com.
WHAT WILL QUESTION 2 MEAN FOR NEVADA? BY RIANA DURRETT, ESQ.
Medical marijuana has been legal in Nevada since 2000 and a regulated market for medical marijuana was established after the legislature acted in 2013. This has provided patients in the state safe and reliable access to the medicine they need. Now, on November 8th, the voters of our state will decide, through a vote on Question 2, whether we should have a regulated marijuana market for all adults. In the middle of both the medical and adultuse marijuana debates in the state has been Senator Tick Segerblom, one of marijuana’s most vocal advocates in Nevada. He has used his platform and role as a State Senator and community leader to promote the idea that private, adult-use of marijuana is just as acceptable as alcohol and can provide many benefits to the State.
Senator Segerblom took a leap as a well-respected attorney and lifelong Nevada resident to advocate on behalf of adult-use of marijuana. Alongside his work fighting for Nevada’s employees, as well as for criminal justice reform, Senator Segerblom has pushed the people of the state toward recognition that marijuana prohibition is a failed policy. It is not preventing people from using marijuana – 47% of
Americans use marijuana in their lifetime – but is preventing the State from regulating marijuana sales and generating muchneeded tax revenue. Not surprisingly, Senator Segerblom is one of more than a dozen members of the state legislature who have endorsed passage of Question 2. But what will Question 2 mean for Nevada’s residents and tourists? Question 2 Will:
—Allow purchases and possession of one ounce of marijuana by persons over 21 years of age —Establish a system of strict regulation for the cultivation, processing, and sale of marijuana —Allow a limited number of retail stores (about 130) to operate in the state, with localities able to determine
number and location —Generate tax revenue for schools through a 15% excise tax Question 2 Won't:
—Allow marijuana to be used in public —Change existing laws regarding driving under the influence —Allow unlicensed individuals to sell or produce any amount of marijuana —Affect employers’ current marijuana policies or their ability to establish workplace restrictions on marijuana consumption by employees —Change existing medical marijuana laws or affect patients’ rights Projected Benefits:
—Generate more than $60,000,000.00 in annual tax revenue
—Direct more than $20,000,000.00 per year to Nevada schools —Generate more than $1.1 billion in overall economic activity (by utilizing products and services of local businesses other than marijuana businesses) —Replace the black market with strictly regulated businesses that, unlike drug dealers, cannot sell to youth —Allow law enforcement to focus resources on more serious crimes November 8th will be an interesting day for the country, and an especially interesting day for Nevada. It will be a day where we decide if we want to continue the failed policy of marijuana prohibition, which has steered billions of dollars to drug cartels and other criminals, or if we want to regulate it, as we do with alcohol, and reap the benefits.
QUESTION 2 AND NEVADA MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS The coalition to regulate marijuana like alcohol.
BY SCOT RUTLEDGE was no dispensary operating within 25 miles of the patient’s home when they first applied for their card.
No. There is nothing contained within the language of Question 2 that makes any changes to the current medical marijuana cardholder process. If the voters approve Question 2 on November 8, cardholders will still hold valid medical marijuana cards until the expiration date listed on their respective card. Upon the expiration date, all Nevada patients are eligible to renew their medical marijuana card regardless if Question 2 passes.
There is nothing contained within the language of Question 2 that makes any changes to a patient’s ability to cultivate their own marijuana. That being said, current state medical marijuana law does restrict medical marijuana home grows beginning in 2018, so that law would need to be changed next legislative session to extend home grows permanently. That would also be a time to ask the legislature to address issues such as lifting the 25mile halo.
Nothing changes with being a Nevada medical marijuana patient if Question 2 passes or fails. 2. Can I still grow my own medical marijuana as medicine if question to passes?
Yes. Current state law (SB 447) allows patients to cultivate their own marijuana at home if one of the following conditions applies: The dispensaries in your particular county have closed or are unable to supply the quantity or strain of marijuana that you need; you are reasonably unable to travel to a dispensary due to illness or lack of transportation; there
Question 2 does not change one word of the medical marijuana statute. 3. Will the legalization of regulated recreational marijuana limit the amount of medical marijuana I can possess?
No. Current Nevada law allows medical cardholders to possess up to two and a half ounces of usable marijuana in any one 14-day period. The passage of Question 2 would not limit the amount of marijuana that cardholders are legally allowed to possess. In fact, cardholders would be able to possess larger amounts of usable marijuana than tourists and members of
the general public using marijuana recreationally. 4. Will the availability of recreational marijuana decrease my access to medical marijuana?
No. All of the facilities that been approved to operate as medical marijuana dispensaries in their respective county or municipality will continue to serve any and all medical cardholders. Nothing in the initiative will restrict any patient’s access to medical marijuana. In fact, it is likely that medical cardholders will experience a greater level of access to medical marijuana as a result of the passage of Question 2. 5. Will the additional taxes imposed on recreational marijuana cause the costs of my medical marijuana to increase?
No. The current excise tax rate for medical marijuana is 2% regardless of whether it is sold for retail or wholesale. Additionally
for retail sales, the sales tax is added on top of the 2% excise tax. If Question 2 passes, there will a 15% excise tax imposed on the wholesale sale of recreational marijuana, which will also be subject to existing sales taxes on retail sales. 6. Will the passage of Question 2 reduce the number of medical marijuana establishments that are operational?
No. There is nothing contained within the language of Question 2 that would negatively impact the status of previously approved medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivation or production facilities. 7. Will the passage of Question 2 get rid of any of my rights as a medical marijuana patient?
No. The initiative does not change any of the existing medical marijuana laws or affect patients’ rights in any way, shape or form.
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C U LT U R E THE RUCKUS RANT
TRUST YOUR BUDTENDER WITH ROB RUCKUS Hello and welcome to another Ruckus Rant. Over the past few months I've bitched about the growers, production facilities, dispensaries, and companies that help us get medical marijuana cards. Although I point out their flaws (and I stand by everything I've said) most are also doing wonderful work with the system we
have in place. For that I thank them. The one thing I haven't bitched about is YOU!! The patient!!! Cannabis is a huge part of my life. Has been for about 30 years. The past 10 years or so that testing and (minimal) research has been in effect has really changed the game. Studying terpenes and
cannabinoids has become a daily thing since I started "budtending". I can't speak for every budtender, but the ones I know take this VERY serious. We realize that a lot of the people coming into Nevada dispensaries are new to cannabis. That is why we take the time to find out that myrcene helps with pain and sleep, limonene is better for breast cancer
We realize that a lot of the people coming into Nevada dispensaries are new to cannabis. That is why we take the time to find out that myrcene helps with pain and sleep, limonene is better for breast cancer and caryophyllene helps arthritis and neuropathy.
and caryophyllene helps arthritis and neuropathy..... We study this on a daily basis. So, when you come in and the first thing out of your mouth is "I want your highest THC," it just lets us know your uneducated. We are here for YOU. We do this kinda work because we care. We understand this is new to you. It's still new to us. I learn just as much from the other budtender's and patients as I do in an hour or two a night studying
cannabinoids, terpenes, and diseases. Instead of going off the recommendations of "that one guy you know who smokes weed", give us a chance. Let us find the strain or form of ingestion that will get you the help and relief that you need from cannabis. More often than not, the people I see, once I explain that THC is not the be all-end all of cannabis and what parts of it work for what ailments they usually leave happy, educated, spending LESS money, and on their way to relief. Just remember, times have changed. We aren't buying a sack of something that we don't know about anymore in a parking lot. We have safe places where you can take your time asking questions and end up making an educated purchases thanks to the dispensaries. We know exactly what is in our products thanks to testing facilities. We have a wide choice in strains and ways of consuming thanks to production and cultivation facilities. And, we have someone to explain all this thanks to budtender's (like me) who really do care. But YOU gotta give us the chance. 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. #theruckusrant
TOKIN’ WITH THE INFAMOUS
ASH AND CHEESE
WITH HOPPER THE CHRONISSEUR
This plant is my life. I am a proud, self-proclaimed stoner. I am also an advocate for patients and families who depend on cannabis for survival. Right now, I’m up in Humboldt County on my yearly pilgrimage, hanging out with my favorite cannafamily, the Tedesco’s. Silas Tedesco is five years old and was recently declared cancer free, thanks in large part to cannabis oil. I sat down with Silas’ parents Ash and Cheese in their home overlooking Humboldt Bay, and we talked about what a journey it has been, over a joint of Sunset Sherbet, as Silas ran and played.
about three weeks ago. He had the chemotherapy port removed the next day. He’s healed up from that surgery and is in a detox process now. So, we’re eating as many raw foods as possible, and just trying to move forward. Hopper: Is he still taking
Ash: He is still taking a
RSO type of cannabis oil. We don’t use the isopropyl alcohol, so we just call it cannabis oil. Hopper: How long did
Silas battle cancer? What was his diagnosis?
telling everyone the good news.
Ash: He was diagnosed at 19 months old with high risk precursor B acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Ash: Yes, Silas just
Hopper: Wow. That’s a
Hopper: Let’s start off by
finished his 3 ½ years of chemotherapy protocol
mouth full. I can’t imagine how scary that must have
Ash: Yeah. The abbreviation is HRPreBALL. By the 28th day, he was in remission, but per the chemotherapy protocol he needed 3 ½ years to keep him in remission. By the eighth day of chemotherapy, they would have liked to see him at zero leukemia cells. He did not reach that. That’s why he was bumped to the high risk category. He was released from the hospital on day 24. We started cannabis on day 25. Day 28 is when they did the second test to see what his leukemia count was. At that time, he was at zero leukemia cells.
Ash: It’s amazing! This map here…
Hopper: Nice! I love to
hear that. Wow, that’s really amazing.
Ash: Once we added the cannabis oil in conjunction with the chemotherapy, he reached remission. Hopper: That is amazing! You guys are from Vegas, right? Ash: We were both born and raised… Hopper How long have you
been in Humboldt? When and why did you decide to move up here?
Ash: We came up here on vacation before we had children, and we loved the environment. When we had our daughter, Gia, we decided that we wanted her to grow up here, in an environment like this, versus how we grew up. Hopper: Just talking about
Vegas, can you believe how much it has grown, medical cannabis wise? There are so many options and
Hopper: Yeah, in Vegas
Ash: This was unheard of when we left. We moved here (Humboldt County) in April of 2010. Cheese: We literally pulled in on 4/20. It just happened that way. Hopper: How did cannabis
help to heal Silas? What was his regimen?
Ash: The very first way it helped him was, it helped him to relearn how to walk. In the beginning, he didn’t walk for nearly eight weeks due to the pain that the leukemia caused in his legs, and also due to one of the main chemotherapy drugs he was given, and due to the weight gain from the extreme doses of steroids that he was given. Within a week of starting the cannabis oil, he started attempting to take steps. We have videos documented on his Facebook page of this. Within two weeks, he was taking unassisted steps again. And then he was running around, chasing, playing, and jumping. Hopper: That’s so
awesome! It’s always dope seeing you guys, I love it up here. Is there anything else you would like to say?
Ash: We’re just so grateful for the support. We’re grateful that you came to see us, and are helping get his story out there. We’re so grateful for all of the love we get. He is a warrior, he makes our world go round.
I N D U S T RY BUDTENDER SPOTLIGHT
CHRIS FROM NEVADA MEDICAL MARIJUANA Chris DeGraff is the lead budtender at Nevada Medical Marijuana. A cannabis connoisseur, Chris spends his time trying new products and hitting the dab rig. From New York to Colorado to Vegas, Chris has serious cannabis experience and helps patients thoroughly learn about their medicine. Where are you from?
Chris: Albany, NY
How much cannabis
do you consume on average every day and how do you medicate?
I usually dab about a gram of concentrate every day in order to treat my pain from past injuries.
What is the wildest scenario that has happened at Nevada Medical Marijuana?
There is always something wild happening at Nevada Medical Marijuana... from hearing about wild vegas stories from patients, to actually seeing photos and videos of it from them. What is your strategy when working with medical patients?
I still suffer from the aftermath of a broken back and temporary paralysis and I appreciate the medicinal value of medical marijuana. Working with patients to educate them and introduce them to what we offer at Nevada Medical Marijuana.
I am passionate about helping our patients get what they need and I strive to build relationships with each person that walks through our door. “I want to bridge the gap between generations,” says Chris, “let people know that medical marijuana can benefit anyone, it doesn’t matter who you are.” What advice would you give to new budtenders?
As budtenders, we should all strive to make patients feel comfortable and welcomed. We see a large number of patients that are senior citizens and new to cannabis as medicine. These patients deserve our guidance and patience as
most are uncomfortable just entering a dispensary. Do you want recreational marijuana to pass in Nevada and why?
Yes, I think cannabis not only has great medical benefits, but it's also a great recreational benefit to use while enjoying our beautiful city. Some people partake in cannabis as a way to relax at the end of the day and yet others use cannabis as a creative outlet. Whatever the case, responsible adults over the age of 21 should be able to buy and consume this plant. 5 years from now, what will cannabis look like in Vegas?
Hopefully five years from now, our local cannabis industry will be thriving both for the industry and for the patients. In the meantime, stop by Nevada Medical Marijuana, say hi and grab some of that Kabunky goodness. Visit Chris at 3195 St. Rose Parkway, Suite #212, Henderson, NV
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USING THE SIN TAX TO GROW OUR BEAUTIFUL CITY BY BRIAN WROBLEWSKI
$1,000,000,000. Nevada raked in over a BILLION dollars in sin tax revenue in 2014. Yes, a billion in taxes, from the tourists that come for a weekend of debauchery in our beloved city. These numbers are from 2014 and solely based on gambling, tobacco and alcohol sales. 15% of all taxes collected come from the overindulgence of tourists and some locals.
Most of us that live in Vegas are here for the money. If you cannot find a job in Vegas, you really are not looking hard enough. Whether working for many of the small businesses off the strip, or if you are working for one of the hospitality giants on the strip, there are tons of opportunities to make a better than average living.
Stop and look around the valley. The hustle and bustle is back again after 8 years of a mini depression and locals are optimistic. The anchors on the local news stations are no longer talking about the housing crisis and instead are interviewing cannabis dispensary owners and discussing bringing the Oakland Raiders to Vegas. Drive around the southwest, south, north, northwest and see giant red balloons
people who want to enjoy cannabis recreationally, whether tourists or locals. Recreational cannabis tax means putting more money back into making this city more incredible. If you live here and have friends outside of Vegas, a common question is, “How can you live in Vegas?” followed by something to the tune of, “I would die or go broke if I
go because you are missing out. We welcome this type of tourist because they help our local economy and these tourists are regular people, like us, who need a mini vacation every year. Let them come here and let’s show them the Vegas that we love. Agency THC is a firm YES on 2. We support the
pointing you to brand new homes being built. Not only are the homes new, but they are considerably more affordable compared to other areas of the country.
Professional sports teams, cannabis dispensaries, and master communities being built mean only one thing: Vegas is growing.
When the weekend comes, whatever day of the week that might be for people of Las Vegas, it is very rare to find them on the strip. They are at the park with their kids, riding the bike trails and hanging out by pools in the summer. Clark County and the City of Las Vegas keeps putting more tax money into building an infrastructure to support population growth. New parks, new roads and new schools are opening up around the valley and the reason the building continues is because Las Vegas is growing again and the county and city officials want to keep us happy.
lived there.” This mentality is great for us. Stay away from Vegas. You wouldn’t understand the people that live here and how hard we work to preserve that mentality. When the money leaves their pockets, it enters ours, one way or the other.
The reason we have explosive growth in the valley is because something big is on the horizon and everybody who lives here knows it. Professional sports teams, cannabis dispensaries, and more master communities being built mean only one thing: Vegas is growing. A Yes on 2 vote means higher tax revenue for
Sloppy drunks on the strip vomiting on sidewalks, rowdy groups getting aggressive in nightclubs and drunk drivers crashing into bus stations is one of the reasons we have a love/ hate relationship with the tourism industry. Bring us the cannabis travelers. Welcome them with open arms and watch our city grow with happy tourists coming to enjoy the finest Vegas weed. The same tourists are here to relax, go watch some crazy shows on the strip, get caught staring into the flashing casino lights, eat delicious food, and visit our national historic sites, like Red Rock Canyon or Hoover Dam. If you, as a local, have not gone to do these things while medicated, get up and
growth of this tremendous city and this beautiful state. We want the sin tax dollars to help build schools, construct new parks, bring more small businesses to the valley and create new jobs for people who love cannabis. No matter where you are from, if you call Vegas home and plan to stay here, then recreational cannabis will pave the road to a better quality of life. There will always be a medical side of the industry that will be taxed differently for those of us who prefer cannabis over prescriptives. If you grow your own medicine, you will be affected by recreational marijuana passing, but where there is a will, there is a way. If the bill passes, you can still grow your own medicine, but you will have to be creative with the genetics. You have helped us here now, and are part of the movement and part of the growth because you are a cannabis user. If recreational marijuana does not pass in November,
it will kill momentum for the progress we have made as an industry. If you are a supporter of dispensaries and vote no, your favorite dispensary may close or change ownership. If you want the highest quality, pesticide free, cannabis with huge selections, then it may not be as readily available. If you vote no, you are voting for the illegal drug trade and black market. This bill is not structured to limit the rights of the patients, but to regulate marijuana like alcohol. In the game of war, we pick our battles. Recreational marijuana is a battle that we cannot afford to lose if we want to win the war on the prohibition of cannabis. Hearing chatter from no voters, all we hear are selfish reasons. The future of Las Vegas and Nevada is in your hands and you can bet the majority of “NO on 2” voters do not use cannabis. Pick a side in this battle and let’s win the war.
AGENCY THC S AY S Y E S O N QUESTION 2. We support the growth of this city, as well as the cannabis industry.
Now is the time to double check your voter registration details, so you can be a part of the movement. Yes or No on 2, all we ask is that you make your voice heard and go VOTE. This editorial content was sponsored by Agency THC.
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COOKING WITH CANNABIS WITH CHEF FRED
RACK OF LAMB LILLI POPPED WITH ROASTED EGGPLANT SALAD Ingredients: 2 Italian eggplants, peeled ½ C cannabis infused coconut oil 2 T sugar 1 T umeboshi paste 2 T soy sauce 2 T cannabis infused sesame oil 1 T sesame seeds, lightly toasted 1 T grated fresh ginger 2 scallions, thinly sliced on the bias 8 double baby lamb chops Freshly ground black pepper Cannabis infused sea salt
Sautéing the rack of lamb
In lolli popped rack of lamb the “eye” of the meat is a consistent size and is relatively lean. One half Rack will feed 2 people. New Zealand and Australia produce less gamey lamb. Locally raised meat can be even more delicious, so look for it at butcher shops, gourmet stores, and farmers’ markets.
Heat two large skillets over medium-high heat. Season the lamb chops with infused sea salt and pepper. Add 2 T of the remaining infused coconut oil to each skillet, then add the chops. Brown the lamb on all sides, turning every 2 to 3 minutes, about 12 minutes total cooking time for mediumrare. Transfer the rack to a platter and allow them to rest in a warm place for about 5 minutes. When cutting lamb into the lolli pops, cut down the bone between each rib on the same side each cut to get pretty pops. Serve the lamb chops with the eggplant salad.
Making the salad
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Cut the eggplant into large dice by cutting lengthwise in ½ inch slices, then lengthwise another half inch cuts., now cube into squares. Easy to remember, the cuts are planks, boards, logs. then Toss
Get 1/8 cup of your favorite balsamic vinegar and reduce on medium heat continuously stirring w a heat resistant spatula until syrupy about 6 minutes. Let cool to warm. Use as drizzle.
the eggplant with ¼ cup of the infused coconut oil, season with infused salt, and place on a baking sheet. Roast the eggplant, turning once, until soft and golden, about 35 minutes. Combine the sugar, umeboshi paste, and soy sauce in a large bowl and mix until the sugar dissolves. Add the infused sesame oil, sesame seeds, ginger, and scallions and mix well. Add the eggplant and mix gently; set aside while you cook the chops.
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ATTORNEYS Amanda Connor:
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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
No medical records required, 99% approval rate, 2619 W. Charleston Blvd, #100, Las Vegas, NV 89102, (702) 979-9999, gettinglegal.com Dr. Green Relief:
Affordable evaluations, 7200 Smoke Ranch Rd, #120 (702) 707-2414, drgreenrelief.com
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
Unconventional Foundation For Autism:
College cannabis awareness network, ScorpionsCAN.com.
$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:
(702) 738-5653, welldocs.co Goldsmith Healthcare Ltd: 5375 S. Ft. Apache,
EDUCATION Oaksterdam University:
Coming soon to Las Vegas, www.oaksterdamuniversity. com, (510) 251-1544. Nurse Juhlzie:
Certified cannabis registered nurse providing nursing-based information and educational services for patients, organizations, medical professionals (406)748-2624, asknursejuhlzie.com.
Resources for special needs families, (714) 805-8342, UF4A.org
Professional cultivation education, also provides in home grow consultations for professionals, (702) 606-9059, medigrownv.com Best Hydroponic Supply:
6818 W. Cheyenne Ave, (702) 750-9300, besthydroponicsupply.com. Sin City Hydroponics:
2570 Duneville St #103 (702) 910-2752, sincityhydrocompany.com. AAA Hydroponics:
2 W. Charleston, Las Vegas NV, 89102, (702) 450-4769, vegasindoorgarden.com Crop Production Services: 7020 W. Warm
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Cannabis testing services in Las Vegas offers medicinal marijuana safety and potency screening. (702) 209-2429, firstname.lastname@example.org, digipathlabs.com. New Heights Laboratory:
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Green Life Productions:
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FELLOWSHIP Cannabis Chapel:
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PATIENT SUPPORT WECAN: Wellness
Education Cannabis Advocates of Nevada, Free to join and provides a platform for people to post and discuss ideas in a controlled environment, WeCan702.org, facebook.com/wecan702 meetup.com/wecan702,
Patient To Patient Group: Dope Foto:
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INDUSTRY ORGANIZATIONS Las Vegas Medical Marijuana Association:
A chamber of commerce for medical marijuana, organized to promote the medical marijuana industry in Nevada. We include dispensary owners, production facilities, cultivators, labs and various companies that work with the industry as well as patients, doctors, nurses and researchers. LVMMA.org
INSURANCE Farmers Insurance, The Venuto Agency:
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A safe place to meet fellow patients & build lasting friendships, monthly potluck & other events meetup.com/Patient-toPatient Las Vegas Cannabis Events Group: Events,
festivals, and get togethers for those passionate about cannabis, meetup.com/ LasVegasCannabisEvents
Compassion Nevada Consulting: Assistance
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information about obtaining your Nevada Medical Marijuana card visit health.nv.gov/ medicalmarijuana.htm
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November 2016 Issue No. 25