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ISSUE #34 JULY 2017

>>>WHAT’S INSIDE 12

Dispensary Map

Map of all dispensaries that support VCM

24 Krista Whitley

Queen of Collaboration

26 Terpenes Could Turn Your Ship Around 29 Grow Your Own

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Cloning Cannabis

34 2017 Legislative Update Laws Pot Smokers Need to Know

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38 MJ Business Insurance

Yes, You Can Insure Your Cannabis Biz

43 The Ruckus Rant Rec is Here

50 Product Intros

What's New in Nevada Dispensaries

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Krista Whitley QUEEN OF COLLABORATION PHOTOGRAPHED BY DOPE FOTO

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Guide 68 ALegalBeginner's Cannabis

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Topicals

Using Cannabis on Skin

Official Decision 71 The on Cannabis in MMA & Journaling 73 Microdosing Your Way Into Health & Happiness

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Business Spotlight

Stay Clean with Green Medical Supplies

86 The Stoner Mom

Cannabis Can Make You a Better Parent

88 Keller + Gingy

The Downtown Potcast

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100 Events Monthly Calendar of Events 102 Resources

Patient and industry resources

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Show Grow

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The Clinic 4310 W Flamingo

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Blackjack Collective 1860 Western, Las Vegas

Top Notch THC 5630 Stephanie St, Las Vegas

Las Vegas Releaf 2244 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas

Sahara Wellness 420 E. Sahara, Las Vegas

Acres 2320 Western Ave. Las Vegas

Deep Roots Medical 195 Willis Canyon Carrier, Mesquite

Jardin Premium Cannabis 2900 E. Desert Inn, Las Vegas

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VCM ADULT USE IS HERE As of July 1st, adults 21 years of age and older are able to walk in and legally purchase cannabis from local dispensaries. In opening up dispensaries for adult-use, their are a number of things to be mindful of.

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Parents, please remember to keep all cannabis and cannabis products away from children. In my opinion, this warning should be a given. After all, as a parent, you wouldn’t leave dangerous pharmaceuticals or alcohol lying around for a child to potentially ingest so why would you do that with cannabis? Needless to say, some people need to be reminded - keep your cannabis in a locked container, away from children! DUI laws pertain to cannabis just as they do for alcohol. Most of us are aware that cannabis can potentially impair judgement. So, be safe and do not consume cannabis and then operate a vehicle. For those of you that are newbies or those of you that consumed cannabis back in the 60s and 70s, please understand that the THC levels of some flower and of most concentrates is much higher than it was back then. Start with some lower level products and microdose until you are comfortable with how you are feeling. Edibles could take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to kick in. Again, start slow with about 5-10mg of THC and wait for an hour or two before consuming more. If you happen to ingest too much and do not like the way you are feeling, try to find a quiet area and lie down or sleep until the effect wears off. Our dispensaries have quite a variety of products available including flower, concentrates, oils, vape cartridges, topical creams and capsules as well as a wide variety of CBD only products which have tremendous health benefits. When purchasing, you will be assisted by a budtender who can answer your questions and help you find the products you are looking for. While you may walk in under the assumption that you are a recreational consumer, many of you will leave understanding that you are in fact a medical cannabis consumer who is looking to relieve stress, be less anxious, relax, sleep or simply unwind at the end of a long day. Have an awesome month, be a safe and responsible cannabis consumer, and check out our local dispensaries. CORRECTIONS: In the June 2017 issue, the cannabinoid & terpene content for the HOPE Calm Hybrid Vape Oil was incorrectly stated. The correct amounts are: THC 84.55%, Limonene 33.1mg/g, Pinene (a+b) 10.2 mg/g and Myrcene 7.54mg/g. Also, the author of the article entitled Cannabigerol was Heath Timmons.


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rista Whitley likes solving problems. More than 44 million tourists are set to pass through Las Vegas in the next year, and there’s no real plan to cater to all their cannabis retail needs. That’s a problem she knew needed a quick solution.

Her latest venture in Las Vegas’ booming legal cannabis market is called The Weekend Box - and it’s exactly what it sounds like. Krista has made unlikely collaborators out of Nevada’s top cannabis companies, creating a box of goods that can easily be picked up by tourists to make their Vegas trip truly top shelf. From the branded products and coupons within the box, to the growing list of dispensaries where it can be picked up, the product is a testament to the cannabis community joining together for the common good. “I see it as a win-win-win situation,” said Whitley about her creation. And with the first round of boxes already well sold out and available for pickup in early July, it looks like others may seriously agree. The winding journey of a serial entrepreneur eventually led Whitley, like many others, to the cannabis industry. Rich with growth potential and opportunities to help people, it seemed the perfect fit for a woman who had already won awards for her fast-growth business ventures and been called “the real deal” by none other than Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary. Krista leads the Las Vegas cannabis community through marketing savvy and direct in-person engagement. She created and moderates the Las Vegas Medical Marijuana Association's monthly panel, “Millennials in Marijuana.” This year she also stepped up to the plate to be the Las Vegas Market Leader for national networking organization Women Grow.

Her pride and joy, a full-service digital marketing agency named Social Media Unicorn, has a multi-state footprint and handles high profile clients along the lines of MERRY JANE, Tahoe Hydroponics, Manna Molecular Science and the latest, Caviar Gold. The agency was founded in 2014, on the cusp of Nevada’s involvement with medical cannabis. Just two years later, Nevada voters elected to allow adult recreational use as well. The agency is now in prime position to be the online engine for cannabis empires that are now rapidly expanding into the state. In running her agency and various business ventures, Krista has encountered, counseled and built internet hype for dozens of cannabis entrepreneurs. She obviously knows a thing or two about what makes each type of business tick - and how leadership affects the brand vision and bottom line. We asked her to break it down: What are the most essential traits for a business owner to have in this exciting yet cutthroat era of marijuana marketing?

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You can't always control what’s happening around you, but you can absolutely control your reaction. Nevada is arguably the most regulated cannabis ecosystem in the world today, but instead of viewing that as a negative, I see it


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“THE WORLD NEEDS MORE PEOPLE DOING WHAT THEY DO BEST.” -KRISTA WHITLEY OPTIMISM

When I started The Weekend Box, I went to all of the brands in the industry, assuming they’d be thrilled with an order of 10,000 units. The vast majority saw the opportunity, but there were a few who saw that level of volume as a burden and only had objections. Neither approach to business is right or wrong, they are just different. I am an incurable optimist and I believe that we will go farther together than alone. Nevada’s cannabis community has an opportunity to be the shining example of what regulated cannabis can be worldwide someday.

ENTHUSIASM

There’s one thing that I can do better than anyone else: fail. All the best leaders in their field fail faster and harder than anyone else. I believe my ability to work faster than anyone else, to achieve more in less time, and to optimize unique opportunities is a direct result of all of my failures. I am so laser-focused on the goal, that when someone says no or someone has objections, I fall down, but I never stay down for long and I'm always back up in short order. I wish more leaders shared their stories of failure. It's too easy for aspiring leaders to compare themselves to the highlight reel of these "overnight successes." I can out-fail anyone, but it's those priceless lessons from failure that made me a smarter, savvier leader today. An endorsement from powerhouse cannabis investment guru Leslie Bocskor, President of Electrum Partners, is the figurative icing on the colorful unicorn cake that is Krista’s career. “She defines the best of what an entrepreneur is and should embody: character, effectiveness, leadership, courage, adaptability and agility,” he said. “One day we will look back at those that have become the titans of this emerging industry, and Krista will be there.” Photo By: DopeFoto


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TERPENES Could Turn Your Ship Around

thought there was no end to the phytocannabinoid pharmacological revelations from a highly effective pain management alternative to a non-toxic anti-cancer remedy of cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the two powerhouse cannabinoids respectively. However, the phytotherapeutic story is shifting to what will be a dramatic ascendency of terpenes and their therapeutic impact either individually or in concert with THC and/or CBD. Terpenes heretofore have been used predominantly as flavorings and fragrances common in our diet, and are considered GRAS compounds by the US Federal and Drug Administration and have no controlled substance restrictions associated with phytocannabinoids.

It turns out that terpenes are affecting us much more than we might think. As examples: limonene is a strong anxiolytic, is active against bacteria associated with acne1 and can induce the suicide of cancer cells2 , β-caryophyllene is a non psychoactive antiinflammatory via CB2 binding3 , β-myrcene is a sedating muscle relaxant anti-inflammatory4 , and α-pinene, the most abundant terpene among all plants is an antimicrobial and more importantly acts as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor which may aid in memory loss associated with several human neurological diseases.5 The rising eminence of terpenes couldn’t be coming at a better time for the cannabis industry that needs a strategy for demarcating medical marijuana from recreational marijuana. Today, terpenes constitute the medicinal subtlety of the entourage effect that we all keep hearing about. That said, I will buy a mulligan as I suspect there are more biopharmaceutical messengers yet to be revealed by this most extraordinary plant, cannabis sativa L. Few cannabis complicit states even require testing and reporting of terpenes. Most cannabis consumers remain in the dark about

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the importance of terpenes. I am happy to write that the State of Nevada was the first state to have the foresight to require reporting of 11 terpenes as a component of potency. Unfortunately, many cannabis extract producers are unaware that their procedures are basically throwing away the terpenes to the atmosphere rather than bringing them along with the two powerhouses, THC and CBD, that remain the coveted measure of wholesale valuation. Clearly, retaining the entire terpene complement going forward appears to be worth the effort during cannabis extraction. Not surprisingly, it was Ethan Russo’s review article in 2011 that portended the current therapeutic extent of cannabis-derived terpenes on human health and behavior.6 Remarkably, terpenes are potent even when inhaled in ambient air and can subsequently be detected at quantifiable levels in your serum. Terpenes and cannabinoids (also chemically known as phenolic terpenes), share a common biochemical precursor, geranyl pyrophosphate and over 10,000 terpenes have been identified, albeit their biochemical and genetic pathways are not completely resolved. Another consequence of the focused spotlight on THC and CBD. Terpenes act remarkably in concert with phytocannabinoids and in particular to diminish the intoxicating effects of THC. From the MMJ side of the industry, if the intoxicating effect of THC can be controlled, reduced or eliminated while maintaining its therapeutic merits, the application of cannabis derived products could be expanded dramatically.7 Terpenes can make up to 10% of trichome content but are subject to loss from processing and subsequent drying and storage. Terpenes come in different formats with the three monoterpenes, limonene, α-pinene and β-myrcene dominating, followed by sesquiterpenes, like β-caryophyllene and α-humulene. Importantly, just like cannabinoids, terpene synthesis is under genetic control.8


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

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From a pharmacological standpoint, terpenes are highly evolved lipophilic molecules that can interact with other lipophilic structures like membranes and the many embedded receptors that reside there, resulting in neurological responses, the detection of odors, downstream enzymatic changes or acting as a THC antidote. Terpenes’ lipophilic (hydrophobic) nature also gives them the unique ability to permeate skin. Remarkably, the use of terpenes as facilitating permeants in topical formulations not involving cannabinoids was reported 13 years ago. 9,10 Topically applied drugs must somehow permeate the stratum corneum or the outermost layer of epidermis, layers of dead cells embedded in a lipid matrix. Topicals passing through the stratum corneum must either move into cells (intracellularly) or move between cells (intercellularly) and the lipophilicity of the compound formulation is key. Cornwell et al. found that formulations with high levels of specific terpenes could increase permeation by up to a 1,000-fold with the intracellular concentration of limonene, cineole and nerolidol reaching 40-60% of the tissue treated with neat terpenes. 11 Plants are clearly better remedies than the extracts made from them and stand apart from the empty promise of modern pharmaceuticals. Going forward, more attention needs to be focused on the contribution of terpenes both individually and in combination with phytocannabinoids.

1 Kim et al. (2008) Biological activities of Korean Citrus obovoides essential oils against acne-inducing bacteria. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 72:2507-2513. 2 Vigushin ET al. (1998) Phase I and pharmacokinetic study of d-limonene in patients with advanced cancer. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 42:111-117. 3 Gertsch et al. (2008) Beta-caryophyllene is a dietary cannabinoid. PNAS USA 105:9099-9104. 4 do Vale et al. (2002) Central effects of citral, myrcene and limonene, constituents of essential oil chemotype from Lippia alba (Mill.) n.e. Brown. Phytomed 9:709-714. 5 Perry et al. (2000) In vitro inhibition of human erythrocyte acetylcholinesterase by Salvia lavandulaefolia essential oil and constituent terpenes. J Pharm Parmacolo 52:895-902. 6 Russo E. (2011) Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects. British J Pharmacology 163:13441364 Wednesday, June 7, 2017. 7 Ibid. 8 Langenheim JH (1994) Higher plant terpenoids: a phytocentric overview of their ecological roles. J Chem Ecol 20:1223-1279. 9 Cornwell PA, Barry BW (1994) Sesquiterpene components of volatile oils as skin penetration enhancers for the hydrophilic permeant 5-fluorouracil. J Pharm Pharmacol 46:261-269. 10 Moghimi et al. (1998) Enhancement by terpenes of 5-fluorouracil permeation through the stratum

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here is a great deal of mystery around the asexual propagation of cannabis via cloning in regards to “genetic degradation”. Part of the problem is that the language we use to describe this phenomenon is neither clear nor consistent. Another part is the lack of University level research on cannabis in general. But the most important part probably involves a relatively new field of science called Epigenetics.

Epigenetics appears to explain how nurture affects nature. It is now clear that the genes DNA encodes can be switched on or off, both in plants and humans. This revolutionary genetic concept means that DNA, in both plants and humans, is encoded not only with different genes to respond differently to different situations, but tagged with methyl groups so as not to be expressed but still copied and transmitted to future generations. Like plans B, C and D. For instance, even with widely used commercial strains like Sour Diesel there are different, but still high-performing phenotypes or “cuts”. Within this group there are usually still certain cuts of it that will radically underperform in every desirable category. Some perspective as to why this happens at all may be in order. In order to survive into the next generation a cannabis plant does not need to produce an abundance of resin glands, exotic purple colors, rich fragrances, or the dense, high-yielding inflorescence growth that consumers will pay top dollar for. She only needs to produce a single seed and is very capable of doing this in the absence of a male. Let her experience some stress and watch how quickly she responds in this manner. Stress is the beginning of this process for most varieties.

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25 years. At least on the West Coast mother plants are usually kept no longer than a year or so, in part because it's simply not practical. Which method is better for producing clones of the higher quality is not clear. That in most places in the world it is not possible to maintain a mother plant is clear. Instead, most people have and continue to use seeds. This the traditional way to maintain genetic lines for many good reasons. The problem with them is that the very specific qualities commercial production demands, and the consistency that consumers expect, usually don’t exist in seed form, or at least not within the acceptable range of variation. Commercial cannabis growers should keep mother plants no longer than 4-6 months, with 4 preferred. After that, its shoot growth becomes thinner, less vigorous and less likely to root during propagation. Cuttings taken from this kind of growth, while they can perform decently when moved into a flowering cycle, more often than not retain characteristics of a plant in survival mode, leading to a poorer quality product for patients and recreational consumers. Hobby growers that maintain their own genetic lines this way are also sometimes responsible for this effect. This is how “cloning out” happens. Because the DNA is not actually damaged but expressed differently it is possible to “rejuvenate” a clone that has “cloned out” but the process is far from a science. The best way to bring a clone back too full genomic expression is probably by putting it underneath the sun outdoors or in a greenhouse and then take a cutting from that plant. Micropropagation/ tissue culture is supposed to be another way to achieve this but actual results remain elusive.

These underperforming phenos of a variety are considered to be “cloned out”. Wise growers using best practices will not so much avoid these clones as very actively seek out clones that another, reliable grower has recently had measurable success with. They know that both the quantity and quality of their dried flowers may be reduced to the point of financially breaking even or worse. They should also know that between their last flowering cycle and the next, many bad things could have happened to the mother plants that their next clones will come from. Commercial cannabis nurseries worth their salt will go to great lengths to see how their varieties are performing both in the home grower’s tent and in the cultivation’s indoor grow. This is also something that needs to be repeated on a regular basis. Much like breweries employ the microbiology depts of local Universities to maintain genetic uniformity in strains of yeast, nurseries need constant feedback on how their cuts are performing in the real world. Yet, because many of the most popular varieties exist only in the form of female cuttings, the only way they can continue to exit is by asexual propagation or extreme long life. The Dutch have kept mother plants for

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PART 1

BY KARENA K. DUNN, ESQ.

THE 2017 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Laws all pot smokers need to know The 2017 Nevada Legislature has adjourned sine die1. This was the first legislative session held since the voters of Nevada passed the Initiative to tax and regulate adult-use recreational marijuana. In this 2017 session, there were quite a few bills introduced that directly impacted recreational marijuana, some of which passed and some that did not. In this article (and concluded in next month’s article), I give an overview of the new laws that were passed, and the ones that didn’t pass, and how they affect the cannabis industry. If you are interested in reading the bills in their entirety, go to www. leg.state.nv.us/Session/79th2017. All the bills are listed on this site. I will also give the specific bill numbers discussed in this article. SB 487 is a bill that was passed and signed into law that mostly deals with issues that won’t directly affect medical marijuana patients or adult recreational marijuana users except in the bank account. This bill added a 10% tax on all recreational marijuana sales, and increased a tax from 2% to 15% on all wholesale sales for medical marijuana products, which will most likely increase the price charged to patients for that medical marijuana. The rest of the issues addressed in this bill impact more of the administration of both the medical and recreational marijuana programs. SB 344 was passed and signed into law. This bill will require both medical and adult use marijuana products to have certain labels affixed to every marijuana product sold. These labels must contain the statement “THIS IS A MEDICAL MARIJUANA PRODUCT” and “THIS IS A MEDICAL MARIJUANA PRODUCT”. Further, these labels must include the amount of THC in each package, and this law also establishes the maximum amount of THC in all edible products. Any edible marijuana product must also contain some additional information on these labels, such as “Keep out of reach of children”, a list of all of the ingredients in each edible, and a list of all allergens in each edible. In addition to the labeling requirements, this new law also makes it illegal to have any cartoon characters, mascots, action figures, balloons or toys on any of the packaging of medical or recreational marijuana. (unless such an item appears in the logo of the company) Edible marijuana products cannot be manufactured in the shape of a lollipop, animals or fruit. All edible marijuana products sold must contain a written notification that lists information regarding potential harm of ingesting too much edible marijuana, or any amount

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by children, in addition to other helpful information for the consumer. (See SB 487 for all labeling and packaging requirements, as this article simply overviews the new laws) In addition, this new law also addresses marketing and advertising of both recreational and Medical marijuana, specifically where advertising may appear, what such advertisement can’t include and what it must include. This law is focused on keeping all marijuana products from appealing to children through labeling, marketing and advertising. AB 422 changes the existing law as it relates to a few different areas of medical marijuana. The cost for a first time applicant for a medical marijuana card is now $75 instead of $100, and for renewing cardholders, the cost is now no more than $50, reduced from $75. Medical Marijuana Cards used to be renewed every year. The new law now leaves it up to a person’s health care provider if the card should be renewed ever year or every 2 years. The Nevada State Department of Taxation is now the State agency charged with administering the medical marijuana program. Further, medical marijuana dispensaries are no longer responsible for tracking the amount of marijuana each patient is purchasing. Instead, the new law states that dispensaries are not allowed to sell more than 1 ounce of marijuana per transaction. The limits of possession for medical marijuana patients still remain the same, it is just no longer the dispensaries responsibility to police their patients. In next month’s article, I will complete the Legislative Update, or “Laws All Pot Smokers Need to Know, Part II”. 1. Sine Die is just a fancy Latin term the Legislature uses when they officially end their sessions every two years. If you are interested, the literal Latin definition is “without a day”.

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


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

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

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


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

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

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elcome to part two of the three-part article on insurance and the marijuana industry. As mentioned in the previous article, the approved classes for marijuana business insurance are: cultivators (indoor, greenhouse and outdoor operations), manufacturers of goods and equipment, wholesalers and brokers, retail operations, laboratories, property managers, landlords, schools, and transportation and delivery. There are several different types of business insurance but for most businesses, it always starts with your general liability policy. General liability insurance is priced mainly by 3 factors, square footage of your operation, payroll and gross receipts. Yes, how much you make is a determining factor in your general liability quote. Now, in speaking with many people when I get to this topic I sometimes get “this conversation is over” or people just hang up on me. Welcome to legitimate business. There are two people you need to level with in regards to how much your company makes, your accountant and your insurance broker. If the numbers are not correct, then you are going to be underinsured. All of the information you give to your insurance broker is strictly confidential. Insurance companies go to great lengths to keep it that way. We, the brokers, must take approved classes on privacy, ethics and anti-money laundering every 2 years. This requirement differs from state to state, but California, Florida and New York are the stiffest. Keep in mind the reason that you need to purchase insurance - IF YOU GET WIPED OUT, YOU COULD LOSE EVERYTHING! Insurance will make you whole again, but the numbers have to be right. And, for you first time business insurance buyers, there is an audit at the end of your policy year. For example, if you estimate on your initial application that you will do 5 million in sales for the year and at the end of the year the audit finds that you did 8 million in sales, you are going to get a bill from the insurance company for the difference in premium between the 5 million and the 8 million dollar revenue amounts.

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Also, during underwriting there will be a physical inspection of your business by an independent inspector who is hired by the insurance company to see if what we listed on the application is accurate. Why? If you put a down payment or premium payment for a few hundred dollars and then have a legitimate claim the very next day, the insurance company could be on the hook for $1,000,000. This is why your application needs to be complete and accurate. If the insurance company accepts the application

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they agree to cover you and pay any claims according to the contract. Yes, insurance is contract. Once issued, you can have your attorney review it if you like. And if your attorney has any problem with it you have a “review” period in which you can unwind it without penalty. If you cancel a policy mid-year it may have a cancellation charge. The audit is the same for workers’ compensation insurance. If you hire more people during the year and your payroll turns out to be more, you may get a bill. Marijuana business insurance is really not much different than insurance for other businesses. The difference now is that the underwriters (the folks that determine eligibility and pricing) know who you are, exactly what your business does and they are willing to cover you. General liability is normally the foundation for your accompanying products like product liability, crop, transportation and property. This means you would need to buy the general liability along with any other policy. There are some policies but very few that are stand-alone like some product liability. Workers’ compensation can be a stand-alone policy you can get now if you already have a general liability policy. It is important to get your insurance quoted as soon as possible. Currently, the industry is taking two weeks just to get a preliminary quote out. When it becomes mandatory it’s going to take much longer so don’t wait, get insured now! One thing you will be glad to know is that your business insurance is tax deductible in most cases. Yes, many things in a marijuana business are not deductible but your business insurance is. For additional questions regarding deductible insurance premiums, please contact Tax Defense Partners at 866-TAX DEFENSE. In closing, I just want to address the sceptics that don’t truly believe a marijuana insurance policy will pay a claim. According to Mike Aberle, Sr. Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Next Wave Insurance Services, LLC, and a true pioneer in marijuana insurance, “Claims have been paid to marijuana businesses since their inception over ten years ago.” Mike does warn however about getting the right insurance. Read the exclusions, every policy has them. They may be excluding the very thing you bought the insurance for. I hope this was informative. Look for part three of this article next month. For more information and to get an application started call 877-315-3443 or email us at corcap@live.com. For more information, please visit www. MarijuanaBusinessInsurance.net.






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REC IS HERE! WELCOME TO ALL THE NEW RECREATIONAL CONSUMERS! WE'VE HAD A PRETTY GOOD RUN UP UNTIL NOW. NEVADA IS GROWING SOME OF THE BEST CANNABIS AROUND. ALL THE BIGGER COMPANIES ARE FLOCKING TO GET HERE. THE BOOM IS NOW ON! BUT LET'S NOT FORGET, THE WORK HAS JUST BEGUN. DISPENSARIES: With the huge amount of people about to start buying, ALL of us in the industry NEED to step up our game. I know all the dispensaries are hiring right now. My plea to them is simple, be careful who you hire. Just because it's recreational now, doesn't mean that many of these people visiting dispensaries aren't coming in for medical help. When interviewing new employees, test them. Make sure they aren't going to give someone a product that can hurt them. Make sure they understand terpenes and their benefits. We need to prove to the world this can work and that we can help humanity feel better and do so safely. An educated budtender can literally change and save lives. Please be vigilant in your hiring process. CULTIVATORS: As growers, you put so much hard work and love into your flowers, please make it easy for us budtenders to sell it. Keep up on your samples. Putting a smell jar up to somebody's face and having your FRESH product smack them in the nose makes our already hard job much easier. And that in turn sells more of your product. You keep the samples stankin', and we will keep it selling!

LABS: Get these numbers uniform so we can properly tell people what's in each product and what it will do. The differences lately have EVERYONE questioning lab results! This should not be happening. Your results are what budtenders depend on when telling people what the product will do. We need you to all give us accurate numbers and inform us when reading them changes in any way. POLITICIANS: To the politicians who did the work to get us here, a begrudging THANK YOU. I know it wasn't easy, but in the end you are helping more people than you'll ever know and allowing us to help others. I know you did it for money, but still, people are getting the help they NEED and for that I (as an anti establishment, old punk rocker) have to thank you. PATIENTS: And to the patients and new recreational customers, please realize this is a whole new industry. There are going to be problems. Be vocal about them. Help us all make this process go easier. But remember you HAVE to be patient with us. If you have an issue at a dispensary, don't freak out. Take someone aside and inform them or send the facility an email. More than likely, the problem will either already be known and in the midst of getting fixed or the facility will address the issue and rectify it in a timely manner. And, keep up with your medical cards. We need to keep the medical program afloat. It's what got us here in the first place. Looking forward to finally getting to sell EVERYONE (21 and over) some kick ass Nevada cannabis LEGALLY!!!! Rob Ruckus is a Nevada medical marijuana patient, and budtender at Inyo Fine Cannabis, a long-time Las Vegas resident and cannabis activist, star of A&E's Bad Ink, musician and host of Ruckus on the Radio.

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TOKIN' WITH THE INFAMOUS: CHUCKY CHUCK AKA MR. DGAF BY HOPPER THE CHRONISSEUR called Paragon 4. The way it’s treated, there’s no chemicals. The taste, the high; it’s just really clean weed. Hopper: This is the SDGG we’re tokin’ on now, it’s a Gorilla Glue #4 done out of San Diego by the home team, GLC. What’s your take on it? Chucky Chuck: It’s smooth! And I’m an indica lover. This is a sativa though, right? Hopper: Yeah, it’s a sativa dominant hybrid that hits like an indica. Chucky Chuck: I’m sitting here on the couch right now and my heart is going fast, but I’m sunk back and relaxed. It’s a crazy high. Fifteen years deep in the underground rap game, Chucky Chuck has a lot to say about the past, the present, and the future, so I’m gonna keep the intro on this one short and let him speak for himself. I’ve known Chucky for 15 years, it was great to catch up at the Sour Glass headquarters and talk about all the good times we had on the road, hear about everything he’s doing now, and of course, we smoked a ridiculous amount weed. Hopper: What’s up, Chucky Chuck? It’s been too long, brother! What’s new with you? Chucky Chuck: Too long, indeed. It’s been good, and it’s way better now to be in your presence. I’m working on my new record, my solo thing. Doing my own record label, everything 100% independent. Still keepin’ it DGAF. Hopper: For anyone who hasn’t heard your music, or seen you live, tell them what to expect. Chucky Chuck: I get put in

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the realm of other styles of music, but I’d say it’s kinda like white boy gangster rap, with a little bit of punk rock influence, just in your face, talking shit, battle rap. Hopper: We’re really talkin’ now. I remember the first time we met, you were throwin’ freestyle like it was nothing. Chucky Chuck: That’s what it was, yeah. You were on the first tour I ever was on, you were the tour manager in 2002, the Rollin’ Stoned tour with Kottonmouth Kings. That’s when I saw the other side of music- the live performances. I was always scared to do that. Then I got the chance to do it, after that I wasn’t scared. I love to perform live. I’d rather do live performance than even record. If I did as much recording as I’ve done live shows, I’d have five, six, seven albums. Hopper: When you’re not rappin’ or smokin’ weed, what else do you do? Chucky Chuck: I just like to have fun, I love the beach.

I love spending time with my son. I have a passion for riding dirt bikes, but I don’t get to do it enough. Spending time with my lady. This might sound corny, but we just got deluxe passes to Disneyland, so I’m looking forward to doing fun stuff like that. Hopper: We’re here at the Sour headquarters, surrounded by all this dope glass. What’s your favorite way to smoke? Chucky Chuck: I’ve always been a huge fan of bong rips, because it’s straight to the head and you get your fade on super-fast. As I get older, it’s harder to take bigger rips. You’d think after 20 plus years of smoking, I could take the biggest bong hit and just snap it, and not choke. I just can’t do it like that anymore. Hopper: What strains are you diggin’ these days? Chucky Chuck: There’s this company, they do everything natural. It’s all like vegan weed. I think it’s

Hopper: We spent a lot of time on the road, and I always knew I could count on you. You were like a right hand. Do you have a favorite tour story? Chucky Chuck: Dude, when it comes to you, aka the coolest tour manager of all time, if you wanna break down some history, it goes back to the beginning of 2002, the Rollin’ Stoned tour. This is my favorite tour story- It was me, you, and Gillies in the back of a big ‘ol Budget van with all of the equipment, going from San Diego to Ventura. Hopper: Oh shit, I remember that one! It was a quick little one-off show, so we didn’t have the bus. Chucky Chuck: We had an all-nighter after the San Diego show. You were like, “Chucky, Gillies, we’re riding in the back.” We had a bottle of Jack Daniels and a half pack of smokes, and like two grams of weed, and we hopped back there and slept on the merch, and held speakers and rode all the way. We get to the venue and they’re like, “Where’s your


tour manager?” They pulled up the roll up door on the back of the Budget, and we’re like… he’s right here, as smoke is billowing out of the back and we roll out half asleep. Hopper: That was an early, rough morning. But hey, whatever it takes to get the job done. That’s what we did. That Ventura show was dope! Chucky Chuck: That’s when I knew you were a real person, because the music that people were portraying- the alcohol, pothead, stoner wreaking havoc, kickin’ in doors, bong hits in your face, that’s what it was. I thought it was awesome, but other people weren’t too pumped on it! It was like, wait a minute…you’re the dudes promoting this and you’re telling us not to act like that. I don’t get it. Hopper: I called it organized chaos. I wanted the kids to have fun at shows. You’re known as Mr. DGAF, tell me some of the things you do give a fuck about. Chucky Chuck: When DGAF first started, it was a one man army. Everyone was like, “Oh there’s Chucky Chuck, he don’t give a fuck.” At the same time, it’s a walking contradiction. You don’t give a fuck about a lot of things, but then the other side is that you do give a fuck. DGAF, as is ‘Do Give A Fuck’. It’s all in moderation. I wouldn’t be doing this interview if I really didn’t give a fuck about anything. I give a fuck a lot about living and being alive, friends, family. In 2008, when the DGAF album came out, that same month, I had a son. My mom was like, “DGAF doesn’t stand for that anymore. It stands for Damn Good At Fatherhood.” Hopper: Props to your Mom, that’s dope! Chucky Chuck: We still live the moniker, we get faded and do our thing, but we have responsibilities as parents, and as human beings. Everyone has

to be respectful. There’s levels to this shit. I say it’s DGAF to a certain extent. Hopper: I don’t want to dwell in the past, but people do want to know what happened with Kottonmouth Kings. The whole situation was so disappointing. Chucky Chuck: It’s a touchy subject. My buddy Gillies hit the nail on the head when he said it was like when parents separate, and the kids have to choose. My aspect was blind loyalty on one side, so I didn’t do too much research into what actually happened. I was taught that you roll with who you’re with and if shit goes wrong, you stick with those people. Come to find out, it was a blind loyalty. What I gather with them is that there was some kind of business dispute and they went their own ways due to drugs, other substances besides marijuana that got in people's systems and it affected the way they think and organize work. They (KMK) started a new label, and I was grateful to be part of it, to be part of that legacy. The way that things went down though, I’m very disappointed too. After the dust settled, people’s true colors shined through. It is what it is I guess. Shout out to Matt Hall for really puttin’ me on game, and respect to Kevin Zinger for what he’s always had going on. Hopper: Zinger, he brought me in and has never led me astray. He doesn’t do people dirty. Chucky Chuck: Kottonmouth’s side, come to find out, was really dirty. Money comes with a lot of baggage and greed. Hopper: Let’s change gears and get back to some positivity. I saw you on B-Real’s The Smokebox awhile back. He asked about the best strains, and you popped your head between the seats and said, “Bring back the Kingsblend”. Chucky Chuck: Oh yeah, yeah!

Hopper: So, it took awhile to collect the right genetics and get the seeds to recreate the original, but I have great news. It’s almost here, and I can’t wait to get it in your lungs. The cross has been done, the pheno find is on right now. I gotta shout out Kandyman- I had him do the breeding, he has the facility to do it. Now, once we find the female, we’re gonna stabilize it, and….I’ll shut up with the plug now. Ha! Chucky Chuck: Trip out on this, coming from the kid in the back seat, I never even got to try the Kingsblend. To me, it was a myth, a legend. It was before the era I came around the boys (KMK). The Kingsblend song was dope as fuck. The whole theory of Cannabis Cup was crazy then. The only place you could smoke like that was in Amsterdam. Hopper: Or on the bus! Chucky Chuck: This was before Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg were famous for smoking weed. You guys were fucking the king of the crop, doing that shit. I just saw a chance, even though I never smoked it, it was a hype to bring the buzz up and get it, and try it. Hopper: What’s up next for you? You’ve been in Vegas a lot lately. Chucky Chuck: Yeah, I have the 710 Fest out there with the Analog Brothers, Tash from Tha Liks, there’s gonna be like thirty acts. I’ve been out there a lot. Getting tatted, havin’ a good time, doing all kinds of stuff. Hopper: You’ve been doing a lot of cannabis events everywhere. Chucky Chuck: Yeah, I was at CHAMPS, Highlife Festivals, and we’re doing the Seattle Hempfest this year. I’m finally able to work on my own, with my own music and I am starting my own company called Henchlord, which we got the patent in on. Keeping it 100% independent. The hardest

thing as an artist is adjusting to this digital era of music where there’s not physical copies. It’s all on your phone, it’s all downloads. With that comes the brand and the clothing, the touring. I have the YouTube channel and I am putting new stuff up on that. Hopper: You had the Chucky Chuck Show for a bit, I really dug it. Chucky Chuck: Yeah, but once again, it was in other people’s hands. It had to be on their time and what they wanted to do. So like, just being myself and doing my stuff and keeping it respectful throughout my career, I still have a lot of connections like yourself, and other people in the weed community, the rap community, the punk community, dirt bikers, skateboarders, surfers. I can reach out to those people, and network the lifestyle. Hopper: That’s dope brother Before we go, do you wanna throw any shout outs? Chucky Chuck: Definitely a shout out to my Mom. My lady, Raquel Reynolds, go follow her on IG. DGAF, South Bay, Redondo Beach, Lost Boy Farms, all my cats right there. Just everyone who’s stayed down for this little scrub who is still pushing it along in the underground twenty years deep. Shout out to you, Hopper. So stoked to be reconnected. Thank you Vegas Cannabis Magazine, I’ll be out there soon. All the cannabis freedom fighters. One day I’ll be able to light up in front of a cop, and that’s gonna be amazing. Thanks to Big John Sour for the new bong, and GLC for the SDGG, it’s gonna be a smooth ride home. Hopper: Just one more thing- I want to wish everyone a happy 7/10. Dab it up! IG: @chuckychuckdgaf facebook.com/chuckychuckdgaf Photos by: @_raquelreynolds_ Hopper on IG @hopper448




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>>>MEDICINE REMEDY Purple Zombie Remedy Rock

So this is what all the fuss is about. I'm about to go apocalyptic and break this Purple Zombie into convenient smoke-sized pieces. Once you break it up, it's obvious that this nuggity stuff is dipped in oil, and rolled in kief. I sliced one open with a razor blade, and it looked like a geode inside. Get on over to your local recreational dispensary, and ask for some Remedy Rocks. Not everybody stocks em’ up, but everyone talks em’ up. Good ups Braly and Chris. THC- 72.8% CBD- 0.486% Caryophyllene- 3.76 mg/g Humulene- 1.585 mg/g

GT Flowers Phatt Fruity Preroll

Preroll introductions are always the most difficult items to analyze and elaborate on, because you only get one shot, do not, miss your chance to blow, cuz opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo. So I gotta lose myself in the moment, At this moment, you should be with us, feeling like we do. GT does a spectacular job of growing, harvesting, and packaging these little bad boys. These RAW Cones are packed tightly with 100% cannabis flower, and no bullshit trim. THC- 24.15% CBGA- 0.831 mg/g Limonene- 9.69 mg/g Myrcene- 5.2 mg/g Caryophyllene- 3.12 mg/g Pinene (a+b)- 2.61 mg/g

CBN- 0.395% Linalool- 2.086 mg/g

OMC Sugar Cookies Rosin Rockets

What we have here is similar but not the same. Rosin Rockets are the strongest in the game, they use nothing but top shelf flowers mixed with solventless rosin, packed tightly in a cone. OMC Rosin Rockets come 2 to a pack, and one is more than any one person really needs. They're capable of sending you to the moon, so watch it! Don't come crying to me when you're all lit up, slobbering and shit cuz you smoked both rockets. Smoke one and keep one in one of your pockets. They don't taste like chicken, no matter how you fry em’ up.

CANNA & HEMP Lip Balm

Flavors: Cherried, Blueberry Yum, Raspberry Glazed, Lightened Mint, Lemon Resin New labeling and flavor names give these flavorful lip moisturizers something to write home about. Don't worry about it melting in the mail, because it's melting point is about 140 degrees. Enjoy the benefits of CBD, while being distracted by the candied flavoring.


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KABUNKY Klear Acapulco Gold KABUNKY Casey Jones Rosin

Yep, this is it. Make no mistake about it. This is the best-looking, best-smelling, best-tasting shit introduced this month. I’m wearing a ten gallon cowboy hat with the name Giddy Up embroidered on the front. I'd like to tip this here hat and fill it up with extracts? I can't seem to peel my face from the jar, despite the lack of actual magnetism. This is another high-caryophyllene moment that will act as an anti-anxiolytic medicine. THC- 71.1% Caryophyllene- 10.9 mg/g Humulene- 5.0 mg/g Terpinolene- 2.6 mg/g

PURE TONIC Orange Julius Shatter

This was the last product that came across the room and I couldn't wait to try it. Look at the terpenoids. Shit, myrcene is nearly 2% here. I already know how I'm going to feel, couchheavy, pain-free, and starving. Light up the rig inside my case. Speaking of a cases, I'm gonna get down with OJ like I'm his accomplice. Yo, we’re gonna take a stab at this Orange Julius. Take a “stab at it?” He thinks he's funny, speakin in the second person. I’m thinking in the third person.

We have a 1:1 CBD:THC ratio and zero terpenes. You have to sacrifice something to isolate something else. In this case, the cannabinoids are an impressive 82%. I got crazy high from this product, and I love mixing it with other concentrates like CBD Crystalline which has flavor, but not much of a psychedelic effect. Yin and yang, cause and effect. We always enjoy what the Kabunky production facility turns out. It keeps you runnin! Yeah, it keeps you runnin. Keep your meds put away. You don't need any run ins with the man. THC - 33% CBD - 49%

THC- 77.45 mg/g Pinene (a+b)- 7.63 mg/g Myrcene- 19.88 mg/g Humulene- 4.03 mg/g Bisabolol- 3.44 mg/g CBD - 49%

CW SCARLET OILWORKS Grizzly Dragon Distillate

Ya, buddy! This is the way I like to get down with distillates. No need to sip on it like a vape tank. Dip your honey pot tool into the goopy, golden Grizzly Dragon Sap, and reward yourself with some top shelf dabs. Most distillates don't taste nearly this good. I have been diggin’ the CW Scarlet Oilworks distillates. Right now you can find them at all 3 Canopi Dispensaries. Grizzly Adams approves. THC- 83.287% CBD- 0.479% a-Pinene- 0.62 mg/g Limonene- 0.53 mg/g Myrcene- 0.35 mg/g

CW SCARLET OILWORKS Blue Dream Distillate

What was that whole “anti-Blue Dream” campaign all about? This Blue Dream Distillate is my favorite among the 3 distillates introduced this month by Scarlet Oilworks. The flavor is on point, and the THC content hits your head like “POW”. The amount of pinene in this oil will definitely help those with difficulty breathing. Ingesting this distillate on a regular basis would work cellularly on a more permanent level than dabbing. Ask an expert for advice with terpenes and cannabinoids. THC- 91.331% a-Pinene- 4.06 mg/g b-Pinene- 1.31 mg/g

CBN- 9.89 mg/g Myrcene- 2.08 mg/g

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DESERT GROWN FARMS / AMA Kosher Kush x Gorilla Glue Live Resin

I snapped off a lightly toasted marshmallow dab. I was reaching for whatever I could grab. The results from the lab are fabulous. You should be able to take care of anxiety and stress. Put my words to the test. I guarantee if you get this in your chest, you'll feel less pain and get some rest in your comfy, little nest. This is an excellent dab sugar for both health patients and those who just want to get faded. THC- 76.7% Caryophyllene- 4.99 mg/g Limonene- 1.49 mg/g Humulene- 1.24 mg/g

DESERT GROWN FARMS / AMA Sour Banana x Blueberry Live Sugar

First things first. This should be jarred up, and not on parchment paper. That being said, I had no real qualms about the sugar spreading out, and oiling up the paper, thus creating a little bit of a mess. It's called “auto purge� boys and girls.. I bet they are already on it. Great mix of flavors here'. I'm seeing a pattern with Desert Farms flower, caryophyllene and THC are really jacked up in every strain. This one tastes like fruit punch, and is perfect for heady patients that like to get hammered. #dabsugar #dontstress THC- 77.7% Caryophyllene- 5.35 mg/g Limonene- 2.26 mg/g Linalool- 2.11 mg/g Myrcene- 1.80 mg/g Humulene - 1.75 mg/g

DESERT GROWN FARMS / AMA Blue Frost Crumble

Blue Frost is the most mesmerizing scent out there. It talks to you, and gets you talkin to yourself...and answering. Dab this up and have full-on conversations with yourself about the complexity of this crumble. What a terpene profile we have here. It's golden, burnt yellow appearance will grab ahold of you tightly, and work its way up your nose, eventually settling in your head, and opening your mind. Leave the crap behind, and load up on caryophyllene, one of my favorite terpenes that is recognized for its ability to smash bad attitudes and depression with a single dab hit. THC- 74.9% Limonene- 4.67 mg/g Humulene- 2.97 mg/g Pinene (a+b)- 2.12 mg/g

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Caryophyllene- 6.99 mg/g

MEDIZIN Star Dawg Shatter

Medizin continues to roll out bomb shatter. They are arguably the best value in Vegas. $20 full grams of fire shatter is tough to beat. This hash tastes nice and sweet. That's why they're busy busy busy filling up their lobby with patients, filling up their exit bags with fire, and filling up their lungs with happiness. Star Dawg tastes fresh and hoppy, and should help settle nerves and stress. So don't trip, hop in your whip and cruise that ship yonder to Medizin, and get you some rips, Skippy. You will feel FREE & EASY about it. But don't sink your ships, loosen up the hips, and not those slippery lips. Get it in your fingertips. THC- 69.27% Caryophyllene- 8.44 mg/g Limonene- 6.48 mg/g Humulene- 3.19 mg/g Myrcene- 2.03 mg/g


PRODUCTS HOPE Hybrid Vape Oil Cartridge Calm

IVXX / MOXIE NY Purple Diesel Shatter

IVXX has collaborated a few more shatters to lay on these lungs. Moxie is killing the hash game. No one can even keep up with their new flavors, and What's New With Moxie. It sure is fun trying though. I get to smash up the hash in these jars, which also keeps me out of the bars, driving drunk and crashing up cars. I'd rather cruise this Purple Diesel all the way to Mars. THC- 79.83% CBN- 3.51% Myrcene- 51.38 mg/g Caryophyllene- 22.32 mg/g Limonene- 10.235 mg/g Humulene- 9.084 mg/g Linalool- 7.043 mg/g

Calm down and hit this shit hard. Don't be too apprehensive. It's gonna calm your shit down, whether you need to relax or not. I enjoyed the taste of this bad boy as well. This vape tank has a unique silicone sleeve that slips on and off your tank to preserve personal hygiene. I might pop open the back of the tank and dump this distillate into my dab rig. Where there's a William, there's a way. You know what's cool. From now on nobody's gonna tell me that I'm too rec for them. Time to push these envelopes and take the lid off of Nevada. Bring your fight to Budtender Fight Club. I'll be there with my dukes up, chin down, throwing some shit down. On that note, I'm out. THC- 72.37% CBD -4.21% CBG-1.54% Limonene- 11.81 Pinene (a+b)- 6.66 mg/g Myrcene- 2.95

VIRTUE Phoenix OG Preroll

Here's a full gram packed Into a Raw Cone, conveniently prepared in a readyto-smoke splifford. Yah, splifford is now a new slang word for joint. Just roll with it. I'm faded from this Phoenix OG preroll. If you haven't yet tried any Virtue flower, here's an easy and affordable way to get it in your lungs. This Phoenix OG is a gassy, full flavored indica that you are sure to enjoy. Peace. THC- 22.355% Myrcene- 3.128 mg/g Limonene- 2.643 mg/g Caryophyllene- 1.396 mg/g Linalool- 1.128 mg/g Pinene (a+b)- 0.971 mg/g

NATURE’S CHEMISTRY Ghost Train Haze AMA / VADER Lemonhead OG The Clarity Ooze

I'm not big on adding flavor, but I must say, Vader figured out how to add a friendly amount of terps to sweeten up their distillate just right. They call it “The Clarity Ooze.” Get some of this down the hatch, and enjoy the head-heavy advantage you deserve. Reward yourself, you kicked ass today! You handled your business for everyone at work, and now the day is done, but it's not complete without taking care of yourself. Squeeze the Lemonhead OG into a nice quartz nail. Drop what you want in there, don't be a sissy. Drop it. Like it. Hot. Cap that! No cough. You're a champ. THC- 74.9%

Caryophyllene- 0.41mg/g

Bisabolol- 0.18 mg/g

By: Josh Ranck This is legit! Nature's Chemistry s showing serious skills when it comes to their Ghost Train Haze. The cerebral effects are immediate and invigorating ... this is one powerful sativa! Dense and frosty, this weed was so sticky and sweet that rolling it was the perfect challenge. I can't wait to try Nature's Chemistry's next offering. Check them out at Reef and The Dispensary. You'll be glad you did! THC: 26.2% Limonene- 3.27mg/g

Caryophyllene- 5.78mg/g Myrcene: 3.19 mg/g


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REMEDY King Tut OG

THC- 21.1% Myrcene- 6.4 mg/g Limonene- 3.9 mg/g Bisabolol- 3.45 mg/g

THC- 25.57%

I could blaze on this for days. My eyes are glazed, and I'm fuckin amazed by this Princess Haze. Am I going through a phase? Or just reaching for a phrase? I dropped you off in left field, where the cows graze. My money plays for days and days. Hit this Purple Princess Haze, and enjoy a head-change that stays. This strain is a ballin’. Money Plays.

Taking the name from one of the most famous Egyptian mummies, Remedy created King Tut in honor of his lustrous name. You'll be singin’ Egyptian lover, once you smell this. You might even break out the cardboard and start breakdancing. I love a gassy OG, and this is the petroleum I like to fill my tank with. Piney and fresh, call on King Tut to slow down your day!

TIKUN Alaska

Man, I'm high as shit! I twisted up this Alaska without first reading the lab results. Shit, I thought it was a CBD strain. Haha, that's what I get for assuming. Alaska smells and tastes sweet and fruity. It's a sativa-heavy hybrid with certain indica qualities, like myrcene hitting the head just right. Not too heavy, not too light. Sometimes, in Alaska, there is no night, no moon to tuck you in tight. Roll up another Tikun joint, I might. This shit’s out of sight! THC- 17.608% a-Pinene- 3.412 mg/g Myrcene- 2.452 mg/g b-Pinene- 1.572 mg/g

REMEDY Outer Space

Spacey is right. My head feels light and my personal forecast is rainbow bright, with light drizzles expected all day. This is the way I want to feel today, and tomorrow and the day after, and so on. And so from now on, expect my head to be in Outer Space, cuz that's the strain that just slapped my brain, -an’ I ain't complaining’. It's pretty cognitive. I'm hyped up and feel like doing something. It's nice in Outer Space, man. I might just stay a while. Let's break up another pile, roll up another joint, and break out another smile. THC- 26.97%

CW REAL SUN GROWN Golden Goat

Damn! These buds are so frosty, they look like they were rolled in kief. Golden Goat by CW Nevada is an attractive lady. She smells fruity and screams SATIVA, igniting a fire under my ass, and delivering a burst of energy similar to an energy drink. It's perfect for the morning, or to extend an evening. This herb will spark creativity, and bring out the playful kid in you. Don't fight it. Go with the flow. Entertain your mind. No complaining. I don't mind entertaining. I got the Golden Goat. Cruise over. Let me float your boat. THC- 20.976% Terpinolene- 0.48 mg/g

Caryophyllene- 0.87 mg/g Trans-Ocimene- 0.39 mg/g


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PRODUCTS REDWOOD Sugar Cookies

This is a must-try flower. We actually opened all three jars, and this one was just begging to get smoked. I always take my own photos, so I'm obligated to archive a clean photo of each item before it gets touched up by our hungry lungs. Go ahead and leave me stranded on a deserted island with an endless supply of coconut milk and Sugar Cookies and I'll be just fine. I could smoke this bomb flower every day. So lovely gentlemen. Sophisticated, and seasoned. THC- 25.817% CBGA- 1.39% Caryophyllene- 2.559 mg/g Limonene- 1.4 mg/g Myrcene- 1.397 mg/g

REDWOOD Cannalope Kush

Redwood just keeps bangin’ out the hits. Last month, we introduced some outstanding, unique strains, new to Nevada. This month it's no different. Here we have Cannalope Kush that smells like sweet melon, and leaves your head clear and your body feeling rejuvenated. Have a victory joint and smile about marijuana being legalized in Nevada. The new state flower should be in cannabis form, why not Cannalope Kush? It's a Sativa hybrid, so it shouldn't slow you down much. Nice melons, Redwood. Lookin good! THC- 24.64% CBGA- 1.359% Limonene- 3.5 mg/g Caryophyllene- 2.453 mg/g Linalool- 2.115 mg/g Pinene (a+b)- 1.685 mg/g

REMEDY Lemon Kush

REMEDY Deadhead OG

THC- 27.72%

THC- 29.92%

My entire eighth was one single nug. It looked like it was even fatter, but I figure they hacked it to get it into the jar. Sweet lemon citrus, mixed with a vigorous OG, you get the best of both worlds here. Lemon Kush will lighten your head, and get you off your ass. A couple of fat rips from the bong, and you'll be fired up and ready for anything. This strain can calm nerves and help with tension headaches. We have seen so many bomb phenotypes come out of the Remedy cultivation. This one is no slacker at over 27% THC, get ahold of these trees.

REDWOOD SFV OG

If you like to smoke gassy kush, this is your shit. Break up this stanky herb, and roll up a fatty. This is the way to reward yourself for kicking ass today. No need to stop at the bar. What you need is right here in this jar. Cigarettes are nasty, don't smoke tar. With a low myrcene content, I didn't expect to get so lazy and stoned. It is over 25% THC, so I figured I'd get lit, but without the couchlock. I underestimated the power of this SVF OG. This is a good strain for sleep and recovery. THC- 25.313% CBGA- 1.073% Limonene- 2.3 mg/g Myrcene- 1.829 mg/g Caryophyllene- 1.414 mg/g Linalool- 1.41 mg/g

These tight, light green nugs are now 100% legal drugs. LEGAL… It’s the same, now as prostitution, gambling, and liquor. I'm not here to bicker, but it kinda stunk that you could pull out your junk, but not a joint. What's the point of that? Nevadans need cannabis, and this 30% THC Deadhead OG is now available for anyone over 21 who wants to get down with it. Silver Sage has an extremely consistent product line. All of their buds are fresh and dense, but Deadhead OG is super dense and finished well. You will enjoy this full flavored OG. You heard it first from me.

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>>>TERPENES TIKUN Avidekel Tincture

There isn't much THC in this bottle, so don't worry about getting inebriated and blaming Tikun. This tincture is infused with CBD as well. In fact, this tincture is around 10:1 CBD:THC. The sugary reduction coated the back of my throat for about an hour. I never felt anything, but I do know that when cannabinoids are ingested, that this magical plant’s compounds work on a cellular level, moving out bad cells, and reproducing the good ones. Cancer (simply put) reproduces bad cells. Cannabis does not kill brain cells. Quite the contrary, marijuana helps with neurogenic development. Re-educate the misinformed. Exercise your mind. You're way behind, and you think everything is fine. HaHa. Better take your tincture. FUCK CANCER!

TIKUN Midnight Tincture

For someone who doesn't smoke that much weed, this product could be all you need for a sleep aid. It's a 1:1 - CBD:THC, so you get an equal amount of the top 2 cannabinoids, cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol. This is a medical grade cannabis tincture that will work on a cellular level. It tastes favorable, but even if it didn't, I'd plug my nose and take my medicine. Ingesting this Midnight Tincture should ignite the CB receptors which are mostly located in our brain and immune system. Total CBD- 239.709 mg Total THC- 208.203 mg 30 Servings p/bottle

Total CBD- 70.042 mg/g Total THC- 6.262 mg/g 30 Servings p/bottle

CW - CHARLOTTE'S WEB Every Day Mint Chocolate Flavored Infused Oil

We introduce a kick-ass health product this month. If you don't know who the Stanley Brothers are, Google it. They bring their experience and expertise to Vegas with a Mint Chocolate Tincture for everyday use. The Stanley Brothers have a hemp farm right in the heart of Boulder, CO, and ONLY use organic and healthy ingredients in their tinctures. I say this all the time… ingesting extracted cannabis oil is the most effective way for cannabis to actually help someone that needs it as a medicine. Drink up! It surely doesn't taste like medicine, and won't make your head a-spin. It's non-psychoactive, so don't go psycho on us like a typical, hypocritical, conservative, alcoholic.

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Total CBD- 1100 mg

100 Servings p/bottle CBD p/serving- 11mg

DREAM STEAM VAPE CARTRIDGES Cannatonic Sour Tsunami

What a perfect blend of cannabinoids and terpenoids to offer a truly medicinal vape. It’s high CBD, low THC profile makes this vape cartridge ideal for medical patients that are looking to relieve stress, manage pain and reduce anxiety. THC- 52.492% CBD- 39.532%

Sour Jones

Right on! Dream Steam offers an extra large vape cartridge, so needless to say, it should last longer than the 500ml tanks. This distillate tastes good too, with the right amount of terpenes reintroduced at the end of the process. For me, vape cartridges are not a substitute for vaporizing concentrates in a dab rig, but they are a great filler and they don't offend many people. Shit, half the people don't even know what you're doing. So maintain that competitive advantage and sip on Dream Steam Sour Jones all day. It's your life. Do things your way. THC- 74.187% CBD- 1.132% CBN- 1.314% Caryophyllene- 0.38 mg/g Humulene- 0.15 mg/g Linalool- 0.5 mg/g


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>>>EDIBLES WANA Grape Sour Gummies-Indica

These guys are 2 for 2 now, getting 2 solid hits at the plate. This one was line-drive off the wall for extra bases. I came in off the bench as a pinch runner, and stole a couple bags. I absolutely love every flavor of these Sour Gummies, and this may very well be my favorite edible in Nevada. I don't get that much of a head change, but for what it's worth, they taste amazing. My tolerance is a bit high, so someone new to the cannabis game might feel more of a body high. Total THC- 96.04 mg 20 Servings p/pack 4.802 mg p/serving

CANNAPUNCH Watermelon Nectar

HONEST HEMP Meyer’s CBD Honey

Yeah! It's time to introduce some natural medicine.. Honey is a beneficial sugar that also acts as a salve, and helps eliminate toxins, thus repairing our cells. Add cannabidiol to the mix, and now we just activated our cannabinoid system, and lit up our CB1 and CB2 receptors, which are found throughout the body but primarily in the brain and immune system. This product does not have THC and will not induce any psychedelic effects. Total CBD - 288mg Total Servings - 28 teaspoons (4g)

Visit our social media to see how we pound these @vegascannabis Am I supposed to mix this with Sprite and ice, because it tastes good pouring it straight into my tummy? It sure is yummy. So if you're feeling a little crumby, pound a bottle. But don't be a dummy, know your limits. It's not too much for a large mammal to consume. Sweet Watermelon, Batman I think we are surrounded by hungry sharks. Quick, hit them with the Watermelon Nectar and sedate them into a deep sleep. Total THC - 97.77mg Serving Size - 24mL = 9.77mg

EVERGREEN ORGANIX Peanut Butter Cup Treats INCREDIBLES Boulder Bar

A lot of love and toffee went into this cannabis infused chocolate bar. Broken up into 10 mg pieces, ration this candy bar to make it last, or devour the entire bar for a good night's sleep. Share it, or keep it all for yourself. It's up to you. Just be responsible, and don't operate a vehicle or machinery while indulging in this hunk of a candy bar. A large mammal could consume 100 mg at once and not feel much at all. So figure out your tolerance by eating a square or two at a time, before going nuts. Total THC- 95.23 mg

10 Servings p/bar

9.523 mg p/serving

Peanut butter cereal balls connected together with gooey, melted marshmallow, drizzled with chocolate and cut up into giant squares for you and your circle. These are about as gourmet as crispy treats get. The label says 10 servings, but there are 2 bars, so each bar is about 50mg of THC. Know your tolerance, and ingest what your body can handle. Expect to chill out and induce more munchies. I know you have a sweet tooth. Peanut Butter Treats hit that sweet spot. Time to slow your roll. Total THC- 98.30 mg 10 servings- 9.83mg per serving


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n July 1st, Nevada will become the fifth state to allow legal adult-use cannabis sales. This means adults over the age of 21 can legally purchase cannabis products from state-licensed dispensaries without a medical card or physician’s recommendation. While more than 60% of Americans live in a state with some form of legalized cannabis, the experience of legally-purchasing products at a dispensary will be a new one for many non-patient cannabis consumers and Las Vegas visitors. The following guide is intended to provide new consumers with tips and things to consider before heading to the dispensary. WHAT IS NOW LEGAL? Adults 21 years of age and older can legally purchase up to one ounce of cannabis flower (28g) or up to one-eighth of an ounce (3.5g) of cannabis concentrates from a state-license dispensary. Consumption is only allowed in private residences. WHAT REMAINS ILLEGAL? Public consumption of cannabis remains illegal and can result in a $600 fine. Driving under the influence is also illegal and could result in a fine, loss of license, community service, and jail time. WHERE CAN I LEGALLY PURCHASE CANNABIS PRODUCTS? All legal sales will take place in state-licensed dispensaries. Keep in mind, all cannabis sales are cash-only transactions. WHAT TYPE OF PRODUCT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? Las Vegas dispensary menus include numerous different strains of cannabis flower that can be smoked or vaped, cannabis concentrates that can be consumed via special water pipes called dab rigs or discrete vaporization pens, cannabis oils that can be put into vaporizer cartridges, cannabis infused topicals, tinctures, and edibles. When selecting a product, the consumer should consider how they would like to consume their cannabis, what product they feel comfortable with, and where they will be consuming this product (some methods of consumption are more discrete than others). WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING DURING AND AFTER CANNABIS CONSUMPTION? Different strains produce different effects so it is important to consider where the consumer will be and what they will be doing during the experience. For example, certain strains can produce powerful sedative effects so they would not be recommended during the daytime. Likewise, some strains can produce a cerebral, energetic high so they would not be recommended prior to bedtime.

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WHAT FLOWERS OR PRODUCTS ARE AROMATICALLY AND VISUALLY APPEALING? The cannabis plant produces a beautiful flower that contains more than 140 different terpenes, the compounds responsible for flavors and scents. Any reputable dispensary will have display jars available to allow the consumer to smell and visually inspect the flower. Different concentrations of terpenes will dramatically affect the scent of a strain and will impact the effects experienced by the user. Consumers are strongly encouraged to smell numerous products to determine what flavors and scents they find most stimulating and appealing.

*During this process, it is also important to be courteous when it comes to smelling products and the time spent in a dispensary. All display jars and products are kept behind a counter so each customer will be assisted by a budtender. With hundreds to thousands of patrons expected each day at local Las Vegas dispensaries, it is important to remember to be considerate of your budtender’s time and other patrons.

DO ADULT-USE CANNABIS PRODUCTS UNDERGO LABORATORY SAFETY TESTING? Testing of adult-use cannabis is identical to Nevada’s medical marijuana program, with all cannabis products undergoing the country’s most stringent safety and potency testing requirements prior to sale. All cannabis products are screened for microbiological contamination, pesticide/fungicide/ growth regulator residual levels, heavy metal contamination, residual solvent levels (hydrocarbon solvent extracts only), and mycotoxin levels. In addition, concentrations of five cannabinoids and ten terpenes are measured for every sample. WHAT ARE CANNABINOIDS AND TERPENES? Cannabinoids are compounds found in cannabis that interact with cannabinoid receptors producing the psychoactive and medicinal effects associated with cannabis use. There are 80-120 different cannabinoids found in cannabis including delta-9-THC (Δ9-THC), cannabidiol (CBD), and cannabinoid (CBN). Terpenes are small, aromatic compounds 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. The Entourage Effect is the synergistic relationship between terpenes, cannabinoids, and other compounds found in cannabis that produce the various effects experienced by the consumer. SHOULD I PICK THE STRAIN WITH THE HIGHEST THC NUMBER? Absolutely NOT! Cannabis is a cornucopia of pharmaceuticallyactive compounds that contribute to the ‘high’ experienced by the consumer. The high is modulated by hundreds to thousands of different compounds, not just THC. It is very important to emphasize A HIGHER THC NUMBER DOES NOT MEAN IT GETS YOU 'HIGHER'! *It is important to note that some THC numbers are

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SHOULD I SELECT AN INDICA, SATIVA, OR HYBRID? This does not really matter. The effects of cannabis will be determined by the unique physiology of the individual and the particular composition of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and other naturally occurring compounds found in the plant. About 95% of strains are hybrids since they contain genetics from both cannabis indica and cannabis sativa. This nomenclature is more useful for cultivators to describe genetic lineage, geographical origin, and growth and development characteristics of a plant, not to describe the general effects experienced by a consumer. ARE EDIBLES SAFER THAN SMOKING? There is a common misconception that edibles are safer than smoking. While edibles can provide a great alternative to smoking, the effects from THC and other cannabinoids can be profoundly different from those experienced when smoking. Unfortunately, many consumers are unaware of this, which has led to some adverse reactions from people ingesting too much THC. When ingesting edibles, there are three very important things to remember: edibles take significantly longer to produce noticeable effects (1-2 hrs), these effects can last much longer, and the effects can be considerably more intense than those experienced by smoking or vaping. For new consumers, a dosage of less than 10 mg of THC is recommended. CAN I MIX ALCOHOL AND CANNABIS? There are also numerous potential adverse events that can occur from mixing alcohol and cannabis, including an increase in the likelihood that one or both substances will be overused. Another concern when mixing alcohol and cannabis is the potential for vomiting from too much alcohol combined with the antiemetic properties associated with cannabis. If an individual drinks too much alcohol, concomitant cannabis use may inhibit vomiting, increasing the absorption and therefore the ultimate blood level of alcohol. This may increase the likelihood that the individual experiences the potentially serious effects of alcohol poisoning. Mixing of these substances can also cause ‘orthostatic hypotension’, which is low blood pressure that occurs when an individual sits up or stands. This can result in decreased blood flow to the brain and syncope (fainting). This can be simply embarrassing or extremely serious depending on the circumstances. Consumers should be discouraged from mixing cannabis and alcohol. A significant percentage of adults in the United States have used cannabis at some point in their lives and will again be able to do so without fear of prosecution. Las Vegas provides a fabulous location for adults to enjoy cannabis, and have access to products that have undergone the world’s most stringent safety testing. In addition, this testing allows the adult consumer to be able to compare the effects of one strain versus another by looking at the individual compounds contributing to the desired effect. For more information about Ace Analytical, visit aceanalytical.com or call (702) 749-7429. References:1 “THE STRONGEST STRAINS ON EARTH 2016”. Nico Escondido. June 28, 2016. High Times. http://hightimes.com/strains/the-strongest-strains-on-earth-2016/

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What are cannabis topicals and how do they work? Cannabis topicals are applied to the skin and can be found in the form of lotions, balms, oils including intimacy oil and massage oil, salves, sprays, and even transdermal patches. Topicals applied to the skin interact with the CB2 receptor which is the receptor site located on skin cells. In theory, the CB2 receptor site needs to be stimulated by CBN for the lock and key effect. CBD and THC work with CB2, however they are not lock and key. I have yet to see any products on the market containing CBN in topical form, however I have noted patients finding relief with the use of THCa, activated THC and CBD. Topicals sometimes have terpenes added to them which provide additional benefits. Most topicals applied to the skin do not breach the blood stream even if they contain active THC. However, in the case of transdermal patches, those will penetrate the blood stream. I would

also like patients who are worried about cannabis penetrating the blood stream with topicals to avoid the wrist. I once had a patient apply activated THC coconut oil to her wrists to avoid becoming high and she immediately became flushed and hot and needed to sit down. The episode only lasted a few minutes before she felt normal again. There are a lot of surface veins on the wrist so patients concerned about drug screens should be careful as this is just something I am unsure about and I am not aware of any research done on this. For the most part, patients seem to really enjoy topicals, especially people with neuropathy. Topicals are generally used for pain relief, inflammation, and stress relief. I have had patients report certain products showing relief for patients with TMJ, neuropathy, menstrual cramps, psoriasis, shingles, dermatitis, skin cancer and tumors localized near the skin. This is considered anecdotal evidence. Now, I have also seen some

allergic reactions due to additive ingredients. So, applying to a small area of skin first is advisable. Always initially test products on non-sensitive areas especially when using products that will be placed in sensitive areas such as around the eyes, face, and on sexual organs. These are the worst locations for an allergic reaction to occur, so test it out on the back of your hand, unless that skin is comprised in some way. I personally have used topicals for pain relief and what I have discovered is that THCa can also be used for pain relief. I went rock climbing for the first time with some friends. When we finished my hands were on FIRE! I did not have a topical on me at the time, however I had a raw flower that I was planning on consuming but instead I smashed it up and rubbed it on my hands, instantly the pain dissolved. It was incredible. A few weeks later I ended up breaking my leg. I used topicals for that as well, in conjunction with edibles instead of pharmaceutical

medications. I’m not saying I was completely out of pain however, in my opinion I am happy that I did not succumb to the need of chemical medicines over natural remedies and avoided the side effects of opioids. If you would like more information about how cannabis can improve your lifestyle or are needing more guidance in the ailments you are trying to treat, feel free to contact Nurse Jenn at nursejenninc@gmail.com or call 316.323.7754. At Jenn Shepherd Inc, I assist Nevada patients by elevating the standard of hope, care, inspiration, education and quality of life, by providing honest education in regard to holistic wellness. This information is not to be mistaken for medical advice. This is intended for educational purposes only and as a compliment to each individual's’ current health and wellness regime.

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MICRODOSING & JOURNALING YOUR WAY INTO HEALTH & HAPPINESS My hope is that patients can use the highest quality natural medicines to treat their medical conditions to the maximum desired effect by finding the right products and minimum effective dose. The Nevada cannabis industry should consider focusing on how the cannabis consumer “feels” from their products. The current emphasis on potency and strain, with many other components of the plant being disregarded, results in poor consumer experiences. There is also too much cannabis community emphasis put on how much cannabis someone consumes, including pushing newbies to consume large doses of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in concentrates and edibles - which results in negative experiences. There are many benefits from taking less cannabis, assuring the optimal minimal dose for many consumers. WHY MICRODOSING IS IMPORTANT Every human being has an endocannabinoid system that has different needs. Some people may require large amounts of cannabis to alleviate their condition, requiring large dosing available in concentrates and edibles. The majority of people need less cannabis to treat themselves mastering dosing and timing to assure maximum effect. Ingestion of cannabis above a certain amount for individual consumers, can result in negative side effects, such as an inability to operate a car and go about daily responsibilities. Lower THC strains with a full terpene and cannabinoid profile are going to be more effective for the majority of cannabis consumers.

product to the degree that you feel a slight sense of euphoria. The majority of cannabis consumers can take 2-5mg of THC at a time, spaced throughout the day. There are very few negative consequences to consuming large doses of CBD. Depending on the consumer’s need, 5-25 mg of Cannabidiol (CBD) on a daily basis is a good place to start and does not result in any psychoactivity. Timing your dosage to once a day at night can result in feeling uplifted the entire next day. Nevada has some of the most comprehensive testing and labeling standards in the country. Use the product and printed dispensary label to guide your dosage, which you can document in a journal. JOURNAL YOUR WAY TO HEALTH AND HAPPINESS If you take away one thing from this article - please consider starting a paper or digital journal to assist in your microdosing adventure. My personal digital journal includes pictures of products and test results that have resulted in the best outcomes for my endocannabinoid system. You can also document how timing a variety of dose

quantities during your day, results in different effects. Be mindful of specific terpenes that direct your “high” to distinct effects, that are beneficial to you. Take note of cannabinoids, such as cannabinol (CBN), that in higher amounts can assist in getting a good night’s sleep. Strain lineage and potency should be an afterthought to the cannabis consumer experience - the focus should be on “effects” based medicine. Cannabis consumers need the quickest way to determine the best products that will adequately meet their needs, when they enter into a dispensary. Budtenders and cannabis consumers will hopefully consider these recommendations along with the timing of ingestion, to assure an optimal experience. Jason Sturtsman is a Nevada Independent Cannabis Laboratory Advisory Committee Member (ILAC), Wellness Education Cannabis Advocates of Nevada (WECAN), Vice President and Owner of Healthcare Options for Patients Enterprises (HOPE), a Cannabis Production Facility, and Budtender Fight Club owner. He can be reached at JasonS@wecan702.org.

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Cannabis Can Make You a Better Parent 7 Ways Cannabis Enhances my Mothering Skills What if I told you smoking weed can make you a better parent? The idea that marijuana makes everyone sleepy and dumb is really a misconception. Yes, it can make you sleepy and dumb, and sometimes that is exactly what you need to counteract pain. But the majority of ganja that I consume is straight up sativa, or a sativa dominant hybrid. These strains not only give me a real energy boost; they also provide focus, creativity, and a deep thought.

3. Eat your Greens with Gusto and Set a Better Eating Example If you are a mom of young children, you probably exist on what I call the “stay at home mom” diet. It consists of sandwich crusts and Starbucks, with occasional mac n’ cheese thrown in. It’s not healthy, but it happens. Moms often find themselves too busy to make something for themselves, all the while preparing healthy and perfectly balanced meals for the kids. This is where the weed comes in.

I’ve done the mom thing for more than ten years now, sometimes with marijuana, sometimes without, so I have a pretty good sense of what works for me. Here are seven ways cannabis enhances my parenting.

Maybe you’ve heard of the munchies. Maybe you’ve even experienced them. A lot of marijuana strains make people want to eat. Like, REALLY eat. The stoner in our stereotypes is a slacker shoving Taco Bell down their throat, but in today’s world of millennial parents, that stereotype is simply not realistic. Millennials eat clean, gluten free, whole30, vegan and organic. They eat locally sourced chickens and dine at farm to table restaurants.

1. A Jolt of Energy to Rival your Favorite Cappuccino Getting stoned along with our morning stimulant is a first world luxury. There is nothing as soothing, calming, and yet energizing, as a morning combo of cannabis and coffee. One of my earliest discoveries in the stoner world was the “wake and bake” session. Typically around 10am, the pace of the morning slows down enough to really enjoy that first smoke of the day. I prepare a clean bong, finely ground herb, and a cup of freshly ground coffee. Armed with these accessories I tackle the day’s work, be it housework or professional. I lose track of bong rips while I write and plan or scrub and clean, and my kids come home to a clean house and a calm mom. 2. Sleep Like a Baby. Wait, No, Cause Babies Don’t Sleep. Sleep Like a New Mom Given an Empty Luxury Suite What is the ONE THING that moms need more of? No matter where you go or who you ask, a resounding answer among those who nurture the next generation: WE NEED SLEEP. Try an indica strain, go to sleep, get up the next morning and tell me you didn’t love the crap out of that night of sleep. Get a mom on a regular sleeping schedule and you’ve got a mother who is more active, engaged, and in love with being a mom.

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My kitchen is always loaded with healthy basics, specifically tons of fresh fruit. So when the munchies set in, it really is possible to control what I feast on. Imagine sitting down at lunch to a huge salad and relishing every bite of it in front of your children. That’s the power of the munchies, and what a stoner mom could be modeling. 4. Maintain a Connection to Youth Marijuana is a youthful drug. It makes you joyful and teaches you to find humor in everything. Spending a lot of time like that tends to make a person more relaxed all around, even when stone cold sober. I’ve always been obsessive about music, but it wasn’t until I started toking up that I really fell in love with rap and developed an appreciation for EDM. Pot makes you silly, makes you roll around with your kids on the floor, makes you come up with hilarious stories for Barbies to reenact. It makes you go outside and look at the sky, makes you see the wonder and the beauty in the things you forgot. This is youth, and it’s great. 5. Have a Personal Hobby I’m a strong believer that mothers need to have a hobby. It’s very easy to forget oneself once you begin living for


someone else. Cannabis lends itself to so many different hobbies. Gardening takes on a new science. You know you’re talking to a stoner when they start chatting you up about crossbreeding plants and making clones. More interested in social stuff? Stoners are the most social lot! Take a joint out on a night downtown and everyone wants to be your friend. Hobbies from gorgeous blown glass, cold pressed oils, new technology, leading health advances, baking, cooking, photography, art. 6. Get Along Better with your Spouse From crazy fun date nights to getting juices flowing in the bedroom, marijuana is a marriage’s best friend. Got an anxious wife who is immune to your seductions? Weed. Husband acts like a dick when drinking? Weed. Can’t agree on what to do with extra income? Weed. Seriously. 7. Become that Perfectly Composed Mom that Inspires Envy I’ve always been an efficient mother. However, I never felt as efficient as a mom as I have felt as a stoner mom. Like artists and weed, mothers and marijuana just kinda go together. Who needs energy more than a mom? Who needs a chill pill more than a mom? Lessening the stress and tension of the planet’s most worrying species, it is quite literally making the world a better place. If every mother on the planet was a stoner, how would the world change? If the world’s nurturers are free of anxiety, tension and hostility, wouldn’t they only do better at their jobs? And so on, and so forth, for generations to come. It’s long time we threw out those silly misconceptions that any mother who smokes pot is a bad mom. Weed is medicine, and when used responsibly, weed can make you a far more patient, present, and nurturing mother. The Stoner Mom is a boo-boo kissing, classroomvolunteering, perma-stoned, supermom standing next to you at school pickup. Read more about her cannabis journey at thestonermom.com

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The Green Queens are at it again, we tell ya! Yet again, we caution you to continue reading without “lightin' them up” and smokin’ your greeneries. Now, get with it!

This month we wanted to bring something and someone to your attention, someone we feel is truly making a difference in the medical marijuana field & helping patients find their way through a “dose-less” system. Meet Nursey Nurse… Okay, well technically only Snoop Dogg, Keller & I call her this but feel free to join us!. We asked Nurse Jenn some questions to help us understand her work, or as we like to phrase it… “her calling.”

WHAT IS YOUR MISSION, NURSEY NURSE? My mission as a nurse is to provide the most honest education in regards to the holistic approaches within health and wellness, which includes cannabis. WHAT CAN CANNABIS PATIENTS EXPECT FROM YOUR SERVICES THAT THEY CANNOT GET AT A REGULAR DISPENSARY? Well, my company just signed on with Panacea Cannabis dispensary so you will actually be able to find me in a dispensary. Along this journey, when I first wanted to learn about cannabis I went to Colorado. I noted that the people working in the dispensaries weren’t always able to answer my questions and I was actually answering their questions instead. I knew more about cannabis than the people in the dispensary. I met with physicians writing the recommendations for cannabis thinking I would get some answers there and was shocked at how

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little they actually knew about the plant. I also traveled to cultivations meeting with growers and production facility workers to understand the products produced. I toured labs to understand how cannabis is being tested. I decided to take it further and actually get medical credits towards my license for cannabis, I currently have 19 CEUS. It's imperative that the staff in dispensaries know how cannabis interacts with receptor sites and how disease pathologies work if we want to actually change healthcare. My mission is to put this information together and educate not only patients, but also the dispensary staff so they can help serve the medical marijuana patients, this is imperative. TELL US ABOUT SOME OF THE PATIENTS YOU HAVE WORKED WITH, AND HOW YOU HAVE NOTICED THEIR HEALTH CHANGE FOR THE BETTER? Well I can only discuss generalized stuff due to HIPPA. I have seen so many people's lives change with the use of cannabis.. It was funny, the first week I worked in a dispensary I had a woman come in telling me she quit taking 60mg of morphine daily within just a few days of being on cannabis. The next time she came in, she was no longer using her walker. It is completely unlike anything I have ever seen. People have found that cannabis works for them. Not only have I seen how it helps them with certain ailments, there is also a significant change within them. You can see it in their faces and in their eyes. The joy of life has been gifted back to them. Really, for me it is a blessing to be in this position. I am able to meet with so many people that are searching for help, health, or relief. I once too was searching for pain relief and if you know pain, you know how it can destroy your joy of life. To see these people return to themselves or a different, improved version of themselves is insane, especially with how quickly cannabis therapy works. It’s all about finding the right type for each person. I have seen all kinds of success with this plant: an autistic adult speaking for the first time, shingles gone without antivirals, diabetic


patients cutting down on their medications with their doctors help, MS patients in wheelchairs now walking again. That is just the tip of the iceberg! WHAT IS THE INDUSTRY LACKING? I would like to see more organically grown cannabis and vegan products. I am in the business of health and wellness. I would like to see gummies made without gelatin, sugars, sugar additives and that sort of thing. It is coming, so I know we won't have to wait very long. WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE THE NEXT BIG THING IN CANNABIS IS? I met with a guy who is working at MIT to develop a laser bong that will adequately dose cannabis. The idea is really incredible, your data will download to your mobile device through an app, and you will be able to titrate the amount of THC milligrams you want or need to ingest so you won't over do it. Over ingesting is one of the main concerns of patients so we are stoked to see this come out on the market soon. HOW CAN OTHERS HELP SUPPORT YOU WITH THIS MISSION? I am in the process of building a patron account because there are a lot of patient I want to help that do not have funding for cannabis because insurance does not cover the cost or, they have been sick and unable to work. I am creating educational videos and collecting patient testimonials to add to my website to get people to donate and subscribe to my page so that I can assist these patients and have funding to create an educational avenue for people who want to learn more. So, if you know someone that wants to tell their story or wants to donate, please check out www.patreon.com/itsnursejen or my Instagram @itsnursejen. My mission will change healthcare by showing people that plants are the true key to feeling good and becoming healthier. Healthcare is the aftermath of bad decisions. Western medicine in in the business of treating sick people, not preventing sickness, and often times gets patients stuck within a system that cares more about their money than their health.

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I hope you had an amazing July 4th! As the weather heats up, this month you will find me at Chalice, Champs Trade Show, and The Canabud Show. I will be doing cooking demos at the Vegas Cannabis Magazine booth at Chalice, and also hosting The Canabud Show with The Vegas Cannabis Magazine family. At the Canabud Show, we will have the Medicated Chili Cook Off. Chefs will compete to cook their best chili. The attendees will judge the chili for the crown. Proceeds from the chili cook off will go to www.nativelikewater.org. The organization helps indigenous youth find balance in a changing world and I have been asked to assist the program by introducing cannabis funding into youth programs which help our children have more opportunities in academics, arts, sports, identity, travel and after school programs. The money and the kids are there and I see a good fit. I like the idea of cannabis business funded youth programs. I think it is the future in cannabis education and cannabis philanthropy. Looking forward to my Little League team The Little Kushes. The first business I started since finishing culinary school was the Fred Delicious catering truck. It was actually a taco truck that I served classical French, Italian, Mexican, and American food from. It was tough but I crushed it daily with a $1000 a day profit. My wife took money and I cooked the food and drove the truck. It was a great experience and loved the challenge of a mobile food business. These are some recipes from back in my taco truck days. I happen to love sangria, especially when it's hot and I’ve worked all day on the truck. Enjoy the medicated tacos and sangria in the early evening as it cools down a bit!

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Sexy Medicated Sangria

3 shots 151 proof rum lightly mixed with 4 grams clear, distilled oil until dissolved 1/2 cup brandy 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup frozen lemonade concentrate 1/2 cup orange juice 1 (750 milliliter) bottle dry red wine 1/2 cup triple sec 1 lemon, sliced into rounds 1 orange, sliced into rounds 1 lime, sliced into rounds 1 cup blue agave syrup 8 maraschino cherries

DIRECTIONS: In a large pitcher or bowl, mix together the cannabis rum, brandy, lemon juice, lemonade concentrate, orange juice, red wine, triple sec, and agave syrup. Stir. Float slices of lemon, orange and lime, and maraschino cherries in the mixture. Refrigerate overnight for best flavor. For a bubbly sangria, add club soda just before serving.


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Infused Mexican Mayo Elote I gram concentrate Fresh corn Olive oil Mayonaise Butter Cotija cheese Lime wedges

DIRECTIONS: Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat. INFUSION: Infuse 1 gram of concentrate into 1 TB olive oil. Whisk into mayo. Grill corn until hot and lightly charred all over, 7 to 10 minutes, depending on the temperature of the grill. Roll the ears in melted butter, then spread evenly with mayonnaise. Sprinkle with cotija cheese and serve with a lime wedge.

Bangin' Hot Sauce

2 grams concentrate infused into 2 TB olive oil 1 large tomato 4 medium tomatillos or 6 small ones 2 garlic cloves, peeled 1/3 medium white onion Salt to taste

DIRECTIONS: Heat a skillet or heavy griddle over medium heat. Once it’s hot, arrange the tomatoes, onion, tomatillos and garlic to roast on the skillet. Roast the ingredients until they start showing some blistering and look slightly softened, turning them to make sure they roast evenly. The roasting process will take about 8 minutes. If your tomatoes don’t look too softened, wrap them in aluminum foil for about 10 minutes, this will help them to finish cooking. Place all the ingredients in a blender: tomatoes, tomatillos, garlic, onion, infused olive oil and some arbol peppers. Process them until you have a fine texture. If your salsa is too thick add a little water. Season with salt and serve in a bowl.

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Infused Red Chicken

3 tbs of infused olive (1gram cleared oil or 1 tb good quality pork lard plus 2 tablespoons oil), divided 3–4 chicken breast halves or 4–5 chicken thighs 2 cups chicken broth 2 cups of water 6 large red tomatoes 1 onion, cut into quarters 1 tablespoon red chile powder or chile paste 2 large clove of garlic, peeled and crushed 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder salt to taste

DIRECTIONS: Cover chicken with chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil. While the chicken is heating, slice the top off of each tomato and place them, cut sides down, on a cookie sheet along with the onions. Drizzle the other 2 tablespoons of oil over them. Place the cookie sheet under the broiler and leave it until the tomato skins become shriveled. While the tomatoes and onions are broiling, bring the chicken broth to a strong simmer and add the chile powder or paste, garlic, oregano, cumin, and cocoa powder. When the tomatoes are ready, remove from broiler and let cool for about one minute. While the tomatoes cool, turn the chicken pieces in the pot. Peel the skin off of each tomato and use a spoon to remove the seeds from the middle. Mash the tomato a little and add into the sauce in the pot. Separate the onions and stir into the sauce. Let the sauce reduce, boiling gently and uncovered, while the chicken finishes cooking. Cook until the chicken reaches 170°F. If the liquid cooks off too fast, add about a half cup of water and continue cooking, repeating if necessary. Serve your Pollo Rojo with corn tortillas and white rice or Mexican rice, if you like. Be sure to refrigerate any leftovers for future use, as they are delicious. Make it authentic by sprinkling each portion with a small handful of finely diced raw onion mixed with cilantro. This will add color, flavor, and texture.

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