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At the end of August, a news release was generated in which Bill Anderson, the Executive Director for the Nevada Department of Taxation stated that Nevada collected a total of $69.8 million in tax revenue during the first year of legal, adult-use cannabis sales. This revenue was generated from taxable sales totaling $529.9 million (combined adult-use cannabis sales, medical cannabis sales and ancillary cannabis products.) Of that, $424.9 million in sales were from adult-use cannabis alone. These numbers leave many of us wondering when our schools will see part of this money. Within the news release, Mr. Anderson stated that, in August the Nevada Department of Taxation completed the 2018 fiscal year distribution to the Distributive School Account in the amount of $27.5 million. Although this may seem like a good amount of money, according to NRS: Chapter 387, the Distributive School Account is set up to be apportioned among the several school districts and charter schools within the state of Nevada. This means that the money will be shared amongst the various schools throughout the state. It does seem a little unfair that the majority of this revenue does not stay in Southern Nevada since the bulk of dispensaries and cultivations are located here. In addition, our local Clark County School District has reported a $68 million budget deficit for the 2018-2019 school year which CCSD states is primarily related to the increased cost of employees. Our Nevada schools continue to score last on national school rankings. And, according to the the US Census Bureau, the Clark County School District is ranked second to last in the per-pupil amount of funding of the largest 15 school districts in the nation. Our children are not receiving the educations they deserve and most of us here in the state of Nevada voted to pass adult-use cannabis solely in an effort to rectify this situation. The cannabis industry will continue to grow, and this means more tax revenue for schools in the future. It is now up to the State to distribute the funds to schools appropriately and our legislators to come up with a viable solution to get our children the educations they deserve.
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THE LARGEST CANNABIS ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX IN THE WORLD In just a few short months, Las Vegas welcomes The Planet 13 Superstore. Located off the Strip, less than a 10 minute walk from the Wynn Hotel, the store will be visible from approximately 65,000 hotel rooms as well as Interstate 15. Focused on creating a unique, upscale entertaining experience, Planet 13 will be a must see for both tourists and locals.
Phase one of the new complex which opens to the public on November 1st is 40,000 square feet and will play host to 16,500 square feet of retail space and 45 registers. When visiting, patrons will not only be able to shop the retail cannabis store, but also enjoy a variety of entertainment and special effects including: LED INTERACTIVE LOTUS FLOWERS: As guests approach The Planet 13 Superstore complex they are greeted by 13, 15-foot-tall LED lotus flowers on the roof of the building. Made of acrylic leaves and metal stems, the lotus flowers are controllable by visitors, making them interactive pieces of art. OUTDOOR WATER FEATURE: Planet 13’s sophisticated outdoor water feature acts as a glowing beacon on the exterior of the building. Vibrant LED lights with fog create a glowing effect which can be seen from a distance and this feature will have moving water, steam, and lights that replicate flames. INTERACTIVE LASER GRAFFITI: Outside the facility, visitors will experience interactive laser graffiti where they can leave their mark with unique writings and drawings. This interactive laser feature simulates actual spray paint allowing the paint to run on the walls when the button is held for a long period of time. This is the first permanent installation of this technology in the world. LED INTERACTIVE FLOOR: The sensory-activated floor leads patrons directly to the store lobby while experiencing an interactive show along the way. AERIAL ORB SHOW While moving inside the main portion of the complex, guests are met with a glowing aerial orb show high above the dispensary floor. Six giant orbs will fly into the room, and they'll perform
with the beat of the music every 10 minutes. Then, they'll fly back and recharge for the next show. This show is operated through advanced GPS technologies. These are just some of the amazing facets of The Planet 13 Superstore experience. The launch of Phase 2 in the future will bring a coffee shop and both cannabis and non-cannabis retailers. Yearning to learn more about the work being done by Planet 13, we recently had the opportunity to sit down with their CEO, Bob Groesbeck. VEGAS CANNABIS MAGAZINE: Please give us a little background on Planet 13 Holdings, Inc., for those that may not be familiar with your company? >>BOB GROESBECK: Over the past few years, we have been operating an award-winning dispensary co-located by both Medizin and Planet 13. We have expanded our cultivation and production, and now we have our own branded product which is Medizin. We have vape cartridges, flower, concentrates, and a few different edible varieties. Our company has garnered several top 3 international finishes for its strains over the last few years at the IC Mag 420 Cup. VCM: So, let’s talk about Planet 13 being referred to as the “Largest Cannabis Entertainment Complex in the World.” What can you tell us about this superstore? >>BG: With our concept being the first of its kind in the world, we plan to transform the retail cannabis space. Within our first phase, we have spent over a million dollars on special effects, with a huge interactive LED floor, outdoor water feature, aerial orb show, 3D projection visual experience, laser graffiti walls and electric interactive lotus flowers on the roof. Marijuana tourism will never be the same. While experiencing a sensory overload of special effects, guests can still count on the same level of service provided by our knowledgeable staff and wide variety of quality cannabis products. Planet 13 will deliver on the full Vegas treatment with all the glitz and glam tourists have come to expect. VCM: What kind of visitors do you think this entertainment complex will attract?
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THE LATEST >>BG: Planet 13’s new interactive entertainment experience has been designed to appeal to both cannabis aficionados and the general public. VCM: You talked about the Medizin-branded product line. What will happen to the Medizin brand? >>BG: Our Medizin-branded line will continue to be the cornerstone of our products in our locations. Locals have continued to associate Medizin synonymously with exceptional quality, and we want to make sure we continue to expand on that. Currently we offer flower, concentrates, vape cartridges and a variety of edibles.
Medizin’s recently launched vapes have been one of our most successful product launches yet. Our state-of-the-art production process, utilizing THC distillate and cannabis derived terpenes, coupled with premium hardware, is simply unmatched. This technology consistently delivers an unparalleled vaping experience. VCM: What is your most popular strain? >>BG: This one’s easy. Consistently asked for by name, Chloe is a powerful and mysterious sativa dominant strain created by our VP of Operations, Chris Wren. This strain won 1st place at the International Cannagraphic
Magazine Cup in 2015 and has since gone on to maintain a strong local following and praise for its unique effects. Even though this strain leans 60/40 sativa-dominant, it possesses potency and physical sedation that can lull the most experienced person to sleep with continued consumption. Chloe is also a welcomed companion for patients seeking relief from a wide variety of ailments, including loss of appetite and chronic pain. VCM: Are you noticing any trends in product sales? >>BG: The trend is definitely any grab and go items. More than ever, we see our customers looking for convenience in a few different
varieties. Vapes, pre-rolled joints and beverages are especially popular for the tourists visiting from out of town but classic flower still holds the crown as most popular. VCM: Currently, your store experiences, on average, around 750 customers per day. What kind of traffic do you expect for the superstore location? >>BG: At the superstore location, we conservatively expect over 2000 customers per day. VCM: Do you feel Las Vegas is already becoming a tourist destination for cannabis?
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stereotypes around cannabis and cannabis culture by providing an upscale, classy and entertaining experience at our store(s). It is also important to us that we continue to proactively bring awareness to the legalization of cannabis in the Nevada market for tourism and much-needed tax revenue for our local communities. VCM: With lounges being heavily discussed in Nevada, how would that affect Planet 13? >>BG: This will largely be determined by the state rules and regulations. Should we be granted the opportunity to have a lounge, we fully expect to participate. The Planet 13 Superstore is located at 2548 W. Desert Inn Road in Las Vegas. For details about the dispensary, please visit www. planet13lasvegas.com. For more information on the company, please visit planet13holdings. com.
>>BG: I do, but I expect Planet 13 to raise the bar. I am confident we will attract a fair share of the over 55 million annual visitors to Las Vegas. Â Â
Bob Groesbeck has been in the Las Vegas area for the majority of his life. He has been a long-time entrepreneur and he was designated as one of the top forty Southern Nevada Business Executives under the age of forty, on the basis of his professional achievement and community service by the Las Vegas Business Press. Mr. Groesbeck has extensive experience in the legal field. He has practiced law for over 25 years, and has knowledge about multiple aspects of the law. He also served as the Mayor of the City of Henderson from 1993 to 1997.
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>>BG: We have been approached by several groups and are exploring different concepts as we speak, but the vision continues to remains the same. Planet 13 will continue to diversify its attractions by adding retail spaces and further concepts within our total 112,800 square feet. VCM: What does this superstore mean for locals? Will this generate any new opportunities and jobs in Las Vegas? >>BG: Planet 13 anticipates hiring an additional 100 employees to assist us in operating our superstore and entertainment complex. We will be looking for a variety of budtenders, inventory specialists, receptionists, and more. VCM: How does Planet 13 impact the industry locally and nationally? >>BG: We strive to be the leader in changing the negative
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ypical staffing agencies focus on recruitment and temporary employment in an effort to provide payroll and employment services to organizations that would rather not take on the task themselves. Recently we had the chance to speak with Saar Bokstein, CEO/President of Cut Above Agency and we quickly realized that Cut Above is in no way typical. Saar’s education and experience has allowed him to recognize industry shortcomings as they relate to this specific industry. And, his passion and love for cannabis has driven him to develop one of the most exemplary service companies that we have seen. Check out what Saar had to say about his motivation to start Cut Above and where he sees the industry heading in the years to come. VEGAS CANNABIS MAGAZINE: Give us a little background on yourself and what prompted you to enter the cannabis industry. SAAR BOKSTEIN: Growing up, I was an athlete and the subject of cannabis, whether in sports or from my family was very taboo. When I moved to the United States in my early
SAAR BOKSTEIN CEO/PRESIDENT CUT ABOVE AGENCY 20’s, I tried cannabis for the first time and I immediately fell in love with it. From that point on, my daily consumption brought quite a bit of grief from both my mother and my girlfriend at the time. Not willing to let go of the typical stoner stereotype mindset led my girlfriend to give me an ultimatum of either her or the cannabis. Well, take a guess at what I chose. As time went on, I came to the realization that there was more to this plant then just the ability to make one feel good. Thus, began my investigation into cannabis as medicine. At the time, in early 20’s, there was not too much information readily available. My educational journey started appropriately in Amsterdam, where I worked for cannabis farmers for free in order to learn what I could. From there,
I travelled to Israel and worked within the cannabis industry there. Eventually, my journey led me to Colorado where I lived for a year and a half in a new city, with no friends or contacts. At the time, Colorado was the place to be, the cannabis mecca if you will, and while there, I took full advantage of it. I learned about every aspect of cannabis from growing and harvesting to curing and trimming. As a consumer, I love cannabis, and value the medical benefits it has. And obviously, the businessman in me saw the potential that cannabis has to offer to the world now and in the future. VCM: When did you start Cut Above? SB: I started Cut Above almost three years ago. Living in Denver at the time, I first visited Las Vegas for a few days, I learned that Nevada was facing the possibility of becoming a recreational state, and Las Vegas was where I needed to be. I moved here with the intention of creating a full-service cannabis staffing company that would make a difference. Working in cultivation and production allowed me to see firsthand that the cannabis industry in general was lacking competent, professional, driven individuals. It is one thing to love the
consumption of cannabis, but an entirely different thing to work with it every day, and under very strict supervision and guidelines. We at Cut Above Agency want to lessen the burden and basically eliminate all HR headaches for our clients. In addition to that, our trimming, harvesting, packaging and general grow help services are performed with care and we pay attention to even the smallest details. We thrive on our clients being completely satisfied. VCM: What was your motivation in starting Cut Above? SB: I wanted to build a fun, challenging and safe working environment for our employees. As for our clients I wanted to create the ultimate solution for their problems and alleviate the stress of staffing, and the daily challenges it brings with it. It is my goal to operate as an industry protector and ensure that the men and women that come through Cut Above Agency are exceptionally trained and eager to enter the industry as professionals. VCM: What type of business were you in prior to opening Cut Above? SB: Prior to starting Cut Above, I worked in a variety of positions within the industry. Trying my hand at everything from
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packaging and extraction to harvesting and trimming, it was my goal to be well rounded and knowledgeable in the different aspects of cannabis cultivation and production. Working hands-on in the different aspects of the industry gives me the ability to relate and guide our employees working at Cut Above Agency. VCM: What sets Cut Above apart from other staffing agencies? SB: In one-word excellence. Those employed by Cut Above Agency are receiving ongoing training to continuously improve their skill set while keeping them up to date on changing laws and regulations. We are not a typical staffing company. Cut Above Agency is the gold standard for cannabis staffing, we are about increasing production, decreasing cost and eliminating downtime. Our prescreened employees are trained, multi-licensed, insured and under our company supervision. We remove the burden of staffing challenges. As our client you will feel the Cut Above effect immediately. Our experienced management team will ensure that each facility we work with receives their ideal employees who arrive ready to take on the important daily tasks within the production and cultivation facilities. Our teams enter facilities with discipline and respect, we strive to do our best each day. VCM: What changes do you think the cannabis industry needs? SB: I am very proud of the industry and where it is today. I am thankful that the government is slowly allowing more states to move towards legalization. I believe that Nevadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s industry needs more leadership from within. We need better knowledgeable people to step up and give guidance and motivation to those that are entering the industry. All of us working within the legal Nevada cannabis industry need to be thankful that we can wake up each morning and work with this amazing plant. VCM: Where do you see the cannabis industry five years from now? SB: Hopefully five years from now we'll see an end to cannabis prohibition throughout the world. The possibility of importing and exporting cannabis across states, the incorporation of infused foods within dining establishments, and the reality of consumption lounges opening. The growth of the hemp industry will re-introduce a new way of manufacturing textiles and building materials. The possibilities are endless as long as we have motivated and educated leaders making informed decisions about the usage of cannabis, and a public that will be respectful and responsible with it. These are some of the things I am excited to witness in the future. VCM: How can readers reach Cut Above? SB: To reach Cut Above Agency, please call (702) 553-1082 or visit us online at cutaboveagency.com. We are also on social media: Instagram @cutabovecannabis or Facebook @Cut Above Agency.
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Dear Mary Jane: With the legalization of marijuana over a year ago, it is kind of intimidating trying to figure out which dispensary I should go to. What should I look for in a quality dispensary? What should I look for in a bad dispensary? I love your column! I’ll bet you look great naked! — Conflicted I know how you feel, sweetie! We have quite a few dispensaries here in town, so it can be extremely difficult to figure out which one you want to go to. Sure, you could put a big map of all of the Vegas dispensaries on the wall and throw darts at it and use this scientific methodology to determine your dispensary of choice; I tried that once. Once. When I throw darts, onlookers get pierced, inadvertently or otherwise. Metro “advised” me to find another way to choose a dispensary...thank God I have Wayne Newton on speed-dial (he runs this town) and he straightened things right out for me. I am older than all of you wheedlings, so I am not all about the Twittergram and Instaflash and Boobynews or whatever the hell other social media nonsense that young people use to pick out their dispensaries. Do you have ANY IDEA of the shit I used to have to endure to cop a sack back during Prohibition? I once followed The Grateful Dead for TWO DAMNED YEARS, just to stay supplied. I HATE THE GRATEFUL DEAD! Their backstage 30
area smelled like shame and disappointment. And weed. Lots and lots of weed. Fast forward 30 years. I have found that either Weedmaps or Leafly provide the best real-time information about local dispensaries, and I use that information to determine who gets Grandma’s gelt. For example, some dispensaries offer rewards programs. Others offer preferential access to people with a medical card. Still others offer daily or even hourly specials. It would help you tremendously to have an idea of what you are looking for before you go on to Weedmaps or Leafly. Are you looking for flower? Edible? Concentrate? Is there a strain that you prefer over others? How much THC/CBD do you require? Do your homework and figure out what you want. After that, you can start with the dispensary of your choice and go from there. Good dispensaries have friendly, caring staff and quality product. Bad dispensaries simply do not! They have dry weed and spacey budtenders, whose only life skill is the ability to inhale. Avoid places like this, unless you enjoy frustration and sketchy clientele. Also, of course I look good naked! I spent two years smoking The Grateful Dead’s weed, and it didn't cost me a penny. There is a reason that Jerry Garcia wore that beard, but I will never tell... GOT A QUESTION FOR MARY JANE? SHE'S GOT AN ANSWER FOR YOU! EMAIL HER AT MJ@VEGASCANNABISMAG.COM.
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Marijuana sales in Nevada continue to break monthly records and bring in much welcomed tax revenue for the State of Nevada’s coffers. In May 2018, recreational marijuana sales reached $43.74 Million, breaking the previous monthly record of $41 Million set in March 2018. Of the over $43 Million generated in May, $7.11 Million went to the State for retail and wholesale taxes. After the first eleven months of recreational marijuana sales, the State has generated over $62 Million in tax revenue. This is already 25% higher than was projected for the entire year. By the time you are reading this, it is likely the figures for the entire first year of recreational marijuana sales will be out, and it is expected that total sales will exceed $500 Million. While this is an enormous number, the amount that is actually going to our schools is actually quite small in comparison. Through May 2018, the State has received $26.5 Million in its “Rainy Day Fund” from the 10% retail tax that is charged to the consumer on recreational marijuana sales. Nevada’s schools don’t directly benefit from these funds. The 15% wholesale tax that is charged at the cultivation level (and then typically passed on to the consumer through higher prices) does directly go to benefit the schools. Nevada has generated $24 Million from the wholesale tax through the first eleven months of its medical and recreational marijuana programs. Of course though, the first approximately one-third of those funds goes to cover the program’s costs and administrative expenses. This means that, at the end of the day, only $16 Million of the $481 Million in marijuana sales has gone to directly benefit our schools. I don’t know about you, but I feel like something needs to be done to increase this number. Many people supported the legalization of marijuana with the idea that more would be done to help improve our schools. To that end, Nevada legislators recently submitted their first rounds of Bill Draft Requests – our first glimpse at what some legislators intend to discuss at the upcoming 2019 Nevada Legislative Session – and there are quite a few marijuanarelated topics being addressed. Of note, one of the Bill Draft Requests proposes to shift the resting spot of the 10% retail tax from the Rainy Day Fund to an account that directly supports the schools. I hope this topic continues to gain some steam and we can find some way to get more of this marijuana money to benefit our schools. Speaking of money and marijuana, a couple other Bill Draft Requests proposed the creation of state-chartered banks to serve the marijuana industry and even proposed the idea of an interstate compact between Nevada and California related to cannabis banking. This is obviously another topic of utmost importance in the upcoming legislative session; those in the marijuana industry are currently being forced to deal in cash because national banks and credit unions aren’t willing to serve them based on the federal prohibition of marijuana. Hopefully Nevada’s legislators can work something out and agree on a resolution to the multi-million dollar question of where marijuana establishments can get banking services.
One of the more ambitious of the Bill Draft Requests submitted by the Senate Committee on Judiciary (headed by none other than Senator Tick Segerbloom) calls for things such as state-certified weed products, weed taste-testing at places such as coffee shops, and the possibility of a marijuanarelated stock exchange. While the aforementioned parts of the Bill Draft Request seem unlikely to make it into any legitimate legislation in 2019, some parts of this proposed Bill deserve serious consideration. For example, it proposes allowing District Attorneys to vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions, prohibiting employers from testing for marijuana as a requirement of employment, and much-needed changes to Nevada’s unreliable marijuana-related DUI laws. On the national level, it appears the Drug Enforcement Administration is once again slightly easing up on its stance on marijuana. Soon, the DEA will be issuing a notice in the Federal Register proposing to increase the amount of marijuana that can be cultivated in the United States for research purposes. In 2018, the DEA authorized the cultivation of no more than 443,680 grams of marijuana for research. The DEA is now proposing that up to 2,450,000 grams be allowed. There is still one pretty significant problem though – despite the Obama administration creating a process for the National Institute on Drug Abuse to license cultivators to grow the federally authorized marijuana, Attorney General Smoke Sessions has currently blocked the processing of these applications. Thus, as of right now the only place that is federally authorized to grow marijuana in the United States is a farm at the University of Mississippi. Although this farm has held the exclusive right to grow marijuana for federal research purposes since 1968, it has a bad reputation for moving slowly and putting out extremely low quality marijuana. How can we trust or consider reliable any research conducted on schwag weed? The Food and Drug Administration has also recently officially approved Epidiolex to be prescribed for treating certain forms of seizures that begin as early as childhood. As I briefly discussed a few months ago, Epidiolex contains cannabidiol (CBD) and is the first ever FDA-approved prescription drug to do so. While the DEA and FDA’s moves are not major policy shifts by any means, they do show that the government is slowly lightening its grip and is acknowledging that marijuana has vast medicinal purposes. With all of the above marijuana-related topics being in a state of flux at both the State and national level, it is even more important to get out there and vote during the upcoming November elections for those who will help bring stability to the industry, amongst other qualifying factors of course. Much is at play in the next couple years as it relates to marijuana. Let’s not miss this opportunity! #StayWoke! Follow me: IG @Cannab_Esq or FB @MitchellSBissonEsq
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By Peter Jay
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BRAVE NEW WORLD Magazine racks absolutely fascinate me. Much like pornography, you can tell a LOT about a culture based upon its disposable reading material. Thanks to the sweet air of freedom that we Americans breathe every day, our interests are many and varied. For example, the rack that I was perusing at a local grocer last week sold magazines dedicated to food, gaming, sports, guns, gossip, fitness, gardening--whatever interest that you could possibly have was represented there.
Newsweek, a magazine that I once viewed as the pinnacle of news publication, is publishing content that might have been current two years ago and is charging us $10 for the opportunity to enjoy their dated content.
As a standard-issue middle-aged male, I HAD to see how sexy the new Glocks were, as well as learn about the diet that most professional (?) snipers follow (Don’t ask. Just...don’t). I often use this space therapeutically, as I struggle on a daily basis to keep up with the constant evolution of society. During my formative years, we got our news the old-fashioned way: we accepted as truth what we were told by acceptable sources. Have you ever heard of Walter Cronkite? Less than 40 years ago, he was a network newscaster who was viewed as one of the most trustworthy people in the country. When Walter Cronkite declared the Vietnam war unwinnable, that was the narrative accepted by the American populace. Time and Newsweek news magazines were for consumers who didn’t watch TV, giving both magazines a certain Cronkite-esque gravitas. Back to the rack. A magazine cover graphic of a marijuana leaf constructed of marijuana cigarettes caught my eye, as things like that tend to do, and drew my attention to a Newsweek special edition, enigmatically titled “WEED”. Gosh, I wondered, what could this be about? Newsweek magazine reporting about marijuana? Seriously? I mean, I don't know why I was so surprised; one cannot blame the publishing industry for wanting to get their share of that sweet, sweet weed money! Incidentally, the irony of my previous statement is not lost on me, given that I am writing this article for a cannabis magazine... mea freaking culpa. I
accept the fact that I am snarky as hell, but I was left severely unimpressed with this publication. Newsweek, a magazine that I once viewed as the pinnacle of news publication,
is publishing content that might have been current two years ago and is charging us $10 for the opportunity to enjoy their dated content. Don't get me wrong, as magazines go this was aesthetically pleasing. The articles were interesting, the pictures were colorful, the pages were impressively thick. One thing that SCREAMED Newsweek was the way that all of the articles were definitely slanted toward us Boomer types, as Newsweek has always tended to do. Millennials grew up with lax marijuana laws, so most of this is second nature to them. Articles like: “Cannabis 101”, “What is the difference between indica and sativa”, or “What to do with your leftover marijuana?” are all designed to appeal to old fuckers like me, who grew up in prohibition and need some help re-entering the game. High Times magazine used to be the only publication that dealt with marijuana-related topics. I remember it being seen as less shameful to buy a copy of Hustler than to buy a copy of High Times. Naturally, I bought both, and tried to avoid encountering friends of my mother on my walk home. High Times offered articles about the fledgling marijuana industry, strain reviews, personal anecdotes, a marketplace... pretty much what we’re doing here at VCM. Now, the topic of marijuana is so casual that Newsweek is writing about it. Recently, High Times magazine announced its intention to go public and is currently seeking investors. Additionally, they are starting their own cable channel, dedicated to marijuana and all of its many subgenres. Personally, I believe that artificial intelligence and virtual reality will meld to create the next great marijuana experience. Imagine a construct that would allow you to smoke some Kosher Kush with Ben Franklin, a historical figure who we previously determined was likely a stoner. So there you would sit, wearing VR goggles with some sort of transdermal THC delivery system taped to your arm, as a holographic Founder takes you on an unforgettable journey through his kite farm. And if there is any justice in this world of ours, the entire experience will be brought to you by High Times World Media, Incorporated. Holler at me: PeterJayTrey@gmail.com Archive: PeterJayTrey@weebly.com
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As tax revenue from legal cannabis sales exceed expectations in Nevada—about $70 million in tax revenue—states on the East Coast are working to expand existing programs, set up new ones, or piece together regulations for adult-use cannabis. Massachusetts is the first East Coast state to implement the sale of adult-use cannabis. Maine and Vermont are close behind and allow for cannabis possession and cultivation, but still have work to do getting adult-use retail stores established.
Massachusetts: Growing and using cannabis has been legal since 2016, but retail stores didn’t open until July 2018. According to New Frontier Data, cannabis sales in the Bay State are projected to rise from $52M in 2016 — when the only sales were medical marijuana — to $1.07B in 2020, with the vast majority being adult-use sales.
was signed into law in April 2016. Beginning in February 2018, qualifying patients had access to vaporizers, oil cartridges, tinctures and lotions. Cannabis bud and whole plants became available in August but smoking cannabis as medication is still illegal; flower is available for vaporization only. Despite the growth of medicinal cannabis in Pennsylvania and the projection that adult-use cannabis could generate over $500 million in annual state tax revenues, Governor Tom Wolf doesn’t think the state is ready for adult-use marijuana.
Ohio: The state’s medical cannabis program was
legalized in 2016 and its Medical Marijuana Control Program is expected to be operational later in 2018. Smoking is prohibited but oils, tinctures, plant material, edibles and patches will be allowed.
Maine: In November 2016 voters approved adult-
West Virginia: The West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act was signed into law in April 2017. Beginning July 1, 2019, patient and caregiver ID cards will be available. Medicinal cannabis will be sold as pills, oil, topicals such as gels, creams and ointments, and a form medically appropriate for vaping or nebulizing.
Vermont: In January legislator’s passed Act 86 to legalize cannabis possession and cultivation. Beginning July 1, adults 21 and older are allowed to have up to one ounce of cannabis and grow up to 2 mature cannabis plants and 4 immature cannabis plants per housing unit. But sales and distribution of cannabis remains illegal. Projected adult-use sales in 2021 are $51.5 million.
Maryland: While medicinal cannabis was legalized in 2014, it has taken nearly four years to finalize regulations. A lawsuit claiming the state illegally ignored racial diversity when choosing growers nearly upended the entire process. The final cannabis bill is designed to increase the diversity of companies allowed to grow, process and sell medical cannabis and by December 2017, patients were able to access medical cannabis. While dispensaries saw about $1.8 million in sales in December, they have seen nearly $35 million in sales in the first six months of 2018—with projections of hitting the $100 million mark by the end of the year.
use legalization, but the legislature has delayed implementation dates. Adults may now grow, gift and possess cannabis, but it could be 2019 before the first retail establishments open. Projected adult-use sales in 2021 are $126 million.
New Hampshire: Medical cannabis was signed into law in 2013 and as of December 2017, there are over 4,700 registered patients. Governor Chris Sununu signed a marijuana decriminalization bill in 2017. Rhode Island: PTSD and hospice were added to the list of conditions for the state’s medical cannabis program in 2016. A legislative commission was formed in 2017 to evaluate legalizing adult-use cannabis.
Connecticut: The state’s medical cannabis program has over 26,000 registered patients. In 2016 the state enacted a new law allowing minors to participate. Six adult-use legalization bills were introduced in 2018.
New York: The state has a restrictive dispensary system as well as limited doctor participation and product availability. Smoking and edibles are prohibited and beginning in September 2018, the NYPD will issue tickets to people smoking cannabis in public (instead of arresting them). 42
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New Jersey: While newly elected Governor Phil Murphy campaigned on legalizing adult-use cannabis, New Jersey is still in the process of writing an ambitious bill to do just that. New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney is hopeful that the state Senate will vote on legalizing cannabis as early as September. Florida: In 2016, Floridians voted to legalize medical cannabis by 70% and as of June 2018, patient counts have been growing by 2,580 patient per week. Only oils (which can be vaped), tinctures, sprays and edibles are allowed. Smoking medicinal cannabis is not legal in Florida and a recent appellate ruling will keep it that way for a while. Fewer than 50 dispensaries are open in the state and Florida’s medical marijuana chief resigned in July amid strong criticism from legislators, patients and cannabis entrepreneurs.
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akey, Wakey, Eggs and Bakey,” she chimed annoyingly. This was one of many little diddlies she sang each morning, breezing from bedroom to bedroom. Hair in rollers, bathrobe loosely tied exposing still shapely legs extending from beneath a pair of ragged shorts. The outfit was most often completed with a stained tank top. She would throw open window shades allowing the sun to shine its warming beam across the room I shared with my sister. Through half-open eyes, I could see in the wake of the sunlight, hundreds of dust particles. I always took solace in this first view of my day. I believed the dust particles were little fairies floating across my bedroom. With cup of coffee in one hand, oblivious to the spills and splatters sloshing over the rim, she continued her rounds of the upstairs.
If you drove past our house, following the paved road upwards into the woods, you would see a majestic meadow where Neil Diamond’s herd of buffalo grazed. Below us, about five miles down the hill was civilization; a community college, the Veterans Hospital, a library and finally downtown. The elementary school was far beyond walking distance, so my siblings and I, with the few other kids our age who lived next door, were homeschooled.
She was always bright and chipper in the morning. Older now, I realize her sunny disposition was due largely to the skunky smelling hand-rolled cigarette, clenched tightly in the corner of her mouth. These were not just “European Ciggies” as she referred to them, rather they were joints. Our mother was into “Wake ‘N Bake,” way before the term was even a glint in Frederico’s eye that fine morning in 2006, when he woke lying beside his friend, Martibald.
Gardening classes, taught by my very own mother, were a daily part of our curriculum. We each had our own plot for planting. With care and sincerity we tended to the tiny seeds, amending the soil while providing shelter from the bunnies and deer that roamed our neighborhood. With anticipation we’d watch our plants grow until it was finally time to harvest. To this day, I recall the glee and pride experienced collecting my bounty of herbs, fruits and vegetables. Stealing bites of the sweet, juicy peaches picked from our neighbor’s trees we’d load them into our baskets. We’d snap open pods of fresh peas that only moments ago clung to their trellises, then pour the firm green pellets into our mouths like the sweet powder of Pixie Stix. I always managed a deep inhale of the intoxicating aroma of the basil, rosemary and thyme, as I carefully arranged my cornucopia of edible treasures into my basket. Then along with the other kids, I’d make my deliveries to those moms assigned to cooking duty for the families that week.
Our father was a baker and had long left for work while the rest of the family slept. I always considered him to be a kind of enigma; big and strong, yet quiet and kind. A heavily bearded, burly man who looked as though he worked in construction hauling bags of cement or bundles of heavy lumber. Rather, Dad spent his days in a kitchen lugging heavy bags of flour and bundles of baguettes. Mom was a “housewife,” who never spent any significant time in the kitchen. According to her, she put in longer more strenuous days than her husband could ever imagine, leaving her little time to spend in that part of the house. Whenever she made this proclamation, we kids looked at one another and wondered; too busy doing what? Mom didn’t cook, bake or even keep a particularly tidy home. But she was a heck of a gardener. We lived with two other families in a large, sprawling house that sat on stilts at the edge of a cul-de-sac. There were no more than five houses on our street. Not even a street really; it was more of a dirt road. The house next door was as large as ours, and also housed three unrelated families. There was a smaller house across the road from us and two others set further back into the arc of our semi-circle.
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I don’t remember feeling particularly bothered about not attending a regular school. Home-schooling evidently held more good than not as I started college at age seventeen. I then went on to a university, as did the other children. What I do remember is that much of our class time was spent in a variety of settings; the kitchen, garage, the sunroom and outdoors.
Squeals of excitement passed from them to us, as they clasped their hands together peeking under the tie-dyed cloths that covered our baskets. Skipping from house to house with my robust heirloom tomatoes, dark firm aubergines, and gigantic zucchini, all the moms declared I had my mother’s green thumb. I never really strived to be anything like my mom, except when it came to gardening. Even at my young age, I understood the difference between store bought and home grown food. On the few occasions we ventured into town to purchase necessities at the market, I was aghast at the sad looking
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The tasks I loved most at the bakery were kneading and slapping the bread dough into smooth, silky submission. I loved the feel of it in my hands and the way the boule would seemingly glow in gratitude as it looked up from its well greased bowl. As if it knew, thanks to my handiwork, she would soon inflate into a grand dame of artisan bread. My second and ultimately, life changing talent, was preparing butters for the breads sold in the bakery. One of the other bakers spent an entire morning teaching me how to churn heavy cream into butter. I watched as the beater spun the cream round and round splashing water that magically oozed from the cream spraying onto the sides of the bowl. When finished, I had a pale, yellow mound. I felt like Rumpelstiltskin, spinning straw into gold. I now had a bowl of whipped butter, ready for whatever I chose to do it. I started simple with my first compound butter, honey-butter. The following day, someone suggested I try incorporating spices into my freshly churned butter; ground cumin, chipotle powder or Old Bay. One morning, I carefully wrapped a few sprigs of herbs harvested from my garden the day before, in sheets of paper-towels. Once I had finished my chores prepping dough and sweeping flour, I churned up two pounds of butter and incorporated some Rosemary, parsley, oregano and sage into individual batches. I formed each batch into shapes replicating the leaves of the herb with which I had mixed in. It was this act that caught my mother’s attention. The following day, a regular school day for us kids, we gathered round the large wooden farm table. Breakfast consisted of fresh eggs, toast slathered with my honeybutter and fruit-topped yogurt. Unexpectedly, Mom announced, “Liberty, when you’ve finished your lessons I’d like you to spend the afternoon with me in the grownup’s garden.” I was stunned. I had given up asking weeks ago. I tore through my lessons as quickly as I could. By noon, I was escorted to the garden behind our house. There in front of me were rows and rows of majestic trees. Thick with foliage, the leaves resembled Cassava plants, but those are more shrub than tree. Maybe these were Kenaf plants. Kenaf grows as tall as the trees standing before me, but Kenaf’s trunks are similar to bamboo and they bloom with delicate white flowers. The trees I was looking at didn’t have bamboo-like trunks or flowers. These had clusters of tangled looking buds on top that glittered in white and purple. And there was a peculiar smell. I suddenly recognized it; Mom’s morning ciggies! Emerging from this forest came Mom, wearing overalls, a wide-brim hat and an even wider smile. “This,” she told me, “is our garden oasis.” I had always envisioned an oasis as a diamond blue body of water surrounded by palm trees in the middle of a desert. This was a dense collection of greenery surrounding a large homemade hot tub. I remember us kids spending weeks sanding and staining
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those boards of wood as part of our shop class last year. Mom and I sat crossed legged on the deck that wrapped around the hot tub. She told me how all the grownups in the houses of our community participated in growing the cannabis on our property. What it was used for and how I would not be able to partake until I was twenty-one. In the meantime, she would teach me how to cultivate the plants, harvest and then; she paused for effect, she always did that; I could use my bright and creative mind to infuse parts of this medicinal plant into food. Namely, my compound butters.
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Creamery Canna- Compound Butter Ingredients for Creamery Butter
2 cups cold canna- heavy whipping cream Bowl of ice water salt to taste (optional) Process
Pour cream into chilled bowl of mixer. Starting on low speed, then slowly increasing speed, whip the cream past soft peak stage and past stiff peak stage. It will take about 10 minutes but you’ll see the water ooze from the cream and spray the sides of the bowl as it turns into butter. That milky-watery mixture is now buttermilk! Save it for when making pancakes! Once your butter has solidified in the bowl, scrape it out into a separate clean mixing bowl. Rinse the butter by pouring some of the ice water directly over it, then use a spatula to press out any remaining buttermilk. Continue rinsing and squeezing the butter a couple more times. When preparing un-infused butter, the water will run clear, not so with canna-butter. Add salt to taste if desired Ingredients for Compound Butter
For sweet consider: 2 Tbsp honey per 8 oz butter 2 Tbsp maple syrup plus 1 tsp pumpkin spice per 8 oz butter 1 whole vanilla bean pod scraped 1 tsp ground cinnamon For savory consider: 1 Tbsp kief plus 2 Tbsp any minced herb of your choice per 8 oz butter 1 Tbsp kief plus 2 Tbsp your choice ground spice per 8 oz butter Process
In small mixing bowl combine soft, room temperature canna-butter with choice of selections above (or one of your own creation), using spatula until addition is completely mixed into butter. Carefully scoop butter into lower center of a piece of plastic wrap about 8 inches long. Bring top of plastic wrap over the butter and begin shaping and rolling the butter, inside the plastic wrap, until you have an even log. Twist the ends of the plastic wrap to seal and place in refrigerator until firm – about 2 hours. Photo by Nicole Honeywill
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2. HEADACHES Having headaches during your period is pretty common, but some women have headaches so frequently that it interferes with their daily activities. In fact, women are more likely to have frequent headaches and migraines than men. In regards to cannabis helping headaches, there is a great deal of evidence showing that it does. Even prior to its wide acceptance in the medical world, the use of cannabis was seen as an ideal treatment for migraines and serious headaches. The pain-
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Dispensaries KENNY’S CHOCOLATES Peanut Butter Madness
Stop the madness, and start a new project with a beneficial routine. Put some PB Madness in between your teeth and gums until it runs down into your spleen and you start to feel a bit green. Not with envy, that’s for enemies who will never even get to try any of these three new Kenny’s Chocolate confections. Give Kenny your affection. Peep out his brand new LidPins Snapbacks with silklining. They’re fuckin’ sweet! They come in 2 colors, black and pink. Get one before they are obsolete. Total THC- 102.6792mg Servings- 9 THC/Piece- 11.4088mg
KENNY’S CHOCOLATES Toffeelicious
Supersonic luxury chocolates made by my boy Kenny, are not the foods that you should grub, if you are tryin’ to get skinny. Cause once I start, I cannot stop. It’s like Public Dabs at Denny’s. So exercise some self-control if you wanna remain skinny. But you deserve the best in life. Enjoy Kennys when you’re winning. Let the haters see you grinning, and keep your big wheels spinning. Total THC- 105.492mg Servings- 10 THC/Piece- 10.5492mg
KENNY’S CHOCOLATES Brickle Butter
Alright yo. Say it isn’t so. Did I fall asleep after just 10 of these? I woke up in my own drool. I’m no fool. There are 2 full Brickle Butter candies under my stool. That’s not cool. I’m not wasting ‘em. That’s a sin. Ok then. Taste ‘em. Oh no, here we go! Not again, Kenny. You win! Total THC- 104.826mg Servings- 12 THC/Piece- 8.7355mg
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PRODUCTS GREENLIFE PRODUCTIONS VCM2 - 1 Gram Preroll
By Dwayne Stevens Moving up in weight class, Steve Cantwell and team GLP are producing all prerolls now at one gram. An amazing selection of organic flower inside these prerolls. Which strain to choose is your choice. I went with VCM2. Wow, looks fantastic and it’s hand stuffed with care, I can see that! I lit VCM up and the aroma with her taste is so clean. This full gram preroll should be shared, because sharing is caring. The hit will stun you with terps. I’m trying not to tap out! Great job team GLP. THC- 26.89% CBGA- 1.95% a-Pinene- 9.4mg/g b-Pinene- 2.8mg/g Myrcene- 2.7mg/g
DESERT GROWN / EVEN Joe Fix It Honeycomb
THE JUICE GREENLEAF PRODUCTIONS Clementine Vape Cartridge
GREENLIFE PRODUCTIONS Zelly’s Gift
I’m racking my brain trying to figure out who Zelly is. Is it a girl or boy? Someone from tv? Movies? OK, I’m over it. I’m done looking for Zelly, and I’m ‘bout to destroy this herb that was gifted to Zelly. Whoofch! It sure is smelly and it knocked me face down on my belly. That had to be the myrcene and terpinolene combination. There’s barely enough limonene in the lady to make me feel zealous and excited. Take advantage of the GLP terps. They are a fountain of health. Take a swig. THC- 24.86% CBGA- 1.03% Terpinolene- 8.75mg/g Myrcene- 3.94mg/g Caryophyllene- 2.79mg/g Limonene- 2.66mg/g Ocimene- 1.43mg/g
How can Joe fix it, when it ain’t even broken? Why slow me down, when I ain’t even chokin’? I want to dab, and I wanna go big. Grab me the torch, so I can heat up this rig. Why’d you call Joe? He ain’t fixing shit. He can pack up his things. You can tell him to split. I can’t get much higher. This hash is good shit. This Honeycomb is legit and got me pretty lit.
DESERT GROWN / EVEN Black Afghan Honeycomb
THC- 84.698% CBGA- 1.609% Caryophyllene- 3.93mg/g Linalool- 2.63mg/g Limonene- 1.82mg/g
THC- 80.41% Caryophyllene- 6.02mg/g Linalool- 2.53mg/g Limonene- 2.21mg/g
Here’s a new line of Distillate Vape Cartridges created by The Juice. They have quite a bit of terpenes for a fractional distillate, and it appears that they reintroduce organic terps for flavoring and mood enhancement. The flavoring tastes a bit sweet for my personal preference, but perfect for my wife or someone who likes flavored pens. I hit it hard and would hit it again. The packaging is attractive and has a cool saying that caught me off-guard… “Not Everyone Was Kung-Fu Fighting.” LOL THC- 76.404% CBG- 2.34% Terpinolene- 5.66mg/g Caryophyllene- 3.42mg/g Limonene- 1.27mg/g
There’s nothing dark about this beautiful, golden Honeycomb. Well; the 80% THC might flip the light switch off on your day depending on which way your tolerance might sway. There isn't much limonene or myrcene found here, so you might not get too tired from the THC if you can handle the psychedelic lift. The caryophyllene content will ease your stress and diminish anxiety and depression. This is a great medicine to reset your busy work schedule. Cozy up to a dab rig and take a few hits. You deserve that shit. #smokinafghan
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EVERGREEN ORGANIX Pretzel Chips
This was my personal favorite edible so far in all of 2018. The unique shape of these thin, crispy pretzel flavored strips is what is most addicting. The shape of the chip contours nicely over your tongue, and coats your mouth with salt. Lately, I have been really craving salty snacks, and these hit that salty spot. Great value too. Essence has a stockpile of these. Load up. Fill the boat up. Boats and chips. Total THC- 93.78mg Servings/Package- 10 THC/Serving- 9.378mg
EVERGREEN ORGANIX Strawberry Banana Fruit Chews
Fulfill that urge to use those molars to shred up that gummy texture like the cannabis shark that you are. Microdose and easily monitor your THC ingestion with these tasty, little homogenized rectangles. I ate three of them before I realized I was about to smash em’ all. I resisted the urge, and preserved a couple for my wife. I could see how these could get somebody in trouble. They practically slide right down your throat. The individual packaging was the biggest obstacle here. Too bad they don't make water-soluble packaging infused with cannabinoids.
KHALIFA KUSH Grape Syrup
Now we can enjoy the sizzurp without consuming the addictive prescription drug, codeine. It's also last call for alcohol. The whole bottle is only 100mg of THC, so if you’re a medical patient, you should be able to stomach the whole bottle of Wiz Khalifa’s THC-concentrated, purple Kool-Aid for adults. If you don’t know, take it slow, go with the flow. Or you might drizzink too much and get weird and end up on Skid Row listening to “I Remember You”. Slow your roll. THC- 99.18mg/g Servings- 9 THC/Serving- 11.02/4oz serving
Total THC- 51.46mg Servings/Package- 5 THC/Serving- 10.292mg
TRYKE GOLD Dutch Treat Haze KHALIFA KUSH Mango Gummies
Yup. Gone. What can I say? Besides that they’re already gone. To not share was wrong, but sometimes I feel like crushing another bag before dawn. I seriously ate all ten of these in about 5 minutes. Khalifa Kush Gummies are a little bit on the firmer side, but chew up nicely once you manage to pass them on back to the chompers. Packed with lots of mango flavor, these KK Gummies will get you high. Time to get down. Total THC- 110.852mg Servings- 10 THC/Serving- 11.0852mg
What a beautiful strain in so many ways. I could smoke on this flower for days, but when I flip it to fresh rosin my numbness stays for days. I love vaporizing solventless dabs because there are only 3 controlling factors, heat, pressure, and time. Pressing rosin is a science. I’ve got it figured out pretty well. And Tryke figured out their garden extremely well, boasting amazing flower. Their ladies are all poppin’ now, and I pay full tribute to their garden for creating some of the best rosin I have ever tasted. Product in is product out, Bud. Welcome to the TOP SHELF, Tryke. The patients love your herbs and your dispensary upgrades on Western. Keep on doing what you are doing. THC- 2.377% Myrcene- 4.43:mg/g Caryophyllene- 1.54mg/g Limonene- 0.32mg/g
PURE TONIC AK47 Shatter
I put this fun to my head as I followed the low temp banger rule. This AK47 was my tool. I’m bangin’ shatter out the box, daily. I’m remembering these dabs, vaguely. We print monthly, 12 magazines yearly. And, I’m enjoying this Pure Tonic, dearly. I got a dab rig that’s pointed at your hash. It liquifies smooth. Pure Tonic Shatter… I’m down for a dab. Move. Vaporize AK47 Shatter. It fixes what matters and it’s proven to get those asses movin’. THC- 70.7% CBN- 2.3% Caryophyllene- 6.0mg/g Myrcene- 3.0mg/g Humulene- 2.0mg/g Bisabolol- 1.0mg/g
PRIME Jack Herer
PRIME Moby Dick
This was something I was reluctant to put to my lips. But once I got over the name, I swallowed my shame and played the game. I blew out the flame on the wick and began smoking on that Moby Dick. The nugs were so big, I thought I’d choke, and my mouth was overflowing with smoke. I couldn’t take it all. It was impossible to contain all of it in my mouth, but I did the best that I could, given the circumstance. I blew Moby Dick clouds until there were no more hooters, and no more loads to pack in the bong. I emptied my Moby Dick sack dry. I've had my experience, now you give it a try. Maybe you haven’t had any Moby Dick yet… and you’re a little curious about this Prime cut. Don’t be shy. You might really like it.
This is awesome! A 25% sativa with 5mg/g of myrcene. Usually, sativas don’t lean me back, make me attack the fridge, or give even a smidge of pain relief. But good grief, I was in disbelief until a little chiefer with this Jack Herer reefer. This one here is a creeper. This that I’m feeling is getting deeper. It’s a keeper. THC- 25.02% Myrcene- 4.91mg/g Ocimene- 3.49mg/g Caryophyllene- 2.23mg/g
THC- 27.53% Myrcene- 6.51mg/g Caryophyllene- 1.74mg/g Limonene- 1.44mg/g
BLUE MAGIC Infused Preroll - Fruit Punch
Oh oh it’s Magic. You know? Can you believe you’re so stoned from one hit? This joint is THC infused. We’re gonna get so faded. You know? I’m gonna get you so ripped from Blue Magic. It’s a gram and a half. It’s so wonderful. You all should get on it. Blue Magic. No smoke and mirrors, real Blue Magic this time. I know sometimes this mumbo jumbo might sound like Riffety Raffety Hocus Pocus, but I ain’t fuckin’ around with you. Blue Magic is suited up and ready to take the floor. It’s Show Time! Head on over to any of the 3 Canopi Dispensaries and let them know that Wild Bill sent ya. THC- 27.9534% CBN- 1.4262% Caryophyllene- 0.954mg/g Myrcene- 0.204mg/g Humulene- 0.195mg/g
LAS VEGAS CANNAGARS 8|Fold Hell’s Angel OG Cannarillo
This is a great weapon to keep up your sleeve. Living in Vegas, you never know when you’ll have to address the impressed. Don’t stress over whose weed is the best, or who’s dress isn’t pressed. They’ll all be baffled when you unfold the hand-rolled 8|Fold Cannagar. Unreal, though. Raise it up with the stakes, and grill some steaks. Then have a toast with champagne and bake warm cakes. That’s all it takes, until, the Jones’ back there that we’re keepin’ up with, backs finally break. For Pete’s sake, don’t tippy-toe and dance around on eggshells trying not to wake up this sleeping beauty. Don’t be shy, blow smoke in that Red Eye. Give Hell’s Angel OG a try or the motorcycle ride will just pass on by. THC- 42.84% CBC- 2.787% Caryophyllene- 11.52mg/g Humulene- 5.5mg/g Linalool- 4.66mg/g
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KABUNKY Sundae Driver Kwik Stick
SCARLET OILWORKS Gelato Distillate Syringe
Don’t tempt this driver with a sundae Miss Daisy. Puffin’ Kwik Sticks like crazy, then switch it around, like every which wayzy. You can’t see a thing, so smoky and hazy. But I can see straight, like nothin’ can phase me. I might get you there late, but you can’t replace me. Because nothin’ can phase me. Your shit barely grazed me, but this Kwik Stick amazed me. THC- 26.2% CBD- 1.2mg/g Caryophyllene- 28.2mg/g Limonene- 15.9mg/g Myrcene- 9.0mg/g Pinene(a+b)- 7.0mg/g Linalool- 5.0mg/g
This Gelato Syringe is hollering at me; screaming for me to come back and kick its ass some more. It’s one of those stubborn concentrates KABUNKY that won’t let you rest. It’s Purple Cookie Fire Krumble loaded up with limonene so Damn, Nevada Made Wednesday my don't expect to get much rest Monday. I’m spending my money on that from dabbing on this oil. stunning Krumble deal. When I hear it’s Get your ass up and do running, I come get my fun in. We might something productive. Stop have a run-in, if I can’t get dab one in. I got nagging people and moping this torch gun ‘n and that Purple Cookie Fire around. Flip that frown around; needs to be done-in. It’s still daylight, we and fill up your lungs up with 71% might even get some sun in. THC. Let this terpene entourage THC- 65.7% spark your creativity and boost your Caryophyllene- 6.8mg/g shitty attitude. Don’t be rude. Limonene- 2.5mg/g THC- 71.0465% Linalool- 2.2mg/g CBD- 4.2451% Pinene(a+b)- 2.2mg/g CBN- 2.3407% Humulene- 1.6mg/g to Limonene- 5.394mg/g Myrcene- 0.2mg/g Caryophyllene- 2.818mg/g Myrcene- 2.605mg/g
KABUNKY Rak Milk & Cookies Prerolls
Yup, I’m collecting these Kabunky poker chips. I’d like to have full stacks. But I’m afraid that I’m closer to empty stacks. I have 2 chips so far and they won’t be getting these back. I wish more companies would make poker chips, coins, or any other timeless Vegas souvenir. The one-gram prerolls are good-to-go and ready for you to fire up. Get the milk and cookies ready baby, because this Nevada Made Rak is a gateway to the fridge. THC- 22.3% Caryophyllene- 6.11mg/g Humulene- 3.22mg/g Limonene- 2.41mg/g
SCARLET OILWORKS Lemon DIMES
You can always tell which products our team liked best for the month by which packages turn up empty first. This is one edible package that will likely pop up empty this weekend. The only thing slowing me down is the fact that these Lemon DIMES are hard to break up, even with these big boy teeth. So take it slow, and don’t come crying to me with broken teeth and a pointed finger. I am telling you again, these are an extremely hard suckin’ candy. Don’t break a tooth. Total THC- 100.4048mg Servings- 16 THC/Serving- 6.2753mg
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PRODUCTS REMEDY / TERPX OG Band$ Live Resin Sugar REMEDY / TERPX Sweet Beans Live Resin Budder
Jilly Bean X Island Sweet Skunk X Clementine
REMEDY / TERPX Cyanide Live Resin Sugar
Durban Poison X Deadhead OG
Yeah man! That’s what I’m fuckin’ talking about. My God! I absolutely love Durban Poison. When I saw the new Cyanide, I immediately wondered if my favorite Poison was behind this… yup, that unmistakable sweet fire that I’ve grown to love. Right there, fresh in my brain again. I promise to always love you Durban Poison, and your children, and your children’s children. If I could only be with one strain, I devote my lungs to you. Inhale Cyanide and live happily ever after. I will be storing this up my nose, in a creepy cavity in my skull. THC- 81.077% Terpinolene- 23.27mg/g Limonene- 8.13mg/g Ocimene- 7.65mg/g
This Budder was my second favorite TERPX product, behind Cyanide. I’m a sucker for that familiar poisonous fragrance, but that Island Sweet Skunk sunk deep into my brain as my second favorite strain. This budder is so beautiful that I can’t refrain. Those dabs left me these memories and chills that I can still feel today when I catch a whiff of an ISS spliff. Get down with this wax and experience a bunch of flashback attacks. This packs a nice punch. Go get you some snacks.
OG18 X 707 Headband
This is another great hash introduced by the TERPX team. I like the push/pull factor that you can usually find in well-balanced sativa strains. An abundance of myrcene will offer a little more chill than the limonene’s energy could possibly offset. Great balance here. Use it to your advantage. Whatever you want to accomplish, little girl. This is your magic carpet ride. THC- 81.679% Myrcene- 10.77mg/g Limonene- 6.64mg/g Linalool- 6.1mg/g
THC- 76.715% Terpinolene- 12.11mg/g Myrcene- 9.5mg/g Ocimene- 9.11mg/g
REMEDY / TERPX Blues Glue Sugar GG#4 X Blue Dream
OK, so it looks like they crossed religion with Darwinism here. Is this evolution? Or is it TERPX? Is this a problem? Or the Remedy? Tonight, we will be delving into the real, life experiences of mankind through modern cannabinoid medicine. We have learned the age-old answer to the empirical questions. We were put on this Earth to find cannabis and extract it, providing everlasting health, happiness, and wisdom. Live on TERPX. Pass the torch. Believe it… Or, not!
I keep thinking of that cartoon dog and that middle-aged weirdo, preppy guy that never shaved, wearing that stiff, tablecloth of a shirt, and scaring the young investigators that were forced to watch the nonsense. Why? Any of it? Why am I stuck here in this old ass memory when I got this Blues Glue Sugar staring me straight in the lungs? Mail time! Why did they used to yell about the mail? Aghhhhhhh! Shut the front door. Don’t make me go postal on that stupid blue dog! I’m stuck in this Blue Glue and I don’t know what else to do.
THC- 84.131% Caryophyllene- 12.93mg/g Myrcene- 10.54mg/g Limonene- 3.74mg/g
THC- 85.132% Myrcene- 7.17mg/g Limonene- 4.3mg/g Caryophyllene- 3.73mg/g
REMEDY / TERPX Bio Glue Live Resin Sugar BioJesus X GG#4
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Tips and shares on using cannabis as remedy every day.
BY SHARON lETTS Finding your daily dose of cannabis as remedy can be confusing and daunting if you have never used the plant recreationally. Those who aren’t used to the psychoactive properties of the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) typically consume too much, initially, often hindering them from being helped at all. Anyone can get used to THC, that’s a fact. The mantra, “start low, go slow,” is a good rule of thumb to follow. Within this continuing series, I’ll be speaking with some of the top influencers and educators in the space, asking how they use cannabis every day for remedy, and for relaxation via recreating – even though we know, that’s still using the plant as remedy. For even the most ardent, 24/7 stoner is reaping benefits by merely smoking – vape or dab and you are receiving a concentrated amount of the beneficial compounds of the plant for what ails you. Before I get into it with celebrities, I decided to share my own Daily Dosing with you to get us started. Many may be surprised at the amount of daily deliveries I do that have absolutely no psychoactive properties – but, I’m medicating daily to replace a plethora of pharmaceuticals and supplements once needed for serious ailments, Thyroid Disease with menopause, chronic pain, and all the symptoms that come with each disorder. My regimen really begins at night with an oil capsule I make myself, combined with chamomile. I also take a single chamomile concentrate capsule along with it. This is my main dosing, keeping cancer at bay, and all my ailments in check, including chronic sleep disorders from both Thyroid Disease and menopause.
Taking the oil at night gives solid REMs with a longer sleep time. Without the cannabis oil taken at night, I’m lucky to get four or five hours of light sleep, or wake up every two hours. Sleep as a significant healing tool is sorely overlooked. Taking a sleeping pill is nothing more than a warm blanket with no healing properties. Take enough of them and you may have a serious addiction to deal with.
When I wake-up after a good night’s sleep, I feel refreshed and ready to start my day. The chamomile aids with my hormonal depression, per a study found (link below), giving me a general overall feeling of well-being I didn’t have prior. Smoking cannabis raises endorphins immediately. Per a study, smoking also raises the efficacy of anything else you are doing – whether it’s taking a painkiller (raises effectiveness of analgesics by upwards of 30 percent), or ingesting cannabis or other plant-based remedies. I write in the morning, and since I was 16 I’ve known that cannabis helps me to focus, as I’m under the Autistic Spectrum with a processing disorder. Cannabis is my Ritalin. I don’t “bake” in the morning, but I will take a hit or two of flower to focus and get started. If I find myself antsy at the keyboard, or trailing thoughts, I take another hit to bring me back. Education and paying attention to your ailments or disorders, and figuring out what works is key. Cannabis and other plantbased remedies are the most proactive remedy you can do; but, it takes knowing, being aware, and often, doing your own trials. Since using cannabis oil to put breast cancer into remission six years ago, while simultaneously replacing up to ten prescription medications and supplements, I need to keep the beneficial compounds in my system daily as prevention. Even if you’ve never used cannabis for cancer or have not replaced your pharmaceuticals, taking cannabis every day as prevention of infections, to lower inflammation in your body – which has all kinds of long-term ramifications in itself – is key to properly using one of the most beneficial herbs on the planet. At the end of the day, I like to enjoy a tonic or cocktail with alcohol I’ve infused with cannabis and other beneficial plants. That said, I’m not a drinker, and have always preferred weed to alcohol. My spiced rum is homemade with whole cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, cloves, vanilla, and more – with ground
cannabis added; making a spiced rum drink divine. Since alcohol infuses in a cold process, there are no psychoactive properties (recipes on my website).
Infusing alcohol with cannabis also counteracts the negative effects of the alcohol, quelling the inflammation that can cause an upset tummy or headache, otherwise known as al hangover. Important to note, I do not drink more than one or two tonics, giving me an additional dose of the plant at the end of the day. I actually feel better after having one of my tonics. Dinner is often micro-dosed – a term coined by The Herbal Chef, Chris Sayegh, of California – using oils, vinegars, and other cooking stuff that’s been infused with cannabis and other beneficial herbs. Vegetables or meat can be marinated and sautéed with a micro-dose of infused olive oil; salad dressing can be micro-dosed using an infused red wine vinegar – steeped in a cold process, with no THC activated. Throughout the day, if I have an upset tummy or other mild discomfort, I’ll reach for a light tincture, not an over-the-counter remedy. If I have an ache, bug bite, cut or bruise, I’ll use a cannabis salve, rather than a store-bought one. The tincture combined with using the salve works together in what’s called an “entourage effect.” Smoke for a top-off, and you’ll increase the efficacy of all. The human body works the same for everyone, it’s what we do to it that differentiates our needs. Plants are accepted into our Endocannabinoid System in the same way for everyone, it’s finding your daily dose and sticking to it, that matters most. For more information and recipes on Sharon’s deliveries, visit her website www.sharonletts.com Follow her on Instagram @ sharoneletts linked to her Kitchen Apothecary page on Facebook. For more information on Chris Sayegh, The Herbal Chef, visit www.theherbalchef.com For more information on study showing increased efficacy with cannabis, visit https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ pubmed/22048225 For more information on cannabis and pain medications, visit https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5569620/#B11
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WITH ROB RUCKUS
STAY POSITIVE Well let’s go for something positive this month. There is enough negativity out there right now. Kind of a little thank you to everyone (and I do mean Everyone) who works with and supports cannabis. A lot goes into getting people this amazing plant and it’s extracts. From the original freedom fighters that grew illegally and kept this medicine in the public’s hands and experimented with strains, growing methods, and extracting methods, to the politicians that helped push it through on a state by state level. From the big money brokers who invested in grows, dispensaries, production facilities, and labs to the budtenders who studied their asses off to be able to explain to people how this plant can help ease pain and suffering. And to YOU, for reading this magazine and learning that we were all lied to for YEARS about the medicinal values of this plant. We supported the underground when it was necessary as it was all that we had. We grew our own. And, we showed our friends and relatives a plant that could make their lives more bearable. I feel extremely blessed to be a part of this cannabis revolution. It’s made me a better person. It’s no secret that I used to be an alcoholic, drug addicted, punk music playing, self centered prick. Hell, I even had a t-shirt I used to wear that said “self centered prick” across the front in big bold letters. But, since I began making cannabis oil and teaching others about its healing properties I’ve changed. You can’t go on the same way (or at least I couldn’t) after seeing the look on a mother’s face after finding out that her daughter’s cancer was gone. Or, seeing a lady of 65 years open her arthritic hands for the first time in seven years after using a cannabis topical. After seeing the look of relief on a Veteran’s face as his PTSD started to slow after a couple puffs. After watching life come back into an entire family’s eyes when their 7 year olds seizures went from damn near all day, everyday, to a few times a month. Seeing happiness and relief on a daily basis instead of being in a bar surrounded by misery is the greatest feeling I’ve ever known. Serving, helping, and teaching people is just as good a feeling as
playing music in front of room full of people. The relief I’ve seen this plant give countless people is a blessing. It gives me hope. It makes me happy. It makes me want to do MORE. It makes me want to let the whole world know there is another way to make life bearable and unlike the reefer madness crap we’ve had shoved down our throats all of our lives, it’s NOT gonna lead to harder drugs, crime, addiction, or playing jazz music and raping white women. Basically what I’m getting at is my life is a whole lot better now that I get to help educate people about how they can take their health back into their own hands. For that, I thank you! I thank all of you. But don’t forget, we still have a lot of work to do. Not just in Nevada, but everywhere. Just think of the relief you and others like you have seen from cannabis. Now think of all the people living where it’s NOT legal. We can’t stop this fight until EVERYONE has safe, legal, and reasonably priced access to cannabis. Until then I’ll continue to do my best in the good fight and continue to be thankful while doing it. Maybe I’ll get a new shirt that just says “Centered Prick” now. Ha!! 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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with DJ Chef Fred
THCA MIND DROPPING THAI PEANUT SAUCE INGREDIENTS 2 1" pieces ginger, peeled 2 small garlic cloves 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 4 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice and zest 1 1/2 teaspoons (packed) light brown sugar 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 2 grams THCA (decarbed in 2 tablespoons peanut oil) PREPARATION Drop ginger and garlic cloves into a blender and blend until finely chopped. Add peanut butter, THCA peanut oil, soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, and 1/3 cup water and blend, adding more water by tablespoons full if needed to thin, until smooth.
SWEET THAI HASH CHILI SAUCE INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons Thai chili paste with garlic 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 6 teaspoons cornstarch 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 2 grams THC distillate infused into 2 tablespoons of MCT oil PREPARATION In a small saucepan, but without any heat, whisk together all ingredients except the cilantro. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring often, then reduce heat to a low simmer for about 5 minutes. Stir in THC MCT oil, cool completely and add cilantro.
STONEY CHICKEN SATAY INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 1/2 cup soy sauce infused with 1 gram white keif 1/2 cup lemon or lime juice and zest 1 tablespoon (packed) brown sugar 2 tablespoons curry powder 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cubed
PREPARATION In a mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, infused soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, curry powder, garlic and hot pepper sauce. Place the chicken breasts in the marinade and refrigerate. Let the chicken marinate at least 2 hours, overnight is best. Preheat a grill to high heat. Weave the chicken onto skewers, then grill for 5 minutes per side.
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Summer's coming to an end, the terpenes are ripening, creating a thick aroma of sweet love dancing in the breeze. Shorter days, cooler nights. Finally, relief from the heat. This year I went with some of my favorite varietals to cultivate for some great recipes. Each plant has a purpose, either high in THC or CBD, terpenes and photo cannabinoids. I will fresh freeze then extract to preserve all cannabinoids and terpenes. Each plant I cultivate has its own healing properties that I capture and release into the recipes I create. Attempting to create remedies from farm to table. If you are growing your own or manipulating recipes with extracts you buy at the dispensary, keep in mind why you might be infusing a particular dish. What is the goal you are trying to achieve? Getting high? Sleep disorder, or maybe PTSD? Look at the lab tests if available and see what is in the extract that you are infusing your food with. Try to make a recipe with a purpose!
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Here’s to the teachers that inspire & share of themselves. From the one-on-one tutor, to the social media educator who will stay with you until your finger or the replay button gives out. One of my most remembered teachers Harold "Bud" was all these things to me. He said,"the possibilities begin and end with you”. He was my educator, coach, mentor and friend. Here's to you “Bud”, and those like you. Remember the object of the lesson is to pass on information and/or skill to those that yearn for deeper comprehending. Yelling at a student is a waste of their time and yours. ”Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at your enemy, only you are the one getting burned” I think Yoda said that LMAO. To truly be the best teacher, use the fruits of the spirit: love, joy, peace, goodness, gentleness, meekness, faith, and temperance. Thus inspiring the student to excel instead of rebel. We at Exclusive Chefs take the empowerment angle and educate while lifting up instead of degrading and belittling. Passion, drive and creativity fuel the future, not only for the youth, but the adult student too. Before the summer ends, here’s a simple seafood boil that takes less than a half an hour! THC Garlic Bread is a must & Califuzion makes some of the best cannabidiol CBD oil & flavored basil THC oil.
Yield: 4 1 large loaf Italian bread, cut in half longways 4T garlic, chopped ½ lb. unsalted butter 2-3T Califuzion or other THC Basil oil ¼ cup Chardonnay Add THC oil to saute pan with chopped garlic and simmer until garlic is lightly toasted. Deglaze with wine and add butter,salt & pepper to taste. Brush this goodness all over the bread, inside & out. Toast in 400 degree F oven 10-15 minutes.
East Coast Seafood Boil:
Yield: 4 3 lbs. cherry stone clams, rinsed well 2 Maine lobster tails 2 lbs. shrimp (shell on provides the best flavor) 2 lbs. dungeness crab, snow crab, or king crab 2 lbs. black mussels 4 bicolor corn ears, cut in half 20 potatoes, (*chef’s note: red skinned are fine but fingerlings, Peruvian purple or Yukon add color and different flavor profiles) 3T Old Bay seasoning Salt & pepper to taste (Chef’s note: anyone can use salt and pepper, chefs are usually ego driven and try to be different lol, so I try to find different types of salt. Himalayan also known as Halite rock salt or pink salt has 89 natural minerals and is said to leach out any negative energy in the body. Maldon sea salt is popular in the U.K. Hawaii also has black & red lava salt that is great as well. Also try Szechuan peppercorn (technically not related to black pepper) or different color peppercorns to accentuate different flavors.) Bring a large pot of water just to the boil. Add salt, pepper & old bay. Drop in corn, potatoes and lobster and simmer for 15 min. Add shrimp, crab, clams & mussels and simmer for fifteen more minutes & Drain. (Chef’s Note: Save the liquid and make soup!) Serve with melted butter & lemons.
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