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ISSUE #59 AUGUST 2019

>>> WHAT'S INSIDE for PTSD 16 CBD Kaine "Kong" Marzola & Veterans Vitality Williams 20 Montel America's Newest Medici

24 Steve's Goods Brings CBG to the Masses

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28 CBD Cheat Sheet is Everywhere 30 CBD A Look at the Plethora of Choices

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36 Lucy in the Kitchen With ... 38 Dear Mary Jane 42 Daily Dose 48 Know Mommy 50 The Cannab-Esq. Chronicles 52 Tales from the Crip 54 Nevada Hemp Industry 56 Insuring the Industry 60 Culture & Cannabis with Cannabis 68 Cooking DJ Chef Fred

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The CBD Issue

On August 8th, we celebrate National CBD Day! And, this month, we focus on the healing properties of Cannabidiol. Our cover features MMA fighter and Veterans Vitality cofounder, Kaine "Kong" Marzola. Kaine's story encompasses his military service and battle with PTSD which led him to seek healing with the help of CBD. In this issue, contributing writer Peter Jay sits down with Montel Williams to talk about his battle with multiple sclerosis and his Montel by Select line of CBD products. And, Jennifer Walker speaks to the team at Steve's Goods to find out what makes their CBG tincture so unique. In addition, check out What's Good in Nevada this month as we 've included a handful of the best high CBD products available at our local dispensaries. Last month, our team had a blast at Culture and Cannabis which takes place the second Saturday of each month atop the Downtown Grand. Check out our pictorial recap in this issue and then catch the next event on August 10th. Last

month our team also spent three days at the CHAMPS trade show where we met some new faces and distributed quite a few magazines. The trade show also introduces attendees to an array of new CBD and hemp companies offering their products. And, to top it off, our Associate Editor Jennifer Walker had a blast chatting with Jay and Silent Bob as they made an appearance at the RAW booth. Stay cool, and enjoy the rest of the summer!

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>>> CBD FOR PTSD

Kaine "Kong" Marzola and Veterans Vitality Fight the Good Fight eterans Vitality is an alternative health company based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company was founded by veteran Kaine “Kong” Marzola who served in the most decorated unit in Marine Corp history and internationally awarded healthcare entrepreneur, Mario Gonzalez.

The hero’s journey is played out constantly in films and books, yet it’s rare to see a man whose called to the hero’s journey in real life, rarer to see someone who takes up the cause, and in extremely special cases can you get a glimpse of the revelation, transformation, and return. That’s the story of Kaine “Kong” Marzola. Shortly after the attacks on September 11, 2001, feelings of duty, responsibility, and patriotism moved Marzola to enlist in the Marine Corp. Marzola spent 8 years in the Marine Corp serving two of the deadliest tours of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Ramadi, Iraq with 2nd Battalion 5th Marines Fox Company “BLACKHEARTS”, the most decorated unit in Marine Corps history. Marzola quietly commented, “there were only a couple of days in that first eight and a half month stretch where we weren’t taking enemy fire or where one of my brothers weren't falling to the ground.” When Marzola returned to Vegas, after the first tour, he tried to reintegrate with society, but his mind was still operating as if he were in Ramadi. Marzola viewed bars as enemy bunkers, his eyes would jet around every crowd feeling the presence of an imminent terrorist, and he couldn’t stop scanning the streets looking for IMD’s and traps. Marzola was back home, but he couldn’t escape the battlefield. Marzola served a couple more tours; peacekeeping missions in Southeast Asia and a second return to Ramadi, Iraq. It wasn’t until 2009, five years after he had first served in Ramadi that a military psychologist diagnosed Marzola with severe PTSD. It was also at this time that the injuries started catching up. So, in military fashion, Marzola was given a regimen of antidepressants, opioids, benzodiazepines; a laundry list of red pills, blue capsules, and white tablets to numb the pain and temporarily paralyze the memories.

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And like most, at the beginning, Marzola felt better. Marzola said, “These feelings I didn’t even know I still had started coming back, pain started going away, and there were temporary waves of calmness that would rush my body— but it didn’t last long.” As the prescriptions started fading, the doctors increased the pharmaceutical dosages, and as those became ineffective, they were increased even more. It wasn’t long before the pain and anguish was worse than before he was even diagnosed. “I felt like my mind and spirit were caged inside of my body, I didn’t think there was any way out.” It was 2012, Marzola had just recently been honorably discharged from active duty, but he was moments away from

suicide. His twin brother, Kenny Marzola who also served three tours overseas, found him just in time, and talked him into joining him on a ride. It was at this moment, Kaine Marzola was introduced to cannabis and a spark of hope surged through his body into his heart and mind; and for the first time in nearly a decade, Marzola felt a sense of well-being. It was still the early part of this decade, so when Marzola told his psychologist that he wanted to try cannabis and mixed martial arts therapy, and get off these soul-killing drugs, Marzola said, “my psychologist told me I would die. Withdrawal symptoms are even worse and suicide is highly likely.” It was too late though, Marzola had seen his way, he walked out of the psychologists’ office, quit coldturkey, and began an extreme healing process through cannabis and mixed martial arts. “It wasn’t easy though, those withdrawal symptoms are real and I almost died a few more times. I don’t think most people make it out,” explained Marzola. In recent years, Marzola has become a celebrated fighter within the Las Vegas area and has gone through major amounts of healing because of cannabis, community, and some other plant based medicines. Marzola’s is the case of one battle and one hero. This isn’t one battle though. Millions of heroes across the world are diagnosed with PTSD. Millions of heroes are given the red, white, and blue pills that make the mental, physical, and spiritual trenches miles deeper. According to the most recent VA report, twenty veterans every single day commit suicide. “Seeing the battle at home become more deadly than the battle abroad awakened something in me - that’s why I started Veterans Vitality.” Marzola partnered up with Mario Gonzalez, President and CEO of Americare Health, one of the leading supplement companies in the United States. Recognized by President Bush multiple times for more than one of his companies, Mario Gonzalez and Kaine Marzola have created a line of premium CBD products to help heroes and immediate family members combat PTSD directly. What makes Veterans Vitality so effective is the quality of their products. Gonzalez mentioned “The nation’s most awarded chemists and growers have formulated our products to help the body and mind deal with PTSD and the other physical and mental ailments that our heroes have.” But it doesn’t stop there, Gonzalez also stated, “It’s more than just a line of CBD products. It’s about the community. It’s about the mission to save our vets at home. We are hosting many veterans events this year and providing resources and opportunities for many of our vets. We’re also exploring alternative medicines


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THE LATEST to combat PTSD that will be released later this year.”

was your transition from pharmaceuticals to CBD?

Has your MMA career been therapeutic for your PTSD?

VCM: What do you have coming up in the future

“It’s not going to be an easy fight. PTSD is going to be inevitable for a lot of the heroes that do what they do. It’s what happens to them when they come home, what resources, what support they have. Veterans Vitality is ready to fight the good fight to help our heroes at home” said Marzola. Currently, Marzola and Gonzalez have partnered with veteran non-profit organizations to help veterans transitioning from active duty and a portion of all proceeds will be contributed directly to these organizations.”

KM: I was diagnosed while I was still on active duty so cannabis and CBD were not an option. I was on many different medications and antidepressants that were negatively affecting my life. My twin brother who returned from the Marine Corps before I did, and was also a mixed martial artist, introduced me to cannabis and then took me to train at Wand Fight Team to teach me mixed martial arts.

KM: My childhood dream since I was six years old was to become an MMA fighter. Mixed martial arts saved my life along with cannabis and other better choices. MMA has been very therapeutic for my PTSD. That along with CBD has enabled me to achieve a better version of myself.

VCM: What challenges have you encountered in starting Veterans Vitality?

INTERVIEW WITH KAINE "KONG" MARZOLA

KM: As a startup with a grassroots effort I have encountered many challenges in expanding and promoting the message due to budget constraints and banking issues. CBD was recently legalized by the passing of the farm act but there is still a lot of hesitation from the big banks even though CBD is now more widely accepted in the marketplace.

KM: One of our dear friends has a five year old son with a neurological disorder which caused him to have seizures on a daily basis. By using our CBD we are blessed to say that he has been seizure free for over a year.

KM: We are teaming up with non-profit organizations and businesses to engage in social functions within our community which benefit veterans and first responders and their families. Our next event, Warriors Walk with Warriors for Life America, is coming up on August 24. All are welcome to attend to raise awareness for veterans suicide by enjoying a mild hike concluded with Warrior Flow Yoga, CBD, a BBQ and guest speakers.

VEGAS CANNABIS MAGAZINE: Are you originally from Las Vegas? If not, where are you from and what brought you here? KAINE MARZOLA: Yes I am first generation American born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. VCM: What prompted you to enter the military? KM: I decided to join the United States Marine Corps in my junior year at Las Vegas High School on September 11th 2001 as I watched the attacks in New York. I will never forget as my history teacher walked in with tears and rolled out the television and told us what we were about to watch would affect our personal lives forever. VCM: After being diagnosed with PTSD, what was your experience with the typical, doctor prescribed pharmaceuticals? What led you to CBD and how

VCM: What types of products do you offer? Are they full spectrum or isolate based?

VCM: Do you have a favorite success story of someone using CBD?

VCM: What inspires you? KM: Positivity,the successful people around me, people who overcome obstacles and big visions we are manifesting everyday and the positive impact we are having on our community.

VCM: Anything you want to add? KM: To all my fellow veterans and supporters that have shared in the struggle, I highly encourage you to try Veterans Vitality CBD, join the tribe and change your current moment into a positive direction. Blessings and Semper Fidelis.

Photo of Kaine "Kong" Marzola taken by: Jabari Fletcher

KM: We offer a variety of CBD products such as tinctures, gel caps, valor balms, skin topicals, honey sticks and our CBD sour gummies. We offer both full spectrum and isolate based products. VCM: What products do you use on a daily basis? KM: I use our 3500mg Full Spectrum CBD Tincture, Honey Sticks, 500mg Valor Balm, Skin Topical and Sour Gummies. VCM: What prompted you to become an MMA fighter?

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>>>Montel Williams America's Newest Medici

ontel Williams is an example of a modern-day Renaissance man, a throwback to cultural and historical figures who stand out in the annals of history due to their overwhelming levels of excellence in that which they did. Painter/Scientist/Engineer/Mathematician Leonardo Da Vinci was a Renaissance man, as was Ceiling painter/ Sculptor/Architect Michelangelo. Clearly, the one thing that true Renaissance men share in common is the ability to do a variety of things well. Really, really well! Sistine Chapel, anybody? Despite his daily struggle with the annoyingly-unpredictable Multiple Sclerosis and having survived an “it should have killed him!” ischemic stroke just one year ago, Montel continues to do what he does best: educate, entertain and advocate for those who most need his unique blend of abilities and attributes. During a recent interview, I had the opportunity to sit down with Montel (well, I was sitting, anyways) and determine whether or not the term “Renaissance man” was an appropriate title for this cultural icon. Hailing from Baltimore, MD, Montel demonstrated the seeds of greatness early on by being elected his high school Class President for both his Junior and Senior years. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after his high school graduation. After four years in the Corps, he applied and won admission to the US Naval Academy, where in 1980 he earned a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, with minors in International Security Affairs and Mandarin Chinese. While serving as a special intelligence officer, Montel traveled the world doing top-secret communications work for the military. The ability to speak fluent Chinese and Russian, languages which he mastered at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, helped him climb the ladder of success. During his 15-year tour in the military, Montel was decorated nine times, including two Meritorious Service Medals. Things got interesting for Montel soon after his military separation in that he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). He had previously suffered transient symptoms including vision issues (as many MS sufferers often do), but it wasn’t until he was afflicted with skin numbness and neuropathic pain (caused by nerve damage) in his lower legs that he sought official symptom diagnosis. Montel never used any of the FDA-sanctioned DMDs (disease-modifying drugs); the CRAB drugs (Copaxone, Rebif, Avonex, and Betaseron) that are currently initially prescribed for MS victims were still in their infancy, and they were (and remain) injectable. The good news for Montel was, and remains, that initial MS presentation with sensory symptoms generally tends towards a better disease outcome for those so afflicted. With relatively few MS treatment options available to him, Montel went the Renaissance route and began exploring treatment options

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using marijuana. As a recently-retired member of the US Navy, an organization which takes a notoriously dim view of illegal drugs, he was understandably conflicted about embracing THC as a treatment option: “As a retired Naval officer, there was definitely emotional conflict about using THC, which still remains highly illegal to service members. However, if that is the only plausible way that you can get relief, then accommodations must be made,” explained Montel. Montel suffered the previously-mentioned ischemic stroke a little over a year ago, and it had an unusual outcome for him and his MS. Previously, neuropathic pain had been a constant reminder of his MS status. Montel reports that, somehow, his stroke “wiped out a significant number of the pain receptors that were causing my MSrelated neuropathic pain problems”. He is still afflicted with spasticity in his legs (unrelenting muscle stiffness common in neurological disease) and continues to dose with THC as needed. He prefers to vaporize or use tinctures for symptom treatment, as his lack of dexterity “prevents me from rolling joints!” he joked. Just as stealth is a big concern for many users, it is also such for Montel. While he does not fear being judged he, like many of us, does not believe in sharing personal information with those outside of his loop. As mentioned earlier, Renaissance men were considered such due to their ability to do many things extremely well, and Montel’s foray into the CBD- and THC-derived treatment industry ticks that box as well. Manufactured and distributed by marijuana industrypowerhouse “Select Science”, Montel’s “Lenitiv” line of CBD- and THC-related products is the latest entry into the world of hempbased treatment options. According to Montel, the company name “Lenitiv” is derived from the Italian word “lenitivo”, which translates as “soothing” in the language of my people. Lenitiv offers both day and night time formulas (appropriately named “Alert” and “Relax”), with the difference being the addition or subtraction of proprietary terpenes formulated to achieve the desired labeled effect . Another product that Montel and Select are currently working on getting released in Nevada (currently available in California and Oregon) is a combination of THC and CBD tincture therapy. There are three levels of this medicine: 10% THC and 90% CBD, 50% THC and 50% CBD and 90% THC and 10% CBD. Montel personally uses whichever formulation seems to fit how he feels and the time of day. Obviously, it is easier to gain stronger relief from the higher THC formulation, but it can have a greater psychotropic effect than will the lower-THC versions. With a Presidential election in the not-too-distant future, politicians everywhere are all scrambling to climb aboard the “let’s reschedule marijuana so I can get re-elected!” train, and it is beginning to look like lowering marijuana to a Schedule II or III drug seems inevitable. As an invested member of the marijuana industry, I asked Montel if


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FDA involvement in marijuana-related companies would prove to be a curse, or a blessing. He responded that “depending on both the purveyor and the distributor, it could definitely go either way. If you are putting out a quality product, this information will be noted. However, if you are just looking to provide the minimum effort for the maximum profit, this too will be made plain. It will be a blessing to those of us who make a quality product.” The first “legal” marijuana available in the Las Vegas valley was medical marijuana, and it paved the way for the recreational marijuana boom that is currently exploding everywhere around us in town; in fact, there are more dispensaries here in Vegas than there are high schools (total coincidence, I’m sure). I have spoken with many MMJ patients about what effect the recreational market has had upon the medical community, and opinions vary widely. Given that Montel’s marijuana baptism was one of pain relief rather than the pursuit of the ultimate buzz, I solicited his input on the topic. He explained: "I am concerned about this, because increasingly? Manufacturers are more worried about making a buck than they are about providing for the people who got marijuana legalized in the first place, namely sick people. I am calling on all manufacturers to keep an eye on drug benefits as well as psychoactive effect. Not everybody needs a massive amount of THC. Rather, manufacturers should keep an eye on both groups of people so both can be served well.” Finally, when asked what advice he would offer to other chronically ill people out there, he offered: “Keep on fighting, as hard as you can. We have one shot to live, and you owe it to yourself to live as well as possible”. Inspiring words from a TRUE Renaissance man!

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Against the backdrop of a beautiful Western sky, among the mountain peaks and valleys that make up our “Wild, Wild West” live the innovators and engineers who comprise the flourishing CBD industry. The past few years have proven to be revolutionary in the growth of the industry, which is now not only relevant on our side of the map, but all over the rest of North America, and beyond. Vegas Cannabis Magazine sat down with the masterminds behind CBD company, Steve’s Goods, to find out what makes their products stand

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out, what got them started, and just what is this CBG cannabinoid we’ve all been hearing about… VCM: What prompted you to create the CBG line of products? What sets these products apart? SG: We do our best to stay on top of the latest cannabis science. When we started hearing about CBG, we jumped on researching and learning all about it. Everything we found out was promising! CBG is the mother


molecule of CBD and THC. A detailed chemical process determines whether the molecule turns into marijuana (THC dominant) or hemp (CBD dominant). Results achieved in studies when CBD is combined with CBG in higher than regular potencies caught our attention. We started doing field research; to date we've hosted over 1,000 people in CBG ceremonies and the reports have been nothing short of phenomenal. It turns out that using the whole plant, in full or broadspectrum formulations is showing to be more effective than taking isolated cannabinoids. We'll always offer CBD products; however, our main focus is on making products that utilize the synergistic workings of the whole range of cannabinoids and terpenes. VCM: What sets your CBG oil apart? SG: Well, first off, we were the first company to bring a CBG tincture to market. I think it set our entire company apart when we made the decision to look past all the CBD hype and create a product that has more benefits for the consumer, even though it was more costly to produce and didn’t have a proven market yet. They contain up to 2,500 total milligrams of cannabinoid content with a 20:1 ratio of CBD to CBG. That’s a higher CBG content than any other tincture out there, and most tinctures have 0 CBG content all together. It’s also made with a super refined raw material that we call “super distillate” which contains rich amounts of multiple cannabinoids, while removing 100% of the THC, making it safe for people who are drug tested. Oh, and the flavor profiles are made with completely natural plant terpenes. People constantly tell us it’s the best tasting tincture on the market! VCM: It absolutely is one of our favorites! Do you have any other cannabinoid specific products that you'd like to speak on? SG: In addition to our tinctures, we have a wide range of CBD products, including edibles, body care, and award-winning concentrates. We are proud of all of them! Our concentrates are touted for their strength and flavor. Our 100 mg. bath bombs take relaxation to a new level. Our 30 mg. gummies are succulent, delicious, and anxiety-relieving. Our lollipops deliver 30 mg. of CBD in a pleasant, not-too-sweet package. Our “Wowzer” Skin Balm relieves aches and pains within moments. Aside from our flagship CBD products and concentrates, we believe we have just created another industry first with our “CBG Slab”- a 100% pure CBG concentrate product that we’re wrapping up R and D on. I can’t speak too much about that, other than we think we’re about to rattle the hemp industry and now the nootropics industry at the same time with the release of this. Stay tuned! VCM: That is amazing and we can’t wait to try the new products! Let’s look back at the history of Steve’s Goods…how did you get started in the hemp industry? SG: Steven Schultheis started Steve's Goods after personally experiencing the benefits of CBD. At first, he private-labeled another brand. That didn't last long. Steve began meeting with farmers, extractors, bottlers, and industry experts. Then he reached out to an old high school friend, seasoned startup veteran and Internet cowboy James Rowland, who dropped his corporate career life to take a small ecommerce website into the mainstream. Steve and James, with the help of an incredible staff, have exceeded Steve's dreams by turning

Steve's Goods into a thriving reality. Steve's Goods is proud to be an employee-owned company. VCM: What do you see for the future of the hemp industry nationally? Globally? SG: That’s a funny question because our entire business has been built around the unknown. I come into work every day with new surprises thrown at me, so I’ll just say what I’d very much like to see in the future for our industry: banking reform at the federal level, allowing states to fully actualize their own cannabis legislation. More funding for research on this incredible plant, leading to some form of cannabis being present within the majority of American homes in the next decade. I think this plant can help solve so many of the problems we have in this country, from addiction to prescription drugs, creating an entire new economy, and so much more. I’m proud to run my business out of Colorado, which is a mecca for industrial hemp. Our state has a tremendous amount of data now to show how that’s been good for us (better education, less DUI’s and crime, etc.) and I hope to see the rest of the country open up equally as much. I hate to say it, but if our government doesn’t get it right with hemp, another country will. Whatever happens, I’m all in and have dedicated my life to getting this medicine to as many people as possible, no matter what the challenges are. VCM: Speak a bit about the PBS television special and what that experience was like... SG: I worked with a media coach for vocal tone and presentation and practiced for weeks before the taping. I went in feeling confident, and that made all the difference. It went smoothly. I'm excited about the finished product. It’s a great vehicle to introduce CBD and CBG to the masses. VCM: Does Steve's Goods see itself branching out into other facets of the cannabis industry in the future? SG: We already have one of the biggest hemp product offerings out there, so we’re really just focusing on better distribution channels to get higher quality products into more conventional markets. “Target” hit me up. Have you even seen our beauty line? But seriously... VCM: Do you get "high on your own supply”? SG: We keep relaxed around here! I smoke copious amounts of flower and dabs… and Steve’s Goods allows and encourages open cannabis consumption at work, which is taken advantage of daily. So, yea, we like CBD and the good old classic Mary Jane equally around here. We all use Steve’s Goods products, so we definitely indulge in our own supply! You can find Steve’s Goods products in stores and online at stevesgoods.com.


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>>>CBD Cheat Sheet BY CHRISTINE WATKINS

Since the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp has become the new hot topic. But for people who have never used it, cannabidiol can be confusing. It can also be a big waste of money if you don’t get the right product. We hate wasting money, so let’s break down some CBD terminology to help you decide which product could be right for you. When choosing CBD products, most consumers will look for the highest milligram product, because we all want the most for our buck right? Unfortunately, this isn’t always the best choice. Here’s why: CBD products have a range of ‘spectrums’ to choose from. The most popular CBD compound is isolate which is 99.9% pure CBD. Isolate is water soluble making it easy to add to any ingredient, but it is important to understand that isolate is a single compound of the hemp plant and it has limited capabilities. There are products on the market that carry a fuller range of compounds, these products seem to be more beneficial to achieving longer term desired results. There are three main categories: Full-Spectrum: Full-spectrum oil refers to whole plant extraction and contains every compound present in the hemp plant, including compounds found in its cousin plant, cannabis. THC is the psychoactive compound found in cannabis and can cause euphoria, inertia, but can also cause a positive result on drug test. These products are great for people with daily struggles and those who are dependent on prescription medicines. Full-spectrum products are NOT recommended for children, pets or those subject to drug testing! Broad-Spectrum: These products contain most, but not all, of the compounds. Since broad-spectrum is also a broad term, it is best to research which compounds are present before buying. These products also have the potential to carry a THC content, be sure to check the label before consuming. CBD Isolate and Distillate: the most commonly used in CBD products, but they are cannabidiol only, which helps with pain but isn’t very beneficial for long-term relief. Another factor to consider is the type of medicine you are smoking or ingesting. Here is a list of the most common extraction methods:

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Liquid Extractions- A solvent like ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, or butane (to name just a few) is used in conjunction with temperature control to separate the compounds from the raw plant material. The plant is soaked in the liquid until the medley of beneficial compounds are completely stripped then it requires a decarboxylation process and a final purge to eliminate any remaining solvent from the oil making it safe for use. Co2 (Super Critical) Extraction - This method uses pressurized liquid carbon dioxide and temperatures to pull the compounds and terpenes from the plant. While it makes for a cleaner end product and does not use potentially dangerous chemicals, it

does require large and expensive equipment. This method is also used to remove the caffeine from coffee beans and can be used for essential oil extraction. Distillate - CBD distillate is an amber color, gooey, sticky material and is used in edibles and cartridges. It is also the beginning process for isolate. Distillate removes all the terpenes, fats, lipids, making it easy to ingest or smoke. Distillate is produced by separating and refining cannabinoids at a molecular level, eliminating many of the plant’s essential compounds, heavy metals, contaminants, and toxins. Distillate is commonly used for dabbing, smoking in vape pens, or added to edibles like gummy bears. Distillate removes the aggregate structure of the plant like the terpenes, fats, lipids, making it easy to ingest or smoke. This is also the most popular method for producing hemp when flower testing has failed, or the product contains toxins. When the hemp flower has failed testing or is contaminated with heavy metals and chemicals. It cannot be used, smoked, or ingested and cannot legally be sold or produced. When that material is distilled it removes most of the compounds resulting in the failed flower testing cleaner. This has become an industry standard for using polluted plants. They can now be processed into distillate or isolate sold as a “cleaner” concentrate. This concentrate goes directly into edibles or cartridges. My Suggestion: If you can’t smoke the flower, you may want to second guess smoking or ingesting the distillate. Always check the labels, talk to people who have been using CBD, or reach out to CBD educators. It hard to guess which method is best for you when you aren’t sure what to look for. Christine Watkins is a writer, a successful entrepreneur, carries two advanced degrees and is herself a survivor of the healthcare industry. She spent years in and out of hospitals battling a multitude of health-related issues after receiving an overdose of radiated iodine for hyperthyroidism. The healthcare industry ultimately ran out of options and she was sent home. As an independent woman and single mother with nowhere to turn, she sought out cannabis oil and finally found the help that she needed. With restored vigor, Christine decided she could not keep her cannabis regimen a secret. She began producing oils and products that could benefit others and word-of-mouth spread like wildfire. Within the first year, Christine was back to good health, helping others find comfort, and educating everyone that would listen about the restoring ability of nature. In the summer of 2015, Christine got the call that her father was in hospice dying of cancer and only had 48 hours to live. She immediately hopped on a plane with her oils and within 48 hours, her dad was being released from hospice and looking at going home! Cannabis oil wins again! Dad enjoyed an extra 8 months of life and Christine found herself immediately engaged in the west coast cannabis industry. Making Las Vegas her new home, she changed the name of her business, began sharing education, and has spent her days forming a company that places quality of life above all else.


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22Red recently launched CBD vape pens, which they offer in four different flavors: Cereal Killer, Strawberry Sorbet, Orange Mint and Watermelon.

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As for the name 22Red, Shavo Odadjian, the System of a Down bassist was born with it. His birthday is April 22. April is the fourth month which is 2 and 2, 22. Odadjian was married May 22nd. System Of A Down got picked up back in 96’, when he was 22 years old. 22 years later, he had the idea for 22Red and at that time, he was 44 years old. The number 22 has been all over the place for Odadjian, it’s been his lucky number. And Red, because ever since he could remember, Odadjian has associated numbers and colors and 2 has always been red.

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Odadjian believes that CBD is very important for the world. It is medicine, and according to Odadjian, it is a great alternative to pharmaceuticals like opiates and benzodiazepines and it’s good for sleep.

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Odadjian ingests his 22Red CBD products daily. He takes a tincture at night to relax and fall asleep. And, one or two hits from his CBD pen works wonders when he gets anxious. According to Odadjian, his life has drastically changed from CBD. He no longer takes pharmaceuticals for his anxiety or sleep issues.

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Every batch of Cohen’s hemp capsules are lab tested so that they and their patients know what is and is not in the product. There is no regulation of CBD products like other nutritional supplements, so the only way to truly be an informed consumer is if a product line is willing to provide test results. All industrial hemp is tested for THC at the dry weight, but not beyond that and is more legal than educational. Tests can help you distinguish between whole plant, full-spectrum, and isolate formulations so you always know what you're getting. Test results can help you understand the cannabinoid and terpene profiles and how products work best for you. This allows for more consistent dosable and repeatable relief.

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Hempworx offers CBD oils for humans and animals in three different potencies as well as flavors. They have topical creams and lotions as well as luxurious bath bombs in different scents. The instant coffees and creamers taste great and get your morning started! And, don't forget the doggie treats for Fido!

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After watching her own husband suffer for a very long time, and eventually passing away, she knew she needed to find a better way for those like him. She was introduced to CBD, I made it her mission to educate people about the benefits they might find in its use. She now takes CBD for herself and is very healthy, however, the benefit to her is maintenance. She actually found herself with increased energy. How wonderful is that at any age?

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TINCTURES: Planet M CBD oil is derived from premium hemp to deliver natural wellness benefits and improve overall health. Their premium tincture formulas are available in natural, mint and lemon flavors. Choose from three different strengths, 250mg, 500mg and 1,000mg. Multivitamin CBD Gummies: Feel good about taking your daily multi-vitamin. Planet M’s CBD multi-vitamin gummies have all of the essential vitamins you need plus a dose of premium isolate CBD oil. Available in assorted fruit flavors and accurately dosed at 10mg each. TOPICALS: Planet M has three

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different topicals available, each containing 500mg of CBD. Their CBD Cooling Balm, as well as their CBD Cooling lotion both contain a restorative blend of CBD, essential oils that release icy cool comfort upon application which is great for those suffering from acute injuries or pain, as well as inflammation and swelling. Their Green Tea CBD lotion pampers your stressed-out skin to heal and rejuvenate. Bath Bombs: Planet M bath bombs are crafted with full spectrum CBD derived from select hemp cultivated in the USA, epsom salt, and sweet almond oil. The bombs are 100mg each and are available in five different scents.

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Based in Carson City, NV, Mother Nature’s Naturals offers products that are made from the finest organic ingredients, the purest plant material, and are grown by environmentally responsible farmers who love the health benefits of the plant. In addition, the team at Mother Nature’s Naturals is focused on educating the public about PTSD and the suffering of the US Veteran. Their intent is to eliminate future suffering by offering quality products that work.

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Mother Nature’s Naturals carries a Proprietary Stress/Sleep Formula Tincture which helps with stress, anxiety and sleep issues. This product is available in both 300mg and 500mg formulas. In addition, check out their Healthy Pet Tincture with 300mg of CBD and their 5mg CBD Dog Treats. This veteranowned business donates 10% of their profits to various veteran nonprofits.

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The Seventh Sense product line includes items such as topicals, bath bombs, muscle creams, bath salts, and lip balms.

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All Seventh Sense CBD raw materials are compliant with the 2018 Farm Bill Act. Each lot is tested by third-party facilities for mold, heavy metal, pesticides and THC level and cannot contain more than 0.3 percent THC. Their CBD is sourced in the United States from certified, state licensed hemp processors. All certifications and analysis data are kept on file.

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hey always have been and always will be my favourite band- The Beatles. And I’m loving the resurgence of attention and focus they’re receiving. Though their songs can be heard on any given day via Apple Music, Pandora or Spotify, the current documentaries detailing the boys, both individually and as bandmates on Netflix and Amazon, has really brought the Fab Four back to the forefront. There’s even a new film out entitled, “Yesterday.” I don’t know details of the storyline, but the music alone is enough of a draw for those of us from the “Peace-Love-Dove” era. Not all the boys in the band still walk the Earth, but whether they are “here, there or everywhere,” the impact the Beatles had on music, culture, and fashion remains immeasurable. I didn’t mention food because they didn’t really have much influence in that arena. Not to discount Paul’s dabbling in the kitchen, and George’s rapacious appetite. With all this Beatlemania resurfacing, I find myself not only singing or humming their songs, I’m back to wondering. Wondering, as any chef would, what did those guys like to eat? While jokes still abound regarding British food, that old mindset is no longer the reality. The British Baking Competition is one example of how talented those Brits can be in the kitchen. Not to mention Chefs such as Gordon Ramsey, Heston Blumenthal, and Jaime Oliver, among others, who serve as your proof in the pudding, the British buffet goes far beyond Kidney Pie, Black Pudding and Jellied Eels.

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Additionally, some of the best Indian cuisine I’ve ever consumed was while traveling in the United Kingdom. Still, was more than a little curious about what foods and dishes enticed and delighted each Beatle. So I went searching; here’s what I found out. One of John (Winston) Lennon’s favourite foods was Corn Flakes. That plain, non-sugary cereal that gets soggy almost immediately after pouring milk over it. Yet oddly, should one fail to rinse the bowl clean when finished, whatever is left on the bottom and sides cling like bits of hardened cement. Cereal seems to be a common go-to food item for most men. Not only for breakfast, but lunch, dinner and especially as a before-bed snack. Lennie, as he was affectionately called, was no exception. He also had a penchant for Rice Krispies topped with ice cream. His non-cereal based fav was “Ham Sarnies.” A delectable British pleasure consisting of those small, ocean herring, drained then individually wrapped in thin slices of ham. Ham and Sardies can also be served as a sandwich. Those rich, oily Pilchards are spread across a slice of buttered brown bread with a squeeze of fresh lemon, some ham, then topped with another slice of buttered bread. It is reported that Sir Paul McCartney often imbibed on “Chips and Butties.” This is another sandwich but far less healthy than Ham and Sardies. Nor is this a handheld sandwich. First off, the two slices of bread (often white) are far more heavily buttered. Sitting between them are “chips,” what we refer to as fries. For Chips and Butties, it’s thick cut, steak-fries. Paul liked a perfectly fried egg (set white with wobbly yolk) on the chips and a second slice of buttered bread on top to close the deal. McCartney was and perhaps still is rather active


in the kitchen. In the late sixties, he did some on-air cooking classes based on recipes from wife, Linda McCartney’s cookbook, “On Tour.” Brother George, or Hazza, as his mates sometimes called him, definitely had a yen for Indian cuisine. But he too, enjoyed Eggy sandwiches. I’m not sure if he went for my preference, the fried egg sandwich, one with a runny yolk, or if he fancied the mayo-ladened egg-salad sandwich. I do know he was the first Beatle to go vegetarian, the other three following suit. Peter Frampton’s ex-wife also penned a cookbook; “Rock And Roll Cookbook,” in 1980. She included a recipe for “Dark Horse Lentil Soup,” which she stated was one of George’s all-time favourites. Not to be forgotten is Sir Richard Starkey. Having suffered a variety of health maladies as a child, Ringo seems to have a longer list of foods he doesn’t care for or simply can’t eat than those he loves. He supposedly hates tomatoes, onions, Chinese food, chicken and anything spicy. It’s beans, beans, beans for this “Mop Top.” When the band traveled to India to study Transcendental Meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Rishikesh Ashram, Ringo brought cases and cases of beans. Knowing he would unlikely be able to consume the meals offered while living there. However, a true Brit, Ringo also loves his English Fish ‘n Chips. He claims they are best when eaten with one’s fingers. But wait, there’s more. The other famous consumption The Beatles regularly partook of was marijuana. While hanging out with Bob Dylan one night, Robert Zimmerman, as he was named at birth, kindly suggested they all smoke a joint while waiting for the arrival of some wine and food to their hotel room. Shocked and a little incredulous when the boys stated they hadn’t ever tried weed, he asked about the reference to cannabis in one of their songs; “. . .and when I touch you, I get high, I get high, I get high . . “ John clarified Dylan’s misunderstanding of the words to the song, telling him the words he referred to in the song; “I Want To Hold You Hand,” were actually, “I can’t hide,” not, I get high. Giggling at the misnomer, Dylan rolled a nice, tight blunt and handed it to Ringo. Not yet knowing his Weed-etiquette, Ringo took it between his fingers and smoked the whole joint by himself like a cigarette, instead of passing it. Dylan amicably rolled another for himself and the others. A year later, Ganja was a regular guest at The Beatles’ rehearsals, recordings and their respective living and bedrooms. Now I wonder; if I were to offer a Cosmic Muffin Edible to any of them, what should it be? I notice eggs and chips seem to be a common theme among them.

Cosmic Muffin’s Infused Poutine With Eggs For Chips

4-5 large potatoes (Russets or Maris Piper are best) Infused-Canola or Grapeseed oil (for frying) Salt/pepper to taste Peel and cut potatoes into 1/2 x ½ x 2 ½-3” (baton). Place in a bowl of cold water for at least 2 hours. Drain and set on a clean towel to dry thoroughly. In a heavy pot, heat oil to 300 degrees (F). Working in batches, fry potatoes for 3-5 minutes, until softened. Using a spider or slotted spoon, remove potatoes to drain on a paper towel. Once all potatoes have been fried, increase heat to 400 degrees (F). Again, working in batches, cook all potatoes again, until they are crispy and golden brown. Place on a clean paper towel to drain and season while hot w/ salt and pepper. Keep warm.

For Gravy

6 Tbsp Canna-Butter ¼ cup flour 2 cups Infused Veg or Beef broth 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 3 Tbsp cornstarch 2 Tbsp water Salt, pepper 2 cups cheese curds 4 eggs – poached, soft boiled or fried In a medium saucepot, over medium heat, melt Canna-butter. Whisk in flour, cooking until mixture is a light golden brown. Whisk in broth andWorcestershire. Season to taste w/salt and pepper. Continue whisking as gravy comes to a gentle boil. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water; making a slurry. Pour into gravy until thickened. Meanwhile cook eggs in manner desired – using Canna-butter or oil if frying. To serve Poutine: Scoop a generous helping of Chips into 4 individual bowls. Pour gravy over chips, divide curds between each then top with an egg. Serves 4

I’m thinking a delicious assemblage of chips, topped with gravy and an over-easy egg would satisfy all four palates. Created by the FrenchCanadians, but regularly enjoyed by Brits and Americans, alike. And it has all the ingredients the Fab Four so loved when they were still eating meat. Currently Paul and Ringo, as well as John and George before they began their journey along the “long and winding road” to paradise, are vegetarian or vegan. But back when they still consumed meat and for those of us whose diets go beyond plant-based, I offer this homage to The Beatles; Cosmic Muffin’s Infused Poutin. To show my Beatle loyalty, I’ve decided I’m going to watch their 1967 classic; “Magical Mystery Tour”, while eating this comforting and tasty treat as I prepare to go on my own “tour.” Soon as this infused treat kicks in.

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Dear Mary Jane, What happened to my 4th amendment rights of unreasonable search in Sin City? I was just getting ready to fire up the pipe when I got a knock on the door? Rio Hotel security wants to do a safety inspection of my room? At 6:15 pm in the evening? … WTF No one is taking this policy on? They can’t enter the room during the day when I am out gambling? They can knock on the door at any time? Day or night? They can’t call and give me 15 minutes notice? Anyhow taking away my 4th amendment rights makes me less safe. ACLU or no one is fighting this assault on our constitutional rights?? Won’t be back to Vegas anytime soon....... baby Bob from San Jose, CA

Irony, by name, is the Las Vegas legalized marijuana scene. First and foremost, I am so sorry that you had such a terrible experience here in town during your visit. I will point out that some casino security guards tend to be a little bit...conservative. In fact, some would say that the more conservative among them are actually wannabe be members of Clark County Metro. I wouldn’t say that personally, but it is easy to see how such an observation could be made. Calm down, Rambo; it’s just weed.

Disposable vapor pens are sold at most dispensaries, and contain enough THC or CBD oil to easily get you through a long weekend.

I would like to say that your experience surprises me, but I cannot honestly do so. Not to keep beating the same drum, but I wouldn’t blame the casinos per se, nor their jackbooted security guards. As long as marijuana is illegal at the federal level, the casinos will want nothing to do with it. Why? All bullshit aside, a casino’s biggest concern is making money. Sure, the concerts and five star restaurants and what not are all well and good, but the bottom line is the dollar sign in any casino, and running astray of federal regulations will inhibit casinos from having the ability to rake in all of those frog skins.

Consumption lounges are coming to town, which will make it much easier for you to consume your product. In the meantime, however, if you are absolutely dying for a bong rip or to smoke a joint in your casino accommodation, old advice is good advice: put a towel under the bathroom door and start the shower. I hate to take you back to middle school, but as you learned, not everybody has a sense of humor about marijuana here in Las Vegas.

However, regardless of circumstance, it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. If you were willing to get even a little bit creative, you should have no problem at all enjoying your marijuana purchases here in town. We’ll start with the obvious: vaporizing your marijuana product.

Edibles are another option for the disciplined consumer. Marijuana that is eaten tends to have a longer lasting effect than marijuana than when it is just smoked. You have to be careful that you don’t overdose, but it is a viable option that nobody is going to sweat you about.

I don’t blame you for swearing off Las Vegas, but give us a year or so and I would imagine things will have changed dramatically regarding this situation. Stay tuned!

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AMY MELLEN From OxyContin to Cannabis, Keeping Pills at Bay Maryland resident, Amy Mellen, was living in Oregon in 2006, when she was in a near-fatal auto accident. The injuries sustained led to an increase in a dependency for pain medications that began with medicating for migraines years prior. “After five hours of surgery I woke up in a hospital bed with a morphine pump that didn’t even touch the pain,” she shared. “I was given Dilaudid, and that’s what began my nightmare into addiction.” According to Drugs.com, Dilaudid (hydromorphone) is an opioid pain medication, created for “moderate to severe pain.” A narcotic, its many side effects include slow to stopping breathing; with

misuse stated as causing addiction, overdose and death. In two years’ time, by 2008, after 18 months on the OxyContin, Mellen said she began seeing news reports of people becoming seriously addicted to the drug. The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that opioids killed 70,237 people in 2017, with numbers doubled in the last decade, and deaths continuing across the country in epidemic proportions. “I thought to myself, ‘no, that will never happen to me!’” she said. “I had never done drugs prior – I hadn’t even taken a drink of alcohol until I was in my 30s. Her husband Todd learned of a friend who cut his Oxy intake in half just by smoking, so Mellen said she smoked a little for the first time in her life. “When it gave me relief, I said, ‘what’s next?’” she explained. “Then, on May ninth in 2015, I took a half a grain of rice-sized piece of strong cannabis oil with a spoonful of peanut butter. Every two weeks I increased the dose, but I was still on the pills. As the oil started working, my blood sugars dropped, and I didn’t need the Metformin for Type 2 Diabetes. That was the first prescription med to go away.” On July 31, just three months after starting on the cannabis oil, Mellen said she took her last Percocet – the second to go of some 41 prescription medications and supplements she had been taking, daily.

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at bedtime. The oil is an alcohol reduction, referred to as Full Extract Cannabis Oil, or FECO, and measures at about 85 percent activated THC or higher. She mixes the FECO with coconut oil and liquid sunflower lecithin, before putting it into capsules.

Mellen has learned to make her own remedies, including cannabis oil, hard candies, and tinctures; but when she does visit local dispensary, Evermore Company, her go-to are Disco’s gummies, measuring in at 20 milligrams per gummy.

“I ingest three to four capsules after consuming a small, fatbased snack. This helps the medicine absorb into my body. How strong I mix my caps depends on how my body is feeling. I also smoke about one gram of flower containing high levels of myrcene and caryophyllene, so my brain can slow down enough, and my muscles relax enough to fall asleep.

“I suck on two gummies at a time, for a 40 milligram dose,” she said. “Sucking on them gives me quicker sublingual relief – and then get a full effect when it process through my liver. For me, distillate medibles just don’t cut it, they peak quicker, fade faster – I compare them to an over-the-counter pain med, like Tylenol. I need a whole-plant ingestible, fully activating the entourage effect, along with topical lotions, keeping my conditions quieted for the longest amount of time.”

Writer, Curt Robbins, pens on his site, Cannabis Aficionado, that myrcene is a compound commonly found in cultivars, such as Blackberry Kush, Mango Kush, and White Widow, stating, “A 1997 study conducted in Switzerland revealed that myrcene is the most abundant terpene in cannabis, sometimes composing up to 50 percent of the terpene volume in an individual sample of cannabis.” Beta-caryophyllene (BCP), Robbins says, is one of the 200 terpenes, or the essential oils found in the cannabis plant. Identified as both a terpene and a cannabinoid, BCP is not exclusive to cannabis, found in many foods, approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) as a food additive. Its many healing properties include combating systemic inflammation, depression, anxiety, cancer, and addiction recovery. It also induces sleep. Important to note, BCP was discovered in 1964 by Israeli researcher, Raphael Mechoulam – the same scientist who discovered tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis, in the same year. I still wake up two or three times a night, but can fall right back to sleep with the cannabis oil in my system,” she said. “When I was on the Oxy I was restless and woke up often, and slept too much in the daytime, but never really felt rested. If my anxiety is high, with pain and tics going crazy – I’ll vape if I wake up in a PAWS wave. According to Drug Abuse.com, Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome, or PAWS, is a set of symptoms lasting years that is “separate and distinct from the acute phase of withdrawal, which typically occurs in the first two weeks after drug cessation.” Symptoms may include tremors, seizures, sweating, nausea, and rapid heart rate.

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Mellen declares that if she has a well-balanced terpene and cannabinoid profile, she can get up to 18 hours of relief from just three capsules, all told. “If my oil is fading and that awful all-over crawling bug itch begins, with pins and needles – then I’ll apply cannabis-fused topical lotion for the neuropathy pain and eat a medible,” she said. “I can’t calm my tics and pain from just smoking or vaping alone. I must ingest whole plant cannabis to keep these conditions under control. Some say that terpenes in a medible won’t affect you positively or negatively, but I’m living proof that a weak terpene profile in a medible will send me reeling!”

A sublingual dose is applied under the tongue, getting the beneficial compounds into the salivary glands beneath, and into the bloodstream faster. Distillates are highly refined or distilled concentrates, with many feeling that the process dilutes the full terpene profile from beneficial plants, such as cannabis. Essential oils, gathered from an alcohol reduction or an oil infusion, tend to test higher in terpene content, with patients, such as Mellen, feeling greater effects and more relief from chronic conditions. The entourage effect is a term used to describe the combined use of topical lotions and salves, with ingesting and/or smoking or vaping; with one complementing and increasing the efficacy of the other. Per a study, smoking cannabis with ingesting – or using pain medications – increases the efficacy of the compound ingested by upwards of 30 percent.

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During the course of the day, Mellen will suck on infused hard candies, as needed; smoking or vaping one third to a half a gram of flower two or three times a day; topical lotions, multiple times a day. “Ingesting medibles every four to six hours is my saving grace from keeping opiates away,” she said. “Because of the degeneration from suspected Rheumatoid Arthritis in my hands over the last year or so, with increased pain, I’ve had to begin taking a very small amount of Percocet each month. It’s always a top-off to my cannabis meds, and also use Infrared Light Therapy with my topical lotions, before I turn to the pills as a last resort. I’m not against pharmaceuticals, they all have their time and place – when used safely and responsibly – but I never liked the way the opiates made me feel. After 18 years on the pills, I prefer plant healing and other alternatives first.” Coming to terms with her addiction to opiates, then finding an alternative way to treat her pain, was life-changing for Mellen, who says the process is never ending. “It’s all about finding balance – and it’s not easy,” she concluded. “I must remain grounded. I can never unplug mentally when it comes to medicating – I always must be aware of what I’m putting into my body now, whether it is food, drugs, or plant compounds – it’s all about being mindful.”

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A GIRL “I suffered from extreme nausea during my second pregnancy. Midway through the second trimester I was underweight according to the BMI chart, even for a non-pregnant woman. This caused me to be plagued by anxiety, depression and insomnia. My midwife suggested a few herbs, as well as a recommendation on how to prepare them, with cannabis being the most efficient for all my symptoms. I purchased a vaporizer and quickly found my appetite along with a renewed sense of wellbeing. I was able to carry to full term the healthiest baby girl, who has excelled beyond my imagination in every way.” -Audrey WWW.KNOWMOMMY.COM

“Cannabis saved me.” -Brianna

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The “Cannab-Esq.” Chronicles A Legal Perspective for Cannabis Consumers

Well, the city of Las Vegas has officially given up on marijuana consumption lounges – for now at least. Although the City Council had passed an ordinance authorizing marijuana consumption lounges back in early May, by the end of the month, the State of Nevada passed Assembly Bill 533 – prohibiting lounges until at least July 1, 2021. In response to Assembly Bill 533, the City of Las Vegas announced in early July that they were “officially” putting the marijuana consumption lounge ordinance on hold. That being said, they weren’t really left with many options. The choices were either put the ordinance on hold or violate state law. It’s disappointing to see that consumption lounges are still two years out, but it was good to see the City of Las Vegas take the initiative and at least try to get consumption lounges up and running. It will be exciting to see what tweaks the city decides to make to their consumption lounge laws between now and mid-2021. Either way, I’m confident the city will do everything in their power to make sure the consumption lounges are everything we have been yearning for. In the June issue of Vegas Cannabis Magazine, I briefly touched on the legal battle between a bunch of marijuana companies and the State of Nevada pertaining to the State’s licensing process and issuance of new dispensary licenses. Some of the applicants who didn’t receive a license sued the State and claimed the process was biased and unfair. Out of 462 applications, only 61 new dispensary licenses were awarded by the State. Those 61 new dispensary licenses went to only 17 companies! The losing applicants claim that state staff failed to disclose the scoring process and were just outright biased in their selections. Thus, the losing applicants argue the process was unconstitutional. The State obviously disputes this and stands behind its decisionmaking process and ultimate selections. Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez is presiding over the case, and has been conducting hearings on a preliminary injunction for weeks now. While this legal battle plays out, the winning applicants are stuck in a stand-still and cannot open or utilize their newly-awarded license. The plaintiffs want a complete do-over, but with more transparency this time around. I must say, if there truly was bias and unfair favoring going on in the selection process, then I agree… the selection process must be started from scratch. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. By the time this article hits print, the Honorable Judge Gonzalez may have already made her ruling, but the reality is that whoever loses this hearing is almost sure to appeal it to the Nevada Supreme Court, so we are looking at another lengthy legal battle at that time.

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Switching gears a little bit, cannabis banking is on the verge of being a reality here in Nevada within the next year! On June 5, 2019, Governor Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 466 and authorized a three-year pilot program for the operation of a closed-loop payment processing system for Nevada’s marijuana industry.

A “closed-loop” system is defined by the new law as a cashless system established by the State Treasurer to monitor and facilitate financial transactions in the Nevada cannabis industry. Think “gift cards” and “mobile wallets” with digital “tokens” you can purchase with cash or other forms of payment. In turn, the “tokens” can be used at participating marijuana establishments state-wide to purchase cannabis products (NOTE: participation in the pilot program is voluntary). The program is authorized to run through June 30, 2023 and requires the State Treasurer to submit reports to the state legislature every six months. Any system ultimately approved to operate under the pilot program must be designed to reduce the risks associated with large cash transfers, assist with paying taxes, provide transparency, prevent cannabis revenue from being diverted to criminal enterprises, as well as prevent interstate transfer of cannabis and underage use. In addition, the law mandates that any authorized system under the program be capable of real-time recordkeeping, allow business-to-business transactions, and must have either a physical card or a secure mobile app for authorizing transactions. And of course, the State of Nevada must be able to directly collect their taxes from businesses via the closed-loop system. The law requires that a system be operational no later than July 1, 2020, so by next summer we should be all set up and ready to start using our “Marijuana Money,” “Cannabis Cash,” “Weed Widgets,” “Pot Pennies,” or whatever the digital tokens end up being called. My understanding is that the State plans to select more than one vendor to facilitate the Pot Pennies Pilot Program (the “PPPP”) (Caveat: this is not the real name), so that should at least somewhat reduce the risk that the system rolls-out as a complete failure. Although the “PPPP” does not provide for more traditional banking services like loans, this is still a major step toward Nevada taking over as the Cannabis Capital. Hopefully Nevada’s ingenuity and pro-cannabis stance can continue to make waves and stoke real federal action as well. Federally – and outrageously – cannabis is still illegal and is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act. However, this past May attorneys general from 33 states asked Congress to allow the banking industry to get active in the state-legal marijuana markets, and in June, twelve state Governors signed a letter asking Congress to pass legislation allowing the same thing. Clearly marijuana is becoming more accepted and “normal” nationwide. It’s time to finally get over the hump that is federal prohibition of marijuana. While I know there are many politicians that are very liberal in their views towards cannabis, it is time for the rest of them to #GetWoke and #StayWoke! Follow me: www.cannab-esq.com IG: @Cannab_Esq FB: @MitchellSBissonEsq



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My View on Things! The world as I see it is a relatively complicated place. Half of the planet seems to hate the other half, everybody has an opinion about what the problem is, and here I am wondering why everybody doesn’t just shut the hell up and mind their own damned business. OK, perhaps I am over-simplifying things, but it seems to me that if people had more shit to do and less free time to bitch and moan about everything, the world would probably be a better, more productive place.

The selfish part of me clings to the belief that America is not here to save the world, even though every time there is a disaster somewhere else, the USA is the first to offer aid.

So I am old, meaning that the primary social media outlet that I have is Facebook. I love Facebook! It is a great way to keep in touch with all of my friends from all over the country. However, it is safe to say that it is one of the most divisive, polarizing media outlets available, and it is not even sentient. Lately, whenever I log in, I see the same few basic tropes being addressed. I generally don’t jump in on Facebook arguments, because what is the point? Hey, I HAVE a media outlet to vent my spleen, so that is what I am going to do! Let’s take it by the numbers, shall we? Education: The American educational system is not what it used to be. For that matter, I am not convinced that it was ever that wonderful to start with. Don’t get me wrong, my teacher friends all work like rented mules in an attempt to teach somebody something! As I see it, the problem is that everybody is focusing on the institution and not the product. You can be the World’s Greatest Teacher (and have the coffee mug to prove it because pottery don’t lie), but if you have second graders who do not know their colors, what in the world are you supposed to do with that? Do you want to fix education? It’s easy: institute a national high school diploma. Regardless of the state in which you reside, everybody will take the same tests and whatnot to earn a diploma. That will reveal rather quickly which states are actually interested in having an educated populace, and which ones like to keep their people dumb. Looking at YOU, Nevada!

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Immigration: talk about a medusa! Talk about a problem without any real viable solution! I get it, the United States represents the dreams of many, many people. Generally speaking, there are more opportunities here than immigrants in their home lambs. For that fact alone, I cannot blame anybody for wanting to relocate here. The selfish part of me clings to the belief that America is not here to save the world, even though every time there


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The 2019 Nevada Hemp growing season has begun with about 85% of the farms that I have visited within the last 3 weeks already in the ground. There are no late bloomers growing outside, they all flower around the same time and get harvested after the final THC compliance test from the Nevada Department of Agriculture. Once a grower gets the "green" light (the Certificate of Analysis or C.O.A) from the Nevada Department of Agriculture to harvest, there's two directions that the Hemp crop will go: either to the biomass buyers who purchase the entire plant for various oil extraction purposes or towards the far higher paying smokable hemp buyers. That's right, smokable hemp! Have you tried this stuff? Smokable hemp flowers with less than 0.3% combined THC (combined percentage totals

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of delta-9 THC and THC-a) are selling like crazy around the country and around the world. High CBD, low THC smokable hemp products such as hemp pre-rolls and packaged hemp flowers are becoming hugely popular and Nevada hemp flower is becoming sought after for it’s outstanding quality, great profiles, no mold, no mildew, overall beauty, and high medicinal content. Nevada grown hemp is consistent in higher quality for smokable products. We have completely sold out the 2018 hemp harvest and Nevada again broke all previous records for wholesale hemp flower prices with wholesale prices going as high as $1000.00 per pound. A whole new hemp industry is being born right here in Nevada. It's just the beginning of a revolution in the tobacco cigarette alternatives industry. Pre-rolls are big sellers to

people trying to quit smoking regular tobacco cigarettes. The wide varieties and excellent profiles these buds contain are hard to tell apart from the THC varieties. Big, fat and sticky nugs that smell and taste just like the THC varieties are sure to create some interesting moments with law enforcement. With names like Pre-98 O.G. Bubba Kush, Lifter, Suver Haze wholesaling for about $400.00 per pound, Nevada hemp farmers are starting to finally turn a decent profit for their hard work under a blazing Nevada sun. One Nevada hemp farmer has taken hemp flowers to a whole new level with a high quality, perfectly cured and beautifully manicured strain called Tahoe O.G. hemp that wholesales for $1,000.00 per pound. The strain is greenhouse grown and completely sold out for his 2018 Hemp crop.

In the next few months I will be visiting many Nevada hemp farms and talking to the growers themselves. These are exciting times and there are a lot of questions regarding the many opportunities available within the Nevada hemp industry. If you have a question that you need help with or if you need help getting started in this exciting and rewarding industry, feel free to email me at mike@ nevadahempassociation. com for more information. For further information on Nevada hemp go to Nevadahempassociation.com or to the Nevada Department of Agriculture website agri. nv.gov and click on "Plants Division" then "Hemp program". Jack Herer's classic book The Emperor Wears No Clothes is available for free at Jackherer.com. Until next month my friends, Happy Hempin'!


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Dispensaries LV SLUGGERS 2-Gram Preroll Chem 91

As Robert Plant famously improvised on a live performance of Led Zeppelin’s “Over the Hills and Far Away”, “…Many dreams come true, and some have silver linings I live for my dream, and a pocket full of gold… Acapulco Gold!” Popular since the 1960’s when the counterculture dubbed this one of the most celebrated strains due to its effects and beautiful golden color, this is pretty much my favorite strain of flower. What makes Acapulco Gold so special is the unique body high that envelopes your aura like a warm sunny walk on an Acapulco beach. I’m getting carried away here… as you will, once you try this flower! With an exceptionally high CBD to THC ratio, this strain is coveted, respected, and sometimes hard to come by in the desert. When I find it at my local dispensary, I stock up. Thankfully, Silver Sage Wellness has plenty of this flower strain on hand to satiate my CBD needs. Salud!

We need a clutch hit. There are two down in the bottom of the ninth,, and we’re down by 3 runs. The bases are loaded (and so am I) and it appears that we will have a pinch-hitter.. Affirmative, it looks like we get to see the power-hitting, rookie phenom for the LV Sluggers, none other than, first-round draft pick, Chem 91. Let’s see what he can do in a clutch situation. He was just called up to the Nevada Big Leagues this afternoon, and immediately gets thrown into the fire. Chem approaches the plate and steps into the box. Here’s the pitch. Ball 1. Look at the size of his bat. Holy shit. Is he corking it. No way, his 2 gram cone is packed with nothin’ but fluffy flower nug grindings. Here’s the next pitch. Boom! He hits the shit out of it (and so do I.) This ball exploded off the bat and it’s deep. It’s to the track, to the wall, FORGET ABOUT IT, it’s out of here! The LV Sluggers have done it! They win! LV Sluggers win with a grand slam in the ninth!

THC- 8.39% CBD- 13.34% Caryophyllene- 3.33mg/g Myrcene- 1.21mg/g

THC- 18.606% Caryophyllene- 5.84% Limonene- 2.98mg/g Humulene- 1.75mg/g

MOTHER HERB Acapulco Gold

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CANNAPUNCH Serene Strawberry Kiwi CBD Therapy

CannaPunch’s new Serene Strawberry Kiwi CBD Therapy punch’s high CBD content makes you feel serene, indeed! ! Sweet and smooth, the 10:1 ratio of CBD:THC in each bottle (200mg CBD, 20mg THC) goes down almost too easily. Using the handy dandy measuring cup that’s provided with each bottle makes proper dosage much easier to manage. But don’t be surprised if you decide to gulp it all down at once. Like a famous cherry red, punchy character once proclaimed, “Oh yeah!”

Total THC- 22.4mg Total CBD- 224.8mg Servings- 10 THC/Serving- 2.24mg CBD/Serving- 22.48mg


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ETHCX God's Bud

Come on up here, atop the highest clouds, where the giants reside. Take a ride on this heavenly chariot. You’ll be so attracted to God’s Bud, once you cherry it, you’ll probably wanna marry it. You're burning that joint down to the filter, man. You might wanna just bury it. eTHCx and Chris Thompson grew this PRIME 32%er. Follow eTHCx on Instagram @ethcxlv to find out where to find it.

THC- 31.24% Myrcene- 3.96mg/g a-Pinene- 1.66mg/g Caryophyllene- 1.03mg/g

FLORA VEGA White Tie

VERANO Peaches and Cream Travelers Disposable Vape Pen

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If you like to wake up with a sweet breakfast vape to start your day, Verano has the breakfast in bed you’re looking for. This Peaches and Cream vape makes you want to chew your hit and swallow each big bite. Verano, being one of the biggest companies in the current cannabis industry, you also get one of the highest potencies on the market. Coming in at a strong 84% THC, you might be spending the whole day in bed. You can puff these peaches and find this mouthwatering vape at Silver Sage Wellness 24/7. Breakfast is the most important meal they say.

THC- 84.25% CBD- 2.25% CBN- 2.66% Linalool- 0.78mg/g Nerolidol- 0.49mg/g Caryophyllene- 0.33mg/g

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I gave this Flora Vega White Tie Flower a try, I took a bong rip and I walked outside to see what kind of trouble I could find. It was quiet out there, but my appetite grew loudly from this flower that grew proudly in your hometown of Las Vegas. It wasn’t grown illegally by Manuel and the Noriegas. Get with the times. It’s not 1989 in Panama. It’s 2019, and you can walk into a legit business and get dressed up in this White Tie strain. Great job Flora Vega team. Get it in your lungs.

THC- 23.44% Terpinolene- 2.25mg/g Ocimene- 1.97mg/g Limonene- 1.28mg/g

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TRYKE Tangie Punch

If the act of skateboarding was a strain, it would be Tangie Punch. A tangerine dream on a skunky California sunset, bombing down the boardwalk, then hitting up the popsicle cart for an orangesicle is what this high is like. I’m putting my bathing suit on and finding someplace to splash around. Tryke always does it right and Tangie Punch is a ‘90s summer camp at the beach.

THC- 18.86-% Caryophyllene- 5.45mg/g Limonene- 3.29mg/g

RYTHM Heal Vape Products

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From RYTHM comes this amazing line of effect based vape products. This month, keeping in line with our CBD issue, I tried a variety of products from the Heal line. The vapes in this line are all balanced with almost equal amounts of THC and CBD making them perfect for those in need of relief without a large amount of psychoactivity. The entourage effect is in full force here as the THC and CBD work synergistically along with other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. And, these full flavor, full spectrum vape products contain no fillers, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin or additives. Heal products come in an array of single strain varieties and each that I tried worked well for me. Each high CBD strain resulted in a low amount of psychoactivity along with a good amount of pain relief and a lessening of anxiety. Vape Cartridge Juicy Fruit Space Candy THC- 48.4% CBD- 42.4% Caryophyllene- 11mg/g Limonene- 4.2mg/g Myrcene- 3.4mg/g

Vape Cartridge White 99 THC- 43.7% CBD- 44.0% Limonene- 13.5mg/g Myrcene- 7.0mg/g Caryophyllene- 6.4mg/g

Disposable Vape Killer Tahoe OG THC- 43.9% CBD- 44.7% CBG- 1.3% Caryophyllene- 18.6mg/g Limonene- 13.0mg/g Myrcene- 10.0mg/g

Heal Pax Extract Pod Zelda #9 THC- 43.7% CBD- 39.7% Myrcene- 21mg/g a-Pinene- 5.7mg/g Limonene- 4.8mg/g

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KHALIFA KUSH Pineapple Gummy

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These chewy, single serve pineapple gummy packs a serious Hawaiian punch. A golden pineapple-gold color that sparkles like the beaches of Maui. Each Khalifa Kush pineapple gummy has a chill 10mg and just a little extra gumminess so they won’t immediately melt in the summer sun. Unlike most of us.

Total THC- 10.21mg Servings- 1

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CHEEBA CHEWS THC:CBD Chocolate Taffy

Cheba, Cheeba Chews! One of the classic company cars in the roadshow that is the cannabis industry. You get what you expect from this ol’ workhorse. Consistency is key when you are a company that’s in hundreds upon hundreds of dispensaries in multiple states. So if you’ve had the original chocolate taffy back in 2009, then you know what to expect today whether you get it in California or Nevada and beyond. For those that know what they need and know what they like, Cheeba Chews are usually in their routine.

Total THC- 42.84mg Total CBD- 4.620mg Servings- 10 THC/Serving- 4.284mg CBD/Serving- 0.462mg

WYLD Pomegranate Gummies

Inside this little white Origami container is a plastic, white container. Pop that lid and you’ll be glad you did. These edibles must be hid. Not just from the kids and pets. Hide ‘em from the kids. Hide ‘em from your wife. Hide ‘em from your husband too. They’re hypnotizing people out here in Vegas Park. They’re climbin’ in your windows, and snatching your gummies up. They’re making us really numb. I am really numb. Run tell that homeboy! We are WYLD, and we are gonna find you. #AntoineDodson #victimsbrother #getWyld #climbiniyourwindows #snatchinyourpeopleup

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Total THC- 106.57mg Total CBD- 98.63mg Servings: 10 THC/Serving-10.657mg CBD/Serving- 9.863mg

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FLEUR Fire Angel 5-Pack Whole Flower 0.6 Gram Prerolls

What a cool package. Is this a child-safety contraption or a fucking puzzle box to keep the hypocritical conservative alcoholics out of my stash? I don’t want to break it, but I really want one of these Fire Angel hooters like yesterday. Ok. I see now, you squeeze here in the middle, and flip up the bottom… ok that’s something I like to do every night anyway. I’m gonna settle in with 1 of 5 and play 5 to 1 by the Doors. I think Mr. Mojo is Risin’. Gotta keep on writin’. Write it. Write it.

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What is going on here in this little bottle. A hundred bucks to get a piece of this beautiful ass substance. I don’t even know what to say. Damn! I’m stoopified, baffled and bewildered. My first instinct was to rub it under my nose like Vicks VapoRub. Ok that worked. I continually enjoyed the calamity of terpenes. This is a true entourage effect, on-going. It’s definitely beneficial to just smell it’s loveliness and let it open my senses. I feel rejuvenated after just a few days of using this as a mustache cologne for me to smell as my own pheromone. My wife doesn’t particularly care for this fragrance but when I was introduced, I knew I need it in or on my body somehow. What else was I supposed to do with it besides aromatherapy? I’m gonna get creative and dip some Live Resin Sauce in this jar like a wonton in soy sauce. Pound for pound, it is more precious than gold or even platinum. What’s more valuable? #terpcologne

THC- 0.77% a-Pinene- 186.06mg/g Limonene- 83.88mg/g

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REMEDY Clemon Head Kush Live Resin

I’ve been dabbin’ on this thick wax for about a week now, and I’m a Clemon Head geek now. It makes me feel fly. My shit’s on fleek. The contents of this container are beginning to look bleek now. Guess I’ll head out, and up the creek to Silver Sage Wellness. That’s where I develop a competitive advantage. Remedy concentrates are Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED) for my brain. Clemon Head helps me reach and unlock the dormant sectors of my mind. It’s crazy what I find. I come up with some doozies. I’m just runnin’ and sprayin’ words and my dual Akimbo Uzi’s. I think it’s time for my last Clemon Head dab, then some Call of Duty.

THC- 58.86% CBD- 15.84% Myrcene- 8.5mg/g Terpinolene- 6.1mg/g Caryophyllene- 2.4mg/g

RSO + GO Acapulco Gold RSO Dabber

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Due to the purity of this oil, my Acapulco Gold RSO Dabber experience did not disappoint! A full flavor, full spectrum oil extracted with 100% pure grain alcohol, the RSO+GO can be dabbed directly from the glass tanker. Hailing from Acapulco, Mexico, Acapulco Gold has been deemed one of the most well-known cannabis strains. Full of CBD and a rich, golden and amber color, dabbing this strain makes the effects even more enjoyable than I’d ever thought possible. THC- 30.44% Myrcene- 53.1mg/g a-Pinene- 6.9mg/g

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KABUNKY Blue Dream Live Resin Terp Sauce

Wee doggy! Everything is blue today. I’m not sad. I don’t think blue is a sad color. When the sky is blue, the sun is warm, and it’s always a good day to get outside. Hop on a bike, take a walk, or find some deep blue water and submerse your drama. Go get a blue popsicle and chill out with some Blue Dream Live Resin Terp Sauce. You can find it at Nevada Made. It’s about time your dabhungry lungs got paid. This is A-grade.

THC- 83.3% Caryophyllene- 14.9mg/g Myrcene- 13.4mg/g Pinene(a+b)- 5.5mg/g Humulene- 5mg/g Linalool- 3.1mg/g Limonene- 1mg/g

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KABUNKY Zkittles Tiny Tin 5 Pack of 0.5g Prerolls

KABUNKY Fire OG Tiny Tin 5 Pack of 0.5g Prerolls

THC 20.10% Caryophyllene- 3.3mg/g Terpinolene- 1.3mg/g Bisabolol- 1.0mg/g

THC- 20.61% Caryophyllene- 5.7mg/g Neroludol- 1.9mg/g Humulene- 1.6mg/g

Kabunky has upped its game with the new Tiny Tins. I’m really digging these pocket-sized spliff sizzlers. When you need a break and want to step away for a bit and get lifted back up, slide up the new Kabunky tin and pull out a Fire OG to spark up. Right, when you think you might be done, you realize there are only a couple more puffs, so you feed your head all of it and head back in, refreshed and ready to see things on a whole new level. Like an OG.

What a perfect size to crush yourself, or to share with a friend or a friendly acquaintance. Any more than four lungs, and you will probably be forced to spark up another, and another. Fuck it! Light up that whole Tiny Tin. You can do it. You’re not Tiny Tim. Don’t be weak and whiny like him. Take that shit strong to the rim. Take it to the House. Collect these tins, and also collect a few wins from your friends. Kabunky’s got the good shit that never ends.

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KABUNKY Sugar Cookie Tiny Tin 5 Pack of 0.5g Prerolls

When I walked into the room I realized we still had work to do. The mission was far from complete and my associate, no rookie to the job, but possibly a bit overly relaxed in his expertise, was just waking up. I already had my coffee and was on a time schedule. It’s Sunday, I’m dressed for church or to kill a job and smash the night so I’m in no mood for slackers. But wait, what’s this? My associate sparks up a joint- “Some ‘Sugar Cookies’ from Kabunky?” he offers. I shift gears. The mission can wait. I never say no to sugar cookies.

THC- 23.42% Caryophyllene- 6.4mg/g Humulene- 1.7mg/g 74 Bisabolol- 1.5mg/g

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KABUNKY OG Kush Tiny Tin 5 Pack of 0.5g Prerolls

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I’m the kind of guy that knows just what buttons to push. Time to light up the OG Kush, then sit back, and melt into mush. One Kabunky preroll in hand, is worth 2 of another brand’s bush. These prerolls are not filled with trim or random stems. I opened up the other four mini cones, and analyzed the fluffy green material. I soon repacked everything that came out of the paper tubes because it was 100% flower nuggies and deserved to be inhaled by my snobbish lungs. That’s all the work I’m doing today. I deserve something fun and exciting. I thought I was gonna slouch into the couch, but it looks like I’m goin’ to Disneyland.

THC- 27.74% Humulene- 3.9mg/g

Caryophyllene- 13.6mg/g Limonene- 2.3mg/g


PRODUCTS SHWA 8FOLD Connors Comfort Disposable Vape Pen

If you’re looking for a vape pen to get you comfortably numb, 8 FOLD’s Connors Comfort is within your reach. With a really smooth blend of THC & CBD you’ll be comfortably pain-free in less than eight minutes! A floral flavor with pinches of pine, like a full body massage in the redwoods. Connors Comfort will have you walking on cloud 9 in no time.

THC- 45.7% CBD- 37.3% Linalool- 4.26mg/g a-Pinene- 2.42mg/g Myrcene- 1.94mg/g

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What I love about these gummies is that they taste like candy but deliver a healthy dose of CBD. And when was the last time that the words candy and healthy appeared together in a sentence? What’s great about these gummies is not only do they taste great, but they get the job done. With 20mg of CBD: 2mg of THC per gummy, your system absorbs the cannabinoids sublingually for a much quicker effect than just CBD alone, made possible by Nano extraction technology (NXT). It’s not often that you find an edible with only 2mg of THC per piece, and sometimes, that’s just exactly what the doctor ordered!

Total CBD- 210.38mg Total THC- 20.35mg Servings- 10 CBD/Serving- 21.038mg THC/Serving- 2.035mg

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Terped Out Summer

This summer has brought on some new flavors to get creative with. Owners Mike and Wendy and their publicist consultant Tasha from “Dr. Terpenstein” have been a blast, educating each other on new flavor profiles created with cooking techniques, fresh ingredients and terpenes that highlight each flavor to create a balanced tasty dish. In their lab in Sacramento CA, we began creating simple dishes with their HT Cup winning terpene mixes they have created to replicate different strains. The next step was to create blends that were different and unique but not overpowering, sexy and flavorful. One thing with terps and cuisine: more is not always better. Finding the right blend takes time. Each dish created had many attempts before we found the right blends. Some of the terpenes just don’t taste good, it is like pouring brown gravy on a delicate fish dish. You don’t want to eat every terpene and certain terpenes at high doses can get you sick. Be mindful when cooking with terpenes.

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Cannabis Infused Cajun Shrimp INGREDIENTS 2 teaspoon paprika 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste 1 1/2 lbs large shrimp, peeled, deveined 1 tablespoon vegetable oil infused with 1 gram CBD Distillate 1 gram THC Distillate DIRECTIONS Combine paprika, thyme, oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper in a sealable plastic bag, shake to mix. Add shrimp and shake to coat. Heat infused oil in a large iron skillet over medium high heat. Cook and stir shrimp in hot oil until they are bright pink on the outside, about 4 minutes.

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter 1 gram full melt water hash 2 shallots, sliced thinly 6 cloves garlic, chopped 1 1/2 cups white wine, divided Ground white pepper to taste 3/4 cup heavy cream at room temperature, 20 drops of ORGANIC EDIBLE Lime Sorbet Terpenes from Dr. Terpenstein 1/2 lemon, juiced Salt to taste DIRECTIONS 1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Cook and stir the shallots until they become translucent and tender; stir in garlic and cook until tender and aromatic. 2. Stir in white wine, increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes then reduce heat to medium-low. Season with white pepper to taste. 3. Add heavy cream and reduce until thick. 4. Add terpenes to finish to taste

Cherry Tomato Red Onion Garlic Saute INGREDIENTS 1 red onion slivered 1 lb. Cherry tomatoes cut in half 3 Garlic cloves sliced Exactly what it says, sauté red onion and garlic in olive oil and 1TB Butter then drop the cut in half tomatoes in the pan for 2 minutes. Cook angel hair as directed on its box




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INGREDIENTS Your favorite chocolate sauce 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal 2 cups (approximately) fresh strawberries 4-5 bananas (dependant on size) 1 cup Sultana raisins / Golden raisins 6 cups mini marshmallows 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate (to preference, more cacao = better. less sweet. mousse) 1 bar white chocolate for garnish 5 tablespoons unsalted cannabutter (made with The Magical Butter Machine) **CBD version created with Oasis Farms High CBD hemp flower. 3 tablespoons unsalted butter for mousse ¼ cup sugar 3 large eggs, separated ½ teaspoon of Cream of Tartar .5ml True Terpenes “Tropicana Cookies” infused terpenes (a little goes a long way!) Cannabushi Rice Krispie Sheets INGREDIENTS 6 cups mini marshmallows 6 cups Rice Krispies 5 tablespoons unsalted cannabis infused butter (I prefer to make mine with a Magical Butter Machine) **CBD Version uses Oasis Farms LV High CBD strain hemp flower** DIRECTIONS Over a low to medium heat, gently melt butter. Using the THC or CBD versions of the butter. Place marshmallows into the pot, pun intended haha. Allow to melt

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into the butter. Fold together until thoroughly blended. There should be a nice green hue. Add Rice Krispies to the melted mixture and remember to watch the temperatures as you do not want to burn your butter / marshmallows. Take a sheet pan covered in plastic wrap and pour your mixture onto it. Be careful it can still be hot! Using a spatula, gently spread the mixture into a ¼” to ⅜” inch sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and that helps the process of spreading it out. Just be cautious of the mixtures heat so you do not burn yourself. Depending on the size of your sheet pan you might need to use two. Place on the counter and let cool to room temperature, making sure that the thickness is correct and everything is even. We will come back to that later. True Terpene Infused Tropicana Chocolate Mousse INGREDIENTS 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (use Ghiradelli, you deserve it) 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 large eggs- separate the yolks and whites into different bowls (keep chilled) ¼ cup of sugar ½ teaspoon Cream of Tartar .5ml True Terpenes “Tropicana Cookies” infused terpenes (a little goes a long way) DIRECTIONS Melt butter in a heatproof bowl over a pot of water on the stove. Make sure to have one inch or so of water in it. This will act as a way to melt the chocolate without burning it. Make sure to add broken pieces of the chocolate to the melted butter.

Make sure to stir gently and consistently. Remove from heat once butter and chocolate have mixed. Allow to cool slightly and whisk in one egg yolk at a time, only add another once each yolk is mixed into it. Add the True terpenes. Mix thoroughly. Set this aside for now and on to the next step! At this point it is optimal to have an electric mixer or hand mixer. Unless you want to go old school and that’s ok with me! Beat the egg whites on a medium to “high” speed until you get a froth/ foamy texture. Toss in that Cream of Tartar and continue until you see it almost hold itself into a mountainous peak. Slowly add a ¼ cup of sugar and continue beating it. It should start holding the peaks. With a spatula, mix both your chocolate and whipped egg whites together. Gently folding it until completely uniform. Set this aside for now. Place in a container and allow to chill for at least 2 hours. (I prefer to put it in the freezer for quicker results)

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Grab that sheet pan on the counter with your Rice Krispies. Remove the plastic, place a cutting board over it, and flip the pan over onto a cutting board. Voila! Giant Rice Krispie sheet. Cut the sheet into 4” by 7” squares. I usually wrap them individually once cut. Therefore they do not stick to each other and are easier to handle. Using a bamboo mat or Makisu, place a Cannabushi Rice Krispie sheet onto it. Cut a banana into ½” batons/sticks. Place them horizontally on the sheet so it reaches each end. Quarter some strawberries and add them as well. Grab the mousse we

made earlier and put roughly 3 oz of our True Terpene infused mousse on top of the banana. Make sure the ingredients are in the center of the sheet. It will make the next process easier. Do not overfill with ingredients as it will be hard to close. Pull the sheet to the bottom of the bamboo mat. With your thumb, grab the mat and begin to roll the rice krispie sheet over the filler ingredients. Voila! Make sure where the sheet connects to itself is on the bottom and sealed with a nice, gentle and firm squeeze. Not too much as the ingredients inside will come out of the ends. Place the Cannabushi dezato maki roll onto a cutting board. Grab your plate and make a “zig zag” pattern on the plate. Then cut your roll into 8 equal pieces. Now you’re making sushi, kind of, and then place onto a plate. Keep in mind it should be placed at a 45 degree angle across the plate. Opposite of the pattern on the plate for “flair”. Put a small amount of mousse on top of each piece. Slice some strawberries thin and stick them nicely into the mousse leaving space for, you guessed it, the Sultana raisins! Now take a microplane or small grater a sprinkle freshly shaven white chocolate over everything! Congratulations not only did you just make dessert sushi but it’s infused as well!! Eat and enjoy.




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I shared this story with my friend and corporate chef Greg and he told me about the “Next Level Key Lime Pie”. He was recently in Key West on vacation, looking for an authentic “Key Lime Pie”. The first was incredible, and if one didn’t know any better, they would go home thinking it was the best they ever had. We tried another “Original Recipe” and it was better than the first! Later that night at dinner, our waiter “A native from the island” professed that “if you haven’t had lime pie with meringue on top then you haven’t had “Key West Key Lime Pie”, so we ventured to a local hole in the wall only to be blown out of the universe! This pie had meringue seven inches high, and although the lime curd was delish, the crust was “Next Level”. I don’t know if it was rum, vanilla, brown butter or all of the above. The lesson of the day is that when you hear the words “best ever”... is it really? The destination is the journey, so experiment and enjoy the adventure! Here is a recipe for a “Strawberry Cough” Cajun Canna Butter Injected Beef Tenderloin we recently made.

What is “Next Level”? I still think my grandma “Mully’s” fourth generation, Jackson, Mississippi, peach cobbler is untouchable. After the death of my grandfather, my grandmother and I moved from New Orleans back to Los Angeles. I sold her single cobblers at coffee shops, music festivals, house parties, etc. Some clients have gone as far as betting against “mully’s” recipe only to be quickly put in their place. At days end I would always find myself at my local bud man’s house. Somehow in that cannabis smoke filled room I would sell out, grandma’s recipe had an undefeated record and today still reigns champ against any cobbler.

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Strawberry Cough is a cross between Strawberry Fields and old-school staple Haze. The average THC composition of this strain is between 15% and 20%. Emerald Cannabis Worx tested Strawberry Cough through pH Labs and hit a record high of 22.98% THC in 2018.

“Strawberry Cough” Cajun Canna Butter Injection 8 oz. Salted butter, melted 2oz. Decarbed flower of choice 1T. popular cajun spice (we like Paul Prudhomme as he was a former boss) Cook on low for about three hours to infuse then strain. Add to any store bought “injector” aka culinary syringe and inject into whole beef tenderloin (or any meat) before cooking. Once injected cook to desired temperature, and your meal will be “Next Level”!


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