Page 1

>>> FREE · JUNE ‘18 · issue #45

CANNABIS & PREGNANCY J Ras & The Higher Elevation Band

TROKIE TALK WITH DOCTOR KENT SCARLET OILWORKS & NATURE’S CHEMISTRY

PERFECT COLLABORATION

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

putting the hash in #702VCM







Look for our products

AT YOUR LOCAL DISPENSARY

GREENPOINT NEVADA KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. FOR USE ONLY BY ADULTS 21 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.



20% off! All-in-one grow kits throughout June!

Las Vegas’s premier indoor gardening store 2101 Western Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89102 Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

@hydrosuite



\\ #702VCM \\ VEGAS CANNABIS

CONTENTS VEGASCANNABISMAG.COM

ISSUE #45 JUNE 2018

>>> WHAT’S INSIDE 12

Dispensary Map

18

Scarlet Oilworks/Nature's

Southern Nevada Dispensary Listings

Chemistry - Perfect Collaboration

22 Dr. Kent Crowley & Trokie 26 The Cannab-Esq. Chronicles A Legal Perspective

30 Rosin Tech

22

& Pregnancy 34 Cannabis More Studies Need to be Done from the Crip 38 Tales It Used to Be So Much Worse

43 NV Cannabis Industry 46 Funky Fresh Happiness ------ THE COVER ------

52

Scarlet Oilworks & Nature's Chemistry: Sauce Photo By: Ray Alamo

Ras: Music, Family & 52 JGood Vibes

59 The Ruckus Rant Good In Dispensaries 62 What's Monthly Product Intros

71 Word Search 72 Live the High Life 76 Cooking with Cannabis #1 80 Cooking with Cannabis #2 Spotlight 84 Artist Michael Richardson

86 Higher Learning

84

30

BACK NEXT MONTH

Tokin' with the Infamous with Hopper

CHECK OUT THE FUNKY FRESH STUFF ON PAGE 46!

11


F E AT U R E D D I S P E N S A R I E S NuLeaf 430 E. Twain Avenue

Medizin 4850 W Sunset Rd, #130

The Apothecary Shoppe 4240 W Flamingo Ave, #100

702 297 5323

702 206 1313

702 740 4372

Reef 3400 Western Avenue 1366 W Cheyenne Ave

Inyo

Silver Sage Wellness

2520 S Maryland Pkwy, #2

4626 W. Charleston, Las Vegas

702 707 8888

702-802-3757

702 475 6520

The Source 2550 S Rainbow Blvd, #8 9480 S. Eastern Ave 702 708 2000

Nevada Made Marijuana

Show Grow

3195 St. Rose Pkwy, #212 1975 S. Casino Dr, Laughlin

4850 S Fort Apache Rd #100

702 737 7777

702 227 0511

Essence

Canopi

Thrive

6540 Blue Diamond Rd. 1324 S. 3rd St. 2113 Las Vegas Blvd. North, NLV

1112 S Commerce St 2755 W Cheyenne Ave, #103 702 776 4144

702 420 7338

2307 S Las Vegas Blvd 5765 W Tropicana Ave 4300 E Sunset Rd, #A3 702 978 7186

Southern Nevada Magazine Pickup: New Amsterdam 823 S. 3rd St, Las Vegas

Zen Leaf 9120 W. Post Rd, 103, Las Vegas

Blackjack Collective 1860 Western, Las Vegas

Top Notch THC 5630 Stephanie St, Las Vegas

Las Vegas Releaf 2244 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas

Sahara Wellness 420 E. Sahara, Las Vegas

Acres 2320 Western Ave. Las Vegas

Deep Roots Medical 195 Willis Canyon Carrier, Mesquite

The Grove 1541 E. Basin Ave, Pahrump

Exhale NV 4310 W. Flamingo, Las Vegas

Shango 4380 Boulder Hwy, Las Vegas

NUWU Cannabis 1235 Paiute Circle, Las Vegas

Oasis MedMen Jenny’s Dispensary 1800 Industrial Rd, 180, Las Vegas 4235 Arctic Spring Ave, Las Vegas 5530 N. Decatur, N. Las Vegas 10420 S. Eastern, Henderson Jardin Cannacopia 2900 E. Desert Inn, Las Vegas 6332 S. Rainbow #105, Las Vegas

MMJ America 4660 S. Decatur, Las Vegas

PAHRUMP

OPEN EVERYDAY 9AM TO MIDNIGHT

2606 S. Decatur, #107, Las Vegas, NV 89102


CHEYENNE

SIMMONS

ARVILLE

OAKEY

LAS

R IAL UST IND

MARYLAND

PARADISE

DESERT INN

SPRING MOUNTAIN

V EG

AS B

LV D

SAHARA

VALLEY VIEW

CHARLESTON

FLAMINGO

BO UL DE RH

HARMON

WY

TROPICANA HACIENDA RUSSELL

SUNSET

SUNSET STEPHANIE ST.

GREEN VALLEY PKWY

DECATUR

JONES

RAINBOW

BUFFALO

DURANGO

FT APACHE

Powered By:

GIBSON

ST

RO

SE

SPENCER

LAUGHLIN

20% OFF WHEN YOU MENTION VEGAS CANNABIS MAGAZINE!


editor >>>

Stephanie Shehan stephanie@vegascannabismag.com

This month, our cover features a new collaborative product: Sauce by Scarlet Oilworks and Nature’s Chemistry. It is awesome to see two great companies coming together to produce exciting new products for the Nevada market. Stay tuned for more great things from both of these companies. This issue also features an interview with Dr. Kent Crowley, creator of the Trokie product line. The new Trokie line includes different dosage amounts and a much better taste. Geared towards medical patients, Trokie products are absorbed by placing the lozenge in between the top lip and gum which allows CBD and THC to be delivered straight into the bloodstream. If you have not yet tried a Trokie product, be sure to add it to your list next time you visit a dispensary. While on the subject of concentrates, don’t miss our spotlight on Rosin Tech. This company makes a variety of easy to use Rosin presses that allow consumers the ability to press fresh cannabis at home without the use of any solvents. And, if you are interested in seeing these products in action, check out Rosin Tech next month at CHAMPS. Lastly, we have a handful of local politicians that support our cannabis industry and the federal legalization of cannabis. Be sure that you get out and vote in the June 12th primaries. Local voter information is available online at www.nvsos.gov/sos/elections/ voters. Enjoy the start of summer!

Stephanie Shehan Follow Vegas Cannabis on IG @702VCM


i s s u e # 4 5 J U N E 2 0 18

PUBLISHER

Bill Shehan // 702 589 1282

EDITOR

Stephanie Shehan // 702 622 8001

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Chef Dennis Hicks Chef Fred Chef Greg Chapin Chef Michael Richardson Deborah Costella Dr. Aseem Sappal Dustin Amato Hopper Stone Jason Sturtsman

Jessie Recanzone Mitchell S. Bisson, Esq Pamela Jayne Peter Jay Rebecka Snell Rob Ruckus Sharon Letts Trippy Gingy Willie Spearmint

ART Creative Director // Chronic Infusion Graphic Design // Chronic Infusion Photography // Talbot Snow Cartoonist // James Bong

Account Executive

Abby Shehan - abby@vegascannabismag.com

ADVERTISING SALES Jason Sturtsman - jason@vegascannabismag.com Rebecka Snell - rebecka@vegascannabismag.com Jamie Preston - jamie@vegacannabismag.com

COPY EDITOR

Effie Armstrong - info@vegascannabismag.com

CONTACT US

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

VEGASCANNABISMAG.COM GET IN TOUCH 702 489 4809 ADVERTISING 702 622 8001 STORY IDEAS 702 489 4809 DISTRIBUTION 702 589 1282

instagoogletweetface

#702VCM

Vegas Cannabis Magazine, LLC features content about marijuana, hemp, and marijuanarelated products and information. In addition, we feature articles, legal information and medical news relevant to the cannabis industry. All content within our publication and on our website is for educational and entertainment purposes only and should not be considered personalized legal or medical advice. Both the printed publication and the website are intended for those over the age of 21. Vegas Cannabis Magazine, LLC assumes no responsibility for the advertisements within this publication. We strive to ensure the accuracy of the information published. Vegas Cannabis Magazine LLC cannot be held responsible for any consequences which arise due to error or omissions. Reproduction in whole or in part is strictly prohibited. All rights reserved.


GIVE YOUR CUSTOMERS WHAT THEY WANT! FREE WHOLESALE DELIVERY TO MESQUITE, PAHRUMP AND LAUGHLIN EASY ORDERING VIA LEAFLINK SATISFACTION GUARANTEED STAFF TRAINING/POP UPS AVAILABLE

CONTACT SALES@CITYTREES.COM FOR MORE INFO

CITYTREES.COM

@CITYTREESVEGAS

Keep out of reach of children. For adults 21 years of age and older.



VEGAS CANNABIS // #702VCM //

VEGAS CANNABISMAG.COM

Photos By RAY ALAMO

Scarlet Oilworks & Nature's Chemistry

Perfect Collaboration: SAUCE

CWNevada quickly recognized the craftsmanship of Nature’s Chemistry demonstrated by exceptional flower quality. The relationship between companies has evolved ever since with Nature’s Chemistry boasting a permanent presence within Canopi dispensaries. This appreciation brought the two brands to collaborate on a new superior concentrate product: Sauce by Scarlet Oilworks and Nature’s Chemistry.

cannabinoid starts to grow into crystals. Often called “diamond mining,” because THCa naturally forms into crystals and it can start to look like tiny diamonds. As the crystals form, the terpenes, are pushed-out into a liquid called “terp juice”. This liquid is run through a post extraction process resulting in a highly potent product with up to 60% or more terpene content. The diamondlike solid particles of the extract are called “High Cannabinoid Full Spectrum Extracts.”

The premium flower grown by Nature’s Chemistry is represented in this refined product which will allow consumers the ability to experience the taste and effect of top shelf flower in the form of crystalline sauce.

Scarlet Oilworks/Nature’s Chemistry Sauce can be found at any of the local Canopi dispensaries. Follow Scarlet Oilworks on Instagram @scarletoilworks. Follow Nature’s Chemistry on Instagram @natures_chemistry.

This collaboration has resulted in a fresh, high quality, unique product which offers an opportunity to showcase the extensive capability of each brands’ expertise; cultivation and extraction.

What is Sauce?

Sauce is a cured, or aged, live resin. This process starts with a live plant. Rather than drying and curing the plant for weeks, it is either flash frozen or kept in refrigeration to preserve as many terpenes as possible. After a typical BHO extraction process, the extract is set aside to age. As the product ages, a process called “nucleation” occurs, and the

18





VEGAS CANNABIS // #702VCM //

DOCTOR

VEGAS CANNABISMAG.COM

KENT CROWLEY

D

>>>

By Jessie Recanzone

One of the most revolutionary products the cannabis space has ever seen.

r. Kent Crowley created one of the most revolutionary products the cannabis space has ever seen, and it goes by the name of Trokie. Trokie has evolved into many different forms, but it all started with one very special lozenge. The lozenge is specially formulated with the use of PEG (polyethylene glycol), providing a homogenous and precise dosage format, so patients can "Medicate with Confidence." This piece of mind is only enhanced with its unmatched effectiveness and efficiency enabled by its unique delivery method. Trokie is absorbed utilizing the buccal system by placing the lozenge in between the top lip and gum. This method of absorption allows the CBD and/or THC to be directly administered to the bloodstream bypassing the lengthy and inefficient digestion process. As the lozenge dissolves, consumers will experience fast-acting and longlasting effects, with effects setting in as fast as 5-30 minutes and lasting as long as 4-8 hours. As a highly trained pharmaceutical executive and consultant, Dr. Crowley has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and clinical medicine. He obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco; completed an ASHP Accredited Residency with Kaiser Permanente. He is an Advanced Fellow and Diplomat of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Dr.Kent Crowley currently works at Silver State Trading, where Trokie is produced and distributed, as the Director of Research and Development. He is extremely passionate about incorporating cannabis as a tool in his toolbox to help people with their healthcare goals and treatment plans. He believes that there is

22

no downside in using cannabis, for it is safe and effective. He has also been a strong voice in discussing how cannabis can help alleviate in the fight against the opiate crisis. In a statement, he explains that Trokie is “the most concentrated per unit of volume or weight of any product on the market�. Lending to the many reasons why Trokie has been such a game changer. The Trokie lozenge has evolved from a few key formulations into a bonafide cannabis staple offering a composition for almost every type of CBD or THC consumer. Consumers can purchase forms that are pure CBD, THC focused, or hybrids containing both compounds for effective dosing. Trokie now offers lozenges containing melatonin, in an effort to help patients and consumers with sleep. Trokie has been so successful that in November of 2017 it reached a multi-national distribution deal. With the formation of a partnership between Canopy Growth and Farm to Farma to distribute the Trokie lozenge in Canada.


VEGASCANNABISMAG.COM

\\ #702VCM \\ VEGAS CANNABIS

two locations. one marketplace.

2755 W. CHEYENNE AVE. #103 NORTH LV [CHEYENNE + SIMMONS] 24 HOURS A DAY | 7 DAYS A WEEK

1112 S. COMMERCE ST DOWNTOWN LV [CHARLESTON + COMMERCE] 8AM–MIDNIGHT | 7 DAYS A WEEK

As mentioned previously Trokie has expanded the product line to include other impactful products. One offering is the Trokie Microdosing Capsules that have a low-dose blend of THC, THCA-A and CBD at a 1:1:1 ratio. They provide an easy and discreet way to consume small doses of cannabis with an effective ratio balance. Another product is the CBD only pain patch. This proven, patented patch comes with a blend of pain relievers and has the highest over-the-counter lidocaine dose possible, plus anhydrous hemp oil. Trokie has provided consumers with a brand that has been rooted in science since conception, and with Dr. Kent Crowley and Silver State Trading leading the way, that will not change.

thrivenevada.com 702.776.4144

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. FOR USE ONLY BY ADULTS 21 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

23



We design, build and maintain custom HVAC Air Scrubber/Filtration systems for the cannabis industry

Nationally certified, woman owned, and 420 friendly Grow your business and profitability by maintaining strict air quality standards from a partner who understands cannabis yields and what it takes to increase them.

Call us for a free consultation! 702-501-0822 www.desertindustriesllc.com


VEGAS CANNABIS // #702VCM //

VEGAS CANNABISMAG.COM

#10

BY MITCHELL S. BISSON, ESQ

MANAGING ATTORNEY, CALLISTER LAW GROUP

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

Summer is upon us and we are approaching the one-year anniversary of legalized recreational marijuana sales in Nevada. By most accounts, the marijuana industry in Nevada has thrived over the last 11 months, and things don’t appear to be slowing down. In March 2018, Nevada dispensaries hit record numbers and sold over $41 Million worth of Marijuana. With the summer tourism season upon us, I expect to see these numbers steadily increase, adding some much-welcomed tax revenue to the state coffers. Three-quarters of the way through the 2018 fiscal year, Nevada had already generated almost $49 Million in tax revenue off of $304 Million in total marijuana sales. Considering the state only projected marijuana sales to be $264.8 Million for the entire year, you can see why this first year of Nevada’s recreational marijuana program has been deemed a giant success! But where does all of this cannabis-derived tax money go? Does it really go to the schools like many of us thought it would? Marijuana sales in Nevada are subject to two different taxes. The first is a 15% excise tax on the wholesale marijuana sale, which applies regardless of whether the end-consumer has a medical card or not. This tax is paid by the cultivator, but of course, is passed on to the consumer via higher retail prices. The revenue generated from the wholesale tax first goes to cover the cost of administration of Nevada’s marijuana program. Once the costs of the program are paid for, the next $5 Million is split amongst local governments. Any remaining revenue generated by the 15% wholesale tax goes directly into the State of Nevada’s Education Fund. The other cannabis-specific tax is a special 10% sales tax on recreational sales of marijuana. This tax applies at the dispensary level, and only applies if the purchaser is not a medical marijuana cardholder. The revenue derived from this tax goes into the State of Nevada’s Rainy Day Fund. Although revenue from the Rainy Day Fund could end up being directed towards Nevada’s schools, how the funds are ultimately allocated isn’t likely to be decided for another year. Of course, this gives plenty of time for the politicians to gear up and add their spin to the issue.

26

In other news, it appears things are loosening up a little more around Las Vegas when it comes to the acceptance of marijuana. For example, Caesars Entertainment Corporation recently announced that it is no longer testing prospective employees for marijuana. Considering the gaming and hospitality industries are a major source of jobs in the valley, this is great news. Of course, Caesars will still be testing applicants for federally-regulated transportation jobs, and will not hesitate to demand an employee submit to marijuana screening if suspected of being under the influence while working. While the other big gaming/hotel companies in town haven’t been so quick to publicly follow suit, this does not mean they aren’t reviewing policies and procedures with a similar move in mind.

Elsewhere around the valley, Las Vegas’s new professional soccer team, the Las Vegas Lights, have likewise joined the ranks of employers taking an open approach toward marijuana. The Lights have teamed up with NuWu Cannabis Marketplace to become the first professional sports team to partner with a marijuana company. While I wouldn’t expect to start seeing prerolls being launched into the crowd during intervals or halftime, NuWu will have signage located throughout Cashman Field as well as other promotional material and events. Instantly becoming the coolest owner in sports, the owner of the Las Vegas Lights has also made it clear that he has no problem with any of his Lights players “lighting it up.” Marijuana use isn’t prohibited by the United Soccer League either, so it doesn’t appear there is anything standing in the way of the Lights players partaking…well, other than the outright federal prohibition of marijuana of course! Speaking of the federal prohibition of marijuana, does anyone else think it is absolutely ridiculous that some of the people getting into the marijuana business are the same people who were previously opposed to legalization and were part of a system of imprisoning thousands upon thousands of people for minor possession of marijuana? Yes John Boehner, I’m talking about you. While Boehner was in Congress, hundreds of thousands of people were put in jail for minor marijuana offenses, and Boehner once stated he was “unalterably opposed to the legalization of marijuana.” However, now that Boehner is on the payroll of a marijuana company, his attitude towards marijuana has “changed dramatically.” Of course it has! While I appreciate Mr. Boehner finally coming to his senses, I take issue with the fact that he is setting himself up to make millions of dollars off of the same plant that has been used to jail hundreds of thousands of (mostly) minorities. It is clear that this injustice needs to be addressed, and I’m hopeful that Nevada legislators will take up the issue of retroactively applying the state’s marijuana possession laws when they convene for the next regular session of the Nevada Legislature in February 2019. A lot of exciting change has been happening in the marijuana industry over the past few years, and Nevada has been on the forefront. As we wrap up the first year of legal recreational marijuana sales, Nevada needs to keep pushing the envelope and continue making change for the better. Of course, this change starts with us – the citizens of Nevada. If we aren’t diligent and cautious in who we elect, and we aren’t making our complaints known and addressing issues when they arise, change does not occur. We have made great strides in the past year, and I look forward to our great state doing even bigger things in year two of legal recreational marijuana sales in Nevada. Stay diligent, stay cautious, and #StayWoke! Follow me: IG @Cannab_Esq or FB @MitchellSBissonEsq




@rosin.tech

@_dabnation_

SPRING into

GEAR @shoindustries

@pollenmasters


VEGAS CANNABIS // #702VCM //

VEGAS CANNABISMAG.COM

ROSIN TECH

>>>

As the Trump administration recently faced a lawsuit seeking to overturn federal prohibition of marijuana, one industry insider is not shy about where he stands on the issue.

S >>>

am Jurist, who co-founded a solventless cannabis extraction company, strongly believes legalization needs to happen immediately. Jurist is particularly outspoken about the benefits of medical marijuana. Unfortunately, acquiring and administering marijuana for medical use is still difficult because of burdensome state and federal laws.

“I’ve spent the past three years learning first hand about the medical benefits of cannabis. Anyone in pain deserves access to the plant’s pain-relieving qualities,” Jurist proclaims. Jurist’s company, Rosin Tech, empowers medical marijuana users to extract their own chemical-free cannabis oil from home. Rosin Techs devices break down the marijuana flower through a combination of heat and pressure. Unlike traditional methods for extracting cannabis oil, Rosin Tech requires no chemicals or foreign substances. Rosin Techs devices are also safer, less expensive, more efficient and easier to use than chemicaldependent methods. Because cannabis oil is a more pure form of marijuana flower, with higher THC levels, it offers more pain relief and other medical benefits. In addition, cannabis oil is easier to measure than marijuana flower.

Jurist doesn’t favor legalization just because his business stands to benefit from it. He also wants to give sick people access to medicine that could dramatically improve their lives. “To be honest, we got into the cannabis business to make a living,” Jurist states. “We quickly realized Rosin press technology was a groundbreaking way to make safe medicine available to a large segment of the population.” We recently had the chance to sit down with Sam Jurist, Rosin Techs Co-Founder to find out what Rosin is and how easily it can be made at home. VEGAS CANNABIS MAGAZINE: How did you get in to the Rosin machine business? SAM JURIST: In early 2015, the founding members of SHO Products became aware of a new solventless technique used to make cannabis oil. The ‘at home method’ was being made popular on Instagram. Early pioneers were using a hair straightener to “squeeze the juice” out of cannabis flower, creating a concentrated cannabis oil, now known as Rosin. Recognizing the need for a better piece of equipment to make this method more effective, the founders teamed up to devise a machine that functioned more effectively than a hair straightener. With humble beginnings, working out of a garage similar to companies like Apple, Google and Amazon, SHO Products emerged. Many late nights were spent working via Skype in home offices. They quickly and cost effectively created a website with an e-commerce platform and ad campaign. On June 23rd, 2015, the first sale was recorded. From there SHO Products went on to sell over 2,000 units in their first year in operation, including 700 Rosin Presses. One of the biggest keys to SHO’s growth was acquiring a 15 year old, well known cannabis company called Pollen Masters. From its first year to 2018 Pollen Masters sales have went up close to 800%. This complimentary product line aided in SHO Products’ vertical integration of solventless extraction. Looking to the future, SHO acquired a provisional patent for an alteration to the Rosin technique process that will completely

30


VEGASCANNABISMAG.COM

\\ #702VCM \\ VEGAS CANNABIS

revolutionize solventless extraction. Using heated rollers as opposed to heated plates results in a superior product. In early 2017, SHO Products launched SHO Industries and the AmericanMade Rosin Roller™. Establishing SHO Industries created a road map for the future of large scale production of solventless hash oils.

can place your flower in between parchment paper and apply the pressure. After 30-40 seconds of heat and pressure you will have fresh Rosin.

Over the past two years, with constant updates, new products, a growing sales team and over 300 domestic and international distributors SHO continues to be the largest provider of solventless extraction equipment. From startup to highly successful small business, SHO Products is one of the fastest growing companies in the cannabis industry. In 2018 with changing regulations, SHO Products looks to expand all their brands nationally and internationally.

SJ: Yes, I think it’s only a matter of time.

VCM: Do you live in an adult-use or medical state?

VCM: Do you see full legalization or descheduling happening at some point?

VCM: Please supply your website and any social media / YouTube info SJ: For information or to order our products, please visit rosintechproducts.com orshoproductsteam.com. You can also follow us on social media: Instagram: @rosin.tech, YouTube & Facebook: Rosin Tech Products

SJ: California, which is an adult-use state. VCM: Are you a cannabis consumer? SJ: Yes. I consume cannabis and cannabis extracts, specifically solventless extracts like Rosin. VCM: Tell us about Rosin and why it is a preferred concentrate. SJ: Rosin is a solventless form of cannabis extract made using heat and pressure. Because of this organic process of extraction, Rosin retains a high amount of terpenes, which are responsible for the flavor and aroma profiles of a specific strain of flower. Many people prefer Rosin because of the delicious and natural taste. When consuming Rosin you feel you are consuming a natural plant instead of the overwhelming taste of solvents. The health and safety benefits of solventless extraction is far reaching. By eliminating solvents from an organic plant you are preserving more terpenes, which accounts for the flavor and aroma profiles of the concentrate. Rosin contains zero residual solvents. Unlike BHO (butane hash oil), which requires a dangerous solvent, Rosin just requires heat and pressure. This means there’s zero risk of residuals in the end product, resulting in pure meds. Rosin is safer to produce. Solvent based methods are highly flammable and susceptible to explosion, Rosin can be done at home without any training or experience. Rosin is simple to make. With our equipment you can make fresh Rosin in a few minutes. Extremely versatile, it can be incorporated into just about every cannabis product you can imagine including edibles, topicals, and salves. VCM: You sell both commercial and personal machines. For a medical patient, please explain the ease of use with your machine. SJ: The process of making Rosin with the right equipment is extremely simple. All our machines have heated plates where you can set your desired temperature and a built in timer so you can set your desired time for length of press. Once that’s set you

31


500ml THC Distillate + Terpenes

Single Terpene Vape Carts

PINENE

LINALOOL THC distillate 500 mg

2X Terpene Combination Vape Carts

LIMONENE &

LINALOOL

LIMONENE &

TERPINOLENE

THC distillate

This is a marijuana product. Keep out of the reach of children.

Keep out of reach of children. For use by adults 21 years of age and older.


F

ADMIrS ee &o pen StION Pu o

blic

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

NOVEMBER 9 - NOVEMBER 11, 2018 * A NON-CONSUMPTION EVENT * AGES 21+ *

LIMITED EXHIBIT SPACE NOW AVAILABLE

WWW.HERBANEXPO.COM

702-971-0177


VEGAS CANNABIS // #702VCM //

VEGAS CANNABISMAG.COM

EDUCATION & HEALTH

>>> 7 OUT OF 10

t

COLORADO DISPENSARIES

Recommended Cannabis to Pregnant Women

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> By THE BEARD BROS. PHARMS he journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology released a study recently in which 400 Colorado cannabis dispensaries were contacted by telephone by a caller posing as a woman looking to alleviate pregnancy related nausea and anxiety.

Roughly 2/3 of the dispensary employees who went on to recommend cannabis use to the caller did so based off of “personal opinion”, and about a 1/3 of them specifically said that cannabis use is safe during pregnancy. Of the 400 contacts, 32% of the Colorado cannabis industry employees took the initiative to recommend that the caller speak to an actual healthcare provider before making a final decision. The stats skewed further when broken down between medical marijuana dispensaries and recreational outlets, with MMJ shops advising cannabis use during pregnancy 83% of the time, and rec shops doing so roughly 60% of the time. With cannabis use becoming more mainstream – particularly its medicinal use – more and more pregnant women are seeking guidance on whether or not it will be safe for them and for their unborn child. They could be contacting dispensaries like those singled out in Colorado for medical advice assuming that the employee who answers the phone knows what they are talking about and is actually representing the policy or protocol of their employer. 1 in 25 American women report using cannabis during pregnancy, so, the real question is: Is it safe to use cannabis as a part of your pregnancy regimen? Honestly, even in mid-2018 the science is severely lacking, and is based mostly off of anecdotal and observational reporting. The U.S. Center for Disease Control & Prevention have an entire webpage dedicated to the topic, and it contradicts itself in the first two paragraphs. It starts with this bit of info (emphasis ours): “As more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana, some pregnant women have turned to using marijuana to ease nausea or other pregnancy symptoms. However, researchers don’t know a lot about what the effects might be and while the research is in progress, most experts advise pregnant women not to use marijuana.”

34

Ok, pretty vanilla. Now paragraph two: “Many of the chemicals in marijuana (in particular, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC) can pass through a mother’s system to her baby and can negatively affect a baby’s health. Research shows that using marijuana while pregnant can cause health problems in newborns—including low birth weight. Using marijuana during pregnancy may also increase a baby’s risk of developmental problems.” Wait…didn’t they just get done admitting they don’t know shit about the effects? They offer a “case study” that is fabricated out of thin air in which “Samantha goes to see her doctor who tells her that there’s very little research to support marijuana being safe, and the research that has been done suggests mothers who use marijuana while pregnant can put their babies at increased risk for health problems—including low birth weight and developmental problems. Their children may also have attention and learning problems or trouble doing well in school as they get older.” Isn’t it just as accurate to state that, “Samantha goes to see her doctor who tells her that there’s very little research to support marijuana being unsafe…”? The CDC then goes on to recommend trying chicken soup instead of cannabis. Seriously. The problem is that it is considered unethical to introduce THC to a pregnant woman for the sole purpose of examining the results. The FDA had no problem testing and approving prescription pregnancy nausea pills like Diclegis, whose side effects include: restlessness, dry mouth, the pupils of your eyes become larger (dilated), sleepiness, dizziness, confusion, fast heart rate, seizures, muscle pain or weakness, and sudden and severe kidney problems, or even death. “Marijuana in pregnancy is ... not as black and white as something like alcohol,” says Dr. Katrina Mark, a practicing OBGYN and an assistant professor in the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.


Follow Beard Bros.: Instagram - @beardbros_pharms Facebook - @beardbrospharms Twitter - @beardbrospharms Web - beardbrospharms.com

Still, however, she warns that just because a cannabis dispensary is licensed as a “medical” outlet does not mean that the employees within are any sort of medical experts. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists also warns against cannabis use by pregnant women, but they too base that recommendation off of their own admitted ignorance, stating “there is insufficient data to evaluate the effects of marijuana use on infants during lactation and breastfeeding.” In the dispensary survey study, many employees specifically encouraged the caller to avoid discussing cannabis with their doctor, and that worries Dr. Mark more than anything else. She’s right, there are many variables in every pregnancy and an open dialogue between an expecting mother and their doctor is vitally important. Those who work in the cannabis industry, and those in the cannabis community, would do well to just stick to the facts when it comes to pot and pregnancy, and the fact is, we just do not know what if any negative impact it can have and any woman who plans to use it needs to be aware of that uncertainty. In the meantime, let’s continue to work to legalize the plant on the federal level so we can get the proper studies done and be able to offer more natural cannabis-based remedies for all types of discomfort and ailment.

Growing some of the finest craft cannabis in Southern California, brothers Bill and Jeff of Beard Bros. Pharms have also earned a reputation as outspoken advocates of the cannabis plant, and all of the benefits that it offers. Originally hailing from Florida & Pennsylvania, their outreach and influence on the cannabis culture quite literally spans across the country and beyond. With the recent launch of their own culturebased website at www.beardbrospharms.com, the Bros have begun curating their own original news content, upcoming cannabis related events, and more. Beard Bros. Pharms refuses to allow their dedication and genuine compassion to be stifled by the corporatization of the cannabis movement. With devoted support for veterans rights, patients rights, prisoners rights, and all of our rights over our own sovereignty as adults, Beard Bros. Pharms continues to harvest not only some of the best cannabis you’ll ever see but some of the best stories as well.

REFERENCES:https://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Abstract/publishahead/ Recommendations_From_Cannabis_Dispensaries_About.98083.aspx, https://www.cdc. gov/healthcommunication/toolstemplates/entertainmented/tips/marijuana-pregnancy.html, https://www.diclegis.com/en/diclegis/what-is-diclegis, https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/10/ health/cannabis-marijuana-dispensaries-pregnancy-study/index.html




VEGAS CANNABIS // #702VCM //

VEGAS CANNABISMAG.COM

a patient's perspective

TALES FROM THE CRIP

By Peter Jay

IT USED TO BE SO MUCH WORSE An often-visited concept in this column is that time and its passage is the only (ONLY!) thing which guarantees change in anything. It should be noted, however, that this is not always a good thing. Would you like an example? I would cite the World of Fashion, specifically men’s fashion, as an example. For convenience’s sake, we’ll only examine the tragedy that was 1970’s men’s apparel.

Do you know the leading cause of death for mankind? Spoiler alert: it’s ignorance, and it pretty much has always been so.

I am no clothes horse because, being disabled, I really don’t have to be. Trust me, when you see me staggering along using one of my many mobilityassistive devices, your FIRST thought will be “Gosh, I hope he doesn’t fall!”. Your SECOND thought will be “Gosh, I hope he doesn’t fall ON ME!!” My attire is generally the fourth or fifth thing about me that draws attention (I’m loud, too); as such, I am relatively immune to the dalliances and miscues of fashion. So. I know that this isn’t GQ, but what the hell was up with bell bottomed pants? How about those pastel leisure suits? The long-sleeved silk shirts worn unbuttoned to the waist, with gold chains weaving themselves into a thatch of manly chest pubes? Now we have skinny jeans instead of bell bottoms, charcoal sharkskin instead of lime sherbet polyester (in my closet, at least) and Hollister for everything else. Fashion has clearly evolved, but in a good way? I mentioned my incredible dislike of bell bottoms, right? I mean, WHAT WAS THE POINT?? Do you know who NEEDS to wear bell bottoms? SAILORS. Do you know WHY sailors wear them? Should they fall overboard, they can remove their heavy, water-logged pants without the need to remove their boots first, thus profoundly improving their chances of surviving “total immersion therapy”, as a Squid buddy once described falling into the drink. So, while bell bottoms were once considered tres fashionable, the passage of time has reduced them to ashes in the annals of fashion history, and good fucking riddance to them. Now, the $420 question is this: what do shameful fashion tragedies have to do with medical marijuana? I will answer with one word: trepanation. You know: the act of drilling a hole in your skull as a medical treatment for a whole variety of conditions. No? Any takers? I’m thinking of going into business with my buddy Makita. Email me if you’re interested. As

38

you are surely aware, there isn’t much medically that marijuana cannot do. Ok, perhaps it won’t do much to treat a gunshot wound, but if you’ve been brassed up, you should probably be seeking medical treatment somewhere and NOT hanging around getting high—


shit like that gives us all a bad name. What would convince somebody that drilling a hole into one’s skull is a good idea? Well, the Romans used it primarily for the same reason we still use it today, which is treating head injuries (subdural hematoma, specifically). But the fun was just beginning! As recently as the 1800s, trepanation was used to treat depression and epilepsy. Consider the lobotomy! We went from knocking holes into the heads of people who were ALREADY having a bad day to using a variety of head orifices (nostrils, eye sockets) to insert an icepick and literally shave away at the frontal lobe of the brain. The procedure was used to “treat” everything from depression to being bipolar to being antisocial—men used to bring their “uncooperative” (whatever the hell that meant) wives in for treatment. Did it work? Well, if you mean “did it reduce vibrant-iftroubled people into jelly-like husks of their former selves?”, then it sure the hell did work! No pesky complaining, sadness or overall ennui; rather, you now have a compliant, obedient loved-one lookalike. What’s not to love? It’s easy for us to recognize now that marijuana is an effective treatment for many of the same conditions as was the lobotomy, but apparently rolling papers were too expensive or in short supply back then. Do you know the leading cause of death for mankind? Spoiler alert: it’s ignorance, and it pretty much has always been so. Stupidity runs a close second (often on a scooter), but as often as not people do dumb shit because they just don’t know any better. They didn’t use marijuana for medical treatment because the field of medical marijuana wouldn’t even be a thing for another 100 years, at least not in this hemisphere—Asia had the jump on us by several centuries on that front. You don’t know what you don’t know until you manage to connect the dots and form new knowledge; this is how we learn. Medical marijuana is finally a recognized treatment option for many of us; hopefully one day our current trepanning-equivalents will be replaced by newer and better THC- and CBD- medications and finally put those damned skull-drill manufacturers out of business for good. Contact for Trepanation: PeterJayTrey@gmail.com Archive: PeterJay.Weebly.com





Nevada Cannabis Industry Surges High; Positions >>> Heavy Hitting National Politicians Take Pro-Cannabis

T

By: Dr. Aseem Sappal

hough Nevada’s cannabis industry is still getting off the ground, it has collected $30+ million in tax revenue as of February 2018. In July 2017— the state’s first month of adult-use cannabis sales—tax revenue hit $3.7 million and by October 2017 tax revenue hit a peak of nearly $5.84 million. Unlike other states, Nevada implemented its legalized adult-use cannabis six months ahead of the new year. To give some perspective on Nevada’s growth, consider that Colorado received $11 million in tax revenue during its first six months of adult-use cannabis sales. Cannabis analysts project that Nevada’s legal cannabis market to be worth $622 million by 2020. Why such success in Nevada? Much of it could be contributed to tourist-friendly Las Vegas. Over 40 million people visit Las Vegas each year. Anyone over the age of 21 can legally purchase cannabis at any of several the state licensed retail stores in the city. To discourage visitors from transporting cannabis outside the state, 20 amnesty boxes—green metal bins for use by airline passengers to dispose of cannabis before boarding a flight—were installed in high traffic areas of McCarran, Henderson Executive and North Las Vegas airports. But don’t expect to consume cannabis inside a Las Vegas casino. The state’s Gaming Policy Commission considered changing its regulations earlier this year due to the increasing number of cannabis conventions and trade shows coming to Las Vegas. However, state gaming regulations prohibit cannabis smoking lounges at resort properties, landlord-tenant relationships for the sale, cultivation or distribution of cannabis, and financing deals that benefit either a gaming company or a cannabis provider. In April the Commission voted to clarify the regulations to prohibit visibly impaired people from gambling; that includes customers who are under the influence of alcohol, cannabis or other substances. The Gaming Commission has long held the position of remaining legal under the federal Controlled Substances Act and the revised regulations reinforce this. While the Nevada cannabis industry continues to move forward, some heavyhitting national politicians are taking pro-cannabis positions. In a bold move, Senator Cory Gardner (R) refused to vote on Justice Department nominees in a standoff over legalized cannabis with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which ended with Trump promising to support states’ rights to decide their own approaches to cannabis. In April, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D) of New York announced his intention to introduce comprehensive cannabis reform legislation. Last year Senator Cory Booker introduced the Marijuana Justice Act, which has a House version introduced by Representatives Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna of California. While Schumer’s bill would remove cannabis from the Federal Controlled Substances Act, the Marijuana Justice Act goes further to fully legalize cannabis at the federal level and expunge convictions for cannabis use and possession, and invest in communities most impacted by the failed War on Drugs. Earlier this month Senator Dianne Feinstein (D), a longtime opponent of legalizing adult-use cannabis, announced that she is open to considering federal protection for state-legalized cannabis. Senator Kamala Harris also announced her sponsorship of Booker’s Marijuana Justice Act, along with Senators Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Ron Wyden. This year may be the year for the Democratic party to speak with one voice.

ABOUT US Founded in 2007, Oaksterdam University is America’s first cannabis college with educational roots going back to 1995. OU has established itself as the world’s leading cannabis college with over 35,000 Alumni worldwide.

What sets us apart • Indoor and outdoor horticulture training • Business, medical and legal courses • The most recognized faculty in the industry • The only hands-on cultivation lab in the world • Grow lab demonstrations • Mastery exercises designed to help you retain the content • Professional networking opportunities with established entities • OU also trains local, state and international government & regulatory agencies • OU Online available across all desktops and mobile devices OAKSTERDAM.COM (510) 251-1544 1734 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94612

@oaksterdamuniversity

ENROLL ONLINE!




happiness FUNKY FRESH

1

PHOTOS BY BILL SHEHAN

2 DAB KLEEN

THE BROTHERS APOTHECARY HEMP-DERIVED CBD INFUSED TEA Checkout The Brothers Apothecary's CBD infused herbal & caffeinated teas which are handcrafted in Portland, Oregon. Available in five flagship flavors, each uniquely blended & paired with powerful, therapeutic herbs and medicinals: Golden Dream, Mellow Mint, Buddha's Berry, Chai Awakening & Highbiscus. Each package contains 3 40mg tea bags. thebrothersapothecary.com $15

3 OFFICIAL GENIUS PATRIOTIC HATS Celebrate the 4th of July in style with these newly released Official Genius hats and beanies. Available online, at your local smoke shop, or from the Genius himself. officiallygenius.com Prices Vary

Perfect for cleaning your rig. These Dab Kleen cotton tips have twice the normal tip size with a thick point on one end and a large swirled honey catcher on the other end. Each package contains 200 tips. dabkleen.com $5.99

4

DIPPER VAPORIZER LIMITED EDITION OCEAN BLUE The Dipper is a unique and multi-functional concentrate vaporizer. The innovative Vapor Tip Atomizer is a convenient and simple way to dab without a rig and torch or any loading. The Quartz Crystal Atomizer allows the user to load the Dipper like a traditional pack-and-go pen but get a true dab hit. Ocean Blue is only available in a limited release, and 5% of sales will go to a world-leading marine conservation organization! dipstickvapes.com $149.99




For use only by adults 21 years of age and older. Keep out of reach of children.


Experience The World’s Largest Business to Business Counterculture Trade Show!

E QUALI OIC

TY

CH

CHAMPS Has Everthing For Your Store! 100% NATURAL R SYN THET

IC

NE

VE

®

Fetish Urine

CULTURE M

BETHLEHEM APPARATUS

BETHLEHEM BURNERS

A

G

A

Z

I

N

E



VEGAS CANNABIS // #702VCM //

VEGAS CANNABISMAG.COM

>>>>>>>> MUSIC SPOTLIGHT

J RAS J Ras grew up in the Foothills in and around the Auburn area. He started taking music seriously when he was about 15 years old when his first hip hop group “Hypothetically Lost Souls” started doing performances out at renegade parties in the woods. The word got out around town and soon a local bar asked him to put a show together. J Ras booked the acts, made the flyer, put on the show, and the rest is history. The self made, artist, writer and promotor got his start and hasn't stopped or looked back since. Now with a new band, polished sound and great vibe, J-Ras and the Higher Elevation are ready to take things to another level.

The J-Ras musical influences cover a pretty broad range as music has always been a big part of his family. As a child, his dad was always and still is his biggest influence, he fondly remembers watching him play the drums for hours and host many local events as the MC. At an early age, J-Ras was most drawn to the drums and sounds of hip hop and reggae. One of his first performances was the song “Mr. Wendell” by Arrested Development in his fifth grade talent show. So, although he was influenced by punk rock, jazz, and much more, it was really hip hop acts like Arrested Development, A Tribe Called Quest, Pharcyde alongside reggae acts like

Music, Family and Good Vibes!

Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, and of course Bob Marley that really impacted his early style the most and helped him find his sound. Around 2007 near Sacramento, SouLifted started as a collaborative group of local artists and producers. A collective of five artists that released one full length album together before members starting moving or focusing more on solo careers and other projects. This was around the same time he started going by the name J-Ras as before that he had been part of a local band called “Heart, Life and Soul” who often played in the Tahoe area. The SouLifted name stuck and J-Ras kept the branding going creating their own independent label. So far, all of their albums have been released under SouLifted Records. They also record and produce most of the music out of the house studio. In 2014, the Vans Warped tour was a major turning point for J-Ras as an artist. They had done a couple shows, even a short west coast run on Warped Tour prior but there’s nothing quite like doing the whole run across the US. It really is like a boot camp for musicians, and if you can successfully make it through a whole Warped you’ll be ready for any tour! Being able to travel across the US and wake up in a new city to perform

52

BY DUSTIN AMATO

in front of new fans everyday is quite the opportunity, but it didn’t come easy either. No matter how hard they partied the night before, they always had to be up at 7am to meet the crew for stage placement and setup, then host and perform all day just to pack up and do it again and again and again. Sometimes in stretches of ten or more days straight, just a run of shows with no days off but all the hard work paid off and the experience was priceless. J-Ras formed new relationships and was able to jam and go crazy on stage with bands like Pacific Dub in a fun high energy environment! All that training has led him to his latest project. The Higher Elevation. J-Ras had been playing with sax/flute player T Wrecks consistently for a few years as a duo with other backing bands. In 2017 they decided to form a band after jamming with the band Two Peace. Then ChaZz reached out about playing some guitar, and soon after the final lineup was created. The Higher Elevation was born. Jacob on bass and Nick on keys/ vocals (Two Peace), ChaZz on guitar, Scott Lee aka DJ SLee on drums, and of course T Wrecks and J-Ras. It was a natural fit and came together very organically. The name fits them as well because they are spread out around the hills of Northern California in the higher elevations and come


VEGASCANNABISMAG.COM

together to make high energy music to uplift the people. After years of searching for the right band they finally found the right crew! I was able to catch up with J-Ras and ChaZz and talk with them about the new band. DUSTIN AMATO: What’s it

like adding ChaZzy ChaZz on Guitar? J-Ras: Man it’s been badass having ChaZzy on guitar and as an overall presence in the band! He adds a lot on and off stage and his style has brought a new dimension to our live sound and added

\\ #702VCM \\ VEGAS CANNABIS

life to new tracks! Stoked for what’s to come and to have him do more writing for new material as well. He’s also got a pretty good sense of humor which helps with the bansha bansha!! Haha DA: ChaZz, Whats it like rocking with J Ras?

ChaZz: Fuckin EPIC!! J Ras & the Higher Elevation is literally my calling. The vibe of each member on a personal level is blessed, just a rad group of dudes all around. The fact that all the members also have solid rhythm, similar music styles, and knowledge of

53


great community and vibe in Tahoe and the surrounding areas. I’m in Grass Valley now and it has a similar feel as Tahoe to me. I spent a lot of time in Tahoe City as a kid and have always been grateful for the powerful energy of the lake and the awesome people in and around the area. DA: What is your Favorite Strain? J-Ras: It’s hard to say one absolute favorite, but I’m definitely an OG guy. Love any kind of kush and there have been a lot of good crosses lately. But I’ll take some good organic outdoor Tahoe OG over anything any day!! their instruments is a major plus. Combined, we have a huge sound and can literally freestyle live on the spot and it sounds like it's a song in our actual set. DA: I’m digging the live show, what is it that sets you guys apart ? ChaZz: J Ras is an amazing entertainer and a high energy front man. He brings the best out of all of us collectively. If there’s no groove, there’s no dance. That's what makes music special in my opinion. We have plenty of that and more with JRas & The Higher Elevation. JRas and I work well together on the business side of the band, and the similarities between our contacts still trips me out. We definitely ran with the same crowds. DA: So is there a new Higher Elevation album in the works? J-Ras: Yes!! Our new single “Crash Down” will be released this summer followed by a new EP or possibly full length album. If you’ve seen

our live show you might have heard Crash Down and some of the other new tunes we’re working on and in the process of recording now. We’ve been adding more elements from the band to the tunes as well and it’s definitely our best work to date. DA: ChaZz, How involved are you with the songwriting and recording of the new project? ChaZz: We are all great songwriters, that's why I have so much faith in this project. I can't say any artists are better than any other, but I’m excited about what we are putting together. J-Ras is a great producer/ songwriter and he brings us a lot of sick rhythms from himself and other outside well-known producers. Nick our keyboardist/singer is also in Two Peace with our bass player Jacob, they both bring forward some great material also. We are melding together well. DA: So mostly guitar, or are you helping with choruses and stuff as well ? What new

track are you working on right now? ChaZz: I never stop writing, haven't stopped since I was 16 years old. I definitely have an arsenal of riffs and progressions that we haven't even had to tap into yet. Our raw creation is what currently melds our sound. Right now our set is super solid, and we haven't written out much new material but we have been adding songs to our set just from us jamming. I would say if we had a solid 2 week span of just us writing together we would probably have about 4 albums worth of tracks at our speed of creativity. But so far our new single "Crash Down" is going to be huge! It's our loudest reaction during our live shows every time. I fuckin' love playing that song! DA: What’s your favorite part about living near Tahoe? J-Ras: Living near Tahoe!! Haha. But really I love the forest and trees, the weather, the lake and the rivers, and mostly THE PEOPLE. Such a

DA: Does Cannabis help with the creative process? J-Ras: Absolutely! I’ve used cannabis consistently for many years now and have always preferred it over other medications. I started using it for dietary problems and constant migraines and it has helped me to pretty much overcome both. Along with more healthier eating habits, cannabis has been a big component in my overall health and well being. I do like to use it for creative purposes too, and I love to improvise, freestyle, and even produce music after smoking or vaping. I’m not too big on edibles unless it’s after a show, but I also use CBD products for my back and shoulder pain, and headaches. I think it’s great to see our local communities starting to recognize and acknowledge the benefits of cannabis more, and thank people like you guys for being on the forefront of the positive change and education around cannabis!



Heritage

Tattoo LAS VEGAS

QUA L I T Y, D E D I C AT I O N, FA M I LY

@HeritageTattooLV To see our artists’ work, read testimonials, or book an appointment, visit us online at HERITAGETATTOOLV.COM We are dedicated to high-quality tattoos with a low-brow atmosphere. If you’re looking for a shop that’s all about great tattoos and humble artists, you’ve found it!

AARON @aaronneiman

BRETT

@brettrosepiler

ANTHONY @anthony_n_ ortega

KENT

@kent.kelley

3827 E. Sunset Rd. Unit J Las Vegas, NV 89120 (702)272-1222

JOSH

@joshetch54

NOEL

@vegasnoel333

MIC

@micwesker

BRANDON @spider624



NOW OFFERI N G NEVADA’S BE S T DI SPENSARY REWARDS PR O G R A M . DESI GNED WIT H Y O U IN MI ND.

EARN 3% B A C K ON EVERYT H I N G YOU SPEND

VIE W OUR ME N U AT INYOLASVEGA S .C O M

2 5 2 0 S M A RY L A N D P K W Y # 2 , L A S V E G A S , N V 8 9 1 0 9 MON–THU 9A–10P | FRI–SAT 9A–11P | SUN 9A–6P

K E E P O UT O F T HE R E A C H O F C HI L D R E N F O R US E O NLY B Y A D ULT S 2 1 Y E A R S O F A G E A ND O L D E R


VEGASCANNABISMAG.COM

\\ #702VCM \\ VEGAS CANNABIS

>>>>>>>>>>>>>

PHOTO BY: MIKE POWERS

the country with a band when I was 20 and went to bars all across the country. And I’m sure that’s still happening today. I was a full on, pill popping junkie for more years than I’d like to remember. Some pharmaceuticals were obtained through doctors, but MOST came from buying from people off the streets who were also getting it through doctors and pharmacies. Nevada needs to help cut down the REAL drug problem and not continue making it harder for adults to find relief with a nontoxic plant.

WITH ROB RUCKUS

TOO MANY REGS! Well, it’s summertime. And it’s getting hot! So, who should we go off on this month? How about, The State of Nevada. The new regulations that are coming out at an alarming rate are just ridiculous! I am very happy to live in a state that tests our medicine to make sure there are no residual pesticides, nutrients, mold, mildew, and metals. We have growers and production houses that are held to a higher standard, ensuring we get the best and cleanest medicine possible. And, our dispensaries are clean, safe, and (hopefully) staffed with educated budtenders. However, the regulations the State is now coming up are doing nothing but hurting our industry. It seems most of the new regulations are just adding to the stigma of cannabis when they should be working with us to remove it. The newest one I’m sure you’re all noticing is dispensaries scanning I.D.’s when you enter their facility. While I’m told all the scanned files are deleted daily, I’m just wondering why they need to be scanned in the first place? Are there really that many kids under 21 making fake I.D.’s just to go into a dispensary and pay more than they would on the streets? We already have trained security to check identification at the door. What is the use of putting another delay in front of patients who are sometimes in pain and simply looking for relief? The State has to be aware that the majority of medical marijuana patients are tired of worrying about the government. I myself am pushing 48 years old. My whole life I had to hide my cannabis use. I’ve been threatened with jail since I started using. Just because cannabis has been legal in Nevada for almost a year doesn’t take away that built in paranoia. I know I’m not the only one. I still look over my shoulder when I leave work. It’s hard to shake the feeling they are still after me. Wouldn’t it have made more sense to implement this into bars and pharmacies first? I mean, I had a fake I.D. when I was 17 years old so I could get into bars to see bands. I spent YEARS in bars before I turned 21. I toured

There are more regulations happening on an almost daily basis. No more see through packages and all non-medical edibles will be broken down into 10mg doses. Again, I have to wonder, if cannabis is being regulated like alcohol, why aren’t whiskey or wine bottles being separated into doses? Why is there not a limit on how much booze you can buy in a day? Why is the State continuing to put up roadblocks and continuing to spread the stigma we are trying to destroy when they are doing nothing but making millions of dollars in taxes. Cannabis is making a difference for those fighting addiction and disease, and legal cannabis is bringing down crime and bringing in much needed revenue for Nevada. So for goodness sake, quit with the bullshit regs that treat adults like kids and get to the important stuff. Here’s a thought, work on getting the lounges in place so the people (tourists included) who are paying you all this tax money can have a legal SAFE place to go and are not forced to medicate in parking lots or in the shadows. Focus Nevada, Focus! Stay Up, Stay Educated, and Stay Hydrated! Rob Ruckus is a Nevada medical marijuana patient, and budtender at Inyo Fine Cannabis, a long-time Las Vegas resident and cannabis activist, star of A&E's Bad Ink, musician and host of Ruckus on the Radio.

59


TAXI ADVERTISING.

GET YOUR SHARE OF THE

GREEN.

Targeted Advertising that will reach the nearly 43 million visitors numerous times during their visit. Tony Preus

702-496-2470

TaxiAdsLasVegas.com



WHAT’S GOOD IN

C U R AT E D BY

BILL SHEHAN

NEVADA

Dispensaries GREEN LIFE PRODUCTIONS VCM #2

A few months back, we announced that GLP and Vegas Cannabis Magazine were narrowing down the VCM Phenohunt. Steve Cantwell, GLP’s Undisputed Light Heavyweight Champion of the Motherfuckin’ World, decided that I would have to come chop down the loser (2nd Place) with an axe and feed her to the winner (via mulch). Well, I dodged the bullet (or axe) because he just couldn’t destroy such a lovely loser. Check out the numbers on the second favorite. Look, this ain’t Cobra Kai. Second place is beautiful. Besides, this is the Silver State, and the silver medalist already got smoked once. That’s gold! THC- 25.87% Myrcene- 13.3mg/g Caryophyllene- 8.9mg/g Limonene- 3.8mg/g Humulene- 2.9mg/g Linalool- 2.2mg/g

GREEN LIFE PRODUCTIONS SPOONFUL OF SUGAR VCM #2

Just a spoonful of VCM makes the magazines go down. Just cuz you hand out massages to budtenders doesn’t guarantee your “happy ending”. While you were dimming the lights, and using smoke and mirrors to impress your audience, we were making Whoopi, and high-fiving the Golden Knights. If you’re here for the Vegas Cannabis scoop, you came to the right place. We’re not gonna mislead you, or get you all excited for some bullshit. We want you to like our magazine for our content, not because we put hands on everyone in your dispensary. We are not here to arouse anything except your interest in our brand, and the companies that support our progressive movement. Man, pack me a bowl of this precious, 55%THC, VCM2 Sugar. Fill it to the rim, that’s all the solemn, tranquility I need. THC- 55.8% Caryophyllene- 9.5mg/g Myrcene- 6.2mg/g Limonene- 5.6mg/g Linalool- 4.0mg/g Humulene- 3.3mg/g

NATURE’S CHEMISTRY Purple Trainwreck

Shit. I got so high from this light, colorful flower that I thought we smoked it all before it was actually gone. When I saw the jar at my house, I realized what had happened. We smoked a king-size Genius spliff, and I liked it so much, I broke my regular protocol and my subconscious alter-ego attempted to bring it home before the introduction was written. Well, here we are. Me and the Purple Trainwreck jar. Time to bask in the fruitful benefits of Nature’s newest Chemistry. I love playing on the purple train tracks. Playing chicken is a win, win. I think I might just let this train run me over. Fuck it. Tie me to the tracks. THC- 26.19% Myrcene- 16mg/g Ocimene- 2.2mg/g Caryophyllene- 1.7mg/g Limonene- 1.3mg/g Linalool- 1.0mg/g


VEGASCANNABISMAG.COM

\\ #702VCM \\ VEGAS CANNABIS

PRODUCTS SCARLET OILWORKS Orange Cookies Cartridge

SCARLET OILWORKS Pineapple D.I.M.E.S. Gummies

Scarlet Oilworks slaps you in the cheeks with a sweet and snappy flavored distillate infused gummy. These tart snappers are equally micro-dosed in less than 5mg per serving, allowing the consumer to carefully monitor their intake, gradually ingesting these edibles until satisfaction is achieved. This delicious flavor creates a nice aftertaste. Get them, there’s no time to waste. Total THC- 101.2mg Servings/Package- 23 THC/Serving- 4.4mg

KENNY’S Java Baked

Scarlet Oilworks has to hand over the rest of the terpene labs here. Man, there still may be terpenes that are over 1% that aren’t listed. Anything under 19.4mg/g (1.94%) goes unrecognized by consumers because companies are only required to list the top 3 terps. THC doesn’t matter here. Terpinolene helps you rest, and is great for cleaning up internal bacteria and fungus. Caryophyllene and Terpinene are anti-anxiolytic. This oil is packaged to vaporize, but you may want to ingest it to achieve maximum cellular results.

This particular distillate comes in a glass syringe, making it easy to pistol it. Pinch out a little, or toss it all in your banger. You be the boss. Scarlet Oilworks has done a great job revamping their oil selection this month. It’s worth your while, and Canopi keeps their prices at bargain rates. You can squeeze it into a joint for a special treat. Get it. THC- 86.829% CBD- 12.11mg/g CBN- 9.86mg/g Caryophyllene- 7.7mg/g Bisabolol- 3.3mg/g

THC- 15.9% Terpinene- 30mg/g Terpinolene- 26.6mg/g Caryophyllene- 19.4mg/g

Yeah. At first glance, I didn’t expect this tiny chocolate morsel to have much of an impact on me, but this crunchy, creamy popper grabbed ahold of me tightly. I eat these daily and nightly. Kenny’s Chocolate will have you making caveman noises all night long. Will it ever stop? Yo, I don’t know. As the gourmet chocolate melts in your mouth, your tongue will pick up tiny coffee bean fragments for your teeth to crunch on, and your eyeballs will hunt down the next little victim. It’s history, and no mystery why they’re gone. Fill the bag home boy! Don’t lag. I want: Kenny’s, beer, and a pack of Zig-Zag’s. Total THC- 23.04mg Servings- 2 THC/Serving- 11.52mg

SCARLET OILWORKS Orange Cookies Distillate

BLUE MAGIC CO2 Infused Fruit Punch Preroll

You can find this Blue Magic Preroll at any Canopi Dispensary, and you’ll find it’ll cure your dysentery. a-Pinene is a diuretic in addition to having bronchodilating effects on your tight, restricted lungs. Maybe you’re lookin’ to just smoke on a joint that’s almost 35%? Here ya go, Daddio! Puff away and enjoy the day with this distillate-infused preroll. It’ll take its toll on your soul if you blow this joint solo dolo. That’s the point. THC- 34.84% CBD- 5.9mg/g CBN- 3.3mg/g a-Pinene- 22.5mg/g cis-Nerolidol- 1.7mg/g Caryophyllene- 0.7mg/g

63


VEGAS CANNABIS // #702VCM //

VEGAS CANNABISMAG.COM

KABUNKY Pure Prez

KABUNKY Kimbo Kush Shatter

Love, love, love me some Kabunky Shatter. It doesn’t matter which strain you’re dabbing. if it’s Kabunky, it’s stable and it’s dreamy. Warm up your dab tool before attempting to use it on this Kimbo Kush Shatter, or it will explode and scatter into oblivion. You can handle it with your phalanges without getting all sticky and messy, as well. Just snap off a little triangle or rhombus or whichever geometrical shape you desire. This Kimbo Kush is fire at 82% THC. You’ll find me in the Nevada Made lobby like a freak a couple times a week. I live at The Lennox, right up the creek.

I squished this in the trusty Rosin Tech heat press. These Kabunky nugs were perfect for pressing into rosin. Loaded with trichomes, Pure Prez was dripping off the parchment paper. What a good problem to have. I was happy to catch the errant drops with a quick dab tool as my safety net. Straight to the nail with this President. The flavor tasted to me like a nutty light green color, on my Olfactory Color Chart. THC- 19.16% Caryophyllene- 3.23mg/g Limonene- 1.11mg/g Myrcene- 0.75mg/g

KABUNKY Blue Dream Krumble

Are people still mad at Blue Dream for its prolific dissemination of its seed, and abundance of oil and flower affiliated with its genetics? I’m over it, and I never really understood why people would be mad at weed anyway. Blue Dream has a complete and storied terpenoid profile that I know wasn’t even recognized as common knowledge until just recently. So what was the stink about? I get more irritated when people talk about their favorite strands. I'm down to dab any Kabunky Krumble, no matter what strain I get stranded with. I’m never too blue to dream BIG. THC- 80.9% CBD- 2.0mg/g CBN- 2.0mg/g Caryophyllene- 0.72mg/g Pinene(a+b)Linalool- 0.11mg/g Myrcene- 0.1mg/g

THC- 82.2% CBD- 1.9mg/g CBN- 0.85mg/g Caryophyllene- 0.65mg/g Pinene(a+b)- 0.38mg/g Limonene- 0.43 Myrcene- 0.12mg/g

EVERGREEN ORGANICS Medical Patients ONLY MAXIMUM THC Chocolate Bar

Oh man, this was so necessary. I killed this bar as soon as I got situated for the night. All 10 squares down the hatch. When I saw the THC content, I appreciated the inflated number, but I must admit that I still underestimated it. I have polished off over 8000 mg of THC in one day at a High Times Festival, and I’m no stranger to pushing my tolerance. I would have eaten 2 without hesitation… This BEASTY BAR… (whew) had me drooling all over my beard in a half hour. I felt punch drunk and a bit like my brain was not in charge of my motor skills. This chocolate bar is available only to medical patients and is a cost effective way to medicate for those in need of a higher THC amount to combat pain. Total THC- 436.686mg THC/Serving- 43.6696mg

64

Servings/Package- 10


PRODUCTS

REMEDY/TERPX Sweet Beans Live Resin Sugar

I’m too high to scrutinize this shit. How about I just tell you how I feel? Amazing and lazy, my head is spinning like crazy. If I’m pickin’ wax from flowers, this is my daisy. The forecast outside today is a bit hazy. Think I might flip or slip, don’t even trip. Cause I'm a destroyer. My homey Mitch Bisson is my lawyer. I feel incredibly tenacious, and incredulously contagious. These Sweet Beans are my magical fruit, the more I dab, the more I hoot. The more I hoot, the more you holler, Sweet Beans Sugar for every baller. Take this to the house and slam it down for the home crowd. Ahhh the crowd goes wild. THC- 80.95% CBD- 1.3mg/g CBN- 1.03mg/g Myrcene- 15.7mg/g Terpinolene- 12mg/g Ocimene- 8.3mg/g

REMEDY/TERPX Head Dream OG Crumble

Remedy offers up a few smash up concentrates this month, including this Headband/Blue Dream blend. It’s a true crumble, but with a little moisture behind it, which is a perfect texture. I hate when I have a container full of powder. This crumble is not hard to handle. And at 80%, you don’t need much to get that desired feeling. Lean back with over 1% Myrcene. I like the terpenoid entourage combination here, Caryophyllene and Linalool provide anxiety and stress relief. Such a chill remedy for a long, hard day at work. You deserve it. Your dabs are waiting. THC- 80.4% CBD- 1.7mg/g Myrcene- 12.9mg/g Linalool- 7.1mg/g Caryophyllene- 6.1mg/g

REMEDY/TERPX Bio Glue Live Resin Badder

Man this Terpx hash disappears so fast around here. Last time I looked, it was nearly full. I’m a fool for this Bio Glue. It’s easy to handle with a dab tool, a little like Play-Doh. Scoop up a hefty chunk of this material, and drop it into a properly-cooled quartz banger, and you’ll be set. I bet no one would be angered if you dropped some into a wax pen and smoked it outside. Take a ride over to Silver Sage Wellness and hook up some of this goodness. Gracious head changes are coming to those who get up on this. Bio Glue is pure bliss. THC- 82.42% CBD- 1.7mg/g Myrcene- 23.6mg/g Limonene- 10.1mg/g Caryophyllene- 6.5mg/g

TRYKE EDIBLES Tinctures: CBD, THC, 1:1

These all new Tryke Tinctures, available at Reef Dispensaries come in 3 different formulas. Whether you are looking for CBD only, a balanced 1:1 or THC only, Tryke has you covered. Taken sublingually, these are a great way to medicate throughout the day. And, the measured droppers allow you to gauge your intake appropriately. THC Tincture Total THC- 250mg

1:1 Tincture Total THC- 250mg Total CBD- 250mg

CBD Tincture Total CBD- 1,000mg


TROKIE Microdose Capsules

TROKIE CBD Relief Transdermal Patches

These patches will dull just about any nagging pain, except “a nagging, pain in the ass.” Trokie can’t help you with that. These CBD patches are intended for external use only, and can easily be cut into smaller pieces for multiple applications smaller, precise areas needing pain relief. Doing this allows you to get more value from this product. There is nothing psychoactive about it. Just Cannabidiol.

These Trokie Microdose Capsules are the perfect option for medical patients looking for low psychoactivity with a balanced cannabinoid profile. Controlled dosing is a great way for patients to receive consistent relief throughout the day. Start with one capsule, wait for an hour or two and assess your pain level to determine if another capsule is needed - medicating this way allows you to ingest the lowest amount of THC while achieving maximum results. THC/Capsule- 9.12mg CBD/Capsule- 5.96mg

Patches/Package- 2 CBD/Patch-25mg

TROKIE 15:1 THC/CBD Mint Squares

I enjoyed the fast-acting relief, easily-attained in these futuristic, medicinally-minded ingestibles. They are smooshy yet firm, malleable yet durable. They are an anomaly. The words used to describe the texture of Trokie 4-square lozenges are contradictory to each other, but it’s all true. If you haven’t experienced one yet, get out there and utilize your Buccal System. What the hell is that? It’s the delivery method using the mucous membranes in between your upper lip and gums to quickly administer medicine or an antidote without the chance of harsh gastrointestinal enzymes breaking down the medicine into an unusable matter. Total THC- 88.1mg Total CBD- 0.6mg

SILVER STATE TRADING VCDC Oil Hybrid Silver Stick Cartridge

PINEAL Bubblegum Kush Terp Sauce

This should be on every dispensary shelf in Nevada. What an excellent additive this is for any THC dab. I like to think of it as a spice or seasoning because it makes mouth-watering cloud hits when you mix it up a little. One day, it was the first thing I hit, and I gave it about 30 minutes before I hit something with THC. I liked the way I felt - good and calm, without the “melt” associated with THC and restricted use products. This is over the counter, so anyone can be a wholesaler. Check them out online at cbdconcentrates.com. CBD- 75%

This is a complete cannabinoid+terpenoid package here for someone who has pain, and needs a little rest and relaxation. Hit this cartridge a few times, and feel the way a human being should. The THC isn’t that strong by itself, but when you take it with CBD and Myrcene, it feels quite stronger, and the effects will last quite a bit longer. This is perfect for quick relief on the go. It comes in handy in between dabs. THC- 45.7% CBD- 33.1% CBC- 1.7% Myrcene- 13.4mg/g Caryophyllene- 7.5mg/g Bisabolol- 7.3mg/g


VEGASCANNABISMAG.COM

\\ #702VCM \\ VEGAS CANNABIS

PRODUCTS

VADER EXTRACTS Space Candy Shatter

My wife took a ride in an automobile to pick this up. Then I took that Space Candy from my baby. Vader has a tight grip on the Vegas shatter game. This lip-smacking BHO is out of this world. A little dab will do you, so use it sparingly. But I won’t get mad at’cha if you smash the whole half gram. There’s always more Vader fuel at the nearest dispensary space station. Light speed ahead! THC- 65.55% Limonene- 7.38mg/g Caryophyllene- 6.35mg/g Linalool- 4.01mg/g

VADER EXTRACTS 24 Karat Gold Shatter

Oohwie! Baby, look at that shine! Hold this up to the light and see how that Vader 24 Karat Gold shatter shimmers. It’s like lookin’ at high beams, hit the dimmers. Hit the dab rig get your shit together. This shatter offers a little pep in your step, with no hitch in your giddyup. It’s a great wax that smacks you in the back of your slacks. The boost of Caryophyllene should relax any potential panic attacks. Load up and stack a few packs of 24K next to your gold bars and Cuban cigars. Flex that Versace and that Vader on those haters. Bling Bling. THC- 70.11% Limonene- 4.27mg/g Caryophyllene- 3.14mg/g Linalool- 2.58mg/g

VADER EXTRACTS Sour Banana Sherbet Shatter

Excellence...time after time, packet after packet. My expectations grow with every new flavor. I savor the consistency and the proficiency of Vader Extracts. Sour Banana Sherbet is no black sheep neither. In fact, this shatter makes it difficult to choose a favorite among the three Vader products introduced this month. I can’t choose. You be the judge. I think I would have to give this one the nudge. THC- 71.77% Caryophyllene- 5.94mg/g Limonene- 5.47mg/g Myrcene- 4.17mg/g

NATURE’S CHEMISTRY Star Killer

MARY'S NUTRITIONALS Muscle Freeze

Mary's Muscle Freeze is great for recovery after a workout. It cools when applied making it perfect for light muscle strains, soreness or stiffness. Pick this up next time you are at The Source and give it a try. Elite Hemp Extract- 75mg Cannabidiol Complex

Back so soon?! I can’t say no to to this gangsta flower. You can take your hands off of those pistols. We don’t wanna fuck up the stomata we got growin’ here. No need to put the iron to the back of my head. I’ll take that shit to the head every month if you want me to. No need for persuasion or an invasion. No need to say hello to your little friends. NatChem, your gunpoint is my funpoint. I’m not afraid of the big, bad Star Killer. No need to be. Cuz I’ll huff and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow that killer down so we can all keep huffin’ & puffin’, and blowin’ Vegas Cannabis until nothin’ can be found anywhere around this town. Don’t frown. I’m just bein’ a killer clown. THC- 25.85% Limonene- 6.3mg/g Linalool- 3.3mg/g

Myrcene- 14.3mg/g Caryophyllene- 5.9mg/g Humulene- 1.9mg/g

67


A music festival inspired, uniquely millennial brand with British roots and a free spirit. felix & Ambrosia bring an affordable line of eco-friendly CBD wellness products for concert goers who live, eat, and breathe outdoor music festivals.

BUY IT NOW AT FELIXANDAMBROSIA.COM THIS IS A CBD PRODUCT. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.


MAKE IT LAST WITH JACK

Knob Polish is specially formulated for all intimate experiences. Formulated from the highest quality water based ingredients, Knob Polish is a slick lubricant that is paraben and glycerin free. Our long lasting water based lubricant never gets sticky or tacky.

@PRODUCTSBYJACK | PRODUCTSBYJACK.COM THIS IS A CBD PRODUCT. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. DO NOT CONSUME.


RECREATIONAL

4850 W SUNSET RD. #130 LAS VEGAS, NV 89118 7022061313 W W W. P L A N E T 1 3 L A S V E G A S . CO M


Just Your NORML Puzzle.. Bong Bud Cultivate Dispensary Fyah Hash High Indica Irie Joint Mary Jane NORML Pot Rig Sativa Shatter Skunk Spliff Terpene THC Tincture Vaporizer A Custom WordSearch by Gail Marie Beckman

L W I J Z K N U K S J A E O N Z T

M A Y R H I P K N P R I G H T E S

C Z T T I J O I T L E N I C Q I F

R A I J S E T A V I T L U C I O Y

O L N C A N N Y B F T N M O J D R

N A C N H M V A R F A M E R B F I

B O T Q A T H P E A H T K O O F A

Q D U B V B G O Z T S I A E D N S

A N R S I R I L I X O N V N Q I R

E P E R T D H N R V N C E E T L E

I R O N P A V B O N G T T P R P P

H I H G A F H S P I S R A R S S Z

E T N I O J A J A O D E S E K I I

C H R D Q H Y Z V T O F Y T A H D

V C O T I E F R M A I R J A U N E

A V T L U C E H A S H V M O N A N

W N R E T D A H S M T D A E K H V

A 6-Directional Puzzle

custom crosswords & more ~ (702)869-6416 ~ www.customcrosswords.com


LIVE THE HIGH LIFE The ultimate in luxury living without any of the unwanted responsibilities, The Lennox Las Vegas, located adjacent to bustling Silverado Ranch, is a chic address for all types of pleasure seekers. Often called “The Melrose Place of Las Vegas,” this is a community where dynamic experiences are within easy reach—both behind the doors of the well-appointed residences and in the beautifully designed common areas. The extracurricular activities start once you enter the gates of the community and step into the fun zone. The fitness center features state-of-the-art equipment in a setting that is intimate but not intimidating with a variety of challenging workouts for all types of endorphin lovers. Just beyond this exercise haven, find the glistening pool and hot tub that rival any day club on the Strip. The residents of The Lennox, many of whom are in the Las Vegas “industry” or exuberant professionals, are all about socializing and much of the mingling centers around the two outdoor gas grills and the cozy, modern fire pit. Cook a steak and then after enjoy a glass of wine on an ideal spring night. In the warmer months, chillax on a daybed inside one of the six cabanas with TVs. Dog-friendly, there’s a dedicated park for your furry friend to play after you get done working hard and playing hard. With 100 units, this mid-rise community of apartment homes is intimate enough where you won’t be bumping into your neighbors on the regular but also proffers the convivial vibe that Millennials and Gen Xers crave. The floorplans range from one to three bedrooms— 900 to 1,900 square feet—with penthouses available. Apartment homes have views of the Strip, the mountains or the pristine aquatic area on the ground level. The finishes found inside each unit are similar to what’s showcased in the latest new home communities with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops in open kitchens that flow into expansive great rooms. All of the units have full-size washers and dryers and almost all have patios. And in the largest configuration, there is plenty of room to make that third bedroom into office. An added bonus, storage units in the garage and on the residential floors are available. For some though, the biggest attribute of The Lennox is undoubtedly the spa-like bathrooms and the walk-in closets. Feel spoiled like a celebrity as you walk into wardrobe heaven every morning and finish out the day with a soak in a massive oval tub as you unwind into a state of bliss. Las Vegas residents truly have a sweet life, but it gets better every step of the way when living at The Lennox.




NON-GMO

ORGANIC TERPENES

HOPE creates the highest quality medicinal cannabis products with unique terpene and cannabinoid profiles to deliver specific effects.

Sleep

Energy

Calm

Relief

CLEAN & POTENT

EFFECT-BASED Distillates DELIVER A SUPERIOR EXPERIENCE RESIDUAL-FREE

Keep out of the reach of children.

For use only by adults 21 years of age and older.

Look for HOPE vape cartridges at your favorite dispensary


VEGAS CANNABIS // #702VCM //

VEGAS CANNABISMAG.COM

COOKING WITH

>>>>> cannabis #1

with dj Chef Fred

Navigating the Current Obstacles and Cooking Green

J

anuary 1st began the new era of cannabis business in California for recreational and medicinal cannabis. The old market was thriving, new businesses popping up daily. The market was fierce with competition, technology, compassion and it seemed like there was a community of people that really cared for each other and the patients. This new era, all I can say, is for profit! Not that is necessarily a bad thing, but the people, landscape and costs of business has changed as well as all the rules. Navigating through all the obstacles requires teams of professionals that understand the complexity of the new era of regulations and requirements. Minorities and low income applicants in most cases have no way to get licensing. Except a few communities such as in Oakland, California where they started the state's first Minority Equity Program. Ron Leggett from Oakland was awarded a license for being an incubated equity partner opening Chiefing. Ron Leggett, has amazed me and inspired me playing both rolls as an equity partner and equity incubator on separate licenses. Ron was also awarded a Micro Dispensary License in Emeryville, California. Sheila Dedenbach, owner of Heavenly Sweet in Sacramento, California, has the attention of cannabis infused product manufacturers across California. Sheila has been the BCC poster child for the perfect set up of an edible, non-volatile kitchen. Sheila has a wide range of edibles the distribution license now with products in 50 dispensaries in California. Heavenly Sweet is an old era business that has made it to the new era and is beginning to thrive again. The ability to get a license in California has been very difficult for many businesses. The company that was

76

formed (Fancy Sugar) around Rodney Hilaman and myself was built in the old era. The location was not ok for new era rules and regulations so it had to close until we found a new location that we could acquire licensing at. Sad to say but no DJ CHEF FRED EDIBLES, TOPICALS, PRE ROLLS, VAPE or TINCTURES all year for patients or recreational users in 2018. Don’t worry, I have definitely been busy creating hemp extract based products for the open market worldwide. Animal/human tinctures, pet treats, health based products, topicals, sugar free candy, vegan gummies, drink infusers, delivered fresh hemp extract meal plans with culinary remedies for Ketogenic, Paleo, Diabetic and cancer patient inspired menus. Watch for the full product line and website launching in July for my hemp extract product line. This summer is my big move into new era legal California licensed cannabis business partnerships. Working with Ron Leggett has been an amazing experience the last 2 years. Ron has offered me a partnership in Oakland, which is also with an elite group, each of us contributing our strengths to make the license happen.


Infused Keto Caprese Rib Eye Salad To kick it off, we are releasing the Chiefing pre-roll and a vape cartridge line. The second partnership is with Sheila who started Heavenly Sweet 10 years ago. She has developed and perfected her recipes using her crafted cannabis butter. Together we will reformulate old and new recipes, mine and hers using full spectrum distillate oil. Topicals, tinctures, synergy roll-on, skin rejuvenating body butters, edibles, pre-rolls, vape cartridges, drink infusers and some cool new products. Both partnerships are looking for a Nevada licensing partnership. I have been inspired lately with many friends working hard on health issues. There are many ways to losing weight. Jenny Craig, Paleo, Atkins, Keto. Daniel de Sailles losing 40lbs or Robert Skinner, he lost 38 lbs in 40 days cutting out sugar, processed food and carbohydrates. I was asked if I could possibly lose 20-30 lbs for a new show about healthy lifestyles, fine dining and cannabis culinary technique’s. I am not huge, but I am not skinny either. I have decided to quit smoking and try the diet my friends are successfully losing weight on by applying it to their lives. This meal is dedicated to those also looking to make healthy changes in their lives. Please contact me directly cheffn3@gmail.com

INGREDIENTS:

• 1 Shaved romaine head • 1 Sliced ripe vine tomato • 1 Sliced fresh mozzarella cheese ball • 4 oz. Rib eye steak • ½ Cup CBD isolate infused roasted garlic olive oil • 1 Cup infused THC distillate (1/2 gram) reduced balsamic vinegar • Julienned carrot, red and yellow bell pepper • Basil • Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Prep all vegetables and cheese. Infuse olive oil by slightly heating oil with 3 cloves of garlic for 5 minutes then melt CBD Isolate into the oil as it cools. Remove garlic, mix well by hand and let cool. Toss romaine in oil. Reduce balsamic vinegar to a syrup over medium heat until it coats the back of a spoon. Add and mix THC distillate. Season rib eye with salt and pepper and sear on all sides. Let stand 5 minutes then slice on bias.




VEGAS CANNABIS // #702VCM //

VEGAS CANNABISMAG.COM

>>>>cannabis #2 COOKING WITH

“Freddo, you broke my heart” One of the top 100 best novels is “The Godfather”. It lays out Mario Puzo’s vision of the extreme, but the core story is the family dynamic. Siblings, we are born with them, we adopt many along the way, but the underlying bond is so deep that it can never be totally severed. Like the “Godfather” Some of the best times are shared at the table. Here are two dishes we would like to contribute to your next family meal. Abbondanza! We would like to welcome two new family members, Kelly “budtender whose ebullient personality and enthusiasm is a light we long to bring closer”, and Califuzion, whose CBD oils were used exclusively in our recipes.

Clockwise, from top left: Chefs Greg Chapin, Mike Richardson and Dennis Hicks

Prime Grilled Beef Tenderloin and gorgonzola horseradish cream Prime Grilled Beef Tenderloin

Gorgonzola Horseradish Cream

INGREDIENTS: - 8 oz Prime beef tenderloin (meat is sold by the pound, so if you are serving 8 oz, you can cut the price per pound in half, hope that makes it more justifiable) - Kosher salt, course ground - Black pepper, course ground - 2 Russet potato, peeled - 3T. Toasted garlic (Heat 1oz olive oil, add chopped garlic and cook over medium heat until garlic starts to brown, strain and save both garlic & oil) - 1/2C. Heavy whipping cream - ¼ lb unsalted butter - 1T. preserved lemon rind, fine chopped - 3 baby bok choy - 2 baby multi-colored carrots

INGREDIENTS: - 1T. Smoked paprika - 1T. Atomic horseradish - 2T. Sour cream - CBD balsamic syrup

DIRECTIONS: Season filet & grill to desired temperature. Put peeled potato & carrots in cold, salted water and bring just to the boil. Remove carrots and shock in ice water. Continue to cook potatoes until cooked through and strain. Bring cream, butter, garlic oil & toasted garlic to a boil, add to mashed potatoes, adjust seasoning. Combine preserved lemon, bok choy & carrots in a pan with a half a cup of water and salt & pepper. Bring liquid to a boil and strain. Assemble as shown or as it inspires you.

80

DIRECTIONS: Bring balsamic to a boil with 1T. brown sugar & reduce by half. Add 1T. Califuzion CBD olive oil, THC Extra Virgin Olive Oil, or Califuzion THC Basil olive oil. Garnish with bulls blood micro greens & Forgetaboutit!


ASK ABOUT CBD INFUSED TREATMENTS

Namaste

Skincare & Wellness Facials • Chemical Peels • Skin Tightening • Massage Therapy Body Treatments • Polarity Energy Healing • Makeup • Waxing Skin Tag Removal • Chair Massage & Reflexology

SUMMER SPECIALS Ladies Night Out ........................................... $125 Customized European Facial & Make Up Application *includes lashes*

After Before

Chinese Herbology Package ...................... $199 This luxurious spa treatment includes: • Herbal Body Scrub • Full Body Massage, • Rejuvinating Facial ...All infused with LED Infra Red Light!

Cryo Fat Reduction ................................... $1,200 3 areas for the price of 1! Call for a FREE consultation.

Stubborn, unwanted fat dissolves and is excreted from your lymphatic system, giving you a slimmer physique in weeks.

702 ~ 622 ~ 0777 2780 South Jones Blvd. Ste 100 B, Las Vegas, NV 89146 NamasteSkincare.Wellness@gmail.com www.NamasteSkincareandWellness.weebly.com


>>>



VEGAS CANNABIS // #702VCM //

VEGAS CANNABISMAG.COM

>>>>>>>>>> ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

MICHAEL RICHARDSON Clean, clear, the slow grove comes to an end. Fair game, no gain, as the riverbank gives way to the rushing river, so too does my love for you all. Stronger, wiser, deeper, like the fall of water that feeds the rushing river. Love no limit, like the bounty of the forest, plentiful, everlasting, always. - Michael Richardson

THIS MONTH, VCM sat down with artist, MICHAEL RICHARDSON to talk about HIS PASSION FOR art, FOOD & POETRY. VCM: What led you to become an artist? MICHAEL: All my life, I’ve been different. For a very long time I was searching. My parents guided me toward the medical field,

where I had aptitude, but not the desire. I was always creating, for the joy of it. VCM: What type of art do you specialize in? MICHAEL: I’m trying to start a new genre that touches all five senses. I sculpt and pair the sculpture with a poem. The art piece is complete when I present it at a four-course-meal, based on the piece in your home or beach. Or, just about anywhere your imagination can take you, I’m there with a custom menu. This is the “Art Renaissance!” Enhancing the art experience. VCM: How would you describe your style? MICHAEL: There is Art in my poetry, there is Poetry in my food, there is Food in my art. It’s all centergistic! VCM: Do you have a studio or gallery here locally? MICHAEL: I’ve shown at “The City of the World” gallery in the past. Roz Knight was a great friend in her support of my art. Now, with the Underground Dinners I’ve sold more art this year than in my whole life! And I’m old! LOL VCM: What is your favorite thing about the Vegas art community/scene? MICHAEL: This city is like a gifted child coming into its own. The young people I’m working with are so talented and have so many ideas and passion. I try to give them options. Different ways to do things. I display some of their work at my events based on the theme. It’s a wave that surfers dream of. I’ve seen it in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New Orleans. And, this city will become the hub of the west with a giant step on the rest. Vegas has the potential to be the #1 art destination in the world! If the independent artists aren’t crushed by casinos, we can thrive in concert together for the good of the whole. VCM: Do you consume cannabis? If so,what part does it play in your work as an artist? And, do you have a favorite strain? MICHAEL: I consume all types of cannabis, for preventative maintenance, research, and pleasure. Cannabis has always played a part in my art. Now that the focus is so precise with the sativas, hybrids, and deep indicas, I can tailor it to my desires. When I’m brainstorming a concept or menu, I like a nice “Train Wreck” it gets the ideas flowing outside the box. When I’m alone working on an idea or sculpting I like the “Million Dollar Baby” because she takes me deep and my focus is very sharp. I tend to run wild through my mind palace (shown to me by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) touching ideas old and new with the tech of today. VCM: How can we find you on social media and/or the internet?

84


MICHAEL: My two apprentices, Mark and Micah Copland are able to offer a peek into the “Camelot” in my head and they share it on their blog: copeinthekitchencom.wordpress.com. One of my partner’s, Chef Greg Chapin posts most of our pics and upcoming events. You can follow myexclusivechefs.com for underground events. Or just hit me at chefmikeoncall@live.com. VCM: Any recommendations for young people wanting to get in to art? MICHAEL: The most important thing to me coming along was a good mentor. You need someone to encourage you as well as hold you accountable. It’s not just the thought but the disciple of the follow through. We are each a living art, how deep can you go? The exposure of one’s self is what makes art so compelling. You may never sell a piece of art, but you could inspire a generation. Like a snowflake, each one of us is different. Each one of us has a unique point of view. Ha, ha, there are no rules! All things are becoming new in the “Art Renaissance.”


VEGAS CANNABIS // #702VCM //

VEGAS CANNABISMAG.COM

HIGHER

>>> Learning BY WILLIE SPEARMINT

CANNABIS RESEARCH OF THE YOUNG AND OLD Salute to the students who successfully made it through another academic year. The smartest ones are now on summer vacation, the rest enrolled into summer semester classes. Before the school year ended, Colorado State University- Pueblo hosted the largest gathering of cannabis research in the country. DB Labs and the Nevada Dispensary Association contributed to a GoFundMe scholarship for UNLV Greenspun Journalism & Media studies graduate student researcher, Deuvall Dorsey, to attend the event. The Institute of Cannabis Research (ICR) is the nation’s first multidisciplinary cannabis research center at a regional, comprehensive institution. The primary function of the Institute is the generation of knowledge that contributes to science, medicine, and society through investigation of the benefits and risks associated with cannabis. Research findings are used to translate discoveries into innovative applications that improve lives. The Institute aligns with the university’s mission as a provider of education, research, and service to the region. Research is conducted in collaboration with a variety of agencies, companies, and universities, including the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado Department of Agriculture, and the Industrial Hemp Research Foundation. The ICR 2017 Conference attracted over 500 attendees and researchers from every field of cannabis expertise. This year the conference was a 3-day forum where cannabis experts shared knowledge about scientific, medical, industrial, legal, economic, & social elements of cannabis research. (www. csupueblo.edu/institute-of-cannabisresearch) There were hundreds of speakers and poster presentations sharing cannabis focused academic research. Many research projects worked directly with CBD.

86

“With regard to the question about CBD. The federal farm bill allows the use of industrial hemp by research universities that are in states that are compliant with certain criteria. Colorado is one such state, so per the Farm Bill we are allowed to work with industrial hemp, CBD can be extracted from industrial hemp. Our interpretation of the federal farm bill and state regulations allow us to work with CBD. We have that opinion from CSU system legal. We are federally compliant in everything that we do here,” replied ICR Executive Director and Director of Research and Sponsored programs at CSU Pueblo, Rick Kriminski, when asked about the use of CBD in research.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH: SYHEEM MALIEK

This month Syheem Maliek makes Nevada history as the first CCSD K-12 student/teenager to be recognized as the Cannabis Student of the Month. He recently graduated from the TV production program of a local magnet school where he was a cast and crew member on a daily newscast. He’s been accepted to the video production program at Desert Pines high school where he plans to play on the basketball team. Although basketball is his primary sport, he is also a tri-athlete and long distance runner, as well as the youngest member of the 420 Cross Country team. On March 31st, a day after his birthday, he traveled with his dad and teammates @Vegas420runner @ Enjoytheharvest702 @Run2improve702 @Thrdeyeview to the Santa Monica pier to participate in the annual all ages family friendly 420 games event. Upon arrival, they were joined by Northern Nevada team captain @Run4CBD, David Barbano, sponsored by KYND cannabis. www.420crosscountry.com


Syheem heard from former pro athletes about how cannabis has helped them after their careers. At informational booths, he learned from cannabis industry leaders about different products and services. He warmed up with group yoga and finished the 4.20 mile race in the top 3 of his age division. “This was my first race longer than 5k so I didn’t think it was going to be that easy,” Syheem said after the race. On April 19, Syheem traveled to Denver to attend the Colorado International Cannabis & Hemp Film Festival (CICHFF) as an honorary judge. Syheem was a production assistant for the short documentary Fahrenheit 42.0, a film about the 2016 question 2 ballot initiative & adult use marijuana legalization in Nevada. He was also the assistant producer/director/ editor and cameraman on the short film Runners High about how alcohol and pills are widely accepted and openly used after triathlons and ultra-marathons but not cannabis. His experience with both award-winning films gave him the opportunity to participate in the CICHFF. Leading up to the film festival Syheem and his dad reviewed the cannabis film submissions together during dinner twice a week. After each viewing they discussed the films and rated categories like cinematography, pacing, acting, music, etc. “Some of them were funny, some of them were sad. My dad liked the one about banking with his professor John Hudak. I liked the zombie movie called Bong of the living dead,” said Syheem “At first I didn’t think we were going to go to the film festival because my dad said we didn’t have enough money, then he made a GoFundMe,” Syheem explained. Launching the GoFundMe campaign just days before the film festival the father and son team weren’t sure if they had enough time to raise the money needed to attend the CICHFF. “On Tuesday night I told Syheem that we had to cancel the trip because we didn’t raise enough money in time. When I woke up Wednesday morning DB Labs had contributed all the money we needed, so we packed our bags and bought our plane tickets,” said Syheem’s father. To find out more about the CICHFF, the award winners, or how to enter for next year visit http://infiniteperimeter.com *Syheem’s father was with him at the 420 games and the CICHFF. Both were non-consumption events.




VEGAS CANNABIS // #702VCM //

VEGAS CANNABISMAG.COM

RESOURCES AGENT CARDS Marijuana Work Cards (702) 658-9333, marijuanaworkcards.com

ATTORNEYS Christopher Tilman Tilman Law Office 1211 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, (702) 214-4214, christophertilman.com Mitchell S. Bisson Callister Law Group 330 E. Charleston Blvd, Ste.100, Las Vegas, (702) 333-3334, callcallister.com

BRANDING & DESIGN Chronic Infusion (702) 521-3113 ChronicInfusion.com

DISTRIBUTION Focus Wholesale Marijuana Distribution (702) 996-3128 focusnv.com

DOCTORS Cohen Medical Center 3650 S. Decatur Blvd, #23 (702) 564-6420, cohenmedicalmarijuana lasvegas.com Same Day Cannabis Cards (702) 901-2546, samedaymmjcards.com

90

SUPPORT

LOCAL

EDUCATION

INSURANCE

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

Farmers Insurance The Venuto Agency

Unconventional Foundation for Autism (714) 805-8342, UF4A.org UNLV Rebels CAN College Cannabis Awareness Network REDEFINEcannabis.com Trim School (702) 658-9333, 700 E. Naples Dr. #104, 420careertraining.com

GROW Hydro Suite 2101 Western Ave, Las Vegas 89102 Sin City Hydroponics 2570 Duneville St #103 (702) 910-2752, sincityhydrocompany.com Advanced Nutrients advancednutrients.com

INDUSTRY ORGANIZATIONS Las Vegas Medical Marijuana Association - A Chamber of Commerce for Medical Marijuana LVMMA.org

7965 S. Rainbow Blvd, #100, (702) 458-1475, jeff@vfi1.com, vFi1.com

LABS Digipath Labs (702) 209-2429, info@digipath.com, digipathlabs.com. Ace Analytical (702) 749-7429, aceanalytical.com

MARKETING Why Workshop Branding & Marketing 4080 East Post Rd. C-1 Las Vegas, NV 89120 (702) 334-0058 whyworkshop.com

Golden Rainbow (702) 384-2899, goldenrainbow.org Vegas 420 Club Dispensary Deals vegas420club.com Cannabis Dining Club meetup.com/Las-Vegas-Cannabis-Dining-Club/

PHOTOGRAPHY Talbot Snow Photography & Video2970 Galit Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89121 (702) 534-8649TalbotSnow. com DJSnowmanLV.com

PRODUCTION/ CULTIVATION Green Life Productions greenlifeproduction.com Green Therapeutics gtnevada.com Evergreen Organix evergreenorganix.com

PATIENT SUPPORT WECAN: Wellness Education Cannabis Advocates of Nevada WeCan702.org, facebook.com/wecan702, meetup.com/wecan702 Compassion Nevada Consulting 2800 S. Highland Dr (702) 506-6379, facebook. com/ CompassionNevada Consulting HIV/AIDS Health Education:

High Sierra Holistics hshnevada.com Giddy Up Extracts giddyuphash.com Green & Gold Supply Co. greenandgoldsupplyco.com Qualcan qualcan.com


STAFFING Cut Above Agency (702) 553-1082, cutaboveagency.com

TOURS Herbology herbologytours.com

Did You Know? In the State of Nevada, it is illegal to:

1. Consume cannabis in public 2. Purchase cannabis anywhere other than a state licensed dispensary 3. Drive under the influence of cannabis


6/30/18



S TAY G O L D E N .

LT D . E D I T I O N

AVAILABLE AT THRIVE | NULEAF | THE GROVE EUPHORIA WELLNESS DEEP ROOTS HARVEST REEF | BLUM | EXHALE | JENNY’S JARDIN | THE SOURCE SILVERSAGE WELLNESS SHOWGROW | OASIS

STAYLIT@GREENANDGOLDSUPPLYCO.COM

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. FOR USE ONLY BY ADULTS 21 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.


KILLE BRANDING

I N F U S I O N 70 2 . 5 2 1 . 3 1 1 3 | ChronicInfusion.com Branding | Graphic Design | Website Development Advertising | Email Marketing | Social Media | Photography Video | Retail & Cultivation Interior Design Production & Installation of Branded Enviroments


6/30/18





“Still Smoking is the ONLY smoke shop I visit when I am in Sin City” -Dan Skye - High Times Magazine

Find Us on Social Media

@StillSmokingLV

Photo By Fred Morledge