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Dispensary Guide >>>


Battle Born Dispensary

10115 US Hwy 50 East

Rise Dispensaries

135 Clearview Dr, #119

Zen Leaf 2765 US Hwy 50, Ste. A


Pure Tonic Dispensary

420 USA Parkway


Curaleaf 940 E. Aultman Street


Green Cross Farmacy 510 W. Williams Ave.



4300 E. Sunset Rd

Jenny’s Dispensary

10420 S. Eastern Ave, #100

The Dispensary 50 N. Gibson Rd, #170

The Source 9480 S. Eastern Ave, #185


NuLeaf 877 Tahoe Blvd.

JACKPOT Thrive 1868 Royal Dr.


Beyond Hello

7885 W. Sahara Ave, #111


631 S. Las Vegas Blvd.


2307 S. Las Vegas Blvd. 4240 W. Flamingo Rd. #100


3615 Spring Mountain Rd.


1736 S. Las Vegas Blvd. 2320 Western Ave.

Deep Roots Harvest 3725 Blue Diamond Rd. 5991 W. Cheyenne Ave.

Euphoria Wellness 7780 S. Jones Blvd. Exhale 4310 W. Flamingo Rd.

5765 W. Tropicana 7260 S. Rainbow, #104 6410 S. Durango, #115 Green 4510 S. Hualapai Way

Health for Life 200 E. Charleston

Inyo Fine Cannabis

2520 S. Maryland Pkwy, #2

Jade Cannabis Co.

1130 E. Desert Inn Rd. 6050 Sky Pointe

Jardin Premium Cannabis

2900 E. Desert Inn Rd, #102

Las Vegas Releaf

2242 Paradise Rd.


4850 W. Sunset Road


823 S. 3rd St.

4503 Paradise Rd, #210-240

6332 S. Rainbow Blvd, #105

Nevada Made Marijuana

310 E. Warm Springs

7650 W. Charleston

1675 E. Cactus Ave.

Nevada Wellness Center

3200 S. Valley View Blvd.


430 E. Twain Ave.

1600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, #140

Nuwu Cannabis Marketplace

1235 Paiute Circle

11527 Nu Wav Kaiv Blvd.

Oasis Cannabis

1800 Industrial Road, #180

Planet 13

2548 W. Desert Inn Rd.

Reef Dispensaries

3400 Western Ave.

Sahara Wellness

420 E. Sahara Ave.


4380 Boulder Hwy.


4850 S. Fort Apache Rd, #100

Silver Sage Wellness

4626 W. Charleston

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The Dispensary

5347 S. Decatur Blvd.

The Grove

4647 S. University Center Dr.

The Sanctuary

1324 S. 3rd Street

The Source

2550 S. Rainbow Blvd, Ste. 8


3500 W. Sahara Ave.

1112 S. Commerce St.

3698 W. Cactus Ave.

2975 S. Sammy Davis Jr. Dr.

Top Notch

5630 Stephanie St.

Tree of Life 1437 N. Jones Blvd.

Vegas Treehouse 4660 S. Decatur Blvd.

Wallflower 6540 Blue Diamond Rd.

Zen Leaf

9120 W. Post Road, #103 5940 W. Flamingo Rd.


Nevada Made Marijuana

1975 S. Casino Dr.


Deep Roots Harvest

195 Willis Carrier Canyon


Deep Roots Harvest

Jennys Dispensary

5530 N. Decatur Blvd, #115

Reef Dispensaries

1370 W. Cheyenne Ave.

The Sanctuary

2113 Las Vegas Blvd. North

The Source 420 E. Deer Springs Way

Thrive Cannabis Marketplace 2755 W. Cheyenne Ave.

Tree of Life

150 E. Centennial Pkwy #114

Zen Leaf 444 W. Craig Rd.


The Grove 1541 E. Basin Ave.

The Source 2370 Homestead Road


Deep Roots Harvest 12240 Old Virginia Rd.

Jade 1085 S. Virginia St.

Mynt Dispensary 340 Lemmon Dr, Ste. A 132 E. 2nd St, #103

Rise Dispensaries 2881 Northtowne Ln.

Zen Leaf 1605 E. 2nd St, #103

The Source

5270 Longley Ln, Ste.103

Three Nations Cannabis

11570 S. Virginia St.

Thrive Cannabis 7300 S. Virginia St.


Greenleaf Wellness

1730 Glendale Ave.

Reef Dispensaries 195 E. Glendale, Ste. 3

Rise Dispensaries 9650 Pyramid Way

Silver State Relief 175 E. Greg St.


Reef Dispensaries

5105 Sun Valley Blvd, B


Three Nations

420 Hwy 40 W, #C


SoL Cannabis 275 Highway 395 South


Deep Roots Harvest

395 Industrial Way


Lucid Dispensary

3555 Construction Way

1306 W. Craig Rd.

The Dispensary 100 W. Plumb Lane

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Cultivating Empowered Leaders

The vision of Matrix NV came to fruition in September of 2014, when the founders developed a plan to enter the newly emerging legal cannabis market. Their dedication and efforts throughout the license application process and start up phase of the company paved the way for Matrix’s success in Nevada. The team at Matrix NV has years of experience and knowledge in cannabis cultivation, oil extraction, and cannabis branding. They believe that cannabis done right is cannabis done from the heart. Their premium products are cultivated in a modern facility with an old-school vision: find the best strains and grow them to their fullest potential.

Through the years, Matrix NV has established itself as a premier brand committed to producing premium cannabis. Their goal is to not only provide patients and consumers a wider variety of superior products, but to create a company culture that empowers their leaders to excel in their craft and encourage innovation and collaboration.

Recently, I sat down with Matrix NV's Owner David Tuttleman, General Manager JJ Brumfield, Director of Cultivation Sierra Torres, Director of Production Nicole Poticar, and Extraction Manager Darrel Galacgac to discuss where the company is today and what their plans are for the future.

Stephanie Shehan: Hello team! David, let’s start with you. Tell me,

what brought you to Vegas? And, what piqued your interest in the newly established cannabis industry?

David Tuttleman: Many years ago, I was invited to Las Vegas to open a large bar and restaurant called Kahunaville. It was very successful, we had a great team and a lot of fun. A friend, who was also a part of the Kahunaville team, expressed interest in the newly emerging cannabis industry here in Nevada knowing that I had the background and qualifications to apply for licenses. I declined many times before deciding to take the leap and submit our application.

Stephanie Shehan: That’s awesome! So, you’ve been around since the beginning, when it was still medicinal. After declining initially, what made you decide to enter the cannabis industry?

David Tuttleman: Ultimately, it was my dear sister Jan that prompted me to embrace cannabis. She was diagnosed with Glioblastoma which is a quickly-progressing brain cancer. She became really sick, really quick. There came a point, when she was in hospice, where she turned to me and asked me if I had any cannabis, specifically one of the infused brownies I had gotten for her many years prior. Her hospice facility was in California, so I visited a local dispensary and purchased some edibles for her. She ate an infused brownie and within 40 minutes, she was laughing and we were talking and reminiscing. My nieces arrived at the

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hospice and one of them said “Uncle David, mom is so happy when you are around.” No one in my family knew that I had given her the brownie earlier in the day and I had kept slipping her pieces throughout the day. The next thing I knew, my sister, who hadn’t been able to eat, told me she was hungry. That evening, I prepared the family a big lobster dinner then kissed my sister goodnight as she went to sleep. Just days later, she passed away. It was apparent to me that it was the cannabisinfused brownies that gave her solace and peace, and the ability to enjoy one last meal during her final days. I decided right then and there that entering the cannabis industry was not going to shame my family, it was not going to shame me. I was also able to see firsthand that this really is medicine.

Stephanie Shehan: What a touching story! I think back then, we all started in this industry because we believed in the healing power of this plant. What was the industry like back then?

David Tuttleman: In the beginning, we were all very quiet. The governing bodies were still working out the rules and regulations and those of us that were newly licensed were trying to figure out how to navigate these new waters. To be honest, we were all still a little scared of what was to come.

Stephanie Shehan: That’s very interesting. And, much different from how we see the industry operating now. Matrix has become one of the leading cultivators and producers in the industry. To what do you attribute this?

David Tuttleman: I knew that bringing people together, that are a team, and that are passionate about what they do, would aid in the success of this company. Bringing people on board that believed in my efforts and believed in the efforts of each other, really helped us to build an amazing core unit. Our management team and all those under them makes this dream a reality.

Stephanie Shehan: I love that. Sierra, you are currently the Director of Cultivation, tell me a little bit about yourself and what brought you to Matrix NV.

Sierra Torres: I was born in Las Vegas and raised in North Carolina. I moved back here in 2013. Prior to working at Matrix NV, I was a cable guy… the worst job I have ever had. Just over six years ago, I answered a job listing for a Trimmer here at Matrix NV and they brought me in for an interview. After looking at my resume and seeing that my past jobs included roofing and automotive work, they knew that sitting in a chair with a pair of scissors was probably not going to work for me. I really needed to be doing some type of manual labor, so I started as a Cultivator, then moved to a Team Lead and Manager and am now the Director of Cultivation where I oversee all of the cultivation and packaging.

Stephanie Shehan: Congratulations on your advancements within Matrix NV. Is it common practice for employees to be able to advance

as you did? How many people work within your cultivation team?

Sierra Torres: It is common practice for us to advance employees and to hire from within. We also train our employees ourselves. We are a close knit family and we pride ourselves on the longevity and loyalty of our employees. Our grow team is very small, only four cultivators work under me. We have our processes and procedures down and we are able to produce an amazing amount of flower given the small team that we have. My team really cares about what they do, and they care about each other, which makes it really worthwhile to show up at work every day.

Stephanie Shehan: It sounds like you have the cultivation side of things running like a well-oiled machine. Let’s talk a little bit about the extraction side. Darrel, you are currently the Extraction Manager. Tell me a little about yourself and what led you to Matrix NV?

Darrel Galacgac: I am originally from Walnut, California. I was a combat medic in the Army, and deployed to Iraq in 2003 for Operation Iraqi Freedom. When I got out of the Army in 2005, I went to college for nursing and then worked in the emergency room for about a year, and eventually realized that nursing was not for me. This was right around the time that Nevada was legalizing recreational cannabis and I convinced my wife to move here so I could pursue a job in the industry. Once we were here, I applied for a job at Matrix NV and was hired as a “joint roller.” After doing that for about six months, I was in the break room one day and I asked the Extraction Manager what I needed to do to get into extracting. He said “all you have to do is ask,” and just like that, I moved into extracting. At that time, all we had was Distillate and CO2. We have since added BHO, Cured Resin and Live Resin.

Stephanie Shehan: First let me say, thank you for your service. It seems like you really found your true calling.

Darrel Galacgac: I really did. I love that each day I wake up and look forward to coming to work. I am always excited for what the day will bring and what new projects we get to work on.

Stephanie Shehan: That’s great. Not many people can say they truly enjoy going to work. What is one of your favorite products there?

Darrel Galacgac: Probably our Live Resin Vape Cartridges which contain no Distillate. Those cartridges are really the essence of what the plant is. The balance of the THC and the terpenes make our cartridges a superior product. And, the way the plants are grown on the cultivation side makes my job that much easier.

Stephanie Shehan: Clean medicine is good medicine. You guys also produce edibles, Nicole, what brought you to Matrix NV and how did you get into edibles?

Nicole Poticar: I grew up in Wilmington, California. I was a Food Service Specialist in the Marine Corp from 2001 until 2005. When I

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left the Marine Corp, I went to culinary school for Baking, Pastries and Confections. I came to Las Vegas and applied for a job in the cannabis industry and ended up working for Silver State Wellness, eventually working my way up to Production Manager there, making edibles under the Dixie Elixirs brand. In 2021, I came over to the facility here to work with the BellRock (Dixie Elixirs) team as their Operations Manager. As soon as the Production Manager position at Matrix NV opened up, since I was already in the building, I applied and was hired.

Stephanie Shehan: Thank you for your service as well. I guess you could say you were in the right building, at the right time. Dixie Elixirs is now under Matrix NV, right? What other brands are currently under you?

Nicole Poticar: Yes, BellRock Brands is under Matrix NV and that includes Dixie Elixirs and Mary’s Medicinals. We also have The Clear under us.

Stephanie Shehan: Oh wow, you guys have some great brands coming out of your facility. What is one thing within the industry that you are passionate about?

Nicole Poticar: As a Veteran, I am extremely passionate about cannabis as medicine. Veterans typically come out of the military with a wealth of medical and mental health issues, and the doctors are quick to prescribe a host of pharmaceuticals. I myself became a medical cardholder the minute I was able to and I love that we have the ability to help other Veterans like myself. In addition, my daughter had some health issues in the past and I was giving her Mary’s Medicinals CBD products even before I came to work here at Matrix NV.

Stephanie Shehan: You seem to have a really great team there at Matrix NV and the fact that you are mindful of our Vets and our medical patients is really impactful. JJ, you came to Matrix NV as the General Manager. What brought you here and where do you see Matrix NV in the future?

JJ Brumfield: I was a part of the cannabis industry in Oregon and moved to Las Vegas to work with the Matrix NV team. My family and I love it here in Vegas and I love the work we are doing here at the facility. I think, moving into 2023, the success of Matrix NV is really going to depend a lot on our service within the community. I know we have an array of innovative products coming out which the consumers will enjoy but, to sustain long term we also want to legislate for some changes within the industry and make an impact on our local community. Our growth is really dependent on us helping others.

Stephanie Shehan: Well said, and some great thoughts to wrap up this interview. Thank you all for taking the time to speak with me. It is apparent that Matrix NV will continue to be a leader within the Nevada cannabis industry.



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Flower: Grams, 1/8ths, and 1g Prerolls

Carts: Live Resin .5g, Co2 Vape .5g, Co2 Disposables .3g, and The Roach .35g

Concentrates: Cured - Butter and Sugar .5g, Live Resin, Butter and Sugar .5g & 1g, and Live Resin Applicators .5g

Chocolate: Hot Milk Chocolate, Hot Dark Chocolate, Vanilla Pudding White Chocolate Bar, and Party Bar (coming soon)

Dixie Gummies: Citrus Blast, Sour Smash, and Tropic Twist

Dixie Elixirs: Berry Lemonade, Cherry Limeade, and Fruit Punch

PAX: Live Resin PAX Pods

Mary's Medicinals: Tinctures, Muscle Freeze, Transdermal Patches, and Transdermal Compound

The Clear: Elite Vape .5g, Disposables .35g, and Twax Infused Prerolls


Sugar Tits

This in-house Matrix exclusive is a cross of Girl Scout Cookies, Double OG Sour D, and Star Fighter, which makes for a potent indica-dominant hybrid. Dominant terpenes are myrcene, caryophyllene, and limonene.

Nepalese Kush

Nepalese Kush is a cross of Hindu Kush and Nepal IBL. This makes for highly resinous buds with an earthy, savory flavor. Dominant terpenes are limonene, caryophyllene, and myrcene.


This strain is a sativa-dominant hybrid composed of Chocolate Diesel, Sour Dubb and Chem Sis. Flowers are trichome encrusted and highly resinous, with a strong diesel flavor.

Super Sour Diesel

A cross of Super Silver Haze and Sour Diesel, this strain has strong, skunky, diesel aromatics with heavy cerebral effects. Dominant terpenes include limonene, terpinene, and caryophyllene.

Hell's OG

A cross of OG Kush and Blackberry, this gassy fire strain is sure to calm your mind after a long day.Dominant terpenes include caryophyllene, myrcene and limonene.

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Jardin Premium Cannabis

Philanthropy Within the Industry

cannabis companies from deducting not only charitable donations but also other operating expenses and overhead costs that other businesses that are federally legal are able to deduct in their taxes.

Despite the charitable tax incentives and deductions being completely off the table for cannabis companies, several of those businesses still organize volunteering projects in their communities and other large-scale philanthropic events fully knowing that not a single penny spent on those projects are tax deductible. As cannabis is a plant that has shown to be both wildly popular and important towards many large communities in America, there’s plenty of nonprofits and organizations that have been pairing up with cannabis brands across America to assist those same communities.

In the Las Vegas Valley and throughout the Silver State, several cannabis brands are just as philanthropic, giving back to communities in Las Vegas and to organizations that help those whose lives have been irreparably damaged by cannabis’ draconian policies of the past and the Drug War’s countless other injustices and over prosecutions.

Since Washington and Colorado first legalized recreational cannabis way back during the 2012 election and brought the American cannabis market into fruition, cannabis companies across the Legal States have become either involved or direct leaders in large-scale philanthropic efforts and projects for their local communities. Absolutely shattering the long-held stigma that cannabis consumers truly only care about mindlessly getting stoned, cannabis professionals and their employers are becoming increasingly philanthropic with their actions and finances.

From the veteran-owned CNA Stores in Massachusetts raising funds and awareness for non-profits that support those who’ve served in the Armed Forces to California brands such as Justice Joints and Besito that partner with criminal justice reform organizations like the Last Prisoner Project, cannabis brands throughout the United States are giving back to numerous charities that directly help a wide variety of people and causes from food insecurity to animal shelters.

It speaks volumes about the charitable nature of most cannabis brands and companies when you consider that because of cannabis’ still federally illegal status as a Schedule I controlled substance, charitable donations and projects done by cannabis companies are not considered tax deductible as they usually would be due to Tax Code Section 280E. This federal tax code prohibits

With the massively popular and award-winning dispensary Jardín Premium Cannabis Dispensary, philanthropy and charity are values that go back to even before Question 2 was signed into law. On the very first day of sales when the store first opened in November of 2016, Jardín owner Adam Cohen hosted a fundraising event where a percentage of sales that day were donated to Phoenix Patriot Foundation, an organization dedicated to assisting injured and disabled veterans. To surely increase both the funds raised on that day and recognition for the philanthropic event, Cohen arranged an appearance from a true American icon and one of cannabis’ most historic advocates.

On that charitable day, The Doggfather himself, Snoop Dogg, made an appearance. An illustrious American pop culture legend who equally understands the value of philanthropy and giving back to his community given the fact that he created the Snoop Youth Football League program among many other philanthropic efforts, Snoop’s appearance helped raise funds for the Phoenix Patriot Foundation.

“What we’re doing is changing the narrative of cannabis. We’re not those people who just sit on the couch and do absolutely nothing all day. That’s not anywhere near the truth.” explained Store Director Brittney Agoncillo.

And in the almost seven years since the store has been in operation, Jardín has either participated in or directly organized many more charitable efforts for a variety of causes and

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communities. Back in 2021 when the Covid-19 vaccines were first released for the general public, Jardín partnered with Immunize Nevada for the “Jabs for Joints” event, where the public could receive their vaccine before they were awarded a cannabis pre-roll from Jardín for only a penny.

That same year in order to emphasize the importance of freeing and exonerating those who are still in prison for cannabis-related charges on both the state and especially on the federal level, Jardín partnered up with the Buried Alive Project, an organization dedicated to freeing the estimated 4,000 people given life without parole sentences for victimless drug-related charges through “transformative litigation, legislation and humanization.”

Similar to other cannabis companies operating in Nevada such as GTI, Jardín’s employees frequently volunteer at food bank-related organizations such as Three Square that directly serve food insecure communities in the Las Vegas Valley.

“In the last two to three years, we’ve made thousands of meals for the community through Three Square. Those meals went to seniors and

kids and even emergency meal kits.”

Being the grandson of a veteran himself, Cohen has ensured that Jardín is a very veteran-friendly and veteran-supporting business throughout their operations. Along with the initial fundraiser for Phoenix Patriot Foundation when the store first opened in 2016, Agoncillo estimates that Jardín has saved veterans over $1 million on their cannabis purchases with various deals and programs the store has hosted that are dedicated to those who’ve bravely served.

“We opened on Veterans’ Day, so one thing we will always do is take care of our veterans.”

Being fully aware that true cannabis change comes from the ballot box, Jardín has also partnered with a number of organizations that specialize in getting Americans registered to vote and fulfill their civic duty in upcoming elections. One such organization, ACDC (Asian Community Development Center) visited the store and explained the various laws behind voting eligibility and why those who thought they were ineligible to vote may actually have eligibility after all.

More recently, Jardín has become a major sponsor for charitable events hosted by professional sports leagues and teams. Last June, Jardín was a sponsor for the 2022 Los Angeles All Star Bowl, a charity event that funnily enough featured all-star players from both the Dodgers and the Lakers participating in a bowling tournament.

“You can go on Byron Scott’s page and see the video that we created that he asked if he could post on his social media.”

High above Sin City on the 66th floor of Resorts World at their luxurious Allē Lounge, Jardín served as a sponsor for The 20th Annual Pro Bowl Hall of Fame Player’s Soiree which was hosted by some legendary NFL alumni. Warren Moon, Houston Oilers legend and the quarterback that had the honor of being the first Black quarterback to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, hosted the event along with one of the most revered tight ends to ever play in the NFL and the hilarious sportscaster who usually serves as the counterpoint to every one of Skip Bayless’ hot takes, Shannon Sharpe.

The Soiree raised money for scholarships to study with an educational charity doing incredible work for youths across America and was founded by none other than Mr. Worldwide himself. The SLAM Foundation, which “supports the expansion of K-12 tuition-free, public charter schools in underrepresented communities nationwide” even had a former student from over a decade ago speak at the event about how rewarding the program was for the great life that she now has.

“When you think about the American dream, you think about an education, a career, a home and opportunities for growth. At the end of the day, that’s what they were doing for students that wouldn’t necessarily get a chance otherwise.” Agoncillo described. “They’re actually allowing students to be in a place where they can succeed and giving them the opportunity to do that. If it’s money that stands in the way, it’s not an excuse. We should be giving as much as we can so that we can turn around and make this world a better place because it comes back full circle.”

Right now and in the upcoming weeks, Jardín will be doing a fundraising program with the aforementioned Last Prisoner Project to help free and exonerate those still incarcerated for cannabis-related charges as well as Minorities for Medical Marijuana.

“If you want to support those organizations, you can come to Jardín and part of your purchase would go to one of the largest community-based non-profit organizations in the cannabis and hemp industry.” Agoncillo explained.

Future philanthropy plans for Jardín include making meals for

the homeless with local community restaurants, likely along with more voter registration programs as the 2024 elections get closer. Simultaneously, Jardín plans on continuing their deals and specials for veterans and their work with local food banks too.

“I think it’s so integral to be part of the community because these are the people we serve. I like to say that we focus too much on what’s going on in the White House when we could focus on what’s going on in our house. That’s where we could make an immediate change. People think it’s a huge macro leap to success when really it’s the micro things we do on a consistent basis that get us to the results that we want.” Agoncillo explained.

Even as the fluctuations and expansions of the cannabis industry continue to occur over the next several years of increasing legalization, Jardín promises to stay dedicated to the very community that they serve.

“I think it’s important to give back to your community and understand where you started because if you’re going to make true change, start with where you’re at. That’s the best thing you can possibly do. We need to sing for unsung heroes and we need to back up the people who are doing the right thing and continue to do that together because that’s the only way we can get anywhere as a community.”

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The elevated cannabinoids you need to know about

If you read this magazine, chances are you use cannabis or hemp to elevate your health and life experiences. We all have heard of THC and CBD, the most predominant cannabinoids found in hemp and cannabis. But what if I told you there were cannabinoids that worked in similar ways, but even better? You would want to know more, right? Acidic cannabinoids have many advantages and are a great way to feel elevated benefits from your hemp or cannabis. Let’s take a deeper look at what exactly are acidic cannabinoids, and what makes them better than the well-known neutral cannabinoids.

What are acidic cannabinoids?

First, what exactly are acidic cannabinoids? Acidic cannabinoids can be found in both raw hemp and cannabis plants. There are a vast amount of acidic cannabinoids, with the most common being THCA and CBDA. They serve as precursors to their neutral counterparts. When they are decarboxylated, a process where cannabinoids are exposed to heat, they convert to their neutral form. For example, THCA converts to THC, and CBDA to CBD. This conversion is the primary reason there are little products available with high-purity acidic cannabinoids on the market, as the majority of traditional extraction technologies must utilize high temperatures for sufficient extraction. This causes a conversion of the acidics to their neutral forms, leaving little if any for consumers to enjoy and benefit from. Due to the many benefits and advantages research has discovered, global solution providers are finding ways to eliminate the use of heat, thus providing more products with acidic cannabinoids to the market.

Acidic cannabinoids are nonpsychoactive, meaning they will not induce the high associated with THC. Instead, they deliver their benefits without any mindaltering effects. In the case of THCA, this makes it a fascinating cannabinoid as it delivers similar

therapeutic benefits as Delta-9 THC but can be used at any time of day as it does not cause any unwanted euphoria.

What makes acidic cannabinoids better?

Acidic cannabinoids have a wide range of benefits they can deliver, and most interact with the same receptors as their neutral counterparts, allowing them to deliver the same therapeutic benefits. However, most of the time the benefits are heightened. This is the case with both CBDA and THCA. When compared, both have higher bioavailability than their neutral counterparts. Bioavailability is the percentage or fraction of a supplement that reaches systemic circulation and is able to have an effect. This means when we take THCA and THC, or CBDA and CBD, we can absorb much more of the acidic cannabinoid than the neutral. In fact, CBDA was found to be an astoundingly 19x more bioavailable than CBD! Many have taken notice, including pharmaceutical companies. GW Pharma is the maker of Epidiolex, the only FDA approved drug with plant-derived CBD used to treat various seizure disorders. They filed a patent to create a new therapeutic with CBDA. Within the patent it was stated patients would need less CBDA

than CBD for therapeutic benefit, and CBDA was more effective at reducing the rate and frequency of seizures, citing its heightened bioavailability. THCA’s and CBDA’s superiority in bioavailability allows for lower doses to feel therapeutic effects and makes them more effective for numerous instances.

Additionally, acidic cannabinoids have demonstrated a greater affinity to a wide variety of receptors. For example, CBDA has a greater affinity to the 5-HT1A or serotonin receptor, making it more beneficial than CBD for reducing anxiety, depression, and nausea. THCA was also found to be better than THC at reducing nausea, anxiety, and pain due to its greater affinity to various receptors.

What products have acidic cannabinoids in them?

At current, it can be hard to find products with high-purity acidic cannabinoids, as extraction companies are still learning how to extract them without causing a conversion. When looking to gain the elevated effects of acidic cannabinoids, it is crucial to find products that have been manufactured without high heat. Some full-spectrum and broad-spectrum products do contain acidics, however an isolate will provide the purest form of the acidic cannabinoid. Raw flowers of the plant can also be juiced or eaten to gain the benefits of acidics. Additionally, the kief that your grinder collects has acidic cannabinoids. It can be a great addition to jam or peanut butter for a delicious, infused sandwich. As more learn of the benefits and advantages of acidic cannabinoids, more products will become available for consumers to enjoy. Until then, the raw form of the plant and isolates are the best choice to feel the elevated benefits they have to deliver for yourself.

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Psychedelic Plant >>> A Place To Discuss


Disclaimer: In regards to the plant medicines mentioned in this article, not all may have legal status within your area. Check with and adhere to your local laws. We do not encourage illegal activity, nor the sale or trade of illegal substances. We do not claim plant medicine to be a substitute for professional medical care. Always consult with your doctor before beginning any new medicinal practice. The goal of this article is to promote safety and education.

Here in Nevada, we are fortunate enough to lead the way for much of the country to accept cannabis as medicine, as well for recreational purposes.

Thanks to all the pioneers of the cannabis industry, and those recently successful in passing bills recognizing the therapeutic use of psychedelics, we now have a blueprint for moving forward with entheogens such as psilocybin, MDMA and mescaline.

Already, many states and cities have decriminalized or deprioritized therapeutic plant medicines:

• In May of 2019, Denver, Colorado became the first city in the US to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms, narrowly winning with 50.6% of the vote. In November of 2022, the state voted to decriminalize the possession, growing, and sharing of psilocybin, psilocyn, dimethyltryptamine (DMT), ibogaine, and mescaline for personal use of those 21 of age and over.

• In June of 2019, 30 advocates testified to the Oakland city council in California regarding their experiences with psilocybin. Following these testimonies, the city council unanimously voted to decriminalize the magic mushroom, as well as peyote.

• In 2020, Oregon became the first US state to both decriminalize magic mushrooms and legalize psilocybin therapy for mental health treatment in licensed facilities.

• On October of 2022, the Canadian province of Alberta announced it would be among the first to regulate and allow the use of Psilocybin, LSD, MDMA, mescaline, ketamine, and DMT for medicinal purposes

in drug-assisted psychotherapy.

• Just this month, Australia approved MDMA and psilocybin to be prescribed for the treatment of depression and PTSD.

While this isn’t a complete list of all of the recent legal changes of psychedelics, it is a testament to just how far we’ve come just in the past few years.

Just some of the highlights of plant medicine legalization include:

• Medical benefits: There is growing evidence that these substances may have therapeutic benefits for treating mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction. Legalization would allow for more research to be conducted and for patients to access these treatments under medical supervision.

• Personal freedom: Adults should have the right to make their own choices about their own consciousness and to explore their inner worlds using these substances, as long as they are not harming others.

• Harm reduction: Legalization would allow for regulated and safer access to these substances, reducing the risks associated with obtaining them from unregulated sources.

• Cultural and spiritual significance: These substances have been used in traditional and indigenous cultures for centuries for spiritual and cultural purposes. Legalization would recognize and honor these cultural practices.

Though psychedelic plants and fungi have been used throughout history, the health benefits of many alternative and plant medicines have only recently been recognized by modern science:

• In one example, a John Hopkins study found that psilocybin treatment was 4 times more effective than traditional meds for treating depression.

• A 2022 Scientific Reports study also showed psilocybin 7 microdosers felt greater improvements to their mood and mental health than non-microdosers.

• An international study by Psychopharmacology found that 79% of people reported improved mental health after microdosing.

• And most recently, research by Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology found that people who reported any classic psychedelic use at least once in their lives also reported smoking cigarettes less often and eating healthier diets.

The psychedelic revolution is here, and while many of these medicines remain illegal for most of the US, it’s worth noting that plant medicines are currently helping a significant amount of people combat anxiety, depression and addiction. Navigating this landscape can be both scary and intimidating, so we’re carving out a bit of space for those seeking an alternative to traditional medication.

We’ve started this monthly column as a safe space to question and discuss the subjects of psychedelics, plant medicines and microdosing. It’s possible that Nevada may once again be at the forefront of legalization, so it’s important to start these discussions now within our community and to ensure that Vegas residents vote from an informed place when the time comes.

And so, we welcome you to send any questions you have pertaining to psychedelics to hello@ We will be choosing a few to answer in the following month’s column!

Jaden Rae is a Las Vegas resident, international best-selling author of the Microdosing Guide And Journal, cookbook author and a television chef. She hosts a free weekly Microdosing Mondays zoom call at, a safe space to educate, inspire and support those on their psychedelic and plant medicine journey. She provides tools to enhance emotional well-being, find meaning, create magic, nourish souls and enrich lives. You can find her on Instagram @magicandglowco.

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>>> Vegas Cannabis' 100th Issue!

An Interview with Editor, Stephanie Shehan

Jennifer Walker: You started this magazine back in 2014, 3 years before recreational legalization in Nevada. Prior to starting Vegas Cannabis Magazine, did you have any experience in the publishing world? What prompted your interest in starting a cannabis magazine?

Stephanie Shehan: I am originally from Las Vegas, my husband is originally from California but we met here in Vegas 27 years ago. We moved to California when our daughters were young and while there, we ran a family focused magazine called Central Coast Family. We sold that publication when we moved back to Las Vegas in 2008.

I had been prescribed Xanax to help me sleep, until a friend of mine introduced me to cannabis oil. She helped me make low dose capsules which worked perfectly. I tried researching cannabis to find out more and to see what else it was beneficial for, but couldn’t find too much online. I discussed this with my husband. We knew that they were working on legalizing medical cannabis here in Nevada, and we decided to start Vegas Cannabis Magazine as a way to bring information to patients. Our first issue was in October 2014.

JW: Vegas Cannabis Magazine is currently the only cannabis-focused magazine in Nevada, which is quite a feat! For those who don't work behind-the-scenes, what does it take to keep a magazine like this running? What challenges have you faced? What are some of your greatest achievements with the magazine?

SS: Yes, Vegas Cannabis Magazine was the first cannabis-focused magazine for Nevada. Others have come and gone, and now we are the only Nevada-based cannabis magazine. We have faced some challenges along the way. Covid and the shutdown was a hard pill to swallow. We did lose some advertisers and since the shutdown, our paper costs and freight charges have increased almost monthly. But, I am happy to say that we do have an amazing, core group of supporters that have been with us since the beginning. Sometimes, people do not understand the exorbitant cost of printing a magazine or the logistics involved. It is expensive! But here we are, on our 100th issue and still trucking along.

JW: Over the years, you have seen many changes within the cannabis industry, and have had various opportunities to grow alongside those changes. What are some of your favorite memories, celebrities you have worked with, or events that you have been able to attend?

SS: The industry has changed drastically over the years. I think most originally entered the industry to help patients. Once we legalized recreationally, some of that was lost, and many had to adapt and grow in a different way in order to stay relevant. We have worked with quite an array of celebrities, Tommy Chong, Willie Nelson, Jim Belushi, Mike Tyson, and the Marleys to name a few. But, all in all, my favorites to feature are always our local, industry colleagues. Being able to feature and promote our locals in a way that helps their businesses succeed is what we strive to do.

And, events are always a blast! Being able to have our magazine featured at events helps us get it out there. Some awesome ones over the years include Lady Led Collabs, Chamber of Cannabis, Las Vegas Cannabis Awards, Blunt Brunch and Champs Trade Shows as well as both Kushstock and The Emerald Cup out in California.

JW: Cannabis is medicine, and this magazine is at the forefront of reporting informative and up-to-date information regarding cannabis, health and wellness. Are there other wellness practices and products that your team advocates?

SS: Absolutely! We have been supporting natural healing and plant medicine since 2014. Our upcoming issues will embrace various types of plant medicine, herbal remedies, beneficial mushrooms, psychedelics, wellness practices, energy healing and complementary therapies. We feel that cannabis goes hand in hand with a multitude of natural healing practices.

JW: It takes a village to run a family, a business and most definitely, a magazine! Who are some of the important people that have helped the magazine grow?

SS: Oh wow, we have been supported by and worked with so many people over the years. My husband and I are truly grateful for those that help get this magazine to print each month. Jenn Walker, Justin Beckelman, Shwa Laytart, Modest Jones, Effie Armstrong, all of our writers, our advertisers, our readers and our family and friends-we could not do this without you!

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Ask the Leaf Nurse Cannabis and Heart Health >>>

*Editor’s Note: This article is from the point of view of the author based on their individual experience, research and personal account connected to a specific condition and advice from their medical doctor. Please note, Vegas Cannabis Magazine does not advocate or oppose the opinions expressed in this article.

The effects of cannabis on the heart in mainstream media reports that cannabis use is bad for the heart, yet many people continue to experience the health benefits of cannabis for cardiovascular health. Let’s clear the air and follow the science!

Hemp seeds contain a high concentration of arginine, an amino acid that enables your body to produce nitric acid. Nitric acid allows blood vessels to relax and expand, effectively lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart disease. One study found that a diet high in arginine can reduce levels of C-reactive protein, commonly associated with heart disease.

If you already have heart disease, use strains high in CBD. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis but it has tremendous health benefits. Since CBD doesn’t get you high, individuals with heart disease, the elderly, or those who are in poor health may benefit more from consuming high CBD strains. We have CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout the cardiovascular system, although it may aggravate atherosclerosis if you have heart problems to begin with.

CBD protects the arteries. Studies show that CBD is effective in reducing vascular tension, which occurs when the blood vessels are strained. The same study also showed that CBD protects the heart from the damage caused by sugar (diabetes). Additionally, the same review confirms that cannabis can reduce the inflammation that is associated by diabetes, since inflammation puts serious strain on the heart.

Hempseed oil can increase good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol. A 2006 study published in the European Journal of Nutrition found that 30 ml of hempseed oil a day for 4 weeks reduced the ratio of total to high density lipoprotein, which means a reduction in the risk for heart disease. Additionally, an April 2008 study published in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology showed that hempseed oil can mitigate the effects of high cholesterol, even if it doesn’t necessarily reduce cholesterol levels, due to its gamma linolenic acid content.

Cannabis can cause temporary heart palpitations. However, this shouldn’t be a cause for concern. Heart palpitations may occur after consuming pot, especially when the strains involved are high in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive in cannabis. THC is a vasodilator, which means that it causes the blood vessels to expand, resulting in reduced blood pressure and increased heart rate. This is the reason why some people experience a racing heart after smoking extremely potent strains. If you’re prone to heart palpitations with strong pot, the remedy is simple: opt for strains that have a lower THC percentage. As a general rule of

thumb, go for strains that have 10% THC or less; it is recommended to microdose.

Cannabis can help prevent chronic heart failure. Studies show that deficiencies in the endocannabinoid system may contribute to heart failure. Animal models that had lower levels of CB1 receptors had a smaller chance of surviving heart failure and were also more prone to suffering from heart abnormalities compared to mice who had healthy CB1 expression. The study’s authors said: “In this study, we found that CB1 deficiency contributed to the exacerbation of chronic cardiac remodeling…revealing a new role of CB1 in pathophysiology of chronic heart failure.”

Cannabis may protect the brain after a stroke. A 1998 study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed that CBD and THC can protect the brain from the damage caused by a stroke. The study, which used animal models, stated that CBD is “a better candidate” for stroke victims because of the absence of psychoactive properties. According to the study, cannabinoids were effective in blocking glutamate, a neurochemical that causes toxic accumulation which in turn kills brain cells. The body produces glutamate when the brain doesn’t have enough oxygen supply, which occurs in cases of an arterial hemorrhage or a blood clot. Additionally, the study also concluded that CBD is more effective in terms of antioxidant properties than vitamins A or E.

Cannabis may prevent atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis, a condition wherein artery walls are blocked, is one of the top causes of heart disease and stroke. A 2005 study published in the journal Nature showed that THC, even when consumed in low doses acted on the CB2 receptors in the immune system which decreased the severity of a stroke. Another study, published in the American Journal of Physiology, revealed that CBD was beneficial in reducing inflammation as well as other symptoms of atherosclerosis. The study said: “Our results suggest that CBD, which has recently been approved for the treatment of inflammation, pain, and spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis in humans, may have significant therapeutic benefits against diabetic complications and atherosclerosis.”

Explore the health benefits of cannabis. Ask questions, try different strains to see what works for you! Enjoy the health and heart benefits of this plant.

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SIP, NIBBLE & TRIP The Art of Psychedelic Cuisine

With the rise of boutique cannabis edibles, we don’t often turn to our own kitchens for an infused treat. But as a television chef, cookbook author and food blogger for the past 18 years, I’ve found there is something uniquely satisfying about whipping up a decadent dessert or creating a delicious appetizer that includes an extra-sensory experience. The act of having a good meal—a journey through distinct flavors, especially when shared with great company over stimulating conversation—is an art all its own. Enhancing that experience with the essence of certain plant medicines is a recipe for magic.

My name is Jaden Rae, and I want to show you how to make your meals and treats magical. Over the course of our monthly “Sip, Nibble & Trip” column, I’m going to teach you the art of infused cooking and how you can incorporate some of nature’s greatest gifts into your own culinary creations. You don’t have to be a master chef or extraction expert to achieve this!

Tune in each month as we discuss a delicious new infused recipe or culinary technique, which will have you sip, nibbling and tripping on dishes like Blue Lotus Salad Dressing and Magic Mushroom Brownies. In this inaugural column, we’re starting with two easy cannabis-infused treats, starting with Dreamland chocolates from Planet 13 (or any infused chocolates you prefer), cannabis Pop-rocks from Sonder, and Encore Edibles cannabis hard candies. Together, these salty-sweet elements converge with a fruity kick to create a decadent flavor profile that will have you salivating. And did we mention you’ll also probably have a pretty great body buzz?

Cannabis “Crack” Grapes

Nope, there’s no crack in this recipe…the name refers to the hard, glass-like sugar coating that crackles at first bite, leading into a sweet and sour pop of fresh fruit. I highly suggest using a candy or meat thermometer, as getting the sugar to reach 300°F is essential for the “crack” stage. Feel free to experiment with different fruits, like strawberries and pineapple slices!

Dosage? One package of Encore Edibles Sweet Stones contains 100mg of THC. If you use 20 grapes, each grape will contain 5mg of THC.

Makes 20 grapes, 5mg THC each


20 extra-large grapes

2 cups sugar

2/3 cup water

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1 package Encore Edibles Cannabis Infused Sweet Stones Hard Candy (100mg)


Candy thermometer (a meat thermometer will work too)


Let’s get ready: Wash the grapes and thoroughly dry each grape, or the sugar will not coat correctly. Skewer each grape with a toothpick, and set aside. Crush the hard candies and place in a small bowl and set aside. Line a baking sheet or plate with parchment paper or tin foil.

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stir the sugar, water and corn syrup for 8-10 minutes until the mixture is hot, bubbly and reaches 300°F with a candy or meat thermometer. (It is essential to let it reach 300°F, or the sugar will not harden.) Remove from heat.

Holding the toothpick end, dip a grape into the sugar syrup, shake and let the excess drip off. A thin, light coating is all you need. Then, roll the grape into the crushed hard candy, and place on parchment paper to set. Repeat with remaining grapes. If the sugar solution becomes too thick, return to the stove and heat up again. Let the grapes cool completely before eating.

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Cannabis Chocolate Dipped Treats with Infused Pop-Rocks

Sure, you could just enjoy a cannabis chocolate bar by itself, but why not create a dessert-worthy treat, combining dreamy, decadent chocolate, salty-crunchy pretzels and a surprising snappy explosion with infused Pop-rocks?

To prevent degrading the THC, it’s best to melt the chocolate slowly and gently with a double-boiler set up using two saucepans, or a saucepan with a heat-proof bowl on top. Feel free to play with dipping your favorite snacks, like kettle-cooked potato chips, fresh strawberries or even a fortune cookie.

Makes 10 large pretzels, 11 mg THC each


1 bar Dreamland cannabis chocolate (100mg)

1 package Sonder Cannabis Space Crystals (10mg)

10 large pretzels or 20 small pretzels

Popsicle sticks (optional)

Two saucepans, one slightly larger than the other


In a double broiler, melt the chocolate pieces: Fill the larger saucepan with 2” of water. Fit the smaller saucepan (or large heat-proof bowl) on top and inside. Add the chocolate pieces to the top pan. Bring the water to a simmer, and stir the chocolate as it melts. When chocolate has fully melted, turn off the heat.

Line a baking sheet with a sheet of parchment paper, wax paper or tin foil. Set aside. Dip the pretzel into the melted chocolate, then place onto the plate to set. Let cool for a few minutes before sprinkling with the Space Crystals. Repeat with remaining pretzels. Let cool for 2 hours to set.

Jaden Rae is a Las Vegas resident, international best-selling author of the Microdosing Guide And Journal, cookbook author and a television chef. She hosts a free weekly Microdosing Mondays zoom call at, a safe space to educate, inspire and support those on their psychedelic and plant medicine journey. She provides tools to enhance emotional well-being, find meaning, create magic, nourish souls and enrich lives. Jaden has been featured on the Today Show, The Early Show, Martha Stewart Radio, Fox Business News, Parents Magazine, and more. You can find her on Instagram @magicandglowco.

Budtender of the Month Las Vegas


Ren is a budtender with many talents. He got his start in the cannabis industry working in cultivation. After years of putting in work cultivating and processing cannabis, he decided to use the knowledge he gained from growing and apply it to budtending. His hard work and his combined passion for the cannabis plant and helping people has propelled him into a leadership role.You can find Ren at Cannastarz in Las Vegas.

What made you want to join the cannabis industry and what was your first industry job?

I wanted to become part of the cannabis industry because it was an up-and-coming venture and I had always been in support of cannabis rights and culture. My first job in the industry was in cultivation, watering the plants at night. I worked my way up from there, learning various aspects of the industry.

Have your views/thoughts about cannabis changed since becoming a budtender?

No, I have always been in support of cannabis use for medicinal and recreational purposes. I think I'm just more informed now. I know what strains are best for which desired effect.

What’s the most satisfying part of budtending?

One of the most satisfying parts of my job is helping someone who has never engaged in THC before find the best match to have a good first experience. You have to build trust with your customer. It helped by strengthening my confidence that I was well-informed in the product. From seed to bud, I got to experience the process and the production side, behind the scenes.

How did working in cultivation help you make the transition to


It helped by strengthening my confidence that I was well-informed in the product. From seed to bud, I got to experience the process and the production side, behind the scenes.

What’s your favorite topic you like to educate patients on?

I like to educate patients on terpenes. Terpenes determine the characteristics of each strand of bud which produce different effects, individually and when combined.

If you had to give advice to a new budtender or someone looking to be a budtender, what would it be?

It would be to take the time to research and learn about the different cannabinoids and terpenes and their effects on people. We live in a world of access where the information and studies are there to educate yourself to create confidence when talking about products.

What do you think budtenders need more of to make the job easier/ bette r?

Honestly, I think all Budtenders should have to attend a 30-day training course in cultivation and production. This will ensure an understanding and respect for the plant and the process.

What you been smoking on?

I've been smoking that GLP, MissX, Circle S Farms, and Sour Diesel Lemon Kush.

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Budtender at CANNaSTARZ

Budtender of the Month Las Vegas


Budtender at PLANET 13

Morgan is an experienced budtender who has had the luxury of wearing many hats within the cannabis industry. She has thrived in every role she's been in and she's made a lasting impression in Northern and Southern Nevada's cannabis industry. She takes pride in giving each guest the best experience possible. You can catch Morgan at Planet 13 Las Vegas.

What made you want to join the cannabis industry and what was your first industry job?

in any capacity.

What’s your favorite topic you like to educate patients on? Terps! They’re so important but always looked over, people are so stuck on the indica/sativa/ hybrid labels. It’s always satisfying when you see it all click and the lightbulb go off.

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Budtender of the Month Las Vegas

My first industry job was at The Dispensary in Reno, I was there for 4 years. Simply put, I just want to help people. I had just graduated college but was exhausted in what I got my degree in, so I made the leap of faith to cannabis and haven’t looked back.

Have your views/thoughts about cannabis changed since becoming a budtender?

What’s the most interesting THC product you’ve sold or seen in a dispensary?

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How do you stay up to date and informed on new products?

Social media. Whether that be podcasts or Instagram. And, word of mouth from other budtenders/people in the industry.

What do you think budtenders need more of to make the job easier/better?


Absolutely. I have seen first hand how this plant can save people’s lives. I never really took it seriously until joining the industry.

What’s the most satisfying part of budtending?

Budtender at EXHALE

Giving people a memorable first time. So many people come from all around the world to see Planet 13 so it’s always fun being a part of that first experience.

What kind of challenges have you faced that you didn’t expect when you first joined the cannabis industry?

Nashone Greene might be one of the hardest working individuals in the cannabis industry. Even though he has multiple hustles, budtending at Exhale Dispensary is what brings him the most joy. His work ethic and hunger for more has made him a top performer and a superstar in the making.

Angry customers! I always thought “how could people be so angry when they’re buying legal weed?” But I just try to remind myself that this is people’s medicine and no one is super pleasant before they have their medicine

What motivated you to join the cannabis industry? Learning the medical aspect of it made me wanna get into it. I was a medical patient before it was recreational. So I started helping friends with home grows and extractions. Then I wanted to further

Less of companies labeling their own products “indica/sativa/ hybrid” on their packaging. It backfires so bad sometimes. You can spend 20 minutes explaining that myrcene is going to be heavy and more on the indica side, then grab them a product with high myrcene but the box says sativa and derails the entire

Do you prefer a high THC content or a really good terpene profile?

How do you stay educated and up to date on products and industry news? I follow a lot of companies on social media. And attend cannabis events. I see daily what new products are coming out. Also being in cultivation gives me a bit more insight. As far as changes and news in the industry.

Strictly solid terp profile. I really don’t even look twice at the THC of anything I purchase.

What do you look for when you are purchasing products for yourself?

What you been smoking on?

I look for specific brands, THC and terpene profiles. When it comes to products I’ve never tried, I’m willing to try anything.

Slurricane Haze from Tsunami and Lemon Cherry Gelato from GWM.

Has your smoking habits changed since becoming a budtender? Are you more selective of what you smoke?

Definitely! I feel at first everyone thought of cannabis as just

my knowledge and that’s when I decided to join the
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Sitting Down with Assemblywoman Selena Torres

As the tides of time trench on, generations become older and the leadership of America in both state legislatures and the United States Legislature start to become younger as a result. This may be hard to believe initially, especially with the fact that the United States Senate resembles more of a retirement home where the residents get an average salary of $174,000 rather than an efficient body of government. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, who secured his Senate seat way back in 1981 and is now the longest serving Republican since Senator Orrin Hatch’s death last April, is currently 89 years old and just recently won his reelection, meaning that Grassley will be 95 years old when he finishes his new term. California Senator Diane Feinstein, who is the single oldest member of the Senate, is also 89 years old and isn’t up for reelection until 2024.

The average age of a sitting U.S. Senator is 64 years old, which is around the average age that a normal employee in the private sector would consider retirement. In fact, nearly half of the Senate is above the age of 65, and that’s equally represented on both sides of the aisle.

Yet in the other body of the United States Legislature, the average age of representatives is far, far younger. And that too is represented on both sides of the aisle. Despite her high profile victory in her New York Congressional District at the age of only 29, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was far from the only Millennial to win a Congressional seat in the 2018 election and in subsequent elections as well.

In that election in particular, veteran of the Navy SEALS Dan Crenshaw won his Congressional election that year in District 2, the exact district that I actually grew up in, at the age of only 34. Crenshaw, who received national attention the weekend before the 2018 midterms when inexplicably appreciated “comedian” Pete Davidson poked fun at the fact that Crenshaw wears an eyepatch to cover up the eye he lost in an IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan, won that election by a ninepercent margin.

Since then, Crenshaw has won two more Congressional elections. Since the 2018 election, even more Millennials from both sides of the aisle have been elected to Congress, such as Kansas Congressman Jake LaTurner who won his 2020 election at only 32 and Massachusetts Congressman Jake Auchincloss who won his 2020 election at the same age.

More recently, the 2022 midterm elections brought the Congressional addition of Florida Rep. Maxwell Frost. At only age 26, Congressman Frost is currently the youngest member of the United States Congress and the first member of the “Generation Z” elected to America’s Legislative branch.

Within individual state legislatures, the younger generations of Republicans and Democrats have been gaining seats at a far quicker rate. Many states across America have elected state legislators at only

age 18 for quite a while now and continue to do so. Born in 2004, New Hampshire Republican Rep. Valerie McDonnell is currently the youngest state legislator at only 18 while Democratic Rep. Jonah Wheeler, also of New Hampshire, is only 19. North Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin all have representatives under the age of 21. In the Silver State, we have an Assemblywoman who won her first election at only 23 and has since received recognition across Nevada for utilizing social media channels to inform the younger generations about the operations of government and politics.

Being the child of her mother who was originally from Hawaii and her father, an immigrant from El Salvador who escaped the hellish Salvadoran Civil War that lasted over twelve years, Assemblywoman Selena Torres has an interesting personal heritage.

“My family is mixed,” Torres explained. “Here in Vegas, they were able to find the diversity in the community that I grew up in that was within our family, too. They instilled these values of hard work, education and a commitment to giving back to our community.”

A lifelong Las Vegan who even stayed local with her studies after high school, Torres graduated from Valley High School before attending both College of Southern Nevada and then University of Nevada at Reno to finish her Bachelor’s in English Literature. For post-graduate studies, Torres attended UNLV and received a Master’s degree in Education in 2019.

“From an early age, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do but I knew that I wanted to make a difference and leave our community better off every single day. Ultimately, I think that’s what led me to be an educator.” Torres recollected. “I teach in a classroom and I’ve always taught at Title 1 schools that look very much like the community I serve and the schools that I grew up in and attended. And I recognize that education problems weren’t going to be solved just by having positive teachers in the classroom. We needed to make systemic change in order to really change our communities. And ultimately, I think it was that that convinced me to run for office. This desire to make my community better so students like mine could have a voice at the table and that individuals who understood the needs of our community had a voice at that table too.”

At the young age of 22, when other young adults are just starting to figure out the neverending complexities of the world that we reside in, Torres started her run for the Nevada Assembly seat that originally represented the very district she grew up in. The convoluted process known as gerrymandering, which turns the shapes of many Congressional districts into the shapes of strangest of Rorschach test drawings and greatly changes precisely what parts of a city or state are represented by which legislator, was likely responsible for these district changes.

Still, Torres feels a strong sense of pride and honor for the part of Las

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Vegas she grew up in regardless of what Assembly district that area may now be located within.

“I didn’t understand the full impact of how much change we could create and no new legislator understands that at first. But it’s been an honor to serve and start change in our community.” Torres recollected.

Currently serving as an educator at the Mater Academy location in East Las Vegas along with the Nevada Assembly, education and schools as well as improving the lives of overworked teachers are among the topics that Assemblywoman Torres is most passionate about. Concurrently, these subjects are also the topics that have the most impact on District 3.

Since the beginning of the 2021 Legislative Session, Assemblywoman Torres has been utilizing a variety of social media channels to inform and educate both her District 3 constituents and the younger generations about state government and the importance of participating in the democratic process. Once I found a Gen Z’er to help my elder Millennial self navigate TIkTok, I viewed how extensive and informative her channel is compared to the millions of other mindlessly nonsensical channels on that platform.

From explaining the many pieces of legislation passed and amended every Nevada Legislature session to having the Legislative higher-ups such as Attorney General Aaron Ford and former Governor Steve Sisolak themselves discuss upcoming laws and subjects relevant towards all Nevadans to even informing her viewers where in town they could receive their COVID vaccines, Assemblywoman Torres’ Tik Tok page is as humorous as it is detailed.

Strangely enough, a driving force and memory behind Torres’ use of TikTok to inform the public and especially the younger generations was how quickly she saw information and news spread to her students via TikTok about none other than the fateful day that was the January 6, 2021 Capitol Building insurrection. From that moment, Torres understood how vital the utilization of social media channels to reach younger generations who don’t watch Fox News or CNN as much had become.

“It was a great way for my students to get information about what I was doing in Carson City while I was away. They really appreciated being able to learn about what it was that their teacher was doing. It’s pretty rare that students have a teacher that is also a state lawmaker, so I think it was a unique learning experience to include them in this. During this next Legislative session, I look forward to using TikTok as a mode of educating young people.”

Very much in line with her fellow Democratic colleagues and a decent amount of her Republican colleagues as well, Torres is fully supportive of the cannabis industry and legislatively doing what she can to strengthen the industry that now employs 18,000 Nevadans according to the recent CCB demographic survey. Furthermore, Torres believes that the Nevada cannabis industry surely needs to be strengthened and expanded, but in an “equitable” manner.

“Disenfranchised communities unfortunately have been imprisoned and have faced many consequences for cannabis over the past several decades. It’s really critical that those voices have a seat at the table when passing legislation and reform. For that reason, I think it’s really important to look back at laws that have criminalized individuals for cannabis use in the past and moving forward, we need to ensure that employees do not receive for using cannabis off their job site. They should be able to safely use it in the confines of their home without being criminalized at work.”

Although she didn’t serve yet as an Assemblywoman when Question 2 was passed in 2016, Torres hypothesizes that the reason that social equity wasn’t included in the original legalization bill was because further cannabis reform and simple cannabis legalization were looked at as two different subjects.

“Now that we have passed decriminalization and legalization, I still think there’s more work for us to do.”

As for the future of representation in both the Nevada Legislature and the United States Legislative branch, Torres can’t stress the importance of young people’s involvement enough.

“It’s critical because we do represent a large portion of our community and we’re a large voting block. The values of my generation are not the same that they were 50 years ago. While I’m not saying what is better is worse, it's just to say that those values and what it means to be a member of society has changed.

The perception that young people have of what should and shouldn’t be available or accessible is different from what our society had 50 years ago and this all being said, it’s important to acknowledge that society has changed significantly so it’s important to have individuals that understand the changing needs of our society and culture.

We need more young people to make the decision to run for office and be in charge of industries, and that includes the cannabis industry.”


MATRIX Apple Smack Preroll

I don’t care if it’s the red pill or the blue pill as long as I’m puffin’ on a Matrix preroll- I’m good in whatever dimension I happen to be in. Plug me in or pull me out, just keep me lit, is all I ask. I’ll let the high guide me through the storm. It’s gotten me this far.

THC- 21.99%

Caryophyllene- 26.76mg/g

Humulene- 13.71mg/g

Limonene- 3.36mg/g

MATRIX ROACH Super Sour Diesel Live

Resin Vape

Dynamite comes in small packages. And this ROACH device is TNT. Explosive. It was fun unveiling the mysterious lump underneath the murdered-out packaging. ROACH is pure power in a pint-sized package, designed with the technology to deliver monster-sized rips. It made me cough, a rare occurrence for any vape device. Go catch that ROACH!

THC- 69.508%

Caryophyllene- 45.22mg/g

Limonene- 23.79mg/g

Myrcene- 21.56mg/g



Full Spectrum RSO 1:1 THC:CBD Medicine at its finest. Diskreet’s full gram of 1:1 THC:CBD RSO is perfect for those looking to mitigate the symptoms of various health conditions. Use it topically for skin concerns, take it internally or utilize it to make suppositories. A quick Google search for Rick Simpson Oil will give you more insight into the benefits for patients.

THC- 449.953mg

Caryophyllene- 5.85mg/g

Humulene- 1.86mg/g

CBD- 359.51mg/g

Bisabolol- 2.26mg/g


Strawberries and Cream

As delicious in effect as in flavor, this strain features pinene-excellent for mood elevation and anti-inflammatory benefits. Caryophyllene helps ease anxiety and pain while limonene leaves you smiling. The flavor profile is sweet, and tangy with subtle vanilla accents.

THC- 25.308%

Limonene- 6.739mg/g

Pinene- 3.334mg/g

Caryophyllene- 2.061mg/g


Lemon Skunk 1-Gram Preroll

I like this one. Circle S Farms never lets me down and the flavor on this preroll is everything. Limonene with the citrus and myrcene with the pain relief. What an impeccable balance. I need to keep these around for my travels and for the culture. It picked me up when I got a little down and motivated me just long enough until I could take it down for the night. Perfection in my eyes.

THC- 20.976%

Limonene- 3.49mg/g

Caryophyllene- 2.35mg/g

Myrcene- 2.09mg/g

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Strawberry Banana

Vape Cartridge

This translucent green oil is just about the prettiest color I’ve seen in a vape. But looks aren’t everything because this pretty fruit basket packs a punch. And if you don’t know about CBG, you need to read last month's article by Jennifer Walker. Needless to say, CBG is the good green goddess juice you need to keep feeling healthy and hungry. Go get some!

THC- 438mg total

CBG- 14.9mg

CBD- 1.6mg

Limonene- 5.36mg/g

Pinene- 3.26mg/g

Geraniol- 1.82mg/g


Lemon Essence

What a lasting aroma on this strain! I smoked it out of a clean bowl to catch the full flavor in all its uniqueness. It lowkey gave me some decongestant/detox effects, which were much needed and once I realized there is ocimene in the terpinolene profile, it all made sense. My mood was immediately elevated after consuming Lemon Essence. I'm ready for some more.

THC- 26.56%

Terpinolene- 7.04mg/g

Ocimene- 3.98mg/g

Myrcene- 3.78mg/g


Orange 43

This was arguably the best smelling herb that we tried this month. The orange scent is powerful and pungent. It's very stony and smokes like you're squeezing an orange by the throat and choking the zest out of it. Splat, right in the kisser. Tasty! And, also available as a preroll.

THC- 28.36%

Terpinolene- 16.0mg/g

Myrcene- 8.7mg/g

Caryophyllene- 4.1mg/g


Dark Rainbow Preroll




GMO x Root Beer

An interesting new strain, for me. Although I would like the nugs to be a little larger, the overall sensation of this hybrid is deliberate and monumental. I’m going to keep my eyes on these growers. I think they're on the right track.

THC- 25.13%

Limonene- 13.98mg/g

Myrcene- 12.06mg/g

Caryophyllene- 3.71mg/g

After snapping back a couple rips of this strain from LP Exotics, I’m all in. The flower also comes in prerolls and that, my friends, will be exactly what I grab when I’m in need and on the go. Especially if I’m headed to a gathering. These buds will, without a doubt, be the life of the party.

THC- 26.99%

Caryophyllene- 9.1mg/g

Limonene- 5.7mg/g

Humulene- 5.1mg/g

CAMP Ruby Red Rosin Chocolate Bar

This preroll turned out to be a great grab for smoke breaks. Although there was some limonene in this Dark Rainbow, it laid me out like a rock. I love linalool for that, and the lavender vibes combined with the caryophyllene provided some pain relief as an added bonus. Always fly packaging and branding at CAMP!

THC- 19.31%

Caryophyllene- 3.401mg/g

Limonene- 3.165mg/g

Linalool- 1.768mg/g

What more needs to be said? This chocolate is red, and not from Red40 but rather from the naturally occurring red color in the ruby cocoa bean. The fact that the bar is infused with 100% solventless CAMP rosin is just icing on the cake. And did I mention, the strain used is Connor’s Comfort which contains naturally occurring CBD - no CBD isolate here! This Ruby Red canna-dy bar is so exquisite, I ate mine all up on the first visit. Gluttony? Is it?

Total THC- 94.42mg

Total CBD- 65.75mg

Servings- 10

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Angel De La Muerta


Translated into English, This is the Angel of Death Runtz. Dense purple nugs filled this jar. They break up nicely. Hats off to Greenings for this fruity, full-flavored gem. Smoke on ADLM Runtz any time of day or night and it's not going to put your ass in the dirt. You should be able to function as usual, but with a nice head change. This flower will keep you on point, and is beneficial as an anxiolytic, among other medical benefits. Check your ego at the door.

THC- 24.59%

Linalool- 4.98mg/g

Limonene- 4.73mg/g

Myrcene- 3.28mg/g


All Aboard! Have your boarding pass and proper identification? You're going to need it when loading the Jet Fuel Acai X Garlic Breath #18. It's a perfectly maneuvered hybrid with a take off effect and a smooth landing. Best lift with no drag! If you're flying through an air pocket, make the 747 your next destination.

THC- 24.74%

Limonene- 13.7mg/g

Caryophyllene- 4.4mg/g

Linalool- 2.6mg/g

Pinene- 2.1mg/g


Dragon Fruit

Punch Gummies

Yum! These gummies are delish! Packed with juice, they are big and they hit! I love that there's no gelatin so that means no tummy ache for me. Vegan friendly fruitiness! I will definitely keep a stash of these around from now on. At 10mg I can function on these while getting everything done

TOTAL THC- 100mg

Servings- 10 THC/Serving- 10mg


I love this OG18 from Remedy! The buds are on point and once again, Remedy gets it right. Talkative and creative, this strain helped me get centered, in true hybrid form. Enlightening conversation was struck up between the limonene uplift and the linalool wind down that led to great rest and relaxation. This strain def made it into my go-to stash.

THC- 25.739%

Limonene- 7.084mg/g

Myrcene- 7.084mg/g

Linalool- 4.033mg/g

REMEDY Remedy Remix Cured Resin Sugar

This remix is SOLID GOLD! I’m talking, Anunnaki, Mayan, save this for the Gods, type gold. It twinkles so brightly you can see it from space. Normally I like to save my dabbing for special occasions, but right now I’m feeling like a Being who just arrived from Planet-X. This terrestrial is going straight to space. Nama-stay-stoned, Earthlings!

THC- 83.4851%

Myrcene- 17.99mg/g

Caryophyllene- 15.80mg/g

Limonene- 11.18mg/g

SRENE EASE 1:1 Watermelon


Great tasting tincture that provides a relaxing formula of THC combined with CBD. Puts your body at ease if you are suffering from any pain or discomfort. 1:1 tinctures create the synergistic balance you need. Also helps with anxious feelings.

THC- 150mg

CBD- 150mg

REMEDY Dreamspace Cured Resin Crumble

Blueberry overtones, smells amazing. Soft crumble melts quickly at low temp. My head is spinnin’ and begging me to prop my feet up on the recliner. OK, sounds good, what’s next? Time to close my eyes and sleep. Wait…It's 11am. Dreamspace is up to some trickery. I got shit to do.

THC- 81.5108%

Myrcene- 25.78mg/g

Caryophyllene- 15.13mg/g

Limonene- 7.36mg/g

REMEDY Gush Mints

The strain name says it all. This mint-green bud gushes all in your mouth and splatters your brain like a monsoon flash-flood' mudslide. First you’ll smell it. Then you’ll hear the rumbling in the distance. Then BOOM! A downpour so thick you’ll need a canoe to find where you were before the storm. Or hey, maybe, just let the current take you on a ride.

THC- 23.317%

Limonene- 6.062mg/g

Caryophyllene- 5.204mg/g

Humulene- 2.277mg/g

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Mimosa Live Resin Budder

Having a little brunch with Huni Labs. Don’t we all have Huni Badgers next to our silverware, right next to our glass of Mimosa? I'd like to propose a toast to Huni Labs for becoming a pillar in the cannabis culture, not just in Vegas, they’ve developed into a household name across America. Huni Badgers dream big and continue to produce clutch hits that we appreciate deep in our lungs. Salude and I raise my Mimosa glass high in the air!

THC- 77.0731%

Caryophyllene- 10.78mg/g

Myrcene- 8.46mg/g

Limonene- 7.47mg/g


Papaya Punch Live Rosin Disposable Vape

Mammoth Labs has done it again. Every month, our team can't wait to see what Jezus and his brethren are offering up to the masses. Papaya Punch Live Resin Disposable Vape Pens rip hard, offering more flavor and a long lasting effect. Solventless, live rosin, in a metal-alloy free, wickless, bucket vape. No need to tell me about it… I know already. You are preaching to the choir. I Believe in him. Baptize me already.

THC- 77.56%

Limonene- 24.94mg/g

Caryophyllene- 14.17mg/g

Myrcene- 13.97mg/g



Rapper’s Delight

This is what this weed is all about: “Now I'm feelin' the highs and you're feelin' the lows. The beat starts gettin' into your toes. You start poppin' your fingers and stompin' your feet. And your movin' your body while you're sitting in your seat. And then damn, ya start doin' the freak. I said, bam, right outta your seat.” Way to bring back the beat Redwood.

THC- 23.1044%

Limonene- 7.104mg/g

Myrcene- 6.584mg/g

Caryophyllene- 2.563mg/g


Mother F*cker!

Don’t say goodbye so soon, my lady. You’re so thick and tasty. I never want to say farewell. You know just how to treat me, my love. I promise to never do you wrong, and as long as you’re around, you’re my number one. Now slide over here and deliver me some of your magical kisses. It’s never goodbye, it’s just till we meet again.

THC- 24.5625%

Limonene- 5.550mg/g

Caryophyllene- 4.896mg/g

Myrcene- 3.232mg/g

SELECT Squeeze

MAMMOTH LABS Strawberry Banana Live Rosin Badder

I can feel spring just around the corner, so it’s no wonder that Strawberry Banana is starting to pop off. For sure, this badder is made for poolside parties. Just remember, with the heavy terps in this fruity popsicle, your limbo game might just be you laying on the floor.

THC- 70.25%

CBG- 2.787%

Limonene- 18.68mg/g

Caryophyllene- 13.98mg/g

Myrcene- 5.92mg/g

COOKIES By Redwood Blood Moon

A strain as bold and well-rounded as the full Blood Moon. Packed with limonene, linalool and myrcene, this flower is excellent for combating the blues, and easing your mind. A nice body buzz beats aches and pains and leaves you howling at the moon!

THC- 24.5655%

Limonene- 10.787mg/g

Myrcene- 6.390mg/g

Linalool- 3.490mg/g

Strawberry Lemonade THC Beverage Enhancer

Now I’m not suggesting that you squeeze the entire bottle into your cannacocktail, but let’s say you do. When the balloons drop and you find out, they were really alien space ships that we shot down and we may have an intergalactic situation on our hands. Just remember- Don’t panic! Because you’re one of them.

Total THC- 100mg Servings- 20 THC/serving- 5mg

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SELECT Cliq Pod California Orange

I've been late every day lately. No matter what time of day or night I need to be somewhere, or how early I get my ass up and ready, I'm tearing through my house grabbing everything I need to take with me. It takes time to twist joints, and I can't exactly bring my glass rig with me. Cliq saves me precious minutes and diminishes my stressful scurry by delivering a sleek and ready-to-go option. I feel wonderful and my breath and shit don’t stink from it. Oh yeah, and she'll like it too!

THC- 93.10%

Myrcene- 37.88mg/g

Pinene- 11.47mg/g

Limonene- 4.75mg/g

SELECT Orange Matter X Bites Alert!

Infused with Select’s award-winning oil, X Bites Alert! Gummies keep you lifted and blissful from the first bite. Fresh citrus flavor entices the palette and prepares you for the sativa-induced ride ahead! Energetic, happy and great for daytime use.

Total THC- 100mg

Servings- 10 THC/Serving- 10mg

VERANO Essence

Citradelic Sunset Live Resin


George Clinton would get down with this funky Citradelic Sunset Badder. I loaded up my wax pen, cranked up the music in the backyard, and climbed up the ladder while ripping this badder. Now that Verano has my mind at ease, it's time for me to trim some trees. Wouldn't you know it…The second band that played was George Clinton and the Funkadelics. I think my phone is listening. Trippy.

THC- 69.451%

Myrcene- 15.668mg/g

Caryophyllene- 10.582mg/g

Pinene- 5.040mg/g

VERANO Reserve Grape Bubblegum

A beautiful hybrid with a grape-ish hue (deep purple), this flower is a seamless smoke. The flavor gets you right in the tastebuds with a burst of grape goodness with mild undertones of spice. Excellent at combating pain, this strain is a go-to for all that ails you. A hefty THC and limonene content ensures you’ll be feeling amazing!

THC- 30.977%

Limonene- 7.7893mg/g

Caryophyllene- 4.0384mg/g

Myrcene- 2.3294mg/g

VERANO Essence Stix Cherry Malt Preroll

This here is a one-gram Cherry Malt nug roll that I am about to cram into my pie hole. But first, I'll need to light the big end of it before my lungs can dig into it. Along came a big spider, who flicked his Bic lighter, and told me he's armed but not dangerous. He said if I got him lit, I wouldn't get bit. OK, deal. I'm not shaking. He's a spider with a lighter. He's a toker, not a biter. Well, I'm a joker, a poetic writer, and I'm a stoner without fire. What a strain, Cherry Malt, brain triggered.

THC- 25.1024%

Limonene- 5.005mg/g

Caryophyllene- 4.150mg/g

Linalool- 2.345mg/g


KHALIFA KUSH Gummies Available in Pineapple and Mango

Whenever I’m sharing my gummies, the first question I get asked is if they’re Khalifa Kush gummies. The second question I get asked is if they’re mango or pineapple. As if that would matter since both flavors kick ass and have the same full-body effect. My question is always, When are you going to get your own to share, hmmm?

Total THC- 100mg

Servings- 10

THC/serving- 10mg

TRYKE Gummies


Hey, don't be a hater. Leave this nice lady alone. So she's a DayStripper. It's how she pays the bills. And now I need to spend some time with her and see how she works. This dancing flower is a mind freak, and sunk me deep in the vinyl cushions in one of Vegas' happiest joints.

THC- 27.79%

Terpinolene- 19.60mg/g

Caryophyllene- 4.70mg/g

Limonene- 3.10mg/g

Gelatin-based and evenly dosed, these discreet gummies are available in a variety of fruit flavors, including favorites like blue raspberry, watermelon, and grape. Effective, elevating and every flavor, equally delicious.

Total THC- 100mg

Servings- 10

THC/serving- 10mg

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Although you will be sensitive and sometimes irritable this month, you are on fire with the perfect setup for success. As Venus in Aries transitions to Taurus on the 16th, you go from exploring impulsive flirtatious connections to feeling more passionate about everything that you enjoy. Mercury entering Aries on the 18th may make you more aggressive and hot headed but sets the stage for creative ideas that arise in a spontaneous spark of inspiration. These transits create space for a fresh start in any stale situations or suffering relationships. Treat yourself to a gram of Papaya Punch Live Rosin Badder by Mammoth Labs to chill you out in times when you just can’t deal. By the time the sun moves into your sign at the end of the month, you will be feeling in your element!


Big things are happening for you this month Taurus. You will have the courage to face anything that has been holding you back for a long time. Use the full moon in Virgo energy on the 7th to shed anything you are ready to leave behind. With an abundance of Aries energy in the air promoting new experiences, it’s a time for you to break out of your comfort zone and overcome any obstacles that have been in your way. You’ll also feel very sociable and feel more confident to branch out, you might meet someone interesting. We recommend bringing a pack of Willie’s Reserve Platinum Blue Dream prerolls on your social excursions. With Venus entering Taurus on the 16th your senses will be heightened and you feel everything very deeply so enjoy!


This month, your energy is high and you are getting excited for the year to come. Everything comes easy to you and you will be inspired to try new things. Just try not to begin too many projects as some may be abandoned due to your fleeting interest. The creative ideas are flowing and you have motivation to take the initiative in planning your future. It’s as if you are awakening from a period of hibernation so try to ease into this more active lifestyle to avoid any injuries. A tasty Strawnana Liiil Disposable by Stiiizy will help you stay grounded and slow down when you’re feeling restless. It’s a great time to research and schedule some trips through the rest of the year.


You are experiencing success and others around you are noticing. Some may want to take advantage of this. Try not to offer favors to those you can’t trust as they likely won’t return to you and preserve

your finances. Keep to yourself and you will feel your best. Take time to rest and relax as you are prone to colds and fatigue this month. Pick up a soothing soak like the Intimacy CBD & Cacao Bath Salts by Foria. Don’t worry, you won’t miss anything important by staying in. This peace may give you the opportunity to come up with something new. Especially as Saturn and Mercury enters Pisces in the beginning of the month, you feel more in your creative flow.


You are fired up this month thanks to Venus, Mercury, and the Sun moving into Aries. Your enthusiasm is high and you are able to pass this along to those around you so that everyone takes interest in what you’re presenting. Your communication and sense of humor attracts a lot of positive attention. This month is successful and you will excel in anything that you put your mind to. On the flip side be cautious of overassertiveness and irritability when others aren’t performing at your level. You may find yourself acting impulsively and if you don’t think it through, it could get you into trouble. A pack of Maraschino Glue Swift Lifts by Verano will help you ponder any rash decisions.

VIRGO (AUG 22 – SEPT 22)

You are staying busy this month and learning a lot of new things. Work is the main focus and you pour a lot of your energy into performing. You have a lot of beneficial ideas but need to be cautious of how you share them. Try not to be intrusive and plan out how you can introduce new systems with the support of your colleagues. March 7th on the Virgo Full Moon is a great time to recalibrate to your goals. Consider where you are directing your energy and how you are treating yourself and others. Avoid overworking yourself with a nice potent strain like the Black Triangle by Green Life Productions to stay grounded.

LIBRA (SEP 22 – OCT 23)

This is a month of transformation for you Libra. If you’ve been craving change and feeling stagnant now is the time to do something about it. Although you may have sudden bursts of anxiety, calm yourself and try not to worry. A heady sativa hybrid like the L’Orange Dogwalkers preroll pack will help you stay positive if these feelings get overwhelming. It’s important to do things that keep you mentally well or you may find yourself getting easily upset. Don’t take things personally, you are just going through a transition and will find your way. You are likely to invest yourself into something new that you really enjoy. You got this!

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Scorpios are seeking comfort and safety this month as there are a lot of astrological changes with conflicting energies. Although there is an abundance of planets in water signs there are also a lot in fire signs and you are pulled in different directions that can feel like an emotional roller coaster. Surround yourself with trusted people that you can open up to and this will make you feel much better. Otherwise, you can end up in a temporary depression or melancholy state. You can also find a creative activity to express yourself. A nice strong DoSiDos Live Resin Sugar by Tsunami will help you relax and let go.


You are set to have a great month Sagittarius! You exude self confidence and positive energy which attracts a lot of adoration from those around you. Friends and loved ones will want to soak up time with you so you will have a very full calendar of social events. You’ll find that people are asking for your advice. You are feeling especially empathetic and helping them will be easy for you. Enjoy a pack of Oreoz prerolls by The Grower’s Circle to comfort them. It is a great time to plan out your future, especially if you’ve been pondering a big change. Working backwards from your long term goals will help you make your next moves.


Your relationships are in question as you ponder whether you’ve made the right decisions. Things may feel a bit awry for you especially when Saturn enters Pisces on the 7th until 2026. You are ruled by Saturn, the planet of discipline. Yet when in Pisces this energy is more free flowing and creative, forcing you to think outside the box. It may be difficult to find your footing at first because you identify with structure but ultimately it will lead to more freedom for you. Especially if you can use this energy to let go of the past that’s holding you back. Use a strong edible like the Marshmallow Cereal Treat by Evergreen Organix and the energy of the Virgo full moon on the 7th to get over the hump.


Your mental game is strong this month although you may be feeling physically low in energy. Use this peaceful period to sort your thoughts and lay the foundation for accomplishing your goals. Take little steps towards solving long term obstacles while your mind is primed for finding solutions. Approaching things with curiosity and wonder will feel good and bring you positive results. An uplifting strain

like Chloe by Medizin pairs well with getting lost in your thoughts. It’s a great time to dive into something new especially if it’s been something on your list that’s been challenging in the past. With Pisces energy stimulating your spirit, your ability to meditate and pray is enhanced.

PISCES (FEB 18 – MAR 20)

It’s still your season until March 20th, and you are feeling confident and generous. Overall, you are in a good mood this month, despite your emotions being a little messy. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Follow your heart and address things as they arise to avoid hurt feelings due to you ignoring issues for too long. You are in the flow and will be in tune with your communication making relating to others very easy. Use this to your advantage by spending time with friends, family, and lovers to strengthen your connection. Celebrate with a Birthday Cake Kush Disposable by Stiiizy to join you in all your social outings. The more supportive you are to others, the more it will come back to you in positive ways.

Mimi miller

it that much harder for me to leave the state for this plant. And why I’m working so hard to change things here, if I can.”

Raised in church, she’s come to terms with her faith in different ways, leaving then returning over the years.

“I was raised Southern Baptist, my daddy was a Deacon in the church, and my mama belonged to the Women’s Missionary Union,” she declared. “My first trip out of the house was to church!”

Evangelizing is Biblical. From our mouths to their ears. And, this Texas Baptist is not shy about letting people know her feelings, that cannabis is God’s plant put on this earth to heal us - even in the conservative and not-solegal state of Texas.

Mimi Miller has been living with cancer since being diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the late 1990s. Refusing traditional treatments of chemotherapy or radiation, she’s been sourcing and using cannabis oil and other antioxidant plants as treatment, successfully keeping the lesions at bay.

The plot thickens, though, as Miller is a fifth generation Texan, born and raised in Dallas, now living in DeWitt County. Her ancestors hail from the days of the Republic of Texas, with the family’s historical marker in her current hometown of DeWitt, honoring distant relative, James Norton Smith. Dubbed, “The Peacemaker,” Smith was a veteran of the American Revolution, with a list of accomplishments noted on the plaque, including establishing schools and churches in the region.

“Our ancestors came from Tennessee originally,” Miller shared. “James Norton Smith introduced his old Tennessee friend, Sam Houston, to his new community in Texas - and the rest, as they say, is history. My roots make

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spiritual relationship to cannabis in his work, The Soma Solution (Amazon), “The role of cannabis in the ancient world was manifold: a food, fibre, medicine, and as a magically empowered religious sacrament.”

Bennett found many similarities in the root “an” in the word cannabis throughout history, writing, “Indeed, the modern term ‘cannabis’ comes from an ancient Proto- Indo-European root word, ‘Kanap,’ the ‘an’ root is believed to have left traces in many modern terms for cannabis, such as French ‘from this chanvre,’ German ‘hanf,’ Indian ‘bhang,’ Dutch ‘Canvas,’ Greek ‘Kannabis,’ etc.”

In Exodus 30:26, one reference names “Kaneh Bosm,” or fragrant cane, used in Holy Anointing Oil, is said to be cannabis.

“I had the ear of our pastor one day when we were in the car with other members of our church,” she said. “Her father had cancer and was coming from Montana to get it treated in Houston. The woman driving was a county judge, and I knew she took CBD, so I began flapping my jaw about cannabis. That was the first time I called it the Tree of Life, and I quoted from the Bible.”

Miller quoted from Genesis 1:29, “And God said, Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.”

Important to note, when the Bible was compiled, the cannabis plant was relatively low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Cannabis farmers hybridizing the plant in the last 40 years upped the compound to the level we have today. When the late Lawrence Ringo of Southern Humboldt in California lowered the THC count, he said he was bringing it back down to the God plant.

Canadian and cannabis historian, Chris Bennett, penned about the biblical and

Bennett goes in depth on the psychoactive properties of cannabis used for religious ceremony in many cultures around the world and throughout time. There have been many findings of cannabis in ancient tombs and on altars. He also puts cannabis in the same category as other third-eye opening plants and fungi, also used in many cultures and religions.

“Shamanism, the Faith of experience, marks mankind’s transition from dreamtime into experiential self-reflective-time,” Bennett penned, “and is the common source of all Religions, and psychoactive plants played a pivotal role in this relationship. The very term ‘shaman’ itself comes from the Siberian Tungus ‘saman’ who were known for ingesting Amanita muscaria mushroom to achieve shamanic trance (Von Bibra, 1855).”

Living with Cancer

In the late 1990s Miller found a knot on her neck. Her sister, who had gone through traditional cancer treatments for ovarian cancer prior, told her to get it checked.

“My MD at the time said it wasn’t any big

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deal,” she remembered. “The dermatologist removed it and wanted me to do follow-up treatments of low-dose chemotherapy, but I wanted none of it. I went home and fibbed to my husband they got it all and never went back.”

Initially she kept going back and getting pieces frozen off every two or three months. By 2010, she was seeing the doctor every four weeks and knew she’d have to be more aggressive in treating it, but she still wasn’t on board for traditional treatments of chemotherapy or radiation.

“I’d posted my situation on Facebook and a cannabis caregiver send me a message saying they’d send me some cannabis medicine for free,” she said. “It was coconut oil infused with one of the cultivars of White Widow in a baby food jar. I put it in capsules and started taking it, but the lesions kept coming up.”

Eventually, she was referred to a caregiver in what’s called The Emerald Triangle, in Northern California who sent her 60 grams of the stronger cannabis oil in syringes, that she also put into capsules to take orally.

The protocol and dosing for the stronger cannabis oil, made with an alcohol reduction, is 60 grams in 90 days, in an oral step-up dosing regimen beginning with a dose the size of a half a grain of rice, gradually upping it daily, until the patient is ingesting one gram a day until gone.

This step-up protocol allows the patient to get used to the high tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which measures in upwards of 80 to 90 percent, activated. The other delivery mode is to make one gram suppositories using coconut oil, allowing a larger dose right away, with no head-high.

This initial recipe and dosing guide originated nearly 20 years ago, with many people healed around the world in as much time. Sixty grams of oil is derived from one pound of plant material, using the whole plant of stems, leaves and flower.

Cancer and chronic illness survivor, Corrie Yelland, made herself the oil after being given months to live more than ten years ago. Today, she volunteers full-time helping others around the world, and suggests using up to six to eight different cultivars for a full terpene and cannabinoid profile in order to successfully put cancer into remission.

“The formulation we’ve seen the most success with is a 4-1 ratio of THC to CBD,” Corrie explained. “It’s the high THC that seems to put cancer into remission, with several reports of fails using high CBD cultivars.”

The challenge for Miller in living in an illegal state is the plant material is difficult to source, and if one is able to network and get it, the price tag is often high, not to mention the high price if persecuted by local authorities. And, why many cancer patients go the traditional route in treatments, even if they know about cannabis as a treatment, because those treatments are covered by health insurance and allow disability payments, if need be.

Until the Federal government admits the plant is medicine and removes it from the Department of Health’s Schedule 1, showing no medicinal value, the hardships of treating serious ailments with the plant are real.

Miller said she’s watched others with the same or similar cancers lose their battle with the illness over the years. The fact that she’s been able to keep the lesions at bay for more than 20 years, says something for the plant and her tenacity.

Zealot for the Plant

If you follow Miller on Facebook, be prepared to see the postings of a warrior on fire for cannabis, from a state not friendly to anything progressive. Bravery has nothing to do with it, she knows her truth.

“I left the church for several years because they shunned me when I divorced my husband,” she said. “After I talked to the pastor that day in the car, she called me into her office and ended up validating me and showed me I’m on the right path. I had told her that Revelations 22 scared me and she said it was supposed to.”

Revelation 22:2, makes reference to The Tree of Life, “On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.”

“I ended up giving the pastor the PDF file listing 483 compounds in the cannabis plant at the time,” she said. “She was a scientist before coming to the church, so she got it. Before she left our congregation she took me aside and let me know that the basil plant had just about the same profile as cannabis.”

It was poignant that the pastor recognized the same beneficial compounds in the basil plant - called Holy Basil, this type of plant - though not psychoactive - was also used in religious ceremonies, and is also highly medicinal. And like cannabis, all parts of the plant are usable and beneficial.

In recent years Mimi has realized many antioxidant and immune system building plants as medicine. Her husband can’t take THC due to his work, so she makes him an alcohol reduction tincture of 10 to 15 super plants that he takes daily.

See Daily Dose: Superfoods, Super Plants, for a list of other plants with wide beneficial profiles.

The pastor’s validation meant a lot to Miller, who is faced with great persecution daily in her home state from family and those who aren’t yet educated on plant-based medicine.

“Do you know what they call people who tell the church they are wrong?’ the pastor asked Miller. “Prophets,” she informed.

The past few years Miller said she’s been on a journey to find the light of truth and help others. Her one wish is for the church that she loves to acknowledge cannabis as the Tree of Life, as mentioned in the Bible.She’s also hopeful that once this truth is known, she and others who need it, will be able to grow it at home, as she believes God intended.

“One thing I’ve realized is, I am a temple and the Holy Spirit is within me,” Miller surmised. “I have the knowledge and ability to help make things better with this plant. I’m not here to hate or judge others, but to serve with love and joy in my heart. You can only witness the truth if you are pure. I was born a sinner, but my heart is pure. And the plant has a lot to do with that. It’s God’s plant, and I’ll sing that to the Heavens for as long as I have breath in me to do so.”

To order the Soma Solution by Chris Bennett visit,

For cannabis oil recipe visit, www.sharonletts. com/apothecary

Or, read Daily Dose (April, 2021), on replacing opioids with cannabis oil, with recipe, https:// daily-dose-reducing-replacing-opioids-withcannabis-oil/

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Reading LIT!

Donald Goines

Suggestions for Stoney Reading Freaks

Author of Dopefiend, Black Gangster, White Man’s Justice Black Man’s Grief, Kenyatta’s Last Hit, Never Die Alone, Daddy Cool….

Aside from money, it might have been the rush of excitement he felt wandering through the concrete jungle of Detroit ghettos as a preteen, or it could have been his empathy for his people put into an unfortunate and deliberate economic situation, but most likely it was a combination of all three that attracted Donald Goines to the inner city lifestyle. Instinctively, at the age of thirteen, he spent more time hustling in the ghetto than he did playing baseball in the nearby suburbs where his father owned a laundromat and his family lived. Donald Goines didn’t want to go from sun-up to sun-down working like his father, and the ghetto provided an opportunity for Donald to make fast money and live in a world that was unlike the one he was brought up in.

Because of Donald’s Native American heritage, his mixed race was an easy target for taunts and ridicule. Donald also attended a well-off Catholic school and was educated, which added stigma to his identity problem. Unable to respect his father for slaving away day in and day out, Donald found heroes in the ghetto pimps and hustlers. It didn’t take long for him to find his own path into the underground black market game.

Donald’s father has seen too many good black men go down this dark path and pleaded with his son to stay out of the ghetto but the money and respect that Donald quickly achieved was no match for his exhausted father’s advice. This pleading would go on until Donald was fourteen years old and decided that Detroit, the ghetto, and America were too small for his dreams. He got a fake ID and joined the military. A decision that would haunt Donald for the rest of his life.

While serving in the American Armed Forces and participating in the Korean War, Donald Goines found himself in the same situation as so many other of our servicemen in Asia- hooked on the easily obtainable, extremely inexpensive, high-quality white powder heroin.

Returning from a war with no winners only losers, Donald brought home an unfortunate addiction that needed to be constantly sustained. Immediately, he returned to what he knew, hustling and now pimping in the ghetto. Unlike other pimps around, Donald was known to be kind and respectful to women. This earned him a reputation as a good man, as well as a soft man, which brought challenges from other pimps. One man, in particular, became not only an obsession of revenge for Donald but later when he began writing, this character would go down, brutally, time and time again throughout Donald's books.

Donald Goines wrote sixteen books in total, each an evolution of his experiences as both a hustler and pimp in the ghettos of Detroit and Los Angeles, as well as a junkie surviving in a world that despises even the thought of such a person in the community. His first book, Dopefiend, takes the reader through the life of a heroin user, removing any romantic notions of the use and portraying the gritty reality of the fix.

Each of Donald’s early books are exquisitely described dark stories, true to the nature he saw and experienced while being a hustler and a black man in America. All of his books are poetic with deep undertones but most are brutal and end tragically, with relevant topics like police violence and poverty that we are still dealing with to this day.

Just like Donald, his writing evolved with the times. His love/hate for both the ghettos of America and his heroin use can be seen with his Black Muslim-inspired protagonist Kenyatta whose goal is to clean up the ghettos by removing all those that prey on the citizens, from the drug dealers to the corrupt law enforcement.

Donald Goines struggled his whole life with his addiction and his attraction to the black market, but it was his depiction of the poor black and brown communities and the injustice brought on them by law enforcement and political leaders that was his true demise. His all-too-real writing that inspired people of color all over the world had begun to upset those in power. Soon after his father and oldest friend died, Donald, his wife, and two daughters left Los Angeles and returned home to Detroit. It was there that, only a few weeks home, two white men entered his home and in front of their two daughters shot both Donald and his wife Shirley, killing them both.

In the span of just five years, in the early ‘70s, Donald wrote America's most dramatic portrayal of inner city life. To this day Donald Goines is America’s #1 best-selling black author.

I highly suggest you spark up and kick back with one of Donald Goines’ beautifully written books immediately. This author is worth Reading Lit!

You can pick up any of Donald Goines' sixteen books at Avantpop Bookstore in Las Vegas or at

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Cooking with Cannabis

Cooking for a Queen with Marnie


InfusedAvocado Fries with Lime Dipping Sauce

spiced with tajin, for air fryer or oven



2 avocados peeled, pitted and cut into 16 wedges

1 large lightly beaten egg

¾ cup bread crumbs (you could use a gluten free if you like)

1 gram decarbed kief

1 ¼ teaspoons of chili seasoning salt such as Tajin


Preheat the air-fryer 390F degrees. Place the egg in a shallow bowl. On another plate, combine panko, decarbed kief with 1 teaspoon Tajin. Season avocado wedges with 1/4 teaspoon Tajin. Dip each piece first in egg, and then in panko. Now this is where you can decide if you want to use THC or CBD Infused EVOO or Regular EVOO ( if you want the recipe for the Infused EVOO, it’s in the August Issue that you can find it online just make sure both sides are oiled ( a spray can make it simple) then transfer to the air fryer and cook for 7 to 8 minutes turning halfway. Serve hot with dipping sauce. Preheat the oven 425 F,Using the directions above and bake on a sheet pan until golden and crisp, 10 to 15 minutes.



1/4 cup Greek yogurt

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

1/2 teaspoon lime chili seasoning salt, such as Tajin

1/8 teaspoon kosher salt (I use pink himalayan)


Soooo Easy… Grab a medium size mixing bowl, add all Ingredients and whisk together. You can always elevate the sauce a bit by adding some CBD or THC infused tincture to the mix.

March madness is here and I’m so excited to share this easy, delicious infused appetizer recipe with you fit for a Queen… or King. I will say this is one of my favorites so far. I love Tajin and adding this seasoning to the sauce really makes eating these a truly elevated experience. You can infuse these a couple ways, so indulge my friends, and let’s get ready for summer with some healthy treats sure to make you feel amazing. As always, Bon Appetit!

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Lemon Pepper Caprese Chicken over Black Rice

What’s up all you Stoner’s and Stonette’s! This month I made an Italian staple with a New Age twist! Simple, elegant and delicious! Easy to make and you can switch out the rice for your favorite pasta. I hope everyone had a great time at Champ’s this year. Well, let’s get to it!


2 cups black rice

2 whole lemons (zested/sliced)

1 pack of fresh chicken

1 jar of capers

1 stick of butter

½ stick of cannabutter

1 bundle of Italian parsley (chopped)

2 cups of flour

4 cups of cooking oil

5 eggs



Start by getting your flour into a container then season it with salt/ pepper. Crack your eggs into another container and season with some pepper. Now, place your chicken inside a large ziploc bag or under some plastic wrap. If your chicken is too thick, feel free to butterfly and separate into small cutlets. Using a small mallet,rolling pin, or wine bottle, smash your chicken gently until ⅜ inch thick.

Place off to the side.

Once everything is ready, have a pan with enough oil to cover your cutlets inside and the temperature at medium-medium high. Once the oil is hot, place your chicken cutlets into your flour, then dip into your eggs and one last time into your flour. This time, press the flour onto the cutlets. Place into your oil and cook until golden brown. Start your rice after this.

Have a plate with a paper towel off to the side. This is for your cooked cutlets. *I have lemons sliced at this moment and place them in between the cutlets that are cooked.* Once everything is cooked, get rid of the used oil but keep the pan. Toss half of your butter into the pan at a medium heat. Put as many cutlets as you can into the pan. Keeping them flat. Put your capers, half of your parsley, and some salt/pepper and just let this simmer in your butter pan. Cook for 8-10 minutes low and slow. Toss in half of your cannabutter, making sure to flip your cutlets and lemon slices.

Once your rice is finished, add half of your cannabutter and a little of your lemon zest plus a dash of salt and mix. Place a little onto a plate. Top with a few of your chicken cutlets. Make sure to place your lemon slices onto it as well and get some of your butter sauce too! Sprinkle some lemon zest and parsley, then you’re done! There you have it!

I hope you all enjoyed this article as I have enjoyed creating for you!

Shoot For The Stars and Chase your Dreams! The sky's not the limit anymore. Don’t give up, you matter.

Chef Chris Rodarte aka CannaBushi Chris is a five star Sushi Chef and inventor of the first THC/CBD infused dessert sushi roll in America. Traveling across America and working for some of the most renowned restaurants and Chefs in the country like 2 Star Michelin rated Chef Tetsuya Wakuda of The New Wakuda Japanese restaurant inside The Palazzo, and Michelin rated Akira Back of Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant inside the Bellagio. Nominated for the Best Cannabis Chef in Las Vegas 2020, 2021, and 2022 as well as the first Cannabis Chef ever to be inducted into The Marquis Who's Who of America! Follow Cannabushi at or @Cannabushi on IG.

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