Land Race Strain. Very Exotic and Rare! Lush! WARREN BOBROW: IPHONE X
Peak Extracts Five Ten Cartridge comes filled with some of the most strain specific, terroir authentic cultivars that I’ve tasted in recent memory. But before I get too far ahead of myself, it wasn’t that many hours since my plane departed from Portland, Oregon. I was out there, not as a journalist, but as a mixologist. This was an unexpected bit of work, and it came at a fine time because I hadn’t been to Portland, Oregon in many months. My last trip out there was amazing. Filled with a series of deep-dives into the periphery of the legal cannabis business. There was so much that I wanted to do, see, eat and smoke, BUT there just wasn’t enough time to see the people I wanted to see, (I’m sorry), nor was I able to get that sit down meal at Pok Pok. I did get take-out, and it was delicious with those wings leading the charge to my palate.
Handsome: Cobra Extracts Battery and 510 Cart (Hidden) WARREN BOBROW: IPHONE X
Luxury European cars are often distinguishable by their distinctively elegant, elongated and heavy key fobs. The ones on German cars in particular seem to stand out by their pure lines and shining chrome accents. When I was sent by forces unknown to write my thoughts about the Cobra Extracts delivery system and their respective gourmet quality oils, I was very intrigued. But being so busy these days comes at a cost with my package containing the Cobra Extracts dispenser and the two 510 carts. I had some travel scheduled and wasn’t planning on making the trip without at least something to lessen the indignities of air travel. That something was to be my fully-charged, easy to conceal in my dob kit alongside my keys-Cobra Extracts oil dispensing implement.
Cynthia Salarizadeh PHOTO COURTESY: G. MICHAEL WORTHINGTON
Cultivating Professional Communications and Distributing Critical News for the Cannabis Industry
Cynthia Salarizadeh is a very intriguing entrepreneur. She has great interest in demystifying cannabis while minimizing the harmful stigma that follows this much maligned, healing herb. I came upon Cynthia through a dear friend who knew that meeting her would propel my own personal career into a realm of new discovery. Cynthia is all about the undiscovered, the unique, and certainly the top of the house in the cannabis industry. To hear her speak of her many deep successes and her companies brings great inspiration. She is a unique person who is filled with the intense desire for self-made success. Certainly not only to her own bemusement, but dipping deeply into real happiness of others. Through this much maligned, medicinal herb, cannabis, Cynthia has the intellect and the humility to break the deeply rooted stereotypes surrounding cannabis. Someone has to take the lead. Cynthia has achieved what many have only dreamed of achieving. It is a great pleasure to share with you a new kind of entrepreneur. Humble, forthright and kind, Cynthia Salarizadeh is going places by being herself.
I first became acquainted with Kiva Confections when a friend of mine passed me one of their tiny blueberry/chocolate confections. You know the ones, the tiny infused blueberries are offered in a lovely tin, enrobed in lusciously smooth chocolate, without a tinge of the grittiness that sometimes plagues lesser brands of THC infused chocolates. These tiny gems come micro-dosed, as not to overwhelm the beginner by too much THC, too fast. You’d have to eat a couple handfuls to really get buzzed, and I don’t think that’s the reasoning behind these infused treats. They do pack a nice buzz, so start slowly as I always recommend. Try one, wait an hour or so if you need more, take more. Otherwise sit back and enjoy the good feeling. The chocolates are beguiling too from a product standpoint. They are soft across the tongue and teeth, well blended buttery and rich to the mouth. The blueberries are perfectly ripe and plump. A gorgeous treat that also gets you buzzed. A win/win for people like myself who enjoy medicating without drawing attention to ourselves. When you light up a joint, no matter what state (of mind, or otherwise), you are in- it’s going to attract all kinds of attention. But pluck a couple Kiva Blueberries into your mouth and all is better. It’s uncanny to think that everything should be sweet- Kiva is well balanced in the flavor quotient. Not too sweet, just right.
Beverage connoisseurs will delight in Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics, an informative collection of cannabis cocktails and medicinal drinks that, when released, was a top selling book at Tales of the Cocktail (the largest cocktail festival in the world). Mixologist Warren Bobrow, the author of a handful of other cocktail recipe books and creator of the blog The Cocktail Whisperer, artfully pairs the fascinating science behind cannabis chemistry with detailed instructions on how to make stimulating tonics, bitters, syrups, herbal infusions, and more to create a book that any drink and cannabis enthusiast would be excited to check out.
Sjoerd Broeks, Director of Cultivation WARREN BOBROW: IPHONE X
Visiting one of the largest indoor grows of cannabis in the USA is terribly humbling to say the very least. There are what we call Seven Wonders of the Earth, but whatever greatness is described as the Natural Wonders, I have to say without any hesitation that the vast, three-hundred, thousand sq. ft. indoor growing space at the Pharm, is without a doubt the most impressive thing I’ve ever seen in my life.It was absolutely stunning. And, in reverence to the universe, the entire indoor space is lit by the sun. Each intensely lit day, offering medicine to the plants, and then in turn to consumers. I would also without any hesitation like to be on record, describing myself as cannabis snob. (A burden, I know!) That would mean that I’m probably not known to scoff at cannabis, but it’s been a very long time since I’ve enjoyed the intrinsic experience of smoking really fine cannabis. This would be, in simple terms, getting a buzz, even feeling something. Nothing wrong with that at all. Not to dismiss my New Jersey medical cannabis providers who do a very nice job with the rules as they are in New Jersey. Or the multitude of fantastic micro-craft growers who have tantalized my intellectualism and my verbosity with their hand nurtured wares. All are remarkable because it’s so very hard to be completely objective in this space. It’s not like wine where you can buy it on every corner, and then again it’s exactly like wine, if you live in Arizona.
WB: In my former life working in the craft-spirits business, I created a life for myself as a Master Mixologist for a global liquor company. Through this intriguing dialogue of flavor, over sheer intoxication, and through the magic of global events such as the Moscow Bar Show, and Tales of the Cocktail, I came to the realization that most cocktail syrups and mixers are corn sugar soaked messes, without much natural flavor, nor aromatics of real fruit. These ubiquitous mixers that force less than natural flavors upon the consumer are not my focus, nor my friends, as I seek the real thing. Flavor that leaps from that glass sitting in front of you. Color that is vibrant, and natural in scope. There is an unspoken-magic that takes place when a well-crafted cocktail is built with the finest hand-produced ingredients available. This product is Fruitations. My life changed that moment that I started using it in my craft cocktails. I took bottles of this salubrious liquid elixir to the Moscow Bar Show in Russia, and then used them to blast the antiquated concept that all cocktails must be overly sweet, out into space. The back-story is most cocktails in Russia are made to be overly sweet, as this comes from being denied sugar for a hundred or so years, so their deeply potent, sweet-tooth is well-known. When the participants of my master-classes on mixology tried the Tangerine Fruitations, they were astonished. It’s not overly sugared, and then any sugar that exists in the mix is pure cane, instead of corn based sugar! This is brilliant! So I learned, by utilizing Allison’s brilliant syrups in my creative mixology, her flavors were going to make me a star. Later on I discovered that we are both May 20th babies, and the friendship was cemented. Just as I found by utilizing Fruitations in my craft cocktail experiments.I even used Fruitations Grapefruit and the above mentioned Tangerine- (brilliant stuff) in my appearance, making cocktails on the TV Show named Viceland Live recently. Allison’s Tangerine Syrup made me look fabulous! Thank you, my friend for creating such deeply passionate and positive flavors for others to enjoy.
I’m constantly intrigued by young people who have big dreams. Especially those who understand how hard it is to make a success out of themselves, like Nadir Pearson. Through my digging a bit deeper, I found that he has a personal connection to the Ardent Lift, which is the little machine that I find irresistible when I decarb cannabis. The Magical Butter Machine, or the LEVO are great next steps for edibles and drinkable cannabis, but that’s another topic for another day.
Mixologist, Author and Cannabis Alchemist, Warren Bobrow shares his views on Cannabis Infused Drinks Market.
Warren Bobrow is a Banker-turned-Chef, Bartender/Mixologist and a world-renowned author. He is better known as “The Cocktail Whisperer”. Warren is a Cannabis Alchemist and is currently involved in the development of cannabis-infused craft drinks. Bobrow also writes for Forbes Website and many magazines and publications. He has published 5 books on mixology such as Apothecary Cocktails, Whiskey Cocktails, Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails, Cannabis Cocktails, The Craft Cocktail Compendium. Warren in an exclusive interview with Cannabis Drinks Expo team shared his views on emerging Cannabis Infused Drinks Market.