MagicalButter’s Garyn Angel & Chris Whitener on the Power of Plant Medicine

Editor’s Note: I first came across the MagicalButter (MB2e) machine at a party I attended several years ago. There was a novice cook turning out professional results that only a trained chef could perform, at least from a culinary perspective. Of course, the final results were infused with certain botanicals, which at that time were no more than whispers under hushed tones. The MagicalButter machine, standing stoic on the counter, whirred away nearly silently. And, that light show! What a marvelous experience. How delightful to deliciously melt away the afternoon while admiring the swirling lights, so lovely! And the end results? Always perfect.

 

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California Bud Company: Farm Fresh Flowers, Cultivating Happiness

Cannabis Farm FlowerPHOTOGRAPHER: ALBERT FLORES COURTESY OF CALIFORNIA BUD CO

A rather fat hand rolled-cone stuffed with the California Bud Company strain named Cookies was just passed my way with a knowing smile. I knew at that very moment, encapsulated in that slowly burning cherry at the tip, was more than just mere enlightenment. Inside this perfectly crafted cone contained their namesake product, the most wonderful cannabis, hand-tended and sunshine grown. It was, quite simply; “Cultivated Happiness.” There was deep love and his company’s cannabis grower’s passion spilling out of the spiraling smoke. This experience was way more than just another perfect Cali-type moment in time. Buckets of bountiful California sunshine came spilling out of each hit of the joint and the timeless Beatles’ song, Blue Jay Way reverberated throughout my sun-drenched memory of the day. A curiously sweet aroma of freshly crushed California coastal grown herbs: rosemary, thyme and sage, enveloped our heads as we gazed out over that endless horizon, purple and red and yellow in color. Sometimes the sky looks like it is even on fire, it’s that kind of place. Los Angeles’ sprawl spilled out over hundreds of square miles under this well-traveled road.

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The First Global Cannabis Drinks Expo 

July 2019 in San Francisco will be the first time ever that the drinks industry will get to address this game-changing legislation

The upcoming Cannabis Drinks Expo will be the largest gathering of cannabis industry professionals ever. For anyone thinking of entering the U.S. cannabis drinks market, this will be the place to be in 2019. An exhibition booth on the main trade show floor gives you front-row access to brand representatives, distributors and potential retail partners. The Cannabis Drinks Expo is the perfect platform for growth, giving you unparalleled access to some of the biggest names within the fast-growing cannabis drinks industry

I am honored to  be a Keynote Speaker at this event, Register here!  

 

 

Jason Lazar: The Hemponair-Cannabis Entrepreneur

The Hemponair: Jason LazarPHOTOGRAPHY: BRIAN EISENBERG

The Hemponair is not your typical New York City based entrepreneur, far from really. Jason Lazar is his name and he is certainly a real New Yorker, born and raised. So he knows a bit more than most about the who’s, what’s and why’s of NYC. He works with a substance known as Cannabis. Jason, through his online publication aptly named The Hemponair, offers splashes of up to the minute information in the online Cannabis space. He offers alternatives to the typical media blasts and gets directly to the point of what is the very best way to help spend your hard earned bitcoins and dollars. In a city as massive and as ‘taxing’ as New York City, doesn’t it make sense for the well-heeled gentleman to have an ultra-lux guide all to themselves?

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Artisan Canna Cigars: Always Handmade. One of the Best Things in Life

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Authentic Artisan Canna Cigar

Artisan Canna Cigars: Always Handmade. One of the Best Things in Life

Be still my heart. Being far from wildly successful as an entrepreneur or sitting in that high paid “Catbird Seat” I can understand what it’s like to yen for the very best. Maybe it’s a failing of mine, but I’ve always possessed a keen appreciation for the very best things in life. These can be wildly expensive, so I may have to forgo them until I can afford it, or not at all!

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2019 Cannabis Drinks Expo

 

I’m honored to be a keynote speaker at the first ever 2019 Cannabis Drinks Expo !!

For anyone curious about the future direction of the cannabis industry in the United States, the place to be in 2019 will be the first-ever Cannabis Drinks Expo, hosted by the Beverage Trade Network. This event, taking place in July 2019 in San Francisco, will be the biggest global gathering of cannabis drinks professionals ever, bringing together drinks producers, manufacturers, brand owners, distilleries and brewers all in one place for a spectacular one-day expo.

The major theme of the Cannabis Drinks Expo will be on growing your business and growing your bottom line. So if you’re a brand owner, or a distillery or brewery looking for an on-ramp to the very aggressively growing U.S. cannabis industry, this event will provide the perfect platform for growth.

Trade only event.

Where and When

July 25, 2019 – South San Francisco Conference Center (11 am to 5 pm)

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Aromatics, Opulence and Intensity: The Bloom Brand Cannabis Extracts

Photo Courtesy: The Bloom Brand

Scientific Precision

The new incense that just swirled past your nose, in and around the Los Angeles area is not the usual throat stinging snap of burning weeds. instead it’s the lush and intellectually stimulating aromatics of freshly crushed fine herbs and exotic flowers and spices. Just coming into nasal view are bursts of juicy and sweet tropical fruits, tangles of caramelized nut meats and candied orange zests dancing elegantly up your nose. What these micro-gusts of quickly dissipating memory stimulating fragrances represent is the new way to enjoy cannabis. This modern technique is delivered ‘sans flame’ and completely without the often-acerbic smoke that, quite frankly, doesn’t appeal to everyone. There is a slight vapor cloud, but that dissipates very quickly into the atmosphere. The Bloom Brandhas created deep scientific methodology to harness a safe and non-confrontational application of their proprietary, pure cannabis oil within your daily wellness routine. The Bloom Brand cannabis oil cartridges, micro-cannabis pens and fully-activated, pure extracted oils are market changing products. And not only because of their purity and lush aromatics. They utilize solely 100% Californian grown cannabis in their production, produced by their own methodology and high value production techniques. Each one is carefully designed to fully capture their easy-going, youthful and healthy Californian lifestyle.

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Green Gold: Corporate Titans Are Betting Big on Cannabis Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

Colorado brewer Keith Villa is best known as the creator of Blue Moon, the wildly successful, Coors-backed beer with the suggested orange-slice garnish.

His newest craft-style beer will come with a much more potent additive: cannabis.

“What we’re going to offer is going to give a shot in arm to the beer industry,” says Villa, whose new label, Ceria, is expected to launch later this year, offering three different styles of brew: a light American-style lager, a medium-bodied Belgianwhite, and a heavier India Pale Ale, all infused with various levels of THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

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Goldleaf: Capturing Words & Visions of the Cannabis Intellect

Photo Credit: Goldleaf

Charlie McElroy

Author’s note: Writers are naturally attracted to the feel of paper. After all, it is paper that binds us together in the written word when we publish our books. The electronic book, be it in the form of a smartphone, tablet or Kindle offers so little to the bibliophile who craves that ‘new book smell’ or yearns for the feeling of paper coursing past their fingers when turning a page. To the best of my knowledge, no one has ever experienced a paper-cut while turning the page on a Kindle. This is truly one of life’s unique experiences and one that cannot be duplicated in the electronic medium. Making notes on paper, the exemplification of the written arts with the written word is a timeless pastime.

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The Perfect Cannabis Cocktail & Mocktail Recipes for the End of Summer

Images courtesy of Warren Bobrow: the Hoochie Coochie Man cocktail (left) and the non-alcoholic Rose, Saffron and Cardamom Lassi (right) from his latest book Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails and Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks and Buzz-Worthy Libations.

Earlier this year, Warren treated our readers to a sneak peek of the book before it was available for purchase! If you missed that post, click here to get his recipe for the Mezzrole Cocktail, with a little dose of history regarding cannabis beverages.

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