Kristi Knoblich Palmer: Co-Founder: Kiva Confections-Cannabis Taste-Maker

Kristi Knoblich PalmerKIVA CONFECTIONS

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.

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Nadir Pearson: Cannabis Entrepreneur/Activist

Nadir PearsonPHOTO COURTESY: NADIR PEARSON

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.

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Cogito Ergo Sum: Superior Uptake Microdose Sublingual

Focus PHOTO COURTESY: SUM

Rene Descartes stated: “I think, therefore I am”, and nothing could lead me closer to finding the truth than enjoying this specific path to enlightenment. How is this done in the modern context?

By slipping a couple of these tasty little SUM Microdose charms under your tongue, that’s how. Micro-dosing tiny sublingual mints of the highest quality brings the curious CBD and THC imbiber closer to the true meaning of healing. This can be achieved in very small ways. How is this done? Each perfectly formed mint has a curiously refreshing quality in each micro-dosed sublingual. The label states focus and what is delivered does just that, in a precision dosed amount that balances CBD (the healing substance in cannabis, and in hemp), and THC, found in cannabis. When THC is balanced against CBD, a curious conundrum known as the Entourage Effect takes place. Contrary to the popular belief that higher THC levels are more important towards, ‘getting high’ than low THC levels. And those that balance CBD to THC are right on the money.

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Jessica Cadmus: Elegance, Guts, and Rogue Paq

Jessica Cadmus RYAN HULVAT FOR ROGUE PAQ

Jessica Cadmus=JC

Warren Bobrow= WB

I discovered Jessica on the Inter-web, it may have been @Twitter, but I have a feeling it may have been @instagram, but that really doesn’t matter. Where it should have been was LinkedIn, because after lightly editing Jessica’s responses to my questions, I realized that her passion was, and will always be a creative one. And that impressed me greatly, because my path mirrored hers, finance, creativity. The struggle to succeed at something that is so untested, so stigmatized. So wrong in many people’s eyes. Too bad. More for us, I always have said. And Jessica Cadmus is unafraid of being herself. She has led the kind of life that belies her years, whatever they are, she has achieved amazing things. Entrepreneur? Check, Business Woman? Check. Bagel maker?  Really? So read on, and please discover a female entrepreneur who is making a product that is bespoke, and elegant. Crafty and polished. Jessica sent one to me, and at first I didn’t know what to do with it. But as Hermes is to a woman’s purse, Rogue Paq is to cannabis accoutrements. Elegance, Guts and Determination. All wrapped up into a little thing we call success. Thank you Jessica for being the person who is intent on being herself. One stitch at a time. Cheers! wb

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Meet AlpinStash’s Prolific Breeder And Cultivator Danny Murr-Sloat

AlpinStash Founder Danny Murr-Sloat tending to his garden PHOTO COURTESY: ALPINSTASH

Danny Murr-Sloat is shaking the luxury cannabis market by breeding and cultivating his own select cultivars— AlpinStash OriginalsLemmiwinksSparrow KingFalkorGrape Grimoire, and Platinum Tiger Cookies— in a fashion that is uniquely his own. Danny is both intriguing and pragmatic. His methodology is organic in procedure, with some very special techniques added that he happily shares with his fellow growers. I was immediately impressed that Danny is not “Chasing THC,” which I believe is the downfall to the cannabis industry. After I had my cannabis DNA tested, I realized that the “Chasing THC” theory is flawed. My body, and that of many others, should not be using only high THC cultivars. Low THC and a balance of THC/CBD is far healthier, when growing medically applicable cannabis. Danny has forged his own path, impressing Colorado’s cannabis connoisseurs. In this interview, he discusses indoor growing and the lack of a traditional terroir. I think his answer to indoor cultivation is brilliant, and it shows that flavor and quality shine through in their own, intimate manner. AlpinStash is raising the bar towards an even more visually pleasing, flavorful and aromatically driven cannabis. One of my main concerns with indoor growing is the lack of individuality, but AlpinStash retains all the visceral characteristics of hand-tended, luxury cannabis, and then adds their own individuality—their own signature. Luxury cannabis has never tasted so good! Now, without further adieu, may I present the founder of revered micro-cultivation brand AlpinStash. Please allow me the pleasure of sharing with you, Danny Murr-Sloat.

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Steve Trenk: Eclectic Cannabis Entrepreneur

STEVE TRENK PHOTO COURTESY: STEVE TRENK

I’ve never actually met Steve Trenk in person, but our circles probably are much closer than we might think. I too grew up in New Jersey, in a small town named, Morris Township. Not too far, as the crow fly’s from where Steve spent his formative years. It’s ironic somehow that we both have endured the brunt of ‘jersey’ jokes. They are quite familiar to me, and it appears to Steve as well. Isn’t “Jersey in England”, is my usual reply to this crude, and closed-minded anachronism aimed at those who think they know New Jersey, but end up in their irrational description somewhere near the Meadowlands, or the vast salt flats leading nowhere, and piling up near a garbage dump. It’s probably from watching TV shows such as the Soprano’s or having their plane re-routed to Newark Airport, or maybe they got lost at rush hour by the Lincoln Tunnel. That’s too bad, because New Jersey is an incredibly diverse and in the context of beauty, an unusually unexploited place. Most Americans don’t know the real New Jersey, and that’s how I like it.  At any rate, reading through Steve’s answers to my questions, brought me to a place of understanding of his own personal path to success.  While mine took me to the culinary arts, a fresh pasta corporation, and the wine business. Steve used his brains to make something different. He took a path towards success and he made something really marvelous of himself. Steve Trenk, as you will discover works in the legal cannabis industry, which is exploding in popularity with this new found acceptance and de-stigmatization. The amount of brain power that powers its way through the intricacies of the legal cannabis industry is far, far removed the past, when we sold a few joints to our cannabis family at a Grateful Dead concert to stay, on the bus. Cannabis has evolved greatly and is pushing forwards into the Post-Modern Era. It’s “High” time to get on that bus again with these self-guiding, upper-intellectual industry leaders such as Steve Trenk. Located firmly at the helm in their own unique place in the cannabis universe. An experience of their own making, and therefore responsible for their own success, and the success of their investors.  Thank you.

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A Selection Of Cannagars You Must Acquire Today

Quite Frankly: Xiaolin WARREN BOBROW: IPHONE X

I received the honor of writing a Cannabis-Centric Valentine’s Day gift guide from my kind editors at Forbes- after my pitch, of course! The overall topic was certainly not your usual fare. The best diamond, best bottle of Single Malt Scotch, best Swiss-chocolates, nor the best online rose retailer interested me. I wanted something that most people have never thought about. And even fewer have tried. The Cannagar!

HiFi Farms (Detail)WARREN BOBROW: IPHONE X

A Cannagar is much more granular that just another dozen roses. So in the room that I have to entice you to either get on a plane and fly to the places where these, ‘hand-held’ works of art can be acquired, you should then start dreaming of next year. Because a Luxury Cannagar is one of those things in life that a cannabis smoker lusts after. He/she may have tasted the finest herbs that money can buy and rightfully so. They are successful cannabis-heads and they take deep pride in their educated, good taste regarding their passion for rare cultivars. These, of course come at an extreme cost. But as the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. In the case of a Cannagar, it is a combination of the finest flowers, grown with love on the top quality farms, woven into a tangle of concentrates, waxes, rosins, shatters, oils, kief, or a combination of all or none! There is extraordinary soul that goes into the manufacture of a Cannagar. It makes shelling out over a hundred dollars or much, much more, for one even more deeply enticing and just the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day.

A Selection Of Cannagars You Must Acquire Today

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Selection Of Cannagars You Must Acquire

Quite Frankly: XiaolinWARREN BOBROW: IPHONE X

 I received the honor of writing a Cannabis-Centric Valentine’s Day gift guide from my kind editors at Forbes- after my pitch, of course! The overall topic was certainly not your usual fare. The best diamond, best bottle of Single Malt Scotch, best Swiss-chocolates, nor the best online rose retailer interested me. I wanted something that most people have never thought about. And even fewer have tried. The Cannagar!

HiFi Farms (Detail) WARREN BOBROW: IPHONE X

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Luxe Cannagars: Demand Excellence

A Luxe Cannagar PHOTO: @AJI.FILMS ON INSTAGRAM

The more I spend time around the top of the house of the cannabis industry, I’ve even found certain niche environments that are exploding in popularity. And it’s not because the market is being flooded with these specialty products, far from! Nor is this incredible device being saturated with popularity in the media driven culture. No one really knows about them, (cannagars). This is probably because they are not inexpensive. This world of the best and the far better than just the best is exemplified by secretive, inner city culture and the explosion of wealth within the rap music industry. There is no lack of money for the very best loud that money can buy. And that’s really the rub, in a land of the good good , there are not enough hand-crafted cannagars to go around. So pay attention! Read More Here At Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/warrenbobrow/2018/12/24/luxe-cannagars-demand-excellence/#4acfbe5e7fec