I never thought that less would truly exemplify more, but I have been wrong before about micro-dosing cannabis. Traditionally on this 4/20 day, it has special meaning to many, but in my case it is especially profound because I’ve chosen to go the less is more route. As many folks will rise before the dawn for their first foray into the experience of the day, others slept through the first class, like myself. I never should schedule an early class, just not a good idea. Maybe if I had packs of OLO Sublingual strips on hand I could fine tune my day.
California Cannabis cultivars possess a intriguing quality that changes from place to place. In the language of wine this aromatic descriptor is called Terroir. Quite literally, Terroir means, the taste (or smell) of the specific place. It’s very esoteric language, but it shouldn’t be overwhelming to the lay person. The same holds true for cannabis. There is in my opinion, there are striking differences between growing regions in the propagation of cannabis. The flavors differ wildly from place to place! This is especially true when the strains are grown under their own specific California-radiance of the sun. In the absence of the natural sun, there are the terpenes. These are naturally occurring scents that are added to cannabis oils and concentrates. What terpenes are in the language of the nerds, (I’m definitely one of those) are the scents that define different varieties of cannabis. Perhaps you’ll remember that I’ve discussed this topic prior at some length and here is a refresher on the topic. Terpenes are those scented-things that we recognize in cannabis. Sometimes they smell like pine. Other times they are citrus in their overall demeanor. And then there are the cultivars that smell like your neighbor’s male cat has been roaming around. I want to smoke those! There are more terpenes in cannabis than in wine! I’ve learned to detect many hundreds of nuances in cannabis, some of them exciting and intellectually stimulating. The mysterious umami ones are amalgamations of many scents. As a saucier and a mixologist, (sort of like a chef and a bartender, only deeper) I’ve learned to detect scents and further myself into the experience of the flavors and the buzz. There are many strains of cannabis to taste and evaluate. It’s what I do! Hey, I could be studying butterflies!
Why Frank White? King of New York? I couldn’t resist the idea of writing an interview with CJ Wallace, who wouldn’t want to? Then I realized there is always a back-story. This one is particularly intriguing. I’m honored to let the words flow, only as I know best. And that is by letting my interviewees enjoy themselves. This gentleman clearly embraces the format. Cheers!
CannaCraft co-founder Dennis Hunter gives an extractor demonstration at the California Capital. PHOTO COURTESY OF CANNACRAFT.
Dennis Hunter is entrepreneurial thinker. Deeply pragmatic, he refuses to make one product, and one only. What he has achieved in the short time that cannabis has been legal is truly amazing. He is truly an advocate for the elimination of stigmas through CannaCraft’s diversified line of cannabis products — Satori, Care By Design, AbsoluteXtracts and Hi-Fi Hops. From chocolates to CBD-rich over the counter medicinal products to the fine art of brewing IPA-inspired sparkling beverages, Dennis is not slowing down to only smell the roses. He has a business plan to make those roses bloom all the time. His products shine where others haven’t even dipped their proverbial toes into the water. Dennis Hunter and the CannaCraft co-founders and team represent a company that is richly diversified and intriguingly market savvy. I mentioned pragmatic in the title because Dennis couldn’t succeed at so many tasks without being a level-headed and pragmatic thinker. His products may be designed to fit outside the box, but they fit every niche without effort. They are that good! Why force anything? Dennis seems to fit the Northern California ethos of laid-back intensity. How does that work? Intense to get the job done, the first time, and laid back to enjoy his success along with the success of CannaCraft’s family of brands. Now, without further delay, may I introduce to you a very intriguing person…Dennis Hunter.
Jesse from Green Peakz PHOTO COURTESY: GREEN PEAKZ
Instagram, How I love it. Many interesting tangents I’ve run down through this very specific, visual imagery. I’ve actually taken Twitter off my business card. Instagram has brought me real value in the cannabis industry. And recently I received the following note. It was, as I say not so often, irresistible. I had to publish this young, extremely passionate and bright entrepreneur.
My Cluttered Desk, With my Ghost Vape and Canlock WARREN BOBROW: IPHONE X
The magic of the inter-webs never ceases to amaze me. I had a marvelous discussion with Josh from Ghost Vapes. He took time out of his day to connect via Skype (Thank you!), and to walk me through the operation of my Ghost Vapes MV-1. From the pitch that I received regarding this “Leica Camera” of the luxury cannabis vaporizer market. Why? Because it’s solid in the hand and quite ergonomically capable. It fits against the natural shape of my hand and if I only had a neck-strap, it would fit right in the middle of my chest, rather comfortably I might add! Looking more like a camera spotting scope or a pair of luxury binoculars, than a cannabis vaporizer. Stealthy!
I love luxury cannabis goods, if you haven’t guessed that already. I’m always attracted to the n’est pas ultra of the cannabis world because life is short enough, so if I’m smoking cannabis or using other accouterments, I demand the very best.
Hillary Peckham is COO of Etain Health. Her high-energy leadership style and contributions to Etain’s strategic planning resulted in Etain’s original success in attaining a medical marijuana license in New York State. Hillary’s leadership of Etain and contributions to the company’s license application made her the youngest individual to be awarded a medical marijuana license in the country.
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.