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Where did cannabis come from?

Cannabis came to the Middle East between 2000 B.C. and 1400 B.C., and it was probably used there by the Scythians, a nomadic Indo-European group…Germanic tribes brought the drug into Germany, and marijuana went from there to Britain during the 5th century with the Anglo-Saxon invasions. Over the next centuries, cannabis migrated to various regions of the world, traveling through Africa, reaching South America in the 19th century and being carried north afterwards, eventually reaching North America.

Kosher Kush Review

Strain: Kosher Kush

Type: Indica

Origin: DNA’s Reserva Privada seed line, Kosher Kush won the High Times Indica Cup in 2010 and 2011.

Medium: Hydro

Lighting: LED

Nutes: Classified

Grower: NLCC

Appearance: Tight and very sparkly.

Smell: Sharp Pine tones

Burn: Very clean

Taste: Baby, I promise I won’t…na, here it comes, you ready? Rich and full flavored, let’s you know it is going to be at work for a while.

Exhale: Yea, about that work thing, you should be able to tell by now that this is going to be an A ticket ride.

Hkosherkush-dec2015igh: “Hello, I’m Kosher K, I’m just going to move into this corner of your head over here and play with the signal to noise for a while, yea, this wire can go over here, and this one…Oh, your still here? Go get a Pizza or something.”

Manicure: Excellent

Overall: I am savoring every puff of this first rate strain. I know it will be gone all to soon and I’ll only have memories that I can’t remember because this is some really fucking good weed. Very good pain relief, I can still sort of feel it, I just don’t feel it as an urgent thing…it’s more like I casually remember it is still there waiting for the medicine to wear off. But this has some serious staying power and a night of moderate (OK, my moderate might not match YOUR moderate, 4 joints, thin ones) smoking had me awaken with a very nice afterbuzz and feeling well rested.

This top shelf private reserve quality hydro I’m going to be following eagerly.

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Purple Kush from NLCC/Medical Seeds

Never Smoke Weed with Willie Again
pk1STRAIN: Purple Kush
TYPE: Indica
ORIGIN: Medical Seeds
MEDIUM: Hydro under LED
APPEARANCE: Sparkly and tight, not rocks but certainly not fluffly nugs either.
SMELL: Musty dankness, a good but not bold smell
BURN: Clean
TASTE: As to be expected from a PK, rich and flavorful.
EXHALE: Terpines lingering on the tongue, resiny
HIGH: 4 tokes in and I am suspecting a creeper. 8 Pm and my first toke of the day. Pain subsiding under a slow cresting wave, not a head rusher but a solid body stone and a pleasant head buzz setting in.
MANICURE: Tight , not excessive, just enough guard left to hold trichs.
OVERALL: Quite like the Purple Kush that has been my mainstay for the last decade, solid performer, looking forward to some rosin later tonight, I’ll try and remember to post pics. 8.3 Overall


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The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook: Feel-Good Food for Home Cooks

cccAn Upscale Cookbook for Enthusiasts of All Skill Levels That Approaches Cannabis as an Ingredient to Explore

Cannabis is one of the hottest ingredients to hit the culinary world, and cannabis-infused food is an evolving art and science. In The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook, chefs in the know from Amherst to Anaheim share their secrets for infusing everything from oil and agave to soups and cocktails with this once taboo ingredient.

Covering every meal from brunch to late-night cocktails and snacks, The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook approaches cannabis as yet another fine ingredient to be studied and savored, like a great wine, a premium cigar, gourmet chocolate, or single malt scotch. With more than one hundred fully tested recipes from experienced professional chefs, The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook guides readers through the process of making fresh, tasty, and healthy home-cooked meals using cannabis as the main additive.

The cookbook also provides step-by-step instructions on preparing cannabis for use in the kitchen as well as advice on personalizing dosage for different tastes. Tips for trimming, processing, storing, and preserving cannabis are included along with a “buyer’s guide” that sheds light on the many varieties of cannabis flavor profiles, showcasing strains based not only on feel-good levels, but more importantly, taste-good levels

Contributors to this Collection include . . .
Leslie Cerier • Mike DeLao • Scott Durrah • Joey Galeano • Rowan Lehrman • Andie Leon • Catjia Redfern • Herb Seidel • Donna Shields • Grace Gutierrez • Lucienne Bercow Lazarus • Emily Sloat • Rabib Rafiq • Chris Kilham

Making Dry Ice Kief

CIMG0125My first run with Dry Ice I used a DVD container.

A couple dollars worth of dry ice was more than enough.

I used some 120 micron silkscreen I had and got an excellent batch off some Purple Kush trim.

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0My next efforts went even better. I bought a Tupperware container that almost seemed to be made for the job.

This time I went with 200 micron screen and the results were even better.

After you have the trim or bud and dry ice in and the top sealed let it sit for 5 or 10 minutes to chill out.

Flip it and shake it for about 1 minute or less. This first run will be the very best, collect it and set it aside for personnel stash.

3Turn it again and shake for a couple more minutes, depending on how much you are working with. It should all be virtually pulverized at this point.

If you shake too long you will just reduce all the plant material to dust and end up with crap. You just want to knock the trichomes off through the screen.

After you have your Kief put it in a hash press and heat it to around 120 degrees for a couple minutes and your done.

No water, no ice cubes, minimal mess and the finest hash you can find if you do it right.


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The Ultimate Guide to Cannabis Concentrates

They forgot Rosin, but otherwise a good article…

„Once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can“ – we couldn‘t agree more, Hunter.

Two types of concentrates: mechanical and solvent based

Mechanical Concentrates

Hashish – Kif – Charas, Nepalese Temple Balls and finger hash

Solvent based concentrates

Bubble HashDry Ice HashBHO – Butane Hash OilShatterBudderBHO Hash Oil / WaxSolvent reduced Hash OilsCO2 ExtractionCannabutterVegetable Oil ExtractsCannabis Tinctures

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Regulation of Marijuana Industry

This page contains public documents relating to the regulations process for implementation of AS 17.38 governing the Production, Sale and Use of Marijuana, also known as Ballot Measure 2.



Strain review: Shishkalicious

Strain: Cannabis

Type: Sativa dom I think

Origin: Rescued

Medium:  Potting soil

Lights:  Alaska Sunlight then 400w HPS for bud.

Nutes:  Water and Neem Oil, minimal general veg food.

Grower:  Stoney Burke

Appearance:  Like a small grove of bamboo

Smell:  Amazing citrus smell on the vine, keeps a little citrus/skunk after curing

Burn:  Fast and clean

Taste:  Like hitting a bowl of tropical fruit!

Exhale:  Please try and remember to do so

High:  Smackdamnalicious

Manicure: I picked a few leaves off.

Overall: I would love to see what a real cultivator does with this quite excellent strain, but not being a huge producer it is not likely I’ll be seeing it in any serious quantity.

Pipe Dreams, Alaska Cannabis Clubs go down in flames

OK, don’t worry, your favorite smoking den has not burned down, that’s just one of those editorial license type headlines to grab ya by the balls and get you to read the rest of the crappy article. It’s like movie previews, that WAS the good part.

Marijuana has always been a social drug, er…medicine, I meant Medicine…no, fuck being politically correct, it’s a drug, it’s a fun drug and while it does indeed have some medical qualities it is basically a fun substance to use and it’s even more fun when you have a bunch of friends to share it with.

Beer and whiskey drinkers understand this, that’s why there are more bars than churches in most Alaskan towns. Getting blotto is more fun with friends, as long as your not the designated driver. Getting blazed is more fun with friends as well.

I was in a small bar in Amsterdam, Holland in 1978 and I asked the hippie looking fellow beside me if he knew where I might find some hashish. He had me give him some money, moved around the bar a little and came back with a bit of Black Afghani looking hashish. “You’ll need to ask the bartender if you want to smoke it in here, and if you do you’ll have to share…” Well, there were several of us ugly Americans wanting to share in this small bounty so we headed down to the beach and none of us were able to remember much after that. But the thing I was trying to relate is that all of the people in that bar in 1978 were there because they liked to hang out and get stoned.

Bill Fikes 2015

Northern Heights Hookah Lounge, Wasilla

Humans like to gather in groups and get mellow.

The powers that be seem to be afraid of us being able to gather together. The Alaska Marijuana Control Board has determined that unlike treating Cannabis like alcohol and giving cannabis users a place where they can gather together and share their herb and tall tales just as they do with alcohol consumers we must remain closeted as it were, confined to our homes and forbidden from enjoying the same rights and privileges as other adults

With several Cannabis centric or cannabis friendly establishments having already opened, and closed, and opened, and closed…it is obvious that the MCB, led by the ACB I have a gut feeling, is not going to be friendly to places that want to allow the gathering together of like minded “Pot Heads” least they actually organize and manage to get something accomplished.


swSara Williams, the head of the MatSu Marijuana Advisory Board sat down with us for an interview.


Alaska Hemp: What is your understanding of the current State Marijuana Boards position concerning Cannabis Clubs?

Sara: After following the process from the beginning and spending many more hours than I ever thought I would in a room with them, I have to say that the Board has a different view than the Director. The Board, as a whole, is not opposed to them but they believe it is the place of the legislature to create a license authorizing the existence of clubs. The Chair stated in the last meeting that after the first round of regulations are adopted in November that he would like to turn the Board’s efforts towards drafting language to send to the legislature to guide them towards what social clubs might look like in a regulated environment.

Alaska Hemp: It would seem to me that we already have a fairly good touchstone for what Cannabis Clubs might look like, I’d think they would look a lot like bars minus the fights and country music. Do you think we will actually be seeing any Cannabis Friendly social clubs opening legally in 2016?

Sara: I am hopeful. I’ve been in touch with a few legislators that have shown their support for creating an additional license. They came close last legislative session but it failed in the Senate on a tie vote. With the great example places like Pot Luck Events have shown when demonstrating that Cannabis Clubs are not places of illegal crime or places where violence is found, it does help show the legislators that such a place is needed and will not be the “perceived” threat to the communities. So I remain hopeful but we must stay diligent in the advocacy for them.

Alaska Hemp: The MCB was created to draft the regulations for cannabis use, why would they feel the need to send it back to the legislature?

Sara: The Director stated that her understanding of the MCB is to implement the guidelines of AS 17.38 or Ballot Measure 2 and in those guidelines it listed only 4 license types, retail, cultivation, production and testing. She did not direct the regulations drafter to consider Cannabis Clubs as a retail license as she believed it was a separate category. Also the MCB is not given the statutory authority to create licenses only to regulate. They believe that Cannabis Clubs are different “animals” than the other 4 licenses.

Alaska Hemp: So what should the average couch locked online advocate do to try and help get Cannabis Clubs spread around like Beer Joints and Legion Halls? Where should the great mass of slightly off center stoners focus their collective angst?

Sara: I would say utilize the process. Submit public comment through the online public comment page. But at this point in the game make sure they smoke a good Sativa strain to come forth in public comment with solid suggestions for wording on how the regulations should read and not expressing dissent on it. The MCB is closing in on the finish line and any changes that are made now must come with prewritten language as they don’t have the time to debate or write new wording. Also the Director stated that any public comment submitted now will also be taken into account when it is forwarded on to the legislature for review.

Alaska Hemp: Comments on each set of proposed regulations may be submitted during the date range assigned to that set by submitting the comment in writing to John Calder at Written comments may also be mailed to John Calder at 550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1600, Anchorage, AK 99517 or dropped off in person at the same address during business hours. Written comments may also be submitted through the Alaska Online Public Notice System by accessing the public notice of proposed regulations and clicking on the “Leave a Comment” link.

Sara: What it all boils down to is don’t give up fighting for this. It’s not going to be the perfectly rolled joint when it comes off the starting line but it will still smoke out just fine. Advocacy for what this industry is going to look like doesn’t end with the November 20th MCB meeting it will be an ongoing fight to mold it into the industry we know it can be.

Alaska Hemp: I quite agree, and while we must keep focused from a legal aspect on those that would oppose us we must also stay focused spiritually on what we know this plant does for us, our friends and what it can and will do for the World if we only allow it to flourish. Thank you for your time.


greenrushJoshua Tyson Bird runs Green Rush Events, a venue offering the “Kenai Peninsula fun, safe, cannabis related events”.

Alaska Hemp: Hi Joshua, thanks for taking the time to talk with us. Can you tell us a little about Green Rush Events?

Joshua: It is the Kenai Peninsula’s first and only Cannabis friendly club and lounge. Much like Pot Luck Events in Anchorage and Northern Heights in Wasilla, however we are the only club that does not charge a membership fee to become a member of our private legal club.

Alaska Hemp: How has the Marijuana Control Boards regulations effected your business model, if at all?

Joshua: Currently it really has not affected our business, mainly because people really don’t pay to much attention to the meetings or the proposed regulations, and the ones that do have actually started coming in and bringing new members to sign up for membership to help support our cause. So I guess you can say it has actually boosted business a bit…

Alaska Hemp: Will you be seeking a license for a cannabis use establishment when they do start offering them?

Joshua: I plan to adhere to all regulations and restrictions proposed by our state and local authorities for the benefits that our medicinal and recreational consumers and members of our club benefit from.

Alaska Hemp: Have you seen any interest from the tourist sector for a place they can come to perhaps sample some Alaskan weed?

Joshua: A lot of tourists have came in and continue to do so to consume legally in our great state because it is prohibited to do so anywhere else in our communities, camp grounds, hotels, and parks, and they don’t have a real hard time finding someone out there to provide them with cannabis, they just have a hard time finding a legal place to consume and they thank me for providing this safe legal alternative.

Alaska Hemp: Thank you, we look forward to visiting with you sometime when we make it down there and I’ll make sure to bring along something sticky from the MatSu. Is there anything you would like to add before we break for a commercial message?

Joshua: We will be providing a free event on Oct the 9th called A Joint Revolution, we will be having a joint rolling contest and a few other activities to help promote the people’s voice through education, sign making, setting up protests and getting petitions and signatures to help us all fight for our rights and liberties that need to be addressed with our emerging cannabis industry, we are also working with Pot Luck Events for this event and I hope everyone is able to make it to help support such a great cause!

You can find Green Rush Events on Facebook at

I tend to consider myself to be a sort of neo-pagan. From a religious standpoint I’m a little left of mainstream Christianity like Jerry Garcia was a little left of Dick Nixon. Part of my paganistic religious dogma is the belief that I am a part of a greater whole, that the entire Earth is a single great organism and I’m just a cell within that structure. I want to be a cell that is helping the great Earth mother to thrive, not a cancer cell spreading death and destruction. Cannabis is a cancer inhibitor, both inwardly and outwardly. Cannabis bonds me spiritually with the World around me and the World within me.

A pipe never belongs to you – it belongs to Spirit and so you need to remember that and offer it to Spirit asking that you can walk with the pipe and do good.”
Nicholas Breeze Wood

I will remain comforted in the protection of my religious beliefs which include consumption of cannabis, chocolate and coffee.

When tourists start asking about where they can go to smoke a little legendary Alaskan Grass I’m hopeful that the legislature as well as Alaska’s tourist industry are prepared to give them the answers they are hoping for. A listing of select MCB approved establishments offering the finest in Alaskan Grown Cannabis for consumption on the premises. How about a Vista Domed CannaCar making the Denali turnaround on the Alaska Rail Road? Railroads are well known to have accommodated “Smoking Cars” in bygone days.


If I were to open a CannaCamper Park and allow open cannabis use within the property would the State determine that to be a “Cannabis Club” and require the attending licensing? I have every confidence that those opposed to legalization will use every opportunity to tax or regulate what could be a wonderful thing for all Alaskans into a prolonged legal nightmare costing the State and communities millions in legal fees hashing it all out.






Security service for pot businesses latest to enter state market –

Valkyrie Security and Asset Protection was formed in February by Larry Clark (far right), a former Texas police officer and Alaska Office of Public Advocacy investigator. At left is Security Services Director Dillon Kester and in the middle is Vice President Ray Rushing. Valkyrie offers armed escorts, security system installation, and vaulting services for Alaska cannabis businesses.
Valkyrie Security and Asset Protection was formed in February by Larry Clark (far right), a former Texas police officer and Alaska Office of Public Advocacy investigator. At left is Security Services Director Dillon Kester and in the middle is Vice President Ray Rushing. Valkyrie offers armed escorts, security system installation, and vaulting services for Alaska cannabis businesses.
Photo/DJ Summers/AJOC

Read the full article at:

Source: Security service for pot businesses latest to enter state market – Alaska Journal of Commerce – August Issue 4 2015 – Anchorage, AK

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