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Twisted Tundra, a dedication to healing

ttlogoI decided it was time to sit down with with Heather Arkell of Twisted Tundra in Anchorage and talk to her about the products I have been seeing and hearing about for most the last year. So we sat down at our respective computers and had a little chat.

Stoney: Welcome Heather, Could you tell me a little background about Twisted Tundra?

Heather: I created My salve for myself originally, I was a crazy kid always doing crazy things and now have arthritis because of it. I wanted a product that wouldn’t effect my daily routing like smoking the actual cannabis flower does and also I wanted something that didn’t smell like weed because of my work and the stigma associated with it.

I started exploring cannabis as a salve 5 years ago after taking courses in essential oils while becoming a massage therapist.

Through trial and error I have created a product that not only works but smells amazing (in my opinion).

Stoney: So there is some actual educated thought going into the combinations of ingredients?

Heather: Yes there is some education behind the ingredients and it’s not just essential oils I use, most ingredients are whole plants and each ingredient is chosen because of specific properties that target pain and Inflammation as well as a whole host of other properties. Plants are amazing and are used to treat almost anything and everything.

Stoney: What are your massage clients reactions to your products?

Heather: I do not use it on most of my clients because I work for a company but my outside massage clients as well as people in general who have tried it love it and have raved about its uses from treating boils and cysts to reducing swelling, pain and scars after surgery as well as for treating some arthritis which was my main goal!

Stoney: What sort of products have you formulated so far?

Heather: For the last five years I have made pain salves, lip balm, massage oil, bath dust which is like a bath bomb but not formed into the typical bath bomb form.

Stoney: You say you don’t use it in your normal work, is there a THC content in the cannabis oils used that might cause a user to test positive in a UA?

Heather: It is a cannabis product and I use higher THC strains so there is always a chance you can test positive but more and more studies are showing salves and creams do not pose that risk because they do not enter the blood stream. There is a few exceptions that would be if you used it on a open wound or if you use a product that contains alcohol because the alcohol will help the product penetrate which then passes the skin barrier and has a bigger chance of reaching the blood.

Stoney: Do you have a storefront where people can find you or is there a place that carries your lotions and potions?

Heather: At this time it cannot be sold to the public at least not until middle to late 2016 when cannabis can be produced sold and marketed for public here in Alaska. I do plan on having my products carried in any and all dispensaries throughout Alaska when such a time becomes available. Right now I give away samples to as many people as I can to get my name out there I want to be in as many homes as I can before 2016 ends.

Stoney: Can you tell us some of the places we might be able to find samples currently?

Heather: Currently I have given samples to Rachel Lake who runs CannaCare she make up goodie bags once a month to give veterans who need and want a more Natural form of medication. Through word of Mouth and posts on Facebook and even posts people have done on Instagram about my products I get more and more messages from people wanting to try it. Mainly I just carry samples around and meet up with people who want to try it. Visually I give them enough to pass on as well.

Stoney: If people bring you their own cannabis can you custom formulate products for them? It would seem to me that you could sell your services in that manner as you are just giving them back their own cannabis and your charging for your expertise and materials.

Heather: I have not custom formulated products but that’s definitely an option. Right now with the legalities of cannabis in Alaska that’s not an option

Stoney: Do you have your own website or Facebook page where people can learn more about Twisted Tundra products?

Heather: At this time I can be reached through FaceBook at Twisted Tundra and any and all questions as well as feedback are welcome.

tt2This is a before and after from Rose. She had bilateral carpal tunnel surgery done the same day a week after the bandages came off she used my product on her left wrist only. you can plainly see the difference in not only healing but Inflammation.

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tt3Rachel Lake
“I used it a day my arthritis made it hard to walk, knee was literally 2 inches swollen, I keep going cause I have to, I applied a lot that night and the next day I had less swelling, tons of relief and I could walk, as to the day prior I hurt so bad I couldn’t remember going to store. No joke, bad arthritis and fluids swell up sometimes, even my husband who never ever partakes in any canna form, finally did his back (military 40% disabled) with her salve and next day he swore he felt better.”

Sara Williams
“I love Twisted Tundras products! The salve is so easy to apply and just the right texture that it absorbs so easy! I use it on my pain areas. For my pain it is fast acting and melts the pain away without any head high! I love the stuff!”

Tina Smith
“Twisted Tundra has created a salve that has multiple uses that I have experienced personally. Used on skin conditions like eczema it helps control the symptoms. While used on muscle pain or back pain it provided almost instant effects, with a smell that is really pleasant and soothing, it’s my “go to” after workout rub also”

Kayla Cornejo
I was first introduced to Heather’s products through Midnight Greenery’s product testing event. I was gifted many topical goodies, such as healing salve, bath soap, and lip balm. I can say from the very first time I tried the healing salve, I was sold. I recently had a total hip replacement, and just moments after applying it the salve began to alleviate my pain. The other night, I was in severe pain and desperate for relief. My dear friend was able to gift me some more healing balm. Because of this product, I was able to sleep through the night without pain. I would recommend this product to anyone who has any type of pain.

Alex A…
Your salve is amazing! Rubbed some on my lower back where I regularly have pain and it helped greatly! Also works awesome for dry skin!!”

Brook S…
 “A friend of mine let me try a bit of her sample, I have cystic Rheumatoid Arthritis and Hidradenitis Suppurativa. I get super bad itchy spots where the fluid leaks. I put some on and its not gone but it was major relief. and even lowered the swelling. I felt relief faster than the allergy pills that take 30 minutes to kick in. I know from research it was all stuff I wanted in a salve. I would really like to get some for myself.”

Dani Littleton
I’ve used it for both my migraines and ankle and it has helped tremendously, better then my pharmaceuticals!”

Bill Fikes:
“I met heather at Northern Heights and got to sample some of her products during an AVCRO Veterans event. I was very impressed with both the packaging and the quality of the products. I was given a container of salve yesterday and used it on my knee and elbow and the pain relief was immediate and impressive.”

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Possible antiproliferative action on tumor cells reported

Here we report the first clinical study aimed at assessing cannabinoid antitumoral action, specifically a pilot phase I trial in which nine patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme were administered THC intratumoraly.


British Journal of Cancer (2006) 95, 197–203. doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6603236
Published online 27 June 2006

A pilot clinical study of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol in patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme

M Guzmán1, M J Duarte2, C Blázquez1, J Ravina2, M C Rosa2, I Galve-Roperh1, C Sánchez1, G Velasco1 and L González-Feria2

  1. 1Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I, School of Biology, Complutense University, Madrid 28040, Spain
  2. 2Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, La Laguna, Tenerife 38320, Spain

Correspondence: Professor M Guzmán, E-mail:; Professor L González-Feria, E-mail:

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Avidekel, Cannabidiol of 16% Patent


United States Patent Application 20140259228
Kind Code A1
Cohen; Ytzchak September 11, 2014


The disclosure relates to a new and distinct cultivar of Cannabis Sativa plant named `Avidekel`, characterized by a high amount of Cannabidiol (CBD) (16.3%) and a very low amount of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, 0.8%).

Inventors: Cohen; Ytzchak; (Tel Aviv, IL)
Name City State Country Type

Cohen; Ytzchak
Tel Aviv IL
Family ID: 1000000548761
Appl. No.: 14/193252
Filed: February 28, 2014

Related U.S. Patent Documents

Application Number Filing Date Patent Number
61768567 Feb 25, 2013

Current U.S. Class: 800/298
Current CPC Class: A01H 5/02 20130101
Class at Publication: 800/298
International Class: A01H 5/02 20060101 A01H005/02


1. A new and distinct Cannabis Sativa L. ssp. indica plant named Avidekel, characterized by a high amount of Cannabidiol of greater than approximately 16% and a very low amount of THC of less than 1%, as illustrated and described herein.



[0001] The disclosure is directed to a new and distinct cultivar of Cannabis Sativa plant named `Avidekel`, characterized by a high amount of Cannabidiol (CBD) (16.3%) and a very low amount of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, 0.8%).


[0002] Provided herein is a new and distinct Cannabis Sativa L. ssp. indica plant named Avidekel, characterized by a high amount of Cannabidiol (CBD) of greater than approximately 16% and a very low amount of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) of less than 1%, as illustrated and described herein.


[0003] FIG. 1 illustrates a single fully grown plant of the variety;

[0004] FIG. 2 illustrates a single leaf of the variety;

[0005] FIG. 3 illustrates a flowering plant in close-up; and

[0006] FIG. 4 illustrates a dried bud.


[0007] This invention relates to a new hybrid marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa L. ssp. indica named Avidekel. The Avidekel is a medicinal variety of marijuana notable for a high amount of Cannabidiol (CBD) (16.3%) and a very low amount of THC (0.8%).

[0008] The present plant was developed over 3 years through selective breeding from parents of unknown provenance in Birya, Israel. Generally production occurs through asexual propagation using stem cuttings. The plant may be grown outside in a normal warm summer, including many locations below 50N and virtually all climates below 45N.


[0009] Exposed Plant Structure

[0010] The Plant is an annual, dioecious plant with bush-like stature. The natural height at 5 months old of indoor growth is .about.130 cm. A detailed list of characteristics follows: [0011] Botanical classification: Cannabis sativa L. ssp. indica [0012] Parentage unknown [0013] Propagation: Stem cuttings. [0014] Time to initiate roots in summer: [0015] Plant description: annual, dioecious flowering shrub; multi-stemmed; freely branching; removal of the terminal bud enhances lateral branch development. [0016] Root description: Short taproot (less than 30 cm). Medium to fine, dense lateral roots; white in color, brownish when “potbound” (rootbound).

[0017] First Year Stems: [0018] Shape–round. Fine pubescence. [0019] First year stem color–young stem: 144C older stems: 144A (The Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart), [0020] First year stem diameter is 4.5 cm. [0021] First year trunk diameter is 7.5 cm at the soil line. [0022] Stem Strength–lateral stems are strong but benefit from being staked during flowering. [0023] Internodes’ length.–6 cm in the lower half and 4 cm in the upper half.

[0024] Foliage Description: [0025] Branch strength–strong. [0026] Branch description–branches are short, densely branched with short, broad leaflets. [0027] Leaf Arrangement–palmately compound (digitate) leaves with 7 leaflets on big fan leaves and 5 on small fan leaves per leaf. [0028] Texture (upper and lower surfaces). Upper surface scabrid with non-visible stiff hairs; lower surface more or less densely pubescent, covered with sessile glands. [0029] Venation pattern–Palmately Compound (Digitate), with serrated leaflets. Each serration has a lateral vein extending to its tip from the central (primary) vein of the leaflet. From each lateral vein there is usually a single spur vein (sublateral vein) extending to the notch of each serration. [0030] Color of emerging foliage (upper surface). A cross between 144A and 144C (The Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart, 1995 Edition.) [0031] Petiole length–Average length of petiole of fan leaves 7 cm. More than 30% of the petioles are purple.

[0032] Vegetative Bud Description: [0033] Dried flower buds are deep dark green and highly resinous. Fragrance is weaker than similar varieties, having an earthy medicinal berry smell.

[0034] Flower Description: [0035] Inflorescence is cone–or head-like, dense cluster of false spikes with solitary flowers instead of cymes. Enclosed by glandular, beaked bracteole. Calyxes are densely covered with trichomes; Flowers are often paired. Petals are absent. [0036] Spike length–ranges between 5 cm and 3 cm; [0037] Pistils description–white, few, short, brown at maturation. [0038] Dried flower colour–Dried flower buds are a deep, dark green. [0039] Flower size–about 1 cm in diameter and about 1.1 cm in height. [0040] Flowering time–8 weeks

[0041] Peduncles: [0042] Strength: Strong, but can bend horizontally from weight of flower buds. [0043] Texture: Moderately smooth, glabrous. [0044] Pedicels description: Short, scabrid with sessile glands and visible hairs.

[0045] Seeds may be acquired through STS breeding. This involves inducing a female plant to become a male plant by altering its hormones using (in this case) silver nitrate and sodium thiosulfate. The male plant may then be used to pollinate a female of the same variety and collect the seeds. The relative proportion of male plants is low/medium.

[0046] The plant variety is similar to the Erez, also a Cannabis indica subspecies.

[0047] The inflorescence contains a high amount of Cannabidiol (CBD) (16.3%) and a very low amount of THC (0.8%). This enables patients to obtain the medicinal benefits of CBD, without the psychoactive effects of THC.

[0048] This plant has strong anti-inflammatory properties. It can be used to treat a wide range of health disorders and diseases involving inflammation, as well as sleep disorders and digestive orders.

[0049] Prefers `soft water`; consider filtering the tap water if it has an EC higher than 0.6

[0050] Light was provided at a power of 600 W HPS; plant distance from light was 100-120 cm.

TABLE-US-00001 USDA Plants Growth Habit Code FB Vigor 4.5/5 Productivity Good – 500 g/m2 indoor, 250-400 g/plant outdoor Male flowering timing average Flowering score 7.5 Branches strong Fruit bloated THC level 0.8% CBD level 16.3%

[0051] A crop was grown having the following times of growth cycle operations:

TABLE-US-00002 date of cutting/or from seeding 21 Apr. 2011 date transferred to cones pot of 0.8 liter 27 Apr. 2011 Date of moved to pot of 11 liters 23 May 2011 Date of taking clones 03 Jun. 2011 Date – start to flower 27 Jun. 2011 Ending flowering 23 Aug. 2011 wet flowers (grams) 524 wet leaves (grams) 250 wet branches (grams) 230.2 dry flowers (grams) 132.6 Mothers 1-1.5 meter Pot size 25 L

[0052] Permits are required for growth of medical marijuana in certain states in the US and Israel.

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We won, now what?

OK, I lived to see marijuana legal (again) in my dear sweet Alaska, and I will be in one of the lines to buy the first legal bag, or behind a counter selling it. But now that we have a legal leg to stand on we need to make certain that it is not swept out from under us, nailed down, hobbled or mired in such excessive regulation that it is worse then it was before.

We must be vigilant that small home growers are not required to post huge bonds, or submit to random searches, or have their homes and children taken away because they had a gun and a pot plant in the same structure. we must demand that the law serve the public good and not subvert the intent of the law.

We can not allow there to be a strong front of sour grapes losers framing the laws and forcing regulations that will be detrimental to the winning side. I think we can all agree that the current regulations for alcohol could be transferred to marijuana as it relates to public consumption, school zones, etc. If you can’t build a Liquor store in a given location you can’t open a Pot Outlet there either. But what about Medical Clinics? What if they want to keep valid medical dispensaries or clinics out of accepted medical zoned areas?

Holding a coveted “Commercial Cultivation License” should come at a cost equal to that of a Liquor license, no more and no less, per unit taxes should not be excessive, like not a combination of Fed and State tax, because we all know the Feds can’t tax something they say is illegal anyway, right?

We should strive to make certain Home Grown is just that, no Big Bag Stores moving in and dominating the market, like you should need to be able to show three years back PFD checks in order to get a Growers License or a Retail Outlet License.

There is going to be a lot of work done in the next 90 days, and the year that follows, shaping Alaska’s marijuana market, there are fortunes to be made and we need to make sure those fortunes are Alaskan and stay in Alaska.

Alaskan Doctors

Dear Alaskan Doctors,

If you are willing to prescribe medical cannabis I will advertise your services free. I will not exact any commission for referrals or charge for accessing the list of Cannabis friendly doctors or clinics.

Please send an email to with your name, address, basic rate and preferred contact method.

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according to the laws of the state of Alaska.


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(THC Medical Clinic has a psychopath running the place, we cannot recommend the THC Medical Clinic to anyone)

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Kenai: None

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Our office is in the Hull Building, one block West of the intersection of Bogard and Main Street in downtown Wasilla.

Mat-Su Integrative Medicine, LLC
Address: 545 N. Knik St., Unit B

Wasilla, Alaska 99654

Phone: 907-357-2322


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Robert Klein – Medical Marijuana

Robert Klein. From his HBO special, Unfair and Unbalanced. (HBO, June 2010)


True History of Marijuana

Colorado lowers medical marijuana patient fee to $15


The change is mainly due to the fact the registry’s state fund has made more than enough money to cover administrative costs, said Mark Salley, spokesman for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

In fact, there is an excess of $13 million.

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If you would like to have patient referrals send me an email. I assure you I will utilize absolute discretion in my referral process, not even releasing your name, only directions to the clinic and what to ask the person at the front desk. we will NOT make the information available on the internet. Alaskans NEED you to help them help themselves! Send an email to with instructions for how you wish to have patients sent to you. We need Drs all across Alaska to start doing the right thing and we will help you do it with out exposing you to scorn from the narrow minded.
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