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August Recipes

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Forget all those fall fashion commercials popping up on TV:  Summer isn’t over yet, meaning you still have time to try these delicious, temperature-chilling recipes loaded with plenty of your favorite herb.  This month, C

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August Recipes

Kudos to Bubba for his assistance

Forget all those fall fashion commercials popping up on TV:  Summer isn’t over yet, meaning you still have time to try these delicious, temperature-chilling recipes loaded with plenty of your favorite herb.  This month, CULTURE delves into some new twists on that most traditional of August traditions – the summer barbecue.  As always, we don’t recommend consuming all five of these “enhanced” menu items as once.  Adding just one or two to your standard outdoor spread will be enough to increase your fun in the sun.

Menu Options:
Ganjamole, Hasta Ya Pasta Pesto Salad, ?Cannamelon, 3B Chicken Breasts, Buddha S’mores.

Ganjamole
Ganjamole
3 ripe avocados
½ cup chopped onions
½ cup chopped fresh cannabis bud
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoons garlic powder

3 tablespoons white wine vinegar??Tortilla chips for serving ?Mix the vinegar, bud, chili powder and garlic powder together and let sit for at least one hour.  Add avocados and onions and mash together.  This can be used as a dip or with burgers, tacos or burritos.

Pasta
Hasta Ya Pasta Pesto Salad
½ cup cannabis bud
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups shredded fresh basil
2 cloves garlic
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 pinch sea salt
4 cups cooked spiral pasta
12 ounces fresh cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup frozen peas
¼ cup pine nuts
2 tablespoons chopped green olives
Salt and pepper to taste

For the cannabis pesto (prepare beforehand):
Combine the olive oil and bud in a double-boiler on the lowest setting for 6-8 hours.  Should olive oil evaporate too soon, add teaspoons of water as needed.  Stir.  Allow the oil to cool, then strain through cheesecloth and set the liquid aside.  Crush garlic and sea salt into a paste, then blend the paste and the shredded basil in a food processor. Put the resulting mixture in a medium-sized bowl.   Stir the cheese thoroughly into the mixture.  Stir in the cannabis-infused oil, a little at a time, until completely blended.  Tightly seal the cannabis pesto in a plastic container and refrigerate for 5 days.  You’ll need one cup of cannabis pesto for the pasta recipe – enjoy the rest at your leisure.

For the pasta salad:
Mix cooked pasta, 1 cup of cannabis pesto,  olives and pine nuts in a large bowl.  Gently mix in the cherry tomatoes, peas and salt and pepper.  Chill or serve at room temperature.  Serves six to eight.

Cannamelon
Cannamelon
1 large watermelon
*½ ounce buds, ground to a fine powder
½ liter vodka (quality really isn’t important)

Add the cannabis to a bottle of vodka and cover the bottle with cheesecloth strapped to the bottleneck with a rubber band. Cut a 2-inch-diameter hole into the top of the watermelon shell.  Insert the bottle bottom-up in the hole, place it in a refrigerator and let it sit overnight.  The vodka will slowly be absorbed into the watermelon.  You can slice up the watermelon the next day and enjoy, or leave it in the refrigerator until needed.  Eat/drink responsibly.??*For best results, grind very dry buds in a coffee or cannabis grinder.  Using fresher herbs may result in a chunky paste instead of powder.  Both will work, but the powder works better.

Smores
Buddha S’mores
5 ounces chocolate, containing at least 50 percent cocoa
**3 grams very finely ground cannabis bud
Graham crackers, broken in half

Marshmallows??For the chocolate (prepare beforehand): ?Melt the chocolate in a double-boiler (if using a chocolate bar, break into small pieces and melt a piece at a time).  Do not microwave.  Add the ground bud and stir until evenly distributed.  Remove from heat and let chocolate cool to the consistency of thick frosting.  Carefully scrape the chocolate into a large brownie pan, allow to cool another 30 minutes, and then freeze for at least 3 hours.  Remove from freezer, break the chocolate into 4-inch by 4-inch bars, and wrap pieces in aluminum foil for storing. ??For the S’mores:?Remove chocolate bar from foil wrapping and place on halved graham cracker.  Toast marshmallows over the grill,  then place marshmallow on chocolate bar.  Place another graham cracker half on top and voila.?**Always avoid using skunky, pungent strains when making cannabis desserts.

Chicken
3B (baked, boned & barbequed)??Chicken Breasts
• 2 tablespoons ?marijuana butter
1 large onion, chopped
2 cups ketchup
½ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon smoke flavoring
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons chili powder
½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
6 skinned/boneless chicken breasts

Gently melt butter in a saucepan. Add chopped onion and cook until tender and translucent, stirring often. Add all other ingredients except the chicken. Heat over low heat 30 minutes, frequently stirring.  Grill chicken breasts until tender. Brush barbecue sauce on during last 3 to 5 minutes of cooking. This sauce can be used for any barbecue recipe.

Butter
*Marijuana Butter
2 sticks unsalted butter ?1 ounce low- to medium-quality leaf marijuana ?3 cups water
Bring water and butter to boil in a small pot. Place marijuana leaves in a separate sauce pan and cover with the butter/water mixture. Boil gently for about 1 hour. Mash and stir frequently to make sure all THC is extracted from the leaves into the butter. Strain butter from leaves using a cheese cloth. Boil a cup of water and use it to rinse out every last drop of butter from the leaves. Be sure to squeeze the leaves well to get all the butter out. Put liquid in the refrigerator to cool. When the butter has solidified (usually after 45 minutes to 1 hour), pour off water. Keep butter refrigerated until needed.

Legal Disclaimer?Publishers of this publication are not making any representations with respect to the safety or legality of the use of medical marijuana. The recipes listed here are for general entertainment purposes only, and are intended for use only where medical marijuana is not a violation of state law. Edibles can vary in potency while a consumers’ weight, metabolism and eating habits may affect effectiveness and safety. Ingredient management is important when cooking with cannabis for proper dosage. Please consume responsibly and check with your doctor before consumption to make sure that it is safe to do so.

Dispensary Highlight

Top Shelf | Washington

 

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Name:
Top Shelf
Medicinal

Address:
13724 Canyon Rd.
E., Puyallup, 98373

Website:
topshelfmedicine.com

Phone: (541) 389-1043

Interviewed:
Top Shelf
Owners, Management and Staff

What’s
the story behind the name of your access point?
The whole thing behind the name
is we just wanted to have a place that lives up to its name and reputation of “Top
Shelf.” With my conditions, I have to consume clean medicine. It has to be
grown properly, flushed properly . . . the whole nine yards. If it isn’t, I can
have extreme allergic reactions to the nutrients and/or pesticides still left
in the flower. It’s just one of those things where I wanted to provide
consistent, quality, proper flowers for both myself and our patients.

Whatdoes your access point offer patients that they can’t find anywhere else?

Here at Top Shelf, we provide a down home, easy feel to the place. Our patient interactions are never
rushed, and all of our patients comment on how comfortable and relaxed they
feel at our shop. We even have male patients that come in and say “Ok, I’m
going to bring my girlfriend/spouse here now, I always go in and check out
these places first to make sure it’s safe. She’ll like this place, I’m bringing
her in.” We hope to offer educational classes/seminars for those who want to
learn more about cultivation, cooking with cannabis and more.

Howhas the cannabis industry changed since you’ve been here? Where would you like
to see it go?
I
would like to see us do more of something like Colorado where if you want to be
on the medical side you have to produce your own product. This would eliminate
a lot of the middle men out there, if you want to do this—and you need to know
what you’re doing (e.g. cultivation of cannabis). We would like to see mandatory
testing of all medicinal products on shelves, which is something we feel will
be mandatory soon anyway. We encourage all vendors to have their products
tested if they are going to be consumed by patients. We would also like to see
a fair market price on medical cannabis, and not see medical cannabis taxed out
of affordability for low income patients that need clean, safe and effective
medicine.

Whatis the most important thing you hope to accomplish in the industry?

Helping people; hoping
to make a positive impact in the lives of the patients that come to our access
point. Also trying to get patients off a lot of these pharmaceuticals that are
so toxic and damaging to our bodies with long term use. Creating natural
remedies daily, offering a safe, alternative pathway to healing for our patients.

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Dispensary Highlight

Sweet Leaf Illusions | Oregon

 

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Collective Name: Sweet Leaf Illusions

Address: 8434 SE 82nd Ave., Portland, 97266

Website: facebook.com/sweetleafillusionspdx

What’s the story behind the name of your dispensary?

We were
trying to figure out a name that no one else had. We didn’t want to do the same
thing that every other company has done. And so we came up with Sweet Leaf
Illusions, me and Ian, one of our employee budtenders here. And the next thing
we know, after we got our license, four days later, there were a whole bunch of
Sweet Leaf companies. I guess they liked the name too.

How has the cannabis industry changed since you
have been in the business? Where would you like to see it go?
I think the testing
companies should be held liable for their testing results. As it is now, if a
patient gets sick on a product that had been tested but still had contaminants,
it is the dispensary that is liable.

 

What are the biggest challenges you face in this
industry as a dispensary? . . . Biggest joys?

Trusting the testing companies results that are coming out. They are saying that the
product is clean when you know that they haven’t tested for, probably, about 15
other pesticides. I want them to be in compliance, like dispensaries have to be
with the state. And have the state going after them to see that they are doing
their job, so they keep putting it all on the dispensary owner to verify that
the products are clean. Our biggest joy is really just helping the sick people
that come in. I can’t leave the patients I’ve gotten to know.

 

What is the one thing you want patients to know
about your dispensary?
I pretty much quiz all of our vendors to verify that their product is
clean. I only take the few vendors that test and I try to ensure that they are
the cleanest products you can get.

What is the most important thing you hope to
accomplish while in the MJ/MMJ community?

The state
needs to start doing inspections of the testing companies. They should spray
flowers with poisons and send them through (like a control test), to at least
verify that they are in compliance with the state law that the state put in,
that they are supposed to test for all pesticides. They need to find out that
they are not testing for pesticides that we all know have been around for
years.

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Tokyo OG

Available at Point Loma Patients Consumer Cooperative in Point Loma.The Tokyo OG from PLPCC is a real stand out due to its darker green coloring and dark red hairs. The nose is slightly earthy, a

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Available at Point Loma Patients Consumer Cooperative in Point Loma.

The Tokyo OG from PLPCC is a real stand out due to its darker green coloring and dark red hairs. The nose is slightly earthy, and very skunky and oily. Its flavor is really earthy and pungent, not at all sweet. Just a few hits provide an instant head change. The effects are not only cerebral though. The body effect provides complete, long lasting relaxation. Tokyo OG is ideal for muscle pain, sleep and appetite stimulation.

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