Jeff Sessions

If you are in the cannabis industry, you probably heard the news yesterday which sent waves of fear and confusion throughout the country for every player in the marijuana market. Cannabis stocks took a dive, and everyone called their lawyers looking for hope and reassurance.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions moved to rescind the Cole Memo, the one piece of federal guidance the cannabis industry has had on which to base state and local regulations. The memo was put in place by former US Attorney General Eric Holder under the Obama administration and provided a directive to federal law enforcement about which circumstances would precipitate their involvement in a cannabis case. Unfortunately, this was merely a guideline and never an actual law, something misunderstood by many with investment in the marijuana world. Now, the outline of protection provided by the Cole Memo is gone, and cannabis operators can expect to begin seeing an uptick in police raids and asset forfeiture.

Of course, for those of us who have been fighting in the trenches for years on this issue, this is not totally a surprise. We have rolled our eyes at every person who has said in the past five years, “Legalization is inevitable.”

Legalization is not inevitable. This is a war, remember? And we can expect our opponents to fight with their last dying breaths.

Fortunately, we do have a battery of new weapons for the fight – we now have major institutions (state governments and regulatory bodies) which have embraced the new ethos of legal cannabis, for both medical and adult use, and public persons whose livelihoods are supported by an issue more popular than apple pie.

The timing of the announcement comes just on the heels of California’s official foray into legal sales for adult use. The response of our new allies has been quick and sharp.

Lori Ajax, Director of California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control:

“The administration is conferring with the California Attorney General and other states in response to this action. We expect the federal government to respect the rights of states and the votes of millions of people across America and if they won’t, Congress should act. Regardless, we’ll continue to move forward with the state’s regulatory processes covering both medicinal and adult-use cannabis consistent with the will of California’s voters, while defending our state’s laws to the fullest extent.”

California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, who has long been a key ally on this issue, gave a solid soundbite with words echoing that of the broader drug policy reform movement:

“Jeff Sessions has destructively doubled down on the failed, costly, and racially discriminatory war on drugs, ignoring facts and logic, and trampling on the will of CA voters.

“Have no doubt — CA will pursue all options to protect our reforms and rights.”

California Republican Representative Dana Rohrabacher, co-sponsor of the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment and longtime supporter of President Trump issued this statement:

“The attorney general of the United States has just delivered an extravagant holiday gift to the drug cartels. By attacking the will of the American people, who overwhelmingly favor marijuana legalization, Jeff Sessions has shown a preference for allowing all commerce in marijuana to take place in the black market, which will inevitably bring the spike in violence he mistakenly attributes to marijuana itself. He is doing the bidding of an out-of-date law enforcement establishment that wants to wage a perpetual weed war and seize private citizens’ property in order to finance its backward ambitions.

“This is a profound misreading of the Constitution, which allows states, not the heavy-handed federal government, to determine such issues. How ironic that the attorney general has long championed states’ rights when it suits other parts of his agenda! More than that, by attacking the clear will of the American people, the attorney general contradicts President Trump’s campaign pledges to leave medical and recreational marijuana questions for the states to decide. By taking this benighted minority position, he actually places Republicans’ electoral fortunes in jeopardy.”

Clearly, the fight is on. And as an old friend of mine once astutely observed about the movement: “We’ve already taken a stand. It’s not like we’re going to sit back down.”

Still, this recent move is a reminder that change does not come free or easily. I strongly encourage everyone in cannabis to give to the groups working hard for years to make progress in Washington, DC. Become a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association, whose primary goal is to represent the industry at the federal level, donate to groups such as Drug Policy Alliance and Students for Sensible Drug Policy which focus on ending social injustice related to the drug war and  Americans for Safe Access which has long fought the government on behalf of patients, particularly during federal raids.

There has never been a more important time than now to join the fight and get involved!

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Supporting Our Veterans on 11/10/17

The War on Marijuana is ending, and Just this year in 2017  It was approved by the feds to make Marijuana accessible to veterans!

Veterans are citizens who have served or is serving in the armed forces. Those veterans that have had direct exposure to acts of military conflict may also be referred to as war veterans.Military veterans often receive special treatment in their respective countries due to the sacrifices they made during wars.

 Some veterans suffer from illnesses directly related to their military service such as post traumatic stress disorder(PTSD). War veterans are generally treated with great respect and honor for their contribution to the world and country by their own nationals, It is great deal that our country salutes those heroes who have served to fight for our freedoms and rights. It is also a great privilege for our country and officials to allow the  reformation of cannabis for medicinal and recreational use. The admendment makes it able for veterans to participate in  legal state medical cannabis programs without the fear of loosing their military benefits or services, and also grants permission for medical cannabis recommendations in compliance with state medical cannabis laws from the Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers!

ROOT ROOT FOR GRAND OL’ USA! Making another step in Making our country Great Again.  Veterans Day is November 11th, Saturday.

The cannabis industry is supporting our veterans giving work and relief to  many. Here are a few sites from great organizations out there taking the lead in the cannabis movement making it all possible. Thank you! 

Veterans For Medical Cannabis Access or VMCA, advocates for veterans’ rights to access medical cannabis for therapeutic purposes. VMCA encourages all legislative bodies to endorse veterans’ rights to use medical cannabis therapeutically and responsibly, and is working to end all prohibitions associated with such use.  

With Your Help We Can Save A Veteran’s Life

Weed for Warriors Project was started in the San Francisco Bay Area by an OEF United States Marine Corps Veteran who found relief from his service connected disabilities through medical marijuanaand the fellowship of other like minded Veterans within the cannabis community. With the help of organizations like SANTA CRUZ VETERANS ALLIANCE, Weed for Warriors Project is able to provide Veterans with medical marijuana information, a safe place to fellowship with other Veterans and safe access to free medicine with proof of service/ current medical recommendation


DockSide Cannabis: Cannabis 101


Whether your a novice or an expert to the Realm of Cannabis, The Dockside Cannabis neighborhood locations offer something for cannabis enthusiast. Dockside Cannabis is an award winning one-stop cannabis shop with a variety of sustainable,clean green marijuana products,and paraphernalia. The Dockside is now in two locations across WA state in SODO and Shoreline with another to open up in Fremont, 2018. Dockside Cannabis started as a medical dispensary that was able to get a retail license and now operates as a medically endorsed retail store for cannabis. The Staff are customer and client friendly and take their time to help customize and personalize your cannabis experience. Most of the sales associates are medical marijuana consultants,( which means they can work with patients who possess a medical marijuana authorization from their health care provider to find the right strain of cannabis that could help with their symptoms). The Comfortable and welcoming Dispensary is in the process of making pre-scheduled consultations available for medical marijuana card holders, free of charge. What could make DockSide Cannabis even better?! The Dispensary is community oriented offering cannabis 101 classes once a month to anyone who wants to be educatued that of course is 21 + with valid I.D .The classes take place at both locations and they also travel to teach (think Senior Centers) and join events out in the community! We had the opportunity to reserve our seats at to experience the Cannabis 101 course for ourselves! The classes fills up quickly, so we recommend to sign up as soon as possible if you want to check it out!


Our class was a 2 hour course with lessons touching on hot topics such as :  The types of cannabis: Sativas, Hybrids, and Indicas. About Thc, Cbd, and other cannabinoids,consumption methods, ,Tepenes, and more that were accompanied by hands on demonstrations that allowed us learn about products, taught us how to read the dosage label on the packaging , and to smell and recognize different types of terpenes. Our Teacher Lisa Buchana who is the store manager, a knowledgeable professional that has been in the medical industry for 25 years,and  a writer for the Cannabis Nurses Magazine, led the beginner friendly discussion and answered a lot of the questions such as,”Are doctors allowed to drug test with out consent”, “Is it better to vape concentrates and control the amount you inhale or just smoke a joint?”, And “What is Clean Green?” I am sure you would like to know! If you want to become apart of the cannabis community and start learning about products, usage, and events. DockSide Cannabis is a great place to start.

Store Mgt. Lisa Buchana commented, “I think it is very exciting to help people who are seeking health & wellness with the use of cannabis. We see a lot of people come in with issues like pain, sleeplessness, nausau, stress, and cannabis really helps with their Quality of Life. It seems like the western medical system has failed and a lot of people are finding success in alternative methods.Dockside cannabis has a pretty extensive collection from the wonderful grows across Wa State. We carry indoor, outdoor, Clean green, High potency , straight Cbd, tinctures, edibles, topical creams, and  our sales staff have an extensive knowledge about the products so when you come in you have a personalized experience. Cannabis has helped me live a sustainable active lifestyle. Dockside Cannabis is engaged and involved in the cannabis community delivering education and our unique experience to those seeking professionalism. I love working here and I guarantee you will not find another Cannabis Store like us.”-

With Legalization and the marijuana industry becoming more and more rooted, people are becoming interested in the benefits and are wanting to learn. We love Dockside Cannabis for leading the way for a better future in how we perceive and use marijuana, And anyone can do it!

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Two Five Trees : OldSchool Night Ft. Krazie Bone, Wish Bone, and Spice 1


LPM Party bus at Two Five Trees Old School Night ft.Krazie Bone, Wish Bone, Spice 1 and PNW artists like Yodi Mac ScribeMecca
Krazie Bone and Wish Bone huddle with Katie Kaboom for Interview is keeping up in the movement, the trends, the fashion, and all the great events that go along with it.

There’s really a lot to be said about the cannabis culture and the one’s taking the steps to lead the way in the industry. As you know in some groups cannabis and music are hand in hand and a particular group: Two Five Trees Productions are bringing the scene together just like so.

Last Sunday October 15th, Two Five Trees Presented an Old School Night at the Cultura event center in Tacoma Wa, just one of many events they have thrown.

What a Hit! People From all around the Pacific Northwest flocked to see the Old School Hip Hop Rap Artists Krazie Bone, Wish Bone,(members of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony) and Thug Rapper from the 90’s Spice 1.

It all kicked off at the Two Five Trees Shop location in Tacoma Wa, where they hosted press opportunities, autograph signings, and a Bar-B-Que to fill you up before you jumped on Lyon Pride’s Party bus to transport you to the show! Talk about V.I.P

Before the Interview with the members of BoneThugs-N-Harmony, we got to take a glimpse at the local scene and talk to the local artists and cannabis supporters bringing the two communities together.

Public Figures Like Rapper Kush of THC Farms and Chris Krazy were there making an appearance supporting their peers from the Bad Yoshi Group (Yodi Mac, ScribeMecca, DJ Waffles) and Off The Dome as they represented their beloved 253 before their opening performance, that we were all eager to see.

We are excited and privileged to have asked the questions to the artists that are taking their career to new heights and we high-ly recommend you getting to listen to ScribeMecca and Yodi Mac from Bad Yoshi and checking out more from them.

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Here is What they had to Say: Q & A

How does Music and Cannabis connect to you?


“Cannabis has been a part of my life since a child really. I think the first time I was high I was 8? Watching my brother play Final Fantasy X.
As far as how Music connects, It has always been an outlet. I’ve currently been struggling with no Job, or funds outside of mix tape sales and show money for food,But the music is a constant stream of peace for me; it puts me back in focus on “okay yeah, this is what I’m about. This is what matters.”
It was the same during childhood. But that’s a deeper conversation.”
Yodi Mac: “Music and cannabis connect with me everywhere. I live with the rest of my group Bad Yoshi, so the music is there all the time, as well as the smoke. I tend bud at Two Five Trees so when I’m not working on music I’m up at the dispensary. Always have smoked when I’m writing and a little when I record, definitely when I sit and just listen to an album or listen to new tracks we’re making and just vibe out.”

Where do you see yourself in the future?

SCRIBEMECCA:” In the future? In 5 years I see 5 albums out. 20-30 mix tapes, Euro tour complete, & clothing brand started.”

Yodi Mac: “In the future hopefully Yodi Mac and Bad Yoshi are both memorable and respected names in the music industry. Short term I just want to get on this festival circuit, and tour next year. I definitely want to get deeper into the cannabis industry as well. I dk which direction to go yet, but I got some ideas I want to put to work.”

What would you say to people to help support them and their dreams?

SCRIBEMECCA: “And for all the dream chasers I’ll say it like D.L. Hughley, “Manifest those dreams” or something like that. Make a way, and love yourself.”

Yodi Mac: “I would just say to love the grind. It’s gonna cost a lot of time and a lot of money, but if you love it, put good people around you, and go get it.”


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THC FARMS : A cutting Edge Facility has seen some grow facilities, Believe us. But when it comes to perfecting customer valued strains  and keeping a high reputation in cutting edge technology  keeping a foundation that is OSHA compliant, and one of the best environments for growing quality plants, The THC FARMS undoubtedly blown us away.

Nesting In the Pacific Northwest in its sweet home of Tacoma, The THC Farms  opened their doors to their 46,000 sq ft. all metal fortress , allowing us in for a sneak peek behind the magic of growing, cropping, and processing products we all love. 

This Premier Marijuana grow is home to probably the best strains in the world such as, Rapper Kush, Black Cherry, Sour D, and concentrates. The Way the plants are carefully cultivated is ingenious and unlike we have never seen, but first we had to suit up in lab coats, booties and hair nets to enter. 

THC FARMS protects their plants from any natural enemies including bugs, mold,mildew ,and other pathogens that could reduce the plants potential and growth .

They also eliminate soil by growing exclusively in H20 and operating off of an Industrial water purifier that then gets mixed with pharmaceutical grade nutrients that disperses 700 gallons to their crops and changed in each grow room every 2 weeks, specified to each stage of the plants life for optimum growth and highest quality.

Within their facility they are able to grow up to 50,000 clones per month and transfer their growing plants to 40 x 40 ft  grow rooms, where they utilize the Sea of green method. (The “Sea of Green” method is a style of growing that crams many plants together in smaller containers and with a short vegetative time in order to fill up the space quickly. The advantages are that your plants live shorter lives, so there’s less room for mistakes and problems, and you harvest quicker because of the short veg time.),   

The rooms were created with detail to control the environment in which the plants grow. From the walls to their lights they created a highly sophisticated system designed to simulate a natural habitat eliminating any problems or issues the plant may have in the growing process including a  monitored 24/7 computer system that helps maintain and control CO2 levels, temperatures, humidity levels, watering, and lighting to  help grow their best product every time the cropping season rolls around.

To get that signature flavor , the buds are hung to cure in their padded room where it is essential to keep the humidity and temps on the regular so that they don’t lose taste and deliver that quality product we all love .

If that wasn’t enough to get you going to your local dispensary, The THC FARMS also Offer Concentrates! They are able to extract cannabis for oils and concentrates with some of the best extraction equipment and machinery on the market!

Taking It to another whole level their labs use science and advanced technology to bring you popular products such as shatter, wax, and other concentrates.

THC FARMS extracts with both C02 and Butane offering a different experience for every strain that most will find are excellent products, clean, taste and smell exceptional, and for a great price comparable to other competitors on the market.

THC FARMS is one for the top of the list by taking the tour of their impressive facility, we came to the conclusion that the people who work there are very passionate about the art of growing a highly valued and respected quality of cannabis products.

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