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10 Better Than a Brownie Edibles to Enjoy This Holiday

Just because Dec. 8 is national brownie day doesn’t mean you should feel obligated to suffer through another bland and crispy homemade edible that smells and tastes exactly like the old weed your roommate forgot to decarb before baking. No, today is the day you stand tall and say “enough with the awful weed brownies, it’s 2017 and I deserve a great edibles experience this year.”

Feast your eyes on 10 of our favorite edibles for the holiday season.

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Korova — Ginger Chew

A nostalgia-inducing combination of ginger, cinnamon, and ground cloves makes this Ginger Chew an exquisite treat for the holiday season. While the generous 150 mg spicy gingerbread cookie contains “3 doses,” we can’t help but recommend starting low and going slow with Korova’s unrivaled potency.

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1906 New Highs — Pause Chocolates

Slide into the holiday spirit with a relaxing dose of 5 mg THC and 5 mg CBD in each delectable piece of dark milk chocolate. Our high-tolerance testers in Colorado found these first-rate treats to be purely delicious while our low-tolerance testers reported a tranquil night in after a long day’s work.

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The Clear — Caramel Popcorn

The absolute best medicated popcorn for those who enjoy the effects of edibles but don’t cherish the often weedy flavor. This delightfully sweet snack contains 150 mg of high-quality, solvent-free THC hidden behind a wall of golden brown popcorn crunch.

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Keef Sparkling — Lemon Water

The 10 mg of CO2-extracted THC in Keef Sparkling would be perfect for the patient looking to enjoy the therapeutic relief of THC without feeling too stoned. This tasty thirst quencher is also an ideal sugar-free, low-calorie alternative to alcoholic beverages in social settings this holiday season.

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Junk (by Leif Goods) Vegan Marshmallow Bon-Bons

Your tongue will be thrilled with the tiny chunks of chocolate sea salt as your teeth find their way to the pillowy vegan marshmallow cream at the center of these infused bon-bons. Each pack comes stuffed with one dozen beautifully glistening high-CBD:THC ratio (3:2) confectionary nuggets of joy — snack until the holiday heart’s content.

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Remedy Plus — Strawberry Fuego Balls

These sweet, sour, spicy, strawberry edibles are accurately labeled as straight fire. The 15-piece, 300-mg pack is bursting with familiar flavors for lovers of chili layered, sticky Mexican candies.

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Grön Chocolate — Milk Chocolate Covered Hazelnut Bits

This is bite-sized delight — savory decadent chocolate with roasted hazelnuts that also happens to be infused with a comfortable balance of 4.5 mg THC and 4.5 mg CBD in each piece. The 38 percent cacao chocolate pack contains 10 crunchy chunks of artisanal award-winning milk chocolate goodness for your unbridled holiday indulgence.

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Willamette Valley Alchemy — Retreats Gummies

These strain-specific edibles are made in small batches by hand to ensure the highest quality and consistency in every piece, every time. In delicious fruit flavors like Strawberry Blast, Blackberry Buzz, and Sunrise Grapefruit, Oregon’s edibles aficionados can relax with a small taste of summer in every 15 mg THC piece this holiday season.

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Twisted Extracts — Black Cherry ZzzBomb

If the stress of the holidays tends to keep you up at night, the Black Cherry ZzzBomb has about 80 mg of THC to put your worries to rest. Each pack contains eight doses of Indica jelly, just enough for each crazy night you can expect this holiday season.

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Shatter House Extracts — Thin Mint Bar

Do yourself a favor this holiday season and put this 300 mg bar of mint-chocolate perfection in the freezer to chill out for a bit. Prepare your favorite warm winter drink, plunge your delicious peppermint chocolate sugar cookie bar, and relax as the end of another year draws closer and reminds you to enjoy the small moments of bliss that make life worth living.

 

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In the Land of Herb and Honey

Northern Nevada beekeeper and edible company team up to hit the honey pot.

Timothy Keenan will be the first to tell you he is a self-proclaimed honey aficionado. Growing up, Keenan’s parents were beekeeping enthusiasts who kept a couple of backyard hives. “Those are some of my earliest and fondest memories of collecting honey when I was a child so that kind of stuck with me throughout the years,” explains Keenan. “As I have traveled the world over the last 10 years I have tried to collect as many honeys as I could — like honey from Africa and Amazon and southeast Asia. I have a love for it, same as cannabis in a sense.”

So, it only makes sense that Keenan, who as Sales/Outreach Manager for Cannabella, would take the lead on the edible company’s honey product line when it was proposed earlier this year. “When we decided to do honey, I was lucky enough to be put in charge of finding the honey I wanted. I looked at different varietals, and looked at the various regions they were from, such as orange blossom versus sage,” says Keenan of his search which began in February. “I was after color, consistency, and flavor — I wanted light and floral almost fruity versus a dark, robust honey. I wanted it to be nice and light and local so we can all benefit from local pollen for allergies.”

During his research Keenan tried varietals from a half-dozen beekeepers with most being from Northern Nevada. “Varietals will change throughout the year based on different harvests and different places. I ask what region it’s from. It’s not going to be 100 percent Manzanita Brush or Orange Blossom; as an example, bees only fly two to eight miles to get their honey. Beekeepers put all of their hives next to an orchard farm knowing that’s where bees get a majority of their honey from and there might be a little bit of wildflower mixed in too.”

Keenan eventually selected a Manzanita Brush honey from Reno beekeeper Al Sindlinger who started with just two hives 20 years ago and now has 200 with some hives playing host to as many as 100,000 bees. “In the summertime, I fight fires and I do the beekeeping in between all that. I keep the bees or more like they keep me,” Sindlinger offers with a chuckle.

He, too, got into beekeeping as a hobby but it quickly went from a sideline hobby to a sideline business that he spends an average of 30 to 40 hours a week on, depending on the time of year. “I was living out in Elko and I had a garden and I really didn’t have any pollinators for it. I had a bunch of cucumbers growing with no pollinators so I thought maybe I should get some bees to pollinate. That’s kind of how it started. So, I picked up some books and taught myself through trial and error and I learned how to keep bees.”

Now residing in the Reno area, Sindlinger starts the year by taking his bees to the almond orchards “because that’s kind of nice to help them build up. Almond contracts are kind of tricky because they want mid-summer strength bees at the first of February so you have to kind of keep your bees pretty healthy and stimulate them and feed them so they start building up,” expounds Singlinger, who lets his bees collect their own honey and feed themselves. “I will feed them sugar. I don’t use high fructose corn syrup. I don’t like the generic connotations of feeding them that. I think it wreaks havoc on a bee’s immune system.”

In an average year, Sindlinger produces between 10 and 12 55-gallon barrels of honey. Although in recent years it has been on the lesser side due to the five-year drought that plagued Northern Nevada. “It was discouraging during the drought because a lot of your bees die off. We had a drought from 2012 to 2016 that just broke this past year. I had to move my beehives and be kind of crafty during the drought and find places way up in the mountains where there was a little bit of water and moisture so the bees could make the honey,” adds Sindlinger.

Noting honey has medicinal qualities, Sindlinger shares a story of a couple of people with Parkinson’s disease who started using his Rabbit Brush honey and were, in turn, able to stop using medication for the disease.

The medicinal qualities of honey made it a perfect fit for Cannabella’s mission of providing the highest quality, scientifically-based health products to cannabis dispensaries throughout Nevada. Noting his values align with Cannabella’s, Keenan explains, “part of my personal motivation for looking at things like honey or products with natural sugars is my mom is diabetic and so this is something that I can offer to her that is more diabetic-friendly with the natural sugars,” he says.

In addition to diabetics, Keenan notes that Cannabella’s honey works well for cancer patients. “It’s best used for people who can’t tolerate eating or have throat or stomach cancer or just have digestive issues in general. They can’t handle an edible and don’t want to smoke but I have been hearing feedback from cancer patients that it is the only thing that they can consume.”

On the lighter side of the ailment spectrum, Cannabella’s Sierra Nevada honey is also used by those who prefer not to smoke, seasonal allergy sufferers, and as a sleep aid used in tea at nighttime or taken by the spoonful. Keenan’s favorite way to eat honey is straight. “I am such a honey fan I enjoy it in lieu of candy. When I get that sweet tooth at night, I will feel a lot less guilty having a teaspoon of honey instead of eating a Snickers bar.”

Noting he has a palate for honey and cannabis but not for beer, wine or anything else, Keenan is “pleased with what we have out there because it’s nice and light. It doesn’t have an overly weedy flavor. I like our honey over others. I have tried many cannabis honeys and many are very cannabis forward, very weedy flavored. We wanted something more subtle with just enough cannabis flavor to know it’s in there. That’s the way our whole product line is, there’s just enough of the cannabis flavor to know it’s in there,” he says, adding that it needs to be good enough for mom or grandma.

Keenan sees the possibility of more Cannabella honey varietals. “We might look into different flavors or a darker more robust Rabbit Brush honey which has medicinal properties and do that in the future,” he reveals.

But for now, it appears Keenan has found his sweet spot. “Cannabis and honey have been two of my loves for the majority of my life and to see them come together and get attention is wonderful,” concludes Keenan. “The more people we can help, the better I will feel about it all.”  

This story was originally published in elevate NV magazine

 

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California Governor Shoots Down Three Anti-Weed Bills

“There must be some limit to the coercive power of government,” said California Governor Jerry Brown in response to one of three cannabis-related bills he vetoed late last week. Specifically, Gov. Brown was referring to Senate Bill 386, which aimed to ban smoking at all California parks and beaches as well as post signage alerting […]

 

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