Category: Education

Dr. Jolly’s: Partnered with Kind Leaf

Dr. Jolly’s was founded by two brothers. The younger brother, known as “Jolly”, is a talented and experienced cultivator and purveyor of fine herbs. As a patient and a grower, Jolly has been cultivating medical cannabis for patients in the local Bend area since 2007. He is an energetic, charismatic, hard-working farmer who takes great pride in his craft. The older brother, known as “Doctor”, is a former science journal editor and a materials engineer. He came to Bend in 2013 to join with his brother to create the brand, “Dr. Jolly’s.”

Located in Bend, Oregon is the Dr. Jolly’s indoor cultivation facility. The primary focus during cultivation of top-tier flower is terpene preservation. Utilizing only organic inputs and amendments as well as planting into no-till raised beds with cover crop allows for excellent quality Oregon-grown cannabis flower. Strains Dr. Jolly’s farming outfit are known for cultivating are Cherry Vanilla Cookies and Huckleberry Diesel by Dynasty Genetics as well as Tillamook Strawberry by collaboration of Alphakronik Genes and Dark Horse Genetics.

After dutifully harvesting and trimming flower, it is graded and readied for market. Anything less than A-grade tops is sent to the processing lab for extraction. A large majority of flower cultivated at the farm is grown for processing. Dr. Jolly’s specializes in high-terpene live resins, shatters and Diamond production.

Did you know? Diamonds are considered a connoisseur grade product. Diamonds are derived from fresh frozen plant or whole buds, rather than trim. To create these crystals, Producers extract material then introduce them to a specialized pressurized chamber, where a separation occurs between Cannabinoids and Terpenes. Terpenes rise to the top and Cannabinoids crystals form at the bottom of the chamber.

Dr. Jolly’s has provided the marketplace with a hydrocarbon derived version of edible Cannabis oil which is also known as FECO (Full-Extract Cannabis oil) or RSO (Rick Simpson Oil). Most edible cannabis oils are processed with ethanol as the solvent, this yields the very recognizable black terry cannabis oils. Hydrocarbon derived cannabis oils are generally lighter in color and thicker in consistency. Having less plant matter, chlorophyll and other compounds, the cannabinoid content on these oils can be much higher.

Fractionated coconut oil or MCT tinctures are also created by the Dr. Jolly’s team. There are several varities that can be found in Oregon, High-CBD, High-THC, Indica, Sativa and Hybrid as well as a few mixed ration concoctions. Look for thier blue UV resistant bottles with the bright orange label when you are perusing tinctures.

Dr. Jolly’s has partnered Kind Leaf to be the exclusive provider of their boutique quality and connoisseur grade products in Pendleton, Oregon. You can visit our Leafly Menu a see which Dr. Jolly’s flower varietals and extracts we currently stock, if you are travelling in from out-of-town or have some other errands to run you can advance for pick up with Leafly Pick up.

Current Kind Leaf recommendations are Pineapple Mist Live Resin currently at $31.20 per gram, Huckleberry Crumpets Diamonds at $43.20 per gram and Snoop Dawg Shatter running $21.60 per gram.

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Kind Leaf
1733 SW Court Ave
Pendleton, Oregon
(541) 612-8588
http://www.kindleafpendleton.com

SoFresh Farms: Partnered with Kind Leaf

From Farm to Jar

In 2010 SoFresh farms formally began its journey to, “promote health through the regenerative cultivation and delivery of exceptional quality cannabis”.  Owners Michelle and Tyson Haworth first joined the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program as Patient and Grower after Michelle’s second back surgery a few years earlier. 

Unsatisfied with physicians’ constant promotion and wide acceptance of harmful opiate based prescription drugs, SoFresh seeks to cultivate and provide a more socially and environmentally healthy alternative. Their small family farm, located in the agriculturally rich North Willamette Valley, has established and maintained industry leading quality, social and environmental standards.

All SoFresh products are cultivated using minimal energy inputs; compostable and recyclable materials are given top priority. Waste is food, rain and de-humidification water is captured and stored on-site then used as the farm’s primary irrigation source.  Waste indoor cultivation heat is captured to provide heat for greenhouses. Worm castings and compost combine with locally sourced nutrients and no-till cultivation techniques to ensure mineral balance and biologically thriving soil.

Plant positive IPM programs are a key protocol, the farm relies on predatory pests, fungi and nematodes for the pest management blueprint. 100% locally owned and operated, SoFresh chooses to invest in coworker education, pay a living wage, provide healthcare benefits and retirement savings for its employees while also giving back to the local community.

SoFresh Cultivation Methods

Indoor Cultivation
The SoFresh indoor growing area uses a closed-loop system with low-till raised beds. They prefer to use double ended high-pressure sodium lights (HPS) but are always experimenting with new technology to promote increases in quality and yield while using less energy. The SoFresh standard is to create exceptional quality cannabis with the most efficient and bio-friendly systems possible.

Currently SoFresh utilizes a hybrid/closed-loop system with supplemental CO2, HVAC and fresh-air ventilation. During winter when it is cold outside the farmers use intake and exhaust instead of using air-conditioning to cool the room when the lights are on. This not only saves power but also replenishes the CO2 naturally. During the hot summer months, A/C is used to keep the temperature below 85 degrees which is important for keeping the more volatile terpenes from evaporating before they can be enjoyed.

HPS Supplemented Controlled Environment Greenhouse at SoFresh Farms

Growing Greenhouse
The favored growing environment at SoFresh farms is the greenhouse. There are a couple of greenhouses that are used to cultivate vegative and flowering plants. The light assist/light deprivation greenhouse produces the highest quality flowers available on the market while using less energy than a standard indoor room. There is something magical about the sun that plants prefer over only HPS or LED lights.

Tyson understands that full spectrum photo-biology plays an important part in the plants development and they have discovered plants that have the benefit of the sun and consistent HPS light when the sun doesn’t shine consistently produce the highest quality flowers at SoFresh farm.”

Sungrown Plants
SoFresh farms also cultivates premium sun-grown flower that ripens under the September and October sun. These cultivars are usually available in the winter and early spring. The long Oregon summer days grow big plants and create dense, potent flowers known for their vibrant dark colors, rich smell and intense flavors. To help protect SoFresh’s sun grown cannabis from the mold creating and terpene robbing rain and dew that is often present in the Pacific Northwest in the fall. Farm hands take the time to carefully thin and train the plants before building hoop houses over the flower for the last 4 to 6 weeks of ripening.

Vegetative immature plants in a SoFresh Greenhouse

Caring for Living Soil
SoFresh farms raised beds stand about two feet high on native soil and are composed of a mixture of peat moss, perlite/bio-char, worm castings and compost as well as small amounts of other balanced nutrients. The goal is to create a synergy between the plants and the soil. SoFresh Farms believes in a “living soil” by creating an environment that is perfect for both beneficial microbiological life and Cannabis plants. Their methods begin with inoculating the plants with mycorrhizae in the vegetative stage and continuously through the beginning of the flowering cycle. Tyson uses a combination of different organic methods to feed the plants on his farm. Among them, they brew their own teas and feed the soil where the beneficial bacteria break it down and make food for the plants.

The farm is regularly featured in magazine and news articles for the company’s leading social, environmental and political practices. In July of 2014 sofresh was among Oregon’s first batch of Clean Green Certified farms, a national cannabis industry version of USDA Organic certification. SoFresh continues to lead the way in developing regenerative farming systems focused on creating clean healthy cannabis while doing good for the local environment, people and economy.

SoFresh x Kind Leaf

From the day Kind Leaf opened its doors to the public, we have been the exclusive access point for SoFresh Farms flower and prerolls in the Pendleton area. We have partnered together to educate customers about the importance of organic, regenerative farming practices and proper care of Cannabis flower from farm to jar. Each batch of SoFresh flower is hand selected by the founders of Kind Leaf to ensure the best representation of sustainably farmed flower cultivated by SoFresh Farms is available on the shelves at Kind Leaf in Pendleton, Oregon.

One of our favorite SoFresh cultivars is Durban Poison. Other popular genetics from SoFresh are Betty Hayes, Dogwalker OG, Sweet Tooth and Veteran’s Kush. Visit our Leafly menu to keep up on what SoFresh Flower is arriving this harvest.

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Kind Leaf
1733 SW Court Ave
Pendleton, Oregon
(541) 612-8588
http://www.kindleafpendleton.com

“The Sweeties” A Kind Review by Janice Garrett

Farm: Frontier Farms
Strain: “The Sweeties”

“The Sweeties” by Frontier Farms.
Photo: Janice Garrett

Looking to feel refreshed and on top of the world? Stop in Kind Leaf and take a whiff of “The Sweeties” and you’ll be captivated instantly.

Frontier Farms cultivation methods brought out the ultra-strong, extremely pungent fuel-and-cookies terpene profile.

A mastermind collaboration project featuring Archive Seed Bank and Kush for Breakfast, worked to cross The White, Tahoe OG, and GSC, that was then bred with Face Off Bx1.

The smooth hits of this sticky flower will not disappoint even the pickiest cannabis connoisseur. Expect to feel creative, relaxed, and even slightly aroused as you enjoy the lift from this indica dominate hybrid. “The Sweeties” will put you on the fast track to feelin’ fine for hours at a time, so be sure not to leave her behind.

“The Sweeties” is currently available at $9.60 per gram at Kind Leaf, visit our Leafly menu to order for pick up.

Willamette Valley Alchemy: Partnered with Kind Leaf

Willamette Valley Alchemy is an award-winning, community-inspired, craft cannabis company based in the heart of Eugene, Oregon. As a locally owned, Oregon family business the founders take pride in providing Oregon Cannabis consumers with a large assortment of high-grade cannabis products from the ever-bearing Willamette Valley.

The Willamette Valley is a world renowned Mecca of agricultural abundance, offering some of the most fertile soil on the planet. This valley is known for producing Oregon’s finest grapes, hops and craft cannabis respected by all in the international cannabis community.

Willamette Valley Alchemy strives to set a standard of clean, connoisseur choice products derived from Cannabis cultivated by the top producers in the state. WVA ensures AAA grade by hand selecting raw materials from the source- small, respected family farms. From extracts and concentrates to edibles, you can expect consistency and quality. The minds behind this craft brand have a passion for educating the public as well, you can find their blog here.

Willamette Valley Alchemy works with top tier farms, respected for their hard-work and dedication to their craft. Collaborative farms include Yerba Buena, Fox Hollow Flora, Gnome Grown Organics and 7 Points Oregon.

Kind Leaf Pendleton has partnered with Willamette Valley Alchemy to be the exclusive provider of WVA products in the Pendleton, Oregon area.
Over three years, Kind Leaf and Willamette Valley have collaborated to bring a consistent supply of top-tier Oregon extracts and concentrates to Oregon residents and visitors that seek with the intention of experiencing a different definition of craft.

Prices for Willamette Valley products at Kind Leaf range from $25-$54 tax included. Currently on special you will find 40 different WVA craft concentrate and extract options as well as their Retreats Edibles choices in Indica, Sativa and Hybrid blend options. Visit our Leafly Pick-Up menu to order yours now.

Ask your budtender about Willamette Valley Alchemy products next time you visit Kind Leaf, find out what makes this brand unique in the realm of Oregon Cannabis extracts.

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Kind Leaf
1733 SW Court Avenue
Pendleton, Oregon 97801

(541) 612-8588
www.kindleafpendleton.com

White Label Extracts: Partnered with Kind Leaf

Value | Quality | Consistency

White Label Extracts is an Oregon processor based in Eugene. In Pendleton, Oregon this brand stands out as a favorite. White Label produces all manner of cannabis extracts from Live Resin and Sugar Wax to Shatter and Honeycomb.

White Label specializes in light hydrocarbon extraction, utilizing butane and propane to produce BHO (Butane Hash Oil) and PHO (Propane Hash Oil) products for the Oregon recreational cannabis marketplace.

White Label uses lab grade solvents, at purity level of >99.5%. Before introducing these solvents into the extraction process, lab techs distill the solvents, resulting in a 99.9+ purity level. Once the extraction is completed, the product is put through a several day long vacuum purge protocol. Once purging is complete, all product are put through a rigorous, multi-step quality control process. This routine ensures that all product sold maintains the quality level the consumer has come to expect from White Label Extracts.

A phenomenal group of licensed Oregon Cannabis farms collaborate with White Label to provide a consistent supply of regularly revolving strains to choose from. Collaborative Farms are distinctly featured on the packaging, showcasing the producer who cultivated the strain found within. Farms such as Geek Farms, Applegate River Roots, Cloud Cover, Benson Elvis and Pistil Point.

White Label Farms cultivates premium quality indoor craft cannabis. You can find the high demand flower on select shelves across Oregon. Cultivars featured recently are Headband Sourdough, Chocolope and Dr. W. Kind Leaf is one of the select dispensaries who offer their flower. We are currently featuring Chocolope, a classic energetic Sativa. Chocolope is a blend of Chocolate Thai and Cannalope Haze bred by DNA Genetics.

Kind Leaf Pendleton has partnered with White Label Extracts to be the exclusive provider of White Label products in the Pendleton, Oregon area. Over the past three years, we have worked together to bridge the gap between producer and consumer, providing education, discussion and recommendations of White Label products to customers that care about quality, consistency and craft.

Prices for White Label products at Kind Leaf range from $24-$49 tax included. Currently on special you will find White 99 and Lava Cake running at a low of $14.50 per gram. Visit our Leafly Pick-Up to order yours now.

Ask your budtender about White Label Extracts next time you visit Kind Leaf, find out what sets them apart in the realm of Oregon Cannabis extracts.

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Kind Leaf
1733 SW Court Avenue
Pendleton, Oregon 97801

(541) 612-8588
www.kindleafpendleton.com

CBD – A Basic Look.

What is CBD?

CBD, or Cannabidiol is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that has shown enormous potential both medically and scientifically. CBD is found in Industrial Hemp and other varietals of Feminized Cannabis

Where can I find that?

Kind Leaf Pendleton is a great resource for beginners seeking to explore the implementation of CBD into their daily routines. We have knowledgeable staff that are here to guide you through your visit. We take the time to ensure that you have a basic understanding of the product you are purchasing, and can inform you of places to learn more about cannabis and its derivatives.

Project CBD, Leafly, and Ladybud are a few great resources to learn more.

Opening a discussion about CBD should not be difficult, just ask how it would work for you.


Can I speak with my doctor about CBD?
Absolutely! being open with your care provider about your interest in CBD or even THC can enhance your relationship and provide you with information that a dispensary consultant cannot. 

What should one look for when choosing a CBD-rich product?

Look for products with clear labels showing the quantities and ratio of CBD and/or THC per dose. Select products with quality ingredients, best practice is to avoid corn syrup, artificial additives, thinning agents or artificial preservatives, even though products on the market can contain them. CBD-rich products produced and sold in Oregon are lab tested for consistency and purity, so be sure to look for the lab analysis information on the label. 

What is a stand by product for a novice interested in trying CBD?

Erin Purchase showcases Select CBD Tinctures.

We often recommend SELECT® brand CBD tinctures as a great entry point into using CBD. They have a great flavor from the added essential oils and they are very versatile. 

Select Tinctures can be used both topically and orally, both applications have been proven useful.

If you are more interested in an edible option other than tincture, one of our hot items in house is Wyld CBD which are rich, flavorful gummy candies made from real fruit, infused with quality cannabis oil.

Come visit Kind Leaf, we can enhance your awareness of CBD. We always recommend consulting with your physician about the potential positive impacts of CBD. 


Kind Leaf
1733 SW Court Avenue
Pendleton, Oregon 97801

(541) 612-8588
www.kindleafpendleton.com

Cannabis Cultivation Regions in Oregon

An “appellation” is a legally defined and protected geographical indication found on a wine label. The appellation indicates the wine’s origin and, often dictates a standard of quality. They are found in almost every wine growing region in the world. There are many other food products, such as cheese and teas, which also have appellations.

One man’s constant is another man’s variable.

— Alan Perlis

During the latter years of cannabis prohibition areas such as the Emerald Triangle and Southern Oregon became known for distinctive black market cannabis. Many connoisseurs could begin to rely on a certain quality when making a purchase from these regions. During the onset of medical cannabis programs, many other regions began cultivation and new recognized areas began to appear on the market. Oregon has world-famous cannabis, sought out by epicureans and aficionados much in the same way Oregon wine and micro-brews are.

Here in Oregon, we have an inimitable climate. Various regions of this state possess more than one climate type, also known as micro-climates. Each climate type will cause a strain to express its genetics differently, so strains cultivated across the state have wildly different representations depending on the region. Cannabis grown here can benefit from defining appellations or regions. Which in turn would benefit the small or craft cannabis farms.

Southern Oregon has many compact regions that are becoming well-known in dispensaries across the state such as Rogue Valley and Applegate Valley. These regions have a Mediterranean type of climate which provide ideal conditions for the cultivation of most any strain, it is known that long-flowering tropical sativas with Thai or Hawaiian lineage fare the best in these regions when compared other Oregon regions.

The coastal range has a very cool climate, and is an area that is primarily indoor farms due to the cold and moist climate many of the fast flowering sedative Indica varietals are chosen here. The air is cool enough to cause purpling of the leaves and buds of the plant; the flower hailing from this region of has a wide range of colors.  

The Willamette Valley is moist as well, but with a much warmer climate and very fertile soils. This area shows a great number of indoor as well as greenhouse and light deprivation operations. Many strains cultivated here are hybridized due to breeding and trading. This is the temperate area stretching from Eugene to northeast Portland.

Central Oregon sees many climates each week. The weather is ever changing so many choose to work with Afghani and Mazari based Indica varietals. Brave and highly experienced central Oregon farmers choose Sativa and Sativa dominant hybrids as the sun here is long and full, as is the summer, despite sometimes harsh weather changes.  

Eastern Oregon is high desert but brushed right up against the Blue mountains. The sun is hot and the winds are strong. Winter comes fast- and once the cold comes to Eastern Oregon it is very cold and sometimes lasts until late May. The unpredictable harshness as well as long hours of direct sun, Kush strains are favored here for shorter flowering times and stronger branches.

Learn more about your cannabis growing region by speaking to your local knowledgeable budtenders and attending cannabis focused conventions or seminars. Take notes on your favorite strains, ask what company cultivated your flower and where; many people begin to recognize specific traits, various flavors and aromas, flower structures and find that they have a commonly preferred region.

Finding which regions you enjoy the most can provide for a great opportunity for discovery and learning as well as help expedite your dispensary visit.

Brandon Krenzler
Kind Leaf Pendleton

Further Reading:

http://www.occnewspaper.com/oregon-cannabis-appellation-regions-a-proposal/

https://www.whaxy.com/learn/landrace-cannabis-strains

https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/the-cannabis-origin-what-is-a-landrace-strain

https://www.justice.gov/archive/ndic/pubs22/22486/appa.htm

http://www.wweek.com/cannabis/2016/10/04/are-growing-regions-the-next-defining-factor-for-the-oregon-cannabis-industry/

Cannabis Consumption for Beginners

In many instances, a negative initial experience may be enough for someone to tragically banish cannabis from their life forever. Typically the reason for doing so has to do with the anxious, uncomfortable and even paranoia inducing side effects associated with consumption of high levels of THC; but what first-timers might not realize is there are ways to minimize unpleasant feelings and experiences.

For novices, lightweights and low-tolerance consumers, Kind Leaf has a recommendation for finding that perfect first-time experience.

Look for CBD rich Cannabis Strains!

Unlike THC, CBD is a relatively non-psychoactive compound with both relaxing and medicinal properties. CBD can actually help mitigate and even counteract THC associated anxiety, so it’s a perfect starting point for new users.

You’ll often find strains that contain equal parts THC and CBD, but some contain almost no THC at all. Beginning your journey with a CBD rich strain can assist in building the tolerance needed for individuals to experience more potent strains and cannabis infused products. Remember to start low and go slow if you are not a regular cannabis consumer. 

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. 

​CBD is considered to have a wide scope of potential medical applications – due to clinical reports showing the lack of side effects, particularly a lack of psychoactivity (as is typically associated with ∆9-THC), and non-interference with several psychomotor learning and psychological functions.

Kind Leaf Staff-

First Dispensary Visit

Some basics to look forward to when visiting a dispensary for the first time.

Filmed 6/21/2017

Courtesy East Oregonian