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OLCC Invites Erin Purchase of Kind Leaf to Join Oregon Metrc Users Group.

In mid-December 2019, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission circulated notice that they were seeking applicants from the Oregon Cannabis industry to fill positions that had opened in the state of Oregon’s Metrc users group.

From December until January 12th, over 200 Oregonians applied in hopes of gaining a position in the important group.

Erin Purchase, Director, Kind Leaf

Erin Purchase, the Director of Operations at Kind Leaf Pendleton received congratulatory notice February 6th that out of those 200 applicants, she was chosen to participate as a member. Since the inception of Kind Leaf, Purchase has been an integral part in the development and progression of the brand into one of Oregon’s largest cannabis retailers, and compliantly tracking the State’s largest selection of cannabis products.

Member selection is determined by a number factors including:
• Well rounded representation across all license types;
• Ability to communicate process-driven solutions effectively;
• Industry knowledge applied to compliance tracking software;

What is the Metrc User Group?

According to the Metrc Oregon Wiki, the Metrc User Group is comprised of approximately 60 industry members and staff partners (OLCC/Metrc).The purpose of this group is to identify, prioritize, and vote on enhancements to the OLCC’s Cannabis Tracking System (Metrc). The Metrc User Group is the representative body of licensees, medical registrants, and individuals using the Cannabis Tracking System. The Metrc User Group has been meeting since June 2017 and meets 3 to 4 times annually at the OLCC Headquarters In Milwaukie.

What Is Metrc?

“METRC” is an acronym that stands for Marijuana Enforcement Tracking Reporting Compliance. Metrc is a track and trace software program. Metrc is meant to monitor and verify cannabis inventories and product transits in real time for all licensed cannabis businesses in the industry. Metrc consists of a simple-interface web application, web-hosted services, a mobile application for on-site inspection by regulatory inspectors, as well as a mobile application licensee use in select states.

Metrc has the ability to integrate with other systems such as BioTrackTHC, Green Bits and other on-site programs through the use of the Metrc API, which offers an additional way of industry reporting into Metrc. The Metrc API is customized to each states rules or regulations and can vary based on the individual state requirements. This software is ready to evolve and update at anytime, with the help of regualtors and end-users

The Metrc Cannabis Tracking System (CTS) is an integral part the OLCC’s responsibility to ensure that recreational marijuana products can be tracked in the regulated market.  Every OLCC Recreational Marijuana licensee is required to participate in the CTS.

Metrc is responsible for the technical and operational components of the CTS; the OLCC is responsible for CTS statutory and regulatory issues.

Franwell provides licensees with training sessions and webinars to provide a thorough understanding of the CTS.  Prospective licensees will be required to pass a test on their knowledge of the CTS before the OLCC issues their license.

Steve Marks, OLCC
Photo by Yash Lucid

Currently 12 states and Washington DC utilize Metrc, of those areas, few are meeting to make sweeping and effective changes to the CTS. Oregon is leading the way by creating important user features like the Oregon Metrc Wiki as mentioned above, creating online access to Lab reporting and changing how certain products are regulated and reported to ensure complete consumer safety.

Oregon Grew a Record Amount of Cannabis in 2019

The Oregon cannabis industry has experienced so many ups and downs and twists and turns over the last few years that most of the small businesses that have survived are testaments to perseverance and a true love for the cannabis plant. With stringent regulations, a punishing federal tax code, and a massive amount of competition, the industry isn’t for the faint-hearted or anyone that thinks that it’s a “get-rich-quick” scheme.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, the state regulators in charge of both cannabis and alcohol, have just issued a report providing a snapshot of the industry. Once again, a record amount of cannabis was grown by cultivators. The Portland Mercury listed some  key points from the report:

• Between January 2016 and the date SB 218 was signed into law, the OLCC had received 3,034 producer applications, an average of 72 applications per month.

• As of December 12, 2019, the OLCC is processing producer applications received on or after February 17, 2018. 511 producer applications are awaiting assignment for investigation. 142 are currently assigned to investigators at varying stages of processing.

• Between April 29, 2016 and December 1, 2019, OLCC issued 1,387 recreational producer licenses.

• The 2019 outdoor harvest season was the largest since recreational licensing began in 2016.

• Between January 1 and November 30, 2019, OLCC producers harvested more than 5.7 million pounds (approximately 2,600 metric tons) of wet weight. This represents a 16 percent increase over the same time period in 2018.

• The quantity sold of usable marijuana increased by approximately 25 percent.

• Sales of extracts, concentrates, edibles, and tinctures collectively rose approximately 50 percent.

• Wholesale prices per pound of usable marijuana increased considerably beginning in spring and summer 2019, almost doubling from approximately $650 in April 2019 to $1,200 in November 2019.

The OLCC concluded its report stating:

Oregon’s nascent recreational cannabis industry has come a long way in a few short years. It has already experienced boom and bust dynamics similar to other commodities, as well as the effects of consumer demand and oversupply, while at the same time far surpassing expectations for providing a significant source of revenue for the state. OLCC views its role in regulating the recreational market as one of educating, building, and partnering with stakeholders as the industry develops, and OLCC takes seriously its mission to support both public safety and economic development in this state.

Craft cannabis companies have to work extremely hard to survive, let alone thrive, but there is still great news for consumers, as prices are still low, especially compared to the rest of the nation. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and local communities. Competition provides a lot of options for cannabis consumers. I urge folks to support craft cannabis boutiques like Kind Leaf, a company that gives back to the Pendleton community and looking out for its customers and the cannabis community at large.

Report: Alcohol-Related Car Crashes Decreased in Idaho After Cannabis Legalized by Its Neighbor

Ever since the days of Reefer Madness, prohibitionists have found various ways to provoke fear about cannabis cannabis, from saying that it makes all of its users crazy to claiming that legalization will cause mayhem on our highways. As most of us now know, these “the sky is falling” stories have been debunked one by one, including the prediction of the extreme dangers on our roads. Somewhat surprisingly however, a new report out of the Utah State University’s Center for Growth and Opportunity, authored by economist Benjamin Hanson, found that legalization in Washington State led to a decrease in alcohol-related car crashes in neighboring Idaho.

Marijuana Moment reported:

Two key dates, Hansen noted in his paper, were September 2015 and March 2016: That’s when recreational marijuana sales began in Walla Walla, Washington, and in Huntington, Oregon, respectively. Both are located within driving distance of the Idaho border, thus making it easy for residents to drive across state lines to purchase cannabis. Additionally, the paper states, Idaho law enforcement report “consistent increases in trafficking and seizures following Washington’s and Oregon’s legalizations.”

Hansen confirmed that searches for the term “dispensaries” increased “dramatically” in Idaho after Washington legalized marijuana. “This suggests that interest in marijuana—specifically, marijuana available in Washington and Oregon—increased significantly as stores opened nearby and that the trend break is not due to random chance,” he writes.

The author also found that access to recreational marijuana was associated with a 21 percent decrease in accidents involving alcohol in Idaho counties directly bordering Washington. Counties located one hour away from Washington saw a reduction of 18 percent, while counties three hours away saw a reduction of 10 percent. When the driving distance from Washington was four hours or more, the effect was insignificant, the author writes.

As cannabis moves more and more mainstream, with Michigan just starting regulated sales, it will be interesting to see if these results are replicated across other states. One thing is for certain–Reefer Madness fearmongering gets debunked each and every time and it is time to stop criminalizing patients and responsible adults all across our great nation.

Kind Leaf Leads the Way on Keeping Consumers Safe

Responding to tragic deaths across the United States, including two in Oregon, along with many reported illnesses, Kind Leaf made the decision back in September to be the first cannabis dispensary only carry cannabis vape cartridges with natural ingredients, before any government action took place. The death toll has unfortunately climbed to 37 and reported illnesses are now reaching close to 2,000 across the country.

It is true leadership to put consumer safety over temporary profits, but that is just what Kind Leaf, one of Oregon’s premier cannabis retailers, did. It is even more impressive considering that the Pendleton store is a true, mom-and-pop shop, not backed by out-of-state or out-of-country investors or corporate interests.

Cannabis legalization has ended unnecessary arrests and citations in Oregon while creating thousands of jobs for our residents and generating millions of revenue for the state, but more testing and labeling regulations are needed regarding additives to cannabis oil cartridges. While the state of Oregon took several steps forward, first asking retailers to review products on their shelves and to remove any products that may have concerns about, before finally announcing a temporary ban on flavored cartridges and establishing a workgroup to look at the issue, Kind Leaf  lead the way and did not wait for government regulators, or anyone else, to act.

Kind Leaf Pendleton removed 68 vape cartridges from 15 different brands because they contain additives that aren’t specifically listed as ingredients. While more information is needed, tests of vape cartridges suspected to be the cause of some illnesses have found vitamin E acetate, used by some companies as a thickener, to be a prime culprit. Currently, vitamin E acetate and other potentially harmful additives aren’t required to be tested for or labeled under state guidelines. The cause of these frightening illnesses is still unknown and there could be multiple causes.

“We take our responsibility to provide safe cannabis and cannabis products very seriously,” stated Erin Purchase, Kind Leaf’s director of operations. “Consumers should know what they are ingesting and potentially fatal additives should not be allowed to taint an otherwise safe product. We believe that it is common sense to put people before profits and will work with regulators and businesses to ensure that Oregon’s cannabis program is as safe as possible for all Oregonians.”

Thankfully, Kind Leaf’s own Erin Purchase has been appointed to serve on Oregon’s Vaping Health Public Workgroup. Erin will rely upon her knowledge of Complementary Alternative Medicine, her experience in the cannabis industry, as well as her passion for consumer rights and safety, to advise the state to the best of her ability. It is great that the state is taking this issue seriously and has chosen someone with her heart and mind in the right place to help the state develop safer industry regulations.

7 Points Oregon: Partnered With Kind Leaf

7 Points Oregon is a craft, Clean Green Certified, indoor cultivation facility based in Portland, Oregon

7 Points Oregon cultivates with the intention to elevate the potential of their Cannabis plants with emphasis on top-tier quality and environmental sustainability. They utilize only organic plant based nutrients with a targeted focus on terpene expression.

The top 3 factors that the team at 7 Points Oregon takes into consideration when cultivating their award-winning cannabis are:

THE ENVIRONMENT

In order to ensure the level of quality 7 Points Oregon built their name on, they design all aspects of their production environment to the highest possible standards. Exerting control over each minor environmental detail allows for perfection during the key stages of flower development, allows for pest mitigation and lowers the carbon footprint produced from Cannabis cultivation.

ORGANIC INPUTS

Robert Elam, founder of 7 Points Oregon has always prioritized quality over quantity throughout every stage of production, utilizing only Organic inputs, namely “Veganics.” 7 Points also adheres to strict pest and fungal control protocols so as not to utilize damaging chemical inputs so many farms are forced to turn to.

LOVE

A genuine company belief is that from seed to harvest, the single most important factor in growing great cannabis is giving the plants every bit of the TLC they need to become the state’s next favorite cultivar.

Growing with Veganics.

“Veganics” is a style of farming that utilizes only organic plant based nutrients during cultivation. Plant based nutrients are easily broken down and readily available for the uptake by the plant. The intention is to elevate the potential of each of the different plants with emphasis on quality while providing an ultra clean product that promotes spectacular palates and aromas. Practicing “Veganic” cultivation methodology requires not only the removal of any chemical fertilizer, pesticide, and herbicide from use in or around the facility, but also products containing animal-based additives such as manure fertilizers and animal byproduct-containing soil amendments.

It has been shown that animal residues breakdown slowly in soil. After a Cannabis plant metabolizes the available nutrients, animal residues remain. This affects the overall quality and can have a particularly noticeable effect on the flavor and aroma inherent in the finished product. Ensuring maximum nutrient bio-availability through the application of beneficial microbes, 7 Points Oregon maximizes palate and potency. The only bi-product of plant-based nutrient metabolism is a complex carbohydrate which is then consumed by microbes in the soil, continuing the cycle.

Veganic cultivation is dependent on soil teaming with microbes, bacteria and fungi that take part in a process resulting in 100% nutrient bio-availability. Soil nutrient bio-availability is a measure of the amount of consumable nutrient in the soil around a plant’s root system. Commonly purchased synthetic nutrients, and inorganic additives designed for Cannabis are comprised mostly of salts which demonstrate absorption rates as low as 20-25%. Maximizing the soil’s bio-availability is the key to unlocking the powers of veganic cultivation.

7 Points Oregon has demonstrated the ability to coax cultivars into expressing their genetic potential utilizing veganic methods with daily dedication and determination to protecting the plants and the environment. Currently the farmers are hard at work exploring new cultivars in a never ending pheno-hunt and carefully crafting the next generation of beloved Oregon strains such as Voyager 1, Moon Puppies, Sweet Relief OG and Future #1.

Three times 7 Points Oregon has taken home awards for their high quality flower, once they were awarded the title Oregon’s Best Producer. Their dedication to quality and craft has led them to align with companies like Willamette Valley Alchemy to produce derivative products like concentrates and extracts.

Since Kind Leaf opened in 2017, we have worked closely with 7 Points Oregon to be the exclusive provider of their award winning Cannabis flower in the Pendleton, Oregon area. We share many of the same values and ideals.

We currently feature Voyager 1, 26.25% THC, Future #1, 34.12% THC and a new cultivar, Peppermint Pie, 28.65% THC. You can also visit our online menu to explore more about 7 Points Oregon, or order for pick-up if you are in a hurry.

#BeKind


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

Kind Leaf Director Selected for OLCC & Governors Work Group

Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order 19-09 , on October 4, 2019, directing state agencies to enact a temporary ban on the sale of flavored vaping products, as well as other sources or additives as they are identified in cases of vaping-related lung injury or death.

Executive Order 19-09 calls for a 180-day ban on all flavored vaping products under the emergency rule making authority of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC).

In addition to the temporary ban, the executive order calls for state agencies to develop plans within 90 days regarding:

• Consumer warnings about the dangers of vaping
• Ingredient disclosure for vaping products
• Testing of vaping products to determine product safety
• Improving health care provider reporting of vaping-related lung
injuries to OHA
• Increasing access to FDA-approved cessation services and
methods
• Establishing a statewide prevention and education campaign
aimed at discouraging the use of vaping products

Executive Order 19-09 also convenes a Vaping Public Health Workgroup to advise the Governor and state agencies, examine the evidence about the causes and effects of vaping-related lung injuries, and collect feedback and input about the vaping public health crisis. Read more information about the Vaping Public Heal… .

The workgroup’s membership will consist of public health experts, Representatives from the Governor’s office, the Oregon Legislature, OHA, the Department of Justice, the Department of Agriculture, and OLCC; as well as members from law enforcement, the Association of Oregon Counties, and public stakeholders, a representative of the cannabis industry as well as the vaping business community.

The workgroup will participate in a series of closed door meetings to discuss policy recommendations for Oregon lawmakers to consider and implement. The OLCC is hoping to use this meeting to discuss thge proposed botanical terpene exemption process, discuss other additives (MCT, PG, vitamin E), and develop an evolving dialogue covering the concerns about the vaping illnesses associated with legal purchases in the Oregon cannabis market. 

Erin Purchase

Erin Purchase, Director of Operations of Kind Leaf Pendleton has been invited to participate in the Governor’s Work group. She will lean on her background in Complimentary Alternative Medicine, her long-term experience in the cannabis industry as well as her passion for consumer rights and safety.

Erin was recently featured in numerous media articles focused on the actions taken by Kind Leaf Pendleton in light of the alarming news about two Oregonians passing away from vaping related illnesses. After this news, Kind Leaf founders removed all vape pens with non-cannabis ingredients from the shelves and began questioning the sources for the non-cannabis ingredients from the producers across Oregon.

The Willamette Week reached out Erin about her reasons, here is what was said, “But Erin Purchase, director of operations for the dispensary Kind Leaf Pendleton, says she pulled 15 vape cartridge brands off her shelves because she doesn’t know what’s in them. She says stores only receive a blanket label reading ‘natural and artificial flavors.’ The retailer does not even have access to the ‘proprietary’ ingredients or the methods behind the extraction done by the processor,” Purchase says.” Read More

Erin has the intention and expectation to be a voice of reason, resting directly in between law makers and vape pen businesses, advocating for consumer safety standards.

Further reading:
OLCC & OHA Action
Executive Order 19-09
Governor’s Action

#BeKind


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

Yerba Buena Farms: Partnered with Kind Leaf

Located in the fertile valleys of Washington County Oregon, nestled between rolling hills, are the hoophouses and the large indoor cultivation facility of Yerba Buena Farms. Yerba Buena is a long standing Oregon Cannabis company, founded under the Oregon Medical Marijuana program, and among the first eight licensed farms under Oregon’s Recreational Cannabis licensing program years later.

“The Good Herb”

Yerba Buena is an award-winning Oregon purveyor of organically-grown craft flower that offers a consistently beautiful, clean, effective, and delicious experience. Yerba Buena is a Clean Green Certified™ and Certified Kind™ dedicated to growing conscientiously and organically. They strive to Minimize their environmental footprint.

Expert growers at Yerba Buena utilize a proprietary bio-active soil that is rich in micro-nutrients and mycorrhizae locally produced to our specifications. Once their cycle is complete, the soil is recycled. To avoid chemical applications during cultivation, the Yerba Buena team applies an integrated pest management program inclusive of beneficial bacteria and predatory insects. 

The founders of Yerba Buena farms consciously created a workplace where each individual is comfortable, welcome, and connected. Built upon a philosophy of green stewardship, Community engagement, and wholesome small-business values, Yerba Buena has grown over the years to 23 long term employees. The Oregon Business Journal listed Yerba Buena as #29 in its 2019 “100 Best Companies to Work For” rankings, small business category- This ranking is among all businesses and industries in Oregon.

29. Yerba Buena
Location: Hillsboro
Website: yerbabuena.com
Oregon employees: 23 | Score: 608.27
It is one big happy family at this Hillsboro cannabis grower. Employees appreciate that managers don’t micro-manage. Company outings, events and wellness days keep the team relaxed and happy. “Our management team is always there with their ears open for you,” says one staffer. via www.oregonbusiness.com

Yerba Buena has a number of original or rare genetics that they carefully cultivate for market. Some notable strains are “Blue Dragon Desert Frost” a sativa-centric High CBD cultivar that is a cross between Jamaican Lambsbreath, Hindu Kush and Desert Frost. “Silver Hawk” a very bright and active sativa that is the result of crossing Super Silver Haze and Wifi Alien OG. They are also known for cultivating Oregon’s best representation of “Pineapple Express” a lovely sativa dominant hybrid cross between the classic Trainwreck and Hawaiian.

Yerba Buena Farms has chosen to partner with Kind Leaf in Pendleton, Oregon to be the exclusive local provider of their award winning flower and made to order pre-rolls. You can visit our Leafly menu to see which cultivars are currently available, at anytime, if you are travelling in from out-of-town or have some other errands to run, you can order Yerba Buena ahead for pick-up with our Leafly Pick-up.

Current Kind Leaf recommendations are Silver Hawk, Vineyard Select running and Fluffer Nutter all currently priced at $12 per gram.

Did you know that Yerba Buena collaborates with Willamette Valley Alchemy and Peak Chocolates to produce high grade cannabis products? These amazing choice collaborative companies are also found only at Kind Leaf when shopping in the Pendleton, Oregon area.

Be sure to check out the review on Yerba Buena’s “Fluffer Nutter” by our very own @cannijani420

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

DJ Short: Coming to Kind Leaf

Daniel John aka “DJ Short” has been developing and cultivating new strains of cannabis for well over 30 years. DJ is best known for creating the legendary strain “DJ Short’s Blueberry” as well as other award winning cultivars like Flo, Vanilluna, New Berry and Whitaker Blues. He is also known for his passion for educating the public about cannabis and a distinctive style of activism for the ending of cannabis prohibition.

They call him the Willy Wonka of Pot, the Wizard of Weed, and the Cannabis Professor

The path to greatness never comes without struggle, for Daniel, the struggle inherent in his path led him to experiment with Cannabis as a young teen. His first few experiences with cannabis sparked curiosity in his young mind, and according to DJ, “One day in 1973, he bought a box of cereal that came with a plastic seed sprouter. Out of simple curiosity, he moistened the chamber, inserted a bud from his stash of Hawaiian, and watched with delight as it grew roots and a sprout.”

High Times was publishing its homegrown variety of guerilla cultivation methods in various publication releases. DJ wanted to cultivate and experiment, but knew that outdoor cultivation was out of the question. He purchased some high end fluorescent shop lights so he would be able to cultivate indoors, in secret.

One downfall to the early seventies and cultivation of Cannabis was the wide availability of rich landrace sativa genetics in the US. Not until the latter seventies did shorter, stout and robust Afghani Indica varietals became available. DJ sourced some of these new genes for himself to reduce the long winded flowering time of the Sativas, which falls around 14-16 weeks. After successful cultivation of Indica varietals, DJ discovered the relaxing and sedative nature of these hash rich Afghanis was not the same enjoyable experience as the buzzy, energetic and creative experience of the Oaxacan and Thai genetics he had grown fond of.

Hybridization was the answer. His plan, to combine the unique traits of the Sativa genetics with the short, stout and faster flowering Indicas to create a balanced, routinely easier to cultivate Cannabis plant that was an enjoyable middle ground for the end consumer.

As DJ crafted indoors in his secret garden, outside the Drug war was getting into full swing led by then President Ronald Reagan. During early 1980 national anti-cannabis rhetoric built up and spilled over, coincidentally, as the square footage of the breeding garden diminished. This reduction in square footage did not limit the abilities of DJ during cultivation but rather allowed him to hone in on and patiently seek the specific qualities he was seeking, exploring each phenotype with his nose. Cataloging which plants produced floral, sweet and fruit notes and which produced the chemical, fuel and acrid skunk notes.

DJ compares the subtleties of quality Cannabis to that of fine wines. The olfactory chart used by cannabis connoisseurs is not unlike the wine wheel. Like Sommelier, Cannabis aficionados have the ability to detect a diverse blend of aromas such as fruit and berries, grasses, teas and earthen humus, fuels and chemical notes.

“The range of flavors expressed by the genus cannabis is extraordinary. No other plant on the planet can equal the cacophony of smells and tastes available from cannabis.”

DJ Short

Short credits his passion for cannabis and natural propensity for successfully crossbreeding Sativa and Indica varietals into award winning hybrid strains as an inherited trait from his Romanian great-grandmother.
According to DJ, she was a gypsy herbalist who cultivated cannabis and among other herbs for medical purposes, taking time to pass down her acquired knowledge and skills to her daughter, DJ Short’s Mother.

Honey and Fruit

After extended trial and error, establishing specific genetic traits and isolating terpene levels via testing with the WERC Shop in California, DJ began comparing his flowers with those that were considered above par and high-grade on the underground marketplace. Armed with this data, DJ continued to select the plants he favored most, deftly cultivated them to maturity, carefully cured the buds, and personally smoked privately for months before releasing them to friends and buyers, to ensure an enjoyable, superior quality of Cannabis flower was offered.

Before long, selective breeding led to a lineage with sweet honey and strong fruit aromas. From this line rose the now legendary DJ Short’s Blueberry. Known by name, smell and sedative, pacifying body high. Once DJ stabilized this special genetic, he sought to create an energetic, uplifting strain. This project led to Flo, which gifted DJ with the effects he was seeking.

After realizing how popular his new genetics were, he began cloning his mother plants and releasing the genes to underground cannabis growers in Oregon and California and some overseas to Europe.

It is well known that the widely revered DJ Short’s Blueberry, bred and cultivated just outside of Pendleton, Oregon is in the ancestral pedigree for most any modern hybridized varietal that includes “Blue” or “Berry” in the name.”

Matt Brandhagen meets DJ Short at Kind leaf in Pendleton, Oregon

DJ Short’s renowned seeds and Cannabis breeding capabilities earned him a revered spot in the High Times Seed Bank Hall of Fame, which was created to commemorate “brave pot pioneers and trailblazers.” DJ was included in the first commemoration in 2007. He was spotlighted as “The Willy Wonka of Pot” in a 5,000-word tome for the website Grantland, and wrote the 2003 book “Cultivating Exceptional Cannabis: An Expert Breeder Shares His Secrets.”

2016- Daniel crafted a “letter to the Editor” of Pendleton, Oregon’s premiere media source, The East Oregonian. In this letter he wrote, ” I would very much enjoy the opportunity to help teach my community about the wonders and merits of this valuable plant that offers something beneficial for almost everyone.”

DJ Short x Kind Leaf

Kind Leaf is proud to announce that we are the destination which will provide the space in which to bridge the gap between our local residents and visitors and world renowned breeders like DJ. We are set to host a Meet-and-Greet with the infamous DJ Short on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 5 pm -7 pm.

#BeKind


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

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.

#BeKind


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

LaRain Miller of Kind Leaf wins National Budtender Award

Las VegasThe first annual Budtender Awards took place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada. The Budtender Awards team developed 9 unique award categories referred to as the OG Awards.

Each category hosted five finalists. These five individuals were selected from over 700 international nominees! Finalists were announced August 30th on High Times’ 420 Live Instagram show.

These Award Winners were chosen by industry experts & members of the Budtender Awards team based upon a variety of factors such as votes earned, participation and social media blasts. The winners were announced at the Award Show on October 12th, 2019 at Light Nightclub.

LaRain Miller accepting her award from “Modest Jones” & “Wolfie”

LaRain Miller of Kind Leaf Pendleton won the first ever National Budtender Awards trophy for the “Dazed & Infused” category.

According to the Budtender Awards, “This Budtender is the Martha Stewart, or Emeril of Edibles. Their sophistication and superior knowledge ranging from infusing pastries & sweets to drinks to oils & butters, gives them the skills to recommend the perfect product for every user. Who knows, maybe they’ll be the next Michelin star cannabis Chef. “

BUDTENDER

| ˈbudˌtendər |

An award winning budtender is a person who recreates and redefines the public perception of someone who works in a dispensary or store where medical or recreational cannabis is sold. Helping provide a perspective that these knowledgeable individuals are not just “Drug Dealers.”

Cannabis Flower at Kind Leaf in Pendleton, Oregon

Increasingly, this subculture is evolving into a group of educated professionals who have developed their unique blend of personality, style, fashion, and most importantly, their recommendations to an constantly growing and changing variety of cannabis offerings. Budtenders are educators, advisors, sales professionals and often a trusted resource or friend to their customers.

Kind Leaf Budtender weighing out Cannabis for a customer

Without Budtenders, Cannabis brands do not succeed, the customers are left unaware of what makes each product and brand different from the one resting next to it on the shelf. Budtenders are one of the most important factors in public relations between communities, dispensaries and the cannabis industry as a whole.

The 2019 Budtender Awards honored these individuals, promoted their efforts and acknowledged their influence on the industry, and in the communities they serve.

Congratulations to LaRain Miller, Kind Leaf for bringing home an award, for yourself, your team, your community and Oregon!

#BeKind

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