Friday, October 29, 2010

High Road Brownies


 This is my own recipe for brownies. I took everything I like about others and mixed them all into one awesome brownie. Enjoy!

High Road Brownies

Ingredients
1/2 cup Cannabutter
3 squares ground/crushed unsweetened chocolate (or 3/4 cup crushed morsels)
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 large or 3 small eggs
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup walnuts (suggested but optional)

Tools
2 Mixing bowl
8”-9” pan (Smaller pan means chewier brownies)

Method

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit (175 Celsius)
Using a spoon, stir the eggs, sugar, and vanilla together.
In a separate bowl mix/sift the chocolate with flour, baking powder, and salt.
Add the dry mixture to the egg mixture stirring constantly, add nuts
Once combined, spread into greased pan and let bake for 25-30 minutes or until center has firmed.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cannabis Science Inc Stock Triples (CBIS)

Publicly traded Cannabis Science Corporation has seen a significant rise in value recently as they near the date of their upcoming FDA trials for their newly created pharmaceutical product derived from the cannabis plant.

They are a corporation dedicated to creating pharmaceuticals from the cannabis plant some that will contain the psychoactive ingredients and some that will not. From market opening on 10/8/10 until market closing 10/20/10 CBIS has seen its first major shift in months from .05 to .22  a 440% increase.

I am expecting this company to do well as their company is based around a sound, sustainable, and healthy medicine much unlike many pharmaceuticals today.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

How do I bring new patients to my Collective?

     A question being asked by many collective, cooperative, and dispensary owners and managers is how they can increase traffic through their door. Many have tried to give away free stuff or give special deals. First I would like you to know that I am a certified Google advertiser with tons of experience in increasing traffic to websites as well as brick and mortar businesses. I have been involved in single location as well as international campaigns.

I am going to start with the basics. You must be easily found. When you search on google for dispensary, collective, cooperative, marijuana, or cannabis within your zip code do you come up easily? If not we have identified our first problem.

You must have a website, they are easy to set up and can help strengthen your presence online and offline. I suggest using GoDaddy to buy a domain name and set up a website on it. If you don't want to pay a developer to make a website go to TemplateMonster to purchase a nice website template.

You must set up business listings across the various networks first

Google business listing -  http://www.google.com/local/add/analyticsSplashPage
yahoo business listing -  http://listings.local.yahoo.com/
Bing business listing -  https://ssl.bing.com/listings/ListingCenter.aspx
Yelp business listing -  https://biz.yelp.com/
THC Finder listing -  http://www.thcfinder.com/signup.php 
Legal Marijuana Listing -   http://legalmarijuanadispensary.com

Be sure to add original content explaining why someone should visit your place as well as linking it to the website. As an example see the below listing for an Oakland Collective.

So the largest obstacle has been dealt with. How to be found online. Next is content creation. Writing content that makes your company sound like one they simply have to visit. More on that later. If you have any questions leave them at the bottom of the post and I will respond.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Open Letter to my Readers

Hello,

Thank you for reading my Blog, I hope that you will scroll down and join my network of cultivators, patients, distributors, and legalization activists. 

My Old Jewish grandmother used to say that things change when a generation comes along that doesn't remember. That generation is here. We rely on science and tests not the false propaganda spewed over the years.

Are you curious where the cannabis industry is going and how you can be involved in its upcoming rapid growth? As a Medicine, a fiber and a fuel cannabis has already proven itself worthwhile for further laboratory and clinical tests and trials. Dispensaries and Cooperatives have begin to pop up all over the nation as more and more states choose to legalize this highly debated and disagreed upon plant. Its purity and strength as a medicine and a recreational drug have grown significantly due to growing techniques. Much healthier than either Alcohol or Tobacco, cannabis marijuana steps outside of the lesser of evils category and actually is healthful for the body. Cannabis, marijuana, India, Sativa, cannabidiol, β-caryophyllene, cannabigerol, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and many more are all simply pieces of a puzzle that has yet to be assembled. With decriminalization, legalization, state and federal allowance, more research will be conducted to elaborate and expand on what we know already. Cannabis marijuana can medically treat or prevent breast cancer, brain cancer, HIV/AIDS, alcoholism, ADD and ADHD, arthritis, sclerosis, bipolar disorder, depression, and hundreds of other conditions. Not to mention it has the most useful plant fiber known, which can be used for clothing, food, cellophane, paper, and even a fuel. Cannabis is called Hemp when it is in a non intoxicating form. As a food it contains linoleic acid, gamma linoleic acids polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9. All of which are very hard to find outside a flax and avocado. There are zero psychological effects associated with hemp. Hemp grown and used for paper boasts itself as the longest lasting paper with four times more pulp per acre than trees. The growth process is far less destructive than that of wood due to the much more superficial environmental effect (doesn't create harmful dioxins, chloroform or any of the other thousands of harmful organic compounds associated with the process of creating wood paper). Hemp is a fantastic input for combustible ethanol, a clean burning alternative to unleaded gasoline. Hemp has been successfully used for many things over the years, some of the most notable is the Declaration of Independence drafts, US constitution, Columbus's sails, soil rejuvenators, and now in the cannabis marijuana form, a cure for cancer. The time has come for a cannabis revolution. A shunning of drug companies who fund anti-marijuana laws and advertisements.

So once again I thank you for joining my network. if you would like to become further involved please send me an email at collectivereviews@gmail.com and tell me how we can work together or how I can help you help the industry. My network is vast and I will do anything to bring forward movement.

Sincerely,

Papa Kief

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Marijuana Halloween Costumes 2010

In 2010 with the upcoming California elections and increased awareness across the country there is even more of a reason to dress up in your favorite Rasta gear or twist yourself into a giant joint. So here is the best 5 and the worst 5 Marijuana Costumes of 2010


Top 5 Marijuana costumes of 2010

1.    I think we can all agree that the Pasties are by far the most appealing marijuana costume with an underlying idea of minimalism.
2.    Cheech's pink tutu is one of the most iconic stoner costumes on the market!


3.    Undoubtedly you will be invited to all of the parties if you are a giant sack of pot! Cant go wrong with this one even with the Mouse


4.    Rasta Legendary big head!

5.    These suits very fun and a great way to meet people around you as you stumble and bump.




Worst 5 Marijuana costumes of 2010

1.    This costume looks like a KKK member who likes marijuana and the grim reaper with a zombie face.


2.    Marijuana baked potato?

3.    This is about as cheesy as marijuana gets unless its in a Bacon Cheese Spread!
4.    Something about this suit is just wrong....

5.    Pot head...



Anyways, I hope everyone dresses up and supports legalization of cannabis over the upcoming holiday weekend.



Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lets work together

Will Marijuana legalization be the presidential issue of 2012?


There is much speculation at to whether the issue is strong enough to drive a presidential campaign in 2012 and bring more voters to their boxes rather than fewer. Currently the decocratic and republican candidates for Governor and senator of California are taking a negative stance on Prop 19.  Field surveys have been done by pro-democratic groups finding that the massive young voter turnout is caused by the proposition 19 initiative to legalize cannabis for recreational use in California. Possibly a presidential candidate could bring out the nation's youth to vote by taking a positive stance on cannabis.

Very informative article
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703298504575534321493828944.html?ref=nf

Sunday, October 3, 2010

No Cancer caused from Cannabis smoke (Long term study)

A study done at the University of California at Los Angeles has proven that cannabis smoking whether light or heavy does not cause cancer. Although tar from any smoke is unhealthy there is absolutely no link to causing cancer. The only link found between cannabis smokers and cancer is that it actually decreases the chances of getting certain types of cancer including that of the mouth and lungs.

Below are some sources for the study and others of its kind.
  • http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729.html
  • http://www.webmd.com/lung-cancer/news/20060523/pot-smoking-not-linked-to-lung-cancer
  • http://www.counterpunch.org/gardner07022005.html
  • http://www.alternet.org/drugs/142271/smoking_marijuana_does_not_cause_lung_cancer/
  • http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196678,00.html
  • http://ccguide.org/nocancer.php