POST CATEGORY: Letter From the Editor

Inside This Month's Issues: March 2017

March 03, 2017 | WES ABNEY

Many heartfelt thanks go out to our loyal, longtime readers

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March 2017

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The best remedy to a rainy spring day in the Northwest is a fat bowl of some quality local Cannabis. I love how even the gloomiest days can be lifted by something as simple as our plant of choice. All the light it takes to bring a flower to pipe seems to jump into the lungs and soul with a perfect toke.

Our issue this month is a fun look at all things pot in the month of March. No special theme, but a special issue nonetheless. We have a bunch of fun new content including gear reviews, a new Device of the Month and more! But I want you to learn about that by flipping through! I will take my time here to focus on something more positive.

I spoke last month on a media panel at CannaCon and had the chance to share the stage with some really wonderful media influencers in the industry. When it was my chance to talk about the Leaf and what it stands for, I was reminded through my own words why I started the publication: passion. I love the plant. And that passion is what should drive the industry forward.

Every time I go to a trade show (we do 30+ a year) I see so many different ideas, products, companies and people, all striving to make a dream a reality. That is my favorite part of this entire movement. My least favorite? The focus on the money. Green eyes get old quick, and the truth is that all legal Cannabis states are fighting the balance between passion and cash.

The Leaf has now printed more than 2,000,000 copies for free, and that has been the greatest accomplishment of my life. And it has all been based on companies that supported our ideas and our passions, and has made our business model of giving free magazines away flourish.

It is this reminder that drives me to thank you, our readers, our advertisers and our supporters. Without your help, this dream would not be possible, and it means the world to me to get to share our work with you. 

Thanks for reading!

~Wes Abney, Editor


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Behind The Strain: Secret Recipe Candy Chem

Review: Elixir Sprays and Topicals

Book Review: Teaming with Fungi by Jeff Lowenfels

Glass Art of the Month: March 2017

Review: Happy Cat Cartdridges

Recipes: Cannabis-Infused Sandwiches

Dispensary Review: Buddy's

Dispensary Review: Northwest Collective

Profile: Meet Christine Smith, Owner of Grön Chocolate

Highly Likely: Ricky Williams

Opinion: Cultivate Good News

News: Cannabis Legislation Update: March 2017

News: The Pot Industry Gets Spicy(er)

Quoted: The Trump Administration on Marijuana

Opinion: The State of Weed

Special: Micro Strains Up Close

Reviews: March 2017 Edibles

Dispensary Review: Vessel

Profile: Anna Diaz

Profile: GoodSinse Is Thriving With Vertical Integration

Feature: Meet The Pakalolo Team

Strains of the Month: March 2017

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