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Budtender of the Month: Mandyjane

1. Tell us about yourself—where you work, what you do,and how you became a budtender. My name is Mandyjane. I am a Manager & Cannabis Consultant at 99 High Tide in Malibu. My focus on cannabis as my career came about when my mother was diagnosed 11 years ago with psoriasis of the liver, liver cancer, and struggling with mental illnesses. I wanted to find an alternative to the painkillers and challenges my mom was having with pharmaceuticals while sustaining her clarity of mind and finding ways to heal her ailments.  We began with Rick Simpson Oil- Phoenix Tears...

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This Thanksgiving, It's All Gravy

Just in time to take your Thanksgiving dinner to a higher level, Kiva would like to introduce you to our new limited-edition, cannabis-infused Turkey Gravy. This cheeky take on a normally mundane holiday staple features a groundbreaking, fast-acting technology that allows for faster THC absorption. Awkward family dinner conversation? In just under 15 minutes you’ll start feeling the effects, so you can sit back, relax, and let the holiday cheer wash over you...

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The Evolution of Kiva Chocolate

Kiva Confections was launched in 2010, when California’s legal cannabis industry was still in its infancy. Founders Scott Palmer and Kristi Knoblich Palmer are a young couple who realized that most edibles at the time were clumsily packaged, inconsistent in potency and lacked in flavor. They visited a local chocolatier and a lightbulb went off- chocolate and cannabis made the perfect match! Soon they were making the first Kiva Bars in their San Leandro home kitchen...

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Budtender of the Month: Jay Frentsos

Meet longtime budtender and cannabis aficionado Jay Frentsos. From Maui, Hawaii to Urbn Leaf, find out how Jay has navigated his way through the industry below. 1. Tell us about yourself—where you work, what you do, and how you became a budtender. My name is Jay Frentsos. I am from Cincinnati, Ohio, but have been living the beach life here in San Diego, California for the past four years working my way through the cannabis industry. I started working in the industry as a delivery driver for Eaze about three months after I moved to California...

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A Day in the Life with Petra Mints: Sasha Zvereva

Meet Sasha Zvereva —a San Francisco native and photographer extraordinaire! Get to know her below as she explains how she incorporates our microdosed Petra Mints into her on-the-go lifestyle around the Bay Area. Tell us about yourself – occupation, where you live, what activities you enjoy taking part in.  I’m a photographer and web designer living in San Francisco. My favorite activities are snowboarding, pilates, and exploring the city on foot while taking photos.  Describe how you use cannabis in your daily life, specifically, Petra Mints...

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