CANNAWEST COMPLIANCE WORKSHOP 2018

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Earlier this month, The CannaWest Conference covered topics in compliance, testing, and product safety for cannabis operators, regulators, and testing experts throughout the state of California. By teaming up with Josh Zetlin and other legal experts at the Rogoway Law Group, Legion of Bloom COO, James Doherty, lead the Redondo Beach conversation regarding our team's approach to compliant packaging in the newly regulated California market. 

Watch footage from the CannaWest conference here.

PRIDE AT SAN FRANCISCO'S SPARC

On June 1st, The Legion of Bloom teamed up with our friends at PAX Vapor for a night of celebratory pride at San Francisco's Sparc. Patients and adult consumers flocked to Sparc's Mission St. location to enjoy PAX's Elevation Tasting Bar. On the sampling menu was our Legion of Bloom strain-specific High Intensity Era Pods in 10k Jack, Lavender, Cindy99, Sensi Star, Nina Limone, and Grapefruit OG, which are all compatible exclusively with PAX Era devices. 

Participants were able to purchase a Legion of Bloom Era Pod and receive a PAX Era device free of charge. They also had the opportunity to engrave their devices with iconic San Francisco imagery throughout the event. 

Stay up to date on Legion of Bloom demos, deals, events, and more, by following us on Instagram, and catch our team at Barbary Coast this Saturday 6/9 between 12-4 pm for another opportunity to experience the Elevation Tasting Bar.
 

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WHAT IS CBN?

If you're breathing, there's a good chance you've heard about THC and/or CBD -- the cannabinoids responsible for providing patients and adult consumers with loads of euphoria, comfort, and relief; however, the pain relieving, anti-insomnia, antibacterial, anti-convulsive, and appetite stimulating effects of another cannabinoid, CBN, is finally having a scientific moment. 

CBN is usually the result of degraded THC. With little to no psychoactive effects, CBN offers a great alternative to prescription sedatives. In fact, according to Steep Hill Labs, "The consumption of 2.5mg to 5mg of CBN has the same level of sedation as a mild pharmaceutical sedative, with a relaxed body sensation similar to 5mg to 10mg of diazepam."

CBN is generally used with other cannabinoids like CBD and THC to provide consumers with a personalized, synergistic treatment method. Our 1:1 CBD:THC Terrapen contains over 74% total cannabinoids, including THC, CBD, CBN, THCV, and CBG. Available in four different varieties:

 

  • Re:Leive for pain
  • Re:Lax for sleep 
  • Re:Zen for mental clarity 
  • Re:Vive for energy 


We hope this makes it easier for our consumers to shop by desired outcome, and have developed our products with clarity, transparency, and ease in mind. Read our Terrapen test results here

To purchase a Terrapen, please check our store locator

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NEW LEGION OF BLOOM HIGH INTENSITY ERA PODS

Introducing the new Legion of Bloom High Intensity Era pods, compatible exclusively with PAX Era devices and the PAX Mobile app. Delivering up to three times the vapor of PAX original (Long Lasting) Era pods per draw, the Legion of Bloom High Intensity Era Pods are an ideal choice for those seeking richer flavor at lower temperatures with more intensity per pull. 

Our strain-specific Era Pods are developed by creating a precise, all natural, botanically derived terpene profile that matches the profile naturally occurring in each of the selected cannabis strains. By utilizing over 40 different full-spectrum terpenes to create each formula, we're able to deliver a tasty, terpene-rich strain- specific entourage experience with every draw. 


Look out for the new High Intensity Era Pods in three new strain-specific Legion of Bloom varieties:
 

  • Sensi Star (Indica)
  • Nina Limon (Sativa)
  • Grapefruit OG (Hybrid)

Pick up a PAX Era device and some new Legion of Bloom High Intensity Era Pods at one of these fine retailers. 

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BICYCLE DAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Legion of Bloom Music and Euphonic Conceptions are paying homage to the late Albert Hoffman and his revolutionary discovery of groundbreaking psychedelics. 75 years since Mr. Hoffman’s magical bike ride, we join forces with visionary artists, Alex Grey and Allyson Greyinternationally acclaimed producer Shpongle (Simon Posford live), CharlestheFirst, and many more to bring the Bicycle Day celebrations to San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. 

Join us as we pay tribute to American counterculture and the benefits of psychedelics in scientific research and recovery at The Midway in San Francisco. Get your bicycle day tickets here.

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USING LEGION GROWN FLOWER FOR DIY CANNABUTTER

By nature, the cannabis plant produces THCA, a cannabinoid that once heated and activated, converts into bioavailable THC. Because baked cannabis goods are processed by your digestive system and liver prior to entering the bloodstream, they sometimes provide consumers with more potent feelings of physical relief, euphoria, and relaxation. 

Infuse butter with Legion Grown flower for a potent, terpene-rich edible experience. Here's what you'll need:
 

  • 8 oz. unsalted butter 
  • 2 cups of water
  • crockpot 
  • strainer 
  • cheesecloth 
  • large bowl with cover
  • 1/2 ounce of ground Legion Grown cannabis 

Decarboxylate your ground cannabis in the oven at 225 degrees for 50 minutes, or use the Ardent NOVA for a precise, smell-free decarb. Once browned, place your decarboxylated flower in a piece of cheesecloth and fasten. Place into your crockpot with two cups of water and softened butter on low. Stir every 15-30 minutes, and allow to infuse for 3-4 hours. Turn off the heat, remove your cheesecloth from the mixture, and squeeze out any additional liquid that it may have retained into your bowl. Pour the rest o your mixture into the bowl, cover it, and place inside the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. Once the butter has solidified on the top layer, carefully remove it, and dispose of the leftover water in the bowl. 

You now have a half pound of Legion Grown infused cannabis butter ready to help you get creative in the kitchen!

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WHAT ARE CANNABIS DERIVED TERPENES, BOTANICALLY DERIVED TERPENES, AND SYNTHETIC TERPENES?

What's a terpene? We won't judge you for being late to the party, but take notes, 'cause this stuff is important! 

Terpenes are the super fragrant compounds found in botanical plants. To break that down a bit further, they're the molecules responsible for an organic substance's taste, smell, and flavor. 

By carefully harvesting cannabis plants and extracting their "essential oils," we can preserve the plant's terpene profile or the aromatic properties contained within each strain. When combined with cannabinoids like THC and CBD, cannabis derived terpenes synergistically work with your body's endocannabinoid system, activate CB2 receptors, and (if fused with the right compounds,) can cause psychoactive effects. Our Legion of Bloom Monarch cartridge utilizes cannabis derived terpenes to provide consumers with an authentic stain specific, clean, flavorful vape experience. 

Similar olfactory stimulation can be produced by pulling individually isolated terpenes from plants, fruits, and herbs; we refer to these as botanically derived terpenes.  Our Legion of Bloom Terrapen cartridges and Terrapen Pods are available in a 1:1 CBD:THC ratio and contain four different therapeutic terpene profiles. We recommend Re:lieve for pain, RE:lax for sleep, RE:vive for energizing, and RE:zen for mental clarity; these pods are a great way to experience a blend of, natural botanically derived terpenes crafted to match the corresponding strain's specific terpene profile. 

Both cannabis derived terpenes and botanically derived terpenes are extracted directly from their plant sources while synthetic terpenes are produced in labs, sometimes using reproduced chemicals to imitate non-artificial plant profiles.

Our suggestion? Keep it natural, know your farmer, and ask what terpenes (if any) are in your favorite products. The best consumer is an informed consumer! 

Below is a great chart that we have created to help break it down for you.
 

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VEGAS CANNABIS SUMMIT

The Vegas Cannabis Summit is a two-day conference giving leading cannabis professionals a platform to share their entrepreneurial expertise with the emerging national market. 

Summit panels dive deeply into a range of cannabis-related sub-topics including technology, compliance, activism, culinary, culture, and more. 

Last week, Troy Meadows, the Legion of Bloom's Co-Founder and Director of Marketing, spoke at the Vegas Cannabis Summit's "Marketing in the Mainstream: Writing the new language of cannabis messaging," presented by Dope Magazine. Troy spoke alongside The Grow Division's Eddie Donaldson, and Dope Magazine's James Zachodni and David Tran, on the importance of using social media, guerrilla marketing, advertising, and public relations to make an efficient and long-lasting impact on your consumer. 

For more event highlights, please go to http://www.vegascannabissummit.com/

 

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HOW TO PREVENT YOUR CANNABIS ADVENTURE FROM GOING LEFT

California's recent legalization of adult recreational cannabis consumption has opened doors for both the canna-curious, and those who'd never before considered how this ancient plant might improve their quality of life. 

A concern that we we frequently hear from amateur cannabis users is that THC has a tendency to make them paranoid. It doesn't have to be that way! Here's how to prevent your cannabis adventure from going left: 

1. Know your product -- and if possible, get to know your farmer. Stick with brands that are committed to natural, pesticide-free cultivation who don't use fillers like propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, MCT oil, or synthetic terpenes in their products. Stick to cannabis derived or natural botanical terpenes from plant sources when selecting a vape cartridge or extract.  

2. Know your strain(s) -- Your budtender is your friend. Think of them as your holistic pharmacist; not just as the super-cool hippy down the street. Feel free to let them know about your ailments, preferences, budget, and any hesitations that you may have. They'll match you with products (and instructions) that fit the bill! 

3. Know your dose -- Slow and steady wins the race. Whether you're nibbling on an edible, taking your first dab, or puffing on a vape pen, be sure to read the packaging carefully. Think of it as a haircut -- you can always cut off more, but once you go too far, it's going to take a little while to get back where you want to be. 

4. Use CBD -- The cannabis plant is packed with hundreds of beneficial cannabinoids. We frequently take advantage of THC's beautiful, psychoactive effects, but what do we do when we've stepped too far outside of our comfort zone? Easy. We take advantage of a different, non-psychoactive cannabinoid called CBD. Consider starting with a 1:1 THC/CBD ratio product like our Legion of Bloom TerraPen or Legion of Bloom Terrapen PAX Era Pods

5. Enjoy -- What a time to be alive!

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12TH ANNUAL GEM & JAM FESTIVAL IN TUCSON, AZ - HOSTED BY LEGION OF BLOOM MUSIC

Last weekend, Legion of Bloom Music hosted the 12th Annual Gem & Jam Festival at the Pima County Fairgrounds alongside Infinite Music Productions, Euphonic Conceptions, Noemind Design, and Steven Haman. 

Held during the world-renowned Tuscon Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase, the 12th annual Gem & Jam festival featured the best live electronic and jam acts paired with visual performers, live artists, and arts and crafts stations. Participants attended workshops and lectures, viewed high-end gallery installations, and enjoyed food and drink from on-site vendors. 

Check out the lineup and a few visuals from the jam-packed weekend below:

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NEW COMPLIANT PACKAGING

During California's transition towards becoming a fully green state, we're pleased to announce that The Legion of Bloom has been granted both a temporary manufacturing license and a temporary distribution license from the state. 

As a fully compliant medicinal and recreational cannabis company, Legion of Bloom product packaging has changed slightly to reflect the new state requirements. 

To ensure that you're purchasing an authentic, compliant Legion of Bloom product, look for the following indications on the primary panel:

  • product identity
  •  the universal "CA cannabis symbol"
  • the net weight or volume of the package contents
  • the THC and CBD content for the entire package expressed in MGs
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on the back, check for: 

  • the licensed manufacturer, contact number, or website
  • the date of manufacturing and packaging
  • a boldly printed government warning 
  • if being purchased medicinally, "FOR MEDICAL USE ONLY"
  • a list of product ingredients in descending order of predominance by weight or volume
  • instructions for use
  • product expiration, UID, and batch number 
  Please note that some location may still have our old packaging for the next few weeks.

Please note that some location may still have our old packaging for the next few weeks.

LEGION OF BLOOM LIVE RESIN - TAKING YOU TO NEW HEIGHTS

The Legion of Bloom's Live Resin Concentrate emulates the full-bodied, aromatic experience of a fully mature cannabis plant. 

Our hand-selected, whole cannabis plants are freshly harvested and extracted at supercritical temperatures to preserve flavor and fragrance, leaving no terpene expression untapped. Since this THC-rich dabbable is packed with complex terpene profiles, the plant's cannabinoids interact and contribute to an elevated cannabis experience colloquially known as the entourage effect. 

Reach to higher levels and try our Legion of Bloom Live Resin Dabbable Concentrate -- handcrafted, from our farms to you.  Now available at: Sparc, Abatin Wellness, Urban Leaf, Citidank, and Apothekare for adult use, and at Point Loma Patient Consumer Cooperative and Bud and Bloom for both adult use and medicinal patients. 

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NEW BEGINNINGS

As 2017 comes to a close, we want to  thank our loyal patients and industry
colleagues for their overwhelming support over the past two years. 

We're pleased to announce that The Legion of Bloom has been granted a temporary license by the
state of California. We're so excited to bring our award-winning cannabis products to responsible
adult consumers throughout our newly regulated home state. 

As we leave behind one of the California cannabis industry's most challenging years to date, the
LEGION family is bursting at the seams with gratitude. We look forward to another year of education, innovation, and conscious change. Thanks for sticking with us through this rollercoaster of a journey. 

Have a safe and joyous New Year.

Xx
The Legion of Bloom Family 

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EMERALD CUP 2017

We're tremendously eager to see our patients and friends at this year's Emerald Cup! Catch us at booths T60/T61, where we'll be test-driving our famous Legion of Bloom Monarch pen, sampling our 1:1 CBD:THC vape, the Terrapen, and offering dabs of our terpene-packed Raw-Zen

We'll be fully stocked with Legion Grown flower, our award-winning Zana Ayurvedic transdermal roll-on, and three new products that you won't want to miss!

Be the first to try our Legion Lineage seeds, which represent a multi-year endeavor to create world-class genetics that appeal to both commercial and home growers, our Zana Defense, a CBD-infused topical oil that aids in the prevention of wrinkles and fine-linesand our Legion Live Resin, a saucy, dabbable concentrate with full-bodied terpene expression and unrivaled potency. 

Grab your Emerald Cup tickets here.
We can't wait to see you! 

 
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THE LEGION OF BLOOM HOSTS OPTIMYSTIC: A POP-UP GALLERY BY INCUBUS' BRANDON BOYD

On December 1st, The Legion of Bloom kicked off Brandon Boyd's OptiMystic - an immersive pop-up experience showcasing the work of Tasya van Ree, Natalie Bergman, Diana Garcia, and Brandon Boyd
at West Hollywood's 101/Exhibit. 

Guests experienced The Legion of Bloom's Legion Grown flower in pre-rolled joints of Cinex, Tangie, and Cherry AK-47, and had the opportunity to taste our Monarch pen's full-bodied flavor and robust cannabis derived terpenes. 

Hear more about Brandon's art, his view on the current political climate,
and how he cultivates spiritual reward from creative friendships here

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LOCATING LAB TESTS FOR LEGION OF BLOOM PRODUCTS

The Legion of Bloom understands the importance of clean medicine, which is why we use completely
natural and sustainable methods of farming, cultivation, and extraction. To take it a step further, we have our products tested at Anresco Laboratories and CW Analytical, accurate and reliable sources of independent analysis with  decades of testing experience behind them. Our patients deserve quality and peace of mind. Follow the steps below to find test results for your Legion of Bloom product: 

1. Locate your batch number

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2. Visit this page to see our results for potency, pesticides, mold, and residual solvents.

3. Puff with confidence.