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January 2015

Super Bowl Snacks We Love!

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super bowl snacks we loveAccording to the National Chicken Council, 1.25 billion chicken wings will be eaten this year on Super Bowl Sunday! That’s enough wings for someone to put a bucket filled with 572 on every single seat in each of the 32 NFL stadiums. We know this crowd loves munchies! And that you will definitely be contributing to all the snacking going on during Super Bowl XLIX. In case you need some help with your party planning, here’s a list of Kush Bottles’ favorite game time chow!

1. Chips and Queso – CEO, Nick Kovacevich, will be serving this crowd-pleasing cheesy dip at his Super Bowl party. If you want to make it yourself, try this restaurant style queso blanco recipe. Or, if you don’t want to have to go to the hassle of cooking for the big game, Daily Finance ranked Trader Joe’s queso the best store bought, house brand around.

2. Bacon-Jalapeno Dip – Like a little spice? This simple bacon-jalapano dip from Food Network Magazine is one recipe we’re all dying to try!

Mix 8 ounces cream cheese, 2 cups shredded cheddar, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup milk, 4 slices chopped cooked bacon, 1 tablespoon bacon drippings, 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar and 2 thinly sliced jalapenos. Spread in a baking dish; top with buttered breadcrumbs (preferably panko). Bake at 350 degrees F until golden and bubbly, 30 minutes.

3. Chex Mix: This classic, yummy snack can be reinvented in a million different ways! Even if you served it last year, experiment with a new blend and serve it to guests again. A couple fun ones to try include:  thin mint chex mix, cinnamon churro chex mix, and cake batter chex mix!

4. Zucchini Fries: Looking for something a little more healthy? We also love Zucchini Fries! All you need for these tasty treats are zucchinis, eggs, milk, Parmesan cheese, and breadcrumbs. Then follow this simple recipe.

5. Sliders: If you’re looking for some serious fuel that will get you through the whole game, not just till the half-time show, then try whipping up some winning sliders. These dynamite mini ranch burgers are a good place to start!

Have any favorite munchies of your own?? Share them with us below! 

3 Reasons You Should Be Using Child-Resistant Marijuana Packaging (If You Aren’t Already!)

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qualityIn the emerging marijuana industry, child resistant packaging is not yet required in each state where cannabis is legal. Despite this, it is still the best choice for how to dispense and store your weed. Here are three reasons why everyone should be using child-resistant pot bottles.


1. It’s the responsible choice: Keeping minors safe from marijuana is Kush Bottle’s top priority and it should be yours as well. If you’re a dispensary owner, providing your customers with child-resistant packing shows them that you are committed to their safety as well as the safety of their families. Acting responsibly will help you gain the trust of your customers, and will make your shop stand out from the dispensaries that don’t use child resistant vials. If you’re a consumer and your local dispensary does not offer child-resistant pop top bottles, it’s the responsible choice to switch your cannabis from a resealable bag to a child-resistant bottle when you get home. (For less than a dollar you can get one from our consumer store!) Be a part of the solution to help prevent accidental ingestion of marijuana by minors.

2. Child resistant packaging keeps the marijuana industry moving in the right direction: The marijuana industry is under intense scrutiny. As state officials and the general public try to decide which way they’re leaning on cannabis legalization, they often look to newspaper headlines to help them out. Headlines likes, “Children’s Hospital Sees Surge of Kids Accidentally Eating Marijuana,” which was published by the Denver Post back in May, give the industry a bad rep and keep people from being supportive of the legal pot movement. By using child-resistant packaging you’re giving people one less reason to oppose the legalization of weed.

3. It will eventually be required nationwide, so stock up now: If you knew that a storm was coming and your power was going to be knocked out, you would stock up on essentials faster than you can say “pop that!” Prepare for what’s coming in the marijuana industry, the same way! Colorado, the first state to legalize recreational marijuana and the state that’s had the most time to develop rules and regulations, requires all cannabis to be stored in child-resistant bottles. Soon, other states will require the same. Stock up now so that you’re ready and meet regulations before they’re even in place!

Are you a dispensary owner or consumer interested in purchasing child-resistant marijuana packaging? Visit our website for all your needs! 


5 Reasons Why Mother Knows Best When It Comes to Medical Marijuana

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mother's day marijuanaA recent study revealed that seven out of ten adults pass on their mother’s pearls of wisdom to their children. So we must think that mother knows best, right?  Then why aren’t legislators listening to mothers making the case for medical marijuana…mothers like these five women.

  • Renee Petro, Florida Cannamom whose son Branden suffers from intractable seizures: “What we need to focus on is the unlawful laws that make us relocate or move to states that already have cannabis legally for medicinal purposes.” And… “Cannabis is medicine. But most people don’t get that until they have a personal stake in it.”
  • Stacy Guarneri, Summerville, South Carolina mother who believes medical marijuana could alleviate some of her autistic daughter’s violent tendencies: “She bites her hands. She bangs her head. She cannot speak. I could move to Colorado, but I don’t really want to move to Colorado…Why should that have to be a choice?
  • Maryanne Houser of Suffern, New York, lamenting in a letter to the editor of The Lower Hudson Journal News about the lag time between when a medical marijuana bill is passed and when the product will actually be available for her daughter to us: “In previous years, I could be patient and wait because Amanda’s seizures were better controlled. But watching her seize every day since that bill signing has not only been heartbreaking, it has been infuriating. There is a medicine that could potentially help Amanda from having these horrible seizures, and it’s now legal in our state, but we cannot access any of it until almost a year and half from now.”
  • Angela Brown, a Minnesota mom, faced with possible imprisonment for giving her son cannabis oil she obtained in Colorado to alleviate the excruciating pain he suffered after a baseball injury to his head: “How is endangering your child taking his pain away?” said Angela Brown. “If someone answers that for me, fine, charge me, but until someone can explain to me how preventing pain is wrong, then I will continue to plead not guilty.”
  • Jill Swing, a South Carolina mom whose daughter Mary Louise suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy, speaking to lawmakers about the need to address the inadequacies in a bill which legalized the use of CBD oil in some cases without providing a way to ensure supply: “There’s no legitimate supply. You can go through a friend of a friend of a friend, but you don’t really know what you’re getting.”

What do you think? Do mothers really know best when it comes to medical marijuana?