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MAY 2019



Bevon Findley


Melissa Baller

Contributing Editor

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Kaleena’s Korner

Summertime is approaching and that means vacation time is on
the horizon! With all this excitement starting to circulate, don’t
overlook how you are going to transport your valuable CBD goods.

It is as easy as asking these questions:

Where are you going?
For how long?
By what means of transportation?
What are your main needs?

I recommend reviewing all of your products and find which one
serves multiple purposes so you don’t need to bring more than you
need. This might pose as a diƚcult choice in the beginning, but it’s
worthwhile in the long run.

Check out for the full blog.

AdvoCanna is here to bring back the hemp of the past
and strip it of all the negative connotations that
misinformed anti-cannabis campaigns have attached
to it over the years while also bringing awareness to the
restorative powers of CBD oil for your skin.

We strive to provide ethically-made pure industrial
hemp CBD oil enriched products you can trust.


CBD 101

Quick Facts

The first recorded use of medical cannabis was around 5,000 years ago.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is only one of over 110 known cannabinoids that come from cannabis.

CBD oil is made from industrial Hemp which is federally legal in the USA.

CBD oil works with the endocannabinoid system. Our bodies were built to consume cannabis.

All mammals have endocannabinoid systems, which means CBD can benefit your pets too.

CBD oil can be used sublingually, topically, or mixed in food. CBD does NOT get you “high”.

Not all CBD is made the same. It is important to be educated when shopping for CBD.

Full spectrum CBD products contain more cannabinoids, including trace amounts of THC (< .3%).

CBD isolate products contain 99.9% CBD.

CBD can counter the unwanted side effects of THC.

CBD can counter the unwanted side effects of THC.

It is recommended to start dosing small and work your way up to your personal “sweet spot”.


LIFTREAT: Seed to Table

by Bevon Findley

How do you convince a community that cannabis is here to stay and it can be a positive experience? You set up shop high in the mountains and slowly integrate yourself into the local community.

This is exactly what Liftreat farms did. But It didn’t come without any headaches or struggles.

For those of you who are thinking about starting your own cannabis greenhouse, be prepared for a lot of hard work and plenty of sleepless nights.

The Backstory

We first met Alexandria’s business partner Kim of Advocanna in the early summer of 2018 and never thought that it would lead to our first greenhouse experience.

Floridian natives, Alexandra and her husband Daniel moved to the high mountains of Colorado a year ago to follow their dreams to help those suƙering from mild to severe ailments. Living in several Airbnbs for months while waiting for their home to be built was very diƚcult. Especially when you are new in town.

“Not everyone wants us here” Danny, an ex-Marine stated at “The Barbershop” restaurant while eating breakfast. “The stigma is real. There are some who don’t want cannabis in Montrose, Colorado.” Nevertheless, Liftreat persevered and are working with the local politicians who are open to the new business.

Farm & Greenhouse Experience

Before we arrived at the farm, Danny and Alexandria warned us about the mud! That was an understatement due to the recent rain in the area.

Everything about their operation is meticulous from the moment we entered the door. The security right down to their schedule feedings and spraying.

Not everyone wants us here

We were required to sign in and out daily, in addition to wearing identification badges. In fact, we had to visit the greenhouse for a second time due to scheduled spraying in which no visitors and/or staƙ were permitted

Liftreat oƙered a tour of their facilities which are sectioned into three separate rooms according to the phase of the growing process.

During the tour, we had the opportunity to meet Danny #2 and Danny #3. I thought to myself: Wow! It’s not common that three individuals with the same name are able to make it work but they do.

Danny #2 has been growing Cannabis for years and is their master grower.

Walking into the greenhouse for the first time brought chills down my spine. Have you ever had a dream so vivid that when the opportunity is one step in front of you that you felt like you died and gone to heaven? I wanted to be pinched to make sure it was real. That’s how I felt the first time I walked in and saw the various cannabis plants.

The greenhouse experience was similar to meeting the person who saved your life for the first time. A warm gush of energy hit me. Everything felt right. It’s as if the plants just knew that this was the place for me.

After 15 plus years of struggling with anxiety, depression, osteoarthritis, and pain
management it felt great to connect with the plants that have been helping me heal.
The energy that nature provides is a powerful one and I didn’t take it for granted.

I’ve seen cannabis colas grown in space buckets and outdoors. The colas are huge;
some are bigger than my hands. This demonstrates how powerful the cannabis plant
really is.

Diƙerent strains producing diƙerent smells, colors, and eƙects. The opportunity to
smell the diƙerent strains was unbelievable. Some had sweet odors while others had
strong odors.

The following CBD high strains stood out to me: Pure love and Harley Tsu. However,
Harlequin is one of the most sought after CBD strains. One I’ve yet to try. To be able to see the results of cross-breeding it with Sour Tsunami made me content until the real thing appears.

Industry Changes

With the changes in the agriculture industry, many traditional farms are not able to
survive as they once did before. Having the tax revenue from cannabis is one small
start to ensure that future generations of ex-miners are able to keep their homes.

Today, Liftreat has a business that is slowly bringing supported by some of the local community and are finally on the right track. The uncertainty would have broken most entrepreneurs. But they never gave up.

We look forward to a follow-up visit with Liftreat farms to learn about their progress.


Instagram: @liftreat

Cooking With CBD

by Melissa Baller

Raw Vegan Garbanzo Bean Salad
This salad is perfect for a post-workout recovery meal as it is packed with protein,
healthy fats, potassium, and antioxidants.
1 cup of baby kale
1 cup of baby spinach
1/2 can of organic garbanzo beans, strained
1/2 cup of white mushrooms, (canned, pickled or soaked)
2 full pieces of organic fresh dill
5 small slices of cucumber sliced into 4’s
1 tablespoon (vegan) ranch dressing
A dash of dried parsley
A dash of Himalayan pink salt
1 dose of Fight Back CBD Tincture
Mix all raw ingredients together in a bowl. Drizzle CBD on top.
Adjust the dose to your liking.
This tincture is great for food because it is unflavored.
So tasty and packed with phytonutrients! Enjoy!

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