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kccKC CHRONICLE   August 2023 Newsletter


48 Hours in Kansas City

By: Forest Palmer

Welcome to Kansas City - the city of fountains, barbecue, and with recent changes to Missouri law, cannabis. Known for its vibrant culture and welcoming community, Kansas City promises a weekend full of diverse experiences. Let's dive into a 48-hour itinerary that will ensure you make the most of your Kansas City weekend getaway. kc skyline


Morning: Start your day by paying a visit to the Kansas City Cannabis dispensary. With its friendly, knowledgeable staff and a wide selection of products, this dispensary provides a comfortable environment for both cannabis connoisseurs and newbies to explore everything the Missouri cannabis market has to offer. After stopping by KCC, ride the high all the way to breakfast at The Farmhouse in the River Market. The Farmhouse is a delicious farm-to-table restaurant that sources all of its food from local Missouri and Kansas farmers. river market Afternoon: Within walking distance of your breakfast is the City Market Farmers Market. Arriving early allows you to beat the crowds and browse the various stalls at your leisure. Here, you'll find everything from locally grown fresh produce to artisanal cheese, handmade crafts, and more. It's the perfect place to grab a cup of coffee, enjoy breakfast from one of the food vendors, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere.

Post your City Market visit, set up a picnic and unwind at the Loose Park. This lush 75-acre park, home to an enchanting rose garden, peaceful lake, and Civil War markers, takes on an entirely new dimension under the relaxing effects of cannabis. Wander among the blooming roses, lie on the green, and let your imagination soar.

nelson atkins Evening: Your Saturday night in Kansas City wouldn't be complete without experiencing its renowned BBQ culture. Head to Q39, a top-tier, full-service barbecue restaurant where you can savor expertly smoked meats and innovative dishes like the BBQ Pork Belly and Apple Coleslaw. Don't forget to try their signature cocktails for the complete culinary experience.


Morning: With your stomach full from the previous night's barbecue feast, and your stash empty, it’s probably time to visit KCC again. After that, start your Sunday adventure with a relaxed visit to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Explore its extensive collection of Asian art, European and American paintings, and contemporary works. The tranquil setting of the museum and the beauty of the art make it a perfect, soothing morning activity.

plaza Afternoon: After the museum, venture over to the Westport neighborhood. This part of town is known for its hip, relaxed vibe, boasting a variety of boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants. Have lunch at Westport Café and Bar, a charming bistro offering French-inspired dishes and a fine selection of wines.

Post-lunch, consider walking off your meal by exploring the Country Club Plaza. This open-air shopping district is renowned for its Spanish-inspired architecture, specialty boutiques, and high-end retail stores. The Plaza is not just for shopping, though. Enjoy a leisurely stroll, marvel at the architecture, and maybe even take a romantic gondola ride on Brush Creek.

Whether you're a food lover, art enthusiast, or an outdoor adventurer, Kansas City offers a medley of experiences sure to create unforgettable memories. This 48-hour itinerary provides a taste of what the city has to offer, leaving you with the desire to return and discover even more of its hidden gems. Here's to a fantastic weekend in Kansas City!
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DeJuan Scott, a Wichita, Kansas native, is not your everyday budtender. His path to the industry intertwines with the diverse array of interests and experiences that have shaped his life. From playing college football and rugby to lifting weights, wrestling, and participating in crossfit, DeJuan's athletic background is only one aspect of his multifaceted identity. As he prepares to graduate this December with a finance and economics major, DeJuan’s journey in the cannabis industry is set to reach new heights.

Early on, DeJuan’s interests veered towards the physical, immersing himself in sports and fitness. However, after leaving his football career in 2022, he grappled with depression. It was during this challenging period that DeJuan discovered the therapeutic potential of cannabis cultivation. Growing the plant, he says, became a form of meditation that helped him navigate his mental health struggles. The end of his football career felt akin to a breakup, but in its aftermath, he found a new passion and purpose.

Prior to embarking on this career path, DeJuan worked at Walmart while working towards his degree. Now, he's invested in a career in cannabis and plans to utilize his experiences and education to one day start his own brand called "Conversations". DeJuan is a firm believer that cannabis facilitates vulnerability and helps people live in the present with friends and loved ones. He also envisions using his brand as a vehicle to promote mental health resources, particularly for black men, an often-overlooked demographic in mental health discussions.

DeJuan's introduction to cannabis is a story he recounts with both humor and introspection. His first experience was at 13, with his best friend, which resulted in fits of laughter and an unfortunate encounter with a glass door. DeJuan laughingly recalls how he convinced himself he was allergic to cannabis due to the unfamiliar sensation of cottonmouth.

Today, his understanding of cannabis is vastly different. He holds the view that cannabis amplifies one’s personality and serves a purpose in nature and society. He points out its use in cancer treatments and highlights its potential to facilitate vulnerability and healing, arguing that, "God put everything here for a reason. So this beautiful plant is here for a reason."

Working in the cannabis industry has, according to DeJuan, opened numerous doors for him and shattered stereotypes about who consumes cannabis. He sees the industry as a space that brings diverse groups of people together and has even found it a potent tool in discussing faith and Christianity.

On a long weekend, you might find DeJuan outdoors, hiking or golfing, or delving into another new activity. He finds joy in a wide array of experiences, keeping life fresh and exciting. When it comes to cannabis, DeJuan is decidedly a “joint guy”, preferring flower and products rich in his favorite terpenes Linalool and Pinene. His favorite strain in the Missouri market is Blueberry Muffin from Sinse but Local cannabis is growing on him.

DeJuan's future is shaped by his ambition and his passion for community service. In five years, he hopes to launch his cannabis brand, buy a home, and start a family. Ten years from now, he sees himself thriving in his business while exploring new ventures. Looking two decades ahead, his goal is to own a school and teach financial literacy to young people, particularly young black men. He believes this could help combat depression by addressing poverty and fostering a shift from a survival mindset to a thriving one.

DeJuan Scott’s journey from the football field to the cannabis industry illustrates the potential of personal transformation. His story is a testament to the power of resilience, the therapeutic potential of cannabis, and the importance of being introspective. As he continues his path in the cannabis industry, there's no doubt that he'll continue to inspire and break boundaries.


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Local Cannabis: Ice Cream Cake

“Ice Cream Cake from Local Cannabis Company is an indica strain. It is is a cross between Gelato #33 x Wedding Cake. Caryophyllene, Linalool, and Myrcene are the prominent terpenes in this flower. At first glance you can admire it’s dense buds in darker green and colorful hues with frosty trichomes. Smells earthy, sweet, and warm with a touch of citrus notes. The flower is smooth and has effects of calming, relaxing and happy! Perfect for a day after work to unwind and have some giggly moments with friends or loved ones.” - Lauren Reavis

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By: Dr. Page Crow, DC

This month we have another feature from Dr. Page Crow, DC, owner and operater of Crow Chiropractic & Acupuncture. Page is not only an amazing chiropractor, but is also well versed in holistic approaches to healing the entire human body.

There are many health disorders of the human body. Underlying most of these health challenges is the condition of inflammation. The inflammatory reaction by the body is a healthy response, giving-rise to tissue repair body healing. Yet inflammation can become a harmful condition if allowed to persist in the body and become chronic. Many health problems can be made better if inflammation is recognized and treated.

Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of body tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, irritants, and is a protective response involving immune cells, blood vessels and molecular mediators. The function of inflammation is to eliminate the initial cause of cell injury, clear-out injured or dead cells and activate tissue repair. The five classical signs of inflammation are heat, pain, redness, swelling and loss of function. Inflammation is a generic response. It is considered a mechanism of innate (automatic) immunity, as compared to adaptive immunity, which is specific for each pathogen. Too little inflammation could lead to progressive tissue destruction by the harmful stimulus and compromise the survival of the organism. In contrast, chronic inflammation is associated with many various diseases, such as hay fever, periodontal disease, atherosclerosis and osteoarthritis.

Inflammation can be classified as either acute or chronic. At the cellular level, acute inflammation is the initial response by the body to harmful stimuli and is achieved by the increased movement of plasma (body fluids) and leukocytes (white blood cells) from the blood vessels into the injured tissues. A series of biochemical events propagates and progresses the inflammatory response, involving the local vascular system, the immune system and various cells within the injured tissue.

At the whole-body level, inflammation may also be associated with flu-like symptoms, including fever, chills, fatigue, headache, loss of appetite and muscle stiffness. Prolonged inflammation, known as chronic inflammation, leads to a progressive shift in the type of cells present at the site of inflammation and is characterized by simultaneous destruction and healing with fibrosis in body tissue from the inflammatory process.

Inflammation can affect many organs & structures in the human body. When these various tissues are affected by inflammation, medical science has distinct diagnostic names for each variation of inflammatory disease. Inflammation in the body has even been shown to affect the brain\mind, causing specific forms of depression. The body affects the mind, an example of a psychoneuroimmunity reaction (mind\nervous\immune). A 5-year research study involving over 14,000 patients with depression noted that patients with depression had upwards of 46% more C-reactive protein in their blood, a marker for inflammation. Efforts to reduce inflammation in the body reduced the incidence of depression.


A common inflammatory process of babies & children is otitis externa & otitis media. These are forms of both acute & chronic inflammation. Inflammation swells the internal\external tissues of the ear & the eustachain tubes that drain the inner-ear. Blockage & swelling get worse. The body’s internal ear fluids accumulate. If the normal drainage for the ear does not function, the body will burst the tympanic membrane (ear drum), releasing blood & pus onto the pillow. A more common chronic inflammatory degenerative process of adults includes the small & large intestine. Many names are given to gut problems, including irritable bowel disease, colitis, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and others. The common symptoms include indigestion, imbalance in bowel habits (too few\too many), bloody stools, painful gut, inability to eat certain foods, bleeding from the bum and more.

Auto-immune means the body attacks itself. Many organs and tissues can be affected by personal attack: skin, muscles, bones, the nervous system, blood, the gut, thyroid and the brain. Moreover, all tissues, organs and structures can be adversely affected by the body’s immune system attacking its own body. Auto-inflammatory diseases refer to problems within the immune system, which usually fights off viruses, bacteria and infection. The problem causes your immune cells to attack your own body by mistake. This can cause swelling that produces fever, rash, joint swelling or serious buildup of a blood protein in your organs. Possible triggers for autoimmune reactions include pre-existing adverse health. ex’s: diabetes and obesity, fatigue, stress, food intake, hormone imbalance, pesticides, toxins exposure & ingestion, heavy metals poisoning. External adverse environmental influences can cause body damage. Unhealthy psyche levels, including worry, fear & anger, contribute to immune weakness and autoimmune reactivity.

Autoimmune diseases outnumber heart disease & cancer in the U.S. Chronic inflammation is the main consequence of an autoimmune reaction and occurs when the anti-inflammatory system of the body is impaired. It becomes important to reduce the number of things triggering the body into the inflammatory response. It is equally important to practice the many safe\best practices that reduce, eliminate and prevent inflammation. These practices should be made routine throughout a person’s life, not just in time of dis-health.

Western medical practices use pharmaceutical drugs to combat inflammation. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs include aspirin, ibuprofen & naproxen. Steroid-type drugs include prednisone and many steroid-type variations. The anti-malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine is in the news and a common option for medics to use when reducing inflammation.

If water is the #1 anti-inflammatory compound, then chronic dehydration may be one the more common underlying causes for inflammation. Second in effectiveness, juicing fresh greenfoods (algae, alfalfa, dulce, seaweed, kale, celery) yields potent anti-inflammatory nutrition.

Foods that are reported to reduce inflammation include colorful fruits, broccoli, healthy fats, green tea, turmeric, bell peppers, pineapple, leafy green vegetables and dark chocolate.

It has been said, “Stop doing what makes you sick. Start doing things that make you healthy.” The more healthy things you do, the better you get. In humans on a Western diet, the omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid arachidonic acid (ARA) makes a significant contribution to the fatty acids present in the membrane phospholipids of cells involved in inflammation. We are what we eat. Fried foods contain large amounts of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids. When a person reduces intake of fried foods, chronic inflammation reduces in the body.

Cannabis is emerging from decades of illegality in our world. Research is ongoing involving the use of cannabis for anti-inflammation use. Cannabis contains over 450 different substances, only three of which are responsible for its intoxicating effect. Cannabis activates the endocannabinoid systems, specifically two receptors in the body, CB1 and CB2. While the CB1 receptor in the central nervous system influences perception, the CB2 receptor in all tissues plays a crucial role in inhibiting inflammation. If the receptor is activated, the cell releases fewer pro-inflammatory signal substances, or cytokines. Scientists have now discovered that the substance, beta-carophyllene, which composes between 12 and 35 percent of the cannabis plant’s essential oil, activates the CB2 receptor selectively. note: This blog on inflammation is meant for information purpose only. It is not meant to diagnose or treat disease. If you are experiencing symptoms of inflammation, you should communicate this with your healthcare provider.

To submit a question for article consideration, please email info@kccannabis.org

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