Star Leaf Branded Cannabis Arrives In Washington State

Launches At Clear Choice Cannabis Of Lakewood, WA

WASHINGTON: Star Leaf Enterprises today announced that it has formed an exclusive partnership with the producers of the science fiction classic film, “Star Leaf,” to promote and market Star Leaf brand cannabis and merchandise.

Sativa, indica, and hybrid strains are being cultivated by Phoenix Cannabis Company, LLC, an independent organic farm in Tumwater, Washington. Star Leaf cannabis and paraphernalia are available for public purchase starting today at Clear Choice Cannabis in Lakewood, Washington with additional locations planned for 2017.

According to lore in the 2015 award-winning movie Star Leaf smoking or using Star Leaf cannabis allows users to explore human consciousness and the innermost secrets of the universe, without letting alien karma feeders hijack their highs.  While adventure and humor abound in the movie, issues facing combat veterans are explored in some depth as well.  The film stars Russell Hodgkinson of the hit SyFy series “ZNation”, a veteran himself of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division.

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The Star Leaf brand breaks new marketing ground by using themes and characters from the existing fictional movie to deliver an innovative brand presence, including an online video campaign and an in-store retail experience.

“I’m very excited to bring actual Star Leaf cannabis to our fans!” says Star Leaf creator, director, and actor, Richard Cranor.  “The message of the film has resonated so well with folks in the cannabis culture.  We can’t wait to continue our journey with them.”

“We’re excited to join the Star Leaf universe and bring our unique approach to cannabis cultivation to all,” adds Howie Clark, sales associate at Phoenix Cannabis Company.

“We’re looking forward to adding this unique brand to our retail offerings,” says Shawn Sortlund, co-founder and Product Manager at Clear Choice Cannabis, near Tacoma, Washington.  “The Star Leaf folks are definitely on the cutting edge of cannabis-related entertainment and messaging.  We couldn’t be happier they are bringing a cannabis product to the masses.”

Assembly Kills Proposal To Ban Marijuana Sales In Anchorage, Alaska

ALASKA: An ordinance that would have banned commercial marijuana in Anchorage failed after four hours of public testimony and debate in Assembly chambers Tuesday night.

The Assembly voted 9-2 just after 10 p.m. to kill the measure. Only members Amy Demboski and Paul Honeman supported the measure.  Demboski introduced the proposal last month, hoping the city would take a “wait and see approach” as state lawmakers craft marijuana regulations.

But several Assembly members expressed concern that a ban would disconnect them from conversations regarding marijuana regulations at the state level.  “I’m fearful the message on ‘opt out’ will send key legislators in Anchorage to the sidelines,” said Assemblyman Bill Starr. “That will make my work harder.”

Demboski said her goal in bringing the legislation forward was not to stifle pot in Anchorage, but to begin to move the conversation forward on big topics dealing with the substance, including potential issues at the federal level. She noted it will especially be important to engage with Alaska’s congressional delegation on how to mitigate potential federal impacts.

“It’s bringing the conversation forward,” Demboski said.