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Introducing MOHI

PHYTOS, SWADE CANNABIS and O’FALLON BREWERY PARTNER TO LAUNCH THC-INFUSED CRAFT BEER

With mindful drinking and alcohol alternatives on the rise, St Louis – based O’Fallon Brewery and SWADE cannabis is proud to announce the launch of a non-alcoholic, cannabis-infused brew, MOHI, that invites consumers to craft their own experience.

In 2019, we started discussions with BeLeaf about the opportunity to create a unique beverage that contained cannabis, commented Jim Gorczyca, President of O’Fallon Brewery. “While just 1% of cannabis is consumed through beverages, only a fraction of that is beer because most cannabis beverages are sodas or seltzers. Only BeLeaf and very few others are taking the time to brew hand crafted beer, remove the alcohol and then infuse it with THC. It’s not easy but it’s worth it.”

MOHI is a non-alcoholic cannabis-infused option – featuring small-batch brewing techniques, craft beer taste, and only 80 calories. Each 12 oz can contains 5 mg of emulsified THC.

“We determined that consumers who like craft beer would also want similar options for non- alcohol beer” says Brian Owens, Head Brewmaster for O’Fallon Brewery. “The O’Fallon process is truly unique – we start with a traditional beer recipe which goes through full fermentation and then we gently remove the alcohol in vacuum under strict temperature controls. We end up with great NA beer that tastes as close to real beer as you can get.”

“Mohi uses natural flavors which give it a refreshing orange citrus and vanilla flavor and contains nano emulsified THC, BeLeaf CSO Stephanie Cernicek says, “this means that the onset occurs quickly and stronger than its traditional counterpart, usually within the first 15 minutes, and gives the patient full control of their experience.”

“We have seen the immediate embrace of THC-infused beverages, and the growing buzz around alcohol alternatives in society as a whole, so we knew the demand for new and better adult beverage options was exploding beyond the cannabis world and O’Fallon Brewery was the perfect place to start.” said BeLeaf Medical CMO Mitch Meyers. “We think the brand will be a favorite and we know that patients are looking for new ways to consume cannabis.”

“We have seen the immediate embrace of THC-infused beverages, and the growing buzz around alcohol alternatives in society as a whole, so we knew the demand for new and better adult beverage options was exploding beyond the cannabis world and O’Fallon Brewery was the perfect place to start.” said BeLeaf Medical CMO Mitch Meyers. “We think the brand will be a favorite and we know that patients are looking for new ways to consume cannabis.”

MOHI will be available beginning August 20th at all SWADE cannabis locations for Missouri medical card patients. For more information, visit our website at www.swadecannabis.com.

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It Takes Two

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Kasey Boggs

House of Happy

Last night…

It’s 7:00 PM and I’m standing at our sink filled with dishes. To be honest, not just dinner dishes, but lunch and breakfast as well. I have a clean load in the dishwasher that needs to be unloaded. Shit. I am going to be here a while. I close my eyes and my mind rushes to a million things I’d rather be doing. And it’s not what you expect, for me, it’s not about the glamour. I relish in the small moments, the little things. Those are everything. As I’m scrubbing the dishes, I try my best to fade out background noise that consists of the new Cruella on Disney Plus, and 3 very tired, crabby kids. Because, well, it’s summer, the days are longer and we tire easily from all the magic that this season brings. The sunshine, the pool days, the smell of bar-b-q, fresh cut grass and wild flowers. And then into the night…the flashes of fireflies, the owls talking, the cicadas chirping. Nights gazing at the stars explaining what they are to 3 sets of wandering eyes yearning to learn more about the world. But, not tonight, because, let’s get real, not every night of our lives is Snapchat or Facebook-worthy. That is not reality. Not every day is going to feel like the best day of our lives. Today was messy, and today was really hard. I have no shame in that. This is a big step for me. I always felt admitting it was weak. But now I encourage every parent to take a deep breathe, continue reading, and know that you are not alone. It is hard. All of it. Marriage is hard, being a parent is hard, building a family is hard. But, so cliché, the absolute most beautiful part of life. Because who would we be without these beautiful mini versions of ourselves and the partner we created them with? And for that, we need to be our best selves in order to be the best for those that love and need us.

Now, back to the dishes. See where my mind goes while I’m doing chores? As I’m watching the fireflies flicker through my kitchen window, I’m really feeling the stress from the day. From work, to the kids, our house, the animals, all of it. I’m feeling rushed as the minutes pass on the clock and I just wish I could snap my fingers and have it all done to tuck the kids in and have some time to decompress for the day. As I gaze through my kitchen window wishing today wasn’t so hectic and wanting to be more engaged, I saw the reflection of my husband taking the trash out of the bin behind me. As much as I wanted to grab him, hug him, and give him the slightest bit of hope for the last of our day, I just couldn’t. In the moment I couldn’t even do that for myself. I mentally wanted to, in my mind, but nothing on my body seemed to work. I let my stress get the best of me, and I was letting it win. I was tired from not being able to stop my thoughts from the day and just relax. The day was over, but I wasn’t letting myself actually feel that. All I truly wanted to do was feel close to my husband, but my mind wouldn’t stop and I couldn’t find the off button. How can I possibly be everything? To everyone? And everything? All the time? It is so important to me to never disappoint my family. My thoughts continue, my mind babble runs on. He sees I’m struggling, and, by this point I realize the chaotic, witching hour background noise has settled. The kids have full bellies, are freshly bathed, lotioned and now all cuddled up with their stuffies, drifting asleep to Cruella, because some days, like today, story time, books and nursery rhymes just don’t cut it.

He pushes me into a running hot shower and I strip and jump in. The hot water feels amazing and I don’t want to get out until he comes in to tell me the kids are now in bed. Sound machines on, covers pulled up, all 3 sets of wandering eyes closed and peacefully in dream land. Now, I am feeling the calm, and it’s not just due to the hot water. I dry off, wrap my towel around me and he grabs my hand to lead me somewhere. The front door opens, night sky awaiting, and I’m sitting in a rocking chair under a blanket of stars with a beautiful, pre-rolled joint in my hand. As I inhale, I can taste the earthy citrus terpenes of the Rainmaker by Sinse. This strain is one of my favorite hybrids, because while it relaxes my body and mind, it gives me the right amount of energy to enjoy the rest of my day and engage. I feel the elephant of stress move from my chest, down my arms, and exit through my fingertips. Ahhhhh, deep breathe in, deep breathe out. Is this real life? But, yes! It can be. And it should be. I’m going to sit next to my hot, so very handsome husband, smoke this joint, and let everything else go. Now that my focus is less on stress and more in the moment, I’m going to talk to him about my day, good and bad, and listen to all of his day’s endeavors. We will talk about future goals and dreams and brainstorm all the ways to make it all come true. We will cuddle, kiss, touch and love….all the things. And then I’m going to fall asleep next to him, only to wake up feeling my best self, physically, mentally, and emotionally…..It felt damn good.

Waking up the next day, I play out the prior night in my head and simply smile. I wake up a happy, healthy woman, ready to take on my day as a working mom of 3 kids, 4 dogs, 4 ducks, 2 chickens, 2 leopard geckos, and 4 opossums. BUT most importantly, above all, a wife. Because it takes two. I look forward to the end of the day with my husband and seek comfort in knowing I’m coming home to a person who understands me and supports me in all aspects of life. Marriage thrives on communication. The root of most marital problems and failures is a lack of understanding, but, most importantly, the willingness to do so. We wake up every day and choose our person all over again. Again and again, day after day. If it didn’t take work, it wouldn’t and couldn’t be so great. After 14 years together, we still belly laugh, joke like kids, and fall back in love over and over again. Finding our way through the good times and bad, and what works for us. To be stronger, together. Cannabis is something we bond over, and something special because it’s ours. Parenthood has a way of leaving us with very little privacy and not much time that is solely ours. That makes this time with him bring life to my soul. And it’s all mine….BUT don’t forget, it always takes 2, friends.

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SWADE Medical Dispensary COVID-19 Guidelines

At SWADE the safety of our patients and staff is a top priority, so we are taking precautionary measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This means we are doing business a little differently when we are ready to open. This list will provide you guidance on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations to protect yourself and others.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 

Keep a safe distance especially around individuals who are sick. Practice social distancing of at least 6 ft – approximately two arms lengths – away from others when out in public.  

Wear a mask when around others and inside our dispensaries. Masks will help to slow the spread of COVID-19 and help protect those around you in case you are infected. 

Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow – not in your hands. Wash your hands immediately. 

Stay home if you are sick or experiencing any symptoms and call your doctor for medical advice. 

See the CDC guidance for more information for those at higher risk. 

Please note that this list is not all inclusive. Consult with a medical provider if you are having severe or concerning symptoms. Call 911 if you’re having a medical emergency and note if you have or think you might have COVID-19.

Find additional COVID-19 resources here.