This article originally appeared in the third issue of MedMen’s new quarterly magazine, Ember. MedMen is a California-based cannabis company and investment firm with properties spanning coast to coast.
Check out the fresh crop of desirables for all the Cannabis Lovers out there to give or to keep. Totally your choice.
1 Gift Pick
What to get that ridiculously worldly person in your midst who has literally everything already? Try this interiors shop of "art, objects, and furniture with a West Coast flair" for rare, yet accessible, curiosities. From an art-deco Bakelite jewelry box in the shape of a top hat to a Fornasetti ice bucket and a 1930s French ceramic ashtray, the finds are as plentiful as they are unique.
2 Must-See Art Show
Manny Farber at MOCA
Featuring more than 30 artists (including, among others, Vija Celmins, Lorna Simpson, Wolfgang Tillmans, and the artist behind this issue's cover, Maurice Harris), this ambitious, sprawling retrospective was conceived as a tribute to American painter Manny Farber, who championed a process he deemed termite art: a "journeying in which the artist seems to be ingesting both the material of his art and the outside world through horizontal coverage." More info at moca.org
3 Think Pink
With a heart-shaped light and a pink pearlescent palette, this new series of vaporizers is not shy about announcing its intended audience: women. A glass cartridge fitted with a ceramic coil keeps all three flavors (Pink Punch Sativa, Cake Batter Hybrid, and Macaron Indica) at peak crispness, minus any pesky throat irritation for a perfectly potent experience. Available at MedMen.com and MedMen stores.
4 Tinsel Time
Designed and crafted in Los Angeles, this label's artful leather "Bonsai" bucket bags have garnered a cult following among fashion cognoscenti for good reason. The bags manage to blend a sly Japanese aesthetic with a practical sense of American utility. New winter? A mercurial silver edition, ideal for stashing all manner of party-hopping essentials. Available at simonmillerusa.com
5 Bling Thing
Harnessing eclectic influences, Beverly Hills-based Jacquie Aiche combines her Native American heritage with Middle Eastern touches of 18-karat gold and precious stones to forge pieces from body chains to finger bracelets worn by the jet-set likes of Emily Ratajkowski. A quintessential bohemian, Aiche has also been drawn as of late to capturing the cannabis movement in dainty forms like stackable rings, stud earrings, and delicate necklaces. Available at jacquieaiche.com
6 Wrap Star
Drawing upon the 12th-century Japanese craft of marbling known as Suminagashi, textiles artist Natalie Stopka creates limited-edition patterns that she applies to paper, cotton, linen, silk and ribbons. All dyes applied in the process are natural — foraged from in and around Stopka's upstate New York studio — or sourced from eco-conscious suppliers. In short: want to up your gift wrap game? Look no further. Available at nataliestopka.com
7 Go Dutch
Start with a seven-acre Dutch-glass greenhouse in Arizona. Add a devotion to sunlit sustainability. Hydrate all plants by way of a geothermal well. Then assemble a team of world-class experts to tend to this environmentally conscious cannabis farm guided by unwavering quality, down to the hand-trimming of flowers. The result? A new line of pesticide-free pre-rolls and oils that just might redefine the standard for eco-weed. Available at MedMen.com and MedMen stores.
8 California Love
Camino from Kiva Confections
Inspired by California's historic El Camino Real, a 600-mile route winding from Baja to the Bay, Kiva's newest sweet cannabis treats combine a custom blend of THC, CBD, and eight terpenes in the form of flavorful gummies. Already a fan favorite for their chocolate Kiva Bars, Petra Mints, and Terra Bites, the label spent more than two years curating the gummies' four distinct varieties (Pineapple Habanero, Sparkling Pear Prosecco, Wild Berry, and Blenheim Apricot), all fine-tuned to evoke the ultimate in West Coast bliss. Available at MedMen.com and MedMen stores.
MedMen's first-ever full collection of cannabis products has been carefully cultivated down to the last detail for ease and enjoyment. Encompassing a full suite of pens, drops, flower, and pre-rolls categorized by effects — max (activity), joy (happiness), zen (enlightenment), ebb (lucidity), zzz (rest), one (balance), and cbd (wellness) — the line is made locally in-state to help you reach your "desired state" and, as such, is currently exclusively available at MedMen's Nevada retail locations, with state-by-state rollouts to take place over the course of 2019. A very happy New Year, indeed! Available at MedMen.com and MedMen stores.
10 Gummies Galore
Edipure Exclusively for MedMen
Just in time for the holidays, Edipure collaborated with MedMen on a new selection of sweet treats. Truly one of a kind, these M-shaped gummies and leaf-shaped hard candies are hand-mixed and hand-poured before being set into carefully designed molds to ensure even and consistent dosing. The result? A clean, euphoric, and memorable sugarplum dream. Available exclusively at MedMen.com and MedMen stores.
Photography: Sergiy Barchuk
Styling: Kelly Fondry