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Happy National Lemonade Day From CAC! Make Your Own CHROMA Shot Lemonade With These Recipes

Speak with your PSA about your dosing needs so you can make the perfect lemonade for you! Don’t forget to post your lemonade and tag @commonwealthaltcare for the chance to be featured on our Instagram!

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy:

  1. Buy some lemonade

  2. Pour it in a glass

  3. Add your dosage of CHROMA Lemon Lime Shot

  4. Add ice and enjoy!

A Little More Effort:

  1. 1 cup of water

  2. 1 packet of lemonade powder

  3. Add your dosage of CHROMA Lemon Lime Shot

  4. Mix it all together

  5. Add ice and enjoy!

Feeling Bold

  1. Squeeze 2 large lemons into a pitcher 

  2. Remove the pulp

  3. Add 2 tbsp of sugar

  4. Whisk until dissolved

  5. Add ¾ cup of water

  6. Chill for an hour

  7. Add your dosage of CHROMA Lemon Lime Shot to your glass

  8. Serve with lemon slices! 

Build Your Own Cannabis Library With Our Favorite Books!

Happy National Book Lovers Day patients! Who doesn’t love to curl up with a nice book? We compiled some of our favorite Cannabis-related reads, for you all to enjoy! Got any other suggestions? DM us on Instagram to have your favorite book posted on our list.

Meet CAC Taunton's Executive Chef, David!

Name: David Topian 
Title: Executive Chef 
Hometown: Watervliet New York 
Years in Cannabis: 2 years 

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I started cooking professionally when I was 16 years old and eventually graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1988 with a degree in classical French cuisine. After school, I worked in various French restaurants in upstate New York, where I became highly interested in baking and pastry. In 1994, I relocated to Boston where I was the pastry chef at the Top of the Hub Restaurant after which I accepted a position at the Ritz Carlton in Boston as  Assistant Pastry Chef.

For a decade after the Ritz, I was the Director of Research and Development for a national wholesale pastry company where I oversaw all phases of product development. I established product portfolios for Wegman’s, Trader Joe's, Wholefoods, Starbucks, Kroger amongst other global brands. Most recently, I was the Executive Pastry Chef for Legal Sea Foods Restaurants where I developed a pastry and beverage program for all 35 locations. Now in cannabis, I’ve taken the same approach that I’ve always had to pastry: Use the finest ingredients to craft the most consistently delectable creations for everyone to enjoy.

What led you to cannabis after your position at Legal Sea Foods?: The challenge of applying cannabis  to sweet and savory products that are the highest quality. 

What is the most interesting thing you’ve learned about cannabis recently?: All the testing and checks and balances that have to be correct and in place before products can be developed and sold.

What is the most difficult part of your job?: Making sure the millions of pieces of edibles are consistently dosed. 

What is the most rewarding part of working of your job?: Knowing that the product I make helps other people. 

Do you have any hobbies or collections? : I collect electric guitars, and have an interest in model railroading!

Where do you go to learn more about cannabis?: My peers and colleagues I currently work with and now and in the past.

What’s your favorite CAC product right now?: 5mg Strawberry Shield Tablets.

Business Wire: TILT Holdings Announces Host Community Payment to City of Taunton for Commonwealth Alternative Care

TILT Holdings Inc. ("TILT" or the “Company”) (CSE: TILT) (OTC: SVVTF), today announced that Commonwealth Alternative Care (CAC), the Company’s cultivation, processing and dispensing facility in Taunton, Mass., has made its initial annual Host Community Payment of $125,000 to the city of Taunton under its Host Community Agreement. CAC presented the check to Taunton Mayor Tom Hoye and other city representatives on February 15, 2019. TILT’s payments to the city of Taunton will increase as CAC expands its local operations.

Taunton Gazette: City Council says yes to Taunton marijuana facility expansion

Taunton Gazette: City Council says yes to Taunton marijuana facility expansion

What is now 47,300 square feet of usable space will become 127,530 square feet. Of that total amount 8,000 square feet will be used as an “equipment pad” for HVAC machinery, generators and other essential gear.

The original plan called for an extra 5,000 square feet, but the city’s Planning Board ruled that it could only be used for additional parking, which is now part of the plan.

Key to the expansion in the existing building at 30 Mozzone Boulevard was the 48,000-square-foot vacancy left this year — after WeCare Organics of New York state, doing business as WeCare Environmental LLC, broke a 20-year trash-recycle contract with the city by suddenly shutting down its materials recovery facility, or MRF for short.