The Endocannabinoid System

What is the ECS, aka The Endocannabinoid System?

If you are new to cannabis then you are most likely new to the Endocannabinoid System.

Here are our favorite explanations for all types of learners!

Video:

Written:

Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System by Dustin Sulak, DO

Audio:

Apple Users: Cannabis Restored

SoundCloud: Greg Gerdeman: Human Endocannabinoid System Awareness

We hope this helps to provide you with a base understanding of the endocannabinoid system. Wishing you all wonderful health!

 

“Can-I-Cannabis?” event RECAP

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated!

Sponsored by A Soothing Seed & Julie Dustin Cannabis Consulting

               

If you missed it we are terribly sorry, you may view our amatuer video of the majority of the event on our Facebook Event page.

Our Local Experts

David & Amber Newman

Supportive Local Public Servants

Thank you to both Mr. Lowery & Ms. Gomez for their powerful statements.

Additional thanks to Nathan Lou of Mongol Tribe for his valuable contributions during Saturday’s discussion.

We encourage all who are able to take the Continuing Education course offered at the Mesa College campus.

Introduction to Cannabis (course# 9519J)

“This course is an introduction into Cannabis as a plant and as an industry. Emphasis is on a historical account of use and misuse with a focus on the medical and health effects with up-to-date research and legal policies that surrounds cannabis today.”

03/07/2018-03/21/2018 (3 weeks)

Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Cost $90

Can-I-Cannabis Event today in North County!

Click on the image above to watch today’s event LIVE.

We will be broadcasting LIVE on our Facebook event page, please click on the image above to be taken there.

You may register for Can-I-Cannabis? (if you are unable to attend) until 3 p.m.

This will provide you with access to the slideshow to follow along and reference. We will note your questions on the LIVE stream and ask them accordingly.

Happy Saturday San Diego, see you all at 1 p.m. PST!!!

San Diego Cannabis Dispensaries

Where can I go to legally get recreational cannabis?

Our recommended dispensaries include:

Torrey Holistics and Urbn Leaf

Is delivery service still legal in San Diego?

If you are a patient or recreational user obtaining cannabis from a current legal brick and mortar cannabis dispensary delivery service than yes. For example, if you are a recreational consumer and Torrey Holistics (as seen above as a legal state and city adult cannabis retailer) offers a delivery option than yes, it is a legal delivery. Otherwise, NO. No exceptions.

Many cities in San Diego opted to ban all dispensaries and delivery services, you may want to check the current status of your area. Go to your city website and search “cannabis”.

Things will change, this is just beginning, but for now, know what is considered legal as of today, ignorance of the law is not a defense.

MAUCSRA regarding Delivery Services in California:

“Delivery
A retailer may deliver cannabis to qualified patients and primary caregivers aged 18 years or older or to adults aged 21 years and older. Deliveries may be made only by employees of licensed retailers who are aged 21 years and older. Delivery employees may not consume cannabis during delivery. Deliveries must be made to physical addresses within the state of California and may not be made on public lands or buildings leased by public agencies. Deliveries may be made only in
person by enclosed motor vehicle. Cannabis goods may not be visible to the public during deliveries. Cannabis goods may not be left in an unattended motor vehicle unless the vehicle has an active alarm system. Vehicles used for delivery must have a dedicated, active GPS device that enables the dispensary to identify the geographic location of the vehicle during delivery. While making deliveries, a delivery employee may not carry more than a specified amount of cannabis goods at any time. Retailers that deliver cannabis goods must keep records related to the cannabis goods delivered and the vehicles used for delivery services.”

Happy New Year & Welcome 2018!

Winter of Wonder continues in January 2018 with Can-I-Cannabis?

Recreational cannabis is legal in California as of January 1st, but was does that mean? In our last month of public content we will do our best to help provide helpful information to answer your queries into legal cannabis.

With the launch of official Femme Nuri membership and Sponsorship this year will be more focused on exclusive content for member’s but we will continue to share relevant information on all our current platforms.

Don’t forget to register for our event this month! Can-I-Cannabis? in North County San Diego

Get NYE ready!

What are your plans?

Here is what is going on around San Diego this New Years Eve:

Party Planning?

Try our cannabis inspired party suggestions to help ring in recreational use of cannabis this New Years Eve!

Champagne alternative

Try dosing sugar cubes with a 1:1 tincture or use infused sugar cubes by BEdibles, drop in champagne glasses and fill with flavored seltzers. If you want to get extra fancy add a couple drops of organic food coloring to make your mocktails sparkle and pop! Use a variety of colors to make a rainbow and toast the new year!

Cordial Organics makes tinctures and bitters specifically for cannabis cocktails and mocktails. Check out their website for more information!

Pre-Rolls

If you can roll we recommend you grab a nice mild strain like Blue Dream or a high CBD strain if guests are new, curious users. Get to rolling now so you have a socially acceptable amount of pre-rolls, if it is a larger event recruit some friends and have a rolling party for the party! (See our top pre-rolls post HERE)

Can’t roll? Grab some pre-packaged pre-rolls in a pack, it is a better value than buying them as singles. Run to the dispensary and tell them what you are looking for or check online at joinclubm.com or getsava.com either way it is a good idea to test drive them for potentcy before the big night.

Vaping

Are you more comfortable with vaping? If you would like to offer guests a vape bar alternative we suggest contacting The Legion of Bloom or Dank Tank for suggestions of their products. Or if you have a favorite brand you would like to offer a sampling of, regardless, we recommend a charging station set-up close by, extra back-up cartridge batteries that fit. Inevitably these will break, multiples at a time #murphyslaw

Be prepared with back-ups for your back-ups. Not hard to do, a Pax Era is $20 retail on the high end. (We do suggest you go with our recommendations, they by far have the best tasting oils available. We have tried so many and know what actually goes into these things.)

Edibles

Be careful! Low dose. Low dose. Low dose. Did we mention dosing low? Try and keep it under 10 mg, that can feel a lot more potent than you would think. Even regular cannabis smoking patients complain of being edible lightweights.

That being said there are so many great options available, confections like The Garden Society, Lord Jones, To Whom It May Concern Chocolates & 1906 to name a few.

Sublinguals

We mention sublinguals specifically, Kin Slips, because they offer an immediate and effective methodology with a blend of cannabinoids and terpenes to specific effect. A great way to test drive a mild cannabis experience. Low dose and formula specific these dissolvable strips are flavorful, convenient and effective that will last the length of your event.

Party Time!

Helpful tips to keep you looking merry & bright!

18 Genius Beauty Hacks Every Lazy Girl Needs for the Holidays

For a more thorough line of approach

HOW TO CREATE A FAST AND EASY HOLIDAY BEAUTY LOOK

 

 

Boxing Day

What is Boxing Day anyway?

Have you ever wondered what ‘Boxing Day’ is all about? Learn more HERE. Our words: They managed a sequel to Christmas.

Cannabis Pizza Box

Oh boy, if you haven’t already go check out this pizza box with built in pipe concept at The Verge.

Christmas Eve!

Be Safe!

If your plans include travel, local or otherwise please be extra careful. Tis’ the Season of being TIPSY. Wishing you all a wonderful evening and safe travels!

December Delights | Finding Relief

 

Problem

Solution

Long day of shopping; exhaustion Eat. Then bath, preferably with epsom salts and CBD
Partied Hearty; hangover Chilled green tea bags for eyes and hydrate + CBD tincture
Winter elements; dull skin Exfoliate with scrubs, hydrate with masks, use CBD oil topically
Wrapping fatigue; cramped, stiff hands Hand massage with 1:1 massage oil
Holiday Shoe regret; throbbing feet Soak in cool water with epsom salts, follow with 1:1 massage oil
Holiday grind; tension, grouchy Essential oil of peppermint or rosemary may increase alertness. Try Pink Grapefruit and Lemon oils to help alleviate fatigue, tension and agitation

To ease into great sleep we’ve enjoyed the following cannabis products:

Whoopi & Maya Relax tincture

Therapy Tonics Linacene 125 tincture

Om Edibles CBD RAW SIPPING CACAO

 

Making Modern: Handmade Gifting

Handmade Gifts

Our top three suggestions for homemade or handmade gifts

  1. Custom Stationery
  2. Braided Lariat
  3. Baked Goods

Custom Stationery

Do you know someone who appreciates one-of-a-kind items? Are you crafty enough to have supplies like a cork bottom metal ruler? Excellent, then get to the nearest craft store, pick out your favorite card stocks and envelopes in shades your gift recipients will love! Get fresh can of spray mount, coordinating fabric scraps, washi tape, and embellishments to personalize. Create a set of 8 blank note card & envelope sets, include a metallic gel ink pen to compliment the set colors. This can be especially fun if you are making them for a cannabis patient or supporter.

Not a crafting connoisseur? Well, can you braid?

Braided Bracelet/Lariat 

Head over to Michael’s and pick up a Dazzle-It kumohimo round braiding disk for around $4. With a bit of yarn, embroidery thread or cord you can braid beautiful bracelets, lariats or even a belt! Choose your materials and colors, coordinate your metal end beads and you have a unique, one-of-a-kind gift for the poshest of your friends or family. It is fabulous, easy and inexpensive but looks fabulous, intricate and pricey!

Braiding not your thing? Can you bake anything? (Besides yourself.)

Baked Goods

Ha, ha, well if you are of a mind to make some infused baked goods check out Cannabis Kitchen CookBook by Robyn Griggs Lawrence. If you are planning on making traditional treats choose a recipe you know and love, that way you’ll know exactly how it is supposed to look and taste ensuring a delicious result regardless of your skill level. There are all kinds of fun ways to wrap homemade treat gifts, from tins, to boxes to plates. Choose which best suits your gifting occasion. To-Go gifting tins make for lovely presents, a reusable container is always useful and appreciated. Gifting decorative plates or chargers with your homemade treats makes for an added special touch leaving them with a reusable gift after the treats are gone. And in all other instances, boxes. There are so many fun choices now you may want to look at boxes before planning your treats! Various boxes can be found at Michael’s and The Container Store, get as crazy as your budget allows!

Hanukkah Music + Hidden Cannabis Teachings

Happy Hanukkah

The Huffington Post

420 and the Hidden Jewish Cannabis Teachings

Written by “Yoseph Leib Ibn Mardachya is the author of “Cannabis Chassidis: The Ancient and Emerging Torah of Drugs“ (Autonomedia Press, 2012) an epic devotional study of Cannabis and other entheogens in Judaism and its heresies throughout history, into super-modernity, in the hopes of passing on a useful counsel with regards to their use beyond “do” or “don’t.” ”

 

Doughnuts, Dreidels & Pot Smoking Rabbis

Hanukkah Doughnuts

Ingredients

1/4 cup warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
2 packages dry yeast
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 pound margerine or butter
5 tablespoons sugar
dash salt
2 eggs lightly beaten
3 cups all-purpose flour

Directions 
Dissolve 1 Tablespoon sugar in water and add yeast. To proof mixture, put in a warm, moist place. You can create an ideal place for the yeast to proof by placing a bowl of hot water in your oven or microwave, then placing the yeast mixture inside and shutting the door. You do not need to turn on the oven/microwave

While yeast proofs, heat the orange juice together with the margerine or butter, 5 Tablespoons sugar, and salt in a small pan. When cooled to lukewarm, pour into bowl and add beaten eggs and proofed yeast mixture. Stir to mix. Add flour and make into a pliable dough. Knead on floured board. Place in greased bowl and allow dough to rise in a warm, moist place for about a half hour. Punch down.

Lightly roll out dough, enough that it can be cut easily but without rolling it out into a thin sheet as you would for cookies. Cut dough in strips or into circles. Place on greased, floured cookie sheet at least one inch apart. Return to warm, moist place to rise. Allow to rise for 20 minutes. or longer.

In a heavy pot, heat oil to 350 to 375° F. Fry the donuts until nicely browned on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar or cinnamon and sugar mixture. These may also be served with honey or jam and may be reheated to restore freshness.

Makes 18 – 24, depending on size.

Not your average Dreidels

Check out Sweetheart Gallery, the selection of these beautiful pieces is fantastic! Break out this beauty at your next Hanukkah Party, guests will be amazed! This delicate dreidel goes for a mere $108.00 considering being a limited edition design.

Times of Israel

The headline reads, “Were Europe’s great rabbis a bunch of potheads?”

A great abbreviated read on Yoseph Needelman’s move to Jerusalem and his exploration of  the use of marijuana in Jewish tradition.

“I went to Israel after high school to find things in Judaism that I felt must have been part of ancient traditions of how to live well, notably cannabis. I was introduced to drinking in a religious context, but relating to marijuana [religiously] was a big question for me. If the Torah is a religious framework that guides us in enjoying everything that is good, it must relate to other things I connected with, like pot or yoga.”

Here is some interesting reading!

Fascinating Findings

Judaism & Cannabis. In our research for these posts we came across some fascinating reading we wanted to share. This extensive article discusses a many faceted acceptance of cannabis. Please read: Did Aaron the High Priest Smoke? The Biblical Roots of Jews and Marijuana

Gelt.In today’s consumer-driven society, people tend to place great importance on giving Chanukah gifts. However, the tradition is actually to give Chanukah gelt, gifts of money, to children. In addition to rewarding positive behavior and devotion to Torah study, the cash gifts give the children the opportunity to give tzedakah (charity).” – Chabad.Org

The First Latkes

“Today, there is a widespread custom to enjoy potato latkes on Chanukah,since the oil they are fried in reminds us of the miracle of the flames on the Temple menorah burning for eight days. But there is an older custom to eat cheese pancakes on Chanukah, which is reminiscent of the dairy (and intoxicating) meal that the brave Judith fed the Greek general before she decapitated him in his sleep, saving her village. Apparently cheese latkes morphed into potato latkes (potatoes were unknown in the Old World until the late 16th century), and a new custom was born.” – Chabad.Org

Cheese Latkes

  • 1/2 cup soft cream cheese (4 ounces)
  • 2 eggs; separated
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of cinnamon, to taste

Mix cream cheese with egg yolks, then add sugar and cottage cheese. Add flour slowly and mix well. Beat egg-whites until stiff, and fold into cheese mixture. Heat oil in pan and drop mixture in by spoonfuls. Fry until brown, and flip. Serve with sour cream or apple sauce. Makes 30 latkes. May be frozen.

from Chabad.Org

Super Seventeen | Royal Treatment Wellness

Massage by Royal Treatment Wellness

with Papa & Barkley 3:1 RELEAF™ BODY OIL

Massages are great, massages by Royal Treatment Wellness (by Antone Murray ) with Papa & Barkley massage oil is sublime. You need a 30 minute vacation? Then go ahead and book one of these massages. We’ve had two and are pretty sure one of those had a spiritual experience. People cannot say enough about the combination of skill and medicine this team has to offer, it is a massage you will not soon forget. Hire them for your next party, you will be the hostess of the year in 2018!

Out of This World Hanukkah

Stellar Story

“In December of 1993, Space Shuttle Endeavour was sent into space to service the Hubble Space Telescope. One of the astronauts to bravely perform a spacewalk to repair the telescope was Jeffrey Hoffman.

Knowing that he would be stuck in space over Chanukah, Hoffman made sure to bring along a dreidel and a traveling menorah so that he’d be able to celebrate (because of lack of gravity and safety concerns, there was no way to light candles).

Then, via live satellite communication, he showed his Chanukah supplies, gave his dreidel a twirl in the air, and wished Jews everywhere a happy Chanukah.”

As seen on chabad.org

Latke Cue the Carrot

Carrot Latkes

INGREDIENTS

1/3 cup potato starch
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pound russet potatoes (about 2)
1 medium onion (8 ounces)
1 pound carrots (about 4 large)
2 large eggs, lightly whisked
Safflower oil, for frying
Flaky salt, labne, and jalapeno relish, for serving

DIRECTIONS

1. In a small bowl, stir together potato starch, baking powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; set aside. Peel potatoes; place in a bowl of cold water. On the large holes of a box grater, grate potatoes, onion, and carrots. Transfer to a fine sieve lined with cheesecloth and set over a large bowl.
2. Gather mixture in cheesecloth and squeeze moisture out into bowl. Let stand until a white paste settles to bottom of bowl, about 2 minutes. Remove sieve; pour liquid out of bowl and discard, leaving behind white paste.
3. Add potato mixture to bowl and sprinkle with baking-powder mixture; toss to coat. Add eggs; stir to combine.
4. Heat 1/4 inch oil in a large, heavy skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium-high until hot but not smoking. (Test with a shred of potato; if it sizzles immediately, it’s ready). Reduce heat to medium. Working in batches to avoid crowding, scoop a scant 1/4 cup of potato mixture into oil; flatten with a spatula to 1/4 inch thick. Fry, turning once, until golden brown and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Using a slotted spatula, transfer to paper towels set over a baking sheet. Sprinkle with flaky salt. Repeat, stirring potato mixture between batches, and adjusting heat as needed while frying. Serve immediately, topped with labne and jalapeno relish.

from MarthaStewart.com https://www.marthastewart.com/1523070/carrot-latkes

Super Seventeen | PAX

The Pax 3 

When they introduced the Pax in teal we got excited, when we found it in matte teal we knew it was meant to be. By all means select the color and finish of your choice, if you are in the market we suggest the Pax 3. The Pax 3 can be used for both dried herb and cannabis concentrate. This is a fantastic product and is our highest recommended portable vaporizer.

So of course for the holidays, Pax stepped it up a notch. Introducing designs by Jayde Fish, Casey Gray & Apexer in matte black. Grab one of these designer devices while they last!

Don’t forget about…

The Hanukkah Song

Designer Dreidels

You know how to play, now here’s your dreidels ladies! We were blown away by these beauties!!! Quest Collection has some impressive pieces. Sure to be an heirloom piece check out the Traditional at $73.50 from the collection.

Latke Beet It

Beet Latkes

INGREDIENTS

1/3 cup potato starch
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pound russet potatoes (about 2)
1 medium onion (8 ounces)
1 pound peeled beets (about 2 large or 4 small)
2 large eggs, lightly whisked
Safflower oil, for frying
Flaky salt, creme fraiche, smoked trout, and minced fresh chives for serving

DIRECTIONS

1. In a small bowl, stir together potato starch, baking powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; set aside. Peel potatoes; place in a bowl of cold water. On the large holes of a box grater, grate potatoes, onion, and beets. Transfer to a fine sieve lined with cheesecloth and set over a large bowl.
2. Gather mixture in cheesecloth and squeeze moisture out into bowl. Let stand until a white paste settles to bottom of bowl, about 2 minutes. Remove sieve; pour liquid out of bowl and discard, leaving behind white paste.
3. Add potato mixture to bowl and sprinkle with baking-powder mixture; toss to coat. Add eggs; stir to combine.
4. Heat 1/4 inch oil in a large, heavy skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium-high until hot but not smoking. (Test with a shred of potato; if it sizzles immediately, it’s ready). Reduce heat to medium. Working in batches to avoid crowding, scoop a scant 1/4 cup of potato mixture into oil; flatten with a spatula to 1/4 inch thick. Fry, turning once, until golden brown and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Using a slotted spatula, transfer to paper towels set over a baking sheet. Sprinkle with flaky salt. Repeat, stirring potato mixture between batches, and adjusting heat as needed while frying. Serve immediately, topped with creme fraiche, trout, chives, and pepper.

from https://www.marthastewart.com/1523067/beet-latkes

Super Seventeen | Jacquie Aiche

Jacquie Aiche snakeskin lighter necklace

This was too sexy and we couldn’t pass it by, the snakeskin lighter necklace is a conversation piece for sure, and we felt the design pulled it off in a stylish way. Black snakeskin casing, thin gold chain necklace, basic and versatile with a luxury designer look. This makes us WANT to wear a lighter as an accessory! Designer way to keep friends from pocketing your lighter.

Ooo Hanukkah

Chachkies

OY VEY SAKE TRAY

Such a great hostess gift! I’d load one up with cannabis products, wrap it up in cellophane, ribbons and holiday accents! Or bring it to a Hanukkah Pot-Luck as your dish and leave it for the party hosts!

“This handmade gold “Oy Vey” ceramic tray is whimsical and glamorous. The gold words are a fun way to bring a humor to even the most simple space. We love the way the gold is clean and and it is sure to become a fun classic for the home. This tray is a great gift for anyone and any occasion. Each tray is hand thrown in our Boston studio, they’re then drawn and painted by our professional potteristas! Like all of Jill’s pieces, this one is then finished with a fabulous gold rim. If you’re not all about gold and silver’s more your thing, be sure to ask us about customizing!”

Quoted via http://www.jillrosenwald.com

Green Latkes?

Brussels-Sprout Latkes

INGREDIENTS

1/3 cup potato starch
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pound russet potatoes (about 2)
1 medium onion (8 ounces)
1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed
3 large eggs, lightly whisked
Safflower oil, for frying
Flaky salt, sour cream, lingonberry jam, and chopped fresh dill, for serving

DIRECTIONS

1. Gather mixture in cheesecloth and squeeze moisture out into bowl. Let stand until a white paste settles to bottom of bowl, about 2 minutes. Remove sieve; pour liquid out of bowl and discard, leaving behind white paste.

2. Add potato mixture to bowl and sprinkle with baking-powder mixture; toss to coat. Add eggs; stir to combine. Let mixture stand 10 minutes.

3. Heat 1/4 inch oil in a large, heavy skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium-high until hot but not smoking. (Test with a shred of potato; if it sizzles immediately, it’s ready). Reduce heat to medium. Working in batches to avoid crowding, scoop a scant 1/4 cup of potato mixture into oil; flatten with a spatula to 1/4 inch thick. Fry, turning once, until golden brown and crisp, 3 minutes per side. Using a slotted spatula, transfer to paper towels set over a baking sheet. Sprinkle with flaky salt. Repeat, stirring potato mixture between batches, and adjusting heat as needed while frying. Serve immediately, topped with sour cream, jam, and dill.

From https://www.marthastewart.com/1523068/brussels-sprout-latkes

Super Seventeen | The Legion of Bloom

The Legion of Bloom’s

Entourage Terp Champagne

The Legion of Bloom’s legendary Entourage aka Terp Champagne, as teased at the 2016 Emerald Cup. we know because we have been waiting to get our hands on some ever since. As it is not an LOB menu item, we hear tell, that you can mayhaps special order it, in advance, for a small batch, for a special occasion, but you didn’t hear that here. What? Anyways, we will continue to pine for our promised but lost bottle of terp champagne by The Legion of Bloom and hope to one day experience its terpy bliss. Until then we will continue enjoying their TerraPods and Zana Oil.

Move Over Pumpkin Spice, it’s Peppermint’s Time to Shine!

Does anyone remember the days before the Pumpkin Spice phenomenon? The days when Peppermint reigned, signaling the emergence of the holidays.

With no shortage of it’s own coffee and holiday concoctions Peppermint lovers rejoice for December brings us these tasty treats!

Did you know Wilton’s makes edible peppermint cups? Perfect for parties or to turn an ordinary evening festive for the family. Sold in packs of 6 they are sure to please.

Bark Thins Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel with Sea Salt are a joyous reason for the season! Snag a bag for a treat yourself pick me up during holiday traffic.

Are you more of a do-it-yourself kind of person? Try out this Philadelphia Cream Cheese recipe for White Chocolate Candy Cane Cheesecake

Ah Peppermint, truly a holiday delight with it’s bold red and sparkling white, peppermint candy and decorations alike inspire smiles.

#peppermintrules

Hanukkah continues!

Get Chai!

Are you familiar with WeedBarLA? They are the hot new thing in the cannabis scene! Hosting their Chai Havdalah events locally and at special event satellite locations. The website states, “Chai Havdalah. Every Saturday evening, Havdalah is a time to come together and celebrate the end of the Sabbath. Chai Havdalah is our take on a Jewish tradition. A quarterly event embracing Judaism and cannabis. It is a mindful sensory experience combining cannabis, delicious food, art, music and laughter to help revitalize the soul. Whether you’re Orthodox, Reformed, or someone who just likes Jewish culture and food, Chai Havdalah has something for everybody to enjoy.”

Make sure and check out their website and learn more! https://www.weedbarla.com/events

Latke Recipe

INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup potato starch
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 pounds russet potatoes (about 4)
1 medium onion (8 ounces)
2 large eggs, lightly whisked
Safflower oil, for frying
Flaky salt, for serving

DIRECTIONS

1. In a small bowl, stir together potato starch, baking powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; set aside. Peel potatoes; place in a bowl of cold water. On the large holes of a box grater, grate potatoes and onion. Transfer to a fine sieve lined with cheesecloth and set over a large bowl.

2. Gather mixture in cheesecloth and squeeze moisture out into bowl. Let stand until a white paste settles to bottom of bowl, about 2 minutes. Remove sieve; pour liquid out of bowl and discard, leaving behind white paste.

3. Add potato-onion mixture to bowl and sprinkle with baking-powder mixture; toss to coat. Add eggs; stir to combine.

4. Heat 1/4 inch oil in a large, heavy skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium-high until hot but not smoking. (Test with a shred of potato; if it sizzles immediately, it’s ready). Reduce heat to medium. Working in batches to avoid crowding, scoop a scant 1/4 cup of potato mixture into oil; flatten with a spatula to 1/4 inch thick. Fry, turning once, until golden brown and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Using a slotted spatula, transfer to paper towels set over a baking sheet. Sprinkle with flaky salt. Repeat, stirring potato mixture between batches, and adjusting heat as needed while frying. Serve immediately.

from MarthaStewart.com https://www.marthastewart.com/1523047/classic-latkes

How to play Dreidel

We have all heard the song but how do you play dreidel? Well here you go! Follow this link and all shall be revealed: How to play Dreidel Sevivon

 

Super Seventeen | Crave Skincare

Crave Skincare:

GloBerry Oil, Youth Serum Pack & War Paint remover

Photo of gift box set

Women cannot get enough of Crave Skincare, you don’t have to take our word for it, try it for yourself! Seriously, order a sample set, you will not regret it. This line is exquisite and our members use it daily but for list purposes we selected our 3 favorite items. Make sure and check them out, such a great alternative to so many named brand lines. Our members compare better results than strivectin and clinique serums. Grab some of the GloBerry for the holidays to add a festive shimmer to every day. In fact, these products can be found in gift sets available right now! By shopping here you are supporting a woman-run, woman-owned small business. Thank you!

Happy Hanukkah!

MC Flow – Pot in the Latkes

A Room Full of Light

As found in Real Simple December 2017 pg. 170

“On the first night of Hanukkah, I bring out several of my ancestors’ menorahs. The oldest are brass from the early 1900’s. During the eight days, I light them each night, and by the final night, the room is simply ethereal. The glistening candles on the candelabra reflect bygone moments with these special people. It’s truly magical.”

-Lynn Goldfinger-Abram

Katz Delivers?

Did you know you can have a complete three-course dinner for four from Katz Deli shipped to anyone? (including yourself.) $125.00 gets you matzo ball soup, chocolate or cinnamon babka, rye bread, corned beef, pastrami, mustard, pickles, and knishes delivered to your door. Yes, please.

Visit: katzsdelicatessen.com

Super Seventeen | Cedar & Finch

Cedar & Finch Cannary Pouch Set in Blonde

Oh wowee wow wow, did we fall in love with this Cedar & Finch Cannary Pouch Set in Blonde. It wasn’t just the design, or the hardware, or the included engraved wooden pipe, it was the complete femininity of the concept so artfully executed. We did what one usually does when faced with the latest designer release, decided we must have it! We are blown away at the price, one would expect a find this lovely set to come at a much higher cost but, we are pleased to get it at the one currently offered. #treatyourself

Super Seventeen | ClubM

ClubM’s monthly subscription MBox

Do you spend at least $100 on cannabis every month? Do you live in California? Then you should head over to www.joinclubm.com and create your own monthly #perfectmoments with an MBox subscription. For $97/mth (4th month free w/purchase of 3 mth) you will be delivered an elegant black tome filled with various cannabis edibles, flower, concentrates, accessories totalling appx. $200 in retail value. Every box is uniquely themed and the contents a surprise to the recipient each and every time. No two boxes are the same and you cannot create your own box. This is a great and inconspicuous way to be introduced to the products available to patients and consumers. Not to mention a fun thing to look forward to every month, getting one really is an experience everyone should have at least once. We recommend 12 times a year.

Femme Nuri Top 8 Pre-Rolls (flower only)

Huit Belles Fleurs

Our top 8 cannabis pre-rolls by brand:

(no added hash or concentrates, flower only)

  1. FloraCal
  2. Sunnabis
  3. Madrone
  4. ShineOn Farms
  5. Humboldt Brothers
  6. Lowell Smokes
  7. Gold Seal SF
  8. CannaSierra

So many great blends would make for 8 crazy beautiful nights!

 

Super Seventeen | Apothecarry

The Apothecarry Case – 4 Strain

Are you a parent? Do you feel more comfortable having a secure place for your medicine? Apothecarry provides a secure and discreet means to store your cannabis and accessories without sacrificing luxury or style. It comes with everything you need all in one spot, with quality locking system you have the peace of mind knowing all is safe and secured. With it’s luxury watch box design it subtly complements any living space. Elevate yourself to immediate connoisseur status by getting your own Apothecarry case to suit your needs while supporting another woman-owned, woman-run business.

Super Seventeen | Marley Natural

Marley Natural crystal ashtray

Ashtrays, useful and can be so much fun, but where have all the good ones gone? We LOVE this ashtray by Marley Natural with beautiful trademark black walnut wooden accent and cut crystal base it is sure to impress. Great as a gift or elegant enough to keep out on the mantelpiece.

Normally $78 on sale for $54 as of 11/25/2017

Super Seventeen | Frenchy Cannoli

Dry Sieving Workshop

with Frenchy Cannoli

Frenchy Cannoli is revered among those who study the art of hashish, he has been able to set up shop in the Bay Area and offers workshops on Ice Water Sieving and Dry Sieving & Pressing. He is the official hashishin for Aficionado and has become a philanthropist to cannabis patients. To be taught by a master is an honor and a pleasure, we highly recommend any who are interested to take advantage of such an amazing opportunity.

To learn more click here: Frenchy Cannoli

December Delights | Crazy 8’s

8 Sweet & Savory Treats

Here are eight amazing ideas for creating sweet and savory snacks for gifting or parties from Real Simple magazine (December 2017)

  1. Cocoa Cereal Brittle
  2. Spicy Corn Nut Brittle
  3. Black and White Chocolate Pretzels
  4. Pizza Pretzel Nuggets
  5. Salted Maple Almonds and Cashews
  6. Paprika Lime Pistachios
  7. Hazelnut Shortbread
  8. Olive Shortbread

Hanukkah 2017

We will be celebrating the festival of lights with special Hanukkah posts each evening from December 12th through the 20th at 4:20 p.m. PST

Super Seventeen | Wandering Bud

ANY Wandering Bud accessory

What is haute in cannabis accessories? Art deco, modern, vintage AND artisan pieces each dominated in 2017. Our favorite original artisan has been Wandering Bud. Not only are the pieces sweetly simple, they each have an air of elegance about them. We love being able to a get a one of a kind piece for a realistic price. We also love their branding! The marketing of their products is gorgeous and their social media is fantastic. Not only can you acquire a great piece and support an artist, you get to follow a new lovely social media account and add pleasant imagery to your daily feed. Your welcome.

https://www.instagram.com/wanderingbud/

https://www.facebook.com/wanderingbud/

 

 

 

Are you fir sure holiday ready?

Fir Ready?

Pick out that live tree this week! Don’t forget to pull out the necessities and make sure all are in working order and you know where they are. Be sure to check on your:

  • Saw
  • water additive* (for those who use them)
  • Tree Stand
  • Tree Skirt

Are you an artificial tree kind of gal? Well make sure and get it down with the rest of the holiday decorations, shake it out and check the lights.

 

Super Seventeen | Beboe

Beboe vape pen & pastilles

The design phenomenon that hit cannabis known as Beboe! These sativa vape pens are not only a fine blend of cannabis oil of exceptionally high quality, but beautifully sleek while sensually subtle in design. The creative design, rose gold and etching mark the luxury edge Beboe brought to the vape market. The low dose Pastilles are wonderful for travel, micro-dosing and discreeting medicating. The peach branded tin provides the perfect low profile for your medicated lozenges that can be repurposed after use. We are excited to see what Beboe brings us next!

Winter of Wonder | December Delights

December Delights

Our Winter of Wonder begins with December Delights! This month will feature the delights of cannabis & the holiday season!

  • Super Seventeen
  • Hanukkah 2017
  • Reminders/Timelines

We launched Super Seventeen on 12/01/2017 and it will run 17 days until 12/17/2017 with a new gift suggestion each day. Our Hanukkah posts launch 12/12/2017 and will post daily through 12/20/2017. The reminders and timelines will be posted as necessary.

Please feel free to contact us at info@femmenuri.com

Super Seventeen | Canndescent

Canndescent,

first edition, limited edition, five jar holiday box

“These first edition, limited edition, five jar holiday boxes make a stunning and unique gift. They belong in the choicest of living rooms and elevate any in-home bar. “ – Canndescent

Canndescent maintains its luxury brand status with the release of their first edition, limited edition, holiday five jar box. Five strains of Cannadescent cannabis are included in this box with all the usual brand accoutrements. If you are fortunate enough to grab one post photos!

 

Reminder | Wrap It Up

Gift Wrapping Supplies

How is your gift wrapping supply stock looking Mama?

  • Are you stocked up on tape, gift tags and bows?
  • Do you have this season’s new wrapping paper patterns?
  • Have you chosen a color scheme?
  • Is your ribbon situation up to par?

Don’t panic, you’ve got time! We mention it now so we don’t find ourselves in a state. Do a cursory inspection and pick up what you are short on while you are out doing other shopping or errands. Grab a couple new rolls of paper and a bag of sticky bows. You can even hop on Amazon.com and have it delivered direct!

Super Seventeen | GreenHouse Grind

Yin & Yang Grinder by GreenHouse Grind

We fell in love with this Yin & Yang design grinder by GreenHouse grind. As a flower smoker I have a ritual of prepping the flower to consume, having a customized grinder personalizes the experience that much more for me. It is important to have a high quality grinder and nice to have one more suited to my own taste and style. This company offers a variety of designs, be sure to check their store for your new designed grinder.

 

Holiday Mail | Cards & Cookies

To-Do for December 4th:

Mail holiday cards.

Are you someone who sends out an annual holiday card to friends and family? Maybe to your business associates and clients?

We start our list before Thanksgiving and when using photos have them taken in November. Ordering our holiday stamps online from USPS.com makes it convenient to avoid the Post Office line. We try and manage addressing the envelopes over our Thanksgiving weekend, it takes awhile with almost 200 to send out and being hand written.

We love vintage holiday cards and would love nothing more than to make every single card by hand.

What do you look for in a holiday card? Design? Messaging? Do you send out the annual family photo every December? Do you include a newsletter? Giftcards?

There are some who feel holiday cards are a waste, of time, and resources. Others use theirs as a means of gift giving itself. We know everyone loves to get something in the mail and this one time a year we embrace the expense to send out smiles.

Are you planning on mailing more than cards this year? Read this for great tips on mailing holiday cookies by the master herself.

Want some great cookie recipes for gifting? Woman’s Day magazine has some HERE

Wishing you all efficient logistics today!

Super Seventeen | My Bud Vase

Aurora

The “Aurora” by My Bud Vase

My Bud Vase has brought some amazing pieces to market, and as artsy as we are we are shocked how much we all adore this piece. Ironic with all the unique, one-of-a-kind pieces My Bud Vase does offer. With the Aurora it is the simplicity of the design balanced with the beautifully fluid borealis coloring, We just cannot get enough of it and applaud the My Bud Vase team on their product line and the beautiful art they have brought to market. We really love that they are an auxiliary cannabis company by women and women-focused, cannot think of too many other places for the average woman consumer to purchase an effeminate water piece, let alone one that delivers. Oh sure, anyone can order a “water pipe” on Amazon but wouldn’t you rather have a pretty one, one you don’t WANT to hide when company comes over?

Super Seventeen | Hepburns

Hepburns

Hepburns Deluxe and 365 Hepburn petites (seventy-three 5 packs)

Hepburns are the ultimate in relaxation and socialization when medicating, delightful and daring they are hand rolled cones by a norcal nymph with cannabis and ice water hash. This woman-owned, woman-run business makes large deluxe cones and petites of which has developed a bit of a cult community of which I openly and proudly admit to being part of. With only the best ingredients you are assured the highest quality product and a whole new level of experience. The Deluxe is wonderful for parties; Its size is commendable, the glass tip is luxurious, the blend of cannabis and ice water hash is well balanced. Who doesn’t adore the Hepburns petites? We hoard our old Hepburns tins for a myriad of uses. (I keep one in my purse for when I need to remove my rings when my hands get too cold.) We are of a mind that a Hepburns petite-a-day keeps the BullPuckey away, true story.

Super Seventeen | VapeXhale

The VapeXhale

#1 on Our List this holiday is

EVO with HydraTube™ Starter Kit

Conscious consumption begins with the best of the best. Why bother with the finest cannabis flower or concentrate if you cannot enjoy the full health and flavor benefits offered from a non-combustion top of the line vaporizer?

We love the EVO because it is an all-inclusive device making it easier for a new consumer to learn and grow on. In addition to its clean methodology, it does not require an e-nail or blowtorch in order to vaporize concentrates, it may also be used with cured cannabis as to not limit the choices of the user. We love the Hydratube Starter Kit because we feel it covers the bases, but you can build your own on the Vapexhale website based on your needs and/or budget. Have a need for a company vaporizer? Go pro and ask about customizing a skin for your vapexhale with your logo on it! This is our top-rated and Mom-approved tabletop vaporizer for 2017. (and technically 2016, see last year’s 12 days of Christmas.)

Check out these awesome videos showing how versatile this device really is!

Big thanks to Seibo & Team Vapexhale for sharing the photos and videos with us to share with you!

Winter of Wonder

Greetings Ladies! It is Friday, December the first and today our friend Martha Stewart reminds us to check-in on that firewood situation. Great advice Martha!

This season brings us Femme Nuri, Winter of Wonder where we will focus on the wonders of cannabis, from products to science there is no shortage of wonderment!

It’s a wonderful life!

There are A LOT of lights and festivals to check out around San Diego, check out our post HERE for times and locations.

Do you have a calendar full of holiday parties this month? Will you be expected to bring something for people to actually eat?

Here are some great flavorful recipes from oprah.com:

Cranberry Pistachio Blondies

Mini Fig Tarts

Mini Fruit Tarts

Mini Lemon-Blueberry Bundt Cakes

 

Cannabis Events This Weekend

Saturday, December 2: Los Angeles – White Rabbit High Tea

Saturday, December 2: Long Beach – Constellations Marketplace

December Cannabis Events Calendar

Our recommended Cannabis Events calendar

Date Event (linked) Location
DEC 01-

03

ICBC aka International Cannabis Business Conference Kauai, Hawaii
DEC 02 Constellations Cannabis Marketplace Long Beach
DEC 02 White Rabbit High Tea Los Angeles
DEC  02-

03

Tommy Chong’s Blazer’s Cup San Bernadino
DEC 04 CBD & THC for Seniors Lincoln (Sun City)
DEC 08 Legal and Accounting Tips for the New CA Marijuana Regulations and Market San Diego
DEC 09-

10

The Emerald Cup Santa Rosa
DEC 09 Cannabis 4 The Cause San Diego
DEC 13 Herbally Enhanced Yoga Holiday Flow San Diego
DEC 15 Jack Herer Cup Los Angeles
DEC 16 Frenchy Cannoli Benefit San Francisco
DEC 31 NYE End of Prohibition Soiree Long Beach

Our “Super Seventeen” of 2017

Super Seventeen, our holiday cannabis gift guide

Starting on Friday, December 1st, through December 17th, 2017, we will share our Super Seventeen must have’s. If you are or have a cannabis loving woman (in your life) you might want to check our curated suggestions out. We spent all year looking, and testing, and listening, and here is our most favorite things in cannabis right now. As women we feel confident most women who enjoy cannabis will be as delighted with the items on this list as we are therefore, making them great gift suggestions. (Disclaimer: not all items may be accessible in all areas.)

Members get access to the list in it’s entirety December 1st, 2017. Non-members can check the website every day for the next installment of our Super Seventeen!