09/16/2017 – Selfcare Saturday

September 16, 2017


This Saturday you will find us walking the Vista Farmers Market

The oldest farmers market in San Diego County

Open rain or shine – every Saturday – 8am to 1pm


Meeting Today!

September Meeting

Lush Lounge | 324 Main Street | Vista, CA 92084

Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)



Bloom Farms Highlighter

Rose Gold

Hybrid 500 mg

Lab Tested

100% Pure Cannabis Oil

No Additives

THC: 67%      CBD: 0.1%

We love this potent Rose Gold Hybrid from Bloom Farm, with its beautiful finish and weighty feel in your hand it is a perfect ladies vape for a relaxing time.


Merchandise

New FIREWOMAN mug (art by The Peculiar Ink)

Now in the Store! Get yours quick, only available September 2017!!!


Survey

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Thanks to Keena Moffett for the share!

“Please share with anyone who may be interested in coming; 2 days left to save $100 off regular price.”

09/13/2017 – WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday, September 13th



Cara:

Definitely my shoes and knowing my value.

Carolina:

A good playlist, breathing in the ocean air makes me feels powerful.”

Allie:

Manifesting empowerment by doing things that challenge me daily. And my torch.

Natalie:

Loving myself first makes me feel like an empowered woman.

Blog: Why my intimate relationship includes cannabis.

I brought cannabis into the bedroom and got my sexual empowerment back on track.


 

I am a 42 year old mother of four and have always been sexually active. I had our third child 13 years after our 2nd child was born. As some of you may know there is a significant difference in having children in your 20’s versus your mid to late 30’s. I will be honest in telling you, I wasn’t prepared for those differences.

 

After my son was born, I was 37, I not only experienced almost debilitating insecurity about my body but virtually a complete loss of interest in sex. It had been a traumatic birth experience with complications. Everything turned out all right in the end but the psychological impact it had on me couldn’t be denied. I had been an on again off again cannabis user for years; but after my son was weaned I began using cannabis again, as suggested by my husband, to potentially loosen up enough to get some sexual relief. It worked, it was amazing. At that time we weren’t focused on strains or any real technical details because, hey it worked! Our attitude was one of, “don’t rock the boat”.

 

I became pregnant with our 4th child very quickly, haha, at age 39 and again experienced a difficult pregnancy but a wonderful birth experience and was able to deliver my last little angel myself. Imagine my surprise when I not only experienced the same effects as after my son but add to that vaginal dryness and an even bigger mental block causing me to not be able to orgasm! YIKES! Now I know there are bigger problems out there, bigger health issues, but I was devastated. I was using cannabis with minimal to no, as in zero, positive effect at all in that arena. I was depressed. I hated my body, I was worried my husband would look for alternatives and good gawds above did I need an orgasm. Just to be clear I was unable to bring myself to climax either. Dark days for me as a sexually active woman in a healthy relationship, sex was and is part of my being.

 

The tipping point for me, being I had embraced the cannabis community by this juncture, was the availability of information on the topic of strains and the chemistry of cannabis a little more accessible. I began experimenting with strains available to me through dispensaries, basically trial by fire, and this is what I found works for me. I qualify that, being I know not all strains affect people the same way. The Kush family of strains seems to do the trick for me. I experience a wonderful euphoric and blissful mental state which allowed me to break down my other barriers and achieve not only orgasm but a whole new attitude and experience to our sex life. Again, in the interest of full disclosure I did practice a lot of positive self thought therapy and determination at times (there was a lot of “shut it” and “don’t think about that!” going on in my head during those difficult days). Overall the absolutely biggest impact was the addition of cannabis and the narrowing of the field regarding specific strains. I have had luck with other strains such as Skywalker and Fire but when those are scarce or inaccessible I am glad to have worked out that any decent Kush will work.

 

If you would have told me, even as early as 5 years ago that I would be utilizing cannabis to sustain my healthy sex life I would have laughed you right out of the room. So to any disbelievers or skeptics I am here to tell you, Give Cannabis A Chance. What do you have to lose? Great Sex? A deeper intimacy with your partner? I have zero regrets and am a happier person for it.

(updated version from September 2015)

09/09/2017 – Self Care Saturday


September 9th, 2017


Book


Click on image to order

In our journey to understand cannabis and its beneficial uses we are always researching and sourcing literature and research, this choice is a great addition to any cannabis library. Products shown in photo: Lemon Haze Cannabis flower, Zen Potion cannabis infused instant coffee in the Cerebral blend and Giggles Therapeutics THCa frosting.


Product


Indulge in the soothing line of products from Whoopi & Maya.

Decadent infused raw cacao, luxurious pain relieving rub, calming tincture and relaxing bath soak.

All available now via ClubM


RE: The Experiment

Products: Whoopi & Maya Relax tincture + Prism Farms Indica/CBD pre-roll

Results:

A wonderfully relaxing night’s sleep, woke up pain free, relaxed, no groggy feelings.


Fashion


 

$35.00 donation

TO ORDER

Send an email with size & shipping address to: info@femmenuri.com

Subject: Order


Events


Click on the image to Register!

 

09/08/2017 – Friday Funnies

Friday Funnies, September 8th


“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”

– Linda Grayson


Savor your Friday with some Whoopi & Maya Medical Cannabis Raw Cacao infused with THC. Make yourself an adult hot chocolate or add to your morning coffee, TGIF!


Hey un-medicated chocolate lovers of North County!

chocolate factory tours

Experience the JOY of Chuao Chocolatier

Our delicious chocolates don’t make themselves – take a tour of our joy factory and see how it’s done! Learn all about Chuao and where we came from, see delicious chocolates being crafted before your eyes and enjoy a guided tasting of a few of our favorite confections.

Join us at 11 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. on Fridays at 2350 Camino Vida Roble in Carlsbad to witness our creation process firsthand. Our tours are almost as popular as our chocolate bars so space is limited. Scroll down to purchase your tickets.

Any questions, let us know! Call 760-476-0197 Email: info@chuaochocolatier.com. Summer Hours for Customer Service are 8:00am – 2:00pm.


 Sensual September “FireWoman” graphic,

The Femme Nuri definition of FireWoman: (noun) a cannabis consuming adult human female.

Thanks to The Peculiar Ink for the fabulous “FireWoman” design!!! Do you need hand lettering for your next event or project, a fresh new logo look? Give Claire a call and tell her you saw her awesome artwork for Femme Nuri!!! Please support our women-owned, women-run businesses!!! #shopsmallbusiness

09/07/2017 – Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday, September 7th


You never know how far a kind word will go…


Do you have a story or experience that occurred as direct result of a #thoughtfulthursday post?

Please share it with us! Send to info@femmenuri.com

We love to hear from followers!!!

09/06/2017 – WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday, September 6th


Leave your answer in the comments!


Encourage your creative side, try journaling, sketching, crosswords or simply drawing your name with your non-dominant hand.

Add cannabis to the routine and take note of the differences.

09/05/2017 – Topic Tuesday

Topic Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Sensual September; Improving Intimacy



‘Sexy’ is being independent, being confident and having fun. -Mollie King


Product Spotlight: Sensual by Next Level Medicinals

 

Welcome the Femme Nuri Alluring Autumn campaign!!!

Alluring Autumn is a season of intrigue and creativity, we begin with

Sensual September.

This month will bring information on products to improve intimacy with cannabis, as well as articles and shared experiences from women patients who have benefited from the addition of cannabis to their sexual wellness.


Special edition gear will be available for prizes and contests!


September 16th you will find us at Lush Coffee & Tea in Vista for our monthly meeting from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

(we recommend the Honey Turmeric Latte with a shot of CBD)

Let’s make the most of this Fall 2017!

08/26/2017 – Selfcare Saturday

August 26th, 2017


Aesthetics: Our SelfCare visualization Space

photo by Cara L Luhring

Recommended Recipe

 

Sparkling Cherry Limeade

Source: Martha Stewart Living July/August 2017

PREP: TOTAL TIME: YIELD: SERVES 8 TO 10

INGREDIENTS

  • 10 ounces fresh sweet cherries, such as Bing, pitted (2 cups)
  • 10 ounces fresh or thawed frozen sour cherries, pitted (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest, plus 1 1/2 cups fresh juice (from about 12 limes), and thinly sliced lime wheels for serving
  • 6 cups chilled seltzer (48 ounces)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine cherries, sugar, zest, and juice. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved and flavors are melded, at least 1 hour or, refrigerated in an airtight container, up to 2 days. Combine cherry mixture and seltzer in a large pitcher. Serve over ice, garnished with lime wheels.


Movie recommendation by mermaid4cannabis

http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0120889/


Fabulous Fashion Selection

What a gorgeous idea to spruce up an otherwise ordinary set! Add your own lovely sheer wrap, eye catching heels and accent clutch to create your own unique look for summer. We love the versatility of this ensemble!!!


Product Spotlight

This week I am featuring the Papa & Barkley massage oil. A.) Because it works everytime for me, for a duration of 18-48 hrs. Not everyone has the same experience as I do, for example, my husband says it helps take the edge off his shoulder pain but doesn’t not cause him to feel pain-free as I do. And B.) because we are trying to coordinate our “Totally Topicals’ event for September!!!

Who wants to come learn about cannabis & topicals????


Today you will find us in Long Beach at:


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08/20/2017 – Sunday | Blog: The Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System


The Endocannabinoid System. Have you heard of it? In 1988 we discovered our first cannabinoid receptor in a rat’s brain. Then in 1993 another type of cannabinoid receptor was found as part of the immune and nervous system. Thus making the 1992 discovery of anandamide the endocannabinoid, a naturally occurring endogenous cannabinoid, all the more interesting.

 

But what is a cannabinoid?

 

Cannabinoid (noun): Any of a group of closely related compounds that include cannabinol and the active constituents of cannabis.

 

Wikipedia says, “A cannabinoid is one of a class of diverse chemical compounds that acts on cannabinoid receptors in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain. Ligands for these receptor proteins include the endocannabinoids (produced naturally in the body by animals), the phytocannabinoids (found in cannabis and some other plants), and synthetic cannabinoids (manufactured artificially). The most notable cannabinoid is the phytocannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis. Cannabidiol (CBD) is another major constituent of the plant. There are at least 113 different cannabinoids isolated from cannabis, exhibiting varied effects.”

 

Well isn’t that interesting, cannabis is full of cannabinoids, our bodies naturally produce endocannabinoids. No wonder so many people have found relief or improved their health with cannabis, the compounds found in the the plant are synergistic with our own bodies! Let’s talk about what cannabinoids do.

 

What is a cannabinoids job?

 

To interact with cells in your body to produce health benefits. After the receptor is engaged, multiple pathways are activated. It was thought that cannabinoid receptors mainly inhibited the adenylate cyclase, and positively influenced inwardly rectifying some channels. However, a much more complex picture has appeared in different cell types, implicating many more other channels.

As a frame of reference we are learning the following benefits:

THC

Alzheimer’s Disease, Cancer, Crohn’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuropathic pain, Parkinson’s Disease, PTSD

CBD

Anxiety, Cancer, Chronic Pain, Depression, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Psychotic Disorders

CBC

Anti-Depressant, Anti-Fungal, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Tumor, Encourages Brain Growth

CBN

Anti-Asthmatic, Antibiotic, Appetite Stimulant, Pain reliever, Potential Medication for ALS Patients, Potential Medication for Glaucoma, Sedative

CBG

Antibiotic, Antidepressant & Mood-Stabilizer, Anti-Tumor, Pain Reliever, Possible Treatment for Psoriasis

THCv

Anticonvulsant, Neuroprotective, Promotes Weight Loss

CBDv

Anti-Epileptic, Anti-Nausea

Delta(8)-THC

Anti-Nausea, Appetite Stimulator

THCa and CBDa

Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Improved intestinal function, Improved neural function

 

Intriguing information right? I mean look at all of those conditions! How many of you or people you know suffer from a variety of the listed ailments? Some people are using very expensive and harmful pharmaceutical drugs to aid in the battle against many of those symptoms. Many will suffer from side effects from those pharmaceutical drugs while trying to treat themselves, ironically creating a whole new problem or host of problems. If only they had a naturally occurring system in their bodies that could aid them in relief with a simple plant-based compatible medicine!!! Oh wait, they do. (This is also why full lab testing profiles are so important ladies, know what cannabinoids and terpenoids at what concentrations are in your medicine!)

 

It is time to embrace the reality of Cannabis. It is no longer the boogieman but a saving grace. Cannabis is providing children suffering from seizures and cancers with a better quality of life, enabling our seniors to battle parkinson’s, alzheimer’s and dementia, assisting the mentally ill with an alternative and partner in achieving quality mental health. Let us not overlook the importance of easing anxiety and depression that is so widespread among women. How many of us are cannabinoid deficient? Well, that’s a whole new blog post in itself ladies.

So that is our summary The Endocannabinoid System, and with that we wrap our Summer of Truth campaign. We hope you enjoyed the last 3 months worth of content and you learned something new! Be sure to buy YOUR Summer of Truth merchandise for August with “The Endocannabinoid System” messaging, remember 50% of proceeds go directly to the ASPCA!!! Last day to purchase is TUESDAY, August 22ND!!!

 

If you would like to continue to increase awareness about the endocannabinoid system in one of our stylish Femme Nuri designs please view our Instagram account for our “Entourage Anchor” designs and merchandise. Also available as framed prints!!!

To make an ‘Entourage Anchor” merchandise purchase:

1.) Send an email to: info@femmenuri.com

  • Include shipping address
  • Include color & size (if applicable)

2.) Pay purchase invoice via PayPal

You will receive your purchase in approximately 7-10 days.


References:

http://herb.co/2016/02/06/top-10-cannabinoids/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endocannabinoid_system

https://www.marijuanatimes.org/the-endocannabinoid-system-a-history-of-endocannabinoids-and-cannabis/

http://icrs.co/

08/19/2017 – Selfcare Saturday

August 19th, 2017


Aesthetics: Our Self Care visualization space


Recipe of the Week:

CAULIFLOWER & SALMON RICE BOWL

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

1 head cauliflower, cut into florets

1 whole leek, cleaned and cut into ¼-in.- thick strips

2 tbsp. olive oil

1⁄4  tsp. ground cumin

2 1⁄2 tsp. kosher salt

1 1⁄4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, divided

4 (5-oz.) salmon fillets

2 tbsp. coconut oil

1 bunch kale, stemmed,

leaves thinly sliced

1 garlic clove, minced

3 cups hot cooked long-grain brown rice 1 avocado, sliced

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cut cauliflower florets into 1 1⁄2-inch pieces, and place with leeks in a roasting pan. Drizzle with olive oil; sprinkle with cumin, 1⁄2 teaspoon salt and 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper. Toss to coat, and spread in a single layer.
  1. Bake until lightly browned, about 40 minutes, loosening cauliflower with a wooden spoon halfway through cooking to prevent sticking.
  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle salmon with remaining 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Melt coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high; add salmon, and cook until fish is done and flakes with a fork, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from skillet.
  3. Add kale and garlic to skillet, and cook, stirring often, until kale is slightly wilted, about 2 minutes. Divide brown rice evenly among 4 serving bowls; top with cauliflower mixture, kale, salmon, and avocado.

Thank you to @mermaid4cannabis for this week’s recipe recommendation!


Book Recommendation by @Mermaid4Cannabis

Awaken the Spirit Within by: Rebecca Rosen


Product of the Week

Madrone California | Primo Rolls

Five precise packed pre-rolls by Madrone California. Packing a mighty relaxant punch this blend also keeps you clear headed. This was a fascinating experience. Each pre-roll is compact and enough to share between 2-3 people/smokes. The burn was nice and slow, almost cigar like vs. typical pre-roll.

In addition to using high quality cannabis the packaging of these are beautiful. Minimalist while maintaining that luxury brand feel with foil embossing and elegant sleeve design. Look for these soon in the ClubM store!


Local Events for the week of 8/19-08/25

Saturday – Aug 19

Reggae SummerSplash 2017

Sunday – Aug 20

Yoga with DTO & Michael Fukumura

Monday – Aug 21

Great American Eclipse Viewing – Fleet Space Center

Tuesday – Aug 22

Free Hot Pilates class in Oceanside

Wednesday – Aug 23

State Street Farmers Market in Carlsbad

Thursday – 24

Sunset SUP Yoga in Carlsbad

Friday – Aug 25

Carlsbad Music Festival

Come see us next Saturday August 26th in Long Beach!!!


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Femme Nuri July: Empowering your health with CBD

Femme Nuri presents, Empowering your health with CBD


Saturday, July 29th, 2017 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

We had a great time at Eve Encinitas with Christy Thiel of Elixinol, Katina Morales of Betty Khronic, Cindy Pinzon & Leone Posod of Treat Yourself, and Melissa Stapley of MJ Hybrid Solutions. Giant thanks again to our awesome sponsor Elixinol!

Please enjoy the following by our friends at Direct Cannabis Network:

DCNTV: Femme Nuri’s CBD Education Event – Sponsored by Elixinol from Direct Cannabis Network on Vimeo.

Product Spotlight- Giggle Therapeutics

Have you heard about THCa?

We want to talk to you about Giggle Therapeutics!

Pictured above you see Giggle Therapeutics Vita-Mini Giggle tablets. The THCa chewables with Vitamin C, Rosehips & Cordyceps will usher in a whole new level of relief for patients suffering from pain & inflammation without a “high”.

They also make a THCa frosting that is edible and combustible! Just remember once you add heat to THCa the psychotropic effects will become activated.

Why THCa?

“Studies have found THCA to have anti-inflammatory, neuro-protective, anti-emetic, and anti-proliferative properties, all which could make it medically beneficial for a range of conditions. This variety of potential medicinal benefits could make THCA an important cannabinoid for patients with a variety of medical conditions that already benefit from marijuana. Its anti-inflammatory properties could make it beneficial for those with pain, muscle spasms, PMS related cramping, or auto-immune conditions.” quoted from HelloMD

 

Visit their website here:

Cannabis Edibles | California | Giggle Therapeutics

 

08/12/2017 – Self Care Saturday

Self Care Saturday | August 12th, 2017


Aesthetics: Our Self Care visualization space


Recipe: Our self care healthy eating recommendation

Angel Hair Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes & Basil | Barilla

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients for 8 people

  • 1 Box Barilla® Angel Hair
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Peeled
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chili Pepper Flakes
  • 2 Pints Cherry Tomatoes Halved
  • 5 Leaves Fresh Basil
  • 1/2 Cup Romano Cheese Grated

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil
  2. heat olive oil in a large skillet
  3. Peel and gently press garlic
  4. Add garlic and red pepper flakes
  5. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and tear the basil into small pieces
  6. Add cherry tomatoes and basil to the skillet
  7. Simmer for 5 minutes
  8. Season with salt
  9. Discard garlic cloves
  10. Cook Angel Hair pasta according to package directions
  11.  Drain and toss with sauce
  12. Garnish with freshly grated Romano cheese

We add chicken breast for protein.


Book/Movie: Feel good self care Book and/or Movie of the Week

Every woman should own a copy: My Fair Lady


Cannabis: This week’s favorite Self Care product or service

Therapy Tonics tincture Limonene 321 – 180mg CBD to 60mg THC

“Limonene 321 tincture was designed to evoke balance. The Limonene terpene provides a bright, uplifting citrusy taste. The 180MG of CBD to 60MG of THC assist in producing a feeling of soothing focus.”

We have found this tincture to be effective in managing mild anxiety and depression. Available via ClubM


Event: Local opportunity to in indulge in Self Care by getting social

Steve Martin & Martin Short

El Dub Music – One Man Loop Band


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August 2017 Merchandise Launch

Our August Merchandise Launch for 2017



How to order:

Until our store is up and running we are offering manual merchandise sales. Help spread awareness with our sweet but subtle design.

If you would like to order please:

  • Send an email to info@femmenuri.com
  • Use subject “Name of Set” 
  • Provide size (XS-XL)
  • Provide mailing address.

You will be sent a Paypal invoice for the full amount. Shipping is free. Your order will be processed once payment is complete. These are donation driven sales to support our organization. Thank you for your support!

July 2017 | Club M | Volume 18 | ESCAPE

July 2017 | Club M | Volume 18 | ESCAPE


Volume 18 of The MBox by ClubM brought us, ESCAPE

A collection of items meant to help you inspire your own cannabis staycation! Check out these ESCAPE inspired innovations! From multipurpose lighters to top shelf cannabis you were sure to ESCAPE.


Half Lit Pineapple flavored cannabis infused lollipop

These cannabis infused tasty treat have  25 mg of THC, are organic and gluten, dairy, soy, nut, artificial dye, & GMO-free! Pineapple Paradise was fantastically fruity.

What makes these lollies different from the average edible is they have included a stick with cannabis seed inside. You plant the stick and grow your own cannabis plant. How fun is that?!

With that dose and fun marketing appeal these would make a great patient gift. I emphasize “patients” as we feel 5 mg THC is more appropriate a dose for a new consumer. But feel a more experienced consumer would appreciate the novelty and better manage the dosage at that 25 mg level.

*We plan to blog our stick growth progress.

 


1/8th JUST HERB – Headband

This heady frosty flower lives up to its reputation of a heavy sedative and pain reliever. It provided a great night of restful sleep as well. I don’t always find the Headband strain consistent but this one came through true to form.

The spongy buds were dense and smoked well in our water piece and rolled in joints.  Keep the container closed because it is definitely LOUD.

We recommend you try this strain out if you are looking for a sedative type outcome, like a relaxant or sleep aid. Higher tolerance consumers should find it more manageable.

 

 

Other JUST HERB strains are available on the ClubM website

Lighter Bro, turn your lighter into a utility tool!

This handy little MacGyver-type gadget is 7 tools in one multi-tool. Admittedly we have used this several times already. I like it because it gives more weight to the lighter making it easier to find in the bottom of whichever bag it has been transferred into. I’ll take the brass gold tone casing versus a plain plastic lighter any day! This would definitely come in handy if one needed to make an #ESCAPE


60 ml Papa & Barkley Massage oil (3:1 THC:CBD)

Oh do I love this stuff. I use it regularly on myself, it is convenient to rub some oil on my neck and shoulders relieving the pain and muscle tension I have in that area. The best part being the almost immediate effects, I’d like to say seconds but I will commit to saying full relief in minutes.

My husband says it takes the edge off his repetitive motion pain but does not provide the level of relief I experience for my neck and shoulder tension upon use of the Papa & Barkley oil.

This 3 mg THC to 1 mg CBD massage oil carries the Papa & Barkley signature medicinal scent, be mindful of transferring to bed sheets or clothing post-use as it is an oil. I have not experienced any staining issues when using.

Try Papa & Barkley transdermal patches and relief balms as well!

Pura Vida Health infused Sunny Seeds & Palm Tree pre-roll

In addition to the usual high quality Pura Vida Health products we have come to know and love, such as these lovely, salty, Sunny Seeds, this MBox delivers a new surprise! Palm Tree pre-rolls: cannabis pre-rolls, rolled in cured cannabis leaf.

These were an awesome ‘Netfilx & Chill’ combo. (Remember: Stay hydrated!)

The pre-roll was potent, an interesting flavor, and we will definitely be ordering more. Would be great to take to a party.

 

 

  Be sure to check out all of Pura Vida Health’s other products in the ClubM store!

Tokin, Battery kit & Cannabis oil 0.5 g disposable cartridge

(in Pina Colada, Sativa)

This flavorful cannabis oil has been a great daytime sativa and is reminiscent of tropical drinks with its Pina Colada flavor.

It is always appreciated when you get the battery kit that comes with the cartridge, we seem to have better luck with functionality and use with paired battery and cartridge set-ups.

Love that gold foil Palm Tree branding!

 

 

 


Thank you as always to ClubM, you have done it again, provided a box to #escape and #enjoy to create #perfectmoments with our MBox innovations, we cannot wait to see what next month has in store…

 

Self Care Saturday | August 5, 2017

It is Saturday, that means Self Care time Ladies!

Saturday, August 5th, 2017


Our Favorite recipe for the week:

Mexican Sweet Corn Potato casserole (Vegan)

This yummy vegan dish is flavorful & fun!


 

Our favorite outfit for the week:

Since August’s theme is fitness we selected this outfit for its bright summer colors. We could easily wear this to yoga or to take a power walk or run.

Do you coordinate your accessories with your workout clothes?


Our favorite book for the week:

Arbitrary Stupid Goal by Tamara Shopsin

I (Cara) have ordered this book and admittedly haven’t read it yet, I was looking for something light to make me laugh.


Our favorite product of the week:

Delightful tangy pastilles (5 mg THC/3 mg CBD, Sativa)

Beboe cannabis pastilles are carefully crafted with the finest organic ingredients and natural flavors. Each pastille contains 5 milligrams of Sativa blend THC and 3 milligrams of CBD with a natural accelerant for timely absorption.” –from the Beboe website

I love, love, love this branding, the practical and well designed packaging will surely encourage repurposing this tin! Vintage looking and functional. I was a fan of sweet tarts so I enjoyed these pastilles.

Effects were mild relaxant, with clear head. Great social medicating option. Available via Club M.


We hope you enjoy our new Self Care Saturday format. Please submit your weekly favorites to info@femmenuri.com with subject “self care saturday” and we will give you credit if we post your recommendation! Sharing is caring!

Our amazing panel of Speakers for Saturday’s event!

The following are our amazing speakers who will be sharing their insight and experience this Saturday at Eve Encinitas!


FREE Educational Event this Saturday!

Free educational event

Empowering your health with Hemp & CBD


Bring your friends to Eve Encinitas this Saturday, July 29th, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to our gathering for enlightenment regarding how hemp and CBD can improve your health. Our event is to educate women in a sociable, comfortable setting to get better acquainted with hemp and CBD, including products.

We feel it is important to provide an opportunity for women to share their stories and why they have an interest in hemp and CBD. Who better to learn from than another mother or female peer? This is the oral tradition we use for all other curiosities and so it is with hemp and cannabis for Femme Nuri.

In support of this goal our event will host an educated speaker, providing a general overview regarding hemp and CBD. To include a hemp product storefront hosted by Elixinol for guest convenience!

Take advantage of this FREE, fun, educational event, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 29th. Get introduced to products in a friendly, community setting where you can try before you buy while socializing with peers.

Register here:     https://hemphemphooray.eventbrite.com


07/23/2017 vLog – Tub Talk – Hidden Pendant Bath Bomb

Hidden Pendant Bath Bomb



Whoa Nelly did I flub that one up! I was excited about the pendant!

This is one ahh-mazing bath bomb, but it DOES NOT contain any CBD. It is a great smelling, relaxing and therapeutic soak though. Hey, I buy a lot of these to try out, and I forget things sometimes. Haha.

My point was to share the awesome customer service experience I was provided by this vendor. As I mentioned the product was shipped in a timely manner but didn’t not arrive in one. It was  because this vendor responded immediately and had tracking on the package, we were able to locate it and bring this little bath bomb’s travels to an end.

Imagine how thrilled I was to finally receive my Hidden Pendant Bath Bomb by Trinity Custom Creations to find an whole SECOND bath bomb (‘Calm Summer‘: Lemon, Jasmine & Chamomile!) PLUS Lavender bath dust. Holy crow I was surprised! Giant thanks to Megan for her generosity. 

I loved my bath bomb! It felt silky, not slimy, and I adore the glass custom pendant! I mean really, it is just the prettiest little thing, perfect size for me! And what a lovely fragrant, relaxing soak after all my pendant & video excitement.

 

If you’d like your own hidden pendant bath bomb pendant you can get one HERE

 

A full product review with photos will be coming to the blog soon.

 

See you next week!

07/16/2017 vLog – My Cannabis Story, Carolina

Femme Nuri presents, 07/16/2017 vLog – My Story featuring Carolina.


This week’s vLog features a new guest and a new My Cannabis Story from a local cannaMom.

 

 

June 2017 | ClubM | Volume 17 | PRIDE

June 2017 | ClubM | Volume 17 | PRIDE


ClubM Volume 17 brings members PRIDE for June 2017.

Our adventure begins with a powerful message of positivity and mention of the delights found inside this month’s PRIDE edition. True to form with the M Box wax seal and personalized content menu of sought after items.

 

 

 

 

Nestled inside PRIDE we found an adorable portable bubbler in a carry case, 1:1 ratio tincture, an energy shot, water alternative that helps keep your piece clean from residue, a coveted Nativ (Born in Venice CA) pre-roll and a full 1/8 of birthday cake kush cannabis. Everything you need to create your own shared #perfectmoments. (Please tag us @femmenuri in your MBox social media posts!!!)

 


Martian Bubbler

MJ’s Arsenal’s adorable glass piece was such a delight! Comes in a padded carrying case with a quality zipper and carabiner attached. This glass bubbler can be worn as a necklace and is pleasantly light weight.  Great for smoking pre-rolls to lessen the heat from the combustion. Simple to use; Fill with water (in our case Piece Water), place pre-roll in holder, inhale from mouthpiece. This was appreciated as an inclusionary part of this box.


Nativ White Label

The always sought after Nativ products!!! These pre-rolls are known for their high quality ingredients as well as their beautiful sleek branding. This Do-Si-Dos didn’t disappoint, heady and relaxing. I really love having this container left to re-use as a pre-roll container. I’m excited to try the Black & Grey Label as well! I am especially thankful they can be found on the ClubM storefront!


Hi-Ness

I don’t do energy drinks so I give these to my husband. Definitely serve cold as to do the product justice. Carl reported:

”   …   ”

 


Piece Water

Boy did this come in handy between the martian bubbler and that Nativ white label! It was like when you are playing slots and that first row stops on cherry, and you are like, “no way!”. Then the second row, BAM cherry. You are thinking, “nope, no way, it’ll bust for sure.”, then, ding! ding! ding! That third row slammed to a halt on cherry too!!! WooHoo, the trifecta! We can smoke right this very second!!!! Wait, who has a lighter? Matches? Correction: We can smoke this as soon as we locate a lighter.


Leaf California

LEAF California provided us with a lovely Birthday Cake Kush. This nice indica dominant strain was relaxing but not sleepy for me, I found it pleasant and mildly euphoric. Weighing in at an exact 3.5 grams by our scale this dense nug was frosty and aromatic. It came in a chiffon satchel inside a cosmetic looking container. I appreciated the testing results included on the packaging.


Symmetry 121

Therapy Tonics & Provisions continue to impress me, I have only recently been introduced to their line of tinctures and I am loving what I am seeing so far. This 1:1 is an improvement from my previous favorite 1:1 tincture. Symmetry delivered on its promise of balance, I found myself relaxed, it managed my pain, while keeping me clear-headed and alert. This is why I love tinctures, the quick onset like smoking or vaporizing without the oral damage. This tincture being MCT based it acts quickly like my favored alcohol tinctures minus the alcohol. But like I mentioned fast acting as they do not have to processed by the liver first. Under the tongue 30-60 seconds and I feel the effects personally in minutes.


Thank you once again ClubM for another edition of the M Box, PRIDE included a variety of fun new items. A new set of tools for creating our own shared #perfectmoments

07/02/2017 – vLog

Here is what we will be up to this July:



vLog | July, 2, 2017 | HEMP

Thank you for joining us this week for the Femme Nuri vLog, we have postponed our big announcement due to, you know, life happening. Fear not, your curiosity will be satisfied soon!

Until then I wanted to give everyone a quick summary on our plans for JULY.


Femme Nuri Merchandise

As you know, July is month #2 of our Summer of Truth campaign, this means NEW branded merchandise in the storefront starting Monday, July 3rd! These campaigns help us raise funds for our free events in addition to contributing a portion of sales to a mainstream charity. This month’s gear will host the Summer of Truth graphic with “Hemp for Victory” to continue our goal of educating the public on cannabis truths. Remember part of the premise of this campaign is to highlight easily referenced information in order to make people think about cannabis differently. Our selected charity recipient for July’s campaign is: Wounded Warriors. We’ve selected Wounded Warriors this month in support of our Veterans and are donating 50% of all proceeds directly to the organization with each and every sale.

I wanted to mention we will be releasing our own Femme Nuri merchandise this month as well in our own private storefront. We have worked hard on providing designs that are eye-appealing and subtly educational. These funds also contribute to our free events and it is our hope that this storefront will provide additional funding to our future grants and programs.


Events

Moving right along I am excited to share we will be hosting an educational hemp product event this month, sponsored by Elixinol. We will have an educated and well verse speaker and ‘Hemp Marketplace’ to purchase products. This is a FREE event and will be hosted in North County near the end of the month.

Also we will be doing a pop-up sometime this month so pay attention for updates on that! Pop-Up’s will consist of a donation drive with an opportunity to earn Femme Nuri gear while supporting your community. This month we will be hosting a Book Drive, bring a book, CD, DVD, take a book, CD, DVD, anything goes! We will be donating all age appropriate books to Books for Soldiers & Oceanside Women & Children’s shelter.


A quick reminder that the next Emerald Exchange will be in Malibu again this August, if you are on our subscribers list you will be getting more information on this event, including the panel I am so grateful to have been asked to moderate. This time it will be a 2 day event and we will have a discount code for any Femme Nuri followers interesting in attending as well as a hotel discount for those looking to schedule a mini-canna getaway! A big thanks to Jessica Cure of Cure Designs for including me and for her ongoing support of Femme Nuri!!!! (You’ll be learning more about Jessica soon….)

In conclusion I wanted to remind those of you who follow us on social media, don’t forget to post any Summer of Truth posters you come across around town! If you post it on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and tag Femme Nuri you might win a prize!!! Prizes include Femme Nuri gear, discounts AND medicated products, OH MY!!!

As always thank you so much for watching and for your very valuable time! See you next week!

 

Summer of Truth | The Quagmire; #6630507

The Quagmire; U.S. Patent Number 6630507 vs. Schedule I 



US Drug Enforcement Administration

“Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are:

heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote”

 

USPTO

Re: US Patent #6630507 on Cannabinoids found in cannabis

“The present invention concerns pharmaceutical compounds and compositions that are useful as tissue protectants, such as neuroprotectants and cardioprotectants. The compounds and compositions may be used, for example, in the treatment of acute ischemic neurological insults or chronic neurodegenerative diseases.”


Sorry boys, you cannot have it both ways, it either is or it isn’t.

 

Where are our up and coming millennial attorneys at, willing to take this issue to the mat in the courts since the GenX/Y dropped the ball? Yah I said it, my crowd really twonked this one up. In our defense most of us were pretty naive with a case of the warm and fuzzies on Ritalin, brainwashed by red ribbon week and commercials about frying your brain like a damn egg for breakfast. Don’t forget all the Care Bears Movies, “We are the World” topping the charts and an MTV promoted, pot smoking president. Nonetheless, we took 1996 for granted in California, became complacent and the ball was dropped. Cry all you want California Baby Boomers you finally have that legalization you’ve been whining about for decades thanks to those millennials you love to blame everything on. But back to the topic at hand, The Quagmire.

 

Let’s start with the definition of quagmire. According to Merriam-Webster, “Quagmire, (noun); 2. a difficult, precarious, or entrapping position.” That seems to be the position the US Government finds itself in with cannabis whether they realize it or not.

 

What is the legal precedent on the US government lying to its citizens and also providing the proof of the lie? Anyone? We are seeing some examples in recent history; Flint, Michigan. Standing Rock. Just to name a couple. I hope dear reader you are paying attention to how these situations are being played out.

 

What I see happening with the US government stating cannabis to be a schedule 1 drug, while holding a patent stating the exact medicinal properties of aforementioned schedule 1 drug, which by definition assumes no medicinal properties, is a quagmire. To be a clear, a  contradiction easily remedied. Then why isn’t it? Ahhh there in lies the rub dear reader. During the attempt to reschedule cannabis in the 2000’s, specifically ASA’s appeal in 2012,  we are allowed a glimpse into the potential “why”. The decision makers know too little to make an informed decision in addition to identifying who will benefit the most from this legislation alteration and how said government can best capitalize on the situation. Now let’s face it, government officials have shown us they are not about “working”, asking them to educate themselves in order to serve the electorate is laughable. I am of the opinion that it will come down to the lobby, and who can finance it. (so please pay attention.)

 

But really, let’s take a trip in history and revisit the Marijuana Tax of 1937. What that was about and why it ultimately became the tipping point for the banning of cannabis across states.

This statute passed by Congress in 1937 effectively criminalized marijuana, restricting possession of cannabis to individuals who paid a tax for authorized medical and industrial uses.

 

It is speculated that with the influx of immigration from the south into the United States, this legislation was a method in which to control the masses migrating north after the Mexican Revolution. Known as marijuana to the Mexican community, many American’s did not make the connection to the more familiar cannabis found in tinctures in medicine cabinets across the country at that time. Thus making the case for the purpose of this legislation being an effort and example of controlling a people by controlling their customs. By using a foreign term for a common medicinal treatment in addition to propaganda and fear mongering they turned the tide. Enter Reefer Madness, a culturally and sexist demonizing cannabis propaganda campaign. Cannabis medicine had been being used safely and effectively in America, it was a commonplace treatment up until this point. 

 

Additionally this legislation angered more than one group, the physicians prescribing cannabis, the pharmacists providing the cannabis and the cultivators all were mad. Congress issuing separate taxation on each level, making cannabis triple taxed. In addition to using the misnomer of marijuana whereas the scientific community knew it as cannabis sativa. Dr. William Creighton Woodward, legislative counsel for the AMA went on the record objecting the assertions made against cannabis/marijuana also pointing out using the term marijuana wasn’t proper causing confusion, the medical community wouldn’t recognize marijuana and cannabis as the same. He seemed to feel the medical community wouldn’t be so conducive to restrictions such as these regarding cannabis use and access.

 

Which lands us with cannabis being scheduled as having no medicinal value and a highly addictive substance based on a 1928 International Opium Convention ruling and some interesting statements from some interesting characters. For anyone interested in reading the statements, http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/hemp/taxact/taxact.htm  

 

Now what? What is the best solution for cannabis and the end user?

 

We know cannabis is federally a schedule I drug whether it is deserving of the scheduling or not. We know there is a federal patent on cannabinoids found in cannabis for medicinal use. We have proof that cannabis has been used medicinally globally for thousands of years.

 

I believe the solution lies in a collaborative effort of physicians, researchers, cultivators, patients and professionals developing a realistic, effective protocol and regulation model. I believe the descheduling and decriminalization of cannabis is necessary.

 

What do you think dear reader? Should cannabis merely be rescheduled? Descheduled? Remain as a schedule I? Does our government having a patent on cannabinoids make you scratch your head? Knowledge is power, share this information with your friends, have conversations, let’s see what people think when they learn more about the facts. #youknowmorenow

Additionally I would like to thank those of you who made purchases from the storefront this month in support of our educational campaign for June 2017 and fundraising for the ACLU in honor of PRIDE. #lovewins

As always, thank you for your time!

 

06/25/2017 vLog – Getting started with cannabis.

This week’s vLog: Getting started with cannabis.



Hello again ladies and thank you for joining me for the vLog this week about getting started with cannabis. Next week will be extra special as I have a BIG announcement and introduction for you! But enough of that, THIS week I wanted to talk to you about getting started with cannabis as I get this question A LOT. To be clear I am NOT a medical professional and am speaking in general terms as to provide a litmus of sorts to get you sorted out, or started out as it were.

 

Okay so, I like what I call the destination approach as it breaks down a lot of information to help provide direction and guidance once you have the legend or key. I am going to give you the formula for your OWN legend/key. Grab a notepad and writing instrument, open up docs in your nearest device, whichever suits you best and write these 7 suggestions down.


Number 1.

Please answer these questions:

  • What are you treating?
  • What is your desired result or outcome?
  • How are you comfortable consuming?

Numero 2.

Do your research.

Please utilize the number of informational texts available to help identify effective anecdotal treatments. Amazon plays host to most of the top medical cannabis texts available, for further research data or analytical information please send an info assistance inquiry to info@femmeniri.com. My 3 favorites currently include:

  • Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook by Robyn Griggs Lawrence (seriously)
  • Cannabis Revealed by Bonni Goldstein, MD
  • Cannabis Extracts in Medicine by Jeffrey Dach, M.D., Elaine A. Moore and Justin Kander

Nombre 3.

Speak with a professional.

Book an appointment at your local cannabis/holistic wellness center or an online appointment with HelloMD.com

This allows you an opportunity to ask any unanswered questions you may have of an actual doctor, for peace of mind as well as any clarity or needed confidence in your treatment plan. In addition to that I believe in adding a layer of protection to your access and your rights as a legal medical patient.  


Nummer 4.

Obtaining legal cannabis.

As simple of an answer as this should be, the reality is, it isn’t. Due to the restrictive nature of government in unknown territory access remains to be an issue for some people. For example if you are a patient with mobility issues traveling a great distance to and from a legal dispensary may prompt you to use an illegal delivery service at a lower price point and convenience of home delivery. But that is a whole new ball of wax.

My suggestion is to search your city government page to find out if dispensaries are legal in your city, from there search the county to find the closest city or municipality to host a legally permitted medical cannabis dispensary. Please note: Online cannabis delivery and dispensary directories do not require businesses to be operating legally to be listed on their directories. Hey, I know, it’s a lot to have to sort through on your own, and there is more! It is kind of ridiculous really, but let me share something with you, is it worth the peace of mind knowing you will be visiting an establishment that isn’t going to be raided whilst you are there purchasing your meds? Is it worth avoiding a police incident video montage for the evening news? That’s what I thought.

So now you have located the dispensaries, if possible select a few. Then, call them up. Ask them if they sell lab-tested cannabis and cannabis products? Are they ALL tested? Ask them the types of products they carry and where they source their cannabis? Indoor only? Outdoor only? Then decide which location suits your specific needs best, feel free to share with the staff what you specifically are look for from a dispensary to see if they can accommodate your needs before making a visit.


Shu 5.

Read the label.

We do this for everything else we buy, cannabis is no different. Know what is in your meds no matter the product, from topicals to edibles to cannabis flower. Only ever consume lab-tested products you can see results for. Make sure things like batch numbers match up with given results. I hate that I have to specifically mention this but I have come across this. In addition to ensuring clean medicine these results are your roadmap to treatment. The terpenoid and cannabinoid profile* in combination with your personal outcome can help you navigate what is giving you the greatest results.

(*Really great lab results will include full cannabinoid and terpenoid profiles, I lean towards the products that are testing at these levels.)

 


Nambari 6.

Trial by fire. It is the truth and where we are right now at this impasse of lack of information and access to obtaining said research/data. We do have some really helpful resources to help guide us, like the reason I mention the importance of lab-results and treatment. Let me give you an example, aromatherapy. I enjoyed a great talk by a confident ph.D. known as Justin Fishedick that really opened my eyes to a new vein of understanding. Much like we all respond to different smells and aromas is how we can compare our responses to cannabis. But fear not, this does not need to be a perilous trial with the tools provided herein. You will have a greater understanding of how to treat yourself and the medicinal history of the plant versus the propaganda most of us were raised on.


and finally #7.

Get involved.

Cannabis is still a federally scheduled one substance, as much of a direct contradiction that is with the U.S. Patent #6630507 for Cannabinoids it remains our reality. As more and more states legalize the more pressure the federal government feels to make a decision. With our current administration the cannabis industry seems precarious at best. Please let me clear, I do not think the states will abide by federal interference on these matters but these actions do have consequences such as the banking quagmire currently bogging the industry and states requiring taxes to be paid. That in itself creates and whole NEW public safety issue.

Consider joining ASA, NormL and if you are in California Humboldt Cannabis Growers association and BMCR. If nothing else follow them online and stay current on the issues and topics we face.

 

And that’s all I’ve got!

 

Thank you so much for your time!

FireWoman, Wendy Kornberg; A cannabis cultivating Mom from Humboldt County.

My interview with Wendy Kornberg, cannabis cultivating Mama from Humboldt County.


We adore this amazing cultivating FireWoman!

She grows, she cooks, she caretakes, she creates, she heals, she counsels, she advocates, AND she leads. Now we aren’t promoting that we ALL have to “do it all”, it just so happens this particular woman does DO all those things, and does so in an authentic way making her irresistible!

 

Wendy has a wealth of knowledge and experience, she is also unique in her niche as it has been so dominated by men. She is well organized, highly intelligent and is able to manage a number of tasks on various platforms. In our opinion, making her a lethal force in the industry. The best aspect being, her whole-hearted devotion to and respect for the healing properties of this plant, from seed to sale. We believe it to be one of her most precious commodities.

 

Please enjoy learning more about Ms. Wendy Kornberg.


Thank you so much Wendy for your time and valuable insight today! Let’s start with a little about you, please share in your own words, who you are and what you do:

 

WK:  I am a second-generation cannabis cultivator in Southern Humboldt County. I have always had a passion for science and gardening, and cannabis is the perfect blend of the two.  My family and I own a small ranch on the banks of the Eel river, near the Humboldt County line, where we cultivate cannabis. We use natural, organic methods, and take great pride in cultivating with sustainability, posterity, and the environment in mind.  Land stewardship is paramount in our cultivation practices. We utilize ancient agricultural methods, such as fermented plant juices and compost tea, and newer technology like drip line irrigation, in order to create the most synergistic products we can. The cannabis that is cultivated on our property is done so specifically with patients in mind. The flowers are marketed to dispensaries and directly to patients at events throughout the year, and the small bits and pieces that have no bag appeal or prettiness to them are utilized for salve, cooking oil, and other products. I also love crafting, so I’m constantly coming up with new and creative ideas to utilize every part of the plant in a way that is greatly beneficial for both our bodies and souls.


What has your experience been as a woman in the cannabis industry? Do you feel women are truly dominating cannabis as represented in the media?:

WK: It’s been an interesting journey as a woman in this industry. In my area of California there is still a very strong underlying ideology that the men grow and the women sit and trim, and I don’t think our area is much different than the rest of the state. Even at our farm I often have to belabor and argue my point and process; although that honestly may be more because the way I think is different than the fact that I’m a woman. The challenges women face is no different in cannabis than in any other industry; inherent sexism, lower pay, slower promotions or being passed over for a job, and a more difficult time being taken seriously. There are people we don’t do business with anymore because they couldn’t understand that they needed to talk to me and not my partner. I’ve also experienced being passed over for jobs. I used to run a trim crew and had bugged the boss for years to hire me as a farmer. He kept hiring other people with less experience that never worked out. Eventually a neighbor offered me a job growing, and that enabled me to save enough to be able to buy our commercial property. It’s ironic, since women are traditionally credited with being gardeners, but it seems that once a certain scale is achieved it’s thought that a man must be in charge. I think the problem really lies with the paradigm in our society that things that are wildly successful are the result of a man’s work. We do see that changing, but it’s a very slow process and can be maddeningly infuriating at times.


As a knowledgeable industry professional, in your opinion, what is the ideal balance between regulation/compliance and reality/practicality for California cannabis cultivation?:

 

WK:  I think that regulation is an incredibly important part of this process. Unfortunately, most regulations and rules are created by people who are not aware of the limitations of farming. They’re looking at this as a drug  rather than an herb. Cannabis is not a standard agricultural crop. There are definitely many problems that are unique to cannabis, and I think that growing at a large scale will impact this plant in a very negative way. Many people use cannabis for self medication, so even though they are “just getting high” there’s a real reason behind it. We know that stress is very deadly and kills people on a daily basis, and yet people who use cannabis to self medicate for stress reduction are thought of negatively. It is this negative connotation that has been prevalent for so long in our country that people have a hard time moving past it. This is incredibly sad to me, as there are so many beneficial uses for this herb. The government has been anti-cannabis for so long that people are having a very difficult time seeing beyond the drug war.

I  believe very strongly in cannabis as a medicine, and as such, there do need to be standards set in place.

However, those standards should not be so restrictive  that the people who have been doing this and keeping this industry alive for decades will be cut out. . Right now, especially in Humboldt county, it is incredibly difficult to get a permit to legally grow cannabis.  The only permits that have been issued so far that I am aware of our for very large multi acre farm. These are from people who had enough money to hire large teams of lawyers to push their permit through for them.  Our county is trying very hard, as is the state, but unfortunately they are also making this very much about business and capitalism. There is less and less space for small farmers in this industry. The cost of compliance is so high that many people are not able to pursue permits even if they wanted to. Should cannabis be considered an herb, and treated as such, it would be much more realistic for people to be able to continue farming on a small scale.  

I have sought out and tried to be a part of the process as much as I can.

But most of us are busy farming, farming and trying to pursue permits, and regulation, and understanding laws on our own leaves very little time for being as involved in the political process as we would like. Currently developing regulation cannabis is being over-regulated. I think that we will see more and more of that capitalism is going to win out, small farms are going to go under, the black market will continue, and the quality of the medicine available will decrease. Cannabis on a large scale will never be able to compete with the quality of the cannabis from a small farm, and a small farm will never be able to compete with the price points of a large farm. It is highly problematic, and I think we will see more and more that it will be big business as usual. I still hope and pray  that the small farms will be able to stay afloat by creating cooperatives and the like, but even that becomes difficult when you are trying to get your crop in, or figure out your branding and marketing capabilities.


Can you speak a little to your process in regards to many of the products you have created, what has been your inspiration in creating so many helpful medicinal products?:

 

WK: I firmly believe that cannabis really can cure almost any ailment and if it’s crafted and combined correctly with other immune supportive herbs and oils you can get amazing results in a fairly short period of time. Every product I’ve created has been inspired by a friend or family member. Basically I start with the general ailment that a family member has and research the hell out of it. I think about what result I want to achieve and make sure that everything I add to my initial base oil supports those results.


You are a mother yourself, please share the 3 most important things you feel all CannaMoms should know about consuming cannabis:

WK:  The first and most important thing to know would be that different strains and methods of ingestion will create different effects in your body.  Someone who is a heavy smoker and has a high tolerance for smoking may be exactly the opposite when it comes to edibles. Just because you are a heavy smoker does not necessarily mean that you will be able to take a dab without getting severely affected. Sometimes it is less about the percent of THC and more about the way the different compounds terpenes interact in your body.  Secondly, I highly recommend when trying a new product or strain to make sure you have some childcare before you begin. You never know if packaging is exact, or if you will have an adverse reaction to something. And finally, dosage dosage dosage! Make sure that you start with  A very low-dose, wait a few hours after ingestion, see how you’re feeling, and then slowly increase if you need to. Remember, if you get too high, you’re not dying. Just breathe and try to ride it out, and know that next time your dosage should be much lower. So many people I know I’ve accidentally  ingested way too much because they did not know their tolerance level.


In conclusion, what advice do you have for anyone thinking of getting into the cannabis space today?

 

WK: Honestly, it’s probably too late to be jumping in now. The price keeps dropping and the expenses keep going up. The dispensaries are the only ones really getting rich that I know of, and you’d need a few million to get that started; not to mention permits are looking to be extremely difficult to secure. From the outside it seems like an easy way to make a few million, but the reality is we work 80 hours per week (seriously!) for maybe a couple hundred dollars per pound of profit. It’s estimated that $95,325 per year is the optimal salary for happiness (cost-of-living data data from the Council for Community & Economic Research,) which means you would need to  grow between 4,500 and 10,000 pounds annually in order to afford yourself and your family with an ideal income. For our small farm this is an astronomical number, and I have no idea how anyone would be able to produce high-quality medicine at that large of a scale. There is certainly room for innovators and motivated people, but it is a very tenuous time for cannabis and I think that unless you have already started down this path,  perhaps it is a better idea to wait it out for a few years and see where you fit in later.


Thank you Wendy, for your valuable insight and perspective into these very vital issues facing the cannabis industry right now. We want to make sure everyone is aware of the status and implications of all this change being it truly impacts everyone from the cultivators to the patients/caregivers. It is our hope through conversations like these that people are learning  and understanding more, starting to ask more questions from a desire of a deeper understanding. Especially from an audience that doesn’t necessarily consume, there is a recognition that even though they may not consume they recognize there is a value in understanding more about cannabis.

 

You can follow Wendy on social media and we highly encourage you to do so. She regularly posts informative videos on happenings, as well as various educational videos about cultivating cannabis, and her experiences with various methods, processes and products. If you are a grower or considering a home grown please watch her videos, it will be immensely educational,  she doesn’t try to sell you anything but shares what does work for her! Invaluable information all via your mobile device.

 

As always, to our faithful readers, thank you for your time!


Sunnabis

06/18/2017- Special edition Cannadad vLog

Special Edition CannaDad vLog


Please enjoy the vLog interview with our household CannaDad in honor of Father’s Day.

Happy Father’s day to all the dad’s out there!

06/11/2017 Femme Nuri VLog

Six cannabis & hemp products I use everyday. (That DO NOT get me high.)



Hello ladies!

 

I wanted to share with you today, 6 products I use everyday that contain cannabis, hemp or both, that DO NOT get me high. They are some really great products I think you should know about to elevate your education on the many benefits of this plant!

 

Okay so to begin, my first product is a bit of a caveat, I use it daily when I am in possession of it, I hoard these products because I enjoy them so much! This is Hemp Angels Halo Hemp Soap in Gardenia. The only reason I still have this is because it is kept in my lingerie drawer! I really love this skin nourishing soap, a couple of winters back we were in Vegas, so dry! I luckily brought my hemp angels soap and swear it is what saved my skin, I had forgotten moisturizer that trip! I even use it on my face, it is that cleansing and gentle. Great product, highly recommend it!

 

Next is my Crave CBD Skincare regime of moisturizer and CBD oil serum. These are all wildcrafted, artisanal products, no chemicals or harsh fragrances. All natural ingredients that perform as well as my former high end skin care such as Strivectin, Clinique and Estee Lauder.

I use them sparingly to great effect and satisfaction. Such a wonderful alternative to the many chemical filled options out there, one more small way to help detox your body by not using polluted products.

 

From there we move on to my deodorant, it is by KB Pure Essentials. I have tried some great natural deodorants but this is my favorite, and I am going to tell you why. This is a rich lotiony formula that has great scents to choose from and comes in the stick applicator like commercial deodorant. It minimizes wetness but I really use it for the odor control. Our bodies need to sweat, I’m cool with that as long as I don’t stink. I love the Lemon Verbena and Cool Melon. (They make a really silky lotion too!)

 

Moving right along to product number 4, CBD Works 200 mg CBD lotion in lavender. I really love this product as a body lotion. I use it on my arms daily because they get the most exposure, I’ve noticed my skin texture and appearance on my arms has improved from some prior sun damage and my elbows stay more moisturized. That is actually a thing with me so I am digging this lotion performing in this manner. It is like an added bonus. I like the way it smells, it blends well with the scents of my other body products.

 

Ahhh Awakened Topicals Cannabis & Calendula lip balm, this is my favorite lip balm, seriously. I grew up on calendula in medicinal products so it is a memory trigger every use. It is a great moisturizing lip balm that doesn’t need a ton of reapplication and works well post-sun exposure. I was gifted this one by a kind gentleman at an event in ChinaTown in January 2016. I barely have any left and am trying to make it last until I can find another. Yah I’m talking to you Awakened Topicals, where in San Diego can I get this balm and do you still make it?

 

And last but not least…Legion of Bloom ZANA Ayurveda & CBD oil roll-on. I carry this in my purse to roll on my neck for tightness and tension. I use this when I feel the onset of a headache by applying it where I feel the pain or tension directly. I’ve even used it simply by rolling it on my wrists to sniff to sooth my mild nausea. It is a beautiful, luxurious oil that smells lightly of wintergreen with a hint of earthy undertone that absorbs completely into the skin.

 

So these are the 6 things I use everyday made with hemp and or Cannabis that do not get me high, You can find links to the websites for all the products I’ve mentioned in the description if you would like to follow up and try any of these products for yourself. If you have any questions about these products feel free to email: info@femmenuri.com

I hope you enjoyed this video and that you learned something new! Thank you for your time.


#1 – https://www.hempangelproducts.com/

#2 – https://kbpureessentials.com/

#3 – http://craveskincare.com/

#4 – https://cbdworks.org/

#5 – https://www.awakenedtopicals.com/home

#6 – http://www.thelegionofbloom.com/home

 

 

Beboe Unboxing

Unboxing of the NEW Beboe disposable cannabis vape pen


This beautifully designed and executed pen was a true delight, from the opening of the box to the sweet tasting effective cannabis oil. This luxury item is a must have for any Cannabis Connoisseur! Visit the website: HERE

Cannabis Creations by Keena Moffett – CannaButter

Another recipe from one of our favorite gals! CannaButter & CannaOil, back to basics.

Have you tried making CannaButter or CannaOil yet? Tell us about your experience in the comments!

Don’t forget, it is only $14.00 to purchase a download of Keena’s cookbook for yourself!

May 2017 | ClubM | Volume 16 | GRACE

ClubM in May sent members, GRACE; A beautifully curated box for Volume 16.


Grace provided the luxury experienced promised with ClubM membership.

May’s box was full of grace.  A thoughtful collection for Volume 16.


A luxury line-up with variety. From tinctures to flower GRACE has it all.

This bevvy of beauties was a delight to receive in Volume 16 of the ClubM box. Members receive two (2) tinctures, an 1/8 of cannabis, 1/2 g oil cartridge, three (3) tins of edibles, mints and a tin of ice hash with premium cannabis pre-rolls.


1/2 gram cannabis oil cartridge (battery & USB charger not shown)

Potters Cannabis Co – 500 mg cannabis oil cartridge, Pink Champagne

This potent vape cartridge had a delightful taste and smell. For all our Kurvana loving ladies out there, here is your next new favorite. Clean hitting and beautifully smooth this heady oil has proven a wonderful relaxant. If you are a consumer or preferred user of vape cartridges try and get your hands on one of these. They have a playlist of flavors that will leave you wanting to try them all.


Two 1 oz. tinctures

      

Cordial Organic tinctures in, Balance 60 mg THC & Unwind 375 mg THC

These artisanal blends were great dosing for fun cannabis cocktails, Cordial Organics also carries cannabis bitters for even more infusion opportunities. Made with organic cold pressed hemp oil and cannabis these high quality tinctures behave much like edibles with a little slower on set, especially if blended in beverages or added to food.

The branding is reminiscent of old apothecary labels and brown bottles. An appropriate authentic look for these artisanal tinctures.


1/8 oz Cannabis

Just Herb – Headband 22% THC

This heady hybrid came in an adorable old fashioned branded flip lock glass jar. The Headband strain is a hybrid but we caution new consumers to compare it more to an indica-dominant effect. Always a pleasure to have a full 1/8 of cannabis in the box, so many possibilities! We especially appreciate brands that include functional re-usable packaging.


1/8 oz ice hash with premium cannabis in 5 pre-rolls

Hepburns 5 pack – Premium ice water hash & cannabis pre-rolls in Carmel Jack & Kashmir Jack

These petite power packed pre-rolls were our favorite delight found in GRACE. Hand Rolled with clean ice water hash and cannabis from Nor Cal. Who can resist the gorgeous branding and handy tin? Let’s be honest, being in possession of one of these tins means something. The incomparable, original, ice water hash, hand rolled joints, that are Hepburn’s, made with love. A Nor Cal luxury item now available from ClubM.

What do you do with your left over hepburn’s tins? (Leave us a comment)


3 tins of infused mints

   

Breez Mints in Royal (5 mg), Original (20 mg) & Cinnamon CBD (5 mg, 1:1)

Infused mints are clever and great for microdosing. Not only can you medicate discreetly but you can freshen your breath while you are at it. These funny little mints are great for on-the-go as a Mom, especially the cinnamon CBD with a 1:1 ration I can count on. The snap top tins also had an old candy store feel to them, low dose mints are a great way to experiment with micro-dosing too.


 

Thank you as always to ClubM for another wonderful edition of the M box with GRACE, creating #perfectmoments with cannabis.

Are YOU a member yet? Join HERE

Launching our Summer 2017 campaign, Messaging with Merchandise

Check out our Femme Nuri 2017 Summer of Truth campaign!


These campaigns over the summer months will focus on some “truths” about cannabis, easily referenced by a simple internet search. The idea being knowledge is power, if someone reads the shirt and looks it up, we spread the message. If someone chooses to engage based on curiosity, we spread the message. Bit by bit, more and more will become common knowledge.

In addition to being brightly colored (inspired by the original Endless Summer movie posters) and beautifully simple, each month at least 25% of all storefront merchandise proceeds will go directly to charity, for the month of June 25% of all storefront merchandise proceeds will go to the ACLU.

Find the next item you can’t do without HERE.

A Community Seminar regarding CBD as medicine, Speaker: Allison Ray Benavides

For those unable to attend, here is speaker Allison Ray Benavides from our February 28, 2016 Community seminar regarding CBD as medicine.


We are so grateful to have such generous friends who donate their time and wisdom freely. Thank you Allison.

Pediatric Cannabis Support

CONTEST!!! Win your own M box, GRACE, Volume 16!!!

How to win your own Club M box for May, Volume 16, GRACE?:


Do you have an Instagram account? Give us a follow @femmenuri

Please read: CONTEST RULES & DETAILS. This contest is available to current women CA215 patients age 21+ ONLY. You must reside in San Diego COUNTY, provide proof of identity and valid doctor’s recommendation upon receipt or you will be disqualified and not receive your prize. Delivery must be to a physical address with the winner present. To be entered into the contest you must purchase an item from the Femme Nuri storefront (linked to graphic or click HERE), post a photo of your merchandise or receipt of purchase and tag Femme Nuri before May 31st. Entrants will be notified via Instagram messenger upon entry, if you DO NOT receive confirmation you have not been entered, contact us if this happens. Please confirm all communications in order to facilitate the process as easily as possible. You are allowed up to 3 entries PER ITEM. Any posts of the same merchandise over the limit will not be entered. Our winner will be selected LIVE on Instagram on May 31, 2017 at 12 p.m. PDT. GOOD LUCK!!!!

April 2017 | ClubM | Vol. 15 | SMOKE

For the month of April ClubM brought us SMOKE, a sexy assemblage of smoke inducing products. From top quality pre-rolls, to smoked barbecue potato chips, to accessories, we acquired all we needed to smoke.


Let’s start with this month’s accessories, a smoke grey steel grinder and a travel one hitter by Lock & Load.

This 2”l grinder has four parts and comes with a scraping tool in the trichome or kief catcher on the bottom. You place your cannabis in the top part, grind it into the next level, open at the second section to empty your now ground cannabis. Any parts that make it through that screen level are going to be potent, be advised. After a few grindings you may have enough in that bottom catcher to scrape out and add to your next smoke. It is quite the efficient little device and is highly recommended for your grinding needs.

The glass Lock & Load one hitter is great for on the go, it is small making it discreet. You place a small amount of cannabis in the end with the threads for the cap and smoke it like a pre-roll. We appreciated the end cap when not in use being you won’t likely clean immediately after use. It is nice to be able to cap the used end until it can be cleaned. Always clean your smoking tools!


Our selection of pre-rolls for Volume 15 are sleek and diverse, smoking them all was enjoyable in their own way.

I have to start with Bloom Farms, holding to their usual high standards this sultry, thick smoke came in a lovely box stored in a cone tube, strike anywhere match included. A hand rolled whole flower pre-roll of OG Kush (Hybrid) tested at 26.3% THC and 0.14% CBD.
Bloom Farms doesn’t disappoint, it was a fragrant, tasty and potent smoke to be sure.

The Illuminatus Red pre-roll has some truly superb flower and is a superior Blue Dream. As a sativa I appreciated the subtle effects without the amped out feeling. These pre-rolls look much more like traditional cigarettes but are indeed an all flower pre-roll, do not mistake them for spliffs. I still don’t know how I feel about the filters, as much as I appreciate the idea of the filter it still feels like a cigarette.

Rocket Pre-Rolls win for best concept put into action. How many times have you been unable to finish a smoke only to now have resonated leftovers far too valuable to throw away. Oh the humanity! So these folks provided a solution, a single smoke pre-roll, just enough elevation for a party of one. Each pack comes as a pack of ten pre-rolls, a long cardboard filter and short pre-roll end of premium indica flower. While looking more into these rockets I noticed on social media regular smokers bend the filter, for better grip, better inhalation, I don’t know but it did help with the harsh heat when inhaling towards the end.


Also included was an 1/8th of True Humboldt‘s 2016 Golden Tarp winner, Sour OG with True Humboldt branded rolling papers, for those looking to roll their own customized smoke. This strain was great for relaxation and pain but didn’t make me sleepy, felt indica dominant to me in effects for the most part. It was nice to have a full eighth of 22.2% THC lab tested cannabis in this month’s box.

Yummi Karma was a treat, I haven’t been fortunate enough to try their edibles before so admittedly I was excited they were included in SMOKE. These potato chips did not disappoint, they definitely had a cannabis taste to them but here is the crazy part, it WORKS, like the flavor, whatever barbeque spices they are using really compliment the herby flavor and they are scrumptious!!! I’d go easy on them if you are a lightweight, as for myself, about of a third of the bag was an ideal dose. Onset didn’t take long, maybe 20 minutes and euphoric elevation with clear head lasted hours (motor skills were tested so no aerobics or ninja practice). I cannot wait to try more Yummi Karma treats and scoop up another bag of potato chips from ClubM’s online store!


This concludes my review of April’s ClubM box, SMOKE. I hope you enjoyed it and I encourage you to sign up for your own box today, May’s box GRACE is going to memorable to be sure. Thank you ClubM for curating another month’s worth of #perfectmoments.

 

Cara

New limited edition gear! | Elemental | Available only this May!

Each month brings a new exclusive campaign. Welcome, Elemental!!!


Get your Elemental gear before May 22nd!

The following can be purchased on our Teespring storefront, click on the gear you want and that will link you to that item in the storefront.

Thank you for your continued support!!!

March 2017 | ClubM Box | Volume IVX, EXCHANGE

ClubM Box | Vol. IVX | EXCHANGE

EXCHANGE brings us a collaboration between the Emerald Exchange & ClubM beautifully crafted to complement one another. The Emerald Exchange experience being of community and sharing Northern California craft to a Southern California audience suits this gal just fine. To have a ClubM box cultivated with vendors from the event was a wonderful way to commemorate a piece of cannabis history.

After reading and removing the cover letter the true bounty of this month’s box is revealed. Cultivators from Humboldt, Sonoma and Mendocino are represented with premium cannabis flower, concentrates and edibles.

Redwood Roots (4) .5 gram SFV OG pre-rolls

These cleverly packaged pre-rolls provided a nice level headed, muscle relaxing experience. A true San Fernando Valley OG.

High Street Teas English Breakfast tea 25 mg THC

Ohhhhh ladies, I mean look at this branding! BEE-U-tea-Full! (She also offers other blends) Such a discreet and comforting way to medicate, especially for those of us who love tea! Imagine the possibilities, what a tea party you could host with this tea!

The Jelly Shamans Super Berry Jam with Hemp derived 40 mg CBD

The Jelly Shamans do it again, with their small, artisanal batches, their products are sublime. The taste may have you eating it straight from the jar! Fear not, since it is hemp derived CBD you’d be just fine.

PURR glass smoking tip

For a patient who enjoys smoking pre-rolls or joints I found this device convenient, it is easy to clean and can be used more than one way. I prefer you use mine as an additional tip to any pre-roll.

Shine On Farms 1 g Headband pre-roll

Advertised as a potent hybrid I found it a mildly sedative overall relaxing strain.

Deviant Dabs Shatter 1 g

This fantastic floral shatter was a delight, a pleasant, euphoric effect with mild pain management. It is a wonderful social selection for a higher tolerance patient like myself.

Green Goat Farms Cannabis oil .5 g

Wow, this is the first concentrate I have ever smelled that was so similar to actual cannabis flower, super terpy, I loved it! Heavy sedative but creative and clear headed effect for me. Great bouquet, clean taste.

Satori Dark Chocolate 90 mg THC (10 mg pieces)

A little candy bar that goes a long way, these 10 mg squares pack a punch! Blended with premium cacao you can smell upon opening. The effects did not take long for me. Since learning how edibles become more potent as digested I am telling you as a higher tolerance user, I FEEL this 10 mg. Make sure to have a back up dark chocolate nearby because the taste will have you considering eating more than it would be advisable. Duly noted.

Humboldt’s Finest 1 g pre-roll

Humboldt’s Finest provided a full gram pre-roll as their addition to this Emerald Exchange collaboration for March 2017’s Vol. IVX ClubM box, EXCHANGE. A creative addition to this luxury subscription line-up.

We hope you enjoy your #perfectmoments as much as we do. If you don’t already belong to ClubM you can join here: CLICK ME

REMINDER: Let’s Talk About Edibles THIS SATURDAY!

Please make sure you RSVP for this Saturday’s event: Let’s Talk About Edibles! We will be featuring a variety of artisans to share their expertise with guests!

And don’t forget to read our articles this month on edibles and to bring a list of any questions you may have.

Eating your cannabis, what is microdosing & nano-dosing?

Microdosing & Nano-dosing Cannabis


I like to start simple and with the basics, what is microdosing?

Wikipedia states:

“Microdosing (or micro-dosing) is a technique for studying the behaviour of drugs in humans through the administration of doses so low (“sub-therapeutic”) they are unlikely to produce whole-body effects, but high enough to allow the cellular response to be studied.”

Doctors are discovering we each have a threshold dose which if we maintain our intake below that threshold, it has been noted that patients experience an increase of health benefits. Whereas consuming above that level has shown the potential of diminishing benefits, more side effects and building tolerance. In certain cases cancer patients using less than the recommended dose of RSO are responding more positively and heavy doses were showing a worsening of the situation.(1)  How does one try microdosing? Start with taking a very measured dose of THC, of around 5 to 10 milligrams. The easiest method being edibles or tinctures, low dose or small dosed portions. Read the label, understand portion dosing. I like tinctures, alcohol based to be specific. An oral application directly under the tongue produces effects in minutes and is a simple method of controlled dosing. Successful edible makers understand this concept. Brands like Kiva state, “We believe that in a couple years microdosing is going to be the most popular way people use cannabis…In the same way we take vitamin C and zinc to avoid getting sick, we will be taking cannabis to stay healthy and safely manage stress and anxiety.”(2)  


What is nano dosing or nanoemulsions?

The National Center for Biotechnology Information tells us:

“Nanoemulsions are nano-sized emulsions, which are manufactured for improving the delivery of active pharmaceutical ingredients. These are the thermodynamically stable isotropic system in which two immiscible liquids are mixed to form a single phase by means of an emulsifying agent, i.e., surfactant and co-surfactant. The droplet size of nanoemulsion falls typically in the range 20–200 nm. The main difference between emulsion and nanoemulsion lies in the size and shape of particles dispersed in the continuous phase.

Cannabinoids have a very low absorption rate when taken orally.(3) My understanding of nano dosing is it is a high tech, advanced delivery system. Cannabinoids that have undergone this process are broken down on a molecular level that allows them to be more beneficial with increased absorption and minimize adverse reaction for low doses. It also allows for precise metered dosing, it can enter the bloodstream in 15 minutes and reach peak dosing in an hour.(4) Available nano dosed products such as CBD crystal isolate, are water soluble and can be added to any food or beverage.(5)  There are some nano infused cannabis edibles available on the market now such as CBD Naturals water and CannaPunch gummies.


To whom and why dosing in this way is appealing?

Upon consuming lower doses in this manner one may not feel “high” yet benefit from a side effect free, mind opening experience. Patients who suffer from anxiety as a side effect or don’t like the head high feeling may benefit from lower dosage consumption. As a patient looking to make a change from traditional medicine to cannabis treatment lower dosing may be appealing as well.(6)

I hope you enjoyed this introduction to micro/nano dosing cannabis, please check out the following links for more information:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4362737/

http://www.nature.com/nmeth/journal/v11/n9/full/nmeth.3062.html

http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-news/newsid=37246.php


References
  1. https://www.learngreenflower.com/articles/52/less-is-more-micro-dosing-and-medical-cannabis
  2. http://mashable.com/2016/11/11/marijuana-microdosing/#AE03w_3YZSqu
  3. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/06/prweb12780796.htm
  4. http://www.nanospherehealth.com/news/2016/6/21/nanotechnology-cannabis-why-we-need-a-delivery-system
  5. http://blog.sonomechanics.com/blog/ultrasonic-production-of-nano-cannabinoids
  6. https://www.merryjane.com/health/how-and-why-you-should-microdose-cannabis

 

Emerald Exchange 3 & ClubM box collaboration

California’s luxury cannabis subscription box and event host have teamed up to bring you Volume XIV, check it out!

Hope to see you at Emerald Exchange 3 THIS Saturday in beautiful Malibu, CA!!!

Click here to get your tickets! Emerald Exchange

#TBT: Who remembers CannaMomsClub San Diego?

In honor of beginnings we are sharing CannaMomsClub San Diego’s first VLog, where this all began.

We hope you enjoy it and continue the journey with us!

 


Original Film Date: October 2, 2015

We are no longer CannaMomsClub San Diego but we are still around! Times they are a-changing yet the mission remains the same.  All-inclusive, women-focused cannabis education and exploration!

We will also be kicking off a NEW VLog for Femme Nuri soon as we have been receiving requests.

If you would like to share your story please contact us!

The Conscious Consumer: A new patient’s point of view buying medical cannabis

Please welcome, The Conscious Consumer! She has granted us access to her experiences as a woman patient from Riverside County as a contributing blogger and we are extremely grateful to have her. Enjoy!   – Cara

 

 

 


A new patient’s point of view buying medical cannabis.

I am a new medicinal cannabis patient, I am also a female over the age of 25. I live in Riverside County where there is only one dispensary and they price cannabis according to the per capita income of our wealthy, mostly white, Christian suburb. This is my account of buying medicinal cannabis in a dispensary for the first time.

Most of the dispensaries are located north in the city of Lake Elsinore along the east shore where crime is high and the neighborhoods are sketchy at best. It is not a place I enjoy going to and makes buying my medicine an anxiety filled chore. Most of these places are close to 100 year old homes turned retail shops that if you didn’t notice the green light on the outside you would pass right on by.


Lake Elsinore area dispensary

My first stop is in a little cottage and once inside, I see how the place is practically falling apart. As I sat in the tiny waiting room, I notice the wooden window frames are pulling away from the rotted and old plaster on the walls. It smells of dank and mold all at the same time. I’m not quite sure if this is where I want to buy quality medicine but I convince myself to take the risk. It’s not all bad at this place though, the staff was super nice and they did have their strains tested for THC and CBD percentages. However, the budtender didn’t say whether or not the cannabis had been tested for herbicides/pesticides or mold, and I didn’t press the issue as a nervous first time buyer.

The dispensary had about 20 different strains of sativa, indica, and hybrid varieties. Out of those, only two strains were high in CBD. Neither of those strains was higher than 10% CBD. I was looking for the popular CBD rich strain called ACDC which they didn’t carry, so I purchased a hybrid variety called Cherry Bomb instead. (***disclaimer: the strain Cherry Bomb is NOT a 1:1, we share this to show how staff is not always educated on cannabis and how this impacts patient care***) It’s a strain that has a 1:1 ratio of THC and CBD. The budtender did throw in a free pre-roll for me as a first time customer which was nice.


Inland Empire area dispensary

The second stop was at a dispensary down the road from the first, in a warehouse painted black with no windows and a front door painted green. To one side is an empty lot filled with weeds and on the other side is a restaurant. There is no official parking lot and I have to park on the main road. Surprisingly, this store looks rather new inside and is much larger than the first. There is a large staff that is mostly female and under the age of 25. I think the only male staff there was the security guard in the waiting room. The budtenders were friendly and mostly clothed, minus one young lady who seemed to think wearing a super low cut dress with her breasts falling out was appropriately professional. (Sigh.) This dispensary had sold out of the ACDC strain by the time I got there, but I did buy the hybrid strain Cannatonic that was 4.2% THC and 7.6% CBD. All of their buds were held in clear jars that were labeled and displayed in lighted cases that were easily viewable although not specially presented.


Overall, my experience buying medical cannabis for the first time was a disappointment. I was disappointed in the professionalism of these workplaces. It may not be their fault; maybe my personal wish for safe and sustainably grown cannabis is too much to ask for at this point in southern California dispensaries. Maybe it was the area I was buying in, and the city ordinances that prevent these businesses from moving into safer, newer, and more visible shopping centers. Maybe it’s the city’s voters that don’t want dispensaries in major shopping centers. All of these are possible reasons for the seedy environment I am forced to buy my cannabis from, along with many other social stigmas that go along with cannabis use.

I personally look forward to recreational use in 2018. I hope it will bring cannabis to the forefront as a viable industry for small farmers in California. I want an industry where cannabis will be tested for pesticides (hopefully) as well as potency, and bring marijuana out of the dark ages and into the new hands and bright minds of creative entrepreneurs. I’m ready to see class and professionalism be brought to the industry that California consumers deserve and will surely demand.

Sincerely,

The Conscious Consumer

Eating your cannabis, How are edibles infused? Understanding infusion.

Let’s talk about eating your cannabis – Part II – Understanding infusion & ingestion.

How are edibles infused?

I would like to begin with my original resource and favored acquisition, The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook by Robyn Griggs Lawrence. If you do not have a copy and intend to cook with cannabis I highly recommend you pick up a copy, a well rounded source on using cannabis for cooking.

Edible extraction science simply put is that honey, milk, oils, and butters all bind with THC-a and CBD-a, when heated gently they extract the cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant matter and convert them into THC and CBD. Alcohol and glycerin maceration may also be used to extract cannabinoids, heating increases processing time and potency with this method.

I will cover the topic to the best of my knowledge, I am not a doctor nor a culinary professional, the following is my understanding of the data available to me.


Raw Cannabis

In its natural state is infused and includes plenty of terpenes, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory treating CBD, a complete protein containing omega fatty acids and essential amino acids. Patients can juice raw cannabis fan leaves or eat raw cannabis flower daily allowing them the therapeutic benefit with little to no psychotropic effect. Leaves can be juiced or chopped and added to salads, flowers are recommended to blend into smoothies or juice, cannabis is bitter it is recommended to complement accordingly with your ingredients to achieve the best flavor. Cannabis seeds fall under raw cannabis, minimal THC content with a nut butter taste. Easy to consume and can be eaten shelled like sunflowers seeds or ground into powder and mixed into oils. The golden rule of edibles applies for raw cannabis as well, start low, go slow; Effects may take 1-3 hours.

We have come to learn that cannabis high in THCa, the acidic, raw, non-psychotropic form of THC has been shown to have immensely successful therapeutic value. This value is appreciated by those treating children with cannabis.(1) Consuming unactivated THC-acid therapies is great for many older patients looking for an alternative to the “high” but still getting the benefits of treatment. Patients treating with MS, ALS, autism and fibromyalgia report successful anecdotal results from THCa therapies.(2)  THCa has also been proven to be of medicinal benefit to those dealing with nausea.(3)(4)

THCa sublingual tinctures can be found at most dispensaries.


Oils & Butters

These cooking fats are commonly used in most edibles. They are infused by heating the cured cannabis, your selected fat and water together, then straining out the infused fat/oil from the water and plant matter. Ratios depend on desired potency and will vary batch to batch. For optimal infusions the method is low and slow at no more than 200 degrees fahrenheit. Ghee infused with cannabis is another option for the lactose intolerant and can be stored unrefrigerated for up to 6 weeks. All of these vehicles offer the means to add activated cannabis to any meal.
The effects of THC are intensified by protein rich, fatty foods, they come on fast and diminish quickly with sugar and when THC is mixed with alcohol it may cause paranoia. When baking with infused fats never exceed 300 degrees fahrenheit and increase cooking time by 50 percent.(5) Every time you heat your infused butter or oil you run the risk of burning off cannabinoids so know that. THC that is processed through the liver last longer and is more potent. Many patients look to edibles as alternative to smoking cannabis but find the inconsistency in dosing problematic.


Concentrates

Concentrates are typically infused over a low heat melting into oil or butter. Using concentrates reduces the herbal flavor and are far more potent than using plant matter. Solventless products are preferred for health reasons, bubble hash and dry sift being optimal. When working with waxes and other firm concentrates may require more effort in the beginning dissolving the concentrate but little straining of impurities at the end of the process.(6) Some edibles are made with concentrate infused oil/butter and some have cannabis oil sprayed on top(7). Keif is the powder in the bottom of your grinder, trichomes from your cannabis. Hash is heated and pressed trichomes. When using hash or kief, once decarbed, they can be added directly into the recipe or food in some cases. (8)

There are many edibles on the market infused with concentrates, read labels, ask questions; How was the concentrate processed or where was it sourced from? Edibles made with concentrates tend to be more potent with a quicker onset, with edibles effect already being more potent, and with longer lasting effects should all be taken under consideration. 


These are important things to know and understand about edibles. We need to know how edibles are infused and what we are putting into our bodies. How was the cannabis in your edible processed? Use this information to make the best treatment choice for optimal results. There are various appeals to edibles beyond that of those looking to not smoke. Edibles effects last longer and therapeutic benefits outlast the high, raw cannabis and cannabis seed add another layer to holistic nutrition aspects and if you are looking for a potent edible try one infused with concentrate. 
Thank you for your interest in learning more about how cannabis edibles are infused. Next week we will discuss micro and nano dosing.


References:
***Get your CookBook here!***
Making our own THCA medicine for pediatric epilepsy  (1)
Pure Analytics (2)
Getting familiar with THC (3)
THCa and CBDa (4)
Medical Jane (5)
The Cannabist (6)
The Denver Post (7)
Cannabis Cheri (8)

 

The Emerald Exchange, from Mendo to Malibu

click on image to purchase your ticket

Emerald Exchange showcases world class, sun-grown Northern California cannabis to the Southern California cannabis community.

Artisanal, small batch cannabis cultivators and medicine makers from Northern California gather to provide both education and top quality products in a format that encourages a mindful dialogue in a pristine environment.

The Emerald Exchange connects businesses with one another, strengthening their marketing and distribution opportunities. Participants leave this educational event empowered with knowledge about sungrown, craft cannabis and a sense of community dedicated to wellness and artistry.

Join us on March 18th for the third edition of the Emerald Exchange. In addition to our Cannabis Farmer’s Market featuring over 20 hand-picked vendors, you can expect:

March Event: Let’s Talk About Edibles.

Join us on the 25th of March to talk about cannabis edibles!


Ladies!

On Saturday, March 25th in San Diego, California we will be hosting an event on edibles. Please join us to learn more about edibles from how they are made to how our bodies process them differently from other methods of cannabis consumption. Come out and ask your questions about edibles, knowledge is power. We want to help you take charge of your health and improve your quality of life.


Admission is ONE (1) non-perishable HEALTHY food item to be donated to a women and children’s shelter locally.

To attend you must RSVP:

Email: info@femmenuri.com

Subject: let’s talk about edibles

Body: your name, the names of any of your guests


Location and event details will only be provided to those who have RSVP’d

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn and connect!!!

 

See you there!

Cara

 

February 2017 | Club M box | Vol. XIII SWOON

In February Club M brought us Volume 13, Swoon, including products from 2wnty3, Therapy Tonics & True Humboldt.

The inclusions in this box certainly made us SWOON, from smooth cannabis oil cartridges to frosty flowers, a sweet gold flaked milk chocolate with 175 mgs of THC and a cannabis infused frappuccino-like drink.


As with each and every box the intention letter is an important part of the box opening ritual each month. I really loved this month’s letter speaking to gratitude in reference to our experiences and the intention of SWOON for February’s M box. Keeping the ultimate luxury experience in mind it is always printed on high quality stock and comes with the official Club M red wax seal.


Let’s start with the flower, in True Humboldt style these fragrant crystallized flowers were a nice and easy sativa dominant hybrid. It kept me a bit relaxed but not sleepy. Notably not high functioning, more of a  A Netflix and Chill selection.


These smooth oil cartridges are swoon-worthy, they are nearly flavorless and no burn on inhalation, notable. Granted I am not a fan of the battery kits, I use my carts on a temperature adjustable battery I picked up for about $20, this allows me to gift my extra battery kits to patients in need.

We were provided a Hybrid, OG Super Lemon Haze and Sativa, Tangie oil cartridge. These sexy products also contain a high quality cannabis oil. I honestly have not experienced anything like it; Nearly flavorless and smooth as silk.

2twnty3 went the extra step and provided us with a QR code to access a full lab-tested strain profile for your oil cartridge, how cool is that?


Admittedly I was excited about trying the Therapy Tonics Vanilla Caramel cannabis coffee, at 80 mgs I wanted to try an experiment. I consumed 1/3 of the bottle every 20 minutes. My effects lasted over 6 hrs, this included pain relief and great energy. It was not too much like you might imagine combining a sativa and caffeine. I expected a crazy espresso type result but it was more like a real relaxed high functioning state.

So the taste, everyone wants to know what it tastes like, I felt like this was along the lines of a shot of whiskey in your dessert coffee, you know it’s in there after tasting the sweet creamed coffee, that whiskey shot after burn, and I use burn in the mildest sense. I will definitely purchase more of this cannabis coffee.


Gold leaf Chocolate Heart, 175 mg by Medi CrockeRx

I ate about a 1/3 of this very potent chocolate and peaked about 2 1/2 hours in. This is a wonderful sleep aid and I have at least 2 more doses for future use on a night we really need to sleep. Remember the edibles are more potent and last longer once passed through your liver.


This concludes Volume 13 from Club M, I was charmed by Swoon’s smooth and sexy luxury products this month and and grateful for the #perfectmoments created.

 

As always, many thanks to Club M for their continued dedication to elevating the cannabis experience.

Eating your Cannabis, How ingestion differs from other methods

Let’s talk about eating your cannabis – Part I – Ingestion vs. Inhalation

Sounds a little ridiculous doesn’t it? But ingesting your medicine is a whole new ball game, as well as an arena with much potential for patient care. There has been a lot of discussion surrounding edibles, usually stories about over-medicating, ranging from the hilarious to the terrifying. It was with this in mind that I went a-researching.


Eating your medicine, The Basics.

My first stop, a non-cannabis source for a basic understanding of the process, of course was Wikipedia. (Keep it simple.)

11-Hydroxy-Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (11-OH-THC) is the main active metabolite of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is formed in the body after cannabis is consumed.[1] The conversion from THC to 11-OH-THC is relatively high when cannabis is consumed in the form of cannabis edibles and, compared to oral consumption, lower when it is smoked or vaped.[2] 11-OH-THC is more potent than THC and crosses the blood–brain barrier more easily.[3][4] 11-Hydroxy-THC has been shown to be active in its own right.[5][6] This might partially explain the biphasic effects of cannabis, whereby some effects such as increased appetite tend to be delayed rather than occurring immediately when the drug is consumed.[7]

Fresh cannabis contains Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), which is converted into THC after heating and then metabolized by the body into 11-Hydroxy-THC.[8][9][10][11] Peak THC concentrations are lower after eating/drinking cannabis than after administration by smoking or vaping, but conversely, 11-OH-THC/THC ratios are higher after eating/drinking than after smoking cannabis.[12] After administration through eating or drinking, approximately equal quantities of THC and 11-OH-THC are formed, whereas 11-OH-THC is a minor constituent after administration by intravenous or smoking routes.[13] Because edible doses are processed by the liver before entering the bloodstream, THC consumed as edibles produces high levels of 11-OH-THC, while smoked cannabis, which goes directly from the lungs to the brain via the bloodstream and does not enter the liver,[14] produces lower levels.[15]

11-Hydroxy-THC is subsequently metabolised further to 11-nor-9-carboxy-THC, which is not psychoactive but might still play a role in the analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of cannabis.

 

Well all right then, you catch all that?

What we have come to know is that ingested cannabis that is metabolized by one’s liver provides a different experience with various effects. For example, a longer onset but with longer duration. Also the effects are stronger and therapeutic benefits outlast the “high” once metabolised further. Patients treating chronic pain and inflammatory conditions may do well to consider edibles as a treatment option.


The Essentials

HelloMD has a great article on edibles, I will post it below. It covers the essentials of edibles: Understand potency, How long to wait and Read the label! All of these will help you to determine your dose and schedule in addition to preparing you for the results.

https://www.hellomd.com/health-wellness/essentials-about-edibles-that-you-need-to-know

Something notable in selecting your edible I would like to mention is processing and strains. There is such a flood of edibles on the market, from homemade to recognized brands to luxury cannabis cuisine, I do not want anyone overlooking the obvious. Is the cannabis lab-tested? Where is it sourced? How is it processed? Is the edible lab-tested? What strain(s) is/are being used?


Regulation, its coming.

This is a tipping point for edibles in California, with the passage of Prop 64 these companies must fall into compliance or be forced out of business. Admittedly a necessary action for consumer safety but also financially punitive for those who wish to participate as a business in the state cannabis industry. Notably any direction from the state on these matters is still forthcoming leaving current business to tread water and hopefully seek counsel on next steps.

My advice, only consume lab-tested edibles, preferably tested as the edible not just lab-tested cannabis or cannabis concentrate used on the edible. These are not currently regulated and we must be proactive in protecting ourselves. Just recently a Los Angeles media source ran a piece on random cannabis products being sold in dispensaries as safe, lab-tested cannabis. A disturbing 84% of samples collected from all over the city of Los Angeles tested positive for pesticides in an independent test from Steep Hill Labs. It was disappointing to see some really respected brands on this list, if anything reaffirming the need to educate yourself.

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/investigations/I-Team-Marijuana-Pot-Pesticide-California-414536763.html


Strain profiles

On to cannabis strains! It is worth mentioning that what we know about certain strains of cannabis flower or concentrate may not cross over into edible treatments. Depending on processing, application and formulations the effects can widely vary in comparison to your smoking or vaping experience. For example the breakdown of certain cannabinoids and terpenes will impact the overall profile, thus my recommendation to have the edibles lab-tested. Check out The Cannabist’s article on edibles from 2016 here:

http://www.thecannabist.co/2015/05/07/marijuana-edibles-vs-smoking-pot/34486/

It is still early and many more companies are lab-testing as well as planning for state compliance in many ways. One of my favorites as of late is the addition of a QR code right on the product label in which you get immediate access to that product batch lab-test results. It is really fun when the vendor goes for the FULL testing profile complete with terpene, heavy metals and pesticide analysis!


In Summary

Eating your cannabis may be the way to go if you do not want to smoke, have a condition that prevents one from smoking or feel more comfortable consuming in food. Understanding the differences in medicating only increase your ability to provide yourself with optimal care. This also opens the door to making your own medicine by cooking with cannabis and normalizing your treatment. Maybe you would rather make a batch of infused preserves to spread on toast each morning versus taking a pill, just one of many examples. This also solves the issue of sourcing and processing, especially if you have your own personal cannabis grow.

 

Check back soon for more on, Eating your Cannabis.

 

An Experience you will NOT want to miss, The Emerald Exchange 3

Cannabis culture raises the bar on luxury events and business networking

– Emerald Exchange III –

This March 18th, 2017, both business insiders and cannabis patients alike
come together to create a community Exchange platform

Bridging the gap between traditional cannabis cultivators and new age
cannabis industry, EmEx is a community of cutting edge business
opportunities and education, in an environment boasting health and wellness
techniques of today

Unlike any other cannabis event or conference you’ve ever been to.


MALIBU, CA, March 18, 2017 – Arriving on Spring Equinox Saturday, the innovative and exquisitely curated Emerald Exchange brings together Cannabis advocates, cultivators, investors and patients on a scenic country, Malibu ranch to elevate the cannabis consumer experience and business potential. Guests will spend the day connecting with cannabis products, health & wellness brands, education visionaries, emerging leaders and patient communities amongst the rustic, natural beauty of Malibu at this new age-conference styled event.

Born out of the collective vision of likeminded cannabis lovers and entrepreneurs who wanted to create a venue that empowers small businesses and promotes mindful community, Emerald Exchange celebrates the rich history of the cannabis movement while heralding the exciting technological advances and ripe future of the legal cannabis industry.

Co-founded by Justin Calvino of the Mendocino Appellations Project and Michael Katz of EVOXE Laboratories, and produced in partnership with Jessica Cure of Cure Designs, Emerald Exchange III will feature a panoply of experiential delights all revolving around cannabis. The full day event includes organic eateries, a tonic bar and coffee shop lounge, live art and music, an artisanal farmers market with the highest quality sun grown cannabis cultivators and supportive bands, and a wellness center offering yoga, sound healings, and the opportunity to #ChooseTheMood with essential oil infused vaporizers courtesy of EVOXE Laboratories.

Join the Emerald Exchange community for a day filled with enriching new friendships and future partnerships and experience the newest form of high end expression that the Cannabis community has to offer. Peruse the Farmer’s Market from 12 p. m to 6 p.m. to enjoy a variety of products such as the goodie-packed Club M Emerald Exchange Box, discover new approaches to health and education by taking part in enlightening workshops and a speakers series, including a Tasting Panel led by Co-founder Justin Calvino. Once the sun sets, wind down the day of professional development, educational exploration, and amplified wellness by enveloping one’s self in the evening magic of Malibu canyon. Musical beats featuring all-female DJ line-up XYZ. General Emerald Admission, Elevate VIP Passes, and Ultimate  Cannasseur Experience Passes are available now and can be purchased at:

emeraldexchangeca.com

Femme Nuri Review – Closed Door Supper Club º1 | SWOON

Closed Door Supper Club º1 | SWOON

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

A Closed Door Supper Club.


On a chilly evening in North Park a gathering of like-minded individuals came together for the first in a series of infused dinners sponsored by Club M. In conjunction with A Gal and her fork and the theme of the month for February, Swoon, a six course meal was designed and prepared by local chefs Hanis Cavin & Colin Murry.

Cocktails were provided by Cordial Organics in two variations as seen below. “Cordial Organics products are carefully crafted with an architecture of well-being and ecological sustainability.” A women run San Diego cannabis business  and a wonderful addition to the meal.


Dank & Stormy – pineapple/ginger infused rum, “Celebrate” bitters, topped with ginger beer.

Ginger Breeze – ginger and lemon juice cordial, “Celebrate” bitters, topped with sparkling water.


The Dinner

The first course : Amuse Bouche – Eggs

American Sturgeon Caviar, Local Uni, Smoked Hen Egg Sabayon, Migas

This rich and creamy dish was meant to be consumed in one bite, the texture was a new experience to be sure, overall delightful with a fishy finish.


The second course : Potato & Cauliflower

Potato Gnocchi, Za’atar Roasted Cauliflower, Cauliflower Puree, Brown Butter, Chili Oil, Crispy Shallot, infused with Sunset Sherbert flower & Green Valley Organics Olive Oil.

This was a definite favorite, The potato was perfection and the cauliflower was so flavorful!


The third course: Tea Bass

White Sea Bass Persillade, Black Lentils, Cipollini Onion, House Cured Ham, infused with GSC & Cannaoil Co. Olive Oil.

This was a new experience, I am typically not a seafood person so the inclusion of the cured ham, onion and the dominant flavor of the lentils made for an intriguing palette.


The fourth course : Duck

Duck Confit, Foie Gras Griddle Bread, Brussel Sprouts, Pickled Strawberry, infused with CannaOil Co. Olive Oil.

The duck was lovely, the griddle bread divine and the brussel sprouts and pickled strawberry really kicked the flavor up a notch, the combination was truly my favorite of the meat dishes.


The fifth course : Lamb

Lamb Loin, Roasted Salsify, Tart Cherry Mustard, Shiso, Spiced Breadcrumbs, Cardamom Jus, infused with Green Valley Organics oil, CannaCo Oil and blue dream flower.

The lamb was lightly browned and the Salsify was wonderfully tender.