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:


Please submit your weekly favorites to info@femmenuri.com with subject “self care saturday submission” and we will notify you if selected and give you credit when we post your recommendation! Sharing is caring!

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

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!

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.

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!!!!

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.

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

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

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

 

January 2017 | Club M box | Vol. XII THRIVE

January’s Club M brought us Volume 12, THRIVE, a collection of products to encourage a healthy & fulfilling engagement. Some of the wonderful brands included are Pura Vida Health, Synergy, Dirt Ninja Farms, Sweet ReLeaf and a special discount from VapeXhale!

I was inspired by this new theme and took the box out to our local running trail to get some shots of the Thrive box products.

As per usual, the intention letter was ideal. I enjoy the setting of the stage that Club M provides with each new box. THRIVE’s presentation was beautiful and achieved the expected Club M high standard. The products gave a wide array of experiences; A heady hybrid to get in an enjoyable elevated outdoor experience complete with on-the-go device, health conscious edibles to nourish and replace nutrients, a 5 hr energy infused shot to assist you in getting the most out of your day to a soothing topical for aching muscles post activities.

 

Thrive’s featured brands:

5-hour Synergy shot, Berry flavor

This item contains 50 mg of THC  (strain unidentified), 100mg of Caffeine in this 2 oz. bottle. Flavored with organic fruit juices my husband found palatable. I don’t typically do energy drinks and he is a bit of a connoisseur. He found the flavor pleasing and experience pleasant. A definite increase in energy with no negative effects.

Pura Vida Health Gramola & Mega Protein bar

Gramola First Love

With oats, coconut, sunflower seeds, cranberries, maple syrup, cinnamon and cannabis you really can’t lose. This 3 oz. bag contains 10 doses and a total 250 mg of THC, that averages 25 mg a dose. As a higher tolerance user this edible suits me fine. I like being able to just take a pinch or add it to my snack. Admittedly this is my top choice of Pura Vida health products.

Higher Power MEGA Protein bar, Sweet Berry

This mega bar’s ingredients of dates, oats, cranberries, mulberries, pea protein and maple syrup provides and sweet and savory edibles. The fact that it is packed with protein is an addition any canna-athlete or edible user can appreciate. 1.5 breaks into 4 doses of 50 mg THC each, a total of 200 mg THC per bar.

These products are great for our athletic friends and potent healthy edible consumers, for managing chronic pain issues or any condition our mid-higher tolerance patients may be treating. Like every Pura Vida Health product states, “Don’t sacrifice your body for a buzz.”

Dirt Ninja Farms Grapefruit OG (16.5%) & Twisty Blunt

Dirt Ninja Farms

An artisanal collective based in the North Bay who are deeply committed to beyond organic, sungrown, permaculture based farming. This fragrant Grapefruit OG was an ideal choice, it’s fairly heady effect coupled with the terpene profile provided a uplifting and creative experience. Great for daytime but does have a definite mild body high. (Indica dominant hybrid)

Twisty Blunt

Here we have a play on the glass blunt with the added fancy feature of a loading corkscrew. It is a fun device and convenient for on the go.

Sweet ReLeaf

This strictly topical by Sweet ReLeaf has been around for awhile, they have consistently provided patients with a pain and inflammation reducing cannabis product. From the website: “We infuse our body butter with cannabis trichomes, the most potent, broad spectrum extract. We collect the trichomes* from chilled cannabis. No chemical solvents necessary. Because sweet relief is what we’re after. We blend a number of whole, organic ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter and our unique blend of essential oils to bring you a natural alternative to traditional medicines, that come with negative side effects.”

Bonus for Thrive, Club M Members

As if all that wasn’t enough this month’s box includes a $100 off discount for VapeXhale products for Club M members, visit the Club M shop and take advantage of this deal on a premium tabletop vaporizer. Another innovative cannabis product developed to help you health not hinder it.

 

Another Club M box comes to a close, we loved this month’s theme and feel Club M covered all the bases. Our experiences were well cultivated and the products available truly encouraged us to THRIVE, here is to many more #perfectmoments
Thanks Club M!

Culinary & Cannabis presents, CannaSpa San Diego

CannaSpa San Diego 2017

Please join me and some friends and the first CannaSpa San Diego hosted by Tamara Anderson of Culinary & Cannabis. The day will be filled with education and relaxation! Indulge in some self-care while learning how cannabis may improve your wellness routine.

Click on the Graphic to purchase your ticket:

We are happy to be able to offer a FREE ticket to one lucky winner!

Cannabis – Getting Started a.2

Choosing a Medical Cannabis Recommendation Doctor

There are options out there for patients. Wellness clinics with real M.D.’s at an office where you review your medical history, a thorough consultation that covers methods of consumption and dosage recommendation.   Locally I direct patients to Dr. Rabe and his team at Centric Wellness.

 

Online Clinics. Video call capabilities and credit card can get you a medical recommendation online, dependent on your internet access and state of residence. Yes, you speak with an actual M.D. and can contact the Dr. with any questions you have as long as you remain an established patient.

Currently, I recommend HelloMD and PrestoDoctor services as legitimate.

Club M Box – NAUGHTY & NICE, Volume XI

Club M Box – NAUGHTY & NICE

Volume 11 of The Club M box gave us “Naughty & Nice”, the perfect theme for the December edition! Filled with delights this box was indeed a holiday treat!

Included this month: Edibles, Champagne Jelly by The Jelly Shamans and Nice Patties infused candy in Raspberry, Orange, and Peppermint. Cannabis products, Gold Seal 3 cone set with Tropikal, Heirloom OG, and Sunset Sherbert in addition to Granddaddy Purple wax from Deviant Dabs. Topical, Sex & Massage massage oil. Tools, a gold atomizer for the wax.

Let’s start with the Cannabis Products! I was so excited to try the Deviant Dabs wax, as most of you know I rarely indulge in concentrates. I make an exception for Deviant Dabs. Fortunately, Club M thought of everything and included this lovely gold atomizer as a means for me to medicate with the included concentrate! Bravo! One of my favorite things about Deviant Dabs medicine, it is potent but functioning for me.

Next were the Gold Seal pre-rolls. Three large cones in 3 different exotic indoor strains: Tropikal, Heirloom OG, and Sunset Sherbert. Each was fantastic in its own right! I have no complaints from this indica dominant group. All strains were heady with euphoric effects, great for social smokes. Really great flower quality, even burn.

Nice Patties, were nice, ah ha. But seriously, they were great, I tried the raspberry and gave Carl the orange, we still have the peppermint (I have plans for it, stay tuned). There is, as with most edibles, a slight undertaste, but nothing preventing this candy from being delicious. If you like edibles I recommend you try them out, 35 mg THC each.

I was intrigued by the inclusion of The Jelly Shamans Champagne Jelly, I had never heard such a thing before! I also love edible makers who are artisanal and believe in small custom batches. Those seem to be the best products, a lot of thought put in and behind them with that intention. This jelly was amazing, a sweet pinot noir flavor with a hint of lemon. We have yet to decide what to use it on but may not use it on anything since we keep just “tasting” it.

The topical Sex & Massage, an oil made by Kali Caps & Cremes. This sexual enhancement oil can also be used as a topical for pain management. I was interested in their use of rice bran oil in addition to the popular coconut oil. What I noticed was the rice bran oil seems to mute the cannabis smell but not take away from the coconut odor, which is subtle to be clear. The bottle is great, aesthetically pleasing and a nice looking pump bottle. Immediately out of the bottle it smelled a little “planty” but once absorbed there is only a slight coconut scent. Labeling seems to be compliant, all information is included. I found this topical to keep all its promises.

All in all another great compilation by Club M creating #perfectmoments. Thanks to Club M for creating this beautiful stash box and for all the luxury products you send your members, we look forward to seeing what 2017 brings! Cheers!

Femme Nuri – Our Favorite Things 2016 – Day 11

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Our Favorite Things 2016


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11. Sharp Stone Grinders http://www.sharpstonegrinders.com/

We love Sharp Stone 4 piece grinders. They are superior metal grinders for dry herb with compartments for ground herb and a trichrome catcher. Any cannabis connoisseur appreciates a Sharp Stone grinder for their grinding needs. (Retails $35 USD)

Femme Nuri – Our Favorite Things 2016 – Day 8

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Our Favorite Things 2016


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8. The Apothecarry Case https://www.theapothecarrycase.com/

Any woman will be thrilled to receive one of these beautifully constructed boxes. As beautifully crafted as the most luxurious watch box this tabletop cannabis storage box tops our charts. A definitive piece for any lady canna-connoisseur. (Waiting List)

Femme Nuri – Our Favorite Things 2016 – Day 6

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Our Favorite Things 2016


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6. Club M Box M1K box  https://joinclubm.com/

We ADORE the Club M – M1K box! It is the high society cannabis connoisseur’s perfect gift! A little of everything to meet your needs, from flower to concentrates to edibles and more, all in an Apothecarry locked case. What a deal! These are limited edition so if you want one act quickly! (retails $1000 USD)

For those looking for a smaller investment consider a Club M box subscription. It is the gift that keeps on giving! What better way to show how much you care with the gift of 12 months of “Marijuana, Music & Munchies” to cultivate their #perfectmoments all year long! A gift that will remind her every month how thoughtful you are. (Monthly subscription retails $97 USD)

Femme Nuri – Our Favorite Things 2016 – Day 3

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Our Favorite Things 2016


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3. AnnaBis Lady G Snakeskin print  http://annabisstyle.com/collections/the-annabis-collection/products/lady-g?variant=32538648132#

We LOVE the new AnnaBis line!!! This Lady G Snakeskin bag is a MUST HAVE for any lady of cannabis. Elevate your game with this luxury odor blocking handbag for the holidays. (Shown bag retail value: $245 USD)

Femme Nuri – Our Favorite Things 2016 – Day 2

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Our Favorite Things 2016


Day TWO

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2. The Hmbldt pens http://www.hmbldt.com/

We are big fans of the new Hmbldt pens. Not only are they sleek looking and high tech, but we love their formulas and delivery method for more precise dosing. A beautiful combination. Choose from Bliss, Sleep, Calm and Relief. (Retail value $100 USD)

Femme Nuri – Our Favorite Things 2016 – Day 1

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Our Favorite Things 2016


We have cobbled together a list of our favorite luxury products from 2016 as gift ideas for the women you cherish, our own 12 days of Cannabis Christmas.

Stay Golden.

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  1. Jane West + GRAV Labs glass collection https://janewestshop.com/collections/jane-west-x-grav-labs

We love the Jane West + GRAV Labs collection! In beautiful cobalt blue, these high-quality pieces will not disappoint. With a variety of pieces to choose from you are sure to find something for the high society women in your network. (Retail value $35-$250 USD)

Canopy San Diego – An Interview with Lincoln Fish

 

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Today we are fortunate enough to get word from Mr. Lincoln Fish, one of our most respected local cannabis industry leaders, speaking about the Inaugural Cohort of Canopy San Diego this Fall.

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Thank you Mr. Fish for your time today. I would like to start with you giving readers a quick synopsis of what is Canopy?

Lincoln Fish:   

Canopy is an Accelerator. In terms of business incubation, there are accelerators and there are incubators. Typically, an incubator will start from the idea stage, whereas accelerators are taking in small companies that already have some structure and a fairly defined idea of where they are going.  Accelerators will typically give very select businesses some startup money, office space, mentorship in a wide range of disciplines (marketing, accounting, legal, etc.) and access to an investor base.  Canopy San Diego is a traditional accelerator in that regard…the thing that makes us unique is our dedication to the cannabis space. We are looking to work with companies that offer ancillary products and services to the industry.  Currently, we are not working with those that directly touch the plant.

 

Fascinating, seeing this level of business coming to the cannabis industry here in San Diego is all very exciting. Speaking of locale, how is it San Diego came to be selected to host Canopy say versus Los Angeles with a seemingly larger cannabis market?

Lincoln Fish:

That’s a tribute to Eric Gomez, our CEO, and Jack Scatizzi, our Managing Director. They had the foresight to realize that San Diego would be the ideal hub for a cannabis accelerator. Los Angeles is obviously a larger market, but we are close enough to attract those players, and San Diego is known for its innovative firms, especially in the biotech and engineering spaces.  There is an enormous talent pool and a strong investor base here….and both of those groups are looking for unique, fast-moving companies to support and help thrive.

 

That makes sense, San Diego is often under-rated outside our tourism plugs. I know I was glad to see that Canopy saw value in our local industry to be sure. What can we expect to see from Canopy in the coming months?

Lincoln Fish:   

You’re right about that. We are never given enough credit as a serious player, but it’s actually one of truly ideal cities to foster entrepreneurship. We have a highly educated population, and many key business professionals want to push harder to raise San Diego’s profile in that regard.  This is exactly where Canopy San Diego fits in.  We are letting everyone know that we are here and already creating value, for the companies we support, for the cannabis industry, and for the San Diego business community. Everyone knows that cannabis is the biggest new industry since the dot com world exploded. You will see Canopy San Diego roll out some firms that are set to be leaders in various facets of this industry.

 

My next question is about our local cannabis community, does Canopy have any plans for outreach or involvement outside of business?

Lincoln Fish:

To put it simply, wherever cannabis is being supported legally and positively, Canopy wants to be there. Whether that means helping with charitable groups that are helping deal with medical issues, or getting involved politically, Canopy San Diego will be a part of it.

 

That sounds wonderful. I am grateful for your time today Mr. Fish, I would like to thank you and Canopy San Diego for your professionalism and the opportunity provided to our local entrepreneurs. We wish you all continued success and look forward to seeing new growth and development in our industry and community. Thank you.

Stay tuned for more information on Canopy San Diego’s 2016 Fall Cohort…

 

Femme Nuri September 2016 – Artisan of the Month

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September Artisan of the Month: Dapper Labs Moon Rocks

This month’s artisan are skilled craftspersons in the art of cannabis concentrates, Andrew & Rick. I know Andrew to have a solid knowledge and distinguished taste for cannabis.

These moon rocks are top shelf cannabis flower buds, rolled in wax (cannabis concentrate) and then rolled in kief (resin trichomes of cannabis) making them very potent. The appeal to me with this type of product is the combination of strains at each stage. Hypothetically, let us say we are looking for something for our insomnia, let us say high THC flower is not really cutting the muster but we may not be ready to dive into cannabis concentrates just yet. Enter Dapper Labs moon rocks, a little goes a long way.

Insomnia & pain management are both getting great results from higher CBN strains, according to Steep Hill Labs, 5 mg of CBN is as effective as 10 mg dose of diazepam. Dapper Labs Indica & Hybrid moon rocks both contain higher CBN content vs. typical strains used in moon rocks in my experience. The Indica moon rocks have been great for insomnia and the Hybrid moon rocks have been wonderful for my deep bone pain during the day. For example the Hybrid moon rocks are Pineapple Express flower (25.89% THC, 0.04% CBD, 0.02% CBN) in Gorilla Glue Wax ( 70.88% THC, 0.15% CBD, 0.07% CBN) Sweet Island Skunk kief (47.21%, 0.08% CBD, 0.02% CBN) I have used this medicine for functioning daytime pain management, I don’t use a lot, no need to. Impressive.

Dapper Labs moon rocks can be found in the September Club M box, Explore, as well as the Club M website for purchase. I recommend these as an introduction to concentrates or if you are looking for something a little stronger to manage your symptoms. A little goes a long way so when trying a new product allow yourself space to safely test how a stronger medicine will affect you, keep calm, always try to have some pure CBD on hand to balance any over-medicated feelings. Due to the addition of concentrates the bud will burn slower and longer, something else to bear in mind. No fancy equipment is needed, you can use a pipe, water pipe or add it to a pre-roll.

Thank you, Dapper Labs and Congratulations!!!

Learn more about Dapper Labs here: http://www.dapperlabsca.com/