Femme Nuri Seasonal Saturday’s 1 of 12

Saturday’s are for Seasonal fun!

We will be posting seasonal projects, events and information in lieu of SelfCare Saturdays. These posts will allow us to help promote local seasonal fun for our viewers & followers, we hope you enjoy them! As always please participate in our survey to help us better provide what YOU are looking for, thank you!

Fun Eats

Have you tried everbowl craft superfood restaurant? Check out their adorable advertising for October, Eat Spooky!

Locations in Poway, San Marcos, Rancho Penasquitos, and COMING SOON to Escondido!

Follow them on Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest

A new twist on an old tradition

So Cal Pineapple Jack-O’-Lantern

as found in REAL SIMPLE October 2017 pg. 63

 

PINEAPPLE JACK O LANTERN

We found this adorable & PUNNY!

Click on link or image for instructions on how to create your own.

Please post YOUR So Cal Jack-O’-Lantern photos to INSTAGRAM with hashtag #SoCalPineappleJack and tag @femmenuri

Community

Tonight!!! INDIGO FESTIVAL in Encinitas 9 p.m. – Midnight

Enjoy Music, Art, Yoga, Market, Mini-Doc, Give & Surf

Seasonal Product Spotlight

We selected the bottled “Baked” Spiced Apple Cider by Ganja Grindz as our product for this Saturday. It is a traditional taste with a medicated upgrade. Click on the image to find your nearest retailer and try some for yourself!

*THE 2016 CANNABIS CUP WINNER FOR BEST EDIBLE*

Ganja Grindz 100% natural Apple Cider is freshly pressed from locally harvested apples in Southern California then infused with the perfect blend of mulling spices.  For that warm and cozy feeling all year long, enjoy this award winning cider hot or over ice.

 

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09/19/2017 BLOG: How to improve intimacy with cannabis

Improving intimacy with Cannabis; The “How?”.


Smoking is one of the obvious choices, but fear not, cannabis has multitudes of alternatives now! Photo credit: © Cara L. Luhring

In this time of expansion and innovation in cannabis there are a variety of options to entertain when looking to improve intimacy.

Cannabis and intimacy

Smoking it

I can recall tales from our more “experienced” community members of coming across cannabis that got them, “Hot to Trot!” and old school street dealers sharing stories of desperate boyfriends and husbands looking for, “That stuff you gave me last time! She went wild!”. These anecdotal experiences support what we know to be true from personal experience, cannabis has been improving intimacy between partners for a long time, but how to find that “sexy” strain. Now there are folks out there that claim fame with strains specifically formulate for arousal, for example SexxPoT, this brand makes no specific claims (SMART!) but advertises as a strain that will “sweep her off her feet.”. I have not sampled SexxPot personally so I cannot support or deny their claim, BUT I do know cannabis effects each of our individual systems differently. So, in other words, if you do try this and it doesn’t work don’t fret, there may be an entirely different strain that may work wonderfully for your improved intimacy. My suggestion is this, record the strains profiles you have tried. Look at why you are struggling with intimacy and then address that issue with cannabis treatment. Do you need to mentally let go and relax? Look for a euphoric hybrid strain with an uplifting terpene profile.

Vaping oil 

This is similar to smoking without the odor and a great potential for sexy formulations with cannabinoid ratios and terpene profiles. These suggest remedies to inspire intimacy as well. The best example of this are the HMBLDT formula dose pens, in my opinion. They offer two formulas that fit our topic, Arouse and Passion. Now what I love best about these particular pens are, you guessed it, the PROFILES!!! Listed conveniently on the box, you now know what is IN the oil and what works (or doesn’t) for you in regards to these combinations. In addition to that, these specific pens provide measured dosing with every inhale, a great tool for beginners. micro-doser’s and for low tolerance consumers. Brilliant right? When it works always pay attention to what is in it. You can find all the HMBLDT pens at ClubM.

Topicals

The abundance of cannabis topicals for pleasure is a sure sign of filling a need in the market. The appeal of cannabis topicals goes beyond the average cannabis patient or recreational consumer. Women who may not consider cannabis for their lifestyle are more apt to engage in topical use, especially in the name of improved intimacy or sexual pleasure in our experience. And the options available reflect that, from CBD only topicals, to formulated ratios for condition management, to plain pain relief these products are in demand by women everywhere. Again when making your selection I would remind you to consider what you are treating. Are you looking to spice things up or relieve some perineal soreness in order to enjoy intercourse pain-free again. Foria has a great line of products for pleasure but by all means do not limit yourself! Find an application you are comfortable with, some come as balms or salves, others are oils in pump bottles. We like the Foria spray bottle for less mess but we also recognize the potential for using a balm or salve if incorporated into the methodology. We are looking into obtaining a certain bath bomb from an awesome Southern California Woman Business owner. If you get your hands on a Queenie ‘Sex Pot’ bath bomb please let us know how you enjoyed it!!!

Edibles

My personal experience with cannabis edibles designed for intimacy is limited. In looking to expand our horizons I have chosen to go with more of a, “recommended adventure list”. Remember, start low and slow. First up, 1906 has these sexy-as-all-get-out chocolates!!! What is better than sexy chocolates??? A sensual combination to be sure. Check out High Love ladies, these exquisitely presented confections are a 1:1 THC:CBD ratio with exotic botanical blends to inspire! A must-try in my book! (read more in Cosmopolitan ) Next, the adorable Love Potion #420 by Yummi Karma. We love it’s campy Bonnie Bell designs and branding. I love that it is an MCT oil making it fast acting, versus your typical edible needing to process through the liver before any effects are yielded. Did you know Yummi Karma is a women-owned, women-run business? Learn more here. We can imagine the sexy cocktail combinations or an immediate dose for spontaneity! Oh the possibilities…

Practice

Mindful practice is important to utilizing cannabis benefits. Communication is key, talk to your partner about incorporation of cannabis and comfort levels to ensure a safe and responsible experience. Want a daily reminder of the sexy and empowered woman you are??? Our 15 oz. “FireWoman” coffee mug is available now in the storefront! Grab yours today, they are only available for the month of September 2017!!!

(NOTE: Keep a CBD MCT tincture on hand to help ease any feelings of over-consumption and remember to relax, the feeling will pass.)

 

 

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


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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

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!!!


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!

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

 

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!

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

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

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.

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

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)

 

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.

 

Beware the Edibles of March!

This March, our topic will be about Edibles!

(only beware to not over-medicate in your enthusiasm!)


March’s topic will provide various aspects of edibles, please feel free to reach out with any questions or specific areas you would like us to address regarding edibles this month.


If you have a lab-tested product you would like our followers to know about please contact us directly.

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!

Review for the Pax Era, have you tried it?

Yay I have the Pax Era!

I am typically a flower girl at heart but these are delightful to be sure. Pax really delivers with the sleek design and subtle shimmer finish, partnering with Bloom Farms for the oil pods was a sure win.

These devices are for oil cartridges only and pre-packaged pods fitted to the Era. With tittle techie gimmicks like customer color adjustment, an app to control from your phone, games and more. All extremely reasonably priced in my opinion, the whole set up runs you $90 MSRP via Club M, especially with the high quality pod replacement cost being $40. The battery life I have experienced with this device has been fantastic. I received this one before Christmas 2016 and have only charged it once. Admittedly it is coming up on needing a charge but still going!

It also fits right in my Annabis Kristen bag and is always popular with the lights. I found the vaporizer discreet enough to be innocuous when I’m out. The customization of the device is a handy feature, I encourage you to find that temp that works for you, it can change your whole experience.

 

So my vaporizing ladies, I will continue to use my Pax Era until I feel I have found something better. That will be a tall order being I really like this device, it tastes nice, is consistently potent and fun.

Today In History, February 14th

Here are some interesting things that have occurred on this date in years past…via history.com

St. Valentine beheaded

On February 14 around the year 278 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed.

Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. The emperor had to maintain a strong army but was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues. Claudius believed that Roman men were unwilling to join the army because of their strong attachment to their wives and families.

To get rid of the problem, Claudius banned all marriages and engagements in Rome. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret.

When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Valentine was arrested and dragged before the Prefect of Rome, who condemned him to be beaten to death with clubs and to have his head cut off. The sentence was carried out on February 14, on or about the year 270.

Legend also has it that while in jail, St. Valentine left a farewell note for the jailer’s daughter, who had become his friend, and signed it “From Your Valentine.”

For his great service, Valentine was named a saint after his death.

In truth, the exact origins and identity of St. Valentine are unclear. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “At least three different Saint Valentines, all of them martyrs, are mentioned in the early martyrologies under the date of 14 February.” One was a priest in Rome, the second one was a bishop of Interamna (now Terni, Italy) and the third St. Valentine was a martyr in the Roman province of Africa.

Legends vary on how the martyr’s name became connected with romance. The date of his death may have become mingled with the Feast of Lupercalia, a pagan festival of love. On these occasions, the names of young women were placed in a box, from which they were drawn by the men as chance directed. In 496 AD, Pope Gelasius decided to put an end to the Feast of Lupercalia, and he declared that February 14 be celebrated as St Valentine’s Day.

American Revolution 1779

A Patriot militia force of 340 led by Colonel Andrew Pickens of South Carolina with Colonel John Dooly and Lieutenant Colonel Elijah Clarke of Georgia defeats a larger force of 700 Loyalist militia commanded by Colonel James Boyd on this day in 1779 at Kettle Creek, Georgia.

Civil War 1864

On this day in 1864, Union General William T. Sherman enters Meridian, Mississippi, during a winter campaign that served as a precursor to Sherman’s March to the Sea campaign in Georgia.

Cold War 1989

At a meeting of the presidents of Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and El Salvador, the leftist Sandinista government of Nicaragua agrees to free a number of political prisoners and hold free elections within a year; in return, Honduras promises to close bases being used by anti-Sandinista rebels.

1938

On this day in 1938, the former silent film actress Hedda Hopper pens the first installment of what would become her tremendously influential gossip column in the Los Angeles Times. Born Elda Furry in 1890, she was the fifth of nine children of Quaker parents living in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.

1929

Sir Alexander Fleming was a young bacteriologist when an accidental discovery led to one of the great developments of modern medicine on this day in 1929.

 

Cannabis Creations by Keena Moffett – February

Thank you again to Keena Moffett author of ‘Cannabis Creations, Beyond the Brownie’.

This month’s recipe is Red Velvet cupcakes, we felt this was an appropriate infused treat for the month. Please enjoy!

And don’t forget you can download the whole cookbook for $14.99 for yourself, just click on the image to be linked directly!

Be sure to follow Keena on Instagram to keep up with all her beautiful photos of these amazing cannabis creations! @dine_and_flash

Cheers!

 

Happy Saturday, we have more exciting updates!!!

Exciting updates!!! Thank you to Keena Moffett!

 

Today I am thrilled to announce, ‘Cannabis Creations, Beyond the Brownie’ author, Keena Moffett, has agreed to allow Femme Nuri to feature a recipe from the CookBook every month on our website!

 

That means access to a fantastic NEW recipe each and every month! I found this exciting being I am not a professional chef but I do like to cobble together tasty, savory treats from time to time. Why not dabble in making my own edibles with my own dosing? As I am NOT a culinary expert I appreciate brilliant humans like Keena whom have the gift of making magic with food. Her approach to cooking makes me feel comfortable enough to attempt the recipes and the photos are not only amazing but helpful guides.

 

To be clear, I am not just bringing you some random woman who can put a recipe to paper, I am bringing you a woman who creates wonders giving delicious depth to all kinds of foods. An artist on more than one level, as you will discover as our year progresses. I find her dishes to be comfort foods and feel it would appeal to many women who treat themselves or a loved one with edibles.

 

I personally plan on adding a hard copy to my home library in addition to my digital download. The download is conveniently accessible on all my devices ($14.99 USD instant download) which is lovely but I do love my books so I really do need a physical copy ($34.99 USD).

 

Oh my gosh and we are just getting started!!!

“The Gloops and the Special Plant”

Happy Thursday Lovelies!!!

I happened across an article in Dope magazine about this darling book and just had to share it with you all! It is only $10 and titled, “The Gloops and the Special Plant. I have copied the description from Amazon.com and linked the following graphic for your convenience.

“”The Gloops and the Special Plant” is a teaching tool for starting the conversation on what cannabis (marijuana) is, and what the end of its prohibition means. It tells a parallel story to our own while teaching about human rights and respect.

Back Cover:
“Where the Gloops live, there grows a very special plant. This plant has not always been understood. In fact, once upon a time, the Old Kings wanted the plant gone forever. Inside this little book is a BIG story about Molly, her family, and all of the Gloops who stood up for what they believed in, and won! The world of the Gloops is not so very different from ours… So, maybe by learning about them, we can learn about us too!”” – Amazon.com

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.4

Medicate responsibly.

It is understandable that a patient may over medicate at some point, edibles can be tricky to manage and leave a wake of victims in its path. To help manage this always have a CBD product on hand. When our bodies have too much THC for our conscious liking or physical management, ingesting CBD will balance out your endocannabinoid system to a more grounded state, sometimes in a remarkable amount of time. (I have used CBD oil to cure a dreadful hangover achieving results in an almost unbelievable fragment of time. Purely anecdotal speculation, of course, there is no proof it wasn’t the few sips of cold water I managed to keep down or the forkful of a vague rice dish that followed the oil.) I keep a CBD spray tincture on hand for these situations. It is nice to have a remedy at hand that works so quickly, I choose an alcohol based tincture for that reason. Rapid response when sprayed under the tongue.

 
Get comfortable with your choices, utilize services like Healthy Headies to introduce you to the necessary equipment for helping to choose the method of ingestion best for your needs. They are an in-home demo service that allows you to see and handle the available devices in order for patients to make an informed decision. That is pretty awesome, I mean when was the last time Home Depot called you up and said, “Hey we have all the new year’s vacuums in, how about we come over and let you or you and some of your friends try them all out for free so you can pick out your favorite?” Never, that’s when.

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How to acquire cannabis medicine?

My original recommending Dr. told me to go to weedmaps.com, personally, I do not recommend that to anyone, especially a new patient.   Going to a dispensary can be an exciting experience, try one of our local legal dispensaries, I have listed their addresses as follows:

8157 Wing Avenue, El Cajon

3703 Camino del Rio South

2335 Roll Drive in Otay Mesa

3452 Hancock St. in the Midway District

658 E. San Ysidro Blvd.

2405 Harbor Drive in Barrio Logan

7128 Miramar Road in Mira Mesa

5125 Convoy St. in Kearny Mesa

10671 Roselle St. in Torrey Pines/Sorrento Valley

 

Please reference before you visit a dispensary, being a patient will NOT stop you from being arrested at an illegal shop.

 

I am not making recommendations for delivery service being the Cities and County of San Diego have banned cannabis delivery service currently.

 

Tested medicine.
You will find some dispensaries do not test their cannabis or cannabis products. This is an important caveat, I believe testing is imperative for good medicine and proper treatment. If the dispensary you favor does not test I highly suggest you consider testing your meds yourself. Many local cannabis testing labs have patient rates for personal testing purposes. Try Bud Genius, PharmLabs, and KS Labs.

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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.

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Cannabis 101 a.1

Let’s get down to it,  please feel free to leave a comment!

 

 

 

 

Are you prepared personally?

I mention it because many patients who have found such relief or a higher quality of living from cannabis are surprised at the negative reaction they receive from family and friends. The Harsh judgment,  comparisons to drug users/abusers, ridiculed and even being disowned by family. The negative stigma attached to cannabis is REAL and in the current age of no filter, anything goes, the intensity of criticism can be fierce, prepare yourself. I personally try not engage in moral debate but do educate when I am faced with fear out of ignorance or want of knowing.

 

Will you be drug tested?

Make sure you understand the policies on drug testing at your workplace. Nothing is foolproof if your patient status endangers your job/employment you must always be prepared for the consequences. Having a good comprehension of your company’s drug use policies is an advantage, it can help you decide how to manage your patient status in the best interest of all parties. You may have an employer that requires drug testing but also believes cannabis is medicine, knowledge is power.

 

Educate yourself on local medical cannabis law and know your rights as a patient.

This is a great reference resource I have found to summarize your rights in California:

https://unitedpatientsgroup.com/resources/legal-rights-for-medical-marijuana

 

I recommend you acquire a state patient I.D. card to compliment your Dr.’s recommendation for added security and protection, you can find out how to get yours here:

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/MMP/Pages/default.aspx

Cannabis laws are still in development so I highly recommend the next step.

 

Join:

Alliance for Responsible Medicinal Access – ARMA,  Americans for Safe Access – ASA, and San Diego NormL this will provide you with real-time and reliable information/resources. If you are not comfortable attending a meeting please follow them on social media and review/bookmark their websites.

Cannabis – Getting Started

“how do I get started? where do I go?…” -Anonymous

 

I get this question, A LOT. So I am going to address it here. Begin at the begininning, start with the basics.

 

 

First, be sure you are committed personally to getting your recommendation. No matter how valid your reason for medicating is be prepared for the stigma backlash. Also, consider you may run into a familiar face at a dispensary or be surprised by a delivery driver married to your assistant.Will you be drug tested? If you answered yes, you may want to reconsider the medicinal adult use of cannabis. Cannabinoids stay in your system for 4-6 weeks depending on usage. I have no personal experience with a product that will fool a drug test to date. Educate yourself on local medical marijuana law and know your rights as a patient. Join groups like Alliance for Responsible Medicinal Access – ARMA, Americans for Safe Access – ASA and NormL are a great start. Appreciate your holistic choice to medicate naturally with a plant you can most likely grow yourself. Hooray YOU!

Second, choosing a Doctor. There are a few options out there for patients. Clinics with attentive MD’s, appointments made at an office where you both review your medical history and the Dr. provides a cannabis consultation that should cover methods of consumption and dosage. There is also the online Dr. option. A video chat and credit card can get you a medical recommendation in 30 minutes, depending on your medical history, state of residence and amount of questions you ask. I myself have experienced the online MD to satisfactory results. Shop around for the best deal and good reviews,

Third, acquiring medicine. Feeling brave? Pull up Weedmaps.coM, try and locate an operational dispensary and check it out. Odds are the place is not legit unless it is one of the few legal San Diego dispensary permit holders of which there are currently 8 in operation I believe. (See address list below) A good dispensary is always an experience in itself, the decor, the selection. Ask questions, how else does one learn? Curious about concentrates? Don’t pretend to know more than you do, the good dispensaries provide patients with knowledgeable staff and great customer service. It is an experience every patient should have. You can always call or order online and get your choice of medicine delivered straight to your home. My bit of unsolicited advice: buy tested meds, whatever you choose to medicate with, make sure it is tested.

Fourth, medicate responsibly.  Refer to dosing answers you have acquired from your recommending Doctor and effective personal experience. “Start Low, Go Slow”, is best when trying for the first time/a new brand/strain/product or adjusting dosing. Bear in mind as one’s body changes, one’s dosing may change also. Try and consume a dose or two of pure CBD if you find yourself feeling overmedicated, should help regulate any surplus THC symptoms that may be making you feel sick or unwell.

Fifth, embrace the Community. There are many like-minded individuals that share your lifestyle and even your hobbies. I encourage all patients to participate in local cannabis events to learn and socialize. Attend educational events and learn more about what interests you most about cannabis. I encourage you to help build a strong San Diego cannabis community.

Cheers to your good health, Salud!

***I am not a therapist, clinician, doctor, nurse or any type of medical professional. Everything I post is based on my opinion, personal experience, and research.***

 

Legal San Diego Dispensaries: (via the San Diego County website)

3703 Camino del Rio South,

2335 Roll Drive in Otay Mesa

3452 Hancock St. in the Midway District

658 E. San Ysidro Blvd.

2405 Harbor Drive in Barrio Logan

7128 Miramar Road in Mira Mesa

5125 Convoy St. in Kearny Mesa

10671 Roselle St. in Torrey Pines/Sorrento Valley

 

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!

The 3rd Annual Emerald Conference – February 2 & 3 in San Diego, California

Do you want to know more about cannabis?

Whether you are a patient, canna-curious or just wanting to know more with the passing of prop 64/recreational cannabis in California you won’t want to miss this opportunity!

Please click on the graphic and visit their website. Take note of the various areas and categories being offered, this conference goes from A-Z and I, for one, cannot wait!

Please enjoy a $50 off promotional code to purchase your tickets, use: FEMMENURI

Please welcome Cortney Belcher to the Femme Nuri Community!!!

Welcome Cortney and check out her debut article tomorrow 9:00 a.m. PST

Cortney Belcher

CORTNEY BELCHER

Cortney is a Health & Wellness Coach in North County San Diego. Cortney found the cannabis plant at the young age of 16 and with chronic anxiety she quickly realized she would long be fighting to use cannabis medicinally without fear of punishment. As a Consultant and Coach, Cortney helps her clients find natural and nutritional remedies that will help them live their happiest lives possible. When she isn’t promoting a healthful lifestyle, Cortney can be found wondering any one of our local hiking trails with her dog, doing yoga and reading as much as she possibly can about natural remedies. Grateful to come from such a beautiful place, Cortney plans to explore the mid-west next spring talking to people about health, wellness, and cannabis.

Contact: CortneyMarieFit@Gmail.com


Femme Nuri – Our Favorite Things 2016 – Day 12

Femme Nuri

Our Favorite Things 2016


Day TWELVE

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12. Femme Nuri membership  – 1 year

Our list wouldn’t be complete without a shameless plug and reminder to purchase your membership to Femme Nuri, The Cannabis Sorority. Join us in an exciting year ahead of discovery and wellness. (Annual basic membership $99)

Femme Nuri – Our Favorite Things 2016 – Day 11

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Our Favorite Things 2016


Day ELEVEN

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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 10

Femme Nuri

Our Favorite Things 2016


Day TEN

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10. The Reina Collection http://geniferm.com/store/la-reina-collection/

Dazzle the CannaLady in your life with a selection from the Reina Collection, delicate and subtle in beautiful 14k gold. We love jewelry and what better way to celebrate patient pride with class. From classic designs in yellow & white gold to diamond adorned pieces you are sure to find something that will make her really smile. (20mm 14k gold pendant shown $199 USD)

Femme Nuri – Our Favorite Things 2016 – Day 9

Femme Nuri

Our Favorite Things 2016


Day NINE

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9. Foria pleasure mist http://foriapleasure.com/

We. Love. Foria. What can we say…with this gift you cannot go wrong. We haven’t met a woman who hasn’t loved it yet. Enough said. (retail $40 USD)

November 2016 Club M Box – FEAST

This month’s Club M box, FEAST, brings us a cornucopia of cannabis delights.

November 2016 FEAST

I am especially excited about the download for Keena Moffett’s eCookbook, Cannabis Creations: Beyond the Brownie. Included in this month’s box is Keena’s recipe for infused Chocolate Pecan Pie, sure to be a holiday hit. I will follow up with the results from my own experience using locally sourced cannabutter, look for more on the website in coming weeks.

True Humboldt, Candyland

The flower in this edition was Candyland from True Humboldt, “This award winning sativa dominant strain is an amazing collage of color alternating in hues of green with bright orange hairs all densely enshrouded in a forest of trichomes. This often potent strain offers a wide range of relief while maintaining a jovial and social functionality. This is a great strain for enhancing creativity.”, according to True Humboldt’s website. I found this to hold true, it did well on my pain management as well, not an anxiety causing sativa for me personally either. Also shown is the beautiful glass one-hitter included, well suited for a classy on-the-go piece.

Lord Jones Sea Salt Caramels – 80 mg THC

The Lord Jones sea salt caramels were delicious and mildly potent for my high tolerance at 20 mgs of THC each. I found the caramels to be consistent in dosing in my experience. The taste is as wonderful as any other non infused high end caramels on the market. If you are looking for a tasty infused caramel treat try them for yourself. They would make a great patient gift to be sure. (They come in a variety of doses)

Cannaoil Co olive oil

Another appropriate inclusion in this month’s FEAST themed box is CannaOil Co.’s extra virgin infused olive oil. I was really excited to find this inside because I have a recipe from The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook I’ve wanted to try but have been short, you guessed it, cannabis infused olive oil. The recipe even calls for the exact amount I have in the bottle!!!

The new Evoxe Deep pen

The new Evoxe pen, DEEP, with its blend of Indica cannabis oil, organically grown Lavender, Chamomile & Orange essential oils is a great go-to vaping option for me. The effects are relaxing but not sleepy, helping to manage anxiety in those stressful holiday situations. I enjoy the free flowing draw of this pen vs. it’s competitors.

120 mg thc Mega Boost by Jane’s Brew

And finally the all around infusing option, A package of Jane’s Brew powdered THC to put in anything you want, from beverages to foods this powder can be added to them all. With 12 servings of 10 mgs THC each (120 mg THC in packet) you can control your dose as needed. If you are looking for a restful night’s sleep for instance you may want to double your normal dose. Or, as a first-timer, you may want to halve the dose to see how it affects you on your inaugural run.

Thank you again to Club M box for another addition of delightful treats for members with, FEAST.

Femme Nuri – Our Favorite Things 2016 – Day 8

Femme Nuri

Our Favorite Things 2016


Day EIGHT

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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 7

Femme Nuri

Our Favorite Things 2016


Day SEVEN

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7. The VapeXhale https://www.vapexhale.com/collections/cyber-deals-2016

We really love the VapeXhale, a tabletop vaporizer for dry herb and concentrates serving a wider variety of patient needs. We prefer the versatility of this vaporizer vs. other available tabletops on the market. If you are going to make the investment, invest in a VapeXhale. (Shown device retails $ 349.99 USD)

Femme Nuri – Our Favorite Things 2016 – Day 6

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Our Favorite Things 2016


Day SIX

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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 5

Femme Nuri

Our Favorite Things 2016


Day FIVE

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5. PAX Era https://www.paxvapor.com/era/

This sleek new addition to the PAX line caught our attention. A pen that uses its own vaporizer pods of concentrate for consistency in a discreet modern design. We love it and so will the cannabis-vaporizing women you know. (games included, retails $90 USD)

 

Femme Nuri – Our Favorite Things 2016 – Day 4

Femme Nuri

Our Favorite Things 2016


Day FOUR

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4. Amore Bath Bombs http://www.amorebathbombs.com/

These bath bombs are the most superior on the market cannabis bath bombs we have come across. Priced at $25 each we assure you it is well worth the expense to enjoy the experience. Luxurious as the best LUSH quality bath bomb this gift will NOT disappoint the women in your life!

Femme Nuri – Our Favorite Things 2016 – Day 3

Femme Nuri

Our Favorite Things 2016


Day THREE

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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

Femme Nuri

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

Femme Nuri

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.

Day ONE

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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)

October Health & Fitness – #SelfCareShare – Day 1

 Day 1- Start with a sativa and some Ganja Yoga

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My #selfcareshare challenge was achieved in the afternoon today after setting the kids up with snacks and the new Star Wars movie. I left Megan (our 18-year-old) in charge and went upstairs.

I medicated with a Blue Dream pre-roll from North County Direct. No, they are NOT spliffs, 100% cannabis. It looks just like a cigarette but isn’t, I spoke to the person behind the concept; As a smoker, he decided instead of making cigarettes he would switch out the tobacco for cannabis. (They are gaining in popularity locally here in San Diego.) This was an easy and convenient method being time was of the essence today. I loaded up my “Simply Yoga” DVD, (I dig accents) and away I went!

A lot of folks can practice yoga on their own and I commend them for that. Personally, I find when self-led I rush through, forget, lose focus and don’t get the same overall relaxation I do from being lead. I enjoy this DVD because it covers all the basics and leaves me feeling more centered, relaxed  yet energized. What I like most are the woman’s voice and instruction, I can close my eyes and follow along if I wanted. (I don’t recommend it, easy to fall over)

As I moved through the poses I could feel my stretches and pay attention to my breathing and my body, the blue dream strain helps me to slow down and pay attention to details. I was really noticing a therapeutic feel during savasana at the end of my practice. I had not only identified my back issue but felt amazingly relaxed compared to before I came upstairs.

I am really glad I took this 30 minutes for myself today and appreciate that cannabis only improved my experience. I am off to make peanut butter sandwiches and answer emails,

Now don’t forget! Visit kristenwilliamsdesigns.com/educate to read about your endocannabinoid system.

Be sure to take the great “How do You Self-Care?” quiz  they provided too!

Cheers!

Co-Authors Kristen Williams and Kira Gresoski of Coming Clean with Cannabis: A New Kind of Cannabis Cleanse PRESENT

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A challenge designed to help make you more aware of your daily choices and how they impact your wellness, all while learning about cannabis along the way.

Cannabis isn’t about getting “high.” It’s about improving your quality of life, however, that may be for you.

Our team will be sharing stories and tips on how they incorporate cannabis into a daily self-care practice and how it has benefitted their wellness and we want you to join us! 

We want to hear your self-care stories, rituals, and all the ways you “treat yo self.” We want anyone who searches the tag #SelfCareShare to come up with a mountain of ideas and inspiration for how they can better take care of themselves, whether it’s with cannabis or not. This is about sharing what’s worked best for you so that others in our community can benefit – and also learning from others so that you can add to and improve your own self-care techniques.

We hope you join us!

We are joining the #selfcareshare campaign this month! The next 10 days I will blog my 10 days of self-care with cannabis.

Kristen & Kira have even provided a self-care share tracker for us! You can find yours here: #Selfcareshare Tracker

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!!!

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