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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.
Indulge in the soothing line of products from Whoopi & Maya.
Decadent infused raw cacao, luxurious pain relieving rub, calming tincture and relaxing bath soak.
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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.
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!!!
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????
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Saturday, August 5th, 2017
This yummy vegan dish is flavorful & fun!
Since August’s theme is fitness we selected this outfit for its bright summer colors. We could easily wear this to yoga or to take a power walk or run.
Do you coordinate your accessories with your workout clothes?
I (Cara) have ordered this book and admittedly haven’t read it yet, I was looking for something light to make me laugh.
Delightful tangy pastilles (5 mg THC/3 mg CBD, Sativa)
“Beboe cannabis pastilles are carefully crafted with the finest organic ingredients and natural flavors. Each pastille contains 5 milligrams of Sativa blend THC and 3 milligrams of CBD with a natural accelerant for timely absorption.” –from the Beboe website
I love, love, love this branding, the practical and well designed packaging will surely encourage repurposing this tin! Vintage looking and functional. I was a fan of sweet tarts so I enjoyed these pastilles.
Effects were mild relaxant, with clear head. Great social medicating option. Available via Club M.
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I wanted to share with you today, 6 products I use everyday that contain cannabis, hemp or both, that DO NOT get me high. They are some really great products I think you should know about to elevate your education on the many benefits of this plant!
Okay so to begin, my first product is a bit of a caveat, I use it daily when I am in possession of it, I hoard these products because I enjoy them so much! This is Hemp Angels Halo Hemp Soap in Gardenia. The only reason I still have this is because it is kept in my lingerie drawer! I really love this skin nourishing soap, a couple of winters back we were in Vegas, so dry! I luckily brought my hemp angels soap and swear it is what saved my skin, I had forgotten moisturizer that trip! I even use it on my face, it is that cleansing and gentle. Great product, highly recommend it!
Next is my Crave CBD Skincare regime of moisturizer and CBD oil serum. These are all wildcrafted, artisanal products, no chemicals or harsh fragrances. All natural ingredients that perform as well as my former high end skin care such as Strivectin, Clinique and Estee Lauder.
I use them sparingly to great effect and satisfaction. Such a wonderful alternative to the many chemical filled options out there, one more small way to help detox your body by not using polluted products.
From there we move on to my deodorant, it is by KB Pure Essentials. I have tried some great natural deodorants but this is my favorite, and I am going to tell you why. This is a rich lotiony formula that has great scents to choose from and comes in the stick applicator like commercial deodorant. It minimizes wetness but I really use it for the odor control. Our bodies need to sweat, I’m cool with that as long as I don’t stink. I love the Lemon Verbena and Cool Melon. (They make a really silky lotion too!)
Moving right along to product number 4, CBD Works 200 mg CBD lotion in lavender. I really love this product as a body lotion. I use it on my arms daily because they get the most exposure, I’ve noticed my skin texture and appearance on my arms has improved from some prior sun damage and my elbows stay more moisturized. That is actually a thing with me so I am digging this lotion performing in this manner. It is like an added bonus. I like the way it smells, it blends well with the scents of my other body products.
Ahhh Awakened Topicals Cannabis & Calendula lip balm, this is my favorite lip balm, seriously. I grew up on calendula in medicinal products so it is a memory trigger every use. It is a great moisturizing lip balm that doesn’t need a ton of reapplication and works well post-sun exposure. I was gifted this one by a kind gentleman at an event in ChinaTown in January 2016. I barely have any left and am trying to make it last until I can find another. Yah I’m talking to you Awakened Topicals, where in San Diego can I get this balm and do you still make it?
And last but not least…Legion of Bloom ZANA Ayurveda & CBD oil roll-on. I carry this in my purse to roll on my neck for tightness and tension. I use this when I feel the onset of a headache by applying it where I feel the pain or tension directly. I’ve even used it simply by rolling it on my wrists to sniff to sooth my mild nausea. It is a beautiful, luxurious oil that smells lightly of wintergreen with a hint of earthy undertone that absorbs completely into the skin.
So these are the 6 things I use everyday made with hemp and or Cannabis that do not get me high, You can find links to the websites for all the products I’ve mentioned in the description if you would like to follow up and try any of these products for yourself. If you have any questions about these products feel free to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you enjoyed this video and that you learned something new! Thank you for your time.
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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leslie La Duke Banionis
For this month’s interview, I reached out to an acquaintance who has become very dear to my heart over the last year; her wit and repartee charmed me, and I was amazed at the depth and breadth of her experience, especially in regards to cannabis. She is my gem tucked away in the pacific northwest, and a shoulder on which to lean. Leslie La Duke Banionis is a woman, wife, mother, cannabis advocate.
Who am I? I’m a 1967 model, but “model” is an overstatement; perhaps we might insert “plus size” to model? I am one of four generations of my family to have been raised in Santa Monica, CA. I’m the daughter of teachers, a former writer for AB Måns Widman in Stockholm, and wife of Arūnas, physician and USAF flight surgeon. I’m the mother of Adam, Michael and Ava, as well as an orchardist, gardener, jam maker, dog whisperer, cat chaser and chicken rustler in Poulsbo, Washington. I’m not a patient, but an advocate.
When I was in junior high, I had a friend who got cancer; she lost her appetite, her hair, her color, and became emaciated during treatment; attending school was no longer possible. Her parents let her smoke cannabis to ameliorate the nausea and pain, temporarily alleviating if not entirely abating her suffering. This was revolutionary, and was my first exposure to the medical use of cannabis.
She died, but it was her life, and not her death, that changed my life.
I’m a huge fan of topicals.
No, that’s not a size joke.
Well, maybe it could be one.
The joke is on me if it is funny.
I’m not a fan of smoking; vaping and dabbing hold no appeal for me. However, culinary use of cannabis requires no formal training as a chef. The intimidation factor does no service to a society increasingly interested in normalization.
The appeal of a backyard plot rife with leaves one may prune as needed, harvesting fresh, raw cannabis with the power of THC-a through a macerating juicer or the miracle of a green berry smoothie in a blender requires basic kitchen equipment. An activated cup of cannabis tea with boiled with a fat to bind THC such as coconut oil for 15-20 minutes at 220 degrees, then strained and sweetened in the land of milk and honey requires a pot and thermometer. The myriad uses of this medicinal plant are universally non-threatening to novice and village elders alike.
I make jam; if one is able to stir a hot cauldron of fruit that bubbles, one may wish to consider the possibilities of spiking a jar of preserves with a clean green extract. There are 96 teaspoons in a pint, so if you want 5mg per serving, my guess is you know how to multiply.
6-8 cups of organic fruit; wash, peel and/or slice as your preparation.
1 cup of lemon juice; I also like to add a few drops of food safe lemon essential oil at the end of the process. All citrus contains the mood-elevating terpene limonene, and there is no soul who can’t use a little dose of happy.
3 tsp. Ball no/low sugar pectin; folks who experiment with measurements and sweeteners need a flexible gelling product.
BOIL stirring constantly.
1 cup of fruit juice or honey to taste; one may substitute with 2-3 cups of sugar, but make sure it’s organic, unbleached turbinado or a tree-hugging variety.
BOIL stirring constantly.
This is when you add your 2-3 drops of food safe lemon essential oil and stir. Using a funnel and ladle, pour jam into hot, clean jars, leaving 1/2 inch at the top, where the jar is threaded.
Lid and band tightly; use a glove.
With a jar lifter, lower sealed jars into a pot of boiling water for a 10 minute bath.
Remove the hot jars with a lid lifter and let cool on a towel.
Lids will POP to indicate seal.
Store in a dark, cool pantry or cupboard; refrigerate once opened, and consume within the year.
I have an affinity for the very young and comparatively old, but Lord have mercy on the midlife souls subject to my sharp tongue; whatever I can do to soften my rough, gloved edges for folks is great, and a jar of jam leaves a sweet memory, wherein the charms I lack fall short. Everyone loves farm-fresh preserves, and my childhood nickname is Eki (pronounced EK•ee); if one adds cannabis concentrate, label for safety. Jam with THC is “Eki Bird Errrl Preserves.”
As a mother?
Frankly, I’m not hysterical, and that is a huge advantage when educating any age, especially adolescents and young adults, but also friends and family. Many of our parents experience common chronic conditions like arthritis, and being approachable and open to all provides opportunities for understanding. Cannabis is statistically safer than any intoxicant; when grown using organic methods, one may eat a leaf straight from the bush without consequence. The LD50 of cannabis is zero (0), which means that the lethal dose (LD) for half of humanity (50%) is nothing, nada, zero and zip. One may consume more than is prudent and need to sleep it off, but one should start small; microdosing is smart, and increasing experience is best one experience at a time, not during the same day. One cannot overdose, but cannabis can kill; if a 1,500 pound bale fell on you, you could die. Additionally, if you mix cannabis with alcohol, the synergistic reaction that occurs will rule you out from safely driving or operating heavy machinery. Because I’m a DUI conscious driver, I do not consume and drive. Period. Erring on the side of caution is exercising prudential wisdom; this is vital to teach, and has a significant impact upon society that is always positive. Designate a driver, call a cab, Lyft or Über, or call your mother; she loves you best. That isn’t always how you need to be loved, but if that is how she is able to love you, that merits your compassion and mercy.
Everyone deserves to love and be loved.
Building soil. Gardening. Cooking. Canning. Heckling. Hospitality is a gift that cultivates the virtue of hope; everyone needs hope, and a cup of tea or meal made from farm to table is a wonder in a society that desperately needs to learn to love. My Grandma Grace always said, “to the heart through the stomach,” and I am living her legacy to the best of my ability every day.
No thank you. Ask me when I’m 80. However, I shall state that practice makes perfect, and the rocky road paving the path to perfection requires a sincere willingness to be humble, make mistakes, apologize, forgive, learn, correct and improve daily.
Washington State currently has the worst cannabis laws on the books; we not only have every right to take umbrage that our federal government has not ended the prohibition incrementally enacted almost 100 years ago, nor removed cannabis from schedule one of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. We are overqualified to call our Washington State electorate absolute idiots for passing 502, and our local municipalities myopic for declaring moratoriums that render “dry” communities or counties, and our state legislature far worse for compounding a poorly written law into a difficult situation for medical cannabis patients via 5052. This act ensured the de facto decimation and destruction of the producers, processors and retailers via medical cannabis farmers’ markets and medical patients’ dispensaries.
Regulation and taxation do not comprise freedom; the restrictions do not guarantee the safety of consumers, be they medical patients or folks from the adult use market. There are over 400 known products used on cannabis to prevent various plant disease processes and pest infestations, yet our laboratories test for a fraction of toxins. Some convert to cyanide when heated, others are neurotoxins, and many have not been researched adequately.
Clean Green or Certified Kind seals of approval are helpful for consumers, as these farms have been inspected for organic methods, cultural habits and techniques as well as integrated pest management and healthful amendments, but there are too few farms worthy of those CG or CK labels; these growers are worth their weight in gold, which is what one may pay in 502 flower boutiques, and provides excellent argument for supporting home grow.
Medical cannabis patients merit compassion, care and donation, but it is illegal to share cannabis in Washington. One is not permitted to possess more than one ounce of cured bud, unless one has an affirmative defense or registers in a state-sponsored database through the Department of Health via the Liquor and Cannabis Board. Interestingly, the DOH and LCB accidentally released confidential patient information from the registry to the public over a year ago; physicians write recommendations of up to 15 plants, but are not involved in protecting patient confidentiality. HIPPA laws are declared neither broken, nor able to be cited in damage done by DOH and LCB using a third party contractor and inadvertently sharing diagnostic and personal data, allegedly including home address, telephone number, email and social security numbers.
Another challenge in the Washington State cannabis market is that the PPM or parts per million permitted in extractions i.e. concentrates of solvent residuals (hexane, butane, etc.) has been raised to unreasonably toxic levels; whereas an extract artist might lab test at 5 ppm, the current permitted PPM in Washington State is 500 ppm.
Additionally, very few labs test for and report on cannabinoids beyond THC and CBD, much less the terpenes that comprise an entourage effect, nor the important CBG or psychedelic THC-v. In order to educate and inform, it is critical that we consistently report on the truth of this plant and what it contains; one cannot argue medicinal value without sharing the measurable medicinal worth of cannabis through liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, microbial and organoleptic testing.
Patient access is a huge issue; one may face a 1-2 hour round trip plus gas in order to procure cannabis of irregular quality with possible pesticides in limited quantities on fixed incomes.
We have a 37% cannabis tax with an additional 8.7% sales tax in my county. Patients with an affirmative defense and doctor’s note do not receive a waiver of the 37% tax, but registered patients who risk their private information being made public have the 6.5%+ state sales tax waived.
We have problems.
My perfect world is one in which no one cares about what I grow in my garden, wherein I am free to share the bounty of the earth with those whom I love, and am able to advocate for all of my friends with cancer, MS, arthritis, PTSD, Crohn’s, TBI, eczema, HIV/AIDS and for any reason, including adult use or bodily autonomy, sans fear of reprisal or recrimination.
I’m just one woman; I have a family whom I adore, and am blessed with friends whose understanding of and love for my mountain acres includes patience with a process that requires a lifetime to produce, and a lot of time in the trees.
I cannot say that my thoughts comprise a symphony, but I can quote a saint:
“In essentials, unity.
In non-essentials, liberty.
In all things, charity.”
St. Augustine of Hippo
Leslie, thank you so much for sharing your comprehensive perspectives on so many varying topics and humoring my request to do so. I am absolutely positive our readers learned something today, you are an Incredible Woman of Cannabis and I thank you for using your voice to help educate others.
This month’s theme was about confidence and servant leadership. True leaders must lead by serving others, and doing so with right reason and conviction; they are compelled to do so by their very nature.
Femme Nuri recognizes Leslie La Duke Banionis as a leader in the next generation of cannabis. Thank you for your service.
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!!!
Here she is, our new logo!!!
She is meant to inspire strength and humility.
This new logo marks the kick off to amazing things ahead for Femme Nuri this year! With new collaborations and opportunities abound we are excited to be able to bring in some fantastic happenings.
We look forward to focusing our efforts on California Cannabis and preparing for recreational Cannabis in 2018. We have been enjoying building a strong network of women throughout the state making it possible to produce our ideas into reality. Are you a woman and a California Medical Cannabis Patient? How can Femme Nuri help you?
To our league of loyal followers, thank you for your continued support!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
Cannabis laws are still in development so I highly recommend the next step.
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.
“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
Our Favorite Things 2016
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)
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.
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)