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Cannabis and Mental Health

Mental health awareness day was the other week so I thought this would be a good time to write about a few helpful strains that can help with mental health. Before you start toking for any kind of condition or ailment you should understand your ailment or condition, if you are going to use cannabis to self-medicate anxiety or depression or any other mental health sickness please understand the basics of that ailment. Knowing yourself and your sickness if…

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FotM: October

The weather in Vancouver has been beautiful and I’ve been taking in as many beach days as possible. This week I have been smoking on a few different strains and picked a top two favorite buds and I’d like to share them with you all.
The favorite strain in the office at the moment is our Mango Papaya, of course this is a fruity sativa strain. It’s a perfect get up and get it done weed, after smoking a joint…

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A Beginners Guide to Edibles

A Beginners Guide to Edibles
 
Edibles have started to become very popular in the constantly evolving cannabis industry. However, there are a few things you should know before munching down on some delicious infused gummies or other sweet treats. If this is all new to you, here are some tips and secrets to getting the most out of edibles.
There is nothing worse than expecting a 250mg chocolate bar and not feeling the effects due to a mislabeled product. Finding a…

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What is CBD?

What is CBD – cannabidiol
Most everyone in today’s day and age is aware of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).  It is the main compound found in marijuana, known for causing a euphoric head high.
But did you know the second most common compound is CBD or Cannabidiol? While THC is most common for getting you “high”, CBD is known for its anti-psychoactive properties, countering out the effects of THC. It also has many medical properties, helping you feel more relaxed and levelheaded. CBD…

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Canna-Maple Candy

It’s Spring in Eastern Ontario, the season where Maple gives liquid love to mankind.  Speaking of giving, a very generous friend gave my Daddy a jug of this golden nectar from trees around my home town.  My Daddy shared some with me and I knew I had to make candy.  The only decision was:  plain or medicated?  Medicated it is!
I believe we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how many ways we can use…

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Molly's No-Bake Peanut Butter Canna-Bites

Molly’s No-Bake Peanut Butter Canna-Bites

I pride myself on being a fairly waste-not-want-not person.  I like to reuse, regrow, repurpose, or redistribute any time I can.  After many months’ batches of Cannabis oil, I had quite a collection of little balls of cheesecloth filled with oily plant material.  Each had a different shade based on leaf to bud content or time in the oven decarboxylating.  I decided to practice some alchemy.
Alchemy, noun:  “a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation…

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Benefits THC CBD

Cannabidiol~ Nature’s Anti-Anxiety

A dog barks three blocks away and Sarah suddenly wakes.  Like bubbles rising slowly up the side of a glass of pop, her consciousness comes to.  Within seconds she remembers that tomorrow is a work day and the tsunami begins.  In a rush it starts below her stomach and up into her heart–it feels like it skips a beat.  She’s now wide awake, feels like she’s drowning, must breath purposefully and deeply. Soon begins the nausea and that dull,…

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DIY Cannabis Skin Cream~ Enemy to Skin Inflammation

 
The numbing power of THC has been a part of my skin care arsenal for a few years now.  It’s incredible how quickly this cream relieves the sting of painful cuts and the ache of sore muscles.  For many of us our emotions are linked to the health of our skin.  Stress or emotional experiences can bring on irritating rashes that itch and all it takes is one minuscule tear in the skin’s epidermis for infection to occur.
This happened…

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Coconut-Cannabis Alchemy~ Apartment Style!

**** the oil from this process was fairly weak.  If you have been ingesting Cannabis or oil made with it for a while, you may want to increase the amount of product used.  If you are a brand new user or are planning on feeding this to your pet, this recipe is a safe place to start.
Infusing Cannabis into a fat is a surprisingly straight forward process.  It involves two distinct steps that rely on strict heat control and…

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Berry Passion Fruit Yogurt Pots

Barb’s Crunchy Canna-Yogurt Parfait

Good memories of active lives are what many a senior can boast. But physical activity catches up to us and the wear and tear on our joints is a major draw-back to this aging thing! We ache when we move, we ache when we don’t move. And the pills they prescribe only do so much. When the side effects from the ineffective medication starts getting old, many people look to other ways to kill the pain. 
At least that was…

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