Can you all feel the tingle in the air? It’s coming, that wonderful yearly turning away and the beginning of the gathering in…..I love Fall, and that spicy feeling that happens right around this time just makes me want to light the fire, even though it’ll be 78 later. What’s also happening of course is the girls – my beautiful cannabis plants – are getting ready . This year I grew several strains, and they all look a bit different. I’m figuring out the new drying system and getting excited to see what they’ll taste like. Honestly though the best thing about growing cannabis is being able to manage every phase of my medication. I’m also starting to use the big fan leaves like I would parsley; they have a light vegetal taste and look beautiful on the plate. Just getting ready for a fine fall over here, and hopefully a fine giant harvest from my girls!
Darlings! As you experiment and expand on your cannabis knowledge, I’m sure there’ll come a day when you have a little too much fun. Maybe you’re trying out an edibles recipe and seem to have overindulged, or maybe your pal comes over with a party joint – either way, sometimes the next day you can experience what I call the PotOver. Kinda like a hangover but with cannabis. Unlike a hangover you won’t feel like you have the flu, nor will you want to die, but the front of your brain might feel a little ‘soggy’. You might want to stay in bed, or consume large amounts of cold mac ‘n cheese, or give yourself a rub down in the shower with a coffee scrub – whatever works! The PotOver happens, and luckily for us cannabis lovers it’s no big deal. Think cool shower, hot tea, maybe some semi-vigorous exercise….basically whatever you think will help you feel better with no bad effects, do that. Again, the PotOver is no big deal but can be weird, so don’t worry, just take care of you!
Because for me it’s the best way! I’ve found in my years of cannabis use that there are two types of pot growers. There are the super science-y growers, who monitor all kids of esoteric variables to insure glorious pot. I do have to say I applaud their methods and embrace the incredible cannabis that is the result. Then you have your old school earthy types – this would be me. For me the plants feel not only alive but almost sentient (I know – weird) and I feel that they appreciate touch and talk as well as sun and soil. I like to talk to them several times a day and when I’m with my plants I like to be naked. I like to feel ’em and touch ’em and be one with them. And before I get too trippy I’ll stop – just know that naked cannabis gardening is the best way for me to feel da love!
This book is a work in progress, but will hopefully be the culmination of years of teaching cooking with cannabis! When my book partner Val and I decided to do this in January, we thought oh, no biggie, a couple months and we’re home free. Oh my lord no…..it’s way more complex than we thought. Turns out just cuz you’re writing a book on cooking with cannabis that doesn’t mean everyone will be eager to publish it. I really want to get what I’ve learned out there so that more folks can feel better and get well with our friend cannabis. What with proposals and rough drafts and rewrites and everything, I think now we’re looking at the end of the year. There’s just so much to learn about the wonders of cannabis; please send positive completion vibes! Yours in cannabis and health…. M
A year ago my darling fluffy feline Hugo was diagnosed with kitty cancer. Now HJT is a high strung, allergy prone, absolutely loveable ball of cat. He sleeps with me under the covers and talks to me all the time. When the vet told me he was going to die soon I was a mess. Then I thought hey! what about cannabis? I started giving him about 3 mg. of a glycerin cannabis tincture and now………He’s fine! I mean all better no cancer completely well fine. I’ve noticed too that he doesn’t seem to have all the allergies anymore. I know that there’s a lot of folks with similar stories about pets and cannabis, but I wonder about veterinary research into cannabis dosing for pets? I’ll be taking him back to the vet soon and I really can’t wait to see what thy say. Again, proving cannabis cures, one mammal at a time. Yay Hugo J. Treadwell!!
All of my life my engine has run fast. Don’t know about you, but I’m one of those people that has to fight being 3 steps ahead in the conversation. I’ve had to learn to slow down and listen, as well as slow down and wait….Point is, my pal cannabis has been very helpful here. I’m not talking about getting all high and spacing out, I’m talking about the wonderful soothing clam that cannabis can provide. I’ve been able to breathe, take a minute, and truly listen now that my brain has calmed down a bit. I have also included daily mindfulness meditation as a part of my Mental Traffic Management plan, and that plus the Indica cannabis I use has equaled WAY better everything. Cannabis is not a miracle, and I do need to pay attention to how relaxed I get, but if you like me are a hyperactive nut case, cannabis will help fer sure!!
I try to not continually wax poetic about cannabis, but damn, the stuff is the BEST. I was talking to a friend today who has taken all the pills but is still wondering how to get better. It hurts my heart to run into so many people who have physical problems that could be easily solved with cannabis, but the years of prohibition and false information have left a lot of people just plain scared of pot. I have to say stop being scared – this is truly the best natural medicine I have ever found. I too was taking all the pills and doing everything I could to stop the pain. This was not always to healthy effect, I might add. I actually used to have a 3 drug limit; I had to try and not go above three different types of medicine to relieve my pain. Now, with wonderful lovely cannabis I have no pain, move well, and am (almost always) calm and happy. I have to reiterate, lose the pills and try cannabis – you’ll get well!! See some recipes at www.maryjwhite.com.
As I was sitting through a baseball game the other night I was thanking cannabis in my head. I’ve found that with the great green medicine not only am I healthier but I’m muuuuuuch more calm. And I can be with the sports loving family and not get cranky about it. Now I know a lot of people don’t have the racing mind/compulsive energy problem, but for those of us who have a fast motor, learning how to slow it down can be a lifelong challenge. I guess that’s why before I found cannabis Xanax was kind of my friend….tho I never felt healed. I have to say Cannabis has gotten me healthy AND helped me survive boring sports. Again and always, YAY pot!!!!
You all get that feeling in spring where you just gotta dig in the dirt and plant stuff? This time of year, when the leaves are starting to bust out and the maples have that incredible acid green color, I just feel all earthy. I get crazy and must dig in the dirt, but there’s often pain the next day. Not bad, of course, that good kind of exercise pain, but still, I need the green medicine! After a day or even a few hours in the garden I enjoy a little cannabis tincture in my tea, and cannabalm on the gardening muscles. I guess what I’m saying is when you get overwhelmed by Spring urges and get real physical, remember that cannabis, as always, is your friend.
This Saturday at 11 it’s my Cannabis Lotions class. I LOVE this class because we get all messy and have a ton of fun making cannabis infused topicals. There’s almond oil, essential oils, shea everywhere, and hilarity. If you haven’t heard, topical cannabis is basically incredible. Because our skin has receptors for cannabinoids, we get a lot of relief and actual healing from applying cannabis infused stuff to our skin. I’d love to see you this Saturday and show you how it’s done……plus there’s bubbly and cool people and lunch and a ton to learn. Cannabis is all about healing, health and wellness; come see how you too can be pain free and smooth!!