I had quite the jolt yesterday when I got home from the pharmacy. I had to go pick up some medications for my face lift next week, and came home with a bag of prescription pills. Because of the positive medical effects of cannabis, I was able to forego a few of the prescriptions, which is a good thing monetarily and physically. But the Big Thing? The Jolt? They prescribed opioid pain meds, and back in the days before medical cannabis, I was a huge fan of pills. And not just because they helped with my pain, though they did. There was something kinda insidious about those pills; I always wanted more even though I didn’t get better. I was even at the point where I would sometimes want to look in peoples medicine cabinets…. not good. So here I am yesterday with a bottle of Percocet and all I can think of is how differently I feel about them now. I know they can be effective with acute pain, so I’ll take a couple, but instead of trying to figure out how to get more like in the old days, I’m trying to see how few I can take. Quite the change! I’m telling you guys, this is a freakin’ miracle. I mean, I used to have a 3 drug rule…more than 3 different meds and I was no longer responsible. I thought I was so fun at parties, but I usually just fell asleep in a corner. Luckily I never got addicted but boy, I can sure see how it happens. Now, thanks to cannabis, I’m pain free, I get better each day, and I NEVER think about other peoples medicine cabinets!
So after 9 months of mostly fun and some hard work, Val Russell McKinley and I published our book, “EveryDayMaryJ, A Practical Guide to Cooking with Cannabis”. Response has been good and we’re slowly but surely getting the word out. But! Turns out that’s the hard part. It seemed to me that after all our efforts people would just automatically know that it’s a damn fine book, super useful, full of info. But as it turns out, one must push and prod all the time. That’s every day…..So we don’t want to bug you, but know that if you see a lot of posts about “EveryDayMaryJ”, we’re just trying to sell books! I’m already working on some recipes and potions for the next book, but first I need to know you all are cooking with cannabis. So please – for your health, for the planet, and for us…..get “EveryDayMaryJ” and we’ll all be happier. That’s www.everydaymaryj.com – and thank you so, so much.
Darlings! To all of you who have come to a cooking class, read this blog, commented on a FB post, and/or purchased my cannabis cookbook “EveryDayMaryJ”, I say THANK YOU!! Thank you for wanting to learn about cannabis, for listening to my lectures, for watching my Hugo J. Treadwell get over his cancer…. again, THANK YOU! I truly hope that 2019 is a year for healing, growth, laughter, and lotsa love. The world is a crazy place right now, but know that by sticking together, helping each other and laughing more, we’ll get through this new year in great shape. I have to say that understanding what cannabis can do for your health will go a long way to making your 2019 smooth. Don’t forget the wonder that is cannabis; when life gets too nuts, a nice Indica will get you right. For a truly fun and fine 2019, stay medicated! With love and wishes for all good things… Mary
Hasn’t this been a year? I don’t know about you all, but my life has gone through some wonderful, painful, and epic changes. I truly feel that our friend cannabis absolutely helped me through the worst of it; whether emotional angst or weird body stuff, cannabis got me through. And the more I use cannabis and learn about its healing properties the more I understand the importance of this ancient healing plant. I’m absolutely grateful for this, as well as being grateful for you. I don’t want to be trite, but to all of you who have come to a Cooking with Cannabis class, asked me canna questions on FB, or needed input on CBD – thanks! To be able to help even a little, to see someone get off all those pills, to see a puppy calm and healed – that’s all down to the goodness of cannabis, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me help just a little. So very grateful for all of you!!
We are a couple of proud mamas: today is the day our labor of love, EveryDayMaryJ, was published! Over the better part of 2018, we have enjoyed working together on this project, researching and developing recipes, taste testing, making photographs, book designing and more.
We hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy of our ebook – it’s chocked full of delicious recipes, photos, cooking techniques, and information about all things cannabis.
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COOKBOOK SOON!! I find it funny that back in February when we were thinking about the book I was all ‘no sweat, this won’t take but a few weeks’. Talk about live and learn. Turns out writing a whole cookbook about Cannabis and getting the most beautiful pictures and having smart people look at it takes time. But as we’re almost there I want to say a giant heartfelt thanks to my great friend and collaborator Val McKinley. Val has an incredible eye for art and light, and a wonderful calm demeanor which believe me is a great asset. Some of us are a bit hyper (!) and Val energy is great. So stay tuned, as shortly there’ll be a fun cannabis cookbook filled with info, recipes, stories, and pictures of Hugo J. Treadwell. EveryDayMaryJ, A Practical Guide to Cooking with Cannabis, will be here soon. Onward!
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!
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!!