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!!
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!!
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!!