The Healing Blessings of Near-Death Experiences

The Healing Blessings of Near-Death Experiences

In the wide world of healing, nothing is more powerfully transformative than the Near-Death Experience.   Have you ever had or been curious about Near-Death Experiences (NDEs)? If so, you might want to know about the recently released book, “The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences: How the Messages of NDEs Positively Impact the World.” Author/editors Dr. Penny Sartori and Kelly Walsh have compiled a powerful collection of NDE testimonials from individuals who have gone on…

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Are You a Viper?

Are You a Viper?

Jazz- Soaked Cannabis Slang from the 20s and 30s “Everything will seem so funny. Darkest days will seem so sunny. That feeling will arrive when you smoke that killin’ jive.” — Cats and the Fiddles’ Killin’ Jive   Viper, tea, reefer, gage, nickel, weeds, roach, muggles. These terms from the 1920s and 30s confirm that cannabis users have a long history of inventive names for their favorite pastime. Makes sense if you need to be…

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Mary Jane, Where Are You?

Mary Jane, Where Are You?

 “Mary Jane: A Musical Potumentary” is soon to be released for general distribution.   Looking for fashion inspiration? If your tastes turn toward the outrageous, look no further than the Humboldt made film, “Mary Jane: A Musical Potumentary,” where classic hippie, corporate button-down, heavy metal, reggae-flavored, Earth Mama, even Bollywood styles come together.   The fabulous costumes express a variety of cultures; audience members have been encouraged to show up to screenings decked out in…

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High Art 1967-Style

High Art 1967-Style

How a Lifelong Love of Cannabis Began with Two Record Albums and Nature’s Artistry This month marks my 50th anniversary enjoying cannabis. To celebrate these landmarks, I’ve gone back in time, hoping to give readers some sense of how far we have come since 1967. Of course, my memories are specific to one place and social group, privileged white kids in New England. In San Francisco, 1967 brought the Summer of Love. But lots of…

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Hops and Cannabis, Close Cousins

Hops and Cannabis, Close Cousins

No other plant is as closely related to cannabis as hops. The two are the only economically important members of the botanical family — called the cannabaceae — which contain 270 aromatic species in all (Encyclopaedia Britannica). While cannabis has been bred for a wide variety of uses, from low THC hemp to the dankest green bud, the hop plant has had a more focused career as a main ingredient in brewing. It’s used for…

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A New World of Old Medicine

A New World of Old Medicine

Veterinary medicine is currently at a crossroads with cannabis. Used since ancient Greek and Roman times as medicine for horses and cattle, now classified only as a toxin, a few voices are asking why we know so little about the beneficial effects of cannabis on animals. Our knowledge has expanded exponentially since the passage of medical cannabis laws around the nation. Attitudes toward cannabis have crossed a threshold toward greater acceptance as more and more…

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Beauty

Beauty

Living As Pain Free As Possible                   Beauty is an inner state that glows through the skin. At any age, anyone can express the inner contentment as outer beauty. That inner serenity is enhanced by good health and comfort in your skin.   Skin is so important to take care of. It’s the first line of the body’s defenses, and the largest organ of the body. Many…

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Two San Francisco Visionaries

Two San Francisco Visionaries

Auntie Dolores and Brownie Mary Bring Healing Remedies   Julianna Carella has had two passions since she was very young, health freedom and owning her own business. These have united beautifully as Auntie Dolores, home of delicious, health-oriented medical cannabis foods.   To Julianna, health freedom means “the right to choose how we heal our bodies and our minds,” according to the company’s website. For those of us who include cannabis in that healing, Auntie…

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Emerald Grown and Proud

Emerald Grown and Proud

“We are farmers, and proud of it.” How the Emerald Grown Co-operative and a visionary documentary film project are championing the dignity of cannabis farmers in Mendocino County. Emerald Grown Co-operative How can we protect small-scale, sustainably oriented, organic, craft cannabis farmers now that Proposition 64 has passed? For that matter, how can Emerald Triangle farmers cope with the piles of paperwork and stipulations generated by the California Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA),…

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The Nitty Gritty on Light Dep Book Review

The Nitty Gritty on Light Dep Book Review

I gotta confess, when our publisher Christina DeGiovanni handed me The Light Dep Growers Guide: How to Harvest Marijuana Multiple Times a Year to review, I was sure she had picked the wrong person. I can kill any houseplant in a few weeks and have the track record to prove it. I love plants, all kinds, but have never gotten the hang of raising them. That’s why I ‘cultivate’ gardeners for friends. (That was a…

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