Coco-Canna Panna Cotta

Coco-Canna Panna Cotta

A simple and decadent dairy-free dessert infused with a modest dose of cannabis.   Ingredients: 2 cups coconut milk (not light or low-fat!) ½ cup canna-coco milk ¼ cup honey 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 ¼ teaspoons gelatin ¼ cup coconut flakes (optional)   Instructions: Mix the coconut milk, canna-coco milk, honey and vanilla in a small saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin across the top of the coconut milk mixture. Let it sit until gelatin “blooms”…

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CannaKids

CannaKids

CannaKids is on track to become a leader in cannabis-led treatments for children and adults. The California-based company first launched in March 2014, one year after its founders – Tracy and Josh Ryan – began treating their own daughter, Sophie, with concentrated cannabis oil. Sophie’s Story: Sophie Isabella Ryan was born on October 3rd, 2012, perfectly healthy and weighing in at 8 pounds, 7.4 ounces. Her birth had zero complications. On June 20th, 2013, Sophie…

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Healing Foods

Healing Foods

Come harvest time and the nippy nights of November, many of us spend more time at home cooking, answering the healing call of the season. It’s an especially rewarding time for foodies and cooks, as autumn menus are chock-full of nutritious comfort foods and nostalgic aromas. I like to imagine that I’ll prepare a big pot of soup every Sunday night, for quick, healthy lunches to fortify my workweek. I particularly love creamy vegetable soups,…

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Healing Oakland with Terryn Buxton

Healing Oakland with Terryn Buxton

When it comes to healing with cannabis, many people have found relief. But the community, culture, and lifestyle isn’t just about just getting high.   Terryn Buxton is a cannabis activist, entrepreneur, and political figure in Oakland, California. He’s been a consumer since the age of 15 to combat his insomnia. Since then, Terryn knew there was something special about this plant. Terryn is also helping heal the damage done by the War on Drugs…

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Moxie Meds

Moxie Meds

Put Your Action Where Your Passion Is How Moxie Meds’ Founder Built the Brand and Team Behind one of California’s Most Successful Medical Tinctures   Jessica Peters just wrapped up a long session shooting with Green Flower Media where she shared her cannabis research and her story before she hopped on the phone for this interview. Though she’s tired, her energy hardly seems diminished; she speaks as passionately about medicinal cannabis at the tail end…

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Cannabis

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Cannabis

A Case for Symptomological Relief Among the most commonly cited uses for cannabis in the U.S. are for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Cannabis is finding its place in mainstream medicine. However, the role of the plant in the treatment of PTSD remains a controversial topic. What is PTSD and who is at Risk? According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), PTSD is defined as a disorder that stems from…

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The Apothecarium

The Apothecarium

Healing the Community One Patient at a Time Apothecarium is renowned for their elevated design, which features velvet upholstery, marble counters and prominent crystal chandeliers. In fact, the company’s original location in the Castro was recently named one of the best designed dispensaries in the country by “Architectural Digest.”   The Apothecarium, which opened its third location in the beautiful Marina district in San Francisco, is about more than beautiful design. This is a dispensary…

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Cannabis Cleaning Process

Cannabis Cleaning Process

The most important thing to do before you begin to cook with cannabis is to clean your herb before it is infused into oil, butter, or directly into any of your food. Just as you need to clean your fruits and vegetables before you eat them to remove surface contaminants, you need to to clean your cannabis.  Here’s how:   What You’ll Need: Distilled water Tea strainer Medium/large-sized pot Bowl filled with ice water French…

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Blackberry Basil Canna-Shrub

Blackberry Basil Canna-Shrub

Everything old becomes vogue again, especially when it’s as stylish and vibrant as a homemade shrub. What’s a shrub? A simple name for a blend of fruit juice and vinegar, a shrub is etymologically rooted to the Arabic word “sharāb,” meaning, “to drink.” Popular in 17th century England, shrubs were often served in pubs with brandy or rum. Across the Atlantic, colonial Americans used shrubs as a simple method to preserve fruit; the vinegar content…

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HumYum Cannabis Caramels

HumYum Cannabis Caramels

When Elkiya Mendes’s aunt called her to request a batch of caramels, the Humboldt County pastry chef gave it her best effort. At the time, she considered herself more of a chocolate person, but Mendes was surprisingly taken with the rich, yet elegant, sea salt caramels she perfected. The gluten-free caramels also suited Mendes’s personal food philosophy; she discovered she had a gluten allergy nearly ten years ago while working the night shift at a…

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