The Cannaisseur Series

The Cannaisseur Series

A 420 Foodie’s Dream Story & Photos  by Laura Matsie The Cannaisseur dinner series, hosted by Chef Coreen Carroll and her fiancé Ryan Bush, celebrates both the relationship between cannabis and food, and the cannabis community itself. Coreen and Ryan have been creating these events for two years, and Cannaisseur will celebrate its “Canniversary” at a special event this May! Chef Coreen is not shy about her inspiration for these events, and describes herself as…

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A Witch in the Woods

A Witch in the Woods

Foraging for Homeopathic Remedies Ten years ago Colleen Bones relocated from San Luis Obispo, in Central California, to Humboldt County to be close to her husband’s family. They stayed in Northern California for the simple lifestyle – and the trees. Soon after, Bones became pregnant with their first child. She also became interested in natural medicine. “I started my introduction to herbs by drinking tea,” she recalled. “That was my first lesson on the healing…

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Ganja Goddess Getaway

Ganja Goddess Getaway

Ganja Goddess Getaway hosted their Joshua Tree event in April 2017 at a private sanctuary overlooking the desert. Cannabis loving women gathered at a local store to catch the shuttle, and really get away from it all… all except that sweet, sweet cannabis. Deidra Bagdasarian, aka Miss Bliss, teamed up with Sailene Ossman, aka Mama Sailene, to create the Ganja Goddess Getaway series. Their goal — to give cannabis-minded women the opportunity to connect with…

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Shoot the Moon

Shoot the Moon

Urban Yoga for the HIGH-drated   With a yoga mat curled under my arm, I walked into the lobby of a Downtown LA arts’ district loft building. I was running late, as usual, and high, but also determined to make it to this cannabis infused, “Puff ‘n Pose” yoga workshop. I pressed the ancient, vintage elevator button. It had been years since I had done yoga, or any exercise at all since studying dance and…

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Maddie’s Story

Maddie’s Story

Cannabis has provided an immeasurable amount of relief and comfort to countless numbers of people. For Maddie Holt, it has given her time. Maddie was born in November 2012 with Zellweger Syndrome, a terminal genetic disease that destroys the white matter of the brain and effects the production of long chain fatty acids. The rare disorder affects 1 in 50,000 live births, reports the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). “Most children with this devastating…

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Cannabinoids and The Central Nervous System

Cannabinoids and The Central Nervous System

Let’s get to repairing… By Dr. Pepper Hernandez ND, PhD, CNHP   The nervous system is a complex collection of nerves and specialized cells known as neurons that transmit signals between different parts of the body. Neurons in the brain communicate via electrical impulses and neurotransmitters. The nervous system is comprised of mainly two parts. The first part being the peripheral nervous system, which includes the nerves and ganglia on the outside of the brain…

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Wanderlust

Wanderlust

Yogis of all levels gathered at San Francisco’s Lindley Meadow Park on Sunday, April 23rd to celebrate Wanderlust 108, the world’s first and only mindful triathlon. The event brings together yoga, meditation and a 5k run/walk in a festival-type atmosphere. The global festival came to Northern California as part of its worldwide tour. Other cities on the North American leg of the tour include: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Denver, Portland, and Seattle, among…

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Higher Self Yoga

Higher Self Yoga

Yoga and cannabis might seem like the new kid on the block, but it turns out it’s nothing new at all. The two have deep roots through the history of India, the birthplace of yoga. It is there that practitioners used the herb for centuries. Cannabis is even mentioned in The Vedas, a Hindu sacred script dating back 2000 to 1400 B.C. During the 1960s, people like Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, and Ram Dass started…

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Valhalla Confections

Valhalla Confections

      There is something about the way a flavor can hit the tongue just right and how the balance of sharp and subtle strike a harmony. The harmony is loud and perfect, stirring a happiness, a joy, in eating. Sometimes, though, nails screech a chalkboard when the term ‘medicine’ or ‘health food’ drops. Enter Valhalla Confections’ gummies: the candy is so good, it’s actually medicine. Health foods are extremely important to me. It is…

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