“And even after all the appointments with qualified healthcare professionals, alternative practitioners, biopsies, blood work and negative feedback, I took a breath and settled into my own inner guidance. I began to find a renewed love for the spiritual side of cannabis.”
Each of us have some use for the plant, whether it’s juicing, consuming, ingesting, smoking, growing or producing this medicine of the gods. We are so blessed to be living in a community of such awareness and abundance in every way. But what is it that I do you ask…
Well, my story was established a long time ago. But for now, we can begin with the focus I have had on juicing, and my fascination with CBDs and the non psycho activity of the cannabis plant itself. Years ago, I started off by simply begging the dispensaries to keep bags of local organic fresh leaves for me to juice when they could. From there, I had found myself in a position of actual need… and that launched me into the use of topical (medicinal strength, salve) and then internal (RSO) for my own health condition. I now know that particular illness was an energetic manifestation of my own emotions. Let’s just say my sacral chakra was stuck…and my body was trying to tell me about it. And even after all the appointments with qualified healthcare professionals, alternative practitioners, biopsies, blood work and negative feedback, I took a breath and settled into my own inner guidance. I began to find a renewed love for the spiritual side of cannabis.
Around that time, coincidently or not… I was accepted into the Cannabis Healing Institute and started a year and a half long educational venture with the guidance of Wendy Reed. I learned so much that it gave me a new perspective of the uses of cannabis and its history. I worked with integrity for the plant and accomplished my goal of being one of the first in the state of California to be Certified as a Cannabis Therapy Consultant. For that, I am thankful. I now have the knowledge, experience and confidence to further educate others.
Those few years were the most potent I had had — cannabis and the connection we share is of no other herb. Cannabis showed me how to see past the the fear and stay strong, giving me hope when nothing else was did. Juicing alone was my medicine at that time. I built up from one ounce a day to more than four ounces, it was rough. I called them “shamrock shakes” and they were anything but delicious, until I started adding almond milk. Then they started to resembled something more like the traditional cannabis drink, Bhang. Which, by the way is uber yummy and very potent as well as a powerful intoxicant. Bhang is a mild preparation of cannabis from young leaves and stems, traditionally used in food or drink in India. Conscience use of it in ceremony, with intention is defiantly the way to go.
I am a huge advocate of cannabis, as you can tell, and most people are very surprised to know I do not even smoke. I respect the plant for her healing properties and recognize she is an ally. She has so many qualities, kinda like she was meant for humans to have… I think she is the most complex, but yet simple, soft energy for healing and tuned in for our growth. I am so grateful to be alive at this time and be present in witnessing the shift she is making on our planet.
Go forth, Go Cannabis…
“Shamrock Shakes” Recipe:
4 cubes of Cannabis Juice
20 ozs Almond Milk
2 Raw Dates
2 Banana Halves
4 Positive Affirmations & 20 Blessed Thoughts
Blend and Enjoy!
Written by Dr. Pepper Hernandez
Are you curious if cannabis therapy can help you? Do you have your 215 but do not know where to go from there? Do you want more education on specific strains and dosage suggestions? By educating yourself, you may find that medicinal cannabis has been known to help with a variety of ailments, disease or discomfort without a psychoactive effect. If you need more information or direction, Dr. Pepper Hernandez may be able to help by pulling up to date resources and information for you to be educated and assisted with personal experience. She has vast experience on topical, RHO, Juicing, and strain specifics for each ailment. Plus she can help you on the spiritual end of why your body is manifesting such and illness in the first place.
*Dr. Pepper Hernandez ND, PhD, CNHP is a Naturopathic Nutritionist, Cannabis Therapy Consultant, Raw Food Chef and Medical Intuitive that holds multiple certifications, honors and degrees. All information in this article is for educational purposes only. Please check with your Educated Primary Health Care Physician, Raw Food Nutritionist or Healthcare Provider before beginning any new diet or lifestyle change.
To find out more about her local private practice and offerings to our community you can find her on the massive interwebs at DrPepperHernandez.com.