Cannabis Bath Solution

I recently tried a new topical application of cannabis to help me with my pain and muscle tension caused by my fibromyalgia and it was amazing.

What you need to get to have your own cannabis bath solution.

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4 Cups of Water
60 rinsed soapberries aritha (These I could only find on-line)
4 TBS of freshly scrapped aloe. (Found a large leaf at my grocery store and had more than enough.)
The dried peal of an Orange. (After pealing an Orange I left the peals in an empty drawer to dry in a paper bag.)
Sunflower Lecithin.
15 Grams of ground decarboxilated Cannabis Flower (See my article on How and Why to Decarb Cannabis)
2 TBS of Lavender flowers (this I got at a natural food store.)
~2 TBS Olive Oil
1 cup of Course Himalayan Pink Salt

 

Step one:

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil then add in the soapberry aritha, orange peals, and lavender. Cover and let sit overnight or at least 12 hours.

Step two:

Melt Sunflower lecithin on low heat in a small sauce pan into olive oil. Once fully dissolved put decarbed cannabis into a jar and pour the olive oil with Sunflower lecithin melted in over the cannabis. Mix around until fully coated. Add a tiny amount more of olive oil if cannabis is not well coated. Let this sit overnight as well.

Step three:

After you let it sit over night mix the two together. Add in 2tbs of fresh aloe and simmer on low for 45 minute or until about half the water has evaporated. Then let this sit until it only warm to the touch–strain. (Keep leftovers to make second less potent bath solution.)

This solution is perishable and needs to be refrigerated or frozen.

Step Four:

Mix 1 cup of coarse Himalayan Pink Salt with 2tbs of fresh aloe then mix 1 cup of bath solution into salt; add to a bath and enjoy.

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This bath will relax your muscles and relieve pain like a topical cannabis, but with this infusion process it also has a slight psychoactive effect and may effect different people differently. The longer you are in the bath the more of an effect you will feel. Plan accordingly and know how this will effect you before trying to do anything else.

I personally loved this application method of using cannabis.

 

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This recipe was originally found in “The Cannabis Spa at Home,” I made a few small changes, but highly recommend getting your hands on that book as it has many great recipes in it.

 

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Davinci IQ Vaporizer (First Week) Review

Last week, I purchased myself a portable dry herb vaporizer. I personally narrowed down my choice from three of the best reviewed portable vaporizers; The PAX3, The FireFly2, and The Davinci IQ. I choose the Davinci IQ; while the other two still look like quality vaporizers I only had the money for one.

18893474_1762747163741629_2799996445037404004_nI have been using the Davinci IQ as my primary method of medicating for about a week. I have found that one vaping session (10 minute) does give the same relief as smoking the same amount of medicine. The first time I tried a vaporizer a few years ago this was not the case, but that other vaporizer was not a top quality one and the technology has been progressing since then. I really like the quality and taste of the vapor that the Davinci IQ produces.

The battery came dead, so I was not able to use it the very first day that I got it.  I do like that it has a removable rechargeable battery. This was one of the features, I really liked. You can also purchase separate batteries and an external charger. Both of these I do eventually plan on getting, but only had enough for the vaporize itself.  The battery only last long enough to do a few vaping sessions before it needs to recharge. So by itself the Davinci IQ can’t keep up with my medicating needs all day with the one battery.  I knew this before getting it. No portable vape has the battery to never handle all day use. Also the Davinci IQ does come with a USB charging cord, however it does not come with a wall socket. I was glad I had a spare and found this a little displeasing.

One of the things I really like about the Davinci IQ vaporizer is the smart paths that you can choose and they are simple to use. Simply choose path 1, 2, 3, or 4. Each of these paths reflect a different temperature range for the oven in the vaporizer. What this does is slowly over 10 minutes it raises the temperature from the starting temp to a higher finishing temp. This allows you to get a constant availability of vapor without needing to adjust the temperature of the vaporizer. Through the mobile Davinci IQ app, you can also customize the smart paths any way you want  using 3 points on a graph to determine how fast the paths progress to your finial temp. So far I’ve only messed with one and have not found a custom way I prefer. I tend to use the factory setting 2 or 3 most often.

You can also have precision control over the temperature and will see the digital display of what temp you choose. There is also a boost mode that will increase the temperature to the maximum of 430F degrees for as long as you hold the button down.

The Davinci IQ app is kinda cool. It let’s you see what temp you are currently at, adjust the temp up and down, along with customizing the smart paths as well. The most useful parts of the app are the FAQ, Walk thoughts and user manual on how to clean and service the Davinci IQ. I found the “Plant Guild” ironic. It lists things from chamomile to green tea to peppermint, but no where is cannabis or marijuana listed. These guilds tell you the ideal vaporization temperature and what effects vaporizing these plants might help you with and a brief history of the plant and historical usage. Oddly the plant most people buy this vaporizer for at least judging from the various reviews I have seen are all about cannabis…. Irony.

To help you choose what temp you might want to consider, since Davinci did not address this directly in their plant guild is look at the boiling point of Cannabinoids and Terpenes. Depending on  what effect you are trying to target you might want to choose different temperatures.

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Overall I am very happy so far with my choice, but I have only had it a short period of time. I plan on doing a future review, after I’ve had more time to use the Davinci IQ more and find out how well it hold up to the true test of time and repeated use.

You can find the Davinci IQ at you local smoke shop or on-line at http://www.davincivaporizer.com/iq-vaporizer/

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Juicing Raw Cannabis

Today I have the pleasure of introducing a Guest blog article to FibroMan.com by Miss Teddi the Raw Cannabis Juicing Lady. Who is going to teach us some things about raw cannabis.

unnamedHello my name is Miss Teddi, ABQ’s very own Raw Cannabis juicing lady. I have been fallowing the work of Dr.Courtney’s since 2010, and started juicing 4 years ago.  Raw Cannabis came into play around 2010 by Dr. Courtney.

Dr. Courtney has shown his investigations to many doctors, Kristen Petskuski was the first patient to be healed with Raw Cannabis in 2012. this helped important institutions such as the national cancer institute recognize the anti tumor properties of cannabinoids.

It has also been found that Raw Cannabis has nutritional value as well. I’m trying to get together with one of the labs to test these properties

In 6 years we have only just began to understand the wonders of Raw Cannabis as an herbal remedy for healing and as a vegetable.

We have also learned the there are 480 natural components with in the cannabis plant one of there components is THC. The substance that is manly responsible for the psychoactive effects. It is the lesser know components CBD and THCA found in the leaves and trichrome covered flowers of the raw plant that deliver the nutritional and therapeutic punch.

Consuming Raw Cannabis in it’s raw form is the only way to enjoy all the benefits of the plant but when cannabis is ripe or heated it loses the anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and anti- proliferation (the anti- cancerous ) properties of cannabinoids. Remember when you heat up a vegetable it loses a great deal of its nutrients and enzymes beneficial to your health. By definition Raw Cannabis is a vegetable and it also loses a great deal of its nutritional value when heated.

We benefit from Raw Cannabis because it comes along with a concentrated source of nutrients that can boost your energy. Its loaded with anti-oxidants, a prefect balance of omega 3 and omega 6, and potent anti-inflammatory properties which can help fight off a host of illnesses and simple aces and pains. You also avoid the high.

Plus with it containing  protein and vegetable matter it can be  used as a dietary supplement you can lose weight, control your blood sugar, blood pressure, and much more. It just makes for a better quality of life.

There are however a few things one must look out for Dr. Courtney cautions people with kidney or gallbladder problems that Raw Cannabis may pose a risk. He also would not recommend Raw Cannabis for people with hyperoxaluria type two, enteric hyperoxaluria, or primary hyperoxaluria. Also anyone taking blood thinning drugs such as coumadin or if you are taking medication that can be blocked by grapefruit or pomegranate juice you should advise your doctor that your are considering a Raw Cannabis regimen. Most leafy greens contain a high amount of vitamin k which can prevent the liver from metabolizing such drugs and Raw Cannabis can have this effect as well.

I am not the only one that uses raw Cannabis a good friend and fellow MCP Pam McKay tells me, “I was having terrible nephropathy in my legs and was suffering from foot cramps. When I began juicing first thing in the morning the nephropathy subsided as well as the foot cramping and it just helped me feel better it a great way to start your day. Without  having full access to Raw Cannabis or the Canna juice  some of my symptoms have returned. I look forward to getting my place and having my own grow simply for the purpose of having my raw cannabis”

I got my dad Ted Thompson to start juicing shortly after he became a MCP at age 81. It was his blood sugar that surprised me the most . His morning fast was 400 at times,  but 3 moths into juicing his blood sugar fast are now testing below 150 and he tells me “I cant explain how it works or what it does all I know is it makes me feel better and I wont stop juicing with raw cannabis!  He stopped once and his blood sugar was at an all time high. My mom told him to start juicing again and it went back down to a normal level in only 2 days .”

My dear husband Rex Kohr started juicing shortly after i did he told me he didn’t think it was doing anything that he could notice so he stopped juicing. After only 2 weeks of him not juicing is when he could tell a difference. Once again I’m told I don’t know how to explain what it dose all I know is I feel much better when using Raw Cannabis. Rex also states he’s happy that he’s married to the creator of over 50 treats made with Raw Cannabis which makes using Raw cannabis a pleasure to drink and eat. He might be a little bias but you will be able to judge for yourselves when my book of Raw Cannabis treats comes out in the summer of 2017.

As for me I could write a book on how Raw Cannabis has changed my life but ill keep it simple. I have been using it both as a dietary supplement and as a herbal healing ready for 4 years. I suffer from fibromyalgia, chronic pain, diabetes and the list goes on. Raw Cannabis has given me my life back I have lost over 100 lbs. gone from 28 pharmaceuticals down to only 3. before juicing it hurt to even smile or to give a hug  but now I’m able to do it often. Raw Cannabis is now a major part of my life I’m actually living for the first time in a long time I’m loving every part of my life. I’m now a big advocate for Raw Cannabis. I’m also an educator and consultant on Raw Cannabis ready for hire I’m working on a book of raw cannabis that will be out in 2017 . I cant imagine my life without Raw Cannabis in it.

I think it was Shakespeare that said let your food me your medicine and your medicine be your food. I think he was onto something. MISS TEDDI

When juicing, a wheat grass juicier is recommended for those using large amounts of leaf. However I have found that a blender is better to use its quicker and easier and according to Dr. Courtney a blender is preferred for juicing as you recover closer to 100% of what you put in.

You should use cannabis leaves and small buds that are well into flower. Buds have I higher concentration of CBD’s than leaves but using both together is quite beneficial. Most don’t have the resources  to do this nut I have found through experience that you can mix leaves from plants in tis vegetative state with your flowering leaves and a few buds to stretch your juice quite effective. It works as both a dietary supplement and a healing supplement.

Raw Cannabis can be kept in an air tight baggy in the refrigerator for up to a week. Do not freeze your raw matter It will cause it to loose its enzymes, and frozen canna cubes can last up too 2 to 4 months.

Rule of thumb is one cup of raw lefly matter is a serving .

Please feel free to email me any questions you have at missteddisjuicing@gmail.com you can also fined me on Facebook twitter and Instagram.

Written by, Miss Teddi the Cannabis Juicing Lady.



Miss Teddi sent along  with this article a list of cannabinods and terpines in their raw forms and effects listed below at the bottom of the article.  For my readers, when a cannabinod is listed with an (a) at the end it lets you know that it is in the raw stage. For example THC when raw is THCa. This is due to the extra carbon molecule attached to the cannabinods. When heated carboxylic acids loose a carbon atom and change. That change represented by the (a) at the end of the cannabinods being removed. This process is also called decarboxylation and is what make the THC molicule psychoactive.

Thank you, Miss Teddi the Cannabis Juicing lady for submitting your guest blog post to FibroMan.com. If anyone else has any information about cannabis they think other could benefit from please submit guest blog posts to venerablescholar@gmail.com

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Appendix of Raw Cannabinods and Terpines effects

THCa

  1. ANTI-CANCER
  2. -caryophyllene
  3. citronellol
  4. humulene
  5. limonene
  6. myrcene
  7. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
  8. a-pinene
  9. -caryophyllene
  10. cineol
  11. citronellol
  12. humulene

6 myrcene

  1. ANTI-SPASMOTIC
  2. citronellol
  3. myrcene

THCVa

  1. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
  2. a-pinene
  3. -cryophyllene
  4. cineol
  5. citronellol
  6. humuiene
  7. myrcene

CBGa

  1. ANALGESIC
  2. borneol
  3. myrcene
  4. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
  5. a-pinene
  6. -caryophyllene
  7. cineol
  8. citrollellol
  9. humulene
  10. myrcene

CBGVa

  1. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
  2. a-pinene
  3. caryophyllene
  4. cineol
  5. citrollellol
  6. humulene
  7. myrcene

CBDa

  1. ANTI-CANCER
  2. caryophyllene
  3. citronellol
  4. humulene
  5. limonene
  6. myrcene

CBDVa

  1. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
  2. a-pinene
  3. -caryophyllene
  4. cineol
  5. citrollellol
  6. humulene
  7. myrcene

CBCa

  1. ANTI-FUNGAL
  2. a-pinene
  3. -caryophyllene
  4. caryophyllene-oxide
  5. limonene
  6. nerolidol
  7. terpinolene
  8. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
  9. a-pinene
  10. -caryophyllene
  11. cineol
  12. citronellol
  13. humulene
  14. myrcene

CBCVa

  1. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
  2. a-pinene
  3. -caryophyllene
  4. cineol
  5. citrollellol
  6. humulene
  7. myrcene

Hot Golden Delight

This is a super easy recipe to make and will make a potent edible that you can adjust the potency on with ease. I also found that this particular medible effect can be felt quicker than most medibles. I suspect that this is due to it being a drink and getting digested faster.

What you will need:

2 1/2 cups Coconut Milk
3 Tb Local Honey
1 1/2 tsp Curry Powder
1/2 tsp Ground Turmeric
1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
2 tsp Cannabis Infused Butter

Mix all ingredient except Cannabis infused butter in blender.

Pour blended ingredient into saucepan and simmer for 5-7 minutes then pour into 2 coffee cups add 1 tsp Cannabis butter into each serve immediately.

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I found this recipe in the Book, HERB: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Cannabis.

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A few notes on this recipe. To increase of decrease dose add or subtract canna-butter as needed. I use 2 tsp per serving.  (Start at 1 tsp per serving and adjust from there.) It should also be mentioned that “coconut milk, cinnamon, honey, and turmeric contain powerful antioxidants”.(HERB) Also if you use local honey instead of generic honey it contains local pollen processed by the bees to aid in allergies to pollen as well.

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Need to know how to infuse cannabis into butter for this recipe? Read my article on Infusing Cannabis into Oil or Butter.

 

Cannabis Spinach & Artichoke Dip

If you have always wanted an infused cannabis food that was not dessert or sweet then this might be your answer.

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This recipe I found in Herb: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Cannabis, However I did make a few changes to the recipe.

Ingredients needed:

  • 1/4 cup Cannabis Infused Coconut-oil
  • 1 TB Chopped Garlic
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 1 1/4 cups Parmesan cheese ( 1/4 of that set aside for topping)
  • 2/3 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 cup Mayo
  • 2 TB Chopped Jalapenos
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 cup of Cannabis Fan leaf Fingers (cut each finger off each leaves off discard steams)
    • Replace Cannabis fan leaf fingers with Kale or Spinach if unable to acquire fan leaves.
  • 1 cup frozen thawed and drained Spinach. (next time I make this I’m going to try with fresh spinach)
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Canned Artichoke-hearts
  • Pinch of Nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup Bread Crumbs

Pre Heat oven to 325F degrees.

While the oven preheats melt cannabis coconut oil on low heat in a sauces pan. Add Garlic and cook for two minutes.Remove from heat and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl Blend together Mayo, Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, 1 cup Parmesan cheese,  artichokes, spinach, Jalapenos, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Once well blended add in Spinach and Cannabis Fan leaf fingers. Mix well then add in the cannabis coconut oil and garlic you set aside. Bend for 1-3 minutes.

Pour into a 1.5 pint bread glass bread pan.

In a separate bowl mix together the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Then top the dip with it.

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Cook for 20-30 Minutes or until golden brown.
(optional: Broil top for 2 minutes to crisp top)

This recipe makes 4 cups. The recommended serving size is 1/3 cup. Although I found that I needed to eat 2/3 cups to equal one of my cookies. That becomes a meal. So this recipe is nice for an occasional change up in medibles but not practical for everyday medication. None medical users might get more out of this recipe due to most non medical users having lower tolerances than your typical weekend users.

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Infusing Cannabis into Oil or Butter

I personally prefer coconut oil. Why coconut oil? That answer is simple. Coconut oil is 100% fat, whereas butter is around 60% and even clarified butter is only 80% and cannabinoids bond to fat. Therefor coconut oil will have more cannabinoids per serving that using butter and many other oils. I should also note that coconut oil will work in any recipe that requires butter or an oil so it is extremely versatile and coconut oil contains healthier fats.

The method I use to infuse coconut oil can also be used to infuse butter or other oils as well. Having a oil or butter to use in the kitchen is the first essential step to cooking with cannabis.

To infuse cannabis into the fat of your choosing you will need the following items.

  1. Crock pot
  2. Large Mixing Bowl
  3. Strainer
  4. Cheese Cloth
  5. Zip tie
  6. 16oz of coconut oil (butter or other oil)
  7. 1oz decarboxylated cannabis buds (or 4oz of cannabis trim)
  8. 1 cup of water

Set the crock pot to keep warm. Add the cup of water and coconut oil into your crock pot and let it all melt. Then add in the decarbed cannabis.

Important, for best result I emphases the cannabis must be decarbed before adding it to the oil or butter to activate the THC.

Mix the cannabis in the oil or butter every few hours keeping the crock pot on keep warm the entire time. Let this mix sit in the crock pot at least 8 hours but can keep it going longer up to around 14 hours to increase maximum potency.

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Turn off the crock pot and let it cool for about 30-60 mins. In the meantime, line the strainer with several layers of cheese cloth (6-10 layers) and set the cheese cloth lined strainer in the large mixing bowl. Once your oil or butter has cooled it is time to pour it through the cheese cloth. Lift the strainer and let most of the oil or butter has gone into the bowl. Grab the cheese cloth and make sure all the cannabis is trapped inside and zip tie the cannabis inside the cheese cloth.  With all the cannabis trapped inside the cheese cloth and if the cannabis has cooled enough you can squeeze out the rest of the trapped oil or butter. You can keep this used cannabis and use if for making a less potent batch of oil or butter. I recommend making an 8oz batch of oil or butter with the left over cannabis. Or you can make a cannabis salve like in my article Topical Cannabis Salve replacing the trim in that recipe with this leftover cannabis.

Use caution and make sure that the cannabis is cool enough to squeeze or hot oil will burn you. If in doubt set aside the cannabis in the cheese cloth to cool in a separate bowl before squeezing.

Inside the mixing bowl should be the cannabis infused oil or butter still mixed with water. If any cannabis is still in the oil; clean the strainer line with cheese cloth and strain one more time. If clear of cannabis debris set the bowl in the refrigerator overnight. This colder temperature will help with the oil or fatty butter to separate from the water because the oil and fat float to the top of the water and become a solid in colder temperatures.

Once the oil or butter is solid then use a butter knife to slide along the side of the solid oil or butter and pop the free carefully. Discard the water and scrape the bottom of the oil or butter to get the rid of the film. What remains is your infused oil or butter.

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If making cannabis coconut oil, I recommend adding one more step to this process. Put the infused coconut oil back into a cleaned crock pot and let it melt on keep warm. Once fully melted pour the coconut oil into ice cube trays. (These ice cube trays should only be used for this purpose after this) Then freeze the oil over night. Once you have your ice cubed infused coconut oil put into a Tupperware or into the empty coconut oil container. This just makes handling coconut oil easier. I just weigh out or melt what I need when I need it.

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That is how to infuse cannabis into your favorite oil or butter and as always….

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Marbled Dark Chocolate Peanut-butter Medible Cookies

Let’s ditch these pre-made box cookie packages. Simply enough the box cookies don’t allow you to add enough medicine. Take for example peanut butter cookies. One box I have asks for 3 Tablespoons of oil. So you add 3 tbs of infused oil and you get easy medibles. But ones that are not super effective.

Here I will layout an easy peanut-butter cookie recipe. This recipe will require 1 cup  and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Each cup has 16 tablespoons in it. Now can you see where the benefit to a little extra work can payoff.

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Recipe

1 cup cannabis infused coconut oil
1 tablespoon cannabis infused coconut oil
–melted with 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup Organic peanut butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 1/2 cup all purpose flower
2 Eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 teaspoon backing powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Using a bender mix infused coconut oil (1 cup) with sugars and eggs.

Then mix in the flower with baking soda and baking powder.

Using a double bowl method melt coconut oil (1 tablespoon) with 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips. Once fully melted mix into dough and allow dough to set in the fridge for 60 mins.

For dosing and consistency in size use a tablespoon to make your peanut-butter dough balls. Then use a fork to make the crisscross pattern. Use parchment paper on your cookie sheet to prevent sticking.

Cook at 350 F for 10-12 mins and let cool on cookie sheet.

Enjoy!

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