Herb Spotlight: Tea Tree for Everything

Almost every home made disinfectant that I make includes tea tree oil, probably because it is a natural antiseptic and anti bacterial. The plant derives from Australia where Aboriginals were seen making tea out of the leaves and sailors followed suit to prevent scurvy. I like to burn it in my diffuser when we've been sick …

What Are Cannabis Terpenes?

Those who are patients or in recreational states are probably familiar with the word terpene. For those that don't know, a terpene is a large and very diverse class of organic compounds that is produced by conifer plants and sometimes even some insects like butterflies and termites. Cannabis contains over 200 known terpenes, they are …

Reflections On An Evening Spent Foraging

I've been really excited living this close to a national forest though I haven't known where to start the exploring. I've been a suburbanite and a city girl. The country really isn't my comfort zone but it's certainly a place I've been dying to become one with. So when Cowboyfriend suggested we take our visiting friends …

Northern Lights Big Bud Strain Review

[Northern Lights x Big Bud][90% Indica] Northern Lights #10 is one of my favorite strains, it's relaxing and lulls us into sleep just ever so gently. Big Bud is one of those Indicas that I like to compare to a big huge WWE star sitting on you, it just hits hard and then stays there. So, …

What’s In My Cup? Digest & Detox Tea

Since adding lemongrass to my home made face wash I've been really loving experimenting with the bright, vibrant flavor it offers. This tea is great for the afternoon to get everything moving through the system while also mellowing out the mind into the evening time. Lemongrass and lavender help with digestion and both chamomile and lavender are relaxing. Enjoy feeling …

Herb Spotlight: Green Tea for All the Antioxidants

Modern society has been well aware of the benefits of green tea for many years and asian cultures have long enjoyed the plant's medicinal benefits through tea ceremonies. Green Tea is an alternative caffeine source to coffee for those trying to kick the habit. It's also a great afternoon beverage for those that aren't too susceptible …

Rolling Papers a Cannabis Movie Review

I go through real phases in my Netflix binging habits but I haven't been much in the mood for documentaries for a couple of years now, until I saw Rolling Papers on my feed. As a cannabis writer I think it'd be dumb if I didn't at least give it a chance, and I'm glad that …

SFV OG Kush Cannabis Strain Review

[San Fernando Valley OG x Afghani Kush][90% Indica] This one is a classic in Southern CA and that is probably because it's an Afghani crossed with the Valley's best Ghost OG phenotype. It is a fan favorite across the country but the origins are right where the phrases such as "like, totally freak me out!" originated. …

The Bravery of Being Uncomfortable

I feel like I've been uncomfortable for years now, since leaving Southern California. I'm just not really good at being in Arizona, it doesn't suit me. But in the title when I say uncomfortable I don't just mean in this sense, but to go deeper into uncomfortable. I'm almost talking about instigating the awkwardness. Not in a malicious way …