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4 Cannabis-Infused Recipes to Bring on a Labor Day Getaway

Daniel King

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Cannabis-Infused Recipes

May 1 is dubbed as International Workers’ Day. Every year, thousands, if not millions of workers around the world celebrate the fruits of their hard work and honor the efforts and contributions of labor unions. While the United States tends to celebrate Labor Day at a later time, particularly around September, there is absolutely no reason not to join this momentous and historical celebration.

With the day off work, spending some much-needed quality time with your friends and loved ones are certainly in order. You can amp up your celebration by bringing cannabis-infused dishes and even CBD oil edibles to the party and have everyone partake of it.

Cannabis Recipes to Try at Home

Guacamole

Start off light and easy with refreshing – and addicting – dip everyone will love. This versatile starter can be used just about anywhere and anything you can ever think of! From being served with nacho chips, cheese, and sour cream to being served on top of toasts and topped with a fried egg, there’s a reason why guacamole is everyone’s favorite. You can also serve this with pita bread or some healthy vegetable sticks.

Wake and Bake’s recipe is quite easy to replicate. All you need to have are some ripe avocados, lime juice, salt, pepper, diced onions, minced garlic, diced tomatoes, and cilantro. Of course, the piece de resistance is a few drops of pure cannabidiol oil. You can choose to let some drops incorporate with coconut oil or olive oil or you can also use it in its raw form.

Ganja Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Nothing beats having creamy and garlicky mashed potatoes as a side dish. This easy to whip dish will certainly be a welcome addition to the table, especially after the light appetizer you have brought.

To make this, you need russet potatoes, tons of garlic, ricotta cheese, sweet butter, heavy cream, extra virgin olive oil, basil, and salt and pepper to taste. Don’t forget your cannabutter as this will make all the difference.

Pro-tip: if you don’t have cannabutter inside your refrigerator, you can quickly make your own by using store-bought butter and your favorite CBD hemp oil extract. Prepare this beforehand so you can readily mix this in once your mashed potatoes are ready.

Chicken Pot-Ccicatore

Arguably the star of the night and of your table, this hearty chicken cacciatore dish will definitely lift up everyone’s spirits after tiring days at work. While everyone may be accustomed to the virgin and unadulterated version of this dish, your friends will surely appreciate you bringing this meal closer.

If you are interested in making this, take a cue from the Munchies recipe posted by Aurora Leveroni. This recipe calls for fryer chicken, a large piece of onion, half a glass of white wine, cremini mushrooms, and black and green olives. In addition, you will also need weed-infused butter and olive oil, plus the ever-present salt and pepper. Use CBD oil and mix this with butter and or olive oil if you do not have ganja butter with you at the moment.

Lazy Day

While this is certainly not something you could call a meal, this Lazy Day drink is the perfect way to cap of International Workers’ Day. Aptly named so, you can drink this and relax in the comforts of your cabin or while you lounge in the beach, basking in the sun.

For this, you need to stir weed-infused bourbon, sweet vermouth, and Angostura bitters.

Take inspiration from these CBD oil-infused dishes. Bring one (or all) of these to your potluck and everyone will surely be left in a state of euphoria.

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Reading Literature: 5 Marijuana Books to Add on Your Must-Reads

Daniel King

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The subject of cannabis has long been a topic in almost every field. From science, health, politics, to arts. With this, it is no surprise that many literary works have already been published regarding the said plant – from its facts, mysteries, to endless possibilities. Despite the effort of most states to foil the dissemination of such works, many still managed to attain global recognition and support.

Excited to know what these literary works are? To cut to the chase, here are top 5 marijuana books to read this coming weekend:

  1. The Artificial Paradises by Charles Baudelaire

If you’re looking for a book to read and get lit, Charles Baudelaire’s The Artificial Paradises is an excellent first choice. Considered to be one of the French literary giants, Baudelaire presents a vivid and moving account as he captures the most surreal of visions into haunting words. Narrating his hallucinations with the utmost creativity, from the grandest to the most distressing images, Baudelaire managed to create a masterpiece out of his narcotic dreams that exquisitely relates the alluring yet deceptive ecstasy of hashish and opium that eventually led to his downfall.

Disturbing, enticing, and timeless, The Artificial Paradises is an absolute must-read for cannabis enthusiasts.

  1. Confessions of an Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey

Considered to be the first literary addiction memoir, Thomas De Quincey’s Confessions of an Opium-Eater masterfully intertwines dreams, hallucinations, fears, ecstasy, and despair into one grand masterpiece. In this enduring autobiography, De Quincey describes his dreamlike visions and paranoia under the influence of laudanum with striking artistry.

Serving as a classic addictive piece, which even influenced later generations of writers, such as Baudelaire, Thomas De Quincey’s Confessions of an Opium-Eater will surely leave you “high” and spellbound.

  1. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

If you’re not too fond of autobiographies and find more fascination in fiction, then Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man would be the perfect choice. Haunting, moving, and relatable, this critically-acclaimed novel has successfully changed the literary arena ever since its first publication in 1952.  Taking its readers to the hilarious yet scornful urban life and racial divide, Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man will surely provide you a dazzling and painful reading experience, with, of course, some joints to spice up the plot.

  1. The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño

Emerging as one of the most notable Latin American works of the century, which established Bolano’s international literary reputation, The Savage Detectives will take you to a compelling trip of two modern-day Quixotes as they try to find the enigmatic poet, Cesárea Tinajero across boundaries. Wild, poignant, and vigorous, The Savage Detectives will grant you an exquisite story that creatively stitches the real and the imaginary, people and nation, and yes, cannabis and literature.

  1. Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me by Richard Fariña

Beaming with youthful joys and wildness, Richard Fariña’s Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me is sure to give you a Sixties kind of “high.” Published in 1966, the novel captures the classic college years with a nostalgic, witty tone that is sure to take you down the glories and horrors of Jazz Age ala F. Scott Fitzgerald. Presenting an unlikely hero, Gnossos Pappadopoulis, the novel will bring you to the chaos and tranquillity of gluttony, frat parties, women, art, deception, truth, and of course … marijuana.

It’s time to immerse yourself in the surreal yet fascinating world of cannabis within the literary universe.

With a cozy place to stay, a nice book on your lap, and CBD edibles and drinks, or even a CBD vape, is there a better way to enjoy the weekend?

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Taking Weed to New Heights: 4 Herbs to Consume with Cannabis

Stacey Wellington

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Herbal Teas

By now, you are surely aware of how wonderful cannabis is. Whether it is for health or recreational purposes, this plant has something to offer. With this kind of potential found in just a few plants, you might be thinking: how can cannabis get any better? Well, you can enhance its effects by combining it with other beneficial herbs!

Why Combine Herbs?

  • For added excitement – Nothing beats having something to look forward to and mixing marijuana with various herbs certainly elevates the excitement cannabis has to offer.
  • For added flavours, aromas and effects – Marijuana already are medically beneficial, but if you are looking for additional or enhanced benefits, tastes and smells, other herbs can certainly help.
  • To take advantage of what they offer – It is always better to use an organic and effective option, and these herbs offer a natural addition to treatments.

Now, onto the plants you can use with marijuana. There are a few plants that have amazing synergy with marijuana and here are some of them:

Holy Basil

Holy Basil Plant

Also referred to as tulsi, this herb is known for its various medicinal properties. From its flowers to extracts, holy basil delivers numerous health benefits such as treating bronchitis, nausea and vomiting, even eczema! With properties similar to those of cannabis, this plant is indeed a perfect partner for marijuana.

You can use tulsi oil along with cannabidiol oil for treating skin issues such as acne and pimple breakouts. Moreover, people who like making gastronomic delights like pasta will find mixing holy basil and hemp a great option. Instead of making pesto sauce purely from either cannabis or basil, why not combine these two amazing plants for maximum taste and effect?

Hops

Hops Plant

This plant is in the same family as cannabis so there’s no wonder these two go together. Commonly used to make beer, hops is used to treat anxiety, sleep issues and attention disorders. With the same uses as medical marijuana, some cannabis enthusiasts brew a mixture of hops and weed to make beer with a different kick.

Just keep in mind that it is safer to intake a regulated amount of alcohol and cannabis, so keep your consumption in moderation. If you prefer to puff your weed, you might want to mix hops with your CBD vape oil instead of smoking it directly as it is reported to be safer.

Damiana

Damiana FlowerKnown as a plant with a slight psychoactive property, damiana can be mixed with your regular joint. With Valentine’s Day coming up, smoking a damiana-laced spliff can improve your date night as it is commonly used as an aphrodisiac. Combined with the pleasure-enhancing and libido-elevating properties of weed, this herb can certainly improve your sex life. Aside from smoking a joint, you can also purchase damiana tea, which you can infuse with CBD oil, making a perfect beverage to top off your night.

Herbal Tea Leaves

Just like with damiana tea, you can mix cannabis with other herbal teas. Whether you like brewing your own cup of you have ready-made tea bags in your pantry, mixing in a few drops of cannabis oil or dried marijuana buds into the mix can elevate your normal cup. You can use herbs such as chamomile, peppermint and other similar dried leaves for a weed-infused cup.

Using the cannabis plant to its fullest does not only involve using its parts. You can also improve what this amazing plant has to offer by mixing it with various beneficial plants. By doing so, you are only accepting what nature provides and putting them to good use.

 

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Top Five Cannabis Teas Every CBD Lover Swears By

Daniel King

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Cannabis Teas

Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world apart from plain water. Drinking this healthy beverage is a crucial part of many cultures, especially in East Asia. For thousands of years, this drink has been used for many uses aside from quenching thirst. Tea drinking is also part of various activities like religious rituals, socialization, and relaxation.

Tea and Cannabis: A Healthy Combination

For many cultures, particularly with the Chinese, tea is also a medicine. When mixed with cannabis, tea has a surprising twist not only in flavor but also in medical potency. Certain compounds from marijuana, particularly cannabidiol, provide tons of health benefits. Cannabis is known to reduce chronic pain, calms anxiety and depression, improves lung capacity, promotes heart health, alleviates problems in digestion and symptoms of nausea. Furthermore, it can prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurogenetic diseases. Combined with other herbs, its potency shoots up, giving its drinkers a dose of wellness while sipping the distinct flavors of various tea types.

Five Cannabis Teas to Love

  • Canna Tea CBD Wild Berry White Tea

If you want a cannabis-infused tea with a rustic flavor, you will enjoy Canna Tea. As a holistic brand from Bend, Oregon, it boasts of manufacturing eco-friendly products with a very minimal carbon footprint. The brand has different variants that can suit your unique taste. You can choose CBD Wild Berry White Tea for heightening body sensations and deep body relaxation. You can also buy Canna Tea Honey Ginseng Green Tea for sharpening senses and enhancing relaxation; Honey Lemon Yerba Mate for boosting creativity and clarity of the mind; Honey Rose Chamomile Hot Tea for relieving chronic pain; and CBD Marion Berry Chamomile Tea for giving your body complete relaxation and a calm mood.

  • Kikoko Positivi-Tea

Kikoko is founded by two women who want to perk up and improve the lives of other people through their complete line of cannabis-infused tea. Each of these brands contains various amounts of CBD and THC to produce different effects in your body. It also includes a mixture of different herbs to improve the potency and flavor. If you want to get energized, you may want to drink Kikoko’s Positivi-Tea on the go. Kikoko also produces Tranquili-Tea which helps you get quality sleep; Sympa-Tea for pain and anxiety and Sensuali-Tea which acts as an aphrodisiac to increase sex drive.

  • Subtle Tea’s 1:1 CBD Lemon Ginger with Turmeric

You can choose from a Subtle Tea’s various flavors to satisfy your choosy palate while taking in the medicinal properties of CBD and THC. One of its top variants is 1:1 CBD Lemon Ginger with Turmeric that can soothe your nerves and relaxes tired muscles while providing relief to your sore backs, and achy joints. Meanwhile, Subtle Tea 8:1 CBD Dreamtime PM with Valerian can put you into a deep and energizing slumber.

  • Skyline Boulevard Co.’s Peppermint Cannabis Tea

If you want to try the Cannanis-infused drink without the taste of marijuana, Skyline Boulevard Co.’s Peppermint Cannabis Tea will become your favorite. With its overwhelming peppermint flavor, you will taste a minimal cannabis taste. You can also add milk, cream, or honey to increase potency.

  • Mary’s Wellness Echinacea Tea

To boost your immune system during the flu season, drinking Mary’s Wellness Echinacea Tea could be part of your treatment regime. Echinacea is an herb used by indigenous tribes for its medical properties. Mary’s Wellness also comes with other flavors such as the traditional Green Tea, and Earl Grey Tea. The company also offers Peppermint Tea, Orange Pekoe Tea, and many more. You should be careful sipping Mary’s Wellness teas since all variants contain 60mg THC and 6mg CBD.

Combining tea and medical cannabis is an excellent match for your palate and health. Try one of these cannabis teas now.

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