I used to live in a house that was literally something out of a book, but for real, you can buy the book here and the passive solar house he speaks of, is the one he built in the high hills of the Cohutta Wilderness. This place was my home for a short time and has been a major impact on how I have continued to live here in Colorado. Sit back and grab some tea because I used to live in a fairy tale.
This was my view each morning when I woke up for about 16 months. There is so much I could say about this house and how it changed me but honestly, I feel like I really came into myself. So let’s start off with the magic beginnings of how this little slice of off grid heaven came into my path.
I was working at a small town restaurant and living at the foot of the Cherokee National Forest when a friend sent me a message asking if I was looking for some where to move. I never spoke to him about it, but I did put out into the universe that the right house would find us! Sure enough his exact words were, “I think fate wants you to live in North Georgia.” We made plans to come down and see the place which was a 40 minute drive south. That week we were traveling 12 hours north to attend The Electric Forest Festival in Michigan. Little did I know this was our surprise engagement trip as well!
We decided we wanted to check the place out BEFORE driving to Michigan. We made the quick drive to check the place out briefly and think on it while we were on vacation. We drove back into the Georgia wilderness, 15 minutes from the nearest store, down long windy roads. Roads that were paved over the Trail of Tears. I saw the sign for the Red Clay National Park and knew we had to be close.
We pulled up to the top of a hill and there we saw it.
What looked like an upside down boat was a huge hand built work of sacred art. We loved it and we told them we would move in as soon as we were back from Michigan. Now it off to celebrate. Remember, I had no idea I was getting engaged but I knew something was up! I had a feeling the week could not get any better and I already knew it was going to be amazing.
Off to Michigan we went! We were backstage and engaged! Now the en’rage’ment party began.
So being on the extreme high that comes from dancing your ass off and getting engaged to the love of your life really sets you on a path to be in the flow of prosperity. We came back to TN elated for what the future would hold for us. We had no idea what we were in store for.
We came to the Red House and met the owner. David built the home back in 1980’s because someone told him he could not build a passive solar efficient house in the hills of the Cohutta so he did. He did it with such spiritual intent that you could literally feel the protection. I never wanted to leave. For the most part I didn’t!
Every inch, every detail, every piece of stained glass was meant to be there. He built it to where there was a silent meditation space in the center of the house in between the closets but above the stairs. The sun would rise into the triangle stained glass and prisms would shoot everywhere. The windows! OH THE WINDOWS!!!!
He told us of his love of the house and how it was only ever him and his wife. We would be the first family with a child to come into this space. That was magical. Little did we know 4 weeks later I would find out we were being graced with another spirit. The day we moved David gave me the book he had written called, There is A Tomorrow which I read in two days. I highly suggest if you are having a hard time with the current state of the country/the world to read this book and open yourself up to a different frequency. David’s wife was a magical woman who was a high priestess in ancient Egyptian magic. She built a huge crystal altar next to a 200 year old tree and I could feel her energy every where, especially around the crystal altar. I knew this was her sacred space. It became such a strong hold for me and saw so many rituals.
Here is where I really dove into myself. This is where I started my esoteric studies in The Emerald Tablets, Nikola Tesla, Tarot, Herbalism, Shamanism, Crystal Healing, and really went head first into my Reiki therapy. I also found out I was pregnant with my second child and became very empowered to have a natural home birth.
I told my friends I was really connecting to Mother Nature. Living in this space with an orchard, passive solar energy, giant black snakes that called the place home, all of it was a great release for me. We were so much in nature that I even found a snake in my dresser drawer one day! Talk about freaking the F out! I lived in it! It wasn’t just some trip into the river and you see a snake run away, It was a god damn snake in my house. Not just on one occasion. There were at least 5 times when we had to get snakes out of the house. Medicine from mama!
We loved this space and in turn we wanted to give back to David once we were gone. So we built many regenerative garden beds, secured the balcony for the little ones, painted the entire place, and gave all the love we could to each other and the radical group of neighbors that lived around the hill with us.
Through that time we always had our plans to move to Colorado. First it was going to be after our little sunshine was born. Then it turned into after the wedding. But as the gypsys souls we have come from, we decided to drive hours to a festival, celebrate with our closest friends, and then move across the country.
It was bittersweet to move away from all the work we had put into making this little slice of heaven our own. So when it was time to come to Colorado, I knew that’s where my work would really begin.
Here we are. Living a dream that we created in the Rocky Mountains. I do miss our gypsy hut and all the memories we made there will stay with me forever. Today I carry on this knowledge of all the wonderful gifts I gained out in the wilderness for a year and a half. I hope to build our own passive solar efficient house here one day or maybe I can get David to collaborate on a special hempcrete one! Hey a girl can dream!
I’m ready for spring for a number of reasons. For the earth for pop open with beautiful new growth, to see the trees fill up again, to be able to warm our house with the sun and be filled with the greatest light. Especially for little baby Rory to be here in our little cottage in the woods.
These cute little pigs were just hanging out at the end of the driveway this morning:) #littlepiglittlepig
The #lotus glass shoots prisms all over the room in the mornings:) what a wonderful way to wake up
As im leaving today:) dog gangs of cohutta
If you could only see the brown tinge he has. Bath time and no couch sleeping?? #bulldogdirtbath #americanbulldog
This tree has from Sleeping Beauty.
Accidental photos are sometimes really cool. ??????
Springtime gardening. Milkshakes. Pizza with my gals in a few. Life is great! ????
That polar alignment. “We’re on assignment, bodies on consignment, return them to the circus. What is the purpose? Would you believe it if you knew what you were for, and how you became so informed!? Bodies of info performing such miracles. I am a miracle made up of particles, and in this existence I’ll stay persistent and I’ll make a difference and I will have lived it. Aloha ke akua
At least 158 Million people worldwide use Cannabis for medicinal, recreational, and spiritual purposes. This number increases daily as more people understand the power of this plant, and women in Colorado are coming together to prove they also can benefit from the community it brings.
Entrepreneur and hierophant that Cannabis can help woman dissolve “the competition complex,” Maggie Murphy of Colorado, also known as The Stoned Housewife, is blazing this path with The Green Lodge Goddess Gathering.
Once each month, with dates currently scheduled through June 2017 at the Vali Soul Sanctuary in Boulder, healers from all over the world are invited to enrich the lives of the women at the Green Lodge Goddess Gatherings. The theme, though always centered around indigenous Earth Medicine, changes each month, so ladies are encouraged to attend as many as possible to build upon previous teachings. While the theme may change, Maggie insists that one thing is for certain,
“Participants can expect that Loren, the house Kundalini instructor, will push them and enhance their moon flow by giving them specific sound currents and mantras to open up the neural pathways and promote healing.”
Regular attendee, Danielle Webster shared her thoughts about the most recent gathering,
“I have to say, smoking indoors in a public space is really cool. It’s even cooler to do this in a space with a bunch of other lady stoners who are coming together to use cannabis in a thoughtful and lackadaisical way. It’s not just about getting stoned, it’s about connecting through the use of cannabis to relax everyone and make them more comfortable in the environment. “
Through the Stoned Housewife brand, Maggie, is continuing to expand this community with partnerships for future lodges in California, Arizona, and Nevada.
“I love to create a space where women can come together and try new aspects of healing on multiple levels, and where each individual feels like her being there contributes to everyone,” Maggie explained. As one of the most affordable Cannabis friendly workshops in the area, they also aim to give back as much as possible to the women. “There is a gift exchange at the end of each event, and every woman walks away with a newly blessed treasure. Sometimes a simple gift of the intention to make someone else happy is the most healing someone can get that day.”
When asked what her vision for the future of the Green Lodge is, Maggie explains,
“I want to continue this growing tribe of women and have lodges all around the world, Cannabis is a small but integral part of women coming together in a unifying setting. There is no need for the ego because we all come with the intention to be a community.”
Recapping the last Green Lodge, Danielle said, “We were all together chanting, moving, and holding our bodies. Loren (the lodge Kundalini Yoga instructor) pushed us as we did forms of yoga ‘exercises’ we’ve never done before, and as a team we all learned how hard it is to sit still. Certain chants made us laugh together, others made us cry, but overall we all felt 100% more connected than when we had began the gathering. ”
Future dates for the lodge include April 24th, May 22nd, June 26th.
Participants also have the opportunity to win prizes from Sponsors Stashlogix and LoveandMarij. These events are INVITATION ONLY. Click here to request yours today. For sponsorship opportunities, send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Join The Stoned Housewife’s supportive community for women on Instagram.
Was it the 3 am alarm or the 1 am bedtime that left me more than surprisingly blissful for my trip to Los Angeles? I think it was everything being so synchronized the entire trip. I met amazing people and found lifelong sisters once again. Read all the way to the end to enter for a chance to win one of Two Stashlogix bags I am giving away!
Thanks to Stashlogix for making my trip the absolute easiest traveling packing I have ever experienced. Can I be the first to test out a Stashlogix Suitcase?! Kickback and relax with me while I rock onto Electric Ave and then we’ll take it higher!
My heart sank multiple times within the first two hours of walking out the front door, starting with walking out to my Lyft my 2 year old noticed I wasn’t in the bed, and started the sad middle of the night, “MAMA hold you!” cry (for any mom this is one of those times its hard to fight back the tears). The second was the moment I got my coffee after TSA Pre Check and realized I left the most important part of my trip being successful…MY BREAST PUMP attachment pieces. Breastfeeding is such a wonderful gift that can quickly feel like a curse when you are gorged out of your mind. Which can happen in good 8 hours of no contact. Target to the rescue! Not only do I want to be extremely budget conscious on this trip, I am ALWAYS looking for a deal. when I saw I could get the accessory pack for less than $18 with a coupon from Honey, (this google chrome extension is a MUST have for the thrifty coupon code looking housewife) with in store pickup only a few miles from Venice, I eased back into my “let go and let it be” flow.
This is the first trip I have left my youngest for more than just a few hours since she was 5 months old, It seems unreal to put that into words! So as I am sitting at the Airport waiting for my flight, listening to Bobs Burgers, with my amazing Stashlogix bags( which are holding everything from my camera to makeup) this trip had officially begun.
The in flight wifi was a double edged sword on Southwest Airlines. The $8 price tag was not worth the hassle of how badly I wanted to catch up on The Magicians latest episode, but the Syfy channel did not work on the plane because they limit the streaming of certain sites…..so next time I am prob going to skip that and keep my 8 bucks while downloading whatever I want from Netflix. I did get to see the Grand Canyon from 40,000 feet so That was AWESOME!
Once I landed in Los Angeles if wasn’t until I walked into Abbot’s Habit, that I felt truly immersed beneath the palm tree lined streets and oddly cloudy weather I didn’t expect. (This come full circle with Mama Sailene, keep reading Its about to get SO REAL! )Abbot’s Habit is an amazing little place that has delicious soups, coffees, fresh juice, and bomb ass sandwiches. I had the Bobo Chicken with a small Red Pepper soup. It turns out I was meeting a great friend and pioneer in the Venice community Tuesday morning named Mama Sailene. Who happened to be a well know host of very sought after events at this pregentrification Abbot Kinney coffee shop.
Sunday was my day to explore Venice, so I lugged my suitcase up and down Abbot Kinney Blvd until I was able to check into my AirBnb. I popped into a couple amazing stores including Mystic Journeys which felt like my home away from home. I seriously thought about getting a nap in on their couch beside the wind chimes but was pretty excited to see the sunset over the Pacific for the first time.
I didn’t think I was going to be able to eat much at my reservation for Cafe Gratitude at 1 that day by 12:30 I was really feeling tired, but I did and it was unreal as well. Cafe Gratitude is a short walk from the shops at Abbot Kinney so Of course as soon as I saw the pup friendly patio at CG I was wide awake. I love seeing the happiness and love that exudes from every dog especially when they can sense I am one of their kindred spirits. Dogs are totally one of my spirit animals. He was just like my bulldog refusing to fall game to the paps.
With small tapas all consciously titled under the massive I AM heading, the menu does not fall short. I had the I am Intuitive, a blend of sweet potatoes fries and purple potatoes with a spicy Chashew Aioli and Gremolata. Along with a digestive aid sparking water with essential oils of peppermint.
I checked into my AirBnb around 3pm to fully relax. This place was more magical than I anticipated and I was overwhelmed with being by myself for the first time. So honestly I took some time to cry and let my emotions flow through me.
I brought my small container of my moms ashes to bring her to the beach inspired by my pal Cole Peddie which is what he does with his brothers ashes. My mom moved to California in the early 70s with two kids and a suitcase. I can not imagine how she felt being in such a majestic place. As I walked down the Ocean Front Walk I could see the days long past, the artistry changing by the gentrification of Venice by the wealthy middle class that keeps happening in cycles every 20+ or so years. When I arrived at Ocean Front I did not expect to be greeted by the giant mural of Jim Morrison I had on my list to see but there he was smiling down welcoming me to his home from the past where he sat on the beach where him and Ray crossed paths to create one of the most legendary groups in rock and roll history. I’m talking about The Doors. Jim fell in love with Pam in these very streets, streets so filled with love it inspired great poetry.
I watched the sun set over the ocean while on the rooftop of the Hotel Erwin at High Rooftop Lounge. This trip felt like such a weekend getaway and Monday, the cornerstone of the trip was approaching fast.
My night ended with a Nice Canna Company edibles and lounging on a luxurious red velvet couch designed from the 18th century and watching Bob’s Burgers. You can take the girl out the country but you can’t take her away from her comedic roots. Also this mama bear was asleep by 8PM.
Today was the big day! I had an entire day planned of exploring, Kundalini Yoga, and filming. I jumped out of the bed and treated myself to the first private and kid free morning I have had in A LONG ASS TIME! I was completely in my own energy and for someone who is surrounded all the time it was the perfect balance for awakening in this powerful place on the Spring Equinox of all days. Divine Timing is prob the Phrase of the Trip.
I walked down 0.9 miles from my Airbnb to the Rama Institute where the feminine energy of change has manifested and created a space by the powerful soul Guru Jagat. My dear friend and Kundalini Yoga instructor for The Green Lodge, Loren, introduced me to practices that I was unfamiliar with and brought me back to enjoying Yoga and ultimately life on a new level. I had been to some Cannabis led yoga practices in Colorado and became so over stimulated by the downtown 10 am beating down and I could not enjoy or engage successfully in the practice. It was to much over stimulation of the pineal gland with the cannabis intake before.
When I began practicing Kundalini Yoga, there was a definite awareness of the extreme power in these practices. Yogi Bhajan took the best from each branch of Yoga to provide the most effective healing imaginable. The healing force of the sound current is unimaginable and extremely beautiful when beings come together to heal together as a community.
Kundalini Yoga- Each class is comprised of a warm up, kriya, and meditation. A KRIYA is a set of postures, sound current, and breath work. MANTRA means sound current. It instills a sequencing that alters the functioning of the brain and body. MEDITATION in kundalini yoga is in essence a directing of energy. Unless specified, you are not expected to keep your mind blank. _From RAMA.com
I arrived at RAMA just before 9 o’clock and settled into the class led by Sat Purkh (Kelsey Stevens who was subbing for Guru Jagat while she was in Nicaragua for the Equinox). A small class of us were led through a balancing Kriya and at the end she played the enormous gong which made me feel like I was in outer space. The sounds of the universe were resonating through me and it was a great intensity.
I walked out of RAMA feeling so balanced and elevated. I headed back down Lincoln Blvd and stopped in The Flowerboy Project for a refresher and the entire store was something out of a book! I then walked down to The Mart Collective, which I easily killed an hour+of time exploring all the antique vendor booths.
I perused a little farther down the street to find The Venice Love Shack which I could not resist stopping in and talking to the etching artist Brinnin Broski where we had one of my favorites conversations of the entire trip. You know when you meet someone who is just in you Soul Family?! Brinnin is AMAZING and doing some tangible and powerful healing pieces. We exchanged gifts and parted ways after exploring the vintage furniture store.
When I arrived back at my AirBnb I quickly ran to get a shower to get ready for The Weed Show with Charlo Greene which was only a short drive into Los Angeles. Charlo invited me out a few weeks back to talk about Pregnancy and Cannabis consumption. This topic is still judged as Taboo in our culture and the mom shaming is completely unnecessary. She spoke of The CannaMama Clinic Doctor Rachel Knox who actively speaks and educates on the endocannabinoid system and how just because you become pregnant your body doesn’t stop gaining benefits from cannabinoids. You can see more with Dr Rachel here and You can see what we talked about here! Plus Indiana Jones, the studio dog kept us company between the blunts.
I am grateful for Charlo for creating such a powerful platform and being a shining light in this industry for education and empowerment for women. At the end of the show Tori the producer presented me a small gift bag with a bath bomb from Om Edibles, Uncle Dougie’s Knots, and some CBD salve made by the lunar phases from The Sisters Of The Valley, you know, the weed nuns! OMG! To top it off The Green Lodge is available to come to LA thanks to The Weed Show’s studio also being a co working space!
After the show aired Live on YouTube, Facebook, and I tunes, I headed back to Venice and was graced with one of my favorite past times, Food Truck Burritos. So delicious. This was the last night I was in town and Tuesday had even bigger surprises for me. So I soaked up that bath bomb and devoured those medicated sugared pretzels.
Before I left for my trip I connected with a true soul sister who I have followed and admired for some time, the mastermind and goddess behind so many projects including The Ganja Goddess Getaway, Bliss Edibles and Extracts, but she is just such a powerful force in so may women’s lives remotely and in California. She set up a lunch date for me to meet the infamous Mama Sailene. I flipped out literally knowing I was going to meet another powerful soul sister! Merry Janes article stated,
“Sailene is the owner of westside Los Angeles’ oldest and most iconic delivery service and has long been a key figure in the Venice community. Ironically, the delivery business, now well into its second decade, never had an official name. It was just The Girls or, to some, The Angels. The lack of a name didn’t matter. Everyone who needed to knew exactly who she was.
Like most of the trailblazers of her generation, she was forced to split her focus with a second demanding (and fully legal) career. In her case, it was in restaurant management and event planning. And, although there’s no real surprise there, she was great at it.
Her most visible run was at Abbot’s Habit, the original, pre-gentrification Abbot Kinney coffee shop where the cool Venice crowd started their day. For the lucky ones, however, the real fun took place at her parties. Invitations were highly coveted, and not just for the food (incredible) or the hand-rolled joints (plentiful).”
Without speaking to Sailene prior to this trip, I did not meet her until Tuesday, I was drawn to Abbots Habit and actually wrote that part of the blog while sitting in there!!!! Whoa! I knew the energy there was special and when Mama picked me up and I told her how much I loved it, her eyes filled with tears. Reassuring that this trip has been the healing I needed.
Sailene picked me up at Deus Es Machina and we headed Gjelina the BEST place to eat in Venice and where the likes of Beyonce, Reece Witherspoon, even Rihanna have graced. It is the swankiest and as soon as we walked in I got to meet the chef and co-owner behind it all, Travis Jett. He was delightful! Our food included appetizers of
Tuscan Kale salad, Shaved Fennel, and Ricotta Salata
Japanese Sweet Potato, Jalapeno Yogurt, and Scallions
Mama had the Crispy Duck Comfit, Whitled Chicory, & Kumquat
While I indulged in a Gruyere, Caramelized Onion, Formage Blanc, and Arugula Pizza.
Of course we couldn’t leave without dessert. Warm Date Cake, Whiskey Caramel and Ginger Gelato Which I was thrilled to find the chefs own Recipe.
It got better. Gjusta is the swanky bakery also popping out delicious bites and goodies by Travis who just happened to be in the parking lot in the rain talking while we got there. There is such a warm and inviting presence surrounding Gjusta and when you walk inside it is a sweet tooth’s heaven! I had to eat at least one thing from here so I inhaled a Black Currant and Raisin Roll before parting ways with Sailene, doing a few more dabs, and catching my lyft to LAX.
When I arrived at LAX I was super early for my flight. Now here is where the only monkey wrench threw me into a complete panic tearful tailspin. By this time all I could think about was getting home. I missed the baby something awful and I know my sons eyes fill with a special light when he sees me. So just as I did before flying out with Southwest, I printed my boarding pass and headed to the gate. Here is where I knew something was up. Of course Frontier did not have anyone up at the podium until 10 minutes before the plane started to board and as a lot of people knew, Frontier never made you pay for your carry on if you didn’t pay for it when you bought your initial ticket. Now I have successfully flown as well as my husband, and with two children utilizing this policy that has not changed in over two years. Well they caught on apparently to the numerous people we had talked to as well who said they loved flying with Frontier for that exact reason of them not charging for a carry on.
As my zone is called to board I walk up and the lady says I need to go to the podium…I wasn’t sure why but I went and luckily I got the guy who hated his life that day and wouldn’t do his job as he was clearly not able to communicate morally with someone who just found out they wanted to charge $60 to bring my bag on. I had $25 dollars in my purse and no debit card on me. I freaked the fuck out honestly. I called my husband who was just like, “leave it.” ugh no. That was NOT an option. So I asked the man what would happen to my bag if I left it, does it go to unclaimed baggage or lost and found? His answer, “I don’t have anymore time for you.” So I smiled and said,”Thanks for being such a great help” and walked up to the boarding podium. With tears in my eyes and everything I could shove in my purse, I didn’t care I just wanted to be home at this point, I looked at the lady and said I have to leave this here because I have never had to pay to bring it on until just now. Then the girl beside me with long blonde braids chimed in, ” I’ll pay for your bag.” If I wasn’t already emotional this was the cherry on top. She hugged me and said she had been in that exact same spot and wished someone could have done the same for her.
I boarded the flight with gratitude for my what comes my way and how no matter what I somehow know, it will all work out. I landed in Denver and made my way home with the smiling faces of my family when they arrived at the airport.
This trip was truly something I wished and manifested for 2017. I know more amazing opportunities are in line because every encounter I had while in Venice + LA made me grow, made me love, and made me even more appreciative to each soul I come in contact with and with the people who constantly support and uplift me.
All you have to do is get 5 people (21+ over only) to sign up for any FUTURE GREEN LODGE GATHERINGS by requesting a ticket here + Subscribe to The Cannabiz Calendar OR post a picture on social media of: Why You Need A Stashlogix Bag! Show us how you carry everything and we will gift you a highly coveted bag. We will be expanding this year and we need YOUR help!
So spread the Word! Gveaway Ends 4.20.16 and winner will be announced 4.24 at The Green Lodge Goddess Gathering April!
Check out this gallery of all the photos from the trip!
This month our sponsors provided some amazing prizes for us to raffle away to the goddesses who attended the lodge on February 27th.
Official Leaf Co, The Au Box, BeeLine Hemp Wick, Grav Labs, and Moon Nectar Apothecary and Stashlogix, Stillwater & Kristen Williams were extremely generous in sending the girls all the things they would need for the self love theme we had surrounded the evening.
Everyone walked away with a special gift from another girl during the gift exchange at the end of the night and a Hemp wick.
The Winners were randomly selected by drawing names to watch our Youtube Video here to see the winners!
8 Goddesses are walking away with a Whimsical Taster from Grav Labs
Educational Pamphlets about Cannabis and your moon flow will be given to each and every goddess from this lodge and each month forward from Kristen Williams and her amazing new company Hempsley.
The Au Box catered a special ancillary box just for the Green Lodge. If you are in San Francisco you need this service because it is the ultimate Treat Yourself!
Stillwater Tea provided the girls with a caffeinated and non caffeinated takeaway tea to enjoy at home. The small dose 2.5 mg was ideal for the night of tuning into our inner depths of energy.
Official Leaf Co sent us two beautiful hats and one I have never seen them introduce this color! The red and white hats are super comfortable and the perfect homage to the moon lodge of our ancestors.
Moon Nectar Apothecary sent us some amazing menstraual cramp oil which is made from Safflower oil and Cramp bark. Yea! Cramp Bark!
Stashlogix is bringing the Green Lodge Gatherings the gatherings to Boulder for the rest of our scheduled events through the end of June. So they provided one their durable odor proof bag to keep a goddess stash safe.
One girl will walk away with her Spiritual Name. A spiritual name is a vibration and a tool that helps to elevate your energy through the power of its nadh (inner sound current), and meaning. It is your spiritual, soul identity. It is challenging you to live in your highest consciousness. Making the choice to receive a spiritual name is taking a step toward leaving old patterns behind and connecting more deeply with your infinite self. When this sister is ready to receive her name it will be included in our monthly donation to the 3HO organization. To read more about Spiritual Names and to request yours click here.
1 Lucky Goddess will walk away with Free Ticket To All Future Lodges & a guaranteed spot at the Retreat in July.
THE CANNABIS WEDDING EXPO COMBINES LOVE AND MARIJ FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY!
It is the societal norm to have a full bar at your wedding or even stop for a beer during your engagement shoots. Some couples are looking to enhance their wedding day a different way by including a Signature Strain instead of their signature cocktail.
Considering In 2012, 3.3 million deaths, or 5.9 percent of all global deaths (7.6 percent for men and 4.0 percent for women), were attributable to alcohol consumption, it is no surprise more conscious minded couples are picking microdosed infused dinners and wedding cakes, canna bars with weed fleets, and sparkling beverages with just the right balance of CBD:THC.
The Cannabis Wedding Expo is in its second year and has three more dates including Portland and San Francisco! This event gives couples a chance to have another option than the standard “pink” expos. I remember planning my wedding and being almost frustrated with how much the wedding market did not represent me or my attendees. The organizers of the CWE, Phillip Wolf + Bec Koop are paving the path to help couples the chance to engage with these industry professionals on an intimate level who are more than willing to help you incorporate Cannabis into your special day!
At the expo you will find vendors offering custom hemp wedding dresses, cannabis floral arrangements, cannabis-friendly venues, caterers, photographers, transportation companies and more which are sure to delight novice and seasoned cannabis enthusiasts alike! – Cannabis Wedding Expo.com
Not sure how to tell your grandma there is going to be Cannabis at your wedding? Click Here to learn how to tell your family you are choosing a safer and healthier option for your guests instead of alcohol!
Juicy Fruit is arguably one of the most beautiful strains to grow and the aroma definitely lives up to its pungent name. I got my hands on this lovely lady and smoked her a variety of different ways. Check out MassRoots @thestonedhousewife for more details and reviews each week!
Juicy Fruit | Hybrid | 18% THC
Golden Triangle Thai X Afghani
AROMA + TASTE
The citrus smell coming from these nuggets when you break them open is reminiscent of Fun Strip gum mixed with a little Hawaiian punch. With a very stimulating effect which immediately elevates your mood. The lingering of the citrus is perfect to pair with breakfast croissants or even a midday cocktail.
Juicy Fruit has some beautiful orange hairs sticking out all over the crevices, when I cracked her open nice dark patches graced the buds like veins. If you like getting lost in trichomes this bud is perfect and full of glittery sparkles!
This is that “Hostess Weed” for a social butterfly either at a small party or full scale event. I personally prefer to grind my cannabis in a mortar and pestle because its produces an aroma like no other. I mixed a combo of JF and Cookies & Creme into a joint and relaxed into a blissful self made hybrid after a fun filled Saturday! A glass chillum delivers a smooth candy taste almost like a fruit juice.
Within 15 minutes I could feel my muscles relax and anxiety dissolved into a more flowy feeling. More of a body buzz than straight to the dome. A perfect wake and bake especially if you tend to take a few extra minutes in the morning to get going or happen to be a tad bit grumpy. Prepare to always have a drink as the back of the throat can get a little dry as well as the eyes. This is a great strain to kick back and roll a J of this in the afternoon to Treat Yourself with a mini vacation from the everyday hustle.
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The Green Lodge belongs to us all, and we want you to participate in a manner that feels authentic and good to you. Of the many ways to become involved, you can apply today to be a guest healer, sponsor, vendor, or volunteer. Go to RETREATS at the top of the page. Limited Spaces Available.