Sonic Bloom | The Weedmaps Tent w/ Healthy Honeys & The Stoned Housewife

Sonic Bloom was a few months back but the healing that comes from dancing your ass off and smoking delicious Cannabis all weekend never fades away.

I was granted the opportunity to be a vendor at Sonic Bloom by some magic I manifested months prior. Little did I know, I would wind up in the WeedMaps tent all weekend with a Sponsor badge and free rein on the festival grounds.

We arrived on Thursday and this was unlike any festival experience I have had in the past. I go the VIP route usually and I wind up being in the right place at the right time. Each time getting a cosmic upgrade to enhance my experience. The few times I have been upgraded were

  • Phases of the Moon 2014: Bought GA passes Drove 12 hours and the gates were closed due to weather. I (4 months prego) knew something was coming. That something was Someone, named Chino and he hooked my husband and our pal up with All Access Artist passes. We got in that night after everyone was turned away and got backstage with Alex and Allison Grey. Phases was only a one and done festival but it was some of the most epic music I have ever seen. Google It.
  • Hulaween 2013-14-15: VIP upgrades each year from our production crew, our own golf cart, wedding perks, free drinks.
  • String Cheese Incident: Chicago 2015: 3 Night run at The Aragon: Backstage passes and Artist Access.
  • Electric Forest 2013-14: VIP upgrades, backstage viewing of the Saturday night Cheese show, we got engaged, and up close backstage view of Ms. Lauryn Hill.

So my music experiences did not hold expectation in any form. Sonic Bloom did not disappoint. Two days before we left, we got upgraded to be in the Weedmaps tent, Sponsor badges, and VIP Car Camping. We unloaded and set up camp and made our way down to the biggest shaded tent in the festival.

Perk 1: Water Blowing Fan and Electricity

Perk 2: It’s the Weed Maps tent so we blazed up the Volcano. We used a meditative blend from Herbs and Arts in Denver. This helped us relax the long days of curing hangovers and sore body parts.

We sat up our booth and laid out all the amazing products. One of our booth mates was Hempower from Boulder and I was hooked on their CBD Powder Drink Blends. They offered 4 different flavors

  1. Relief For Pain and Inflammation: with Turmeric and Boswella
  2. Calm- For Anxiety and Stress: with Ashwagandha and L-Theanine
  3. Protect- For Brain Heatlh: with Brahmi & Gotu Kola
  4. Balance- For General Wellness: With Maca and Reishi
Here is Alex! Smiling always and giving the people what they need!

Come and Toke it was also in the tent! Check them out here.

Perk 3: The CATI guy was so much fun and gave us all free hoodies and shared with us how he was making changes in Cannabis reform in his home state. He came all the way up from Texas!

On either side of us were our crew who we would be hanging out with for the majority of the festival. Our little block of cannabis advocates. This was the best neighborhood we could have asked for.

Denver Terpenes was on one side and Dave’s Hippy Oil (an organic blend of quartz and love charged essential oils) on the other. David had brought a Margaritaville machine, since the tent had mad electricity, so he kept the Honeys in tip top shape with superfood smoothies throughout the weekend. Plus his Hippy oil saved our chapped lips and bug bites from being overbearing.

The Healthy Honeys product line is the essential festival survival kit.

Nothing puts a smile on someones face when you tell them that they need to get some of the CBD lubricant. We had rave reviews about it all weekend. The skin cream helped with the sun burn, the muscle cream helped reduce a swollen fluid filled knee(this guy was dancing with us front row at Gigantic Cheese Biscuits after he got the cream and the night before he was in very visible pain.) The isolate went into all of our food and the bath bombs helped relax after the 4 day festivities were over. These products work on such another level. We had the Marys’s transdermal patches on each day and between the isolate and the yummy vegan meals we ate all weekend, our bodies were dancing each night and waking up very rested. Saturday we had the full force of the Honeys at Bloom (Perk #4) and people were coming into the tent all day to cool off and get their endocannabinoid systems balanced.

First Alex would lure them in with their refreshing drinks and then they would come over and check out our table lined with crystals, cannabis, joint rolling supplies, and tons of product samples.

What’s ailing you? We can help!

The tent would close up about 6 each night and we were free to go explore into the wild. We sat and had a full on healing gong experience one night and danced until the sun came up another. The fire toys came out for a bit as well. With the sponsor passes we were able to go into the VIP area as well and grab lunch and late night snacks. (Perk #5)The artists and visionaries who put together Sonic Bloom are amazing. I saw some great music and jammed out to my favorite guys just wailing on their instruments. Total Jam session for GCB. Sonic was a reemergence of my self and what I really wanted became clearer.

Check out the gallery below and head over to Healthy Honeys.co to grab up any of the products form our trip.

Show some Love to:

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Dave’s Hippy Oil

Denver Terpenes

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*Kush Kard designed by Kristen Williams Design
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Cannabis Is Bringing Together A New Sisterhood In Boulder

Cannabis Is Bringing Together A New Sisterhood In Boulder

This article originally appeared on MassRoots.com


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 thestonedhousewife@gmail.com. Join The Stoned Housewife’s supportive community for women on Instagram.

Treat Yourself to a Cannabis Spa Experience At Home

Treat Yourself to a Cannabis Spa Experience At Home

This article originally appeared on MassRoots

More women are using cannabis to enhance their beauty routine with night creams and bath bombs loaded with THC or CBD. Since you can’t legally toke up in a spa yet, I wanted to do a little in home experiment combining cannabis and crystals to make my own Stoned Spa experience.

Not many people dispute the medicinal properties of cannabis, but Crystal Healing still has some convincing to do on a national level. Crystals have a high rate of vibration so they are utilized widely in modern technology. There are liquid crystal diodes in calculators and the very phone you may be reading this on. They also are used in credit cards, fiber-optic phone lines, and laser technology. Crystals literally power our lives. If we could see the energy fields that make up each and everything, including us, we would all be carrying around crystals to protect and amplify our energy fields. Crystals have their own energy fields and the Crystal Kingdom began on earth before the plant kingdom, so they have a deeper healing property than we have yet to fully discover. Plus who doesn’t love feeling a little witchy?

Using cannabis topicals on your skin can deliver many anti aging benefits by combating wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots. Cannabinoids, like CBD, are also known to have amazing anti inflammatory properties. Now you can bring your own spa into your bathroom by making a simple trip to the dispensary and your local metaphysical store. To get the full spa experience you will of course need candles and some crystals. To take it to the next level, I like to use a Malachite Bath Soak which charges the water with the healing properties of the crystals. Malachite is an extremely powerful metaphysical stone and is used for deep energy clearing. So if you have had, “one of those days” you are going to make this your new night-time ritual.

Dank Essence bath bombs. (Dank Essence photo)

Stoned Spa Experience supplies

  1. DIY Face Mask
  2. CBD Bath Bomb
  3. CBD Salve
  4. Joint or Bowl of your favorite strain

For the Face Mask:

  • 2 tsp. Activated Charcoal
  • 2 tsp. Tamanu Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel from Plant or Organic from Store
  • 1 Tablespoon of finely ground cannabis flowers

For the Bath:

  • Dry Body Brush
  • Malachite Bath Soak
  • Heavenly Hash Bath By Mary Jane’s Medicinals
  • Bath Bomb of your choice (I love the CBD Lavender ones from Dank Essence)
  • A nicely rolled Joint, Blunt, Bowl

Time to relax

Mix the face mask ingredients into small bowl and stir until desired consistency is reached. Paint onto face avoiding eyes and hairline, letting mask dry while in the bath. Starting the bath water, add in the Malachite and Hash Bath satchel while the water is still running. While waiting for the bath to fill gently take the body brush and start gently dry brushing your skin.

Dry Brushing helps shed dead skin cells and encourages new cell renewal, leaving your skin more radiant as soon as you start brushing.

The Malachite will turn the water a mermaid green color. Step in and slowly start to dunk the bath bomb. I usually let it sit in my hand and float it around creating a circle. Then sit back and relax!

For an added healing element you can use a variety of mantras to dissolve blocks and let go of any unwanted tension. Being in a malachite bath is a PERFECT time to meditate and light up your joint! By now you are prob in a very relaxed state. If you are like me and enjoy mid afternoon baths, I would grab a sativa or sativa-dominant hybrid strain like Strawberry Cough, Durban Poison, Ghost Train Haze or Lambs Bread. Otherwise those night baths are a perfect pairing with an indica strain like Grand Daddy Purple, Violator Kush, G-13 or Bubba Kush. Once you are done with your smoke, gently lower your head into the bath soaking your hair and rubbing the charcoal and cannabis mask off. Keep a warm wash cloth next to you and gently wipe away any remaining pieces of the mask.

To complete your experience, pamper your body with almond oil or a CBD topical salve to give your skin that last little bit of glow. Store your extra mask, if any, in your fridge and use within 3 days.

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Green Goddess Gathering – Boulder, CO

Green Goddess Gathering – Boulder, CO

 

This Article Originally Appeared on DanielleWebster.com


Attending the Green Goddess Gathering was something I’ve been looking forward to for a while. I didn’t know what to expect because I wasn’t entirely sure what it was about, or what would happen, but I ended up learning a lot without learning about anything specifically.

I entered the environment really tired and exhausted after a long day. The initial community getting to know one another was nice as you get to talk to fellow girls that came as well as take part in the communal passing of the peace pipe as well as indulging in some cannabis samples that were supplied from guest vendors.

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.

It’s amazing what a little bit of safe space, and some like minded women can do to your soul. I felt like anything I were to do or say would be accepted, and that feeling takes you far places. We all learned beautiful mantras taught to us by a Kundalini Yoga master, Loren. These not only were peaceful but pushed us past our limits. Slight movements and isometric movements, combined with chants and sounds can do so much for your spiritual body and mind.

We all were together chanting, moving, and holding our bodies. Loren 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.

With intermittent weed smoking and endless hugs, we all ended the class with a gift exchange. Seriously, what more could women want besides bud, hugs, and presents??? Put on by woman boss Maggie Murphy, this goddess gathering was truly inspirational and I can definitely say that the peaceful and calming energy of sitting and tuning in can provide you more energy than you ever thought possible. I left feeling re-charged, happier, and having a better state of mind than when I entered.

See More of Danielles Work at http://daniellewebster.com

Moonshine Haze | Strain Review | MassRoots

Moonshine Haze | Strain Review | MassRoots
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STRAIN NAME
Moonshine Haze | 22.2% THC | Hybrid SativaGENETICS/ LINEAGE
Amnesia Haze x Nevil’s WreckTERPENE PROFILE (most dominant)
Pinene – Terpinolene – Ocimene

AROMA + TASTE
There is a very piney taste that lingers in your mouth almost bringing you directly into the woods.
With the smell of a pungent cooking spice, which makes sense since terpinolene is also found in cumin.
Such a pleasant earthy aftermath lingers on your tongue for a few moments.

APPEARANCE
The contrast on Moonshine Haze colors is a blended mix of orange and glistening touches from jack frost all over her insides. Truly a beautiful flower. This is one strain that can give you a reason to buy that magnifying glass at Ross you have been eyeing and sit under a flashlight for hours.

CONSUMPTION
This is that “get lit and get shit done” weed! Seriously. The high lasts for at least 2+ up closer to 2 1/2 active hours. If you have something creative or need to buckle down and edit photography, this will be a new favorite of yours.

EFFECTS
The effects start to become immediately aware just with the pungent smell when you open the container. If you don’t like coffee this is a great substitute to add into your morning routine. Its also a great mid high pick me up! The high comes on slow and mellows out like a gentle boat ride or walk down a forest path. If you’re stuck at your desk pack this into your vaporizer and glide through the rest of the day. It’s not a jittery sativa so you can go ahead and smoke a J and eat that midnight snack you’re craving.

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PAIRS WELL WITH/AS
Before Work Coffee Replacement
Danish/Croissants
Lunch Meetings
Cajun Food *Denver Suggestion: Lucille’s Creole Cafe in Denver
Middle Workday Pick Me Up
Administrative/Super Workflow/ Creative Time

FUTURE POTENTIAL
I would see this strain out and purchase again for sure. If I ever come across these seeds I would love to have this in my head-stash.
AWARDS
2011 HIGH TIMES CANNABIS CUP SATIVA WINNER
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Indigenous Unity | The Green Lodge Roots

Indigenous Unity | The Green Lodge Roots

The Moon Lodge is a place of woman, where women gather during their menstrual time to be at one with each other and the changes occurring in their bodies. – Jamie Sams


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Long ago, women were removed from their regular duties of family and were allowed to retreat to the Moon Lodge to enjoy the company of their fellow goddesses. With this being such a sacred time, it is vital that that she be honored as a Mother of the Cosmic Force of Creation.  By releasing the old energy our bodies store and invoking the re connection to the natural rhythm of fertility.

Women are the carriers of abundance and this fertility was understood, respected, and honored by all tribal members, never attempting to stop a women from attending. If it was insisted that the woman carry on with her regular duties it would cause the wrath of The Earth Mother resulting in the uncertainty of the tribes future.

So much of this connection has been lost in the societal norm to not retreat and take care of ourselves that an overwhelming amount of conditions have arisen by the surrounding mental patterns of not taking the time to reconnect with our true Mother and Grandmother. The Moon and The Earth.

Grandmother Moon anciently weaves the waters of the earth, her blood, and so do our cycles  follow that cosmic rhythm. It is common knowledge when women join space and live communally that our cycles synchronistically “link up.” This is one of our natural bonds of Sisterhood.

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When you honor the receptive and intuitive nature of other females you tap into something deep rooted in your sacred path. Women have been the Seers and the Oracles for their tribes for centuries. Clan Mothers in tribes such as the Seneca, have the final say in ALL situations.

The Moon Lodges were often called Black Lodges as Black represents the color of the West on the Medicine Wheel. West is the place of Woman and home of the Bear. Hence the term Mama Bear used so frequently. As Bear retreats into the cave to hibernate and digest the information of the year, so women retreat into the Moon Lodge to honor all the gifts she has received from the Mama Gaia during the previous Moon. The darkness of the sky is penetrated by the silvery light from The Grandmother and reflects the inner light inherent in every female.  We each have the shadow and the light. It is your choice to pick which one you live in.

The Black Lodges are the center of Woman’s Medicine and the unity of Sisterhood.

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The female energy is receptive energy. Your female side is in despair when you cannot nurture your personal needs. We all need the nurturing a mother can give, and our formative years are shaped by our mothers or lack there of.  The Green Lodge helps woman Come Back to their true mother, The Earth, by directly working with the medicines, not only plants but Crystals, each other, and the Moon.

Together we join to wash away the feelings of blame, remorse, and bitterness by Grandmother Moon in her darkest hour. To create the beauty we so desperately seek we must release the past and trust the future will unfold flawlessly because we are living in the moment. Fear is abundant and thrives when we don’t allow ourselves to accept the nurturing, courage, and strength of the Great Mystery. When we pause for reflection and rest the willingness to receive comes into balance.

When you retreat to the Green Lodge you are giving yourself an opportunity to increase self awareness, make tangible goals, receive visions, examine feelings, clear self inflicted limits, or simply rest.  This is something rarely available in this modern world because women are far to often pushing themselves so much they don’t take the time to collect thoughts, emotions, or even our dreams.

It is time for women to use the idea of The Moon Lodge and retreat to the sanctity of sisterhood. We must learn to love, understand, support, and heal each other. Entering the heart to discover the beauty of retreat and receiving, Cannabis helps open the heart chakra and thus open ourselves.

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