Cannaceutics is happy to announce we have added organic medicated honey and coconut oil to our products on offer! How cute is this guy?
Our organic cannabis honey comes in a 6-ounce “honey bear” container. As with most of our edibles, Cannaceutics makes its cannahoney with whole cannabis plant extract, and the oil is emulsified (mixed in) using lecithin, a natural food additive that ensures that the cannabis oil does not separate from the honey. Using cannabis extract rather than infusing the honey with flower buds kicks up the THC content and helps the honey to metabolize efficiently in our bodies, which means it’s very effective for pain! Our honey contains 318mgs of THC and 36.6mgs of CBD for the full bear. That breaks down to about 10mgs of THC per teaspoon and there are 32 teaspoons (doses) in the container. You can use the honey in the exact same ways you use non-medicated honey; for sweetening tea or coffee, on toast or in a peanut butter and honey sandwich, or you can substitute the honey for other sweeteners like white sugar (be sure to look up the equivalents for subbing a liquid sweetener: 2T of honey will generally not produce the same result as 2T of granulated sugar, especially if you’re baking.)
There are plenty of benefits to honey even when it’s non-medicated. Some people apply honey directly to the skin for wound healing, burns, and sunburn, or as part of a facial mask. Medicated honey might be even more effective for wound healing, since cannabis has shown promise in reducing acne and skin irritations like eczema. Honey has also been shown to reduce H.pylori bacteria, the cause of stomach ulcers.
Our new organic medicated coconut oil comes in a 3-ounce jar that contains 215mgs of THC and 25mgs of CBD. That’s about 36mgs of THC per tablespoon, or about 12mgs per teaspoon. The oil can also be used exactly as you would use regular coconut oil; most people use it for cooking or baking, but you can also toss a tablespoon into a smoothie for extra nutrition and medication, or even do a medicated version of bulletproof coffee, if you have a high-speed or immersion blender. Coconut oil can be used for an all-over moisturizer; it aids in wound healing and may lessen scarring. Combined with a few drops of an essential oil, it could even be used as a cannabis-infused massage oil!
Cannaceutics is celebrating! We recently added medicated coconut oil to our menu, so let’s all have a treat! I’ve adapted this recipe to use both coconut oil and butter; the flavor seems to be better when both are used – all butter will be a more familiar flavor for most people, and coconut oil lends a nuttier flavor to the finished treats. The addition of sprinkles at the end is not optional! Sprinkles for all!
Cannaceutics has been in the process of expanding to better meet our patients’ needs! Most of you have seen our new, larger waiting area, and one of our final renovations will be adding a retail section, where you can buy items like pipes, papers, and vapes. Cannaceutics will not be carrying the “cartridge” type oil vapes due to the potential health problems associated with them, so it might be a good time to look into what other types of vaporizer you might like. Leafly has a good list of a few things to consider if you’re in the market for a new vape.
Leafly’s Vape Buyer’s Guide
We’re headed into hot weather again, and as much as I’d like to post a recipe for something dinner-like, I just can’t muster the energy. Ugh, hand me a mojito with some Thai basil and let’s have mango & sticky rice!
You’ll notice pretty quickly that this is not a cannabis-medicated recipe. Why, oh, why would I do this to you? Well, we’ve been talking about terpenes for a few weeks here at Cannaceutics, and that’s where the mango comes in! You may have had a kind friend tell you that eating a mango in conjunction with your cannabis consumption will intensify the effects of your medicine. When it comes to getting higher by using mangoes, we’re really talking about the effects from myrcene, a terpene found in both mangoes and cannabis. Mangoes are particularly high in myrcene, so it’s not mangoes as a whole that get you higher, but rather just the myrcene they contain interacting synergistically with the THC and CBD in your cannabis. It’s like adding kief topper to your bowl of flower to make the effect stronger, but you get a bonus serving of fruit! Coconut milk also has a decent amount of fat, which helps your body absorb THC more readily.
Medicate in whatever way works best for you, and then tuck into this delicious Thai treat!
Lots of patients in the state of New Mexico now have their personal production licenses so that they can produce their own cannabis medicine. Whether you’re growing indoors or out, you’ve probably dealt with insect infestation at some point during the grow process. Here at Cannaceutics, we produce our medicine organically, without chemical fertilizers or insect repellent, and you can do this at home as well, with some natural solutions.
“Companion planting” simply means planting herbs, flowers or other non-cannabis plants along with your cannabis. This is an inexpensive, organic solution to using chemical insect repellents or grow media in your cannabis garden. Companion plants like dill or peppermint can be used as natural insect repellent, as well as providing you with fresh herbs for cooking! Using chamomile can improve your soil quality and provide leaves for a restful cup of tea, and coriander can be made into a “tea” to prevent the dreaded spider mites, and do double duty in your Indian-inspired meals.
Royal Queen Seeds has a comprehensive list of companion plants and tips for creating a cannabis garden free from headaches at this link!