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!
Patients who come into any cannabis dispensary tend to be most interested in seeing, smelling and purchasing “big buds”, those impressive lumps of green medicine that can sometimes be large enough to resemble corncobs or tiny pine trees. While it’s definitely fun to open your bag and see large, expertly pruned nugs, there is one distinct advantage to going smaller: shake is the same medicine you get in your big buds, but it generally costs less than even our sale-priced flower. Here at Cannaceutics, we find that patients sometimes don’t know that “shake” is not the same thing as shake’s less potent friend “trim” and sometimes confuse the two. Here’s a handy Cannabis 101 on the differences between shake and trim.
For first-time medical cannabis patients who have no other experience with cannabis, the process of selecting medicine for the first time can be intimidating. The modern cannabis industry has progressed far beyond simply choosing between indica and sativa medicine, and there are more choices for how to ingest your medicine than ever. This guide is meant as a basic reference for first-time patients and it should be noted that while many aspects of cannabis are common among users, every patient is different and will process cannabinoids differently. Cannaceutics encourages you to start slowly, and “check in” with yourself often to see how you’re feeling, both mentally and physically, to avoid overmedicating. Read more
Stories of people who accidentally ingest too high a dose from pot brownies are funny when they’re happening to others, but not when they’re happening to you. How do you avoid becoming a cannabis “cookie casualty” like Maureen Dowd?
Depending on one’s experience within the realm of cannabis consumption, some may never have heard of vaporizing.