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Cannabis Wedding Ceremonies

Imagine these lavish ceremonies with a dash of Cannabis.


Check out these 12 ideas of how you can incorporate cannabis into your wedding ceremony!

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Cannabis and Crystals

Crystals and Cannabis


Crystals have been used to bring us happiness, healing and prosperity for thousands of years.

Here are 12 ways you can bring this ancient healing energy into your life.

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Self Love Sanctuary: Ashley Manta

I know I’m not the first to be guilty of faking pleasure, Anyone else with me?  For the longest amount of time, I found myself disappointed at my inability to fully enjoy my experienceNow I am here introducing the first installment of

Self Love Sanctuary

Self love breaks down to be many different levels, each with their own importance. A few years ago I came across an article about a female masturbation class held by Betty Dodson and Carlin Ross. Betty has been a palpable force on women’s sexual pleasure for over three decades. My experience with giving yourself pleasure was that it was sinful and a first class ticket to be damned growing up as young women in a religious setting. The moral dilemma between of being sinful was overridden by being so compelled to experience something I felt was a natural part of life. Betty opened my eyes about how as a mother, entrepreneur, or working 40 hours a week you could still find the time to self love and understand the importance of making your body feel good.

I first heard of combining Cannabis with self love when a friend made her own cannabis lube. It brought my awareness into a deeper state of what makes my body feel good instead of focusing on just an end goal. Fast forward to 2016, I get wind of this extremely talented women named Ashley Manta and all the feels of empowerment and sexual liberation arise.

This woman, who claims the grandmother of female masturbation, is one of her heroes sparked the inspiration to create this wonderful healing space.  Shutting down taboos of Cannabis and Sex on so many levels we are talking on the personal level with the Canna Sexual’s Ashley Manta. Housewives come in all walks of life and finding that little bit of time to enhance the pleasure in your life is an ESSENTIAL! Check out my interview below with Ashley.

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Stoned Housewife: Lets just jump into it!  What would you suggest to women who are to think they are busy to with work, kids, spouses, etc to take the time to self love.

Ashley Manta: It is such a gift to prioritize our pleasure. Whether that’s one night a week where you take your vibrator into the bathtub with you or go in your room, shut the door, and light some candles to make a safe comfortable space (a sanctuary). Just make your body feel good without being goal oriented. It doesn’t have to be about getting off. Touch your body the way it feels good. That will build on itself. The more you do that, the more you want to that, and the more you can do that. It is a good habit to get into.

Stoned Hw: What products do you suggest? Let’s say you were stranded on a desert island and you did not have to worry about survival…all you had to do was masturbate, What would be THE 4 things you would have to have.

Ashley M: My dessert island tool kit would include:

  • Foria Pleasure
  • A nice vaporizer with a mid range THC/CBD fruity citrus terepene flower selections
  • We-Vibe Touch AMThis vibrator is Rechargeable, Rumbly & Amazing
  • Njoy Pure Wand: We all know about the Pure Wand. If you don’t Treat Yo Self and order yours here

Stoned Housewife: Where is the craziest place you ever self loved?

Ashley M: My car during a summer job. I was working late so I went out to my car on break and put a blanket over me with my boyfriend on the phone and I went to town. I got off and it was glorious. Then I put on some hand sanitizer and went back to finish my shift.

Stoned Hw: I know of your previous workshop All Hands on Bits where you do live demos! Have you had one  in Colorado yet?

Ashley M: Not yet, But I would really like to! I find it to be very valuable because when you see me acting out those things that I am teaching you on a body, it brings forward the, “oh that’s what that looks like!” Its always fun to have bodies present, people seem to absorb the material more.

Stoned Hw: What about masturbation on your period? I feel our moon time is slowly becoming less of a burden and more of a time of relaxing and going within, generally doing things to make your body feel better during that time.

Ashley M: I think masturbating on your period is amazing! Its actually one of the things I miss about having a period because of my IUD. 

Stoned Hw: Talk about sexual freedom!

Ashley M: Yes exactly. Masturbation was necessary because sometimes I get really aroused and its really distracting. I found that happening more when I was on my period.

Stoned Hw: Have you met Betty Dodson?

Ashley M: Yes, We met and shared drinks. Being the grandmother of female masturbation, she was doing this shit in her apartment in New York in the 70s. Giving them Hitcachi’s and a hand mirror, having them lay on their backs and buzz off! She is a force and she is such a badass.

Stoned Hw: I feel like your the modern day BD. I absolutely love you! Your love of combining sex and cannabis is the encouraging other women to stand up and take back this personal power. You are the bomb.

Ashley teaches her own self love classes of various proportions, where it is optional for her to showcase the art of hand stimulation with live demonstrations. If you have interest in booking a bachelorette Cannasexual party sign up for the newsletter here to be notified of when Ashley opens up her booking!


Bhang Recipe

This article originally appeared on Whaxy.com

Bhang Recipe

By Aryeh Furer – Dec 30, 2015

Bhang is a cannabis infused beverages that has been used throughout the Indian subcontinent for centuries. It is most commonly served during the Hindu festival of Holi in India and Nepal.

This recipe will make a potent batch of bhang. When using this recipe, only consume 1 to 2 ounces at a time, and wait at least 90 minutes before deciding whether or not to have more. For a less potent batch, use half the amount of cannabis.

Ingredients:

  • 1½ Cups water
  • ½ Ounce fresh cannabis flowers and leaves (does not need to be ground, but break it up with your hands)
  • 3 Cups milk, warm
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • ¼ tsp ginger powder
  • ¼ tsp fennel powder
  • ½ tsp anise powder
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • ½ tsp rosewater
  • ½ Cup sugar (honey may be used instead of sugar)
  • Rose petals, mint leaves, chopped almonds to garnish (Optional)

Directions:

  1. Bring water to a rapid boil in a teapot (or pan for less traditional methods). Once boiling, remove water from heat and add the cannabis. Allow it to sit for about 7 minutes.
  2. Strain the cannabis through cheese cloth or a mesh strainer and save the water. Continue extracting the liquid until none remains.
  3. Combine the hot leaves and flowers in a mortar with 4 teaspoons of the warm milk. Use a pestle to grind the milk and leaves together.
  4. Once well combined, squeeze the milk through the cheese cloth or strainer. Set milk aside.
  5. Repeat this process until you have used all of the milk.
  6. Combine the milk, rosewater and the water used to boil the cannabis into a container of your choice.
  7. Add the garam masala, ginger, fennel, anise, cardamom, and sugar to the warm liquid. Stir until well combined.
  8. Allow the mixture to cool before serving. Garnish with rose petals, mint leaves, chopped almonds, or star anise.
ENJOY!
Remember that it can take up to 2 hours to feel the full effects when ingesting cannabis edibles. Use this Complete Guide to Marijuana Edibles to answer questions and curiosities about eating cannabis.

Try another INCREDIBLE Recipe:

Use the link below to download the free Whaxy Cannabis Cooking Calculator App on your Android phone to figure out the perfect dose every time!

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10 CBD & Hemp Skincare Products for a Natural Wedding Day Glow

On your wedding day, your photographer will capture an average of 1,500 – 3,000 photos, with an average of 500 or more photos featuring the bride and groom!  Naturally, you’ll want your skin to be flawless so here’s how Cannabis & Hemp Oils can help!

Cannabis oil contains Omega 6 and three fatty acids, which just happen to be key components in maintaining healthy skin. The linolenic acid in the oil has amazing anti-inflammatory properties that researchers found are necessary to treat acne. It also adds a protective layer to the skin, helps prevent rashes and it increases the elasticity of the skin bringing new life to dry or damaged skin.

Hemp oil is rich in vitamins A, D, and E, as well as trace amounts of important minerals like potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium and phosphorus. It is extremely high in antioxidants which prevent and slow cell damage.  Many believe that the regular application of hemp oil slows the aging of the skin. The Vitamin D allows the absorption of calcium that is needed for silky smooth skin as well.

To increase the medical attributes of the oil, it is extracted from plants with extra high levels of cannabidiol, aka CBD.  Numerous studies have confirmed that CBD has anti-inflammatory properties and can soothe the skin.  We love these 10 companies that are making top notch products in the field of skin and hair care. Assuring you that your skin will be perfect in those 500 photos!

To help you prepare, we have found you an entire wedding party’s worth of products to get that perfect skin for your wedding and happily ever after.

 

IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:

10.  REAL SCIENTIFIC HEMP OIL {RSHO}™: Revitalizing Salve

Real Scientific Hemp Oil

This salve is like owning a complete dermatology kit and comprehensive body care system all in one! They use the only hemp oil to be inspected and tested by an accredited food and safety laboratory. This salve is great for age spots, wrinkles, troublesome skin, and chapped lips. It even comes in such a convenient little size so if your jetting off to a destination wedding you’ll be able to bring this bad boy with you!

9. APOTHECANNA

APOTHECANNA

Apothecanna offers a variety of cannabis infused bodycare products with natural and wildcrafted plant ingredients ranging from their Lip Buzz to Body Creme. The Calming and Everyday Body Creme are a great combo to soothe the skin, enhance radiance, and repair damage. They contain many antiseptic, analgesic, antimicrobial, and antibacterial properties as well as very pleasant light aromas.

8. DOPE ON A ROPE: Hemp Soap

Dope on a Rope

Hemp, essential, and natural vegetable oils make up these adorable handmade soaps and yes, they are on a rope! Not only are the quality of the soaps unparalleled, each one is formulated to leave your skin feeling moisturized and soft. Maui Wowie is a relaxing combination of lavender and sweet orange, while Blue Dream combines peppermint and sweet basil. All are packed with a good dose of hemp seed oil.  They have a huge variety of cleverly named and beautifully colored soaps and even offer a monthly subscription.

7. NATURE’S ROOT: Hemp Coffee Scrub

Natures Root Hemp Coffee Scrub

Available in two sizes this all natural super packed organic concoction is a must have for your skin on your wedding day and beyond. It contains ground hemp seed oil, coconut oil, coffee and green tea making it a superior exfoliate. All the hemp they use even comes from their own farm in Sterling, CO! You can also check out The Nature’s Root Spa in Longmont, CO and even get a CBD massage oil treatment to feel extra ready for the big day.

6. CANNA BATH & BODY: Charcoal and Clay Shave Soap & Facial Bar

Cannabath Body

Prepare your legs and body for an enriching experience like never before. This dark as night shaving soap exfoliates while distributing CBD into your skin. Combined with goat milk, honey, and activated charcoal you can count on your skin being poised and ready. They even have a luscious beard balm, so your groom and his bearded pals can have some CBD too!  Each product uses 100% natural ingredients, and they will be offering a special bridal package soon!

5. OMMade Handcrafted Organic Skincare: Face Serum

OMMade

Combining Vitamin E rich and naturally SPF packed oils of carrot seed and red raspberry, with the elasticity and softness provided to the skin through hemp seed oil, OMMade has made a facial serum any one would want to drench themselves in before bed. Serums are best used in the evening because they can deeply penetrate your skin while your cozy and warm in your bed. So pack this on before the big day and your skin will sing, “I woke up like this!”

4. MOON RORE ORGANICS: The Alchemist & Mane Magic

Moon Rore Organics

Moon Rore offers organic crystal charged CBD skin and hair care for all ages. The body butter is packed with ancient Ayurvedic herbs to regenerate skin cells, speed up wound healing, protect the skin, and maintain hydration. The hair treatment is ideal for balancing your scalps PH, increasing growth, and leaving your hair nourished while cleansing it of any dander and residue. Each item is aligned into a Sacred Geometric grid in order to have its energetic properties raised with various different crystals. You will truly feel the magic in these products leading up to you big day.

3. URBAN CHAOS USA: Daily Balance CBD Cream for Sensitive Skin

Urban Chaos USA

This vegan face cream promotes smooth, healthy skin and is lightweight as to not clog your delicate facial pores. Using high quality lab tested CBD from Colorado, this is an amazing primer for a natural face or a seasoned makeup guru. You only need to use a tiny amount of the cream and the 1oz bottle can be used for up to 30 days!

2. KANNAWAY: Cannabis Beauty Defined Collection

Kanway Cannabis

Kannaway offers a five step treatment consisting of a cleanser, exfoliant, toner, serum, and moisturizer. Each step sounds absolutely magical and you can bet that it will be worth the investment. The cleanser removes dirt, makeup, dead skin cells, and excess surface oil without drying the skin, while the exfoliant polishes and balances your skin.

The toner and serum work together to leave your skin looking clear and reduce wrinkles. The intense moisturizer will help you to have firmer and more youthful skin. Each step contains sustainable hemp oil to revitalize your skin cells and leave you feeling like you have had a personal spa treatment.

1. CIBADERM: Cannabis Beauty Products

Cibaderm

Naturally balanced for all skin types, Cibaderm’s hand cream, lip care, and body lotion helps hydrate and promote radiant, glowing skin. The CBD shampoo, conditioner, and body wash cleanse and hydrate without over-drying or over-saturating. Your hair will look shiny and health, and your skin will feel moisturized and fresh.

Looking beautiful on the outside always begins with nourishing the inside. The first step is to always be mindful of what your putting into your body to fuel the regeneration of your skin cells. Plus it takes at least 30 days for your skin to fully replenish itself. So as there is no magical overnight potions that will give you perfect skin on your wedding day, there are many different companies utilizing the amazing power of the oils from this amazing plant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ganjasana, A Cannabis Yoga & Culinary Event

When guests arrived at for an evening of cannabis and yoga, no one was quite sure what to expect.  Nestled in the mountainside of Boulder Canyon, everyone’s welcoming smile and the breathtaking landscape was assurance, we were in a for a night of ceremonial cannabis bliss.

As I arrived from the beautiful drive four miles along side Boulder Creek, I was welcomed by Matt Davenport, CEO of Permalos Consulting.  He walked everyone through the different cultivars throughout the night and spoke briefly about his ambition and drive to continually educate not only himself but others about the regenerative and grown in living soil cannabis we would be smoking all night!

 

THE HOSTS:
Matt had some of his collection of books about regenerative farming methods, carbon farming, living soil, and microbes.

Rachael Carlevale teaches yoga five days a week and was our guide to learning to communicate with the medicine we would be partaking.

Philip Wolfe and Cultivating Spirits would be telling us how to identify terpenes and how to really enhance your high without knowing the specific strain by being aware of your senses and pairing different cultivars with different foods.

THE SPACE:

The Cheshire House, is the childhood home of Dennis, and has been ever evolving and growing as if it is something from a fairy tale. Guests were even greeted by a friendly fox who made his way up to hill to peek at the all the happenings. Stunning mountain views and Evergreens gave a small glimpse at a trickling river down below.

The Ganja:

The main room was aligned with yoga mats in a big circle, and on the table was a blend of joints with and without hash, bowls, a bong, and a dab rig for some stellar concentrates. Matt spoke of the way the herbs we were going to be smoking were grown, in living soil free of pesticides, chemicals, engaging in natural pure sunlight, and the time and dedication to make the hash oils.

The cultivars used throughout the night were, Holy Headband (Headband & Big Sur Holy), Blackbird (SR 71 & Purple Kush), and Toji (Tahoe OG & Off Grid Kush).

Before everyone gathered around to smoke and take in the medicine, Rachael passed the cannabis we would be smoking in a small bowl. Reminding all to be mindful to feel the energy of the plant and be aware of that spirit connection. The ceremonies are designed to model traditional approaches to plant communication and guide individuals to connect with the earth and their most authentic selves.

THE YOGA:

 

Rachael led a relaxed yoga ceremony, twisting and stretching our bodies just enough for everyone to feel so full and energized. She spoke of building the relationship with plant medicine that is rooted in the ancient Shipibo shamanic lineage and listening through your heart as to be mindful of your intentions.

CANNABIS AND COOKING:

After the yoga, everyone gathered inside and outside passing joints and bowls around, laughing and enjoying the refreshing experience. Appetizers of golden beet and tomatillo tacos with roasted asparagus and zuchinni brushetta were passed around as everyone got ready for an amazing cooking demonstration by Robyn Lawrence, author of The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook.

Robyn talked about how easy it is to make your own cannabis infused cooking oil and what to do just encase you eat to much! Along with a sample and a signed cookbook, each guest got see how versatile cooking with cannabis can be.

The Food:

As we sat down at the dinner table it all seems like a regular dinner party but of course Cultivating Spirits gives you a little extra surprise. To the right of your knife were two small bowls of Toji and Blackbird cultivars for each guest to pair with each dinner and dessert. Philip walked us through recognizing the flavor profiles and a with a toast and a hit of your personal bowl, dinner officially was served. Guests were treated to local, organic, non-GMO food prepared by Cultivating Spirits’ renowned chefs. The toji paired with the main dish perfectly. As well as some of Boulder’s signature potions from Shine Restaurant to drink alongside a flour less chocolate cake with a blackberry compote, which was of course paired with Blackbird.

After dinner it was time to fire up the dab rig with some amazing rosin made by Matt. Guests were treated to an experience full of mindfully consuming cannabis and being aware of not only themselves  but of the energy and properties of this unbelievable plant. Reminding us to always continue our knowledge about sustainability, remaining mindful of our intentions, educating yourself on edibles, and staying present with each breathe in and out.  This was the premier transformational experience with Ganjasana and there will be more to come.

“I honor the plants, not only Cannabis for saving my life, but all our plant allies.” -Rachael

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