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    See our update below by Balance Me Beautiful   10 Great Starter Herbs and Their Properties You can find these herbs online or in stores that have large bulk herb selections. If you have herbs growing in your garden, you can use them fresh instead of dried, but you'll want to double the amount since dried herbs are more concentrated than fresh ones.     If you're planning to use herbs medicinally, do your research! We're not doctors, and this isn't medical advice.         Lavender — has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, thought to work as an insect repellent, can aid with headaches, sleep and relaxation Peppermint — is a digestive aid, thought to aid in fever reduction Spearmint — aids in digestion, reduces bloating, contains high amounts of antioxidant, invigorating Milk Thistle — thought to promote liver and gallbladder function, reported to detoxify and lower cholesterol Elderberries — has shown great success in treatment of influenza Fennel — long used as an aid to digestion and bloating, thought to have diuretic properties, improve milk supply in breastfeeding mothers, repel fleas; long used in India to soothe coughs Rosemary — used to improve memory, circulation, and act as an anti-carcinogen Chamomile — used as an aid for digestion, colds, and sleep Nettle — high in protein, iron, and vitamins Ginger — Proven to be useful for nausea, diarrhea, and arthritis, thought to aid in digestion more     10 Great Starter Essential Oils Most essential oils aren't cheap, but a little goes a long way. You can find them in health and hippie stores the world over, or online. I bought a starter set from Amazon years ago. [Here are some options - Cat]   Grapefruit — used as an energizer, thought to brighten dull skin and hair, dilute toxic build up, and resolve water retention Lemon — antibacterial, an astringent, thought to detoxify, energize and brighten dull skin Orange — antibacterial; thought to act as an anti-inflammatory, diuretic, aphrodisiac, boost immunity and detoxify Clary Sage — thought to be useful as a mild antidepressant, astringent, aphrodisiac, sedative, and digestive aid Rosemary — antibacterial, thought to stimulate hair growth and mental activity, be useful with respiratory problems and reduce pain Lavender — has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, used to calm anxiety, promote circulation and good respiration Peppermint — helps with indigestion and nausea, thought to aid with respiratory problems and headaches Spearmint — antiseptic, repels insects, thought to act as a restorative and a stimulant Eucalyptus — antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, a decongestant and a stimulant Tea Tree — antibacterial/microbial/viral, an insecticide and stimulant, thought to help with healing wounds, pain relief, and detoxification Health Benefits of Mint Leaves. http://www.balancemebeautiful.com/health-benefits-mint-leaves/   Source: How to make your own apothecary

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    Kief is a term for the powdery, trichome-packed "crystals" that can fall off your cannabis buds during drying, clipping or handling. If you're not careful, you can easily lose them – but if you ARE careful, you can collect these precious golden crystals and use them for various exciting projects! So What Exactly is Kief?


    The word “kief” (sometimes written as “kif”) comes from the Arabic language, and means “pleasure, intoxication”. In most of the traditional hashish-producing countries of the world, the word refers to the golden, powdery trichomes that are collected from the cannabis plant, which are then filtered through a screen and pressed to create hashish.


    If you’ve got a grinder that contains a screen and a chamber underneath, then what you’re collecting inside that chamber is kief. And depending on the quality of the cannabis you’ve been rolling with lately, the crystals could be very, very potent indeed! Check out our guide to the Top 10 Grinders for under $15 you can get on Amazon to see several options for trichome-collecting grinders.


    Basically, kief is concentrated trichomes, and contains large amounts of THC and other cannabinoids, without the leaf matter and fiber that is contained within cannabis flowers. If it’s good-quality, your kif should have a fragrance reminiscent of the weed that it came from, and should become sticky as soon as you press a piece between your fingers. What Can You Do With Your Kief?


    If you aren’t too interested in getting your hands dirty, you can just sprinkle a little of it you have collected into a joint, or if you have a vaporizer capable of handling hashish then you can just pop some into the chamber.


    But if you don’t mind getting tricky with the ol’ sticky-icky-icky, then read on, because there’s plenty of things you can do with you kief to make it even more powerful!


    First off, you can simply put some in the palm of your hand and use the thumb of your other hand to press down on it. The heat and the pressure from your hand should make it stick together and form Moroccan-style hash pretty quickly!


    Or you can use your kief as the basis for making some top-shelf ice-o-lator. This might be advisable when you have a large quantity – if you’ve just got the contents of your grinder, that may not be enough to run a decent amount of ice-o-lator! But if you’ve got say, 50 grams or so, then it may start to become worth it! From normal (good quality) weed, the usual return on ice-o-lator is only about 10%, but you could bump that up much higher if you use kief – in fact, you could get as much as 50% return!


    Another great way you can use your kief is by turning it into rosin! Rosin is another low yielder when you make it from regular cannabis flowers – average return seems to be something like 7.5%, compared with up to 20% (or even more, in some cases) from BHO. But if you make rosin with it, then your return dramatically increases, and you can expect to get something like 40-45% back of your original weight.


    So there you have it. That’s kief, and that’s what you can do with it. Let us know in the comments if you have made ice-o-lator or rosin from your kief, or if you have any other ideas or tips of what to do with it!



    I will be updating with photos and recipes (doing something a bit different this year)

    I hope it all goes well. :D



    Got new glass up this year, 6' by 3' sections, 12' by 16 ' over all




    Transplanted into two gallon pots today, They were a bit root bound on the one gallons. Three plants will end up in 35 gallon pots and a couple in 12 gallons.




    One hundred gallons of amended soils cooking. They get turned every few days.




    I've got some backup babies and have 15 more in the clonner




    These will be fed with one of the tea recipes found here at pif



    All Plants have been treated for powdery Mildew. I will be treating with Avid or Florimite this afternoon.

    I'll do this again in late July to carry me through August and September.




    I will be adding more details as the the month of May approaches and will also add some videos.


    Thanks for watching.



    Source: Hash Skunk (Outside Grow) 2016 (Photos) ~



    Wowza!  Look what Dr Kate has been up too!


    Introduction to a cold extraction method for hash oil that preserves carboxylic acid form of cannabinoids THC and CBD


    By Kate Welch, Pharm.D






  4. Well, this has been one of the most fun and irritating hobbies I have ever fallen in love with! I am currently 17 days into flower and have dealt with what seems like every possible issue. My set up is so DIY, Mcgyver is drooling at home while reading this, or at least that's how I will describe it to peak your interest! ( here is a link to the DIY part of this http://freemygreenpdx.com/topic/12989-diy-grow-box-and-veg-box/).


    Anyway, as I have said this is my first grow and after a lot of reasearch and then more research followed by inevitable frustration, misinformation, failures and successes- I figured I would share mainly what worked for me and call it a success!


    It is a little late right now and I am getting sleepy so I hope you join me as I get you caught up to date in my process, my problems and my solutions! Please chime in with any tid bits, criticism or advice you may have as myself and every other rookie out there will appreciate it.


    Here are pictures of clones day 1. Pictured back left to right, then front left to right. Xj13, northern lights #5 (died from damping off, replaced by a Chernobyl clone later) Cinderella 99 and sour diesel x lambs breath. The second picture is after a little LST. Stay tuned.





  5. Oregon Summer Greenhouse Grow

    Growing cannabis outdoors is something a lot of growers either wish for or can’t wait year after year to let the sun to bathe over their babies. This year will be my first “outdoor” grow although technically I am in a greenhouse that I had constructed so I will reward myself by calling it an outdoor grow. Looking around on social media I have seen some amazing outdoor garden’s from 5 gallon patios to 200 gallon monsters. It’s now early June and most outdoor growers have had their plants out for about a month now but I went a little different


    Being my first outdoor season and knowing the unpredictability of the Oregon weather I chose to go with a PVC hoop house to protect against any unforeseen storms. During the second week of May there was three days of rain and I was grateful for my planning. I transplanted my 2 ft high PineSol, Pineapple Chunk x lemon haze in a 50 gallon fabric pot I handmade. I used Down to Earth Pro Mix Soil for my vegging along with Down to Earth Bio-Live fertilizer mix. I got put on to Down to Earth product by my friend Dave at Everwood Farm in Brooks, OR. My plant was healthy right from the seed and I had topped my plant a few times and super cropped her. Along with the Down to Earth products I feed her compost tea and Epson salt along with kelp


    With the PinSol transplanted I wanted to test out how a young seedling would do vegging outside in the greenhouse so I chose a mystery Indica I had gotten from my friends at Blackbird Indica Dispensary in Independence,OR. The seedling was suffering from over heating so I 10 gallon pots ready for some single colas.Mystery Indica


    I gave the plants a good soak with straight out of the hose water. I was worried about any bugs or larvae in the outdoor dirt so I was hoping the chlorine would help clean the soil a little. A few days later both PineSol and Mystery Indica were reaching and having some new growth. The bottom leaves felt the effect of the chlorinated water with yellow and drying leaves. After removing a half dozen leaves their were looking alright and recovering fast. A big mistake I made was super cropping days after transplant. The branch on the east side never fully reached up like I hope. The tops are pointing up but the branch is still leaning. I will be putting cages in this week to help it with the weight and rapid growth.


    Two weeks after test plants went out I wanted to add another plant to the mix so I transplant a 2 ft AK-48 into a 50 gallon fabric pot. This time I had 2 gallons ph water and a gallon of light compost tea. It’s been about a week and we have two new nodes on the AK. PineSol is on it’s 3rd new nodes and the bent branch has new tops coming from lower stem. My greenhouse is an open end and loose bottom hoop house to help with heat and ventilation . The 6 mil poly is not transparent and blocks about 30% of the light but I plan on going convertible later on in the summer. The heat gets up to 80’s and humidity around 60% but I think that’s ok especially by looking at the new growth. Plus the fabric pot will keep the soil temp low.


    I’m not planning on filling up the greenhouse right away. I am starting a total of six strains from seed so I have a lot of decisions to make. I have my plants about a month behind each other to spread out harvest and these later plants will be single colas and veg much faster. So far I have PineSol, AK-48, Blue Mountain, Big Skunk, Lamb Breath. and Mystery. The Mystery and Big Skunk seeds were normal so sex to be determined.

    I will be making updates later in the summer and maybe visit some other ommp grow sites and see how their outdoor grows are going. Please subscribe to my Youtube, Like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, and get some grow tips on Pinterest.

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    An elaborate crop circle sculpted into farmland two hours south of San Francisco is no more, having been mowed down to the dismay of hundreds who flocked to glimpse the unexplained site earlier this week.


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  7. blog-0367667001375241034.jpgHi everyone. It's me again, Back to FINALLY announce to you that sign ups for The NEW Moms for Marijuana Cannabis Quilt are open!!! I know you guy were interested in a patch on the Unity Panel and were put on hold when it was stolen. Well here's ALL the information you need to get going!! It's taken us a few months to get back on track and plan for a new quilt. But we are finally ready!!! Such a exciting project!!!


    Moms for Marijuana International is Excited to Announce that we ARE ★ NOW taking submissions for our NEW Cannabis Quilt Panels!! Read all about it!! ♥


    Unfortunately our quilt was stolen in April 2013, on its way to be displayed at the Texas Capitol Building. We were saddened by the loss of our beautiful Cannabis Quilt and Unity Panel. Our United States Panel was returned, but our Unity Panel is still missing. After assessing the damage to the U.S. Panel, (which is extensive) we've decided to retire the old panel and begin again. BIGGER AND BETTER than before!!!


    You can learn more about The Original Cannabis Quilt at the following link http://www.momsformarijuana.com/the-cannabis-quilt


    NOW! It’s time to rebuild the Cannabis Quilt! We hope you will join us in the reconstruction of the Cannabis Quit and Panels. An exciting major project!!

    Our new and improved quilt will start with 6 major panels:


    The United States Panel:

    A panel representing cannabis users in the United States.


    The Canada Panel:

    A panel representing cannabis users in Canada.


    The Mexico Panel:

    A panel representing cannabis users in Mexico


    If you are interested in participating in the panels above, we welcome you to sign up to submit a fabric patch for the panel you are interested at our MAIN SIGN UP link here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0445A9AA2AAA8-thecannabis



    ON GOING PANELS: ( these panels will continue to grow as the years go on!)


    The Prisoners/Victims of the Drug War (POW/VOW) Panel:

    Anyone who has been a victim, or a prisoner, of the drug war because of the World Wide Prohibition of Marijuana is welcome to have their story be represented on the Cannabis Quilt. This includes anyone who has been arrested/imprisoned for Cannabis related crimes, families that have been torn apart by child services over marijuana use, or anyone who has been killed because of the drug war, or even passed away because of lack of access to Cannabis. We welcome patches from family members and friends of the VOW/POW. The patches for this panel require a $10 Donation to help fund our efforts. Sign up by purchasing a $10 donation package through the Mom Store - https://www.wepay.com/stores/the-mom-store/item/victimprisoner-of-the-drug-war-cannabis-quilt-s-h--303968.

    ♥ OR: to volunteer to make the large center patch of this panel (No donation required) do so at the main sign ups above.


    The Heroes Panel:

    There are many heroes in this movement. People who inspire/inspired you, people who work hard every day to make sure prohibition ends! People who have done great things for what cannabis freedoms we already have! This is a panel to represent anyone you consider a marijuana hero! Please email cannabisquilt@momsformarijuana.org if you are interested in submitting a patch for the Heroes panel! ♥ OR: to volunteer to make the large center patch for The Heroes Panel please sign up at the main sign up link above.


    The New Unity Panel:

    This is an incredible panel all about unity in the cannabis community. ALL Cannabis/Drug Reform groups/organizations/shows/products/bands are welcome to submit a patch!

    To see more about the original Unity Panel go here: http://www.momsformarijuana.org/blogs/blog1.php/unity-panel

    Please email cannabisquilt@momsformarijuana.org if you are interested in submitting a patch for the Unity panel! ♥ OR: to volunteer to make the large center patch for The Unity Panel please sign up at the main sign up link above.


    After you sign up, a Quilt Liaison will be in touch with instructions! Please use an email you check regularly to sign up. Communication will be on going and is key! Thank you so much! This vision would not be possible without the help of our large canna-family! Now let’s get to sewing!


    Thanks you guys! You can also join the event on Facebook if you like. You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/events/150333235171468/


    But since I wrote that too.... I just copied and pasted it here. :P

  8. People globally enjoy partaking in the pungent flowers of the Cannabis plant, seeking the euphoric psycho-activity unique to this plant, whether for pain relief, pleasure or pastime. Many people though are unaware of the amazing benefits of Raw, organic Cannabis Juice.



    In raw form, Cannabis leaves and the tri-chrome covered flowers are concentrated with non-psychoactive, anti-biotic, anti-fungal, anti-viral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immune-regulating and anti-cancer nutrient compounds including lesser-known Tetrahydrocannabicannabidiol (CBD), and Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) both of which are proving to be therapeutic substances capable of preventing and/or reversing a plethora of chronic and debilitating illnesses.




    When you begin juicing “raw” cannabis, you will consume cannabinoids in their acid forms. The raw form of CBD is CBDA or cannabidiolic acid. The raw form of THC is THCA or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. These are the A arrangements of the molecules, the non-psychoactive forms. The acids of this plant are not psychoactive unless they are decarboxylated, or heated. When decarboxylation takes place the acids are converted to Δ9-THC and CBD.


    Recently CBD is making waves in research, being regarding as a highly medicinal substance with unique immune-regulating capabilities. The human body already contains an endogenous cannabinoid system, complete with different types of cannabinoid receptors, introducing cannabinoids to your systems can help normalize the body's functions, including cellular communication, regeneration and repair, as well as regulating immune function.




    IMG_2786.JPGIMG_2781.JPGIMG_2775.JPGBecause it provides the cannabinoid acids, which are potent anti-inflammatory compounds that help activate and regulate the endocannabinoid system. When you juicing is done properly, you should not have to worry about psycho-activity. Though preparing the juice improperly may lead to heating the solution and causing THC to form, this can be said of pasteurization, even flash pasteurization.


    I utilize the power of raw Cannabis in juiced form myself. This juice possesses a powerful grassy taste, definitely lacking in the flavor department. It is best mixed into a smoothie for those with sensitive palates, chased with apple juice or lemonade or just straight for veterans and die-hards. No matter the taste, it is worth the power-house of nutrients found within.


    Canna Juicers will notice a strong increase in energy levels, feeling invigorated almost immediately. I am unsure as to why this amount of energy is produced, I am pretty sure it has something to do with the metabolism of the acid components of the juice, leaving it exceptionally beneficial to those with chronic-fatigue issues. This juice has appetite suppressant qualities, as you do not feel the urge to eat as often, and there are no “munchies” associated with raw Cannabis juice.



    One downfall is, in its raw form Cannabis Juice does not have a long-shelf life. The neon-green juice begins to turn the mucky-brown of oxidation about as quickly as an apple once bitten into. I would not recommend keeping juice longer than 12 hours as the nutritional value begins to degrade. You are able to store the juice in the freezer for a period of 6-12 months, though fresh is best!


    My friend and Juicing Guru, Dr. William Courtney, of Mendocino County California recommends that patients juice 15-20 leaves per day. Cannabis leaves have the highest CBD levels, and therefore are the best for juicing. Prime juicing material is found when the plants are between 70-85 days old. He believes that individuals with compromised immune systems from autoimmune disorders, cellular dysfunction, chronic inflammation, cancer and various other illnesses can derive a wide range of health-promoting benefits by consuming organic raw Cannabis Juice.


    I believe that Cannabis, and the compounds found within are vital nutrients missing from our modern, prohibitionist, western diet. Give raw, organic Cannabis juicing a try, feel the benefits for yourself, and then share the news with your friends and loved ones. Don’t be afraid to cure yourself!



  9. There is a real travesty happening in Canada, and it seems they are trying to say that it is us who want these changes.




    Finally, the production of marihuana for medical purposes by individuals in homes and communities would be phased out.


    There are so many things I want to say right now, and I'm sure a lot of explanation is required to understand what is happening up here.


    This matter is so very important to me, as I know it is to you.


    In applying for my exemption in Canada, that is the sole-purpose of my request,




    If you have any questions about what is happening in Canada, I will do my best to answer them here.


    This post is to create awareness that what some may be beginning to take for granted, is still not a reality in Canada.


    Please help us in creating sensible Canadian laws regarding Cannabis, and defend our human rights!


    Thank you for reading this!




    Source: Canada Trying To Halt Homegrowers!