This Week with Jaene: Sunday – iRest Yoga Nidra in Oakland; Monday – Microdosing & Mindfulness, in San Francisco.

Your choice: a taste of Yoga Nidra, or a nice long, supported practice. Come and bathe in the moment.

 Starting this Sunday! Monthly iRest® Yoga Nidra 2-hour workshops at      Square One Yoga in Temescal! 

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Continuing this Monday! Ongoing Microdosing & Mindfulness at        Harvest Off Mission in San Francisco!  Free for 21+ with a valid ID   /  B.Y.O.C.    Medicating is optional!

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#5 ThCB – The Compassionate Budtender – Giving Thanks for the Tender Bud

Newbie – I know I’ve told you this before, but you’re in good hands. Your cannabis community welcomes you with open arms — no matter who you are, where you come from, or the challenges that have befallen you. Cannabis is a healer, and whether you’re looking to lighten things up and laugh a little more, or hoping for help with sleep, pain, anxiety, depression, or other more serious health challenges, you will find relief in cannabis — but only if you’re taking an active role in your care.

Approach cannabis with an openness and optimism. The lovely plant is here to heal and it will keep on healing, despite its own challenges. Despite the monetization. Despite Big Pharma. Despite anyone who looks upon it solely for the purpose of capitalizing on it. It will persevere. It will change minds. And lives. It will continue its Mother Nature-assigned mission of healing. And so must you. It is the calling of all of us to heal ourselves, heal each other, and heal the planet.

I didn’t enter the cannabis industry five years ago knowing that it would become such an integral part of my life. I’d used cannabis recreationally for many years and always knew there was something to it beyond giggling and getting the munchies. I got my card to help with pain from a yoga injury. I was a yoga and meditation teacher, and planned to continue studying the healing arts. I had no idea that cannabis itself would become such a force for healing, or that it would complement my other interests so beautifully.

I began to see for myself how healing this plant can be to so many. I came to hear – again and again – testimonials about difficult symptoms and serious illnesses being managed and even reversed with cannabis medicine. I started learning about our beautiful endocannabinoid system (Relevant Sidenote: my spellcheck is still underlining endocannabinoid! We still are so early into all of this that my operating system doesn’t know what do do with it!). I read more and more about the cannabinoids, the terpenes, and how, through the miraculous ‘entourage effect,’ they all work together synergistically to make the medicine even more effective.

I also began to work with patients on developing treatment plans that they then made their own, adjusted as they felt was right, and reported their discoveries back to me. This feedback loop in itself has been tremendously healing for me and for others around me. We’re all learning from each other, since cannabis is still STILL! demonized by the federal government. The plant has made me her own, and I will forever believe in her. I invite you to allow her into your life, too. Microdose her, or saturate with her, and watch the shifts in your health and in your consciousness.

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As this movement continues to grow, keep in mind that people everywhere are being drawn to the plant. There will soon be many more new workers entering the industry, as we move into adult use in California in January, so be sure to bring your patience and compassion with you when you come to the dispensary.

And, should you ever feel like your questions are not being answered, or that you’re not getting the attention you need, don’t take it personally. Ask to speak to the sales manager. If you still feel like your needs are not being met, go to another dispensary. Do your research. Check out reviews on YELP. Find out where the best people are near you. Read up! Research! Take responsibility for your health.  Keep. Going. Don’t give up. If you honor your own journey, you’ll be surprised and delighted at the people that show up to support you.

Blessings to you and your loved ones for Thanksgiving. I’m so grateful for the healing power of cannabis, for all those who lovingly tend it, and for the this moment we share in time!

Jaene

#2 ThCB (The Compassionate Budtender) The Crisis of Opioids

Opioid addicts can benefit from cannabis. Just ask the makers of the opioids…

Hello, humans. Did you pick up or download The Emperor Wears No Clothes, by Jack Herer and begin reading it yet? Are you befuddled by this question? It’s a homework assignment from the #1 ThCB. Feel free to backtrack if you’d like.

Or read on. Whatever works.

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#1 ThCB (The Compassionate Budtender) The Newbie’s first step to learning about and using cannabis? Call it Cannabis.

Legalization is coming. Are you ready to join the cannabis revolution?!

Time keeps on slipping … slipping…slipping… into the Future…
ARE YOU READY FOR LEGALIZATION, CALIFORNIA? Because it is upon us. So if you’re one of the holdouts who refused to get your medical cannabis recommendation, despite the myriad reasons you could have before now (and the other symptoms for which marijuana [*] provides relief), welcome to the new world!

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