Cannabis is an important herb in our house and we’re fortunate to have a program in our state that allows for medical marijuana. For those who are looking for more information below are links for the Department of Health website as well as links for their applications.
New Mexico Department of Health
Personal Production Application
There’s nothing quite like taking your first hit of a new strain from a clean apparatus. True flavors can be appreciated and not tainted with old resin and ash. Check out our dirty glass below, before I cleaned them.
All you need is some salt and 91% alcohol. I like to use my super long pincers and a magic eraser. It helps to get those tough to reach and hard to clean areas.
Pour in some salt and alcohol – and shake! Be careful if you have fragile pieces with necks or fine details, we don’t want those to break.
Instead of pouring it down the sink, we reuse ours by saving it in a plastic tub after use. Once it’s empty, make sure you rinse well. Salt can hide in small areas and the alcohol can be tasted if not rinsed thoroughly.
You’ve now got shiny clean glass! Sit back and admire the beauty of your piece.
My most gratifying piece to clean… I seriously thought it was made black. Nope, clear glass with blue and yellow.
Enjoy the full flavor of your medicine by spending a few minutes to clean your pieces once in awhile, it’s worth it. Residual ash and resin can build up tainting your first inhale of fresh medicine.
So do yourself a flavor and clean your glass, then show me your before and after pictures!
I need one.
And the struggle is real. I can’t remember when I last took one but it was a long time ago. Now I need a serious one, for several reasons. I don’t get high anymore, at least not like I used to. My lungs and throat could use it. It’s expensive. Anything I smoke puts me to sleep, anything. Edibles, sleep. Vape, sleep. I should be caught up on my sleep but I feel exhausted all the time. Don’t get me wrong, I sleep damn good at night but it’s never enough and I don’t remember my dreams anymore. And that’s a pisser. Which is my main reason for wanting a tolerance break.
Before weed I loved falling asleep at night because I looked forward to what dreams would show up. They were so vivid and telling but the downside was that I would get bouts of insomnia. Now I sleep all night, but I can’t remember my dreams. Unfortunately, I don’t know if I can balance this one. Smoking has become such a part of my life that it’s hard to just not smoke. Thomas needs it for his pain and so his consumption is way up there. He could use a tolerance break as well but for him it’s much harder. The pain gets unbearable. For me, it’s not so bad and I can go longer periods of time without cannabis.
But let’s be honest; while we’re smoking our medicine for the aches and pains, there’s also a social aspect to it. I love sitting in the bathtub with my hubby, sharing a joint and 4 bowls, listening to music and talking about the day. Sitting around with my family laughing our asses off about whatever is always fun. Our house is probably very different than most in that we have two adult kids living with us and a third that comes over and hangs. They’re all over 21 and each have their own lives but we spend a lot of time together and the majority involves smoking, drinking, and just having fun.
It’s hard to participate in things like that when I’m the one person not partaking and the natural habit is to puff, puff, pass; I usually give in to the offer. So here I am, getting ready to load another bowl and contemplating another tolerance break. They say I should get rid of all the weed in the house before I quit. Another justification for lighting up. Maybe I should just go camping for two weeks alone. Or, maybe I should just slow down and plan a little better. Tolerance breaks are still needed and I don’t see cannabis leaving anytime soon, I suppose I’ll have to figure out a way to do both. Probably cutting back is a good start.
It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes before my dreams start making an appearance once I actually commit to a break. I’m certain I’ll be writing those down as they come.
As it turns out, the cannabis industry wasn’t as easy as I thought…
In 2017 Canna Connect became an approved NM DOH courier for the cannabis program. Setting out to help the patients with our delivery business and partnering with Fruit of the Earth Organics in Santa Fe, we were able to get our courier license in March. Let’s just say, Universe decided the courier business was not to be ours.
Because of federal law, cannabis banking issues, and NM DOH regulations for couriers, we never really got the business going. More importantly, events in 2017 set us on a different path and our vision for Canna Connect changed over the year. We were ahead of our time, (un)fortunately it just wasn’t the right time. A delivery program is still much needed and thankfully, local dispensaries are starting to make that happen but last year afforded me the opportunity to see the industry up close and I‘ve decided step away and take a different approach.
How’s that for impact?
Although 2017 seemed to be the year from hell for a lot of people, I just look at it as a course correction. I’m still passionate about cannabis and access for all patients but I felt like I wasn’t making enough of an impact. I can stay at home baking keif cookies, crocheting beanies, and supporting my family while educating other patients through my own experiences. And to be honest, that seems a hell of a lot more fun and helpful than trying to run a business that the government doesn’t support and tries to shut down. Plus I can reach so many more people this way!
With that being said, while I’m not delivering cannabis any more, I am delivering a whole new cannabis experience. My goal is to educate and advocate. I have a special affinity for seniors and I will do what I can in my community to help them. Seems appropriate since I’m an old soul and I like to do crafty stuff. You’ll be seeing a lot of Canna Crafts, especially since it’s winter right now and I’m on a mission to make my home a summer retreat this year.
I’m thankful for everyone who helped Canna Connect get started as a courier service and I’m looking forward to seeing their businesses grow. It’s just time we got out of the fast lane.
So here we go. Today I’m celebrating my birthday with a re-birth of sorts.
Welcome, where life happens on weed and it’s so enjoyable!