High-Quality Products for High-Quality People
There are so many different companies and products on the market as it can be overwhelming to find the one for you. Humbolt Apothecary is one of my favorite tincture companies. The woman that owns it is actually a botanist out of Humboldt County. She infuses her products with different natural herbs to make her tinctures even more effective. She also has a line called Sweet Jane which is a CBD rich oil with ratios starting at 20: 1, 8:1, 4:1, 1:1 and straight THC.
Big Sur Canna-botanicals in Carmel will actually be holding a Demo Day 2/21/18 from 4-7pm at my work Big Sur Canna-botanicals in Carmel !! I will be there all day. Come by and check them out!!
Recently my 10yr told me in the sweetest way that she was so proud of me for starting my own business but that I was kinda gnarly now. (Basically, she was like mom you’re kind of being a Bitch….lol) So I recently readjusted my dosage and with great feedback from the kid, she noted that I haven’t freaked out unnecessarily since!
I’m currently taking the Calm Tincture.
It’s a 3:1 ratio with 188mg CBD, 62mg THC
1 dropperful=6.2mg CBD, 2.1mg THC
1 drop=0.21mg CBD, 0.07mg THC
One of the great things about tinctures is the ability to manage your dose right down to the tenth of a milligram that way you can really truly get just what you need and nothing more. Cannabis care is not like traditional medicine it’s not “take one baby aspirin three times a day and everyone will be ok.” People are treated like the individuals they are, and approaching care with cannabis is always on a more individual level.
It can be daunting trying to find the right tincture to use because there are so many companies! Not all tinctures are made the same! We update often so, come back soon for more information on great tinctures!
Papa & Barkley 1:1 THCa:CBD
P&B THCa: CBD tincture is hands down my favorite. It has everything you need and none of the psychoactive effects. It’s a little bottle of miracle juice.
THCa is the most potent anti-inflammatory cannabinoid in the cannabis plant, in addition to inhibiting the growth of cancerous and tumorous cancer cells. THCa is excellent for autoimmune issues, anything to do with inflammation and overall nerve health.
CBDs are a potent pain reliever, great for creating over homeostasis in the body. Allowing the all the bodies systems to work better together.
These two cannabinoids in one bottle, are like mother nature’s secret weapon, that’s no longer a secret. Thank goodness! You get everything you need without any chance of getting high. It is perfect!
Papa & Barkley 1:1 contents 506mg THCa/THC; 478mg CBD in the whole bottle. With 12mg THCa; 15mg of CBD per dropper. Then you take a tincture you just do a few drops under the tongue hold for 30sec then swish and swallow. (There is no way to say that without sounding dirty if there is I still pick my way..hehe)
I am pretty sure everyone should be taking Papa & Barkley THCa: CBD tincture. What if the key to curing cancer isn’t a cure at all? What if it’s really all about prevention? Just a thought.
Papa & Barkley 1:30 CBD
This CBD-rich tincture is perfect for someone who’s looking to incorporate CBDs into their system, but it’s extremely worried about THC. Papa and Barkley 1 to 30 CBD tincture contains over 900mg of cannabinoids.
The tincture is made with a coconut oil base and cannabis with no other infusions. Which is also great for those who are sensitive to different essential oils or herbs which are sometimes used to hide the taste.
This tincture contains 921 mg of CBD with only 35.4 mg of THC in the whole bottle. That breaks down to about 28 mg of CBD and 1.8 mg of THC per dropper full. Which is not a lot of THC but is a lot of CBDs.
The pain-relieving benefits of this tincture are phenomenal the fact that the THC in it is so low I’m genuinely not worried about someone getting high off of one dropper full and less they over-consume and drink the whole bottle. Which is an entirely different conversation about willpower and self-control?
When starting a CBD tincture, it is important to remember that CBDs have to build up in the system so taking a little at night and a few drops in the morning for the first few days. After that, you will figure out quickly if it is more useful for you in the evening or more beneficial to you during the day. Whatever works for you, incorporating CBDs into your regular regime is best because you want to be able to stick to it there are no rules on when you take it, it’s about what works for you.
Papa and Barkley’s products are so powerful that you will definitely feel a change within a few days. For those interested in starting a tincture this is a great place to start for anybody interested in learning about how CBDs can just help your body a teacher like this is a beautiful way to test it out the proof is in the pudding.
CBD Topical–Papa & Barkley Releaf Balm 3:1
Today’s featured product is Papa & Barkley 3:1 Releaf Balm (great for cramps of any kind).
Papa & Barkley was developed by a Son whose father was bedridden due to severe back pain. After failed conventional treatments, he set out to create a solution and thus Papa & Barkley’s incredible line of products was born.
We will be learning about all the different products they offer this month here at Bud Diva. So, be on the lookout for new posts!!! This fantastic relief balm is a 3:1 CBD:THC ratio in a Coconut oil base. This balm is perfect for cramps, chronic pain and inflammation and has 520mg CBD and 162mg THC per 50 ml jar and over 160 mg together in the 15 ml jar. It contains Beeswax, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Peppermint and Lavender along with Vitamin E oil and natural Terpenes.
Whenever I have cramps or neck pain, this is my go-to relief balm. My Ex is a caddy, and he is in love with this stuff, I legit had to hide my bottle….lol! When I gave him other CBD topicals to use he would say they weren’t as good and ask me to get him more Papa & Barkley’s. The 15mL is the perfect purse size. I like to keep it on me, that way whenever my sciatica flares up a can dab a little on my back.
It delivers hours of pain relief in an all-natural, botanical balm that is infused with a coconut oil soak process that is unmatched for potency and terpene content.
VAPES & BATTERIES
P2- Pure Xtracts
P2 cartridges are my favorite full gram cartridges. The oil is a nice golden honey. They have a clean smooth draw with full flavor, natural light terpenes that don’t overpower the palate. The clear plastic tip is one of the best designs on the market. Their range of cartridge options is almost overwhelming! It doesn’t matter what you are interested in Sativa, Hybrid or Indica they will have a strain for you. They have my personal favorite White Widow, along with other popular strains like Apple Jack, Northern Lights, and even a Super Lemon Haze just to name a few. I love the way they even break it down to the feeling it will produce which helps take the guesswork out of it when looking for a specific effect.
The battery is a classy white quick draw (no button) battery. The P2 symbol lights up at the bottom. P2 offers a great product at an even better price.
I can’t get enough. Glass tips, Better Hits and they definitely deliver cartridges that provide a smooth crisp draw. The round mouthpiece was supremely comfortable it’s like taking a hit from a glass bong or pipe. It’s just a cleaner draw. Their cartridges have a fabulous flavor that stays true to the original plant with no terpenes or solvents. For those who love the natural flower flavor with terps, this is the cartridge for you. They have four strains Harlem (GDP Indica), Malibu (GSC- Indica Dominate ), Rio (Sour Diesel-Sativa Dominate), Tokyo (Green Goddess-Sativa). They even offer 2 CBD 20:1 cartridges, and one that is enhanced with 100mg of melatonin
The Speaker Battery fantastic, I fell in love with this battery the moment I received it. First, it has the USB charger built in, yes built in, no more losing your battery. We all have lost more than one charger well not anymore. Not only that its square shape keeps it from rolling, talk about a smart feature. Its designed to look like a USB drive and can be discreetly attached to a set of keys or lanyard. The best part I didn’t charge it for a week straight out of the box, all most finished a full cartridge before having to charge it. I hear they are even working on an update that would allow it to hold a charge for longer. SublimeCo2 is really taking the vape battery game to a whole new level.
They are my favorite button battery on the market. You can change the temperature and you don’t have to hold the button to draw. The best of both in one, this is definitely my go to battery. You are able to have full control of your settings and not have to hold the button down.
I absolutely love these slick stylish pens. They come in full grams and 2.2-gram cartridges. The oil is truly solvent free, it’s refined five times which removes any and all possible unwanted properties. They have a variety of strains that range from the fruity strains that taste and smell like the flavors they are. They also have my favorite strain specifically which only have terps from the original flower so you get the taste and smell of that exact strain. Heavy Hitters has a cartridge for everyone! They have two types of batteries their button-less battery is for a more controlled dosing and the button battery is for a more controlled hit.
Welcome to the new way to consume cannabis!
Bud Diva uses and recommends Petra Mints!
Petra Mints are a delicious microdose mint that puts you in control. A precise blend of California grown cannabis, green tea matcha, and eucalyptus oil, our refreshing Eucalyptus Petra is perfect for clearing the senses. All Petra labors are sugar-free and contain the natural, plant-derived sweetener xylitol.
At 2.5 Mg THC per mint, Petra gives you the ability to titrate your dose in precise increments. this accuracy allows you to integrate Petra more easily into your active lifestyle.
Valhalla gummies are delicious. These little bad boys could be dangerous because you will want to eat the whole bag. This weekend I got to try the CBD Tropical Flavor. This company offers and Indica, Sativa and a 2:1 CBD:THC. All 3 come in either Tangerine, Sour Watermelon and Tropical Twist. So, of course, I had to try all 3 flavors. (which I will be reviewing later this month)
The Tropical Twist 10mg CBD 5mg THC Gummy is a game changer. The 2:1 ratio is perfect for any time of day. They work on Pain and anxiety
I feel like I am eating and Adult Gummy Vitamin that actually tastes good. Since CBDs are healthy and good for you doesn’t it count as a Daily vitamin??
Another great thing is that you can half them. They are little squares that can be cut in half to manage your dose if your # is 5mg instead of 10mg.
Valhalla Artisan products are creatively inspired and scientifically perfected. They aren’t too gummy or gooey at all. They have master the Cannabis infused Gummy.
They offer precise dosing and even distribution while regularly engaging third-party labs to independently certify potency and purity.(so you can count on consistency)
They use Kosher & organic ingredients, gluten-free, Fairtrade, and eco-friendly practices are just some of the steps taken to ensure what you’re putting into your body is not just the most delicious – but of the highest quality available
It was like going to yoga and then walking the beach, Super Calming. I felt utterly relaxed, extremely calm, at peace and pain-free without any of the psychoactive.
***When ingesting an edible it is important to keep in mind that it will take your body about 2 hours to feel the full effects.
Depending on a person’s metabolism you may start to feel some effects as early as 30 minutes but it will take about 2 hours for the full effects to kick in.***
Canna Cocktails Anyone?
Tequila Canna Lemon Ginger
Legal beverages are lightly carbonated all-natural, made with no artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives. They are currently seeking Organic certification. They locally source our ingredients, whenever possible, and craft our recipes to blend naturally occurring benefits of fruits and herbs to create delicious and reliable experiences. Legal is the first and only cannabis-infused drinks that I actually like.
They come in Cranberry CBD 1:1, Rainer Cherry Hybrid, Pomegranate Sativa and Lemon Ginger Indica, in 20mg or 100mg. Which is great because they cater to the low and high dose individual. You can measure out your desired dose with the medicine cup that comes with it.
Lemon Ginger Indica Tequila Cocktails (My Favorite)
Cranberry CBD Champagne Cocktails was a big hit at Christmas at grandma’s house
Pomegranate Sativa Vodka Spritzer
Enjoy with or without the Alcohol I love them either way
ReLax It’s Legal
Coffee & Cannabis
Ever feel like you need a little pick me up? Want to motivate high? How does a chocolate covered espresso bean sound? How to use cannabis-infused coffee for energy, focus, and creativity.
There is more than one way to use cannabis and coffee together. Chocolate covered espresso bean are a great way to give yourself a little bust.
Ever feel like you need a little pick me up? Want to motivate high?
KIVA Terra Bites are crafted from micro-roasted Tanzanian coffee beans and coated in Kiva Dark Chocolate. With 5MG of THC per bite, Terra offers dosing that is as convenient as it is delicious. The reclosable container makes it easy to enjoy a little now, and with 100mg THC in each tin, a little later, too.
These beans are great for going on a hike, getting housework done or a mid-day pick me up. I like to use them hiking and that 4o’clock drain that hits me somedays.
Pop a bean and go for a hike nothing hard just get out and enjoy nature. It’s a great way to get a boost without the full cup of joe. One or two beans will do the trick. They are easy, convenient and a discreet way to dose throughout the day.
If you’ve never tried a coffee edible I would Highly suggest it. I get a boost without the jitters (I’m a bit sensitive to coffee #Idrinktea) Remeber, when you take an edible slow and steady wins the race
***When ingesting an edible it is important to keep in mind that it will take your body about 2 hours to feel the full effects. Depending on a person metabolism you may start to feel some effects as early as 30 minutes but it will take about 2 hours for the full effects to kick in.
Cannabis Infused Herbal Tea
A whole new meaning to High Tea.
High Tea Anyone?
Have you heard Oprah has featured a Cannabis-Infused Herbal Tea Company in O Magazine. Yup, that’s right Ms. Oprah Winfrey herself has come forward. KiKoko Tea is based out of The Bay Area and the founders are Badass Giving Women.
They donate 5% of Kikoko’s profits to non-profit organizations that provide awareness of, education about, and access to cannabis medicine for critically or chronically ill children.
Kikoko teas are organic and made with the finest ingredients. They have 4 different ones, Positivi-Tea:Boost The Joy, Sensuali-Tea: Passion+Play, Sympa-Tea:Pain+Anxiety, Tranquili-Tea: Seize the Zzzz
Kiva Terra Blueberries
Kiva Terra Blueberries have been my pocket pal all weekend. They are 5mg chocolate covered yum yum. I have been popping these bad boys like candy😉 #ihaveaveryhightolerance
One or two of these and I was able to avoid the back pain from carrying boxes upstairs at both places. Seriously there are stairs going up at both places. #legday #ineverworkoutbutwantedtouseatrendyhashtag My ass better look great after this.
Blueberries (Seriously no blue ball emoji🤔) are great sources of antioxidants covered in weed-infused chocolate are just wanted I needed to help reduce my stress during the overwhelming all in one day move.
They are also great for sleep. What I love about these Blueberries is that at 5 mg a piece it’s really easy to use them at different dosage levels for different things.
I’m able to take 1 or 2 blueberries to just stave off the stress or anxiety during the day. I can pop an extra one or two blueberries when I’m moving heavy boxes to help avoid any back pain. Plus if I need more I can add a couple extra blueberries in the evening and have a nice knock out for the night. Now that’s a lot of milligrams in a lot of blueberries and one day for one person but like I said I’ve got a very high tolerance and everybody’s different.
I wouldn’t necessarily suggest doing all of that in one day my point is that one tin of blueberries you have the ability to use them in different dosage levels for different things because they’re so low dose.
However you choose to use then they are effective and delicious. I Highly recommend them #buddivaapproved
Different strains are good for different things. Learn more about popular strains, and my personal favorites.
Indica’s vs Sativa’s- Red vs White
Traditionally, Sativa’s are known for being “heady” highs, active, creative, get out and go for a hike, weed the garden or tackle that toy room, without wanting to throw them all away.
Indica’s are known as “in the couch”, sedative, relaxing, done with the day kind of feeling.
That being said, it’s more like a red vs. white wine. You may like one over the other, then discover a really great indica that is uplifting and just what you wanted. It is a bit subjective, each person reacts a little bit differently. For instance, I have a girlfriend who smokes indicas all day only, and one strong sativa like Blue Dream will knock her out and she worthless for the rest of the day, just relaxing on the couch.
So, I like to say, “The Nose Knows!” Just like wine (beginning to follow the theme) smell testing is one of the best ways to discover what you are drawn to. It can be very beneficial to keep a journal of the strains you smoke. Especially, for beginners. It helps you remember what strains you’ve tried, the smell, flavor and how they made you feel. This makes it easy to keep track of your favorites, figure out which ones you prefer during the day, evening or going out for Ladies night. It’s also helpful since they are allows coming up with new strains or changing the names of them for marketing purposes. But they can’t change the genetics. When you know the dominant strains in a hybrid you will know what type of high to expect.
What’s a Hybrid? –
Hybrid simply means a blend on two or more strains. It can be an Indica and Sativa blended together like White Widow (my personal favorite) or it can be two Indicas blended together like OG Kush. Hybrids are day-time highs, they can be calming or uplifting without being to sedative.
CBD Only and CBD Rich- Charlotte’s Web.
There are strains that have such low THC content (less than 1%) that all you feel is relaxed and calm. This is great for treating seizures. Charlotte’s Web is a hemp derived product with little to no psychoactive effects. Sunshine Diesel is another low THC, high CBD strain.
God’s Gift ✝️is an Indica dominant strain run high in THC 18-25%.
The buds are covered with gleaming white crystals✨ and quite dense. Talk about yummy, it contains flavors of grape🍇, citrus,🍊 and hash.
Its parents are Granddaddy Purple and OG Kush.
The high was a dreamy and peaceful daze.
Which would be perfect for individuals looking for a pain reliever. It is highly effective as a stress reliever and at naturally boosting your appetite.
Forbidden Fruit is an indica dominant hybrid that comes from Cherry Pie🍒and Tangie 🍊parents. This strain has a very distant aroma. The terpene profile is a perfect mixture of Cherry Pie’s musky, sweet cherry undertones and Tangie’s loud tropical flavors. There are also notes of pine, mango, and passionfruit candy.
Forbidden Fruit is good for depression, pain and stress. All the things also known as Life!
Today’s Featured Flower: Golden Lemon
Golden Lemon is a cross between Kosher Kush and Lemon Skunk. It is an indica dominant hybrid, although the high was more like a Sativa for me.
Golden Lemon has me rising and shining with the Sun. Perfect, morning high. It has a citrus scent with a potent punch. This strain gives me a bright eyed and bushy tail feel. The high was happy, creative, euphoric and focused.
After a few Bong Snaps, my response to “What are you planned for today?” was “Building my Empire”. I was ready to run the world. I will definitely keep some of this on hand at all times.
Golden Lemon is good for treating conditions such as depression, chronic stress, muscle spasms, migraines or headaches, and chronic pain.
Happy Flower Friday💚
Pineapple Rising 🍍from @williesreserveofficial grown by @_elysian.fields_ is amazing The smell of pineapple makes me thinking of a tropical island vacation.
The sativa high 🌬️has me motivated👩🏽💻 and blissful.😊 I highly recommend this strain for getting up and going in the morning 🌄 .👠
CONCENTRATES / DABS
They are just like they sound. A concentrated form of extract from the cannabis plant. There is more than one way to extract the concentrate from the plant the different ways produces different consistencies! Some work better in a dab rigg others go well in a bowl or in a joint with flower.