Melinda Misuraca is a writer with a full spectrum of experience in the cannabis industry, from old-school pot farmer specializing in CBD-rich cultivars to consulting, product development, branding and marketing, as well as writing about cannabis history, science and politics. Her articles have appeared in High Times, Alternet, The Bohemian, and other publications. She believes cannabis offers its most profound gifts when grown and used with knowledge, respect, moderation and an open mind. She also bakes a mean galette and is an aspiring lady pool shark.
Luther Burbank, the legendary horticulturist, was a big fan of cannabis sativa, breeding it and promoting its many uses.
Cultivating a CBD-rich cannabis garden is a form of “nature therapy” that can improve mood, cognition, and immune function. The less we interact with nature, the more our health suffers.
Here are detailed instructions for creating a do-it-yourself Cannabis Home Medicine Kit which includes recipes for several tinctures, salve, and a cream.
This CBD cream helps sooth itchy skin by utilizing CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties. CBD has been shown to help heal minor skin wounds and soothe various types of dermatitis, including eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, bug bites, and poison oak.
In today’s day and age, stress is often fact of life. This tincture is infused with CBD and other stress-relieving herbs to help you deal with whatever life throws your way.
Both CBD and Mānuka honey are a potent allies against bacterial infections. This antibiotic CBD salve can help heal minor wounds and help keep away infection.
Life can be a pain in the neck. This CBD balm is meant to penetrate into deeper tissues with help from natural permeability enhancers, to help relax muscles dedicated to holding onto life’s stressors.
CBD’s anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties can help with pain conditions that might otherwise be treated with OTC drugs. This tincture combines CBD with other powerful anti-inflammatory herbs to help relive persistent pain.
Interested in making your own CBD topicals? This CBD base oil recipe makes enough for all three topical preparations, with plenty left over.
Sleep can be an elusive state, but cannabis could help. This snooze-inducing tincture makes use of CBD’s stress- and anxiety-relieving properties to help you find your way back to dream-land.