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Introducing House Of Happy’s Kasey Boggs

Hi, I’m Kasey…I live in New Melle with my husband and big crazy family. I am a mom to 3 beautiful kids, 4 dogs, 2 ducks, and 2 chickens. My main motivator in life is my family and the outdoorsy lifestyle we indulge in. On most days you will find us biking, hiking, or swimming in our creek. I grew up in Wildwood, MO, and after graduating college from UMSL decided to follow my heart and move out to the country where I could further my passion for rescuing animals and wildlife. I started my family and never looked back.

 

I have a background in media marketing, branding, advertising and sales. I have always pursued and maintained jobs that allow creativity. I tend to gravitate towards challenging situations that require brainstorming and collecting different perspectives to find a solution. I left the pharmaceutical world in 2016 to raise my children and most importantly to find myself. I knew this career wasn’t for me anymore and it was time to find out what was. I now work as a marketing director for House of Pain Gyms and Apparel. I have always lived a healthy lifestyle through nutrition and exercise. After college, I got a little more serious with it and competed in 4 bodybuilding shows in the figure category. This job allows me to support and encourage this lifestyle for a variety of others and provide an environment with the resources to do so. After leaving pharmaceuticals I promised myself that my next journey would be something I believe in and brings me happiness.

 

When I was asked to join the SWADE team I was ecstatic. Cannabis is something that has been a part of my lifestyle for more than a decade and has given me more confidence as a working mother and wife. I have always wanted to share my perspective and own personal experience with other women that are struggling or simply want to learn more about it. With all of the negative stigmatism it is hard to find the right space to tap into this controversial subject. My goal is to open up conversations, educate, and most importantly, help. I want to lift others up so they can be their best self. Cannabis is holistic medicine that can benefit a whole range of health issues physically, emotionally, and mentally. It is nothing more and nothing less. It is a natural way to medicate yourself, bypassing all of the lab-made chemicals that often get pushed on you.

 

My goal here is to unite our community and bring down the walls of judgement and shame. I want to eliminate stereotypes that discourage people from medicating with cannabis. I want women to feel empowered to be who they are without feelings of guilt caused by societal norms. When people see me, or are reading along, I want them to feel understood, seen and safe. You are not alone!

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Microdosing: Control your way with cannabis.

A beginners guide on how to microdose THC

So, you’re ready to start microdosing. Or, maybe you’re just curious and want to learn more about how it works.  Either way, this is the perfect introduction to the world of microdosing THC. Microdosing cannabis is an amazing way to feel your best with full control.

What is microdosing?

Whether you heard about microdosing from a friend, the news, or Gweneth Paltrow, there’s no doubt that this new way of consuming THC is growing in popularity.  Microdosing is exactly what it sounds like – taking microdoses of THC throughout the day. The beauty of microdosing is that you can control the way you feel while reaping all the natural benefits of THC and CBD.   

Just like with anything, too much of a good thing can still be too much.  Have you ever had the experience of taking too big a pull or eating an edible only to be knocked off your feet for a few hours? It’s no fun. That’s where microdosing comes in. It’s the ideal way to find your perfect balance for your day, taking it little by little until you reach your sweet spot. No more worrying about how much or how little cannabis to consume or trying to interpret THC to CBD ratios. You can take control of your doses and truly enjoy the journey to feeling your best. 

Wait, will I feel “high” all day?

No, you won’t feel high all day (unless you want to).  The beautiful thing about microdosing is that it gives you all the medicinal benefits of THC without having to worry about the “high” feeling.  You can create a dosing ritual that fits your routine and daily needs.  Cannabis products with specifically designed technology that help you microdose small amounts of cannabis, allow you to be in control.  Begin with a small amount and slowly build until you find the amount that works best. (Shout out to all my fellow control freaks.)

So you’re saying I have control? Yes. The more technical term for microdosing is “titration,” or as I like to call it “the dating phase.” Titration is the fancy-schmancy way of saying finding the best result from taking the least amount of (in this case) cannabis. It’s all about balance. After all, every house plant needs water, but sometimes too much water does more harm than good. 

What are the benefits of microdosing?

The benefit to Microdosing is that you can more precisely tailor/calibrate your cannabis intake to your body, your mood, and your needs.  It’s like going to a salad bar – you get to curate the perfect experience. Way better than a pre-made salad from the grocery store, right? 

THC and its sister cannabinoid CBD can do wonders for easing stress and anxiety.  Low-dose products designed for microdosing are especially helpful in managing anxiety or chronic pain because you can still go about your daily life without the “high” side effect. Many cannabis products start at 10 milligrams of THC. But even 10mg may be more than what you actually need to feel calm, focused, or relieve pain.  You may only need 5mg or less to get the same therapeutic effects. The goal of microdosing is to find the sweet spot where you are getting the best benefits from the least amount. 

How do I get started with microdosing?

I know this will sound hippy-dippy, but the best place to start is with a little self-reflection. Seriously.  Make an intention for how you would like to feel. How does cannabis improve your day?  Are you trying to get into the zone at work or the gym?  Does cannabis help relieve anxiety?  Or maybe you are having trouble falling asleep.   

Once you know your microdosing goals, find a cannabis product with a THC to CBD ratio that correlates with your needs.  This may be a little trial and error if you’re new to cannabis. That’s okay, just remember you can go at your own pace. Talk to someone at your local dispensary to get a sense of what products could work for you.  What? I have to go into a store and talk to people? I thought this was the 21st century. Don’t worry, you can still start your microdosing journey safely and effectively with the help of vape pens or quick dissolve tablets specifically designed for microdosing. These products are a great place to start because they help you control the dosage. Brands like midose. tell you how many milligrams are in a 3-second pull or a single quick dissolve tablet, so you know exactly how much THC you are consuming each time. 

Microdose with confidence

Hopefully, this roadmap gave you the knowledge and tools to discover how microdosing cannabis can enrich your daily life. Cannabis shouldn’t ever feel scary or overwhelming.  Nature has provided a powerful remedy to support your body and mind as you navigate through life.  Microdosing gives you control.  

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SWADE Cannabis Debuts Flagship Dispensary in The Grove

Local Flair and Stunning Contemporary Design

SWADE cannabis, a St. Louis-based medical marijuana dispensary, announced the grand opening of its third location on April 16, 2021, a gem etched on the bustling street of Manchester Avenue in The Grove. The long-vacant location has since undergone extensive renovations resulting in a 7,500 square foot storefront which includes contemporary fabrication and finishes plus state-of-the-art systems and security.

“Being the largest SWADE Dispensary to date, special attention was paid to all aspects of the design to highlight The Grove location as our flagship store and hiring local talent from beginning to end, only solidified our goal of creating a destination admired for heavy doses of nostalgia.” Said Tom Muzzey CEO of BeLeaf Medical, “This store is a dedication to the creative, vibrant spirit of St. Louis encapsulating a strong collaboration of local talent.”

MIN+ Architecture was hired when the SWADE partners saw this once-empty warehouse as a prime opportunity to create a statement space. The design team embraced the industrial character of the building shell by exposing the steel roof framing and portions of the interior masonry. New steel beams were installed to maintain the expansive ceiling height and to allow natural light deep into the space. Two new custom cantilevered canopies highlight the new entry and exit.

While the majority of the brick and block front façade was maintained, it was critical to the SWADE Team to find a way to activate this solid wall and contribute to the lively commercial streetscape on Manchester. A local street artist, Jayvn Soloman, was tapped to design and install a custom mural. He was tasked with artistically interpreting the SWADE Brand and creating a colorful destination that would stand-out amongst other notable murals throughout the neighborhood and the results are phenomenal.

“In keeping with the eclectic and colorful vibes of the neighborhood, The Grove location boasts numerous artistic collaborations including a branded luminous ceiling print by Dave Bour at SuperDog Content, custom designed vinyl graphics by Donald J Fedorko at ImprovEyes, a colorful floral wall installation by the SWADE marketing team, interior benches made from reclaimed Douglas fir by local furniture designer, Jermain Todd with Mwanzico and open space for showcasing a rotation of local artists’ work.” Meg Holmes, Principal at MIN+ Architecture said, “all of which adds up to a unique, must-see space for reasons beyond just medical marijuana.”

Cissell Mueller Construction Inc. focused their efforts on making the building structurally sound and bringing it up to current codes as MIN+ focused their efforts on the design and finishes. The other dispensaries have earthy tones and finishes, while the Grove has much more color, light and movement. Cissell Mueller and MIN+ always wanted to maintain the building’s history.

“During demolition, we got a glimpse into the buildings history when we discovered a hidden whiskey barrel that could be accessed by removing a few bricks to draw the whiskey out. It was exciting to find this piece of history, possibly hidden during the Prohibition era, and to envision the evolution into a modern dispensary.” Said Morgan Stearn, Project Administrator for Cissell Mueller. Another special feature at the Grove location is the rear indoor parking and overhead door access at the front and rear of the building. The rear parking allows for more security and storage while the front overhead door allows SWADE to open up to the outside for community events.

“Legalized, medical marijuana sales along with thriving, plant-based medical marijuana use, is proving to be a strong economic force,” says Kevin Riggs, Co-founder at BeLeaf Medical. “We are thrilled to continue to grow and expand our operations into Downtown St. Louis

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SWADE Announces Collaboration with Arch Apparel

New cannabis inspired merchandise to premiere 4/3

Swade Cannabis is pleased to announce a partnership with Arch Apparel, unveiling a line of cannabis inspired t-shirts, sweatshirts, and accessories designed in the clothing retailer’s signature modern style now available for purchase.

“Swade and Arch Apparel both celebrate St. Louis, so we’ve teamed up to offer unique merchandise to honor the cannabis industry and our fabulous city,” said Jack Haddox, Directory of Dispensary Operations. “We find that bringing St. Louis inspired merchandise to our dispensaries help St. Louisans express their love of the Lou and cannabis by supporting local.”

“Arch Apparel is excited to collaborate with SWADE on our new collection of wearables and accessories,” said Aaron Park, Owner and CEO of Arch Apparel. “SWADE continues to be at the forefront of bringing high quality, medical cannabis to our community. We’re thrilled to be working with such a strong, industry leader.”

The new collection includes sweatshirts, hoodies, t-shirts, rolling trays, glass joint tubes, herbal grinders, and smell proof locking bags for safety all with a Midwestern twist. The designs are a perfect marriage between Arch Apparel’s iconic STL look paired with cannabis to help bring awareness to plant-based medicine and open up the conversation about Missouri’s Medical Marijuana Program.

 

All merchandise is exclusively available for purchase at Arch Apparel stores, or if you are a medical card holder, at SWADE Dispensary locations. On April 3, 2021 from 11:00am- 2:00pm Arch Apparel and SWADE are hosting an event to kick off the new collection at Arch Apparel’s flagship store, located at 2335 S. Hanley Road, St. Louis, MO 63144. Come and learn all about medical cannabis, how to get your Missouri Medical Marijuana Patient card, and enter for a chance to win a gift basket compliments of SWADE Dispensaries.

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The women making History at Swade

Introducing

Addy

Tell us about yourself
I’m from Hannibal, MO and moved to STL after graduating from Mizzou. I started my career in the advertising industry, and this role at Swade is my first position in cannabis. I became interested and passionate about incorporating holistic medicine and practices into my life several years ago and am excited to explore a career where I can help others do the same. In my free time, I volunteer and am the treasurer for the St. Louis Samoyed Rescue (which led me to rescue and adopt my own sweet senior dog, Logan). I love to stay active by going to the gym, participating in sports, and spending time outdoors; and wind down by reading a book or watching a show. I also love to travel and am looking forward to planning my next adventure!
 
How do you view your role as a Product Specialist at Swade?
I like to view my role as a Product Specialist as a product/medication educator. No two patients are alike and it’s important to help the patient find a product to fit their individual needs and preferences. 
 
What inspires you in your role at Swade?
The patients really are what inspire me. To see patients come in and tell success stories or how they’ve been able to live a pain-free life, cut down on (or in some cases, completely eliminate) prescription medications, or sleep through the night again because they’ve started using cannabis medically, is such a rewarding experience. Even new users that come into a dispensary for the first time and are extremely grateful for the expertise and guidance from our Product Specialists, are daily reminders that what we do is making an impact. 
 
What do you want to say to a patient nervous about their first visit to Swade?
Never feel embarrassed or ashamed because you are using cannabis as medication! I’m hoping what Swade can help do is eliminate the stigma and negative connotations associated with using cannabis. We have patients of so many different demographics, and there is no “typical” cannabis user. I also want people to understand that there are many medication options that don’t always involve smoking or being “stoned” to receive the relief they are looking for. 

Introducing

Marissa

Tell us about yourself
St. Louis native, lived four years in Chicago where I graduated from DePaul University in 2016 with a degree in Communications and Hospitality Leadership. Avid traveler, Prague is my favorite place I’ve visited. Dog mom, wife, empath, cannabis aficionado and lover of all things St. Louis, especially provel cheese, Gioia’s hot salami and our beloved Blues. In my free time I enjoy cooking, hiking and game nights. I wouldn’t be anywhere without the love and support of my amazing family.
 
How do you view your role as Product Specialist / General Manager / Patient Advocate / Consultation Specialist at Swade?
I view my role at Swade as one of absolute privilege. It is an honor to be able to connect with our patients and provide them with the support and care they deserve. Each and every day I feel so lucky to be able to do what I do. 
 
What inspires you in your role at Swade?
Our products, stellar team and wonderful patients are what inspire me daily. We’ve cultivated such an inclusive and friendly vibe at Swade, making it feel more like home than work. I’ve always been a cannabis advocate but witnessing firsthand how much it can positively impact someone’s life is truly surreal. That feeling just never gets old. 
 
What do you want to say to a patient nervous about their first visit to Swade?
Congratulations on taking this step in self-care. You are safe, you are heard and you are more than deserving of all the relief and comfort cannabis provides. My goal is to make you feel as welcome as possible and to have you leave our dispensary knowing you’re part of our Swade Family. Thank you for your trust and your vulnerability.  

Introducing

MO

Tell us about yourself
My name is Mo Muzzey and I am a Saint Louis local. This past May I graduated from Southeast Missouri state university with a degree in Corporate Communications and Integrated Marketing but with the emerging cannabis industry in Missouri I decided to take a different path than I had originally thought and that’s how I ended up with Swade. I am currently working as a Product Specialist after transitioning from the cultivation side of the Sinse brand. I love the cultivation, science, and the beauty of the plants but my passion ultimately lies with serving Missouri MMJ patients.
 
How do you view your role as Product Specialist / General Manager / Patient Advocate / Consultation Specialist at Swade? What inspires you in your role at Swade?
I believe that cannabis can fit into everyone’s lifestyle and that there is no “one way” to consume. I know cannabis has transformed my life in the most positive way and I hope I can continue to share that with every patient I encounter.
 
 What do you want to say to a patient nervous about their first visit to Swade?
If there was one thing I could say to a first-time patient coming to Swade, it would definitely be that cannabis IS medicine and there will be something that can work for your lifestyle and we can definitely be the people that help you find it. 

Introducing

Rae

Tell us about yourself
I love food and I think I’m funny. I hail from the swamp and I’m passionately invested in Gator football. I have four wonderful children, each one has helped me evolve into the human I am today. I love music, the sun, and chicken wings. Loud isn’t loud enough and fast isn’t fast enough. Cooking and grilling are my two favorite hobbies. I would host gatherings every weekend if I could. Before covid I was a bartender and I absolutely loved it. Over the years I’ve met so many wonderful people while behind the bar. I’ve heard some crazy stories, watched families grow, witness friendships being built; the list goes on. It’s been a wonderful life thus far.
 
How do you view your role as Product Specialist / General Manager / Patient Advocate / Consultation Specialist at Swade?
When I got this job I didn’t know what to expect. I knew the basic details, but I was not prepared for the immense growth I’m experiencing. Being a product specialist has allowed me to connect with so many people. I’m humbled everyday by the stories of people leaving pharmaceutical companies. Men and women coming to us in tears about their years of pain and discomfort-finally able to buy products that work! It’s amazing and inspiring.
 
What inspires you in your role at Swade?
Since leaving the bar industry my quality of life has drastically improved as well. The ability to help others everyday is an honor and privilege. I Couldn’t ask for a better gig.
 
What do you want to say to a patient nervous about their first visit to Swade?
For anyone who is nervous or embarrassed; don’t be! We’re all here to help. We all have our “why.” Don’t be discouraged or worried because of some else’s opinion about pain management. This is your journey, own it and enjoy it! 

It’s stuff we all do every day. 

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BeLeaf Medical Hosts Cannabis Career Fair

Job-seekers in the St. Louis and surrounding region that want to work in the emerging legal cannabis industry can head to a career fair hosted by BeLeaf Medical, the largest vertically integrated cannabis company in the state, on March 13, 2021 from 10am – 5pm at Swade Dispensary located in the Grove at 4108 Manchester Avenue, St Louis, 63110. Over the next three years, it is anticipated that the cannabis industry will grow to $20 billion, creating job opportunities in various divisions such as cultivation, manufacturing, dispensaries and more.

BeLeaf Medical CEO Tom Muzzey said: “This is a solid way for hundreds and hundreds of job seekers to take their first step toward a new career in the medical cannabis industry. This industry specific career fair will represent a shift in the way people view the medical cannabis industry. We’re chipping away at the negative social stigma that exists around marijuana by helping great job candidates find a great company to work for,” said Muzzey. “We are looking for the best and the brightest and have been very successful with our hires so far. We need to fill critical positions now to meet the upcoming demand,” Muzzey commented.

Prospective hires are encouraged to read more about openings and fill out applications here prior to attending the job fair. Candidates are invited to learn more about the BeLeaf team, industry employment and the opportunities in Missouri for people of color, women, veterans, disabled people and other diverse groups to apply. Individuals interested in a position can fill out applications on-site and speak with leadership from Cultivation, Manufacturing, Dispensary, and Corporate to learn more about the positions currently open and coming soon.

SWADE medical dispensary employeesBeLeaf Medical Brands are doing all that they can to bring diversity to the Missouri cannabis industry. “It is incumbent on us to focus on inclusivity in our workforce hiring.” said Jack Haddox, Director of Dispensary Operations. BeLeaf employees continually define cannabis industry standards for excellence. Every member of the team from Cultivation Technician to Dispensary Product Specialist has an important role in ensuring BeLeaf is a trusted brand with exceptional products. From seed-to-sale BeLeaf is changing the way cannabis is cultivated, produced and sold in the state of Missouri.

ABOUT BELEAF MEDICAL: BeLeaf Medical Company is a leader in the medical cannabis industry in the state of Missouri. With our years of experience in several states, we are able to deliver the best cannabis flower and manufactured products to market. We have curated the highest quality genetics of popular flower strains. Our cultivation facilities utilize high-tech proven methods to grow the highest quality medical cultivars. BeLeaf Medical products are specifically formulated with medical conditions in mind. To ensure a consistent high quality product we employ strict Good Manufacturing Practices. BeLeaf Medical Dispensaries offer a wide variety of products and a knowledgeable staff to help customers find the best solutions.

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Ellisville Dispenary Opening Date Announced

Swade Medical Dispensary will open its first West St. Louis County location in Ellisville on March 10, 2021 to Missouri medical card holders.

“We are focused on delivering an exceptional experience and will provide patients with the highest quality of medical marijuana in the state,” said Tom Muzzey, CEO of Beleaf Medical. “Patients deserve easy, convenient access to the life-changing medicines that improve their lives and we are honored to be able to provide this with medical cannabis.”

Swade has already opened the first of 5 dispensaries in the area and intends to carry a large variety of medical cannabis produced in the state. They have carefully curated a selection of items from the state’s most renowned cannabis companies, hand-picked to enhance the experience from start to finish. “Our dispensary is tailored to create an atmosphere that is open and inviting with a premium experience. We want you to feel comfortable in our dispensary and will help you find the perfect product and strain to meet your needs,” commented Jack Haddox, Director of Dispensary Operations. “You will find flower, edibles, beverages and other medical forms of product at our locations as soon as they are available.”

In the management of patient’s expectations and Swade’s desire for the patient’s experience to be as seamless and positive as possible, it is strongly suggested that anyone interested in visiting this location go to the website swadecannabis.com to learn more about our policies and procedures, especially around COVID-19. SWADE will be accepting cash and debit cards as well. Online ordering IS available and is encouraged especially for at-risk or immune sensitive patients. These products will be held at the dispensary for pick-up.

In addition to St Peters and Ellisville, there will be locations on Cherokee, Delmar and The Grove, all opening soon. The Swade brand will offer consistency throughout each location so patients know what to expect when they arrive, no matter which location is convenient for them.

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SWADE CANNABIS PARTNERS WITH LAST PRISONER PROJECT

January 26, 2021 (St. Louis, MO) Swade Cannabis is honored to be the first in Missouri to partner with the Last Prisoner Project and the Roll It Up for Justice Program. LPP is a team of cannabis industry leaders, criminal and social justice advocates, policy and education experts, and influencers in social justice and drug policy reform that are committed to freeing every last prisoner of the unjust war on drugs, starting with 40,000 people in prison for cannabis offenses legal in most states.

As the United States moves away from the criminalization of cannabis, giving rise to a major new industry, there remains the fundamental injustice inflicted upon those who have suffered criminal convictions and the consequences of those convictions. Through intervention, advocacy and awareness campaigns, the forces behind the LPP will work to rework the past and halt continuing with the harms of these unjust laws and policies, striving to ensure that every last victimless cannabis prisoner walks free.

The Roll It Up For Justice Program, specifically, is a nationwide campaign encouraging cannabis business to give customers the opportunity to donate to Last Prisoner Project at check out. Small change can make a big impact, and every cent raised through the program gets us closer to the day when every last cannabis prisoner is set free.

“Swade recognizes the responsibility to assist in helping to end the inequality and injustice that persists in the cannabis arena,” said Jack Haddox, Director of Dispensary Operations. “Last Prisoner Project has made incredible progress towards its mission and Swade is proud to contribute to such a committed advocacy group that is facilitating such a meaningful change.”

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12 Days of Christmas Infused Recipes

First Day

The Ardent FX Infuser

The Ardent FX is an all-in-one activation, infusion, melting, and baking appliance requiring no prior cannabis, cooking, or baking experience to use.

  • Decarboxylate, extract, infuse, melt, and bake all in one appliance
  • Full activation and infusion of THC, CBD, CBG and other cannabinoids
  • Use any plant material (including flower, kief, and concentrate)
  • Odorless
  • Stainless steel cavity
  • 4 different settings for a full range of activation, infusion, melting, baking and more
  • Detachable base for easy clean up
  • No minimum material amount, work with up to 4 oz of plant material at a time
  • Perfect as a personal cooking and crafting device in addition to all of it’s cannabis capabilities

Suitable for smaller kitchen spaces and workspaces without kitchens (no need for an oven, double boiler, or crock pot.) Switch between modes by pressing the “M” button, and start the cycle by pressing the Ardent “A. Mention code RUDOLPH to receive a special discount at our SWADE Dispensary in St. Peters. 

Second Day

Elevated Peppermint Patties

If you love york peppermint patties and cannabis, then you will enjoy the best of both world with this infused edible recipe. This recipe only requires a handful of ingredients and they are easy and fun to make for the holidays. 

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp  softened canna-butter
  • 2 tbsp softened butter
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1-2 tsp peppermint extract (add more or less to your liking)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups dark chocolate
  • chocolate jimmies for that special touch (optional)

Instructions

  • Combine butter, corn syrup, extract and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix with an electric mixer for about 3 minutes, until ingredients are well combined and are sticking together like dough.
  • Remove dough from bowl and break off about 2 teaspoon-sized sections. Roll into a ball and gently flatten with your hands. For added fun you can roll the dough out and use a fun small cookie cutter. Put patties down on a pan lined with parchment paper. Place pan in the freezer for 10-15 minutes until firm. This will help them hold their shape when dipping them in the melted chocolate.
  • Melt chocolate in microwave for 1 minute 20 seconds. Let sit for an additional minute in the microwave. Remove and gently stir. Remove peppermint patties from freezer. Use a fork to dip each patty in the chocolate, flip to coat the other side, then tap to remove any excess. Transfer chocolate coated patties to wax paper to cool. Top with chocolate jimmies if you want to make them fancy.

Third Day

Overnight french Toast

If you prefer to sleep in like we do, you will love this wonderful infused overnight french toast recipe.  All the work is done ahead of time and this scrumptious breakfast goes from the oven to your table in a matter of minutes, so you can relax and take it easy this holiday!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp  canna-butter melted
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 loaf french bread sliced 1 inch thick
  • 12 eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1/3 walnuts chopped 
  • whipped cream optional

Instructions

  • Slice bread into 1″ thick slices and let dry on the counter for a couple of hours (or place in a 300°F oven for 10 minutes using caution not to brown the bread)
  • Place melted butter and brown sugar on a large rimmed baking sheet (mine was 17.5″ x 12.5″). Mix well and spread on the bottom of the pan.
  • Arrange bread in the pan over the brown sugar.
  • Combine eggs, milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, cinnamon
  • Sprinkle with chopped walnuts. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight
In the Morning…
  • Remove the pan from the refrigerator and let it sit on the counter for 20 minutes
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F
  • Bake for 30 minutes ensuring that the french toast doesn’t brown
  • Serve with maple syrup and whipped cream

 

 

Fourth Day

Peanut Butter Blossoms

A new take on a holiday classic cookie recipe! The perfect combination of sweet and salty with these peanut butter cookies topped with a chocolate kiss, plus infused with cannabis. Let’s get baked and get baking. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp canna-butter softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg room temp
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 granulated sugar for rolling
  • 36-48 chocolate kisses unwrapped

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, add brown sugar, ½ cup granulated sugar, softened butters, and peanut butter.  Using a hand mixer (or stand mixer if you have one), beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add egg and vanilla and beat until well mixed.  Add flour, baking soda, and salt, and beat on LOW until combined and no flour streaks remain.  Scrape the bowl if needed.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes or more.  Add unwrapped chocolate kisses to a bowl and refrigerate as well, until ready to add to baked cookies.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375°F.  Line a baking sheet with a sheet of parchment paper and set aside.  Add final ½ cup granulated sugar to a small shallow bowl, and set aside.
  • Place approximately 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet and bake 9-10 minutes, until lightly golden brown and tops of cookies have a cracked appearance.
  • Press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie, then remove to a cooling rack to continue cooling.

 

Fifth Day

Ham & Cheese Sliders

Mouthwatering ham and swiss cozy between hawaiian rolls and doused in canna buttery dijon, onion, and poppy seed topping. These are any canna-foodies favorite…Mmmmm! 

Ingredients

  • One 12-count package Hawaiian sweet rolls, sliced in half
  • 3/4 pound cooked deli ham thinly sliced
  • 3/4 pound Swiss cheese thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup canna-butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9×9-inch or 9×13-inch pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  • Using a large serrated knife, slice the rolls in half so you have a ‘slab’ of tops and a ‘slab’ of bottoms; don’t pull the rolls apart and slice individually because you want to keep them connected. Place the bottom ‘slab’ of rolls in prepared pan.
  • Evenly layer about half of the ham over the rolls.
  • Evenly layer the cheese.
  • Evenly layer the remaining ham.
  • Add the top ‘slab’ of rolls; set aside.
  • To a medium microwave-safe bowl, add the butter and heat on high power to melt, about 1 minute.
  • Add the mustard, poppy seeds, onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and whisk to combine.
  • Evenly and slowly pour the butter mixture over the rolls. Use a spatula to spread the mixture over the tops. Some of the mixture will pool at the base of the rolls.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and allow rolls to stand at room temp for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Bake covered for about 20 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  • Uncover and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until as done as desired. Baking time will vary based on the size of pan used, climate and oven variances, etc. Bake until as done as desired; watch to make sure they don’t burn since all ovens and ingredients vary. Slice into individual sliders and serve immediately. Sliders are best warm and fresh.

Sixth Day

Holly Leaf Treats

These beautiful holly leaf treats are very similar to rice krispy treats, but they are made with cornflakes instead of rice krispies. The addition of canna-butter takes these cute little treats to a whole new level. Did we mention this is a no bake recipe? Shape them into cluster  to mimic holly or in a round shape to make a wreath. So much FUN!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup canna-butter melted
  • 30 large marshmellows
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp green food coloring
  • 3 1/2 cups cornflakes
  • red hot cinnamon candies

Instructions

  • In a large pot, melt the butter and marshmallows over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add the vanilla and food coloring. Stir in the corn flakes. 
  • Grease a spoon and drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a greased cookie sheet, or vegetable oil sprayed wax paper. Place 3 red cinnamon candies on each bunch of “holly,” pressing slightly so they stick.
  • Let sit until they have cooled and set

Seventh Day

Salted Caramel Sauce

We call it Holidrizzle and it is super easy to make and a perfect homemade gift for all your cannabuddies. Only 5 ingredients and a few tricks in our instructions below and you will create a delectable salted caramel sauce you could literally put on anything.    

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup canna-butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp sea salt to taste

Instructions

  • In a medium heavy duty saucepan combine sugar and water until completely saturated.
  • Heat over medium until all the sugar granules have dissolved and turn clear. No need to stir. 
  • Caramel can be tricky so here a few tips we have learned, add a dash of lemon juice to help prevent crystallization. Putting a lid on the saucepan will help to prevent crystals from forming on the sides of the pan. 
  • Once the melted sugar caramelizes and turns a dark amber color, turn heat off and add in butter and heavy cream. 
  • Last step, stir in sea salt and let cool.
  • Once cooled you can poor into an airtight container and store in your fridge. 
  • It’s that easy!

Eighth Day

Goat Cheese & Marinara

This tapas style dish is so effortless and easy. It is a showstopper when it comes to holiday parties. A couple of ingredients and a fresh french baguette and you will be on your way to the most delicious elevated appetizer great for any occasion.   

Ingredients

  • 1 jar marinara 23 oz
  • 1 log of goat cheese 4 oz
  • 1/4 cup canna-butter
  • 2 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp red pepper flake
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • 1 french baguette sliced 

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • In a ceramic saucepan (or cast iron skillet) pour in jar of marinara 
  • Add in goat cheese in the center of the pan with the marinara. 
  • Sprinkle red pepper flakes and parsley on top 
  • Bake until sauce is bubbly, approx 25 minutes 
  • Melt butter and stir in garlic paste 
  • Smother each slice of bread with garlic butter.
  • Bake until golden brown approx 15 minutes. 
  • Dip the infused bread in the goat cheese marinara and enjoy!

Ninth Day

Chocolate Chip Cookies

A classic cookie with a altered recipe for our vegan and gluten free friends. Made with cannabis infused coconut oil, this recipe is a game changer!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup cannabis infused coconut oil  
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 cup almond flour (not almond meal)
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F then line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment (or a large bowl using a hand mixer) combine infused coconut oil and coconut sugar. Mix on high for 1 minute then add vanilla extract and almond milk. Continue to mix for another 30 seconds.
  • With the mixer running add the almond flour first. Next add the oat flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Continue to mix for about 20 seconds, until a dough forms.
  • Using a spatula, scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl in between mixing to assure all of the ingredients are combined. If the dough appears dry and crumbly, try allowing it to mix for longer. If it’s still crumbly, try adding a tablespoon of milk.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips at the end with a spatula.

  • Using a scooper or a spoon, scoop out about 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of dough at a time. Arrange them on the baking sheet with about 2 inches in between each.
  • Bake in the oven for 12-13 minutes, until edges are light golden brown. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

Tenth Day

Magic Cookie Bars

This recipe is an oldie but a goodie. Coconut lovers will delight in every bite. Enhanced with canna-butter these mouthwatering cookie bars will bring you so much joy. They are simply magical!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup canna-butter melted
  • 1/4 cup salted butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 (1oz ) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cup sweetened flake coconut
  • 1 cup chopped nuts 

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat glass of a 11×7 glass baking dish with nonstick spray. 

  • Mix graham cracker crumbs and butter. Press mixture into the bottom of the prepared dish. 
  • Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over the crumb mixture. 
  • Evenly layer the chocolate chips, nuts, and coconut. Packing the ingredients down with a fork.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. 

  • Allow the cookie bars to cool completely before cutting into bars or diamonds. 
  • Store in a covered container at room temperature. 

Eleventh Day

Hot Chocolate Bombs

You have seen these all over TikTok and this version makes these fun treats even better! They are so easy to make and fun to decorate, give them your own unique flair. Experience an infused flavor explosion with these awesome hot chocolate bombs!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp canna-butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • half circle baking mold silicone
  • hot chocolate mix
  • mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips for decorating
  • sprinkles and embellishments you love

Instructions

  • Melt chocolate chips and mix in 2 tablespoons of canna-butter.

  • Using a spoon coat the baking mold with a layer  of melted chocolate until completely coated. Place in the refrigerator to cool completely until hardened. 
  • remove each dome from the mold and coat with remaining chocolate and repeat the step above. 
  • Add hot chocolate and marshmallows (measure with your ❤️ ) to one half of the domes. Heat a microwave safe plate, use this to melt one side of the dome and stick it together with the filled side. Place completed bombs in the fridge to set.
  • Melt white chocolate and place into a piping bag.

  • Drizzle white chocolate on the hot chocolate bombs and sprinkle on the magic with your favorite sprinkles and embellishments. 
  • Store in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Simply pour hot milk (or water) over the top of a bomb inside a holiday mug and enjoy!

Twelfth Day

Salted Caramel Brownies

We originally found this delectable recipe in Food & Wine magazine, but we have altered it slightly to make it easier to bake. Get festive, get baking and get baked with our grand finale to our 12 days of infused recipes!

Ingredients

  • Infused salted caramel sauce from the seventh day
  • 1 package of brownie mix we love Ghirardelli Double Chocolate

You will need:

    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1/3 cup melted canna-butter
    • 1 egg

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degree fahrenheit.

  • Mix ingredients in. a bowl until combined do not over mix
  • Spread mixture into a prepared pan and bake as directed based on what size dish you are using.
  • Allow to cool completely.
  • Drizzle Salted caramel sauce on top and cut into to squares and serve. 
  • Please consume responsibly this holiday season. 
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“There is much to be said about Undoo “The Cannabis Safety Net.” It’s all natural, with no cannabis, stimulants, sugar, CBD, or caffeine. I would recommend this product for both first time users and experienced alike.

I think it’s important to have something just in case you aren’t enjoying yourself and the effects aren’t what you desired.  I could see how this would be perfect for a beginning user who potentially bites off more than they could chew with an edible or a lifelong user who mixes up a favored strain for one that causes them anxiety and discomfort. I used Undoo softgel the morning after to relieve some of the morning fog that occasionally comes after a night of heavy use. I determined that it does indeed cut through a bit of the residual effects that can daze even the most experienced user. “

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I feel like the activities encourage mindfulness in what I’m doing and at times pushes me out of my comfort zone (in a good way!). With all the craziness in the world today, I find that it’s important for me to take time to focus on myself and this book is a friendly and fun reminder to do exactly that.

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It is nice for special occasions; “My party trick” bong.  Looks like a cute vase, but…nope! Great gift idea for someone who loves art and plants.”

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“Picture your favorite coffee mug. That one you pick out every morning to help make sure you have a great day. That same coffee mug you love watching the steam drift out of as you clutch it between your hands, letting the cup’s contents warm you inside and out.

Now imagine if you could smoke out of that mug. Imagine that mug had a long glass straw that you could literally sip your bud out of, and that steam is a huge cloud of smoke just waiting to be imbibed. Sound like a perfect way to start your day? That’s what I thought! And I have been nothing but overjoyed since I got my Grav Sip Series Coffee Cup Water Pipe.

It is by far the smoothest piece I’ve ever used. True to its name, it truly feels like you’re sipping your product, letting you get the taste of every terpene in the arrangement. The glass, and especially the bowl, are sturdy and easy to clean, especially compared to water pipes with long stems that make it difficult to clean the bottom. Each pipe in the series fits intuitively in your hand, so that you don’t have to worry quite as much about it falling out of your hand and breaking.

Overall, these water pipes are just fun. Watching the smoke weave its way through these pipes, from coffee handle to milk carton, is mesmerizing. Their designs are unique and make a great addition to any collection, no matter the size.”

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I personally connect with this book as I am also a female cultivator, I strongly believe in the power of holistic alternative medicine. I think she did a wonderful job of illustrating her hard-earned knowledge of the plant life cycle & the overall process of cultivation, while breaking it down and using more relatable terms. 

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“Grav has truly outdone itself with the spherical pocket bubbler.It’s definitely a must have to add to your collection and brings out all the mad scientist vibes. Easy to handle, easy to clean and hits like a dream! Enjoy it during your personal smoke session or pass it around with friends, either way you’ll be happy you made the purchase!”

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“Not only are these beautiful ornaments locally made, but such a unique and thoughtful gift this holiday. Now is the time to help each other out as much as possible.  Choosing a hand blown glass ornament not only makes it one of a kind, but also helps support local artists and small businesses during tough times.”

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“As a medical cannabis patient with pets and children in my life, the safety and accessibility of my herbal medication is my first priority. A Colorado study published in the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care reported a four-fold increase in the number of dogs treated for cannabis intoxication between 2005 and 2010, following the timeline of legalization in the state. The Pet Poison Hotline (855-764-7661) has documented a 200% increase in cannabis-ingestion related calls in the past five years alone.

You and I, reader, should both know that children and cannabis do not mix. EVER. A Massachusetts study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention (800-222-1222 nationally) saw a statistically significant increase of accidental pediatric cannabis exposure (from 29 to 69 cases in the four years preceding and following cannabis legalization in the state). Of primary concern were edible and concentrated cannabis products, which pose the greatest risk despite strict state requirements for childproof containers.

My intention is not to fear monger. It is to stress the importance of safety and the responsibility of each and every medical patient to keep our medicine out of the hands and mouths of the vulnerable, unfamiliar, or dangerously curious. For these reasons and others, namely privacy and ease of travel, I recommend keeping your products and accessories in a combination-lock, smell-proof storage bag.”