Peony Floral Essence Water – For You and Your Bubbler!

This time of year all kinds of lovely flowers start coming into season, like the peony. The peony is one of my favorite spring & summer flowers and I could sit for hours with one of these huge flowers strapped to my face inhaling their ethereal fragrance.

The […]

4/20: A Day of Giving Thanks

I’ve never been into the huge smoke-out fests that are generally associated with the 4/20 holiday, for me 4/20 is more like Thanksgiving: a time to reflect on the progression of anti-prohibition thought in the collective mind of modern society, and give thanks.

A time to reflect on the […]

When Discrimination Kills: Attitudes About Food Allergies

As many of our regular readers know, I suffer from life threatening food allergies for which I must carry an EpiPen like a ball and chain wherever I go. These food allergies are a part of my defective immune system which includes multiple autoimmune conditions as well. People with […]

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    Prohibition Propaganda Stands in the Way of Mental Healthcare Again

Prohibition Propaganda Stands in the Way of Mental Healthcare Again

Mental illness is poorly understood, and mostly feared, stigmatized, or simply ignored – unless it qualifies as the topic of the news or a TV series or a movie for some reason. In the limelight it remains mostly poorly understood and inaccurately represented as well, although some decent insight […]

Cannabis Rose Butter – Simple and Luscious

If you’ve read my book you’ll remember some of the recipes based on this variety of rose, the Apothecary Rose. This is an ancient heirloom variety of rose that has a powerful fragrance and outstanding medicinal properties that are beneficial for all skin types.

Cannabis and rose together make […]

Allergy Season Is Upon Us – HerbPharm to the Rescue!

Allergies are an important topic this time of year and something I post a lot about all year long here at Hempista. Allergies are an immune system disorder for which there is no cure and can range from being miserable and irritating in the spring and fall to being […]