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A rotating selection of news for those interested in cannabis and health.

 

Topicals for Muscle Soreness

When your muscles need a little TLC, cannabis topicals are there to save the day. This post was guest written by Didi Davis of Sweet Releaf Muscle soreness affects us all. No one is immune. Whether you’ve had an exhilarating run, been out weeding in the...

Pumpkin Spice Popcorn Brittle Recipe

This recipe combines two of our favorite snacks: popcorn and peanut brittle. Upgrade this classic treat with cannabis infused popcorn and a dash of pumpkin spice flavor for a special snack that's perfect for the fall or winter season. Recipe and photos by...

Chocolate CBD Therapy Truffles Recipe

Share your love for The Farmaceuticals Company CBD therapy Drops with your friends and family this holiday season! With this quick & delicious recipe featuring our full-spectrum high CBD olive oil drops, we think you'll want to make a double (or triple)...

Holiday Hot Beverage Recipes by Om Edibles

There is nothing better than a hot beverage during the Holiday Season. Why not maximize your experience by adding cannabis and other nutrient dense ingredients to some very traditional favorites? Here are three special holiday beverages for your pleasure...

Cannabis and Endometrial and Breast Cancers

Woodcut print + drawing by Nicole Skibola  Guest post by Christine Skibola, PhD, of Cosmic View. A basic principle when thinking about cancer treatment and prevention is that all cancers are different in how they respond to holistic, plant-based and...

The Minor Cannabinoids: CBDa

Guest post by Timothy Byars and Eloise Theisen, Radicle Health.  There are approximately 113 different cannabinoids that have been isolated from cannabis, and those that have been studied exhibit a variety of effects. In the marketplace, we have access to...

Cannabis and Women’s Health

Guest written by Christine and Nicole Skibola of Cosmic View.  Many women suffer from a unique set of health challenges from menstrual pain and hormonal imbalance to migraines, fertility and cancers. Increasingly, we are seeing a shift toward holistic...

Why THC Matters in Topicals

Guest post by DiDi Davis, Founder of Sweet Releaf. Though CBD has been on the tip of everyone’s tongue lately, we’re taking a look at how vital THC is to the pain equation. Cannabis is made up of over 500 compounds and cannabinoids represent around 85 of...

Managing Anxiety with CBD and a Healthy Lifestyle

Guest post by Susan Cleverdon from Humboldt Apothecary.  Worry, panic, fear, heart palpitations, shortness of breath and insomnia. You or someone you know likely experiences one or more of these symptoms regularly as these are common ways the body reacts...

Cannabis Apple Power Crumble Recipe

Adapted from Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen. The ladies at Treat Yourself are experts at creating healthy and wholesome edibles that taste great and are great for you. This apple crumble is no exception. Sweetened with nothing but a...

Introducing Oov Lifestyle Magazine

We are excited to share the release of Oov Lifestyle's magazine launching November 1st! As a media company, Oov Lifestyle has fostered positive dialogues and created community around alternative healthcare. The brand is now launching a digital and print...

Understanding the Impact of Cannabis Delivery Methods

  Guest written by Eloise Theisen, AGPCNP-BC and Timothy Byars, CEO of Radicle Health. There are a number of different delivery methods that Radicle Health patients use to consume cannabis and the benefits that they derive from cannabis are influenced by each method...

Cannabis in Botanical Medicine

Guest written by Gillian Levy of Humboldt Apothecary. The cannabis plant has documented medicinal uses dating back thousands of years across many cultures. A key component to its efficacy as a healing agent is that cannabis is a medicinal plant which just...

Hemp vs Marijuana: The Truth About CBD

Guest post by Care by Design.  As the cannabis industry explodes, so does our understanding of the plant’s medicinal wonders. While this is liberating and exciting, it’s also filled with ambiguity, confusion, and misconceptions. This is definitely the case...

Going Low and Slow

mymilligram is a new weekly newsletter featuring low-dose and high-quality cannabis products made in California, written by Marcia (rhymes with Garcia) Gagliardi. Some of you may know her from her influential tablehopper restaurant column, which she's been writing...

Why Cannabis is the Next Big Thing in Skin Care

Guest post by Bridget May of Little Green Bee.  Join Bridget for a SAVA Salon on cannabis and skincare 5/2. Why Is Cannabis the Next Big Thing in Skin Care? One Word: Antioxidants It’s common knowledge today that cannabis topicals are great pain relievers -- a good...

How to Pair Cannabis Tinctures with your Juice Cleanse

Spring time is a great time to cleanse what you've built up over the winter. But doing a cleanse can feel challenging. That's why we've collaborated with Can Can Cleanse to pair cannabis tinctures with their juices. Adding cannabis into your cleanse...

How to Pair Cannabis and Wine

Guest written by TSO Sonoma The more we learn about the science behind cannabis the more sophisticated it becomes. If you have recently become interested in cannabis, it can be overwhelming trying to learn all the strains and different cannabinoids. We...

Customize Your Cannabis Experience with Level Tabs

Cannabis is a journey of discovery between a person and the bountiful health potential of the plant. This journey should be enjoyable, safe, educational, and empowering. In order to facilitate this journey, Level has created a toolkit that allows an individual to...

Clean Eating and the True Meaning of “Healthy”

This guest post was written by Liz of Moonman's Mistress. She is teaching a SAVA Salon on microdosing and healthy eating on April 11th in SF - details here.  Today’s world is inundated with fad diets and quick solution weight loss plans promising the benefits of...

Papa & Barkley’s Commitment to Quality

Papa & Barkley is incredibly excited to transition into this new era where plant-based medicine is truly legalized in California. It’s an important shift as new regulations improve accessibility and ensure quality across the state. As statewide access and...

Interview with the Creator of Sweet Releaf

Sweet Releaf is a highly effective topical body butter. This week we ask Didi Davis, founder and CEO of Strictly Topical - the makers of Sweet Releaf - about her inspiration. Why did  you decide to make Sweet ReLeaf? It was really a discovery that cannabis...

Cannabis Tea Cocktails

KIKOKO TEATAILS A.K.A. HOW TO SURVIVE THE HOLIDAYS Want to add a little twist to the family gathering? Kikoko’s mixologist has concocted cocktail replacements made from our cannabis-infused teas. Ingredients 1 sachet KIKOKO™ Sympa-tea 4oz. water ¼ of a cinnamon stick...

Raw Cacao Edibles for Wellness

The Green Cacao Company makes raw cacao edibles that are delicious and effective. We sat down with the company's founders to find out the how and the why behind their delicious cannabis superfoods.  What inspired you to start The Green Cacao Company? I started making...

Cannabis + Coffee: A Perfect Match

Somatik starts each batch of cannabis infused coffee with freshly roasted beans from Ritual Coffee Roasters. They invited SAVA down to the roasting facility to taste fresh beans and learn about what makes cannabis and coffee a perfect match!  When we founded Somatik,...

Cannabis for Arthritis

  Each month Nurse Practitioner Eloise Theisen will explain how to use cannabis for a specific ailment or issue. Have a protocol you want outlined? Email [email protected]  Arthritis is a common disease. There are over 100 different types of arthritis. The 2 most...

Emerald Alchemy Elixir Cocktails

Combining the Emerald Alchemy Elixirs with an evening libation is one of our favorite ways to enjoy the healing process with some jazz.  These cocktails can be mixed with or without alcohol.   Yin Flow - Women's Wellness (Formerly Fire Bush) Elixir ingredients:*Vitex...

Dry Farming on the Eel River

Tucked away in the hills of Humboldt County, Eel River's Farm is graced with the presence of the mighty Eel River along the iconic Avenue of the Giants. We sat down with their team to find out more about this unique farm and their sustainable dry farming practices. Q:...

Level Blends – Capturing the Magic and Science of Cannabis

We all have a personal story of why cannabis has such a profound impact on our lives. My story began decades ago when I first became fascinated with plant medicine and the interactions the active molecules had within human physiology. I abhorred school, so at age...

Endocannabinoid System – Questions Answered

Each month we ask Nurse Practitioner Eloise Theisen a few of your burning questions. Have questions you'd like answered? Email them to [email protected]  Q: Why does cannabis work so well for so many different ailments? A: It is natural to be skeptical of...

How to Use Cannabis for Sleep

  Each month Nurse Practitioner Eloise Theisen will explain how to use cannabis for a specific ailment or issue. Have a protocol you want outlined? Email [email protected]  Insomnia can be relatively easy to treat with cannabis. In some cases though, insomnia can...

Bloom Farms Donates A Meal for Each Item Sold

Bloom Farms is on a mission to stop hunger. For every Bloom Farms product purchased, they donate one meal to a food-insecure family or individual. Their goal it to feed 1 million families, and they have already donated over 500,000 meals via their food bank...

Lord Jones Brings their Famous Edibles to SAVA

Lord Jones was founded by husband and wife team Robert Rosenheck and Cindy Capobianco, who have years of experience working in the fashion, food, and personal care industries prior to entering the cannabis industry. They wanted to provide patients and consumers with...

What is THCV

What is THCV? The cannabis plant has a variety of cannabinoids – THC, CBD, THCA, CBDA, and so forth. As we continue to study the healing properties of the plant, we continue to learn about new cannabinoids and what they do. THCV, or tetrahydrocannabivarin, is the...

Garden Society Luncheon with California’s Top Cannabis Brands

By Pamela Hadfield, HelloMD Being involved in California’s cannabis industry has allowed me to meet many strong and inspiring women. On a recent afternoon I was invited up to Sonoma wine country for a luncheon with the founders of Sava and Garden Society. Sava,...

PremaFlora Farm Tour

PremaFlora provides access to premium-quality, artisan-crafted cannabis flowers produced sustainably by small farms. They partner exclusively with small farms committed to growing outstanding cannabis flowers while improving their local communities, lands, and...

Inviting Mary Jane to Your Yoga Practice

The first few times I consumed cannabis were so unremarkable that I can’t recall them, but my third experience was a doozy. I was fifteen, in high school, adventurous, and ready for my long-promised adulthood. I can still see it: My boyfriend standing in the kitchen,...

How To Replace Your Medicine Cabinet With Cannabis

Perusing the labels of many over the counter pharmaceuticals yields a laundry list of “common” side effects more harrowing than the ailments they purport to treat - bleeding, skin rash, liver failure. No wonder many consumers, especially women, are searching for safe,...

Cannabis Concentrates – Native Seed Rosin

Guest blog by Native Seed Concentrates are simply cannabis in a concentrated form, and far more potent than smoking just flowers. Much higher in THC, it can be very beneficial for patients who suffer from different ailments such as chronic pain or insomnia. There are...

Cannabis for Colds

With cold season in full effect, we're all looking for ways to ease the symptoms of cold and flu - general discomfort, trouble sleeping, sore and achy muscles. When used the right way, cannabis offers great relief from symptoms and helps minimize the need for...

Moxie Meds: Creating CBD Medicines

Guest blog by Jessica Peters of Moxie Meds As a longtime activist for and supporter of natural, organic foods and alternative medicines, I started Moxie Meds to create the best possible medications with the healthiest, highest quality organic ingredients. Having...

HoneyBeeBuzzed: Creating Community through Cannabis

When HoneyBeeBuzzed founder, Ellen Markham, relocated to Humboldt County from Portland, Oregon, she missed her community and looked for a network of like-minded friends and business associates. She found what she was looking for and more last summer when she was...

The Healing Power of Whole Plant CBD

Guest blog by Robin & Chaos of The Farmaceuticals Co. “I have to tell you, Robs – I took it and felt like, okay, I can do this. I can breathe again. I think I’ll go do some beading.” Tears squeezed out of the corners of my eyes as I pulled my phone away from my face....

Flour Child: Raising the Bar on Edibles

Stephany, Founder of Flour Child, has always been in love with food. From a young age she started cooking and reading about food and always knew she wanted a career working with food. Growing up in the Bay Area she was also surrounded by cannabis culture. When she...

“Runner’s High” Linked to Cannabis Receptors in the Brain

It was long believed that the euphoria and general sense of wellbeing experienced after prolonged exercise was due to endorphins. However, German research now shows that the brain’s endocannabinoid system may be involved – the same receptors that are responsible for a...

Micro Dosing Cannabis Stopped My Chronic Pain

Micro dosing is not a new concept when it comes to cannabis. The term micro dosing has been thrown around a lot over the past couple of years. Many people refer to micro dosing in terms of taking small amounts of cannabis, waiting to feel the effects, and then taking...

Treat Yourself: More Than a Catchphrase

How did Treat Yourself Start?  What was the inspiration? In 2014 we eagerly broke into the cannabis industry with nutritious edibles. Eating the plant is a powerful and convenient way for many people to receive its medicinal benefits, but most edibles we found were...

The Spread of Cannabis Throughout the World

This week the folks at CHOOSELOVE give us a little history lesson on our favorite plant. While cannabis may have come to the U.S in the last century, the plant has an ancient relationship with human beings as a healing, recreational, and mind-expanding medicine. *****...

Recipe: Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric CBD Tonic

Based on the Ayurvedic recipe for “Golden Milk”, this tea combines turmeric, ginger, coconut oil, honey, and CBD to provide relief from inflammation, arthritis, sore muscles, hangover, and a range of other maladies. Turmeric has long been used in South Asia for its...

Pairing High-Quality Cannabis with Social Good

Founding Story: How did Bloom Farms start?  What was the inspiration? The idea for Bloom Farms came from the recognition of a gap in the marketplace by BF Founder, Michael Ray. Michael felt as though consumers like him just weren’t being served by the cannabis...

The Science Behind How Cannabis Reduces Inflammation

By Bridget May (Little Green Bee) The more we find out about the chemistry and botany of the plant genus Cannabis, the more it is revealed that its medicinal properties are just as therapeutic and lifesaving as all the hype has been promising. Researchers are learning...

Flow Kana Provides Top Quality Flower

Flow Kana is the first sustainable, sun-grown cannabis brand that supports the small farmer ecosystem. They partner with premier craft farmers in the Emerald Triangle who focus on small-batch boutique strains. Sava now carries seven strains of Flow Kana Flower in our...

Topicals: A Revelation in Treating Pain with Cannabis

By Andrea Brooks, Sava Founder | A Journey from Pain to Wellness My personal journey into the cannabis industry started with my own pain. Several years ago I was the program director for a San Francisco human and social services nonprofit, doing a job that I...

Cannabis and Chocolate: A Match Made in Heaven

Here is some news that will make your day: when paired together, cannabis and chocolate form a superfood that has greater health benefits than when either is consumed alone. The science of how cannabis and chocolate work together has taught us that in concert the...

Understanding Terpenes

by Brandy Petricka | Have you ever wondered why, when you smell certain things they transport you to a memory or a feeling? Some pleasant, some not-so pleasant. For instance, whenever I smell lavender I pause, I can feel myself calm and relax. This smell has become my...

The Top 5 Uses of Cannabis

Top 5 Uses for Cannabis We know that cannabis is an effective remedy for pain and aids in relaxation - but did you know that it can improve your sex life? "Some years ago I was decidedly anti-cannabis. It was for stoners, it sucked you into the couch like fly paper...

Cannabis-Enhanced Love: Using Weed for Better Sex 

by Dee Dussault | For people who already use cannabis to heighten sex, the notion makes total sense. Cannabis increases relaxation, which enhances bodily sensitivity. Tantra teaches that we enjoy more of life when we're feeling relaxed. Think about how extra-good sex...

Join the Low-Dose Movement

Do you manage your health symptoms best via low doses? You’re not alone. "Many medical cannabis patients take an overly aggressive approach to treatment.  If one hit off a joint or one square of chocolate helps a little, then a whole joint or a whole chocolate bar...

What’s ‘The Entourage Effect’?

While individual components of the cannabis plant likely exert therapeutic effects, evidence is mounting that these compounds work better together than in isolation: This is called the "entourage effect." "In the early 1960s, a young postdoctoral student stumbled onto...