Relieving the mama

My mom has been very stressed these past few years. From dealing with a 3 month construction job that’s turned into a 3 year project with no end in sight, to being my dad’s primary caretaker, working, she has a lot of things going on. Every time she speaks of all the stressors in her life, I playfully ask her if she wants to smoke. She refuses every time and answers “Why is that your answer to everything?” Because weed is the answer to everything mom!


Even though she will probably never smoke in my lifetime, she was ok with the idea of trying a cannabis topical for the aches in her neck. I asked her if actually brought one would she try it, and she said yes. Finally! Some canna-progress!


I purchased Whoopi and Maya’s “Rub” topical for her from Magnolia Wellness in Oakland. It’s recommended for menstrual aches &pms, but after watching some reviews I learned it’s also good for just aches and pains in general.


It has such a wonderful smell that leaves it scent everywhere. They say to use a liberal amount when rubbing it, but keep in mind being liberal with the topical means leaving it on everything your body touches. I’m talking couches, t-shirts, everything. And it’s just as strong on those things as they are on you.

I asked her how she felt the next morning and she said great. “I think it was your massage” she said, but I think it was both if not solely the topical alone.

It was nice getting her to try something cannabis related and to hopefully show her that cannabis isn’t just forgetting high, but there’s a lot of healing uses to it as well.


I think deep down she knows, but she’s a mom, so she’s not going to ever admit it completely. I’ll take this as a meeting me half way point for now.






Learning to grow

How was your weekend? Mine went well. I shot a proposal, and then I went to a class where they were doing a series on how to grow your own cannabis. I honestly wish I’d been high to some extent when I shot the proposal because keeping a life changing secret is really hard when you can’t tell the person it’s affecting. It’s pretty much like being a doctor.


Yep, this is exactly how it feels to be a doctor.


Back to the growing class, it was held at Magnolia Wellness  in Oakland, where we learned about feeding and growing techniques. It was very interesting and helped demystify the process a bit more for me. I’ve been reading a book by Jorge Cervantes called “The Weed Growing Bible”. It’s supposed to be super easy to digest but I’ve had some difficulty understanding certain parts of the book. I think some things have to be written in the type of wording you’re used t0 in order to really be able to receive the information being given to you. So if you don’t understand something you’re not stupid, you just aren’t used to that type of wording.

The more I read and the more I learn I find that this is probably a overly complicated thing that doesn’t require that much effort. I’m not saying any effort, just not the overwhelming amount you may think it is from all the different resources and content out there. It actually makes me wanna grow more so I can sink or swim.


I ordered seeds and as soon I get them I’ll start keeping a growing journal and will update with pictures along the journey.

Also, if you live in Oakland and looking to learn, check out the classes on Sunday at the Magnolia Wellness center, they’re free!