The Higher Ground Legal Stash Box, Vol.III! A Highly Curated Cannabis Collection

By Michael A. Stusser

Curated from legal markets across the country, the Higher Ground Legal Stash Box highlights the most amazing products and packaging in the burgeoning cannabis industry. Hand selected by Michael Stusser, host of Higher Ground TV, the items in each anthology represent the gold standard of legal offerings for cannabis connoisseurs!

The notable selections in this month’s Higher Ground Legal Stash Box include:

Mr. Moxey’s Mints: Moxey’s micro dosed mints are crafted in small batches and formulated with herbal synergists tailored to elevate the experience. Mints are all-natural, and infused with cannabis free of pesticides. Available in a variety of flavors and formulas, this month’s box features CBD Ginger, which include Indian Gooseberry to support rejuvenation and Echinacea to boost immunity.

Goodship Tart Cherry Pastilles: Tart and fruity, Goodship confections are made from all-natural, locally-sourced and sustainable ingredients. Each “sweet tart” pastille is micro dosed at 2.5mg per piece, giving a consistent, uplifting and delicious experience each go-round. Best of all, Goodship tarts come in a beautiful embossed tin – which you can put joints and buds in when the pastilles are gone.

HGLegalStashGold3RAW Tips: Upgrade the hand-rolled joint with a RAW filter tip. Clean of any additives and 100% vegan, RAW crutches are unbleached and give a natural tip with no taste to elegantly complete the perfect hand-roll.

The Dose Pen:  Dosist (previously hmbldt) gets as much hype as Tesla (and is barely less expensive). Their innovative delivery devices (aka pens) are scientifically designed and dialed in for consumers to get controlled and accurate doses. Best of all, the pen’s vibrates when you’ve gotten a premeasured dose. Formulas include Arouse, Calm, Bliss, Sleep, and our fav, Passion.

Beboe Pastiles: Beboe is a luxury cannabis brand, and has been called the Hermes of Marijuana. Beboe pastilles are carefully crafted with the finest organic ingredients and natural flavors to give a subtle, measured and mellow high. The elegant packaging fits into any sophisticated setting – but be sure to keep ‘em out of the reach of kids.

Seasonal Harvest Pre-Roll: The Seasonal Harvest Single Harvest pre-roll is grown in the sun in lovely Santa Barbara, pesticide free, and bred by the famed geneticists at Island seeds. Beautifully packaged in a sustainably grown walnut tube, each joint contains a full gram of top-shelf flower.

highergtv logoThe Leira Cannagar: CannaGars are small-batch cannabis cigars, using the finest flower from grower Gold Leaf Gardens. Each cigar is hand-rolled, and cured. The 6” Corona is full of 10 ounces of primo ganja, then covered in 3 grams of rosin oil – then wrapped in at least two layers of gorgeous, pure cannabis leaves, making it the most luxurious cigar on the market.

Bloom Farms PreRoll: Some of the most beautiful designs in cannabis come from Bloom Farms. Their strain-specific full-flower pre-roll cases could fit into an Art Deco coffee table book. It’s also cool that the company puts social responsibility in their mission statement, and pledges a meal for someone in need with every purchase.

HiFi Farms: Named “The Coolest Cannabis Farm In Oregon” by Esquire Magazine, HiFi’s all-natural, Clean Green Certified growing methods result in products and experiences that create a lifting of the mind, body, and soul. Established in 2014, HiFi Farms is devoted to all things high fidelity – true, artistic expression, pure cultivation methods, and authentic flavors of all kinds. No doubt they grow the happiest, healthiest plants in the Universe.

Saints White Widow: Seattle Green Bud is dedicated to growing only the highest quality cannabis, using only natural ingredients and practices. They also donate a portion of proceeds to arts and community organizations. Their A-Grade flower is hand trimmed, top shelf, high potency, and tasty.

Gold Leaf Gardens PreRoll Pack: Flower from Gold Leaf reaches back to the botanical roots of the rich Hawaiian islands. Using generations-old cultivation techniques and values, the growers engage in strict organic principles and operate with Clean Green Certification. What it means for those who smoke the flower? Richest flavors, euphoric aromas, and uplifting intoxication.Grown with Aloha!

While the Higher Ground Legal Stash Box is not available for purchase, there are several high end curated delivery boxes for sale, including Club M and Lucky Box Club

3 stash boxes miniStay tuned to MJ News Network where we will continue to curate the best in legal cannabis, and highlight the most innovative and elegant brands in upcoming Higher Ground Legal Stash Boxes.

Higher Ground is the World’s first talk show highlighting cannabis culture. Think of it as “The Daily Show” meets “Good Morning America”…but with a giant bong on the desk. For more on Higher Ground and host Michael Stusser, visit www.highergroundtv.com or www.michaelstusser.com

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This Year Make Raw Cannabis Part Of Your Healthy Plant-based Lifestyle

By Pam Dyer

Most of you who read the MJ News Network are very familiar with cannabis in its smokable, vapeable, topical, edible, and suppository forms, but have you tried it raw?

This week on my blog Butterfly Sessions I’m discussing treating raw marijuana like a vegetable.  Once you go raw, you’ll never go back!

Join me in my “wellness with weed” campaign as we support and motivate people who want to live a more healthy, plant-based lifestyle. 

Eating Raw Cannabis – How Good Is That?

By Stephen Charbonneau

Normally the dried and cured marijuana is consumed. But have you ever thought of consuming raw marijuana? Its taste? Its benefits? Many research experiments have already shown as the health benefits of marijuana, but very few speak about the health benefits of raw cannabis. From a nutritional perspective  Marijuana should be included in the list of superfoods along with spinach, kale, and broccoli.

Dr. William Courtney, MD, a member of International Cannabinoid Research Society, the International Association of Cannabis as Medicine, and the Society of Clinical Cannabis and the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine, says that he doesn’t want to refer to Marijuana as a medicine, but as a dietary essential.

Here are Dr. Courtney’s reasons, why raw cannabis is good:

  • One can make the best use of the therapeutic properties of marijuana, through ingestion.
  • Raw cannabis activates the brain’s cannabinoid system, more effectively, which in turn, triggers the release of antioxidants. These antioxidants will effectively get rid of the damaged cells in the body, and this is something that dried cannabis, can do.
  • Raw cannabis consumption makes the cells in the body, more efficient.

Medical marijuana sales at the state's dispensaries grew more than 30 percent in 2014 to over $16 million.

Raw Marijuana consumption – a better step towards health

Loaded with proteins, minerals, vitamins, fibers, and antioxidants,  raw cannabis is rich in digestible globular proteins, and the balanced proportions of essential amino acids (the amino acids that cannot be synthesized in our body).  Raw marijuana has an ideal ratio of omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids, with  antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are very much important for the overall well-being, as these preserve health, boost the immune system, reduce the risk of heart diseases, address diabetes complications, and most importantly, lower the risk of cancer development.

During the normal drying and curing process of Marijuana, the chlorophyll pigment from the herb is lost; however, it is this component that has loads of dietary benefits. Chlorophyll has the ability to rejuvenate the body, at the cellular level. With its structure similar to that of hemoglobin, chlorophyll has plenty of benefits such as it prevents DNA damage, promotes overall cleansing or detoxification within the body, encourages healing, treats inflammation, improves the iron content absorption, etc.

And, when you consume raw Marijuana, you will not be consuming THC or CBD; instead, you will be consuming the acid forms of these components- Cannabidolic Acid (CBD-A) and Tetrahydrocannabonolic Acid (THC-A). Just like other components of raw cannabis, CBD-A and THC-A are also very good antioxidants. Recent research experiments show that these components can be powerful healers of serious medical condition, like cancer. In latest study conducted at Hiroshima International University, and published in 2017 January, the researchers discovered a possible way through which, CBD-A inhibits the COX-2 enzyme in aggressive breast cancer tumors. The study further talks about CBD-A’s ability to inhibit a proto-oncogene, c-Fos, which is an element involved in the cancer metastasis.On the other hand, THC-A is known to be neuroprotective, antispasmodic, and an excellent pain-reliever.

Raw Cannabis will also hold most of its terpenes. Terpenes not only decide the aroma and taste of the buds but also have their own medicinal properties, such as anti-fungal, antibacterial and anticancer properties.

The cleansing properties of raw cannabis, cannot be emphasized enough. Like any other raw herb, cannabis is also rich in fibers and foliates. Toxic accumulation in the body may happen for different reasons; it might be either due to your poor diet habits, or your body’s inability to fight against the free-radicals. In either condition, your body will need fiber content, which kicks out the toxic substances, from your body.

To make the best use of all the above-said benefits, you should be using the raw leaves and buds from live cannabis plants.

Best methods to consume raw Marijuana-

  • Smoothies: Weeds are usually bitter, so, mixing it up with other fruits or veggies, can make it taste, better.
  • Salad:  Just the chopped fresh marijuana and some dressing, can make a delicious salad.
  • Juicing: Fresh Marijuana with some spices, if you wish, can make your morning, a refreshing one.

Stephen Charbonneau is the owner of Stone-Tool-Seed and is a firm believer in the herbal use and an advocate for recreational marijuana. He and his wife of over forty years live on a farm and believe in organic farming and cultural practices that are eco-friendly and safe for people.