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Go Gray in May

Go Gray in May

Posted by DeDee Culley on 3rd May 2021

May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month. While there are several types of brain cancer, the numbers are not nearly as high as those suffering more common cancers, so there is far less attention and … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Phytol

Terpene Tuesday: Phytol

Posted by Susan Lyn - Vice President, Vermont Cannabis Nurses Association on 27th Apr 2021

TERPENE: Phytol - fahy-tawlPhytol is used to ward off insect predators as well as help prevent unwanted invaders in the soil while supporting healthy bacterias. FOUND IN: Green tea, mint, basil, tarr … read more
Picking F.L.O.W.E.R.S.

Picking F.L.O.W.E.R.S.

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 26th Apr 2021

The most common question I get from both medical professionals and consumers looking for hemp, CBD, and cannabis (aka marijuana) products is: “What do I need to know to pick the best products?”I prefe … read more
Action Alert: Advocating For Vermont's MMJ Patients

Action Alert: Advocating For Vermont's MMJ Patients

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 13th Apr 2021

While I’m definitely interested in - and generally supportive of - the ongoing work to build a commercial cannabis market in Vermont, my primary allegiance is to medical cannabis - specifically the … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Geraniol

Terpene Tuesday: Geraniol

Posted by Susan Lyn, vice president, Vermont Cannabis Nurses Association on 13th Apr 2021

TERPENE: Geraniol, juh-rey-nee-awlThe unique synthesis of geraniol is from within honey bees, who produce it in their scent glands as both a marker for nectar-bearing fruits and as a territorial mech … read more
Grounding

Grounding

Posted by Amy Dustin, RN on 29th Mar 2021

Getting In Contact With The PlanetWhen you’re feeling stressed, out of balance, or just dealing with the mid-winter blahs, grounding meditation ceremonies or exercises are a great way to visualize WHA … read more
What Is World Doula Week? Hey, What Is A Doula?

What Is World Doula Week? Hey, What Is A Doula?

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 22nd Mar 2021

World Doula Week (WDW) is designed to empower doulas all over the world to improve the physiological, social, emotional, educational and psychological health of birthing people, newborns, and families … read more
​Poetry Of The Heart

​Poetry Of The Heart

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 22nd Mar 2021

March 21 was both the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and World Poetry Day, both proclaimed and celebrated by the United Nations.According to the UN, “Poetry is the main … read more
Cannabis And Human Milk

Cannabis And Human Milk

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 19th Mar 2021

Sometimes you look back on your life and say, “how the heck did I get here doing this?” Well, I have been doing both birth work and herbalism for decades, so I guess the how and the doing go hand and … read more
​Speak, Even If Your Voice Shakes

​Speak, Even If Your Voice Shakes

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 19th Mar 2021

At times I joke around saying that I just learned how to vote a few years ago. Of course that’s an exaggeration, but it's not too far from the truth. I’m someone who never paid much attention to polit … read more
​Global Recycling Day And The Cannabis Industry

​Global Recycling Day And The Cannabis Industry

Posted by Matt Leonetti on 18th Mar 2021

Global Recycling Day is upon us, and instead of seeing our waste stream as just that, waste, we should see it as an opportunity. Otherwise, the situation can feel overwhelming.Every year billions of t … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Ocimene

Terpene Tuesday: Ocimene

Posted by Susan Lyn, vice president, Vermont Cannabis Nurses Association on 16th Mar 2021

TERPENE: Ocimene \ ˈäsəˌmēn \ monoterpeneOcimene is a natural insecticide for plants. Some users find that cultivars (strains) high in ocimene can make them cough more, which links to its possible d … read more
Cannabis Nurse Education

Cannabis Nurse Education

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 12th Mar 2021

Do nurses need to know about cannabis as medicine? In short, yes, nurses need to know about cannabis as medicine.In July 2018, the National Council State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) published the Nation … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Camphene

Terpene Tuesday: Camphene

Posted by Susan Lyn, Vice President, Vermont Cannabis Nurses Association on 9th Mar 2021

TERPENE: Camphene, ˈkam-ˌfēnCamphene is a minor terpene. Camphene was used as a fuel for lamps oil before the Civil War, but was replaced with kerosene when found to be highly explosive. Camphene h … read more
What Is Clean Cannabis?

What Is Clean Cannabis?

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 8th Mar 2021

The phrase “clean cannabis” easily conjures up a bucolic vision of rolling hills, puffy clouds and beautiful, lush green plants which will ultimately become something healing, delicious, and/or joyous … read more
 My Colorful, Creative Cannabis Experience

My Colorful, Creative Cannabis Experience

Posted by Erica Bradford, RN on 8th Mar 2021

As a child, I loved coloring and vividly remember pulling out my coloring books and big tin of crayons to begin making my masterpieces. The beautiful, vibrant pages would hang on my walls, and our ref … read more
What Is An Affiliate Anyway?

What Is An Affiliate Anyway?

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 4th Mar 2021

I never truly intended to start a product line, I just wanted to grow cannabis.After spending years researching as many Vermont hemp products I could, I wasn't able to find one I was 100% comfortable … read more
Words Matter: Addiction

Words Matter: Addiction

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 3rd Mar 2021

In every aspect of my work, and over the many years and careers, I have come to learn the power of words. I always knew words mattered, but there are a few stories that helped drive it home for me. Fo … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Terpinolene

Terpene Tuesday: Terpinolene

Posted by Susan Lyn Kupiec, Vice President, Vermont Cannabis Nurses Association on 2nd Mar 2021

TERPENE: Terpinolene \ tərˈpinᵊl ēn \ monoterpeneFOUND IN: Apples, lilacs, nutmeg, rosemary, sage, conifers, cumin, and tea tree oilAROMA/FLAVOR: Smoky, woody aroma; floral, fruity flavor EFFECTS: Inc … read more
NurseGrown IS Nurse Grown

NurseGrown IS Nurse Grown

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 2nd Mar 2021

Given the tragic history of prohibition, cannabis and stigma go hand and hand. Unfortunately, that happens in a larger and wider variety of ways than many of us realize. But the reality is that stigma … read more
The Last Prisoner Project

The Last Prisoner Project

Posted by Matt Leonetti on 2nd Mar 2021

I never know what’s going to remind me of my past, and at times, it's the little things that bring it back to the forefront. I recently stumbled upon some old boxes that contained a big stack of lette … read more
Vermont's Proposed Equity-Related Legislation

Vermont's Proposed Equity-Related Legislation

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 25th Feb 2021

Vermont has a number of valuable equity and social-justice focused bills making their way through the legislature. We'll keep you updated about their status, but here's a basic summary of what's on th … read more
Transition Into Spring

Transition Into Spring

Posted by Amy Dustin on 25th Feb 2021

The full moon of February is known as the Snow Moon because February is the United States’ snowiest month, and this year, even Texas had record snowfall and freezing temperatures. In fact, many Texans … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Limonene

Terpene Tuesday: Limonene

Posted by Susan Lyn Kupiec, Vice President, Vermont Cannabis Nurses Association on 23rd Feb 2021

TERPENE: Limonene \ ˈli-mə-ˌnēn \ monoterpeneLimonene has two types: d-limonene and a-limonene. This terpene is the third most common terpene in cannabis, and the second most common terpene in nature. … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Linalool

Terpene Tuesday: Linalool

Posted by Susan Lyn Kupiec, Vice President, Vermont Cannabis Nurses Association on 23rd Feb 2021

TERPENE: Linalool, li-nal-oh-awlFOUND IN: Most recognizable in lavender but also found in citrus, birch, rosewood, laurel and coriander. Whether it’s found in cannabis or in lavender essential oil,Li … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Caryophyllene

Terpene Tuesday: Caryophyllene

Posted by Susan Lyn Kupiec, Vice President, Vermont Cannabis Nurses Association on 23rd Feb 2021

TERPENE: Caryophyllene / kærioʊˈfɪliːn / bicyclicThe body has 2 major endocannabinoid receptors: CB1 (receptors are primarily in the brain and central nervous system) and CB2 (receptors found mostly … read more
Experience The Relief Of A CBD Massage

Experience The Relief Of A CBD Massage

Posted by Anna Oliveira on 22nd Feb 2021

When you think of massage therapy, you think of words such as relaxation, pampering, and relief from muscle knots and pain.Massage of some type, has probably been around since the beginning of time. W … read more
2021: Year Of The Nurse

2021: Year Of The Nurse

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 18th Feb 2021

2021: WHO, ANA and NurseGrown are Honoring Nurses - Again!The World Health Organization designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. According to the WHO, “nurses and midwiv … read more
Valuing Vermont Hemp Rules

Valuing Vermont Hemp Rules

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 18th Feb 2021

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (AAFM) adopted rules establishing Vermont Hemp compliance standards and expectations for: Record keepingReportingLabeling Verify cannabinoid label … read more
Vermont's Approach To Cannabis Use In Pregnancy

Vermont's Approach To Cannabis Use In Pregnancy

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 17th Feb 2021

Working both in labor and delivery, and more specifically with substance use in pregnancy, the topic of cannabis often comes up.Both American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Obstetrician … read more
Nurture

Nurture

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 12th Feb 2021

Back when I owned a yoga studio, I brought in a different artist every month and had a small art opening/exhibit in celebration of their work. Though I loved many of the artists and their creatio … read more
We Need The MMJ Committee

We Need The MMJ Committee

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 10th Feb 2021

Vermont’s Marijuana for Symptom Relief Oversight Committee is supposed to meet at least twice a year for the purpose of evaluating and making recommendations to the Legislature.Unfortunately, no meeti … read more
Essential Oil Profile: Lavender

Essential Oil Profile: Lavender

Posted by Kamron Keep, BSN, RN on 10th Feb 2021

There are certain fragrances that help to calm our spirit and have the ability to connect us with the rhythms of our body and nature. Lavender is one such plant ally. It’s easily one of the most popul … read more
How To Make Cannabis-Infused Butter And Oil

How To Make Cannabis-Infused Butter And Oil

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 5th Feb 2021

Looking for something to do indoors on a cold and snowy winter day? How about making some cannabis-infused butter or oil! Watch Jessilyn's video for all the details!It's easy, fun, and you can us … read more
Dispensing Hope

Dispensing Hope

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 4th Feb 2021

The opioid epidemic is one that lands close to home for me. From personal and family experience, to my work as a professional nurse, to Vermont having once led the nation in rates of opioid use disord … read more
Racism And Cannabis

Racism And Cannabis

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 4th Feb 2021

Now that we’re in Black History Month, there’s a little aphorism which keeps popping into my head. It may seem like a silly rhyme, but it rings loud and true:“You need to know about cannabis’s racist … read more

​Terpene Tuesday: Humulene

Posted by Susan Lyn Kupiec - Vermont Cannabis Nurses Association, Vice President on 2nd Feb 2021

TERPENE: Humulene \ ˈhyümyəˌlēn \ alpha-humulene or α-caryophylleneFOUND IN: Humelene is found not only in cannabis, but in hops, basil, clove, black pepper, sage, and ginseng. It is a cannabis plant’ … read more
Supporting H.24

Supporting H.24

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 31st Jan 2021

As the Vice-President of ANA-Vermont | Nursing Network, Board of Trustees, and Chair of the Government Affairs Committee, I am honored to take a leading role in helping Vermont nurses advocate for muc … read more

Ayurvedic Self-Massage

Posted by Jamie Rollins on 28th Jan 2021

I don’t know about you, but when it gets to this point in winter, even my bones start to feel cold. My joints get stiffer, and I generally feel more constricted in my muscles and overall, just a bit m … read more

National Legalization Of Entheogens

Posted by C.J. Spotswood on 28th Jan 2021

The term “plant medicine” is often associated with cannabis and marijuana, but it can encompass so many more substances that are naturally occuring. Plant medicine also includes natural herbal substan … read more

Boost Your Health With Herb-Infused Broth

Posted by Caitlin Bernhard on 24th Jan 2021

As our Full Moon this January is the Hunger Moon, let’s take a look at how to fill our bellies and nourish ourselves with magical, herb-infused broths.When I’m cooking, I save most of my veggie scraps … read more

Terpene Tuesday: Myrcene

Posted by Susan Lyn Kupiec on 24th Jan 2021

Terpene: Myrcene, ˈmərˌsēn; (alpha-myrcene or beta-myrcene); monoterpene Myrcene is the most abundant terpene found in cannabis, and a particularly potent one at that! Myrcene can make up as m … read more

Trust Your Nose: Terpenes and Cannabis

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 7th Jan 2021

There's a lot of information online about Terpenes and Cannabis. It can get pretty complex, but I'd like to just break it down for you.I like to call terpenes the essential oil of the plant. They a … read more
Full Spectrum Hemp CBD and Sleep: What Studies Reveal

Full Spectrum Hemp CBD and Sleep: What Studies Reveal

Posted by Sandra Guynes MSN, RN on 25th Nov 2020

Insomnia seems to be a frequent reason for clients wanting to try CBD. However, it could be one of the reasons people give up on CBD.A recent client came in seeking relief from insomnia, arthritic pai … read more
Cannabis Cultivar: Blueberry Muffins

Cannabis Cultivar: Blueberry Muffins

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 29th Oct 2020

As a medical marijuana patient, for chronic pain and migraines, I have searched far and wide for cannabis cultivars that resonate and work well for me. I have had over three dozen surgeries since chil … read more
Epilepsy Awareness Month: One Nurse's Story

Epilepsy Awareness Month: One Nurse's Story

Posted by Lisa Powers RN MSN on 28th Oct 2020

November is Epilepsy Awareness MonthI am a warrior for all those suffering from this too often-misunderstood diagnosis.Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder and affects people of al … read more
Can CBD Help Your Dog?

Can CBD Help Your Dog?

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN on 25th Oct 2020

Many people wonder if CBD can help their dog. Several recent studies have shown that there are benefits for dogs with osteoarthritis and dogs with epilepsy who are given CBD. Let’s break it down. … read more
What is Clean Green Certification?

What is Clean Green Certification?

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 11th Oct 2020

Started in 2004, Clean Green Certification is the largest nationally recognized third party certifying body for cannabis. Clean Green(CG) upholds some of the highest standards in the cannabis ind … read more
Medical Marijuana Update: CBD Critical Mass

Medical Marijuana Update: CBD Critical Mass

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 29th Sep 2020

Each cannabinoid has different therapeutic and medicinal properties. THC is famously known to get you “high”, while discuss THC acting as an anti-inflammatory, antiemetic, and an analgesic, just to na … read more
How We Select Our Cultivars

How We Select Our Cultivars

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 23rd Sep 2020

How do we select our cultivars?Each season, we research and carefully choose our hemp genetics, starting all our plants from seed, under the Vermont sunshine. At NurseGrown Organics we are committed t … read more
Acupuncture and Cannabis, a most perfect blend

Acupuncture and Cannabis, a most perfect blend

Posted by Olga M. Mardach-Duclerc L.Ac, M.Sc on 22nd Sep 2020

In acupuncture, the use of cannabis is tradition. Classical Chinese Medicine is a medical system over 3,500 years old, with documented uses of Cannabis in these ancient times, from repairing broken … read more
What is a Cannabis Nurse?

What is a Cannabis Nurse?

17th Sep 2020

What is a Cannabis Nurse?We all know what a nurse is. If you have ever been in the hospital or the healthcare system chances are you have come in contact with a nurse. Oftentimes, in the midst of a st … read more
VTCNA: Celebrating Nurses And Cannabis

VTCNA: Celebrating Nurses And Cannabis

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 18th Jan 2020

This post was originally published at Heady Vermont by Jessilyn DolanReflecting on 2019, nurses were again ranked the most trusted professions in the US for the 20th year according to the Ga … read more
VTCNA Health Tips: Hemp And Bioremediation

VTCNA Health Tips: Hemp And Bioremediation

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 21st Sep 2019

Featured in HeadyVermont.com by Jessilyn. Cover photo courtesy of Kym MacKinnon on UnSplash As we start to look towards fall harvest, and ten thousand acres of Vermont hemp now flowering, I … read more


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