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Loving Kindness Meditation: The Best Curse Of All

Loving Kindness Meditation: The Best Curse Of All

Posted by Kathy Blume (she/her) on 19th May 2022

One of the tricky bits about being a kind, thinking, feeling, caring human being is that life is hard. Life is full of pain and suffering and people who are doing nasty, horrible, selfish things you c … read more
The Keys To Meditation’s Castle

The Keys To Meditation’s Castle

Posted by Kathy Blume (she/her) on 11th May 2022

If you ask the average person on the street what meditation is all about, they’ll probably say something like, “It’s about sitting down and clearing your mind. Making it empty and quiet so you get all … read more
CBD, CBG, and Hemp Seed: Distinguishing The Oils

CBD, CBG, and Hemp Seed: Distinguishing The Oils

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan (she/her) on 5th May 2022

With the increasing availability of cannabis products, it’s easy for consumers to get confused – and perhaps overwhelmed – by the number and variety of products from which to choose.A common – and imp … read more
Arthritis And Cannabis

Arthritis And Cannabis

Posted by Elisabeth Mack, RN, MBA (she/her) on 2nd May 2022

A guest post from our friends atMay is Arthritis Awareness month, and there’s a reason it is our #1 cause of disability, creating 172 million missed workdays every year.And it’s not just a disease of … read more
Kitchen Experimental: Making Bhang

Kitchen Experimental: Making Bhang

Posted by Kathy Blume (she/her) on 14th Apr 2022

 NOTE: This piece was originally published at Heady Vermont.My friend, the herbalist Stephanie Boucher, wrote a great Canna-Kitchen Witchery column with a beautifully evocative descript … read more
Will CBD Work For Me?

Will CBD Work For Me?

Posted by Jamie Rollins RN, BSN, CYT (she/her) on 5th Apr 2022

You’ve heard about CBD. You’ve seen it everywhere at this point. Every mainstream news network has done a story on it. You know friends who are taking it and it's working for them. You know people who … read more
To Sip Or To Smoke: Alcohol And Cannabis

To Sip Or To Smoke: Alcohol And Cannabis

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan (she/her) on 16th Mar 2022

With St Patrick’s Day and March Madness celebrations on the way, I wanted to mention a quick tip or two about alcohol and cannabis consumption – particularly when it comes to the kind of celebratory b … read more
CBDa: The Raw And The Beautiful

CBDa: The Raw And The Beautiful

Posted by Jamie Rollins RN, BSN, CYT (she/her) on 10th Mar 2022

CBDa is the raw, unheated precursor of CBD. CBDa, also referred to as cannabidiolic acid, is the main cannabinoid found in the hemp plant, not CBD. CBD develops from CBDa over time, or when exposed to … read more
What Are Mono and Sesquiterpenes?

What Are Mono and Sesquiterpenes?

Posted by Matt Leonetti (he/him), NurseGrown Organics co-founder and farm manger on 8th Mar 2022

The chemical structure of terpinolene in 3DI’m sure we’ve all heard the term terpene used, especially as it’s been popularized by the booming cannabis industry. Terpenes are aromatic oils that give pl … read more
Terpenes: The Essential Oils of Cannabis

Terpenes: The Essential Oils of Cannabis

Posted by April Hatch, MPH, RN on 2nd Mar 2022

My grandmother showed the medicinal value of plants from as early as I can remember. Ginger for this, or mustard seed paste for that, there was always something she was able to whip up for the treatme … read more
Is There Such A Thing As Organic Cannabis?

Is There Such A Thing As Organic Cannabis?

Posted by Matt Leonetti (he/him), NurseGrown Organics co-founder and farm manger on 24th Feb 2022

The organic food industry has seen exponential growth over the last few decades as consumers want clean and safe products. Now, as legalization brings cannabis into both the national spotlight and peo … read more
Can CBD Help Your Dog?

Can CBD Help Your Dog?

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN (she/her) on 20th Feb 2022

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.Dogs, … read more
Is This Pain Real?

Is This Pain Real?

Posted by Kimberly Stinson (she/her), RN, BSN on 16th Feb 2022

When I first learned about Fibromyalgia in nursing school, some said it was psychosomatic - or a made up - illness. As a nurse, though I know the signs and symptoms of the illness, I find that I const … read more
Words Matter: What Is That Plant Called, Anyway?

Words Matter: What Is That Plant Called, Anyway?

Posted by Kathy Blume (she/her) on 15th Feb 2022

While there are dozens of slang terms for cannabis, including reefer, pot, dope, weed, grass, ganja, and herb, sometimes even people who have been using our plucky green pal for a while now get confus … read more
Feeling The Love: Cannabis And Sex

Feeling The Love: Cannabis And Sex

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan (she/her) on 14th Feb 2022

Here we are at one of Hallmark’s biggest holidays, with stories passed down for hundreds of years telling the tale of the third century Roman martyr known as Saint Valentine. So, here's your Cannabis … read more
How We Got Started

How We Got Started

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan (she/her) on 11th Feb 2022

One big part of our story - that somehow we don’t speak much about - is how we got started.When we started to grow hemp, we intended to do it in a way that would help other farmers learn to grow the c … read more
​Heart Health, Cannabinoids, And Love

​Heart Health, Cannabinoids, And Love

Posted by Elisabeth Mack, RN, MBA (she/her) on 8th Feb 2022

From our friends at:February is heart health month, so let’s review how to keep our cardiovascular system well.The heart beats over 100,000 times per day, sending rich oxygenated blood through our art … read more
Vermont Medical Cannabis Bill S. 186

Vermont Medical Cannabis Bill S. 186

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan (she/her) on 7th Feb 2022

Vermont Senator Dick Sears dropped S.186, a bill intended to address some issues with Vermont’s Medical Cannabis Registry, and would delay the implementation of the new medical cannabis statutes from … read more
Starting With Seeds

Starting With Seeds

Posted by Matt Leonetti (he/him) on 25th Jan 2022

Getting started growing cannabis can be an overwhelming experience with so many resources and genetics available worldwide. The aspiring budhead has countless cultivars to choose from, with almost eve … read more
CBN: Some Things Get Better With Age

CBN: Some Things Get Better With Age

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan (she/her) on 19th Jan 2022

Of the hundred-plus chemical compounds, or cannabinoids, found in the cannabis plant, people tend to be most familiar with THC for its psychoactive properties, and CBD, for its calming, pain-relieving … read more
New Year's Cannabis Revolution

New Year's Cannabis Revolution

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan (she/her) on 17th Jan 2022

Did you make a New Year’s resolution?According to procativechange.com: 40-45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions.But, after one week, 25% of resolutions are discarded and 50% will be forgotten w … read more
I Have A Dream - Creatively Maladjusted

I Have A Dream - Creatively Maladjusted

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan (she/her) on 17th Jan 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. was a legendary leader in the civil rights movement, admired for his nonviolent approach, enthusiastic civil disobedience, and tireless fight for racial equality.This same racia … read more
Booch It Is!

Booch It Is!

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 15th Jan 2022

Happy BOOCH day! Kombucha, that is. Powerhouse, Mushroom Tea, Booch, healthy little microbes in a glass - whatever you call it, January 15 is National Booch Day!Kombucha dates back thousands of y … read more
Depression Confessions: Seeing Through My Tears

Depression Confessions: Seeing Through My Tears

Posted by Kimberly Stinson, RN, BSN on 11th Jan 2022

As I sit here, waiting for the laundry dryer signal to alert me it's time to get moving, all I want to do is cry. I already spent half the day in bed and I can not wait to jump back under those covers … read more
Why Isn’t NurseGrown Organics In Stores?

Why Isn’t NurseGrown Organics In Stores?

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 16th Dec 2021

As we were developing the NurseGrown Organics business model, we made the conscious decision to not sell through wholesale retail stores. While that might go against traditional ways of doing business … read more
Hemp Oil Salt Scrub

Hemp Oil Salt Scrub

Posted by Heather Shelton, BSN, RN (she/her) on 15th Dec 2021

In thinking about DIY holiday gifts - especially the kind that will give and give and give, I keep coming back to salt scrub. It's so easy to make, and so much fun to use.So here's a sweet and easy he … read more
The Power Of Bioremediation

The Power Of Bioremediation

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 22nd Nov 2021

Graphic courtesy of kazmira-llc.comAs we start to look towards the rollout of Vermont's fully legal cannabis market, and widespread access to CBD flower, hemp flower, and numerous growers and vendors … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Guiaol

Terpene Tuesday: Guiaol

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN on 16th Nov 2021

TERPENE: Guaiol (g-why-ee-ol). Also called champacol (champ-uh-call).FOUND IN: Guaiacum plant, Cypress pines, nutmeg, tea tree, apples, cumin, and lilacsAROMA/FLAVOR : Pine, wood, roseBENEFITS: Ant … read more
Cannabigerol: The Mother Of All Cannabinoids

Cannabigerol: The Mother Of All Cannabinoids

Posted by Jamie Rollins RN, BSN, CYT on 15th Nov 2021

Cannabigerol, commonly known as CBG, is also known as “the mother of all cannabinoids” because all the other cannabinoids are derived from this molecule.As with all cannabinoids, we get Cannabigerol f … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Fenchol

Terpene Tuesday: Fenchol

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN on 3rd Nov 2021

TERPENE: Fenchol (fench-all)FOUND IN: Basil, aster flowers, eucalyptus leaves, wild celery, nutmeg, and citrus fruitsAROMA/FLAVOR: Herbal, earthy, pineyEFFECTS: Invigorating, upliftingBENEFITS: anti-m … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Trans-nerolidol

Terpene Tuesday: Trans-nerolidol

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN on 26th Oct 2021

TERPENE: Trans-nerolidol (tranz neh-row-lye-doll)FOUND IN: Neroli, ginger, jasmine, lavender, tea tree, and lemongrassAROMA/FLAVOR: Woody, fruity citrus, apples, and roseEFFECTS: Relaxing, slightly se … read more
Chai Chai Chai!!!

Chai Chai Chai!!!

Posted by Heather Shelton, BSN, RN (she/her) on 21st Oct 2021

As we move into the dark times, I want to share one of my favorite drinks - Chai tea. This is a tasty tea that packs a punch of herbal support for our digestive and immune systems. The herbs in chai t … read more
Just Breathe

Just Breathe

Posted by Jamie Rollins RN, BSN, CYT (she/her) on 20th Oct 2021

The sanskrit word for breath is Prana. In yoga, one of the key principles of practice is pranayama or breathwork. There are numerous types of breathing techniques but a gentle inhale to the point of f … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Sabinene

Terpene Tuesday: Sabinene

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN (she/her) on 12th Oct 2021

TERPENE: Sabinene (sah-bin-een)FOUND IN: Holm oak, Norway spruce, black pepper, cardamom, and carrot seeds, juniper, cloves, and nutmegAROMA/FLAVOR : Pine, Mint, PepperEFFECTS:UpliftingFocusingEfferv … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Pulegone

Terpene Tuesday: Pulegone

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN (she/her) on 28th Sep 2021

TERPENE: PulegoneFOUND IN:. Catnip, Pennyroyal, Rosemary, Creeping Charlie, Palo Santo, Peppermint SpearmintAROMA/FLAVOR: Sweet, mintyEFFECTS: CalmingSedatingBENEFITS: Insect repellantFood preserv … read more
Traveling With CBD

Traveling With CBD

Posted by April Hatch, MPH, RN (she/hers) on 20th Sep 2021

I get a lot of questions about traveling across state lines with cannabinoid products and my answer always includes encouraging people to review tsa.gov, local laws, and to make the decision they are … read more
Cannabis Growing 101: Drying And Curing

Cannabis Growing 101: Drying And Curing

Posted by Matt Leonetti (he/him) on 16th Sep 2021

There's no time like harvest time for the cannabis grower. It's the culmination of months worth of work, time, energy and undoubtedly some challenges along the way. It’s also one of the most important … read more
Supporting Fall's Transitions

Supporting Fall's Transitions

Posted by Jamie Rollins RN, BSN, CYT (she/her) on 15th Sep 2021

September is a month of transition here in New England. The days are beginning to get shorter as the temperatures move from warm and sunkissed to crisp and cool. It’s been years since I’ve experience … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Carene

Terpene Tuesday: Carene

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN (she/her) on 14th Sep 2021

TERPENE: Carene (care-een)FOUND IN: Lemons, allspice, rosemary, basil, cedar, pine, and turpentineAROMA/FLAVOR: Fir needles, musky earth, and damp woodlands EFFECTS: promote memory retention and ale … read more
Autoimmune Conditions & Cannabinoids

Autoimmune Conditions & Cannabinoids

Posted by Elisabeth Mack, RN, MBA (she/her) on 13th Sep 2021

A guest blog from Elisabeth Mack at Holistic Caring.A healthy immune system is critical at keeping us able to ward off bugs, viruses, and bacteria. Yet up to 50 million Americans, or 10% of us struggl … read more
CBD 101

CBD 101

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan (she/her) on 9th Sep 2021

CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), are the most well known and studied of the hundreds of chemical compounds, known as cannabinoids, found in the cannabis plant. Cannabis with less than … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Bisabolol

Terpene Tuesday: Bisabolol

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN (she/her) on 31st Aug 2021

TERPENE: Bisabolol (BISSA-bowl-all)FOUND IN: German Chamomile, Candeia Tree, SageAROMA/FLAVOR: Apple, honey, woodBENEFITS: Anti-inflammatoryAnti-irritantAnti-microbialHealing PromotionAnalgesicAnti- … read more
Balasana: For The Love Of Child's Pose

Balasana: For The Love Of Child's Pose

Posted by Jamie Rollins RN, BSN, CYT (she/her) on 21st Aug 2021

Surrender, Restore, Nurture: are three words that immediately come to mind when I think of child's pose, or balasana, the sanskirt term for the posture of bowing to ones's self and to all that is.&nbs … read more
Tips For Protecting Your Physical And Mental Health

Tips For Protecting Your Physical And Mental Health

Posted by Sandra Guynes MSN, RN (she/her) on 19th Aug 2021

As we get ready to say farewell to summer, kids return to school and we get ready for another year of unknowns, it’s also a great time to reflect and remember - particularly the inner work, peace, and … read more
Loving Your Lungs

Loving Your Lungs

Posted by Heather Shelton, BSN, RN (she/her) on 19th Aug 2021

Where I live in Oregon, our mountains and forests are on fire. This creates an unhealthy air quality that we have no control over. This month I want to share with you a few of my favorite recipes … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Phellandrene

Terpene Tuesday: Phellandrene

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN (she/her) on 17th Aug 2021

TERPENE: Phellandrene (fell-and-reen)FOUND IN: EucalyptusDillMintBlack pepperCinnamonParsleyPineLavenderWater fennelGinger grassAROMA/FLAVOR: minty, woody, citrusBENEFITS: Antifungal AntibacterialA … read more
Migraines And Cannabinoids

Migraines And Cannabinoids

Posted by Elisabeth Mack, RN, MBA (she/her) on 9th Aug 2021

A guest blog from Elisabeth Mack at Holistic Caring.Happy August, and where is this summer going???Time is going by like a flash of light – like the light that can trigger headaches for those who … read more
How CBD Oil Benefits the Skin When Applied Topically

How CBD Oil Benefits the Skin When Applied Topically

Posted by Amy Dustin, RN on 30th Jul 2021

Cannabidiol, CBD, is the most abundant phytocannabinoid produced by the hemp plant. A phytocannabinoid is a plant molecule produced by the resin glands in a hemp bud. CBD, a non-impairing phytocannabi … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Valencene

Terpene Tuesday: Valencene

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN on 27th Jul 2021

TERPENE: Valencene (vah-len-seen)FOUND IN: Grapefruit, tangerines, oranges, nectarines, mangoes, Chinese bayberry, and Valencia oranges.AROMA/FLAVOR: Sweet, citrus, herb, woodEFFECTS: Euphoria/mood … read more
Caring For The World And Our Community

Caring For The World And Our Community

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 22nd Jul 2021

“1% for the Planet was founded to prevent greenwashing, certify reputable giving and provide accountability.”-1% for the PlanetWe at NurseGrown Organics hold ourselves to higher and more rigorous stan … read more
Celebrating Cover Crops

Celebrating Cover Crops

Posted by Matt Leonetti on 19th Jul 2021

The term “cover crop” is one of those bits of farming lingo at least mildly familiar to even the Agriculturally Uninitiated - even though they might not know exactly what it means.This is probably bec … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Terpineol

Terpene Tuesday: Terpineol

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN on 15th Jul 2021

TERPENE: TerpineolFOUND IN: Lilacs, lime blossoms, eucalyptus sap, lapsang souchong tea, and pine treesAROMA/FLAVOR: Lilac, lime, pine smokeEFFECTS: Relaxing - to the point of couch lockBENEFITS: Anti … read more
How We Got Started

How We Got Started

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 15th Jul 2021

One big part of our story - that somehow we don’t speak much about - is how we got started.When we started to grow hemp, we intended to do it in a way that would help other farmers learn to grow the c … read more
Show Your Pride

Show Your Pride

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 30th Jun 2021

Activism and education are incredibly important to us at NurseGrown, and we want to use our platform to show our support for the LGBTQIA+ community. NurseGrown proudly supports and employs people in t … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Alpha/Beta Pinene

Terpene Tuesday: Alpha/Beta Pinene

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN on 29th Jun 2021

TERPENE: Alpha-pinene and Beta-pinene (al-fa pine-een, bay-tah pine-een)FOUND IN: Pine trees,rosemary, parsley, dill, basil, frankincense, cypress, juniper berry, helichrysum, and some varieties of ci … read more
End Disparities In Crack Cocaine Sentencing

End Disparities In Crack Cocaine Sentencing

Posted by Nia Norris (she/her) on 23rd Jun 2021

From the good folks at Anti Racism Daily...Racism in drug sentencing has been debated for years. Huge disparities in mandatory minimum sentences meant possession of crack cocaine, associated with … read more
Summer Of Yoga

Summer Of Yoga

Posted by Jamie Rollins RN, BSN, CYT on 23rd Jun 2021

As we move into summer I can’t help but feel incredibly grateful to be in New England, on a farm, with the opportunity to teach a weekly outdoor yoga class. After being away from this area for over 1 … read more
Mental Health For Men

Mental Health For Men

Posted by C.J. Spotswood, MSN, RN-BC “EntheoNurse” on 23rd Jun 2021

June is National Men’s Health Month, and I want to talk a little about mental health. Often, men are more resistant and/or hesitant to address their mental health. Sometimes their reluctance stems fro … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Borneol

Terpene Tuesday: Borneol

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN on 22nd Jun 2021

TERPENE: Borneol (bore-knee-all)FOUND IN: Camphorweed mugwort, wormwood, sagebrush, american beautyberry, sambong, resurrection lilyAROMA/FLAVOR: Woody, earthyEFFECTS: Improves circulationReduces bl … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Eucalyptol

Terpene Tuesday: Eucalyptol

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN on 16th Jun 2021

TERPENE: Eucalyptol (yew-cah-lip-tall)FOUND IN: Rosemary, sage, sweet basil, bay leaves, tea tree, cardamom, camphor, laurel, mugwort, wormwoodAROMA/FLAVOR: Strong, cooling, minty, spicyEFFECTS: Enh … read more
PTSD, Art, Love, Healing, and Cannabis

PTSD, Art, Love, Healing, and Cannabis

Posted by Matthew de la Tour, Author and Patient on 10th Jun 2021

From the ancient world we have stories of victory that inspire us. We, as humans, grow as plants and trees to provide shade that we may never sit in. When our earth walk ends, will our voices remain l … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Caryophyllene

Terpene Tuesday: Caryophyllene

Posted by Susan Lyn Kupiec, RN on 8th Jun 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 i … read more
Vermont Cannabis Bill S.25  Update

Vermont Cannabis Bill S.25 Update

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 7th Jun 2021

The most recent cannabis-related bill to pass through the Vermont legislature was S.25, an attempt to reform and improve Act 164, which legalized a commercial marketplace for cannabis in the state, bu … read more
Terpenes: The Essential Oils of Cannabis

Terpenes: The Essential Oils of Cannabis

Posted by April Hatch, MPH, RN on 25th May 2021

My grandmother showed the medicinal value of plants from as early as I can remember. Ginger for this, or mustard seed paste for that, there was always something she was able to whip up for the treatme … read more
Letter To Vermont Rep. Arthur Peterson

Letter To Vermont Rep. Arthur Peterson

Posted by Kathryn Blume on 22nd May 2021

In reporting on the latest round of activity on S.25, a bill dealing with some details relating to the rollout of Vermont's commercial cannabis market, VT Digger quoted Clarendon Representative A … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Bergamotene

Terpene Tuesday: Bergamotene

Posted by Susan Lyn, RN on 18th May 2021

TERPENE: Bergamotene (berg-uh-muh-teen), alpha-bergamotene and beta-bergamotene.Sturdy black pepper scent that aids in the defense of plants against predators. It is an aroma element of several … read more
Why We Like Female Cannabis Plants

Why We Like Female Cannabis Plants

Posted by Matt Leonetti on 9th May 2021

Here on Mother’s Day - a day of appreciation and flowers - we wanted to look at and think about our cannabis moms. They deserve the same appreciation and gratitude we give our biological moms but for … read more
Go Gray in May

Go Gray in May

Posted by DeDee Culley on 3rd May 2021

Thanks to Dedee Culley from 2 Leaf Nurses for sharing her wisdom and expertise! May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month. While there are several types of brain cancer, the numbers are not nearly … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Phytol

Terpene Tuesday: Phytol

Posted by Susan Lyn 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
Terpene Tuesday: Geraniol

Terpene Tuesday: Geraniol

Posted by Susan Lyn 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
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
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 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 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
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
Terpene Tuesday: Terpinolene

Terpene Tuesday: Terpinolene

Posted by Susan Lyn Kupiec 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
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: Linalool

Terpene Tuesday: Linalool

Posted by Susan Lyn Kupiec 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: Limonene

Terpene Tuesday: Limonene

Posted by Susan Lyn Kupiec 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
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


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