Author: Furrer, Nikki
Publication date: 19/11/2018
Imprint: Workman US
Everything about marijuana is undergoing a massive cultural shift. Recent polls show that 64% of Americans want to legalise cannabis, resulting in medical and/or recreational marijuana being legal in 29 states and Washington, DC. But also for the first time, as many if not more women than men are using marijuana. And they use it differently. They like milder doses, use more creams and oils, and are more interested in feeling better than getting stoned. Women approach cannabis as the new wellness. After all, it is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antianxiety, and antidepressant.
Introducing Nikki Furrer, a very well-informed cultivator who creates and markets cannabis-infused products for women. Now inGet High Like a Lady, she’s written the book to help all interested women navigate the ever more complicated world of cannabis. Illustrated throughout and written in a lively, reassuring, humorous voice, it’s an engaging and entertaining guide that explains everything you need to know to live the high life: how to read the shelves of the typical dispensary, with its confusing options of flower, resin, vape pens, oil, edibles, patches, creams, tinctures, and more. A primer on the amazing health-giving compounds found in cannabis – THC, CBD, terpenes, and more – and how they work and how they differ, along with how to choose among strains depending on your needs. It even leads the newbie through the first experience of getting high – how much to use, what to do if you experience negative side effects, the pleasures of microdosing.
And finally it includes about 20 recipes, for extracts, tinctures, gummies, and beauty creams. It’s not your mother’s joint anymore.