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Sat Mar 23, 2019, 01:28 PM

Please HELP I am overwhelmed!!

I live in Oklahoma and just got my medical card. I am an old woman who has smoked for a long time, even made a few good batches of brownies, but I am out of my league in a dispensary. I need a good course in the basics of how to shop and how the different strains and products (oil, wax, tincture, ect) can be used.
I am also a retired nurse who made good grades in chemistry and have known a few kitchen wizards in my day I want to delve deeply into the chemistry so that in the future I can process my own plants into the other products mentioned above.
Plants first - I have a black thumb. It's something I have worked HARD to correct since retiring. Eggplants, peppers of all kinds and roses seem to be my biggest successes so far, but this IS something I AM going to learn!!

Can anyone recommend a book they would consider All Things Marijuana for Dummies? And possible another book for Chemistry and yet another for Botany? I would prefer hard copy books. I'm old school, I want to write notes in margins, highlight portions and put tabs on the really important sections.

Any and all advice for a complete newbie would be greatly appreciated!

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Reply Please HELP I am overwhelmed!! (Original post)
Runningdawg Mar 2019 OP
Downtown Hound Mar 2019 #1
NightWatcher Mar 2019 #2
handmade34 Mar 2019 #3
N_E_1 for Tennis Jun 2019 #16
ms liberty Mar 2019 #4
peacefreak2.0 Mar 2019 #5
GWC58 Jun 2019 #7
samnsara Jun 2019 #12
Runningdawg Mar 2019 #6
PuraVidaDreamin Jun 2019 #8
Runningdawg Jun 2019 #9
PuraVidaDreamin Jun 2019 #10
samnsara Jun 2019 #13
womanofthehills Jun 2019 #14
samnsara Jun 2019 #15
samnsara Jun 2019 #11
shanti Sep 2019 #20
Brainfodder Jun 2019 #17
Runningdawg Jun 2019 #18
Brainfodder Jun 2019 #19

Response to Runningdawg (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 01:33 PM

1. Try this:

https://rollitup.org/

It's like DU for pot. Even has a newbie forum. Also, don't be shy about asking the people at your dispensary. They are usually willing to help out and they get newbies all the time.

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 01:37 PM

2. Thanks for that. I'm new to the legal (med) scene as well

I'm currently reading through the Marijuana Growers Bible and some other resources getting ready to be able to hopefully grow my own soon if it becomes legal.

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Response to Runningdawg (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 01:40 PM

3. I'm sure experienced people

will give you good advice... I grew a few plants (from clones) last year... it is very easy to grow and this year I am waiting on seeds to get started... I use it primarily for my salve... I use it as I do with most herbs

my comfrey/marijuana/Calendula salve (infused with olive oil)... excellent for many ailments!!







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Response to handmade34 (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 08:44 AM

16. Hi handmade34...

Love the look of that salve...I’m looking for some help... do you use an infusion machine? I’ve been looking at a couple different ones, Magical Butter and the Infuzium 420. Leaning towards the 420...
Oh heck this explains it all...

https://www.democraticunderground.com/12797688

Thanks in advance.

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Response to Runningdawg (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 02:37 PM

4. Bookmarking, and a K&R as well.

I hope someday to live in a state with legal pot.

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Response to Runningdawg (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 03:05 PM

5. Dispensery folks are great!

Look up info on strains at Leafly. Go low & slow to start. Enjoy.

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Response to peacefreak2.0 (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 02:51 PM

7. I wouldn't know, for I have

yet to visit my first, ever dispensary. And I no longer desire “get what you get” weed. I was given some about a week ago and it kept me up. Just what I didn’t need. I liked the “buzz” mind you, just that it kept me awake, thinking and thinking. Then thinking some more. No more of the “get what you get.” In this day and age I aught not have to go through that. But I’m getting impatient. Very, very IMPATIENT!!

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Response to GWC58 (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 03:36 PM

12. you will learn sativa vs indica and how best to ingest it

...for me i like straight Indica oil cartridge for night. I get horrible leg cramps at night..never know when they are going to hit and why. so nothing prevents them..but the Indica oil i keep by my bedside really helps relieve them..and it helps me fall back to sleep as well.

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Response to Runningdawg (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 03:30 PM

6. Some good info here but please remember I am primarily looking for hard copy BOOKS

Forums are great, I will give that one a look. But I can't go to the shelf, pull down a book and reference a post that was made a year ago.
Clones? What are those? How did you learn what it was? How did you learn to make the slave? I need sources, not just inspiration.
Dispensary folks are great but they aren't teachers. I don't expect to find the depth of education I am look for there, for free.
The Marijuana Growers Bible DOES look helpful, that is more along the lines of what I was looking for.

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Response to Runningdawg (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 04:20 AM

8. I am a cannabis nurse

The info gleaned from the American Cannabis Nurses Organization has been
Immeasurable. The ACNA has a great website and a private FB page that may be helpful.

Eileen Kornazky RN has a book called CBD but it addresses all the major compounds found,
With some recipes and the other things you are looking for. I met her at a cannabis Nurses
Conference this year.

For videos I recommend

Greenflower-media.com is a great place to watch videos on all aspects, from seed to harvest, to extraction methods.

Healer.com with Dr. Dustin Soluk is another

And cannot leave out ProjectCBD.com

And my site- greennightingale.com

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Response to PuraVidaDreamin (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 02:58 PM

9. ACNA is useless unless you join the organization.

No thanks. I'm a retired OR nurse who has taken her last inservice and paid for her last certification. I smoke now to forget 40 years of abuse at the hands of surgeons and hospital administrators.

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Response to Runningdawg (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 04:28 AM

10. I am an OR nurse too

ACNA is very useful on their FB page. Links to studies there (full studies)

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Response to Runningdawg (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 03:37 PM

13. my mom and sis were nurses.. i have never met a happy nurse:(

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Response to Runningdawg (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:53 PM

14. Everything you could possibly want to know is on the net

Clones? - just type in how to make clones. You can clone lots of plants all the same way.

Salve and butter recipes - lots of good ones on the net. Best butter recipe is on High Times site.

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Response to Runningdawg (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 12:17 PM

15. A Childs Garden of Grass ;)...seriously just subscribe to High Times magazine...

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Response to Runningdawg (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 03:31 PM

11. Im in the same age group as you..but Im in Wash state, so legal here..

....but the months before we could buy legally, my med card was my best friend. Most the med stores were actually run by someone my own age. I even found one run by all women. Find one you can trust..get referrals from others using them and go in and say to the MMJ rep exactly what you said to us. They are there to help you..

As for growing..I live in the forest, so no sun because of the trees and the summers of smoky skies from forest fires. I invested in a hydroponic grow box. Mine happens to be a Bloom Box by BC Northern Lights..but shipping from Canada to Oklahoma would be prohibitive. Look on line for some indoor grow boxes and if you are a chemistry geek the hydroponic set up would intrigue you. Plus they grow in about 1/2 the time.

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Response to samnsara (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 06:07 PM

20. What did you pay for the

Bloom Box setup? I went to their website, and they want my info before telling me anything On edit: never mind, I found my answer - pricey!

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Response to Runningdawg (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 02:52 PM

17. Bought this book

Cannabis Pharmacy by Michael Backes, got from amazon so you can find the details there.

Retail printed on it as 22.99 USD paperback, 320 pages, mine is revised Dec. 2017 edition, first ed is : 2014.

Sounds like a winner for your needs.

-B

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Response to Brainfodder (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 11:59 AM

18. Thank you!

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Response to Runningdawg (Reply #18)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 12:10 PM

19. You are welcome!

I hope you resolve all your issues ASAP, good luck!

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