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Show 22: Cannabis for Practical Herbalists

Show 22: Cannabis For Practical Herbalists

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cannabis-leavesCannabis has been touted as a panacea–good for just about anything that ails you. Although that claim seems far fetched, the truth is Cannabis is a versatile and potent herbal medicine. Today, on the eve of Recreational Cannabis going legal in our home state of Oregon, we’re talking about a few practical uses for this semi-outlawed plant.


  • Hemp Seed Oil
  • Cannabis Bud


We discussed an article published on June 26, 2015, on, by Ana Sofia Knauf entitled “Americans Spent $18.8 Million in Food Stamps at Farmers Markets Last Year.

Articles we referenced:

SNAP Benefit Redemptions through Farmers and Farmers Markets Show Sharp Increase
USDA official notes positive impact on individuals and communities when local farmers markets provide fresh fruits and vegetables to SNAP participants,” Release number 0188.15


Herbalists use a variety of terms to describe the properties of herbs. We discussed refrigerant herbs.

Resources we cited:

  • Hibiscus
  • Tea
  •  Lemon
  • Cucumber
  • Watermelon
  • Spearmint
  • Raspberry


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Candace Hunter

Candace Hunter is a self-taught herbalist and artist who never, ever practices on guinea pigs in part because her family and friends are generally up to the job. She is co-author of The Practical Herbalist's Herbal Folio series and author of Herbalism for the Zombie Apocalypse. She edits The Practical Herbalist website and Practical Herbalist Press publications. She has also recently entered into the field of podcasting with reckless abandon. Listen to her on Real Herbalism Radio today, see her work at, or find her on Facebook at Candace Hunter Creations.

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