Cannabis Chocolate Treats

Give a real treat on Valentine’s Day for your loved one with this cannabis chocolates recipe! All you need is about ten to fifteen minutes of spare time and a chocolate mold of your choice. You can get a heart-shaped one or even a marijuana leaf shaped mold as a type of “gag gift.” Whatever the case, these are sure to be loved by your significant other!

Cannabis Chocolate TreatsHere are the ingredients you will need. All of them are very easy to find.

  • One ounce of chopped nuts of your choice (or remove this ingredient if you or your loved one is allergic to nuts and replace with chopped fruits or candy)
  • About 1/4 ounces of cannabis
  • Six ounces of preferably dark chocolate

And here is how to make these cannabis chocolate treats.

  • First you want to chop or grind up the cannabis until it is a fine powder. You can use a coffee grinder for this if needed or any other tools that you have at your disposal in the kitchen. Now, set it aside for later.
  • Next you will want to start breaking apart the chocolate into smaller pieces in a medium or large glass mixing bowl that can be safely microwaved. Once you have broken apart the chocolate and placed all the pieces in the bowl, put it in the microwave for about thirty second or until melted. Now, you can sprinkle in the cannabis and mix it all together. Lastly place in the nuts, fruits, candies, or other extras.
  • Now pour the melted chocolate into the molds and let sit until hardened. Or put them in the fridge to make the process faster. Wrap up and give to your loved one on Valentine’s Day to be enjoyed!

Ray Boroumand is the Owner of 4th Street Medical, a leader in providing evaluations for medical marijuana in Orange County. An advocate for medical marijuana, Ray believes in making the process as simple and easy for patients as possible through quick and convenient verification. At 4th Street Medical, he stresses convenience, affordability and transparency 100% of the time and advises patients on how to get a medical marijuana card in California.

Growing marijuana and using marijuana are two different things, but more and more growers are becoming users, and more users are growing their own. While there are certainly benefits to both, you may not be aware of all of them.



This year, follow these five New Year’s resolutions for marijuana users and growers. You’ll have a better, more exciting year with cannabis if you do.

1. Grow your own marijuana for the year. If you’re new to the growing scene, you might need to do some reading and get some help from more experienced friends if you have them. This is the year to finally get involved in growing though.

2. Smoke the marijuana that you grow and share with the people who really need it. Of course you don’t want to give marijuana to people who don’t want it, but most people have a community of smokers around them if they smoke themselves.

Share the wealth and do everything you can to make this a great year for marijuana advocacy and advancement.

3. Advocate for marijuana in legal and medicinal form. Many states and cities are doing a lot to make marijuana more accessible for people who enjoy it, but if your area still needs help, it’s your responsibility to get your voice heard.

Attend meetings and make people aware of your position, especially if you’re growing marijuana legally or are involved in the sale of it for medicinal purposes. Education is essential for the average person on the street.

4. Exercise while you’re a user. Okay, not while you do it, but studies show that exercise is fine for marijuana users if you’re not putting your body at risk.

5. Use better marijuana. Whether you’re growing your own or buying the best around, find sources to improve what you consume.

Ray Boroumand is the Office Manager of 4th Street Medical, a leading provider of medical marijuana evaluations in Southern California. As a leading medical marijuana doctor in Orange County and an advocate for medical marijuana, Ray believes in making the process as simple and easy for patients as possible through quick and convenient verification. At 4th Street Medical, he stresses convenience, affordability and transparency 100% of the time.

Marijuana Gifts for Christmas

Are you shopping for someone who uses Orange County medical marijuana or another variety of weed? The following details just a few great options for holiday gifts that marijuana users are sure to love.

Marijuana Gifts for Christmas

  1. Marijuana butter. Instead of going with a classic marijuana treat, why not put a new twist on the concept and give marijuana butter instead? Many pot smokers prefer the butter so that they can whip up their own treats and enjoy the fresh out of the oven taste.
  2. Wooden kabob sticks. Wooden kabob sticks serve as a great readily available, inexpensive means of cleaning out a pipe or bong so that it doesn’t get caked with resin.
  3. Grinder card. A grinder card is a great pairing for a box of rolling papers or simply a fun stocking stuffer. It’s a nice item to have on hand when you want to split up some stash in a pinch without carrying around your large grinder.
  4. Marijuana growing supplies. Is your friend or family member a marijuana grower or is interested in growing his own marijuana? Think about picking up a local grow store gift certificate, CO2 regulator, or hydroponic tester.
  5. Hemp clothing or jewelry. A staggering number of pot smokers don’t own any sort of hemp clothing, jewelry, or other gear, such as backpacks. Many hemp items are affordable and quite durable.
  6. Books on cannabis. A book on cannabis is a solid choice for a new smoker. Smoke Signals by Martin A. Lee and Super Charged by Jim Rendon are two well regarded selections.
  7. Organization membership. Memberships to organizations such as Americans for Safe Access, Norml, and the Marijuana Policy Project as well as local initiatives like Oregon Green Free help important causes while giving the recipient something that he’ll be able to enjoy all year long.

Ray Boroumand is the Office Manager of 4th Street Medical, a leader in providing evaluations for medical marijuana in Santa Ana. An advocate for medical marijuana, Ray believes in making the process as simple and easy for patients as possible through quick and convenient verification. At 4th Street Medical, he stresses convenience, affordability and transparency 100% of the time.

Medical marijuana is becoming legal all over the world, but many people simply don’t want to smoke it. That’s where edibles that can be baked into food come into play for many individuals who use cannabis.




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However, edibles are different than smoking, and not everybody is prepared for the effects. If you’re planning on using them over the holidays, there are some basic tips to keep you from going overboard in your cooking.

When you use the right amount of medical marijuana, a happy Christmas is just around the corner.

Start Slow

If you’re new to edibles or you simply have never prepared a certain recipe before, make sure you start slow when adding cannabis. You don’t want to include way too much in your food and end up feeling uncomfortable after you eat.

Add a small amount and work from there. You can always add more cannabis butter to dishes once they are cooked if you choose to do so.

Always Label Edibles

Unless you’re cooking only for yourself and you plan to eat everything you cook, labeling food cooked with marijuana is always a good idea. If you don’t label the food, you might find that people who don’t want to consume it do so by accident.

You’ll also want to label any food that includes cannabis before it goes in refrigerator. It’s very easy to forget which container holds the cannabis-laden food, especially if you’re making two versions of the same dish.

Safety Comes First

If you’ve decided to prepare food with cannabis to have a happy Christmas, that really means that you should be committed to staying in one place for the holiday. Even if you’re just cooking at home, you don’t want to drive after consuming any type of edible cannabis or medical marijuana.

Ray Boroumand is the Office Manager of 4th Street Medical, a leader in providing evaluations for medical marijuana in Orange County. An advocate for medical marijuana, Ray believes in making the process as simple and easy for patients as possible through quick and convenient verification. At 4th Street Medical, he stresses convenience, affordability and transparency 100% of the time and advises patients on how to get a medical marijuana card in California.

Medical Marijuana in Santa Ana

Medical marijuana has already been legalized in many cities and states around the United States. In fact, most people are already familiar with and have voted on medical marijuana propositions in their district in the past few years.

However, one of the bigger, more well-known cities in the United States is still debating whether or not medical marijuana should be used in the area. That city, believe it or not, is the metropolitan Seattle, and medical marijuana in Santa Ana is just now becoming organized in the area.

Keep reading to learn more about medical marijuana in Santa Ana.

When Will Legislation Be In Place?
Medical Marijuana in Santa AnaAccording to a variety of representatives in the area, legislation for medical marijuana in Seattle should be on the books by the end of the year. In fact, most representatives working toward making medical marijuana easier to access for the people who need it are pushing to have legislation in place before the actual year is over, and many claim that medical marijuana legislation is long overdue in such a metropolitan city.

However, people that oppose the legislation say that not enough testing has been done, and that medical marijuana in the area shouldn’t change yet. That doesn’t seem to be stopping the legislation from moving forward, however.

What Will Change?
Medical marijuana already exists in Seattle, and despite being illegal on the federal level, there are a variety of shops already working with patients. However, these shops are going to become much more regulated than before when new legislation is put into place.

For the most part, advocates and naysayers believe that more legislation and accountability is a good thing. Along with the new legislation, many people are pushing for mandatory child-proof packaging and more specific dosage indications on packages for edibles containing THC.

Ray Boroumand is the Office Manager of 4th Street Medical, a leading Orange County medical marijuana evaluation clinic. An advocate for medical marijuana, Ray believes in making the process as simple and easy for patients as possible through quick and convenient verification. At 4th Street Medical, he stresses convenience, affordability and transparency 100% of the time.

Marijuana Cookies

Looking for some easy, sweet treats made with marijuana? The following five recipes has something for everyone, depending on what type of treat you are looking for, cake, cold or crunchy. Enjoy!

Out-of-this-world cake
Mix together:
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 ¾ teaspoons baking powder
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup Crisco
½ cup cannabutter, at room temperature
2 eggs
½ cup milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon lemon extract
Fill cupcake tins 3/4 full and bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Cool. Frost with your favorite frosting.

Magic Cocoa Krispie Treats
Over low heat melt: ¼ cup of cannabutter and 4 cups of mini marshmallows. Cook for two minutes once melted. Pour over: 5 cups of cocoa krispies and quickly place in greased cake pan. Cool and cut.

Spacy Cheese Crackers
Mix two ounces of bud with four ounces of oil. Coat four cups of Cheeze-its and spread evenly on cookie sheet and bake at 250 degrees for 25 minutes.

No-Bake Cannabis Cookies
Marijuana CookiesIn medium sauces pan, mix together:
3/4 cup natural crunchy peanut butter
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened and dutch-processed
1 ½ cups vanilla soy or almond milk
¼ cup coconut CannaOil
¼ cup butter
Once it starts boiling, allow it to bubble fully for one minute. Take off heat and mix in:
3 cups quick cooking oats
2 tsp vanilla extract
Place by spoonfuls on waxed paper and let cool.

Frozen CannaPeach Pops
Mix together and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze four hours.
1 cup peach puree
½ cup CannaMilk
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup greek yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup peaches, diced

Ray Boroumand is the Owner of 4th Street Medical, a leader in providing evaluations for medical marijuana in Orange County. An advocate for medical marijuana, Ray believes in making the process as simple and easy for patients as possible through quick and convenient verification. At 4th Street Medical, he stresses convenience, affordability and transparency 100% of the time and advises patients on how to get a medical marijuana card in California.

Store Your Medical Marijuana

Chronic medical conditions can often benefit from additional therapies to work alongside conventional medical treatments. You may have tried acupuncture, homeopathy or similar, but for conditions such as epilepsy, anxiety, nerve-pain management and even early stage dementia, medical cannabis will bring most relief. However, when your medical supply center is closed for the holidays, adequate storage may be of concern to you. These five tips will help:

    Store Your Medical Marijuana

  1. Use an airtight container.
    An old style Mason jar is ideal, although the more expensive and upmarket kinds of plastic food container will suffice. As long as you can keep your supply in a stable environment, keeping out as much air, light and heat as possible, your cannabis will retain its potency.
  2. Keep your supply in the fridge.
    Remember to check for mold on a regular basis. There are many myths about how the freezer is the best storage place, but you’re likely to make the buds brittle and easily broken, therefore reducing potency.
  3. Keep your daily supply separate.
    Avoiding over-handling of your main supply is a good idea, so a separate small store will limit this.
  4. Avoid exposure to light.
    Your medical cannabis will deteriorate if exposed to too much light. Your daily supply can be stored effectively in brown paper bags, and brown paper wrapped around your storage jars can help to limit light ingress.
  5. Stay cool.
    If storage in the fridge isn’t possible for whatever reason, then keeping your supply in a stable, cool temperature, such as the cellar, or even the garage will be fine. However, if you’re storing in an area where outside temperatures could have an effect, keep an eye on the weather forecast; too hot or too cold will make a difference to your supply’s potency.

Ray Boroumand is the Owner of 4th Street Medical, a leader in providing evaluations for medical marijuana in Orange County. An advocate for medical marijuana, Ray believes in making the process as simple and easy for patients as possible through quick and convenient verification. At 4th Street Medical, he stresses convenience, affordability and transparency 100% of the time and advises patients on how to get a medical marijuana card in California.

Poor health conditions do not have to deprive you of feeling joyful during the holiday season.

Having a Christmas gift to present to friends is an unforgettable moment. You could opt for online shopping for most of these gifts at a discounted price. Here are some gift ideas you might like especially if you or your friends are using marijuana for medicinal purposes:

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  1. Unisex Christmas Adult Pullover.
  2. It looks ridiculous and comes in a bright red color. Moreover it’s warm and great for winter. It is also a good choice for fancy dressing and it lightens up the mood. The pullover would be great for an “ugly sweater” party.

  3. Medical Marijuana Leggings.
  4. They may include a slogan in support of medical marijuana. Mostly come in white or green color. Short and long leggings are available in online stores.

  5. Marijuana Christmas Tree.
  6. The trees have increased concentrations of the drug. You may choose to further decorate the tree with other rare concentrates. You chose to decide how tall you want the tree to be. The possibilities are endless!

  7. Wine Glass.
  8. Instead of any plain old wine glass, have the marijuana leaf engraved in the side. This is sure to be a hit with whomever you give it to.

  9. Video Game.
  10. Video games are a great gift for anyone. They keep you busy, pass the time and are fun when you can play with multiple people. If giving a game to a friend, pick one you both will like.

Ray Boroumand is the Office Manager of 4th Street Medical, a leader in providing evaluations for medical marijuana in Santa Ana. An advocate for medical marijuana, Ray believes in making the process as simple and easy for patients as possible through quick and convenient verification. At 4th Street Medical, he stresses convenience, affordability and transparency 100% of the time.

What’s a little puff every now and then or some chewing tobacco after a long day? Between midnight on May 31st and midnight on June 1st it’s a direct offense to the World Health Organization. World No Tobacco Day is a 24-hour observance of abstinence from all forms of tobacco. This was instituted by the World Health Organization in 1987 to raise awareness about the effects of tobacco use. Habitual tobacco use is still responsible for 5.4 million deaths per year worldwide.

Many know the dangers of habitual tobacco use but find it exceedingly difficult to quit. Statistically, it’s harder to quit smoking cigarettes than it is to stop using heroin. Nevertheless, the World Health Organization has made it a point to help smokers set a quit date for the end of May. The whole idea is that if tobacco users can abstain from tobacco for a period of 24 hours, they enjoy the efforts of countless others toward achieving the same goal, they can do it again the next day.

Since World’s No Tobacco Day was instituted, the World Health Organization has assigned a different theme to it. One year, they put a 24-hour ban on cigarette advertising.

Not everyone is on the World’s No Tobacco Day bandwagon. Many smokers believe that they are the victims of discrimination on a more or less constant basis by society. They don’t need the entire world looking down on them. Such free thinkers are joined by tobacco companies worldwide, as well as tobacco growers.

Anything that gives smokers a reason to quit gives tobacco companies a reason to worry. Don’t let their worries deter you in your course of action. Set your quit date for May 31st, and find out what World No Tobacco Day can do for you.

Ray Boroumand is the Office Manager of 4th Street Medical, a leader in providing evaluations for medical marijuana in Santa Ana. An advocate for medical marijuana, Ray believes in making the process as simple and easy for patients as possible through quick and convenient verification. At 4th Street Medical, he stresses convenience, affordability and transparency 100% of the time.