Date & Time
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
In this workshop you will learn about the therapeutic use of cannabis sativa and be empowered to make your own potent and delicious herbal preparations. You will also come to understand how this plant can encourage healing for you, your loved ones, or your clients. We will explore:
- The difference between hemp and marijuana, CBD and THC, (hint: they’re not so different)
- The legal status of cannabis both locally and federally
- Cannabis chemistry and pharmacology, including the difference between THC and CBD
- The role of cannabis terpenes, flavonoids, and other compounds
- Historical herbal traditions that use cannabis, and how to apply a holistic herbal understanding to the plant
- Different extraction techniques, including tinctures, oil infusions, and edibles
- How to understand the different forms and strains and their best applications
- How to calculate a safe and effective dose
- The benefits of blending cannabis with other botanicals
We will also get a chance to roll our sleeves up and get herby, with several hands-on demos throughout the day, including infused coconut oil; tincture; salve; and majoun, the world’s oldest recorded cannabis (Morrocan) confection. All remedies will be made with legal hemp with less than .3% THC. Participants will be able to take home a good amount of samples of your creations alongside recipes.
Note: A materials fee of $15 is to be paid to instructor. You will receive a tincture, a topical, a confection, and an infused oil. (Retail value is $40.)
A One-Day Workshop
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Members $130/ Nonmembers $160
The New York Open Center Bookstore/café is now sourcing organic hemp, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid simply known as CBD. Our CBD products range from oils and capsules to edibles everything in between.
– Nausea and Headaches
– Nerve Pain
New York Open Center
Stephanie Boucher is a certified Clinical Herbalist, having graduated from the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism ‘s 3-year Clinical Herbalist Training Program. In addition to her traditional herbal training, she also holds a Professional Certificate in Cannabis Science and Medicine from the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine. She is the owner and head herbalist at CannaBotanicals, a clinical practice on the therapeutic use of cannabis.