Health

When it comes to finding medical marijuana dispensaries there are multiple things you can do to find the one that works best for you.

1. Talk to Your Doctor

The first step is to talk with your prescribing doctor. If you have a particular medical condition that a particular strain of marijuana treats best, often your doctor will know which operation has the strains you can try and can recommend where you start your journey to better health and wellness.

Not all dispensaries carry the same strains or have the same medical treatments readily available. You may have to try several different strains in different forms from different dispensaries before finding the one that works best for your condition.

2. Google

A basic Google search brings up any number of websites dedicated to showing where all the dispensaries for a particular area are located. If websites are available for any of the business you bring up you may be able to search their websites directly and check the menus they have.

If all else fails then you can give them a phone call. They should be able to tell you directly if there are particular products that help your medical problem and, if so, what they have and can recommend. Some of the best websites are:

3. PotGuide.com

This website allows you to search, by the state for dispensaries and it even gives you a map you can review to find the ones that are closest to you and that gives you a place to start your search.

These unique websites also have information about particular strains and if your doctor recommends one it can help you narrow down your search to only those dispensaries that carry the strain you need. The website also provides you with specials deals and treats.

a) Find Cannabis Dispensaries

This website also gives you a map of the Pittsburg area and allow for you to search by state and region for the dispensaries available in a particular area and while Pittsburg only has three to choose from currently, this does not mean that there will not be more in the future or that the first one you select will have the strain of medical marijuana that works best for your illness.

b) Marijuana Doctors.

The Marijuana Doctors website provides you with more than doctors that have been certified to prescribe medical marijuana for their patients. It can provide you with information about the dispensaries in the area and give you enough information to be able to contact them directly about their products and strains. They can also give you the one that is closest to you by searching by your zip code.

c) Weedmaps

Weed maps are one of those websites that can not only help you find a dispensary, but they can provide you with the latest deals and laws around marijuana. They can provide you with links to the dispensaries’ websites and contact information. They also are dedicating to educating their visitors with marijuana information and providing up-to-date information.

4. Friends/Family

While there is some stigma among families and friends, this is one to approach carefully. You will know who you will be able to talk to about finding dispensaries and which ones have what supplies. Chances are you know at least one person of needs marijuana for medical purposes and if you ask carefully you can learn about the stores they visit and what sort of cultures they have as well as the supplies.

Just be careful with this one. Not everyone wants to discuss their medical situation and it is easy to offend if they believe you are making assumptions about them.

5. Other Dispensaries

So, you found a dispensary, but it does not have what you need or want in terms of strains or forms. You can ask at the dispensary you have been visiting for the contact information for other dispensaries in the area. They should be able to provide you with a list of the ones in the area and maybe even information about what the other store has in terms of supplies and strains. Most staff at dispensaries is more than willing to help you find what you need to treat your illness and will provide it willingly.

Medical marijuana in pa is legal in Pittsburg though it’s not actively dispensed for recreational purposes make sure your medical marijuana card is up to date and on your person should you need it. It is also good to keep track of what strains you have tried at what dispensaries so you do not get any duplicates as you search for what will work best for you. Don’t be afraid to talk to the people working at any of the dispensaries either. They are trained professionals and can recommend different things to treat your illness in different forms.…

Health

At GoodTimes we are delighted with the growing love for all things vegan. And with our usual brio we wanted to bring you a curated despatch from the more creative end of the movement.

After all, eating out is great, but it’s also fun to learn how to do it yourself, in a class, with others.

And so: here we separate out the (non-dairy) cream of the crop: 6 of our favourite vegan cookery classes taking place in London this month. We’ve given you all at least a week’s notice and you can sign up to any of them via the links below. Happy cooking!

1. Create Perfect Vegan Dumpling Dim Sum

Learn how to use fresh, local and organic ingredients to make yummy oriental dumplings.
The class, run by oriental cooking expert Janncy, begins with a short introduction about dumpling culture while drinking Chinese tea. Then it’s a wonderful two hours of hands-on dumpling-making covering everything you need to know about making dumplings.

You can choose different kinds of dumplings in one class and make 14+ handmade dumplings from scratch to take home such as Green Hulk (spinach, carrot, tofu filling and Miss Bunny (carrot, pea, corn, potato filling with a curry flavour). Recipe notes are provided after class.

2. Turn a Box of Fresh Veg from Riverford Organic Farm into a Vegan Feast

This two-hour, hands-on cooking classes will give you ample veg inspiration. You’ll turn a brimming box of veg, fresh from the Riverford farm, into an inspirational organic feast.
From farm to food: this is the class for you. Get stuck in, learn lots of essential skills – such as the best way to slice greens and segment citrus, and how to make sure your onions never catch in the pan.

You’ll leave inspired to cook with a veg box at home.

It’s very relaxed – people of all abilities are welcome, and the classes are small to give plenty of chance for questions and individual guidance. After the class, participants sit down to enjoy the meal over a glass of organic wine or beer.

Places are £25, for the class, an organic dinner and a drink. Reserve your spot now.

3. Become A Vegan Bao Master In 2 Hours

Who doesn’t love bao? Probably one of the greatest foods in the world. Now it gets given the vegan treatment.
We’re in awe of the ever creative Janncy, who here teaches you how to use fresh vegetable juice and ingredients to make authentic Shanghai Shengjianbao.

This class begins with a short introduction about shengjianbao culture while drinking Chinese tea. Then it’s 2 hours in hands-on covering everything you need to know, making bao by hand from scratch to take home. Whethere it’s white Bao – 高麗菜包 Pointed spring cabbage with onion, carrot and glass noodle – or Red Bao – Kimchi with courgettes – it’s a feast for the eyes and senses.

Make sure you specify that you are going for the vegan option before hand as Janncy teaches omnivores how to cook bao too. Reserve your place here.

4. Vegan Molecular Tapas: Go all Heston Blumenthal with a Harvard Food Chemist and Cook

If you are looking for an ordinary cookery class, this is not for you.
David is the founder of Pencil & Fork Ltd “Learning experiences through food,” a Chemist certified by Harvard University in Science and Cooking. Having worked and lived in Spain, France, Chile, the US and now the UK, he is all about molecular gastronomy and delicious tapas treats.

Molecular gastronomy blends physics and chemistry to transform the taste and texture of food. Think Heston Blumenthal without the duck fat. The result? New and innovative culinary experiences.

In this tapas dinner workshop David takes creativity to new levels, experimenting with new ingredients, transforming the textures of ordinary food into the extraordinary.
After this class, you can too. Learn how to make airs, foams, hot and cold gels, without missing any flavour.

5. Flavour country: The Indian Vegetarian and Vegan Street Food Workshop

This cookery class focuses on teaching healthy, delicious and balanced meals using simple and traditional techniques. Indian cooking is about the correct use of spices; when, why and how to use them to get great taste and their benefits while cooking.

Pro Indian gourmand Reeta introduces of Indian spices, herbs and lentils and different flours; India boasts an eclectic and delicious array of street foods.

Indian street food is easy to make and provides incredible snacking options, or can even be served as a main meal for the family. You learn to combine the sensational hot, sweet and spicy flavours and the crisp and silky textures in this fun, hands-on class.

This is an ongoing feast for the senses. The range of foods you learn how to cook are quite incredible. There is tasty bhelpuri (made of puffed rice, vegetables, a tangy tamarind sauce and hot chutney… Bhel is often identified with the beaches of Mumbai); Sev poori (crisp flour biscuits topped with potatoes, chutneys, yoghurt or soya yogurt); Aloo Tikki Chaat (Potato cakes with a spicy chickpea curry  and chutneys); Fruit Chaat (fruit salad with Indian spices) and chutneys. All recipes are provided