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Food Party! 420

Uploaded: Apr 20, 2017

Food Partiers! are everywhere and doing crazy, interesting things.

Meet Will Kliedon. We got a shot of Mr. Ojai Energetics recently; a Menlo Park, CA-Homeboy whose parents met at Stanford. He’s creating food products with CBD, short for cannabidiol, known to have medicinal properties without the psychoactive effects of THC (in other words, you won’t get high when taking it). It’s legal to produce food products in the U.S. using CBD.

“Hemp is powerful,” says Will. “It can replace concrete, and the CBD part of the plant is well studied as a healing aid. It has the optimal omega 6 & 3 balance, important when dealing with symptoms such as inflammation, pain, and anxiety.”

Q: If I use it will I get hair likes yours?
A: Well, CBD does promote a flowstate (when your meridian flow runs better through your body.)

Graduate of Permaculture College Australia, Kliedon says CDB is an ancient root, not a modern innovation. He became aware of the healing properties and became a fan while in school.

“There was no product I wanted to put in my body to enhance wellness, so I set out to create something good to take and give to others. CBD has been used for 1000’s of years - the body produces it naturally. It feeds our Endocannabinoid System, which helps with other body processes.” Described as the biochemical communication system in the human body, the Endocannabinoid System plays a crucial role in regulating our physiology and mood. More than 100 cannabinoids have been identified in hemp, per Project CBD. Of these, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) have been studied most extensively.

I used the CBD Coconut Oil (in place of olive oil) on my Sauted Brussels Sprouts. Loved the taste…

but did I feel better? Well I don’t know, you’d have to ask the wine.

Will aims to provide the purest and most ethically produced CBD product on the market “We do 3rd party batch testing. CBD is deficient in our bodies, and numerous studies have shown it to be vital for optimal health and living.”

It’s a bit of heebee jeebee to me right now, but quite honestly, Will talks like the future of medicine, or what I hope some of it will look like.

CBD is spicing up drinks at San Francisco restaurants including Gracias Madres (try the Sour T-iesel or Rolled Fashioned) and Café Gratitude (check out the Stoney Negroni), Here’s an exploratory cocktail for you to enjoy on your own - perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

And just in case, here’s an easy munchie recipe too.

Ahhhh, relax and enjoy.
Happy 420!

Ojai Margarita

3/4 cup tequila
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from 4 to 6 limes)
1/2 cup Triple Sec or Cointreau
1 Dropper full Ojai Energetics Super CBD
1 lime, sliced
kosher salt (optional)

In a medium pitcher, combine the tequila, lime juice, Triple Sec, CBD and 1/2 cup water. If desired, rub the rims of 4 glasses with a lime slice and dip in salt to coat. Serve the margaritas in the prepared glasses over ice and garnish with the lime slices.

What is it worth to you?


Posted by Cool, a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood,
on Apr 20, 2017 at 10:01 am

It's the high amounts of CBD in some cannabis oils that have been showing great success in helping kids with serious seizure conditions.
The THC makes you high but the CBD content is more important to many medicinal cannabis patients

Posted by Dean, a resident of another community,
on Apr 20, 2017 at 12:48 pm

Sounds delicious, Laura, I'd love to try one of those Margaritas!

Posted by Laura Stec, a Palo Alto Online blogger,
on Apr 20, 2017 at 1:07 pm

Laura Stec is a registered user.

Thanks Cool, and drinks on me next time Dean!

Posted by Michael O., a resident of Stanford,
on Apr 20, 2017 at 10:36 pm

It's totally NOT legal to produce food products in the U.S. using CBD. Maybe in California, but only until Prop 64 is law, after which medical cannabis will be more, not less, regulated. CBD remains a Schedule I controlled substance according to the DEA and is quite illegal to possess across the US. There are few legitimate studies of it for medical use outside a few narrow cases. People will market ANYTHING, though, given the opportunity.

Posted by @Michael O., a resident of Adobe-Meadow,
on Apr 21, 2017 at 3:06 pm

We're in CA, so, legal here. Also, can you please reference the legitimate studies? I mean there were only a few per your post right? Should be easy since you brought it up.
Did you know people have been legally using it medicinally for about 20 years now in CA and that all the scary prophesies used by those opposed to is 20 years ago have not come true? Schedule I means its supposed to have no medicinal use at all so IMO its woefully mis-scheduled.

It's actually a great thing that people have discovered this benign natural plant can replace stomach, liver and kidney killing chemicals they want us to pay an arm and a leg for.

Posted by Oh, a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood,
on Apr 24, 2017 at 2:49 pm

OK, juvenile on my part but from the title, I 1/2 expected this to be about cooking with Doritos, Haagen Daz and Gummi bears.

Posted by Laura Stec, a resident of Portola Valley: Westridge,
on Apr 25, 2017 at 6:46 am

Cooking with Doritos? I like it!

Posted by Doritos Crab Cakes, a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood,
on Apr 25, 2017 at 5:05 pm

Probably not for food snobs, these actually sound pretty fun :)

1lb lump crab meat, picked clean
1c Cool Ranch Doritos, crushed
2 green onions, diced
1/2c sweet mini peppers, diced
3Tbsp sour cream
1 egg
1/2 lemon, juiced
1tsp dijon mustard
1tsp red pepper flakes
1Tbsp Italian flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
pinch of salt

Posted by Laura Stec, a resident of Portola Valley: other,
on Apr 26, 2017 at 7:07 am

Doritos Crab Cake? Oh my! I'm sure there are snob-leaning Food Partiers! out there, but I am not one of them - I like-a my Doritos!

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