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Noemi GonzalesNoemi GonzalesFebruary 21, 2020


“High Heals: How Two Women Found Their Footing in the Medical Cannabis Industry” by Dr. Leslie Apgar and Gina Dubbe 

It’s always an interesting opportunity to see the world through the eyes of others and learn their stories as they face their own challenges and rise above them.

“High Heals: How Two Women Found Their Footing in the Medical Cannabis Industry” by Leslie Apgar and Gina Dubbe is their story of entering the marijuana industry, overcoming incredible challenges, and building an incredibly successful cannabis dispensary.


Let’s take a look into this insightful, interesting, and inspiring story of growth.

-Topic Focus-

The focus of this book is the personal stories of the two authors and their journey to open their cannabis dispensary. Keep up with the ups and downs of their adventure, learn more about the inner workings of the cannabis industry, and take their message of inspiration to other women looking to grow in the marijuana industry.

Dr. Apgar and Dubbe share an unflinching look at how women can be treated in the industry, their thoughts and feelings on it, and how they managed to overcome these obstacles in their path of achieving their dream in the marijuana industry.

There is also quite the amount of information regarding the medical marijuana industry and the community that surrounds it present in this book.

-About the Author-

Dr. Leslie Apgar has well over 17 years of direct patient experience and her level of expertise becomes clear as you read this book. Dr. Apgar graduated from the Honors Program at Washington State University with a BS in Zoology, then attended Penn State University for medical school. She is a serial entrepreneur who completed her residency at Penn State University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

The other author, Gina Dubbe, brings her own unique expertise to the book as a long time serial entrepreneur, founder, and she is a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) with a Master’s degree in Engineering from George Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University.

 In 2014 Gina was named as one of the Women Who Built Outstanding Companies by Forbes and TheraPearl made the Inc. 500 list of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the US for two consecutive years.

-Reading Experience-

You can almost feel the frustrations in their challenges and feel the excitement of their victories as this personal testimony does a fantastic job of drawing you in to walk briefly in their shoes. The 128-page tale seems to fly by as you move through their inspiring story of growth and you cannot help but admire these two bold women as they combine their own unique expertise.

I’m now curious to observe the growth of Greenhouse Wellness and the endeavors of these two intelligent and driven women as this book does a wonderful job of pulling you into their world.


There is much to gain from reading this short book. You get an inside look at the cannabis industry through the lens of two educated, strong women and plenty more.

It’s a powerful read full of laughs, inspiration, and a wide variety of emotions that flows smoothly and allows the reader to benefit from the clear expertise that these two awesome ladies have to share with the world.

The information presented regarding the marijuana industry is clearly presented in a professional fashion and further lends credence to the level of expertise that these two authors possess.

See for yourself how compelling this victorious story is and get your copy of “High Heals: How Two Women Found Their Footing in the Medical Cannabis Industry” by Leslie Apgar and Gina Dubbe here:




Noemi GonzalesNoemi GonzalesFebruary 14, 2020


“Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics:

The Art of Spirited Drinks and Buzz-Worthy Libations” by Warren Bobrow 

What a time to be alive!

More and more states are moving toward legalization, strains have evolved, and now you can learn about the best drinks to accommodate your preferred cannabis strains.

Today we are reviewing “Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks and Buzz-Worthy Libations” by Warren Bobrow and doing a deep dive on the best matches between beverages and marijuana.

-Topic Focus-

As the name suggests, this book focuses on the best combinations of cannabis and alcoholic beverages and boasts over 75 unique recipes to enjoy throughout this interesting book.

Familiarize yourself with a solid decarboxylation process in order to maximize the psychoactive effect that cannabis can produce.

You will find more than just alcoholic beverage recipes here. The range of recipes found here is quite interesting. You can find detailed steps to create your own infused milk-based drinks, various teas,  concentrated oils, compound butters, and more. Pretty cool, huh?

There is also a degree of information focusing on the social perception of cannabis and how it has evolved in recent years. This recent evolution in understanding cannabis is what allows breathing room to our innovators and creators to experiment with topics such as infusions, concentrates, beverages and more.

 -About the Author-

Warren Bobrow’s expertise on these topics becomes clear very quickly in this book. Warren has experience writing content focused on cocktails and drinks for publications such as Eater, Foodista, Total Food Service, Saveur and Whole Foods, Distiller and Beverage Media, Serious Eats, and many more. Warren also has experience teaching his craft at Stonewall Kitchen in Maine.

In 2010 Warren was asked to participate as a Ministry of Rum judge in the Fête de la Gastronomie in Burgundy. You can explore more of his content at “The Cocktail Whisperer”, his popular blog and through his variety of books. Some of the books written by Bobrow include “Shrub Syrup Cocktails”, “Apothecary Cocktails”, and “Whiskey Cocktail and Bitters”.

-Reading Experience-

Infusions, extractions, and mixing your own beverages can be challenging but “Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks and Buzz-Worthy Libations” by Warren Bobrow shed some excellent light on the topic. Online guides can be confusing or outright incorrect so having guidance from a seasoned veteran like this author makes a powerful difference in the quality of your own extractions/infusions.

You can tell that the author has experience teaching as each recipe and process is broken down in a way that even a rookie to cannabis and mixing can keep up with.


So much reliable information condensed into 160 pages here in this book, it’s great!

The detailed processes do not skip steps and make sure to be very clear all the way to completion.  Some of these recipes seem downright exciting to try out and would make for fun social gatherings to experiment with friends.

This book is fun, insightful, and has a ton of value to offer without an overt amount of fluff or ranting.

If you would like to start getting your mix on and see what “Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks and Buzz-Worthy Libations” then get your copy here and get started:

Noemi GonzalesNoemi GonzalesFebruary 7, 2020


“Weedopedia: An A to Z Guide to All Things Marijuana” by Adams Media

Not every book on the subject of cannabis and marijuana has to be so serious or academic. In fact, it can be downright refreshing to enjoy a book that focuses on our favorite flower with a lighter tone to the writing

First off, let’s all just acknowledge that the title is just fun to say; “Weedopedia”

Alright, now that that’s out of the way, let’s start reviewing “Weedopedia: An A to Z Guide to All Things Marijuana”

Here we go!

-Topic Focus-

This book is a fantastic opportunity for anyone to get up to speed on what’s what in the modern marijuana culture. Not everyone has been along for the ride all these years so having a resource to learn about the ins and outs of the impact cannabis has had on our society and in our hearts and minds.

In this book, you can learn about the difference between a bong and a bubbler, who Mitch Hedberg is, and much more. Consider this book to be a guide to the cultural side of cannabis.

-About the Author-

“Weedopedia: An A to Z Guide to All Things Marijuana” is produced by Adams Media.

Adams Media is a book publishing firm that produces useful and fascinating content on a wide variety of topics. Topics range from the paranormal to cooking, relationship content, humor, cannabis, and more.

Adams Media has content generated by experts in various fields, so you can trust that what you’re reading from them is solid information.

-Reading Experience-

The light tone and interesting cannabis-oriented content flows smoothly across this 239-page book and makes for a great read while taking a puff. You think you know all about the world of marijuana until you come across a new, fascinating tidbit that perks your ears and keeps you reading.

Learning more about past and modern cannabis slang is another fun aspect of this book that keeps the reading fun. You never what kind of terminology is being thrown around out there these days, right?

The section that covers great movies to watch while getting high is another fun addition to this awesome book. Take a moment to peruse that section and see what movie suggestions stand out to you.


It’s great to see another cannabis book on the market that does not take itself so seriously. The lighter tone and topics present make a smooth, entertaining read that sheds some light on the more fun aspects of marijuana consumption and the culture that surrounds it.

This one could be great to pass around during a session with friends for a good laugh and you just never know what you could learn from it. The references and slang terminology used over the years are quite amusing to read.

All in all, it is great to see a cannabis book hit the market that is not afraid to steer away from overly detached or professional on the topic. These days, too many marijuana-focused books strive to have that more professional tone, which can be appropriate at times.

Want to see for yourself? You can acquire your own copy of “Weedopedia: An A to Z Guide to All Things Marijuana” by Adams Media here at this link:

Noemi GonzalesNoemi GonzalesJanuary 31, 2020


The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness”  by Steve DeAngelo

Now here is an interesting book to have the opportunity to review!

If you are familiar with the marijuana industry then you are likely aware of this author, Stephen DeAngelo of Harborside Health Center in California, and his various contributions to modern cannabis culture.

Let’s dive in and see what unique value and information author Stephen DeAngelo has for us here today.

-Topic Focus-

In “The Cannabis Manifesto” author Stephen DeAngelo takes the opportunity to provide a new perspective or paradigm regarding the relationship between human culture and the cannabis plant.

Here you will find a unique combination between personal perspective, intriguing theories backed by research, and a look at how our current legal system fails the citizens that consume cannabis.

The content provided takes a thoughtful look at the greater picture of the history of marijuana in society and modern perspectives in our culture have begun to evolve.

-About the Author-

It is a challenge to briefly summarize the author of “The Cannabis Manifesto”, Stephen DeAngelo.

He has contributed to the cannabis culture as an author, a television personality, an activist, an entrepreneur, and more. Steve DeAngelo has been referred to as the father of the legal cannabis industry by the former speaker of the California Assembly and Mayor of San Francisco, Honorable Willie L. Brown, back in 2015.

You can see more of Steven on his Discovery Channel miniseries known as “Weed Wars”.

Steve DeAngelo founded one of the first six licensed dispensaries in the United States. He was also a founding member of the first cannabis investment firm.

You can learn more about the author at

-Reading Experience-

The author’s unique communication style becomes evident as you read this book and it flows quite nicely as it provides his perspective coupled with thoughtful research.

Too many authors in the marijuana industry strive to remain objective and unbiased in their writing, which is appropriate in some circumstances. There is no denying how refreshing it is to enjoy an author who is not afraid to speak on the subject while injecting his own personal experiences, perspectives, and style.

You can get a sense that the author is striving to get a reaction out of the reader and is passionate about the subject.

Whether or not you agree with the author’s statements in this book it will certainly introduce different perspectives and avenues of thought on the subject of cannabis and its relationship with our current culture.


“The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness” is a powerful read for anyone who wishes to further develop their knowledge in the marijuana industry. Due to the level of personal experience and perspective injected coupled with factual research there is something to gain here for even the most educated of veterans when it comes to cannabis.

The potent level of experience the author displays in this book makes it clear that he has serious knowledge and value to offer his readers and is very passionate about communicating his messages.

See for yourself what knowledge you can gain from “The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness” by getting your own copy here:



Noemi GonzalesNoemi GonzalesJanuary 24, 2020


“How to Grow Marijuana” by Murph Wolfson 

Interest in growing cannabis/marijuana has been on the rise as more and more states move to legalize so it becomes imperative to learn the ins and outs when it comes to growing.

But where can we learn such skills?

There are many sources of information when it comes to learning how to grow so it is important to consider where we are getting such information.

Let’s take a look into “How to Grow Marijuana” by Murph Wolfson and see what we can learn about cultivating our favorite flower.

Let’s get growing!

-Topic Focus-

As the title of the book implies, Murph Wilson takes a direct approach to the topic of growing cannabis for a beginner. There are also pro tips in there that the more seasoned grower might benefit from as well.

The author made sure to address both indoor and outdoor grow situations. This book takes you from seed to harvest so it can be a one-stop book for your growing needs. Planting, growing, and harvesting are all covered in this comprehensive guide so no additional books are required if you don’t want to purchase others.

Step-by-step instructions created from a professional can be such an advantage when it comes to growing your own marijuana and these steps are very clear and concise.

About the Author

Murph Wolfson is a master gardener with years of experience cultivating marijuana and a passion for passing that knowledge along to others.

Murph has over a decade of experience when it comes to teaching gardening tactics and writing and that expertise becomes clear when you take in Murph’s content.

The writing and gardening expertise becomes evident as you move through this book and start taking in the information shared.

-Reading Experience-

The straightforward and practical writing style employed by author Murph Wilson lends to the credibility of the book with its direct approach.

Beginners need not feel intimidated due to the approachable level of writing present in this book without sacrificing the quality of the information presented.  This manual allows you to start at the beginning of a grow and progress through each phase naturally.

The book transitions from phase to phase of the growing experience and details the process along the way so the book flows quite nicely, no need to bounce around like some kind of reference guide.


You can’t go wrong with “How to Grow Marijuana” by Murph Wilson if you are a rookie or seasoned grower and looking to create superior results for your home garden, whether that garden is indoors or outdoors.

The simple breakdowns of various garden processes are very much welcomed for those of us who lack the natural green thumb. Some sources of information when it comes to cultivating cannabis are not always digestible and linear so having a simple manual in your toolbox can prove to be invaluable.

This book is quite the deal considering the amount of information present, the low price, and how accessible the information is.

Get your own copy of “How to Grow Marijuana” by Murph Wolfson and get started today:

Noemi GonzalesNoemi GonzalesJanuary 17, 2020


Your Psilocybin Mushroom Companion: An Informative, Easy-to-Use Guide to Understanding Magic Mushrooms―From Tips and Trips to Microdosing and Psychedelic Therapy

Your Psilocybin Mushroom Companion” by Michelle Janikian is a useful book when it comes to shedding light on the benefits and misconceptions of mushroom/Psilocybin use. The level of information available is quite surprising and it does a great job of diffusing lingering myths on the subject of Psilocybin.

Not sure if you want the book just yet?

No worries, we reviewed it for you!

-Topic Focus-

The author, Michelle Janikian, focuses on the implementation side of mushroom use. Here you will find information about the best ways to guide others during their psychedelic trips, microdosing, how to maximize mental health benefits, and more.

There is much misinformation on this subject so seeing some focus allotted toward the dispelling of such myths in “Your Psilocybin Mushroom Companion” is refreshing.

Reading about the notion that mushrooms can improve your life in a variety of ways is certainly interesting. The discussion on the benefits gained from microdosing is impressive and learning how to guide others seems to be a useful skill.

Reading about how microdosing can increase physical stamina, boost your mood, and elevate your clarity of thought is very fascinating and worth further exploration.

About the Author

Michelle Janikian is a journalist/author who has experience writing for publications such as Rolling Stone, High Times, Teen Vogue, and currently writes for Playboy.

Michelle studied writing and psychology at Sarah Lawrence College and the majority of her writing content focuses on drug policy, education, and the growing legal cannabis industry. Her passion for these subjects becomes clear as you read her content.

She also displays expertise in investigating the potential medicinal benefits of plants/substances that currently possess a degree of social stigma.

Michelle was raised in New Jersey but she was born in New York.

You can learn more about the author at

-Reading Experience-

The writing level is very appropriate and welcoming for beginners to begin to understand microdosing, mushroom use, and more.

You do not need to be up to speed on deep scientific terminology to keep up with and utilize this book. Again, this is a great book for the beginner to learn about the introductory topics to Psilocybin use and to dispel potential misconceptions on the topic.

There is minimal fluff so the book gets right to the point and flows well. It should not take more than a few days to get through and makes for a great reference guide to look back to when needed.

It is kind of exciting to consider the potential implications in the future that Psilocybin could have on the medical industry after reading this book.


“Your Psilocybin Mushroom Companion” is an ideal tool for a beginner to understand the basics of microdosing, dispelling myths, and learning about the potential benefits that come with microdosing Psilocybin mushrooms.

The book is to the point, accessible, and is a quick read. No advanced scientific degrees required to keep up with this one.

The author does a great job of demonstrating her expertise on the topic as she guides us through some useful information on Psilocybin mushrooms and their implementation.

You can see for yourself how Psilocybin can benefit your life by checking out Michelle’s book here:

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