Monday, July 18, 2016

How having an alter ego freed me

I have been Christi Spangler nearly my entire life. As Christi Spangler my experiences formed my personality. My pains created my self imposed limitations. My hurts guarded my self expression. My dramas played out through my anxieties.

Enter cannabis.  Cannabis changed my life in so many ways. First it came to me as a form of medication relieving me from my physical pain. This freedom inspired me to want to help others and I began to follow that path creating recipes and formulas for pain relief. I began sharing these things with friends and family. They found relief and started pushing me to develop a brand and share this with the world. I went back and forth with branding ideas, but none seemed right. One day a family member suggested THChristi (Thank you Jim) and it felt right. I began labeling under that name. Soon after that I realized THChristi was not just a brand, but was to become my alter ego as well.  THChristi became my cannabis crusader name,  My internet moniker and my pot personality. I was Christi Spangler still,but now I was also THChristi, sensimilla super hero!

How liberating! THChristi had no past.  No problems. No limitations!  I was free as THChristi to be and do and say anything!  Free to express the best parts of Christi Spangler, without the limitations of past experiences. Amazing!

As I grew in my role of THChristi, something was happening in the background to Christi Spangler too. With each successful step outside of my former comfort zone, THChristi gave Christi some of her confidence. With every accolade that THChristi received, Christi too experienced accomplishment.

So long story short , THChristi, my alter ego, has become my personal healing hero. And THChristi allowed me, Christi Spangler, to become a fully functioning human. 

Whats the point of this story on this blog?  I simply aspire to inspire you reader to find the super hero within yourself.  Find her, be her, and become who you were meant to be.

Sparkle & Shine!

One love from me, myself & I

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Kief Jerky

I've been receiving a ton of request for this recipe. I had planned to save this one for my upcoming cookbook, but since so many of you are looking for a healthy, protein rich way to medicate, I decided to let this recipe out early.

Kief ready to decarboxylate
Here's what you will need to do this project.


1 pound of thin sliced, very lean raw beef. I like to use eye of round and trim off all the fat.

3 Tablespoons of Tamari (you can substitute Soy Sauce but then the jerky will not be gluten free)

1 teaspoon of coarsely ground pepper

1 teaspoon of Tapatio salsa picante

1 teaspoon of gluten free garlic powder

1 tso of fine ground pink himmalayan salt (or substitute sea salt)

4 grams of decarboxylated kief or bubblehash. Please be sure to decarb this kief to make the medicine activated for edibles.


1 large and 1 small mixing bowl

Food dehydrator or a wire cooling rack, cookie sheet and an oven

Food handlers gloves

Sharp knife and cutting board or meat slicer

Cookie sheet

Wire seive

Step 1: 

Remove all the fat from your meat. This is a very important step!  Any fat left on the meat will cause your finished jerky to spoil as the fat can go rancid and mold over a short time!  So be vigilant when removing the fat!

Step 2:

Slice the meat across the grain into thin slices (1/4" thick works well) and place the sliced meat into your large mixing bowl

Step 3:

In your smaller mixing bowl, stir together the other ingredients reserving the decarboxylated kief to the side. When well mixed add this marinade to your sliced meat. Now using your gloved hands, mix up the beef and marinade so that all sides of each meat piece have been exposed to the marinade. Cover mixing bowl with plastic wrap and refridgetate for several hours until the marinade has been absorbed by the beef.

Step 4:

Remove the marinated meat from the refridgerator. Lay meat out on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Use the wire sieve to sieve the decarboxylated hash or kief onto the meat. Toss the meat together to allow the keif to evenly coat the meat.

Step 5:

If using a food dehydrator... lay the meat out in single layer on the racks. Do not over lap any of the meat. Do not add grease or cooking spray to the racks!  Set the dehydrator temperature to 150 degrees fahrenheit.  Set timer for 8 hours.

If using a conventional oven.... place wire rack on cookiesheet. Lay the meat in a single layer on wire rack. Do not overlap the meat. Do not add any grease or cooking spray. Set the oven at the lowest temperature.  Mine goes to 175 degrees fahrenheit.  Place cookie sheet in oven on a middle rack. Use a wooden spoon to keep the oven door gapped open. Set timer for 6 hours.

Step 6:  

When your timer goes off, check on your jerky. Is it fully dried?  If it is, allow it to cool before removing from your rack. If it is not fully dehydrated, set yimer for another hour and check it again. Repeat as neccessary until the meat is fully dry and cooled.

Step 7

Remove meat from the rack. Store in a sealed ziplock bag. If you have been vigilant in your removal of the fat from the meat and have fully dehydrated your meat, it will store indefinitely at room temperature. If you have left any fat on the meat or have pulled it out before it is 100% dehydrated, then store in a sealed container in the refridgerator. The shelf life on the refridgerated version is around 2 weeks.

Step 8: 

Enjoy responsibly.  Start with a small piece to see how this edible will affect you. Because of the chewy nature of the jerky, you will have it in your mouth for a minute. This is a good thing as it allows you to get a sublingual quick acting effect, followed by an edible effect that comes on fully after 1-2 hours depending on how your body metabollizes.

Yummy, healthy and glutenfree jerky!

You can upsize this recipe easily by double or tripling the ingredients.

If you use the ingredients as listed without substitutions this will be gluten free.

If you want to substitute a different hot sauce that still works or if its too spicy, leave out the hot sauce but double the amount of black pepper.

If you have trouble slicing the meat you can either freeze it for about an hour to firm it up, or you can adk at your grocery meat counter if they can slice it for you.

You can substitute turkey for the beef. Just increase your stove temperature to 200.

You can substitute cannabis concentrate like bho or co2 oil or distillate (the clear) for the kief. However be sure it has been decarboxylated first. Then you will want that concentrate warmed slightly and can add it with a dropper or pastry brush directly to the meat before putting it in the dehydrator.


If you run into problems, have questions or need assistance, please leave a comment below and I will do my best to help.

Stay lifted!


Post Script:

Hey friends!  Are you interested in my upcoming cannabis cookbook?  Do you want updates on the cookbook and other THChristi happenings, including meet and greet opportunities, possible classes and other public events?  If so, be sure to give my new public figure page a like on Facebook!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Sharing is caring

In the last few years I have been on a journey with this blog and my place in the cannabis community. I started helping patients like myself 5 or 6 years ago when I began creating my own medicated edibles and topicals. When I started this there was very few cannabis recipes available online so I began creating my own. After awhile I realized that old expression "be the change you want to see in the world" was calling to me. I answered the call by starting this blog and my facebook page so I could share some of my recipes and accumulated knowledge regarding cooking with cannabis. I felt, and still do, that I was doing something positive. I wanted to help other patients like me, who wanted some options to make their own medibles.

Since the very beginning I have taken a lot of criticism. I got messages from medical cannabis providers telling me that I shouldn't be sharing my recipes because it would take away their business. I had others tell me I shouldn't share my recipes because I should keep them secret and corner a market. I had others still claiming that they had cornered a market on a particular medible and my recipe (not theirs) was somehow infringing on their business. To these folks I always have responded with my view of the bigger picture. There are more patients than any one provider could possibly cover and many patients are in other states and countries. With over 300,000 page views from all over the world I have been able to reach and help so many folks who I have never met by sharing information and shared knowledge elevates us all.

Along with these criticisms I have also been fortunate to be recognized for my work. I have seen my work featured in a local cannabis publication, received an online award for best edible recipes and even been recognized as one of many Women of Weed in an international magazine.

I have fought for patient rights at my state capital. I have participated in cannabis miracles where patient have healed cancers in their own bodies with cannabis medicine. And sadly I've also mourned the losses of friends who were unable to recover. In the last year or more I've been fortunate to help many more patients by providing medibles and topicals to them directly through a cannabis farmers market and indirectly through different access points that have carried THChristi's products.

I want you, dear reader, to understand that I fight and work and create and share and gift cannabis medicine and recipes and knowledge out of a true passion and calling to do so.

I am a real person, a sensetive and generous human being with a true desire to help others. So please, before you attack my character or question my motivation to help, take a moment to consider these things. If after  that consideration you still feel the need to call me out, by all means, do so. I will do my best to respond with compassion and understanding.

You can comment below any post or shoot me an email at thchristi (@)


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Why I advocate for cannabis medicine

To be perfectly honest it's all about me. Or at least it started out that way. My fibromyalgia had me in such severe pain I really didnt know if i could go on some days. The medicines I got from my doctor helped but the side effects made my life zombie like. Getting from 1 nap to the next took all of my energy. In stepped cannabis edibles and my life was forever changed for the better.

Now here we are some years later and I have had the great pleasure of helping other patients find relief and healing through cannabis medicine. I have seen cannabis cure lymphoma in my friend and amaze his family and doctors. I have watched a patient stop her painful spasms in seconds by simply using a dropperful of whole plant tincture. I've seen children with 100s of seizures a day get down to a few seizures a month by using cannabis medicine. The list goes on and on.

So these are the reasons I will continue to advocate as long as I am breathing. We should all have the option of accessing this natural plant medicine.

Do you have your own amazing cannabis story?  Share it below in the comments.

Peace & Pot


Friday, March 4, 2016

Portable enails are back!

Not a vape pen!  These portable dab rigs hit like a champ!

The wait is over!  These portable dab units got delayed durring the chinese new year, but they are back in stock and will be available at #thchristis in the Patient Cannabis Exchange this sunday in #Tacoma. 150 price tag included 1 gram of top shelf concentrate. We will also have the replacement glass pieces available for the clumsy like me 😊

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Raw cannabis smoothie

I have been on a smoothie kick lately. Im loving the ease of getting my fresh fruits and the energetic boost to start my day. I've also been reading a lot about utilizing raw cannabis for a health benefit without the high. So today I decided it was time to take the plunge and try to incorporate some of this raw cannabis into my diet.

Heres what you need:

Blender, nutri-ninja or some other smoothie maker

1/2 cup of ice
4 organic strawberries (3 chopped and one whole for garnish)
1/4 cup organic blueberries
1 Tablespoon of hemp seed
A handful of fresh or fresh frozen organic cannabis leaves.
1/2 cup of organic juice (any kind you like. I used peach nectar

So now just add everything to the blender and blend until smooth.

Cheers to our health! 

Oh and PS: mine was absolutely delicious!


Thursday, January 21, 2016


Well imagine my suprise when I discovered this morning that a major cannabis website had published one of my recipes. But the bummer is they didnt even credit me. Just said "I stumbled on this recipe"  Then proceed to share it nearly word for word. Not even a link back to my blog!

So oh well. I try to share for the benefit of patients who live in other states where I cant provide medibles for them directly. I have always believed that shared knowledge helps to elevate us all.

So now you all can see why I havent been sharing so many recipes lately. I will hope to get all this knowlege in a simple cookbook form in the future and let you know how to get that.

Intellectual property is such a tricky issue on the internet. But I can tell you I surely feel violated and snubbed. :( 

So please feel free to use and share any of my published recipes, but hey could you please link back to this blog or credit THChristi if you share these on your own site.

Thanks for listening.

Stay up!


Friday, January 8, 2016

Overwhelming love from my canna community

Cannabis cures!  We've been saying this a lot. So many are finding remission and better health using this beautiful plant.

So today I made a request for my cannabis friends to share stories and photos of successfully treating their own skin cancers. Within an hour of this online request I've had more than 10 of my online friends respind with stories and photos.

Cannabis patients have such a passion to share their stories. So many of us had little or no hope before trying cannabis. Our doctors are not suggesting this treatment because they are under informed about it. Our government has done us such a disservice by keeping cannabis on their schedule 1.

I'm so thankful and filled with joy that so many were willing and able to share their stories. All this to benefit a stranger struggling in another state. Amazing!

Blessings to you all.

Please feel free to reach out to me with questions of your own regarding cannabis medicine and treatment. I dont have all the answers, but I do have a wonderful network of cannabis patients and providers that I can call upon. We aren't going to sell you anything. What we can and will do is share our experiences and information.

One Love

Monday, January 4, 2016

We are still going strong

Its been awhile since I blogged and I apologize for that. We have been blessed to be busy with our work and passion, medical marijuana.

It's a real honor and blessing to be able to help other medical marijuana patients find relief!  We have been doing this through an awesome venue. The Patient Cannabis Exchange is a medical marijuana farmers market in Tacoma, Washington. Not only have we found a great place to offer our unique cannabis products to other patients here, but we have also found a community of other like minded patients and providers.

If you have a medical marijuana authorization come out on a Sunday and check it out. Its worth the drive from wherever. You'll find a happy helpful environment with ALL KINDS of cannabis medicines. Donation amounts are often less than your local dispensary because you will be dealing directly with the farmer or producer.



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