This website is part of an ongoing exploration of the healing powers of Cannabis. It is an educational conversation between the readers and myself, Ellen Novack, as I continue to research and learn about this powerful herb.   

My intention is to educate and demystify the healing powers of the Cannabis herb. If you have been hearing mixed messages about Cannabis, this site may clarify and simplify. I want to share my extensive, ongoing research with you.


Healing Cannabis Edibles, a primer and cookbook by me and culinary herbalist Pat Crocker, began the examination of Cannabis as a potent herb. So much research is still in its embryonic stages, which will change now that Cannabis is legal.



A journalism graduate, I have written for newspapers and magazines, been a business and corporate writer, speechwriter, and book editor. I was the national director of public relations for a hotel chain before opening an event planning and writing company, Grand Events, which I ran for almost 20 years.


Upon retiring, I followed my longtime passion for gardening and growing food. I wrote a garden column for a national newspaper and a blog for a gardening magazine before co-authoring with Dan Cooper to write Gardening from a Hammock, a practical guide to low-maintenance gardening.


As a longtime Kripalu yoga student and teacher, I have a profound interest in learning how to heal with the mind, body and spirit.




 My most serious work has been researching with my husband John Park, the ways to help our epileptic son. 

When our son was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 13, he tried one anticonvulsant drug after another, each producing numbing side-effects that affected his personality, memory and mood and none of which prevented seizures. During the next two decades he explored a myriad of alternatives: severe diet restrictions, electronic stimulus, light therapy, talk therapy, shamans and medical intuitives. Many of these worked for short periods of times. Then he learned about CBD oil and Cannabis strains highly slanted toward CBD, which to date, combined with a small pharmaceutical dose of Tegretol, has worked the best. 

Based on these results, we became convinced of the benefit of Cannabis for healing, but it wasn't until co-authoring
Healing Cannabis Edibles, that I learned just how extensive and powerful Cannabis is for all kinds of medical conditions. 



This book by Pat Crocker and Ellen Novack provides a fresh perspective on healing with Cannabis. An educational primer and health-oriented cookbook, Healing Cannabis Edibles will help people make informed decisions about consuming Cannabis to improve their health.
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I am available to talk to groups about Cannabis, about the plant, its cannabinoids, terpenes and how they all work together to affect our health. For a Cannabis primer slide presentation, contact me directly from this website. 






DISCLAIMER: This information, photos and opinions are only intended to provide useful information to readers. This should not replace your own individual counsel with medical or other professionals. Information, links, photos, suggestions are intended to provide sources of information for personal exploration. This blog may present  information on many medical topics from seminars, workshops, conferences. books and other media; however there is absolutely no assurance that any information touching on medical matter is correct for you. Seek the advice of your physician and always start low and go slow.