Bring 8 ounces of water to just near boiling in a tea kettle or other vessel.
Add the thick mandarin orange slices, a sprig of fresh rosemary, and cannabis tincture to the bottom of your favorite mug. Muddle the ingredients together. When muddling, you want to make sure you extract the oils from the orange peel, but you also do not want to pulverize the orange slice. A light, gentle, muddle is good.
Pour in the near-boiling water and allow the ingredients to steep for 5 minutes. Remove the citrus slices and rosemary if desired.
Stir in the honey and whiskey or bourbon, if using, and enjoy.
Important Note About Honey In This Recipe: Adding raw honey to boiling water will denature some of the most important health promoting properties. When preparing this recipe, wait until the water is cool enough to sip comfortably before stirring in your honey to assure you are reaping all of the available health benefits.