Real Stories

Culture, Conversations & Cannabis

As recently as last year, nobody who knew me would have believed I’d end up in the cannabis industry. I had spent 15 years working myself into the ground in the corporate world, trying to fulfill the aspirations my stereotypically controlling Asian parents had for me: to be a successful […]

Medicine or Misdemeanor? An open letter…

Dear Representatives, I recently relocated back to my hometown in North Carolina after living in California for the last 12 years. I suffer from chronic pain amongst a long list of other debilitating symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. I’ve seen several specialists and tried every pharmaceutical imaginable in an effort to […]

Real Stories: Nikki and Alec

Both my husband and I have experienced healing through CBD and cannabis use. A couple of years ago, my husband sustained a serious injury on the job as a contractor. He was forced to stop working, was placed on worker’s comp, and began experiencing not only depression from his inability […]

Real Story: Lainie Ruth

My experience with cannabis has been incredibly life changing, although tangled in a fog of stigma and controversy. I am a loyal and public advocate for what is commonly called “marijuana maintenance.” Marijuana maintenance means using cannabis instead of less natural options for the treatment of substance use disorder. With […]