Real Stories

Real Stories: Jessica Olson

Standing in the bathroom of my work office, I stare at my reflection urging myself to just hurry up and get it done. “But what if someone walks in?” My hands scurry in my handbag, searching for the little esky that contains my $1,300 syringe. I wait a few more […]

Real Stories: Candice Paschal

Walking between glowing greenhouses on cold, dark days takes me back to a specific memory as a child. I was 4-years-old and it was still dark early in the morning when my mom and I had to catch the city bus. I can still feel the cold air hitting my […]

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 […]