Inspired Mondays

Inspired Mondays

 
"I believe not everyone is taught how to motivate and inspire others and that my gift to cut to the heart of a matter and inspire growth in others is why I am here. "
-Ishqa
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1. Describe your first experience with cannabis.
First experience was young at 12/13 but it wasn’t for me until I was 35 and battling severe anxiety. 
2. Any advice for anyone interested in trying cannabis for the first time?
 Educate yourself. Know what it is you are taking and where it’s from. Know different methods have different results. 
3. How has cannabis inspired you to be a better person.
It has allowed me to get control of my anxiety and be a better parent, friend and employee/boss. I have been able to escape survival mode and truly start to thrive and live in my purpose
4. Any words of inspiration you like to share or give a special shout out to?
There is so much more risk with pharmaceuticals and alcohol - it’s not worth it! 
5. What do you feel needs to be changed in order for cannabis to be destigmatize and normalized?
I think there needs to be more education and starting at a younger age. There are so many medicinal purposes and I think the more people understand it is meant to work with and help us the more acceptable it will become.
"I think we have to do more then just show use, we have to talk about the impact. How this industry provides jobs, how it has improved cities that have embraced growth, distribution, or sales, and how people with addiction, pain, or any other ailment has improved." -Marlo
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1. Describe your first experience with cannabis.
 I was in my 20's. My friend's and I were really into jazz and swing music. We were going to see a jazz band and smoked for the first time before we went to the jazz bar. It was a pretty cool experience. The music sounded crisper.
2. Any advice for anyone interested in trying cannabis for the first time? 
I think you should be with people you trust, doing something you already love to do.
3. How has cannabis inspired you to be a better person.
 I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in 2018 and I wanted a better way to medicate over the drugs I was given. At the same time I was recruited by Canndescent. I have been blessed to be able to handle my autoimmune disease, and help people find work in this dynamic and fast paced industry.
4. Any words of inspiration you like to share or give a special shout out to?
 There is a place for us all in this industry. With so many brands, and so many new jobs we don't need to compete, but rather build each other up.  I have met so many of amazing people so far. I'm excited to meet so many more.
5. What do you feel needs to be changed in order for cannabis to be destigmatized ? 
People need to talk about it and share their stories. I think we have to do more then just show use, we have to talk about the impact. How this industry provides jobs, how it has improved cities that have embraced growth, distribution, or sales, and how people with addiction, pain, or any other ailment has improved.
"How can we move forward with positivity when so many are still facing legal ramifications."- Jaimie
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1. Describe your first experience with cannabis.
As far back as I can remember I have suffered from anxiety and depression. The first time I tried cannabis the voice inside my head that usually stresses me out was surprisingly quiet. For the first time in a very long time I felt like it was just me occupying my brain. 
2. Any advice for anyone interested in trying cannabis for the first time?
 Ask someone with some knowledge on the subject to help guide you in the right direction. Cannabis comes in many forms, and someone knowledgeable can really enhance your experience.
3. How has cannabis inspired you to be a better person.
For me Cannabis is as much about inspiring the body as it does the mind. I have conditions that affect both and Cannabis has allowed me to be able to live a life in which I am comfortable, not in pain, and not psyching myself out. 
4. Any words of inspiration you like to share or give a special shout out to?
Inspiration is about giving just as much as it is about receiving it. It’s important we share our ideas, culture, and humanity with one another. Cannabis can be used as a tool to connect with others and to allow ourselves to be open to new possibilities.
5. What do you feel needs to be changed in order for cannabis to be destigmatize and normalized?
We need people incarcerated for possession to be released and for their records to be cleared. How can we move forward with positivity when so many are still facing legal ramifications.
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 1. Describe your first experience with cannabis?
I was probably 23 and two years into my relationship with my boyfriend. It was our two-year anniversary and I was feeling HORRIBLE. Before I got on medication I was all over the place and my moods would fluctuate. So often times on any given day, and especially special occasions, I would get really nervous and want everything to be perfect while fighting the demons in my head. Anyways, one day I was getting ready for our anniversary evening and I saw his chocolate Kiva bar. It was either 50 or 100mg. I didn’t know anything about cannabis at the time other than the fact that I judged it because of my conservative up bringing. So, feeling upset like the world was closing in on me, I thought, “What the heck? What do I have to lose?” And I ate the whole thing. After an hour of not thinking anything was going to happen, BAM! Gravity was pulling me to the ground and I was laughing hysterically. I also went on an emotional coaster and ran around yelling, “Why would anyone do this? This is wild. It’s dangerous, it is not good for you.” I was not prepared for such a strong dose. But three years later I realized something. I wasn’t ready/didn't understand the concept of how closed-minded I had been all my life. But I feel like I only had a bad trip because I wasn’t ready and in a bad mindset. When I tried it again, my eyes were open to its medicinal benefits and I realized how exciting life could be! I ended up living next to this members-only club place in Hollywood. They had on-site consumption and a backyard where you can buy your weed and smoke it. It was pretty rad but also very stereotypical, not classy. I have no idea what it is like now. Anyways, I was introduced to Delta 9 and for YEARS I would only smoke Delta and I will tell you my life has been forever changed. When everyone is straight-laced and normal, cannabis brought me up to everyone else's level and I was able to feel “normal.” I have always suffered from severe anxiety and depression/bipolar and a little bit of agoraphobia, and I cannot begin to tell you how freeing and wonderful I feel and full of joy! I never had that before. I was able to go out and socialize and be free without having my anxiety or depression. Before I knew it, I was introducing everyone I knew to cannabis and my best friend had a similar experience. It changed his whole life. Cannabis does that. And it brings people closer together. Break the stereotype! It is so annoying and hurtful! This is medicine! Medicine that doesn’t put you in the hospital or try to pick a fight. It is great for your mental health and no one should judge someone for that.
2. Any advice for anyone interested in trying cannabis for the first time?
Don’t be afraid. Be in a comfortable space AND be in a good and healthy mindset so you don’t have a bad first time. But even if you do, anazlye the things you are feeling because ultimately I feel like it just brings out what you need to confront and helps you loosen up. If you are like me and grew up conservative, just think outside of the box. This medication it does no harm, it only enhances your quality of life. Be open minded and be true to yourself. You will have a very pleasant experience! Maybe don’t try it alone the first time. Do it with a loved one so you can share the laughter and they can talk you through it. Oh, and maybe try a hybrid THC/CBD cartridge if you have anxiety or pain you are working on. Don’t be afraid of change, open yourself up and find your truest potential. Ask yourself what exciting things can happen for me? What does my mind and heart want me to learn today?
3. How has cannabis inspired you to be a better person.
I have come from entertainment where everything is cutthroat and it’s very hard to make genuine connections. I truly can say that the #cannabiscommunity is basically the nicest, most generous and caring group of people I have ever met. Everyone is welcome, everyone is accepted. There is no competition, just love and respect. Happy, positive, inspirational…and being around that kind of community is so warm and welcoming. I have never felt so loved and accepted. Finally, I found my people! I am not judged anymore! The more I smoked cannabis, the more social and out of my hermit box I got. I was able to socialize and name healthy solid connections/friends. It is so easy to do when you are surrounded by so much love. We need more love in this world. Literally everyone does. We must spread the love and passion we feel from our love and passion for cannabis. We need to be positive in this hard world. We need to be a bright light in people's lives. There are so many people struggling in so many ways and we need to help them. Cannabis makes that happen. It brings out the best in people. 
4. Any words of inspiration you like to share or give a special shout out to?
Shout out to Inspired by Cannabis and The Green Grinders Club, and shout out to my work, look up CREC Compliance! Honestly, I want to give a shout out to all my new friends! I have had the pleasure of hanging out one on one with most of you and I am honored to be your friend. Thank you for the love and support. Thank you, I needed it. I love words of affirmation! 
And inspiration…always communicate. It is healthy and needed in this world to understand one another. It is key to a healthy and successful life. Also, most of my family smokes or takes edibles now, and I cannot tell you how much it has helped them AND changed the dynamic of our relationship. Now my dad and I have something to talk about lol. If you don’t think you/people can change, you can. Open your eyes and see what cannabis can do for you. 
5. What do you feel needs to change in order for cannabis to be destigmatized?
We need to break the stigma and actively show people that we are not the stoner stereotypes, and that we are nurses, we are teachers, etc. Everyone can use a little more love in their life and consuming cannabis is like giving you a big fat hug! Join the LBCA and outreach communities and get yourself educated so you can spread the good news. Educate because that is how a lot of people understand change. I think everyone in the government needs to smoke some weed and we could really watch the world change. But we need to teach people that we are real people getting through life one day at a time. Try it, and then decide for yourself. But give it a fair shot. 
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"There is something so powerful in being able to acknowledge different perspectives and use that to better yours and others lives." -cupcakesdontkill

1. Describe your first experience with cannabis.
My very first time was smoking when I was 17. However I don't recommend what I did, a huge hit straight from a gas mask that left me thinking I was swimming on a wood floor! I was at a friends house and walked out of their pantry holding just about everything from it, which got plenty of stares. I remember too that there was a bunch of guys playing Soul Caliber and getting frustrated they couldn't beat it. Well, I took the controller and whipped all of their asses, it was such a proud moment for me hah!

2. Any advice for anyone interested in trying cannabis for the first time?
I would say ask a few friends who have used cannabis or do a quick study sesh on it. I personally like smoking and think a small pipe or joint toke would be good. I would also recommend your first time with a friend, in a relaxed environment. Put a show on and eat some ice cream, play some music or kick ass at video games, but make sure you are comfortable. Remember too, take it slow and listen to your body. You can read all you want and hear what everyone says and yes, it will give you some good ideas on what may happen for you, but you are the only one who will know your body and mind.

3.How has cannabis inspired you to be a better person?
Cannabis has helped me see the different perspectives of the eleven sided die that is my life. Being able to take a step back and check myself with actions and thoughts that don't align at all with who I want and know I can be has ultimately been the greatest inspiration to me. Seeing my faults and the beauty in others, it has always helped me to want to strive to be the best mom, friend, wife and just human I can be. There is something so powerful in being able to acknowledge different perspectives and use that to better yours and others lives.

4. Any words of inspiration you like to share or give a special shout out to?
Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is your than you! - Dr. Suess. Remember that we all need kindness and authenticity more than ever, don't degrade yourself by trying to be things you aren't. In any industry you want to be apart of, I think its important you are able to stay true to yourself and not compromise.

5. What do you feel needs to be changed in order for cannabis to be destigmatized and normalized?
Like with anything, there needs to be the continued conversations about it. I think we need to realize there may be a longer road than some people think, but if we want to make this a true normal for our kids and future generations, we need to keep moving forward. Become the educated one of your family to educate others, never stop learning so that when friends, when your kids come to you, you already know how to answer their questions with compassion and accurate knowledge. It is so true that we just need to keep being the change we want to see.


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"Share your story! Too many people can benefit for it not to matter."
-Jason

1. Describe your first experience with cannabis.
I grew up around cannabis; one of my earliest memories is finding my mom’s rolling tray and wondering why “Jesus” was on a little box. Both of my parents were also addicts, so it was always stressed in just about every home I lived in after that: drugs = death and that included cannabis. It wasn’t until I was in Junior High that I actually tried it myself – overall it was a positive experience. I would use very occasionally with friends until my sophomore year of high school when I began experimenting with other drugs, it was then that I would have periods that I consumed cannabis regularly. Looking back, it is interesting that even then when I would smoke frequently my use of every other drugs would be almost nonexistent. Regardless, from as early as I could I was always trying to self-medicate and though I may have thought I was just having a good time with friends it is obvious now I was treating myself for PTSD, anxiety, and depression. While every other drug made things worse (most profoundly opioids which I would later battle a serious addiction to), the only negative side effect from cannabis was the stigma that was associated with it as a street drug and the guilt I would battle internally over that opinion.
2. Any advice for anyone interested in trying cannabis for the first time?
My only advice is to reduce your anxiety surrounding cannabis if you have any before trying it. The best way to do that is through educating yourself and speaking with others – even your doctor. You would be surprised how many doctors (even in non-medical/recreational states like mine) are in favor of cannabis and will gladly have that conversation with you. Feeling comfortable, informed, and supported – in my opinion this is the best approach to exploring cannabis for the first time. 
3.How has cannabis inspired you to be a better person?
I deal with chronic medical issues, so cannabis has literally saved my life. I’ve been on life support, undergone 20+ surgical procedures, spent months in the hospital and years in a bed. I have been wheelchair bound, unable to use the restroom on my own, and was even told once to say goodbye to my family before an ambulance ride to a larger hospital because they didn’t think I would make it through the weekend. Today I go hiking carrying my one year old daughter… Even so, the physical healing pales in comparison to the spiritual. Cannabis greatly increases both my empathy and creativity that literally unlocks an entirely different reality because of how immense of a perspective shift it provides me. I’m not just able to get out of bed, I get to live. 
4. Any words of inspiration you like to share or give a special shout out to?
“Inspired by Cannabis” Is it really cannabis that inspires you? Or what it opens you to see, feel, etc.? My point, chase whatever does inspire you because life is too short for self-limitation – being “inspired by” something is what living is all about. I may have lost years to an illness, but I gained a valuable perspective on time and gratitude, and because of that (aided by cannabis) I stay excited.
5. What do you feel needs to be changed in order for cannabis to be destigmatized and normalized?
The conversation. Cannabis is medicine and it saves lives – it treats my autoimmune issues, chronic pain, and opioid addiction. Today I am a father and 4 years ago I was given 72 hours to live. Then, once I survived, I was never supposed to walk again without assistance (finally sold the wheelchair about 6 months ago, it was collecting dust) and yet the reason for me accomplishing the “impossible” is still surrounded by so much misinformation and negativity. This must change and only changes with open dialogue, education, and reform and we each have our part to play. Share your story! Too many people can benefit for it not to matter.
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"If you want it to be normalized then speak about it how it really is, normal and inspiring."
-Scarlett

1. Describe your first experience with cannabis.
I remember being 17, I had always been surrounded by it but never smoked because I’d been prescribed a bunch of anti depressants, anxiety pills since the age of 15. I was that friend that didn’t smoke but came to the sesh’s. I tried it during the most challenging time of my life, where in the next years or so i’d be diagnosed with crohns.
2. Any advice for anyone interested in trying cannabis for the first time?
Educate yourself. Don’t do it alone. If you going in with the mentally that you might have a bad experience  then your mindset will most likely lead you there. Don’t let stereotypes shape your cannabis use. We’re all different therefore cannabis works differently for everyone. 
3.How has cannabis inspired you to be a better person?
It has honestly opened my eyes in SO MANY WAYS. It’s Inspired me to go out, get a job, volunteer, drive, make friends, not be in my room everyday all day locked, it’s inspired me to eat, to hike, not be scared to walk alone in the streets, it’s  inspired me to leave a few of the more damaging prescribed meds (opioids, shots, etc) with doctors approval. It inspired me to accept my body and crohns after drastically losing 90 pounds. It’s inspired me to be a different person completely. It’s inspired me that I can and am capable of doing and having a happy life. Cannabis CAN really do that for you. 
4. Any words of inspiration you like to share or give a special shout out to?
HUGE shout out to Inspired by Cannabis for always staying woke, always pushing people to do better, thank you for also inspiring me to be a better person and for always educating!! Also huge shout out to my family. Thank you for not allowing stereotypes to shape your thoughts on cannabis and switching around and becoming open minded about it (it helped with my diagnosis so much they didn’t mind anymore) 
5. What do you feel needs to be changed in order for cannabis to be destigmatized and normalized?
Stop hiding the fact that you use cannabis. I understand there’s places/family/jobs/real stuff going on but speaking proudly and not letting any stereotype define the way you express your usage helps a lot. If you want it to be normalized then speak about it how it really is, normal and inspiring. 
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"Cannabis inspired me to grow through whatever shifts I'm going through."
-Lisa
1. Describe your first experience with cannabis.
I remember expecting that my first experience to turn out much like the smoke sessions from the 70's show; however, it was nothing of that sort. It was more of something like... three teenage girls struggling to spark up a measly joint on the windy streets of Bancroft Avenue in Berkeley. I might have felt a slight head change, but perhaps that was from sucking the zig-zags that was not lighting up at all. About four months later, I moved there for college and immediately learned how to smoke from a RooR 18” straight glass bong. I’m 5’2” so it was not as badass as it sounds to clear the beast. I would hit the bong and then straight-up pass tf out for about 6-10 hours. I can recall the many times when I would wake up after last call for dinner at the cafeteria and pissed off that I could not hang like the big boys. I was honestly yung and naive to know any better, especially about personal dose; but I quickly had to learn.
2. Any advice for anyone interested in trying cannabis for the first time?
Yes,
1) Consume in a safe space where you are able to trust your surroundings, with friends or someone who can give you support, and are allowed to be yourself while you explore the plant medicine and whether that particular cannabis was for you or not.
2) Always start slow, dose low and consume less rather than more. Be patient, listen to your body and you will find your personal dose! Because every single body is different with respect to each individual's biochemistry, sensitivities, capacities and or needs, a personal dose can vary from the milligrams in strength, plethora strains of cannabis, manners and tools for consumption and frequencies.
3.How has cannabis inspired you to be a better person?
Cannabis inspired me to grow through whatever shifts I'm going through. It has helped me sit with myself and with all my rising thoughts, my overwhelming emotions in the form of crippling anxieties and above all, my disconnection to the source of healing energies. I can focus inward, tune in and connect to my inner G whom I translate as my inner guidance, inner god or even, inner gangsta. This divine connection to the source of wisdom and conscious intelligence taught me more compassion towards myself, others and the animals included!
4. Any words of inspiration you like to share or give a special shout out to?
 "When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself" - Bob Marley's words. Perfectly describes how I envision the connection to source, to my inner G.
5. What do you feel needs to be changed in order for cannabis to be destigmatized and normalized?
The stigma on Cannabis was created as propaganda in the 1930s to scare people away from the truth about the most healing plant medicine on earth. I feel strongly about EDUCATING the communities to help shift perceptions of those who are completely unaware of the many healing benefits of Cannabis.
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"Cannabis has inspired me to be a better person by living my truth. By showing my struggles with others and others sharing their stories with me it has Made me more compassionate to others."
-Kimberlina
1. Describe your first experience with cannabis.
 My very 1st experience with Cannabis was years and years ago, I have always smoked recreationally up until about 2 years ago when I started using it for pain relief instead of using opioids.  And since then I have been enjoying the journey of finding what works best for me..
2. Any advice for anyone interested in trying cannabis for the first time?
    My only advice to someone who is trying cannabis for the first time is, don’t make a snap judgment, if you don’t get the results you were hoping for, try and try again. Cannabis affects everyone differently and you have to experiment to figure out what’s best for you.
3. How has cannabis inspired you to be a better person.
Cannabis has inspired me to be a better person by living my truth. By showing my struggles with others and others sharing their stories with me it has Made me more compassionate to others. 
4. Any words of inspiration you like to share or give a special shout out to?
You can literally do absolutely anything you set you mind to. I had been sick and out of work since 2013 because of cannabis and CBD I am now feeling better than ever, and working at a CBD store helping others. If I can do it, anyone can!
5. What do you feel needs to change in order for cannabis to be destigmatized?
We can’t change others, but continuing to show the world that cannabis users are just as active and capable as everyone else is a way to help with destigmatization. By showing that Moms and Dads who use cannabis are just as good parents as people who use alcohol. We just have to keep putting it out there, normalize it for our children and families and eventually more and more people will come around.
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1. Describe your first experience with cannabis.
 A friend and I smoked for the first time together in her backyard as teens.  All I remember is everything getting brighter and my body feeling lighter. Overall, I remember a very pleasant experience. 
2. Any advice for anyone interested in trying cannabis for the first time?
I would suggest consuming very small amounts and going slow over a long period of time. 
3. How has cannabis inspired you to be a better person.
Cannabis has inspired me in so many ways. But mostly, it has inspired me to uplift others. 
4. Any words of inspiration you like to share or give a special shout out to?
Shout out to all who have spoken on the behalf of this amazing plant. I’m grateful to live in an area that for the most part it’s widely excepted and used. I’m grateful for the entire cannabis community and everybody I’ve met and become friends with.
5. What do you feel needs to change in order for cannabis to be destigmatized?
Definitely more money towards scientific research and more people advocating for cannabis. I hope more people share their own story of how cannabis has helped them. 
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"Cannabis is one of my most helpful plant medicines, the way it takes on different aromas and flavors and can wake you up or put you to sleep, and everything in between… I wouldn’t give up on plant medicines just because one didn’t work for you."- Sophie
1. Describe your first experience with cannabis.
My first experience with cannabis came after finding out my whole family was smoking weed and I felt very left out. I was 13 and kept a journal, there is definitely an old diary entry somewhere where I am like, “Dear Diary, GUESS WHAT? ALL MY FAMILY SMOKES WEED AND NO ONE TOLD ME!?” I have a very vivid memory of feeling like everyone was being dishonest with me and raging about it in my journal and setting an intention to go and show those liars (haha). Being told it was a hardcore D-R-U-G and having heard from a relative that my folks smoked “all the time” and it was no big deal, and my sister was smoking pot with her friends. So I set out to discover what it was like for myself. I had a friend at the time who was also interested in trying it and I just had started a friendship with a guy who sold pot. I’ve been resourceful my whole life apparently. We walked around a treeless suburban cul-de-sac for hours on a very windy day and I did not get high at all just very tired from the stress of trying to be sneaky and smoke on a windy day. The next time I smoked I got way too high and hallucinated my boyfriend’s smile as being waaaaay too big for his face and we almost broke up over it. I had a weird relationship with cannabis up until a few years ago when I was able to go to a dispensary and figure out what worked for me and what didn’t.
 
2. Any advice for anyone interested in trying cannabis for the first time?
My advice for new users is; if you are using a high THC product, or really any THC, make sure you have some CBD tincture or vape, anything potent and fast acting, near by. Cannabis can be really healing and restorative, but it can also be really stressful and unpleasant if you get the dose wrong and CBD helps counteract that. Also an herbal tea, like tulsi, something grounding. Start slow and low, little puffs, small doses. 
3. How has cannabis inspired you to be a better person.
Cannabis has inspired me to be a better person by reducing my reactivity and slowing my thoughts down so I can appreciate the moment that we are in, and not worry about the future or fret about the past. I used cannabis to recover from brain surgery and in hopes of keeping me seizure and brain cancer free, so far so good; 2 years seizure free, 3 years cancer free. I have Elhers Danlos Syndrome and complex PTSD as well. Listing these things feels odd because it all looks like so much written down (and those are the things I speak of), but I think of my quality of life being so high (pun intended) and I feel like I can thank Cannabis for that, a lot, as well as my own spirit and my support system. Cannabis inspired me to embrace practices that aren’t so mainstream but are more authentic and true to who I am and has brought me closer to the Earth and my spirit in ways I probably don’t even fully realize. It has placed me in the middle of this amazing plant medicine re-awakening and I am so grateful.
4. Any words of inspiration you like to share or give a special shout out to?
It is my philosophy that our bodies and this Earth are blessed with an innate and irrevocable ability to self heal and heal each other. For every ailment, there is a plant. Cannabis is one of my most helpful plant medicines, the way it takes on different aromas and flavors and can wake you up or put you to sleep, and everything in between… I wouldn’t give up on plant medicines just because one didn’t work for you. Figuring out a cannabis or plant medicine regime in general (which may change over the years, or days, or the course of your menstrual cycle in my case), is important preventative care and very empowering.
5. What do you feel needs to change in order for cannabis to be destigmatized?
In order for cannabis to be destigmatized, I think plant medicine in general needs to be destigmatized. Hospitals need to hire herbalists. Alternative healthcare needs to be covered. Otherwise, it’s “woo woo” and it’s “frivolous” and IT IS NOT. Alternative treatments, including the use of cannabis, saves lives and needs to be taken seriously. Federal legalization and further research is a must for all plant medicines. It would definitely legitimize and destigmatize cannabis if we didn’t have folks still in jail for it. That’s actually step one...
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1. Describe your first experience with cannabis.
My very first experience with Cannabis was when I was 15 with a couple friends, we went down to Laguna Beach and I was like "I don't feel any different." And then they made me walk down 1000 steps literally haha and I guess I fell asleep on the beach cause that's about all I remember! It was a night to remember, well for the most part.
2. Any advice for anyone interested in trying cannabis for the first time?

My advice to someone who is thinking of trying cannabis for the first time is first making sure you are legally of age and then to start small, maybe a hit of a joint from a friend in a safe space where you can feel comfortable! Be open to new experiences as long as it is safely done and you take it at your own pace, I assure you, you will not want to come down.
3. How has cannabis inspired you to be a better person.

Cannabis helps me stay calm and lighthearted. I love to utilize cannabis to inspire people to also be better people because I think when you have a common interest with someone, on any level, you can now be able to understand one another a bit better too! We are all human and should all strive to be a better person and if a wonderful plant can inspire others to do that then I will always advocate for it.
4. Any words of inspiration you like to share or give a special shout out to?
I just love everyone in this community and all of the family I have picked up in just this short amount of time. I'm just so thankful for you all and the support I have It is people like you that will make the changes we need to create a compassionate and inspiring society that goes from surviving to thriving I believe in us!
5. What do you feel needs to change in order for cannabis to be destigmatized?

I think that we definitely need to educate the world on the benefits of cannabis and also show them ways to utilize the plant in some less abrasive ways maybe i.e. infused products. We definitely need to get the media to change their outlook on cannabis too, once the media is on board I think it will be alot easier to destigmatize this wonderful plant.