MJBA at Seattle Hempfest
Adventures With The MJBA: Seriously, it is never boring at the MJBA. For a year and a bit I have happily worked on their social media team and captured videos for Marijuana Channel One. Around the fall I needed to change my schedule and stepped away from the daily social media work I was doing on MJ News Network. Really though, my adventures with MJBA continue on and 2016 looks like a bright year for all of us. Many thanks to David, Morgan, and Roxann for making this one of the most fun jobs I ever did have.
Meeting Jerry Whiting From LeBlanc CNE. If you don’t know Jerry Whiting, let me just tell you that he is a thunder and lightning storm of vibrant positive energy in the cannabis world. After being introduced to his CBD rich tincture earlier this year and trying a few different batches it quickly became one of my favorite go-to medicines for inflammation, migraines, back pain, and muscle spasms. Without a doubt his tinctures and liniments have provided me me a higher quality of life in this body. Thank you so much, Jerry, for spreading your knowledge, kindness, and generosity, my way.
Meeting Dr. Ethan Russo. I initially met Dr. Russo by randomly striking up a conversation about raw cannabis juice at a Vimea event on Vashon Island. While I didn’t realize who he was until he handed me a business card, I was tickled pink to have met a neurologist who also knew so much about cannabis. Over the summer I got to see him speak multiple times about terpenes and cannabinoids and learn from his decades of research. Dr. Russo showed me what I should seek out in cannabis for my conditions and reminded me to always take the smallest dose of THC necessary rather than looking for the highest dose tolerable. Meeting him was definitely a treasure for me in 2015.
The Depression And The Migraines. I really struggled in 2015 with what seemed like more migraines and deeper depressions than I have seen for a long time and while that may not seem like a positive thing it pushed me to study. I learned so much this year about sleep, the brain, immunity, and gut health that despite all the pain and anguish, I came through alive, wiser, and more equipped to continue life in this body for another trip around the sun.
MJBA Women’s Alliance
The Women of Cannabis. I found myself at over a dozen female only cannabis professional and social events this year. One standout favorite was the MJBA Women’s Alliance Retreat last July in Hoodsport where a small group of big thinking women spent time in nature brainstorming ways to make the cannabis world better and then went off and started following through. The beauty of these women is that they are full of life, down to earth, they work hard, and they know a lot about cannabis. One of my goals this year was to spend more time with women in the industry and I would say that is a continued goal for next year as well. This uplifting community of women is a beautiful part of the cannabis movement and one that I am grateful to be part of.
Raw Cannabis Juicing Garden
Growing My Own Cannabis. Successfully, I was able to grow healthy, organic CBD cannabis for regular raw dietary consumption all summer. Learning from experienced organic cannabis farmers was a major game changer. Ideally I would be able to grow all year but for now I am grateful to be able to do what I can in the summertime. Starting next year, when the medical cannabis laws change in Washington, the only way I will literally be able to access raw cannabis is to grow my own so I am very thankful for all the gardening experience that I gained this year.
Random Recognition. Being recognized for my work on TwiceBakedinWA was a very welcome theme in 2015. Not only did I get accolades online like this article listing me as number 8 in the top cannabis health websites but I also met new online followers at every single event this year. It is such a treat to have my works acknowledged and to see my intentions come back to me in a positive way.
Thank you for reading and sharing my adventures in health and food and cannabis. May 2016 bring abundant health and may we all be able to learn more about how cannabis and get it legalized in many more places.
Happy New Year! -TwiceBakedinWA