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So... Why Cannabis?

Scarlet is an advocate of cannabis as a natural medicine, remedy, and mental health tool. She has her medical marijuana card and uses both medical marijuana products, and other hemp wellness products like CBD and CBG.

 

On a personal note, Scarlet came to use cannabis as an alternative to substances like suboxone and methadone when she made the decision to become clean from an opiate addiction nearly 6 years ago. This decision was a huge turning point and changed everything as she knew it for the better- and it would not have been possible, nor maintainable without the use of cannabis. 

The opiate crisis continues to run rampant in our country. According to the American Medical Association, over 107,000 deaths were reported in the United States between December 2020 to December 2021 due to opiate abuse. The way that opiates kill you, is by killing your spirit first. You spend each waking moment in agony, filled with a craving for more of the drug that is killing you, willing to forsake friends, family and yourself for some relief. The answer is not in more man made chemicals. The answer, is a plant. Nature's medicine.

So much misinformation and propaganda exist about cannabis- often times- spurred on by the very people who financially benefit from having our country addicted to opiates- to the point where hundreds of thousands of people who could be benefiting from its use do not know that cannabis could help them, or have been told that cannabis is a drug in itself, makes you lazy, doesn't really help, etc. This is a tragedy. The lack of valid information and education is making matters worse for those who need help, and killing our population even faster as a result.

For these reasons and many more, Scarlet chooses to be public about her journey, her story, and her motivations for incorporating cannabis into a healthy, balanced, SOBER lifestyle. The only true way we can help others in the battle against opiate addiction is to show them the way we have helped ourselves, and that is Scarlet's intention- to use her voice, experience, and platform to share a story of healing, and invite others to join.

"Cannabis has helped me change my life for the better and keeps me on track mentally, physically and emotionally. As someone who has suffered from chronic pain for years but cannot use traditional Western pain medicine (opiates) without fear of triggering my old addiction..... my outlook was pretty grim. Without cannabis, I would still be addicted to pain meds, a prisoner of my pain and mental health issues. I want to help share this NATURAL freedom that I have found with anyone else who can relate."

“It’s important that we share our experiences with other people. Your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else. When you tell your story, you free yourself and give other people permission to acknowledge their own story.” (Iyanla Vanzant)