How Cannabis medicine came into your life?
Cannabis came into my life on a beautiful sunny day in Puerto Rico. My friend offered to try this medicine for the first time. It completely changed my life at a young age.I always feel more open minded and I can understand myself better when using cannabis. When I found this medicine, I told my twin sister Tefa and she was also happy to try it after I told her how it would help me with my anxiety. It’s been a very special time of change, growth and healing. thanks to this medicine for helping us in that process. I see everything on a deeper understanding level and all my worries get resolved in minutes of reflecting what’s really important and what makes me a better person so I can help others. This medicine has helped me find myself every time I lose it. I am so grateful to have it in my life.
What has been your experience working with cannabis ?
At eighteen years old I moved to Washington State and it blew my mind that I was able to get the Cannabis license and I was able to get my medicine… four year after I moved to Northern California, it has been 7 years of unforgettable times up in the mountains. I feel like in heaven when I took the step to help grow this plant, I never imagined it was going to be such a big part of my life and the center of my work and I’m so grateful for all the opportunities.
How does cannabis improve your life?
I was diagnosed with Graves Disease and hyperthyroid. I struggled trying to find something that would help ease my symptoms, specifically my bulgy eye. I experimented for two years with different treatments hoping to make my eye return to normal. The doctor told me I would need a risky eye surgery that may cost me my sight. I began taking CBD instead and it helped ease the symptoms. The CBD along with exercise, yoga and patience healed my eye, getting it back to normal a few weeks before surgery!
I have also struggled with my lungs, which collapsed four times due to exposure to mold, resulting in surgery and near fatal condition. With my weakened lungs I had to learn different ways to medicate besides smoking. I now take cannabis in the forms of THC oils, edibles and CBD gummies to treat the pain.
What is something mermaid-y about you? I like to go with the flow. I see life like an ocean, and I’m always going with the flow of each wave. I was born and raised on the island of Puerto Rico and I grew up going to the beach every week with my sisters. I would go on road trips around the island exploring beaches to go find the good waves. The ocean is my happy place. Much like the many waters of this planet I also like to spread life and growth to all those who appreciate this planet as our mother.
”She dreams of the ocean late at night and longs for the wild salt air” unknown