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“I spent the previous ten years in the cannabis closet. Although I was constantly open with my family members and mates about my close connection with the plant, there was constantly a slight misalignment in between my deep-rooted appreciate for cannabis and my lengthy-standing insecurities as a young lady and aspiring entrepreneur. For years I pursued a profession in the beauty sector and constructed myself up as an activist fighting for safer individual care items and stricter formulations safeguarding our overall health. When I was accepted to Harvard Business enterprise College, I lastly felt sufficient validation to be a lot more open about my connection with cannabis. I was a lot more confident recognizing that I could self-medicate with cannabis each single day and nevertheless get my MBA. But through small business college I by no means felt a lot more alone in my connection to cannabis. Social events consisted of drinking no cost alcohol in fancy clothing, and all I wanted to do was share a joint with mates in my sweatpants. It wasn’t till I graduated and moved to Los Angeles in October that I felt at residence for the initially time in eight years. The minute I arrived back in California, I began meeting likeminded girls who are just as passionate about cannabis as I am. And when I met Tahnee Shah, almost everything clicked. For Tahnee, cannabis was constantly a medicine. I realized that cannabis was and is a medicine for me, as well. Cannabis is my therapist, my greatest pal feeding me self-assurance with out asking for something in return, and my platform to share my truth. Right here I am, a single year later, with a budding small business and an electric neighborhood of Cannabis Feminists providing me the appreciate and light I have been longing for my complete life. Thank you, cannabis, for displaying me how to heal myself so now I can heal the planet.”

#cannabiscomingout by #cannabisfeminist Jessica Assaf.

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