Article by Kelly Coulter, Lift News
“When we as a society begin to value mothers as the givers and supporters of life, then we will see social change in ways that matter.” – Ina May Gaskin
There is a woman who has worked harder, longer and with more tenacity than most, and if you were to meet her it is entirely unlikely she would speak of her own accomplishments. She would talk about her family, her business and how much she cares about the future of the industry, and especially, her hopes for more access to quality cannabis. Her name is Sandra Colasanti and she is possibly one of the most giving people in the Canadian cannabis scene.
Her journey began in 2001 when her husband, Remo, started growing his own cannabis to help manage excruciating pain he suffered after a career-ending back injury. Although Sandra is not a consumer of cannabis, she recognized its healing value, as well as the importance for individuals to be able to cultivate their own—and she made it a priority to help facilitate this need.
As a professional woman who had worked in sales her entire life, the jump into the medical cannabis industry seemed like a natural evolution. In the early days of the MMAR, the need for qualified, reliable and accurate information became paramount.
Sandra focused her enquiry entirely on plant nutrients, as she saw the relationship between the efficacy of the growing methods and the quality of the cannabis produced as critical to medical needs. Her breadth of knowledge in cultivation, nutrients and plant behaviour is sought after by even the most experienced professional growers.