Article by Lift News
As the voice—and ears—of the Canadian cannabis industry, Lift is tuned into the cannabis plant’s many benefits, and its varied consumers. But outside these pages, we know that many still perceive cannabis through a lens of stereotypes and stigma.
That’s why we’re calling on everyone who has benefited from cannabis in some way—as a patient, an entrepreneur, a researcher, an enthusiast, a parent, a friend—to share their story.
Post your story and a photo of yourself on social media with the hashtag #facesofcannabis for a chance to win a Pax 3 vaporizer, and be sure to join us at the Toronto Lift Cannabis Expo this May 26 – 28.
And now, read on for six inspiring stories from just a few of the many faces of cannabis….
Leslie Best & Piper Sue
“We use cannabis as an option that isn’t going to wreak so much havoc on the rest of our bodies. The other treatment choice for Piper Sue’s pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder was antibiotics, and cannabis has no negative side effects on Piper Sue. She’s able to go to school, play with other kids and hasn’t shown any negative side effects like OCD or tics. It’s important for me to be involved so that cannabis can become a more readily accessible treatment solution for people of all ages.”
“Insomnia did more than keep me awake at night. It made me lose focus in school, lose coordination, lose my temper. I was afraid of being addicted to sleeping pills, so I stayed up. That’s until I started using medical cannabis and got my life back.”