I was inspired to write this after having a fascinating chat regarding cannabis advocacy and its influence. Due to my disability, my advocacy journey was severely restricted, and it was nearly impossible for me to attend the events necessary, let alone the ones I wanted to attend. When a door closes, though, a window opens, and I felt the cool breeze of Clubhouse.
It’s amazing how clubhouse has changed my network and allowed me to speak with people I otherwise would not have had the chance to. It’s a social networking app that’s revolutionised the Cannabis community to which I have access. Because of social networking programmes like Clubhouse, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams, I can network and advocate more easily.
Since the beginning of February 2021, I’ve met several fascinating, compassionate, and influential executives in the cannabis sector, and I’ve had numerous opportunities to collaborate on fantastic content to help patients understand the market. I’ve have been on several podcasts, publications, and was a finalist for WeGo Health’s global patient leader hero award.
I’ve also consulted and advised a number of businesses on improvements and direction. It did, however, allow me to do what I enjoy most: talking to patients, not only about EDS but also about cancer, gastroparesis, PTSD, depression, chronic pain, and a variety of other conditions.
I’ve also had the pleasure of speaking with veterans about their experiences and making connections with supportive, existing organisations. When thinking about policy, talking with the National Cannabis Party, a revolutionary federal party in America, as well as senate members and potential governors, has been helpful. Listening and speaking with cannabis-focused lawyers has also been valuable.
It’s been extremely beneficial to my overall studying as well regarding my cannabis science knowledge. I spoke with pioneer doctors, pharmacists, chemists, and researchers such as Dr Lola Ohanba, Nurse Julie Battel, Dr Hiroshi, Ethan Russo, Jahan Marcu, Michael Backes, Dr Minchul, Dr Joseph Friedman, Dr Eric B, Dr Nick Shrader, and Dr Michael Geci, who have volunteered their time and knowledge to educate others. They’ve made it possible for me to host, co-moderate, listen, and ask questions in order to assist you.
They are also encouraging and compassionate to the requirements of their patients, which is outstanding. I am grateful for this and would like to express my gratitude. They offer a refreshing, evidence-based viewpoint on cannabis medication and shared so much knowledge that can help people make actionable changes.
I also have to mention the incredible, life-changing cultivators who are constantly modifying and upgrading the existing cannabis products like Doc Ray Genetics, Terpy terps (MM), Ryan, C Anderson, Greasi genetics, Alex Cosmic, Jason D, Carlos Boss and so many more. I met with MSO (multi-state operator) licenced producers, micro, patient, caregiver, and artisan cultivators who generously offered their knowledge and educated growers and listeners on how to improve their Cannabis.
Among other things, some of the skills helped me recognise low-quality prescribed products. I’ve also met breeders of specific phenotypes that have been customised to specific situations, which is fantastic, and I’m looking forward to these things becoming widely available.
Marketing, research, health, business, education, activism, nutrition, mental health, cannabis church, are just a few examples of communities and leaders on clubhouse who are providing fantastic content. Clubhouse Orphans Air, an audio flying simulation that supports, encourages, and has developed a great community on Clubhouse that has always been welcoming, deserves respect and recognition. Thank you to Shay Speaks, Javi Wear, Megan DVD, Chivaria, Dray, Jay Piff, and the rest of the flight crew.
The premeditated dance of deceivers is something to be wary of. Many people, including myself, have become prey to these vultures. It’s essential to remain vigilant and fact-check people and information. Still, once you’ve found your tribe, it’s a fantastic place to connect. I have had the privilege of listening to people’s lived experiences and the solutions they have found helpful. Most importantly, the many ways people use Cannabis to medicate in legal countries.
However, Clubhouse is not the most accessible app. It can be challenging for me to follow who is speaking in inadequately moderated rooms. However, it was refreshing that moderators asked panellists to state their names before and after speaking, which has helped. I’m hoping that by co-producing new updates with disabled people, the creators can help make the app more accessible.
We have a great deal of fun talking about cannabis science, myths, administration methods, journal club, personal stories, and the legal and political situation that influences public health.
As Toni Morrison says, definitions belong to the definers. Together removing the bias and stigma is something we CAN DO!