The Weed Diaries Part 3 - Learning The Ins and Outs
Updated: Apr 22
Entering this whole new world that I wanted to know more about was not an easy thing to do. I had to do a lot of research into what strains would help me and what strains I should stay away from. While it was exciting, I also felt like I was going back to school, but finally studying something I was truly interested in. I recently found a notebook from a few years back that has every strain I tried in the first year I lived here and what I liked about it. It reminds me of why I got into cannabis and how important this plant is as a whole.
During all my research, I obviously came across articles talking about CBD and the other
cannabinoids that cannabis has. I was very intrigued by CBD and immediately went into a deeper research mode that I had even imagined when this started. I read countless books and articles about what CBD had to offer and realized how little we actually know about this plant. I started using CBD for all kinds of things in all kinds of ways. I got gummies for everyday intake, I got balms for my pains (yes, I am only 28, but ya girl has pains), and I even started using only CBD face products, which I wrote about for the blog here! After a few weeks of this, I noticed a huge difference in my everyday life. I just generally felt better than I had in years, so I continued my research, as there is still so much to find out, and starting incorporating CBD into my life in any way I could.
I remember the very first time I went back to Florida after having learned so much about CBD and cannabis in general. My friends were surprised at how much I knew and all the questions I was asking about what they had gotten. It felt weird to be back in a space where there were only one or two choices as to what strain to get, but at least my friend's boyfriend had the hookup to not get shitty weed. When I got back to LA, I smoked a joint and let myself realize how lucky I was to have the opportunity to live in a place where I could get this quality of weed.
The research into cannabis never stops because there is so much to learn! I started this blog for that reason exactly. I wanted to continue to learn about cannabis and allow others to go on that journey with me. I still do so much research and reading about cannabis in general and what strains work best for what issues. I love the fact that this is something that will continue to grow and have more to learn about. Within cannabis there are so many sub-genres to look into, it can be overwhelming for some, but for me, it is exciting. I want to know everything I can about this plant, from brands to strains and everything in between.
Living in California has given me the opportunity to not only try a ton of different brands and strains but has also allowed me to surround myself with other people who know a lot about cannabis. This has helped me grow and learn so much in the past few years that I was able to finally feel confident in what I said and felt about cannabis.
Working at the OG Cannabis Café in WeHo heightened my curiosity and allowed me to learn from people who truly were educated on the subject and wanted to help me learn more. I appreciated that experience so much more than I had ever imagined I would. As more information about cannabis and the industry as a whole continues to come forward and change, I keep educating myself on everything I can.