Did you know that 3 out of 4 women in the U.S. have access to legal cannabis? Yet buying weed can still be intimidating. In case you don’t have a friend you can bring with you to a dispensary, Tiffany Liff the Managing Director at Entourage Effect Capital, shares her story to help you feel more comfortable.
Ellen Lee Scanlon (00:00):
This podcast discusses cannabis and is intended for audiences 21 and over, welcome to How To Do The Pot, a podcast demystifying cannabis for women. I’m Ellen Scanlon. On these short episodes, we share women’s stories about the first time they bought legal weed. I hope they bring a little fun and a new perspective into your week. Tiffany Liff is the Florida based Managing Director at Entourage Effect Capital, a private investment firm focused on the cannabis industry.
Tiffany Liff (00:37):
The first time I bought legal marijuana was in Boulder, Colorado, at a dispensary called The Farm. My husband had been diagnosed with cancer and somebody had sent us a honey stick infused with THC that he took a few times while he was going through chemo, which helped him tremendously. And there was nowhere in the state we were living to purchase marijuana, so I flew to Colorado and purchased it for him so that I could bring it back. And it helped with a multitude of ailments that he was having, from lack of appetite, to just being able to get up and function when our children would come visit him in the chemo ward, to dealing with pain from neuropathy post-chemo. And that was my first experience in purchasing marijuana in my entire life. It had never been a part of our lives prior.
Tiffany Liff (01:34):
And I was taken at the professionalism, I guess, of the space. Everybody has the historical stereotypes, if you’re middle aged like I am. And it was a very professional run process. They took your ID when you walked in, they told you the rules, no pictures. You waited in the waiting room where you were able to browse product before you went back into the room for purchase. So, I was impressed with that process of it. Since then, in the state in which we live in, it has become medically legal and fairly easy to get a medical card. And so, we are able to purchase it on a regular basis.
Tiffany Liff (02:17):
I use it for insomnia and pain. I’m a triathlete and a marathon runner, and at 50 that’s not so easy anymore, so, a lot of ailments. I use it for pain relief and sleep, as well as my husband still uses it for the pain from neuropathy, that is the ongoing side effect of chemotherapy. So, it has changed our lives in many ways for the better. I’m happy that we’re in a state now where we can legally purchase it. And hopefully, in the future, there will be an opportunity in all 50 states for everybody to have the opportunity to do so for whatever condition that ails you.
Ellen Lee Scanlon (03:00):
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