Meet The Customer-
Ask one hundred people on the street what a medical marijuana user looks like and you’d likely hear a clichéd description of a light-hearted slacker with an embarrassingly large hacky sack collection, a thorough knowledge of the Grateful Dead’s collection and a glove box full of empty Visine bottles.
Three years ago when we started Tweed, we knew we shouldn’t make assumptions about our clientele. And no matter how many times we tell ourselves to expect the unexpected, we have constantly been inspired by the diversity of the extended Tweed family. We’ve had the pleasure of providing thousands of patients with cannabis and getting to know them in the process. We’re excited to share some of their stories and highlight the diverse face of Canadian medical cannabis.
This month, we spoke to Katherine Tardif from Beauce, Quebec. She’s a mother of a newborn baby who enjoys yoga, skiing, swimming and photography. Katherine says when she went looking for a licensed producer of medical cannabis, Tweed caught her eye as a company she could trust for her cannabis needs over the long-term.
How long have you been a Tweed customer? About a year and a half.
What inspired you to seek medical cannabis? I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. My husband and I researched alternatives to pharmaceutical medications and found evidence that cannabis could help with that. The first Google search result that matched Crohn's disease and cannabis for me was a Health Canada webpage on the MMPR program for doctors.
What made you choose Tweed? The brand. When I signed up there wasn't much product available from any of the LPs. I knew I was making a long-term choice and I went with the most intelligent and successful sounding brand.
How has cannabis helped you? Cannabis is my only treatment for Crohn's disease, and I am symptom free.
Have your friends and family commented on your choice? Yes, I have been open from the beginning that I was going to be using medicinal cannabis and I explain to people why. Most people are supportive.
What is your favourite strain and why? My favourite strain so far was Buddy because it was inexpensive and it really helped me sleep.
How do you typically consume your cannabis? Before 10:1 Cannabis Oils, I would consume by vaporizer. Now it's hot chocolate or tea!
Do you prefer ingesting bud or 10:1 Cannabis Oils? 10:1 Cannabis Oil.
How do you see this industry developing in future? I see it becoming a legal alternative to many pharmaceutical drugs, over-the-counter medications, and a substitute for alcohol as a social recreational substance. Cannabis use will become more mainstream and I hope to see it as a choice in restaurant menu items eventually.
Who is your favourite cannabis advocate and why? Professor Raphael Mechoulam, the father of medical cannabis research, because he discovered THC and the endocannabinoid system.
Here’s to Future Growth!
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