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 David Chisamore. A Tweed patient since the company first opened its doors (and even before we had product for sale!) he has used cannabis for nearly 20 years to help treat symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis. Well versed on our full product line, David says that what first drew him to Tweed was the advantage of supporting a local start-up company every time he medicates.
How long have you been a Tweed customer? Since the day you opened.
What inspired you to seek medical cannabis? I’d always partook in it and I found when I didn’t smoke it, I didn’t feel that good, because they figured I’ve had MS since 15. So it didn’t take long to figure it out – when I smoke, I feel better than when I don’t.
What made you choose Tweed? You’re local, and local means you employ local people and you help our economy locally. Smiths Falls needed you guys big time and you’ve helped that town tremendously and I thought I’d be part of that.
How has cannabis helped you? It gives you some spirit when you have none. It’s not a drug that some drug company made that I know nothing about that can do severe harm to me. The more you read some of these drugs, and the long-term use, it’s not very good.
Have your friends and family commented on your choice? They understand. They say if it helps, it’s great.
What is your favourite strain and why? Herringbone (AK-47). It’s the quickest-acting product that you have for nausea and it tastes good.
How do you typically consume your cannabis? I have a bong that I use, I have a little tiny pipe and I have my vaporizer. I think the best way to deliver it is the vaporizer.
Do you prefer ingesting bud or 10:1 Cannabis Oils? I’ve tried your oil and I think it’s great.
How do you see this industry developing in the future? I see it providing a lot of money for governments, which is a good thing because it’s less taxes they’re going to take from me. I think the more it’s studied in North America, it’s going to become a normal, everyday thing on the medical side.
Who is your favourite cannabis advocate and why? It’s not a person, it’s a magazine, and it’s called High Times. They’ve been pushing for the legalization of marijuana for a long time and pushing for medical marijuana for a long time, so I’d have to say them.
Here’s to Future Growth!
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