As an avid recreational smoker of marijuana, I was always interested in the idea of the legalization of marijuana, but I never thought it would change my life the way it has.
Back in 2014, I had the opportunity to work with the original and only CannaPharmacia association, which has since become the general name of a cannabis club here in Lanzarote.
In that time I was lucky enough to have worked alongside the cannabicultor, a cannabis activist for over 20 years, he taught me the history of modern day cannabis and its health benefits.
After some research, I began learning about cannabis as an alternative medicine for healing various illnesses, from everyday joint pain and headaches to insomnia. And it is not just being drug as they would like us to believe.
It was after this that I started doing a lot more research into the benefits of medical cannabis and how best to use it as a medicine. Thanks to the cannabis associations we have here in Spain, I had the freedom to work with cannabis on a daily basis and soon I started a European Medical Extraction brand for research purposes.
In this time I learned about Cannabinoids such as THC, CBD, CBG, CBN, CBC and the endocannabinoid receptors we have in our bodies, and not just us but all living things, and how the 100 or so cannabinoids work together to reinforce and boost our natural immune system.
For 5 years I ran a cannabis association in Lanzarote helping people have access to this extraordinary medicine, which unfortunately is closed now, but during this time I saw first hand, and learned, about how diet affects our health, and not just our size. I also started to understand the many other herbal medicines that exist and how they can benefit us, in particular mushrooms.
GratefulMeds was the name of my association but i have carried on the website as an informational site for cannabis, mushroom and other herbal alternatives to pharmaceutical solutions
Now today here we continue to spread the good word about these amazing medicines.