The cannabis industry is one of the markets where people from different backgrounds have made their mark. This industry has a lot to offer for those who are willing to take chances. Many women have been pioneers of the cannabis industry. One can say that cannabis is the domain where women entrepreneurs have been setting new benchmarks.
Here, we share some stories of successful women entrepreneurs and their experience in the cannabis industry as well as how cannabis-based remedies can help with pain relief.
Dia Simms – CEO, BRN Group
Dia Simms, a former Combs Enterprises President shares her experience with beauty products in the cannabis industry. She has launched her company The Green Rush to focus on CBD brands. It is once in a lifetime opportunity for her to enter into a flourishing market.
Simms has a personal experience of wellness with CBD. Her mother has been suffering from sclerosis and got immediate pain relief from CBD. For Simms, it is a contentment moment, and for her mother, it is a life-changing moment.
Simms also said the industry has a lot of scopes to grow and rewrite the rules. The industry is still gardening the old mindset and looking for innovations. The BRN group would love to be part of changing the cannabis industry.
Olivia Alexander – CEO Founder, Kush Queen
Olivia Alexander started working at the age of 18 in a dispensary in 2006. She is a founder of a luxury cannabis brand based in Los Angeles that specializes in wellness and lifestyle products. Both CBD and THC implant, including bath bombs, pain relief lotions, and edibles.
One-time Lousiana beauty queen started her first company, Crystal cult. Before carrying forward into advising other marijuana businesses with marketing, creative direction, and digital strategy as part of her Third Eye Agency.
She says women have a special power in cannabis. Alexander shares her own experience of using CBD that helps her to balance mood, relieve anxiety, and sleep better. Proclaiming her own brand, Alexander predicts success in the pot beauty category.
Pain Relief from Marijuana Remedies
Alexandra Callner (58), experimented with recreational marijuana when she was young and hated it. When she was in her 20s, she says, “I was around pot smokers, I thought, ugh losers”.
When her knee arthritis became so bad, it broke up her sleep, night after night. She started taking two pain killer pills a day, but she spent sleepless nights because of unbearable pain. And the pills were hard on her stomach. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories made her feel nauseous while she needed to stay active to manage her dog boarding service in Pasadena, CA.
Her neighbor recommended her to smoke a joint to reduce her pain. When she got a medical marijuana card, she tried it, and she managed to sleep through the night for the first time in a long time.
It was a year ago, and now it has become a ritual for her before going to bed. She reads about an hour, takes one or two puffs, and then she is off to sleep with negligible pain.
The same problem is faced by approx. 50 million Americans, who live with chronic pain. Doctors and patients seek treatments besides the prescription opioids and the nonprescription medicines that Callner found tough to tolerate.
Report Demonstrate Pain Relief Solution from Marijuana
The National Academies reviewed more than 10,000 scientific studies from 1999 data, of which seven are directly related to pain relief. One out of those seven is based on 28 studies.
Managing Director, Donald Abrams also a professor of clinical medicine at the University of California, San Francisco says marijuana reduces nerve pain (neuropathy) and cancer pain. The committee members sum up that certain oral cannabinoids improved muscle spasms in patients with multiple sclerosis.
Here are some samples of the research results:
– Israeli researchers found marijuana provided substantial pain relief to more than half of 1200 cancer patients who got used to it for 6 months.
– German researchers found that it benefited more than 50% of people to reduce their pain from marijuana-based remedies. It is a result of 16 published studies and more than 1700 participants with chronic nerve pain.
– Israeli researchers found 27% of the participants experienced improvement in pain with marijuana use from a small study of 47 patients with Parkinson’s disease.
– It helped to ease 26 patients with fibromyalgia, a condition in which the body has tender points. Half of the patients stop taking other medicine than marijuana, but 30% show mild side effects.
– A study from the European Academy of Neurology reveals that cannabinoids eased the pain of migraine patients by 40% or more. It helped people with cluster headaches.
– An Australian review from 32 studies demonstrates that cannabis and cannabinoids have modest effects on the pain and muscle stiffness that comes with multiple sclerosis.
Women entrepreneurs have made a major role in making innovations to meet up with the changing needs of users. Also, people realize that marijuana helps in treating people from various diseases such as migraine, cancer, and fibromyalgia to diminish the pain.
Thus, it is legal to use cannabis for medical purposes across 33 states of the US and more are likely to get legalization from the support of state laws.