I can recall the very moment almost exactly three years ago when I knew the pandemic was going to be a crisis and life altering for many. It was the second we all got the email in the office that we’d be working from home. And that there could be layoffs. Thankfully, I kept my job. Prior to being introduced to cannabis products, it was all I could do to get myself to the office. Or to the grocery store or anywhere else for that matter. I was dealing with such anxiety and depression that I couldn’t do anything. So before finding marijuana, I was so happy to be stuck at home all the time. Initially, it seemed like the very best thing that could have possibly happened for me. But that’s not how it turned out as I just became more and more isolated. It got to the point that I decided to reach for help and that led me to pursue a medical marijuana card. I never like the psych meds that I had been on in the past and I wasn’t going back there. I found a doctor who understand the benefits of sativa, indica and hybrid strains. I would be doing both the medical marijuana treatment and the talk therapy and eventually, even group therapy. I’m now back in the office and have been for a bit. I stayed working remotely while I was focused on my emotional and mental wellbeing. The sativa products particularly have provided me with a new perspective that includes hope, calm and confidence. Along with the therapy, both group and individual, the medical marijuana has simply transformed my life in a way I wasn’t sure was even possible.