Liz, South Philly Floor Manager
Meet Liz, one of our wonderful floor managers at our South Philly location! Liz is a lover of all plants, including medical marijuana, and has quite the collection of houseplants, numbering into the hundreds. Read on to learn more about Liz and her experience with medical marijuana!
Tell us a little bit about yourself!
I love plants. Not only medical marijuana but all plants. I have an extensive collection of houseplants that number into the 100’s. I propagate and sell a lot of my own plants through my business, PlantieThings.
What made you want to try medical marijuana?
I have chronic back pain from working as an emergency tech and having to work with large dogs. I was constantly taking over-the-counter meds and wanted an alternative that would work better. I have bulging disks along my lower spine and I never liked prescription narcotics.
What do you take medical marijuana for?
I use medical marijuana for back pain, stress/anxiety, and for sleep.
What products/strains/terpenes/cannabinoids/consumption methods have you found to be the most helpful for you when treating your condition?
I use medical marijuana a few different ways. I use flower and cartridges for immediate relief, lotion/creams for localized pain, and capsules/RSO for long term relief.
I really love Myrcene, limonene, and linalool. Myrcene relaxes my muscles while linalool relieves stress. Limonene uplifts my spirits and puts me in a great mood.
I also really benefit from adding CBD into my regimen. It really helps keep me level headed and helps with pain during the day when I want a clear head. CBD in higher doses also helps me to fall asleep and stay asleep for the night.
What would you tell patients who may have conditions or backgrounds similar to yours that are interested in trying medical marijuana for the first time?
Figure out which method you would be most comfortable. I find capsules/ingestibles help with my pain the most and have long lasting effects. Low dose or CBD dominant products are great to begin if you are just starting medical marijuana.
You’re a pretty avid indica user; what are some misconceptions or things you think more patients should know about indicas?
Not all indicas will put you right to sleep. There are strains that will give you body relaxation but keep your mind alert. I will use indica strains throughout the day. My stress and anxiety makes my body tense and heavy myrcene gives me a heavy feeling that helps relieve tension.
You’re a real plant person! Do you find that your passion for plants and for medical marijuana ever coincide?
Absolutely. I use medical marijauna for stress/anxiety and my houseplants hold the same affect. It is almost meditative taking care of all the plants daily. They both give an overall calming atmosphere for me.
Let’s go for some more fun questions! Who are your favorite marijuana icons?
Snoop dog because who isn’t he an icon for? Also Seth Rogen…I really love his pottery! Check it out.
If you could spend time with any 3 fictional characters, who would they be?
Edward Elric (Full Metal Alchemist)
Kakashi Hataki (Naruto)