Dispensary Employee Spotlight: Nadia

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Nadia, Outreach Coordinator for Keystone at Home

Meet Nadia! As Outreach Coordinator, Nadia helps patients everyday by enrolling them in Keystone at Home and making them eligible for our dedicated caregivers to bring medical marijuana directly to their homes. Someone who loves to research and learn, check out Nadia’s experience with medical marijuana and how it helps her!

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m a mom! I love indicas and indica-leaning hybrids, and I have 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 3 axolotls. I like houseplants and art. I love learning new things and researching new topics. 

What made you want to try medical marijuana?

I didn’t like the options for other medications to treat my insomnia and arthritis. The prescription medications I was being offered would suppress my immune system and had some other nasty side effects.

What do you take medical marijuana for? 

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Insomnia 

What products/strains/terpenes/cannabinoids/consumption methods have you found to be the most helpful for you when treating your condition?

I tend to buy vape pens and cartridges because they are convenient and discreet. My current favorites are indica and indica-leaning Pax pods from Holistic Farms. Wedding Cake and Yoda OG give me great body relaxation and a nice mood boost. My favorite terpenes are linalool, limonene, and humulene. Caryophyllene really helps with pain but the peppery taste and smell make me sneeze.

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?

Don’t be scared! Take it slowly and try different strains, growers, and consumption methods until you find the combination that works best for you. 

You love learning new things and researching new topics! Was marijuana a topic that you wanted to learn about, and if so, do you feel like you’ve learned a lot?

Absolutely. I was so excited to find a career in the medical marijuana industry. I have learned a lot already and there is always new information to discover.

You’re a mom to wonderful children and lots of pets! Has marijuana helped you at all in taking care of your family?

A well-rested and pain-free mom is the best version of myself that I can offer my children. I am able to discreetly medicate when I’m in pain and get back to enjoying time with the kids and animals.

Now for some fun questions! If you were a marijuana strain, how would you describe yourself?

Naughty Girl OG- This indica-dominant hybrid (80% indica/20% sativa) is popular for its subtle cerebral effects followed by a great, tingly body buzz. Prized for its deep body relaxation and euphoric effects, Naughty Girl has an earthy, sweet scent and is covered by purple, blue, orange, and red hairs on each trichome covered bud. It is a smooth inale that has notes of citrus and coffee flavors. Just a little will leave you pleasantly uplifted and ready for your next activity while more will give you a moderate couch lock and deep, restful sleep.

If you could be any fictional character, who would you want to be?

I would be The Bride (Uma Thurman’s character from Kill Bill). She was strong, brave, and stayed calm under pressure. She went to the ends of the earth for her child and kept her goal in mind no matter how many obstacles she encountered. And she kicked a lot of butt along the way. 

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