“Cannabis is medicine.”
In 2012, Mary Pryor, who would eventually become the CMO of Tonic CBD and co-founder of Cannaclusive, an inclusive-based cannabis marketing company for brands, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. As she was trying to handle the anxiety and pain of her own, she was also in the midst of supporting her mother, who was in hospice. While dealing with both of these things was challenging, two years after her diagnosis, though, her friends introduced her to research studies on the use and benefits of cannabis, and her life and pain level began to change for the better.
Over the next several years, Pryor would try to fly to Denver to buy cannabis products for her and her mom all while working stressful jobs to afford the costs. Although her mother sadly passed away in 2015, Pryor continued to use cannabis today to aid with her pain. “I realized that cannabis had helped in my relief needs beyond research studies,” she tells HelloGiggles. “I found that cannabis, through research, studying, and talking with healers and doctors in the space (shout out to Dr. Rachel Knox) can aid in a lot of issues related to inflammation and body stress.”