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We continue to celebrate Women’s Health Week with an inspiring story of a woman whose life was changed with the help of cannabis. Emma Collard is a veteran with PTSD who shares her success story to encourage other women like her to believe that living and feeling well is possible, thanks to cannabis.
A: I was diagnosed in 2014 while I was in the Army.
A: I’ve been a patient for two years.
A: My favorite Surterra Wellness products are the Relief vape pen and transdermal patch, Soothe vape pen and transdermal patch and Zen vape pen. From Florida’s Finest, I use the Granddaddy Purple vape cartridge.
A: While I was enlisted in the Army, I was on so many different mood medications that I had a serotonin overdose and ended up in the emergency room. I remember feeling so afraid of the strong effect prescriptions had on me that I quit all of my meds cold-turkey without telling my doctor. When I was medically discharged, I decided to try cannabis because of all of the anecdotal praise I read from other people’s success stories. It has been the best thing I have ever done for myself.
On my fourth day of taking CBD, I woke up and I felt like Snow White bursting open the shutters to sing to the birds.
A: Since becoming a medical cannabis patient, my life has flourished. My favorite story to tell patients is when I first started taking CBD regularly. One of the biggest side effects of my PTSD is debilitating anxiety. It used to be so bad that I felt encapsulated in myself, unable to look away from the ground when I walked or stand up straight with confidence. On my fourth day of taking CBD, I woke up and I felt like Snow White bursting open the shutters to sing to the birds. It was the weirdest feeling ever. I knew I felt different for some reason, but I couldn’t pinpoint what it was until I was walking around my kitchen – then it hit me. I felt normal. Medical cannabis has significantly impacted my life. I am now able to live anxiety- and pain-free, which I never thought was possible.
A: The thing that I love about Surterra Wellness is the overall atmosphere in all of their dispensaries. I have been to five of them throughout the bay area and all of them are so calm and welcoming. For people with anxiety, it can be a really overwhelming experience to go into a new dispensary because you have no idea what you’re getting yourself into. The staff at all of their locations welcomed me with open arms, answered all the questions and really seemed to care about my comfort and well-being.
Went in today for my first visit ever to a dispensary and was completely lost at what I needed or wanted. They were amazing at explaining everything to me and getting me started on some products! Will definitely be back!
I love this place! Everyone is always so nice and very helpful! I just love the loyalty points app!
They’re always having sales! Great options for medicine! Another thing I’d like to touch on is how these people treat you. They’re kind, sweet, and wholesome. I appreciate that more than I can express in words.