Hopegrown Spotlight: How Cannabis Changed My Life

October 14, 2017

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Rx to Cannabis Treatment

Born in Boulder, I grew up enjoying the great outdoors, but began suffering from chronic stomach pains in his early 20s. Despite several extended hospitalizations, doctors were unable to deliver a correct diagnose and began treating me with increasingly heavy doses of opiate pain medications. Further complications included thoracic outlet syndrome and a non-cancerous brain tumor, both of which required surgeries to fix and ever-growing doses of medications. 

By 2009, I was on 19 different prescription medications, disengaged with life, becoming overweight and falling deeper into depression. Upon the urging of my father, I got my first medical cannabis card (recommendation) in December of that year. Shortly after beginning this plant-based treatment, my life began to change rapidly! Growing cannabis became the reason for me to get out of bed and gave me the drive to improve my health and life. By mid 2010, I had lost 70 pounds and weaned myself off of pain medications completely. Growing and consuming cannabis saved my life and I want to give back to others by sharing my experience with this amazing plant.

Giving Back With Cannabis

My journey inspired me to develop AlpinStash, a licensed Colorado-based company known for healthy and beautiful cannabis cultivated using all-natural methods. As owner and master grower, I oversee AlpinStash’s operations and also consult in the industry on business development, cultivation technique, compliance and transparency. Small-batch, grown-with-love, hand-trimmed and glass-cured to perfection are all part of what we stand for as we move the craft cannabis movement forward. 

Our mission is to provide the highest quality, cleanest, healthiest cannabis. Our standards are set by our own personal experience and background as both cannabis users and growers. We are responsible, ethical and inspired to grow in innovative and unique ways. The health of our plants and by proxy, our customers, is our number one priority; we believe that plant production should never come at the expense of human health or the health of our planet. Local, sustainable and artisanal are second nature to us and we pride ourselves on upholding those values. Because the medical patient and chronic pain sufferer are close to our hearts, we specialize in custom, CBD-rich strains for the benefits we have witnessed in others and personally experienced. We are a small, family-owned company and we treat our plants and our customers as family too.

Above everything, we put all the love and care we have into our plants. They are always free of toxic chemicals and fed the highest quality, sustainably-sourced, natural nutrients available. Healthy plants pass on their benefits to create healthy people.

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