Kat Brackett is a cannabis advocate and designer at Canna Boheme and Nomad West.
Advocate + Designer. She’s the gal behind Canna Boheme, a safe space for curious women and moms to talk about weed.
How did you get involved in cannabis?
Originally growing up in the Santa Cruz mountains, in California, the culture was all around me prior to full legalization...but it was becoming extremely supported. I became interested and more involved in 2010 when we began cultivating at my in-law's house as the rise of medical cards became available. As we grew the more I learned and fell in love. Not only with the beautiful plant itself but the incredible benefits. I also had been experiencing extreme depression and anxiety and had gone on medication that made me feel like a robot. Introducing cannabis into my life changed everything and I weened myself off the pharmaceuticals and made the switch to cannabis.
What is your mission with @cannaboheme?
My goal is to assist other women as I have myself to make the holistic switch from pharmaceuticals to cannabis without fear, and with education and support. I have a friend who experienced deep postpartum depression after her first child, and I was able to help her learn and try different aspects of cannabis including CBD. Which changed her life.
Where do you see yourself in the industry in 5 years?
As a soon-to-be first time mom, I hope to be surrounded by like-minded women and continue to assist in educating them as well as myself on the natural benefits of such powerful plant medicine. I would like Canna Boheme to grow into more than a lifestyle brand through this work as well.
What's the biggest challenge of working in the cannabis space and the biggest reward?
The biggest challenge would be, having to hide my cannabis use. Despite the fact is has helped open my eyes to the devastating effects of pharmaceutical drugs on the mind and body. but the reward is so great because of how beautiful it has been to see first hand how all of the people joining together to fight for legalization has exposed the true power we have as a community when we unite together.
Do you have any advice for any fellow aspiring cannapreneurs?
Follow your heart, I did and it let me to a community of incredibly strong and powerfully open-hearted cannabis supportive women. Rise above the stigma, especially as a new mom, and don't be afraid to educate yourself or ask questions. You never know who you're going to meet in your life unless you take that first step.