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Tamara Anderson is the woman behind interactive cannabis event marketing and culinary goodness company, Culinary and Cannabis. We asked where she is now and were she might be in the weedy future.
How did you get involved in cannabis?
I actually got involved in cannabis because of my son. He was about 14 when he had a bad experience with smoking and after that, I was like obviously your gonna keep doing this. So asked him to research cannabis so he could be educated to know when he is getting bad cannabis.
When he got done he said mom I need cannabis, not just want it. Myself and my son have a rare medical disease called Jobs Syndrome which basically our body don’t fight off staph bacteria, but my son had a ton of comorbidities like scoliosis, Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome and other things that made it difficult for him to be a regular active teenager. But cannabis allowed him that freedom so that started my education on the plant.
My curiosity about cooking with cannabis came from my client from my Sugar and Spyked business in which I make alcohol-infused dessert. They asked if I cooked with weed. I was like yea at home, but not for the public because I couldn't find information on dosage I found lots of recipes but none specific. So I figured if I am looking for this then and Culinary and Cannabis was born.
What is your mission with @culinaryandcannabis?
My mission to educate as many people as I can on the benefits of cannabis. I lost my son over two years ago and I truly believe if I knew now what I knew when he was younger he may still be here.
Where do you see yourself in the industry in 5 years?
I see myself traveling the world creating authentic cannabis educational events to the masses and helping changes lives and minds.
What's the biggest challenge of working in the cannabis space and the biggest reward?
The biggest challenge is financial and marketing in the space. The biggest reward is when a person finds a product that works for them at our event and it changes their lives giving the chance to return to work or have a better quality of life.