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Keira Fae found cannabis when she needed it most. It has since launched a long road into cannabis entrepreneurship. We caught up with her to catch up on all the cool weed things she’s doing.
How did you get involved in cannabis?
I began consuming cannabis a couple of months after moving to American from Tokyo, Japan. four months after moving here I started getting sick, fevers, low appetite, fatigue, extra weight loss... Not being able to pinpoint the cause I was prescribed numerous medications. 'Medicine' made my symptoms worse, at one point I was given an expiration date if there were no improvements. That is when I search for alternative medicines and thus found cannabis.
Being a baker professionally and owning a gluten-free wholesale bakery company, I began incorporating my own recipes with cannabis. In 2016 I was offered a cooking show with Weedmaps called "Cooking with Keira."
I made edibles, topicals, tinctures, you name it! At one point, I decided to step away from manufacturing and focus more on operations. I am currently a Freelance content creator and Operations manager of a Cannabis Insurance company, Sugar Leaf Services.
What is your mission with @cannabisandparenthood?
My mission is being provided a reliable resource who are pregnant, may become pregnant, breastfeeding, or experiencing postpartum depression. I want to create a safe and trusting community of like-minded parents sharing their experiences on cannabis use as a mother. I believe women deserve the right to make their own educated decisions when it comes to their health during and after pregnancy.
Where do you see yourself in the industry in 5 years?
I am an entrepreneur; I go wherever my passions take me.
What's the biggest challenge of working in the cannabis space and the biggest reward?
The constant change of regulations and working in grey areas. The biggest reward is being apart of the cannabis space and breaking down the walls! #breakthestigma
I focus heavily on education! I love to teach about anything cannabis!
How do you deal with any backlash from your children's friends, parents, or school officials, if at all?
Yes, sometimes. I usually ignore this kind of negative energy. If given the chance, I try to educate the person and encourage them to research for themselves. I have noticed, when I am being bullied on the playground for my cannabis use, it is usually because the person doing the bullying has no idea what they are talking about...I would like to contribute to their growth and help them view the world with what they know and can learn, not what they have been told.
I guess in short, it doesn't bother me. I see it as an opportunity.
You can follow Keira Fae on Instagram.