Sloan Reed is a cannabis advocate and farmer passionate about cannabis rules, regulations, and sustainable growing practices. We caught up with her for her take on the industry.
1. How did you get involved in cannabis?
Cannabis has always been a medicine for my family and I. My father medicated with cannabis throughout his fight with cancer and that was when I really saw the true power and beauty of cannabis. Then, in the summer of 2017, my badass sister Siobhan Danger asked me to come be a part of the first permitted cannabis farm in Humboldt county, Blessed Coast Farms.
Her and her husband worked extremely hard to get their farm permitted and became the first of its kind! I was so excited to be a part of this growing experience, and I also wanted to spend more time with my sister. During our time growing that season we started The Grow Sisters. It started out as a fun project for us to document our time together and highlight learning how to grow and share with others! We also advocate for organic and sustainable practices and teach how we support that. Within time it transitioned into so much more than that. The community of Humboldt county is really amazing and we started to highlight the cannabis community that Humboldt has to offer.
2. What is your mission?
My mission with @sloanreed is to normalize and educate about the powers of cannabis and CBD while sharing my adventures with you! I currently live in Utah because of my love for the outdoors, especially skiing and climbing, and would love to educated this dry state on everything there is about cannabis and CBD in hopes to push it towards legalization. Utah is transitioning into normalizing CBD, and I hope to be an advocate for normalizing cannabis as well some day. In efforts to educate Utah, I started doing CBD yoga workshops with the beautiful @cannayoga. Within our workshops, we would educate on the benefits of CBD throughout all aspects of life and how to incorporate it into your yoga practice. Be on the look out for more!
3. Where do you see yourself in five years?
In five years I hope to see myself in the cannabis legal state of Utah! I hope to then be able to take the sustainable growing practices the @grow.sisters advocate for and share them with places that I love. Organic and sustainable growing practices are important to educate about with this developing industry and I hope to be a catalyst for that.
4. What's the biggest challenge of working in the industry?
4. The biggest challenge of working in the cannabis space for me right now is that it is not yet legal in Utah. This creates uneducated people that see cannabis as a negative thing because it is illegal. I am trying to share education about the amazing wonders of this plant in hopes to create a positive outlook on it. CBD, on the other hand, is legal in Utah and I am able to work with that and share the gift that it provides. The biggest reward of working in the cannabis space would be seeing the wonders that CBD has done for people that have reached out to me for education about its medical properties. The gift of knowledge is amazing to share and it is a wonderful reward to be able to show people the positives of cannabis and CBD.