Welcome to The Cannabis Update by VapeTheBud
This issue will focus on why I started talking about cannabis, what happened to that website and the future of my writings in the Canadian cannabis space
Why did you start talking about cannabis?
When I got my medical license to buy and consume cannabis in August 2014 there were only a handful of companies at the time to choose products from. I found myself looking for recommendations as I didn’t know a whole lot and turned to Twitter, and at the cannabis clinic there were little square info cards about a company called Lift (which was later named Lift & Co.) which was a website to post reviews and gain points to redeem on future medical orders.
I found Lift and Twitter were a great way to talk to others and express opinions on our experiences with cannabis products. At the start only dried cannabis was available, then that lead to oils and capsules being sold and now every form of cannabis is available to purchase.
I never thought years later I would still be talking about it and wanting to learn more and more. Eventually I shifted to my own website, VapeTheBud.com and ran that on my own for about two years or so.
What happened to your website?
As some of you are aware I used to have a website full of cannabis reviews and articles.
In March of 2020 I began to have severe dry eyes that lead to the point of partial vision loss and found that any cannabis use exacerbated the dry eyes, so much so to the point where I had to reduce it as much as possible. Months into treatment and with vision correction I started to get relief.
Sometime in mid-2020 I let the hosting of the website expire and didn't bother to renew it and instead let VapeTheBud.com become a placeholder for links to my social media profiles and related write ups.
I decided I needed to take a break away from the cannabis space and focus on my health. It was a tough decision and one I didn’t think would last this long. A lot happened in 2020 and unfortunately things only got more complicated for me in the years beyond it.
On a bright note, things have started to turn around in the last few months and I’ve learned a lot about myself and how to better manage things. Having multiple autoimmune conditions is quite challenging at times and the extraintestinal manifestations that go along with one of them hasn’t been great.
Where do you see VapeTheBud heading?
I decided to restart my presence on Twitter in the last couple of months and as of today launching this newsletter. As a medical patient consuming cannabis for almost 9 years now I feel my goal at the moment is discussing issues in the cannabis space.
From time to time I will talk about products that I’m personally buying like I did years ago and provide detailed input. Writing about cannabis is something more of a hobby for me, and I never thought I’d become an enthusiast on such a topic.
Cannabis has been one of the most helpful things in my life, from being creative to easing the joints and muscles that are tense or at the least, making my day manageable.
I want to thank everyone who has supported me over the years and has been following my write ups. You’ve been a huge inspiration and made me feel like I belong part of the community.
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I’m glad to see you’re feeling better enough that you can get back to writing a little. Having a creative outlet is really good for your brain. 👍🏻