I am so excited to say this. I am going to be working on this project for the next few months, and I am thrilled to say that the name is officially mine already. It’s going to have to go under the “Loud Mouth Brown Girl” banner, in order for it to be legal, but eventually I will hopefully be able to get a license as a Cannabis Consultant.
The purpose of me choosing cannabis consultation, is because of how little education there is in Surrey, British Columbia, specifically. I really want to open doors that have been deliberately closed by the lack of information, and not being able to promote or work in the industry here in the lower mainland, means that “I” get to be the one to open those doors, and that is very exciting.
I will admit that it was a bit disappointing to know that I couldn’t just open my doors right away and start taking on clients, but one of the things that I wanted to do from the jump, was to work in a local dispensary first, where I could get experience from Budtenders and people already in the industry.
So my goal of being a Cannabis educator hasn’t changed in any way shape or form, but how I approach that goal has, and that’s fine with me, because it gives me a chance to build up the content on the new cannabis site.
From here on out all my cannabis conversations will go on that website, because technically according to Canadian law, I’m not allowed to talk about it on a site that doesn’t have an age verification on it.
Stacey Bobak just got back from a trip to Ponta Delgada Portugal, and I am very excited for those out there who are entering the cannabis industry. It’s such an exciting moment when you discover something new that has the power to change your life, and the life of others, and I am really thrilled to see what they are doing out there, because they are starting with the education portion, which we kind of slacked on here in Canada.
I’m also inspired by Stacey though as well, because Cannabis started for her as a medicine, and a tool that I believe helped save her life, and now she’s taking it, and using it to spread her wings LITERALLY across the world, it really is cool to see because I keep thinking “hey, me too.”
There are so many exciting things happening in the industry, and building this site is giving me the chance to learn as much as I can so that I can share that with the world, and the best part is that as we say as educators, “low and slow is the way to go,” so I no longer feel a need to rush. I can take my time and enjoy the process, and even if someone comes in and gets there ahead of me, I don’t feel as if that in any way takes away from what I am doing.
There is so much that I haven’t spoken about publicly when it comes to my work with people who deal with addictions, poverty, and homelessness here on LMBG, and on Six Oh Four I honestly feel like I have more freedom to take that experience and weave it into what I know about cannabis in a way that makes sense for sharing more there than here.
With everything in my entire life, it has always felt so utterly difficult, but with Cannabis, everything is aligning in the way that “I” need it to align, whether I like it or not, and not being able to have what I “want” in this moment, is absolutely imperative to me being successful in the future. It’s not about accepting that fact, it’s about knowing it, to my core.
In short I am excited about how difficult it’s going for me to build a brand new brand, around a topic that so many people are afraid to openly talk about in this city and province, because of all the women that have already shown me how it can be done.
Specifically being surrounded by women like Stacey, Stephanie, Shawna, Donna and so many others, specifically being surrounded by women who just get it, and encourage me anyways, without shaming me for being too loud or too much, who are constantly there to answer questions and to provide support and are willing to educate me at the asking, is hugely powerful.
I honestly can’t wait for the day that we get to meet, and just sit, and be quiet for a moment, and just relish in the act of being together.
Until that day I will keep plugging away, this weekend there will not be any new posts, and going forward I am going to have to start scattering posts throughout the week, so the post every day thing is now out the window. I need to harness my time and to make sure that I am doing the best possible job by Loud Mouth Brown Girl and Six Oh Four North, I need to not stress myself out by having a post every single day, but at least 3 days a week on one or the other. I promise I will not be leaving you behind.
Sending all my love,
Devon J Hall