“I just began cannabis in October 2014. I was on pain pills for 18yrs straight, plus a whole slew of meds after a near-death car accident in 2006. When I met the One Draw Two Crew in early 2015, they had just opened the dispensary and hadn't worked yet with a patient such as myself, who was taking over 40 pills a day. It was a huge learning curve for both of us and lots of trial and error.
The biggest asset I think this store brings to the community is it's staff. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE their products too with great companies such as Sasquatch Farms & Queen Bee Distributing, you can't go wrong with their organic quality product for meds. But boy, the love and compassion I received from the staff at ODT was amazing! I say it WAS, because I am a medical patient from Oregon, recently moved to Maryland; and now I have my MD card. I'm SUPER excited to be visiting ODT again next week while I'm home for a couple cannabis events.
My husband, Todd, and I, began this journey with the help of Dave & Sandra; two incredibly compassionate people who saw my husband wanting to help his wife have a life again. All the pharmaceuticals I had ingested for years had taken a large chunk of my quality of life away. Dave worked with my husband and suggested different ways of consuming cannabis. From smoking my first strain, being raspberry kush, to trying Guerrilla Rub topical, to ingesting FECO (Full Extract Cannabis Oil). Every step of the way they were there.
I even went back to work after 15 yrs because of my incredible healing! Everyday I stopped in and bought Melodies Knockouts & Lunchbox Alchemy's Shrapnel; it was the medibles, in addition to ingesting oil, that helped my withdrawals while at work. Without these great products, I would not have been capable of holding down a job.
Not only did I learn much from each budtender I worked with, but they all learned from me too. I remember Matt messaging me one day after i had mobed to MD, he said "Amy I have a patient standing in front if me who striggles with tics too. What was it we found helpful for you?". Now THIS IS how a dispensary SHOULD be, always educating themselves and wanting to learn and help their patients. The crew asked me everyday how my meds were working, was there anything we needed to tweak. See, I have horrible face, eye & shoulder tics left from big pharma, and they are permanent. The ODT staff worked with me when I would come across a strain of bud or oil, that would set them off, to find a more favorable strain combo. Cannabis usually quiets them, but we began learning that I'm terpenes sensitive. So then, Luke and Jess started talking with me about terpenes. There's so much to learn that we just scratched the surface, but what education they gave me was a great foundation for when I moved to Maryland. I took that knowledge and continued asking more questions and to this day, I am still in contact with the ODT staff. They follow my healing journey and I am a part of their journey, helping patients find a new life.
The love, compassion and education I always get when visiting my ODT crew is nothing short of amazing. I am blessed to be working soon with a local dispensary here in MD. We have a medical program and our first dispensary opens next month September 2017. I will be teaching classes, and consulting with patients who want to learn how to heal themselves like I did.
There's just no denying that cannabis is responsible for reversing my type 2 diabetes in just 2 months and eliminating the need for 1500mg of Metformin a day. Or that I left all pain pills; Oxycontin, Percocet, Muscle relaxers, all in just 3 months of ingesting cannabis oil. There's no doubt that it's the reason I kicked the Effexor, Klonopin & Celexa to the curb; 2 of them in just 6 months. And, there's definitely no denying, that the healing and homeostasis my body achieved by ingesting oil & medibles, applying salves and smoking cannabis helped heal me. I also dropped over 100 lbs in less than a yr; and I'm down 205 lbs so far.
If you're wanting to change directions and try plant healing for your health, give the crew at One Draw Two a call. Go in and chat with them. Take in your medication list with dosages. Talk to them about what you'd like your new life to look like, and how can cannabis possibly help you achieve that; they are there to help you and guide you. But, most of all I consider them my family. They literally helped save my life. Even on the days when I'd walk in detoxing horribly, crying and wanting to give up on life, Pamela would embrace me in a hug and we'd look at what our next option was.
Jennifer and Joe you have a great team, and I am forever grateful for EVERYTHING your family had done for mine. I would not be where I am at without your help. Right down to beautiful Cassandra, who was always there in the gallery with a smile on her face no matter what kind of day I had, she always made me laugh. I know I've left folks out and believe me it was not intentional. Unfortunately big pharma has left me with a brain that doesn't have good recall and live with a brain injury. So, if I didn't mention you by name, and at one time you were part of my ODT CannaFam, please know I remember your face and I remember the love and compassion you showed me every single day.
You guys are doing it right and I hope I can take what I've learned, and help our patients over here, because way too many are suffering. Keep up the great work ODT Crew. You guys rock!! 💚 One Love 💚