Some of you have seen our posts recently about our new CBD business – Green Time Wellness. We would like to thank you all for all of the support you have shown us thus far with our new venture and ask for your continued support. Although, I consider myself a private person, I would like to share the background on how our CBD business came to be.
When my father was diagnosed with very aggressive and advanced cancer in November of 2018, I became his caregiver and had to be strong for him (which many of you know the difficulty of doing so, while watching a parent or loved one die). I had to be his rock throughout the progression of his disease and until he passed away in April 2019. My father needed me by his side and I would not have had it any other way. My father had prepared me for this for years, and although I never ever would have imagined him getting so sick and dying in his 60’s, he had prepped me to be able to handle it the best I could.
Throughout the advancement of this terrible disease, my father and I had many discussions about future opportunities for me, after he was gone, that he knew would make me happy, him happy and that was a passion of mine. My father was an extremely intelligent man. Therefore, of course, in addition to just being my father and respecting him in that capacity, I really respected his advice, business sense and opinions.
We began giving my father CBD orally, via capsules and rubbed the CBD oil on his feet for comfort and to make him feel better. At this point, I also began taking a CBD tincture, because of the extreme anxiety I was facing, along with the inability to sleep due to all of the stressors surrounding me. My father’s disease was so advanced upon diagnosis, that all we could do was keep him comfortable and CBD helped with that.
Having always been an advocate of natural healing, I knew I needed to pursue this dream. The Federal Farm Bill was passed in December of 2018, right after my father’s diagnosis, which took hemp and hemp derived CBD off of the Federal controlled substance list. Although, Louisiana law had not yet caught up with the Federal law, at the time, I started getting involved in advocating with a great hemp group who were encouraging our legislators for hemp and hemp derived CBD to become legal here in our great state!
In January of 2019, when my father was in the Lourdes rehab facility trying to recover from a stroke he had after his cancer diagnoses, I told him I needed to get to Colorado to seek out the best CBD manufacturer I could find. Although, my father did not want me to leave him for those few days, he encouraged me to go, so that I could begin building the new business. While in Colorado, and through a lot of research, meetings and due diligence, we managed to secure a relationship with one of the largest and most accredited manufacturers and extractors of CBD in the world. We chose to become one of their distributors and we created our brand Green Time Wellness.
Shortly after my father’s passing, I began having serious health issues. Perhaps, my health issues were triggered by the trauma of losing my father and best friend. Regardless, I have not been well since his passing. I knew something was wrong with my body and that it was more than stress and depression. I saw five (5) different doctors, went to urgent care facilities and even the emergency room, in an effort to try to determine what was wrong with me and why I have been so sick and experiencing constant pain. For months on end, no one could figure out my health issues in order to be able to diagnose and help me. Finally, I was sent to a specialist, out of town, who was able diagnose me and put me on an intense treatment plan, which, includes taking CBD. Although, I have a long road ahead of me with my health, at this point, I have been able to work from home and leverage the help and support of my fiance, colleagues, friends and family.
We are firm believers that CBD is here to help each and every one of us, in whichever way our bodies and cannabinoid systems are deficient and need it.
Our CBD business is dedicated to my late father and is his legacy. Please help us spread the word about our new business, Green Time Wellness and on how CBD may be able to help you and/or your loved ones! #TryCB