Many people find themselves in the CBD industry, because they’re looking to make a ton of cash. However, others find their way to the industry through experiences of miraculous healing. Sheri Yanez is the latter. As the owner of CBD company, Rose Botanicals, Inc., Yanez is changing lives by providing people with CBD. She is also living proof of how CBD has been the most effective treatment option for her ulcerative colitis (UC), which is a common disease that causes inflammation in the large intestine. Yanez opened up to CULTURE about her incredible journey of true healing with CBD.
When did you start using medical cannabis?
I started taking medical cannabis about six years ago when I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. I had no idea what was going on with me, or what my future would be like, and I was terrified.
Did you try other methods or treatments before cannabis?
I did. I was prescribed several harsh medications by my doctor, including chemotherapy. The side effects of these medications were horrible. I didn’t know which was worse, the side effects or the disease itself. During my time on these medications I never truly felt well. Besides the symptoms of ulcerative colitis, I also began losing my hair; I was weak. I was so nauseous some days I couldn’t get off the floor or take care of my child. I had several week-long hospital stays, which took me away from my family.
“Cannabis saved my life. It gave me the quality of life back that I had before I got sick.”
Are your doctors supportive of you using cannabis as a treatment?
They were not. I told my doctor that I could no longer tolerate living with the side effects of his treatment plan and that I was going to stop all medication and only take CBD. He said there was no way he could support that. Three months later I scheduled a full exam, and the doctor was stunned by my results and said everything looked so good, it looked like I never even had UC.
What’s the most important issue or problem facing medical cannabis patients?
Stigma. People still think of cannabis as something that just gets you high. There are so many benefits to this miracle plant. This plant heals you naturally, with no horrible side effects. You don’t have to poison your body to brink of death like you do with traditional medications. Cannabis is a gift to us all.
What would you say to those who are skeptical about cannabis as medicine?
Give it a chance. Take it properly, start low and slow to find your personalized dosage, and stick with it! Consistency is key when taking CBD.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
Cannabis saved my life. It gave me the quality of life back that I had before I got sick. That is why I started Rose Botanicals. I want everyone to experience the life changing effects of CBD in a safe and trusted form. I would recommend it to anyone. Young, old and in between!