Warren Bobrow=WB: Where are you from? What did you originally want to be when you were a younger person? How did you achieve the honor of working with our plant?
Maggie Connors/Besito=MC/B: I grew up in Connecticut, where I wanted to be everything from a designer to a doctor, an architect to a therapist. I’ve been driven by impact, human connection, and design as long as I can remember. I fell in love with cannabis as soon as I tried it in high school, and always sought the healing it provided though it was difficult to access. There was a strong stigma, and I kept the solace I found in cannabis hidden from my parents and professional life for another decade. Because of the misinformation from prohibition, it took years for me to realize cannabis wasn’t just an illegal indulgence, but a deeply therapeutic natural remedy for my anxiety and chronic pain. Above all it gave me the quiet and presence to live in the moment and know myself better.