Thursday, March 3, 2016

The New Job

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I've alluded to The New Job during the last couple of months, so here it is. I'm writing for a company called Weedmaps and their websites: marijuana.com and cannabis.com. I'll also be helping to edit other material. It's full-time. I'll be posting several times a week -- interviews, columns, interesting stories that are all related to medical cannabis and human interest. The marijuana.com website is up and running and is an important resource for all things marijuana-related. The cannabis.com site is a work in progress, and eventually my writing will primarily be featured there. I can't begin to express how grateful I am for this job to have come my way, how perfectly it works out for me both financially and flexibly. I will work from home. If Sophie has a bad day and needs to stay home, I can still work from home.  Praise Jesus and hallelujah! Or shall I say praise Cannabis! The irony isn't lost on me that I am still a person who hasn't "partaken" in nearly thirty years, that I got this perfect job because of the often torturous path to healing for Sophie, that I can now parlay my skills into educating and inspiring other families to look at cannabis as a healing plant.

My first article, an interview with a wonderful writer, mother and dear friend and compadre is up today. You can read it here:

Making THCa at Home: An Interview with a Mother


Please leave a comment on the site if you feel like it. And I'd really love it if you'd give me some ideas and suggestions for future interviews, articles and so forth that I could work on. Like everything else in life, it's a grand collaboration, and I wouldn't be here if it weren't for you.

41 comments:

  1. As I said this morning but it most definitely must be repeated. I am so proud of you. So unbelievably proud of you.

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    1. Thanks, Heather. That means so much to me!

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  2. Wonderful news. No better woman.

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  3. Great article. So glad you have this work. x0 N2

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  4. Awesome! Incidentally, weedmaps is one of four apps on my phone. (I was our DARE valedictorian.) I can maybe (probably definitely) help out in this department. Like the patches! (Have you seen them? Like a CBD fentanyl patch.) Those have piqued my interest. They occurred to me as something that might help Calvin at night if and when they become more affordable and readily available.

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    1. Thanks, Ajax! Actually, you are someone who I'd like to interview. Any chance we could talk off the blog? My email is elsophie@gmail.com. I'd love to catch up, anyway.

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    1. You are welcome. And thank you for leaving a comment on the marijuana.com site!

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  6. Awesome. Congratulations! The Universe does, indeed, provide (blood, sweat and tears does too, sometimes). ;)

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    1. I guess it's the combination! Thanks, king!

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  7. Woo hoo! Congrats on the job! I'm so happy for you and Sophie and everyone else that you found something that fits your interests and life requirements. :)

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  8. That's wonderful news!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  9. Congratulations on the job and the article is wonderful.

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    1. Thank you, lily cedar -- and for leaving a comment on the site as well.

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  10. i've got several other mothers in mind you could interview if you want to do more stories about epilepsy. you are the best. love you.

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    1. I am very much interested. I also need to find some families that are using CBD to treat autism or other diseases/disabilities/conditions.

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  11. Wow. Not only is this job going to provide for your family, it is incredibly important work.
    You mothers humble me daily.

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    1. Thanks, Mary. You are right -- it's manna from heaven.

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  12. Elizabeth, I'm so thrilled for you. I read your piece last night. It was really wonderful. Such a look into the world so many know nothing about.

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    1. Thanks, Denise. It's hard to believe that it's a world that some aren't aware of since I'm so saturated with it, but hopefully, that will be a rarity one day.

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  13. Seriously fantastic. Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you! And thanks, too, for leaving a comment on the site.

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  14. This is wonderful Elizabeth! You will do such good. Human interest stories of how families determine strain, dosing etc. will of course be meaningful for those trying to figure this all out. Obstacles municipalities impose on growing and distribution. I'd love if you could interview some of those political hacks. If you could land an interview with law enforcement or a local DEA rep that'd surely be interesting and you could educate them. Ah------ the places you can go. Warm best wishes💜

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    1. Wow. Thanks, Mary Lou, for all these suggestions. I'm writing them down. I really appreciate it, and keep them coming!

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  15. So happy for you, and such important work! You are fantastic.

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    1. Thanks, Vesuvius! When are you visiting California again?

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  16. That's wonderful news!

    I was sitting in a waiting room this week and picked up what I think was the January or February issue of Texas Monthly. There was an article about a double blind study about medical marijuana going on in Ft. Worth for children with epilepsy. It's a very small study--maybe 10 children, but I was excited. Naturally, they called me back for my appointment before I had finished the article.

    Interviews with any of the people involved would be fascinating.

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    1. Thanks, Portia. I think I know some of those people in that study. They're going on everywhere, which is a good thing.

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  17. Somebody made the right decision. You couldn't be more perfect for this job and it's going to make a huge difference!

    Massive congratulations!

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  18. So happy for you. An idea for an article: at a recent legal seminar ( I'm an attorney and thus was continuing legal education) on marijuana they mentioned that medical marijuana advocates have been especially successful in Southern states by focusing on issues of children in need of treatment. I feel like there's an interesting article there about These successful strategies and maybe those behind them which we didn't really get to her much about.

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    1. Great idea, Annie. I appreciate you taking the time to leave that comment!

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  19. I wish you much success at that new dream job.
    I loved your interview with Christy Shake. It got me thinking more seriously about tinkering with C.'s cannabis - something I haven't done at all since reaching what her neurologist declared to be the absolute maximum dose.
    Looking forward to your future posts there.

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  20. Honey, this is fucking awesome!!!!!!! Fantastic, just fantastic. You deserve it.

    XXX Beth

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  21. I read the article the other day, Elizabeth, but didn't have the time to come back here and leave a comment (and am too shy to leave one there). First of all I'm really happy for this opportunity you have, and the chance to make stories like that known. I don't know what kind of flexibility you have as far as style of writing, but personally I find that the transcript format isn't as effective as the occasional key quote here and there in a text. Best of luck with your work!

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