How it all began........ Leaf 78

How it all began........ Leaf 78

I have never been one to be short with my words and I won't try to change that now.   What is Leaf 78 and why should it matter to you?  Leaf 78 started out as a very small seed of an idea (puns totally intended). What we intend to do with this space is simple, celebrate the use of marijuana based products as part of a healthy and goal oriented lifestyle.  I'm a proud pothead, and I'm also a proud overachiever (some days)!

Let's go back a few years.........  For most of my life I have been a severe insomniac.  When I say severe, I mean severe severe.  In the past, if I didn't take sleep meds or drink copious amounts of alcohol, I wouldn't sleep for days at a time.  You can imagine how this effected my health and how miserable I was.  After living life for more than 40 years, going through multiple sleep studies and being on over 20 different prescription medications, I finally gave in a tried weed.  I know, I know.  In my 40's?  Why did I wait that long?  Well, I'm a rule follower pure and simple and it just wasn't legal where I live until a few years ago.  After it became medically legal in my state, I received my medical card and then I went shopping.  It was mind blowing, earth shattering, ground breaking, and whatever other analogy you can think of. 

Almost immediately my life changed. I started sleeping consistently and for hours at a time.  For the first time in my life, my body started functioning the way it is supposed to and I didn't hurt in the ways I had for years.  Within the first 6 months I probably lost 30 pounds just from sleeping.  I did nothing different in my routine, except a slept. 

Fast forward to a year later and I'm cleaning out my closet.  I'm the healthiest I have ever been and have had to purge a lot of my closet since I no longer fit into a lot of it.  While I was cleaning, I found a tank top.  It said Gym & Tonic.  I kind of laughed to myself and remembered the days I would eat broccoli on weight watchers so I could go drink at the pub.  But then it hit me, alcohol has never been part of a healthy lifestyle.  It seems we're always trying to save ourselves from the effects of it with things like Liquid IV.  But weed, weed is part of my healthy lifestyle.  I don't have to do anything to recover from it and just the pure fact that I know it is going to lull me into a deep sleep and wake me with energy of the gods makes me want to shout about the benefits from the mountain tops.

The idea for these designs came from the simple fact that those of us that are healthy potheads deserve to have swag that represents us.  We will not be able to change society's perception of the leaf until those of us that have stories to tell are vocal.  I for one, will celebrate my gains with Mary Jane.  She's my die or die. 


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