We couldn’t be more excited to have launched our website and are thrilled you’ve decided to stop by and check out what we’re all about. We’ve embarked on a remarkable journey and there is a lot to catch up on!
First, a little about who we are, and how we got here. From the Vancouver region of British Columbia, we’ve had the benefit of growing up in a community that has always been open-minded to enthusiastic about healthy living, nature, and the medicinal benefits of plants, including cannabis and hemp. Myself, as I’ve gone through life and its ups and downs, lefts and rights, I found myself in a place of limbo. Over a decade working a white-collar job with uninspired ‘success’, I longed for meaning and purpose, and began to feel beyond unwell. I decided to do something I’d put off for years- and get a dog! It was the best decision I have ever made. However, some nagging sports-injuries from my teenage years flared up with all the extra playtime and went to the doctor and found out I had early onset arthritis in my hip! I found that the pain-medication was not sitting well with my stomach, especially with some medication I was taking for both anxiety and depression disorders. This is not a woe-is-me story.
It was suggested I try CBD. I had heard of it but was hesitant to do so for a couple of reasons. 1) I had outgrown a recreational marijuana phase- it had stopped being recreational and instead became detrimental to my anxiety condition. 2) I had heard a lot of things, much of it so miraculous sounding (‘…it will cure cancer!’) that I couldn’t believe it could work for any of the ailments it was said to be helpful for. Basically, I was miseducated about it due to how its being spoken about online (especially on social media) and that it sounded too good to be true. It’s a good thing I was openminded to trying it, and especially and that there was an availability through dispensaries with honest knowledgeable staff here in Vancouver that could steer me in the right direction.
I bought a CBD tincture as recommended, put a few drops under my tongue before bed, and for the first time in years woke up feeling as well rested as ever. I tried some more again in the morning, and found that there was little-to-no pain or stiffness in my hip or knees. I was floored by the results and as the days and weeks went on, I became beyond fascinated and told everyone I knew about how amazing my experience was and realized there were many people who were also dealing with the same issues I was, and were open minded to trying it, as they too didn’t feel their current treatments (if any) were working for them. I purchased just enough product to wholesale to test a small sample market of friends and family, and found near unanimous agreement that CBD was helping them, and that they believed in the benefits, and would be interested in taking it regularly. That was it. I knew I had found not only an opportunity, but purpose.
With a long-time good friend, together, we’ve created SunnySide Botanicals. We’re so glad you’ve joined us along for this journey. We invite you to look around our website and our instragram, and to stay tuned to our blog. We’ll update soon. Now that we’ve told you where we’ve come from, we need to talk about what we’re all about, and where we’re headed.
Exciting things to come…