SXSW 2020

Full Recovery: Mixing Cannabis with Sobriety


Can cannabis fit into a sober, mindful lifestyle? The answer has been traditionally no, but entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry are developing new models that disrupt the traditional recovery process - and use themselves as their initial clients. In this presentation, Medicine Box CEO/12-step veteran Brian Chaplin discusses how he used cannabis to wean himself off of Prozac. Touching upon his experience as a cultivator, he speaks to specific plant genetics appropriate for these therapies. Moreover, he specifies how he works with clients using his method, and how to transition cannabis from a drug of abuse to a powerful recovery tool.

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  3. Cannabis holds the potential to disrupt traditional recovery models.



Justin Hampton, Content Developer, Medicine Box

Meta Information:

  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Focus15
  • Track: Cannabusiness
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner

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