It started with a grave illness that led to a lengthy odyssey of healing, ending with an organic family farm dedicated to wellness.
My husband, Nate and I came to this life a little by accident, via illness, three generations of avocado farming, a lifetime in the wilds of New York City and a stubborn commitment to doing things right.
Which somehow created the perfect storm and passion for our certified clean green cannabis farm nestled in the foothills of Santa Barbara County.
As a steadfast non-smoker, I was somewhat of a reluctant cannabis person. I never really had a strong attraction to it. And that lack of interest led to a grossly uninformed opinion of the plant, its power and the culture surrounding it, both real and imagined.
Then I got sick.
I had the grave misfortune of becoming life-threateningly ill with Crohn's disease.
After exhausting everything Western medicine had to offer, and receiving a loving nudge from Nate, I thankfully turned to cannabis. And it saved my life in more ways than one. Now, I'm a true believer.
My therapies focused on tinctures, capsules and topicals. I found that high concentrations of full-spectrum CBD and THC successfully controlled my pain and calmed my chronic inflammation.
This potent combination offered me profound relief, and I quickly discovered cannabis oil also had near miraculous effects on my skin, removing redness and blemishes and producing a calm, healthy glow. The results were dramatic. And the more I used my therapies, the better things got. Cannabis allowed me to find wellness in my body, skin and soul.
At this stage in my recovery, Nate and I were already successfully growing our own organic food, so why not grow our own medicine? So we embarked on the arduous journey of founding a cannabis collective and starting a legal cultivation.
Eight years and 65 acres later, we're sharing our first collection of cannabis derived products with active ingredients grown right at our home.
Each product in the Wellfounded Botanicals lineup is inspired by my experiences and designed to help others renew and strengthen their own personal wellness journey. By using full-spectrum CBD and THC as our core ingredients, combined with other potent natural botanicals, Wellfounded was born.