CannaStory: How Cannabis Helps the Healing Process of Debilitating Crohn’s Disease


Welcome to our CannaStory series! A series of real humans that have been positively impacted by cannabis.

As we kick off this series on how “Cannabis Helps the Healing Process of Debilitating Crohn’s Disease” we want to give a brief overview on what is Crohn’s disease.


Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammation of the digestive or GI tract. When you’re experiencing a Crohn’s flare-up, your gastrointestinal (GI) tract may be inflamed. The damaging inflammation of Crohn’s may cause abdominal pain, frequent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fatigue, weight loss, and other symptoms that vary from mild to severe.


Name: Latiecia D. Smith founder of Blew Glew

Age: 38

Hometown: Burlington, Iowa

What was your first encounter with cannabis like?

I was exposed to cannabis at a young age. It wasn’t a topic of interest back then. No one spoke of weed or against weed. To me, they were the “the little white cigarettes”. I was captivated by the ambiance of weed. It’s a whole vibe. Once you connect with the Spirit of Cannabis, you’re under the euphoria of Love. It’s meant for all.

How has marijuana changed your life?

When I was younger I used cannabis as a means to stay in my own world so that I could focus on what I needed to do. Cannabis allows you to rise above, observe and assists with a higher clarity of intuition. Presently, cannabis and I have reunited and this time it helped to save my life medicinally. God and cannabis. That’s my spiritual message.

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Do you still use today? How often?

Yes! I use CBD in my daily routine. If I’m in a legal state then I am smoking the flower. To me, cannabis is as essential as food and water. I have had Crohn’s for 14+ years and never thought to use weed to heal. During that time, I only used conventional medicine. I did everything to improve my health. I even lost 100 pounds. I learned to control my illness but never was healing. In 2017, I was in a severe auto accident. I was in the hospital for 26 days; multiple surgeries. My lawyer sent me a research article about cannabis being used medicinally. I knew if I didn’t do something I was going to die, mentally and physically. So I started a cannabis routine and started to heal… and live again. Now I’m here to help anyone I can.

What are your thoughts on cannabis legalization?

It should be legal. However, it must be uniformly organized. I believe it’s disorganized now because all of the components are not in union. Cannabis can be used as a huge revenue source, as well as being used as a healing mechanism. I don’t know if society will ever reach that point, but I’m here to bridge that gap.

Thank you for this opportunity. Stay tuned for Blew Glew. We are sticking around.

Feeling inspired? Reach out to Latiecia D. Smith at email: [email protected] or sign up for her Guide on Cannabis here.

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