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Cascade Kropz’s Terrian McNeill

"There are so many things we are learning about fungi."

She’s into nature on a scientific level after studying environmental science in school. Her favorite way to spend free days is foraging for mushrooms – both the medicinal and culinary varieties. 

How does Cannabis play a part in your health and wellness?

Well, I have gastroparesis – it’s a digestive disease – and Cannabis helps with nausea and allows me to function throughout the day.

I imagine this is a positive when working with your clientele as a budtender.

It definitely is, more so in the edible corner because I feel like using Cannabis as relief works better with ingesting, rather than smoking. At least with stomach-related issues. 

You’re into fungi. Do you see that becoming more accepted as we get deeper into the 2000s and beyond?

I think so. There are so many things we are learning about fungi. There are a lot of things in science happening now where they are discovering how fungi can consume or replace plastic, as well as diminish emissions. They are also finding that fungi and algae, which are connected, are beneficial to the climate. Also, there are positive aspects with mental health and longevity, in how mushrooms can be a huge benefit. 

Do you like to use Cannabis and fungi?

Yes, we carry these Fast Tabs from Green Revolution that I love which are CBD and Reishi. The CBD helps with my anxiety and the Reishi with brain focus. 

What’s your zodiac sign?

I’m a Capricorn, which is perfect. I’m an earthy person and my name is Terran. Terra means earth and with an N it becomes a being of the earth. My mother didn’t plan that, but obviously there’s something there. 

Photos by @nwleaf

About Mike Ricker

The first time Ricker smoked weed was at a Santana concert at the age of 12. He then followed in his footsteps as an award-winning radio personality who became notorious for offering a stage for bong toking listeners in 9 different markets over 20 years. In 2016, the Cannabis industry came calling and the rest is history.

This article was originally published in the October 2021 issue of Northwest Leaf.

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