“I was introduced to plant medicine through sacred ceremony with indigenous teachers and had deeply moving and life-changing experiences. It opened my eyes to the power of plant medicine. I began paying more attention to the cannabis world. “
-Laura Biswas, Csequence Co-founder
How It All Started
I grew up in a conservative, religious household and I heard constant “teachings” about the dangers of marijuana and only really came to appreciate cannabis as an adult. I was introduced to plant medicine through sacred ceremony with indigenous teachers and had deeply moving and life-changing experiences. It opened my eyes to the power of plant medicine. I began paying attention to the cannabis world.
In my professional life, I had previously co-founded a medical communication and research company that rooted me in science and the importance of data to validate treatment. My personal experience spurred me to investigate the science behind cannabis as a medicine.
Stigma, Science, and the Lack of Credible Information
It’s clear that the stigma around cannabis use and the laws are rapidly changing, but there continues to be a shortage of science-based information to help consumers and patients explore this amazing medicine. From my personal and professional experience, I believe it’s possible to change people’s lives for the better by helping to inform them about medicinal cannabis and its uses.
Although cannabis as a medicine has been around since pre-historic times, its benefits have been slandered, shamed, and hidden for many. In the US in modern times, it was documented as a medicine in the 1830s for symptoms of cholera, and in the late 1800’s Americans and Europeans could purchase it in pharmacies and from doctors.
In 1906 with the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act cannabis was treated as poison with little scientific basis or legislative debate. By 1931, riding a wave of prohibition and public sentiment, 29 states passed laws prohibiting cannabis.
As I began doing my research and was surprised by how much data is available. My mindset completely changed as I read about the endocannabinoid system and the potential of cannabis. It erased the warnings of my childhood and my personal stigma related to cannabis use.
Csequence: The Scientific Information Solution
We think there is an urgent need to provide education in this marketplace. People around the world are taking more control over their own healthcare. We believe that cannabis use, even what is called ‘recreational use’, has a medical benefit. We want to help illuminate how cannabis has unique advantages where modern pharmacology has failed.
We created Csequence to help close that gap in education. I’m excited about filling the information gap for consumers and patients. Our team, which includes scientists, market research, and marketing experts, provides high-quality communications through a unique educational solution. Our commitment is to provide simple, evidence-based content to help people easily understand the medicinal use of cannabis.
While information is freely available on the internet, we believe we have a unique role to provide an independent, validated and curated source of educational content in the most accessible way possible. We use a unique technology coupled with video content to provide ongoing, evergreen, and up-to-date education. Our customizable video library is curated to meet your individual needs. Our library showcases scientists, clinicians, experts, and influencers in an outrageously easy-to-use format.
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