This Baker, Entrepreneur and Mother Is Fighting for Section 8 Tenants to Be Able to Use Medical Cannabis

Uneeda Nichols of Washington, D.C.
Photo: Courtesy of Uneeda Nichols

Editor’s note: This story was previously published on EstroHaze, a multimedia company highlighting the business and lifestyles of multicultural women in the cannabis industry.

Six years ago, Uneeda Nichols of Washington, D.C., struggled to lead a normal life. She suffered from painful physical and mental ailments, and her regimen of pharmaceutical treatments came with the price of uncomfortable side effects.

In 2012, she first turned to medicinal cannabis as an alternative to opioids for pain treatment. Amazed by the plant’s potential, she continued researching different strains and discovered the plant’s myriad medical uses. Six years later, she uses it today to treat her anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, arthritis and more. She is now free of both pharmaceutical treatments and their side effects.

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