As part of our ongoing celebration of International Women's Month, we'd like to celebrate Aspen F, our manager at Harvest of Beavercreek, as a woman in leadership here at Harvest of OH. We had a nice little Q&A session so you could all see how amazing she is!
Q: What drew you to a career in the medical marijuana industry?
While being a part of Harvest of Ohio, I have been able to feed my brain and gain tons of knowledge about the benefits of medical marijuana. Medical cannabis is such a rapidly growing industry but still plays a major role in federal criminalization. All in all, I am excited about the evolution and the medical benefits of the plant that makes me so passionate about the future.
Q: Why did you choose Harvest of Ohio?
I take pride in our dispensary being in my hometown community, in which I grew up. Our owner, Ariane Kirkpatrick’s drive is something that also made me cling to Harvest of Ohio! She is very engulfed in creating change in our community and is someone I look up to because of that.
Q: What have you learned from your time in the medical marijuana industry?
I have learned a lot about different products and types of medical cannabis forms that are geared towards helping patients in every way possible.
Q: What advice would you give to someone considering a career in this industry?
Go for it! There is so much to learn, no day is the same, and every day you play a part in promoting cures and educating others on the many health benefits of medical cannabis, despite the medical cannabis stigma.
Q: How do you keep yourself inspired and motivated?
The process of going from seed to sale, from start to growth, is something that motivates me in my everyday perception of life. Every day is a new day to keep going and growing stronger at something you love to do.
Q: What would you read if you could only read one book for the rest of your life, and why?
I would choose to read blogs, newspapers, or anything informational because I am always so interested in news or reports on what is going on in the world around me.
Q: Which year has been the most exciting in your life so far?
This one so far!
Q: What animal would you be if you could be any animal?
A mighty and rare Jaguar!
Q: What was your most recent gift to someone?
A customized hat I made.
Q: What is an unpopular point of view that you hold?
Lemon Starburst are the best flavor! Hands down!
Q: If you were a superhero, what superpower would you have?