For people who get high on quality. 

 
 

The Highly is a travelogue for quality-minded cannabis seekers. We do the research, the visits, and the sampling — not once, but multiple times for consistency. It's an international pursuit to seek out and report on the best of the best cannabis products and experiences from around the globe — setting a new standard for excellence and simplifying the buying experience for our friends. 

We believe the choices we make around the cannabis products we buy and support are deciding the future of the industry as we speak.

It's our mission to raise the bar.

 

Before the "About"

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My relationship with cannabis began in my late teens. I instinctively knew it helped me sleep, unlocked creativity, and helped me decipher my life. This was my secret, except for the one friend who always got it for me. 

In my late thirties, I took a fall and started experiencing neck pain that slowly began brewing  into more pain. By 40, and at the height of my career in finance, I retired to explore my health. There just wasn't enough time for a 60 hour work week, being a Mom of two young girls and putting in the time to get to the bottom of things. Ironically, the moment I retired things went from mildly bad to horrific.  It was my first time experiencing the full spectrum of our very lacking healthcare system — NYC 'top docs', eastern docs, osteopaths, nutritionists — you name it, I did it. I spent a fortune and I kept getting worse. During this time, I lost my Mom and my friend, Ina, to cancer. I had a front row seat to their treatments and lousy pain options. As an East Coaster, it was also the first time I couldn’t get my hands on the good stuff. For me — or for them. Taking crappy stuff wasn’t an option. Getting a random delivery was also something I didn't do. Pain and fear took a back seat to frustration.

Five years later, I finally did get my hands on the good stuff. What I call new-ish: organic, properly labelled, and in different applications.  I used it in this new way and things slowly began to unwind physically but also mentally — putting the trauma of  this time behind me. Once I mastered how to use it in this new way, I traveled all over the world seeking the very best and trusted for myself. That experience of landing in a new city, with poor resources,  fluffed up reviews, and inconvenient ‘stoner’ excursions, inspired me to create The Highly – a guide to the good good. Find what you need and move on with your holiday.


This was the beginning.  

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