Kate Holowchik didn’t grow up in a household that was particularly open to experimenting with marijuana.

“My dad was a senior chief in the Navy,” she said. “He’s 6-foot-3. I was always afraid to step out of line.”

But as an adult, she said cannabis has become a necessity. Holowchik suffered from high-functioning anxiety and frequent panic attacks, and after being prescribed several different types of medication, she turned to cannabis.

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