Name: Jacqueline Epcar
Location: Los Angeles
Occupation: Musician & Cannabis Advocate. Co-Founder of WEEDHEAD.
How long have you been doing what you do? I’ve been writing music since I was in elementary school. I started singing at 18. I created a cannabis YouTube channel in 2016. From there, I’ve been propelled into the world of cannabis entrepreneurialism. My focus is cannabis education.
What is one thing that always comes up when you are describing your life and your work? People want to know about anxiety. I think it’s definitely a common issue we all deal with. It’s something I’ve struggled with on a detrimental level. I don’t make blanket statements. Each individual is going to find a different way of medicating that works for them. I try to make suggestions based on what I think is right for that specific person.
Is there an early memory you’d like to share about when you first discovered some of your passions? In the cannabis space or otherwise? I have an older brother who’s a drummer. When I was a kid, my mom would take us to blues clubs every week so he could jam with these old blues cats. I grew up on live blues as a result of that. It’s also where I found my happy place. I knew I had be a part of music somehow. It’s funny though; as a kid, I hated singing. Now it’s my life.
What is your morning routine like? Can you walk us through briefly what a normal day in the life looks like for you? It’s impossible to know what your day will look like in the cannabis world. You find your community and each event you go to, changes your trajectory completely. I make sure to keep options in my car so I’m able to go anywhere and do anything at a moment’s notice. But whatever I do, it’s good to start out with a cup of coffee and herbs, a little cbd, and a good stretch to center myself and work through my constant physical pains.
What are some of your favorite accounts to follow on Instagram? <or> Where do you find inspiration or when do you feel the most inspired? Instagram is great, but my inspiration definitely comes from getting off the screen. I go outdoors, into nature, and away from other people for my inspiration. Finding balance in myself is the only way to bring out my creativity. But also, my tribe of newly empowered women is extraordinarily inspirational. Being around that incredible energy make you feel effervescent and unstoppable.
In our ongoing attempts to bring out inner peace in others, we’d like to ask you a question that we typically word like this: If you had a magic wand, what would you use it for? What would you want to have happen? If you let your imagination go wild, are honest and digging deep, ask yourself – if you could have anything right now, what would it be? This is your genie-in-a-lamp moment and we are so excited to learn more about what that would look like. I wish my magic wand could show people where they’re hurting, teach them how to heal and how to fully understand themselves, so they can better interact with the rest of the world. If people see themselves clearly, I think it would change the way they treat the planet and other people. I don’t have a wand. So for now, I’ll have to use my voice. It’s so important to always be working on yourself.
What can we look forward to next with your business/art/etc? I have plans; but in this industry that can mean everything or nothing. I’ve shared many of my plans openly with people and sometimes it inspires them to do those things themselves. The thing about cannabis, is that it’s never in competition. We work together. Each event, article, show, etc, is different, based on the energy the people who show up, bring to it. Ideas can be stolen; but they will be different. We need to make room for everyone in this ever expanding movement, if we want to make real changes. You never know where one interaction will lead you in cannabis. So like I said, I have plans, but we’ll see where that takes me.
What are some words of wisdom or an important mantra that you live by?Breathe. When you feel the world caving in, you need to get calm and focused so you can figure how to get through it. As my partner, Ricky, loves to say, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” I don’t condone elephant eating, but you get the gist.
Above photo by Rising Productions. Stay in touch with Jacqueline and WEEDHEAD by checking out their latest video features here.
Originally published here on SomeGirlsGetHigh.com.