How CBD Enables this Aerialist to Pursue Her Art

Aerialist Courtney Sheetz describes her sport as a "dance in the air." And while at first the acrobatic, performative art may appear dissonant from cannabis, in fact, CBD is the fuel that keeps Sheetz afloat. Having used CBD to heal from hip surgery and continue on with aerials, Sheetz now integrates cannabis into her daily routine. Whether in the form of a joint or an edible, she uses THC and CBD for wellness and healing — without the side effects of opioid painkillers. 


Few other entrepreneurs in the cannabis space have their hands in quite as many ventures as Lorne Gertner. Currently dubbed the "godfather of the Canadian cannabis industry," Gertner told Civilized, "If we could live through normalization, we could change the world." Hailing from the fashion industry, this Toronto native says he's on a mission to "make the world a better place through cannabis and design excellence." The only catch is, well, normalizing cannabis — and that's where Gertner's keen eye for style comes in. "In the old days, you were going to be different or you were going to be normal," said Thom Antonio, Gertner's friend, creative director, and collaborator of 35 years.

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