Yo, peep this, fam! There’s this dude from Massachusetts named Omari Anderson who straight up came up with an alternative to THC for his mom’s Alzheimer’s. This dope product called The Best Dirty Lemonade can now be copped at dispensaries all over the state. Let me tell you how it all went down.
So back in 2013, Omari’s mom, Jacquelin Rickerby-Anderson, aka Lady J, got hit with that early-onset Alzheimer’s at only 53 years old. That ain’t easy to deal with, ya feel me? But Omari saw the changes in his mom’s behavior and wasn’t completely shocked when she got diagnosed. He said, “Every time I went to visit her, she had no clue who I was. It got so bad that I had to stop calling her ‘mom.’ She lost her appetite and couldn’t sleep.” Damn, that sounds rough.
But my man Omari wasn’t about to let his mama suffer like that. He wanted to find something to help ease her symptoms. See, his mom always had a sweet tooth, and he remembered how she used to make fresh juice when they played ball together back in the day. And since Omari knew a thing or two about cannabis, he thought maybe THC could do the trick. But he knew his mom wasn’t gonna be down for smoking or anything like that.
That’s when The Best Dirty Lemonade was born, my homies. Omari mixed up this bomb drink infused with a low dosage of THC. And let me tell you, it hit the spot! This stuff helped Omari’s mom out big time, and he knew he had to share it with others who could benefit from it.
But here’s where it gets even better, fam. Omari teamed up with NETA, a legit marijuana business in Massachusetts. They helped him bottle and sell The Best Dirty Lemonade, and now it’s available in like 11 stores across the state. That’s what I call progress!
But Omari ain’t just in it for the money, nah mean? He knows that the cannabis industry has some messed up stuff going on, like mass incarcerations and unfair arrests. He’s all about making a difference and fighting for justice. He said, “The black and brown communities kept the cannabis industry alive.” And he’s right, yo!
Omari wants to honor his mom’s memory and her legacy by making sure this lemonade helps people and brings about real change. He’s all about criminal justice reform and supporting initiatives that address these injustices. This dude is a straight-up activist, using his lemonade brand to advocate for a more inclusive and fair cannabis industry.
So there you have it, my peeps. Omari Anderson took his mom’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis and turned it into something positive. The Best Dirty Lemonade is not only helping people with its THC goodness, but it’s also shining a light on the inequalities in the cannabis game. Keep doing your thing, Omari! We see you, fam!