As the New Year quickly approaches, so does the opportunity to reflect on the previous year and make resolutions for yourself in 2018! Setting and engaging in your goals for improvement throughout the year can have significant impacts on your personal growth and happiness. If you’re a cannabis enthusiast, or new to the plant, there are many resolutions you can make to get you excited for change!


Whether you’re new to cannabis, or are interested in learning more about the plant’s benefits, there are several ways to educate yourself and others. If you want to consume more, less, or more mindfully, you can learn more about where you’re getting your products, how they were grown, or how to grow your own this year! If you know anyone suffering from a health concern, cannabis could dramatically improve their life. Realm of Caring provides a research library on many conditions that have used cannabis to aid in recovery and wellness!


More and more people are coming out of the “Green Closet” about their cannabis use while exercising. Cannabis is a natural substance for recovery and reducing pain during and after physical activities. Many consume before training as a way to focus and calm their nervous systems as well. Getting adequateamounts of sleep are vital for overall health, wellness, and recovery. Cannabis and been proven to promote sleep, which allows its users to wake up earlier, feeling more rested and with the capacity to be more productive! Talk about breaking the lazy stoner stigma!

Get out of the “Green Closet”

Stop hiding your cannabis use from others. If you’re open about your use, it’s more likely to promote others to be more open about theirs. This will help de-stigmatize cannabis users. Maybe you’re in a nonlegal state and don’t want to risk getting into trouble overyour use. You can still get involved by finding out how to support. You can sign an initiative for your state, volunteer, or advocate for its legalization.

Reduce Stress

For many people, reducing and managing stress in a healthier way can be life changing. With stress leading to many health concerns, it’s very important to find things to do that will help improve your life. This can be challenging, but possible by balancing and managing stress levels. Since legalization, there are more retreats offering cannabis friendly education. You can learn how to incorporate the plant into your life, how it will help with reducing stress, and how it promotes better well being.

Break Stigmas

There are groups and events growing rapidly around the world to shatter stigmas surrounding cannabis and its users. Even if you’re in a non legal state, you can get involved and meet like minded people who are on the same mission as yourself. By getting involved you’ll be likely to meet new people, participate in new activities, and promote self growth! All of this can help to break the stigma of cannabis!

If you’re dedicated to a new you or just want to implement small changes for personal growth, you can include cannabis in your journey. Take time to create mindful and meaningful resolutions for yourself. Create a plan, and stick with it. Always remember, as the legendary Bob Marley said, “Live the life you love. Love the life you live.” It’s time to make 2018 the best year of your life, and remember, it’s never too late to make a change!

Heather is a sponsored cannabis athlete, content producer, and the Co-Owner of Marijuana Fitness Nutrition at Before becoming an athlete, and advocate for cannabis, she graduated from the University of Missouri, while working full time, and earning her B.A. in Personal Financial Planning. She continued her successful career, rising in the finance industry, only to leave it all behind in search for a life more meaningful. It wasn’t until she moved to Colorado, in 2015, when she discovered her true passions, marijuana, fitness, and nutrition. Heather now balances her time between managing her growing lifestyle brand, training for, and placing in athletic competitions, and producing some of the best CannaFitness content in the industry. This requires her to take on the titles of Photographer, Videographer, Director, Editor, Producer…, and the list goes on, but she still manages to enjoy time with her family. Although her adventurous spirit will always take her back out to run a trail, hike a mountain, or raft a river, she loves the peaceful moments at home, and cuddling with her husband, Antonio, and their two cats, Forest and Aspen.