The Detroit Metro Times has a nice feature on Anqunette Sarfoh — popularly known around here as Q. She’s started a series of “tea parties” to help people understand cannabinoids and medical marijuana better:
Q is the former Fox 2 news anchor who gave it up to pursue business related to medical marijuana. She and her husband Richard Sarfoh were co-owners of the Botaniq provisioning center in Detroit. That enterprise has been sold to a new owner, and now Q is rolling out a new line of medical products featuring the cannabinoids CBD, CBG, Delta-8-THC 9 (which is different from the Delta-9-THC that is more widely known), THCV, and others.
Due to the pandemic, the tea parties are online for now, and feature discussions with Q and Cathleen Graham, a longtime cannabis nurse. Among the issues discussed is how to best use cannabis products to achieve the best outcomes. The Qulture Tea Parties take place on the last Thursday of the month, and a new series of Self-Care Sundays on the first Sunday of each month starts March 7. The first month is focused on multiple sclerosis awareness (which Q was diagnosed with, and credits cannabis for helping her manage) and autoimmune diseases.
Sarfoh says it’s difficult to talk candidly about the subject matter on social media.
“Within an hour I try to have a dialog about a health or wellness issue that cannabis can sometimes help with, how to use it safely effectively,” she says. “We can’t talk about things on Facebook, or they’ll take us down. The tea parties are a chance to get questions answered by a medical professional. There is an open dialog with medical professionals; we want people to feel comfortable.”
You can sign up for them through a link in the events section on Q’s website Qultureclub.com. The site also features the line of products that Q has developed, including tinctures, gummies, bath bombs, pain rubs, a roll on, and a pet tincture. The products won’t be available to order through the website for another several days, but in the meantime there are 16 dispensaries across the state where Qulture Kits with can be purchased. It includes a grinder, a chillum (sort of a pipe), some edibles, CBD tea, and other samples.
Beyond the products, Q is trying to advance understanding and knowledge about cannabinoids, with a particular focus on THCV and Delta-8 THC. Delta-8 is attracting interest because it has sedative properties and less of the typical Delta-9 buzz. THCV seems to be helpful with metabolic conditions such as diabetes and high cholesterol.
“We’re trying to get folks at Wayne State University to study it,” Sarfoh says.