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Meet Clarissa Resendez of Luna’s in Pasadena

Today we’d like to introduce you to Clarissa Resendez.

Clarissa, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My story begins with my health journey. I am a chronic illness warrior that is proud and blessed to be living a full and thriving life. It wasn’t always this way, as I have been battling multiple diseases since I was a teenager. I have always been a happy, outgoing, active, and athletic person full of energy. My health began to decline when I was 14 years old. I started experiencing mysterious health issues that eventually lead me to be diagnosed with multiple diseases; Crohn’s disease, Lyme disease, and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome. My life took a dramatic turn for the worse. I was no longer able to live a “normal” life of a teenager. I was constantly in and out of hospitals, always getting procedures done, feeling horrible from debilitating symptoms that made me bedridden, unable to think clearly, malnourished, and in constant unbearable pain. I eventually found myself in the hospital faced with a decision to have part of my intestines removed, and to be put on medication that had “cancer” as a potential side effect, this is where I felt I had reached my “rock bottom”.

With little to no benefit from the medication I was taking and the fear of moving forward with such drastic measures, it was suggested to my family that I try cannabis/CBD as a potential therapeutic remedy. Feeling helpless and desperate my family and I felt the need to take matters into our own hands and moved forward with getting me a physician’s recommendation for medical cannabis. Finally! For the first time in years, I began feeling relief. Medical marijuana was actually helping me, I mean immediately. I was no longer in excruciating daily pain, my symptoms started to subside, I could eat, sleep, walk, do “normal” things once again! It was unbelievable! At that time, medical marijuana was still taboo and there was not a lot of information or studies that were accessible to truly understand why I began healing. All we knew is that I was no longer on the rollercoaster dealing with chronic health issues. Even when I returned to the hospital for a follow up to check on the status of my health, doctors were perplexed to find my once deteriorating, ulcer, and lesion filled intestines almost completely cleared and back to normal. When they asked what was it, I was taking to cause such improvements. Of course, we were given glares and disapproval once we informed them with my cannabis/CBD regimen. But we didn’t care because I was finally feeling better.

After experiencing first hand what medical cannabis/CBD was able to do to optimize my health, a flame of passion was ignited and I was determined to help everyone suffering from health issues feel their best and get back to living life. I began working in medical marijuana clinics, dispensaries, that eventually lead me to become a board member on a historical study on cannabis, health and young adults that was being conducted by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck Medicine USC, and Drexel University. From there, I have been invited to speak at multiple events speaking about cannabis/CBD and sharing my story as a testimony of what this plant was capable of. Although I am still challenged with the multiple diseases, I am now capable of living and loving life!

I have since been immersed in the cannabis industry, culture, and have had the pleasure of working with thousands of people who have benefited from using medical cannabis/CBD. These experiences lead me to found my company Luna’s.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has definitely been a rocky road on the path to reaching my dreams. Still dealing with the ups and downs of the multiple diseases running through my body, financial difficulties, and personal life problems all have contributed to putting my life and mission on pause at times. Also, with CBD still not being completely accepted in our society, it has been a struggle to be able to spread awareness about my company and get people to say “yes”. Events, potential vending opportunities, contracts, have all been denied and/or delayed due to the stigma that still remains around CBD. This has caused my business to suffer as I am unable to truly get my brand the recognition I have been trying so hard to obtain. More recently, the many benefits of CBD are becoming acknowledged finally allowing us to find business expanding opportunities that were then canceled due to COVID-19. Just as it felt like momentum was building, everything came to a halt.

Please tell us about Luna’s.
Luna’s is a company founded with the true intent to assist and inspire those on their journey to health and wellness. We are passionate about producing the highest quality CBD products along with providing education and information about CBD and all its amazing benefits! We are a woman founded, family ran company that started from experiencing first hand what CBD can do to optimize your health.

At Luna’s, we believe that every ingredient counts, what goes in your body is key to your journey to overall wellness. Our products contain botanical ingredients with well known therapeutic properties handmade in small batches for quality and freshness. All of our products pair USA organically-grown hemp with herbs that have been shown to have amazing benefits for your body inside and out. All of our botanical and herbal ingredients are grown without any harmful pesticides, herbicides, or chemicals and are all ethically sourced with people and the planet in mind. We are proud of our chemical-free products. We specialize in providing uniquely formulated products that are targeted to provide relief from different ailments people may be experiencing. Our plant-powered herbal blends are carefully crafted to tackle the specific symptoms people may be feeling.

Our founder is a certified cannabis/CBD therapeutics practitioner that has been working with clients who have benefited from using CBD therapeutically for over seven years. She has engaged with people in medical and clinical settings which has allowed her to gain an immense amount of knowledge and experience when helping those find what works best for their specific needs.

We love life. We believe in creating a happier, healthier, and safer world for all. Luna’s is committed to being a conscious company. Contributing to the overall wellness of everything and everyone on the planet is a true mission of Luna’s. This is why we donate a percentage of proceeds to different organizations/charities that are helping improve the quality of life of people, animals, and the earth. We love giving back to our local and global community, we interchange the organizations/charities we donate to every couple of months in order to spread awareness and acknowledge different organizations that are in need of supply.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite childhood memory is playing and running around all day, surrounded by nature. I was blessed with growing up in northern California, right on the coast, in the majestic Redwood forest. I was free to flourish as an imaginative, curious little girl.


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