Meet Sasha Zvereva —a San Francisco native and photographer extraordinaire! Get to know her below as she explains how she incorporates our microdosed Petra Mints into her on-the-go lifestyle around the Bay Area.

Tell us about yourself – occupation, where you live, what activities you enjoy taking part in.

I’m a photographer and web designer living in San Francisco. My favorite activities are snowboarding, pilates, and exploring the city on foot while taking photos.

Describe how you use cannabis in your daily life, specifically, Petra Mints.

I use Petra Mints to help boost my mood and creativity, especially on my photography walks.

How has using cannabis benefited your lifestyle and wellness?

I’ve been using cannabis products for a few years now. It’s helped me tremendously to deal with the occasional pain, improve my sleep, and basically boost my overall well being. I’ve completely stopped taking over the counter painkillers and just use cannabis products whenever I get a headache, cramps, or any other pain or soreness.

What is it about edibles in general and Kiva Confections specifically that you like the most?

I love how all Kiva’s products are dosed with small amounts of THC, so you are always in control of how much you take.

What have you learned since incorporating cannabis into your lifestyle? Are there any misconceptions you found not to be true?

I find cannabis to be the healthiest and most effective way to treat pain. It’s also the perfect way to unwind and relax after a stressful week or day.

Any tips for canna-curious users based off your own experience?

If you are still canna-curious, it may be because you’re a little afraid of the psychoactive effects of THC. I was also very much in this same boat- until I realized two things- I could have a very light experience and be completely in control of it. I would suggest if you are brand new to cannabis to try half of a Petra Mint so the effects will be incredibly subtle. It’s so important to start slow and get comfortable with it.