This Malaysian princess has ditched her royal roots to become a cannabis and wellness queen – The GrowthOp

Tengku Chanela Jamidah, a descendant of the Pahang royal family, moved to the U.S. from Malaysia about two years ago.

Shortly after her arrival, while in a deep meditative state, she had a vision of herself making music with crystal bowls, Tengku Chanela told the South China Morning Post earlier this week. That vision changed her life.

“I knew the universe was sending me a sign,” she said. That being the case, the former fashion and beauty brand entrepreneur and mother of two ditched the fashion world for health and wellness instead. Tengku Chanela now operates two studios in Las Vegas and Los Angeles that focus on sound healing and meditation.

It was her own experience with CBD, she said, that made the decision easy to make. “In 2018, I started taking CBD oil for anxiety, insomnia and chronic pain. It was mind-blowing. The diverse use of this plant, coupled with how transformational it was in improving my quality of life, encouraged me to share about it with others,” she said. 

Tengku Chanela is spreading the message through her social media and her work with the Malaysia Society of Awareness, a non-profit working to destigmatize cannabis. A petition from the group, calling on the government of Malaysia to allow cannabis research, education and medical consumption, is approaching 90,000 signatures

Currently, Malaysia has some of the harshest cannabis laws in the world. Possession of more than 200 grams can lead to the death penalty, while possession of up to 50 grams could lead to maximum of a decade in prison. That could soon change, though.

Last summer, then Malaysia health minister Dzulkefly Ahmad began speaking about reforming the nation’s approach to medical cannabis. 

“Drugs have destroyed many lives, but wrongheaded governmental policies have destroyed many more. I think it’s obvious that after 40 years of war on drugs, it has not worked. There should be decriminalization of drugs,” Dzulkefly said, according to CNBC.

Tengku Chanela, of course, agrees with this stance, at least when it comes to cannabis. Earlier this month, she posted a photo to Instagram, teasing a new CBD tincture, and routinely posts positive messages about the power of plant medicine.

“Decriminalization and reclassification should be something we need to prioritize,” she wrote in a post last month. “Please educate yourself.”

As Tengku Chanela’s work continues in the U.S., she told the SCMP that she has no pressing plans to return to Malaysia. “Not any time soon. It may be a while before I return, if ever.”

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