My Experience

I graduated from Simmons College, Boston, MA with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. My clinical nursing career consisted of caring for spinal cord injured war veterans at a Veterans Administration hospital in Boston. Then, as travel RN, I worked on a world renowned liver and kidney transplant unit in San Francisco. I have worked in fast-paced inner city hospitals and small facilities in rural settings throughout Northern California.

After taking care of thousands of patients with chronic multiple medical problems; I believe the paradigm of American medicine is broken. The current medical model rarely provides patients with tools to better exist in their lives. I believe cannabis medicine will bring the positive change needed by the western medical model and its overdependence on big pharma.

Currently in my role as cannabis educator, I teach the basics of the endocannabinoid system, cannabinoid receptors, cannabinoids, cannabis pharmacology and the research associated with the medical use of cannabis.

I am certified by the Medical Cannabis Institute Global, in the Medical Cannabis Curriculum for Nurses and the Core Knowledge of the Endocannabinoid System. I am Healer Certified as a Cannabis Advisor. I am a member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA) and an ACNA Ad Hoc Committee member. I teach dispensary education and speak at workshops all over the country.