Medical Cannabis Educator
Hello! I am Nishi Whiteley (pronounced Nee-sha), a business development and marketing consultant turned medical cannabis speaker, author and educator. After seeing the relief cannabis provided my mother at the end of her battle with lung cancer, I was inspired to share what she learned with others. It began with a simple desire to create a medical cannabis cookbook. That quickly turned into an almost five year book writing journey. Along the way I created this website about medical cannabis as a service to others trying to understand how cannabis might help them. I wanted to make sure others benefited from my mother’s experience.
This has turned into an all consuming passion project to help the cannabis curious understand why cannabis is a safe medicine and intoxicant. And, when appropriate, how to use it safely. I want to bring science and reason to the forefront of our conversation about cannabis. There has been so much misinformation and fear generated about this incredibly safe plant.
My newly released book, “Chronic Relief: a Guide to Cannabis for the Chronically and Terminally Ill” is part research paper, personal narrative, guide book and cannabis cookbook. It offers a unique way of looking at cannabis as medicine. After reading the book, the reader will be able to assess:
- if cannabis is something they want to try
- risks, harm reduction strategies
- how to get started
- common sense information for taking control of your health and healing.
The objective of the Chronic Relief book, website and social media is to help bridge the gap between science and practical application. I want to empower the sick and suffering to decide if cannabis is right for them. And if so, how to safely get the desired relief.
My day job is serving as the president of Turn Lane Consulting. There I wear many hats under the umbrella of business development consulting. My services include strategic planning, branding, traditional marketing, communications and project management. As a farm girl, I learned early the value of sustainability, nature, food as medicine, and the importance of agriculture to our daily lives. My education includes a B.S. in Agricultural Development from Tarleton State University, and a M.A. in Agricultural Development from Texas A&M University.
I’m a proud member of Texas NORML, Americans for Safe Access and the Patient’s Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics.
Medical Cannabis Speaker
Do you need a speaker for your next advocacy event, medical conference or meeting?
I speak nationally to medical and non-medical audiences. Here are a few topics I can address:
- Medical Cannabis 101 (can be designed for medical professional and laymen audiences)
- How & Why Cannabis is a Safe & Effective Medicine
- Potential Applications for Cannabis Therapeutics
- Current Body of Research
- The Endocannabinoid System
- Cannabis Intake Methods
- Symptom Management vs. Changing Disease Progression
For interviews or speaking opportunities contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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