Listen as co-authors Eileen Konieczny, RN, and Lauren Wilson discuss why knowledge is power when it comes to the science of cannabis therapeutics and the current consumer landscape. They address areas of knowledge all CBD consumers should have including: the legal landscape, state medical cannabis programs, how and why CBD works in the body, and much more!
Eileen Konieczny, RN
Medical cannabis expert and US Navy Veteran Eileen Konieczny, RN, found her passion educating patients on safe and effective uses of cannabis-derived medicine from years spent in the healthcare industry. As an oncology nurse for decades and an expert in the administration of medical cannabis, Eileen has seen firsthand its transformative effects for patients, its effects on the lives of families and caregivers, and the sometimes-fraught world of education on the endocannabinoid system. Eileen founded Olive’s Branch, an educational consulting firm, in 2013, to fill this need.
Eileen has fought for medical cannabis legalization nationally and was a recognized leader in the passing of New York’s medical cannabis bill. Eileen has served on the board of directors for the Children’s Health and Research Foundation and currently serves on the board of directors for the Association of Cannabis Specialists. She is Past President of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, a clinical associate in the Society for Cannabis Clinicians and has been involved in licensed medical cannabis operations in New York and Connecticut.
Lauren Wilson is a professional writer, cannabis enthusiast, and food lover. She initially came to the cannabis world in young adulthood and has since developed a far deeper and more meaningful relationship to the plant as a patient seeking a natural option for chronic pain relief. As co-author of Healing with CBD, Wilson hopes to help and support those who may not have considered therapeutic cannabis by offering the knowledge to inspire confidence in its benefits. A graduate of Toronto’s George Brown Chef School in 2008, Wilson is the author of The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide and The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.