By Lee Nelson
People come to Eloise Theisen with tears in their eyes and pain in their bodies that no one else or no other drug has been able to subdue.
“I’m a nurse practitioner, but some of them come to me with diseases or disorders I’ve never even heard of because they are so rare,” says Theisen, the owner and founder of Green Health Consultants in Lafayette, Calif.
As a cannabis nurse, she can often help find the right cannabis product to ease their anxiety and lingering pain. Her clinic offers qualified counseling to safely and effectively use cannabinoids to manage a health condition, cure an illness, or reduce the intake of pharmaceuticals. She also provides education and training to other medical practitioners on the therapeutic potential of cannabis as a treatment option.
Her business does not distribute cannabis products. In California, the products must come from dispensaries.
Though cannabis remains a prohibited substance by the federal governement, medical marijuana is now legal in 29 states plus DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam. What was once a desperate last resort