April is a registered nurse with a Master’s in Public Health Nursing and has extensive experience in acute care. As a member of multiple professional organizations, including the American Cannabis Nurses Association, the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association, and the American Holistic Nurses Association, she is also Healer Certified and completed the first Medical Cannabis certificate program for healthcare professionals.
While education alone might illustrate April’s expertise in cannabis as medicine, her focus on cannabis began when her son suffered a traumatic brain injury and she saw the positive impact of cannabis in her son’s life. Over the past six years, April has been a tireless advocate for providing education, support, and advocacy to patients and the cannabis industry.
Today, she serves in multiple capacities including the continuation of 1:1 patient consultations, developing and facilitating dispensary staff training, and her role teaching cannabis pharmacology at Saint Louis University. Despite wearing so many hats in the industry, April’s passion for educating others is what keeps her constantly moving forward and continuing to spread science-based evidence to the industry and patients at large.