Digital marketing agency 420MEDIA and the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) have joined forces to create a series highlighting entrepreneurs trailblazing the cannabis scene. We’ll ask each of these industry pioneers the same 5 questions. This week, we meet Nurse Heather Manus, RN, the founder of the Cannabis Nurses Network.
1. Tell us about your Company
Established in 2015, Cannabis Nurses Network is a global network of registered nurses who include Endocannabinoid System health, and implement cannabinoid therapeutics to support our patients’ journey to holistic balance. We are empowering nurses through education, opportunity, recognition, and advocacy.
Cannabis Nurses Network provides continued education courses and empower our nurses with ongoing professional development opportunities. Our members have unprecedented opportunities to connect with other industry professionals, participate in thought-leader action projects, advance their expertise and influence the future of cannabis medicine.
We honor, recognize and support nurses’ successes and the diligent work being conducted by individual cannabis nurses worldwide. Cannabis Nurses Network provides our platform for recognition of outstanding nurses, and their efforts within the community are shared and celebrated.
Our organization insists on advocating for the health, well-being and professional safety of nurses and patients embarking on their cannabis nurse journey.
As nurses and healthcare professionals, we are taught extensively about the 11 human body systems and how to assess and think critically to address relevant or potential health issues. However, healthcare professionals are not currently being taught about the 12th body system; the Endocannabinoid System, which is the largest receptor signaling system in the human body, responsible for systematic homeostasis and balance.
As more states and countries are legalizing cannabis and cannabinoids for human use, it is imperative that nurses and healthcare professionals have knowledge and understanding of the endocannabinoid system and cannabinoid therapeutics.
In addition, the cannabis industry is the fastest growing industry in the United States, providing a multitude of opportunities for “Cannabis Nurse Entrepreneurs” to emerge and shine.
3. What change will your firm address in the industry? Does it address an unmet need?
Cannabis Nurses Network prides itself on identifying and addressing unmet needs within the healthcare and cannabis industries, and are continuously bridging these gaps. CannabisNursesNetwork.com is home to the only online Cannabis Nurses Media and Cannabis Nurses Directory, designed to promote Cannabis Nurses and their businesses to the public.
Additionally, the Cannabis Nurses Network Conference is the only conference in the world, dedicated to providing continued learning, by educating Cannabis Nurses on the science, research, and practical applications of advancing endocannabinoid system and cannabinoid therapeutics care and knowledge. The Cannabis Nurses Network Formal Awards Dinner is our way of recognizing and honoring outstanding Cannabis Nurse Leaders.
The most fulfilling aspects of establishing the Cannabis Nurses Network has been witnessing the professional growth and confidence of individual nurses who are engaging in the many opportunities that CNN has to offer. From authoring media articles to participating in the official Cannabis Nurses Speakers Bureau, nurses are learning, growing, and leading the way towards a revolution in healTHCare. Since establishing the organization in 2015, Cannabis Nurses Network has been touching and empowering the lives of nurses worldwide, and we’ve only just begun.
5. Are there any upcoming milestones for your company?
Cannabis Nurses Network has been leveling up in 2018; releasing the official online CannabisNursesNetwork.com website during National Nurses Week in May; providing professional development opportunities for nurses interested in advancing their knowledge base and career in Cannabis Nursing.
2019 will mark the 4th year of continued nursing education through the Cannabis Nurses Network Conference (CNNC). CNNC is a unique 3-day educational opportunity for nurses, healthcare, and licensed wellness professionals who are interested in advancing their expertise in cannabis medicine.
Cannabinoid research is being conducted worldwide. Where better to educate medical health professionals than sunny San Diego, California; home of the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research. Attendees will learn about science, research, and clinical applications related to the human endocannabinoid system and cannabinoid therapeutics from world-class experts during CNNC.
Meeting and mingling with authors, researchers, and presenters while engaging in once-a-lifetime networking opportunities during the CNNC Mixer and Formal Dinner experiences. To balance out an intellectual and stimulating program, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in an immersive, heal the healer, self-care experience. Leaving our guests feeling balanced, empowered, knowledgeable, confident, and connected.
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