Medical Advisor, Sacred Garden
Nurse Heather is a native New Mexican and Registered Nurse specializing in all aspects of medical cannabis care. She currently holds a position on the Board of Directors for the American Cannabis Nurses Association, serves as the Chairwoman of the ACNA Conference Committee, and holds a certificate of completion in The Core Curriculum for Cannabis Nursing. Heather is a Medical Advisor for Sacred Garden, a Licensed Non-Profit Producer in New Mexico. Nurse Heather has shared knowledge and provided cannabis industry consulting assistance in Colorado, Massachusetts, Florida, New Mexico, California, Nevada and Arizona. Nurse Heather is a beloved member of the cannabis industry and medical conference speaking circuits. Her deep understanding, unique perspectives and professional delivery makes learning a positive and enriching experience. Nurse Heather’s dispensary training program, The Healer’s Way, is proving to be very beneficial for increasing business sales, staff unity, and employee satisfaction & productivity; all while providing a healthy dose of love and understanding. In addition to advising, consulting, teaching, and speaking, she also founded the Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association, which was responsible for the addition of PTSD as a debilitating condition under Arizona’s medical marijuana act.
Heather began her career as a Registered Nurse by providing home health care services to patients in the Four Corners area of New Mexico, and acquired additional training and experience as a psychiatric nurse. Her current position as Medical Advisor for Sacred Garden requires Nurse Heather to stay up to date with all aspects of cannabinoid medicine; including standards, laws, research, trends, patient care and services. In both, New Mexico and Arizona, she opened the first medical cannabis infusion kitchens, which she established to create and provide medical cannabis patients with smokeless alternatives for cannabis use. Heather has extensive background in natural healing modalities and herbal remedies, some of which she obtained from her close association with Hispanics and Native Americans in New Mexico. As a practicing nurse, she has worked personally with hundreds, and has helped to create & provide quality medicine for thousands of medical cannabis patients in New Mexico and Arizona.
Nurse Heather believes that the secret ingredient for all of her cannabis products is an abundance of “Love and Compassion!”