Episode 3: Nurse and patient advocate- Dawn Marie Steenstra

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Dawn Marie is a nurse and patient advocate for the cannabis patient.  She talks to us today as both a cannabis user and an intermediary between the patient and the doctor.

Today on The Medical POTcast, Dawn Marie talks about:

  • How she overcame her chronic pain after a serious car accident and getting off of narcotics
  • What if your pain specialist tests for cannabis?
  • Benzodiazepines are tough to get off of, and so are antidepressants
  • What to look for in online purchases of CBD, Certificate of Analysis, and USA vs overseas purchases
  • Whole plant benefits and the Entourage effect
  • Nurses with a unique voice and a go-between.  Every patient deserves an advocate
  • What do Recommending physicians really know
  • Dawn Marie’s Aha moment when cannabis caused dry mouth making her take care of yourself
  • Her worst cannabis moment when her friend and colleague from United Patient’s group died from cancer, while her father survived cancer
  • Cannabis is not a cure-all
  • Your endocannabinoid system is unique, like a fingerprint
  • Don’t mx cannabis and alcohol
  • Fired up about going overseas with Americans for Safe Access and working on international treaties to affect the Scheduling of cannabis with the DEA
  • Be Flexible- things change every day in the cannabis world
  • Facebook groups and upcoming conferences to attend

Be sure to tune in to Dawn Marie’s episode to learn more!

In peace and health,

Dr. H