Bridging the Gap Between Patient and Medical Cannabis: One Nurse Steps Up to the Challenge
February 16, 2023
A major focus area when it comes to medical cannabis is patient and healthcare education, or rather the lack of that education and rampant misinformation. When Megan Mbengue, BSN, RN, CHPN, saw this gap in educational resources firsthand for people who are looking to use cannabis as a treatment, she decided to launch Trusted Canna Nurse with a mission to break stigma through education. Voted a Cannabis Nurse Entrepreneur of the Year by Cannabis Nurses Networks in 2022, Mbengue and her team offer cannabinoid education, consultations, and a line of products for the spectrum of chronic illnesses. In this interview, Mbengue shares how and why she provides guidance as a cannabis nurse for symptoms of conditions such as ADHD, cancer, autism, chronic pain, and more. She also describes the difficulties presented by the lingering stigma of cannabis and explains her hopes for the role of nurses in medical cannabis.