Susan Marks, RN, BSN, PHN, is a cannabis nurse and a member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association. She works with medical patients who want to include cannabis therapeutics in their health management program.

Susan educates and consults with clients on:

  • The endocannabinoid system and how cannabis works in their body and is specific to their disease or issue
  • How to select safe and reliable products
  • The dosing process
  • The risks and benefits of cannabis
  • Identifying drug interactions and avoiding unwanted side effects
  • Understanding that cannabis is a treatment within a continuum of care which involves interacting components and being able to integrate cannabis with the client’s current treatment choices and lifestyle.

Susan works with patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Chronic pain
  • Insomnia
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Depression
  • Essential Tremor
  • PTSD
  • Diabetes
  • Anxiety
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Auto-immune diseases (Lupus, Crohn’s, MS)
  • Neurodegenerative (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, ALS)
  • Weight loss/Weight gain

Susan is a native Californian and received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Mount Saint Mary’s College. She has clinical experience in Adult Medical/Surgical; Pediatric Oncology/Hematology; Home Care; Case Management; Disease Management; Quality Improvement; and Risk Management.

Susan has received certification in the following sub-specialties:

  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
  • Public Health Nurse (PHN)
  • Legal Nurse Consultant (LNCC)
  • Catastrophic Case Management and Life Care Planning

Susan was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society.

Susan is passionate about the therapeutic benefits of cannabis and is also a medical cannabis patient. She has a progressive neurological movement disorder, and cannabis (high CBD, low THC) has allowed her to stop anti-seizure medication and the intolerable side effects. In this episode of cannabis business minds, we talk with Nurse Susan about how cannabis has helped many of Nurse Susan's clients.